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Melissa D. Sickler

Melissa D. Sickler

Melissa D. Sickler, 53, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.

Born November 4th, 1969 at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Melissa then moved to San Antonio, Texas from 1972 to 1978 and from 1980-1984. Then, her family moved to Bangor (Johnsonville) PA. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1988. Melissa also resided in Plymouth and her father’s farm in Shickshinny, PA. She moved to Bethlehem, PA in 2018. Melissa worked in the hospitality and restaurant business for many years. She also worked in retail in management positions. Most importantly, she was a loving, adoring mother and daughter.

Melissa is survived by her daughter Jaden Kent Perrillo of Hanover Township, PA, her mother Patricia C. Sickler and her companion Leonard Parkin, her brothers Michael Sickler and his wife Lesley and Christopher McKellar and his wife Liz, and Jade Perrillo, dear friend and father to Jaden Kent Perrillo. She was predeceased by her father David Kent Sickler.

Melissa never met a stranger; whoever made contact with Melissa was guaranteed a laugh and a smile. She lit up every room she entered. There was never a dull moment as long as she was involved. Melissa never failed to make anyone smile with being her funny, sweet and caring self. She always made sure people knew they were cared for and loved. She was a people person and perfectly suited to be in the hospitality business where she was almost made to be in contact with the public. She was able to excel in the service industry because of her charismatic personality and her big heart. She made friends easily and enjoyed spending time with them. She certainly was a warm, loving, and kind human being. She absolutely adored her daughter Jaden and was so proud of her. She will be deeply missed by her family and all of the friends she made over the years.

Services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, 615 East Langhorne Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017 or to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.


From: Shanequa Robinson
My Deepest Condolences to all of you she will be missed always and forever

From: David Pisack
Prayers and strength at this difficult time... it really sux... only thing I truly believe is that god takes the good ones first.... good thoughts to Mrs sickler..jaden.and all family and close friends...she definitely made a impact on us all...they say if you feel pain.. you have felt love....

From: Dan Mies
My condolences to all family, friends. Rest easy, Melissa. She had such the personality that, upon meeting her, you felt as though you'd known her forever. So sweet and kind. God bless.

From: Kerry Holland
My sincerest condolences to Melissa's family and friends. I graduated with Melissa and ran into her a few years ago. It was so nice to see her. I completely agree with the wonderful things written about her. She definitely lit up the room. Hope you find peace and comfort in your memories of her.

From: Jamir
My deepest condolences to Melissa’s family. I love you and I’m so sorry. Forever and ever in my heart

From: Nicole stopp
My deepest sympathies to Melissa’s mom Pat and her daughter jaden. Melissa and I cheered together in Highschool. I will always remember her as a devoted friend, loving mother, a fun person to be around and full of positive energy. Her passing is devastating.

From: Karen Brewer
Melissa and I reconnected, at Windcreek, where she was working at the time. It was serendipitous for us since it was the 100th Anniversary of the Bangor -Pen Argyl Game and Missy was a cheerleader for me. It was tearful as we hugged, and made amends. So glad that we got to reconcile Missy. You were an extremely talented cheerleader.

From: Chris Gleco and Family
We are so incredibly sad to hear of Melissa's passing and so sorry. Sending our deepest condolences to the family. The world will be a bit darker without Melissa's light. She was deeply loved and will be truly missed.

From: Chris Gleco and Family
We are so incredibly sad to hear of Melissa's passing and so sorry. Sending our deepest condolences to the family. The world will be a bit darker without Melissa's light. She was deeply loved and will be truly missed.

From: Jolie Carpenter Berry
Melissa and I were great friends in middle school in San Antonio, Texas. There was never a dull moment, we were laughing all the time, she truly was a beautiful spirit! Gone too soon. My deepest sympathy to her friends and family. Jolie

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