John J. Kidda, 65, of Allentown, PA and formerly of Coaldale, PA died on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Allentown. Born in Coaldale on January 9, 1952, he was the son of the late John and Helen (nee Haravitch) Kidda. John was a graduate of Panther Valley High School and Pennsylvania State University. For over 30 years he worked for Mack Truck, Allentown as a draftsman in cab styling design. John was orthodox by faith and an avid Penn State sports fan. He is survived by daughters, Kristyne Kidda of Allentown and Erin Liersaph and her husband Chad of Allentown; sister, Marlene Rankin and her husband William of Houston, TX; niece, Kiara Rankin of Houston, TX; beloved grandchildren Grace and Justin Liersaph; and over 100 uncles, aunts, and cousins. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 7 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA with The Rev. Robert J. Teklinski officiating. Internment in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Hometown, PA will follow services. Call 10 - 11 AM on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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