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1928 - 2020

Pearl Hugo, 92, formerly of East Allen Township, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at Atria Bethlehem in Hanover Township.

She was born June 14, 1928, in Dallas, to Charles and Anna (Robbins) Krause.

She was the wife of the late Alfred C. Hugo. Alfred and Pearl met through correspondence during World War II, while Al served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater. She graduated from Dallas Township School in June of 1946, and they were married at the end of the month. Pearl and Al shared 51 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1997.

She served on the Board of the East Allen George Wolf PTA; the council of St. Peter's U.C.C. in Seemsville; and retired from Durkee Glidden Foods after 27 years of employment. In her retirement, she volunteered for Muhlenberg Hospital. Pearl liked to sew and she used her talent to make several hundred bears for the hospital. She also liked to travel and take pictures of family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan May of Moravia, N.Y., and Jane Vaughn of Bath; four grandchildren: James Vaughn and wife Danielle, Jessica Tossenou and husband Bart, Carly Howard and husband Shawn, and Michael May; four great-grandchildren: Rebecka and Sarah Vaughn, and Lydia and David Tossenou; brother Wayne Krause and wife, Margie of Tunkhannock; sister Martha Perez of Silver Spring, Md.; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Alfred, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Sandra; a sister, Jean Setzer; and a brother-in-law, Baltazar Perez.

Due to the pandemic, Pearl's graveside service will be private with a celebration of life to be planned for a later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the George G. Bensing Funeral Home LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the of Pennsylvania, 2200 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18104.

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