East Penn Press

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Linda M. George

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Linda M. George, 55, of Macungie, died Dec. 12, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the companion of Keith Jones. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas G. Wetzel and the late Carol G. (Zoch) Hoppes.

She worked for Cedarbrook Nursing Home for 20 years as a nurse’s aide. She also bartended at the Alburtis Fire Co. Social Club for many years.

She was a member of the Alburtis Fire Company, where she was like a mother and grandmother to the firefighters and was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club.

Bruce K. Geary

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Bruce K. Geary, 75, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 10, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Cheryl (Hildebrand) Geary, with whom he shared over 53 years of marriage. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Vincent Geary and Laura (Pussini) Geary Wagner and stepson of Russell Wagner.

He was a 1961 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.

He served in the U.S. Naval Air Force as an aviation electrician during the Vietnam War.

For many years he worked in tool and die manufacturing for General Electric and later Black and Decker.

Genevieve L. Krieger

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Genevieve L. Krieger, 90, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 15, 2018, in her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Werst) Haney. She was the wife of the late Harry G. Krieger Sr. who died in 2015.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

She was past president of District 8 and senior vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2124.

Arthur M. Madarassy

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Navy musician

Arthur Marean Madarassy, 93, of Emmaus, formerly of Wilmington, Del., died peacefully Dec. 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Faith Vandever Gottschall Madarassy who died in 2016. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., and raised in Brooklyn, he was an accomplished musician, keen scientist, experienced builder, avid ballroom dancer and chef.

Dennis R. Holland Sr.

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, Emmaus Cycle and Fitness

Dennis R. Holland Sr., 70, of Emmaus, died Dec. 17, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Lucy (Talbot) Holland. They were married for 49 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frances A. (Schmeltzle) and Kenneth R. Holland Sr.

He worked in the sporting goods department at Walmart for 17 years. Previously he owned and operated Emmaus Cycle and Fitness and worked for George’s Cyclery and Bike Line.

He honorably served his country in the Army during Vietnam.

John Frost Hartman Jr.

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

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

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

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.

Frank E. DiLeo

Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

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.