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 Ferne <I>Silfies</I> Nasatka

Ferne Silfies Nasatka

Death 25 Oct 2017 (aged 81)
Burial Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 184666391 · View Source
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Ferne S. Nasatka, 81, of Pen Argyl, PA, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at New Eastwood Rehabilitation Center, Easton, PA. She was the wife of John W. Nasatka Jr. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on June 17, 2017. Born in Palmerton, PA, on Sept. 5, 1936, Ferne was the daughter of the late Kenneth A. Silfies and the late Loraine S. (Johnson) Silfies Abel.

She was a 1955 graduate of Pen Argyl High School and graduated from cosmetology school. Prior to retiring in 1998, she was employed as the center director of the Slate Belt Senior Citizen Center in Bangor, PA, which she was instrumental in establishing. Prior to that, she was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and was a fashion buyer for the former Orr's Department Store, where she was known as Miss Ferne. Ferne was also instrumental in establishing the Episcopal Apartments of Slate Belt, where she was on the board of directors. She also served on the board of directors of the Pen Argyl Salvation Army. She was a den mother for the Boy Scouts and volunteered at Immaculate Conception School and various other community organizations.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Michael G. Nasatka and his wife, Marsha G., of Pen Argyl, and Christopher J. Nasatka of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren, Michael G. Nasatka Jr. and Kaitlyn E. Nasatka; three sisters, Janet Barczynski and her husband, Thomas, of Plainfield Township, PA; Constance Altemose and her husband, Richard, of Wind Gap, PA; and Cindy Abel of Wind Gap, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, William F. Abel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 300 W. Babbitt Ave., Pen Argyl. Family and friends are invited to call beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in St. Elizabeth's Cemetery, Pen Argyl. The Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, Pen Argyl, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Express Times from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2017




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  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184666391
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ferne Silfies Nasatka (5 Sep 1936–25 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184666391, citing Saint Elizabeths Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Tom Myers (contributor 47272121) .