In Remembrance of Frederick A. Phaler, Sr.

Frederick A. Phaler, Sr.

Frederick A. Phaler, Sr.

Dunmore, PA April 5, 1922 ~ May 10, 2014 Date of Service: May 14, 2014

Frederick “Freddie” A. Phaler, Sr., 92, of Lake Winola, Pennsylvania, passed away May 10th at the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA. His wife was the late Alice “Judgie” Green who died in 1999.

Born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, son to the late Fred and Rhoda Blackmore Phaler, and step-son of the late Sarah Hemler Phaler, Freddie resided there for 65 years before retiring to Lake Winola. He graduated from Dunmore High School in 1941 and attended Hampden-Sydney College. He was an avid baseball player and fan. He played second base for Dunmore High School and Hampden-Sydney College. He served in the US Navy as a Petty Officer First Class during World War II.   He had been employed as a truck driver for Preston Trucking Company, and was very proud to be a member of Preston’s “Million Mile Safe Driving” club, and could often be heard talking about it and showing off his membership card which is still in his wallet. He was a member of Teamsters’ Local 229. While living in Dunmore, he was a member of Dunmore Presbyterian Church.

Freddie was a loving and dedicated husband and father and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his son Frederick, Jr. “Rick” of Lake Winola, his son Bill and daughter-in-law Brenda, of Dale City, VA, and daughter Alice and son-in-law Mike Hincker, of Salem, VA. He had six grandchildren, Alex and Chris Hincker, and Alicia, Adrienne, Ashley and Willie Phaler, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Olive and brother-in-law Donald Collins, of Magnolia, NJ, his brother John and sister-in-law Betty Phaler of Blackwood, NJ., his sister-in-law Patty Green, of Newport News, VA and his sister-in-law Dottie and brother-in-law Bobby Glover of Portsmouth, Ohio.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11am in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with services by Rev. Ken Forbes. Interment will follow in the Dunmore Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5-7pm.




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Rosemary and Bob Snyder
Posts: 29
Re: In Remembrance of Frederick A. Phaler, Sr.
Reply #5 on : Wed May 14, 2014, 17:24:28
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Fred. He was a dear friend of my father and mother and I have many memories of great poker games at the lake.
Bob Snyder
Sarah Wohlman
Posts: 29
Deepest Sympathy
Reply #4 on : Wed May 14, 2014, 15:23:06
To Bill, Alice and Rick,

I'm so sorry for the passing of your father. He was wonderful grandfather and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this challenging time.

Sally Merkel McDonough
Posts: 29
sympathy wishes
Reply #3 on : Tue May 13, 2014, 19:25:40
Rick,Bill,Alice and families,
Sorry to read of your Dad's death. Your Mom and Dad were great friends to our family on Ward St.
My Mom just died 1 year ago but was able to stay in her house until 2 years ago. My daughter and granddaughter live in the house now and I think of you each time I'm there.Can't believe how many years have passed since we played together.
Tommy & Lisa Gilbrde
Posts: 29
In Remembrance of Frederick Phaler Sr
Reply #2 on : Tue May 13, 2014, 06:29:51
To Rick and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lois and Jerry Groseclose
Posts: 29
Reply #1 on : Mon May 12, 2014, 21:32:02
We were so sorry to hear of Mr.Phaler's death.We are glad that we had an opportunity to meet and visit with him. Our sympathy is with the family during this difficult time.

Sincerely, Lois and Jerry Groseclose