Alice M. Deemer (1931 - 2017)

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Alice M. Deemer, age 85, of Garfield Street, Byrnedale, Pa., died early Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Christ the King Manor of DuBois, Pa.
Born Sept. 20, 1931, in St. Marys, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Mike and Bertha (Colly) Pusl. She was married to James F. Deemer on May 5, 1950. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1997.
She is survived by five children: James E. Deemer of Byrnedale, Pa., Edna Howard of DuBois, Pa., Rose M. Hand of Hollywood, Pa., Mary E. Straub of St. Marys, Pa., and Heenan E. Deemer of Weedville, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Flora Jean Celinski; one great-grandson, Leland Paul Burkett; one brother, Mickey Colly; and one sister, Lucy Huffman.
Alice was a caregiver and house cleaner.
A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, she was a devoted wife and mother.
Raised in Dagus Mines, she lived in several states and returned to Byrnedale in 1967.
Friends will be received Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, Pa., and again on Thursday, June 1, 2017, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, Pa., with Father Mark Mastrian as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Hahne Cancer Center, DuBois, Pa., and will be accepting online condolences at
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express on May 28, 2017