Ann Marie DeBona


August 20, 2015

Ann C. Strauss
Palmer Township, PA

Ann C. Strauss, 68, of Palmer Twp., PA, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2015 in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Ann was born in Wilson Boro, PA, a daughter of the late Dominick and Mildred (Folk) DeBona. Ann was married to Fred W. Strauss, with whom she celebrated 45 years of marriage. She was a graduate of Wilson High School, class of 1965. Ann was an Activity Aide for Manor Care for 16 years. She lived for her grandchildren. Ann was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Palmer Fire House Ladies Auxiliary and the Wilson Boro Republican Club. In addition to her husband, Ann is survived by a son Mark Strauss of Palmer Twp.; a daughter Kelly Strauss and fiance Brad Merluzzi of Palmer Twp.; grandchildren Skiler A. Strauss, Olivya R. Strauss and Coda N.P. Merluzzi. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and also on Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in Morello Funeral Home, Inc., 3720 Nicholas Street, Easton, PA (Palmer Twp.), followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am in the funeral home. Interment will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Twp. Contributions in Ann's memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1160 Rt. 22 E, Suite 103, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, or National Kidney Foundation, 111 S. Independence Mall E, Suite 411, The Philadelphia Bourse Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106, or St. Luke's Hospital, Development Office, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, or Warren Animal Hospital, Angel Fund, 793 Uniontown Road, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. Online condolences may be offered at

Published in The Express Times, August 21, 2015, A8