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Donald J. Schaible, 74

Donald J. Schaible, 74, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30. He was the father of The Rev. Donald J. Schaible II, rector of Trinity Carbondale and Christ Church, Forest City.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Donald. Give rest to him with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlsing.

His obituary, as published in The Express-Times, follows:

Donald J. Schaible, 74, of Palmer Township, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011 in St. Luke's Hospital.

Born May 12, 1937, in Easton, he was a son of the late Adam Sr. and Anna Flynn Schaible.

He and his wife, the former Joan M. Dicker, would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on December 18.

Donald retired from the former Mack Printing Company, where he worked for over 45 years.

He graduated from Easton High School Class of 1955.

Donald served with the Marines aboard the USS New Jersey, the aircraft carrier, Tarawa, and in Quantico. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, racquetball, skiing and gardening.

Donald was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Northampton County Marine Corps League where he was director of the local campaign for Toys for Tots for several years.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Joan, he is survived by two sons, The Rev. Donald J. II and his wife Sharon P., of Carbondale and Douglas J. and his wife Kathleen S., of Stockertown; a daughter, Diane M. Nowakowski and her husband John, of Bethlehem; three brothers, John, of Phillipsburg, NJ, David, of Stroudsburg and Bernard, of Palmer Township; three sisters, Mary Caffrey, of Bethlehem Township, Anna Smith, of Brookfield, CT and Katherine Lounsbury, of Kempton; four grandchildren, Jason Nowakowski, Zachary Quinn, Jillian and Danielle Schaible and two great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Adam, Robert and Edmond and a sister, Mildred Paregis, died earlier.

Services: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Jane s Catholic Church, 4049 Hartley Avenue, Palmer Township. Call Saturday 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Toys for Tots, In Memory of Donald Schaible, 1621 Lehigh St., Easton, PA 18042.

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