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Althea D. Lychak

November 15, 1927 January 31, 2022
Althea D. Lychak
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On Monday, January 31, 2022, Althea (Gieger) Lychak, passed away at the age of 94 in the comfort of her home attended by her devoted and loving son Aaron, in Whitehall, PA.

Althea was born on November 15, 1927, to George and Lillian (Grim) Gieger in Whitehall, PA. On June 7, 1949, she married Joseph Lychak in Northampton, PA. They raised two children, Deborah and Aaron in Whitehall, PA.

Althea graduated from Whitehall High School. She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Whitehall. Althea was an avid Yankees fan and frequent visitor to both the old and new Yankee Stadiums where she was often greeted on a first name basis by stadium staff. Accompanied by her son Aaron, she traveled to attend baseball games around the country to root for her favorite team, especially for her favorite pinstripe player, Derek Jeter. She loved dancing and enjoyed attending events at the local fire hall in Hokendauqua and at the Ukrainian American Citizens Club in Allentown. Althea was the proprietor of Geiger’s Store, originally opened as a company store for the Thomas Iron Company in Hokendauqua and built in 1860, first with her father, George, and later with her son Aaron. For more than six decades she served the local community with a friendly ear and cheerful smile.

Althea was preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years, Joseph Lychak, who passed in 1983. She leaves a son, Aaron Lychak of Whitehall, PA; a daughter, Deborah and her husband David Del Dotto of Shrewsbury, MA; three grandchildren, Dana Del Dotto of Shrewsbury, MA, Darren Del Dotto of West Boylston, MA, and Darcy Connors of Visalia, CA; and three great grandchildren, Drea, Dylan, and Devin Del Dotto Bordage of Shrewsbury, MA.

A private service was held on Friday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Cemetery in Northampton, PA. Pastor Douglas Cronce conducted the memorial service. Funeral arrangements were handled by Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. in Coplay.

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St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Cemetery Final Resting Place

308 Main Street
Northampton, Pa 18067

308 Main Street Northampton 18067 Pa
United States
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