Katie Hoffman, 103, of Whitehall, died Feb. 18, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late Alton E. Hoffman.
Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Fisher) Demko.
She was a weaver for the former Lova Textile, Coplay, for many years before retiring in 1968.
She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt. She was a member of the former St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cementon.
Joyce G. Tiesler, 83, of Coplay, died Feb. 17, 2013, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Hans Tiesler for 58 years.
Born in Chapmans, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Grace (Ziegler) Marcks.
She was a bookkeeper for the Allentown Jewish Day School and various other companies.
She was of the United Church of Christ faith.
My biggest challenge since becoming chairman of the Relay for Life of Whitehall has been making it known that this is your relay. There is a misconception that the "Relay for Life of Whitehall" is just for the residents and businesses in the township of Whitehall. Not true. Our territory consists of the areas making up the Whitehall-Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and the Allentown school districts.
J. Richard Sheirer, 83, of Whitehall, died Feb. 14, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Edith Mae "Jean" (Schlegel) Sheirer.
Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Joseph W. and Agnes M. (Gross) Sheirer.
He was in the U.S. Navy and was in the Korean War.
He was a buyer at Fuller Company, Catasauqua.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.
He was a lifetime member of the Fullerton Fire Company and the Hokendauqua American Legion Post 739.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of Cypress Street.
· A report of a loose dog brought police to the 1100 block of American Street.
· A report of an assault brought officers to the 1000 block of Howertown Road.
· Officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the 1100 block of Third Street.
· Police were called to the 1200 block of Fifth Street to investigate a parking complaint.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
A report of a front-end loader on fire brought officers to Greenstar, 799 Smith Lane.
Police responded to a report of a man attacked by a dog in the 1600 block of Poplar Street.
Officers were called to the 800 block of Main Street to investigate a burglary in process.
A report of criminal mischief brought police to the 1600 block of Newport Avenue.
Doris J. Sagl, 73, of Northampton, died Feb. 19, 2013, at the Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Sagl.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Clement and Eunice (Patrick) Gianelli.
She was a 1992 graduate of Kutztown University where eshe earned a teaching degree in secondary mathematics.
She was a leader at General Electric and later Black and Decker for many years. She taught science and mathematics at Salem Christian School.
U.S. Luge Team sleds lost, found
Police were called to Airport Road near Old Carriage Road in East Allen Township Feb. 15 to investigate a report of lost sleds owned by the U.S. Luge Team Association of Lake Place, N.Y.
Police said the rear door of a box truck opened and sleds owned by the U.S. Luge Team fell off the truck and onto the road.
In a separate incident report issued Feb. 22, police reported a citizen who lives near Route 248 on Dannersville Road found the sleds.
The resident thought they belonged to a neighbor and stored them in a garage, police said.
Janet Anne Caverly, 62, of Allentown, died Feb. 10, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury Township.
Born in Mineola, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edward Foley and Margaret (Gough) Pickhardt.
She earned a nursing degree.
She worked for 26 years at the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network as an operating room scheduling manager.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Jenny A. and her husband Jeffrey D. Kindt of Whitehall; and son, Wade E. and his wife Robin A. (Kostecky) of Catasauqua.
Robert "Spots" G.A. Schoenerberger Jr., 76, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 11, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Anna I. (O'Hawk) Schoenerberger for 54 years.
Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Robert G. A. and Laura (Kuhns) Schoenerberger Sr.
He worked at Cross Country Clothes until retiring in 1996.