John "Jack" P. Krupa, 60, of Wind Gap, died Aug. 3, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of the late Lauren R. (Miller) Krupa.
Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late John and Isabelle (Wasman) Krupa.
He worked for Martin Guitar Company, Nazareth, for 20 years, retiring in 2002. He previously worked for the Bethlehem Water Authority.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.
Nancy L. Schoene-berger, 76, recently died. She was the wife of William H. Schoeneberger Jr of Allentown.
She was a medical records clerk at Muhlenberg Hospital for 11 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, William F. of Nesquehoning; a daughter, Barbara of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandsons, Randy, Brandon and Andrew; and two brothers, Floyd "Pete" Moyer of Michigan and Jack Moyer of Perkasie.
Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, Allentown.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral home Inc., Whitehall.
The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce announced Lafarge North America Inc. as the 2012 Business of the Year at the company's fourth annual Northampton Chamber IronPigs Night June 27.
Tony Pristash, Northampton chamber president, says the chamber board selected Lafarge for outstanding spirit and commitment in contributing to the success and growth of the chamber, the business community and the Northampton area.
Pristash presented the Lafarge staff with a plaque and other citations, as well as a media package from Regina Luciano of The Lehigh Valley Press.
To the Editor:
Thank you to the more than 250 residents who attended the 18th Annual Coplay Town Watch "National Night Out Against Crime" celebration Aug. 7. A large thank you goes to the more than 30 volunteers who ran the event.
The American Club of Coplay hosted the event at their beautiful pavilion. It was a great night.
Thank you to the National Association of Town Watch for their near 30 years of work helping to keep the nation safe. The CTW has been part of NATW since 1996.
Cecilia "Cele" J. Briggs, 95, of Catasauqua, died on Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late David L. Briggs.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Cecilia (Fiertag) Tameler.
She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.
She is survived by two sisters, Hilda T. Tameler and Lorraine C. and her husband Norman Reitz, all of Catasauqua; two brothers, Samuel F. and his late wife Doris Tameler of Catasauqua and Karl L. and his wife Gail Tameler of Colorado; nieces, nephews; grand nieces; and grand nephews.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of an abandoned vehicle brought police to Reliable Auto, 967 Sumner Ave.
· Officers responded to a report of an unknown person in the 5100 block of Front Street.
· A request for vigilance brought officers to the 4100 block of Reliance Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Virginia Avenue to investigate a report of a verbal argument between a man and woman.
AccuWeather.com reports July 2012 was the hottest month on record ever for the lower 48 states, according to a report released recently.
With an average temperature of 77.6 degrees in the contiguous U.S., the month of July surpassed the 20th-century average by 3.3 degrees.
The previous warmest July was in 1936 when the average U.S. temperature was 77.4 degrees.
The hottest locations in July were mostly stretched across the Midwest and central Plains, areas largely plagued by intense drought.
Helen A. Bodisch, 95, of Coplay, died August 8, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward M. Bodisch.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Clara (Chorney) Pors.
She was a trimmer at the former Coplay Dress Company.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.
Former Northampton football players get together
Rosa Meckes, 96, of Nazareth and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 11, 2012, at at Gracedale County Home, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Meckes.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Steiner) Flamish.
She was a seamstress for Bridals by Faye, Whitehall, for five years before retiring in 1976. Prior to that, she was a seamstress for Bretz's Cleaners, Northampton, for 22 years.