Theresa M. Lech


First Posted: 1/27/2013

Theresa M. Lech, 85, a resident of Dorrance Township, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on July 30, 1927, a daughter of the late John and Sally Motovidlak Hidock. She attended Wilkes-Barre Township schools. Theresa was formerly employed at the F.W. Woolworth Store in Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Mary’s of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance.

Theresa was a great homemaker who loved cooking and baking. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Stanley J. Lech, in 1984 and by a daughter, Theresa Kluxen. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth Koshnick, Martha McGovern, Anna Zdunowski, Alice Aufiero, Helen Duda, and by a brother Thomas Hidock.

Surviving are daughter Rochelle Gill and her husband, William, Wyoming; son, Stanley J. Lech, Essex Fells, N.J.; grandchildren, Cassandra and Cameron Gill; Lisa Stager and Kristen Bethel; two great-grandchildren; brother John Hidock and his wife, Virginia, Mountain Top; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in St. Mary’s of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance. Interment was in the parish cemetery, Dorrance.

Arrangements are by Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Memorial donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Theresa’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.

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