Eugene J. 'Checker' Felty

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Eugene J. "Checker" Felty, 73, of Pine Grove, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

Born on Sept. 18, 1939, in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Jacob and Dorothea Behney Felty.

Checker worked as a service manager 33 years for the former Schneck's garage, Pine Grove. He was then employed at Kintzel's garage and last for Pinkerton Security.

Checker was a life member of North End Fire Company, Pine Grove Fish & Game and Roedersville Game & Fish. He was a member of Pine Grove Ten Pin and Hose Hook and Ladder Fire Company, Pine Grove.

He was preceded in death by his son, Paul R. Felty, on Feb. 22, 1982.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Mary Drye Felty; a son, Samuel Felty and his wife, Jenny, Pine Grove; two daughters, Cheryl, wife of Richard Umbenhauer Jr., Pine Grove, and Donna Miller, Hazelton; four grandchildren, Sabrina Miller, Madison Miller, Taylor Felty and Chelsea Felty; two stepgrandchildren, Richard Umbenhauer III and Harrison Umbenhauer.

Services were held April 2 at H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, with SALM John Ziegler officiating. Interment followed in Suedberg Church of God, Pine Grove. The family would prefer, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in his memory to either his family at 61 Oak Grove Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963, or North End Fire Company, P.O. Box 118, Pine Grove, PA 17963.

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