Patti (Patricia) Mittleman died on November 23, 2018 from complications of Multiple Myeloma - a cancer of the plasma cells. Born in Philadelphia on August 31, 1959, she lived most of her life in Allentown, PA before recently returning to her hometown.Patti is survived by her devoted husband of 37 years Professor Alan Mittleman and sons Ari Mittleman (Tara Brown) of Pikesville, MD, Joel Mittleman (Amy Levin) of Philadelphia, PA and their child, Adrian Max Mittleman Levin, and foster son Dr. Chris Remishofsky of Orchard Lake, Michigan and his children John and Sophia. Patti is also survived by her siblings Maureen McGinty (Les Dias), Michael McGinty (Sharon), Margaret McGinty and Jack McGinty as well as seven nieces and nephews.For 25 years, Patti was the Hillel Director/Jewish Chaplain at Muhlenberg College. Hundreds of students became life-long friends. In addition to her Hillel work on campus, Patti was proud of her work in founding the College's Gay Straight Alliance, The Muslim Student Association and the HIV/AIDS Awareness student groups.Funeral services will be held Noon on Sunday, November 25 at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 1629 Hamilton Street in Allentown. Shiva will be observed at the home of Ari Mittleman in Pikesville, MD.Memorial donations should be directed to the American Civil Liberties Union (aclu.org
) or the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley (jdslv.org
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Published by Morning Call on Nov. 24, 2018.