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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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Elizabeth D. Porter

Elizabeth “Betty” Porter, 73, of the Lutheran Manor, Bethlehem and formerly of Hockendauqua, passed away February 25th at Lehigh Valley Hospice. She had worked as a cosmetician in her youth and worked in housekeeping at local hotels, and was married two times. Betty was active in her PT Cruiser car club and her cancer support community.

She is survived by her nieces Cherie, Lonny, Melody, and Robin; nephew Ambrose; boyfriend Gary Markus of Warminster and dear friends Donna Derrick and  Jackie Roberts as well as her other friends and residents at Lutheran Manor. She was predeceased by her half-brother Jack and half-sister Althea.

Services: memorial at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 29 with visitation starting at 12 noon at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown with Rev. James Gottwald officiating.  Directions at: www.AllentownFunerals.com.