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Margaret Koze

Margaret (Szoke) Koze Mentzer, 96, died Jan. 15, 2021, at DevonHouse Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Koze Sr., who died in 1991, for 49 years. He was a local painting contractor and owner of the Jordan Lanes, Whitehall. She was married to the late Raymond Mentzer, of Emmaus, who died in 2016. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Szoke and Barbara (Rasky) Szoke. She resided in Center Valley most of her life.

An active member of the Calypso Chapter #163 Order of the Eastern Star since 1949, she served as Worthy Matron in 1978-1979.

She loved traveling with Donald in their motor home, music, dancing, playing the piano and organ, bowling, watching sports especially Philadelphia teams, animals and spending time with her family and friends.

Prior to joining St. John’s U.C.C., Church, Emmaus, she was a faithful member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Summit Lawn.

She had a smile and kind word for everyone. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her gentle ways and her love of life.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl F. Bohannon, of Allentown; sons, Donald R. Jr., of Center Valley; Dennis R. and his wife, Pannee, of Albrightsville, Jeffrey T. and his wife, Wendy, of Hellertown; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sisters, Lillian Needham, Rosie Kerosetz, Julia Kovack, Anna Szoke, and brothers, Alex Szoke and Stephen Szoke.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Second Harvest Food Bank, c/o the funeral home.

A private graveside service will be held.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton.

Jannell E. Faust