ROBERT ENGLER 1939 – 2022

“We are mourning the loss of our friend and hero, Robert Engler, aged 82, who passed away in February 2022.  Bob was a powerhouse and a truly remarkable man. He gave his all to causes he believed in. When he saw the terrible condition of veterans’ graves in the Union & West End Cemetery in 1997, he jumped in and by himself started transforming it. For 25 years he spent hundreds of hours every year in blazing heat mowing and trimming many acres. He gathered a small crew of volunteers and kept us hopping. He also supervised the Keenan House (residential drug treatment center) guys who helped to trim around the graves every week in the summer for several years.  He enjoyed them.  They respected him and loved working for him. We miss his stories and his Pennsylvania Dutch humor.  We called him “sarge” and we loved him. We miss him more than words can say.” 




In 2022, the Cemetery lost one of its best friends and supporters.  Alvin Albright Jr.’s overwhelming support helped to create and establish the Cemetery’s Endowment fund, which is now a healthy and steadily growing $237,000, thanks in great part to him and his sisters Alma and Margaret.  Alvin died in December, age 89.  He was a Lehigh University engineering graduate, a U.S. Army veteran, starting pitcher for the U.S. Army baseball team, 30-year Bethlehem Steel administrator, Master Mason Greenleaf Lodge No. 561 F.&A.M. Allentown, and 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Allentown.  We miss his frequent visits and words of encouragement.  He was a remarkable and talented man.  


EVERETT CARR 1936 – 2020

Everette H. Carr, Jr., 84, of Allentown, died Dec. 29, 2020 in Cedarbrook.  He was the husband of the late Nancy L. (Leith) Carr.  Born in Weir, MS, he was the son of the late Josephine Rainey (Kemp) and Everette H. Carr, Sr.  He honorably served his country in the Air Force.  He worked as a Senior Vice president in finance at Chrysler First Financial Services for many years, retiring in 1992. He was a former member of the Emmaus Lions Club, served on the board of directors for the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, former president of the West End Cemetery, Allentown, was active with the WK&S Railroad, Kempton, and was active at Cedar View Apartments. 




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