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Corey Ehret

July 22, 2012

Corey A. Ehret, 18, of Dallas, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township after fighting a courageous 3-year battle with embryonal rhabdomyo sarcoma.

He was born in Kingston on December 13, 1993, and was a son of Douglas J. and Mary Reistetter Ehret of Dallas.

Corey graduated from Dallas High School on June 15, 2012. He was a 4H Camp Counselor at Hickory Run State Park, a motivator for Kids with Cancer Senior Project, a volunteer Leader for the Deutsch Institute for Misericordia University for adults with special needs. He received the Dallas High School Student of the Quarter "Spirit Award" in 2010 and 2011 and the Dallas High School Cross Country "Corey Ehret Award" for determination and perseverance. He was also a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he belonged to the youth group, served as an acolyte and volunteered for roast beef suppers, and was also a volunteer for the Luzerne County Recreation Department Summer Camp for special-needs adults.

Corey enjoyed sports and was a member of the Dallas High School cross country, track and middle school soccer team. He was a member of the Dallas Middle School Jazz Band in 2008.

Corey was employed by the Irem Temple Country Club Golf Pro Shop. He had been accepted into the College of Engineering at Penn State, Wilkes-Barre campus. He was also an avid skier, hunter and fisherman.

Due to the rarity of Corey's cancer, he is a pioneer of immunotherapy for sarcoma treatment, even after his death. His family would like to extend a sincere "thank you" to the staff of the Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger, Dr. Ehrlich and Dr. Salazar for the compassionate care they gave to Corey.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers, his twin, Christopher J., and Brenden C., both at home.

Corey's celebration of life service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, route 118, Dallas, with the Rev. Charles Grube officiating. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, RR 4, Box 627-A, Dallas, PA 18612-0802 or the Corey Ehret Award Cross Country Booster Club at Dallas High School, 2000 Conyngham Ave., Dallas, PA 18612.

Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek. Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.




Published in Times Leader on July 24, 2012
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