Stephen S. Deutsch, 89, of Fullerton, died peacefully Dec. 28, 2012, at the home of his daughter in Catasauqua, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family. He was the husband of the late Kathryn E. (Eisenhard) Deutsch for 52 years. Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Schmidt) Deutsch.
He was a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Allentown.
He served in Europe with the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton.
Louis DiMiceli, 98, of Whitehall, died Jan. 1, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Antonina D. (Damiano) DiMiceli for 66 years.
Born in Tickfaw, La., he was a son of the late Biaggio and Frances (Spinnella) DiMiceli.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of two bronze stars.
He was a tool and dye operator for the former Western Electric, Allentown.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua.
He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, and of its Holy Name Society.
Laura (Stesney) Kordelski, 51, of Allentown, died Dec. 27, 2012, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Springfield, Va. Her father, Peter Stesney Jr., also died in the accident.
Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Peter Jr. and Arlene Stesney.
She worked for Weis Markets at the deli counter for several years.
She attended St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Cherryville.
She was member of the Ladies Auxiliary, V.F.W. Post 7293, Whitehall-Egypt.
Thomas Robert Bono, 18, of Allentown, died December 29, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Elizabeth Ann Hagerty-Bono, of Allentown and the late Thomas Lee Bono II, who died in 2003.
He attended William Allen High School.
He is survived by his mother; brother, Thomas Lee III; sisters, Elizabeth Ann and Elizabeth Mary; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Ruth Bono.
Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.
Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.
Elaine B. Fatzinger, 80, of Allentown, died December 22, 2012, in Cedarbrook County Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Harold F. Fatzinger Sr. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Estelle (Ruppert) Moyer.
She worked in various Allentown mills before retiring as a sewing machine operator.
Martha B. (Werbicky) Marakovits, 93, formerly of Newport, and Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton, died Dec. 22, 2012, at Gracedale County Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late John F. Marakovits.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Onushchak) Werbicky.
She was a sales clerk for the former Gillespie Jewelers, Northampton, for 25 years. She worked for the former Smith Candy Company, Northampton. She assisted her mother in operating the former Mary's Place Bar, Northampton.
John T. Gillette, 79, died Dec. 21, 2012, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late John C. and Mary (Cherowich) Gillette.
He was a cryptologist for the National Security Agenecy for 40 years.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.
June Hassler, 86, formerly of Catasauqua, died Dec. 22, 2012, at Emeritus Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Hassler.
Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Kartje) Gemmel.
She was a Catasauqua High School graduate.
She owned and operated Hassler's Grocery Store, Catasauqua, for many years. She worked for Top Hat Tuxedo Rentals, Whitehall.
She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.
Richard R. Yost, 88, of Coplay, died Dec. 22, 2012, at Sacred heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Ernestine (Recker) Sauerzopf Yost.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Adolph and Cecilia (Failer) Yost.
He was a 1943 graduate of Whitehall High School.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded three bronze stars.
He was a packer for the former Coplay Cement Company, and retired in 1984.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.
Caroline A. Hammer, 82, formerly of Cementon, died Dec. 25, 2012, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township.
Born in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Edward Sr. and Emma (Muick) Hammer.
She was a sewing machine operator for the former D&D Shirt Company, Northampton, and Cross Country Clothes, Egypt and Northampton.
She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.
She is survived by a sister, Theresa Brown of Whitehall; and several nieces and nephews.