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Harvey L. Emert III

Harvey L. Emert III, 78, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 12, 2022, at home. He was the husband of Eugenia A. (Menio) Emert of Catasauqua for 45 years.

Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Harvey L. Jr. and Alice (Henry) Emert.

He was a 1961 Catasauqua High School graduate. He earned an associate degree in fire technology.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Greenland and Germany.

He was a volunteer fireman for the Catasauqua Fire Department for 55 years. He was an association officer, deputy chief, captain of the fire police and a member of Firemen Relief. He was a firefighter for Lehigh Valley International Airport for 17 years. He worked in code enforcement for a variety of municipalities and construction companies around the Lehigh Valley.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Catasauqua, where he was a member of the choir. He helped with the men’s group bingo, block party and church dinners.

He volunteered with Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jillian K. and fiance Jonathan Keichel; a son, Harvey L. IV and wife Tammy; a sister, Lillian Serfass and husband Wayne.

He was predeceased by a stepfather, Ralph Gery; and a brother, Richard Emert.

There will be a viewing 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17 in the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032; and 9-10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m., Nov. 18 at the church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Contributions may be made to any of the groups he volunteered with.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc.