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Teresa Ann Wigoda

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former LVHN employee

Teresa Ann Wigoda, 65, of Salisbury Township, died Oct. 25, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Thomas S. Wigoda. They were married for 44 years in June. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of John Torola, of Hellertown and the late Ethel (Rowlands) Torola.

She was a graduate of the California College of Health Sciences obtaining a degree in health care administration.

She worked in various capacities for the past 25 years at the Lehigh Valley Health Network, retiring in April. For the past 10 years, she was the administrator of emergency and hospital medicine at LVHN. She served on countless committees to improve the quality of patient care and was instrumental in the development of multiple emergency departments, ExpressCare sites and major expansion projects.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

She is survived by her husband; father; sons: Brian T. and his wife Tania, of Marlton, N.J. and Christopher J. and his wife Lauren, of Malvern; sister, Ethel and her husband Patrick Dougherty, of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Annelise Grace and Everly Grace; nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, 18017.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Oct. 31 in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown. Calling hour will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at the church.

Arrangements were made by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.