In Loving Memory of Joe



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Joseph Baldanza age 59, of Lower Nazareth Township, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township.

Born: Born August 5, 1950 in Somerville, NJ, he was a son of Gertrude Geroto Baldanza of Manville, NJ and the late Joseph M. Baldanza. Joe and his wife, the former Sara Ruch, would have celebrated 29 years of marriage on January 30.

Joe was a self-educated engineer who formed his own packaging business. His business provided the opportunity for Joe to travel all over the world and to assist others through innovative solutions in their business endeavors. He was passionate about his work which he truly enjoyed. Generous and big hearted, Joe loved his family and took pride in providing for them. He worked hard to play hard. In his spare time, he enjoyed building model airplanes and flying radio controlled airplanes.

Survivors: In addition to his mother and beloved wife, 2 sons, Joseph III and his wife Karen of Nazareth, James and his wife Melissa of Florida; 1 daughter, Jennifer Heaton and her husband John of Nazareth; 1 brother, James and his wife Mary Ellen of New Jersey; 1 sister, Janet Seyfarth and her husband Jay of Colorado; 3 grandchildren, Joey, David and Matteo.

Services: Relatives and friends are invited to call 2-4 pm Friday, with services starting at 4pm, in the Schmidt Funeral Home, PC, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth. Rev. Dr. Dean D. Frey will be presiding. Burial will be private and held at a later date.

Memorials: Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in Joe’s memory to Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Suite 200, 1510 Valley Center, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Online condolences may be expressed on a tribute page to Joe at www.schmidtfuneralhomepc.com.


08/05/1950  -  01/21/2010



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Born: August 5, 1950

Place of Birth: Somerville, NJ

Death: January 21, 2010

Place of Death: Bethlehem, PA

Occupation: Owner/operator of a Packaging Business.

Hobbies: Building model airplanes, flying radio controlled planes and following late modified car racing.


Gertrude Geroto Baldanza, Mother

Sara Ruch Baldanza, Spouse

Joseph Baldanza, III, Son

James Baldanza, Son

Jennifer Heaton, Daughter

James Baldanza, Brother

Janet Seyfarth, Sister

Joey, David and Matteo, 3 grandchildren

Numerous, Nieces & nephews


Joseph M. Baldanza, Father


Memorial donations may be made to:
the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Suite 200, 1510 Valley Center, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or to the American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

This memorial provided by:
Schmidt Funeral Homes, P.C.
Nazareth, PA




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