Bruce A. Coombe, 66, of Coplay, died April 14, 2019. He was the husband of Eileen M. (Bauer) Coombe for 44 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Jean L. (Roth) and the late Robert G. Coombe.
He was a 1971 graduate of Whitehall High School, where he was on the golf team. In 1971, he was the first player in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Golf League to hit a hole-in-one.
He was a driver for Keystone Automotive since 2008.
Betty “Nana” Lou Walck, 91, of Northampton, died April 20, 2019. She was the wife of the late Luther Walck.
Born in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Edwin S. Koehler and Irene P. (Shingler) Koehler-Klingman.
She was a private duty nurse most of her working career, caring for individuals in their homes. She was last employed at Gracedale County Home, Nazareth, for 15 years before retiring in 1988.
She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
She was a past member of the Alliance Fire Company auxiliary, Northampton.
Frank J. Buritsch, 96, of Whitehall, died April 20, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Norma E. (Keiper) for 70 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Petrasovitz) Buritsch.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the European Theatre.
He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay; and of Grace Christian Fellowship of South Jersey.
Colton J. Siegfried, 2 months and 22 days, of Walnutport, died April 18, 2019, at home.
Born in Allentown, he was the infant son of Savannah L. Sommer and Scott J. Siegfried Jr. of Walnutport.
WHITEHALL Shots fired on Pennsylvania St.
Whitehall Township police are investigating a report of shots fired in the early morning of April 19 on Pennsylvania Street between Mickley Road and Congress Street.
According to Lt. Greg Bealer, the call came in just before 5 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found spent shell casings in the roadway.
Police found no victims and received no reports of injuries or property damage.
Detectives ask that anyone with information, or whose home security cameras have any footage, to call 610-437-3042.
Karen M. Dax, 72, died April 20, 2019. She was the wife of Louis F. Dax Sr. for 24 years.
Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Frank Schmidt and Eleanor I. (Roberts) Schmidt Meier.
She worked for Aetna Insurance Company for 19 years. She then worked for Merck, PMA and in the Whitehall High School cafeteria.
She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.
Since we have had some warmer days, the trees are all blossoming and the grass has turned a beautiful shade of green.
Also, there has been a lot more activity on the Ironton Rail Trail. Everyone seems to be experiencing a spring awakening with biking, walking and running on the trail. Enjoy the trail and some fresh air!
There is a nice playground on Chestnut Street in Stiles. In addition to the basketball and tennis courts, there are some fun swing sets for the little ones.
• “Conversation about Memory Loss” (presented by LifeSpring in Home Care of Eastern Pennsylvania), 4 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537
• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue April 25 and 30. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
A presentation on the history of conservation in the United States commemorates “Earth Day,” 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“In our hectic, urbanized lives, we forget the fragility and beauty of nature and the ways in which our lives depend on the health of the planet,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Garrera. “Earth Day offers an opportunity to stop, reflect, and take action.”