Edward W. Kratzer
Edward W. Kratzer, 78, of Slatington died Thursday, October 4 in the Blue Mountain Health Services Palmerton Campus. He was the husband of the late Jeanette A. (Glendenmoyer) Kratzer who died March 2, 1996. Born March 9, 1934 in Northampton, he was the son of the late Roland F. and Helen (Zader) Kratzer Sr. He retired in 1987 from Mack Trucks Inc. after 32 years of employment. Survivors: Daughters, Tina Tkach, of Slatington, Valerie, wife of Carl Reichl, of Catasauqua; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brothers, Roland F. Kratzer Jr. and wife Dorothy, of Northampton, Mahlon Kratzer, of Ashfield and Paul Kratzer and wife Diane, of Northampton; sisters, Betty Watson and Marie, wife of Kenneth Moyer, both of Lehigh Township; many nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his grandson, Edward Tkach Services: Graveside Services will be Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Family and friends may call Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to Multiple Sclerosis or Compassionate Care Hospice c/o funeral home.