Obituary: Harold E. Derr, 101, of Bethlehem
Harold E. Derr, 101, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
Harold E. Derr, 101, formerly of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at Blough Health Care Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Helen D. Derr (died June 22, 2012). He was born in Hellertown on July 23, 1911 to the late Elmer M. and Annie M. (Snyder) Derr. Harold worked for the former A&P Tea Company of Northampton for 32 years until retiring in 1976. Prior employment included working at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for six years. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, Hellertown where he was past president and elder of the church, serving over 20 years.
Daughters: JoAnne M. Wert of Williams Township, Marie C. wife of R. Alan Lauer of Livermore, Calif., Carole J. Smolinski of Reisterstown, Md.; two sisters; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter: Jeanne F. Kuschak (died Jan. 2, 1987).
The service will be private at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown. There will be no calling hours. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Rev. Richard L. Teitsworth will be the officiant. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First UCC, 501 Northampton St., Hellertown, PA 18055.