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Walter F. Dryfoos Sr. Walter F. Dryfoos Sr.

Walter F. Dryfoos Sr.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Walter F. Dryfoos Sr., 72, of Allen-town, died Aug. 11, 2013. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Llewellyn F. and Mary (Fahringer) Dryfoos. He spent his entire adult life living happily in the Allentown area.

He was a graduate of Ursinus College, Collegeville, with a BA in Economics. He was employed as a sales executive for RJ Reynolds, Allentown until he retired in the mid 1980s. From 1967 to 1969, he served as the first varsity basketball coach at Allentown College, now DeSales University.

In his younger years, he excelled on the basketball court of his high school, MMI Preparatory School in Freeland, and then at Ursinus College. He continues to hold all time records at both schools for scoring and was recently inducted into the MMI "Wall of Fame" for athletic achievement. He served as the president of the Ursinus College Alumni Association for a number of years during the 1970s.

He is survived by children, Walter Jr. and his wife Kim, of Allentown; Christine Nichols, of Goose Creek, S.C.; six grandchildren, Christopher and Nicholas; Lauren, Garrett, Allen and Malachi Nichols; one great-granddaughter, Ella Nichols, and his first wife, Bonnie Harrison. He was predeceased by a brother, Llewellyn F. Jr. and wife Peggy Amidon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animals in Distress, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, 18036.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1418 Main St., Hellertown. Call from 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home.