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.