Cecilia "Cele" J. Briggs, 95, of Catasauqua, died on Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late David L. Briggs.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Cecilia (Fiertag) Tameler.
She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.
She is survived by two sisters, Hilda T. Tameler and Lorraine C. and her husband Norman Reitz, all of Catasauqua; two brothers, Samuel F. and his late wife Doris Tameler of Catasauqua and Karl L. and his wife Gail Tameler of Colorado; nieces, nephews; grand nieces; and grand nephews.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of an abandoned vehicle brought police to Reliable Auto, 967 Sumner Ave.
· Officers responded to a report of an unknown person in the 5100 block of Front Street.
· A request for vigilance brought officers to the 4100 block of Reliance Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Virginia Avenue to investigate a report of a verbal argument between a man and woman.
Helen A. Bodisch, 95, of Coplay, died August 8, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward M. Bodisch.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Clara (Chorney) Pors.
She was a trimmer at the former Coplay Dress Company.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.
Rosa Meckes, 96, of Nazareth and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 11, 2012, at at Gracedale County Home, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Meckes.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Steiner) Flamish.
She was a seamstress for Bridals by Faye, Whitehall, for five years before retiring in 1976. Prior to that, she was a seamstress for Bretz's Cleaners, Northampton, for 22 years.
From left, Alyssa Ruschatz and Makayla Fekete team up to paint colorful flowers on the wall of the North Catasauqua Park restroom facilities while attending the Aug. 2 arts and crafts program at the park. The summertime program is sponsored by the North Catasauqua Recreation Committee.
Members of the Catasauqua Cosmos U-9 Girls Traveling Soccer Team join forces to wash a vehicle during a car wash fundraiser Aug. 11. The action took place on the grounds of Blocker's Hardware on Front Street, Catasauqua. Team members and their parents also sold hot dogs, snacks and drinks at the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help provide uniforms and supplies for the team's fall and spring seasons for the 2012-13 year.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Front Street.
· Police responded to a theft in the 800 block of Race Street.
· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 700 block of Second Street.
· Officers were called to the 200 block of Bridge Street to investigate a report of suspicious activity.
· A parking complaint brought police to the 500 block of American Street.
· Police responded to a report of harassment in the 700 block of Front Street.
Car windshield damaged
A resident of Whitehall reported to borough police on Aug. 9 the windshield of her 2001 Buick Century was damaged.
She told police Andre Ehly-Young, no address given, had her cell phone and when she asked that he return the cell phone to her, he threw it against the car's windshield, causing it to crack, police said.
Ehly-Young was cited with criminal mischief, police said.
Damage to the windshield was estimated at $264.
GPS unit stolen
Richard G. Engler, 90, of Whitehall, formerly of Catasauqua, died Aug. 2, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth D. (Sullivan) Engler of Whitehall for 69 years.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Winfield and Ellen (Thomas) Engler.
He was an administrative assistant to the chief metallurgist at Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 42 years before retiring.
He was a former secretary of the Catasauqua Club and served on the Catasauqua Library Board.
William T. Ettl, 78, Catasauqua, died Aug. 9, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Loretta Mae (Siegfried) Ettl.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis V. and Frances Ida (Miller) Ettl.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He worked at Western Electric for many years before retiring.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Whitehall where he played dart baseball for many years.
He was a member of the Fullerton American Legion and the Telephone Pioneers.