William E. “Bill” Bugger October 21, 1950 - March 15, 2024

William E. “Bill” Bugger, 73, of Coopersburg, passed away Friday, March 15, 2024, in his home, after several years of battling cancer. He was the husband of Karen L. (Schaffer) Bugger. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in May 2023. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late William and Katherine (Hunt) Bugger. Bill was a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic H.S. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. Bill was a kitchen designer for over 35 years and retired as a partner of Kitchens by Design in Allentown in 2009. He had an amazing “vision”, always had a project, and was a designer through and through. The Poconos were Bill’s “Happy Place” and he and Karen enjoyed vacations on Turks and Caicos. He loved cooking and painting. Bill also enjoyed golfing and was a huge Eagles and Phillies fan. Bill was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, where he was a former member of church council, served as council president, and was a former member of AAF.

Survivors: Loving wife, Karen; Daughter: Michelle Chrin and her husband Timothy Frankenfield of Bethlehem; Sister: Denise Elliott and her husband Stu of New Hope; Brother: John Blair of Longs, SC; Nephews: Lee and Zach; Niece: Jenn. Bill is also survived by his grand dog, Lily as well as numerous extended family and close friends.

Services: 11 am Thursday, Friedens Lutheran Church, 2451 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley 18034. Call 10 – 11 am Thursday in the church. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers to the church or St. Luke’s Hospice, 2455 Black River Rd., Bethlehem 18015.


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