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Paul L. Blankenhorn Sr.


1938 - 2021
Paul L. Blankenhorn Sr. Obituary

Paul L. Blankenhorn Sr., 82, of South Manheim Township, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born Feb. 21, 1938, in South Manheim Township, a son of the late Edith (Laubenstine) and Herman Blankenhorn.

He was the husband of Edna C. (Donton) Blankenhorn, they celebrated 62 years of marriage.

He was a member of Bethesda Evangelical Congregational Church, Reedsville, and the Schuylkill Masonic Lodge, Orwigsburg Chapter.

He was employed by the shoe factory as a stitcher.

Paul loved preparing holiday dinners and having the family gather together. He enjoyed hunting, especially raccoon hunting. His favorite times were together with Leon and Jerry on a Friday night to play cards and to take Joey, his dog, on van rides. Paul's door was always open to anyone who needed it and was always ready to offer dinner or a coffee. He was a true lover of life.

Paul was preceded in death by his grandson, Christopher Blankenhorn; siblings, Marvin, Vernon "Louie" and Harold "Butch" Blankenhorn, Emily Ney and Faye Potts.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Roxanne Seltzer (Terry), Friedensburg, Paul L. Jr. (Tracy), Schuylkill Haven, Rodney Blankenhorn (Almeda "Moe") and Randall Blankenhorn (Angie), both of South Manheim Township; grandchildren, Brandon (Desi), Alyssa (Rich), Kelsie (Ryan), Cassidy (Aaron), Savannah (Brandon), Brittany (Alex), Heather (Brad), Matt, Luke and Tanner; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Quinn, Ian, Parker, Havi, Aubrey, Daniel, Nicholas, Korbin, Lily, Paige, Ayden and two on the way; siblings, Marion Bartolett, Carl "Skip" Blankenhorn, Carol Sullivan, Doris Brown, Karen Sylvester and Sharon Koch.

A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Bethesda Evangelical Congregational Church, Reedsville, with the Rev. Mark Brooks officiating. A viewing for family and friends will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Please respect all CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing. At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to Bethesda Youth Ministry, 23 Meadowbrook Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Interment will be in Reedsville Cemetery. To extend condolences, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Homes Inc., Schuylkill Haven, has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Published in Republican & Herald from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2021
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