December 21, 2021
Susan E. “Suzi” Messbauer, 61, of Kunkletown, formerly of Allentown, passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2021. She was the loving wife of Robert W. “Bob” Messbauer, celebrating 37 years of marriage in August. Working first as a dental hygienist and later as an H&R Block Franchise Owner with her husband Bob, Suzi was most enthusiastic about her third occupation: retirement. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Ronald K. Burke and the late Dorothy J. (Rothrock) Morgues. Throughout her life Suzi showed remarkable grit in the face of adversity, facing life’s challenges head-on while showing tremendous compassion toward the disadvantaged and less fortunate. She possessed a rare ability to excel as both a leader and a follower, believing strength came in many guises and responsibility was best executed when shared. She was also a passionate animal lover, a skilled outdoorswoman, and a clever cook—all traits she fostered in her two children from their earliest days. At heart, Suzi was ferociously protective of those she cared about, providing unconditional love and support in every moment. Her family is devastated to lose her, but trusts she is now part of the beautiful woods she called home. Survivors: Husband Bob, Daughter: Sarah E. Messbauer of Huntington, WV, Son: Michael K. Messbauer and his wife Laura A. Housley of Allentown, and Brothers: Timothy C. Burke and his wife Margart Howarth of Kunkletown and James B. Burke of Whitehall, Dog & Faithful Companion: Millie. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown. Condolences may be offered at: www.jsburkholder.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West End Food Pantry, 516 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058 (https://www.westendpantry.com/donate/).
Susan E. “Suzi” Messbauer, 61, of Kunkletown, formerly of Allentown, passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2021. She was the loving wife of Robert W. “Bob” Messbauer, celebrating 37 years of marriage in August.... View Obituary & Service Information
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