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Geraldine E. Civitts
Geraldine E. Civitts, of Salisbury Twp., passed away on November 12, 2012, at the age of 98. She was born in Richland, PA, to the late Wallace Daniel Emerick and Esther (Ream), and was predeceased by her husband, J. Paul Civitts. Geraldine was always interested in education. She started a kindergarten for area children in her home when there was none in the community while living in Emporium. She first taught public school in Pine Grove in the 1930s. Geri enjoyed traveling the world, living in Mexico and Argentina in the 1960s while her husband was employed in those countries. Geri had been a teacher in the Allentown School District and had been a former employee of Hesss Department Store in Allentown. She had an avid interest in plants and flowers, was a member of the Allentown Garden Club, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees Lehigh Chapter, The Eastern Star in Altoona, playing golf, and was a competitive-level bridge player while belonging to several local bridge clubs. Survivors: Daughter, Barbara and husband, Donald Mumbaurer; son, John and wife, Nancy Civitts; four grandchildren, Lynda, Melissa, Jacob, and Justin; five great-grandsons. Services: A calling will be held on Thursday, November 15 starting at 2 p.m. until a service at 3 p.m., both at Weber Funeral Home, 1619 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA. On Friday, November 16 there will be a burial service at St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery in Belleville, PA. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please give to Meals on Wheels.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 14, 2012
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