Ralph T. Keiser, Jr., age 75, of Coopersburg PA, formerly of Palmerton PA, died Thursday, July 10, 2003 in his home.

Born in Allentown PA, he was the son of the late Ralph T. Sr. & Hattie M. (Trexler) Keiser. He was a Psychiatric Aid for the Allentown State Hospital for 27 years before retiring. Mr. Keiser also worked part-time as an Auxiliary Policeman for the Borough of Palmerton for 14 years, last working in 2002.

He was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II with a rank of Sergeant. Mr. Keiser served in the 11th Airborne Division, earning his Parachute and Glider Wings making 32 jumps. Mr. Keiser spent 2 years in Japan after the war serving in the Military Police and became a Drill Sergeant in the 558th Military Police Company. He was also a Veteran of the United States Navy, enlisting in 1949 and serving in Korea for 2 years.

Daughters, Gail H. Stein of Allentown PA and Jamie A. McAuliffe, with whom he resided; Son, Glenn R. Keiser of Allentown PA; Sister, Ruth A. Dreisbach of Allentown PA and Pauline Fenstermaker of Jim Thorpe PA; and 4 Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2003 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville PA. Family and Friends may call 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Funeral Home. The Reverend Jan S. Edwards officiating. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Slatington PA.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Palmerton Auxiliary Police c/o the Funeral Home, PO Box 196, Schnecksville PA 18078-0196.

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