ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A longtime chiropractic doctor was discovered dead in his burning Allentown home.
Richard Bold, 78, was discovered on the second floor of his burning house and business late Wednesday night, the coroner's office said.
Strong ran his organization, 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 structure, stated Chief Jim Wehr, of the Allentown Fire Department.
“Neighbors were saying that there was somebody still within,” Wehr said. “Unfortunately there was one casualty.”
Bold 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 motivating him to start his own business after he checked out the medical professional in the 80s to deal with an injury he suffered while in the Navy.
“He taught me so much what I do now. And the one thing he did inform me was, ‘constantly listen to your clients,'” Hunsberger stated.
“We just recently just saw him when the snow, he was snow blowing his residential or commercial property, which was the last time,” Ashley Roskos, who lives throughout the street, stated.
Hunsberger hasn't seen Bold in a few years. However, he says he will constantly remember him as somebody who had plenty of life and enjoyed skiing and windsurfing.
“A terrific teacher. A buddy,” Hunsberger said.
“He was simply an excellent man and he's going to be missed. He's going to be missed,” he added.
The city authorities and fire departments are investigating the fire.
The cause and manner of death are pending further testing and examination, said the Lehigh County coroner's office.Source: wfmz.com