Paul J. Withelder Jr.

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Paul Joseph Withelder Jr., 53, of Main Street, Tremont, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at home.

Born in Pottsville, Nov. 1, 1960, he was a son of Paul J. Withelder Sr., Shoemakersville, and Marie Rupp Readinger and her husband, Joseph, Williamstown.

Paul was a 1978 graduate of Pine Grove High School.

He was a veteran of the Marine Corp.

He was employed at All Star Distributing Inc., Reading, where he was a member of Local 420. He was formerly employed by Lehigh Valley Dairy, Schuylkill Haven, for many years.

He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Little Runs Sportsman's Club, Tremont.

Paul was predeceased by a sister, Anne Withelder, in 1971; and a brother, Harry Withelder, in 2006.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, James Withelder, Shanghai, China; a sister, Crystal Ochs and her husband, William, Tremont; a stepbrother, Jon Paul Withelder, Shoemakersville; maternal grandmother, Jennie Ross and her husband, Lloyd, Middletown; five nieces and five nephews; three great-nieces and three great-nephews.

Services were held Saturday, July 5, from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes Inc., Tower City, with the Rev. Maureen Duffy-Guy and the Rev. Paul Rothermel officiating. Interment with military honors was in Most Blessed Trinity Cemetery, Tremont. To sign the guest book, visit

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