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Robert Hetten, Sr.

September 2, 1937 May 17, 2015
Robert Hetten, Sr.
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Obituary for Robert Hetten, Sr.

Robert (Bob) Hetten, Sr. , 77, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital on May 17, 2015. Born in Catasauqua, PA, on September 2, 1937, he was the son of the late Althea Yenik and Charles Hetten.

On August 9, 1958 in Catasauqua, he married his wife, Sandra Bartholomew Hetten.

Bob along with his wife, Sandra, owned the Kopper Penny Drive-In in Northampton. For many years, Bob and his wife operated Bob Hetten Concessions at local festivals, fairs, and carnivals where they sold pizza, soft pretzels and their famous waffles and ice cream. In the off-season, he operated various other small businesses.

Bob earned his GED with the Navy. He was a Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Northampton and USS Cascade following the Korean War.

Bob was a member of Masonic Porter Lodge #284 F. & A.M., North Catasauqua, PA. He was a 32nd degree mason, a member of the Catasauqua Royal Arch Chapter 278, and a member of Irem Shriners, Dallas, PA.

Through entertaining stories and jokes, Bob could always be counted on to bring a smile to your face. Affectionately known as Granpal, Bob entertained his grandsons and could always be caught slipping a dollar or two to them for their “stash”. He cherished the time spent and the memories made with his family and friends.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Sandra Bartholomew Hetten of Whitehall: Son, Robert G. Hetten, Jr, and his wife Lynn Fuini-Hetten of Slatington: Brother, Ronald and his wife Nancy of Stratford, Connecticut: Grandchildren, Robert Hetten III and Matthew Hetten, Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Russell, and aunts and uncles.

Memorial services will be held at 11am, Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. 234 Walnut St. Catasauqua, 18032. There will be a calling period from 10-11am at the funeral home. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice or The Shriners International, care of the funeral home.

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