Ashley Paige Pauls, 20, of Center Valley, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Bob Pauls of Allentown and Tracey McGinley of Center Valley. Ashley was a graduate of Southern Lehigh High School, class of 2018. She was currently attending Penn State University, University Park, where she was a junior and was on the dean's list with a 4.0 GPA. She was very active at Penn State University and devoted endless hours of her time to the “THON” committee. Ashley has been dancing since she was 3 years old and was most recently with the school's Dance Alliance. She was a selfless, beautiful light in this world and will be missed by all who knew her.
SURVIVORS: In addition to her loving parents, Bob and Tracey, she will be sadly missed by her long time boyfriend, Emmett Noone; maternal grandmother, Magdalene "Maggie" McGinley, of Bethlehem; paternal grandfather, Robert J. Pauls, of Virginia; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, James McGinley, and paternal grandmother, Mary Pauls.
SERVICES: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Cathedral Church of St. Catharine of Siena, 1825 W. Turner St. Allentown, PA 18104, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass. Due to current restrictions, we ask that you follow social distancing protocols and a facial covering must be worn before entering the church. Her burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Ashley's arrangements are entrusted to Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ashley's name to THON payable to “Penn State Dance Marathon” and sent to the THON Office, 227D HUB, University Park, PA 16802 or to the “American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)" and sent to 199 Water St., 11th FL, New York, NY 10038.
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227D HUB, University Park PA 16802
* Checks should be made payable to “Penn State Dance Marathon” and sent to the THON Office.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
199 Water St. 11th FL, New York NY 10038