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Heather Kimak

Heather L. Kimak, 65, of Slatington, passed away unexpectedly due to a heart attack June 7, 2012 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Twp. Born in Rahway, NJ, she was the daughter of the late William V. & Clarissa C. (Ferdon) Strickland. Heather most recently worked for the Hotel Bethlehem in the gift shop. She loved gardening, baking from scratch, watching birds and volunteering at Hawk Mountain. Most of all she loved her children and grandchildren.

Survivors: Son, Alex Kowalcyk & his fiancée Laura Parker of Easton, daughters, Maya Kowalcyk of Jim Thorpe and Clarissa Kimak of Slatington, grandson, Patrick R. Byrne.

Memorial Service: 7:00pm, Monday, June 18, 2012 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington, PA. Calling hour, Monday, 6-7:00pm at the funeral home.

Contributions: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd., Kempton, PA 19529.

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Our most sincerest and deepest sympathy to the family. We are in our thoughts and prayers!

The Wagners Jun 17 2012 12:00 AM

To Heathers Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of your moms unexpected passing. I enjoyed many conversations with your mom at Hotel Bethlehem. She was a wonderful friend to me, she always had a welcoming smile and a kind word for all. She will be missed by many.Cecilia Kerr

Cecilia Kerr Jun 13 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Heather's Family:I am so sorry for your loss. Heather was a member of our Hotel Bethlehem family - and she will be missed very much. She always had a smile...a kind word...and a gentle soul. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. I hope that God grants you peace.In Sympathy,Kelly Ronalds

Kelly Ronalds Jun 13 2012 12:00 AM