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Russell W. Schirmacher

March 27, 1935 December 10, 2018
Russell W. Schirmacher
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Russell W. Schirmacher, 83, of Whitehall, passed away on December 10th, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Joyce C. (Harring) Schirmacher with whom he celebrated 61 years of marriage in August. Born in Hokendauqua, he was the son of the late Paul and Helen (Berger) Schirmacher.

Russell was employed by the former Bethlehem Steel as a crane operator for many years before retiring.

Surviving with his wife is a daughter Gloria, wife of Jim Hudak of Whitehall, sons Matthew and his wife Lisa of Orefield and Mark and his wife Colleen of Whitehall, brother Roy and his wife Sheila of Catasauqua, grandchildren Christopher (Jennifer) Hudak, Melissa (Dan) Guy, Nicholas Hudak, Christie Schirmacher, Jonathan Schirmacher, Tonya Afif, Alyssa (Kurt) Gerhard, and Cody Schirmacher, and great grandchildren Haley Henry, Liam Guy, Greyson Guy, Bridgette Thompson, Elleanor Thompson, Hazel Thompson, Catherine Hudak, Evelyn Hudak, Nolan Hudak, and Luke Gerhard. He was predeceased by a son Paul, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Services will be private. Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., 327 Chestnut St. Coplay, 18037 is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 3893 Adler Place #170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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