Joan Louise Timer, 80, of Hellertown (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home)

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Joan Louise Timer, 80, of Hellertown, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 at her residence. She was the wife of Richard “Dick” F. Timer. Joan was born in Center Valley on March 24, 1938 to the late Hattie Yeakel. She worked in the Food Service Department at Southern Lehigh School District for 43 years until retiring as the director of the department. Joan was member of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Hellertown, and the Bethlehem Boating Club.


In addition to her husband of 61 years; sons: Richard F. Jr. (Stacie M.) of Downingtown, Robert A. (Debra A.) of Whitehall; grandchildren: Laura C. (Dave) Campbell, Matthew S. (Kristin), Alison N., Gretchen C. (Anthony) Cianciarulo and Nicholas R.; great-granddaughter: Riley C. Campbell. She was predeceased by siblings: Gordon Yeakel and Gladys Dwinal.


Family and friends are invited to call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown. The calling hour will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at her church, 1408 Easton Road, Hellertown. The interment will conclude services at the Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, 240 Union Station Plaza, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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