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John H. Krimmel Jr.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Allentown Rotary Club

John H. “Jack” Krimmel, Jr., 73, of Schnecksville, died peacefully Jan. 3, 2020, in his home.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, where he married his wife, Cathi Schneider Krimmel, in 1975. Born Nov. 24, 1946, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Jean Statzell and John H. Krimmel Sr.

He was a sales manager of the door and hardware division at Morris Black and Sons, Allentown, for more than 35 years.

An active member of the Allentown Rotary Club for many years, he served as its president from 1988-89.

He was a dedicated member of the Allentown YMCA, and from 2001-2006, he served on its board of directors.

A 1964 graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Mount Holly, N.J., he was an outstanding athlete who participated in football, basketball and baseball.

Named to many all-star teams, in his senior year he was named Lineman of the Year for the state of New Jersey.

He earned a full scholarship to Duke University where he played football and baseball and was inducted into the RVRHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.

He also served as a baseball and basketball coach in the North Parkland and Schnecksville youth associations.

He always enjoyed watching sports — Duke, Penn State, the Eagles, and the Phillies, but above all, those of his sons and grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by sons Dak of Fogelsville, and Matthew and his wife, Stephanie, of Crofton, Md.; grandchildren Brady, Emma, and Cole; brother Robert S. Krimmel Sr. and his wife, Sharon, of Hollidaysburg; and many nieces and nephews.

His service will be private, at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

Contributions may be sent to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St., Allentown, PA 18103, or to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.