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.
Robert "Whiskey" L. Reimer, 73, of Wescosville and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 4, 2012, in his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Fritts) Reimer for 47 years.
Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late Lester A. and Esther M. (Shover) Reimer.
He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He worked for Mack Trucks for 34 years.
He was a former member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton.
To the Editor:
Thank you to the more than 250 residents who attended the 18th Annual Coplay Town Watch "National Night Out Against Crime" celebration Aug. 7. A large thank you goes to the more than 30 volunteers who ran the event.
The American Club of Coplay hosted the event at their beautiful pavilion. It was a great night.
Thank you to the National Association of Town Watch for their near 30 years of work helping to keep the nation safe. The CTW has been part of NATW since 1996.
Olga Chaply, 88, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing and Rehab Center, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Wasyl Chaply.
Born in Lvov, Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Stefan and Katerina Kuzyk.
She was a sewing machine operator for various garment mills in the Lehigh Valley until retiring in 1973.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, where she sang in the choir for many years.
As summer comes to an end so does Camp Whitehall. This summer has truly been filled with lots of fun.
The theme for the final week was slumber party, a theme that all of the campers as well as the counselors love. On Monday, we started out with a few rounds of jump the river. Afterward, we continued the day with games like duck, duck goose and dodge ball before heading to the pool in the afternoon.
Sylvia A. (Minich) Snyder, 90, formerly of Nazareth, died July 31, 2012, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Luther J. Snyder.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Jane (Clayton) Minich.
She was an organist for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, for 25 years and for Faith Lutheran Church, Forks Township, for 14 years before retiring.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth.
Joseph "Tony" Anthony Toole died Aug. 9, 2012.
Born in Scranton, he was a son of John and Florence (Tigue) Toole.
He was a 1967 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. He earned a degree in finanace from the Universtiy of Miami.
He was with Fairmount Real Estate. He later founded Hallmark Real Estate. He owned O'Toole's, a billiard-themed bistro.
He is survived by a daughter, Erin Elizabeth of Bethlehem; and a sister, Jacqueline Griggs of Blandon, Fla.
A group from Faith Lutheran Church remembers a former pastor during an Aug. 12 ceremony at the church in Whitehall during which 13 young congregational members were honored as recipients of the Rev. Robert L. George SCholarship. George, who was the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church from 1984 to 1993, died in december 1993. At the Sunday morning church service, scholarship committee member Sheldon Egret read and presented checks and recipients briefly spoke about their college plans.