In Memoriam

Marlene Fowler

Marlene "Linny" Fowler, one of the Lehigh Valley's most endearing philanthropists and a loving Good Shepherd donor, passed away on February 4, 2013, at the age of 73. Her legendary generosity and a... read more

Inez Donley

Inez Donley, a longtime friend and donor to Good Shepherd, passed away at age 97 on January 27, 2013. Inez made a major gift along with her husband Ed, former Air Products and Chemicals chairman,... read more

Catherine Beth Bennett - A Little Angel

Catherine Beth Bennett, 49, of Bethlehem passed away peacefully on November 16, 2012, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Allentown on May 23, 1963, Beth was the daughter of Margaret Bennett-... read more

Scott Hess - Loved John Deere and NASCAR

Scott Hess, 26, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem since 2008, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012. He was the son of Robert C. and Diane M. (Roth) Hess of Bath. Born in Bethlehem,... read more

Barbara Fox - A Woman With Style

Barbara Fox, 65, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012. She lived at Good Shepherd for 12 years. The daughter of Ray and the late Phyllis DeBoer,... read more

Karen Dondore - A Sweet Tooth and Spirit to Match

Karen Dondore, 48, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home Bethlehem, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012. The daughter of Elton and Helen Sunday, Karen was born in Reading. She came to live at Good... read more

Irene Lendacki - An Original Flower Child

Irene Lendacki, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, passed away on August 24, 2012. Born in Reading on February 12, 1953, the daughter of Pauline and Cyril Lendacki, Irene grew up in... read more

Richard Buchin - A Beautiful Mind

Richard Buchin, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home – Conrad W. Raker Center for 16 years, passed away on August 28, 2012. He was 59 years old. Richard was born in Allentown on March 28, the son of... read more

Joseph E. Correll, Jr.

Joseph E. Correll, Jr., a longtime friend and donor to Good Shepherd, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Joe was a gentleman and a gentle man who made his mark on the world as a successful... read more

Jack G. Izer

Jack G. Izer, a Good Shepherd resident since 1981, passed away on November 28, 2011. Born February 26, 1950, in Waynesboro, Jack was a much-loved member of the Good Shepherd family, known for his... read more

Ellen Sockin

Ellen Sockin, a resident of The Good Shepherd Home - Conrad W. Raker Center since 1980, passed away on November 20, 2011. Born in Spring Valley, New York, on July 23, 1958, Ellen struggled with... read more

James L. Czekner

September 26, 2011 James L. Czekner, 56, of Allentown, passed away on Thursday, September 22. Jim was the lead mechanic at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital where he worked for 17 years,... read more

Evelyn Allen

Evelyn T. Allen, who passed away August 22, 2011, served Good Shepherd in many ways. Read her obituary and honor her legacy by making an online gift to our long-term care residents at the Conrad W.... read more

Dennis Miller

July 2011 Playing Bingo, serving on the Residents Council, participating in religious discussion, holiday parties. These were just some of the things enjoyed by Dennis Miller, a resident of The... read more

William Omick

June 2011 William Omick, a resident of the Conrad W. Raker Center at the Good Shepherd Home in Allentown passed away on June 16. Born December 13, 1958, in Allentown, Bill’s easygoing nature... read more

William A. Robbins

May 2011 For 65 years, William “Pops” Robbins called Good Shepherd home. On May 29, 2011, the man who was like a father to many, passed away at the age of 74 leaving a void as big as his heart.... read more

Antonin "Tony" Hodek

May 2011 Antonin “Tony” Hodek, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, passed away on May 25, 2011. He was 47 years old. Born January 13, 1964, in Easton, Tony was educated at Crotched... read more

Henry Armbruster

May 2011 Henry Armbruster, loving husband and father, and a resident of the Good Shepherd Home-Bethlehem, died May 18, 2011, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was 69 years old. He... read more

Grace M. Raker

May 2011 Grace (Moritz) Raker, 96, passed away on May 2. She was the widow of former Good Shepherd administrator, The Rev. Dr. Conrad Raker, who preceded her in death in 2002. Born in Fullerton on... read more

Robin Brewer

March 2011 Robin Brewer, a resident of the Good Shepherd Home Conrad W. Raker Center since 1991, passed away on March 7 after a brief illness. The daughter of Chester and Bette Brewer, Robin was... read more

Jeffrey M. Sonon

February 2012 Jeffrey M. Sonon, 58, a resident of The Good Shepherd Home - Conrad W. Raker Center, passed away January 13. Born July 13, 1953, in West Reading, Jeff graduated from the Reading School... read more

Peter A. Keblish, Jr., MD

January 2011 The Good Shepherd family is mourning the loss of Peter J. Keblish, Jr., MD, renowned orthopedic surgeon and devoted Good Shepherd friend and donor, who died January 25. Peter served as... read more

John Raker Hudders

January 2012 Atty. John Raker Hudders, grandson of John and Estella Raker, founders of The Good Shepherd Home, passed away on Monday, January 9, at the Phoebe Home. Jack, as he was known, was... read more

Ralph Boyd DeCristoforo

November 2010 The Good Shepherd family is mourning the loss of Ralph DeCristoforo, longtime donor and friend, who passed away on November 14. Ralph was the fiance of Sally Gammon, Good Shepherd... read more