Carole Ann Longenderfer Carole Ann Longenderfer

Carole Longenderfer, 75, of Emmaus, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of John E. Longenderfer, whom she married on June 24, 1961. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Theodore A. Rapp Sr. and Marian (Sener) Rapp. Carole was a devoted member of Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alburtis. She actively sang on the church choir for numerous years and faithfully participated in the annual craft bazaar. She was a graduate of Muhlenberg High School and was employed as a Medical Assistant at Lehigh Valley Pediatrics for many years until her retirement. Carole was an avid knitter, crafter and gardener, but more importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and especially her grandchildren.

Survivors: In addition to her husband of 54 years, John; Carole’s five children include, Wendy Longenderfer of Macungie; Mark Longenderfer, husband of Dana Longenderfer of Richmond, VA; Matthew Longenderfer, husband of Carolyn Longenderfer of West Chester, PA; Gretchen Clay, wife of Shawn Clay of Allentown; and Michael Longenderfer, husband of Megan Longenderfer of Breinigsville. She is survived by her sister, Susan DeStasio, wife of Michael DeStasio of Leesport and brother Dr. Robert D. Rapp of Laureldale. She was also blessed with eight granddaughters, Katherine, Riley, Emily and Madison Longenderfer; Teresa and Samantha Clay; and Sarah and Anna Longenderfer as well as three grandsons Nicholas, Jack and DeWolf Longenderfer. She is predeceased by her brother Theodore Rapp of Laureldale.

Services: Relatives and friends may attend a viewing on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton St. Allentown and on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. at Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church. A Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8269 Spring Creek Road, Alburtis. Interment will follow in Zion Lehigh Evangelical Cemetery.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Carole’s memory to Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 8269 Spring Creek Road, Alburtis, PA 18011.

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