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Gerald F. Spess Sr.

May 16, 1925 June 17, 2009
Gerald F. Spess Sr.
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Gerald F. Spess Sr., 84, of Catasauqua died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late John C. and Emma I. (Keller) Spess Strauss. He was the husband of Jean G. (Mohr) Spess of Catasauqua. Gerald worked in the steel industry and construction all his life. He was also a bus driver for the Catasauqua School District. He was an army veteran of WWII. Surviving with his wife are his sons Tom, husband of Deborah Spess and Richard Spess of Catasauqua. Daughter Toni Hoffman of Catasauqua. A sister, Geraldine, wife of Edward Ifkovits of South Carolina. Seven grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Gerald F. Spess Jr., and John C. Spess. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am, Monday, June 22, 2009 at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, 1700 Airport Road, Allentown, PA . In lieu of flowers contributions may made to Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032 or the American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017. The Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Catasauqua is in charge of the arrangements.
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