Agnes Bishie

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Agnes Bishie, 88, formerly of Luzerne and Allentown, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the Lutheran Home, Topton.

Born in Swoyersville, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Soy Maholik and the wife of the late Leonard C. Bishie, with whom she celebrated 49 years of marriage before his death in 2000.

A 1942 graduate of Swoyersville High School, Agnes worked as a bookkeeper for businesses including Friar and Pizano in Luzerne and the Gus Genetti Hotel, Wilkes-Barre.

An avid Phillies and Eagles fan, Agnes also enjoyed collecting recipes, shopping and spending time with her family.

She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne.

Her earlier struggle with cancer is documented on the Lehigh Valley Hospital's Wall of Hope,

Survivors include her daughters, Lorraine Schuette (Kenneth), Allentown; Lois Burke (Peter), Haddon Township, N.J.; and Lucinda Bauer (Robert), Allentown; and her son, Leonard (Kim), Richmond Hill, Ga. She was the cherished grandma of nine, and great-grandma of six. She will be greatly missed by her family.

She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Benavage, and brother, Peter Maholik Jr.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 574 Bennett St., Luzerne, with the Rev. Michael Zipay officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Miracle League of Lehigh Valley,, or mail to 4460 Park View Drive, Apartment T8, Schnecksville, PA 18078; or to Holy Family Church.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 7, 2014