Gertrude M. DeMelfi


November 17, 2019

Gertrude M. “Gertie” DeMelfi, 99, of Hazle Twp., passed away Sunday at Kadima Rehabilitation and Nursing, Drums, just days before her 100th birthday.  Born in Hazleton on November 28, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (Snyder) Boyle.

She was a member of the Hazle Twp. Senior Citizens and was a former Vice President.  She was an avid Bingo player and loved going to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Pennsylvania casinos.  She was always willing to lend a hand and help people.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Daniel DeMelfi in 1984; sisters Esther Boyle, Rose Schisler, and Shirley Gentle; and brothers Charles and James Boyle.

Surviving are her daughter Donna DeMelfi, Hazleton; son Daniel DeMelfi and his wife Esme, Hazle Twp.; grandchildren Michelle Fitzgerald, Jack Mulhall Jr., Kieran (Chiara), Gabriella, and Daniel DeMelfi; great-grandchildren Amanda Yanac, Chelsea Viechec, Samantha Mulhall, and Cody Noggle; great-great-grandchildren Ryleigh Yanac and Frank Delmonico Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 21st, at 10 A.M. in the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, with the Reverend Wayne Lupole of Christ Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-9 P.M.

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