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CLARKS SUMMIT — William M. Donvito Sr., 76, of Clarks Summit, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA Inpatient Unit, Scranton. His wife, the former Sarah M. Sweeney, died Feb. 20, 1984. The couple was married shy of 25 years. Born April 15, 1937, in Scranton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Adelina Grippo Donvito. A lifelong resident of Clarks Summit, he was a 1956 graduate of Abington Heights High School, where he was a member of the football team. A professional meat cutter in the area, he retired from the IGA Markets, which later became Mr. Z's Supermarket. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit, VFW Abington Memorial Post 7069 and an organizing member of the Abington Sportsman's Club. Bill was a sports enthusiast who was proud to be part of organizing the Abington Astros Junior Football and had been a coach for several years. Bill was a happy-go-lucky person who enjoyed sharing his gentle grin with others. He will be remembered for great cooking skills and was often found in the kitchen at the former Own-Lee Place cooking. He was a mentor and supporter of the activities and sporting events in which his children participated. He was often seen driving through Clarks Summit with a smile, which will be sadly missed. The family thanks the staff at Linwood Nursing Home and the pulmonary unit at Regional Hospital for their professional and kind care. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, John, Frank, Joseph, Richard and Arthur; and a sister, Philomena "Fanny" Arre. Surviving are two sons, William Donvito Jr. and his wife, Ann Marie, Dunmore, and Joseph Donvito and his wife, Diane, Throop; a daughter, Patricia Godlewski, Clarks Summit; two sisters, Laura Borushak and her husband, Bill, Stroudsburg, and Edith Novak, Black Walnut; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The funeral with Mass was held April 11 in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment was held in Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Township. The family received relatives and friends April 10 at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Snows Memorial Fund, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com . Read Obituary
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Rena M. Druffner, 94, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Westminster Woods of Julington Creek in Jacksonville, Fla. Born on Nov. 30, 1919, in Ashland, Maine, Rena was a daughter of the Joseph and Sophie (Theriault) Bouchey. She was educated in the schools of Mars Hill, Maine, and held various jobs after high school to help support her family. During World War II, she worked at the U.S. Army Air Force maintenance facility in Presque Isle, Maine, where she met her future husband, George T. Druffner, of Wilkes-Barre. She and George were married on June 12, 1948, and spent 58 years together until George's death in 2007. They moved to the Hummelstown/Hershey area where they lived for 56 years and raised a son, Richard "Dick" and a daughter, Catherine "Cathy." Rena had a strong faith in God, a fierce determination and enjoyed her life to the fullest. Her warmth and caring touched the lives of many people. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; four sisters and two brothers. Rena is survived by her son, Richard, Mechanicsburg; and daughter, Catherine (Thompson), St. Augustine, Fla.; her brother, Leo Bouchey, Bangor, Maine; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kingston. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call 3 to 6 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 339 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, PA 18704; or San Juan del Rio Church Building Fund, 1718 State Route 13 North, St. Johns, FL 32259. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.maher-collins.com . Read Obituary
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