Joseph B. Melcher, 94

Joseph B. Melcher, 94, of Bally, husband of Anna Mae (Stengel) Melcher, passed away Friday October 20, 2023 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

Born in Barto, he was the son of the late Edwin and Kathryn (Miller) Melcher.

Joseph was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Joe was a lifetime member of the Bally Fire Co. and an avid golfer. He was a loving family man who will be dearly missed.

Surviving along with his wife is his son Daniel Melcher; daughter Rosanne Kulp wife of Dennis; grandchildren Kelly, Justin, Nathan, Tiffanie, William, Coleen, and Brett; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters Eleanor Girodo, Mary Anne Blankenbiller, Polly Richard, and Millie Eddinger; and sister-in-law Mary Anne Sobjak.

Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son Paul Melcher and brothers Edwin, Martin “Pep”, and Jerry Melcher.

A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday October 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 610 Pine St., Bally, PA 19503. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 610 Pine St., Bally, PA 19503.

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Anna Mae - Sorry I did not attend the services. Millie sent me a note letting me know about your loss. You are in my prayers at this difficult time.

~ Robbin Miller-Hawk & Steve Hawk Pennsburg, PA
11/15/2023 7:10:59 AM

Little Joe was a special part of my experience at Butter Valley. When they had breakfast there the grandkids, mom and I would have him take us to the restaurant in his6 passenger cart. They still talk about Little Joe and so sad to hear of his death. Loved his smile and we would always talk about our families when I finished my round. I so miss him.

~ Gary Dobson Quakertown, PA
10/25/2023 8:39:13 AM

Roseanne & Family,

Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Barry & Pauline Kramer

~ Barry & Pauline Kramer Bechtelsville, PA
10/25/2023 7:34:23 AM