ViaQuest News

Sisters Reunited in Somerset


By VICKI ROCK | | Posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:35 pm

It’s been years since sisters Thelma Fedorka and June Traeger have seen one another, and ViaQuest was overjoyed to make this long overdue visit a reality! The sisters were reunited with a luncheon at Siemon’s Heritage Personal Care Center in Somerset, PA on Tuesday, 6/2.

Thelma Fedorka, 96, of Mill Run, really misses her older sister, June Traeger, of White Oak, who will be 98 later this month.

Fedorka now lives at Siemon’s Heritage Personal Care Center in Somerset. She receives services from ViaQuest Hospice of Somerset.

It’s been about 2 1/2 years since they’ve seen each other.

Fedorka and Traeger talked daily until Traeger had a stroke. Fedorka then told Amy Hoffman, a social worker, that she would like to see her sister.

Hoffman first planned to set up a webcam meeting so the sisters could see each other when they talk.

Then Jessica Popp, Executive Director of ViaQuest, decided to get the two women together. That happened Tuesday morning at the Heritage. “I’m crying right now,” Traeger said. “We never had a fight.”

The sisters have no other siblings.

“This is the most wonderful thing in the world,” Fedorka said. The assisted living facility held a luncheon in their honor, complete with a birthday cake. Other family members attended.”

Somerset’s Daily American covered this heartwarming story, see the article here.