Patricia D. (DeKrane) Bley September 14, 1943 - November 19, 2023

Patricia D. Bley, 80, of Center Valley, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023, in L.V. Hospital, Salisbury Twp. She was the wife of Thomas E. Bley. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in September 2023. Born in Center Valley, she was the daughter of the late Caesar O. DeKrane and the late Mildred C. (Giffert) Dull. Pat was a graduate of Southern Lehigh H.S. She was an office manager for State Farm for 25 years before retiring in 2005. Pat was a member of the Insurance Women’s Organization of Allentown. She was a member of Faith UCC, Center Valley. Pat loved the color purple and enjoyed collecting owls.

Survivors: Husband, Tom; Daughter: Kimberly L. Kernick and her husband Timothy A. of Center Valley; Granddaughters: Dana R. Kernick of Coopersburg, Kara D. Rasco and her husband Hunter of Center Valley; Sister: Shirley A. Koch of Bentonville, AR; Brother: Dennis R. DeKrane and his wife Debbie of Muncy Valley. Pat was predeceased by siblings Nelson T. Dull, Gilbert B. Dull and Beryl A. Dull.

Services: 10:30 am Friday, Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Road, Allentown. Call 9:30 – 10:30 am Friday in the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.


Please feel free to publicly share any memories, photos or videos below.

Private Message The Family

Send a private message to the family...

Private Message Form