John P. Schuler
John P. Schuler, 80, of Old Zions-ville, died October 31, 2012, in the Inpatient Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Anna M.A. (Schuler) Schuler who died in 2004 after 46 years of marriage. Born in Vera Cruz, he was a son of the late Preston F. and Eva A. (Schafer) Schuler.
He worked for Pillsbury Company formerly of East Greenville for 32 years, retiring in 1994. Before that, he worked for Bethlehem Steel for nine years.
He was a member of Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.
He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1950.
He served with the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1954 and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1983. He was a life member of the Navy Enlisted Reserve Association.
He held life memberships in the Macungie Fire Company, Emmaus Number 2 Fire Company, Breinigsville VFW Post #8282 and the Upper Milford Western District Fire Company where he was president from 2000 to 2007. He was a member of American Legion post number 184, East Greenville, Citizens Fire Company, Vera Cruz and Lower Milford Fire Company.
He coached both of his sons in baseball at the Upper Milford Youth Association and enjoyed spending time with his three grandchildren.
He is survived by sons, Jeff and his wife Janice of Alburtis, Jim and his wife Kim of Pipersville; three grandchildren, Michele, PFC Michael USMC and Matthew; brothers, Lamar of Orwigsburg and Carl Sr. of Bossier City, La.; many nieces and nephews including Lynda with whom he helped raise. He was predeceased by six siblings.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Upper Milford Western District Fire Co., 6341 Chestnut St., Zionsville, 18092 or Lehigh Valley Hospice c/o Development Dept., 2100 Mack Blvd., P.O. Box 4000, Allentown, 18105.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Rd., Breinigsville. Viewing will begin 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.