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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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James F. Munsch, Sr.


James F. Munsch, Sr., of Allentown passed away December 5th at his home with his family.  He was the husband of Carlotta (Beltrame) Munsch for the past 67 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Warren and Laura (Heckman) Munsch. He worked as a crane operator and was a shop steward for the Bethlehem Steel Company for 32 years.

Mr. Munsch is survived by his wife Carla; daughter Marybeth Granitz; son John Munsch and wife Annette; grandsons Glenn Granitz Jr. and wife Abbey and Andrew Granitz and fiancé Katie Adam; seven great grandchildren and extended family. He was predeceased by his siblings and his son James.

Services: viewing at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11th at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Funeral begins at 12:00 noon with Rev. Samuel R. Zeiser officiating. Interment following at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.

Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, or to the Parkinson’s Foundation, www.parkinson.org.