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Mary A. Frederick, 80, Was Bus 'Driver of Choice' for SLHS Sports Teams [Obituary]

Mary A. Frederick, 80, of Coopersburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in her residence.

Mary A. Frederick, 80, of Coopersburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in her residence. She was the widow of Clyde D. Frederick. Born in Center Valley, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Gable) Young. Mary was a graduate of Allentown High School. She was a school bus driver in the Southern Lehigh School District for more than 20 years before retiring this past fall. She was the “Driver of Choice” for several sports teams at SLHS, including the field hockey, softball and rifle teams. Mary was a devoted fan and friend to many athletes and students, and was a member of the Southern Lehigh Sports Hall of Fame. She was a longtime board member and active volunteer with Limeport Stadium Inc. Mrs. Frederick was a member of St. John’s UCC, Coopersburg, where she was involved with the Community Outreach Benefit, food bank, quilting group and flea market.

Survivors: sons: Dennis C. of Bath, Douglas L. and his wife Patricia of Osceola; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brothers: Russell and Walter. Mary was predeceased by her sister Ruby Reinik.  

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at St. John’s UCC, 538 Thomas St., Coopersburg, PA 18036. Call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in Stephens Funeral Home Inc., 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. John’s UCC, Coopersburg. Please share online condolences at www.stephensfuneral.com. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery, Coopersburg.   

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clyde & Mary Frederick Scholarship Fund, c/o Stephens Funeral Home Inc., 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown, PA 18102 or Limeport Stadium Inc., P.O. Box 6, Limeport, PA 18060 or to the church.

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