Bethlehem Press

Friday, July 28, 2017

Agnes Gilly, of Fountain Hill

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Agnes Gilly, 93, of Fountain Hill, died July 8, 2017, in Westminster Village. She was the wife of the late Samuel Gilly for for 66 years. Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Teofil and Angela (Kosic) Korich.

She was a seamstress for many years until she retired.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanne and her husband David Fair of Center Valley; two brothers, Frank and Stephen; two sisters, Jennie Wessier and Josephine Utsch; two granddaughters, Julie Milia and Megan Fair; and two great-granddaughters, Ava and Olivia Milia.

Call for donors

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors due to several thousand fewer donations during the last two months. The shortage is resulting in delays for those in need of urgent medical care.

For more information and to sign up, visit or call 1- 800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).

There is also a blood donor app available at Users can schedule appointments, track total donations, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team.

Patricia Alfonso, health bureau worker

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Patricia A. (Baksa) Alfonso, 68, of Bethlehem, died July 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter to the late William G. Baksa Sr. and Caroline A. (Urban) Baksa. She was the wife of the late James A. Alfonso.

She was a 1967 graduate of Notre Dame High School.

She worked for a number of years with the Bethlehem Heath Bureau.

She was a member of St. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, Bethlehem, where she was in many church activities.

She was involved with the Salvation Army.


Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority introduced a new bus route on June 26 that connects the Bethlehem Transit Center, Guetter St., with businesses in the Hanoverville Road corridor, Lower Nazareth Township.

Route 327 is now providing service to and from the Broad and Guetter transit center, Fresh Pet, C&S Wholesale and Bethlehem Square via Center Street (Route 512) north to the Industrial Park and to Bethlehem Square Shopping Center (Route 191).

Detailed route and schedule information is available at the LANta website,

Blueberry Festival on July 15, 16

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites annual Blueberry Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 15 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 16 at Burnside Plantation, 1499 Schoenersville Road.

The family-oriented event features blueberry food, contests and beer, wine and mead. There will be local crafters, demonstrators, pony rides, kid’s club crafts and live music and performers.

Nurse stabbed at Lehigh Valley hospital; suspect charged

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Police said a nurse was stabbed around 9:30 p.m. June 30 at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Muhlenberg.

A hospital spokesman said the male nurse was listed in stable condition the following day.

Police Chief Mark DiLuzio said the suspect fled but was arrested nearby within 10 minutes. Nineteen-year-old Joshua Rafael Santos was charged in Lehigh County with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and simple assault.

Santos was taken to Lehigh County prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

UGI donation benefits area children

Monday, July 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

UGI Energy Services has donated $10,000 to Lehigh Children’s Academy, a service of Via, towards scholarships through the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program.

Lehigh Children’s Academy, a service of Via of the Lehigh Valley, provides high quality, nurturing care and education for young children ages six weeks to six years, and provides before and after school care for school age children.