Edward Honicker

January 6, 1924 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 95)


Edward Honicker, 95, of Pottsville, passed away Thursday, November 7th, at Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown. 

Edward was born in Saint Clair, PA on January 6, 1924, a son of the late Edward & Florence (Rhoads) Honicker. 

He was the widower of Merle (Williams) Honicker, his wife of 60 years who passed away in 2005. 

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pottsville. 

Edward served in the U.S. Air Force as a Sgt in WW II. 

He was the Assistant Vice President and a Trust Officer for the Pennsylvania National Bank for 37 years. 

He was a former member of the Pottsville Lions Club. 

In addition to his parents and wife, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Clare Honicker, and his sister, Fay Steidel Cowman. 

Edward is survived by three daughters, Gail Stickloon Heller, Pottsville, Beverly Rakowski & husband, Robert, VA, and Linda Slattery & husband, Thomas, SC. 

He is also survived by grandson: Seth Rakowski & wife, Jaimee; great-grandson: Jase Rakowski; Nieces and Nephews: Edward Honicker, Solon Honicker, Judy Barnes, Bethanne Krammes, Richard Steidel, Trudy Powers, Elaine Bobbin, Gloria Bressler, and Joyce Cavanaugh. 

Memorial contributions in Edward's name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901. 

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted on December 11th at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Pottsville.  Calling hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Interment with military honors will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, will be held at the family's convenience.

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December 11, 2019

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church (Pottsville)

Celebration of Life
December 11, 2019

1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church (Pottsville)

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