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Born: 1926 Died: 1995 (Pennsylvania)
Richard F. Gaal, 69, Emmaus Civic Leader & News Photographer
November 12, 1995|The Morning Call
Richard F. Gaal, 69, of 1102 W. Broad St., Emmaus, a news photographer and civic leader, died Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Kathryn E. (Stocker) Gaal.
For the past 30 years, he was an employee of Exide Batteries, Allentown, and a photographer for the East Penn Press and former Emmaus Free Press.
Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Neubauer) Gaal.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
Gaal was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific.
He was a 32nd degree Mason with Emmaus Lodge 792, F&AM, and the Lehigh Consistory, both Scottish and York Rites, and a Shriner with Rajah Temple, Reading.
He was chairman of the Halloween Window Painting Committee in Emmaus for 20 years; a volunteer for the Emmaus Ambulance Corps, and a recipient of the borough's Citizen's Award.
Gaal was a two-time recipient of the Freedom's Foundation Award of Valley Forge.
Survivors: Daughters, Kathryn S. Getchell of Allentown and Mary A. of Emmaus; brothers, Raymond G., his twin, and Harold, both of Emmaus, and Walter J. of Trexlertown, and sisters, Margaret Althouse and Martha T., wife of Bennett H. Gerhart, both of Emmaus.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Emmaus. Call 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday.[/quote]