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Lore (Binder) Haddenham

August 19, 1941 ~ June 24, 2018 (age 76)

Haddenham, Lore Binder Reed, age 76, residing in Windber Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 due to complications from surgery. She was born to the late Peter Josef Binder and Maria Doering on August 19th, 1941 in war torn Gelsenkirchen Germany. She was predeceased by her 1st husband Carl W. Reed, her 2nd husband Leslie Dan Haddenham, her infant sister Gisela Binder, her sister Elfriede Wilt, her sons Danny Allen Haddenham and Alvin Dale Haddenham, and her beloved grandson Christopher Shawn Reed, and her great grandson Oren Michael Lawson, Ariel’s son. She is survived by her children, daughter Sharon Melville her husband Gary, and their children, Sarah, Jake, Nick, Lauren, Missy, Mandi and Colby, son Michael Lee Haddenham, his wife Teena, and their children William and Ariel, son William Arthur and his sons Daniel and Charles, son Stephan Josef Reed, his wife Jacqueline and their sons Christopher, Ryan, Matthew, son Steven Wayne Haddenham, and his daughter Samantha, daughter Maegan Jones her husband Joe, their children Alysia and Ryan. Her Great-Grand Children, Izzie, Milo, Kali, Bodie, Crew, Mack, Athena, Orion, Olympia, Saya, Liam and Shelby. Lore is survived by her brothers, Wolfgang Binder and his wife Ria Binder, their daughter Ute, Hans Binder and his children, Stefan, Jennifer and Nikolas. Lore was the aunt to Roland Wilt, and wife Diane, Jack Wilt and his wife Stacy, Louis Wilt, and Mary Morgan-Fredrich, and all their children  Lore grew up with her family along the Rhine River in Niederwalluf, Germany. Her early years were difficult in the aftermath of WWII. Despite these challenges, she was known for living life on her own terms, which became a theme for the rest of her life.  She took the bull by the horns and fashioned it into whatever she wanted; pity the bull that tried to get in her way. When she wanted to start and run a business, she did. When she needed to learn a new language, she did. She was a true friend and giving person to those in her inner circle. She tirelessly worked to help those she loved, which in many cases involved feeding those she loved. Lore was a versatile chef and could whip up something amazing in short order. She had a passion for food, she enjoyed all cuisines, preparing it and sharing it. She could feed a crowd of 100 or more or overstuff you if you stopped by for tea. She has been known to cook a full-on breakfast for a dog. Lore was adventurous, she had a keen and open mind. She was an early adopter of email and found a passion for video games at a senior age. She could add a sum of figures in her mind as quickly as most would with a calculator, and she was a feared opponent on the chess board. She loved parties, both hosting and attending, she kept that fun mischievous sparkle about her. She has a long history of over the top parties and events. She was very lucky at games of chance; it was hard to beat her at any board or card game. She was fearless in the face of things that would make many of us run. She was also the proudest stubborn woman east or west of the Mississippi. In a nutshell she had a zest for life, and a motto, that can be described as Carpe Diem, (seize the day). She was one of those people who burnt the candle at both ends, and perhaps that is why her bright hot flame was extinguished so early. Her candle gave light to many that she knew and was loved and will be missed. Memorial service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 609 Walters Ave., Johnstown, PA 15904 at 10 am Friday. Bishop Gary Miller, officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 pm to 3 pm Friday at Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber, PA 15963. Interment Berkey Cemetery, Windber.

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