Kenneth E. Notary
Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Inc.
500 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA
Kenneth E. Notary
Kenneth E. Notary, 59, of Bethlehem, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in Houston, TX, while on a business trip. He was a beloved husband and father. Ken and his wife Janey (Igoe) Notary were married 37 years in April. Born in Monroeville, PA, he was the son of Joseph A. Notary of Breinigsville and the late Pauline (Waltz) Notary. He retired in June as Director of Primary Energy after 34 years with Air Products of Allentown. Kenneth received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He also received a Masters degree from Cambridge University in England where he was a Churchill Scholar. Ken was a Ruling Elder of the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Center Valley and was a member of Bible Study Fellowship. He previously served as a Board member of the Weller Center. Survivors: his loving wife; father; sons, Matthew D. Notary, his wife Annie, and their son, Josiah, of Glenside, Michael J. Notary, his wife Jennifer, and their son Seth, of Coopersburg, and Jonathan A. Notary, his wife Brittany, and their daughter, Savannah, of Zionsville; brother, Alan Notary and his wife Christy, of Denver, CO; sister, Sharon Bishop and her husband Bob, of Doylestown. He is also survived by a step-mother, Patricia Notary of Breinigsville and an adopted son, Michael Bachman and his wife Bekah, of Bethlehem. Services: A Celebration of the Life of Kenneth Notary will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, where friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Church. Interment is private. Arrangements entrusted to the Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Online condolences may be made at Contributions: Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 4564 Old Bethlehem Pike, Center Valley, PA 18034.
Published by Morning Call on Oct. 9, 2010.
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Janey - Don't ask about the convoluted way that I ended up at your husband's obit. Also - quite a bit "after the fact." However, I do vaguely remember him, and am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like he was a great guy and I hope that you have many awesome memories of your lives together in your heart. I also remember being friends with you and Julie Culp in grade school. Find me sometime, if you want to do a trip to the West.
Cindy Unger
July 25, 2011
Janey, I was saddened to learn of Ken's death. I was bored one day and googled the both of you. But unfortunately Ken's obituary came up. I was not surprised by his professional achievements; he was one of the smartest men I knew. He was a great guy and a hell of a hurdler. I know you will miss him.
George Schoonover
March 20, 2011
Sharon and Janey, I was saddened to hear about Ken's passing. I'm sorry I didn't know him, but I have fond memories of both of you. I lost one of my brothers in 1972 and it changes your life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilee Gibson
GHS class of 1967
November 6, 2010
I have so many special memories of Ken and I growing up in Monroeville. This was very sad news. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob Rossetti
November 6, 2010
Dear Janey and Family,
We were very sad to read about Ken. Both Ken and I have so many good memories
Ken & Carol Gibbs
November 1, 2010
Dear Janey and Notary family,

What a privelege I have had knowing Ken through those teen years, church, and Camp Allegheny. I always looked up to Ken and he was and will continue to be an inspiration to all that knew him.
Remember the time you and he drove me to Camp Allegheny in the volkswagen? I do, I sat in the back!

Love through Christ,
Randy Lake and Family
Randy Lake
October 30, 2010
dear notary family,my sympathy in your loss of kenny.i grew up in the E.U.B church in pitcairn,and went to gateway class of thoughts and prayers to your family.Denise Thompson Matthews
October 29, 2010
My deepest sympathy I only knew Ken as a child through his sister Sharon The untimely loss must be difficult May the love of those around you bring you comfort
Sam Viggiano
October 29, 2010
To the Notary Family,
Very sorry to read the sad news this morning. I remember Ken from Air Products ten years ago. He always had a pleasant smile on his face.
Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Elaine Fabian-Shelly
October 15, 2010
Dear Janey and family,
Shel and I were shocked to read the sad news of Ken's passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you at this time.
Judy Ehret
October 13, 2010
Dear Janey and family,

We are very sorry to hear about your loss. We celebrate with you that Ken is with Christ and we understand that he will be missed. We want to add to your celebrate of Ken's life by sharing our appreciation for his partnership in the effort to share God's message of love and his invitation to his kingdom to some of the most isolated people in the world. Thank you God for Ken and for giving us the privilege of having our lives intersect.

Janet and Jim Stahl
October 12, 2010
He was always so full of life, we all hope to live so full a life.
The Austin MG with 'hydraulic suspension' restored in the parking lot of your first apartment in Allentown. The maroon 'old person's car' 4 door Chevy Malibu. Having dinner with you guys when Cheryl was in labor for so long with Ross our first child. Have not seen you both in a long time but think of you often. Thanks to you and Ken for all your kindnesses. The very best to you and your family from Cheryl and me.
Howard & Cheryl Brodbeck
October 12, 2010
My sympathy to the Notary Family. Growing up as Ken's little cousin, I always admired him so much. He was fun and smart and never minded me tagging along. He was a great role model, even if he didn't eat his green beans.
Robert Notary
October 11, 2010
To The Notary Family,
So very sorry for the loss of Ken. I remember him and the fun visits we had in both PA and IN as kids. Life simply goes way TOO FAST !! You are all in my prayers.
Janice Notary Porter
October 10, 2010
Janey, I am so sad at your loss of your beloved husband, Ken. I wish I was there to give you a big hug but my prayers are with you and your boys and their families. I love you and hope God will be with you thru this difficult time and give you peace knowing Ken is with him. Love Carol & Ed Luttenberg
October 10, 2010
To the Notary family,

My deepest sympathy at your loss. I knew Ken only through his sons, all of whom are fine young gentlemen. I am sure you will draw on each other and on friends and neighbors for strength at the time of sorrow. Know that my thoughts are with you.
George VanDoren
October 10, 2010
This was maybe happening even as we spoke on Wednesday?...unbelievable. I am unable to be with you all this afternoon in person but know that you are in my heart and prayers as you grieve Ken's loss and honor his memory. I was of course deeply saddened to hear this news. I know the Lord is with you all, may you experience His comfort and deep peace at this difficult time.
In Christ's love and service together,
Jeaniene Eisenberg Num. 6:24-26
Jeaniene Eisenberg
October 10, 2010
Janey and family,

I am deeply sorrow for the loss of Ken. I can express no words of comfort which probably can ease the pain at this time. Yet, I know that Ken is in the embrace of our Savior. The days of seeing dimly as looking through a mirror are gone. Now he stands face to face with Jesus basking in His light, love and presence. Ken's life was a testamony of his love for and his devotion to Jesus. I am a better person for having know Ken. My thoughts and prayers will continue for you and the family.
Will Jones
October 10, 2010
I want to express my sincere sympathy to the Notary family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob Wonders
October 9, 2010
Janie, Carol and I want to express our deepest regrets and sorrow for your loss. We pray that the assurance that Ken is with the Lord gives you peace during this difficult time.
David & Carol Dye
October 9, 2010
We didn't expect Ken to "go Home" so soon either. We will always treasure his friendship and Christian witness to our family in Bethlehem. And we will remember his presence along with Janie at the memorials for our parents. What a life of blessing God has given us to celebrate through our tears! You and your family are and will continue to be in our prayers.
Cheryl Boots & Bruce Weston
October 9, 2010
To the Notary family,

Dan & I were extremely saddened to hear about Ken. He was such a nice man and a wonderful neighbor. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen & Dan Koch
October 9, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time...Ken touched many lives and was loved by many and will be forgotten by none... He was a wonderful man, father, grandfather and husband... God Bless...he will be in our hearts always. Martha, Mike and David Cliford
Martha Clifford
October 9, 2010
To the entire Notary family,
God blessed each of you with many years of love, fun and happiness with Ken. God blessed all of us by allowing us to know such an amazing man. Now may God be your rock during this sad time and may you seek His strength in the months and years to come. Psalm 62:8. With all our Love, Mike, Allison & Sydney Duffy
October 9, 2010
Carolyn & Tom Albright
October 9, 2010
Janie, I wish I could be at the service on Sunday, but I have to be out of town. Just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you find comfort in knowing Ken is at rest with the Lord, but I am sure you weren't prepared for his going so soon. The shock must be overwhelming. I know friends and family are there giving you support and strength in this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories of your loving husband bring you comfort in the days ahead. Praying for God's peace to surround you. In sympathy and love---Irene Dorville
October 9, 2010
Mike, Jen and family. Our deepest sympathy go out to all of you at this sorrowful time in you lives. We didn't know Ken very well, but he seemed like an extremely nice man. There is nothing one can say at a time like to ease your pain. Time alone is the healer. You'll be in our hearts and prayers. Gene & Marilyn Miller
October 9, 2010
Mike, Jen and family. Our deepest sympathy go out to all of you at this sorrowful time in you lives. We didn't know Ken very well, but he seemed like an extremely nice man. There is nothing one can say at a time like this to ease your pain. Time alone is the healer. You'll be in our hearts and prayers.
Gene & Marilyn Miller
October 9, 2010
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