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Friends Rally Around Family of Mom Who Died Giving Birth

There are 22 comments on the Patch.com story from Jun 6, 2013, titled Friends Rally Around Family of Mom Who Died Giving Birth. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Friends and family are mourning the death of Tammy Mahalick, who friends said died while giving birth to her daughter, according to postings on the Facebook pages for Stahley's Bar , which is in East Allentown, and Hedrick Family Farms and Produce in South Whitehall.

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Richard Kranium

Emmaus, PA

#1 Jun 6, 2013
So let me get this straight, she died giving birth or she died on her son's seventh birthday?
OR did she die giving birth to ANOTHER child on her fist son's seventh birthday?

Why would Stahley's dive bar be listed? Was she drinking during her pregancy and they feel in some way obligated?

What about the father(s) to these kids, and was she getting prenatal care or wasn't that a concern.

Was she a resident of Cumberland Gardens?
James Noti

United States

#2 Jun 6, 2013
God bless you Tammy! And for Richard the first comment why don't you use your real name big man
RIP tammy

Allentown, PA

#3 Jun 6, 2013
Wow... Richard you are extremely ignorant and shouldn't speak ill of the dead. Your parents should be ashamed of themselves for how useless you've become. She gave birth to er second child on her sons 7th birthday. She was fantastic mother and she will be missed. Stahleys happens to be a great place and Tammy was friends with the family who owns stahleys bar. 2 young children have lost their mother and a man lost his queen. Either contribute to the cause or pipe it down.
John doe

Chalfont, PA

#4 Jun 6, 2013
Richard your a real ignorant asshole what does stahleys (actually known for there good food) have to do with this woman/family and the type of person she was or how she went about her pregnancy.. This is a tragedy she was bringing another child into this world and obviously they ran into complications and she passed away..U must have the mentality of a 5 year old post something so ridiculous! U need god in ur life!
Erica Hampton

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Jun 6, 2013
I hope wen i die, i dnt hav a ignorant muthafukka on my page lik this , nd if i did , id have ppl lik yaselves defendin me ... SHOW SUM FUKKN RESPECT DICK OH I MEAN RICHARD!!!.....
RIP TAMMY .... I dnt kno her but u knew her sister Sheila .... I kno this pain all 2 well ... I lost a siblin 2 suddenly @ a young age... My kondolences go 2 her friends, family n her EASTSIDE FAMILY....
Richard Kranium

Emmaus, PA

#6 Jun 7, 2013
Erica Hampton wrote:
I hope wen i die, i dnt hav a ignorant muthafukka on my page lik this , nd if i did , id have ppl lik yaselves defendin me ... SHOW SUM FUKKN RESPECT DICK OH I MEAN RICHARD!!!.....
RIP TAMMY .... I dnt kno her but u knew her sister Sheila .... I kno this pain all 2 well ... I lost a siblin 2 suddenly @ a young age... My kondolences go 2 her friends, family n her EASTSIDE FAMILY....
I hops when i diez i getz a muthafuka who canz write sum englizh.
Richard Kranium

Emmaus, PA

#7 Jun 7, 2013
John doe wrote:
Richard your a real ignorant asshole what does stahleys (actually known for there good food) have to do with this woman/family and the type of person she was or how she went about her pregnancy.. This is a tragedy she was bringing another child into this world and obviously they ran into complications and she passed away..U must have the mentality of a 5 year old post something so ridiculous! U need god in ur life!
Dearest Joe Doe,
its obvious I had some questions referring to the story, which were unclear with their facts.
Next it DOES matter how she, "qwent about her pregancy". Which leads me to believe she didn't have proper medical care.
Its not speaking ill of the dead, if its the truth.
Besides, I asked legitimate questions and was met with hostility.
For future reference, if you don't want prople to comment on a topic,. its best NOT to broadcast it, otherwise you might get people thinking there's more to the story then what is being said.
Did she have medical care? You realize WIC does pay for it. Or I should say the tax payers do.
RIP tammy

Allentown, PA

#8 Jun 7, 2013
Your still assuming she was on government assistance. Just because a woman passes during child birth give you no right to speak as if she was another person having babies with multiply men. Things happen that doctors. Can not control you don't know so stop assuming things like that.
Richard Kranium

Emmaus, PA

#9 Jun 7, 2013
RIP tammy wrote:
Your still assuming she was on government assistance. Just because a woman passes during child birth give you no right to speak as if she was another person having babies with multiply men. Things happen that doctors. Can not control you don't know so stop assuming things like that.
my question is why do you need to cry a little cry for her on Topix? Really? You find this the place to morn your loss? Seriously?
NOw you see since you did post on a PUBLIC forum about Tammy's passing, I have every right to post my thoughts and questions. See your missing the point its a public forum.
MOST NORMAL people don't post their heartache on Topix but morn in a respectful way.
So to stop the assuming that Tammy had children from many man, and was a welfare case, you might want to keep your little sad bit of affairs off of a public forum.
Now, how many children did she have? How many fathers were there?
Did she get the proper medical care?
Friend

Mountain Top, PA

#10 Jun 7, 2013
Richard- She was an amazing mother and person. She died from complications during birth. She took care of herself and son very well and this is not a death that was due any sort of negligence on her part. Stahleys is a neighborhood place that her and her friends and family grew up eating at. Whether you like the place or not is your opinion - which you are entitled to, but they are doing their part to help a family in an extremely difficult time. Please do not add more grief to the minds of those struggling with the loss of our amazing friend. RIP Tammy. You were one of the absolutely best people and may God bless your children.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#11 Jun 7, 2013
Richard Kranium wrote:
<quoted text>my question is why do you need to cry a little cry for her on Topix? Really? You find this the place to morn your loss? Seriously?
NOw you see since you did post on a PUBLIC forum about Tammy's passing, I have every right to post my thoughts and questions. See your missing the point its a public forum.
MOST NORMAL people don't post their heartache on Topix but morn in a respectful way.
So to stop the assuming that Tammy had children from many man, and was a welfare case, you might want to keep your little sad bit of affairs off of a public forum.
Now, how many children did she have? How many fathers were there?
Did she get the proper medical care?
Richard this was a write up on patch.com

Personally I do not know the mother but I do know her story. She was a wonderful person and this is a real tragedy. Your concerns are valid to a point but this is not a normal situation. Women die during childbirth due to complication. This is what happened here. I am asking you to please show a little compassion. Thank you.
RIP tammy

Allentown, PA

#12 Jun 7, 2013
First off I know Tammy thru mutual friends. I just don't think people should judge a person based on an article. Everybody does have the right to question and have their own opinion doesn't mean we had to agree. You assumed she had government assistance and lived in Cumberland gardens. What difference does it really make where she lived or if she had goverment assistance. It's a real loss for her family and her children to lose their mother at such a young age. The article was to allow people to help and donate if they are able to. Nobody is forcing your hand to help.
RIP tammy

Allentown, PA

#13 Jun 7, 2013
And I understand the point of a public forum. I'm not "crying a little cry" as you say. Yes it's a terrible thing that happened. And yes unfortunately people who have ignorant mind sets have the right to say what they feel. I think what everyone is doing is amazing to rally behind a lost of a beautiful woman and letting her children know that people are here for them. But to ask " how many fathers" " was she drinking" " did she know wic pays for insurance" " did she live in Cumberland gardens" as no standing on the point of the article
A mom

Macungie, PA

#15 Jun 8, 2013
Richard Kranium wrote:
it DOES matter how she, "qwent about her pregancy".
Sheesh...way to jump on a typo there! Check your keyboard, the "q" is right next to the "w" on a standard "qwerty" keyboard. Easy enough typo to make for those people who aren't perfect.
Which leads me to believe she didn't have proper medical care.
A typo leads you to believe someone didn't have proper medical care? Wow. Amazing world you live in!

I might draw a different conclusion by Googling her name and discovering that her registry on "The Bump" lists her due date as June 5. I might conclude that she had a planned cesarean on that date, and being that cesareans have a higher risk of maternal death than vaginal birth, she fell prey to statistics. I'm just making assumptions here though, that are only SLIGHTLY more educated than yours.
Its not speaking ill of the dead, if its the truth.
And if it's not the truth (which I suspect it isn't), then you are making an ass of yourself. Just sayin'.
Besides, I asked legitimate questions and was met with hostility.
Your "legitimate" questions were asked with such judgement and condescension that it is only natural to expect that they would be met with hostility.
For future reference, if you don't want prople to comment on a topic,. its best NOT to broadcast it,
No one asked you not to comment, just for you to have a tiny bit of respect for the dead. If a coworker of yours came to work saying her neighbor had just died in childbirth, would you ask the same "legitimate" questions that you asked here?
You realize WIC does pay for it [medical care]. Or I should say the tax payers do.
No, WIC does not pay for medical care. WIC is a supplemental nutritional program, and quite frankly, is more about being a subsidy for farmers and formula companies than being about health for women and their babies. But MEDICAID/taxpayers do pay for the prenatal care for about 49% of babies born in America...as the taxpayers also pay for the schooling of the majority of American children, the roads for all American drivers, the police and firefighting forces...shall I go on?
A mom

Macungie, PA

#16 Jun 8, 2013
A mom wrote:
Sheesh...way to jump on a typo there!
Oh, wait...this is too funny! I assumed the DICKard was poking fun at a commentor for having the "qw" typo. Then I also noted after making my post that there was a misspelling in the word "pregnancy" as DICKard typed it--the first 'n' was missing. But those typose are both missing in the original comment! DICKard made them! He's so brilliant he can't manage a simple "cut & paste" properly. LOL!

So because someone says that it is none of his business how Tammy went about her pregnancy, he jumps to the conclusion that she had no prenatal care. Oh, that is just rich.

I'm sticking with my cesarean theory. Or some other sort of ove-use of technology leading to her death. Sad, but true. Ladies, PLEASE take independent childbirth classes during your pregnancies. Be informed! America is about 50th in the world in maternal and infant mortality. There was just a piece about the infant mortality issue in the Morning Call about 2 weeks ago. It's terrible.
A friend

Allentown, PA

#17 Jun 8, 2013
Actually Tammy had a blood disease that she was born with, and I love how people who are not in the medical field(I am) jump to conclusions.

Direct maternal death is considered taboo, no one talks about it openly, but there is always a risk of death for a mother during child birth, especially with cesarean deliveries. Severe hemorrhaging is the leading cause of this complication and in the U.S. it's about 24 out of 100,000 births.
Rip

Coplay, PA

#18 Jun 9, 2013
Rip, God bless your soul, Allentown the East Nd south side will miss ya!
Love Babies

Allentown, PA

#19 Jun 11, 2013
Richard Kranium wrote:
<quoted text>Dearest Joe Doe,
its obvious I had some questions referring to the story, which were unclear with their facts.
Next it DOES matter how she, "qwent about her pregancy". Which leads me to believe she didn't have proper medical care.
Its not speaking ill of the dead, if its the truth.
Besides, I asked legitimate questions and was met with hostility.
For future reference, if you don't want prople to comment on a topic,. its best NOT to broadcast it, otherwise you might get people thinking there's more to the story then what is being said.
Did she have medical care? You realize WIC does pay for it. Or I should say the tax payers do.
Richard, you certainly have the right to ask questions that were unclear, however, she did receive Medical care, by a private Dr I should add, not a clinic. This is a very sensitive topic in which you are responding in a very ugly manner, put yourself in the family's shoes, childbirth is suppose to be a happy event...think about it....
richard levick sr

Breinigsville, PA

#20 Jun 12, 2013
Richard Kranium wrote:
So let me get this straight, she died giving birth or she died on her son's seventh birthday?
OR did she die giving birth to ANOTHER child on her fist son's seventh birthday?
Why would Stahley's dive bar be listed? Was she drinking during her pregancy and they feel in some way obligated?
What about the father(s) to these kids, and was she getting prenatal care or wasn't that a concern.
Was she a resident of Cumberland Gardens?
first off they was good ppl and the father was agood man never did no one wrong i think you should step back an think before you speek your week an a punk go to the bar an talk your way an we will see how you will do just say back off punk
michelle

Darby, PA

#21 Jun 13, 2013
no tammy was not on welfare she owned her own home she was a wonderful mom and great person she died on her sons 7th bday while giving birth to her daughter
Tammy Lynn Mahalick, 33, of Allentown, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Salisbury Twp. Born in Allentown, Tammy was a daughter of Louis J. and Rose (Belzner) Mahalick Jr. Tammy previously worked as a secretary in the Lehigh County Courthouse. She was a former member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church in Allentown. Survivors: Surviving with her parents, Louis and Rose; are her children, Austin Louis and Ashlyn Rose; brothers, Louis F. and his companion, Robin Marsteller, of Salisbury Twp., and Jeffrey C. of Allentown; and her sister, Sheila and her fiance, Michael Tatasciore, of Allentown. Tammy is also survived by her niece, Aurbrey; and her nephews, Louis H. and Jeffrey J. Services: Memorial services will be Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the ODonnell Funeral Home, 908 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Calling will be on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Austin and Ashlyns trust fund. Contributions may be made payable to Sheila Mahalick c/o Bethlehem Municipal Employee Federal Credit Union, 649 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

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