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Demnitski, Joseph A. - Barnsville  
Joseph A. Demnitski, known by many as "Trooper Joe," 84, of Barnesville, passed away peacefully Wednesday at his residence. Born in Wilkes-Barre, June 22, 1932, he was a son of the late Teofil and Frances Sholvinski Demnitski. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church, Frackville. Joe graduated from Coughlin High School, Class of 1950. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was part of the 109th Field Artillery Battalion of Wilkes-Barre. He was a survivor of a horrific troop train accident. It was struck by a passenger train the "Spirit of St. Louis" in Ohio where 33 soldiers were killed in September 1950. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and began his 38 year career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper, stationed with Troop L Reading and the Frackville barracks. During the second half of his career, he was known as "Trooper Joe." He was an educator who visited elementary schools throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and delivered the message of safety to children with his interactive and engaging props. Joe was also a big supporter and counselor of the State Police Camp Cadet Summer program. Joe was a devoted fan of the Phillies and Eagles. In his younger days, he also enjoyed fishing, gardening and reading, especially about World War II. He was the husband of Marie Rinish Demnitski, who is originally from Laflin. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in October 2015. Joseph is survived by two daughters, Donna Zelonis, fiancee of Mike Major, Frackville, and Doreen, wife of David Brill, Macungie; a son, Joseph, husband of Kim, Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Brad Zelonis, husband of Rachel; a great-granddaughter, Isabelle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church, Frackville, with the Rev. Richard Wosiak as the celebrant. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City. Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua. The family prefers donations to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, www.hospiceofcentralpa.org . Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.truskowskyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book, send sympathy cards or view a video tribute. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com
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Published in Republican & Herald from June 24 to June 25, 2016
Durant, Josephine M. - Saint Clair  
Josephine M. Durant, 81, formerly of Hondo, Texas, who most recently resided with her son, Dennis, in Port Carbon, passed away Tuesday at Rosewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Schuylkill Haven, surrounded by family. Born in Saint Clair, Nov. 7, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Hupka Kalyan. Josephine was the widow of Richard Durant, who passed away in 2004. She served in the Navy and was employed as a seamstress at local factories in Saint Clair and Port Carbon. She was a member of the St. Clair of Assisi Church and a former member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the ICC Rosary Altar Society. She was also a former member of the Lone Star Corral, Alamo Area Skp Co-op, Hondo. Josephine is survived by sons, Richard Durant, husband of Carole, Anchorage, Alaska, and Dennis Durant, husband of Mary Ann, Port Carbon; grandchildren, Stephen, husband of Stephanie Lynn Durant, Stephanie Durant and fiance, Daniel Tovsen, all of Anchorage, and Michael Durant, Port Carbon. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. today in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Family and friends will gather at the office at the cemetery at 2:45 p.m. To extend online condolences, visit www.gsesfuneralhomes.com . Ebling Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, has been entrusted with arrangements with cremation services provided by Riverside Cremation Services LLC, Schuylkill Haven. Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com
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Published in Republican & Herald on June 23, 2016
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