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AMDUR, David P. 38, of Emmaus, PA, died Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA. He was the husband of Sharon Maynard Amdur. They were looking forward to celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2014. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Nicholas J. and Margaret (Sauer) Amdur of Hingham. A 1994 graduate of Thayer Academy, Braintree, he received a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science in 1998 from Rice University, Houston, TX. After graduation, David spent 3 years in Quito, Ecuador where he worked as a software engineer. After returning to the United States, he worked for Agile Software in San Jose, CA and later Towers Perrin, Boston. He earned his PhD in Economics from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Since 2010, Dave has served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Muhlenberg College, Allentown. An avid hiker, he enjoyed the outdoors and had conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mt. Cotopaxi in Ecuador. A most memorable trip was sea kayaking in Alaska with Sharon. He had a passion for teaching his students and service to Muhlenberg College. A devoted husband and father, Dave treasured the time he spent with his family. Survivors: wife; parents; son, Thomas J. Amdur; daughter Juliet R. Amdur; brother, Matthew B. Amdur and his wife Alyssa and niece, Rowan Amdur all of Cambridge, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Scott and Penny Maynard of Ottsville, PA. Memorial Service 1:00PM Thursday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown, PA. Call 2 to 4:00PM and 7 to 8:30PM Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to www.givedirectly.org, Give Directly, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 3221, New York, NY 10008. www.jsburkholder.com
Published in The Boston Globe on June 3, 2014
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