Wayne A. Althouse Sr., 87, of Laurel Drive, Lehighton, formerly of Jim Thorpe, passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, in the Weatherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly. He was the husband of Esther E. (Channing) Althouse.
He was a stationary engineer for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation before retiring in 1988 after 37 years of service.
Born in Parryville, he was a son of the late Albert and Mame (Ulshafer) Althouse.
He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Weissport.
A 1945 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, he was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, 1944-1946, having been stationed in Germany. He served in the European, African, Middle Eastern and American Theater campaigns.
Althouse was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe, where he served on the council. He was a scoutmaster in Jim Thorpe for 30 years.
He served of the Jim Thorpe Area School Board for 12 years.
The deceased was a member of the American Legion Post 304 and Carbon Lodge No. 242, F. & A.M., both of Jim Thorpe.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter Deborah, wife of Leonard Lisacchi of Jay, N.Y.; a son David, and his wife, Maureen, and a brother Frank, and his wife, Starlene, both of Lehighton; six grandchildren, Leonard Lisacchi Jr., and his wife, Kristen, Jennifer, wife of Joseph Pascuzzi, and Alex, Zachary, Seth and Haley Althouse; and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Maria Pascuzzi.
He was also predeceased by son, Wayne Jr., who died in 2005.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, Mayes-Melber Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St., Weissport, with the Rev. Phyllis Wolford officiating. Interment with military honors, Lehighton Cemetery. Call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday. Contributions in his name may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 222 Church St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235, or the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky. 41076.
Published in Times News on Aug. 27, 2014