Charles R. Meetsma Charles R. Meetsma

Charles R. Meetsma, 86, of South Whitehall Township, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Luther Crest Health Care Center, Allentown. He was married to the late Mary T. (Dubbeldam) Meetsma for 55 years and was the devoted companion of Evelyn Keir. Born in Muskegon, MI, he was the son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Hoekenga) Meetsma. After graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in engineering and business administration, he joined the Ford Motor Co. before serving two years in the U.S. Army. After many engineering and administrative assignments throughout the country, he moved to the Lehigh Valley in 1981 as General Manager of the Allentown Works of the former Western Electric Co. He was active on the boards of many civic and charity organizations. He was an active member, Trustee and Elder of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.

Survivors: Daughters, Beth of New York City, Carol Elices wife of Mariano of Arlington, MA; sons, Robert husband of Sharon of Brooklyn, NY, Mark husband of Anne of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Carolina Elices, Connor Meetsma and Katherine Meetsma.

Services: Private at the convenience of the family. Private Interment in the memorial garden of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, PA 18104.

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