R. Henry Ahlum
R. Henry Ahlum, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 5:15 p.m., at Moravian Village Skilled Nursing, Bethlehem, PA at the age of 96. He was the husband of the late Naomi L. (Emery) Ahlum, who died October 31, 1999. Born in Richlandtown, PA in 1916, he was the son of the late Frank and Sally (Sterner) Ahlum. A 1934 graduate of Quakertown High School, Quakertown, PA, he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA in 1939. After his marriage to Naomi in 1939, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving as Lieutenant on the Marshall Islands during World War II
. Following the war, he worked for Bethlehem Steel as a Metallurgical Observer. Then, he owned and operated Frank H. Ahlum & Son Plumbing and Heating for many years until retiring. Mr. Ahlum was a life member of the Quakertown Rotary Club
, the Wallace-Willard-Keller American Legion Post, Quakertown, as well as the Loyal Order of Moose
No. 1622, Quakertown. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pleasant Valley, PA. Survivors:
He is survived by three daughters, Nancy A. Becker and her husband, Lowell E., of Easton, MD, Adele A. Ahlum of Royersford, PA, and Denise G. Sandy and her husband, Steven C., of Easton, PA; a son, Dale H. Ahlum and his wife, Nancy W., of Springtown, PA; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and John Ahlum. Services:
His funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2170 Route 212, Coopersburg, PA 18036, where family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until service. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Valley. All are welcome to attend a reception at the church following interment. Arrangements are by the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch Street, Perkasie, PA. www.suessfuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church at the above-named address.