December 24, 2003 .
Marie Benckini, 92,
of Bethlehem, formerly of Coopersburg,
died Dec. 23 in ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. She was a waitress for various restaurants in the Lehigh Valley. Born in Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Mlejnek) Svoboda.
She was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Allentown. Survivors: Sons, Gene C. and Ronald R., both of Coopersburg, Richard W. of Whitehall Township; sisters, Lillian and Mildred, both of Coopersburg; six grandchildren. Services: memorial, 1 p.m. Saturday, K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown.
( in Morning Call on December 24, 2003 .)
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