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Leonard Leonard "Blackie" Martucci

Leonard "Blackie" Martucci

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Martucci's Inn

Leonard "Blackie" "PopPop" Anthony Pasquale Martucci, 85, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital campus. He was the husband of Elsie Rose (Koefer) Martucci.

Born in Weissport, he was a son of the late Innocenzo Anotnio (James) Martucci and Antoinette (Dorothy) Cameron Martucci.

He was a graduate of Lehighton High School.

He was an honorably discharged U.S. Navy Seabee. He was a ship's serviceman third class. He was awarded both the Pacific and American Theater Ribbons and the Victory Medal.

He owned Len and Spider's, Martucci's Inn, Allentown, and was a window and door installer.

He was a member of Lehighton Memorial Post 256, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Fullerton Fire Company, Allentown Swimming and Boating Club; Pennsylvania Tavernman's Association and the Allentown Bicentennial Brothers of the Brush.

He was a bugle player in the Emmaus Drum and Bugle Corps.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Rosann M. and her husband John Wieand and Leonora M. Johnson, all of Whitehall, and Sherry A. and her husband Joseph Garger of Kimberton; two sons, Leonard J. and his wife Christine of Marmora, N.J., and Michael J. and his wife Susan of Whitehall; nine grandchildren, Len and his wife Christina Johnson, Daniele R. and her husband Kurt Holland, Nigel Palmer and his fiancee Maegan Kozemko, Melissa Martucci and her fiance Joseph Nicosia, Alisha and her husband Michael Almond, Alexandra R. and Catherine Gallo and Ron and Martin Gallo; five great-grandchildren, Madison R. and Killian J. Holland, Damian Johnson, Gavin Palmer and Ryan Nolt; three future great-grandchildren, Madison Grube and Drew and Kameryn Kozemko; a former son-in-law, Robert Johnson; companion, Sally Anne Crosland; a sister, MaryAnn and her husband Ted Smith; a brother, Carmen and his wife Kathryn Martucci; a sister-in-law, Lucille Martucci; 34 nieces and nephews; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Nicholas Martucci.

Contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, 18052, or to the American Heart Association of the Lehigh Valley, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, 18018, or to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.