Bethlehem Press

Monday, January 21, 2019

Josephine Slonaker, pharmacy clerk

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Josephine Slonaker, 87, of Whitehall, died on Dec. 22, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Vilma (Gergowicz) Kantz. She was the wife of the late Francis E. Slonaker Sr.

She was a 1948 graduate of Central Catholic HS. She was a clerk at Hilbert’s Pharmacy and Gifts until the age of 80, when she retired. Earlier, she worked for GE / Black and Decker, Allentown.

She is survived by three sons, Francis Jr. and his wife Barbara of Schnecksville, Thomas and his companion Noreen Schneck of Whitehall and Michael and his wife Melinda of Whitehall; a daughter, Susan and her husband Paul Stephens of Bethlehem; six grandchildren, Patricia and her husband Jon Walters, Amy and her husband Andrew Rau, Paul Stephens Jr., Krystah-Jo and her husband Matthew Finn, Josef Stephens and his companion Stacey Jaeger and Piper Slonaker; one great-grandson, Colby Rau; a sister, Arlene Joseph; and a brother Emil Kantz.

She was predeceased by a sister, Margret Schmaldinst; and two brothers, Edwin and Otto.

Contributions may be made to Saint Luke’s Hospice, Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, 18015.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.