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Eldora Seaman, 96 – Cressona HS Class of 1940

Eldora H. Seaman, 96, passed away Wednesday, February 12, at Orwigsburg Center, where she had been a resident.

Born in Pottsville on September 16, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Thomas & Eva (Loy) Fidler.  She was raised by the late William & Katie (Schaeffer) Loy.

She was the widow of Albert J. Seaman, who passed away November 12, 2000.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Althea Fidler, and brothers: Arlinn, & Lamar Fidler.

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Eldora was a 1940 graduate of Cressona High School.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Friedensburg.

Eldora was a life member of Friedensburg Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.  She also belonged to the Schuylkill Haven Senior Citizens.  She was formerly active with 4-H, and Blue Mountain Band Boosters.

Eldora was formerly employed by local retail stores including Lee Ann Shop, Bonnie Jean Shoppe, and Rarings Shoes.

She is survived by two daughters: Debra Marteslo & husband, George, Mechanicsburg, & Belinda Boger & husband, Bruce, Pottsville, grandchildren: Jason Boger & wife, Stefanie, Wade Boger, Alexis Marteslo & husband, Hane Tarris, Amanda Martz, Dustin Kurtek & husband, Adam, 12 great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews, and cousins including Ruth Dewald, and Wayne Loy.

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A viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church  of Friedensburg.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church  of Friedensburg at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19th, with Pastor Peggy Sue Pfeffer officiating.  A viewing will be held Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will follow at St. John’s Union Cemetery, Friedensburg.

At the family’s request, donations in Eldora’s memory may be sent to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, P O Box 86, Friedensburg, PA 17933, or Friedensburg Fire Company, P O Box 130, Friedensburg, PA 17933.


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