Claire E. Hammersly July 13, 1925 - February 17, 2021

Claire E. Hammersly, 95, of Allentown passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Parkland Manor, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Paul R. Hammersly. Claire was born in Allentown a daughter of the late Franklin L. and Pauline M. (Ritz) Gackenbach. She was employed as a stenographer in the Purchasing Department of Mack Trucks. Claire was a member of the former St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Allentown where she served as an assistant Sunday School Teacher in the Beginners Department. She currently was attending Nativity Lutheran Church, Allentown. Claire was an avid reader.

Survivors: Daughter, Diane K. Schrauger and her partner Stephen Scarpino of Allentown;  grandchildren, Steven P. and his wife Sandra Schrauger, and Christy A. Schrauger.; great-grandchildren, Mason, Lindsey, Nicholas, and Macey; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Jean M. Schwartz, Doris Emery and Franklin L. Gackenbach.

Services: A private gravesite service will be held in the Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown. www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: Nativity Lutheran Church 4004 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104.


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