Frieda L. Schweitzer
Frieda L. Schweitzer, age 99, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Born in Newark NJ on February 15, 1914, Frieda was the daughter of the late John Michael Schweitzer and Lillian Golden Schweitzer. She was employed by the Sylvania Lamp Company located in Kearny, NJ. She retired in 1977 and moved to Barnegat, NJ where she enjoyed some well-deserved leisure time in her Cottage by the Bay. In 2005, she decided it was time to be closer to her loving family and moved to Newark, DE.
She greatly enjoyed gardening, needlework, and preparing meals for family and friends. Frieda lived her life with generosity, kindness, and compassion. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to thank Vitas Community Connection for all the extraordinary care and kindness shown to our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.
In addition to her parents, Frieda was preceded in death by her brother, John Schweitzer; sisters, Sophie Wolfman and Florence Salkins; and her loving companion of seventy years, Al Macaluso. She is survived by her son, Walter J. Perna and wife, Elizabeth of Newark, DE; grandchildren, Peter J. Perna of Durango, CO, Jeanette Hoffman and husband, Ron of Rehoboth, DE, Joanne Steimer and husband, Harold of Newark, DE, Mary E. Malafronti and husband, Anthony of Newark, DE, and James E. Perna and wife, Donna of Newark, DE; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE where family and friends may call from 10:45 am until 11:45 am. Interment will be held privately in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, c/o Vitas Health Care Corporation, 100 Commerce Drive, Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713.
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