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, 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, 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 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., 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., 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.
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.
Madlyn Alice (Leibensperger) Haines, 92, died Dec. 11, 2018. She was the wife of Paul K. Haines, with whom she enjoyed 67 years of marriage until his death in 2015. She was the eldest child of the late Esther (Bortz) and Allen Leibensperger, of East Texas.