Patti Mittleman
1959 - 2018
BORN
1959
DIED
2018
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Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, P.C. - Allentown
1629 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA
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.
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25
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1629 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA
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25
Shiva
at the home of Ari Mittleman
, Pikesville, MD
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Dear Alan,

Although I only knew Patti for a very short time, I could tell that she was the kind of person any one would aspire to become. She was so kind and caring, I was always happy to sit and talk or to discuss the day's events.
I'm so sorry I didn't have the opportunity to join you in Philly.

May her memory be a blessing.

Brian Segel
November 27, 2018
Dear Alan and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May sweet memories of Patti help ease the pain of her departure. May she now rest in peace.
Maryruth Olshefski
November 27, 2018
Alan, Ari, and Joel, working with Patti for three years was a treasured highlight in my ministry. I so enjoyed maintaining contact with her long after I'd left Muhlenberg. You have so much of which to be proud in your wife's and mom's legacy. Please know I join the legions of people who share in your grief and are keeping you in their hearts and minds.
Don King
November 26, 2018
Condolences from a 1990 graduate (Steve Goldman).
I will always remember her efforts to establish a stronger Hillel while I was a student on campus.
November 25, 2018
Maureen, I am profoundly sorry for your loss. Patti and the rest of your family are all part of my high school memories! May her memory be a blessing. Audrey
Audrey Mento
November 25, 2018
We offer our condolences. We pray in your behalf, and we offer the hope of seeing our loved ones on a Paradise earth. Psm 37:29
November 24, 2018
I never met Patti, but I joined the Muhlenberg Hillel team as their Programs and Engagement Associate in August, 2013, and I could see and feel the incredible legacy she created through decades of hard work and trailblazing. The close-knit community, the homey and palacial building, the wholesome relationship with local organizations. The only reason Muhlenberg became such a hot spot for Jewish campus life is Patti Mittleman. She made it a safe, nurturing, enriching environment for all emerging Jewish young adults. Built from the ground up.
I never knew Patti, but her legacy is what inspired me to pursue a career in the Jewish nonprofit world. I am now in my 6th year with Hillel (though at Columbia/Barnard now), pursuing an MA in Jewish Education at JTS.
May her memory continue to be a blessing for all of us.
Sending wishes for comfort and healing to her surviving loved ones,
Jaimie Krass
Jaimie Krass
November 24, 2018
Patti welcomed my family to Allentown, but more importantly to the community. Her philosophy of education and committed humanity were a major influence on my development as a professor, and her example still benefits my/her students to this day. Thank you, Patti.
Jeffrey Rudski
November 24, 2018
Sending love to the entire Mittleman family. I graduated in 90 and during that time Patti was a source of help , support and the Jewish Mom I needed. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Marsha Katz
November 24, 2018
I worked with Patti many years at Muhlenberg College. She was a consummate professional who lovingly grew Hillel into a prominent campus group. Patti became the Jewish mom on campus to many students, Jewish and non-Jewish.

My deepest sympathies to Alan, Joel and Ari. You were always the center of her world. May Patti's memory be a blessing to your family forever.
gail eisenberg
November 24, 2018
We will always remember Patti's kindness to our son Zack, when he was a high school senior considering Muhlenberg. He missed his plane home to California and Patti had him stay over at her house. She and Alan were so hospitable to Zack and to the other students. Through Zack's years at the College and beyond, Patti remained a caring presence.
She was the epitome of what a Hillel Director should be. Her memory shall always be a blessing
Rabbi Stephen and Robin Einstein
Rabbi Stephen and Robin Einstein
November 24, 2018
gail eisenberg
November 24, 2018
I knew Patti well when she was at Muhlenberg. She was an inspiration to thousands of students, and she was instrumental in making Muhlenberg Hillel one of the most prominent Hillel organizations in the country, and at a Lutheran school at that. She will be missed
Larry Glazerman
November 24, 2018
So sorry for your loss. My best to you both. You are in my thoughts.
Jen Olbum
November 24, 2018
Patti was a true inspiration to our daughter Michele when she embarked on her journey at Muhlenberg. We will always be grateful for her embrace, kindness and warmth. May her memory always be be blessing to all who had the fortune to know her.
Warmly,
Debbie & Steven Freesman
New Jersey
November 24, 2018
Dear Alan and Sons, I am so sorry to hear about Patti...Alan you and she midwifed me into finding my home into Judaism and I have remained grateful. May her memory be a blessing to you and those to come...Patricia McRae
Patricia McRae
November 24, 2018
Steve & Linda Nemes
November 24, 2018
Patti, quite simply, changed my life forever. Words cannot suffice to express the depth of sorrow I feel, coupled with overwhelming gratitude that I had the privilege to live in her time. She was, is, and always will be a shining example to us all.
Ryan Lee
November 24, 2018
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