Richard W. Steinmetz

October 26, 1949 - June 06, 2010

Richard W. Steinmetz

October 26, 1949 - June 06, 2010

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Obituary for Richard W. Steinmetz

Richard W. Steinmetz, 60, of Salisbury Twp., died suddenly on Sunday, June 6, 2010, in his home. He was the husband of Barbara E. (Horvath) Steinmetz. They would have been married for 39 years, this coming June 19th. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard and Elsie (Fries) Steinmetz. He proudly served his county in the Army during Vietnam. Rich worked for Tarkett in Whitehall for 27 years. He also worked as a truck driver for ICA Trucking Corp. for several years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Allentown. He was also a member of the VFW Post # 2124, Fearless Fire Co. and the Salisbury Fire Co. #1, where he served as Vice-President. Rich was an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Survivors: wife Barbara at home; daughters Devon M. Steinmetz, Keri L. Steinmetz; brother John Fries and his wife Elaine; sisters Debra Krause and her husband Scott all of Allentown, Brenda Mullen and her husband Gary of Kutztown, Linda Kelly and her husband Patrick of Macungie; step-brother Richard R. Steinmetz; step-sisters Lorraine Rivera, Nedine Gildner all of Allentown, Mabel Herman of Slatington; grandchildren Taya, Braelyn and Kryshtian. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his step-brother Johnny Steinmetz. Services: 11am Thursday June 10, 2010 in the Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 7-8:30pm and on Thursday from 10-11am. Interment will be in Morgenland Cemetery, Salisbury Twp. Memorials: in Rich's name, may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719, Colesville Rd. Suite 100 Silver Springs, MD 20910. Online condolences at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com

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