Loretta M. (Hoppy) DeBalko

May 9, 1937 ~ August 29, 2018 (age 81)


Loretta M. DeBalko, 81, of Drums, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Gardens at Butler Nursing Home, Drums after being in ill health for the past few months.

Born in West Hazleton, May 9, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Warnitsky) Hoppy and spent the past 30 years in Drums, after moving from West Hazleton.

Loretta was a Homemaker for most of her life and was a member of Good Shepherd RC Church, Drums.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband James DeBalko, who passed away April 19, 2004; and a brother Richard Hoppy, August 22, 2014.

Surviving are her sister Irene Snell and her husband Richard, Drums; and a neice Corinne Marie Snell, Norht Wales

Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 am with a Mass of Christian Burial in Good Shepherd RC Church, 87 S. Hunter Highway, Drums. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd RC Church, 87 S. Hunter Highway, Drums, PA 18222 would be appreciated by the family.

Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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Mass of Christian Burial
September 4, 2018

10:00 AM
Good Shepherd RC Church
87 S. Hunter Highway
Drums, PA 18222

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