James Alan Carlisle
Whitehall, PA
73 years of age and resident of Northampton, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday August 29, 2021, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family. He was the husband of Kathryn B. (Durkes) Carlisle for 30 years, and was born in Teaneck Township, NJ to the late James B. and Elizabeth (DePietro) Carlisle. Jim worked with highway safety coordination and was also an injury prevention services manager at the Allentown Health Bureau and associated with the Safe Kids Coalition with a combined over 23 years of service to the city. He received his Masters Degree in public health from the University of Tennessee in 1974. He enjoyed being a Eucharistic Minister and greeter at church, second degree Knights of Columbus member, former Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader, speaker for Toastmasters International, and was once a very frequent blood donor at Miller-Keystone. Surviving beside his wife Kathryn are sons Philip and Bradford Carlisle; daughter Jennifer Carlisle; granddaughter Brittany Carlisle; sisters Nancy Sabato with husband Dale, and Jill Dugdale with husband George; along with extended family and friends. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Stanley Moczydlowski on Wednesday September 8, 2021 at 11:30 am in Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Avenue, Whitehall, PA 18052, located 1 block south of the Fullerton Ave. exit of Route 22, where his viewing will be from 10:30 to 11:15 am. There will also be a viewing on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Gilbert Funeral Home, 444 Pershing Blvd. Whitehall, located directly across from the Church. Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Easton. Memorial contributions honoring Jim may be presented to the Salvation Army Children's Program 144 N 8th St Allentown, PA 18102.
Published by Morning Call on Sep. 5, 2021.
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Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church
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618 Fullerton Avenue, Whitehall, PA
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We'll all miss Jimmy. Growing up in NJ, we always enjoyed getting together with our many cousins. Jim was always calm and caring, and willing to spend time talking with me even though I was younger by about 8 years. We're thankful for our getting together with Jim and Kathy at a family reunion in NJ, just after Jim retired. He'll be missed. And we'll be praying for comfort for Kathy, their children, and all our cousins. God bless you, Jim!
Kevin Carlisle
September 13, 2021
Our deepest condolences on hearing of Jims passing. May God bring you peace during these very difficult moments. Know we are going to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Brenda and Richard Feiller
September 12, 2021
Sending our deepest condolences to all on the loss of your loved one, Jim.May he rest in God´s Peace.
Michael and Donna Beierle Orzechowski
September 7, 2021
Haasken, Brooke and Wagner Fam
September 7, 2021
Kathy~ We are so sorry to have read about your loss of Jim. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dave & Joni Tedesco
September 7, 2021
was jim's barber for many years in bethlehem was a terrific man he will be sorely missed may god bless him and his family
john yonak
September 6, 2021
Jim and I worked together at Safe Kids of ABE. Jim was adamant that his Safe Kids Coalition would be the only one in Pennsylvania to address the greatest accidental risk to the very young- drowning. As an aquatic professional, he welcomed me to the coalition and was instrumental in getting our Family Water Safety Day at Cedar Beach off the ground and succeeding for 18 years to teach kids and families about how to be safer in the water. Jim and I attended many Safe Kids meetings and events. He was so passionate about keeping kids as safe as they could be: in the car, in their house, on the playground, in school and in the water. Jim was truly one of the biggest advocates for kids that I have ever met. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Jim. Penny Pantano
Penny Pantano
September 5, 2021
To Kathy , Bradford, Phill and family Diana Mae and i send our condolences'. Jim was a great friend whom was more like another brother to me. We were very sad to hear of his passing. He is with the lord and savior. I pray for his soul and all his family.
Robert Weston Jago
September 5, 2021
Kathy and Family, My deepest sympathies at this sad time. I worked with Jim and I found him to be a true professional. Prayers for for you and family at this sad time.
Scott J.Lindenmuth
September 5, 2021
Dear Kathy and Family, My deepest condolences for the loss of Jim. He was such a nice person. I am thinking of you and will continue to remember you all in my prayers. God's Peace. Jean Bradley
Jean Bradley
September 5, 2021
Dear Kathy, Brad, and extended family, We are so sorry to hear of Jim´s passing. He was a good friend, always had a smile on his face, and never said anything bad about anyone. We will miss the grilling he did doing your picnics when it was always So hot. We admired him for his trust in God, strength and the positive attitude he had during this past difficult year. We´re sure he´s smiling down at you. May your faith and all the wonderful memories you have of him give you peace. We will miss our friend.
Maureen and Denny Dougherty
September 4, 2021
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