Stephen J. DeLucas, 92, of Whitehall, died Dec. 7, 2012, in his residence. He was the husband of the late Veronica A. (Weretta) DeLucas.
Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Frank A. and Mary Dlugos.
He was the former owner of Catasauqua Nursery. He was previously employed by the former Russell Moyer's Butcher Shop, Northampton; the former Two Guys department store, Whitehall; the former Zimmerman's Market of Allentown and Kidd Brothers Dairy Farm, Macungie.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Whitehall.
Maria "Mitzi" Strini, 82, of Whitehall, died Dec. 3, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late John F. Strini Jr.
Born in Rabafuz, Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Franz and Bertha (Haber) Keppel.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.
She was a life member of the Coplay Saengerbund.
A resident of the 100 block of Cherry Drive, Coplay, informed police that someone entered his 2008 Volkswagen sometime overnight.
A watch and an undetermined amount of coins were missing, police said.
Police found no signs of a forced entry. The vehicle was parked in front of the owner's home.
It is not known, police said, if the vehicle was locked or unlocked.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a reckless driver brought officers to Second Street.
· Police responded to a false alarm at the Medical Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 600 block of Poplar Street.
· Officers responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 200 block of Peach Street.
· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought officers to Race Street.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 100 block of Bridge Street.
Louise K. Murphy, 72, of Whitehall, died Nov. 24, 2012, in Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of James A. Murphy for 53 years.
Born in Lehigh Furnace, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Katie (Schmick) Neff.
She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.
· Woman's Club holiday meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua.
· Suburban North Family YMCA fourth annual Tree of Lights – 7 p.m., 880 Walnut St., North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-5221.
· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 1300 block of Third Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1400 block of Main Street.
· Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.
· Officers were called to 14th and Race streets to investigate a motor vehicle crash.
· A report of an unwanted person brought police to the 1000 block of Fourth Street.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A verbal dispute between a man and woman brought officers to the 5100 block of Stone Terrace Drive.
· A report of a purse, credit cards and a handgun stolen from a vehicle brought officers to the Walmart, 2601 MacArthur Road.
· Police responded to a report of trespass in the 5100 block of Main Street.
· A request for information brought officers to the 300 block of Sixth Street.