Mr. Bernard L. Dunlap, 89, of Mahoning Township, Pa. passed away, Tuesday, June 18th in Ashfield, Pa. He was the husband of the late Edna M. (Green) Dunlap who passed away, January 24th of this year. Born in Captina, West Virginia, on Saturday, May 3, 1930, he was a son of the late Earl & Mary (Windgrove) Dunlap. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a butcher/meat cutter at Rex’s Royal Swan Market, Ashfield, Pa. and also for the local IGA markets. He previously hauled coal for the Rex family as well. He served our country with the US Army during the Korean War attaining the rank of Corporal (T) and was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, & the Combat Infantryman’s Badge after engaging and receiving wounds from the enemy on January 29, 1951. He was also the recipient of The Korean Service medal with 5 bronze service stars, The United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Korea Medal.
He was a member of Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ashfield, Pa., a Lifetime member of The Lehighton American Legion Post 314, and a member of The Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid motorcyclist and went on many long distance trips with his wife Edna on his Harley Davidson. An auto racing enthusiast, he followed Joey Logano of the Nascar Circuit and enjoyed the NHRA competition at The Maple Grove Dragway. An outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish, boat and trap. Surviving is a son, Blaine Dunlap of Lehighton, 3 sisters, Martha Dunlap, Darlene Ruchman, Beverly, wife of Keith Daniels, a brother, Ralph Dunlap all of Proctor, West Virginia, a granddaughter, Naomi, a grandson Daniel, a great-granddaughter, Ani, nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters, Lois Headley, Linda Coulder, Juanita Barret, & a brother, Thomas. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 24th at 11 a.m. at The Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton with the Rev. Anthony Pagotto officiating, Call 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment with Full Military Honors under the direction of the Lehighton Area UVO in Dinkey Memorial Cemetery, Ashfield, Pa. Memorial Contributions in his name may made to the Dinkey Memorial Lutheran Church 1742 Dinkey Rd. PO Box 250 Ashfield, Pa. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com
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