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Paul E. “Paulie” Kratz, Jr. September 13, 1961 - March 25, 2017

Paul E. “Paulie” Kratz, Jr., 55, of Allentown, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the beloved husband of Sally A. (Munro) Kratz and they were married for 26 years last September.  Paul was born in Allentown the son of Paul E. Kratz, Sr. of Allentown and the late Lorraine L. (Heck) Kratz.  He was a graduate of Dieruff High School Class of 1979. Paul was a delivery driver for Balford Farms, Allentown (formerly Rosenberger’s Dairies) since 2005.  He was an avid bowler with several 300 games.  Paul was a baseball enthusiast and he enjoyed coaching and mentoring his son, Justin. His favorite pastime was watching and supporting his son play baseball. He and his wife most recently made a trip to Myrtle Beach to cheer Justin on. Paul had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew him. His family was his life and his son was his greatest accomplishment.

Survivors: Wife; father; son, Justin P. Kratz at home; sisters, Donna J. and her husband Dean B. Poling of Emmaus and Carol S. and her husband Henry C. Worman, Jr. of Fogelsville; nieces and nephews and his beloved dog Tanner.

Services: 6:30 P.M. Friday at Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. 274 North Krocks Road, Allentown. Calling hours from 5:00 – 6:30 P.M. Friday in the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Justin P. Kratz Education Fund C/O the Stephens Funeral Home, Inc.

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