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Gene A. Fegley, 80 – Avid Hunter and Outdoors Man

Gene A. Fegley, 80, of Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on April 14, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born on March 23, 1940 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Horace and Annie Herring Fegley.

He was a member of Hetzel’s Lutheran Church and a graduate of Blue Mt. High School.

Gene worked for the Garden State Tannery in Fleetwood and retired from the former Brush Wellman in Shoemakersville.

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He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, an excellent shot and hunted well into his 70’s.  He loved nature and was often noted doing yard work and gardening. Gene had a wonderful and quick-witted sense of humor.

He dearly missed he and “Cissy’s” dearly beloved Jack Russell, “Nikki.”

Preceding him in death were his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Jo Ann “Cissy” Ferrebee Fegley;  four brothers, Joe, Horace, Harold, and Ernest Fegley;  three sisters, Grace Emerich,  Helen Zimmerman, and Mildred Weston.

Surviving are a daughter, Kelly Thier of Pine Grove; a son, Eric Fegley of Easton;  a brother Paul Fegley of Schuylkill Haven; a sister, Frieda Bazely of Arizona; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date.

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In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Hetzel’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 233 Hetzel’s Church Rd. Pine Grove, PA 17963,in his memory.

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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