JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Whalen Rites

Services for Howard L. Whalen, 76, of 375 Peacock St., Pottsville, who 
died Thursday at his home, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Bruce 
T. Hart Funeral Home, Pottsville.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 
celebrated at 10 a.m. in Mary Queen of Peace Church, Pottsville, by the 
Rev. James Mihalak.  Interment will be in Indiantown Gap national 
Cemetery.

Born in Pottsville, July 13 1919 (THIS IS AN ERROR - HE WAS BORN IN 
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL), he was the son of the late Vern and Maude Butler 
Whalen.  He lived in Pottsville most of his life.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a carpenter employed as a union worker throughout the area.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America Local Union No. 76.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen.

Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Lecher, to whom he was 
married 53 years; two sons, John H., Birdsboro, and Robert J., 
Pottsville; a daughter, Susan M. Whalen, Bangor; a brother, Noel, 
Lodi, Calif.; five grandchildren.


Source: Unknown  Pennsylvania newspaper 
Date: 25 Apr 1996
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer
Relationship - Niece
 

 

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