Irene T. Engelman

Aug. 19, 1935 - Feb. 9, 2019

Irene T. Engelman, 83, Macungie, formerly of Altoona, died Friday at Luther Crest, Allentown.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ludwig and Margaret (Strassburger) Maier. She married Alphonse E. Engelman.

Surviving are four sons: Thomas E. Engelman and wife, Linda, of Allentown, Joseph G. Engelman and wife, Carlene, of Schnecksville, Robert M. Engelman and wife, Schelly, of Macungie and James D. Engelman and wife, Lisa, of Emmaus; two daughters: Kathleen Scapellati and husband, John, of Allentown and Mary L. Eastland and husband, Christopher, of Zionsville; two brothers: Carl Maier and wife, Joan, of Altoona and Andrew Maier of Altoona; a sister, Dorothy Bauer and husband, Edward, of Menomonee Falls, Wis.; 11 grandchildren: Jason, Sara, Ryan, Megan, Benjamin, Taylor, Nicholas, Cody, Ashley, Hunter and Myah; three great- grandchildren: Bella, Ryleigh, Carter and one on the way; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers: John, Louis and Willibald; and two sisters: Anna and Mary.

Irene was a devoted homemaker. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Emmaus. She was also a member of the Emmaus Newcomers Club, the Mercantile Club of Emmaus and the Optimisses.

She enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 415 South 6th St., Emmaus, PA 18049. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Emmaus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 415 South 6th St., Emmaus, PA 18049.