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Community activist, former union president dies

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 21 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 24 2013 10:13:50 AM CST

The Lehigh Valley is mourning the loss of a community activist.

The Lehigh Valley is mourning the loss of a community activist.

Pete DePietro died wednesday. He was 69-years-old.

DePietro was the former president of the local United Steel Workers union, and he was a founding member of the Bethlehem Steel Workers Archives.

He also served as a councilman for the borough of Freemansburg and as the president of the Lehigh Labor Council.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at Connell Funeral Home in Bethlehem.