From left, Whitehall residents Sheryl and Gary Weaver and Sally Gibson enjoy a fish dinner together at St. Mary's church in Catasauqua. The church held its annual Lenten fish dinner March 1.
MSgt. Richard L. Fies, 82, of Whitehall, died March 10, 2013, at his home. Born in Reading, Richard was the husband of Beverly (Seng) Fies of Whitehall for 31 years.
He was a 1949 graduate of Hershey High School, Hershey.
He was a drill instructor, recruiter and mechanic for 29 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
He was a life member of the Marine Corps League, Hokendauqua American Legion Post 739 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Gerald "Jerry" A. Beidleman, 64, of Whitehall, died March 7, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Bonnie J. (Dorschutz) for 38 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Charles G. Beidleman and Helen E. (Halcin) Beidleman Hawrylo.
He was a 1964 graduate of Whitehall High School and attended Lehigh County Community College.
He was in the U.S. Navy.
He was co-owner with Les Gaul of Geezers Redo. He was an electrician who worked for 34 years at the Bethlehem Steel. He retired in 1999 from both jobs.
· Coplay Garden Club meeting – 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. Information: 610-261-1243.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ, Walnut and Third streets. Presentation on Doctors Without Borders. Information: Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.
· Lehigh Valley Horse Council meeting – 7 p.m., Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem. Discussion: "Mounted Orienteering: Can Your Horse Find His Way?" Information: 610-317-8701.
Photos of Coplay Public Works crew fixing a section of Chestnut Street.
Anna Catherine Tauber, 91, of Whitehall, died March 7, 2013, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Aloysius J. Tauber of Whitehall for 64 years.
Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Matthew J. and Rose A. (Biss) Pramik.
She attended St. John's Slovak School, Allentown, and Whitehall High School.
She was a sewing machine operator and sample maker for Julius Kayser and Company, Allentown.
Phyllis J. Kline, 84, of Fullerton, died March 4, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Abner F. Kline for 22 years.
Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Eva M. (Scheirer) Dresher.
She was a 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School.
She was retired from Bon-Ton. She previously worked for Hess's, Lehigh Candy and Tobacco and PP&L.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Eighth Street.
· A parking complaint brought officers to the 200 block of Eugene Street.
· Officers assisted the Coplay Police Department in the area of North Front Street.
· A report of a suspicious activity brought police to Cherry and Arch streets.
· Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Second Street.
Jeanette "Tooty" Belshaw, 78, of Coopersburg, died March 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of John Belshaw for 58 years.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Potak) Glass.
She was a 1952 graduate of Bethlehem High School.
She was a member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Allentown.
She is survived by two daughters, Joanne D. and her husband Mark S. Klatchak of Meshoppen, and Jean M. and her husband Robert H. Bower Jr. of Emmaus; and a granddaughter, Amy Bower.
Nicholas J. Focht Jr., 80, of Whitehall, died March 8, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Dankel).
Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Nicholas J. Sr. and Elizabeth (Moosh) Focht.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a welder for Lafarge Cement Company, Whitehall, for 44 years before retiring in 1999.
He attended Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.
He was a life member of Grouse Hall Fish and Game Association, Ironton, and a member of the Egypt Fire Company.