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Lee K. Mantz

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Lee K. Mantz, 44, of 26 W. Phillips St., Coaldale, formerly of Summit Hill, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Lehigh Gorge State Park in Jim Thorpe. He was the husband of Renee (Giantesano) Mantz of Coaldale.
Born in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Lyle Mantz, and Mary Ann (Evans) Mantz, of Summit Hill.
He was a graduate of Panther Valley High School, Class of 1986, and went on to attend Penn State University.
He worked for Kovatch Corp. in the Assembly Division for several years and prior to that worked for Mahoning Valley Country Club in Lehighton.
He was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Roman Catholic Church, Lansford.
Lee was a member of the Switchback Foundation, a member of the board of directors for the G.A.R. Cemetery Association of Summit Hill, and served as the president of the Summit Hill Historical Society.
He wrote and published the book, "Summit Hill, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)".
Lee's passion for life was exhibited through his love of family, his sense of humor, and his love of the outdoors, astronomy, and local history.
Surviving, along with his wife and mother, is a daughter, Kassandra Mantz of Summit Hill; a brother, Lyle Mantz, and his wife Andrea, of Summit Hill; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Lee was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, son, uncle, brother-in-law, and definite friend.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial is on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at 11 a.m. in St. Katharine Drexel Roman Catholic Church, 124 E. Abbott St., Lansford. Interment will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Summit Hill. Calling hours are on Thursday from 5-8 p.m., and Friday from 10-11 a.m., all in the church. Vigil service is Thursday evening.
Contributions in Lee's name may be made to the Summit Hill Historical Society, c/o of the funeral home. Arrangements are being handled by the Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill. Online condolences may be signed at www.parambofh.com.

Published in Times News on Aug. 14, 2012
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