Sylvia A. (Minich) Snyder, 90, formerly of Nazareth, died July 31, 2012, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Luther J. Snyder.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Jane (Clayton) Minich.
She was an organist for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, for 25 years and for Faith Lutheran Church, Forks Township, for 14 years before retiring.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth.
Joseph "Tony" Anthony Toole died Aug. 9, 2012.
Born in Scranton, he was a son of John and Florence (Tigue) Toole.
He was a 1967 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. He earned a degree in finanace from the Universtiy of Miami.
He was with Fairmount Real Estate. He later founded Hallmark Real Estate. He owned O'Toole's, a billiard-themed bistro.
He is survived by a daughter, Erin Elizabeth of Bethlehem; and a sister, Jacqueline Griggs of Blandon, Fla.
Street improvement specifications have been sent to contractors for work to be done on Hanover Township roadways, according to a report by township Engineer Fredrick Hay.
"The paving will be on Cedar Hill Drive, around the Allentown Apartments," Hay told Hanover Township Council members at their Aug. 1 meeting.
Hay said bids are expected to be returned within the next few weeks.
The road surface on Cedar Hill Drive was disturbed when improvements were made to the sewage system last year. Those construction areas have settled and the final paving can now be completed.
To the Editor:
Thank you to the more than 250 residents who attended the 18th Annual Coplay Town Watch "National Night Out Against Crime" celebration Aug. 7. A large thank you goes to the more than 30 volunteers who ran the event.
The American Club of Coplay hosted the event at their beautiful pavilion. It was a great night.
Thank you to the National Association of Town Watch for their near 30 years of work helping to keep the nation safe. The CTW has been part of NATW since 1996.
Infant Alexander J. Wells died Aug. 1, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was a son of Andrew and Amber (Caley) Wells of Slatington.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Elizabeth A., at home; maternal grandparents, Edward and Margaret Caley of Whitehall; paternal grandparents, Christopher and Terry Wells of Bath and Michael Wells of Emmaus; maternal great-grandmother, Judith Caley of Whitehall; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Fern Feathers of Emmaus; aunts; uncles; and cousins.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
July 18, 10:38 a.m.
Charotin firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm in the 1000 block of Howertown Road. The Catasauqua Fire Department was also dispatched as automatic mutual aid. A caller had reported smoke alarms sounding for a length of time. Upon arrival, personnel found unattended cooking by the resident. The smoke was ventilated.
July 20, 5:43 p.m.
Brian "Rosie" P. Rosenblatt, 54, of Palmerton, died July 30, 2012, at Palmerton Hospital.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the Ethel (Gabriel) Rosenblatt of North Catasauqua and the late Sidney P. Rosenblatt.
He was a superintendent at Kinsley Construction, York.
He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.
Ardyth H. Howells, 79, of Whitehall, died July 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late John Howells Sr.
Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Esther (Carr) Hoch.
She worked at Western Electric. She owned and operated Howells' Floral and Mall Florist until 1983.
She is survived by three sons, Paul and his wife Sharon of Whitehall, John Jr. and his wife Cindy of Whitehall, and Tim and his wife Debbie of Slatington; four grandsons John III, Andrew, Matthew and Scott; and two granddaughters, Kate and Megan.
Richard U. Blum Jr., 63, of Catasauqua, died July 26, 2012. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Stringer) Blum for 37 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Richard U. and Mary (Samer) Blum Sr.
He was a 1967 graduate of Central Catholic High School.
He retired from Verizon.
He was a member of Saint John's United Church of Christ (Mickleys).
He was a member of the B.I.L.Y. group, was a cook and enjoyed making stained glass.
Dr. Loren Kenneth Keim Sr., died August 3, 2012, after an unexpected illness. He was the husband of Geraldine Elaine (Lafey) Keim for 48 years.
Raised in Whitehall, he was a son of the late John Kenneth Keim and Louise (Reese) Keim.
He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and then joined the armed forces for active duty.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Kutztown University and a master's degree and Ph.D. from Lehigh University.