Dr. Don C. Follmer, 96 of Bethlehem passed away on November 23, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. He was the husband of Muriel (Smith) Follmer for 51 years until her passing on February 27, 2004.
Don was born in Berwick, PA on April 6, 1927 son of the late Joseph Roland and Edna (Dodson) Follmer.
Don served in the Army Air Force from 1945-1946 stationed in Germany during World War II.
He received a BS in Biology from Wilkes College in 1950, and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1955.
He was a member of the medical Staff at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill from 1956-2004. He was the Chief of the Department of Family Practice Medicine in Bethlehem from 1957 to 2004. He was in private practice of family medicine at his home office on Beverly Avenue in Bethlehem from 1957 to 2004. He was also the Medical Director at White Deer Run at Blue Mountain in Kempton, PA.
In 2004 he moved to Moravian Village of Bethlehem.
Don enjoyed Barbershop quartet singing, model ship building and Bible teaching He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers since 1988 and served as Chapter President in 1993-1994.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bethlehem where he sang in the Choir.
Survivors: Daughter Karen L. Engleman of Reading, PA, a son Gard R. Follmer of Valrico, FL, two grandchildren Kyle Follmer and Jessica Brown wife of Jake, one great-grandson Oliver Jaxon Brown.
Viewing & Funeral Service: Thursday November 30, 2023, viewing 12noon to 1PM followed by the Funeral Service at 1 PM all at Wesley United Methodist Church 2540 Center Street Bethlehem. Burial to follow in Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Herron Funeral Home in Bethlehem. www.Herronfuneralhomes.com
Memorial Contributions: To the Church.