Sister Josepha Meyer, 86, of Emmaus, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in St. Lukeâ€™s Hospital, Allentown.
Born in St. Marys, she was the daughter of the late Urban and Caroline (Weinzierl) Meyer. Sister Josepha entered the Benedictine Sisters in St. Marys in 1949. She taught in schools in the Diocese of Erie and served her Benedictine community in a variety of ways. She helped establish the Transfiguration Monastery in Emmaus, which later became a mission of Emmanuel Monastery in Lutherville, Md.
Sister Josepha loved teaching and taught at St. Annâ€™s School, Emmaus, from 1987 to 2000. After her retirement, she volunteered as an aide until 2006. She always had a sense of those who were in need spiritually and materially and somehow found ways to assist others. Her hobby of soap making became a ministry and a means of raising funds for special projects.
She is survived by her Benedictine Sisters; and sisters Helen Breindel and her husband LaVern, and Patricia Schmidt and her husband Wolfgang; and niece and nephews and their families.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Josepha Meyer will be held Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at St. Annâ€™s Catholic Church, Emmaus. A viewing will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 in the church. Interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Garden, Maryland. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, Emmaus.
Memorial contributions, if desired, by be made to Emmanuel Monastery, 2229 W. Joppa Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093 or St. Annâ€™s School, 435 S. 6th St., Emmaus, PA 18049.