Therese Lynch, 89 of Woodland Acres, Norwegian twp., went to be with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, May 4th., at home surrounded by her loving family. Therese has earned her crown. Waiting for her at Heaven’s gate was her beloved husband of 34 years, Joseph H, and sons Joseph W. and Lawrence J. , daughter Theresa M. Berger and grandson Bradley J. Berger.
Therese was the daughter of Edward and Jennie (Roberts) Witchey and the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was also preceded in death by brothers; Edward and William Witchey, sisters; Jeanne Dyrda, Julia Delmonico, Annamae Mengle, Elizabeth Smith and Rose Boris.
Therese was born on December 8th, 1930 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) in Hazleton. Her Catholic faith was unwavering.
She was a member of the former Mary Queen of Peace Church, Pottsville and a member of the Church of St. Patrick, Pottsville. Therese had a deep devotion to our Blessed Mother, Mary, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Therese was educated in McAdoo and Pottsville schools. She was the manager of the Tastee Freeze, Mill Creek. Therese was loved and cherished by all her family and friends. Her son-in-law, Duane, always thought of her as “A great lady”, as we all did. One of our most treasured memories will be our nightly prayers and rosary time together. She loved everyone with her whole heart and made everyone feel like they were her favorite.
She is survived by two daughters; Kathleen P. Butera, wife of Ralph, (Pottsville), Lisa Ann Liptok, wife of Charles (TN). A son; Brian John Lynch,( E. Covington), son-in-law; Duane Berger, Wernersville. Granddaughters; Rona T. Cooper , wife of Chris (NJ). Stacy Ann Liptok (TN), Jade Lee Lynch,(New Phila.). Gradnson; MAJ. (CH) Rev. Christopher S. Butera, (Bath), Douglas Berger, husband of Nicole,(Sinking Spring) , Luke Joseph Lynch (Conyngham) . Great Grandchildren; Makenna J. and Julia H. Cooper, Skylir and Alixander Berger.
A family Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of St. Patrick, Pottsville with MAJ (CH) Christopher S. Butera and the Reverend Edward B. Connolly concelebrants. Interment Queen of the Universe Cemetery. A Memorial service will be schedule at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Salvation Army, 400 Sanderson st, Pottsville or to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105
Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc, is entrusted with the arrangements.
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