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Emilie R. Tihansky


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Emilie R. Tihansky Obituary
Tihansky, Emilie R.Emilie R. (Yurick) Tihansky, 79, of Allentown, died peacefully August 13, 2014, at Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown. She was married to the late John J. Tihansky for 52 years. She was born in West Hazleton, PA on March 6, 1935, to the late Michael and Victoria Yurick. Emilie was a graduate of West Hazleton High School and the Traphagen School of Fashion in New York, where she excelled in fashion design and art. Emilie was an accomplished wedding gown designer and seamstress, including the wedding gowns she made for her daughters. Emilie had many other occupations throughout her life, including waitress, clerk, seamstress, office manager, receptionist, and homemaker. Emilie was a long-time member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown. She was a proud member of the Knights of Lithuania and she also sang in the Sts. Peter and Paul Lithuanian Choir. Some of her fondest memories included sharing an apartment in New York City with her friends, Penn State football tailgating parties and bowl trips, spending the weekend with her family at Lake Wallenpaupack, and entertaining her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at family picnics. Survivors: Emilie leaves behind four children: Eva Kook of Emmaus; Lisa Unruh of Philadelphia; Elaine Johnson of Bryn Mawr; and Paul Tihansky of Morgantown, Pa.. Her beloved son, Brian, of Houston, Tx., preceded her in death. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Priscilla, Irene, Jessica, Stephanie, Megan, Victoria, and Erin, as well as five great grandchildren. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave. Allentown. Call Monday, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. in the Church. Arrangements by the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown. www.jsburkholder.com Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Emilie's memory to St. Thomas More Catholic Church Memorial Fund 1040 Flexer Ave. Allentown, PA 18103, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 16, 2014
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