Eileen Loftus Schlegel, 57, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, July 17th, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Fountain Springs, May 3, 1964, she is the daughter of Mae Jones Loftus, Ashland, and the late Gerard Loftus. She was a graduate of the North Schuylkill High School, class of 1982, and the Empire Beauty School, Pottsville. Eileen had been employed as a home health nurses aide, and as a trimmer for the Ashland Shirt Factory, Ashland. Lastly she worked as a cashier for the Boyer’s Supermarket of Ashland, and the Turkey Hill Market, Lavelle. She was a member of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Ashland, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Hose Company, Ashland. Preceding her in death was her father, Gerard Loftus, passing in 1992.
Survivors in addition to her mother:
Son: Anthony Loftus and his wife Kimberly, Gordon
Son: Philip Schlegel and his wife Natasha, Berwick
Son: Gerard Schlegel and his Fiancé Agnes, Ashland
Son: Matthew Schlegel and his Fiance Katlyn, Ashland
Sister: Ann Marie and her husband Brian Borkoskie, Lavelle
Brother: Gerard Loftus and his wife Sharon, Leck Hill
Eight Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service, Sunday, July 25th, at 7 PM in the Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, 1323 Centre St., Ashland. Officiating will be Pastor Susan Hocking, of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon. Visitation with family and friends will begin at 5 PM until service time in the funeral home. A private burial service will take place in the New St. Mauritius Cemetery. Visit www.Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.
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