Six months after Leslie wrote this editorial, in what I consider an act of displaced aggression, he committed murder suicide; took a hammer to his second wife, Wanda, then blew his brains out. One situation alone demands change in domestic relations for a greater spectrum of fairness and equity. No man, not even a married man, has any "rights" in regards to his children or in the family setting. On a board game of privilege, "rights" is an illusion.


This is a picture of Leslie's first wife, Carolyn.

Obituary Notices

  Wanda A. Giannini, 49, of 1601 Shimersville Road, Emmaus, died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Les Giannini, who died Tuesday. She was a lab technician at Lucent Technologies before retiring last year. Born in the Reading, she was a daughter of the late Floyd Gawthorp and Irene M. (Konemann) Moyer. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus. She is survived by her stepfather, Robert B. Moyer of Breinigsville; daughters, Traci Nelson of Ambler, Montgomery County, Jennifer L. Cobb of Reading; brother, Floyd Gawthorp of Kutztown; stepbrother, Michael R. Moyer of Macungie; sister, Anita Gawthorp in Georgia, and four granddaughters. Arrangements were made by Edward J. Hildebrand Funeral Home, Kutztown

  Leslie R. "Les" Giannini, 53, of Upper Milford Township, died Tuesday, April 18, at home. He was the husband of the late Wanda (Gawthorp) Giannini. He was a technician for a number of years for Lucent Technologies, Breinigsville. Previously, he worked for Leeds & Northrup, North Wales, Montgomery County, for 17 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late George Giannini and Elizabeth (O'Donnell) Giannini O'Connor. He is survived by sons, Steven S. and Daniel G., both of Quakertown, Vincent L. of Emmaus; daughters, Amanda, wife of Shawn Loch and Monica, wife of James Mindler, both of Quakertown; brother, Leland of Houston; stepfather, Jack O'Connor of Philadelphia; half-brother, Terry O'Connor of Philadelphia, a grandson and a step-grandson. Arrangements were made by Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, Quakertown.





Area Location


Updated: 02-08-2002