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Mr. Donald Lee Blauch

June 14, 1930 ~ April 14, 2017 (age 86)

Mr. Donald L. Blauch 86, of Lehighton, Pa. passed away on Good Friday, April 14th at  The Weatherwood Nursing Home, Weatherly, Pa. He was the husband of the late Florence H. Schneider Blauch who passed away in 2008. Born in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa., he was a son of the late Maurice & Marian (Traugher) Blauch. He was a graduate of Lehighton Area High School Class of 1948. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in June of 1948 and served our country for 4 years attaining the rank of Sergeant with the 2nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He sustained a missile wound  after engaging the enemy in Korea in June 1951. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a bridge construction foreman for JH Beers, Wind Gap, Pa. and formerly worked in the same capacity for Carbon Construction, Lehighton, & GA & FC Wagman, York, Pa. He was a member of Zion UCC, Lehighton, The Lehighton American Legion Post 314 and its Korean Last Man’s Club, & The Lehighton Am Vet’s. In his spare time, he enjoyed attending auction’s, faithfully cutting his lawn, watching  Phillies Baseball, wagering on horses, and playing a good round of Golf with his friends. Surviving is a son, Donald J. “Duke” Blauch of Lehighton, a sister, Margaret Klabunde of Easton, 2 grandsons, Joseph & Luke Blauch, nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna T. Malinky Blauch in 2007, a sister, Barbara Drumbore, & 2 brothers, Maurice & Kenneth Blauch. Services & Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions in his honor may be made to Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League, Detachment 626, C/O Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton Pa. or Zion UCC, 225 Iron St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235 Online condolences can be offered at


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