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Harold Tex Gaal, 84, of Emmaus, died Dec. 6, 2012 in Lehigh Center. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Neubauer) Gaal. He worked as a maintenance man for Air Products for 33 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Emmaus. He was a member of Emmaus Lodge #792 F&AM, Valley of Allentown Consistory, Rajah Shrine, Hillbillies, and the Lehigh Shrine Club. He was a life member of Emmaus Fire Company #1 and #2, Fearless Fire Company, Emmaus VFW, the Mercantile Club of Emmaus, and the former Emmaus Nest of Owls. Survivors: Sister, Martha T. Gerhart of Emmaus; nieces, Kathryn Getchell and Mary Gaal; nephews, Carl and Michael Barndt; great niece, Emily; Great Great Nieces, Kylie and Vera. He was predeceased by siblings, Hilda, Ella, Margaret, Helen, John, Walter, Richard, and Raymond. Services: Funeral and Masonic Services Monday, December 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus. Viewing 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made to www.schantzfh.com Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut StreetEmmaus, PA 18049 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 7, 2012