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The famous General Trexler Estate at 1227 Hamilton Street is among the best known residences in Allentown. Filled with ornate woodwork, leaded stained glass windows, comtemporary lighting and a grand entranceway, coming to the Trexler Home is a unique experience.

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Donald D. Warmkessel

Donald Warmkessel, 59, of Allentown, died Feb. 22 at the home he shared with his sister, Esther. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Wilbur and Marie (Gaffney) Warmkessel. He worked with the PA Liquor Control Board for many years, and later was in packing & shipping at Jaetees Wicker on Hamilton Street. He was a longtime member at the Hogan Social Club and Franklin Fire Company, as well as St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Allentown.

Survivors: his brothers Ronald and Wilbur Jr. of Allentown; sisters Margaret, Barbara, Rosemary and Esther, with whom he resided; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Francis, Michael and David.

Services: viewing at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, followed by funeral service at 11:00 with Rev. Steven Shussett officiating. Interment following at St. Mark's Cemetery, Allentown.

Contributions: To the funeral home.