Joyce G. (Smith) Fritz, 85, of Topton, PA. passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown, PA. on December 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late George W. Fritz, who passed away in September 2018. She was born in Longswamp Township, a daughter of the late Earl F. and Evelyn M. (Trexler) Smith. Joyce was formerly employed as a machine topper for the former Hamburg Knitting Mill for 25 years until retirement. Prior to that, she worked for the former Wenton Shoe Co. in Kutztown, PA. She was a member of Friedens Church of Lenhartsville. Survivors include her son, Richard K. (Kathleen) Kunkel, Jr. of Lenhartsville, PA., with whom she last resided; two grandchildren, Kenneth (Christine) Kunkel and Andrew (Ashley) Kunkel; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Cameron and Alexa Kunkel; five sisters, Gloria Hayes of Kutztown, PA., Emma Helbert of Mertztown, PA., Mildred Frederick of Lyons, PA., Doris Rehrig and Patricia (Warren) Reichel both of Kutztown, PA.; three brothers, Ernest (Diane) Smith of S.C., Charles (Betty) Smith of Fleetwood, PA., and Frederick (Linda) Smith of Sinking Spring, PA. She was predeceased by brothers, Franklin, Roland, and Donald Smith. Joyce’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA 18066, with a calling hour to begin at 9:30 AM. Interment immediately following service in the New Bethel Union Cemetery, Kempton, PA. Rev. Dr. Robert C. Santucci will officiate with Rev. Sterling A. Schnell assisting.
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