Esther "Patsy" Pellman

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Esther "Patsy" Pellman, 83, of 1013 W. Mulberry St., passed away, Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2012, at her residence.

Born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1929, in Shamokin, she was a daughter of the late Susan (Young) and Paul Janaskie.

She attended local Catholic schools.

On July 23, 1966, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coal Township, she married Richard "Dick" Pellman, who survives.

She was retired, having worked at Arrow Shirt Factory, Shamokin, for 21 years and at Springfield Sportswear, Coal Township, for 17 years.

Esther was a parishioner of Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township, where she helped as a pierogie worker and was an active member of the parish community, being a member of the Council of Catholic Women and The Rainbow Club.

Patsy was a fun-loving and an extremely giving person. She loved tending to her garden and was especially proud of her many rose bushes.

In addition to Dick, her loving husband of 46 years, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Susan Stalcoskie, of Saylorsburg, and two granddaughters, Rachel Stalcoskie, and her daughter, Gwendolyn, and Lia Glavich, and her son and daughter, Kalep and Cara.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Stalcoskie, six sisters, and four brothers.

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PELLMAN — Esther "Patsy" Pellman, 83, of 1013 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Hope Church, First and Chestnut streets, Coal Township, with the Rev. Adrian Gallagher, O.F.M., Conv., as celebrant. Interment will follow Mass at St. Edward Cemetery, Coal Township. Those attending Mass are asked to meet at the church at 9:45 a.m. Saturday. At Patsy's request, her viewing is private for immediate family members only. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady Of Lourdes Regional School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866 or Our Lady Of Hope Church, 869 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township 17866.
Published in News Item on Dec. 13, 2012