Obituary: William F. Guest, 91, of Hellertown

William F. Guest served his country honorably during WWII and was a member of Mountainview Moravian Church for 59 years.

William F. Guest91, of Hellertown, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He is the husband of Helen N. (Neiser) Guest. Born in Bethlehem on Feb. 5, 1920 to the late Benjamin Franklin Dickenson Guest and Bessie (LeVan) Guest, Bill worked at Bethlehem Steel in the Metallurgical Department and Homer Research until retiring in 1978. After retirement he was employed by Vast to transport persons and was a car runner at Bennett Toyota and Faulkner Olds. William was a 1939 graduate of the Bethlehem School District. He served his country honorably during WWII in the U.S. Navy on the USS Texas. William was a member of , Hellertown, since 1952 and Head Sacristan for 10 years. He enjoyed gardening and loved traveling our country. He was an active member at H. Stanley Goodwin Lodge, F & A.M., Past Trustee of Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and a volunteer bartender at Cedar Club, Fountain Hill, for 20 years.


In addition to his loving wife of 68 years; daughter: Carol Lee, wife of Carey A. Gretzinger of Hellertown; granddaughter: Melissa A. Jester and her husband Gary and their daughter Meghan. Predeceased by two sisters: Betty Landrock and Anita Strickland. 


Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at Mountainview Moravian Church, 331 Constitution Ave., Hellertown. The calling hour will be followed by a celebration of Bill's life at 11:00 a.m. The interment will conclude services at  with military honors. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. The , Hellertown is in charge of arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church (zip code: 18055) and/or Meals on Wheels, 4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020-8940.


David J. Heintzelman, Supervisor

326 Main Street – Hellertown, PA 18055

(610) 838-0521


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