Mary A. Polefka, 96, of Lower Saucon Twp. died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late John M. Polefka Sr., who died March 8, 2013. She was born in Bethlehem on Sept. 30, 1921 to the late Joseph S. and Agnes (Dobrovsky) Pusch. Mary lived her entire life in the Saucon Valley area. She graduated from Hellertown High School in 1939 and then Bethlehem Business School. Mary worked for the former Bethlehem Steel and Lehigh University. She was a member of Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bethlehem (Colesville), and the Bingo Club. Mary served as the Treasurer of the Hellertown VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Life with the ones she cared for meant everything to Mary.
Children: Rosemary C. wife of Thomas R. Fitzsimons of Allentown, Elizabeth A. wife of Thomas Swope of Langhorne, Eileen B. wife of Harry Hoover of Portland, Ore., Terezia A Polefka of Newtown, Jean E. wife of Paul David of Lititz, John M. Jr. and his wife Sara of Bethlehem; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; neighbors and countless friends. She was predeceased by siblings: Joseph S., Andrew, John M. Pusch and Anna P. Rushetski.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Hellertown. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.heintzelmancares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her church, 4101 Old Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18015.