Phillip E. Doddy, 89, of Hellertown, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at his home. He was the husband of Rosemarie R. (Ricci) Doddy. Philip was born in Bethlehem on March 8, 1930 to the late Francis J. Sr. and Evelyn C. (Betge) Doddy. He served our country faithfully in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Phillip worked for the local carpenter’s union for many years. He was a member of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Hellertown, where he sang in the choir and was a past president of the Holy Name Society. When he was 14, his father taught him to play the base fiddle and he also learned to repair string instruments. He played with the Frinzi Brothers for 30 years. He was past Commander of the Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397, Hellertown, the VFW Post 3094, Hellertown, and the Marine Corps League of Easton, where he also was on the Firing Squad.
In addition to his wife of 66 years; children: Eric P. (Sheryl) Doddy of Hellertown, Jan C. (Debra) of Hellertown, Susan D. (David) Roth of Allentown, Matthew P. (Lisa) Doddy; siblings: Francis J. Doddy Jr. of Alpha, N.J., Jeanne M. “Jinka” Schrader of Bethlehem, Judith D. (Daniel T.) Ruth of Mahtomedi, Minn.; grandchildren: Sarah (Michael) Lochiatto, Kyra (Scott) Yerger, Adam Doddy, Nate Jastrzemski, Ben and Jacob Doddy; great-grandchildren: Brennen and Levi Yerger, Autumn and Quintus Jastrzemski, Anthony, DJ, Tonya Lochiatto. He was predeceased by granddaughter: Tonya Doddy (died May 5, 1983); siblings: Thomas P., Justina R. Doddy.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 1408 Easton Road, Hellertown. The calling hour will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. The interment will conclude services at Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at HeintzelmanCares.com. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church and/or the Edward H. Ackerman American Legion Post 397, Hellertown.