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Joyce M. Szoke

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Mrs. Joyce M. Szoke, 74, of Wood Drive, Walnutport, Lehigh Township, died early Tuesday morning, March 26, in her home. She was the wife of Louis L. Szoke since Sept. 1, 1956.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. To her, family was everything.
She operated the former Joyce's Grocery Store, Lehigh Town-ship, for many years.
Born in Vienna, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Mabel V. (Hill) Hansler.She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Bernadette M., wife of George Farkas, and Antoinette M., wife of Wallace Grube, both of Lehigh Township; four sons, Randal L., and his wife, Kim, of Washington Township, Thomas L., and his wife, Sherri, and Lawrence L., and his wife, Lisa, both of Lehigh Township, and Gerald A. Smith of Hanover Township; 15 grandchildren, Trisha, Derrick, Nicholas, Ryan, Christopher, Josh, Louie, Adrienne, Zach, Ashley, Luke, Tyler, Mark, Kaitlyn and Antoinette; nine great-grandchildren, Nikita, Jayden, Trinity, Taylor, Joey, Zac, Jace, Jake and Tess; a sister, RoseAnn Woerner of Hammonton, N.J.; a brother Jeffrey of Walnutport; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tracy L. Szoke, who died in 2004; two daughters, Lisette Hahn, who died in 2005, and Susette Olewine, who died in 2009; a sister, Lucinda Kratzer; and four brothers, Chas, Lloyd, Richard and Gary.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Walnutport (Berlinsville), with Msgr. Thomas A. Derzack officiating. Interment, parish cemetery, Berlinsville. Call 6-9 p.m. Monday and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Contributions may be made to the Tracy L. Szoke Memorial Fund, c/o First Niagara Bank or the funeral home, 18071. Online condolences can be offered at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Times News on Mar. 27, 2013
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