Loretta Grubbs

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Loretta Grubbs, 82, of Schoentown, passed away Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street.

Born in Schoentown, Nov. 24, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Alberta Manalis Popnick and her stepfather William Rudy.

Loretta was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1954. After graduation, Loretta was active in the Air Force from 1954 until 1958. She then worked at the former Rest Haven Nursing Home, Schuylkill Haven, for over 20 years. Loretta was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Saint Clair, and a member of the former St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church, where she always volunteered with the pierogi sales. Loretta loved all babies, especially all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Millard E. Grubbs, on Oct. 8, 2015.

Loretta is survived by three daughters, Loreen Garrity and her husband, Shawn, Schoentown, Romona Dietz and her husband, Rick, Schuylkill Haven, and Renelyn Schroeder and her husband, Mark, Maryland; two sons, Tae Grubbs, California, and Rudy Grubbs and his fiancee, Ruby, Pottsville; seven grandchildren, Jessica Warner, Nevada, Janine Garrity, Schoentown, Brandy, Sidney and Rudy Grubbs, Saint Clair, and Diane and Joanna Nguyen, California; six great-grandchildren, Pierce, Jade and Jewel Warner, Nevada, Logan and Liam Garrity, Schoentown, and Olivia Nguyen, California; a sister, Leona Barto, Schoentown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Saint Clair, with Monsignor William Glosser officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church. Interment with military honors will be held in the St. Casimir's Cemetery, Port Carbon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Church Memorial Fund, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair, PA 17970, or St. Casimir's Cemetery Fund, 250 E. Hancock St., Saint Clair, PA 17970. Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, Port Carbon, is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 5, 2019