Geraldine M. Deshler
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Geraldine M. Deshler, 93, of Allentown passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 in Westminster Village, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James T. Deshler. Geraldine was born in Allentown a daughter of the late Robert A. and Eva L. (Bennicoff) Kleckner. She was a Blue Shield Administrator for the Lehigh Valley Blue Cross for 13 years before retiring in 1982. Geraldine was a member of Zions Reformed United Church of Christ, Allentown where she was active with the Womens Guild. She served as a Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the church Consistory. Geraldine and her husband were strong supporters of the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corp and enjoyed volunteering with the DCI and DCA Allentown committees. Survivors: Son, Lee A., husband of Donna L. Deshler of Danielsville; daughter, Diane A., wife of Stephen J. Ortwein of Surprise, AZ; grandchildren, whom she loved and adored, James A., husband of Danielle Deshler of Jeffersonville, VT and Abbey L. Deshler of Allentown; and two nieces and their families. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert B. Kleckner. Services: 10 a.m., Friday in the Stephens Funeral Home Inc., 1335-37 Linden Street, Allentown. Call 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. www.stephensfuneral.com. Contributions: Zions Reformed U.C.C., 620 West Hamilton St., Allentown 18101.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 6, 2012