Harriett E. Bitterman, 86, of Wescosville, died Jan. 18, 2013, in Above and Beyond Assisted Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Bitterman.
Born in Detroit Mich., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mildred (Mohrdiek) Ewing.
She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Michigan.
She was a special education teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District from 1980 until 1992. Befor that, she taught in the Syracuse, N.Y., area for 25 years.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.
Dolores A. Wolfgang, 81, of Whitehall and formerly of Scotch Plains, N.J., died Jan. 31, 2013, at home. She was the wife of the late C. Herbert Wolfgang for 37 years.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Farley) Blood.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.
She is survived by two sons, Gary and his wife Donna of Belvidere, N.J., and Craig and his wife Susan of Montclair, N.J.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson, Henry Cook.
Contributions may be made to the church, 11 N. Third St., Coplay, 18037.
Richard M. Diefenderfer, 89, of Northampton, died Jan. 25, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Muriel C. (McCafferty) Diefenderfer for 67 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Roy and Helen (Schreiber) Diefenderfer.
He was in the U.S. Navy and was a storekeeper first class during World War II.
He, along with his wife, owned and was a proprietor of the Bath Hotel for 45 years until he retired in 2005.
Marie H. Charvala, 92, of Northampton and formerly of Catasauqua, died Jan. 24, 2013, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John V. Charvala.
Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Schrader) Dobler.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.
She is survived by a daughter, Pamela and her husband Stephen Roberts, with whom she resided.
She was predeceased by brothers and sisters.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.
Zorro, Northampton Police Department's K-9, will not be at risk as much when entering smoke filled buildings or structures with toxic materials now that the police department has acquired pet oxygen masks. Northampton K-9 Officer John Mullner and Zorro join Anita Patterson, a volunteer with Lehigh Valley County Animal Rescue Team, which conducted a pet oxygen mask donation campaign. Slatington resident Howard Paul made the donation to Northampton police.
David F. Cressman, 76, of Allentown, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Doris (Reppert) Cressman for 51 years.
Born in Breinigsville, he was a son of the late Wilbur and Hilda (Frantz) Cressman.
He was an U.S. Army veteran.
He operated Ironton Livery & Coach for the past 25 years. Before that, he was a carpenter. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Orefield.
He was a member of Carriage Operators of North America and the American Morgan Horse Association.
Timothy "Pop" J. Lansky Sr., 88, of Coplay, died Jan. 22, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of the late Margaret J. (Kiss) Lansky.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Alexander and Susanna (Onkotz) Lansky.
He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant during World War II.
He was the owner and operator of T.J. Lansky & Son, Coplay. Before that, he worked for Mack Truck.
He is survived by a son, Timothy J. II; a daughter, Susan C. and her husband Steven Shafer; and two grandchildren, Tim III and Karen E. Shafer.
State police reported on Jan. 20 at 6:01 p.m. a man used offensive language and punched another person in the face at the Carmike Cinemas, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.
Charges of harassment and disorderly conduct will be filed against the man, police said.
On Jan. 2 at 5:23 p.m. state police were called to Sam's Club, 901 Airport Center Drive, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to investigate a retail theft.
William H. Globosits Sr., 79, of Hokendau-qua, died Jan. 26, 2013, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Janice A. (Oakes) Globosits.
Born in Limeport, he was a son of the late Louis and Theresa (Yost) Globosits.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He retired after 43 years as an inspector for UGI, Bethlehem.
He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 300 block of Fairview Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 500 block of Third Street.
· A report of a mirror broken off a vehicle brought police to the 400 block of Second Street.
· Police responded to an alarm at Hartzell's Pharmacy, 300 American St.
· An altercation between two juveniles brought police to the Medical Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road.