James M. Gaston, 69, of Walnutport, passed away June 4, 2013 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Janet R. (Snyder) Gaston, they celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this past November. Born in Walnutport, he was the son of Ruth A. (Rice) Gaston of Lehighton and the late Monroe J. Gaston. James was the founder and operator of Walnutport Door Co & Walnutport Construction. He built numerous townhouses and homes in Walnutport, he was part owner of Best Plaza and built both Slatington and Walnutport Fire Company buildings. He was a member of the Emerald Fire Company and a member of St. Paul's UCC of Indianland Church.
Survivors: His wife, Janet, mother, daughters, Jamie & husband Alden Farber of Slatington, Jessica Gaston & fiancÃƒÂ© Douglas Long of Emerald, grandchildren, Nathan & Ryan, brother, Charles "Nup"ì³Œ Gaston of Walnutport, sister, Grace & husband James Williams of Slatington. James was predeceased by his sisters Mae Benner & LaRue Gates.
Services: 11:00am, June 10, 2013 at St. Paul's UCC, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville, PA, 18035. Calling hours, 6-8:00pm, June 9, 2013 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington and 10-11:00am, June 10, 2013 at the church.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in memory of James to Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or St. Paul's UCC Memorial Fund, 787 Almond Rd., Cherryville, PA 18035.