Irene H. (Gaal) Sperling February 11, 1929 - January 5, 2022

Irene H. (Gaal) Sperling, 92, of South Whitehall Township passed away on January 5, 2022 at Valley Manor Rehab and Care Center, Coopersburg, in the caring hands of the Valley Manor staff and the visiting nurses of St. Lukes Hospice. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late James Sr. and Anna (Orendach) Gaal.

Irene was a longtime and popular server at the former 7th Street Delicatessen in Allentown and was later employed by the former Everson Electric Company, Bethlehem, where she retired in 2003. During her retirement, she enjoyed working part time at Josh Early Candies. Sewing and cooking for family and friends were Irene’s favorite pastimes.

Irene is survived by her sons Stephen Welsh and Robert Sperling, Jr. (Carol) both of Allentown, grandchildren Kevin Sperling (Sarah) of Melrose, Massachusetts and Anja Thirlaway of Dorset, England, great granddaughter Stella Sperling and her brother, James Gaal, Jr. of Rock Hill, SC.

Funeral arrangements private and entrusted to Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, PA.

Contributions in Irene’s name may be made to the Allentown School District Foundation in care of the funeral home.


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