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L. Dale Lothridge, 83, formerly of Wyoming, died Tuesday in the Wesley Village, Jenkins Township.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Raymond and Annabel Dale Lothridge. He was a graduate of Clarks Summit High School, Class of 1940, and attended Johnson School of Technology. He was an Army veteran of World War II, 82nd Airborne Division, and was part of the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Lothridge was employed as a store manager for the Wilkes-Barre Pomeroy's for 31 years. He was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church and the Greater Pittston Church Bowling League.

Preceding him in death were his grandson, Bradley Lothridge Jr., and son-in-law, James Singer.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lois Jenkins; son, Bradley Lothridge Sr., Shavertown; daughters, Linda Singer, Souderton; Donna Saraga, Rock Tavern, N.Y.; five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Metcalfe and Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with the Rev. Dr. Gordon E. Weightmen of the Wyoming United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wesley Village United Methodist Homes, 209 Roberts Road, Pittston, PA 18640.

[Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA) - Thursday, September 21, 2006 ]

Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus application submitted by Lawrence Dale Lothridge on 17 January 1950.

Although from Pennsylvania, he entered his place of enlistments Camp Blanding, FL, perhaps a confusion as to first posting.  The National Archives records indicate he enlisted at Wilkes Barre, PA which would have been close to his home.

On 16 October 1943 Pvt Lothridge was transferred to Clemson Universality as part of the Army Specialized Training Program.  He may have remained there as an instructor for the remainder of the war.

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