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Rabayda, Daniel - Summit Hill  
Daniel Rabayda Daniel Rabayda, 91, of Summit Hill, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 25, in his home. He was the husband of Patricia (Yannone) Rabayda. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2016. He was also the husband of the late Suzanna (Wargo) Rabayda, who passed away in 1970.Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late Michael and Justine Esther (Stockmal) Rabayda. A 1942 graduate of Summit Hill High School, he served with the 76th Infantry, U.S. Army, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He served in the front line with the 417th Infantry Regiment as it stormed through the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe, earning the Distinguished Unit Badge, American Service Medal and the European Theater Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. When he returned home, he helped his family operate a tavern, restaurant and grocery store on Hazard Street in Summit Hill. He then worked as a butcher at the Former Diamond Supermarket, Coaldale. Afterward, he was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for seven years, working on the railroad, and then worked for 15 years at Mack Trucks, Allentown, retiring there in 1987. Rabayda was a member of the American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, the Panther Valley Golden Agers, its choir, the Lansford AMVETS Post, Summit Dart League and the Board of Directors of the Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corporation. As a lifelong parishioner of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford, he belonged to its choir and served as its cantor for 16 years. In 2015, Dan served as grand marshal of the Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade. Proudly claiming to have been "the best trumpeter in Summit Hill High School," Danny learned the instrument from Thomas F. Dorsey Sr., father of the famous Dorsey Brothers (Tommy and Jimmy). Surviving in addition to his widow are four sons, Daniel J. of New York City, N.Y., Allen, and his wife, Christine, in Virginia, their children, Daniel, Adam and Sarah, Phillip, and his wife, Vanessa of Coaldale, and their daughter, Angelina, and the Rev. Lewis of Nesquehoning; a brother, Michael Rabayda; and a sister, Florence (Rabayda) Osilka. He was also preceded in death by seven siblings, John Bowen, George Bowen, Margaret (Bowen) Boyle, Anna Bowen, Helen Rabayda, Paul Rabayda and Basil Rabayda. Service: Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, 116 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, with the Rev. Lewis M. Rabayda officiating. Military interment, St. John's Byzantine Cemetery, Summit Hill. Call 6-8 p.m. Monday, Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Parastas service 7:30 p.m. Monday. Summit Hill American Legion service 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Online condolences can be offered at .
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Published in Times News on May 27, 2016

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Rehrig, Arlington J. - Lehighton  
Arlington J. Rehrig Arlington J. Rehrig, 79, of White Street, Weissport, died suddenly on Sunday evening, May 21, in the Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten Campus, Lehighton, after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Faye I. (Williams) Rehrig since Sept. 14, 1959. He worked in many capacities over the years, including as a garment worker and in general labor. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Born in Andreas, Schuylkill County, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Henry) Rehrig. Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Darlene Walk of East Penn Township; a son Delroy, and his wife, Dovella, of Lehighton; three grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda and John; three great-grandchildren and two nieces. Service: Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, Dinkey Memorial Cemetery, Ashfield, East Penn Twp., with the Rev. Anthony P. Pagotto officiating. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Lehighton. Online condolences can be offered at .
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Published in Times News on May 24, 2016
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