Margaret K. “Margi” Gimbel, 65, of Hometown, PA died on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at home. She was the wife of Robert “Judd” Gimbel to whom she was married 44 years. Born in Coaldale, PA on October 1, 1952, Margi was a daughter of the late John and Mildred (nee Sassaman) Urban. A 1970 graduate of Tamaqua High School, she also graduated from the Pottsville Hospital School of Nursing in 1973. As an RN, Margi was employed at Gnaden Huetten Hospital for 36 years and was very dedicated to the profession of nursing of which she was proud to be a member. She assisted in over 5,000 births. Margi was also very dedicated to her family and was always there for them. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Lisabeth Karetsky and her husband Robert of Barnesville, PA and Brianne Slane and her husband Ryan of Tamaqua, PA; grandchildren, Brayden Slane and Brenna Slane; step grandchildren, Michael Karetsky and his wife Meghan and Brian Karetsky; great grandson, Trace Karetsky; sister, Mary Ann Gallagher of Tamaqua; and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by brothers, Gary Gallagher and John Urban. Call 6-9 PM on Friday, February 9 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Memorials in Margi’s name may be made to Secrets Wig Boutique, 38 East Broad Street, West Hazleton, PA 18202. Online 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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