Robert J. Palmer March 1, 1936 - March 1, 2018

Robert J. Palmer, 82, of Macungie passed away March 1, 2018 on his birthday in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Claire L. (Brett) Palmer. They would have been married for 62 years next month. Robert was born in Brooklyn, NY, a son of the late William L. Palmer and Margaret V. (Dunne) Palmer. He was a graduate of Hofstra University in New York. Robert was employed by the former F & M Schaefer Brewing Company and retired in 1994 as warehouse manager from the Stroh Brewing Company in Fogelsville. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. Robert was the “rock” of a very large and close knit family and will be deeply missed by all.

Survivors: Wife, sons Robert J. and his wife Jill, Stephen W. and his wife Staci, Richard S. and his wife Judy, Michael J. and his wife Jane, all of Macungie; daughters, Laura C. and her husband John Melville of Macungie, Nancy C. and her husband James Huber of Schnecksville; eleven grandchildren and three great-grand children.

Services: At Roberts request the services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Western Salisbury Church Cemetery. Arrangements by the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc.


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