Mrs. Natalie Jean Tracy, wife, mother, and grandmother, 50, of Coventry Road, Orwigsburg, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home, where she was cared for by her husband of 22 years, John T. Tracy.
She worked for K-Mart for 20 years, where she made and continued to keep many great friendships.
- A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Natalie's passion was her home and family.
She was always cooking in the kitchen. She loved providing a caring, loving and beautiful environment for her family. Her gardens became an extension of her home and she loved working and maintaining them. She enjoyed capturing photos of birds at one of her many feeders.Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late George and the late Eleanor (Pellegrino) Testen.
She was a 1980 graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School, where she was the first girl to make and play on the boys' junior high school basketball team.
She supported her girls in all of life's events. She has left a lasting impression of her strength and courage to all of those who were fortunate enough to know her.
The deceased was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Erin L., wife of Russel Schiefer, of York, and Kayla M., at home; a sister, Elaine Dress of Orwigsburg; two brothers, George A. of Barnesville and Anthony F. "Tony" of Shenandoah; two grandchildren, Aaden John and Avery Faith; her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. John Tracy of Tamaqua, and their children; and nieces and nephews. Service:
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, with Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating. Private interment at convenience of family. Call 6-8 p.m. Friday, E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, and 9:15-10:15 a.m. Saturday in the church. Contributions in her name may be made to the
, c/o Erin Schiefer, 1357 Stonehenge Dr., York, Pa. 17404, or Mass cards or memorial may be made to the church, 201 Randel St., Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17952. Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com