Denise J. Shank, October 2014

Denise J. Shank, 48, of Chestnuthill Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was the wife of the Rev. Robert “Bob” R. Shank.

Denise, a respiratory therapist at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Geisinger Wyoming Valley, was also the mother of twin 18-year-olds. She was a member of Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, Stroudsburg, where her husband is the pastor.

In addition to her husband of 26 years, parents, and twin children, Lydia M. and James E., Denise is survived by a sister, Sabrina (Brian) Kser of Elizabethtown; a twin brother, Dennis E. (Linda) of Manheim; and many other family members and friends.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 2540 Yellow Stone Drive, Blakeslee PA 18610. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lydia and James Shank, for their education, may be sent in care of the funeral home, 326 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055. Please make check payable to Lydia and James Shank.

The Rev. Bob Shank has served the following UM churches: Hellertown: St. Paul; Springtown: Salem; Allentown: Asbury; Paoli; and Stroudsburg