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Monday, May 27, 2019

Charles Samuel Fleischmann

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owner of VS International LLC

Charles Samuel Fleischmann, 56, from Slatington, died May 11, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, with his loving family at his side.

He and his wife, Maureen (Schorr) Fleischmann, were married 27 years.

Born Sept. 6, 1962, in Manhasset, Nassau County, N.Y., he was the son of Claudette E. (Lemaire) Fleischmann of Blue Bell and the late Charles W. Fleischmann.

He was president and co-owner of VS International LLC, Slatington, for the last 14 years, as well as co-owner of three additional business entities during his career.

George C. Passaro Sr.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

George C. “Tech” Passaro, Sr., 76, of Laurys Station, North Whitehall Township, died May 5, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife Judith D. (Royer) Passaro were married on June 9, 1978.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry and Marion (Wentz) Passaro.

A credit analyst for Praxair Corp., Allentown, formerly GTS Welco Co., for 36 years, he retired in 2016.

Previously, he worked for Bonney Forge, Allentown.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station.

Public meeting on May 29

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The new Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission is inviting the public to a regional meeting to talk about making the redistricting process fairer and nonpartisan 4-7 p.m. May 29 at Northampton Community College Alumni Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.

Gov. Tom Wolf created the 15-member bipartisan commission by executive order in November and appointed David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the nonprofit Committee of Seventy, as its chairman.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 112th Bethlehem Bach Festival. Tickets:; 610-866-4382

Directions, parking:

Friday, May 10, 17

Bach Outdoors: Festival Brass Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra principal violist Paul Miller, electric violin, noon, Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem. Free

Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Dr. Michael Marissen: “Significance of Calov Bible,” 2 p.m., Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Free.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 8: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, May 9 : Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, May 10: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, May 13: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, May 14: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.

Wednesday, May 15: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Going once: The Baum School of Arts” 34th Annual Art Auction is May 18 at the school. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction of more than 200 pieces of art displayed in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries. During this time, attendees may enjoy a buffet dinner from Catering by Karen Hunter in the Fowler Community Room. Tickets are available for the dinner. Auctioneer Boris Wainio begins the live auction at 8 p.m. of more than 100 pieces of art up for bid, including, above, “Country Road,” William Weldon Swallow (oil; 19.5” x 23”). Preview Night, 6-8 p.m.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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

Wednesday, May 8: Roast turkey w/gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fruit cocktail.

Thursday, May 9 - Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, oven roasted fresh vegetables, wheat bread w / margarine, strawberry creme shortcake.

Friday, May 10: Apple juice, sausage sandwich w/green peppers and onions, pasta salad, chilled peaches.