In Remembrance of 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.