Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Joseph August Gigler

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Joseph August Gigler, 90, of Fullerton, died July 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Nancy Ann (Shada) Gigler for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Lebezeit) Gigler.

He was an U.S. Army corporal, stationed in Germany, during the Korean conflict.

He was a section manager for the former Western Electric Company for 40 years until he retired in 1988.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton, where he was a former Eucharistic minister.

He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen and her husband Jack Silva; three sons, Michael and his wife Priscilla, James and his wife Dana and Christopher and his wife Christina; seven grandchildren, Steven, Claire, Kevin, Katie, Anthony, Andrew and Jack; and a sister, Helen and her husband Joseph Grieff.

He was predeceased by six siblings, Adolph, Frank and William Gigler, Emma Stopay, Anna Gigler and Margaret Woodring.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 4000, development office, Allentown, 18105; or to the church, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, 18052.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.