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Angela Rene Pessina
Angela Rene Pessina, 29, of Allentown, passed away of injuries as a result of an auto accident on October 28, 2012. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Michael W. and Michele K (Kercsmar) Pessina. Angela was a graduate of Parkland High School, Class of 2001. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A Degree in Spanish in 2005 where she studied in Alicante, Spain for one semester. Angela was a Spanish teacher at Pen Argyl High School for the past 5 years. She was a Certified ESL teacher. She worked at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. in the International Customer Service Department while attaining her teaching certification at Kutztown University. Angela was a certified Zumba Instructor and she worked part time at Machs Gute Restaurant, Bethlehem. She loved her many summers as a camper and counselor at Bear Creek Camp. She was a lifelong member of St Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown where she taught Vacation Bible School. Angela loved children and gave to her favorite charity, St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital. Survivors: Parents; sister, Alison; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Kercsmar; boyfriend, Rick JR Mayberry; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Angela was predeceased by maternal grandfather, Joseph Kercsmar and paternal grandparents, Reno and Claire Pessina. Services: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 W. Tilghman St., Allentown. A viewing will be held Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Main room at Bachman Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown and Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m. in the church. Interment to follow in Grandview Cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Angela R. Pessina Spanish Scholarship Fund (Relating to Pen Argyl High School). Checks mailed to Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 1629 W. Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18102. Donations can also be made, in Angelas name to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 323 N. Lauderdale St. P.O. Box 318, Memphis, TN 38105-2794.
Published in Morning Call on Oct. 30, 2012
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