Samantha B. Lengel, 17, of Nut Grove Road, Pine Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Hershey Medical Center.
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Born on Oct. 25, 1995, in Pottsville, she was a daughter of Andrew and Tammy Kutz Lengel.
She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove, where she was an active member of the worship ministry.
Samantha was a junior at Pine Grove Area High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of the high school basketball team which this year won their 1,000th game in the history of girls basketball at Pine Grove. A big part of her life was playing softball. She was a member of the high school softball team and also a member of the X plosion Softball team.
Samantha loved all members of her family as enthusiastically as she played her athletics. She was an avid reader and loved animals especially her dogs, Duchess and Ty.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Catherine Lengel; and two cousins, Ryan Lemke and Kevin Krause.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her brother, Steven Lengel at home; maternal grandparents, Gary and Mary Bohr, Pine Grove, and Gary Kutz, Tamaqua; paternal grandfather, Howard Lengel, Pine Grove; her Godparents, Talitha and Timothy Lemke, Pine Grove; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 312 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, with Dr. Richard Schoenleber officiating. Interment was in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the family to be used for a future scholarship in Samantha's name, c/o Andrew and Tammy Lengel 92 Nut Grove Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963. H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The News Item on Jan. 24, 2013