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Robert M.
Fertal

August 15, 1939 – April 19, 2020

Robert Fertal
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Obituary for Robert M. Fertal

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Robert M. Fertal, 80, of Bethlehem, entered eternal life peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2020 with his family at his side. Born in Bethlehem on August 15, 1939, he was the son of the late John and Marie (Krawetzeke) Fertal and attended Bethlehem Catholic High School. He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Jane (Postupack) Fertal and his brother, Jerome J. Fertal (Christine). Bob started his career at Mack Trucks in Macungie, PA and had many business ventures of his own over the years until his retirement from Bosch Rexroth (Bethlehem) in 2004. He was a talented craftsman who enjoyed woodworking, fishing, classic cars and his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus (council # 00313).

Survivors: He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Fertal) Gibbs and her husband, Richard of Honey Brook, PA; son, Michael Fertal and his wife, Katherine of Northampton; brothers, Ronald J. Fertal (Susan), Dennis G. Fertal (Cynthia); and his 5 grandchildren, Brett, Derek, Jillian, Kaitlyn and Addison.

Services: Rite of Committal of the cremated remains of Robert Fertal, will take place privately in Holy Saviour Cemetery. A public Memorial Mass will take place later once the COVID-19 health restrictions have been lifted. Arrangements are entrusted to JAMES FUNERAL HOME. Bethlehem.

Service Information

Location
Holy Saviour Cemetery
Address
2575 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Service Extra Info
Services: Rite of Committal of the cremated remains of Robert Fertal, will take place privately in Holy Saviour Cemetery. A public Memorial Mass will take place later once the COVID-19 health restrictions have been lifted. Arrangements are entrusted to JAMES FUNERAL HOME. Bethlehem.

Interment Information

Location
Holy Saviour Cemetery
Address
2575 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Interment Extra Info
Rite of Committal of the cremated remains of Robert Fertal, will take place privately in Holy Saviour Cemetery. A public Memorial Mass will take place later once the COVID-19 health restrictions have been lifted. Arrangements are entrusted to JAMES FUNERAL HOME. Bethlehem.

Affiliations


  • Knights of Columbus
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