William H. Douthart, Jr.
William H. Douthart, Jr., 93, of Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton, died late Wednesday evening, Jan 23, 2013, at Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehab Ctr, Lehighton. He was the husband of Lillian B. (Booz) Douthart. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late William H., Sr, and Edna Anna (Happ) Douthart.William worked as mechanical design drafter and industrial contractor for RCA Corp., and US Naval Air Engineering Center, Lake Hurst, NJ, for over 40 yrs. He was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church, Palmerton, volunteering as chalice bearer, and usher. He attended Lafayette College, and was a member of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity. A US Army
Veteran of WWII
and Korea, William participated in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre 3 Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation 2 Battle Stars, member Order of the Purple Heart
, and Korean Service Medal, he achieved rank of Captain. William was a 32nd Degree Mason, over 65 yr member of Wm L. Elkins Lodge No. 271, F. & A. M., Philadelphia, and member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Trenton, NJ. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, coin collector, and family man, with high moral values. He will be greatly missed. Survivors:
Wife; daughter; Linda L. Douthart of Middletown, NY.; son, William H., III and wife Denise of Lehighton, PA; 6 grandchildren, Wm H. IV, Brittany, Emily, Chas, Eric, and Frank; 6 great-grandchildren, Star, Izzy, Alyssa, Gavin, Lucis, and Charlette. He was predeceased by brother, Duane Duke E. Douthart. Services:
Memorial Services Are To Be Announced. Arrangements, CAMPTON Funeral Home, Palmerton. Online Condolences: www.SCHISLERFUNERALHOMES.com
St. Johns Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071.