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Charlotte Dunbar

Charlotte Dunbar
Charlotte Dunbar of Bethlehem went to be with the lord on October 7, 2012. She was the wife of the late Harris I. Stanton with Bethlehem Steel Corp. and the late Davis T. Dunbar, also with Bethlehem Steel Corp. Born in Detroit, MI, Nov. 29, 1919, she was the daughter of Fred and Adeline (Ream)Shafer. Charlotte graduated from Pine Manor College and worked with the Red Cross in World War II in England and Berlin. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem and formerly a Deacon. She was active in the Junior League and performed volunteer work with numerous agencies.Ms. Dunbar leaves behind her beloved family members plus many friends. In her earlier years, with her signature silver hair, she could tear up the tennis court, cook a great meal and host a fabulous party all the while smiling her beautiful smile. She traveled the world, loved dancing, old movies and French toast with bacon. Into her nineties she was an avid bridge player, a much sought after partner.Charlotte was generous, kind and always put others first. She will be greatly missed. Survivors: Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, Harris Stanton, Jr. Her survivors include her daughters, Elizabeth ( Betsy) Moyer and her husband Jim Moyer, and Ann Stanton and her husband, Steve Counts; her brother, John Shafer and his wife Barbara; and her stepchildren, Peter Dunbar and his wife, Rev. Sally Brown, Selden Illick and her husband Kit Illick, Glenny Dunbar and her husband Peter Esterquest. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Jocelyn Schaeffer, Lara Russel, Nathan Counts, Grady Counts, Christopher Illick, Hilary Valette, Andrew Dunbar and Heather Dunbar, along with 14 great- grandchildren. Services: Memorial Service Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm in the First Presbyterian Church 2344 Center Street Bethlehem. Arrangements by the John F. Herron Funeral Home and Herron Crematory 458 Center at Market Street Bethlehem. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlotte Dunbars name may be made to Kirkland Village or to the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem.

Published in Morning Call on Oct. 10, 2012
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