Stephen P. Radakovits, 92, of Northampton, died Nov. 7, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, In-Patient Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Mary (Wolf) Radakovits.
Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Orban) Radakovits.
He was in the 71st Infantry Division, European theater, during World War II.
He worked for General Supply Company for 32 years. He was manager of the Coplay and Phillipsburg, N.J. offices, retiring in 1983.
He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Catasauqua.
Amelia R. Schultes, 71, of North-ampton, died Dec. 4, 2013, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Donald W. Schultes.
Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Marvin and Isella (Unangst) Paulus.
She was a graduate of St. Luke's School of Nursing. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked for more than 20 years at Lehigh Valley Hospital and in private practice in home health care.
She was a member of Zion Stone United Church of Christ, Northampton, where she was a Sunday school teacher.
Francis John Becker of Allentown, died Nov. 18, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Faith Becker.
Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Paul and Mary Becker.
He was of the Roman Catholic faith.
He honorably served his country in the Vietnam War.
He was employed by Lehigh Structural Steel.
He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Mary Becker; sister, Patricia Becker; niece, Elissa Becker; and cousins.
Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.
Tenant enters apartment without permission
Coplay police responded Dec. 5 to a report that a former tenant entered a building in the unit block of North Fifth Street.
The owner of the building told police the individual entered the apartment and removed items without his permission, police said.
Odor of gas reported
Police and firefighters responded Dec. 6 to a report of a strong odor in the unit block of North Fifth Street.
Officials determined the source of the odor was natural gas coming from the area in the 100 block of Maple Street.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of cable satellite wires cut brought officers to the 1200 block of Washington Street.
· Officers responded to a report of a pickling crock pot stolen from a resident's front porch in the 1300 block of Hemlock Drive.
· An alarm summoned police to the 1200 block of Fairmont Street.
· Police were called to the 4100 block of Red Bud Drive East to investigate a disturbance.
· A report of an oven fire brought officers to the 1000 block of Sixth Street.
Whitehall Township has joined forces with Project Keep Warm.
The Lehigh Valley Business Group (LVBG) created Project Keep Warm last year in an effort to ensure that local community shelters had enough to provide for the homeless and others who use their services. The group is running its second annual drive to collect blankets and other cold weather wear for local shelters. The drive began Nov. 1 and runs until the end of the year.
A collection box is inside the main lobby of the Whitehall municipal building, located at 3219 MacArthur Road.
John O. Erdosy, 67, of Lehighton, died Dec. 3, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Dale S. (Sakers) Erdosy.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Albert and Dorothy (Buckeye) Erdosy.
He was a 1964 graduate of Northampton High School, where "Sparkles" set records in baseball (most stolen bases) and football. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education at West Chester College.
He was a health and physical education teacher for Northampton Area School District. He was a football, track, tennis and gymnastic coach.
Christmas is a time for miracles and magic and, for 85 special Dream Come True of the Lehigh Valley children, the non-profit foundation created a magical world this past Saturday in Kempton.
The youngsters were treated to a train ride aboard the North Pole Express, also known as the Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad, to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the North Pole, aka the Kempton Community Center.