John Hartman "Jack" Dittbrenner Jr., 82, of Salisbury Township, died January 10, 2013, in Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, after a 22-year courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Annabelle Helen (Pforr) Dittbrenner. They would have celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary January 19. Born in Fullerton, Lehigh County, he was a son of the late John Hartman and Emilie (Seider) Dittbrenner Sr.
He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
Roslyn Glass, 85, of Allentown, died January 10, 2013, in her home. She was the wife of the late Gerald Glass, who died in 2001.
She was employed at Career Link of the Lehigh Valley for 27 years.
She is survived by sons, Allen and his wife Nancy and Scott and his significant other Kim; grandchildren, Matthew, Marc, Brooke and Krista; great-grandchildren, Miah, Tierney, Gavin, Hunter, Payton and Laekyn. She was predeceased by a son, Barry.
Margaret Ann Leach, 90, of Wescosville, formerly of Munch, Lycoming County, and Reading, died January 9, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Leach, who died in 1996. Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Dougherty) Dowds.
She worked many years as a sales clerk at Bon-Ton and Hess's department stores in Munch and other department stores in Reading.
She loved swing dancing, caring for animals and reading.
She was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Bally.
Allen R. Ebert, 81, of Salisbury Township, died December 27, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill.
He is survived by a daughter, Roberta Marie of Mt. Laurel, N.J.; son, Keith A.; brother, Richard.
Arrangements were made by the K.V. Knopp Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.
Joseph P. Slifer Jr., 92, of Macun-gie, died January 21, 2013, in Lehigh Center. Born in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of the late Jospeh P. Sr. and Flora (Scearce) Slifer.
He worked for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for many years.
He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Allentown.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Battle of the Bulge with his twin brother, where he received a Bronze Star.
Edna E. Snyder, 103, formerly of Zionsville, died January 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Zionsville, she was the daughter of the late Jacob H. and Emma K. (Gackenbach) Snyder.
She was a member of Old Zionsville U.C.C.
She is survived by two nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Vernon and Irvin.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.
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.
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.
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.