Louise E. Frank, 84, formerly of Allentown, died February 13, 2013, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Richard P. Frank who died May 13, 1999. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Edna B. (Hensel) Knittle.
She was a retired office worker for the Allentown School District and the former Hoch Contracting Co. of Allentown.
She is survived by cousins, David L. Strohecker, Lois Strauss and Grace Mealy.
Contributions may be made to your favorite animal charity.
Jonathan P. Laubach, 50, of Macungie, died unexpectedly February 11, 2013. He was the husband of Gretchen Laubach. They were married for 26 years. He was the son of Donald "Mike" and Doris "Pat" Laubach, of Forks Township.
He was a graduate of Easton High School, Class of 1980 and Susquehanna University, Class of 1984. He worked in the advertising field for many years.
Louis A. DiCesare, 68, of Salisbury Township, died February 8, 2013. He was the husband of Linda A. (Bench) DiCesare.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown.
He is survived by his wife; son, Bryan, at home.
Services will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Allentown. Arrangements were made by the K.V. Knopp Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.
Stephanie G. Dinackus, 92, formerly of Salisbury Township, died February 1, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Harry G. Dinackus for 54 years until his death in 2009. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Tekla Gramiak, both of whom immigrated to the United States from Ukraine as teenagers.
She worked as a professional secretary at the General Electric Company in Allentown and Philadelphia.
Eugene Dimovitz, 61, of Breinigsville, died February 10, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Melanie D. (Derr) Dimovitz. They were married for 37 years on Dec. 20. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Rose Dimovitz.
He was a retired equipment operator for Kraft Foods. He previously worked at Bonney Forge and Sondra Manufacturing.
He was a member of Macungie Christian Community.
He was a past president and very active member of Western Lehigh Lions Club.
Marianne L. Sickonic, 55, of Macungie, died in her home on February 3, 2013. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Dorothy M. (Jones) Allender of Macungie and the late Arthur A. Allender.
She was the sole caretaker of her mother for many years. She was a loving and devoted mother to her sons, Michael, of Allentown, and Matthew, of Bethlehem.
She is survived by her mother; sons; brothers, Paul Allender and his wife Linda, of Allentown, Todd Allender and his wife Sandy, of Orefield, sister, Susan E. Knerr, of Durham, N.C.
Marion C. O'Connor, 84, of Trexlertown, died February 9, 2013, in Mosser Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late John J. O'Connor.
She is survived by a son, John; daughter, Pamela and her husband, John Albrecht; sister, Adele Mauriello; four grandchildren.
Services are private. The Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus, is handling arrangements.
Florence A. O'Leary, 61, of Wescosville, died February 6, 2013, in her residence surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Donald F. O'Leary, with whom she celebrated 38 years of marriage. Born in Flushing, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Katherine (McGovern) Russell.
She worked as a cashier for Rite Aid Pharmacy and previously as a line supervisor for Whitman Packaging on Long Island.
She was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, where she taught CCD classes.
Marie E. Xiques, of Lower Macungie Township, died February 5, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Miguel "Mike" Xiques Jr. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 16. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frederick Miller and Lillian (Staples) Miller Solomon.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.
She was a volunteer for Lehigh Valley Hospital.
She enjoyed cross stitch sewing and travel.
Josephine K. Hinkle, 94, formerly of Emmaus, a life-long educator and librarian, died February 5, 2013, at Arbor View, an extension of Willow Valley retirement community, Lancaster. She was the wife of the late James O. Hinkle. Born in Reading she was proud of her Pennsylvania German heritage.
She was the first member of her family to go to college, earning bachelor's and master's degrees in library science, both from Kutztown University. She served as librarian originally at Emmaus High School, and finally at Emmaus Junior High School.