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May 10, 2017

Alfred Bruckler Naples, Fla, Mar 23, 2017
Anna Boandl Allentown, Pa, Mar 21, 2017
Irma Klemens Canton, Ohio, Mar 19, 2017
Frank Kedl North Haledon, NJ, Mar 17, 2017
Mitzi von Kaenel Vacaville, CA, Mar 12, 2017
Angela Seagreaves Orefield, PA, Feb 15, 2017
John Weber Northampton, PA, Feb 16, 2017
Theresa Spegel Spring Hill, FL, Feb 13, 2017
Erna Waschitsch Allentown, PA, Jan 31, 2017
Frank Wirth Allentown, PA, Jan 29, 2017
Paula Morris Colorado Springs, CO, Jan 27, 2017
Johanna Mulholland Cahoes, NY, Jan 17, 2017
Theresa Thomas Cabot, PA, Jan 8, 2017

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Alfred Bruckler

Alfred Brückler, 83, passed away March 23, 2017 in Naples, Florida.

Born August 21, 1933 in Güssing, Austria, and raised in Vienna, he was a son of the late Alfred & Karoline Brückler.

He emigrated to Canada but spent most of his adult life in Michigan where he had a long career in the auto industry.

He was a very dedicated family man and served as Vice President and Trustee for the Austrian Society of Detroit.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Heidi (Weinhofer), children Evelyn Slagon (Greg), Heidi Peter (Robin Kilgore), grandchildren Brigitte Crawford (Tim), Erik Lawshe (Nicole Aeder), great-grandchildren Isabella, Henrik and Noah and sister Karin Loriol who resides in Switzerland along with her children and grandchildren.

We are thankful that Alfred and Heidi were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary last year.

Visitation 10a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 followed by 11a.m. Memorial Service at Kensington Church, Troy, Michigan. Donations to American Heart Association.

Rest in Eternal Peace.

Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on Apr. 2, 2017.


Anna Boandl

Anna Boandl, 82, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 21, 2017. She was married to her loving husband William for 63 years.

Born in Rábafüzes (Raabfidisch), Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Frederica (Trinkl) Weber.

Anna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed baking and gardening.

She worked in the garment industry and retired after 15 years as a custodian for the Salisbury School District.

Survivors: husband William; sons, Robert and wife Melissa Boandl, Ronald and wife Anita Boandl, and Richard and wife Tracy Boandl; daughter-in-law, Kim Boandl; sister, Frieda Yost;  seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son William Boandl and her brother Julius Weber.

Services: A viewing will be held on Friday March 24th from 10:00AM until a service at 10:30AM at Weber Funeral Home, 1619 Hamilton Street in Allentown. www.weberfuneralhome.com

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at alzfdn.org.

Published in Morning Call on Mar. 22, 2017.


Irma Klemens

Irma Klemens, 88, of Canton, Ohio, passed away on March 19, 2017.

Born May 8, 1928 in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Mehlmauer) Lamm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Klemens in 2004.

She was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church in Canton, served on the Altar Guild and sang in the choir.

She was also an active member of the Sachsenheim Club.

Surviving is her son, Herb (wife-Allie) Klemens of Massillon; granddaughter, Kristine (Jay) Dragos of Canton; and grandson, Chad (Heather) Klemens of Hudson, Ohio; three great-granddaughters, Lucy Dragos, Natalie and Meredith Klemens; also three sisters from Austria, Helene Neuherz, Justine Lamm, and Elfriede Gmeindel.

Services will be Wednesday, March 22,  at 11 a.m. in the Schneeberger Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Darla Ann Kratzer, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. before services.

To share a memory or sign the online guest book: www.SchneebergerFuneral.com Schneeberger 330-456-8237

Published in The Repository on Mar. 21, 2017


Frank Kedl

Frank Kedl, age 78, of of North Haledon, New Jersey, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Frank was born in Deutsch Bieling, Austria and came to the United Sates in 1959 and settled in North Haledon.

He was the owner of Broadway Restaurant Corporation in New York, NY until 1985 and then was the vice-president of Kedl, Inc. in North Haledon from 1989 until 2013. He served in the Austrian Army and in the United States Army. He was a member of the Brüderschaft der Burgenländer in New York, NY.

Beloved husband of the late Julia Kedl (née Radakovits). Devoted father of Edward Kedl of Hawthorne, NJ, Christine Tolerico of North Haledon, Linda O'Neill of Kinnelon, NJ and Robert Kedl of North Haledon. Loving grandfather of Krista and Abigail Kedl, Julianna and Stephen Tolerico and James and Jason O'Neill. Dear brother of Stefan, Johann and Josef Kedl.

Funeral from DeLuccia-Lozito Funeral Home, 265 Belmont Avenue, Haledon, NJ on Saturday at 8:30 AM. Funeral Liturgy at St. Anthony's R.C. Church, Hawthorne, NJ at 9:30 AM. Interment, Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ. Visiting on Friday from 5-9 PM.

Memorial gifts to Parkinson Disease Foundation, 359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 would be appreciated.


Mitzi von Kaenel

Marie "Mitzi" von Kaenel, 95 of Vacaville, California, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017.

Born in Oberschützen, Austria on Dec. 4, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Gottfried and Maria (Heist) Kappel. She immigrated with her parents when she was three years old to Forest Park, IL.

She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading, church, choir, socializing, entertaining and family.

Mitzi was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 74 years, Earl von Kaenel, who she met when she was in first grade. Together they traveled the world with their three children.

She is survived by her son, Larry von Kaenel (Carol) and their respective family including, Aaron, Van, Jacob and Hannah; daughters, Susan von Kaenel and Diane Ekstrom; grandson, Jason Constant and great grandson, Hunter Constant; also survived by her sisters, Grete Mueller and Helen Perry.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 621 S. Orchard Ave., Vacaville. Burial will follow at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 707-446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com.

Published in The Reporter on Mar. 16, 2017


Angela Seagreaves

Angela A. Seagreaves, 95, of Orefield, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton.

She was the wife of the late Clayton Bruder and Donald Seagreaves.

Born November 25, 1921 in Urbersdorf, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Johanna (Stranzl) Schatz.

Angela worked at Vultree Aircraft making torpedo bombers and later she worked at General Electric.

Survivors: sons, Don Seagreaves and his wife, Kathy, Scott Bruder, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and sister, Irene Gollatz.

Services: Private services were under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the Sanctuary at Haafsville, 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, PA. 18031.

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 21, 2017.


John Weber

John Weber, 94, of Northampton, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Szabina (Rabold) Weber.

Born November 17, 1922 in Vaskeresztes (Grossdorf), Hungary, he was the son of the late Josef and Margareta (Kuzmits) Weber.

John worked at Cross Country Clothes for 30 years.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Survivors: son, John Weber; daughters, Rose, wife of Edward Bendekovitz and Mary, wife of Richard Leitold; grandchildren, Monica, Eric and wife Nicole, Kelsea and Rick. He was predeceased by sisters, Catherine and Irma.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 NewportAve., Northampton. Family and friends may call Monday 6 - 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday 9 - 10:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com.

Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home.

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 19, 2017.


Theresa Spegel

Theresa Spegel, 92, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away February 13, 2017.

Born on August 22, 1924 in Rábafüzes (Raabfidisch), Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Theresia (Schmidt) Weber.

Theresa is survived by her loving husband, Erhard, nephew, Alan Hackstock, 2 nieces, Linda Ilkanic and Rainer Fichtl and loving family.

A Gathering will be held February 16th from 10 to 11 at 280 Mariner Boulevard. Burial will be held on February 16th at 12:30 at Florida National Cemetery.

Published online on February 13, 2017 courtesy of Tributes.com


Erna Waschitsch

Erna Waschitsch 94, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away January 31, 2017.
Erna was the wife of the late Joseph Waschitsch, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Kukmirn, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Adolf and Anna (Vollmann) Entler.

She was a sales clerk in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

Erna enjoyed traveling and was a member of the former St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served as a volunteer.

Survivors: Nieces and cousins and numerous friends.

Services: Private at the convenience of the family.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County. 4234 Dorney Park Rd. Allentown, PA 18104. www.weberfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 2, 2017.


Frank Wirth

Frank Wirth, 89, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away Jan. 29, 2017 at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem.

He was the husband of Martha (Glaessmann) Wirth for 64 years.

Born in Rábafüzes (Raabfidisch), Hungary, he was a son of the late Karl and Maria (Malitsch) Wirth.

He is survived by his wife; son Frank W. Wirth (Beverly Evans) of Slatington; daughter Rita Tolotti of Allentown; sisters Margaret and Hilda; brother Julius Wirth; two grandchildren, Ashley and Abby; nieces and nephews.

Services: viewing starting at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton St., Allentown with funeral service at 11:00 with Rev. Paul Xander officiating. Interment at Grandview Cemetery.

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 31, 2017.


Paula Morris

Mrs. Paula Kogler Morris, age 83, currently of Summerville, GA, formerly of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away at her residence.

Born in Sopron (Ödenburg), Hungary on April 2, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Johann and Maria (Hammel) Kogler.  She and her husband, Donald lived and raised their daughters in Germany.  Once he retired they lived in Columbus, GA and Colorado Springs, CO.  Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Morris and two siblings.

Survivors include her three daughters, Carrol Morris and her husband, Steve Brown, Summerville, Marianne Thompson and her husband, ClydeMoore and Theresia Melter, all of Rome. She is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two sisters.

In accordance with Mrs. Morris’ wishes, she will be cremated and a private service will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel makes this announcement for the family.

Published online on January 27, 2017 courtesy of Henderson & Sons - North Chapel.


Johanna Mulholland

Johanna M. Mulholland, 99, a longtime resident of Eddy Village Green in Cohoes, New York, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Born in Urbersdorf, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Theresia (Leitgeb) Gülli. She immigrated to the United States in 1935 and became a citizen on September 3, 1941.

Johanna worked for Ford Motor Corporation in Green Island. She was aparishioner of the former St. Peter’s Church in Troy. She was avid bird watcher and watching outdoor activities.

Johanna is survived by nieces and nephews in Austria and Canada. Shewas predeceased by her husband William P. Mulholland, he died in 1973.

A calling hour will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm and a prayer service to follow at 3:30 pm at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Troy. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Published in The Record on Jan. 22, 2017.


Theresa Thomas

Theresa Anna Thomas, 93, of Cabot, Pennsylvania, passed away on January 8, 2017.

Born February 6, 1923 in Grieselstein, Austria, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Gumhold) Thomas.

She worked as a Secretary for Army Corps of Engineers.

She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Cabot, where she was a Christian Mother, the Austrian-American Cultural Society of
Pittsburgh, and Historic Harmony.

She enjoyed crafts, sewing and reading. She collected Teddy Bears for about 25 years and enjoyed traveling stateside and overseas.

Surviving are many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Rose Mary Thomas, two brothers, John Thomas and Joseph Thomas.

Friends will be received from Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Fox Funeral Home, Inc., Saxonburg, PA.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, 10:00 am at the St. Joseph R. C. Church, with Rev. Mark Pattock, OFM Cap. officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Savior Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 400 Michigan Ave. N.E. Washington, DC 20017, or St. Joseph Church 315 Stoney Hollow Road Cabot, PA 16023.

Published in Butler Eagle on Jan. 10, 2017.