Leonard "Lucky" M. Loch, 88, of Catasauqua, died March 9, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Doris E. (Heimbach) Loch for 57 years.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Charles and Mabel Loch.
He was a corporal in Company D, 532nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment of the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He worked for 45 years as a mechanic in the plate room for the former Fuller Company, Catasauqua, before he retired in 1990. He worked part time for Ray, David and Dan Reed Plumbing.
Photos from Finnegan's Wake at the Fullerton Fire Company.
The Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall-Coplay School board committee meetings – Education/Student Activities Committee 4 p.m.; Operations/Transportation Committee, 5:30 p.m.; Finance/Personnel committee, 6:45 p.m. Meetings are held in the WCSD Administration Building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall High School student Anne Klepeiss was named the February Girl of the Month by the Woman's Club of Whitehall.
Klepeiss, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Klepeiss of Whitehall, has made high honor roll all marking periods.
She is a member of the Zephyr Nation (Pep Club), Leo Club and Math League, is a member of the track and field team and captain of the field hockey team. She is also a peer mediator.
The newly built three-bay Hokendauqua Fire Station needs only a few odds and ends before it is complete. Assistant Fire Chief Francis Bilder said the $140,000 fire station on Second Street includes a much needed storage area and a restroom. Bilder said funding for the fire station came from hoagie sales, Christmas tree sales and other projects, as well as a loan from the fireman's relief association. The two fire trucks are now housed in the new station. A dedication ceremony will be held in early summer.
Parked vehicle hit by tractor trailer
Coplay police are investigating a hit-and-run motor crash involving a tractor trailer.
The incident took place March 22, in the 100 block of Chestnut Street, police said.
The rig hit a parked 2012 Chevrolet Cruz in front of 128 Chestnut St., according to police. After colliding with the parked car, the operator of the tractor trailer proceeded to drive off, police said.
Vehicle mirror damaged
A resident of the 100 block of South Eighth Street informed police March 11 her 2009 Ford Focus had been vandalized.
Georgene Kline died March 10, 2013. She was the wife of the late Eugene W. Kline.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen and her husband Kenneth Faust; and a son, Frank.
Contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.
Dates have been announced for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program training.
The all-hazard training course is designed to help participants protect themselves, their families, neighbors and neighborhoods in an emergency situation. When a disaster or large scale emergency occurs, CERT is about "neighbors helping neighbors within their own neighborhood," said CERT coordinator Chris Grim. Participants from both Whitehall and Coplay are welcome.
Whitehall's Jake Rex was nominated for the football scholar athlete award and was invited to a dinner back on March 3. Pictured after the banquet are left to right: Jillian Rex (freshman), Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien, Jake Rex (Whitehall's Scholar Athlete), Chad Rex (sophomore) and Nicholas Rex (fourth grade). Missing is Morgan Rex, a freshman at Bloomsburg University. Jake Rex has been accepted to Penn State University, Drexel University, Hofstra University and Albright College and is waiting to hear from University of Penn, Lehigh University, and Cornell University.
The Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 2013 inductees to be honored at the Via All-Star Banquet, presented by First Niagara Bank and sponsored by the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, on March 27.
The Hall of Fame was established in 1978 and honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to high school basketball in the Lehigh Valley.