Edward G. Bath Sr., 84, passed into eternal life Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Born March 10, 1928 in Warrior Run, Peely, he was the son of the late George and Eva Jeckell Bath of Warrior Run.
Cutting his education short, he joined the Navy at age 17 where he served in the South Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Antietam "CV36," until the end of World War II
. After being honorably discharged, he worked in coal mines at the Loomis, Trusdale and Huber collieries.
He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Jr.; and brother, George Bath.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Dora S. (Beverly) Bath; daughters, Rhonda Davis and her husband, Bill, Wilkes-Barre; Sharon Grant, Shickshinny; Joyce Bath, Warrior Run; son, William Bath, at home; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Effie Ann Metcalf, Askam; Shirley and husband, Allen Larnard, Dupont; brother, John and wife, Barbara Bath, Warrior Run; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was an elder and the oldest member of the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Warrior Run. He was past grand of Askam Lodge No. 899 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, where he served as lodge secretary for more than 30 years. Edward had many memberships in various organizations: past Master of Nanticoke Masonic Lodge No. 541 F&AM., Irem Temple Shrine Transportation Unit, Caldwell Consistory of Bloomsburg, Irem Temple Shrine Club, a life member of the Warrior Run Volunteer Fire Company, the Six Country Firemen Association, the Warrior Run American Legion Post 176, Peely Rod and Gun Club, trustee for the Hanover Green Cemetery, COOP Sam's Travel Group, Susquehanna Valley NCT No. 43, previous boy scout master for the Boy Scouts of American Troup 417. He retired from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiner of American Local 514.
"Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord."
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
The Order of Odd Fellows will conduct services at 7 p.m. Monday and the Masonic Lodge will conduct their services at 7:30 p.m.
Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton.