Robert L. Hetzel, of Warminster, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 16, 2019. He was 85 years old. Robert was the loving husband of the late Anne “Nancy” Hetzel (nee Simister) with whom he shared almost 60 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late Albert J. and Virginia (nee Schwakopf) Hetzel.
Robert was a graduate of North Catholic High School and an alumnus of Drexel University. He proudly served in the United States Army and was an electrical design engineer working for nuclear power plants for many years.
Robert is survived by his 5 children, Terry (Greg) Hildebrandt, Patty (the late Patrick) Longenecker, Joe (Kathy) Hetzel, Jeannie (Bill) Schoener, and Tom (Becky) Hetzel; 11 grandchildren, Michelle, Peter, Lauren (Zeke), Nicole, Billy (BJ), Brian, Kelly, Tim, Nora, Jessica, and Bitsy; and sister, Sister Marie Albert, SSJ. In addition to his wife, parents, and son-in-law, Robert was predeceased by a brother, Albert P. Hetzel.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Saturday, September 21, 2019 after 9:00 am until 10:15 am in St. John Bosco Church, 235 E. County Line Road, Hatboro, and are invited to his funeral mass at 10:30 am. His interment will immediately follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 7005, Philadelphia, PA 19149.
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