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Donald J. Betz, Sr.

January 14, 1922 February 9, 2017
Donald J. Betz, Sr.
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Obituary for Donald J. Betz, Sr.
MOUNT CARMEL — Donald J. Betz Sr., 95, of 210 S. Vine St., passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at his home.

He was born Jan. 14, 1922, in Locust Gap, a son of the late Christine Betz.
He was a 1939 graduate of Mount Carmel Township High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a staff sergeant with the 12th Armored Division. He was part of the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He received the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the European Theatre Medal with two bronze stars.

Donald married the Helena K. (Knoblauch) Betz on May 1, 1944 in Philadelphia. She preceded him in death on April 17th, 2000

Donald had been employed by Acme Markets for 43 and he retired in 1984.

Donald was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Mount Carmel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2110, American Legion Post 91, the Clover Hose Fire Co. and a life member of the Locust Gap Fire Co., Aristes Fire Co. and West End Athletic ClubDonald was an avid gardener and enjoyed his many trips to the beach. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Anne and her husband, Joseph Paul, of Harwich, Massachusetts, and Helena Betz, of Philadelphia; two sons, Peter Betz and his wife, Suzanne, of Strong, and Donald Betz Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of Mount Carmel Estates; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

BETZ — Donald J. Betz, Sr., 95, of 210 S. Vine St., Mount Carmel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church with the Rev. Francis Karwacki as officiant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Locust Gap. Viewing will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. in the Joseph J. Stutz Inc, Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor. A guestbook can be signed at In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Mount Carmel Public Library, 30 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, 17851.
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9:00 AM 2/15/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 2/15/2017 10:45:00 AM
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market St.
Mount Carmel, PA 17851

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
40 South Market St. Mount Carmel 17851 PA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 2/15/2017 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/15/2017 12:00:00 PM
Joseph Stutz

40 South Market Street
Mount Carmel, PA 17851

Joseph Stutz
40 South Market Street Mount Carmel 17851 PA
United States

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St. Joseph's Cemetery, Locust Gap, PA Final Resting Place

108 Church Street
Locust Gap, PA 17840

108 Church Street Locust Gap 17840 PA
United States

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