Theodore “Cubby” Haldeman, 93, of Coaldale, PA died on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Kunkletown, PA. He was the husband of the late Catherine (nee Schilling) Haldeman. Born in Hauto, PA on August 15, 1924, Cubby was a son of the late Roger and Martha (nee Morgan) Haldeman. A 1942 graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School, he was captain of the football team in his senior year and in 2002 was inducted into the Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame for his football performance. Theodore served in the Navy during WWII and when he returned to the area he worked as a self-employed plumber in Coaldale. Cubby was of the protestant faith, a past commander of the Coaldale American Legion, and a member of the Coaldale VFW. He is survived by his son-in-law, Lonnie Kresge of Lehighton, PA; grandchildren, Matthew Kresge and his wife Sally of Ephrata, PA, Mark Kresge and his fiancée Amanda Yenser of Allentown, PA, and Kathryn Kresge and her spouse, Lisa of Allentown; great grandchildren, Alexis Kresge, Sophia Kresge, and Trent Kresge; brother, Harry Haldeman and his wife, Velda of Fairbank, Iowa; and several nephews and nieces. Cubby was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen Ann Kresge in 2008 and brother, Robert Haldeman. Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 13 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA. Call 9:30-11:00 AM on Saturday at the funeral home. Private interment services in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Theodore’s name may be made to the Carbon County Animal Shelter, 63 Broad Street, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. 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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