Blanche A. (Stalma) Suda

Blanche A. Suda, 82, of E. High St., Coaldale, died on Saturday, July 24, 2010, in Bethlehem. She was the widow of Peter Suda, who died in 1982.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late John and Josephine (Costello) Stalma, and step-daughter of the late Andrew Bialis.

She was employed as a registered nurse and worked at the former Coaldale State General Hospital and later performed private duty nursing.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua.

She was a Coaldale election poll worker and belonged to the Polish National Alliance.

Surviving are daughters Sally Ann Suda, Coaldale, Mary Beth Suda, Catasauqua, and Nancy, wife of Richard Van Horn, Nesquehoning; a son, Theodore P. Suda, and his wife, Donna, Fruit Land Park, Fla.; a sister, Mary Nevenglosky, Hometown; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jennie Shanosky.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Thursday in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua, with the Rev. William Linkchorst officiating. Interment, Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown, Tamaqua R.2. Call Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the August M. Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale. Contributions in her name may be made to the Carbon Tamaqua Unit, American Cancer Society, 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford, Pa. 18232. Online guest registry:

Class of 1945