February 26, 2022
Thomas W. Metz, 80, of Allentown, passed away February 26, 2022 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem with his daughters by his side. He was the loving and devoted husband of JoAnn (Halulko) Metz. They were married for 50 years on December 4, 2021. He was a Fabric Cutter for Greif Company for many years and then a Warehouse Worker at Walgreens Distribution Center prior to retiring at age 71. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul and Violet (Diehl) Metz. Tom was a Peacetime Army Veteran. He was incredibly loved by his family, friends, and neighbors. He had a warm smile and a kind-hearted, caring disposition which made everyone love him even more. He enjoyed playing Pinochle with the family, voting in Annual Metz Sister Easter Egg Coloring Contests, playing golf with his brother and nephew Jeff, fishing with his buddies, and taking many walks with and cuddling his cute mini-me, grandson Jagger. As a true fishing fanatic, Tom spent mornings fishing for the next big trout. He was a long-time member of the Allentown Fish Hatchery’s Pioneer Fish & Game Association where he took great care in managing the daily activities of the fish hatchery. He especially enjoyed replenishing the city’s streams with his fellow fishermen. He always caught trout and shared the filets with friends, neighbors, and anyone and everyone who enjoyed them. Survivors: Wife, Daughters: Jamie M. Metz and her husband Justin Emery of Allentown and Stacie M. Metz and her husband Thomas Foster of Phoenixville, PA, Brother: Robert Metz and his wife Diane of The Villages, FL., and Grandson: Jagger Paul Emery. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. at the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Friday, from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: The Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome (GBS)|CIDP Foundation International at https://www.gbs-cidp.org/donate/, Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/,or Queen City Trout Nursery at https://joingenerous.com/queen-city-trout-nursery-inc-zqzo53h/donate.
Thomas W. Metz, 80, of Allentown, passed away February 26, 2022 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem with his daughters by his side. He was the loving and devoted husband of JoAnn (Halulko) Metz. They were married for 50 years... View Obituary & Service Information
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