Maryellen (Shea) Orach

May 18, 1931 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Maryellen Orach Obituary

Mary Ellen (Shea) Orach, 92 of Jim Thorpe, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18th, 2023. Born to parents, Donald and Irene (Kresge) Shea, Mary Ellen was a life-long learner, doer and caretaker. She was an expert at soldering circuit boards for Bell Atlantic and many other skills before and since. She had wit for days and never lost it. After working to construct her home in Catasauqua, she moved to Jim Thorpe to help build a family for her grandsons, who will never forget the opportunities that she provided for them. She lovingly entrusted her final care to Jeanne and George Martino, who gave back some of what she had given to so many others.

Mary Ellen was predeceased by her parents; husband, Joseph Orach; daughter, Kathryn Martino; six brothers and two sisters. She is survived by many nieces, many nephews, three grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday Nov. 24th at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 3rd & Coal St. Lehighton. Call 10-11 a.m. in the church. The interment following the Mass will be held in the parish cemetery, N. 4th St., Lehighton. The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Lehighton is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be offered at Contributions in her name may be made to Carbon County Friends of Animals, 570-325-9400 or

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