Mildred “Milly” Lalik, 95, of Emmaus, died peacefully Feb. 26, 2023, in Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Lalik, who died in 1978. Raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., during the Great Depression, she was the proud daughter of Polish immigrants, Louis and Mary (Kardys) Baran.
She loved working at Rodale in various administrative positions from 1970 through 1999, when she retired at the age of 71.
She was a devoted member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She worked as a volunteer for Hospice St. John during the early 2000s.
During her last years, she moved to Country Meadows and enjoyed the relaxing life of a senior citizen and especially enjoyed bingo and happy hour. She had a great love for her friends and family.
She is survived by daughters, Karen Erbe (Keith), of Ellicott City, Md. and Susan Cottone, of Emmaus; sons, Kenneth, of Tamaqua and John (Ann), of Allentown; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Florence Kochman and Terry Durans.
Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.