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Theresa Y. Mayer

August 31, 2018 June 26, 2016
Theresa Y. Mayer
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Theresa Y. Mayer of Walnutport, formerly of Coplay, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the age of 97 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the loving wife of Edward I. Mayer, prior to his passing on May 1, 2007. They celebrated 65 years of a happy marriage on May 17, 2006, and has been patiently waiting for her since then. Born in Northampton, August 31, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Alois and Paulina (Ehrenhofler) Yandrisovits. The family moved to Burgenland, Austria when she was three years old and spent the next seven years of her early childrhood in Tudersdorf, going to school in Deutsch Tshantshendorf. Upon returning to American in 1928 she continued at Our Lady of Hungary School in Northampton. A member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Coplay, she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society for approximately 75 years. Theresa volunteered many years at the church picnic and baked her "Tessie Tasties" for special events and parish fund raisers. She also helped decorating the church at Christmas and Easter for the past 15 years. Mom was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund and St. Peter and Paul Society, Northampton. In her earlier years, she sang in the chorus of the Northampton Leiderkranz and the Coplay Saengerbund. Later she enjoyed playing the organ for family and friends. A fabulous Mom who was always stylish, she was an excellent seamstress who created many of her own as well as her daughter's clothes over the years, well into her 70's. I not only lost my Mom, but my best friend. Theresa worked in the garment industry and was a dedicated employee for over 30 years at the D&D Shirt Co., Northampton, where they manufactured clothing for the armed forces in WWII. An excellent cook and baker, family and friends always looked forward to her gourmet kiffles and tortes for holiday and family celebrations. Theresa and her husband Eddie were great polka fans and enjoyed dancing to their favorite bands. She continued to dance until the age of 95. They also loved to travel, especially with their daughter and son-in-law, visiting Europe, and her beautiful Austria many times, as well as Hawaii, Alaska and countless cruises. Her family will have thousands of wonderful memories of their happy times together. An energetic lady, she took her first Hot-air balloon ride with her daughter on her 90th birthday. Her family was her greatest joy. She had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her family. Survivors: Daughter, Beverly Ann M. Sobchak wife of Michael Sobchak with who she resided; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward, and infant son, Edward Jr.; five sisters, Paulina Yandrisovits, Stephanie Hanzl, Pauline Rizzotto, Mary Babiak, Helen A. Rizzotto. Services: Viewing from 8:30-10:00 a.m, Thursday, June 30, Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., St. Peter Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay. Interment, parish cemetery, Whitehall. Contributions: To the church c/o the funeral home 18037.

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