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Frederick R. Proske

Frederick R. Proske Obituary

Frederick R. Proske, 71, of Drums passed away Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frederick J. and Jacqueline (Murphy) Proske.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Church, Drums.

Fred was an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran serving with the 101st Airborne Division during Vietnam.

He loved spending time with his wife, family and his dog, Ozzie. Fred also enjoyed football and sports.

Before retiring he was a powderman for ICI Tamaqua (Atlas Powder Co.).

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were step-parents, Paul Cattabiani and Eleanor Proske; and infant son, Vincent J. Proske.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, married on Oct. 28, 1972, the former Mary Gallagher; son, Richard and his wife, Kerry, North Carolina; daughter, Allison Quinn and her husband, Jack, Lebanon; brothers, Edward Proske and Paul Cattabiani, both of New York; sister, Gail and her husband, Paul Budrick, Arizona; granddaughter, Braelyn Rose; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Good Shepherd Church, Drums.

Friends may call at the church from 9 to 10 a.m.

Burial will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a .

McNulty Funeral Home, 494 E. Butler Drive, Freeland, is in charge of arrangements.


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