Harry E. “Buddy” Artz, 90, of Girardville, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, East Norwegian St., Pottsville. Born in Hegins, July 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Marlin and Helen Troutman Artz. He was a graduate of the former Hegins Township High School, Hegins, class of 1949. Harry was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army, as a Radio Specialist Operator. Following his military service, he was employed 27 years as a Scheduling Agent for Pan American Airlines, later he worked for the Jetson Direct Mailing Company, St. Clair, as a machine operator, and lastly as a van driver for Earl Richards Bussing, Ashland. Harry enjoyed transporting the kids of the North Schuylkill Schools. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, always there for all the family activities. He was a former member of the Lavelle Fire Company, Lavelle. Preceding him in death was his wife, Jean Marie Krise Artz, passing September 25, 2012, a sister, Dolly Bashore, and a brother Teddy Artz.
Daughter: Leanne wife of John Gross, Locustdale
Granddaughter: Randi Gross, Locustdale
Grandsons: Brandon Artz and Scott Gross, both of Locustdale
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Relatives and friends will be welcome to attend Harry’s funeral service, with military honors, at a later date to be announced, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hillside S.P.C.A., Hillside Road, Pottsville, PA 17901. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com.
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