Mary Bishwaty, 97, of Redondo Beach, California passed away at her home on Friday July 29, 2010. A long-time resident of Lehighton, she was born in Brooklyn, New York, February 12, 1913 to the late Raffaella and Francisco Mazzitelli. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Bishwaty of Lehighton. Mary was known for her generous volunteer work with educating children, in her recent years knitting scarves and hats for the infirm and servicemen, and her positive attitude. A long-time resident of Casa de los Amigas in Redondo Beach, she was well loved and will be missed. Survivors: Mary is survived by daughter, Nori Hill Roth and her husband Drew of Redondo Beach CA; niece Maria Gerhard and her husband John of Ephrata, PA; granddaughter, Gillian Waldenfels and her husband Patrick of Long Beach, CA. She was predeceased by sisters, Florence Karam, Lily, and brothers Tom, Fred, Joe, George and Jim Mazzitelli. Services: Private services will be held in Redondo Beach and internment will be at Riverside National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Providence TrinityCare Hospice Foundation (2601 Airport Drive Suite 230, Torrance CA 90505) or a book can be donated to the Lehighton Library in her name (124 N. Street, Lehighton, PA 18235).

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  1. Dear Lori and family, We were so sorry to learn of Mary’s death. Our condolences and sincere sympathies. Kay Roberts Smith Karol Roberts Gnerlich

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