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U.S. Judge Arnold C. Rapoport

Arnold C. Rapoport, 83, of Allentown, passed away Saturday, Nov. 29 at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Isadore and Libby (Cooper) Rapoport. A graduate of Muhlenberg College and Temple University Law School, he was a practicing attorney for many years before being appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, retiring in 2006. He was a longtime member of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown.

Mr. Rapoport was an avid collector of antique cars, with memberships in the Classic Car Club of America, Antique Automobile Club of America, Cadillac LaSalle Club and others spanning well over a half century. He was one of the original Das Awkscht Fescht organizing committee members and a founding board member of the America on Wheels museum.

Survivors: Son Jed Rapoport and fiancee April Thaler of Macungie; daughter Dana Rapoport of Chandler, AZ; sister Marian Thier of Boulder, CO; longtime companion Marcia Cohen; cousins, nieces & nephews, and his beloved grand-dogs, Kiva & Kato. He was predeceased by his wife Sheva in 2002.

Services:  10:00 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 2 in the synagogue, 2227 Chew Street, Allentown, followed by interment at K.I. Cemetery, South Whitehall Twp. Arrangements by Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, Allentown. Procession will feature several antique and classic vehicles.

Contributions: No flowers, instead please consider a contribution to America on Wheels, 5 N. Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102; or to the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Dr., Philadelphia, Pa. 19153.