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Peter M. De Pietro, 69, of Freemansburg, died on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. He was the son of the late Philip and Lena (DeVita) DePietro. Pete was a graduate of Liberty High School and a Navy veteran who served on the USS Powers. Pete was employed by the Bethlehem Steel and served as President of USWA Local 2600. Pete was a community activist. He was President of the Lehigh Labor Council and was elected Councilman for the Borough of Freemansburg. He organized the creation of the LV Workers Memorial and volunteered at the Live Bethlehem Christmas Pageant, Musikfest, Celtic Classic, and Chriskindlmarkt. Pete was President of the PA Federation of Injured Workers and the LV local Chapter. He was a founding member of the Bethlehem Steel Workers Archives. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Stephanie (Mast) DePietro; daughters, Christina Hirschman and her husband, Michael of Northampton and Danielle DePietro of Freemansburg; son, Derek DePietro and his wife, Cassandra of Bethlehem; grandchildren, Nathan, Hailey and Isabelle; brothers, Tony and his partner, Arthur of Freeport, NY, Philip and his wife, Patricia of Whitehall and James and his partner, Richard Begbie of Allentown; former wife, Carol (Morgan) DePietro; and many nieces and nephews. Services: Viewing hours will be held at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, on Saturday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. A memorial service will follow. Burial will be private. Contributions: Can be sent to the Bethlehem Steel Workers Archives or Live Bethlehem Christmas Pageant. Offer condolences online at www.connellfuneral.com
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 21, 2013
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