Michael H. Ufberg, 79, of Allentown, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Known lovingly as 'Mickey' to friends and family, he leaves behind his beloved wife, Eileen, of 54 years. Born in Shamokin, PA, Mickey is the son of the late Helen and David Ufberg, and brother to Nancian and Carol. He is survived by his children, David, Jacob, Larry, Bonnie & Matthew, and his 16 grandchildren, and two sisters, Nancian Ufberg and Carol Ufberg Liebman.
Mickey graduated with honors from Temple University Medical School and practiced Gastroenterology for over 40 years. He selflessly served the Lehigh Valley community with distinction, earning numerous awards for his clinical expertise, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care. He was particularly proud to serve as Chief of Gastroenterology at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and served as President of the Health Care Council of Eastern Pennsylvania. He lived a life of service, always readily available to patients, and generously willing to donate his medical care to those in need. He was a pillar of the Jewish Community. Locally, he was an active member of Congregation Sons of Israel, served as President and 16-year Board member of the Jewish Day School, was President of the Jewish Federation, and served as Campaign Chairman, on multiple occasions. He was a founder and President of the Maimonides Society of Allentown, coordinating Jewish Physicians to help those in need, and helped establish the Gastroenterology wing at the Western Galilee Hospital in Israel. His family and his friends were the center of his life. He strongly instilled in his children the importance of family. Mickey's wisdom and kindness were only exceeded by his selflessness and humility. He was a true patriarch, admired and respected, and a role model to all who were lucky enough to know him.
Services were held on June 13th at Bachman, Kulik and Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton Streets, Allentown. Interment took place on Monday, June 14th at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA.
Contributions: in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, PA 18104.