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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Steel FC tie 0-0

Bethlehem Steel FC continued its strong run of form with a strong defensive game plan to shutout the defending USL Cup Champion Louisville City FC at Goodman Stadium on the campus of Lehigh University, playing to a 0-0 draw.

Fielding six teenagers against the champions, Steel FC limited the Eastern Conference power to no shots on target in the opening half and just two overall. Philadelphia Union goalkeeper John McCarthy picked up his second clean sheet of the year in the scoreless affair.

Barton Jack Grimm

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Catasauqua

Barton Jack Grimm, 84, of Bethlehem and formerly of Catasauqua, died June 5, 2018, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Walter and Ellen (Strunk) Grimm.

He was a machine shop operator for the Fuller Company for many years before retiring.

He is survived by two sons, Timothy and his wife Rebecca and Thomas and his wife Sharon Ferrucci; a sister, Sarah Jane Hedgecock; four grandchildren, Megan, Heather, Julia and Marisa; and two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Elli.

Barbara H. Almond

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Barbara H. Almond, 71, of Northampton, died June 1, 2018, at home. She was the wife of William J. Almond for 50 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Hilda (Grabner) Eberhardt.

She was a sales secretary for many years for Lehigh Valley Refractors Inc.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, and the Altar and Rosary Society.

She sang for several years with the Herald Theatrical Group.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Me Too (and money?) bring change to Miss America contest

Miss America 2.0. Coming soon: New website. New show. New experience.

Previous winners of the popular pageant are casting their own votes now, after last week’s announcement that the Miss America organization will eliminate its swimsuit and evening gown contests from the 97-year-old event.

Gretchen Carlson, the newly named chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors and herself a winner of the pageant, also announced it was no longer to be considered a pageant, but rather a competition.

Education, programs are available

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer Support COMMUNITY

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community, 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.

• Survivor Summit: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The day includes speakers and sessions featuring art therapy, yoga, clinical trials, lymphedema management, medical marijuana, budget planning, care giving, exercise, nutrition and more.

William F. Zaun Jr.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former magisterial district judge

William F. Zaun Jr., 76, of Lehigh Township, died June 4, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Til Marie (Valente) Zaun for 30 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late William S. and the late Mae A. (Ziegler) Zaun.

He was a 1959 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, a 1963 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1966 graduate of Villanova Law School.

He was, for six years, in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Anthony S. Fragnito Jr.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fragnito’s Place owner

Anthony S. Fragnito Jr., 61, of Whitehall, died June 2, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Diane M. (Egan) Fragnito for 24 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Anthony S. and AnnMarie (Siska) Fragnito Sr.

He was a laborer for Mack Trucks for 30 years until he retired. He owned Fragnito’s Place, Coplay.

He was a member of United Automobile Workers Local 677.

Lois A. Bidlow

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Stravino’s deli clerk

Lois A. Bidlow, 81, of Allentown, died June 6, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Howard F. Bidlow.

Born in Mechanicsville, she was a daughter the late Harold and Alice (Haldaman) Ruch.

She was a deli clerk and cashier for Stravino’s Italian Market, Allentown, for many years before retiring. Before that, she was a seamstress for Penn State Mills.

She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rose Croix Chapter 235 and was a lifetime member of the Franklin Fire Company, Allentown.

Coplay: Celebrate Flag Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

With the observance of Flag Day today, June 14, there is no special program on tap. Borough residents have been reminded to fly the American flag at home.


The summer start for the popular Aqua Zumba classes at the borough’s Parkway Pool is June 18.

The water program, led by instructor Tara Miller, is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

There is a cost.


Coplay Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

The organization is looking for new members. The public is invited.