Claire Rose Rantz Claire Rose Rantz

Claire Rose Rantz, 84, of Renaissance Home, Northampton, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Rantz. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice (McGinley) McGeehin. For over 50 years, she worked as a Registered Nurse beginning her career at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC, later working with various medical facilities in the Lehigh Valley and lastly retiring from Luther Crest. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Orefield. Claire will be remembered for being a loving, caring and faithful woman and a friend to all she met. Mostly, she will be remembered for the adoration she had for her grandchildren who lovingly called her GaGa.

Survivors, son William F. and his wife Doreen of Upper Macungie Twp.; daughter Judy R., and her husband Chris Wasko of Leesburg, VA; 5 grandchildren, Joshua and his wife Sarah Wasko, Jacob and Anna Claire Wasko, Marlee and Matthew Rantz, brother in law Ashbel G. Gulliver and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Frank, Tommy and Larry McGeehin, sister Mary Ann Klerx and twin sister Alice Gulliver.

Services, Memorial Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 AM, Friday, April 13 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1879 Applewood Drive Orefield. Calling will begin at 9:30 AM and burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements by Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown.

Contributions can be made to Renaissance Home Northampton Activities Dept., c/o the funeral home, 1625 W. Highland St., Allentown, 18102.

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