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Obituary for Emma Breininger

Emma L. Breininger, 81, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on March 21, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Leon H. Breininger. They celebrated 61 years on marriage in January. Born in Upper Saucon Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert R. and Laurene E. (Bartholomew) Christman. She was a member of Lower Saucon United Church of Christ in Hellertown. She worked first for the former Phillips Music Store in Bethelehem. She then went into accounting and bookkeeping and retired from Penn Med Consultants based in Allentown. Emma loved to travel, especially by RV. She also enjoyed roller skating and in fact met her husband that way. She also enjoyed bowling. Most of all, she loved and cared for her family who will miss her dearly.

Along with her husband, she is survived by her siblings: Shirley, wife of Fred Kelhart of Easton, Jean, wife of Robert Burd of Allentown, and Robert Christman and his wife Cheryl of Bethlehem. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Joey Burd and his wife, Katie; Fred Kelhart and his wife, Pat; Barbie Ciambrone and her husband, Joe; Kevin Kelhart and his wife, Courtney; Kyle Christman and his girlfriend, Meghan; Kasey Christman and her partner, Allison, Greg Beers and his wife, Shawn; William Breininger and his wife, Cindy; and Lisa Mantz and her husband, Jason; many great nieces and nephews; and her brother-in-law, Denton Breininger and his wife Yum Hui.

Services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Lower Saucon UCC, 1375 Third Ave., Hellertown, PA 18055. Visit her “Book of Memories” at