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Robert M. Rex

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Robert M. Rex
Robert M. Rex, 77, of Lakeside Drive, Towamensing Township, Lehighton, died Sunday, July 7, in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton.
He was the husband of the late Joyce (Miller) Rex, who died in 2002.
He was a laborer and foreman in the blast furnace of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation before retiring in 1992 after more than 30 years of service.Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Stanley W. and Ruth (Krum) Rex.
He was proud to be a direct descendant of, and was named after, Robert Morris, who had signed the Declaration of Independence.
An avid hunter, he was a member of the Penn Haven Hunting Club and the NWTF, and was a life member of the NRA.
He raised and showed German Beauty homing pigeons for a greater part of his life, winning numerous awards.
Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl, wife of Rodney Walck, and Bonnie, wife of Scott Ickes, and a son, Craig S., all of Lehighton; eight grandchildren, Dr. Jamie Neary, Amber E. Walck-Kocher, Trina Sawyer, Amy Gardner, Craig S. Rex Jr., Robert W. Rex, James R. Rex and Joshua C. Rex; seven great-grandchildren, and one on the way; and a niece.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, Mayes-Melber Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St., Weissport, with the Rev. Doug Evans officiating. Interment, Union Hill Cemetery, Lehighton. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Contributions in his name may be made to the , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

Published in Times News on July 9, 2013
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