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Rev. K. Frederick Mauger

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  • "Thank you for your service and my freedom."
  • "Thinking of the Mauger family during this difficult time."
    - Amanda Mulfinger
  • "Scott, Karen, Shawn and family, My thoughts and prayers..."
    - Linda Whitlock
  • "A true leader in education, the ministry, and the military...."
    - Thomas Shirey
  • "Scott & family So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. ..."
    - Don & Deb Smith

Rev. K. Frederick Mauger January 27, 1923 July 12, 2013 The Rev. Dr. K. Frederick Mauger, Major General on the retired list of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, died July 12, 2013. His wife of 55 years preceded him in the year 2006. They made their home in Spring Brook Twp., Lackawanna County, PA. Father Mauger had a career in the public schools of Pennsylvania, retiring as Superintendent of Schools of the North Pocono School District in 1984. Prior to coming to North Pocono he was superintendent of the Bellefonte Area Schools. Fr. Mauger entered the teaching profession in 1953 at the Milton Area School District, the same district from which he graduated in 1940. Fr. Mauger was a military veteran of five years in WWII. Continuing his military career in the PA Army National Guard, he held most every grade from Private to Major General on the retired list. Military schooling consisted of Army Aviation, Command and General Staff School and a short term at the U.S. War College, Washington D.C. During the Korean War, he served on active duty with the 28th Infantry Division and as the Division Aviation Officer. Fr. Mauger's civilian education included a bachelor of science in education and a master's degree from Bucknell University and a doctorate in education from the Pennsylvania State University. He was a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, middle school principal, curriculum coordinator, and superintendent of schools. He was appointed by Governor Raymond Shaffer to the State Board of Education for a six-year term, served on a National committee Evaluating Colleges and Universities of Education, was past-president of two rotary clubs, Chairman of the Bellefonte Area Industrial Development Committee, elected for two terms as Mayor of the Borough of Milton, PA, Chairman of the Milton and Bellefonte chapters of the American Red Cross, a 10-gallon-plus Blood Donor, and served on the Board of Telespond Senior Services. Following early retirement from the North Pocono School district, he attended the University of Scranton and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1984. Fr. Mauger served parishes in Hamlin, Honesdale, Indian Orchard, Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, and Scranton. He served as a volunteer chaplain at Community Medical Center for seven years, and was currently serving as Director of Pastoral Care at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He is survived by their three children, Karen Ann Ebeling, Pennsylvania Furnace, F. Scott Mauger and his partner Michael Kelley, Bellefonte, Karl F. Mauger II and his wife Patricia, Throop; seven grandchildren, Shawn Ebeling and wife Christine, Michael Mauger, Bethany Lucas and husband David, Wesley Mauger and wife Christina, Ian Mauger and wife Nikki, Trevor Mauger, Courtney Smargiassi and husband Julius; and great-grandchildren Jacob and Emma Lucas, Mackenzie and Alex Ebeling, Aiden Janowicz, Alex and Shane Mauger, Robert Mauger, and Dante Smargiassi. Fr. Mauger was a member of all Masonic orders. After 38-and-a-half years of military service, retiring in 1979, his numerous military awards included the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, the European Theatre of Operations with five battle stars, the PA Distinguished Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, and the German Occupation Medal, along with many Pennsylvania service awards. In 1994 he received a medallion from the Mayor of LeMons, France, for assisting in the liberation of that city in 1944 The Eucharist of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, N. Washington and Electric Sts., Scranton, PA. Friends will be received at the church Thursday 3-9 p.m. Interment will be conducted at Milton Cemetery, Milton, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Church of the Good Shepherd, N. Washington Avenue and Electric St., Scranton, PA 18509; or Telespond Senior Services, Inc., 1200 Saginaw Street, Scranton, PA 18505; or The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, 333 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Homes of Moscow and Scranton, PA. For online condolences and directions go to www.duffyandsnowdon.com.

Published in Centre Daily Times on July 15, 2013
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