Irene Machay

Irene Machay, 83, formerly of Coaldale, died Saturday, Dec. 18, in the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

She retired from the former Purling Mills, Tamaqua.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Julia (Ruddie) Machay.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Cathoic Church, Lansford.

The deceased was a graduate of the former Coaldale High School.

Surviving are nephews and nieces.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Andrew, Frank, Paul and George; and a sister, Mary Laskos.

Service: Panachida service 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, with the Rev. Robert J. Teklinski officiating. Interment, St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church Cemetery, Hometown. Sign online registry and condolences may be at

Published in Times News on December 21, 2010