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Norma “Susie” Hadesty, 83 – Loved Dancing

Norma “Susie” Hadesty, 83, of Tamaqua, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Pottsville.

She was the wife of the late Alfred L. Hadesty who died October 3, 2019.

Born in Coaldale on October 17, 1936, Susie was a daughter of the late Norman B. and Anna (nee Evans) Delp.

A 1954 graduate of Tamaqua High School, she worked for Gerhards Furniture Store and as a teller at several local banks retiring from Core States Bank. Susie and her husband also operated Susie’s Food Store from their home for 8 years.

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She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua where she was a former Sunday School teacher and member of the choir. Susie could be found at the former Wenzels, Tamaqua jitterbugging the night away.

She is survived by daughter, Kim Valianatos and her husband Chris of Hellertown; sons, Lew Hadesty and his wife Chris of West Penn Township, John Hadesty and his wife Karen of West Penn Township, and Jay “Mick” Hadesty and his wife Nikki of Hometown; grandchildren, Steven Hadesty, Juli Hadesty, Morgan Hadesty, Michael Hadesty, Manny Valianatos, Dimitri Valianatos, and Amanda Tessitore; great granddaughter, Nora Hadesty; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Susie was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Delp and Norman “Pete” Delp and sister, Blodwyn “Snookie” Schneider.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Darryl Kensinger officiating.

Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 503 West Broad Street, Tamaqua will follow services. Call 10-11 AM Monday in the church.

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Memorials in Susie’s name may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.


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