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John W. Bechtold

September 15, 1928 September 9, 2019
John W. Bechtold
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John W. Bechtold, 90 years, formerly of Fullerton and Walnutport, died Monday September 9th, 2019 in Bloomsburg, PA. John was the husband of the late Phyllis M. (Schaffer) Bechtold. Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late John K. and Helen (Parker) Bechtold.

John was a member of the former St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Catasauqua. He served during the Korean War in the Navy on the U.S.S. Orion. He was a charter and life member of the Fullerton American Legion Post 367. John worked for 35 years before retiring from the maintenance department of Tarkett of Whitehall. He was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed caring for his garden and refinishing furniture.

Surviving are his son Barry Bechtold and his wife Barbara; brothers Charles (“Bull”), James, William, Richard and Ronald Bechtold; step grandson Derek Smith; step granddaughter Lindsay Smith and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Maryann and brother Robert.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, September 13th, 2019 at Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., 234 Walnut St. Catasauqua, 18032. His viewing will be from 10-11am Friday at the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery – Howertown. Memorial contributions may be made in his name care of the Fullerton American Legion Post 367, 609 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Sep

10:00 AM 9/13/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.

234 Walnut Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.
234 Walnut Street Catasauqua 18032 PA
United States

Service

Friday

13

Sep

11:00 AM 9/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.

234 Walnut Street
Catasauqua, PA 18032

Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.
234 Walnut Street Catasauqua 18032 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenwood Howertown Final Resting Place

22 atlas road
Northampton, pa 18067

22 atlas road Northampton 18067 pa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Fullerton American Legion Post 367

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