Mrs. Margaret C. Lusch, 98, of Mahoning Valley/Beaver Run Pa., passed away, Thursday, May 9th at her residence. She was the wife of the late Elmer S. Lusch who passed away October 8, 1990. Born in Ashfield, Pa. on Friday, December 17, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Alvin & Caroline (Wistz) Gunkel. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a sewing machine operator for Bishop Mills, Weissport, Pa. Margaret was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mahoning Valley, Pa. where she volunteered her time with the kitchen staff for 10 years, and also the willing workers, the altar guild and the membership witness committee. She was a former member of Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club, & The Mahoning Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered her time with Meals On Wheels, The Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association, & The Bethany Church shoebox wrappers for children in need. Surviving is a daughter, Catherine Sterling of Florida, 5 grandchildren, 7 Great-grandchildren, many Great-great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Elsie Stettler, Martha Handwerk, Josephine Oswald, Julia Thurston, Anna Felker, & brothers, Edward, Alvin Jr., Joseph, Frank & George Gunkel. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 14th at 11 a.m. at The Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton with the Rev. John F. Hazle Jr. officiating. Call 9:30-11 at the funeral home. Interment in Saint John’s Cemetery, Mahoning Valley, Pa. Memorial Contributions in her name may be made to the church at 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton, Pa. 18235. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com
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