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Robert L. Arey

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Robert “Woody” L. Arey, 78, of Catasauqua, died at home July 2, 2018.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late George and Sallie (Frederick) Arey.

He served stateside with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He worked in envelope production at the former Boise Cascade, Allentown, for 33 years until he retired.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a member of Jones-Quigg American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua Fire Company, Coplay Saengerbund, Charotin Fire Company No. 1 and the former Loyal Order of the Moose, Catasauqua.

He is survived by two sisters, June A. Stettler and Sally “Mary” Fink; two brothers, Calvin and his wife Charlotte and Raymond; and nieces and nephews and their extended families.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Maude Smith, Pauline Arey and Betty Good; four brothers, William, George, Albert and Elwood; a niece, Debbie J. Stettler; and other family members.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, suite 170, Bethlehem, 18017; or visit

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.