Parkland Press

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Joanne E. Perich

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher at Parkland, Northern Lehigh

Joanne E. Perich, 73, of Heidelberg Township, formerly of Bowmanstown, died March 22, 2019, in Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem.

She and her husband Charles P. Perich were married for 52 years last December.

She spent her career as a teacher after earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Lehigh and Millersville universities, respectively.

She taught in the U.S. Army Dependent School System in Germany, and in both Parkland and Northern Lehigh school districts.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Slatington.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Mattie (Rehrig) Eck.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter Jessica and husband, Michael Carleton; sons Daniel, Andrew and wife, Angela, Joshua and wife, Becky; grandchildren Juliette, Leah, Lexi, Alexander, Maximilien, Madeleine and Rafe; sisters Jeannine and husband, John Cebrosky Jr., Jane and husband, Ron Skubic, Alice and husband, Ron Engle; brother Peter and wife, Belin.

She was predeceased by her sister Susan Lichtenwalter.

Her memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (Ovarian Cancer Research), 101 W Frack St., Frackville, PA 17931.

Arrangements made by T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, Palmerton.