Alma E. Wetzel

Alma E. Wetzel, 92, of Macungie, passed away June 13, 2016 in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. Alma retired in 1989 from the Upper Perkiomen School District, member of the faculty for more than thirty years during which she served as Reading Supervisor, Elementary Principal, Elementary Supervisor of Instruction and classroom teacher. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at what is now West Chester University, teaching first grade and kindergarten in the Demonstration School and elementary education courses in the School of Education. She also taught first grade classes in the Allentown School District and the East Greenville Elementary School. In 1990, she received the Upper Perkiomen School District’s Distinguished Service Recognition Award; the library at Hereford Elementary School was named in her honor. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alvin E. and Doris (Roth) Wetzel. She was a 1944 graduate of West Chester University and a 1948 graduate of Penn State University and attended Temple University. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis. At the church, she was a past consistory member, was a past secretary of the consistory, and served on the hymnal and search committee at the church.

Survivors: Brothers: Robert E. Wetzel of Elizabethtown, PA and Charles A. Wetzel, and wife Nancy, of Harleysville, PA, and Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by Brothers: Jack D. Wetzel and Richard C. Wetzel.

Services: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. in the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown.

Calling hour: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Alma’s memory to the Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, PA 18011.

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