Elizabeth M. Coombe, 87, of West Penn Township, PA, died on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Lehighton, PA. Born in Ryan Township, Schuylkill County, PA on January 14, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mabel (nee Achey) Hoffman. In 1960 Elizabeth married William E. Coombe and they moved to the Newark, Delaware area where she worked until William opened his own business, “Panther Valley Home Improvements” in Newark. Then Elizabeth began working as the bookkeeper for the business. Beginning a partial retirement, she and William moved to Reading, PA, and eventually settled in West Penn Township where they operated the Blue and White Restaurant. When they could, Elizabeth and Bill enjoyed traveling in the United States. Having attended Tamaqua High school, she graduated from a Home Decorating course while in Delaware. Prior to relocating to West Penn, Elizabeth had been a member of the United Church of Christ in Reading. In addition to her husband, William, she is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was predeceased by sisters, Irene Boyer, Katherine Welsh, and Mildred Kern and by brothers, William Hoffman and John Hoffman. Services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, June 20 from the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA followed by interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown, PA. Call 9:30 - 11 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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