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Ray H. Keinert

Ray H. Keinert, 85, of Macungie, formerly of East Texas, died Sept. 1, 2021, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Carol (Miller) White Keinert. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Homer and Margaret (Solt) Keinert.

He was employed for 28 years at Tyler Pipe in Macungie after which he enjoyed 23 years in school transportation for East Penn and retiring from Laidlaw as terminal manager at Southern Lehigh School District. Following retirement, he was blessed to drive part-time for Laidlaw, providing transportation for Lehigh Valley students to Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Scranton, driving for Phoebe Terrace recreational activities and meeting customers of Leibensperger Transportation Sales upon delivery of buses.

He enjoyed spending time in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, NASCAR and Dorney Park racing, where he could be found on the Keinert pit crew and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Dale, of Northampton and Douglas, of Wescosville; a stepson, Chad White and his wife, Caryn, of Redwood, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Caryn Mumbulo, of New Berlin, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; a nephew, Homer, of Allentown who was like a fourth son; additional nieces and nephews and loyal lab mix, Buddy. He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Stettler; a son, David W.; brothers, Robert, Earl and William as well as canine companions, King, Casey, Toby and Rusty.

Contributions may be made to support the Eagle Sanctuary at Dollywood. These can be made at AEF, P.O. Box 333, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 37868 or to Peaceable Kingdom, Whitehall.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 11 in the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The family prefer masks be worn at the funeral home.