Bruce Uhl of Salisbury Alumni Association Died Saturday
Uhl, 57, had a lifelong commitment to Salisbury School District.
Bruce H. Uhl, 57, of Allentown, died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at home. He was the loving husband of Melinda L. (Rex) Uhl. The couple celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary last June 25.
Born in Allentown, June 5, 1954, Bruce was the son of the late Henry G. and Arlene A. (Miller) Uhl. Bruce was a graduate of Salisbury High School, Class of 1972, where he was class president and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 1976 and continued to support the university in many fundraising endeavors.
A member of the Society of Professional Engineers, he was employed as a group product manager at Hydac International, in Bethlehem. Prior to that, he was employed at the Pall Corp., Veederoot Co, and P.W. I. Corp. Bruce was a member of Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Allentown.
Bruce was president of the Salisbury Alumni Association where he annually awarded the graduating class valedictorian. He was the former director of the SYA Basketball Program and past president of the Salisbury Boy’s Basketball Booster Club where he enjoyed coaching football, soccer, baseball and basketball. He was a member of the Salisbury Education Foundation.
Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Melinda; sons, Christopher G. Uhl and Austin G. Uhl both at home; brother, Larry M. Uhl and his wife, Janet, of Chunky, MS; sister, Jackie A. Peifer and her husband, Robin, of Allentown; aunt, Arlene N. Uhl of Coopersburg; uncle, Frank Kauffman, Sr. of Catasauqua; many nieces and nephews; beloved dogs, Benny and Peaches.
Service: Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2011 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville with Pastor Karen A. Yonney officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bruce H. Uhl Children’s Education Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196. On this Father’s Day, we will always remember Bruce’s dedication and devotion for his sons and how he took great pride in watching them develop into fine young men.