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Robert J. Palmer

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Robert J. Palmer, 82, of Macungie, died March 1, 2018, on his birthday in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Claire L. (Brett) Palmer. They would have been married for 62 years next month. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late William L. Palmer and Margaret V. (Dunne) Palmer.

He was a graduate of Hofstra University in New York.

He was employed by the former F & M Schaefer Brewing Company, retiring in 1994 as warehouse manager from the Stroh Brewing Company, Fogelsville.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean War.

He was the “rock” of a very large and close knit family and will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Robert J. and his wife Jill, Stephen W. and his wife Staci, Richard S. and his wife Judy, Michael J. and his wife Jane, all of Macungie; daughters, Laura C. and her husband John Melville, of Macungie, Nancy C. and her husband James Huber, of Schnecksville; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

At his request, his services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown.