Ashton Funeral Home


Kate Roberta Pavel

April 5, 2017

Kate Roberta “Robbie” Pavel, 98, of Allentown, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospice House.

Born June 28, 1918 in Wentworth, England, she was a daughter of the late Bennett and Ethel (Holden) Roberts.  Her husband, Emil Pavel died in 2000.

During WWII she was a nurse in England with the Red Cross and was a member of the Civil Nursing Reserve during the London Blitz.

Robbie was a member of Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Allentown.  She was a 50 year member of Beta Sigma Phi, a founding director of the Red Cross volunteers at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown and a volunteer for the Lehigh Valley Braille Guild.  She was an avid bridge player and loved to travel.

Surviving are her son, Alex R. Pavel of Allentown and her sister, Ethel Agnes Atkinson.  Her daughter, Elizabeth S. Pavel died in 2008.

Services will be private.  The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements.

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  1. Rebecca & Ian

    April 7, 2017 at 4:37 am


    Ian and I are sorry for your loss – Aunt Robbie was an amazing person and we will forever have fond memories of her. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

    Rebecca & Ian

  2. Joe and Sharon Reilly

    April 8, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Sorry for your loss, Alex. She was quite a gal. We enjoyed going out to dinner or meeting up at Randalls for a drink with you as she always had interesting stories to tell. She will be missed.

  3. Julius Zavar

    April 8, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Alex, your mother was a remarkably kind, loving person who was very special to my children, Tim, Lesley, and Kristen. I know I can speak for them in saying there will be a hole in their hearts due to her leaving us. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that we and they share in your grief.

    Jud and Leslie Zavar

  4. May Dudding

    April 8, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Alex, so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother! May the fond memories and the love of friends, family and God comfort you!

  5. Bobbie and Greg Klipple

    April 10, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Alex, I know your mother will be missed by all who knew her. You have been the best son a mother could have. God Bless her, she is in peace. Keep her memories close to your heart. May you find peace in your friends and relatives at this most difficult time. Keep the faith.

    Bobbie and Greg