Anna Marie Ehritz
Anna Marie “Mitzi” Ehritz, 87, of Allentown, died peacefully on July 22, 2022, in Country Meadows Retirement Community, Bethlehem.
Born in 1935 in Allentown, she was the youngest of three children born to Austrian immigrants, the late Rudolf and Anna (Bartolowitsch) Ehritz, who resided on 4th street, Allentown.
She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1953 following her two brothers, Ernest and Raymond.
She then began a long career at PPL working in the very building her father helped to erect as a bricklayer.
She started as a clerk and eventually worked her way up to supervisor.
Her hard work resulted in her enjoying an early retirement at 60 years old after 40 years of service.
She was the consummate gentle lady.
Her faith, etiquette and charity were beyond reproach and defined her as a person.
She was also a wonderful sister and aunt who anchored the Ehritz family, whether she was hosting Easter or New Years featuring her pork and sauerkraut or visiting family and friends at Thanksgiving or Christmas, which meant tins of her delicious baked goods to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Besides cooking and baking, she learned the art of pysanky, the Ukrainian Easter tradition of decorating Easter eggs, from her brother Ernest’s mother-in-law Julia.
She became quite accomplished and examples of her art are spread throughout the homes of family and friends.
She never missed a wedding, baptism, birthday or anniversary of her family or extended family of friends.
She was everyone’s sister and aunt and she will be dearly missed.
She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond, and his wife, Janet, (Gaissert), and brother Ernest and his wife, Jeanette (Cedar).
Her survivors include a niece, Sharon Ehritz, and her companion, Fred Lambert, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; nephew Michael Ehritz and wife, Diane; and great-nieces Alyssa and Aimee Ehritz, all of Torrance, Calif.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, PA 18052.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Whitehall.