ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A longtime chiropractor was discovered dead in his burning Allentown home.
Richard Bold, 78, was discovered on the 2nd floor of his burning home and company late Wednesday night, the coroner's workplace said.
Strong ran his company, West End Chiropractic, out of his home in the 2700 block of Tilghman Street.
Firemens were dispatched around 9:50 p.m. and found fire and smoke pouring from the back of the building, said Chief Jim Wehr, of the Allentown Fire Department.
“Neighbors were stating that there was somebody still within,” Wehr stated. “Unfortunately there was one death.”
Vibrant was noticable dead at the scene around 10:30 p.m.
“He really got me into this field,” Dr. Jesse Hunsberger stated.
Hunsberger, a chiropractic practitioner in New Tripoli, credits Bold with inspiring him to begin his own organization after he went to the physician in the 80s to treat an injury he suffered while in the Navy.
“He taught me a lot what I do now. And the one thing he did inform me was, ‘always listen to your patients,'” Hunsberger stated.
“We just recently simply saw him when the snow, he was snow blowing his property, which was the last time,” Ashley Roskos, who lives across the street, stated.
Hunsberger hasn't seen Bold in a few years. Nevertheless, he states he will constantly remember him as someone who was full of life and enjoyed snowboarding and windsurfing.
“An excellent instructor. A good friend,” Hunsberger stated.
“He was just a terrific man and he's going to be missed. He's going to be missed,” he included.
The city authorities and fire departments are investigating the fire.
The cause and manner of death are pending more testing and examination, said the Lehigh County coroner's office.Source: wfmz.com