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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Dorothy I. Tanczos, church founding member Dorothy I. Tanczos, church founding member

Dorothy I. Tanczos, church founding member

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy I. Tanczos, 94, of Bethlehem, died at Galilee House, Moravian Hall Square, after a brief illness. Born at the Chubbsville House, Point Phillips, she was a daughter of the late Quilles and Hannah (Remaly) Silfies. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Tanczos.

She attended a one room schoolhouse in Point Phillips and in 1943 graduated from Nazareth High School.

She worked at the Bath Post Office; and in the offices of Vultee Aircraft, Mack Trucks, and the Mason-Dixon trucking company, all in Allentown.

In 1960 she and her late husband opened Tanczos Beverages, Bethlehem.

She was a founding member of the Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church and parish. She and her late husband took in young women with crisis pregnancies.

She is survived by three sons: Mark and his wife Donna of Bethlehem, Daniel and his wife Mimi of Danielsville and David and his wife Laura of Pittsburgh; and eight grandchildren, Zachary, Kyle, Matthew, Erik, Hannah, Rachel, Matthew and Madison.

She was predeceased by a son, Michael; and three siblings, Russell Silfies, Stella Strunk and an infant brother.

Contributions may be made to the church, 1861 Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem, Pa. 18018.

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