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Alton M. DeBold

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Alton M. DeBold, 76, of Macungie, died in his home Aug. 5, 2019. He was the domestic partner and companion of Joyce G. Smith for the past 26 years. Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Alton M. and Vera (Moore) DeBold Sr.

He was a custodian for the Quakertown Community School District, retiring in 2013.

He greatly enjoyed woodworking, celebrating Halloween and making memories with his family.

He is survived by his companion; son, Clinton A., of Allentown; daughters, Davyda R. DeSimone, of Reading, Jennifer E. (Neil) Bachert, of Shoemakersville and Ashley A. (Andrew) Sosnowsky, of Bethlehem; brother, Sterling of Mechanicsville, Md.; sisters, Diane Toler, of Raleigh, N.C., Jackie Bandy, of Frederick, Md. and Debbie Gogolin, of Cody, Wyo.; grandchildren, Sian, Sage, Neil, Emilee and Ezekiel.

It was his wish to have a private family gathering to celebrate his life. Arrangements were made by the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli.