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John H. Marakovitz John H. Marakovitz

John H. Marakovitz

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay American Legion member

John H. Marakovitz, 95, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 4, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Catherine A. (Breitfeller) Marakovitz.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John J. and Mary (Stubits) Marakovits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II. He received a Bronze Star Medal with the 324th Infantry.

He was a welder and fitter for 42 years at the former Bethlehem Steel until he took retirement in 1987. He was an Electrolux salesman until the age of 90.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

He was a member of the Coplay American Legion Post 426.

He is survived by a son, Michael of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a daughter, Monica and her husband Theodore N. Halkias of Bath; two brothers, Joseph and his wife Cindy of Bethlehem and James and his wife Carol of Northampton; two sisters, Anna Feichtel and Theresa and her husband Gary Renner, all of Northampton; two granddaughters, Rachel and Natalie; and a great-grandson, Ivan.

He was predeceased by a brother, Stephen; and two sisters, Helen Keeney and Mary Schwartz.

Contributions may be made to the church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay, 18037.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.