Richard C. Lovitz, 86, of Lower Saucon Twp. died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He is the husband of Phyllis J. (Stempkowski) Lovitz.  Born in Allentown on August 22, 1926 to the late Charles and Rose (Sutrich) Lovitz. He served our country faithfully in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. Richard worked at Mack Trucks, Allentown and Macungie as a welder until retiring in 1988. He is a member of the Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Hellertown where he was Past President and current officer of the St. Theresa's Holy Name Society.

For 74 years, he was dedicated to the Boy Scouts and is a Boy Scout Unit Commission and held various positions. He was a recipient of Silver Beaver Award, George Meany Award (serving Youth by the Lehigh County Labor Council), and the UAW Hall of Fame.

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife of 56 years; children: Glenn and his wife Nancy of The Woodlands, TX, Gery and his wife Lisa of Santa Maria, CA, Bret and his wife Dawn of Washington Twp.; sister: Joan and her husband Louis Mahr of Whitehall; grandchildren: Tom, Adam, Eric, Lauren, Lindsay, Ryan, Paige Lovitz, Nichole and Travis Nelmes.

Services: Family and friends are invited to call 9 - 10 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main Street – Hellertown followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Church, 1408 Easton Road, Hellertown. The interment will conclude services at Union Cemetery of Hellertown Memorial Garden.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Boy Scouts of America, 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109.

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Pam Schaffner    11-15-2012

Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. May you find comfort in the memories you share of a man that served his country, community and his family.

unit commissioner

Lynn Patnaude    11-15-2012

Setting up campsite markings, Dick & I worked all afternoon at Jambo. Upon finishing, a strong wind came up and blew everything away.
Dick is now in a position to know where all our stuff went.
I will miss you.

Friend and Unit commissioner

Lana Nalichowski    11-17-2012

Phyllis and family,
Please accept my condolemces on your loss of Dick. I am so sad about his passing. He was such a good friend and one of the kindest people I have ever known. He was a true gentleman.
I will miss hie friendship, smile and the twinkle in his eye, the hugs and jokes.

Old neighbor & friend

Ed & Maryanne Pohl    11-20-2012

Dear Phyllis and family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear husband/father/granddad. Know that all of you are remembered in our prayers at this sad time. Ed is sorry he couldn't come because of illness. He has fond memories of all the good times with Richard in the years they grew up and spent time together. He fought the good fight. May he rest in peace.
Ed & Maryanne Pohl

THank you

Paige lovitz    05-28-2013

Thank you all very much we loved him a lot and will miss him but I just think of the good times I had with him when I went there and all the kisses ! Thank you all for saying these prayers and love:-)

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