Ann D. Oswald, 94, of North Catasauqua, died July 4, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late Glen R. Oswald.
Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Magdalena (Herman) McNally.
She worked at Western Electric for 22 years as an inspector before retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.
In last week's edition, the obituary for Edward F. Hobel, 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., should have stated services were held July 12. His daughter's name should have been spelled Katherine Jacke.
The Press regrets the errors.
William J. Deutsch, 80, died July 4, 2013. He was the husband of Ethel (Kutlik) Deautsch.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Hausman.
He was predeceased by a grandchild, Alexander Elizabeth Hausman.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.
Sports Illustrated magazine for a while ran a regular feature called "Sport – Not a Sport" in which writers debated whether certain activities, such as cheerleading, ice dancing or synchronized swimming were really sports.
While those examples are certainly debatable, at least they all involve some level of physical proficiency and effort.
But there's one activity that is televised, on ESPN2 no less, every Fourth of July that is most emphatically NOT a sport – the disgusting spectacle called the hot dog eating contest.
Lloyd H. Steidle Jr., 78, of Whitehall, died July 6, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Judith A. (Faseno) Steidle for 22 years.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Lloyd H. Sr. and Anna C. (Deibler) Steidle.
He was a field supervisor for PPL Company, Allentown, for 39 years.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Lehigh Consistory, Allentown, and Greenleaf Lodge 561, F&AM, Allentown. He was a member of the Shriners of North America (Rajah-Reading).
Timothy A. Hoffman Jr., 43, of Quakertown, died July 3, 2013. he was the husband of Sue Morgan-Hoffman of Quakertown.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Timothy A. Sr. and Joanne (Peischler) Hoffman of Effort.
He was a truck driver for Wilson Products for more than 10 years.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Jaycee R.; a son, Kyle J.; a brother, Matthew A. Hoffman; a sister, Wendy and her husband Darryl Custred; a niece; two nephews; and his in-laws, John and Kathleen Morgan of Whitehall.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· An alarm summoned officers to the 800 block of Fairmont Avenue.
· Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block of Fourth Street.
· A request for a protection-from-abuse order brought police to the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.
· Officers were called to the 1900 block of Schadt Avenue to investigate a domestic call.
· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to the 5200 block of West Coplay Road.
Aloysius John Tauber, 93, of Whitehall, died June 29, 2013, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem, after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Anna (Pramik) Tauber for 64 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Johanna (Hodl) Tauber.
He was a 1937 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.
He served in Africa and Italy with the 1127 Quartermaster Company, 41st Service Group, U.S. Army Air Force.
Wayne S. Dech, 86, of Bethlehem and formerly of Whitehall, died July 7, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Myrl E. (Prong) Dech.
Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late Wayne S. Sr. and Alice (Keifer) Dech.
He was a private first class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Martin P. Oswald, 50, of Coplay, died June 27 at home. He was the husband of Louisa M. (Petrich) Oswald for 30 years. He was a son of the late Paul and Agnes (Schelly) Oswald.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Timothy of Whitehall; a daughter, Holly of Slatedale; a grandson, Skylar; brothers; and sisters.
Contributions may be made c/o the funeral home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, 18037.
Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc.