Lois F. Frank, 87, of Center Valley, died May 10, 2019, in her home with her children by her side. She was the wife of the late Richard R. Frank. They were married 46 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Mildred (Bechtel) Allender.
She was active in local politics and served at the polls at Southern Lehigh High School.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening and antique shopping.
Bennie L. Howard, 50, of Macungie, died May 4, 2019. He was the husband of Jennifer (Koyt) Howard for four years. They had been together for 11 years. Born in McKeesport, he was the son of Geraldine and the late Alex Howard.
He worked at Kellogg’s in Breinigsville in packaging.
His favorite thing was spending time with his family. He loved basketball and football. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Penn State.
He was a loving man with a heart of gold who helped everyone he could.
Elizabeth C. “Liz” (Knerr) Hoffman, 91, a life-long resident of Alburtis, died peacefully May 9, 2019, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Dale D. Hoffman. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late William and Sadie (Kurtz) Knerr.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Leonard A. Sonntag, 82, of Allentown, died May 12, 2019. He was the husband of the late Dawn L. (DeReamer) Sonntag. Born in Easton, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elsie H. (Kohler) Sonntag.
He was an industrial engineer at the former Western Electric Corporation, retiring from Lucent Technologies.
He was a graduate of Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.
Sandra J. Rhode, 68, of Emmaus, died April 29, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Philip P. Rhode. The couple observed their 50th wedding anniversary in March. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Pauline B. (Nase) Haring and the late Kenneth Haring.
She was a member of Old Zionsville United Church of Christ and was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1969.
She was the secretary and treasurer of the family business, Consolidated Mechanical Service of Emmaus, for many years.
Marie A. Flocco, 84, of Allentown, formerly of Macungie and Staten Island, N.Y., died peacefully May 4, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Flocco. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Gallo) Todino.
She worked as a money transfer clerk at the Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.
She enjoyed music, reading books, going to the casinos and traveling with her family and friends.
Patricia Ann (Fehr) Wolfe, 70, of Macungie, died peacefully in her home April 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late Gilbert E. Wolfe. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of Virginia M. (Gaugler) and the late Arland Fehr.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Macungie.
She was an avid supporter of the Humane Society as well as a pet lover.
Albert J. “Moose” Tallick, 74, of Macungie, died peacefully April 8, 2019, at home while in the care of his family. He was the husband of Rosemary (Barrett) Tallick, who was his high school sweetheart, for 51 years. Born in Mary D, he was the son of the late Albert S. and Mary (Krynock) Tallick.
He was a 1962 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.
He honorably served in the United States Navy where he was stationed in Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Robert Gehman Bookheimer, 76, of Macungie, died April 28, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Hannalore (Kaiser) Bookheimer. Born in Lansdale, he was a son of the late J. Robert and Ada (Gehman) Bookheimer.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was an executive chef for the Army.
He was a member of the F.&A.M., the VFW, Red Hill and formerly in Breinigsville; a member of the Seisholtzville Fire Company and the fire police there; a member of the Valley Forge Chapter #312, Vietnam Veterans of America.
Robert E. Ross, 84, of Salisbury Township, died March 6, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband and best friend to the late Betty D. Ross. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage based upon the core values of communication and compromise. Their shared love and commitment will forever be evident through the memories of their children and grandchildren. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edwin E.H. Ross and Wilhelmina J. Ross.