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Henry Harter Fetterman, M.D.
October 10, 1923 - May 26, 2003

Greenwood Cemetery, 20th & Chew Streets, Allentown, PA

Henry H. Fetterman, M.D.

Henry Harter was the only child of Lillie M. Harter and Henry H. Fetterman. An Eagle Scout in high school, Henry graduated from Haverford College in 1944 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He was a tight end on Haverford’s football team and chose to enroll in Haverford College specifically because they would let him play football. Upon graduating from Haverford, he went on to further his education, receiving a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1947. After serving his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he began to practice his specialty in Allentown in 1955.

Dr. Fetterman was a Navy Medical Corps veteran, and he served during World War II and the Korean War and retired from the Naval Reserve as a commander in 1971.

Dr. Fetterman served on different medical boards as well as chairing or serving as director on the boards of various companies. He was also a board member of Meals on Wheels and the Lehigh County Historical Society. In addition, he was named a Distinguished Pennsylvanian by the statewide William Penn Committee in 1982, and he also received a distinguished recognition award from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology—Pennsylvania Section in 1987.

He married in May 1948, and he and his wife had five children, with one son, John K., who predeceased him. Because his wife and children are still living, no other information will be offered here. He is buried next to his parents and his son in row 14 of this cemetery.

Picture documented on September 2004.