John Frost Hartman Jr., 68, died peacefully Nov. 18, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Pamela (Osborn) Hartman. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Mary Hartman and the late John Hartman.
As a child, he trapped in the Pennsylvania woods, helping his family through the sales of pelts. In high school, he played varsity football for the Emmaus Hornets.
After serving in the Air Force, he worked as an arborist alongside other adventurous coworkers. Never judging, he befriended and led even the roughest souls to trust in Christ.
C David Beidleman, 70, of Emmaus, died Dec. 18, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Carol A. (Feather) Beidleman. They were married for 46 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Curtis G. and Lillian M. (Geho) Beidleman.
He was a 1966 graduate of Emmaus High School.
He started working as a partner in Geho and Sons, was a truck driver for Schwermann Trucking and F&M Schaefer Brewing Company, was a real estate agent for Patt White and worked as a brewer for Pabst, Stroh’s and Samuel Adams, retiring in 2016.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, with organ, harp and flute, 5 p.m., Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St. Visit www.nativitycathedral.org.
Emmaus swept Liberty in a recent East Penn Conference dual swim meet.
The Hornet boys won 127-58 with victories in all three relays and six individual events. Nick Soares (individual medley, butterfly) was the only Emmaus boys swimmer to win two individual events. Teammates Devin Metzger (50 freestyle), Brendan McCourt (diving),Evan Bova (500 free) and Michael Iacobelli (breaststroke).
Macungie Memorial Park organizers will host a New Year’s Eve bingo event at the park, 50 N. Poplar St. Doors will open 5 p.m. and bingo games will start 7:15 p.m. There is a charge. Call 610-966-4289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Jan. 2, 2019
Wednesday afternoon dance at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, 1 to 4 p.m. There is a cost. Also Jan. 16. For more information, call 610-437-3700
Jan. 3, 2019
Mark “Dutch the Auctioneer” Kistler, 94, of Emmaus, died Dec. 17, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Jean B. (Weida) Kistler. They were married for 72 years. Born in Newside, he was the son of the late Edgar and Mary (Eberts) Kistler.
Frank E. DiLeo, 63, of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 14, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Abbott) Reichley DiLeo. The couple spent the last 14 years together and married on Nov. 27. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank J. Jr. and Jean M. (Shada) DiLeo.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe and was a graduate of Dieruff High School.
He worked in sales and marketing for Target Marketing Company, located in Maryland, for the last 14 years.