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Gay Elwell Funeral Services Set For Weekend

Viewing for deceased Easton district judge scheduled for Saturday. Funeral service Sunday.

Funeral services for Easton District Judge Gay Elwell have been set for this weekend.

The Ashton Funeral Home, at 1337 Northampton St. in Easton, will hold a viewing for Elwell -- who died Monday at 54 -- Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at the Bank Street Annex, 316 Northampton St. Burial will be private at the Easton Cemetery.

According to the funeral home's website, memorial contributions can be sent to the following Easton organizations:

  • The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road.
  • The Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St.
  • The Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church St. 

Elwell is survived by her mother, two sisters and two brothers, nieces and nephews, as well as her husband Karl Stirner, whom she'd been with for 30 years., and his children and grandchildren. Her brother, Jonathan, died earlier this year.

On a related note, Northampton County has gotten approval to place its senior district judges in Elwell's downtown Easton court until a special election is held next year to choose a new judge.

That's according to the Express-Times, which said Gov. Tom Corbett could nominate a temporary replacement, but that isn't likely to happen until after the new year.

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