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Anne Meade

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Anne M. Meade, 54, of Lower Macungie contently left for heaven on August 7, 2013 on her own terms from home, surrounded by her loved ones, after fighting a valiant battle with cancer since age 13. She was the wife of Dr. Thomas Meade. Born in Atlanta, on October 27, 1958 to the late Jeanette and Joseph Salome. She graduated from Riverwood High School in Atlanta after transferring for her senior year and was elected to the homecoming court. She graduated from Penn State in 3 1/2 years with a BS in Psychology and attended the prestigious Montessori Institute in Atlanta. Anne taught at The Greene Towne Montessori School in Center City Philadelphia for several years before moving and raising her family in Allentown. Anne became a passionate doll collector, beloved at the trade shows and a recognized expert with an envious Antique Madame Alexander Collection. She was also a high-level respected slot player, whose humble and kind demeanor belied her enormous talent and success. The eloquent treatment and respite she received at the major gaming institutions brought incredible joy to her life. Anne was loved by everyone and will be remembered as a selfless person with enormous empathy and optimism. Her cancer diagnosis never defined her and although she resisted the usual public approaches to cancer support, she privately mentored dozens of cancer patients through word of mouth referrals. Her personal success with a practical and educated approach to individualized treatment with a strong belief in holistic treatment is what attracted many seeming hopeless patients. They were inspired by Annes longevity and quality of life, which far exceeded traditional expectations. She was a special gifted person who left a soft but indelible mark on everyone she touched and will be missed dearly. Survivors: In addition to her husband, children, Daniel Meade, Melissa Meade and Christopher Meade; sisters, Loretta Spindel and husband Bob of Vienna VA, Jean Dreyer and husband Frank of Atlanta GA, Teresa Doering and husband Tom of Atlanta GA; brothers, David Salome and wife Kristen of Atlanta, GA, Joseph Salome and wife Nancy of Atlanta, GA; many nieces and nephews; and surrogate mother, Theresa Zintak of Allentown, PA. Services: Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville. Call 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts., Allentown and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Online condolences may be made at www.jsburkholder.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers or contributions, please consider doing something special for someone less fortunate in Annes honor.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 9, 2013
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