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Gene E. Deiter

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Petersville Rod & Gun Club life member

Gene E. Deiter, 75, of Northampton, died Feb. 16, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Zellers) Deiter for 56 years.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Elwood R.H. Deiter and Maggie R. (Koch) Deiter.

He was a mechanic and worked maintenance at Georgia Pacific, Easton, for nine years until he retired in 2009. He worked in the same capacity for Tarkett Manufacturing, Whitehall, for 33 years.

He was a life member of both the Ontelaunee, New Tripoli, and Petersville, Bath, rod and gun clubs and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Gene E. Jr. of Slatedale and Brian S. and his wife Linda of Hellertown; a daughter, Sherry and her husband Chad Mankos of Slatington; a sister, Darlene and her husband Donald Boyles of Germansville; a daughter-in-law, Shawn Deiter of Bethlehem; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was predeceased by a son, Marc.

There will be a memorial service 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1525 Valley Center Parkway 180, Bethlehem, 18017, or c/o the funeral home.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.