Willem Roetman, 76, of Allentown, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. He and his wife, Elissa A. (Limons) Gensiak, shared 10 years of marriage.
Born in Rijswijk (ZH), Netherlands, he was the son of the late Willem and Albertina (Postma) Roetman. Willem was a graduate of The Anthony Fokker School and received a Mechanical Engineering degree from The Technical College, both in The Hague, Netherlands. He worked as a Systems Engineer at the Damen Shipyard in Gorinchem, Netherlands, retiring in 2005. Willem enjoyed woodworking, anything mechanical and liked to visit the ocean. He was also a Big Band and Dixieland Jazz enthusiast.
Survivors: Wife, Elissa; sisters, Jeannette Marie Roetman and her husband Riks Helder of Huizen, Netherlands and Albertine Roetman of Castricum, Netherlands; and four nephews; step-sons, Richard E. Gensiak of Kutztown and John J. Gensiak of Philadelphia; step-daughter, Kara M. Gensiak of Allentown.
Services: Private at the family's request. Arrangements are entrusted to the K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, Inc., Allentown.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Habitat for Humanity International, 322 West Lamar Street, Americus, Georgia 31709-3543 or to a charity of your choice