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Dolores J. Kotsch

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Kotsch’s Meat Market

Dolores “Dolly” J. Kotsch, 88, of Whitehall, died Aug. 28, 2018, in the house that her grandfather built. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Kotsch Sr. for 36 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Wilmer and Dora (Eberhart) Stem.

She was a 1948 Whitehall High School graduate and graduated in 1951 from the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a head nurse for the urology unit of Allentown Hospital. She then was director of admissions and recruitment at the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing until she retired in 1984. During that time, she was a private nurse for the first person of the polio epidemic to go home in an iron lung.

She was a partner, working with her husband, at Kotsch’s Meat Market, Whitehall.

She was a lifelong member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She was a member and, for many years, the treasurer of the Woman’s Club of Whitehall. She was a member of the Whitehall AARP.

She is survived by a son, Ernest J. Jr. and his companion Kathy Owen; two sisters, Wilma and her husband Leonard Nicholson and Betty Griffith; two grandchildren, Michelle Killgore and Michael Kotsch; four great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Caden, Alexander and Nicholas; nieces; nephews; cousins; and extended family.

She was predeceased by a son, David L. Kotsch.

Contributions may be made to the church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, 18052.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.