Ellen L. Meilinger, 86, of Lower Saucon Township, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was born in Bethlehem on Oct. 1, 1925 to the late William J. Smullin and Ruth C. (VanBilliard). She was the wife of the late John Meilinger. Ellen worked for Environmental Services at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill for 18 years until retiring. She was a member of The Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.
She is survived by her loving children: Rodney J. and his wife Christine M., Nathan E. and his wife Gail J., Noreen E. wife of Eugene E. Fernandez, all of Hellertown; sister-in-law: Florence D. Smullin of Allentown; grandchildren: Toni J. Fernandez, Claudia M. Meilinger, Andrew Meilinger and his wife Jessica, Gregory T. Meilinger; and a great-grandson: Trenten Meilinger. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert T. Smullin.
A service will be held at 11am Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at the church, 321 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem. There will be no calling hours. The interment will conclude services at . Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Arrangements are by the , of Hellertown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Home—Bethlehem, 2855 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
--Obituary courtesy of Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc.