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Carbon authority remembers the late Richard Merluzzi

  • CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS During the Carbon County Redevelopment Authority meeting held at Macaluso's, the late Dick Merluzzi a 30 year member, was honored. His son, Bill will take over on the board for hislate father. Seen left to…
    CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS During the Carbon County Redevelopment Authority meeting held at Macaluso's, the late Dick Merluzzi a 30 year member, was honored. His son, Bill will take over on the board for hislate father. Seen left to right are Gary Fedorcha and his wife Lynne (Merluzzi), Phyllis (Bolton) Rochette, Bill Merluzzi and his wife Judy.
Published December 12. 2009 09:00AM

The Carbon County Redevelopment Authority honored the late Richard A. Merluzzi, who passed away in October, for his 30 years service on the board.

The Honorable Carbon County Judge Roger Nanovic spoke of Merluzzi's legacy in a heart-warming speech. A citation was read from Rep. Keith McCall, Speaker of the House and the House of Representatives.

Merluzzi served as chairman of the Redevelopment Authority board for many years.

He was also a member of the United States Armed Forces, stationed in Korea; a former president of the Lehighton Lions Club; director of the Lehighton Library; a member of the Lehighton Police Commission, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

He was recognized around his community as a dedicated volunteer. His son Bill is now carrying on the legacy.

Phyllis (Bolton) Rochette also spoke endearingly of the man and what he did for the county.

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