Augustus C. Raabe, Jr. Augustus C. Raabe, Jr.

Augustus C. Raabe, Jr., 98 of Whitehall, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at Heather Glen with his family by his side. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Augustus C. Sr. and Florence (Faust) Raabe. Gus studied painting at Cooper Union, operated radar in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and retired as a Captain after 30 years of service with the New York City Fire Department before retiring to Whitehall with his wife, Mary, to raise poultry and build cars and violins in the garage. After retiring, he was a Parkland School District bus driver for over 10 years. His intelligence, kindness and long meandering jokes will be missed by Mary, his beloved wife of 70 years.

Gus is survived by his wife; daughters, Marilyn wife of James Cornell, Susan wife of Richard Kimmel and Judy wife of Kurt Kelechava; grandchildren, Andrew, Alison and Matthew Cornell; Sarah and Jeffrey Kimmel; Erik, Alex and Brad Kelechava.

Services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 W. Highland St, Allentown. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, 160 Erie Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134.

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