Raymond P. Schlegel

Raymond P. Schlegel, 74, of Tower City, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Raymond was born January 13, 1940, in Dornsife, to the late Carl and Elda Rebuck Schlegel.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Machamer Schlegel in 2004 and a brother, Richard Schlegel.

He worked for Koppenhaver and Bush Coal Companies before going on to provide decades of service for HB Alexander Construction.

Raymond, known by friends as "Check," was a member of the Oriwn Fire Company, Orwin Gun Club and a member the Laborers' Union #1180.

He is survived by a sister, Linda Cormier, Leominster, MA; his children, Dane McSparron and his wife Jeanette, of Muir; Beverly Aukstakalnis and her husband Frank, of Ashley, PA; Carla Zeigler of New Cumberland, PA and Mark Schlegel and his wife Kelly of Tower City; five grandchildren, Julie Reitenbach, Angela Heim, Michael and Dane Aukstakalnis and Stephen Schlegel; three great grandchildren, Trevor Reitenbach, Kristen and Austin Heim; two nieces.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 25 from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc. Tower City with Rev. Carl Jones. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations should be made to , 3544 North Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To sign the guest book visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com.

Published in News Item on Feb. 27, 2014