Johnson Walton Funeral Home

Meriam Hummer

Meriam Hummer

Meriam Hummer, 86, of Forks Township, PA, formerly of Alexandria Township, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at home with her daughters at her side.

Born June 29, 1935 in Quakertown, NJ, Meriam lived in Alexandria Township, NJ for many years. After her retirement, she lived with her daughters in Forks Township, PA, Tarpon Springs, FL, and Bordentown, NJ. She graduated from North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, NJ. Meriam worked as a supervisor for Unilever, formerly Lipton Tea, in Flemington, NJ for many years. Meriam was an avid gardener, loved playing bingo and cards, baking, fishing and taking the occasional trip to a casino. Meriam was known as a very self sufficient woman and also the most patient and caring mother raising her three daughters. Meriam taught her girls many things including how to bake, garden and be hard working. She was considered to be a “super woman” by her loving daughters, who she adored.

Daughter of the late Carmen and Grace (Nice) Bishop, Meriam is survived by her three daughters Cynthia Bartzak and her husband Joseph, Lonnie Cofield and her husband Gary, and Sherri Aita, her brother Robert Bishop and his wife Patricia, her sister Carlene Snyder, and her four grandchildren Lauren Cofield, Dana Cofield, Emily Bartzak, and Anthony Aita , IV. She was predeceased by her four brothers Clarence, Carmen, Thomas, and Donald Bishop, and her two sisters Joyce Fleming and Eleanor Bishop.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 1-2 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ. A Celebration of Meriam’s Life will follow at 2 PM, with Pastor Linda Bullock officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice or Cancer Care at or St. Luke’s Development Office, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 with Hospice or Cancer Care in the memo.


From: Casey and Linda Wessner
Lonnie, Sherry, Cindy and Family So sorry for the passing of such a wonderful, caring, loving and hard working person. Mum (our special name for her) because she was like a Mother to us and we always enjoyed watching her play in her huge flower garden from morning until night, didn't matter if it was in the 90's. Oh and always encouraging her to drink, that was a tough job. She just loved being outside doing something. But being a Mother was her best accomplishment in life. Mum was always there for her lovely daughters and was such a caring Mother. She will be dearly missed by all. Our hearts and prayers are with you, cherish all those wonderful memories girls. No doubt Mum already has a beautiful garden started in heaven. Love you and will miss you Mum. Casey and Linda Wessner

From: Christopher V. Sakos
The NHRHS Alumni sends their most sincere condolences. As one of the first few classes to graduate from the then new school, we salute you, and thank you and your classmates for initiating Lion Pride. May it never end.--Sincerly, the NHRHS Alumni

From: Janice Hummer
I was heartbroken and 8deeply saddened . Meriam was a one in a million. Her gardening, cooking, and working goes without saying .Many stories, plenty of laughter, and lots of love we shared while playing games. She is at peace. Bingo in heaven

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