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Leo Francis Lotz


1928 - 2019
Leo Francis Lotz Obituary
Leo Francis Lotz, 91, of Pottsville, passed away Saturday morning at Providence Place.

Born in Pottsville, Aug. 14, 1928, he was a son of the late Leo Joseph and Mary (Glunz) Lotz.

Leo attended St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic School and graduated from Pottsville High School in 1946.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, where he was a lifelong member of its Beneficial Society and St. Bernard's Beneficial Society as well as St. John's Holy Name Society.

Leo proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict, where he was stationed in Germany.

He was also a life member of the Catholic War Vets and the Yorkville Hose Company.

Leo owned and operated Lotz's Market and many will remember Leo for having owned and operated Lotz's Cafe on West Market Street in Pottsville with his brothers, Charles and Robert.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles E., Robert A., Albert G. and Richard L. Lotz; sisters, Bertha Curry, Josephine Zwiebel, Eleanor A. and Dorothy Lotz.

He is survived by Dorothy (Burns) Lotz, whom he married in 1970; children, Thomas R. Lotz, of Pottsville, Peter G. Lotz, husband of Lynn, of Minersville, Judith A. DiObilda, wife of Vincent, of Lancaster, Patricia A. Lombel, wife of Ronald, of Pottsville, and Cynthia Monroe, wife of Wayne, of Highland, Md.; grandchildren, Dr. Rebecca Lombel, wife of Dr. Kamal Fahim, of Michigan, Christopher Lombel, husband of Kelly, of Pottsville, Sarah Lombel, of Pottsville, Celene, Grace and Leah Monroe, all of Highland, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Marcus and Luke Fahim; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. John the Baptist Church, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Father David J. Loeper officiating. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the procession will leave for church Wednesday at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Interment with military honors will follow in St. John No. 2 Cemetery, Pottsville. The family requests contributions in Leo's memory be sent to St. John the Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lordbixler.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2019
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