Stella A. Stranzl December 19, 1933 - May 23, 2023

Stella A. Stranzl, 89, of Allentown, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Twp. She was the wife of Anthony J. Stranzl. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in August 2022. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Marx) Graboritz. Stella was a graduate of Allentown H.S. She was a paraprofessional in the autistic support program in the Allentown School District for over 35 years before retiring at the age of 79. Stella was a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Allentown. She had a strong faith in God. She lead her family by example, always be kind, patient, and loving. Her highest priority was her family time. Stella enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family and baking with her sister Anna Mae. Stella loved going to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and was their #1 fan. Stella and Tony had a special bond with a group of their friends from childhood. They enjoyed meeting with them monthly as well as time spent traveling together.

Survivors: Husband: Anthony J. Stranzl; Son: Anthony C. Stranzl; Son: Michael J. Stranzl and his wife Wanda; Son: Stephen L. Stranzl and his fiancé Angela Johnson, and his children Corey and his wife Jenna, Stephanie and her husband John Gunderman; Daughter: Diane M. Neikam and her husband Steven and their children Steven and his wife Britiney, Calli and her husband Devin Jepson, Jonathan and his fiancé Brianna Russo; Daughter: Lori A. Csensits and her husband Dennis and their children Dennis, Andrew, Will; Son-in-law: Peter P. Curry and his children Antoinette and her husband James Bird, Nicholas and his companion Lisa Huber, Matthew and his wife Michon; Great-grandchildren: Jacob, Brandon, Connor, Jules, Jezaleena, Johnnie, Jordan, Henry, Charlotte, Stella, Henry, and Calvin; Siblings: Carl Graboritz, Anna Mae Pany, Thomas Graboritz. Stella was predeceased by her daughter Deborah Ann Curry and grandson Anthony Stranzl.

Services: A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown 18106 (www.stephensfuneral.com) and on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 10:00 – 10:45 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1046 W. Cedar St., Allentown 18102 with the Funeral Mass at 11 am.

Contributions: to the church or St. Luke’s Hospice, 2455 Black River Rd., Bethlehem, 18015.

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