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Mr. Clarence R."Bobby" Getz

February 1, 1956 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 61)

Mr. Clarence R. “Bobby” Getz, 61, of Franklin Township, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, December 10th in Weissport, Pa. He was the husband of Sally J. (Straub) Getz. They were married for 33 years on May 26th, 2017. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Walter W. & Elsie M. Hittner Getz. He was a graduate of Lehighton Area High School, Class of 1974. Getz was a self-employed painter & wallpaper hanger in the local area for over 39 years. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton. An antique & 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, & 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, & camping with his loving wife & 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, 2 sisters, Dianne, wife of Dr. Gary Wehr of Naples, Florida, Dawn Mulcahy, of Walnutport, a brother, Richard Getz & his wife, Barbara of Forest Inn, nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Neil, & Donald “Porky” Getz. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 15th at 11 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 175 S. 3rd St, Lehighton with the Reverend John P. Hassler officiating. Call Thursday Dec. 14th from 6-8 p.m. at The Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton and from 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church. Interment in Franklin Heights Memorial Park, E. Weissport, Pa. 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

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