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Jacob H. Hess, Jr. Jacob H. Hess, Jr.

Jacob H. Hess, Jr.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Mack Trucks

Jacob H. Hess Jr., 83, of Breinigsville, died peacefully March 17, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife, Joan A. (Lipovsky) Hess, were married 62 years last June 27.

Born April 14, 1935, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Jacob H. Sr. and Carol E. (Barry) Hess.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.

He was employed on the assembly line at Mack Trucks Inc. in the 5-C plant, Allentown, for 23 years before retiring in 1991.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

An avid sports enthusiast, he loved playing basketball in his youth, watching football and spending time with all his grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by children Timothy A. Hess (Marsha) of Bethlehem, Michael J. Hess (Wendy) of Breinigsville, Jacob J. Hess (Amy) of Catasauqua, Deborah L. Wells (Lenny) of Alburtis, Jennifer A. Doster (Todd) and Tracey E. Fotta (Donn), all of Macungie; brother Dennis Hess (Janice) of Emmaus; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister Joyce Strauch.

Family and friends may pay their respects 9-10:45 a.m. March 21 in Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville

This will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield, with the Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wargo as celebrant. Interment will follow the mass at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.