Floyd H. Fidler, Sr., 82, of Pottsville, formerly of Orwigsburg, passed away Sunday, May 19th, at his granddaughter, Tonya's home, surrounded by family.
Born in Pottsville on November 6, 1936, he was a son of the late Herman & Verna (Wessner) Fidler.
He was the widower of Madeline June (Geiger) Fidler, who passed away in 2008.
In addition to his parents, and wife, Floyd is also preceded in death in 1968 by his son, Randolph Lee Fidler.
Floyd was a graduate of Auburn High School, Class of 1954.
He worked various jobs and owned & operated several businesses including Bear Creek Tire, & Country Butcher Shop.
As an avid outdoorsman, Floyd, who was also known to some as "FID" and "Herm", enjoyed shooting, fishing, hunting, & butchering. He loved tending to his gardens, as well as jarring, cooking, and grilling. A jack of all trades, Floyd enjoyed working on vehicles, and making crafts with plastic canvas. As a self-proclaimed "pack rat", he collected everything, and liked having yard sales. These hobbies were important to Floyd, but the great joy of his life was spending time with his family, and taking care of his beloved Toy Poodle, Keshia.
He is survived by two sons: Floyd H. Fidler, Jr., & Darryl Fidler, & wife, Patti, and a daughter, Faith Wertman, wife of the late Tom Wertman. He is also survived by grandchildren: Tonya Shappell - who also served as her Pap's caretaker, & her husband, Greg, Jeff Fidler, Travis Leymeister & wife, Vicki, and Cody, & Kendra Wertman, great-grandchildren: Bryce, & Brayden Shappell, Gavin, Skyler, & Ryder Leymeister, Liam, & Madalynn Fidler, and Tylee Ruhl, great-great-grandchild, Hayden Balthaser, two sisters: Edie Courtney, & Dottie Noecker, and a brother, Bruce Fidler.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23rd, with Chaplain Rodney Weaver officiating.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Interment will follow the service at Saint John's New Cemetery, Auburn.