Duane E. Carpenter, Jr., October 15, 1951 - May 30, 2021
June 3, 2021
Duane E. Carpenter, Jr, of Perkasie, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021, in Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest, Allentown, PA. He was 69.
Born in Sellersville, PA, he was the son of the late Duane E. and Katherine (Rogers) Carpenter, Sr.
Duane was employed as an auto mechanic for Styer's Auto Service, Sellersville, PA for many years. Over the years, he also worked for the Lemmon Pharmacal Co., Sellersville, PA, Hidden Treasures, Perkasie, where he refinished furniture, the A & N Diner, Sellersville, and several handyman jobs as well as operating his own mechanic shop.
A volunteer fireman most of his life, Duane was a dedicated and active member of the Perkasie Fire Company, where he currently served as the Fire Police Captain, Trustee and Engineer.
Duane was very good with his hands. He could build or fix almost anything and was always willing to help others to work on their cars, appliances or anything else that needed repairing. He enjoyed going out to social events, especially dancing. He also loved spending time at a farm in Bedminster riding horses.
He is survived by three daughters, Angela A. Nace and her husband Matthew, of Perkasie, PA, Christine Myhr and her husband Steven, of Green Lane, PA, and Jessica Fleck and her husband Kenneth, of Richlandtown, PA; eight grandchildren, Alyssa Nace, Alexander Nace, Madalynne Nace, Zachary Crouthamel, Audrey Crouthamel, Tyler Carpenter, Paige Fleck and Adriahna Fleck; a sister, Lori Arnold and her husband Jeffrey, of Milford Square, PA; his companion, Vicki Miller, of Perkasie, PA; and multiple step brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by a brother Brian Carpenter, Sr., and a sister, Carol Martin Rush.
His Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Perkasie, 1600 N. 5th Street, Perkasie, PA, where family and friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Perkasie Fire Company, P.O. Box 203, Perkasie, PA 18944 or https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=VTJY9ZFE65HTA
Arrangements are by the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Inc., Perkasie, PA.