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William P. Debus

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Debus, William P.William P. "Bill" Debus, 56, of Macungie, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus. He and his wife, Letitia B. (Neil), recently celebrated their 15th anniversary. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harold P. and Vera M. (Gilbert) Debus. He was a 1975 graduate of Emmaus High School and attended the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City where he was the first non-New York City resident to receive a full scholarship. Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College in 1981 and his Master's degree from DeSales University. Prior to retiring in 2009, he was employed in the construction industry as a materials technician. A friend of Jordan U.C.C., he was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Blue Church where he served as president of its council and was a choir member. He was a former member of Chestnut Hill Lutheran Church where he was a choir member and nursery Sunday school teacher. He was an active band parent at Emmaus High School from 2002-2005 and loved playing games with his family and friends. Often referred to as an angel, Bill was a kind and gentle soul. Survivors: wife; daughters, Laura E. Lehmann and husband, Horst J., Coopersburg, Lydia W. Peters and husband, Earl A., Emmaus; sister, Judy Szloboda and husband, Steve, Emmaus; step-sister, Janis Glassmeyer, Macungie; brother-in-law, Terrence R. Neil, Jr. and fiancée, Ottie Willoughby, Macungie; nephews, Steve Szloboda and wife, Dez, NY, Mark Szloboda, Emmaus; granddaughters, Erin E. Peters, Elsie J. Lehmann. Step-mother, Eleanor D. (Herring), and infant sister, Kathleen E., preceded him in death. Services: 10:30 AM Thursday in Jordan U.C.C. 1837 Church Rd. Allentown. Call 9:30 until service time in church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. Contributions: to Muhlenberg College, c/o funeral home 1335-37 W. Linden St. Allentown 18102.
Published in Morning Call on June 8, 2014
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