Michael D. Radcliffe
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Michael D. Radcliffe Michael D. Radcliffe, 71, of Alburtis, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, in LVHN, Hospice Unit, Cedar Crest following a short battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Mertztown, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Eva B. (Pilgert) Radcliffe. Mike graduated from Brandywine H.S. as well as University of Penn., Wharton School of Business..He was President of Radcliffe Bros.Inc of Mertztown, a family-owned company started by Michael’s grandfather 75 years ago.and former owner of Radcliffe’s True Value Hardware. Michael was a member of Lehigh Lodge #326, F.&A.M., Rajah Shrine, Hillbillies, Lehigh Consistory, Valley of Allentown, and Lehigh Shrine Club. He also served in the National Guard, Armored Division. Mike served as treasurer of Longswamp Township Historical Society, as well as a former member of the Zoning Board for Longswamp Township, and Planning Commision. He supported many local associations: The Merchantile Club, Fire Company No. 2, Catholic War Vets, all of Emmaus; Alburtis Rod & Gun Club; Macungie V.F.W. Over many years, he volunteered at Das Awkscht Fescht, Macungie, and numerous other community organizations. SURVIVORS: Michael is survived by Rhonda J. Heck, Alburtis; daughter, Julie S. (Radcliffe) Atallah, Asheville, NC; brother; Charles W., husband of Gretchen A. Radcliffe, Lakeland, FL; Diane Radcliffe, Macungie, wife of predeceased brother, Chris A. Radcliffe; nieces and nephews Heather, Brent, Garrett Radcliffe, Stacey Seislove, Eric and his wife Christina Schantzenbach. There are also great nieces, great nephews, cousins, additional family and numerous loving friends. Michael loved the game of golf, the Phillies and Eagles. He also loved his garden, enjoyed making people happy, making the best of any situation, but most importantly, he will be remebered as having the quickest wit, a kind, generous, and selfless individual.... SERVICES: There will be a greeting of friends and family from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Hunsicker’s Grove, 9350 Longswamp Road, Mertztown, PA, 19530, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. Please follow CDC Guidelines for safety. Due to the current situation, an after event has not been scheduled. CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ludwickfh.com.

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Published in Reading Eagle from Jul. 28 to Jul. 29, 2020.
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July 31, 2020
RIP Mike. Thank you so much for your support over the years with making our fishing contest a great success every year and being a kind person.
Macungie Rod & Gun Club Officers and Members
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July 31, 2020
To a kind person. We will miss you Mike. Go Birds!!
Fred and Eileen Snell
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July 30, 2020
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July 29, 2020
Mike was a wonderful next-door neighbor. fHe always had time to stop whatever he was doing and chat. I will definitely miss him and his smile. RIP friend!
Joel & Jane Hurley
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July 29, 2020
God has taken away our loved one from us but never from our hearts. Your Memory dear Michael will linger on forever
Mary B R Turay
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July 29, 2020
Dear Rhonda and Radcliffe family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Michael.
May the many memories you have bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Hugs and love,
Eileen and Ed Gloss
Eileen L Gloss
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July 29, 2020
Rhonda & Radcliffe family, I am so very sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Fern Longenbach-Rau
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July 29, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Mike was a good friend. Always helping out. Enjoyed working with Mike on various Longswamp Township Boards over the years. A loss for all of us.
Donald Siegfried
Friend
July 29, 2020
RHONDA, MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. SELFISHLY I SAY, HOW SAD FOR US ALL TO LOSE HIS HUMOR, WIT & KINDNESS BUT HOW LUCKY FOR HEAVEN TO GET HIM!
PAULETTE
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July 29, 2020
THANK YOU FOR SERVING!!
A.J. US Army Retired
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July 29, 2020
My lifelong friend who has helped so many, may you rest in peace and carry on your good works, A kind and generous good man... an inspiration to many, a friend to all. You will be missed as you begin your life again.

Alyce Diehl
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July 28, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Pam Riegel
July 28, 2020
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
STELLA E YORKEY
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