Den­nis H. Kirch­do­er­fer

Nov. 29, 2017

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - FRONT PAGE -

Den­nis H. Kirch­do­er­fer, 63, of Stock­ton Moun­tain Road, Haz le Twp ., died early Wed­nes­day morn­ing at his home.

Born in New Brunswick, N. J ., on Nov .8, 1954, he was a son of Rita (Gonda) Kirch­do­er­fer and the late Wil­liam Kirch­do­er­fer, and was a mem­ber of Most Pre­cious Blood Ro­man Catholic Church in Ha­zle­ton.

Den­nis was a 1972 grad­u­ate of the Ha­zle­ton High School Vo-Tech pro­gram and was em­ployed for 33 years as a jour­ney­man ma­chin­ist by Bar­rett Haen­t­jens of Ha­zle­ton.

He loved to ride his Har­leyDavid­son mo­tor­cy­cle, golf and play with his dogs, Zeus and Bruno, and his cats, Mimi and Simba. He en­joyed life, fam­ily, friends and mak­ing peo­ple laugh.

In ad­di­tion to his fa­ther, he was pre­de­ceased by his grand­mother, by whom he was raised, Anna Gonda.

Sur­viv­ing are his wife of 39 years, the for mer Marie Pa­celli; a son, Robert Ser­afin and his wife, Sylvia, Leb- anon; three daugh­ters, Bar­bara Moore and her hus­band, Ti­mothy, Louis­burg, N.C.; Linda Brang­ham and her hus­band, An­thony, also of Louis­burg; and Tina Ser­afin-Flo­ray and her hus­band, Har­vey, Hazle Twp.; grand­chil­dren, Kenny Weather man, Cas­san­dra Flo­ray, Leah Ser­afin, Alexis Flo ray and Fred­er­ick Wright; his brother-in-law and best friend, Joseph Pa­celli; three nieces; and sev­eral cousins.

No view­ing or visi­ta­tion is planned. How­ever, friends are in­vited to at­tend a funeral Mass which will be cel­e­brated Fri­day at 1:30 p.m. in Most Pre­cious Blood Church. All ser­vices will con­clude with the com­mit­tal prayers at the church.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions, mailed to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville PA 17931, are sug­gested by the fam­ily.

Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home as­sisted the fam­ily through their Hazle Chapel.

Con­do­lence mes­sages may be en­tered in the fam­ily’s on­line memo­rial guest book on the funeral home web­site funeral homes .com.

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