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Sigmund J. Ehritz
Sigmund J. Ehritz, 85, formerly of Easton and Allentown, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law in Barto, PA. Born June 7, 1925, in Easton, he was a son of the late Sigmund and Maria Fiedler Ehritz. Sigmund was raised in Austria and returned to the U.S. at the age of twenty-one. His first wife of 46 years, the former Mary Bolash, died May 15, 1998. His second wife, Rita Hessinger, died February 7, 2010. Sigmund retired in 1990 from Victaulic, where he worked for over 40 years. He enjoyed listening to music, especially German music and played the accordion and harmonica. He also enjoyed dancing and bowling. Sigmund was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown and a former member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, formerly St. Josephs Catholic Church, Easton. He was a life member of the Order of Fleas, Liberty Hose Company, Easton Lodge #45, Order of Moose and Citizens Hose Company, where he had been a former president and a member of the Coplay Saengerbund. Survivors: two sons, Sigmund E. and his wife Jeannette, of Palmer Township and John O. and his wife Arleen, with whom he resided; a daughter, Paula A. Howard and her husband Charles, of Lehighton, PA; four grandchildren, Crystal, Heidi, Andrea and Johnathan. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Katherine and a brother, Otto F. Services: 9:30 a.m Friday from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Davis and St. Joseph Sts., Easton. Call Friday 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Josephs New Cemetery. Contributions: May be made to Sacred Heart Hospice, 2268 South 12th St., Allentown, PA, 18103.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 4, 2010
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