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George E. Dettmer Jr. George E. Dettmer Jr.

George E. Dettmer Jr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

George E. Dettmer Jr., 78, of Moore Township, died Dec. 25, 2019, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, N.Y. He was the husband of Judith E. (Wirth) Dettmer for 59 years.

Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late George E. and Mildred (Kleppinger) Dettmer Sr.

He was a pilot and a welder at Bethlehem Steel. He owned and operated the former Dettmer’s Repair Shop and managed Bath Hardware for many years. He was a three-term Pennsylvania State constable and was a notary public.

He was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

He was a member of Nimrod Hunting Club and of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, George E. III of Fulton, N.Y.; three daughters, Lorri L. Zeravsky of Moore Township, Susie A. Dettmer and her husband Michael Cantrel of Bath and Bonnie B. and her husband Dan Pritchard of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; three brothers, the Rev. Paul, Mark and Russell; three sisters, Rose Chamberlain, Ruth Blose and June Ingersoll; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.