Evelyn (Butcavage) Daukshus-Protinick, 90, of East Broad Street, Tamaqua, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the widow of John J. Daukshus, who died in 1967, and Michael "Putz" Protinick, who died on Sept. 27, 2007.
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A 1940 Tamaqua High School graduate, Evelyn was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church of Tamaqua, active in the Rosary Society, church choir, and served as past president of Ladies Auxiliary.
Evelyn worked as floor lady at the former Jane Ann Fashions, Seek section of Coaldale.
Evelyn was an ardent Phillies and Penn State football fan. She especially enjoyed the comradery of the Majestic House "Koffee Klatch".
Born in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Witcofsky) Butcavage.
She is survived by her
her son, John " Jack" Daukshus, and his wife Mary Jean, of Tamaqua; two sisters, Alice Truskey and Marie Sassaman, both of Tamaqua; four grandchildren, Ann Ostergaard, Karen Kammerdiener, John E. Daukshus, and Laurie Daukshus; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Rosanne Harmadi.
Service: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, March 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 307 Pine St., Tamaqua, with the Rev. William Linkchorst officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Owl Creek Road, Tamaqua. Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home Inc., 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Memorials in her name to the church; or St. Jerome Regional School, 250 W. Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com.