First Posted: 2/3/2013
Ida A. Nanfeldt, 90, of Pittston, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, after a brief stay at Lackawanna County Health Care Center in Olyphant.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William E. Nanfeldt, on Dec. 25, 1995.
Born in Garfield, N.J., on Aug. 25, 1922, daughter of the late Albert F. and Hulda Hintz Allenfort, Ida was a graduate of Garfield High School. Prior to her retirement, she worked for Hoffman Koos as a clerk/gal Friday. Her hobby was making doll clothing, and later she was a porcelain doll maker for the former Doll House Molds Inc., Avoca, a job she truly enjoyed. Always caring for others, she believed in paying a compliment to a complete stranger. A loving mother, grandmother, relative and friend, she devoted her life to her family and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her son, Bill Nanfeldt and wife, Sally-Jo, North Haven, Conn.; her caregiver and grandson, Christopher Nanfeldt and wife, Kim, Jessup; a great-grandson, Christian Nanfeldt; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Peggy Nanfeldt, Chester, N.J. A brother, John Allenfort and sister-in-law, Jeanette Allenfort, also preceded her in death.
Her family extends a heartfelt thank-you to Angels’ Touch Home Health Care.
Arrangements are by the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Interment was in the Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa, N.J.