Lillian A. Sipos, 85, of Salisbury Township, died January 9, 2013, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown, where she received loving care since 2009. She was the wife of William L. Sipos. They were married for 64 years last Nov. 27. Born in Fullerton, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Tatko) Roth.
She was a sewing machine operator at Roth Upholstery and Perfect Knit Togs.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She loved fishing in Canada with her sister Jean and husband, Stephen and their son, Steve. She also loved cooking and sewing.
David T. "Dave" Hoffman, 40, of Emmaus, formerly of Reading, died December 24, 2012. He was the husband of Kathy (Reichwein) Hoffman. Born in Reading, he was a son of Marc and Joan (Hoffman) Douglass of Sumter, S.C.
He attended Schuylkill Valley High School. He was employed with Eastern Industries for 12 years as a quality control technician.
He enjoyed hiking, the outdoors and swimming.
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Volunteers from both Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments are using a vacant office building on Lehigh Street, near 31st Street S.W., to practice firefighting and rescue skills in a realistic environment.
Fred L. Rupert, 102, of Allentown, died December 31, 2012, at Westminster Village. He was the husband of the late Mary (Baker) Rupert, who died Oct. 27, 1998. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Guy J. and Maude (Hantzman) Rupert.
He was a payroll administrator at PP&L for 42 years, retiring in October 1970.
In the past he was active in PP&L bowling and softball leagues.
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Harry S Truman Elementary School students enjoy lunch with their parents.
George H. Plate, 86, of Emmaus, died January 10, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mimi (Miriam) A. Plate. The couple would have celebrated 62 years of marriage June 23. Born in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., he was the son of the late Hermann G. and Louise (Jordan) Plate.
He was an active member of Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, where he was an elder, a Sunday school teacher and a small group leader.
He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Class of 1945.
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Let the cookie sales begin for Daisy Troop 6106.
Irene D. Frey, 93, of DevonHouse Senior Living, formerly of Emmaus, died January 9, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Wilbur E. Frey, who died in 1998. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George and Julia (Bodak) Lipyanik.
Thomas "Burkey" J. Burkhardt, 66, of Salisbury Township, formerly of Bethlehem, died January 12, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of the late Mary Beth (Fistner) Burkhardt. He was the son of Joseph and Helen (Szabo) Burkhardt.
He was a United States Navy veteran, proudly serving aboard the U.S.S., Yorktown during the Vietnam War.
He worked for 33 years at the Bethlehem Steel Company, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of Ss. Simon and Jude Church, Bethlehem, and a lifetime member of Citizen's Hose Fire Company in Easton.
Ruth M. Munley, 86, of Allentown, died January 8, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Francis Munley who died in 2008. Her first husband, Donald Schoch died in 1965. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Peter Moyer and Gladys M. (Hamshire) Reifinger.
She worked at Allen Organ for 15 years, retiring in 1990.
She was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church.