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William C. Holstein
William C. Holstein, 87, formerly of Palmer Twp. died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in the Lutheran Home at Topton. Born in Mt. Washington, PA he was a son of the late William E. and Marvel Arndt Holstein. He was an Associate Professor of Engineering at Lafayette College from 1962 until retiring. He had also been employed by DHuy Engineering, Bethlehem, A.L. Wiesenberger Assoc., Allentown, West and Wells Engineers, Bethlehem and designed many bridges, approaches and highway ramps throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Route 33 and also in the Pittsburgh area, notably the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Fort Duquesne Bridge. A graduate of Union College, he received his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. William was a devoted and loving husband, brother, father and grandfather. He loved his Lord and Savior serving Him at Calvary United Methodist Church on their Board of Trustees, Church Council and as a Lay Leader. He was also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Dallas Lodge #396, F & AM and Lehigh Consistory (32 Degree). Survivors: Children, Janet Cholin and husband Roger of Trout Run, PA, Karen Harakal Kuhns and husband Jon of Lenhartsville, PA, David Holstein and wife Bette Lou of Bethlehem; six grandchildren, Andy Cholin, Michelle Cholin Steppe, Traci Holstein, Jeff, Matt and Dan Harakal; and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, the former Merita Davis; and brother, Dr. Floyd A. Holstein. Services: 3 p.m. Monday in the church, 4411 Green Pond Rd., Easton with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Arrangements Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. Contributions: To the Church. Offer online condolences at www.ashtonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Morning Call on Mar. 9, 2012
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