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Martin Keppel 65, of Allentown, passed away on Friday January 26, 2018. Marty was the husband of the late Patricia J. (Sorber) Keppel who passed in 2003. Born in Allentown he was a son of Dolores (Zwiefel) Keppel of Allentown, and the late Raymond F. Keppel. Marty was a baker for Sodexo in the Lehigh Valley working at Lehigh University for over thirty years. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Allentown. At OLHC he volunteered for many years baking for the Church Carnival, Golf Tournament, Breakfast with Santa, the Night at the Races, and the Pie and Nut Roll Sales. Surviving are his children: son Joseph P.; and daughter Sarah E. wife of Matthew Heydt both of Allentown. His brothers: Dennis R. and wife A. Debbi of Coopersburg, and David P. and wife Brenda of Wescosville. His sister Kathleen E. wife of Richard Gehman of Bethlehem. Marty has one granddaughter Jessika. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia, his son Martin C., and his father Raymond F.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 2, 2018 at 10:00 in Our Lady Help of Christians. Calling will be on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm in the O'Donnell Funeral Home, 908 Hanover Ave. Allentown.

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Published in Morning Call on Jan. 28, 2018.
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February 4, 2018
Hey Sarah
Just read about your dad's passing and just wanted to offer my condolences to you and Joe. Your dad was a great man a very kind man. I know he loved and cared about you very much. He will definitely be looking down on you proudly and protecting you. This world lost a great one. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Michael Marino
February 2, 2018
Take comfort in knowing he's with the Lord. Loving memories will keep him alive in your hearts. God bless your family.
With heartfelt sympathy
Kathy Martinez
February 2, 2018
To the Keppel Family

Marty will be truly missed, Deepest sympathy.

Debra Bruder, Sodexo, Lehigh University
February 2, 2018
Dear Joe and Sarah,

We will miss your father at Lehigh. May God give you the strength to stay strong in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Regina and Fran Sands-Corl
February 1, 2018
He was an amazingly kind and generous man. He will never be forgotten. We love you Sarah. Sending our love.
Louie and Briana Braucci
February 1, 2018
Jen Bartlebaugh
January 31, 2018
To the Keppel Family;
our deepest sympathies to you all. Marty will be missed and remembered with fondness. Our hearts break for you and yours, no words can express how we feel and know we are here for you always.
Ruth Walsh
January 31, 2018
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January 30, 2018
Sarah, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful kind loving man and I know how proud he was of you!! He, along with your mom and brother will watch over you and guide you daily. You are truly a wonderful loving person yourself and you were "almost" my daughter in law... But I'm so proud and honored to call you my friend... And Kevras Godmomma!! Again, i'm so sorry for your loss, I'm here for you if you need anything and take comfort in the fact that God will guide you through this difficult time as well. Love you Sarah!!!
Donna Yanett
January 29, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Keppel family. I am so honored to have known Marty and have worked with him for the past 5 years at Lehigh. Marty you will be deeply missed. As it is our loss but God's gain as he has received a wonderful angel. I will miss your smile every morning as I will miss saying hello Marty as I walk pass the bake shop everyday but I know you will always be with us at Lehigh. My heart is broken.
Kim Norton
January 29, 2018
Joe, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. No words will be enough right now. In time, hopefully the memories will bring you smiles. I never met your father, but I know he raised a wonderful son. You are his legacy and he is proud I'm sure.
January 29, 2018
Sarah and family~
We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. Thinking of you and praying that God keeps you strong at this painful time.
Pam and Glenn Storm
January 29, 2018
Keppel family:

The Dieruff High School Alumni Association offers our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Marty. May memories comfort you in your time of sorrow.

We posted a notice to our In Memory section to notify his fellow classmates (DHS '71) of his passing.

In sympathy and in friendship.

Dieruff Alumni Association
Executive Committee
Kay Kurtz - Website Administrator
January 28, 2018
With Deepest sympathy.
S Parks
January 28, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marty was always a sweet, kind and wonderful person. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. We hope you will find comfort in all your cherished memories of him. They will forever be in your hearts♥
Sheri, Steve, Cameron,Tia Gow
January 28, 2018
Kathy we are so sorry about the loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the family. I remember Marty from OLHC he was always a wonderful guy.
Hope all of you and his family get through these tough times.
God Bless.
Bonnie and Joe (Kline) Mlasgar
January 28, 2018
Joe and Sarah -
You are a beautiful family and your dad will forever be cherished and missed by so many. Love to you
January 28, 2018
I worked with Marty for 5 years at Lehigh. A sweeter, gentler man there were none. My heart breaks for your loss. May the love of family and friends surround you during this difficult time. Warmly, Michele Hassay
Michele Hassay
January 28, 2018
Kathy and family...sincere condolences
Donna Schuler
January 28, 2018
To the Keppel family,
We're so sorry for your loss. May the warm and loving memories you have as a family carry you through this very sad time.

Suzie Ritter & Tom Vicario
Suzie Ritter
January 28, 2018
To the Keppel family,
We're so sorry for your loss. May the warm and loving memories you have as a family carry you through this very sad time.

Suzie Ritter & Tom Vicario
Suzie Ritter
January 28, 2018
Joe and Sara

We are so sorry to hear about Opa. he will be missed by a lot of people but not like you and Jessie. Jessie was the world to him and he was the world to her. Take care of you self and each other. Remember he is now with your mother and they both are watching over you and Jessie.
Ed and Pat Miller
January 28, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Keppel family . Marty will be missed by all who knew and loved him . He had such a generous spirit .
Carol & Barry Robb
January 28, 2018
So sorry for your loss, he loved all of you so much. He was such a kind sweet man, he will be greatly missed by many.
Janice Woolley
January 28, 2018
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January 28, 2018
Goodbye Marty. So glad I had the chance to get to know you. You will be missed.
Candy Walsh
January 28, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Worked with him for a couple years. He was the most kindest and sweetest man. My prayers are with your family.
Candy Walsh
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