Claude Joseph Stofflet

Claude Joseph Stofflet, 89, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at his home. Many of his friends and acquaintances knew him as Junior or JR. Claude worked with his father at Claude’s Tobacco Shop in Allentown for many years, continuing the business after his father’s death. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Claude George Stofflet and the late Susan G. (Kuka) Stofflet. Claude graduated from Moravian College with a BA and obtained his MBA at Lehigh University. He was an Army Veteran who served with the occupational forces stationed in Germany. For many years Claude a 32 Degree Mason, was a member of Greenleaf Lodge No. 561, F.& A.M., and Lehigh Consistory both located in Allentown, and the Rajah Shrine in Reading.

He is survived by several cousins and their families.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown. The calling hour will begin at 9:00 A.M., prior to the service at the funeral home. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 9:45 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Allentown.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Claude be sent to: St. Luke’s Hospice, c/o Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, or to Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Rajah Shrine P.O. Box 40 Blandon, PA 19510.

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