Dale N. Rathmell, 79, of Delaware Twp., Watsontown, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at his home.
Born August 9, 1943 in Watsontown, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Ruth M. (Mauser) Rathmell. On September 25, 1964 he married the former Deidre Albertson and together they celebrate 58 years of marriage.
Dale was a 1963 graduate of Warrior Run High School and Williamsport Technical School with a focus in auto mechanics. After school he worked at Frank Hayes Pontiac for 4 years, then going to Emerick Trucking which was later owned by Jim McKegg where he worked for 17 years. He also worked at Eck's Garage for over 20 years as a diesel mechanic.
He was a member of White Deer Valley Baptist Church, Allenwood. Dale played trombone in the Watsontown Centennial Band. He enjoyed butchering and working on all sorts of machinery. He loved shooting skeet, hunting, and fishing in Canada. Dale was known for his big smile and for being a great mechanic. Most of all he loved his family
In addition to his wife, Deidre, he is survived by one son: Ross D. Rathmell and his wife Cher; one daughter: Kelly D. Rathmell-Klinger and her husband Jeffrey; four grandchildren: Eric (Shelly) Egli, Kara (Charles) Egli-Kerstetter, Cody (Eryn) Rathmell, and Trista M. Rathmell; three great-grandchildren: Sophie Kerstetter, Chase Kerstetter, and Catherine Egli; and one sister-in-law: Lois Rathmell.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers: Lee, Harold Lamar, and Roy Rathmell; two sisters: Ruth Marie Bomboy and Doris J. Bomboy; two brothers-in-law: Fred and Jack Bomboy; and one sister-in-law: Martha Rathmell.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 9 to 10 AM on Saturday, October 1st, at White Deer Valley Baptist Church, 572 White Deer Valley Baptist Road, Allenwood, where are funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM, with his pastor, Pastor Michael Deal, officiating. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations in his memory be made to PKD Foundation, www.pkdcure.org
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville.