Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Patricia M. Donchez, FHS English Lit teacher

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Patricia M. Donchez, 75, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 9, 2017, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Herishko) Donchez.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and Moravian College. She earned a master’s degree from Lehigh University.

She was a school teacher at Pennridge HS for 22 years. She taught 12th grade English Literature for 11 years at Freedom HS.

She took an 11-year sabbatical between those years during which she was in the performing arts. Her leading roles included the shows “Hello Dolly” and “Chicago” at various local playhouses.

She is survived by a companion, Mario Medici; and three cousins, Tom and Bill Herishko and Diane Pershing.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Lehigh Valley branch, 617A Main St., Hellertown, PA 1805536.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.