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444 PERSHING BLVD
Whitehall, PA 18052-6411
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444 PERSHING BLVD
Whitehall, PA 18052-6411
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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
11:00 AM
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444 PERSHING BLVD
Whitehall, PA 18052-6411
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86 years of age and former resident of Coopersburg, passed away peacefully on Friday morning January 11, 2019 in Fellowship Community. Born in Philadelphia to the late Granville and Kathryn H. (Gilbert) Hilt Hertzog, he was the long time companion of Joan T. (Pitta) Arner of Whitehall. His wife Janet passed away in 1954. Granville honorably served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict with the 24th Division, and loved sharing stores of his experiences with family and friends. He returned home and worked his entire life at General Electric in Allentown, retiring in quality control. An accomplished musician, he was a private instructor on drums, and loved to play keyboards, harmonica and steel guitar. A black belt in martial arts, he enjoyed polka dancing, taking drives in the Poconos to view fall foliage, and flying radio control aircraft. He is survived by his companion Joan, along with her family Dorothy Pressley and husband John, Teresa "Terri" and her husband Francis "Peanuts" Bilder, Sr., John Pressley III and Kyle Washitzko; cousins Tim and Maryann Gilbert. Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday January 16, 2019 in the Gilbert Funeral Home, 444 Pershing Blvd Whitehall, PA 18052, located 1 block south of the Fullerton Ave exit of Route 22, with Rev. Gary L. Walbert officiating, where his viewing will begin at 10:00 am. Interment with military honors will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown. Please remember Granville, and help with Parkinson's disease research, with a donation to PO Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 online at
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 13, 2019
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