Thomas S. Nederostek, 88, of Northampton, died Feb. 26, 2013, in his home. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Madaya) Nederostek.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked at the Bethlehem Steel Company for 30 years before retiring in 1984.
He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.
He is survived by a sister, Irene V. Tanzosh of Northampton; five nieces and nephews, Eileen Laufik, Joan Filipovits, Eugene and Jerome Tanzosh and Kathleen Smith; great-nieces; and great-nephews.
Rose M. Tapler, 90, of Coplay, died Feb. 21, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John "Shorty" J. Tapler.
Born in Beersville, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Sophie (Puskaritz) Bodish.
She was the marking manager for the former Hess's Department Store, Allentown.
She was a member of St. Peter R.C. Church, Coplay, and its Altar and Rosary Society.
She was a member of the Coplay Senior Citizens.
Joseph Maslany, 87, of Sewell, N.J., and formerly of Catasauqua, died Feb. 20, 2013, at Cardinal Village Retirement Community, Sewell, N.J. He was the husband of the late Jeanette I. (Bartholomew).
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Petrosky) Maslany.
He was a Merchant Marine during World War II.
He was a sheet metal fabricator for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Homer Research Lab, for 30 years before retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton.
Elizabeth "Betty" B. Tanzosh, 89, formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 24, 2013, in Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, N.J. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Tanzosh.
Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth (Mayer) Makovsky.
She was a secretary for the M&M Mars Company, Hackettstown, N.J., for many years. Before that, she worked at Mack Trucks Inc.
She was a member of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the Young at Heart Senior Group.
She was a Northampton Food Bank volunteer.
Mary "Muddy" A. Horvath, 87, of Northampton, died Feb. 25, 2013, in Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Geza J. Horvath.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julianna (Orban) Sakovits.
She worked at the former Champion Spark Plug Company, Hellertown, for many years. During World War II, she was a welder for several years.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.
She was a member of the St. Peter and Paul Hungarian Society, Northampton.
Ann Segan, of North Whitehall Township, died Feb. 22, 2013.
She was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Durochik) Segan.
She worked at the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt and Northampton, for many years.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.
Virginia L. Diehl, 89, formerly of Cetronia, died Feb. 25, 2013, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late David Diehl.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Sadie (Egolf) Barndt.
She was a licensed practical nurse at Cedarbrook County Home for seven years until she retired in 1986. Before that, she was a traveling L.P.N. in the Lehigh Valley and a nurse at Rittersville State Hospital.
She was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, Cetronia.
The Blue Mountain Baseball League Hall of Fame inducted four new members at their 29th annual banquet back in October.
The banquet was held at the Holy Family Sick and Relief Hall, with about 100 guests in attendance.
The Hall of Fame presented their 13th annual Scholar Athlete Award to Aaron Cook, a graduate of Palmerton High School, who is currently continuing his studies at Penn State University.
A reception to meet New York City artist Lisa A. Turngren for her exhibition, "Patterned Lineage: Facing, Backing & the Space Between," is 4:30 - 6 p.m. March 13, with the exhibition continuing through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.