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Pearl Van Street

December 10, 1934 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 87)


Pearl G. Van Street, 87, of Kersey, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on Saturday, December 11, 2021 and is now enjoying the wonders and beauty of her Heavenly home.

Born on December 10, 1934 in Bethlehem, PA, she was the daughter of Paul and Stella Miklas Brader.

On January 6, 1954, she married John Van Street, who survives of Kersey.  Together they shared nearly 68 years of love, laughter, and marriage.

Pearl was a graduate of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, class of 1952.  During her high school years, Pearl was a member of a singing trio that traveled to various churches to share their musical talents.

 In her early working years, Pearl served as an administrative assistant to the Post Commander while her husband served in the military.  She then worked in a doctor’s office in Mt. Holly, NJ for a number of years.  In her free time, she enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Always devoted to her church and music, Pearl taught piano to many and taught music to students at St. Boniface for a number of years.  She was very dedicated to the women’s ministry at several churches over the years and was a member of the Elk Baptist Church in St. Marys.  With her voice and love of music, Pearl is already singing in the choir, praising her Lord and Savior!

In addition to her husband, Pearl is survived by a daughter; Karen Moyer and her husband Barry of Kersey, by 2 grandchildren and by 7 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by a sister; Dolores Spangler of Harrisburg, by a son-in-law; Michael Farabaugh of Yardley, Pa, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter; Susan Farabaugh in 2004 and by a brother; Paul Brader.

A Celebration of Pearl’s Homegoing will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Elk Baptist Church, 191 Ford Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Rev. Barry Moyer, Pearl’s son-in-law, officiating.

Family and friends will be received at the Elk Baptist Church on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 10:30 AM until the time of the service.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice or to the Elk Baptist Church.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
December 16, 2021

10:30 AM
Elk Baptist Church
Ford Road
St. Marys, PA 15857

Memorial Service
December 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Elk Baptist Church
Ford Road
St. Marys, PA 15857

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