Bethlehem Press

Monday, June 24, 2019

Josephine Marie Balshai, former St. Anne’s R.C. Church member

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Josephine Marie Balshai died on June 12, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Anna and John J. Bartos of Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen F. Balshi, M.D., F.A.C.S., for 66 years.

She was a 1938 graduate of the Villa Sacred Heart Academy, Danville; and a 1940 graduate of the Bethlehem Business College.

She managed the Bartos Insurance Agency for six years.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers for Healthy Aging VISTA to support the “Take A Senior Out” program and grow awareness about social isolation and the impact it has on health/well-being of older adults. Call Jennifer Nicolosi, 610-807-5741.

LEHIGH VALLEY BUSINESS GROUP, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers for the Sunshine for Seniors Program, a program for low-income seniors/individuals who are no longer physically capable nor can afford to hire anyone to do minor yard work. Call Kevin Cope, 484-274-3245.

Julia Zheng Liberty HS

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Grade: Graduated senior

Family members: Mother, Yi; father, Lingyi; sister, Stephanie

Favorite subject: I love math because it is the foundation for all science – beautiful, practical, ever-present. Physics allows me to apply math to the real world and prompts me to contemplate the universe.

Activities: Debate team and varsity tennis, co-captain; Liberty Life, features editor; math team, president; orchestra

Next steps: To college and beyond!

Career goals: Undecided

BASD’s Clymer is Kopf Award recipient

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Barbara Clymer, the Bethlehem Area School District’s executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, was recently honored with the Gertrude E. Kopf Award of Recognition by the Pennsylvania Association of Education Office Professionals. Over the past 30 years she has been a clerk in the Human Resources office, was an administrative assistant to the associate superintendent and, for the past decade, has worked in the superintendent’s office.