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Dorothy J. (Koelsch) Niklos

d. August 23, 2023

Chapman Quarries, PA

Dorothy J. Niklos, 78, formerly of Flanders, NJ, peacefully passed away at her residence in Chapman Quarries on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.  Born in Kearney, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Agnes (Rogers) Koelsch.  Dorothy was the wife of James M. “Mick” Niklos to whom she was married 40 years prior to his passing in 2014.  She was a 1963 graduate of Belleville High School and attended Berkeley College, where she studied business administration.  Passionate about politics, Dorothy dedicated her life to civic affairs, and for the vast majority of her life, she was actively involved in local politics and military affairs.  In more recent times, she served on the Northampton County Republican Party Committee.  Known for her culinary prowess, Dorothy owned a catering business and she loved to entertainand host for family gatherings.

Survivors: She is survived by her sons, Thomas Igoe of Reeders, PA, and Robert Igoe and wife, Christine, of Bellefonte, PA; a granddaughter, Calleigh; long-time companion, Gordon Cumberland, with whom she resided; and former husband, Thomas J. Igoe and wife, Brenda, of Glen Gardner, NJ. In addition to her husband, Mick, she was predeceased by a brother, Albert G. Koelsch.

Services: A Memorial Service in celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Saturday, September 09, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Blue Mountain Resort, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, PA 18071.  Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday morning from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the resort.  Burial will be private.  Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.

Contributions: Please consider offering a memorial contribution in memory of Dorothy to a charity of one’s choice.

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