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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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Margaret E. Hersh

Margaret E. Hersh, 91, died peacefully on December 16th at Fellowship Manor in Whitehall, PA.  Born on April 29, 1930 in East Mauch Chunk, daughter of Julia and Thomas Savadge.  Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Donald Hersh and son Robert Hersh.  She was an active member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Allentown.  She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1948 and worked in Hess’s Patio where she met her husband, Donald.  They moved to Schnecksville, PA where they lived for 9 years before moving to Allentown, PA.     

She loved her family and raising “her boys”.  She then was employed for 15 years at General Electric/Black and Decker.  She was active in the Schnecksville Fire Company where she was president of the Ladies Auxiliary in the 50’s.  She also belonged to Trexlertown Senior Citizens, Red Hats, and GE Retirees.  Her favorite pastimes were making candy, baking cookies, and collecting dolls and Norman Rockwell figurines.  She and her husband enjoyed summers at their place at the shore, winters in Florida, and traveling to many different countries.  

Survived by sons Tom (wife Marsha), Jim, and Joe (wife Liz); and grandchildren Melissa (husband Nick), Brian (wife Joanna), Chris (wife Lizzy), and Adam (fiancée Ty).  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul Church, 920 S. Second St. at Susquehanna St. in Allentown on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd at 11 am.  Calling hour will begin at 10 am at the church.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery on N. Krocks Rd. in Wescosville. Arrangements by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home.

 In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 920 S. Second St., Allentown, PA  18103.