In Memory

Darlene Heydt (Bertsch)

Darlene F. (Heydt) Bertsch, age 52, of Schnecksville PA, died Wednesday, October 09, 2002 in the Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown PA. She was the Husband of Ernest R. Bertsch. The couple celebrate their 33rd Wedding Anniversary this past August. Born in Schnecksville PA, she was the daughter of Willard J. Heydt of Reading PA and Florence (Ferrara) Heydt of Allentown PA. She worked in the Shipping Department of Bon Ton, formerly Hess's, in Whitehall for 14 years, retiring in 1997. She was a Member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall PA. She was a Former Cub Scout Leader, Troop 57, Neffs PA. She is survived by her Husband; Parents; Daughter, Julie L., wife of Shawn Sokalsky of Whitehall PA; Son, Pharon E. Bertsch of Harrisburg PA; Sister, Barbara A., wife of Bruce Snyder of Allentown PA; Brother, Dennis J. Heydt of Hamburg PA; and Grandson, Brandon M. Sokalsky. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2002 in the Church. There are no Calling Hours. The Reverend Michael J. Bodnyk officiating. Interment in Egypt Cemetery, Whitehall PA. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., of Schnecksville PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund c/o the Funeral Home, PO Box 196, Schnecksville PA 18078-0196. This October 9th will mark three years since you left us. It seems like only yesterday. Time has not erased the painful memories of those days during your struggle with cancer. We are comforted by the fact that you are with God and in a better place. Life has not been complete without you. We still miss you very much and always will. We always find ourselves saying, "I wish mom were here to see it" or "I wish mom were here to enjoy it" numerous times since your passing. No one could ever take your place. Thank you for all the years of kindness, loving, sharing, and caring that you gave to us. You are truly remarkable. I can not put into words how thankful I am to have been blessed with a mother as wonderful as you. - Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. - Schnecksville,