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Gladys G. Schantz

March 21, 1918 May 22, 2018
Gladys  G. Schantz
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Obituary for Gladys G. Schantz

Gladys G. Schantz, 100, of Lehighton passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at The Summit Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lehighton. Born in Allentown on March 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Morris E. and Gertrude (Fegely) Eck.
On June 26, 1937 Gladys married Harold J. Schantz and they were married for 57 years and had two children; Gerald companion of Elsa Letsch of Kunkletown and Jacqueline wife of Clifford Sperlbaum of Walnutport. She worked for Rodale Electric for two years.
During their marriage, they lived in Allentown until 1950 when they purchased the Ironton Hotel. After selling the hotel in 1965, they moved back to Allentown. In 1970 Gladys and Harold moved to Kunkletown where they resided until his passing on September 29, 1994. A year later, Gladys went to live with her daughter in Parryville and Walnutport until moving to The Summit.
She is survived by her Children, 4 Grandchildren; Sonya Tripp, Brian Schantz, Trina Carter and Lynnea Dengler, 9 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandsons. She was predeceased by her Grandson, Jeffrey Sperlbaum, Sisters; Edith Morris and Margaret Clauser and Half Sisters; Joyce Shive and Gladys Herman.
A Private Graveside Service will be held at the convenience of the family, Schaeffer Funeral Home, Lehighton, in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.schaefferfunerals.com.


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