Althea O. Wetzel Burns, 84, of Whitehall, and formerly of Emmaus, died February 13, 2013, at the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph V. Burns Jr. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Mabel M. (Miller) Rhode.
She was a retired beautician in Emmaus.
She is survived by a grandson, Jamie N. Wetzel and his wife, Heather; great-grandson, Jamie N. Wetzel Jr. She was predeceased by a son, Glenn Wetzel; grandson, Jason Wetzel.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
Donald G. Peter, 86, formerly of Allentown, died February 10, 2013, in Clare Bridge of Dublin, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Phyllis B. (Bachman) Peter. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Russell A. and Mable I. (George) Peter.
He was a 1943 graduate of William Allen High School and a 1949 graduate of Muhlenberg College.
One of his favorite jobs included working with his father and uncle at Peters Motor Company selling Studebaker automobiles. He was a sales representative for Cascade School Supplies for 36 years, retiring in 1991.
Lillian B. Custer, 87, formerly of Limeport, died February 15, 2013, in Arden Courts, Wescosville. She was the wife of the late Gerald W. Custer, who died July 31, 2007. Born in Limeport, she was the daughter of the late Victor O. and Bertha (Erney) Schaffer.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran (Blue) Church, Coopersburg.
She was a graduate of William Allen High School.
Thelma M. Oleksa, of Macungie, died February 13, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Metro Oleksa, with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage. Born in Topton, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Leah (Webb) Landis.
She was a member of St. Paul's U.CC., Trexlertown, and a member of the Red Hat Society.
Joseph J. Kramer, 65, of Macun-gie, died February 15, 2013, in his home. Born in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of the late Stanley J. and Vivian (Silverstein) Kramer.
He attended Bethany United Methodist Church and was a graduate of the University of Maryland.
He loved gardening history, reading and photography.
He is survived by daughters, Melanie A. and her husband Zachary Dean of Latham, N.Y., and Lauren A.; brother, Clifford of Lansing, Mich.; former wife, Margie (Saro) Kramer.
Kathleen D. Fischl, 51, of Macun-gie, died February 15, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Gregory M. Fischl. The couple would have celebrated 28 years of marriage Sept. 28. Born in Easton, she was the daughter of Mary (Mereo) DePietro and the late James A. DePietro Sr.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was a graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College with an associate degree in accounting. She worked part time in the accounting department at Day-Timer and at Lehigh Valley Hardwood Flooring.
Mary E. Bauer, 95, of Macungie, died February 16, 2013, in HCR Manor-Care, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles D. Bauer Sr., who died December 23, 1978. Born in Kenhorst, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Franklin A. and Grace (McCarthy) Drey.
She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of St. Peter's Union Church, Macungie, where she formerly served as a Sunday school teacher.
Dr. William M. Baringer, 82, of Macungie, died February 12, 2013, in Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Dissinger) Baringer, with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William G. and Delma (Mengel) Baringer.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School, Muhlenberg College, Temple Dental School, and received his orthodontic degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
He was an orthodontist for many years in Allentown and Emmaus.
He was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church.
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.