Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mary Anne Werpehowski, secretary, realtor

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Anne Werpehowski, 87, of Hanover Township, passed away peacefully July 24, 2019, in her home where she resided for 55 years. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of Philip and Anna Ronca. She was the wife of William “Bill” Werpehowski for 38 years.

She attended Fountain Hill HS class of 1950 and then attended Penn State and Millersville College.

She was a secretary at Western Electric and for the Lab of Clinical Pathology. She later became a licensed realtor.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Susan and her husband Harvey Garte of Buckeye, Arizona; Diane Fleming of Newtown Square; and Bob and his wife Dawn Fleming of Northampton; a stepson, Billy and his wife Anne Werpehowski of Haverford; seven grandchildren: Steven Werpehowski, Gregory Garte, Michael Nigh, James Werpehowski, Mitchell Fleming, Ryan Nigh and Allison Fleming; a twin sister, Dolores “Lori” and her husband Peter Ottesen of Bethlehem; and two sisters, Lucille Seidenberger of Saucon Valley and Anne Marie and her husband Dale Cunningham of Doylestown.

She was predeceased by her former husband, Donald Fleming; two sisters, Helen Roeder and Dorothy Ronca; and three brothers, Alfred, Martin and Donald Ronca.

Contributions may be made to Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church, 1861 Catasauqua Road; and/or the American Cancer Society.

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