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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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Loretta Host-Ross

Loretta Host-Ross, 91, passed away Jan. 10 at the home of her daughter, Shelly. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late William and Caroline Beahm. She operated the Host Grove in Bethlehem for many years. Loretta was a good mother and loved her family dearly.

Survivors: Husband Arthur Ross; daughter Shelly Garst and husband Robert of Hellertown; son George Host III of Leesburg, Florida; sister Beatrice Benner; brothers Buddy and Sonny Beahm; grandchildren Melanie, Jay, Peggi, Pam and Barbara; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson Buddy Pearson in 1991.

Services: Private, at the family's convenience. They are being assisted by the Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home of Allentown.