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Elsie Hrichak

January 6, 1922 — January 19, 2023

Elsie Hrichak, formerly of Freemansburg, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Peter Hrichak for 50 years until his death in 1996. Elsie was born in Bethlehem and was the daughter of the late Karl and Fannie (Makary) Kranyecz. She was a faithful member of Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Bethlehem. Elsie worked as a seamstress for Laros and Surefit, then becoming a housewife. She served as judge of elections in Freemansburg for 50 years. Elsie was devoted to her beloved family for 101 years.

Survivors: sons: Robert (Diane) Hrichak of Freemansburg, David (Cathy) Hrichak of Freemansburg, Jeffrey (Gail) Hrichak of Goose Creek, SC; daughter-in-law: Paula Hrichak of Easton; grandchildren: Jon (Tammy) Hrichak, Michael Hrichak, Christine Hrichak (James McAndrew), Lindsey (Danny) Lima, Carissa Hrichak (Patrick McEvoy), Jeffrey (Sierra) Hrichak, Timothy Hrichak; 3 great grandchildren, including Abigail Hrichak. She was predeceased by her son: Peter J. Hrichak; siblings: Steve Kronitz, Annie Herczeg, Fannie Moyzan, Theresa Lambrinakis, Irene Wadolny, Frank Kranyecz.

Service: Family and friends are invited to a viewing 9:30-10:30am, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the Connell Funeral Home, Inc. 245 East Broad Street-Bethlehem followed by a Divine Liturgy at 11:00am at Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 1140 Johnston Drive-Bethlehem. The Entombment will conclude services at Grandview Cemetery-Allentown. Online condolences may be offered at

Contributions: may be made to her church, 18017.

Grandview Cemetery
2735 Walbert Ave.
Allentown PA 18104

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Connell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA 18018

Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
11:00 AM
Saints Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church
1140 Johnston Drive
Bethlehem PA 18017

Funeral HomeConnell Funeral Home, Inc.
245 East Broad St.
Bethlehem PA - 18018

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