Frederick L. Perna
Frederick L. Perna, 84, of Nazareth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Annabelle K. (Kahler) Perna with whom he shared 59 years of marriage on November 7. Born in Nazareth on June 08, 1928, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Senneca) Perna. Frederick attended Nazareth High School and later honorably served in the United States Navy
during World War II
. He was employed at Essroc, Nazareth for 40 years before retiring in 1988 as a central control operator. Frederick enjoyed attending auctions, flea markets and was a collector of antiques. He was also an avid outdoorsman and a former member of the Essroc Rod & Gun Club, as well as a member of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nazareth. Survivors:
In addition to his loving wife, Annabelle; he is survived by his children, son, Bruce Perna and his wife, Terri of Nazareth, daughters, Fawn Keglovitz and her husband, Frank of Whitehall, JoLynn Claroni and her husband, L. Randy, and Kris Getz and her husband, Richard Jr. both of Nazareth; seven grandchildren, Janelle, Gina, Jeffrey, Phillip, Tiffany, Ryan and Alex; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Drabick of Nazareth and Carmella Fink and her husband, Gerald of Lansdale. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lena LaPenna and Florence Huff. Services:
A Memorial Service in celebration of Fredericks life will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Dr., Route 946, Village of Moorestown, Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Tuesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Contributions:
In lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Frederick to the
, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.