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Emil Bartolowits Ninilchik, AK, Aug 26, 2017
Joseph Klucsarics Whitehall, PA, Aug 24, 2017
Eleonora Orovits Markham, Can., Aug 10, 2017
Gisela Wagner Gardiner, NY, Jul 30, 2017
Zita Pigott Madison, MS, Jul 24, 2017
Anna Keuler Regina, Can., Jul 19, 2017
Helen Mauhs Hamden, CT, Jul 18, 2017
Agnes Walles Whiting, NJ, Jul 10, 2017
Maria Stubits Toronto, Can., Jul 10, 2017
Joseph Scharnitz Yardville, NJ, Jul 3, 2017
Frank Dex Allentown, PA, Jun 23, 2017
Josephine Kantz Northampton, PA, Jun 18, 2017
Rose Bush Ramsey, NJ, Jun 13, 2017
Stefanie Schatz Northampton, PA, Jun 1, 2017
Alfred Bruckler Naples, FL, Mar 23, 2017
Anna Boandl Allentown, PA, Mar 21, 2017
Irma Klemens Canton, OH, 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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Emil Bartolowits

Emil Bartolowits, age 95, of Ninilchik, Alaska, died at his home surrounded by his children on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Born on Oct. 20, 1921, in Weichselbaum, Austria to the late John and Aloisia (Kloiber) Bartolowits, he immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island at the age of 8.

He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he met the love of his life, Fran, and married her on June 29, 1946. Together they traveled to Clam Gulch, Alaska, and were one of the original homestead families in the Clam Gulch area.

Emil enjoyed making beer and wine, fishing, golfing, dancing and playing cards. In later life, he loved processing meats and cooking for the family.

A true patriot, Emil served his country, from 1940 to 1946, as a Platoon Sergeant in the Marine Corps. He fought in the South Pacific and was a Purple Heart recipient.

Emil was preceded in death by his son, Eric; and his wife, Fran.

He is survived by his daughter, Tessa and son-in-law Tony Wilson; son, Paul and daughter-in-law LaRae Bartolowits; son, Rich Bartolowits; grandchildren, Allen Wilson and his wife Stephanie, Michael Wilson and his wife Angela, Jennifer, Ashley and her husband Garrett, Michelle and Matthew Bartolowits; and great-granddaughter, Niki Wilson.

Emil's final words were: "Everything is fine."

A Celebration of Life Mass, followed by a reception, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Ninilchik, Alaska.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Emil's name may be made to Wounded Warriors at supportwwp.org, or Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or to the Ninilchik Senior Center, P.O. Box 39422, Ninilchik, AK 99639.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit or sign his online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.

Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Sept. 6, 2017.


Joseph Klucsarics

Joseph Klucsarics, 87, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Born in Punitz, Austria, he was the son of the late Franz and Rosa (Marakovits) Klucsarics and came to the U.S. when he was 24 years old. Mr. Klucsarics first settled in Passaic before moving to Clifton in 1963, then to Whitehall, PA, 13 years ago.

Before his retirement, Mr. Klucsarics was co-owner of G&J Machinery, in Hackensack for many years until retiring.

He was a former parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Passaic, as well as a member of the Burgenländer Beneficial Society.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Theresa (née Lederer), in 2016, and daughter, Diana T. Cucchiara, in 2005.

Survivors include: his son Roy Klucsarics, and his wife, Kathy, of Whitehall, PA.; his daughter, Sibylle Samiel, of Lake Hopatcong, N.J.; his sisters, Theresa Brendli, of Pequannock, N.J., and Johanna Marth, of Austria; by his grandchildren, Michael Cucchiara, Stephanie Samiel, and Christine Samiel; and by his great-grandson, Christian.

Funeral services will be 9:15am, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Ave., Clifton followed by a 10:00 am Mass at Holy Trinity R.C.Church, corner of Hope and Harrison Street, Passaic. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, Whitehall, PA. Visiting will be Monday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 226 Harrison Ave., Passaic, N.J., or to the Alzheimer's Association Greater NJ, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, N.J. 08053.


Eleonora Orovits

Eleonora Orovits, 88, of Markham, Ontario, Canada, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

She was the loving wife of Frank Orovits for 60 years, cherished mother of Caroline, Annie (Nick) and Frankie (Adrienne), and proud grandmother of Danny, Jamie, Jesse, Josh and Ella. She is also survived by her sisters Anna and Theresia.

Born in Burg, Burgenland, Austria, Ella was an active member of the Burgenländische Gemeinschaft and the Burgenländer Club of Toronto.

Ella will always be lovingly remembered by her family and friends in both Austria and Canada.

Family will receive friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E. (East of Kennedy Rd.), on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate her Life will follow in the Ogden Chapel at 2 p.m.

Ella's charity of choice has always been The Hospital for Sick Children. In lieu of flowers, donations to this charity would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Published in the Toronto Star on Aug. 13, 2017.


Gisela Wagner

Gisela Wagner, 94, of Gardiner, New York, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at her residence.

Born July 12, 1923 in Felsőrönök (Oberradling), Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Gisela (Unger) Schanter.

She and her late husband, John Wagner, and children immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1955.

They moved to Gardiner, N.Y., in the late sixties and became owners of the former Bavarian Inn on Route 44/55. Gisela was the chef for many years, pleasing her customers with German specialties such as Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, etc. for over 30 years.

Upon retirement, she and John enjoyed traveling to Florida, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.

As a widow, she lived with her daughter, Veronika and son-in-law, Stanley Moore until the age of 94. She loved animals, especially dogs, including a pet chicken, Bertha. Her favorite dog was “Butch.”

Survivors include another daughter, Gertrude and Peter Wiggins of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Mark Wiggins, Christina Miller and JonPaul Moore; as well as eight great-granddaughters, Katie, Emily, Anna, and Mary Wiggins and Caroline, Elisabeth, Caitlin and Chloe Miller.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y., 12561. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church, Route 44/55, Gardiner, N.Y., followed by burial at St. Charles Cemetery.

Please consider donations to Hospice, 400 Aaron Court, Kingston, N.Y., 12401 or the Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, N.Y., 12401.

Arrangements are under the direction of Copeland Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cope landfhnp.com.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Aug. 1, 2017.


Zita Pigott

Zita Pigott, 96, of Madison, Mississippi, passed away on July 24, 2017.

Born in Güttenbach, Austria on March 11,1921, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Anna (Zwitkowitsch) Radakovits.

She married James Francis Pigott Jr., in 1946. They had six children: James F. Pigott III (Barbara), Carole Ann Pigott, Linda Rigell (Steve), Michael Pigott (Cheryl), Vivian Neill (Walter), and Patrick Pigott (Dena).

Mama Zita, as she became known to the thousands of people whose lives she touched at Hal & Mal's Restaurant, was a staple of the restaurant from the very beginning. She shared a laugh, a hug, a joke, always happy to see each individual. Whether she was hostessing, accounting or taking concert tickets these past thirty years, she was always up for a good story and loved it when her faithful friends and customers sent post cards from their travels. She enjoyed dancing the polka as she had in her childhood (particularly the Chicken Dance) every year at the German Fest in Gluckstadt, as recently as 2016. She also loved Edelweiss (the flower and the song), crocheting and spending time with her large family. Aside from her six children, Zita, also had 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren who affectionately called her Gran.

She was predeceased by her husband James, and her grandchildren Mary Zita Pigott and Colten Michael Pigott.

Funeral services will be held at St. Richard's Catholic Church on August 1 at 1:00. Visitation for Zita Radakovits Pigott will be held at St. Richard's at 12.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to H.T. White Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson.

Published in Clarion Ledger on July 30, 2017.


Anna Keuler

Our mother and grandmother, Anna Keuler (née Reisinger), 90, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Mom was born in Mosonszolnok (Zanegg), Hungary and lived through difficult times in Hungary and Germany. She and dad immigrated to Canada in 1954.

Mom worked hard all her life and was known as a generous and giving person.

Oma will be remembered for her cooking, baking and feisty disposition.

She is survived by her children Ruth (Craig), Horst, Anneliese (Dave deceased), Mary (Dan); 10 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren. Anna is also survived by her sisters Johanna (Herb) and Liesel; brother Hans; and numerous nieces and nephews all in Germany. She was predeceased by her husband Theodor; son Joseph; her parents and several siblings.

A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, 815 Assiniboine Ave. E., Regina, SK. Please meet inside the cemetery gates.

In lieu of flowers donations in Anna's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Our family would like to thank the nurses and staff of South Wing, Extendicare Parkside for their wonderful care of mom.

Published in The Regina Leader-Post on July 22, 2017


Helen Mauhs

Helen Elizabeth Mauhs, 86 of Hamden, Connecticut, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife and best friend of more than sixty years to Karl Mauhs.

Born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania and raised in Dobersdorf, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Venus) Sambold.

She returned to the U.S. at the age of sixteen, settling in Sewickley, Pennsylvania with her family.

Helen had an amazing work ethic. Not speaking the language, she began working and quickly became fluent in speaking, reading and writing English.

After marrying Karl, they moved to Connecticut, and settled in Hamden, where they raised their family. Helen worked at the family bakery, Kramer's Bakery, for more than thirty years, mastering the art of cake decorating. In addition to working at the bakery, she also helped raise her grandchildren.

Helen and Karl have been members of the German Harugari Singing Society of West Haven, where she enjoyed their twice a year weekend getaways in the Catskill Mountains.

Helen loved to travel to local and out of state hockey games with Karl.

They had the pleasure to travel to Austria in 1999 to see her home and visit family.

She loved to speak of her youth in Austria, as well as the challenges that the war brought.

After retirement, Helen went on to care for children in Guilford and Cheshire as well as her own grandchildren. She gave all of herself without hesitation, always loving and supportive, and full of true unconditional love.

Helen was an amazing cook and baker. She was always making family gatherings special. She couldn't go anywhere without bringing her signature Apple Cake.

She is also survived by her children Margie Fisher and her husband Jack, AnnaMaria Mauhs, Karl Mauhs, II and his wife Maureen, and Richard Mauhs and his longtime companion Daniele, six grandchildren, Carrie Gargano and her husband JD, Erin Balisciano and her husband Jaime, Kelley Stewart and her husband Brian, Karl Mauhs, III and his wife Emily, Brian Mauhs and his wife Sydney, and Alena Mauhs, and six great grandchildren, Ryan, Avery, Matthew, Jake, Dylan and Elliot. She was predeceased by her brothers, Rudolph, Frank and Walter Sambold, and her sister Margaret Valenzi.

Wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, you will forever be a bright flame in our hearts. Your love and passion for family will live forever. We love you.

THERE WILL BE NO CALLING HOURS. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated Saturday, August 5 at 11:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave., Hamden. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity that supports children's needs. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com.

Published in The New Haven Register on July 23, 2017


Agnes Walles

Agnes Walles, 97, of Midland Park, New Jersey, formerly of Whiting, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ.

She was the wife of the late Herman Walles, who died in 1999.

Born in Gerersdorf, Burgenland, Austria. she was a daughter of the late Georg and Agnes (Billovits) Frisch.

She lived in the Bronx, NY before moving to Whiting in 1978.

Agnes was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Whiting.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Lillian Pirone of Rochelle Park, NJ and Betty and Gene Rahilly of Bronx, NY; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Manchester Memorial Funeral Home, 28 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting. A Funeral Liturgy will follow at 10:45 a.m. at the All Saints Chapel of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Whiting. Interment will be at Whiting Memorial Park. For information, directions and condolences, please visit our website at manchestermemorial.net.

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 12, 2017


Maria Stubits

Although we know Maria, our Mom and Nana, is now joyfully enfolded into the waiting arms of God and reunited with Dad, it is with the greatest sense of loss and sadness that we announce the passing of Maria (Jandrisits) Stubits. Beloved wife for 50 years of the late Oskar Stubits; loving mother of Rose Mary, Helen (Simon), Oscar (Terry), Theresa (Kevin), Katherine and Carol (Dave). Cherished Nana of James, Julia, Amanda, Mark, Emma, Erin, Rachel and Matthew.

Mom and Dad, both natives of Güttenbach, Burgenland, Austria, emigrated to Canada in 1954 and together built a life, a family and a home, first in Winnipeg, then Montreal and Mississauga. Mom had extensive family in Austria and celebrated her Austrian heritage but she was very proud to be Canadian.

Mom always considered her life a blessing. Dad was the love of her life and we, as her children and grandchildren, grew up with her unconditional love, wisdom, generosity, grace, and sense of humour.

Thanks Mom for always, always being there for us. You were our rock. Thank you for your legacy of faith in God, hard work, the importance of family, and laughter. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts, forever. Say hi to Dad for us.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses at Mississauga Trillium Hospital who took such wonderful care of Mom the last few days.

Visitation at Turner & Porter “Neweduk-Erin Mills” Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (just east of Erin Mills Pkwy) on Thursday July 13, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Friday July 14. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or Hospital for Sick Children would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca.

Published in the Toronto Star from July 11 to July 13, 2017.


Joseph Scharnitz

Joseph Scharnitz Sr., 93, of Yardville, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday in Compassionate Care Hospice at RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton.

He was the husband of the late Alline Scharnitz.

Born in Eltendorf, Austria, he was a son of the late Josef and Theresa (Schermann) Scharnitz

Joseph came to the United States of America at age 8. He originally lived in Allentown, PA, and moved to the Hamilton area with his family in 1954, and was a resident since that time.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He retired from U.S. Steel after many years of service. For a short period of time he then drove part-time for Rick Bus Company.

In Joseph's spare time he was a member of the Hamilton Elks, enjoyed camping with his family, and also was a founding member of the Sunny Brae Little League.

He also was a lifelong member of the Yardville Presbyterian Church.

Joseph is survived by his four sons and their spouses, Daniel and Dale Scharnitz of Roebling, Ronald and Annette of Ashley, Ohio, Martin and Nancy Scharnitz, and Joseph and Nikki Scharnitz, all of Hamilton Township; one brother, Alfred Scharnitz of West Palm Beach, FL; nine grandchildren; three step- grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Friday morning, July 7, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road in Yardville. A brief prayer service will be held at 12 noon with local clergy officiating. Burial will follow in Princeton Memorial Park. Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel 30 Yardville-Allentown Rd. Yardville, NJ 08620 (609) 695-1868.

Published in The Times, Trenton, on July 4, 2017.


Frank Dex

Frank Dex, 91, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, formerly of North Wales, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of the late Carolyn (Cappellino) Dex.

Born in Zahling, Austria, he was a son of the late John and Theresa (Muhr) Dex.

He was a graduate of Allentown High School Class of 1944 and the Allentown Business School.

Frank was a Stock Broker for Merrill Lynch for 50 years before retiring in 2001.

He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II. Frank was a member of Jordan-Martin Lodge # 673 F.& A.M. and a 32nd Degree Mason with Lehigh Consistory Valley of Allentown.

He was a member of the Central Schwenkfelder Church, Lansdale and the Allentown Exchange Club.

Frank enjoyed attending Broadway Shows on Thanksgiving weekends and traveling with his wife.

Survivors: Brother, Dr. Walter J., husband of Ruth Dex of Allentown; nieces, nephews and grand- nieces and nephews.

Services: Private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. www.stephensfuneral.com.

Contributions: Central Schwenkfelder Church 2111 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, 19446 or a charity of one's choice.

Published in Morning Call on June 25, 2017


Josephine Kantz

Josephine Kantz, 90, of Northampton, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at home.

She was the wife of the late Frank J. Kantz who passed away in 1996.

Born in Stockertown and raised in Reinersdorf, Austria, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Stoisits) Stangl.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church and its Rosary Society.

She was a cook for many years for the former St. Joseph's Society in Northampton and later for St. Lawrence Rectory and also had worked for the Universal Pants Factory in Northampton.

She loved cooking holiday meals for her family and polka music.

She was also a member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Survivors: son, Richard, wife Vicky and their granddaughter Courtney Smith; daughter, Susan, wife of Gerald Newhart, Jr; grandsons, Ryan, Nicholas and Christopher Newhart. Josephine was predeceased by her sister, Rosa and brother, John.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery.

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

Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

Published in Morning Call on June 22, 2017.


Rose Bush

Rose Bush, 91, of Ramsey, New Jersey, died on June 13, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis Bush.

Born in Sumetendorf, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Maria (Gröller) Dunst.

Loving mother of Patricia Vandercliff and the late Louis Bush Jr. Cherished grandmother of John Vandercliff and wife Darlene, the late Edward Vandercliff and wife Wendy and Christopher Bush. Adored great grandmother of Peter and wife Sandi, Joseph, John Peter, Michael and William Vandercliff. Dear sister of the late John Dunst.

Rose ran the Ramsey Crafty Sisters/Ramsey Senior Citizens for many years who taught crocheting and knitting for charities and donations to hospitals. She was also an avid bowler. Rose was a homemaker who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church in Mahwah. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.

Please send tributes, memories and condolences to vanemburghsneider.com.


Stefanie Schatz

Stefanie Schatz, 90, of Northampton, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

She was the wife of the late Robert Schatz, Sr.

Born June 23, 1926 in Reinersdorf, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Johann and Elisabeth (Grohotolsky) Marx.

Stefanie worked for the former Cross Country Clothes for 37 years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton.

Stefanie enjoyed cooking and making pierogies at the former St. Nicholas Society in Northampton for many years. In her spare time she also enjoyed knitting and spending time with her loving family.

Survivors: 2 sons, Ernest and his wife Linda, Otto and his wife Vicky; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Rosina Stoisits, Maria Mönichweger, and Helen Marx. Stefanie was predeceased by her son, Robert and brothers Frank, Edward and a sister, Anna.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Monday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery.


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.