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Larry R. Volkel Obituary
Volkel, Larry R.Larry R. Volkel, 69, of Wescosville died peacefully April 25, 2014, in Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J., surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Ann (Gall) Volkel. Larry was born in Nanticoke, P.A., to the late Alfred and Josephine (Wengrzynek) Volkel. He graduated from Nanticoke High School in 1963 and from Wilkes University in 1971. Larry proudly served as a U.S. Army Specialist in the Vietnam War, being honorably discharged from the service in 1967. For ten years he worked in Medical Records and Human Resources at the former Allentown Hospital. Larry was Human Resource Manager for ABB in Allentown for twenty years until retiring in 2003. Larry was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed spending summers boating and fishing Lake Ontario, and he never missed a hunting season. Larry enjoyed spending time outdoors with his family, friends, and dogs. He was a member of the Howard L. Peter American Legion Post # 576, Allentown, VFW Post #2124, Macungie, and the Alburtis Gun Club. Survivors: Wife; daughters: Renee V. wife of Brian A. Marchetti of Basking Ridge, N.J. and Tara V. wife of James J. Castellani of Breinigsville, P.A.; granddaughters: Silvia M. Marchetti and Abigail G. Marchetti; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Volkel. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, at 12:00 noon in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown. Viewing hours will be held Tuesday evening from 7 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. and Wednesday from 10:15 to 11:15 A.M. at the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the John Theurer Cancer Center, 92 Second St., Hackensack, N.J. 07601. www.jsburkholder.com
Published in Morning Call on Apr. 28, 2014
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