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.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 200 block of Fifth Street.
· Police were called to Walmart, 2601 MacArthur Road, to investigate a report of fraud.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Oakwood Lane.
· A dispute between a husband and wife brought police to the 1200 block of Hampshire Circle.
· Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle on Catasauqua Street.
Thursday, March 21: Elem.–Chicken ring things or PB&J, sweet potatoes, banana, milk. M.S.–Barbecue or buffalo chicken sandwich or PB&J, corn, apple wedges, orange, milk. H.S.–Barbecue or buffalo chicken sandwich, sweet potato, celery sticks, apple wedges, banana, milk.
Friday, March 22: Elem.–Cheese pizza, broccoli, apple wedges, milk. M.S.–Cheese pizza, broccoli, apple wedges, orange, milk. H.S.–Cheese pizza, broccoli, steamed carrots, apple wedges, pear, milk.
State police on March 17 responded to a report of a fight.
The incident took place at Denny's, 1871 Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, police said.
One person was stabbed and was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment, police said.
Attempted burglary reported
Police were called March 10 for a report of an attempted burglary.
Police responded to the 700 block of Roble Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County, to investigate a report of an unknown person who attempted to gain entry by force into the home, police said.
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.