Brandon V. Geraldino, 17, of Hellertown (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home)

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Brandon V. Geraldino, 17 years young, of Hellertown, was called to heaven on Friday, July 21, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 3, 1999 in Bayonne, N.J., the son of Diana E. Delsalto and Vantroy Geraldino. Although Brandon was non-verbal he was destined to teach the people he encountered throughout his life lessons about themselves and what love truly is. Brandon was love and strength.

Brandon attended a few area schools and ended his academic career at Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem. He made his family so proud when he became a child representative for Easter Seals in 2003, assisting in raising money for children with disabilities. Brandon enjoyed his time playing baseball with the Miracle League. He loved having a special relationship with his brother, Jaydon. Brandon will be remembered for his willingness to love and be loved, his ability to change the lives of those he met, and the teachings of patience, endurance and strength he passed on. In spite of all the challenges Brandon faced, his happiness could be felt and his smile always seen.

SURVIVORS

Brandon will be dearly missed by his father: Vantroy Geraldino; his mother Diana E. Delsalto and her fiancé Frank J. Pintabone; his brothers: Jaydon and Xavier Geraldino; maternal grandparents: Olga Delsalto of Easton and Hugo DelSalto of Hellertown; paternal grandparents: Santa Christina Geraldino of Bayonne and Domingo Geraldino of Domincan Republic; and caregiver, friend and honorary family member: Akua “Nana” Abrafi. Brandon was preceded in death by his grandfather: Angel Roberts, with whom he will be interred. The family would like to thank all of the teachers, nurses, doctors and countless medical personnel who have cared for Brandon over the past 17 years.

SERVICE

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Infancy Catholic Church, 312 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. Interment will be at Hellertown Union Cemetery.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Memorial contributions may be made to The Connell Funeral Home payable to The Brandon Geraldino Foundation. Condolences may be offered online at www.connellfuneral.com.

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