LEBANON — Frederick J. Markle Sr., 70, of 170 E. Dewart St., Apt. 403, Shamokin, passed away at 9:57 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lebanon.
Born in Shamokin, March 21, 1943, he was a son of the late Rita (Kelser) Markle Broscious and James Markle.
Frederick enlisted on May 18, 1960, in Wilkes-Barre, and was proud to have served his country as a U.S. Marine. As a lance corporal, he received his honorable discharge on Aug. 3, 1962, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He was retired, having worked for 20 years as a machine operator at Cardinal Container and International Paper Company, both in Mount Carmel.
Mr. Markle was a parishioner of Mother Cabrini Church.
He was a life member of Liberty Fire Company and was a member of the Taghneghooarus Tribe 225 (Red Men's Club) and Pastime Club, all of Shamokin. He had a passion for coin collecting.
Surviving are four daughters, Deborah Bixler and her husband, Ken, of Coal Township, Rita Markle, of Kulpmont, Anna M. Garancheski and her husband, Dean, of Coal Township, and Michelle Tracy and her husband, James, of Shamokin; a son, Fred J. Markle Jr., of Florida; eight grandchildren, Jill, Lindsey, Alexander, Jesika, Matthew, Casey, Erin and Aiden; five great-grandchildren, Cameron, Colby, Chloe, Adrionna and Kayden; a brother, James Markle and his wife, Linda, of Townsend, Del.; nieces and nephews and cousins.
MARKLE — Frederick J. Markle Sr., 70, of 170 E. Dewart St., Apt. 403, Shamokin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mother Cabrini Church, 200 N. Shamokin St. at Webster Street, Shamokin, with parish friar officiating. Relatives and friends attending the Mass are asked to meet at the church at 11:15 a.m. Interment of his cremains will follow Mass in St. Edward Cemetery, Coal Township. A military honor guard will be provided by the Marine Corps League, Black Diamond Detachment. At Mr. Markle's direction, there will not be a viewing or visitation. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to
, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, www.cancer.org. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township.