Joseph George Franklin Meitzler

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Joseph George Franklin Meitzler, 83, of Myerstown, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Saturday in WellSpan Health, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

He was married to Beatrice E. Rentschler Meitzler.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, he was a son of the late George and Martha Burns Meitzler.

For 41 years he was employed by Argo Mills, Schuylkill Haven. He then was employed by Meck's Mills, also of Schuylkill Haven.

He was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals baseball team fan.

Additional survivors include two sons, Kevin A. Meitzler and wife, Starlyn, Lake Wynonah, and George R. Meitzler and wife, Sue, Myerstown; four grandchildren, Ty, Emma, Abby and Michael Meitzler.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, 529 St. Michaels Road, Hamburg, PA 19526. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, 1801 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604 Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 29, 2017