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Joan E. Rehrig, 77, of Walnutport, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. She was the wife of the Emmett W. Rehrig, Jr., who passed away in 2001. Born in Reading on May 29, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Luke E. and Florence E. (Bolich) Rau. Joan worked for many years at Paris Neckware, Walnutport. Most recently, she worked part time for McDonald’s in Walnutport. She was an active member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Emerald. Joan was a member of Walnutport Borough Council, Walnutport Fire Police, volunteered at the Bowmanstown Park Church Camp, and was a former Cub Scout leader.
She is survived by a son: Matthew J. Rehrig of Lehighton; daughter: Rebecca Herring of Walnutport; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; sisters: Doris and husband William Markell of Slatington, Darlene Krome of Atlantic, VA; brothers: Mark Rau of Slatedale, Samuel Rau and wife Kay of Germansville, John Rau and wife Candy of Stevens, PA, Paul Rau and wife Linda of Lehighton;. She was pre-deceased by a son, Leonard Pritchard.
A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Calling hours will be 6 to 7:30 P.M. Monday, January 6, and 10 to 11A.M. Tuesday. Interment to follow service at Slatedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either St. Peter’s United Methodist or Bowmanstown Park Church Camp, both c/o of the funeral home.
Very sorry for your loss Becky and Matthew she was a great person she will be missed God bless all.
Jake monn Jan 5 2020 12:00 AM
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss God bless all.
Jake monn Jan 5 2020 12:00 AM
So saddened and shocked I new her for a short time try her daughter becky and help in groups at st Peter's church in slatington and she bv was a nice person I remember how she was one of the first to help me we stuff I did she was a sweet heart and I want to say I'm glad I met her may she rest in peace and we will miss her
Joe Slovick Jan 4 2020 12:00 AM
Wonderful memories of Joan from our youth. Condolences to her loved ones. RIP.
Dean Snyder Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM
Becky & Family,I am so sorry to hear about that passing of Joan.I had the privilege and honor to sit next to her on Walnutport Borough Council for the past 14 years and got to work with her as a fire police officer for Walnutport. It will also feel funny going to McDonald's and not seeing her walk around greeting everyone.Joan was always smiling and always had a positive attitude about things. She had to be one of the hardest workers I have ever know.She loved her family and was dedicated to her grandchildren.Joan, rest in peace and hopefully one day our paths will cross. We got it from hear. Although we will miss you making the motion to adjourn our meetings.May God bless you and your family during this time.Love ya Joan.
Harold Greene - Walnutport Borough Council Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM
So to hear, Prayers to all the family! She was a very nice lady and a hard worker!
Violet Andrews Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM
Becky & family, I am so shocked and saddened to hear of your mother's passing.She was a dedicated and loyal worker, and had such positive energy.May you be comforted by your many fond memories.
Kelly George Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM
Sending prayers to the family on your loss, I was with Joan on many fire police calls, she was a very nice lady , may she be at peace! Sincerely, Sharon Ruch ߙϰߙ
Sharon Ruch Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM
You will not be forgotten but will be missed by all Love Shawn(spanky)and Sarah
Sarah Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM
It has been an Honor and privilege to had know and worked with Joan on the Walnutport Fire Police in years passed. She always had a smile and hug for me no matter where we met. I saw her often at Kmart where I worked or McDonald's when she worked. My condolences to her Family . She will be missed by many. RIP my friend Joan
Barbara A Dilley Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM