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Bernice M. (Mengel) Troy
May 21, 1933 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Bernice M. Troy, 90, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Monday, August 7th, at home.
Born on the family farm in Summit Station on May 21, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Charles & Sallie (Schaeffer) Mengel.
She was the widow of Lewis M. Troy, who passed away June 7, 2006.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by all of her siblings: George, Paul, Wilbert, Marvin, & Guy Mengel, Miriam Books, & Ruth Oxenrider.
Bernice was a 1951 graduate of Cressona High School.
She had worked in the office of the Walk-In Shoe Company, as well as in the office of Dr. Herbert Rubright, and retired in 1989. In retirement she used her skills in needlework and crocheting to make items such as Christmas stockings and bookbags for Samaritan's Purse and lap robes for local nursing homes.
Bernice was an active member of Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Schuylkill Haven,
In addition to needlework, she also enjoyed gardening and especially being actively involved in her grandsons' lives.
Bernice is survived by a daughter, Rosanne, wife of Jim Chesakis, Schuylkill Haven, and three grandsons: Ryan Chesakis, Orwigsburg, Andrew Chesakis, husband of Monica, Elizabethtown, & David Chesakis, husband of Kelsey, Hollidaysburg.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 11th at Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Schuylkill Haven with Rev. Ted Rathman officiating. A viewing will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of service.
Interment will follow at Manbeck's Cemetery, Washington Township.
At the family's request, memorial donations in Bernice's name may be forwarded to Grace EC Church, 151 Earl Stoyer Drive Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.