Helen B. Muha, 93, of Schnecks-ville, died April 8, 2013, at her daughter's home.
Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Kolumber) Nederostek.
She was a seamstress at Romano Dress Factory.
She was a a member of and a housekeeper at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.
She was a member and a former president of the Cementon Playground Association.
Whitehall and Catasauqua police will be participating in the sixth National Take Back Day drug collection Saturday, April 27.
The Catasauqua Police Department at 118 Bridge St. and Whitehall police at 3731 Lehigh St. are among 17 sites throughout Lehigh County to collect expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids will be accepted. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous.
As we approach the May 21 primary election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials will be the April 25 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of retail theft brought officers to Walmart, 2601 MacArthur Road.
· Police responded to a report of a suspicious person with a flashlight in the area of Rosewood Court.
· Officers were called to the 1200 block of Hampshire Court to investigate a report of a missing adult.
· Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on MacArthur Road.
· A report of a verbal argument brought officers to the 1000 block of Mickley Run.
John "Jack" V. Parvel, 87, of Allentown, died April 13, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Eleanor S. (Busovne) Parvel for 58 years.
Born in Coplay, he was a son o f the late Nicholas J. Sr. and Margaret B. (Dugan) Parvel.
He was both a World War II Navy and a Korean War Air Force veteran.
He was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service, Lehigh Valley.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown.
He was a life member and former board member of the Fearless Fire Company, Allentown.
Frank J. Hesch Sr., 93, of Stiles, died April 13, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Stella M. (Slokloklovits) Hesch.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late John and Annie (Fiedler) Hesch.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was a corporal in the Pacific Theater.
He was a welder for Giant Cement Company and for the former Atlas Cement company for 34 years.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.
He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Coplay Police are investigating a report of a vehicle keyed.
A resident of the 100 block of South Second Street, Coplay, informed police April 10 her 2008 Nissan Altima was keyed overnight. The damage was found on the left side of the vehicle, police said.
A resident of the unit block of South Second Street, Coplay, told police April 9 his Ford pickup truck was damage by vandals.
Police said sometime overnight valve stems were removed from two tires on the vehicle. The side of the pickup truck was also keyed.
Paulette L. Herman, 65, of Northampton, died April 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Eugene G. Herman for 47 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Althea (Troxell) Derr.
She was a sales clerk at Walmart, Whitehall, until she retired in 2009. She was a sorter at both Brown Printing, Greenville and Binney and Smith, Bethlehem. She worked in housekeeping at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was a seamstress for the former Cross Country Clothes, Northampton, for 18 years.
It is hard to imagine a wonderful world like Louis Armstrong described in his famous song.
This latest mass tragedy, Monday at the Boston Marathon, had me again glued to the television once my fellow editor Deb Palmieri called and told me to put on the television.
Whoever is responsible for creating this havoc in Boston has not only injured 176 people and killed three individuals as of Tuesday morning, they have robbed me of my freedom.
Yes, I understand if I take this stand I am letting them win.
Catasauqua School Board member Donald J. Panto, II, is seeking re-election to the board.
"I have been married for 27 years to Pamela (Cauley) Panto and have three children, Kathryn 22, Zachary 19, and Bradley 12. These are my life's treasure," he says. "Pam and I have enjoyed the warm community friendships we have developed over our 26 years living in Catasauqua/ North Catasauqua."
"Our community has been a great place to raise a family. One of the more prominent values of Catasauqua is our school system which I believe is second to none."