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The famous General Trexler Estate at 1227 Hamilton Street is among the best known residences in Allentown. Filled with ornate woodwork, leaded stained glass windows, comtemporary lighting and a grand entranceway, coming to the Trexler Home is a unique experience.

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Calvin Eli

Cal Eli, Jr., 91, of Allentown passed away June 10 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Ruth N. (Shelly) Eli, they were married 63 years last March. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Calvin and Shirley (Grow) Eli. After graduating from Allentown High School in 1943, Cal worked as an industrial pattern maker for 29 years at Swope & Bartholomew Inc., Whitehall. He was a life member at Unami Fish & Game Association and the Mercantile Club of Emmaus. Mr. Eli was a lover of the outdoors and activities, especially fishing, boating and skiing.

He is survived by his wife Ruth; daughter Shirley A. Eli of Allentown; son Barry N. Eli and wife Shay of Lewes, Delaware; a sister Caroline Bott of Allentown; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Albert and sister Eleanor Schank.

Services: viewing 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown followed by funeral service at 11:00, with Rev. George Eckstein officiating. Interment following at Arlington Cemetery, Whitehall.

Contributions: to a charity of your choice.