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Carl H. Schmeltzle


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Carl H. Schmeltzle Obituary
Schmeltzle, Carl H.Carl H. "Buddy" Schmeltzle, 85, of Country Meadows of Allentown, died on July 19, 2014. He and his beloved wife, Mabel (Derr) Schmeltzle, celebrated their 65th anniversary in February. Born December 13, 1928, in Emmaus, Carl was the son of the late Carl R. and Frances (Ruth) Schmeltzle. As a boy, Carl worked on local farms. He was a foreman at Rodale Manufacturing and was later self-employed as part owner of Carl R. Schmeltzle & Sons Used Cars & Parts. He was a member of Zion's Evan. Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville. Carl passed away while playing the slots, a favorite pastime, at Mount Airy Casino. He also loved gardening, driving, telling stories and rooting for the Phillies. He enjoyed talking politics and had a deeply held sense of fairness and equality. Carl and Mabel spent many happy years at their home in Salisbury Twp. Survivors: Wife, Mabel; Daughter, Linda Schaffer and her husband Ronald of Macungie; Son, Barry Schmetlzle and his wife Sharon of Bailey, NC, and Dale and his wife Shelley of Fort Worth, TX; Grandchildren, Kimberly Schaffer and her husband Josh Bushey, Justin Schaffer and his wife Angie, Shaina Mitchell and her husband Jared, Eric Schmeltzle and his wife Stephanie, Alexa Schmeltzle and Kyle Schmeltzle; Great-Grandchildren, Caroline, Mackenzie, Havah and Caleb; Siblings, Robert R. Schmetzle and Shirley Koehler. Carl was predeceased by his sister, Frances. Services: Private. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, Emmaus. Contributions: Community Bike Works, 235 N. Madison St., Allentown, PA 18102, www.communitybikeworks.org
Published in Morning Call on July 21, 2014
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