Bethlehem Press

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Bruce D. Kleppinger, Advent Moravian Church member

Monday, December 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Bruce D. Kleppinger, 78, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 22, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Rolland and Grace (Ruch) Kleppinger. He was the husband of Claire (Brish) Kleppinger for 58 years.

He was retired from the U.S. Navy. He repaired musical instruments.

He was a member of Advent Moravian Church.

He belonged to the Marine Band of Allentown, Hanover Township Society for the Preservation of Big Band Sound in America, Veterans Association of Military Musicians and the Penn View Brass Band.

He was a model railroad enthusiast and was a member of the Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tracy Bozik of Northampton; and three grandchildren, Mitchell, Cameron and Madison.

Contributions may be sent to the church, 3730 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Arrangements were made by Pearson Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.