Earl S. Deeter

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Earl S. Deeter, 81, of 362 Valley Road Hegins, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 18, 1932 in Hegins, a son of the late Raymond and Mabel (Lucas) Deeter.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and was employed as a coal miner with Hegins Mining and Reading Anthracite and also was employed as a tractor trailer driver.

He was a member of the Valley View Legion Post 411 and was an avid Ford racing fan and enjoyed watching his family race lawn mowers.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Deeter, seven brothers, Mark, Clark, John, Clarence, Larry, Leonard, Lloyd Deeter and two sisters, Gladys Bloch, Beatrice Troup.

He is survived by his wife, Jennet (Major) Deeter, to whom he was married for 57 years.

He is also survived by seven children, daughter, Nancy Hubler and her husband David of Valley View, son, Keith Deeter and his wife Debra of Tower City, daughter, Debra Leib and her husband George of RD Ashland, daughter, Kathy Salada (Mike) of Hegins, son, Kent Deeter and Sue Wolfgang of Hegins, daughter, Kelly Lane and her husband Todd of Elysburg, son, Scott Deeter and his wife Robin of Hegins; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Deeter; three sisters, Edna Klinger, Grace Herb and Martha Bosco.

Services will be held at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home Valley View, on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dana Heckman-Beil officiating. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at Buffington-Reed Funeral Home.

Burial will be made in a family cemetery in Hegins Twp.

Memorial contributions can be made to UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) P.O. Box 2484 Richmond, VA 23218 or to the Make A Wish Foundation 1 Valley Square, Suite 133, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.

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