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Bernard Charles Stinner
Bernard Charles Stinner, 88, of Allentown, died January 9, 2014. He was the husband of Catherine (Liptak) Stinner. They were married for 63 years in November. Bernie was born in Allentown, he was the son of Charles and Emma (Farnschlader) Stinner. After graduating from Central Catholic High School, he served in WWII as an amphibious engineer with the 4th Engineer Special Brigade, with two years duty in the Pacific Theatre. He completed his active duty with the occupation of Japan. Several years later, he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He served two years with the 882nd Ordnance H.A.M. Company as First Sgt. He graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Business and later graduated with an M.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati, followed by further graduate studies at Temple University. He began his working career in the oil fields in Louisiana, followed by management positions with the National Supply Company in Pittsburgh, Armco Steel Corporation in Middletown, OH, and Electric Storage Battery Corporation in Philadelphia. He was an Associate Professor of Business at Northampton Community College, when it began its operation. He later served as an instructor in Muhlenbergs Evening College. He was a member of the Morning Call for twenty years, serving as Personnel Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary before being named Publisher, President, and Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure as Publisher, he negotiated the sale of the company to the Times Mirror Company in Los Angeles. He served on the boards of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce, the Allentown Downtown Improvement District Authority, and the Pennsylvania Newspapers Association. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown. Survivors: Wife; sons, Douglas Stinner and his wife, Suzanne, of Allentown and David Stinner and his wife, Carol, of Darnestown, MD; daughter, Denise Stinner of Emmaus; sister, Rita, wife of Milton Pletchan, of Allentown; brothers, James Stinner and his wife, Maryanne, of Allentown, Robert Stinner of Fort Worth, TX, Edward Stinner and his wife, Sharon, of Riegelsville, Leo Stinner and his Joy of Allentown, Eugene and his wife, Marlene, of Glen Mills, PA, and Daniel Stinner and his wife, Barbara, of Whitehall; grandchildren, Brian, Susan, Jason, Rebecca, Dylan, Alexandra, Sydney, and Ethan; and great-granddaughter, Lainey. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the church. Arrangements by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown. www.jsburkholder.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown, PA 18103.

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 12, 2014
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