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Elinor Fehr (Reinhart)

Birthplace: Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: September 15, 2012 (89)
Bangor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Sgt. Donald James Fehr
Mother of Sgt. Raymond James Fehr and Private

Occupation: Antique store owner, Aircraft Assembler, Archaeologist, Author
Managed by: Private User
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About Elinor Fehr

Elinor R. Fehr, 89, of Bangor, PA, passed away Saturday, September 15th, at her residence.

Born: April 14, 1923, in Allentown, PA, a daughter of the late Pearl Stiles Carvella and Frederick Reinhart.

Personal: She was the widow of Donald James Fehr, who died in 1991. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Fehr's Antiques, Bangor, PA. Elinor was a 1940 graduate of Bangor High School and attended Moravian College. During World War II Elinor worked at Glen Martin Aircraft assembling Martin Marauders. Over the years, her hobbies included collecting local Native American artifacts and antiques, watercolor painting and spending quality time with her family at Lake Minisink. She founded the Forks of the Delaware Chapter of the Society for Pennsylvania Archeology and was state president and director of the Society for Pennsylvania Archeology. Elinor was the lead archeologist for the Overpeck and Sandts Eddy excavations along the Delaware River. She served as a researcher on the habitation of Detzi's Blockhouse, a French and Indian War fortification in Plainfield Township. In addition, she authored and co-authored several articles and a book on the local Native Americans titled 'Of Forest and River: The Lenape of the Slate Belt.' In recognition of her contributions in the discovery and preservation of the prehistory of Pennsylvania, Elinor was awarded the SPA State 'Archey' Award. Memberships: She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bangor.

In addition to her parents and husband, Elinor was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Farmer; a son, Raymond Fehr; a grandson, Eric Cochrane; a sister, Dorothy Werkheiserl; and a brother, John Reinhart.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2012 in the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 S. First Street, Bangor, PA. Call Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl, PA. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013 or Slate Belt Heritage Center, 30 N. First Street, Bangor, PA 18013.

Published in The Express Times on September 17, 2012

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Elinor Fehr's Timeline

April 14, 1923
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 11, 1948
September 15, 2012
Age 89
Bangor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States
Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States