Thomas W. Free

April 27, 2010

STAUNTON — Dr. Thomas W. Free, 64, of Staunton, formerly of Kintnersville, Pa., died Thursday a fternoon, April 22, 2010, in Caldwell County, N.C. He is the husband of Joan L. (Custer) Free. He was born May 14, 1945, in Philadelphia, to the late Claire (Gaugler) and William Henry Free.

Tom graduated from Palisades High School in 1964, Bloomsburg University in 1968 with a BS and Lehigh University in 1974 with a MS, where he received a doctorate of education. Tom also had studied in India in the 1970s. He started his teaching career at the Pennsbury School District in 1968-69, then at Palisades in 1969 as a social studies teacher at the junior/senior high school. In 1974, he was assistant principal of the junior/senior high school and acting principal and acting superintendent from 1981-82. He was appointed Oct. 21, 1981, as superintendent of Palisades schools until retiring June 30, 1998. He coached wrestling, soccer and baseball while working at Palisades. The street between Durham Nockamixon School and Palisades High school was named Thomas Free Drive in recognition of the years of service he gave the Palisades School District.

He was predeceased by siblings, Merry Lynne Armstrong and Nancy Reilly.

Private interment will take place at Riegelsville Union Cemetery. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Palisades Middle School at 4719 Durham Road in Kintnersville. A reception will follow in the school cafeteria. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.



Alfred R.Frei, 91 of Quakertown died Saturday May 13, 2017.

Husband of Ruth (Wampfler) frei for the past 70 years. Born in easton, the son of the late Martin and Magdelena (Widner) Frei.

Member of United Christian Fellowship, Quakertown (formerly United Mennonite Church)




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