Errold D. Finley, 91, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 21, 2012, in Manor Care, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Ethel V. (Miller) Finley.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late William and Ruth Finley.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He retired from the machine shop at the former Bethlehem Steel.
He is survived by a daughter, Lina and her husband Harold Siegfried of Catasauqua; three grandchildren, Michael, Scott and his wife Brenda and Kristy and wife Tammy; and three great-grandchildren, Scott Jr., Christian and Gabrielle.
Sharen D. Missimer, 71, of North Whitehall Township and formerly of North Catasqua, died Dec. 18, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of Bruce R. Missimer for 34 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Vincent D. and Jean M. (Reese) Dougherty.
She worked for the County of Lehigh, District Court Clerk, for many years, retiring in 2008.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Egypt.
To the Editor:
Neighbors, it is the time of year when we all get together with family and friends. Can you imagine what it would be like if you had none and no one wanted you? It is not a happy thought at all.
Many companion animals are in such a situation.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter near New Tripoli, sure could use your help toward fixing that problem.
It is particularly difficult to run a shelter like this because, if the animals are not adopted, they are kept there for their lifetimes.
Mary "Ginna" Virginia Hornfeck, 80, died Dec. 18, 2012, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.
Born in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Ray and Marie (Burke) Hornfeck.
She was of the Roman Catholic faith.
She is survived by two sisters, caregiver Sheila A. LaFrankie of Bethlehem and June Cirucci of Elizabeth Township; nieces; and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond of Elizabeth Township and Richard of Silver City, N.M.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.
Stephen Choy, 85, of Coplay, died Dec. 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Evelyn M. (Kuhns) Choy.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Theodore and Anna (Pontician) Choy.
He was a foreman for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.
He was a lifetime member of the American Club, Coplay.
He is survived by a son, Peter Choy; three grandchildren, Natalie and her husband Matthew Dietrich and Alyssa and Lewis Fendrick; and four great-grandchildren.
The holidays are a wonderful time for family festivities, but too many celebrations are interrupted each year due to unsafe use of toys, which can lead to serious eye injuries in children.
The good news is the vast majority of these injuries can be prevented.
During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month in December, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents to keep their children's eyes safe from problem toys.
Children receive all types of potentially unsafe presents during the holidays, including BB guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns and darts.
Catasauqua residents observed an annual tradition at the Dec. 2 tree lighting event.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Area School Board meets at 7 p.m. in the administration office board room at 251 N. 14th Street.
Catasauqua High School students presented the CHS Winter Concert Dec. 12.