Ethel D. ‘Snook’ Bair Runkle
September 12, 2017
Ethel D. “Snook” Bair Runkle, 87, of Frackville, passed away Tuesday at Broad Mountain Health & Rehabilitation Center, Frackville.
Born Feb. 20, 1930, in Auburn, she was a daughter of the late Alva and Dorothy Brinich Bair.
Ethel worked as an assistant manager at Pennsylvania National Bank, Auburn. She had also worked as an executive assistant at Bound Brook Bearing Co., Auburn, and Ryan Insurance, Pottsville. She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Auburn, and had attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville. She enjoyed reading and knitting.
Ethel graduated from Auburn High School and then attended Mccann Business School, Pottsville.
In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by her grandson, Jared J. Runkle.
Ethel is survived by her two sons, Robert L. Runkle Jr., husband of Lorna M. Morte Runkle, Clark, N.J., and Keith J. Runkle, husband of Catherine Gulden Runkle, Lenhartsville. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joseph M. Runkle, Patrick M. Runkle, Ian A. Runkle, husband of Hilarie Condrack Runkle, Kimberly A. Runkle Osborne, wife of John Osborne, and Brittany L. Runkle Russo, wife of Michael Russo; greatgranddaughters, Mackayla and Alexandra; sister, Joann “Mick” Bair Dalton, wife of William Dalton, Orwigsburg.
Funeral services for Ethel will be private. Burial will take place in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services PC, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Ethel and her family. Online condolences may be offered at Walbertfuneralhome.com. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com
ETHEL D. “SNOOK” BAIR