Clarence R. Getz
Clarence R. “Bobby” Getz, 61, of Franklin Township, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Weissport.
the husband of Sally J. (Straub) Getz. They were married for 33 years on May 26.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Walter W. and Elsie M. (Hittner) Getz. He was a graduate of Lehighton Area High School, Class of 1974.
Getz was a self-employed painter and wallpaper hanger in the local area for over 39 years.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton.
An antique and classic car collector/enthusiast, he held memberships with the “Free Spirit” Buick Chapter, where he previously served as treasurer, the National Buick Club of America, the National Antique Automobile Club of America, the Ontelaunee Region of the AACA, and the National Oldsmobile Club of America.
An avid antique collector/flea marketer, he held a membership with the National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors.
In his spare time he could be found at car show events and camping with his loving wife and family at Knoebel’s Grove and the eastern seashore.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Laura J. Getz of Palmerton; a son, Brent R. Getz of Franklin Township; two sisters, Dianne, wife of Dr. Gary Wehr, of Naples, Florida, and Dawn Mulcahy, of Walnutport; a brother, Richard Getz, and his wife, Barbara, of Forest Inn; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Neil and Donald “Porky” Getz.
Service: Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St, Lehighton, with the Rev. John P. Hassler officiating. Call Thursday Dec. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ovsak Funeral Home, 190 S. Fourth St., Lehighton; and from 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church. Interment in Franklin Heights Memorial Park, East Weissport. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the “Free Spirit” Buick Chapter, c/o with the funeral home. Online condolences can be
offered at www.ovsakfh.