The Life of John Joseph Dunkelberger Jr.

John Joseph Dunkelberger, Jr., 57, of Topton, died on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after a sudden fall on January 29th. Born in Reading, John was a son of the late John J. Dunkelberger, Sr., and the late Nancy (Phillips) Bucks. He was a graduate of Brandywine Heights High School, Topton. He was employed as a Truck Driver by East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, for over 10 years. He liked the outdoors, camping, hiking and auto racing. From a young age, John enjoyed fishing. He later was able to spend a lot of time with his son, Connor, teaching him his skill. He was a proud father, who was an avid supporter of his son's sporting events.

John is survived by his three children, Jason S., husband of Megan A. (Cole) Brendlinger, Quakertown, Jennifer L. Garber, Lenhartsville, and Connor J. Dunkelberger, Fleetwood; a brother, Randy, husband of Lori Dunkelberger, Hamburg; two aunts, Mary Reinert, Topton, and Brenda Matney, Texas; and many loving cousins. He is also survived by the mother of his two older children, Susan K. (Brendlinger) DiBuono, Lenhartsville, and Connor's mother, Buffy L. (Moser) Dunkelberger, Fleetwood.

A memorial service to celebrate John's life will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis Street, Topton, with Reverend Dr. Coleen G. Kristula officiating. Burial will be private in Topton Union Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

The family requests contributions be made in John's memory to the John J. Dunkelberger, Jr.,  Memorial Fund c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box 25, Topton, PA  19562-0025. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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John you will truly be missed by my family and myself. Our front porch will forever hold a spot for you. We will remember your daily visits and you and my husband's friendship bond. My husband will make sure Conner gets his fishing in and will keep your memory alive at the Lutheran pond. Shine on and bless the boys with home runs in your honor.
Posted by Marla G on 2/8/2018


I met John when we were in are 20s. He is my wife’s cousin we had a lot of fun we did a lot of fishing together and a lot of fun times I was his best man when he had married Buffy  we would take his son and my daughter fishing we would have camp fires at my house and just shoot the shit. You will be missed my freind. Rest in peace

Posted by Joel N on 2/11/2018