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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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Kim A. Bowden

Kim A. Bowden, 68, of Coopersburg passed away at her home on July 16, 2023. She is survived by her brother, Tod Bowden; her sister, Dr. Mary Orlando; three nieces: Samantha, Hannah and Kelly Orlando; and by her long-time companion, Douglas Dykhouse. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Margaret (Nancy) Bowden and her brother Thomas Bowden.

Kim was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, and raised primarily in Bergen County, New Jersey. She obtained a degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and also studied operatic voice at Oberlin College. She worked for the engineering firms of Burns and Roe in New York City and HNTB in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kim moved to Pennsylvania in 1997 where she volunteered at Peace Valley Nature Center, the Southern Lehigh Public Library and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. She also sang in the choir of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity and performed as a soloist.

Services are private, the arrangements are done by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown.