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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1984
Scope & Content Interview by Todd Sassaman of Charles Leo Brighthaupt (b. 01/31/1918), son of Alvin and Stella Kramer Brighthaupt.
Notes Obituary:
Charles Leo Brighthaupt (sic), 76, formerly of Drums, who spent the past year at the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown, died Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Butler Township, Jan. 31, 1918, he was a son of the late Alvin and Estella (Craver) Brighthaupt.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, St. Johns; the Palestine Lodge F&AM No. 135, Roxborough; the Caldwell Consistory of Wilkes-Barre; and past president of the LuLu Temple Shrine Club, Philadelphia.

Before retiring, Brighthaupt owned a fleet of 15 tractor trailers with leasing rights with the Hamilton Paper Co., Mikuon, Pa.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Mildred Dawson, in November 1993; a daughter, Mary Ann Salamore; and brothers Jake and Harold.

Surviving are children, Charles "Dick," Lee Summit, Mo.; Ruth Sassaman, Schwenksville; and Robert K., Boyertown; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel, Drums; sisters, Gladys Eroh, Elverson Pa.; and Grace Fagley, Richlandtown.

The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Mark S. Harman Funeral Home (East), Butler Road, Drums. The Rev. Robert Stevens will officiate the service. Internment will be in St. Johns Cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Masonic service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m.

(Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA; Wednesday, December 21, 1994)
Object ID # 2013.25.130
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes