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Scott Carraher, 50, of Macungie, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 5, 2013, in the loving arms of his wife and children. Scott bravely battled pancreatic cancer for 14 months and did not complain, but instead continually expressed his gratitude to God for blessing him in so many ways. Scott was born July 9, 1962 to Lawrence and Doris (Huneke) Carraher in Pearl River, NY. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, and coach. Scott was a graduate of Emmaus High School, where he met his wife Gretchen (Warmkessel) of 27 years. While attending Emmaus, he was named a First Team All-State Lineman and was chosen to play in the Pennsylvania Big 33 Game. Scott graduated in the class of 1980. He went on to receive a football scholarship from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was honored to be a member of the schools first NCAA National Championship Football team. In 1984, Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business before accepting a position with Browning Manufacturing. He continued his career at Bobker Bearings of New Jersey, and at the time of his passing was the Northeast Regional Sales Director for ASCO Numatics Emerson Industrial Automation Division. Scott was an active member of Bethel Church, where he was a leader of Boys Brigade and a sunday school teacher. He was also a beloved coach of EYA football and basketball. He was passionate about his children, helping his family and friends, going to the beach, and playing his favorite sports such as basketball, softball, and golf. Survivors: Scott is survived by his wife, Gretchen and his five children. Scott was a beloved father to Erin, her husband Michael Piazza, Brian, Drew, Molly, and Kyle. Scott is also survived by his loving mother, Doris; his sister, Susan, and his sister, Beth, as well as Beths husband Ronald Witte and their children, Ross and Mattison. Scott was honored and blessed to be a part of a large extended family, and a friend to too many to count. He will be dearly missed. Services: Visitation will be Tuesday, January 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 418 Elm Street, Emmaus, PA 18049. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p.m. at the same location. The service will be followed by a fellowship time. Schantz Funeral home is handling arrangements and online condolences may be made to www.schantzfh.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Carraher Family Education Fund, c/o James Warmkessel, 4501 Stole Road, Emmaus, PA 18049 or to Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 418 East Elm Street, Emmaus, PA 18049.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 7, 2013