Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Joseph H. Wetzel Joseph H. Wetzel

Joseph H. Wetzel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Station 36 volunteer firefighter

Joseph H. Wetzel, 82, died Sept. 26, 2018, at his daughter’s Whitehall home. He was the husband of Dawn M. (Bortz) Wetzel.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harvey J. and Anna E. (Palmer) Wetzel.

He worked in the building maintenance department of the Whitehall-Coplay School District. After retiring, he delivered parts for ABS Auto Parts. He worked previously in construction with Roth and Ellis Inc.

He was a volunteer firefighter for Station 36, Whitehall Township, for over 50 years. He volunteered for fire company events including Fire Prevention Week, Operation Santa and handing out trick-or-treat night candy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their three daughters, Kelly and her husband Bill Hunsicker, Jodi and her husband Cleveland Hunter and Tracy Bortz; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his two daughters, Sandra Witmer and Patricia Wetzel; and two brothers, Billy and Paul Wetzel.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Bobby, Howard and Roy Wetzel; and three sisters, Lorraine Fritz, Marie Kates and Helen Steckler.

Contributions may be made to the Robert L. Benner Fire Training Grounds, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, 18052; or to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 835 Third St., Whitehall, 18052.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.