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Larry N. “Smokey” Hartzell, 74, of Danielsville passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus. He was the husband of Linda D. (Henry) Hartzell, whom he married May 9, 1980. Born in Northampton on July 27, 1946, he was the son of the late Neil and Emma (Strohl) Hartzell. Smokey retired from Hercules Cement Co., Stockerton and had previously worked for Martin Marrietta. He was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Indianland and formerly involved in the Lehigh Township Fire Co.
In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by a son: Brian Biechy and wife Renee of Danielsville; daughters: Karen and husband Jay Brown of Lansdale, Sherri and husband David Penchishen of Laurys Station, Jennifer and husband Joseph Makovsky of Northampton; 10 grandchildren.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements are in the care of Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. Donations in Smokey’s memory are suggested to St. Paul’s UCC, PO Box 969, Cherryville PA 18035.
Larry was my closest friend when I live in Lehigh Twsp for 30 years we did a lot of things together that made the Twsp a great place to live it didn’t matter if he knew you or not , he would take his time to help !! He is one of the main reasons the people of the Twsp have the best VOL FIRE Co RIP Chief ߚҰߑɢ ߚ
Lester Zimmerman Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM
Linda and Family,Heartfelt thoughts and prayers on the passing of Smokey.
Eugenia A Emert Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM
Linda & Family:Our sincere sympathy to you & your family on the loss of your beloved, "Smokey". Sam always considered him his guardian angel. Sam was pinned under a car he was working on when the jack slipped away and entrapped him. Smokey stopped by to visit, found Sam, jacked the car back up, & took him to the hospital, thanks to Smokey, he was ok.We will always be eternally grateful. He was just a really nice, personable guy who will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Janet & Sam Schaadt Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM
Bill and I are so sorry to hear of Smokey's passing! We will miss seeing him at Keuka Lake ! We are so saddened by the news! Smokey was so much fun! love and prayers Gloria and Bill Kline (room #2Gloria and Bill Kline (room #2)
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