Thomas Dudley Dismuke
unknown - July 22, 2008
Thomas Dudley Dismuke, 81, of Coopersburg, Pa., died July 22, 2007, in his residence. He was the widower of the late Joan M. (Michaels) Dismuke. Born in Steamboat Springs, he was the son of the late H.M. Stanley and Marion (Van Deusen) Dismuke. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in engineering physics and a 1968 graduate of Lehigh University with a master's degree in civil engineering. He worked as a civil engineer for Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 39 years, retiring in 1992. Upon retirement, he continued practicing his profession as a consulting engineer, performing engineering services for clients such as the Navy in Groton, Conn., and was the author of several technical manuals. He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II in the European Theater and later attained the rank of captain in the Army Reserves. He was a founding trustee of the Deep Foundations Institute. He also served on the Lower Milford Township Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board for 38 years, where he served as chairman, from 1969 to 2004.
He is survived by sons James T. Demeaux of San Diego; Daniel P. Dismuke and his wife, Rosemarie, of Reading; and Mark E. Dismuke and wife, Sheryl, of Silver Springs, Md.; daughters, Clare Dismuke-Setzer, wife of Alfons Setzer, of Emmaus, Penn.; Rita, wife of Rick Butkowski, of Allentown; and Amy, wife of Mark Krout, of Easton, Md.; brothers, Stewart Dismuke of St. Louis, Mo., Morton Dismuke of Westminster, and Donald Dismuke of Aiei, Hawaii; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Viewing was from 4 to 7 p.m. July 26, 2007, in the Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Emmaus, PA. Private burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Limeport, Penn.