Geraldine L. Peifley Geraldine L. Peifley

Geraldine L. Peifley, 87, of Allentown, died November 3, 2018 in Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Fred E. Peifley. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 3, 2018. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Emma (Danker) Neikam. A 1949 graduate of Allentown High School, she continued her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania receiving a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1953. She began her teaching career at Downingtown High School in the 1950’s and taught at Whitehall High School in the 1960’s. A teacher at William Allen High School, Allentown School District, Geraldine retired in the early 1990’s after 15 years of service. She started as a substitute teacher and had worked in the Interim Program. She was a former member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Allentown and a former member of the former Seibert Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.

Survivors: Husband; sons, David S. Peifley of Allentown and Christopher A. Peifley of Florida; daughter, Leigh Ann wife of Richard Konapelsky of Columbia, MD; sisters, Maryland Kucharczuk and Joan Dreisbach both of Allentown; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother; Calvin E. Neikam.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, at 2 P.M. in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Thursday, from 1 P.M. to 2 P.M. in the funeral home.

Contribution in Geraldine's memory may be made to Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or at

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