Claude William Steckel


February 27, 1967

C. W. Steckel,
Ex-WHS Athlete
Dies In Crash

  1. Claude William (Bill) Steckel II, 20, formerly of 2132 Butler St., Wilson, was killed last night in an automobile accident in Scottsbluff, Neb. He was a sophomore at Hiram Scott College, Scottsbluff.

Born in Easton, he was a son of Claude William Steckel Sr. and Helen Pokrivchak Steckel, now of the Brookline Manor Apartments, East Wyomissing Blvd., Reading, Pa.

A graduate of Wilson High School, class of 1965, he played basketball four years and golf three years. He was president of the Hi-Y in his senior year.

and served on the staff of the Echo, the school newspaper.

He was a member of Holy Ghost Greek Rite Church, West Easton.

Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Pokrivchak, Wilson and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Steckel, Phillipsburg.

Funeral arrangements are being made by the Curran Funeral Service Home, Wilson.

Source: The Easton Express, February 28, 1967, p 1


The funeral of Claude William Steckel Jr., 20, former Wilson High athlete who was injured fatally Monday
night will be held at 8:15 a.m. Friday at the Curran Funeral Service Home, Wilson, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in Holy Ghost Catholic Church, West Easton.

Mr. Steckel, who held the golf record at Wilson High School by being the only one ever to shoot a 73, was killed in a one car accident Monday night. His companion, Ed Hauser, 20, of Pittsburgh, also a Hiram Scott student, escaped serious injury.

Authorities said the car apparently went out of control
at an intersection, went over a curbing; into a burrow pit and then sommersaulted through the air, landing on its top.

Source: The Easton Express, March 1, 1967, p 38


Requiem High Mass was celebrated this morning in the Holy Ghost Ukranian Catholic Church, West Easton, for Claude William Steckel II, 20, former Wilson resident who was killed Monday in an automobile accident at Scottsbluff, Neb. He was a, sophomore at Hiram Scott College, Scottsbluff, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude W. Steckel Sr., Reading.

The Rev. Paul Guthrie of New Cannan, Conn., was celebrant. Interment was in the church cemetery. The pallbearers were Thomas Joseph, Robin Neiper, Joseph, Jabbour, Thomas Young, Donald Aberand John Eisenhard.

The funeral was conducted from the Curran Funeral Service Home, Wilson.

Source: The Easton Express, March 3, 1967, p 19