Bethlehem Press

Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

William Hugh Deegan, BASD bus driver

William Hugh Deegan, 85, of Bethlehem, died November 21, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis and Lucy Deegan. He was the husband of Rhoda (Bender) Deegan for 67 years.

He was in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 39 years. He then was a Bethlehem Area School District bus driver for ten years before he retired.

He was a parishioner of Holy Infancy R. C. Church.

Legislator contacts

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.


Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th

Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton

Phones: 610-253-5543; 717-783-3815,

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Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

David Cruz, factory worker

David Cruz, 56, of Bethlehem, died November 17, 2019, in Doylestown Hospital after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Jose and Angela (Soto) Cruz. He was the husband of Vernitha Wright for 30 years.

He was a factory worker for most of his life until becoming disabled.

Although not belonging to a particular church he was a Christian.

Charges filed in shooting at elementary school

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


District Attorney Jim Martin announced Nov. 22, charges have been filed in relation to the June 12 shooting which occurred at the Jefferson Elementary School, 520 Elm St., Emmaus.

Kian Deater, 16, of 1044 Crawford St., Bethlehem, is charged with three counts each of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault, both felonies of the first degree. He is also charged with one count of discharge of a firearm, a felony of the third degree. Deater is being charged as an adult.

Mary Ellen Mack, librarian

Monday, November 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Ellen Mack, 83, of Buttzville, New Jersey, died November 12, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living. Born in Manhattan, New York, she was a daughter of the late John and Delia (Haddigan) Clarke. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Mack for 27 years.

She was a librarian for over 20 years for the Warren County Library in New Jersey. She was a bookkeeper for Monteath Moulding, and also worked with the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

She was involved with her parish, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Hellertown.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, November 20: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, brocolli florets, Italian bread w/margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, November 21: Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll w/margarine, pumpkin pie.

Friday, November 22: Beef barley soup, fried haddock w/ lettuce-tomato-tartar sauce, cole slaw, chilled peaches.