Ethel Anna Goerlich Trefsger

Trefsger—Ethel Anna Goerlich Trefsger, 91, on July 10, 2016, at her son’s home in Auburn, Maine. Ethel was born on November 25, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Blanche Petzold and Otto Goerlich. She attended Dobbins Vocational High School, studied ship hull drafting and pipe design in the World War II Training School at the University of Pennsylvania, and did layout and design for Cramp’s Ship Building. After the war she worked for 45 year for Honeywell in the art department.

Ethel joined Fair Hill Meeting in Philadelphia in 1934 and later transferred her membership to Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, where she served on committees and on the board of Stapeley Hall. She enjoyed Philadelphia’s history, museums, and shopping in center city.

Ethel is survived by her husband of 74 years, Robert J. Trefsger; two children, Bruce D. Trefsger and Robert J. Trefsger Jr. (Suzanne); six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, whose activities and growth as young women she enjoyed.

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