Friday, May 18, 2018

Aldwin Bobb, 76, electrocuted to death in Life Church, a Lower Nazareth Township, PA church where he was doing electrical work

Lower Nazareth Township , PA
A 76-year-old Plainfield Township man was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a Lower Nazareth Township church where he was doing electrical work, authorities said.

Aldwin Bobb, 76, of Sandt Road was working in the attic crawl space of Life Church on 4609 Newburg Road before he was found unresponsive at 1 p.m., Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the church on a report of a possible electrocution, and Bobb later was pronounced dead on the scene. The cause of death has not been determined.

Lysek said the coroner’s office, Colonial Regional police and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death.


By Nick Falsone,


The man found dead Tuesday afternoon in a Lower Nazareth Township church was a 76-year-old Slate Belt resident, the Northampton County coroner said Tuesday night.

Aldwin Bobb, of Sandt Road in Plainfield Township, was pronounced dead at the scene; the cause and manner of his death remain under investigation, Coroner Zachary Lysek said Tuesday night.

Lysek said authorities responded about 1 p.m. Tuesday to a report of an unresponsive male at Life Church Nazareth at 4609 Newburg Road.

Bobb had been doing electrical work in an attic crawl space in the church, according to the coroner.

Life Church Nazareth Pastor Jon Schwartz earlier Tuesday said emergency personnel were responding to an accident, and he would not be commenting.