Mr. Edwin J. Steigerwalt Sr., 72, of Lehighton, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 6th at his residence. He was the companion of Eileen C. (Markley) Brown for 40 years. Born in Ashfield, Pa. on Friday May 21, 1948, he was a son of the late James & Florence (Rausch) Steigerwalt. Ed served our country with the US Army in Viet Nam with the 4th Infantry Division as a Firefighter attaining the rank of Spec 4. He received the Viet Nam Service medal. He was of the Lutheran Faith. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a general laborer in the Aggregate Industry. Ed was always ready to give family & friends a helping hand with their projects. Among his memberships were The Lehighton American Legion Post 314, Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club, Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Co.,& The Lehighton VFW Post 256. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, Elvis Music & Elvis Collectables, & collecting horses. Surviving in addition to his companion is a son, Edwin J. Steigerwalt Jr. & his companion Joni Kramer of East Penn Township, 2 step-daughters, Kimberly & Amy Brown of Lehighton, sisters, Edith Christman of Mahoning Valley, Shirley McFarland of Palmerton, Alice, wife of Doug Avery in the Pocono’s, Mary Walck of Lehighton, Pauline Green of Emerald, Beatrice, wife of Gerald Heffelfinger of Lehighton, a brother, Harold Steigerwalt & his wife Luann, of Walnutport, 4 grandchildren, Jessica, Allyssa, David, Katie, 2 step-grandchildren, Tyler & Corey, 2 step-greatgrandchildren, Wyatt & Charlie, nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Tracey Lee Scherer Jan. 30, 2016. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com
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