Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Coplay: Flags are lowered to honor McNeill

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The American flags on poles outside the Coplay Borough Municipal Building and borough Parkway were lowered to half-staff, on the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, in respect to state Rep. Dan McNeill, who died Sept. 8.

Elected town officials and others having a close affinity for the community said McNeill’s representation of the borough was genuine and personal and a great benefit when it came to securing grants.

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The Ironton Rail-Trail autumn stroll is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. The stroll begins at Parkview Pool in Hokendauqua.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC plans Sept. 23 flea market

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On Sept. 23, Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, bake sale and lots of good food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have any items to donate or any questions, call the church office at 610-264-4091.

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Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having its 100-percent-homemade breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal of eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

Grace M. Patrick

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Grace M. Patrick, 97, formerly of Coplay, died Sept. 15, 2017, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley. She was the wife of the late William G. Patrick for 66 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Haley) Allen.

She was a finisher for various garment factories for many years before she retired.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and a former member of Koplay Keystone Koppettes.

Regina T. Ondrasik

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Palmerton

Regina T. Ondrasik, 92, of Palmerton, died Sept 7, 2017, at Blue Mountain Health Systems, Palmerton campus. She was the wife of Peter P. Ondrasik Sr. for 67 years.

Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Valentine and Camilla (Rogaleski) Davidowski.

She was a 1942 graduate of Moosic High School.

She worked in retail sales at the former W.T. Grant Department Store, Palmerton, for several years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palmerton, where she was a volunteer and participated in many activities.

Glenn R. Croll Sr.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel Company carpenter

Glenn R. Croll Sr., 79, of Nazareth, died Sept. 16, 2017, at his home. He was the husband of Judith (Hampton) Croll.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Melvin and Lois (Campbell) Croll.

He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1965.

He was a carpenter at Bethlehem Steel Company for 30 years until he retired in 1995.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Glen R. Jr. of Bath; a daughter, Ricanne Croll of Raleigh, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Cory, Christopher and Stephanie.

Hiram S. Redmond

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Northampton Assembly of God

Hiram S. Redmond, 62, of Palmerton, died Sept. 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Laurie A. (Pankevitch) Redmond for 35 years.

Born in New Orleans, La., he was a son of the late John A. and Celeste (Creel) Redmond.

He was a foreman/refractory technician for Cornerstone Industries, Bowmanstown, for 25 years until he retired in 2010.

He attended Northampton Assembly of God.

Donald H. Steckel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

photographer’s assistant

Donald H. Steckel, 84, of New York, N.Y., died Sept. 9, 2017, at his residence in Manhattan.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Homer L. and Lena (Schleicher) Steckel.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.

He was a photographer’s assistant for many years.

He is survived by a brother, Barry and his wife Faye of Whitehall; a sister, Virginia Valentine of Pittsburgh; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua and Coplay.

Dorothy M. Miller

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

102 years old

Dorothy M. Miller, 102, of Boylston, Mass., and formerly of Catasauqua, died Sept. 16, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Paul S. Woodring Sr. and the late Pastor Philip C. Miller.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Edward C. and Rachel (McNabb) Manley.

She was the longest living baptized member of Catasauqua Presbyterian Church where she was a deacon, an elder and a Sunday school teacher. She was in the choir for 80 years and sang her last church solo at the age of 101.

Open house set for Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Muslim center

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is hosting its fall open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23 at its Islamic center, 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.

In addition to gathering information about Islam and Muslims, attendees can also enjoy some delicious ethnic food, Arabic calligraph, hand-painted henna for ladies, guided tours of the center and more.

For additional information, contact the center at info@malv.org.

editor’s view

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Equifax data breach means life will never be the same

Are you worried a complete stranger has your personal information?

It is very possible you are one of 143 million U.S. consumers to have had your birthday, Social Security number, driver’s license number, address and other personal information stolen from Equifax Inc.

I am “potentially” one of those consumers, according to the Equifax website.

Baffling to me is that, according to the announcement made Sept. 7, the breach was discovered July 29 and Equifax “acted immediately to stop the intrusion.”