Harry Preston Rimbey Jr.
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EDWARD F MELBER FUNERAL HOME
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Jim Thorpe, PA

Harry Preston Rimbey Jr., "Sonny," 81, of Lehigh Street, Jim Thorpe, passed away Monday at his home.

His wife of 30 years, Agatha P. (Bimler) Rimbey, passed away April 16, 1993.

Born in Plainfield, N.J., he was a son of the late Harry P. and Amelia J. (Solt) Rimbey.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1959 to 1962. After serving, he was called back with the Reserves during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also received a Letter of Commendation for driving a tank in the inaugural parade of President John F. Kennedy.

He had worked as a conductor and brakeman for the former New Jersey Central Railroad, which later became Conrail, working out of the Allentown railyard. He retired from Conrail in 1992 after 30 years of service.

He was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church, 6th & North Street, Jim Thorpe.

He was a member of the Dolon Jones Martino American Legion Post 304 for 19 years; and a former member of the Fairview Hose Co., Jim Thorpe; and the Jim Thorpe Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He enjoyed college football and was an avid Penn State football fan.

He is survived by a son, Thomas H. Rimbey and wife, Patrice, Hazleton; grandsons, Matthew T. Rimbey and wife, Ashley, Norfolk, Mass.; and Timothy A. Rimbey and wife, Gabby, Drums; great-grandchildren, Emilia J. Rimbey and Sean Preston Rimbey; and sister, Carolyn (Rimbey) Izzo, Jim Thorpe.

He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Susan Jane; a sister, Betty Krogh; and a brother, Earl Rimbey.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe, with the Rev. Ronald Minner officiating.

A calling period will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

Interment with military honors will follow the service in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery, Jim Thorpe.


Published by Standard-Speaker on Dec. 3, 2021.
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Harry was a great man. I was lucky to know him. My condolences to his family.
Matthew Mertz
December 3, 2021
Thank you for your dedication and service to our country. May you Rest In Peace.
Respectfully
December 3, 2021
Sir, Thank You for Your service to our country. God Bless You! God be with your family! Sincerely, A Grateful US Citizen
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December 2, 2021
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