Barbara A. Held German Barbara A. Held German

Barbara A. Held German, 81, of Allentown, passed away May 3, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Robert F. “Bob” German and the late Robert L. Held, Sr. Barbara was receptionist in the Emergency Room at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, 17th and Chew Sts. Allentown for 25 years until retiring. Prior to that, she was a telephone operator at the former Bell Telephone Company, Allentown. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Minnie (Reichard) Geidner. She was a graduate of Allentown High School. She was a member of the Lehigh Valley Health Network retirees. Barbara was a loving wife and mother. She was especially proud of her grandson, who was her pride and joy. She enjoyed attending all of his sporting events and watching him grow up.

Survivors: Son: Robert L. Held, Jr. of Allentown, Daughter: Debra L. wife of William F. Keks of Catasauqua, Grandson: Brandon S. Keks of Catasauqua and a Sister: Janis Kleckner of South Whitehall Twp.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 A.M. in the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Saturday from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. in the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Lupus Foundation of PA, Landmarks Building, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 217, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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