The Rev. Frank Linn Demmy, 67, of Allentown, died Feb. 7, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
He and his wife Patricia (Kuntz) Demmy were married 45 years last May 12.
Born July 30, 1951, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, he was the son of the late C. Curtiss and Sarah (Witmer) Demmy.
He graduated in 1969 from Central Dauphin High School, Messiah College in 1973 and Winebrenner Seminary, Findley, Ohio, in 1976, where he became ordained.
Mary C. Achenbach, 87, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 16, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She and her husband John A. Achenbach celebrated 61 years of marriage in October 2018.
Born in Boston, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Jeanne (Clelland) Lopes.
A 1949 graduate of East Boston High School in Boston, she then attended The Salvation Army Training College in the Bronx, N.Y., from which she graduated in 1953.
Thomas J. Klimek, 71, of Germansville, died peacefully Feb. 17, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.
Born June 12, 1947, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Jacob J. and Anna M. (Wilke) Klimek.
A proud member of Plumbers Local 690 for 49 years, he retired in June 2005.
Dale R. Baker, 87, of North Whitehall Township, died peacefully Feb. 15, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.
He was the husband of Margaret A. (Regec) Baker for more than 64 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Robert O. and Edith (Deiter) Baker Sr.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, where he served on the finance committee.
Martin P. Cisco, 88, formerly of Whitehall, died Feb. 1, 2019, at home.
Born in Lyndhurst, N.J., he was a son of the late William and Marion Diamond Cisco.
He was the husband of the late Lillian Severynse Cisco.
He proudly and with honor served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps, the U.S. Air Force and he retired from the U.S. Navy.
Following his retirement from the Navy, he did an array of things, including servng as a New Jersey State Trooper, claims agent for New York Life and the New Jersey Transit Corporation.
Paul F. Ruch, 92, of Maxatawny, died Feb. 5, 2019, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the widower of Alma M. (Tressler) Ruch.
Born in Breinigsville, he was a son of the late Ralph and Hilda (Smith) Ruch.
A machinist and truck driver for the former Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Fogelsville, and a machinist at the former Tyler Pipe Co., Macungie, he retired in 1992.
He was a member of the Breinigsville VFW Post 8282, Topton American Legion, Kutztown Fire Company, and Grundsow Lodge 15.
Mary Yanakis, 92, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 4, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of Peter J. Yanakis.
Born Jan. 17, 1927, in Staten Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Costas and Foteni (Zoundos) Kostandelis.
She attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Bethlehem.
In addition to her loving husband of more than 66 years, she is survived by sons James and Dean; daughter Eleni (Katz) and her husband, Jeff; and four grandchildren Collin, Jackie, Dimitri and Stavros.
John A. Steinmacher, 70, of Orefield, died on Feb. 5, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.
He and his wife Randa C. (Reinecke) Steinmacher were married 47 years last May 15.
Born July 4, 1948, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Anton C. and Marie D. (Klena) Steinmacher.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree with high honors from Rutgers University in 1979.
A quality manager at Cigna, Easton, for 12 years before retiring, he previously worked at Prudential AARP, Fogelsville, for many years.
Augustus C. Raabe Jr., 98, of Whitehall, died Feb. 4, 2019, in Heather Glen with his family by his side.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Augustus C. Sr. and Florence (Faust) Raabe.
He studied painting at Cooper Union, operated radar in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and retired as a captain after 30 years of service with the New York City Fire Department before retiring to Whitehall with his wife, Mary.
The couple raised poultry and he built cars and violins in the garage.
Phyllis L. “Cookie” Berger, 77, of Slatington, died Feb. 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem.
She was the wife of the late James E. Berger.
Born Dec. 10, 1941, in North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Edna M. (Lorey) Oswald.
A sewing machine operator at the former Paris Accessories in Walnutport she retired after 20 years.
She was a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Alert Team.