|Birth: ||Jul. 20, 1907|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 1991|
The Rev. Ralph D. Althouse, 84, of York, York County, formerly of Slatington and Boyertown, died Friday in Memorial Hospital, York. He was the husband of Bernice C. (Joseph) Althouse.
He was ordained a minister of the United Church of Christ at St. Paul's Church, Amityville, Berks County, in 1934.
He served as pastor of Sugar Creek Church, Chicora, Butler County, 1934-1938; Evangelical and Reformed churches of a charge including St. Paul's Church, Mertztown, St. Paul's Church, Trexlertown, Maidencreek Church, Blandon, Berks County, and Solomon's Church, Macungie, 1938-52; St. Mark's Church, Lebanon, Lebanon County, 1952-63, and St. Paul's Church, Northampton, from 1963 until retiring in 1977.
He was also Evangelical and Reformed chaplain of the Lehigh County Home, Wescosville, from 1940 to 1952.
After his retirement, he served as assistant and interim pastor of the First Church, Hellertown, 1977-80.
He also served on the National Missions, International Missions and Kingdom Service committees of the Evangelical Reformed Lehigh Synod.
He was a 1929 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, and a 1932 graduate of the Lancaster Theological Seminary.
Born in Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, he was a son of the late Rev. Howard A. and Nora P. (Schoellkopf) Althouse.
He was a member of First Church, Hellertown.
He was a trustee of the former Kutztown State Teachers College, now Kutztown University. He was also president of the former Macungie Borough School Board. He was a member of the board of directors of the former Lehigh County Tuberculosis and Health Society and director of the Macungie Red Cross drive for four years.
Survivors: Wife; daughters, Barbara Haverstick of Audubon, Montgomery County, and Josephine Bohr of Manchester; sisters, Blanche Genther of Abington, Montgomery County, and Mildred Ott of Boyertown; six grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Manchester. Call 1-2 p.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, Little Funeral Home, 60 S. Main St., Manchester.
Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA) - Sunday, November 24, 1991
Bernice C Joseph Althouse (1908 - 1999)*
Saint Jacobs Union Cemetery (New)
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Record added: Oct 15, 2013
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