Obituary for Margarethe Haibach (Thiele)
Margarethe Thiele Haibach, 88, of Frey Village, Middletown, and formerly of Rochester, NY, passed on Friday, February 24, 2017, in the home.
Born in Germany on June 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelmine and Herman Thiele.
Margarethe was an optical inspector for over 30 years for Bausch & Lomb, Rochester. She was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, where she was a member of church council and volunteered in the kitchen, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rochester. Margarethe was also a volunteer at Frey Village long before moving there. She enjoyed knitting, reading, puzzles, and gardening.
She is survived by a son, Martin J. Haibach husband of Kathleen of Ft. Myers, FL, and his children, Samantha Specht, Jessica Gross, Amanda Cutter, Martin Haibach; a daughter, Anne Margaret Warden wife of John of Harrisburg, and her children, Alexis Warden and John Kyle Warden; and a sister, Kathe Behn of Germany.
In addition to her parents, Margarethe was preceded in death by a son, Ulrich Haibach; and a brother, Jurgen Behn.
A celebration of Margarethe’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Frey Village Retirement Center, 1020 North Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057.
Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.