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Rachel Salen, 89 – Loved Playing Pinochle

Rachel S. Salen, 89, of Beuchler Lane, Pine Grove, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Providence Place, Pine Grove.

Born on October 2, 1930 in Pine Grove Twp., she was a daughter of the late George W. and Jennie Mease Lehman.

She was a 1948 graduate of Pine Grove High School and was a member of Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Rachel had worked at Summit Station Mfg. in Pine Grove. After retiring, she worked at Arby’s in Pine Grove.

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She loved playing pinochle and going on trips with her husband.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Irene Thomas and Marie Wolfe; a brother Harold Lehman.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Charles “Sam” Salen; two sons, Craig and wife Susan Lehman of Pine Grove, Dwight and wife Patricia Miller of Tremont; five grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Faith, Joel and Cody; ten great grandchildren; a sister Arletta Brown of Pine Grove; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Jacob’s Lutheran Church, 316 Suedberg Rd, Pine Grove with Pastor Barry Spatz officiating. There will be a visitation on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Church. Interment will follow in Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to Jacob’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, c/o Susan Seavey 114 School St. Pine Grove, PA 17963 in her memory.

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The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at


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