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Stephen J. Valek
Stephen J. Valek, 62, of Whitehall died Friday, April 5, 2013 in his home. Born in Allentown, he was the beloved son of Helen A. (Liposhitz) Hertzog of Allentown and the late Wayne P. Hertzog. A 1968 graduate of William Allen High School, he continued his education at Moravian College receiving a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1972. A talented wood worker, Stephen was a self-employed cabinet maker in the Lehigh Valley area for many years. He was known for his guitar repair work and the amplifiers he made. Also a gifted musician, Stephen wrote music and formed and played in numerous bands over the years. He was a gifted artist with a kind spirit. Survivors: Mother; brother, Donald W. Hertzog and his wife Barbara of Florence, KY; half-sister, Stephanie Valek of Breinigsville; dedicated caregiver and friend, Janice Magliane of Allentown; numerous aunts and uncles and many cousins. Services: Funeral Services are private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements by J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown, www.jsburkholder.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Stephens memory to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Allentown, PA 18103 or the , Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published in Morning Call on Apr. 6, 2013
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