William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell. They were married for 51 years.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he held a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School and a master of governmental administration from the Fels Institute.
· North Catasauqua Small Town USA Carnival – 6-10 p.m., 701 Grove St. (between Grove and Arch streets), North Catasauqua. Information: 610-265-1504 or NCataCentennial@aol.com.
· Lehigh River Blues Jam – 7-10 p.m. Catasauqua Park.
· CPR course – 7-9 p.m., Egypt Fire Company, 4099 Kuhn Lane, Whitehall. Free. Information: Dale Ott at 610-262-7598.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902), written in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887.
Author George Orwell may only have been off by a mere 29 years in titling his book "1984." Recent revelations show the leaders of this once Democratic Republic have crossed the line pushing this country toward dystopia.
Dorothy M. Kropf, 80, of South Whitehall Township, died June 4, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Alfred "Fritz" J. Kropf Sr. for 60 years.
She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Angel) Seng.
She worked as a proofreader.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Denise and her husband Rick Gery, Patricia and her husband Woody Thompson, Sharon and her husband Dave Wieder and Melissa; a son, Fred and his wife Debbie, eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Joseph C. Garger, 83, died June 6, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of late Gloria (Perry) Garger for 51 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Frances (Sarka) Garger.
He was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School, where he had been a member of the 1945 CCHS basketball team that won the PCIAA State Championship.
He earned an accounting degree from Penn State University.
He was in the U.S. Army and was a corporal during the Korean War.
The Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The Coplay Public Library Board meets at 7 p.m. at the library, 49 S. Fifth St.
The Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a theft brought police to the 1200 block of Milton Street.
· Officers responded to a report of an odor in the 1000 block of Second Street.
· Police were called to Grove and Main streets to investigate a report of a reckless driver.
· A trespassing complaint brought officers to the Hokendauqua Bridge.
· Police were called to the 1400 block of Main Street to investigate a report of criminal mischief.
Police respond to disruption at Giant
Coplay police were summoned shortly after 8 p.m. June 9 to Giant Food at Cherry and Chestnut streets.
Police said they received a report of two men, possibly intoxicated and in their 20s, riding around the market on electric handicap carts.
Police were told the pair was running into patrons with the moving carts.
Store personnel ordered the men to leave the store and they did so before police arrived.
Underage drinking reported June 4
Reginald E. Lewis Sr., 89 of Whitehall, died June 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Katie (Wellman) Lewis.
Born in New Milford, he was a son of the late Reginald and Rachel (Tingley) Lewis.
He was a truck driver and was last employed by Encor Coatings, Bath, for 10 years before retiring in 1993. He drove for the former Matlack Trucking, Northampton, and for MCP Facilities Corporation. He was an independent driver for many years as well.