Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Coplay: Dinner to be served Oct. 12 at St. Peter

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner with the fixings 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The dinner is open to the public.


Don’t miss Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community Halloween parade set for 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

The parade route begins at Chestnut and Ninth streets, travels down to Second Street and south to Hokendauqua Street.

Agnes Steffens

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Agnes Steffens, 92, died Sept. 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late Henry Steffens.

Born in Cologne, Germany, to the late Julius and Anna, she emigrated with her late husband to the United States in 1953.

She and her late husband owned Henry’s Delicatessen, Ridgewood, N.J., for 14 years.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where she was an aide in the regional school, assisted with RCIA and was a member of the Golden Agers.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

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Jeremiah Longenbach

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Jeremiah “Jerry” Longenbach, 76, of Whitehall, died Oct. 4, 2019. He was the husband of May G. (Rice) Longenbach for 52 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Calvin and Hallie H. (Heckman) Longenbach.

He was in the U.S. Army during peacetime.

He worked in maintenance at Moravian Academy for many years until he retired. He worked earlier in the pepper mill of Durkee Foods.

Ann L. Zablocki

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School graduate

Ann L. Zablocki, 62, of Macungie, died Sept. 27, 2019. She was the wife of Edward T. Zablocki for 40 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Nancy Lou (Paul) Albert, of Allentown.

She was a 1975 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

She worked for 25 years as an administrative assistant for Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Allentown.

She was a member of Life Church Ministries, Macungie, and of the former Silver Creek Country Club, Hellertown.

Richard H. Stewart

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Richard H. Stewart, 80, of Coplay, died Sept. 22, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Patricia L. (George) Stewart for 57 years.

Born in Breinigsville, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Evelyn (Souders) Stewart.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.

A tractor-trailer driver for Precision Roll Grinders, Kuhnsville, for 33 years, he retired in 2004. Before that, he worked at the former Standard Plastics.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m. Fridays until Oct. 29. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700

• Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association girls and boys basketball registration, 6-7:30 p.m., at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St. Questions about the boys programs: Tom Mullin at; questions about the girls program: Stephanie Snyder at

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 2: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.

Thursday, October 3: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bowtie pasta, chocolate chip, bread pudding.

Friday, October 4: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable soup, chive mashed potatoes, honeydew melon.

Monday, October 7: Beef and bean chili, chuck wagon corn, brown rice, fresh fruit salad.