Welcome to the memorial page for

Joseph Fetchen, III

January 27, 1950 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 67)

Joseph Fetchen, III, 67, of Tomhicken, passed away early Saturday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, following a four-month illness.

Born in Philadelphia, January 27, 1950, he was the son of the late Joseph, Jr. and Janice (Parks) Fetchen and spent the past 27 years in Tomhicken after moving from Philadelphia.

Joseph worked as an auto mechanic for Firestone Auto Care and later for Jack Williams Auto Center, both of Hazleton.  He loved working on automobiles and attending the races at Numedia Raceway.  He was a member of St. John Bosco RC Church, Sugarloaf.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a son Joseph, IV, who passed away June 28, 2016; and a sister Janice “Candy” Battistelli.

Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Leypoldt, to whom he would have been married 48 years on August 23, 2017; a daughter Kristina Marie, at home; four grandchildren Joseph, V, Larysa, Miranda, and Zachary; two sister Pauline Fetchen; and Juliann Taylor and her husband Robert, all of Philadelphia; and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 am from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West) 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am in St. John Bosco RC Church, 573 State Route 93, Sugarloaf.  Burial will follow in Nuremberg Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 9-10 am.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to St. John Bosco RC Church, PO Box 919, Conyngham, PA 18219.  Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at


 Service Information

June 28, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Harman Funeral Home
1265 Rock Glen Road
Rock Glen, Pennsylvania 18246

Funeral Mass
June 28, 2017

10:30 AM
St. John Bosco R.C. Church
573 State Route 93
Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania 18249

June 28, 2017

12:00 PM
Nuremberg Cemetery
Mahanoy Street
Nuremberg, Pennsylvania 18241

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