Robert "Joe" J. Steininger, 84, of Bethlehem, died July 27, 2012 at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. He was the son of the late Herbert and Margaret Steininger. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Loftus) Steininger for 43 years.
He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas.
He was an electrical engineer for Western Electric/Lucent Technologies and then for Bi-Tronics.
He was a ham radio operator.
He is survived by a stepson, John Simchak of Bethlehem.
Arrangements were made by Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.
Police arrested a 24-year-old man during an investigation and search following an armed robbery of a Linden Street gas station.
Around 1:50 p.m. Aug. 5, a pistol-wielding man with a purple cloth covering his face robbed the Express Gas and Food Mart and fled in a green Volvo.
The following day city and Allentown police followed tips to Andrew Bilheimer of Baeufort Drive, who was discovered in the Redner's Market parking lot on Airport Road.
Bilheimer is charged with robbery, reckless endangerment, receiving stolen property and theft.
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to serve as board members, instructors, action team members, event coordinators and office administration. Contact Robert Duld, 610-865-4400, ext. 229, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOWNTOWN BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION has several volunteer opportunities for the Southside Bike Show Aug. 18. Contact Loly Reynolds, 484-554-5229, email@example.com.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BETHLEHEM is looking for a recording/corresponding secretary. Contact Robert Sehee, 610-419-3285, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anna T. Nickles, 65, of Bethlehem, died July 22, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Wallace H. and Rose L. (Dunnevant) Heft. She was the wife of Rudolph R. Nickles for 19 years.
She was a graduate of Liberty HS.
She retired from Kraft Foods.
She is survived by two daughters, Anna-Marie and her husband John H. Bryk Jr. of Whitehall and Patricia and her husband Anthony Tocci of Newburgh, Maine; three grandchildren, Kayla, Sarah and Emily; and a sister, Nancy L. Mory of Allentown.
Beatrice "Dolly" A. Unger, 82, formerly of Zephyrhills, Fla., died Aug. 3, 2012, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. Born in Freemansburg, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Keiser) Bender. She was the wife of the late Royal A. Unger.
She was a 1947 graduate of Liberty HS.
She played trumpet and drums as a member of the Swingettes, an all girl orchestra in the 1950s.
She was a former member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
She was a former treasurer of the North West Little League in the 1960s and a volunteer at the refreshment stand.
Police arrested two men for fighting over $20 on Mechanic Street around 2 a.m. Aug. 1.
According to police, one Pablo Hidalgo arrived in the 1000 block to confront 49-year-old Samuel Hernandez about the money and they began to fight in the street.
Hidalgo was struck several times with a curtain rod and golf club, and Hernandez is charged with simple assault.
Joseph L. McLaughlin, 74, of Bethlehem, died July 26, 2012, having battled multiple myeloma for seven years. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Edith (Jones) McLaughlin. He was the husband of Sylvia (Bogdan) McLaughlin for 48 years.
He graduated from Reading Central Catholic HS and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University.
Elmer A. Parton, 87, of Bethlehem, died July 31, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Elmer and Florence (Ziegler) Parton. He was the husband of Lorraine (Pfeffer) Reiser Parton for 17 years. and of the late Anna (Romanick) Parton.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was with the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion during World War II.
He was a carpenter for Bethlehem Steel for many years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.