David Nahmias David Nahmias

David Nahmias, 79, of Allentown, passed away November 17, 2017 in the Health Center at Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall Twp. He was the loving husband of Catherine R. (Bretz) Nahmias. They were married for 43 years. David was a chemical engineer at Air Products and Chemicals for 30 years until retiring. After retirement, he served on the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel for the United States Government. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Morris and Elizabeth (Saffan) Nahmias. David was a graduate of Bayside Queens High School, received a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from Lehigh University. David was a peacetime Army Veteran. He was a volunteer for AARP Tax-Aide and The Literacy Center in Allentown.

Survivors: Wife; Sister: Bonnie Chapman of Marlboro, NJ; Brother: Steven Nahmias and his wife Vivian of Menlo Park, CA; Nephews: Mitchell Nahmias and Jeffrey Chapman; and Nieces: Lisa Ivanicki and Susan Chapman.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, at 2 P.M. in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Friday, from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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