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Zolton J. Kortvely

Zolton J. Kortvely, 85, of Wescos-ville, died May 21, 2013. He was the husband of Joanne (McKee) Kortvely. They were married for 60 years this past October. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Deak) Kortvely.

He attended Allentown High School, Class of 1945, and then served with the Coast Guard and the Army, as a tank commander, achieving the rank of sergeant.

He obtained a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1959.

He was a project planner for research and development with Lucent Technologies, working there from 1959 until he retired in 1987. He worked as a realtor after retiring.

He was the author of two books, a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, the VFW in Macungie, a wine tasting society and the Pioneers.

His hobbies were bowling, golfing and making wine.

He is survived by his wife; son, Scott and his wife Irene Kuehn, their children, Bryce, Carlos and his wife, Laurissa Cardenas, and Brian; son, John and his wife Linda; daughter, Nancy Schrader and children, Alex and his wife, Jill Schrader, and Stephanie Schrader.

He was predeceased by his brother William; and sisters, Elizabeth and Margaret.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Wounded Warriors or the National MS Society.

Arrangements were made by the Weber Funeral Home, Allentown.

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