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July 4, 2020

Dorothy F. "Dot" Kutchen

Dorothy F. "Dot" Kutchen

GEORGETOWN, Del. - Dorothy "Dot" F. Kutchen, 90, of Georgetown, Delaware, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in her home Monday, June 29, 2020. She was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Shamokin, a daughter of Alfred and Mae Miller. She met a handsome young man from...

July 2, 2020

Phyllis M. "Pay" Lippay

Phyllis M. "Pay" Lippay

COAL TOWNSHIP - Phyllis M. "Pay" Lippay, 87, of 1725 W. Holly St., passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on June 29, 2020, after fighting a courageous battle with COPD. Phyllis was born in Coal Township, Nov. 7, 1932, a daughter of the late George and Josephine...

Theda P. Reigel (Bowman)

Theda P. Reigel (Bowman)

KULPMONT - Theda P. (Bowman) Reigel, 97, of 1434 Chestnut St., passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Sunset Ridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Bloomsburg. Born in Shamokin on Feb. 14, 1923, she was a daughter of Henry and Katie Bowman. Theda attended school in Trevorton....

Shirley Starke

Shirley Starke

COAL TOWNSHIP - Shirley Starke, 96, of 409 Balsam St., passed away in Naples, Florida on Feb. 29, 2020, with her family by her side. Born in Shamokin on Feb. 8, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Blanche (Price) Bamford. She graduated from Shamokin Area High...

July 1, 2020

Robert "Bob" Wetzel

Robert "Bob" Wetzel

MCLEAN, Virginia - Robert 'Bob' Harold Wetzel, 89, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2020. Bob was born in Mount Carmel on September 9, 1930, to Alma Shuler Wetzel Mourer and Thomas Harold Wetzel. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley Marie O'Gara Wetzel....

June 30, 2020

Helen Spishock

Helen Spishock

NATALIE - Helen Spishock, 89, of 225 School St., passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at Nursing and Rehabilitation at the Mansion, Sunbury. Born on January 30, 1931, she was a daughter of Paul and Helen (Ciuma) Spishock. Helen was a graduate of Mount Carmel Township School...

June 29, 2020

Hubert Joseph "Hoot" Witcoskie

Hubert Joseph "Hoot" Witcoskie

SHAMOKIN - Hubert Joseph "Hoot" Witcoskie, 97, of 14 Emworth Ave., died Friday, June 26, 2020, at Emmanuel Center for Nursing, in Danville. Hubert was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Shamokin, a son of the late Stanley and Sally (Blasko) Witcoskie. He was a lifelong resident of the...

June 27, 2020

Matilda Dorothy Ryan

Matilda Dorothy Ryan

COAL TOWNSHIP - Matilda Dorothy Ryan, 97, of 2 Oak Gardens, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Serenity Gardens, Kulpmont. Matilda was born in Trevorton, Jan. 7, 1923, a daughter of the late Catherine (Schwartz) and Albert Taglieri. Matilda was married to Patrick F....

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Shannon M. Spaid (Bednar)

Shannon M. Spaid (Bednar)

MIFFLINVILLE - Shannon M. (Bednar) Spaid, 55, of Mifflinville, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Berwick Retirement Village II, where she was a patient for the past three weeks. She was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, a daughter of Eve (Steinbach) Bednar, of Berwick, and...

June 25, 2020

Sharon A. Brosh

Sharon A. Brosh

MOUNT CARMEL - Sharon A. Brosh, 71, of 343 E. Seventh St., passed away peacefully Saturday, June 20, 2020, to rejoin the love of her life. She was born in Ashland, Oct. 10, 1948, a daughter of Albert Horsfield and Lucy (Schultz) Horsfield. Sharon was a graduate of Mount...

Rosemarie "Rose" Dougherty

Rosemarie "Rose" Dougherty

COAL TOWNSHIP - Rosemarie "Rose" Dougherty, 83, of 1029 W. Montgomery St., passed away at 11:20 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2020, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Rosemarie was born in Shamokin, Sept. 20, 1936, a daughter of the late Olive (Misheck) and John...

Jeanette M. Krieger

Jeanette M. Krieger

COAL TOWNSHIP - Jeanette M. Krieger, 78, of 6 Oak Gardens, and 634 Sinking Creek Road, Spring Mills, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. Jeanette was born in Shamokin, March 20, 1942, a daughter of the late Robert and Georgia...

Mary Jane Thomas

Mary Jane Thomas

COAL TOWNSHIP - Mary Jane Thomas, 98, of 1138 W. Willow St., died at her residence Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born in Shamokin on Aug. 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Walter and Ellen (Crawford) Reed. She spent most of her life in Shamokin except for five years when she...

June 23, 2020

Patricia Ann Averill

Patricia Ann Averill

SHAMOKIN - Patricia Ann Averill, 84, of Lincoln Towers, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. She was born in Shamokin, on Sept. 5, 1935, to the late Leon and Rita Blair. She graduated from Shamokin High School. In Shamokin, she...

Carol Sager Bakelaar (Caroline)

Carol Sager Bakelaar (Caroline)

DANVILLE - Carol (Caroline) Sager Bakelaar, 75, of Danville, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 18, 2020, due to a one-month illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Shamokin, to Nellie (Dziadosz) and Joe L. Sager. She was married to Norman Bakelaar Aug. 17, 1968, who...

June 21, 2020

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