19 Jul 2021
Frank (Franz) Niessner, 75, of Royal City, WA,
died 4 may 1968. Born 1 September 1891 [Palanka,
Austria-Hungary]. Palanka OSB Family #8284.
Washington Death Index 1940-1996 & SSDI, Ancestry.com.
OSWALD George (Gregor)
Oswald, 72, of Trenton, NJ, died 16 November 1930. [Born in
Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Survived by wife, Teresa Oswald;
sons, George & Anthony Oswald of Europe and Joseph Oswald of
Trenton and daughters, Mrs. Mary Paul & Mrs. Catherine
Keller, of Trenton and Mrs. Eva Szulanyi , of Europe. Buried
at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB
Family #8492. The Trenton EveningTimes, 17 November
Pappert - John J. Pappert died
Friday, March 15, 2013, and was baptized into the hope of
Christ's resurrection. Dear husband of Ann Pappert (nee Ries);
dear father of Eric, Mark and Keith (Kim) Pappert; dear
grandfather of Miah, Camryn, Calen and Carsen; dear brother,
brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Entombment
Resurrection Cemetery. Note: John was President of the St.
Louis German Cultural Society (Donauschwaben club) and born
in 1937 in the German-speaking village of Sackelhausen,
Banat, Romania. Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch on
March 17, 2013 & www. zoominfo.com.
Pappert - Katharina Kegler, see: Kegler (nee
Pappert) - Katharina
Pappert - John (Hans) Pappert of Mt. Ridge Circle,
NY, died Nov. 27, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospice. Mr. Pappert
was a retiree of Genesee Brewery. He was a member of Verein
der Donauschwaben, German American Sport Club and Rochester
Schwaben Verein. He was predeceased by his wife,
Rose, and daughter- in-law, Carol. He is survived by his
son, Eric; daughter, Rosemary (Charles) Mancuso; seven
grandchildren, Andrew, Jeffrey and Lindsay Pappert; Charles,
Lacie, Joseph and Renee Mancuso; several nieces and nephews.
Source: Greece Post (NY) - Thursday, December 13,
PAUTZ Maria Wolfram (nee Pautz), 89, of
Cincinnati, OH, died 1 September 2011. Born 25 September in
Neu Palanka, Yugoslavia, wife of late Michael Wolfram and
mother of late Mary Ann Wolfram. Also the mother of Helmut
Wolfram and sister of late Katherina Gottschall, Hans &
Nikolaus Pautz. Survived by sister Anna Wagner. Palanka OSB
Family #8683 & 13388. The Rehold Rosennacker & Sexton
Funeral Home Obituary Page & Social Security Death
PIFFATH Ronald Joseph Piffath, 75, of Belcamp,
MD, died 27 June 2010. Born in Trenton, NJ of late Frank
Joseph & late Mary Oswald Piffath (Palankaers) and husband
of late Maureen Claire Tracy Piffath and brother of late
Arthur J. Piffath. Survived by son, Steve J. Piffath of
Aberdeen, MD; daughter, Nancy J. Bowman of Belcamp, MD and
four grandchildren, Shannon Clair & Rachel Maureen Bowman,
both of Belcamp, Jonas Michael & Connor James Piffath, both
of Aberdeen. Buried at Highview Memorial Gardens, Fallston,
MD. Palanka OSB Family #8489 & 9070. The Times, 30
June 2010 issue.
PILLER (Pillar) Elizabeth Bakter (nee Piller), of
Trenton, NJ, died 4 January 1940. Born in [Palanka]
Yugoslavia, wife of late John Bakter. Survived by sons,
Anthony P. Bakter, Frank J. Bakter & Joseph Bakter, all of
Trenton; daughter, Mrs. Carl Elmer, brother, George Piller,
of Tuckahoe, NY and 15 grandchildren & one
great-grandchild. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton,
NJ. Palanka OSB Family #284 & 9078. The Trenton Evening
Times, 5 January 1940 issue.
Joseph Pillar, 46, of Philadelphia, PA, died 14 October 1908. Born
in [Palanka] Hungary, son of Georg Pillar & Katherina Slocker.
Survived by wife. Buried in North Dakota. Palanka OSB Family #9079?.
Philadelphia Death Certificate and Familysearch.org.
PITTMANN - Theresa P. Masur, nee Pittmann of Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, formerly of Flowers Mill in Langhorne, died Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at St. Joseph�s Manor. She was 87 years old. Theresa was born March 7, 1933 in Starcevo, Yugoslavia, daughter of the late Lorenc Pittmann and the late Barbara Pittmann (nee - Rausch). She is the beloved wife of the late Ferdinand Masur; loving mother of Ernst Masur and Barbara Kulp; adored grandmother of Benjamin and his wife Kelly, Matthew and his wife Lauren, and Timothy and his wife Katie; great grandmother of Keegan, Brinley. Maeve, Gemma, and Matilda. She was predeceased by her sister Rosa Petri (nee Pittmann). Theresa immigrated to the United States from Germany in June 1956. She and her husband lived in
Philadelphia and moved to Ohio for a short time before moving back to Philadelphia. She was a long time member of the Danube Swabian Association of Philadelphia and Past President of the Women's Auxiliary. Theresa was also a long time member of a German women's choir known as the Damenchor Heimat-Echo. Theresa enjoyed gardening, sewing, and singing. She was part owner of a clothing manufacturer, Double M, in Philadelphia. Starting as a seamstress and working her way up to ownership. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 9:30 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 225 Bellevue Avenue, Penndel, PA 19047. Her graveside service will follow at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, 1215 Super Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047. Religious
services will be conducted by Rev. Cesar Javier Izaguirre-Gonzalez from Our Lady of Grace Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Holy Redeemer Hospice - Holy Redeemer Health Systems, 521 Moredon Road, Second Flr., Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Family flowers arranged by Blake Florist 215-379-8787. www.wetzelandson.com
POLLICH - Josef M.
Pollich, 83, of Trenton, NJ, died 29 November 2012. Born in
Backa Palanka, Yugoslavia of late George M. & Maria Lang
Pollich and husband of late Anne M. Haesili Pollich. He is
survived by daughters, Monica M. Pollich & Anneliese Pollich,
both of Trenton; brother, Anton Pollich and his wife, Herta,
of Wels, Austria and sister, Marianne Vaishnav, of
Gaithersburg, MD. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery,
Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family #9143. The Times,
3 December 2012 issue.
POSTNAK Viola Agnes
Frick (nee Postnak), 89, of North Olmsted, OH, died 2
December 1999. Born 20 November 1910 in Cleveland, OH.
[Daughter of late Mike & Susie Postnak, wife of Edward John
Frick]. Palanka OSB Family #3154. Social Security Death
Benefit Index & Ohio Deaths 1958-2002, Ancestry.com.
PROKESCH - Margaret
Prokesch, of Smithtown, New York, died on November 9, 2003 at the
age of 90. A native of Sekitsch, Yugoslavia, she was the widow of
the late Anton, devoted mother of Lorraine Ledger and Anton Prokesch;
also survived by four grandchildren. Buried at Linden Hill Cemetery.
Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY. 13 November 2003. Submitted
by Noelle Giesse.
PROLL - Josef Proll, passed away
on January 13th 2020 at the age of 83. Josef is survived by
his loving wife Julie Proll (Nee Ritt) of 53 years and his
children; Joseph Proll (Cindy), Robert M. Proll (Evelyn),
and Linda M. Hawley (Joseph). Josef leaves behind an
impressive legacy in his six grandchildren; Zalma (Sergio),
Connor, Matthew, Ryan, Tyler, Thomas, and great
granddaughter Mia. Josef will also be greatly missed by his
brother Matthias Proll (Margit), and his nephew Markus.
Joe was born in Filpowa Yugoslavia, present
day Serbia, in 1936. In 1955, at 19 years old, Joe
immigrated to the United States from Stuttgart, Germany,
where he came to live in Philadelphia with his aunt and
uncle. After moving to Philadelphia, in 1966, Joe married
the love of his life, Julie Ritt. During this time, Joe
started his career as a Machinist in the Tool and Die
Industry. He would then work for the Jade Corporation for
over 20 years.
Joe was a lifelong member of St. Martha Parish and
Joe was always an avid soccer fan, and
athlete; his favorite professional team was Stuttgart. Josef
was a founding member of the Danube Swabian Association,
where he played in the men's soccer league for many years.
Joe also played for the United German Hungarian Soccer Club.
Joe will always be remembered as the family
man he was. He especially enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren, as he was their loving "Opa." Whether he was
attending soccer games, babysitting, or spending time in
North Wildwood NJ, Joe truly enjoyed being with his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to Joe's Life Celebration
visitation on Friday January 17th at St. Martha Parish 11301
Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 from 9-10AM with a Mass
to follow at 10AM; interment private. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Joe's memory to the American Kidney Fund, or
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be greatly
appreciated. United German Hungarian Facebook Page, 14
Mendel (nee Rehlinger), of Kelowna, Canada, died 10
September 2011. Born in Palanka, Yugoslavia 26 September
1928 of Josef & Katharina Schumacher Rehlinger. Palanka OSB
Family#9474. The Palankaer Heimatbrief,
November-December 2011 issue.
Relinger, 62, of Trenton, NJ, died 30 March 1958. [Born in
Palanka, Austria-Hungary]. Husband of Maria Jurisch Relinger.
Also survived by nieces and nephews. Buried at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Palanka OSB Family
#9471. The Trenton Evening Times, 31 March 1958
REIN Frank J. Rein,
86, of Hamilton Township, NJ, died 9 January 2013. Born in
Trenton, NJ, son of late Eva Flesch Rein & Andrew J. Rein [Palankaers]
, husband of late Dolores Karloff Rein, and brother of
late Andrew J. Rein and late Joseph Rein, Sr. survived by;
daughters, Carol A. and her husband, Jack G. Large of
Hamilton, and Kathleen M. Kamaras, of Bordentown, NJ and
many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nephews and
nieces. Buried at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.
Palanka OSB Family #9500. The Times, 12 January
REIN George Rein,
67, of Trenton, NJ, died 1 September 1936. Born in
Yugoslavia [Palanka]. Survived by sons, Fabian, George, Karl
& Joseph Rein; daughters, Mrs. Joseph Kuhn of Philadelphia,
PA & Mrs. Voorhees Craig of Hightstown, NJ; brothers, Joseph
& Jacob Rein of Yugoslavia and Wendell of Trenton; sisters,
Mrs. Anna Berger of Trenton & Mrs. Magdalen Tilli of
Yugoslavia and eight grandchildren & one great-grandchild.
Buried at Riverside Cemetery, Trenton, NJ. Palanka OSB
Family #9500. The Trenton Evening Times, 2
September 1936 issue.
REIN John A. Rein,
83, of Roebling, NJ, died 10 April 2011. Born in Trenton,
NJ, son of late George & Catherine Blechl Rein [Palankaers]
and husband of late Helene Rein, father of late Judith Rein
& brother of late George Rein. Survived by children &
spouses; Barbara & Dave Boldizar, Chris & Sherry Rein and
Tim & Kimberly Rein, all of Florence, NJ; 14 grandchildren;
brother and spouse, Richard & Grace Rein of Cream Ridge and
many nieces and nephews. Buried at Holy Assumption Cemetery,
Roebling. Palanka OSB Family #9500. The Times, 13
April 2011 issue.
John K. Ries of New Fairfield, Connecticut
died on April 16, 2007 at the age of 87. A
native of Torza, Yugoslavia, he was the beloved
husband of Elizabeth, devoted father of John J.,
dear brother and brother-in-law of Marie and
Henry Wolf; also survived by family and friends.
Religious services were held at the Morton
Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview
Avenue, Ridgewood officiated by Reverend Albert
Potgeiter followed by interment in Maple Grove
Cemetery. Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY. April
26, 2007. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.
- George Reitenbach of Ridgewood died
on January 17, 2002 at the age of 89. A native
of Yugoslavia, he was the husband of the late
Susanna. Services were held at the Morton
Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview
Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by Reverend
Michael Ross, followed by interment in Linden
Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under
the direction of the Morton Funeral
Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663 Grandview Avenue,
Ridgewood. Times Newsweekly, Ridgewood, NY.
January 24, 2002. Submitted by Noelle Giesse.
Jacob Rischar, 78, of Canfield, OH,
died 8 February 2007. Born 2 December 1928 in
Plavna, Yugoslavia, son of late Martin &
Elizabeth Rischar and brother of late Steve
Rischar. Survived by wife, Rosemary Rischar;
daughter, Christine and her husband, Ray, of
Logansport, IN; sons, Martin & his wife Marijo
and David & his wife, Kathi, of Medina; five
grandchildren & two great-grandchildren. Palanka
OSB Family#?. Canfield newspaper.
RITTER - Dr. Joseph John, 82, of Mount Airy, MD., died at home, with family, on January 25, 2020, after a long illness. He was born August 10, 1937 in Catskill, NY to the late Peter Ritter and Helen Breunig Ritter. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Beth) Flanigan Ritter; sons, Thomas J. Ritter of Olney, MD., James Robert Ritter (Michele) of Fairfield, PA and daughter, Lisa Mary LaCour (John) of Zachary, LA. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Matthew Ritter, Andrew Ritter, Katelyn Ritter Mester, Christina Ritter, Valerie Ritter,
Tiffany Ritter, Stephen Ritter, Victoria LaCour and Michael LaCour. He is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren, and his brother, Robert Ritter (Margaret), of Leeds, NY. . [Published Online in The Frederick News-Post from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29, 2020] More: www.legacy.com/obituaries/fredericknewspost/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-john-ritter&pid=195170773&fhid=18393
Joe was a nice man and loved engaging about food and recipes on our email list. Here are 2 items he contributed to the DVHH:
ROTH - Friedrich Roth of
Ridgewood died on February 26, 2002 at the age
of 88. A native of Neu Werbas, Yugoslavia, he
was the husband of the late Christine, devoted
father of Adam and Friedrich Roth; also survived
by three grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. Services were held at the
Morton Funeral Home/Ridgewood Chapels, 663
Grandview Avenue, Ridgewood, officiated by
Reverend Albert Potgeiter, followed by interment
in Linden Hill Cemetery. Times Newsweekly,
Ridgewood, NY. 7 March 2002 Submitted by Noelle