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Michelle T. Zerpa

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member, St. Thomas More church

Michelle T. Zerpa, 59, of Allentown, died Aug. 1, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Jorge L. Zerpa. They celebrated over 30 years of marriage. Born in Bryn Mawr, she was the daughter of Mary Jo (McCully) and the late Joseph R. Groves.

She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, Class of 1978.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and her master’s degree from Misericordia University.

She was an occupational therapist, most recently employed at Lehigh Carbon Intermediate Unit and previously with Lehigh Valley Hospital and Good Shepherd.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

She is survived by her husband; mother; sons, Alexander J. and Patrick M.; siblings, Christopher P. Groves and his wife, Karen, Thomas N. Groves and his wife, Haydemar and Eugene J. Groves and his wife, Toni; nieces and nephews, Meghan, Kelsey, Devon, Sofia, Joseph, Franchetta and Isabella.

Contributions may be made to the ALS Association at

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 9 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown. Viewings will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown and 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Aug. 9 in the church.