Richard J. Wentz
Richard J. "RJ" Wentz, 32, of Lehighton, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital-
Born on March 27, 1986, in Allentown, he was the son of Richard D. Wentz and Stephanie (Swartz) Silfies, wife of Robert W. Silfies.
He worked at Lowes in Lehighton, and was a member of the USBC Bowling Association. RJ was an avid sports fan and loved the Carolina Panthers.
Survivors: In addition to his parents, he is survived by daughter, Isabel J. Wentz of Lehighton; companion, Krystle Heintzelman of Lehighton; sister, Breanna Hoffner of Lehighton; half-brothers, Dakota Wentz and Matt Hawk, both of Lehighton; stepsister, Tiffany Laubach of Lehighton; paternal grandmother, Ruth Wentz, and paternal grandfather, Richard Wentz, both of Lehighton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Service: The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 21, 2019, and from 10-11 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, March 22, 2019, all at the Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Lehighton. Interment will follow at Franklin Heights Memorial Park, Lehighton.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Carbon County Animal Shelter, 63 Broad St., Nesquehoning, PA 18240. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneral homes.com
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Published by Times News from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2019.