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Lt. Richard J. Rau, 89, of Bethlehem formerly of Allentown and Davenport, FL, died February 4, 2014 at the Moravian Village, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Phyllis H. (Nagle) Rau, for the past 67 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edward C. Rau and Johanna M. (Neuwirth) Rau Bender. He was a police officer for the City of Allentown for 28 years retiring as a Lieutenant. He was awarded Policeman of the Year and served as President of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a veteran with the Army Air Force having served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a former member of St. Pauls Catholic Church, Allentown. Survivors: Wife, Phyllis; son, Richard W. Rau and his wife Priscilla M.; daughters, Jane M. Grosset, Barbara J. Gillespie wife of Harry and Patricia A. Horvath wife of Thomas; sister, Marilyn Dougherty; grandchildren, Richard J. II, Rebecca L. and Melissa M.; great-granddaughters, Courtney, Jessica and Bristle. He was predeceased by his siblings, Evelyn Taschner, Charles Rau, Robert Rau, Edward Rau, Dolores Paano and Joan Adams. Services: Private. Arrangements entrusted to Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 6, 2014
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