Richard H. Kleintop
"> Richard H. Kleintop
Richard H. Pop Kleintop, peacefully passed away into the immediate presence of the Lord and reunited with his loving wife of 60 years, Alice F. (Titus) Kleintop on March 19, 2012. He was born March 31, 1916 to Howard D. and Anna M. (King) Kleintop in Bethlehem. Rich was a graduate of Liberty High School, where he played viola and violin in the Orchestra. After 45 years of service, Rich retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corp. as a First Floor Foreman at the Central Tool Machine Shop.Rich was a life long member of West Side Moravian Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent for 40 years, was a member of the Sacrastans Corp and the Dart Ball Team. Rich was a member of the Lehigh South Side Booster Club, Monacacy Fire Co. and the West Side Republican Club. He was also a member of the Bethlehem Steel Club where he was an avid golfer. Pop was one of Bethlehems biggest baseball fans. He followed North Central Little League, Jr. Legion and Legion Baseball and Connie Mack. His greatest joy was watching his grandson play baseball for the Liberty Hurricanes and Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Linda McBride and son-in-law George McBride, and Carol Schneider and her husband Don; three grandchildren, Trey Schneider and his wife Cathy, Jill and her husband Russell Sherrill, and Matthew McBride; as well as four great grandchildren, Allie, Emmie and AJ Schneider and Luke Sherrill. He was preceded in death by his brothers John and Douglas. Services: The family will receive friends on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Another viewing will be held on Saturday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at West Side Moravian Church, 402 3rd Ave. Bethlehem PA 18018 with a funeral service to immediately follow at 10 a.m. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to Lehigh University 641 Taylor St. Bethlehem, PA 18015 c/o Coach Sean Leary, Lehigh Baseball. Condolences may be made online at www.connellfuneral.com.
Published by Morning Call on Mar. 22, 2012.
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I was saddened to hear of Rich's death since I had seen him a few days before that, with Linda, at the hospital. I have such great memories of him and your family, Alice, Linda, Carol, and Don, golf, hoops in the back alley, the Sunday School, Easter egg hunts, his joshing with Kathy, but all in all such a friend and servant of our Lord. May God bless you all as you seek His comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Bill Gramley
April 1, 2012
Dearest Linda and Matt,

Your father (grandpop)was someone I knew all my life. We are all so very sorry to hear of his leaving the earth but he is finally with his beloved "Alice" who he missed so much. You gave him all he ever needed as a wonderful, loving and devoted daughter and grandson. He got to see Matt make the majors, his dream. Please be comforted by our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time of transition. We love you both so much, Jeannie, Eddie, Ceil, Sara and Danika, Lakewood Ranch, FL.
Jeannie Barcewicz
March 30, 2012
Linda & Matt: Our deepest sympathy to you both. We know that he will be sorely missed. God Bless you.
Judy & Andy Master
March 24, 2012
Our sympathy to the Kleintop family. We remember with fondness, your father, over the years we spent at West Side. He truly spent his years here on earth with his faithfulness to the church. Blessings to you all.
Art & Carol Mack
March 22, 2012
Linda and family - the world was a better place for having Rich Kleintop. Condolences and assurance that all our memories are fond ones.

-Dick and June Steward, New Bern, NC
March 22, 2012
Deepest sympathy --Betty Lou Hall
March 22, 2012
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