Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Joseph P. Ondush

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Joseph P. Ondush, 74, of North Catasauqua, died June 15, 2019. He was the husband of the late Mary Ellen Ondush.

He was a son of the late Joseph P. and Cora M. (Felchock) Ondush.

He is survived by three daughters, Lisa M., Corrine M. and Angela M.; and a sister, Dolores and her husband Dennis McGonigle.

He was predeceased by a sister, RoseMarie Rodriquez.

There will be a calling hour 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral service 11 a.m., June 21 at the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Charles E. Castetter

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Charles “Chuck” E. Castetter, 79, of Northampton, died June 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Karen K. (Miller) Castetter for 43 years.

Born in Shamokin, he was a son of the late Charles H. Castetter and Florence (Chapleskie) Tuckett.

He was in the U.S. Marines.

He worked for Mack Trucks and then for A.J. Trunzo.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

He was a life member of the Grouse Hall Fish and Game Association and was a former member of Ranger Lake and Tri-Boro Sportsmen clubs.

John M. Najpauer Sr.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

John M. Najpauer Sr., 91, of Northampton, died June 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Joan R. (Smith) Najpauer for 64 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Michael and Julia (Farkas) Najpauer.

He was a Northampton Area High School graduate.

He was an airman apprentice (PRAA) in the U.S. Navy from 1948 until 1952.

He was a repairman for the former Atlas Portland Cement Company for 24 years before retiring in 1981.

He was a lifelong member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.

Orrien O. Griesemer III

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Orrien O. Griesemer III, 73, of Whitehall and formerly of North Catasauqua, died June 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Pamela (Long) Griesemer for 49 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Orrien II and Naomi (Cope) Griesemer.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was an electrician for various companies, including IBEW Local 375, Mack Trucks and Nestle.


Monday, June 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Summer day camp begins (for ages 5 to 14 and organized by Suburban North Family YMCA), 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Camp will continue Mondays through Thursdays until Aug. 9. Campers have the option of attending field trips and/or swimming at the pool at Catasauqua Park and Playground on Fridays. Information, registration and cost: or 610-264-5221

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 12: Peach balsamic chicken, whole wheat pasta, Brussel sprouts, apricots.

Thursday, June 13: Pork Marsala, brown rice, carrots, applesauce.

Friday, June 14: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey barbecue, German potato salad, green beans, pear.

Monday, June 17: Veal parmesan, whole-wheat pasta, wax beans, melon.

Tuesday, June 18: Honey lime tilapia, confetti rice, Capri vegetables, apple.

Wednesday, June 19: Hamburger, broccoli / cauliflower, peaches.


Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Gone Polly Wood: “A Tribute to Polly Wood” (1946–2016) continues through July 3, The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Allentown. A memorial reception, with wine, beverages and light fare, is 6-8 p.m. June 20 as part of Allentown’s “Third Thursday.” The exhibition of colorful and creatively-playful artwork by the Allentown native, including “Edna” (mixed media), above, in her “Ordinary Women” and ”Space Guitars” series, was spearheaded by her son, Jonas.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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

Wednesday, June 12: Cranberry juice, fried chicken patty on bun, w/lettuce, tomato, mayo; Amish potato salad, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 13: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby kale and spinach salad w/ranch dressing, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, June 14: Father’s Day meal. Barbecue pork “Hawg Wing”, roasted red potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat roll w/margarine, Black Forest cake.

St. Luke’s plans fifth fitness center

Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network is to open its fifth Fitness & Sports Performance Facility in the Lehigh Valley, one designed specifically for athletes.

The 30,000-square-foot building along Union Boulevard, Allentown, is to open in September. It joins facilities in West End Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Phillipsburg.

The location is that of the former Pig Pen Fun Bar, in the vicinity of Coca-Cola Park.