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Master Sergeant (Ret) Charles Leroy Hauser

February 14, 1935 ~ January 11, 2018 (age 82)

Master Sergeant SFC (Retired) Charles L. Hauser, 82, passed away Thursday, January 11th at his residence in Weissport, Pa. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth G. (Mertz) Hauser. Born in Palmerton, Pa., he was a son of the late William H. & Violet J. (Searfoss) Hauser Sr.  Charles enlisted in the United States Army at an early age. He served our country for over 26 years. He was a Korean War veteran and a Viet Nam War veteran where he received the Viet Nam Service Medal, The Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal,  The Bronze Star Medal, & The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 2 overseas bars. He & his family traveled the world as part of his military service having been stationed in Germany, Ft. Hood Texas, Valley Forge, Pa., Ft. Buckner in Okinawa, Japan, Ft. Riley Kansas, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, & Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. While enlisted in the US Army, he was proud to state that he trained Elvis Pressley during his military enlistment.. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1978. After his military career, he was employed at Kovatch Corp. as a second career. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and working in his garage on his vehicles. Surviving are 2 daughters, Susan A. wife of Daniel Yaich of Jim Thorpe, Cathy L. Ahner of Franklin Township, 3 sons, Charles L. Jr. of Lehighton, Richard B. of Lansford, Thomas E. & his wife Sandra, of Palmerton, 3 brothers, Merrill of Lehighton, James & his wife Luciene of Lehighton, LaMar & his wife Diane, of Parryville, a grandson with whom he resided, Jared Aaron Charles Hauser, 6 other grandchildren, great-grandchildren,  great-great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a son Robin Lee (Rob) Hauser & 2 brothers, William Jr. & Robert Hauser.  Prayers will be held on Tuesday, January 16th at 11 a.m. at The Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton followed by a full military interment in St. Matthews Cemetery, N. Weissport with the Lehighton Area UVO officiating. Call 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions in his name may be made to Boys Town 200 Flanagan Blvd., PO Box 8000, Boys Town, Nebraska 68010 or The Carbon County Friends of Animals, 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe, Pa. 18229. Online condolences can be offered at

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