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Obituary/Guestbook created August 2013

The families would like to thank you for visiting this obituary page. Please feel free to sign the guestbook or leave a personal condolence. This page serves as a tool of communicating with family and friends at a very important and difficult time. The Reichel Funeral Home is honored to offer this obituary page at no cost as an additional token of appreciation and continued commitment to the families we serve. If you have any suggestions or would like to speak with a funeral home representative, please call 610–261–0440 at any time. If you want to view an older obituary, please type the name in the seach box below. Thank you.

Rose A. Derkits
Died: Wednesday - May 10, 2017
Rose A. Derkits

Rose A. Derkits, 96, of Northampton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at home with her daughter, Dolores, by her side. She was the wife of the late John J. Derkits. Born in Nazareth, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Rose (Groller) Betz. Rose was a knitter at Fair-Tex Knitting Mills, Emmaus for 27 years. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and the Altar & Rosary Society.

Survivors: daughter, Dolores O’Mara; son, John Derkits and wife Jill; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Derkits; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Rose was predeceased by her son, Richard; sisters, Anna Gollatz and Mary DeCarlo; and brothers, Alfred, Joseph, Edward, Anthony, John and Frank.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 17th at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home. Online condolences may be submitted below.

Brian - Leora Muschko
Monday - May 15, 2017
Leora and I will miss our neighbor. We enjoyed the friendship we had over the last 20+ years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.Our boys Brian and Craig also send their condolences. We shared some of the memories we had of her over the weekend. Some funny thoughts. She saw our family grow up over the many years. Allow the memories to ease the pain of her loss. Brian - Leora - Brian J - Craig
Chuck, Sharen & Nicole Harhart
Saturday - May 13, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. She's in a better place with her heavenly father. We pray God heals your hearts. All our best, Chuck, Sharen & Nicole
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