Valerie Christine Kalb

Valerie Kalb

Valerie Christine Kalb, of Allentown, a devoted wife and loving mother, died Sunday morning (July 15, 2007) in her home. She was 50 years of age. As a teenager, Valerie worked at the Allentown Farmers Market in order to pay for college. Upon graduating with A’s in all her courses at L.C.C.C. she worked in physical therapy at Allentown Osteopathic Hospital and Northwestern Hospital in Chicago IL. She later took a position as a dental assistant. Aside from working and studying, Valerie loved the outdoors, and was passionate about running and playing racquetball where she excelled at both. With her deep seeded desire to help others ever present, she raised a family and started a catering business in Allentown. She also worked at Rodale in food service. Through all her careers, Valerie’s role as a kind and caring mother was the position she took the most pride in. In 2003 Valerie was diagnosed with breast cancer, and fought the disease bravely through the end.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Minich; husband, I. Henry Kalb III (50); sons, Jason (23), Jonathan (22); daughter, Michele (19); sisters, Cheryl Clausen, Audrey Rosenbaum, Beth M. Smith, and Vicky Serrao, and their families (Becky). She also leaves her beloved dog Maddie (5), and her many friends. Preceded in death by her father, Clyde R. Minich.

SERVICES: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19th, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown, PA. Interment in Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church Cemetery, Allentown, PA.

CONTRIBUTIONS: Lehigh County Conference of Churches and/or Allentown Rescue Mission

Valerie C. Kalb 1980  Henry and Valerie Kalb 2006          

Valerie Kalb & Israel Henry Kalb III 1979   Valerie Kalb & Israel Kalb, Sierra Nevedas, 1979


Jason Kalb & Valerie Kalb  Valerie Kalb & Jonathan Kalb  Michele Kalb & Valerie Kalb

Valerie & Maddie 2006  Becky & Valerie 

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