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Frances Lillian (Blahut) Lomeo, 89, Quakertown, formerly of South Abington Twp., died Saturday in Belle Haven Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center, Quakertown. She was the widow of the late Samuel A. Lomeo, who died in 2003. The couple was married more than 56 years.Born Dec. 10, 1925, in Solley, Md., daughter of the late Anton and the late Marie (Kmoch) Blahut, she had lived in Clarks Summit since 1948 before moving to Quakertown in 2012 to be near her family. She was a 1942 graduate of Glen Burnie High School, Maryland. During World War II, she was in charge of the Red Cross volunteer nurses aides at University Hospital, Baltimore, Md. She formerly was employed at Social Security Administration, Baltimore, as a key punch operator and then as a secretary to the supervisor of the payroll department. She later worked in conjunction with her husband's excavating business as the bookkeeper until she retired in 1979.She was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit, its Friday Morning Company and the Lazarus Ministry, and volunteered at the annual parish country bazaar at the book booth. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Chinchilla Hose Company. Fran was a dedicated volunteer in pastoral care at Mercy Hospital, a member of Friends of the Abington Community Library, working at its used book sales, and also a member of the Abington Senior Center. She was always willing to help friends and family in need.She enjoyed reading, baking and listening and dancing to the music of the 40s and 50s. She enjoyed wintering in Florida with her loving husband, Sam, and summers in Canada. They enjoyed a trip to California in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, traveling on Amtrak and stopping at special points of interest, including national parks.Surviving are a daughter, Frances Bast and husband, Roger, Quakertown; a grandson, Eric Thomas, Breinigsville; a granddaughter, Laura Dickert and husband, Jason, Whitehall; a great-granddaughter and great-grandson, Kayla Dickert and Logan Dickert; three stepgrandsons, Daryl Bast, Allentown; Andrew Bast, Carmel, N.Y.; and Bryan Bast, Clarksburg, Md.; nieces and nephews. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her daughter and grandchildren.She was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Blahut; and three sisters, Sophie Soustek, Marie Hilgeman and Rose Colburn.The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. from Our Lady of the Snow Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated by Monsignor James J. McGarry. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Snow's Memorial Fund, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, or Chinchilla Hose Company, P.O. Box 311, Chinchilla, PA 18410.Arrangements are being made by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-tribune/obituary.aspx?n=frances-lillian-lomeo&pid=173465771&fhid=7910#sthash.7jbsFk0Q.dpuf
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