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Minersville, PA 17954
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Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
6:00 PM
Dutcavich Funeral Home - Minersville
200 Sunbury Street
Minersville, PA 17954
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Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
7:00 PM
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200 Sunbury Street
Minersville, PA 17954
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Val "Butch" Mentzer

Val "Butch" Mentzer Obituary

Val "Butch" Mentzer, 67, of Mar Lin, Norwegian Township, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, at St. Luke's University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus.

Born in Lebanon, he was a son of the late Albert and Arlene Mohn Mentzer.

He was a 1971 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School and attended Albright College. His career in the telecommunications industry began with GTE and continued after their merger with Verizon, from which he retired in 2017.

He was a member and former union representative for Communications Workers of America. He was also a member of Mar Lin Citizen's Hose Company and a former emergency medical technician with Pottsville EMS. He was also active in youth sports as a coach for Pottsville Midget Football and as an umpire for Little League. He enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Magdalena Goetz; two sons, Gregory Mentzer (spouse, Tara), of Lavelle, Butler Township, and Corey Mentzer (spouse, Tricia), of Mar Lin; two grandsons, Gavin and Owen Mentzer; a sister, Carolyn "Dolly" Correll (spouse, Charles), of Wernersville.

The family will accept visitors at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury St., Minersville. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Visitors and attendees are expected to follow CDC guidelines. Interment will be private in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Branch Township. The family prefers donations to Kawasaki Disease Foundation, 9 Cape Ann Circle, Ipswich, MA 01938, or to Joe and Caroline's Fund, Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. Visit www.dutcavich.com.


Published in Republican & Herald from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2020
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