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Isabelle C. Kercimar

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned BELL-MAR Enterprises

Isabelle C. Kercimar, 90, of Allentown, died in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was a countess of Slovak ancestry, and the daughter of the late Florence Stefania Sivak Burdock Bandzi and Michael Burdock of Allentown, PA.

The devoted and loving wife of Francis C. “Frank” Kercimar, who died four months and one day earlier, through her unbearable grief, she died of a broken heart.

Inseparable in life, they could not be separated by death itself.

After her husband came home from World War II and was attending Lehigh University, they began dating.

They married 72 years ago on Aug. 30, 1947.

Later in life, she was a radio talk show host on WSAN radio with her son, Bruce, on the show “Teenage Reaction.”

She owned BELL-MAR Enterprises, booking major famous rock groups with her son.

Active with the Sacred Heart Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, she was Mrs. Allentown in 1967 for the Mrs. America Pageant.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown.

She will be remembered by all as a beautiful, lively, creative, and strong wife, mother, grandmother and human being who fought tirelessly to love all and maintain her identity and spitfire spirit through every stage of advanced frontal temporal dementia.

She was truly a warrior and an inspiration to all.

Her survivors include a daughter, Attorney Diana R. Kercimar Schofer and her husband, Timothy C. Schofer, of Schnecksville; and granddaughter Danica I. Kercimar Schofer of Schnecksville.

She was predeceased by her son, Bruce F. Gregory Kercimar.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Memorial contributions may be made to the church c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.