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Estelle L. Parkinson Estelle L. Parkinson

Estelle L. Parkinson

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed family vacations

Estelle L. (Markowitz) Parkinson, 88, of Allentown, died June 29, 2019, at the home of her family in Lehighton after a yearlong struggle from a stroke.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Deborah and her husband Edward “Joe” Kudla III; granddaughter Dena and husband, Reynold, and great-grandson Hayden Gabel of New Tripoli; grandson Zachary Kudla of Lehighton and Faustena Keesecker of West Virginia and family.

She is also survived by her brother William Markovitz and his wife; five nieces, four nephews and their families.

She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Raymond H. Parkinson; grandson Mark Owen; sister Elizabeth Guarry; and brothers Rudy and Alfred Markovitz and their spouses.

Her life’s enjoyments encompassed family vacations at the shore, opera, theater, videography, sewing, travel, her church, and foremost, her love and generosity for family.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. on July 15 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 Tilghman St. Allentown, with the Rev. John Minnich officiating.

Calling hour will be 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church and its food bank, 4004 Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

Arrangements made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.