Gloria B. Fritchman, 89, of Allentown, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospice-Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Carl Eugene Fritchman, who died April 21, 2015. She was born in Aquashicola, Pa., on July 3, 1928 to the late Irwin and Pansy (Costenbader) Wagner. Gloria was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother and “such a sweet lady” to those who met her. She managed several donut shops in the Lehigh Valley area for many years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Allentown, and also assisted in the kitchen of the church when there were functions.
Children: Nina A. Fritchman of Allentown, Guy J. (Patricia) Fritchman of Dayton, Ohio, Kim L. (Patricia) Fritchman of Allentown; sisters: Donna (George) Merkel of Walnutport, Anna (Willard) Strohl of Palmerton, Susan (Michael) Merkel of Newark, Del.; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by infant son: Carl E. Fritchman Jr.; and sisters: Grace Heydt, Doris Williams.
Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at her church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. The calling hour will be followed by the service at 10 a.m. The interment will conclude services at 2 p.m. at Union Cemetery of Hellertown. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church (zip code 18109).