Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

John A. Alogna

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Fuller, FLSmidth executive

John A. Alogna, 74, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 5, 2017. He was the husband of Winifred (Wink) Alogna for 49 years.

Born in Wethersfield, Conn., he was a son of Ella Corinne Maturo and Michael Paul Alogna. He attended the Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, Mass., and Dickinson College, Carlisle. He earned a master’s degree in business administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University.

The Rev. Donna R. Cieply

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

case manager, chaplain

The Rev. Donna R. Cieply died recently.

Born in Utica, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edna Cieply.

She was a graduate of Maryville (Presbyterian) College, Tenn., and Andover-Newton Theological School, Mass., where she earned both a master of religious education degree and a master of divinity degree. She was ordained in August 1982.

She served Mineville and Port Henry Presbyterian churches in the Adirondacks, N.Y. She then was a chaplain and a case manager at Center City Ministries, later Victory House, Bethlehem, for 25 years.

Estelle L. Shedlauskas

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

First Presbyterian Church member

Estelle L. Shedlauskas, 89, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 6, 2017, at her residence at Lehigh Commons, Macungie. She was the wife of A. James Shedlauskas for 59 years.

Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Lillian (Peil) Goerlitz.

She was an executive secretary to the vice president of Capital Records, Scranton.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, where she sang in the choir for more than 30 years. She was a deacon and the church secretary for many years.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The gift that keeps giving must be the right fit

If you have ever loved and lost a pet, you will understand my family’s hesitation in getting another pet.

I’ve written about my pets before — a 16-1/2-year-old Old English Sheepdog and an indoor shelter cat we had for more than 16 years. Both pets died recently within six months of each other. We have been in mourning.

My editorials in the past have been about understanding the responsibilities of pet ownership before acquiring a pet for yourself or as a gift for someone else.

Coplay Police

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 6

A theft from a vehicle in the 100 block of South Front Street was investigated.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police with an unwanted person in the 500 block of Hunter Street.

An unwanted person in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street was reported.

NOV. 7

The department received a parking complaint in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive.

Police investigated an unwanted person in the unit block of South Second Street.

NOV. 8

Fly-tying classes to begin Jan. 6

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Trout Unlimited

The Hokendauqua chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its 2018 beginner’s fly-tying course Jan. 6, 2018.

The classes are three hours each for a total of 24 hours. They will start 9 a.m. Jan. 6 and will run for eight consecutive Saturday mornings through Feb. 24. The classes are held in the cafeteria of Northampton Area Middle School, 1617 Laubach Ave.

Helen Paulino

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Friendly Fifties member

Helen Paulino, 90, of Northampton, died Oct. 22, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Cesar J. Paulino.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Barbara (Salalew) Turko.

She worked for 35 years with the Bell Telephone Company, New York City.

She was church member and volunteer.

She was a member of the Young at Heart and Friendly Fifties clubs.

She is survived by a sister, Pauline Marth; a sister-in-law, Joan Turko; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters; and four brothers.

Northampton: Holy Trinity plans bingo

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will host bingo featuring Longaberger, Vera Bradley and Coach items Nov. 18. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts 1 p.m.

There will be a Chinese auction and refreshments.

For tickets, call 610-262-2668.

Proceeds benefit the building fund of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 19. In addition to the usual breakfast menu, this month’s special is creamed chipped beef on toast.