Whitehall Township police responded to report of an armed robbery at the Sunoco One Stop Mini Market located at 2304 MacArthur Road Nov. 13 at approximately 7:59 p.m.
Police said the suspect, who was armed with a hand gun, approached the store clerk and demanded money. The suspect left the store on foot.
The clerk was not injured during the incident, police said.
According to police, the suspect is described as a black male wearing a black jacket with a gray hooded sweat shirt underneath, black baseball cap and black sweat pants.
· HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Holly Fair – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-3221..
· Duplicate bridge, open game – 10 a.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown.
· All-you-can-eat breakfast – 8 a.m.-noon, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Information: 610-266-7170.
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lehigh County is offering a free Alzheimer's CARE training workshop for area families 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Home Instead Senior Care Office, 3722, Lehigh St., Suite 408, Whitehall.
Andrew Sidora, 99, died Nov. 14, 2012, in Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, Salisbury Township.
Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Stephen and Theresa (Sestak) Sedora.
He was a U.S Navy veteran.
He was a retired supervisor at the Norfolk Naval Air Station.
He is survived by two daughters, Frieda Sidora of Emmaus and JoAnn and her husband Daniel Lipko of Whitehall; a grandson, Steven Wotring; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Travis Wotring; and a sister, Verna Sedora of Cementon.
Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.
Cheryl Ann Paul, 49, of Northampton, died Nov. 16, 2012, at L.V. Hospital-Muhlenberg Campus. She was the wife of Mark Paul.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Timothy S. and Theresa (Horwith) Beckel of Whitehall.
She was a 1981 graduate of Whitehall High School.
She was a payroll associate for Dun and Bradstreet for the past 28 years.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Graham; and a brother, Timothy and his wife Rocehlle Y. Beckel of Schnecksville.
Elizabeth "Betty" D. Engler, 90, formerly of Catasauqua, died Nov. 7, 2012, in Cedarbrook County Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Richard G. Engler for 69 years.
Born in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Merouskie) Sullivan.
She was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church of North Catasauqua.
She was a member of the Catasauqua Garden Club and of the Alchemet Club of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Via is again offering Via Teen Winter Experience for teens and young adults with disabilities Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31.
The event is for ages 13 to 21.
Via Teen Winter Experience is a valuable program for participants between Christmas and New Year's when schools are typically closed.
This program helps young adults with disabilities connect to their community through recreational, social, volunteer and educational activities to help prepare for adult life.
Emma I. Ifkovits, 91, of Northampton, died Nov. 11, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Ifkovits.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Markus and Anna (Hammel) Stoisits.
She was a presser for the former Clyde Shirt Company, Northampton.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton. At the church, she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the choir and Women's Guild.
She was a member of the former St. Joseph Sick and Beneficial Society, Northampton.
To the Editor:
The Borough of Catasauqua has been in need for some time.
It has been in need of fire, police, fire/police and emergency management stations along with a borough hall. These services are currently housed in divided, substandard and cramped quarters – some even in regular residential garages.
Economic development, downtown revitalization and responsible development of the former FLSmidth site on Front Street are other issues that need resolution as well.
Thomas "Mike" H. Friel, 84, of Whitehall, died Nov. 12, 2012. He was the husband of Rosemary J. (Amici) Friel for 35 years.
Born in East Mauch Chunk, he was a son of the late Hugh E. and Bertha M. (Albeck) Friel.
He was a 1947 graduate of Mauch Chunk Catholic High School.
He worked in the clerical department of Mack Trucks until retiring. Before that, he worked for Central Railroad of New Jersey.
He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown.