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Robert W. Deppe

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Lappawinzo Fish and Game life member

Robert W. Deppe, 91, formerly of Bath, died Jan. 3, 2018, at Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli. He was the husband of the late Jean S. (Smith) Deppe.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Russell and Irene (Rex) Deppe.

He was a graduate of Temple University Electronics, Allentown campus 1950-1953.

He was employed as an electrician/inspector at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre and achieved rank of Seaman 1st Class.

He was a member of American Legion Oplinger-Hower Post 899, Lehigh Township. He was a 32nd degree Mason; a member of Chapman Lodge 637 F.&A.M., North Catasauqua; Lehigh Consistory-Valley of Allentown; Rajah Shrine, Reading; Tall Cedars 41, Allentown Forest; and Siegfried Royal Arch, Chapter 295, North Catasauqua. He was also a member of Moose Lodge 45, Easton; a life member of Lappawinzo Fish and Game Association, Northampton; and the Raccoon Club, East Allen Township.

He is survived by a daughter, Kim E. and her husband James Brobst of Palmerton; two grandsons, Zachary and Ian; two great-grandchildren, Caleb and Layla; a sister, Bernice Lolito of Traverse City, Mich.; a brother, Carl and his wife Pam of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Lynn L.; two sisters, Erna Ebert and Vivian Laufik; and a brother, Alfred.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.