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Geraldine Bloom
SELINSGROVE - Geraldine Bloom, 86, of Selinsgrove, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Danville.She was born in Aristes, Jan. 31,1935, a daughter of the late Ulysses and Dorothy (Levan) Hampton.Geraldine graduated from Aristes High School... Read More
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The News Item on Oct. 20, 2021.
Jax Mark Garancheski
SHAMOKIN - Jax Mark Garancheski, of Shamokin, second son and fourth child to Trish Zimmerman and Brandon Garancheski, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.He was born Aug. 17, 2021.Our baby boy, The love we all have for you knows no end Your absence leaves a deep hole in our hearts... Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 20, 2021.
Mark Edward Lowry
SHAMOKIN - Mark Edward Lowry, 35, of Shamokin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at his residence.He was born June 28, 1986, in Philadelphia, a son of Robert J. Lowry Sr., of Shamokin, and the late Theresa M. O'Gara.He was a 2004 graduate of Shamokin Area High School.Mark was a great... Read More
Stephen Chowka Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 20, 2021.
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Thomas F. Bamford
SHAMOKIN – Thomas F. Bamford, 81, of 515 E, Dewart St. passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 19, 2021.
Robert "Robbie" Campbell
MOUNT CARMEL - Robert "Robbie" Campbell, 55, of Mount Carmel, passed away suddenly Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at his residence.He was born in Shamokin, Nov. 30,1965, a son of the late Carl F. and Maralyn (Lupold) Campbell.Surviving brothers and sisters are Carl F. "Red" Campbell Jr... Read More
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services
Published in The News Item on Oct. 19, 2021.
Beverly M. Speshock
COAL TOWNSHIP - Beverly M. Speshock, 87, of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 19, 2021.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Benny Joe "Ben" Romig
MIFFLINBURG - Benny "Ben" Joe Romig, 60, Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 5:17 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.He was born Jan. 21, 1961, in McClure, a son of the late Roger and Helen (Hoover) Romig. On Oct. 14, 2000, in McClure, he married... Read More
Roupp Funeral Home Inc
Published in The News Item on Oct. 16, 2021.
Dorothy M. Sauers
MIFFLINBURG - Dorothy M. Sauers, 96, a lifelong resident of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.She was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Kratzerville, a daughter of the late Paul and Alverna (Krouse) Kline. On Dec... Read More
Roupp Funeral Home Inc
Published in The News Item on Oct. 16, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Frances K. Balsavage
SUNBURY - Frances Balsavage, 87, of Sunbury, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Nottingham Village Nursing Home, Northumberland.She was born Jan. 29, 1934, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late Louis and Anna Kazar. She was married to Edward S. Balsavage on Sept. 14, 1957, for 44... Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 15, 2021.
Diane C. Sholly
BEAVERTOWN - Diane C. Sholly, 70, of Gameland Road, passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.She was born on Oct. 14, 1950, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late Charles and Virginia (Nacinovich) Marciniak. Her husband, Richard W. Sholly survives.Diane was... Read More
Pheasant Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 15, 2021.
Rose Marie Witrosky
KULPMONT - Rose Marie (Bozza) Witrosky - it is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish.Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Rose, who peacefully went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.Rose was born in Kulpmont on Wednesday, Oct... Read More
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc. - Kulpmont
Published in The News Item on Oct. 15, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Barbara A. Boyle
HARRISBURG - Barbara A. (Vichorick) Boyle, 76, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Harrisburg Hospital.She was the wife of John R. Boyle, to whom she was married to for 50 years.She was born April 30, 1944, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late Charles and Victoria (Pincoski)... Read More
Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The News Item on Oct. 14, 2021.
Hope Sheperd
Williamston, MICHIGAN - Hope (Hoy) Sheperd, 84, formerly of Shamokin, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at her home in Williamston, Michigan.There will be no services. Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 14, 2021.
Kathy Ann Walls
PAXINOS - Kathy Ann Walls, 66, of 4256 state Route 61, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.She was born March 6, 1955, a daughter of the late George and Dawn (Johns) Hoffman. Kathy was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance. In her younger... Read More
Farrow-C J Lucas Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The News Item on Oct. 14, 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Frank Erlston Jr.
COAL TOWNSHIP - Frank E. Erlston Jr., 63, of Coal Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at home surrounded by his closest and loving family.He was born May 26, 1958, in Danville, a son of the late Frank and Lois (Weikel) Erlston Sr. He graduated from Danville and... Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 12, 2021.
Emma Lonsdale
WILBURTON - Emma Lonsdale passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the age of 83.Emma was born May 5, 1938, to John and Ruth Colahan. She spent her life living near her family in Wilburton with her husband, Dale, and three children, Linda, Stephen and Robert.Emma had a heart... Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 12, 2021.
Ruth L. Miller
WYOMISSING - Ruth L. Miller, 76, of 1801 Cambridge Avenue, Apt. A22, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in her home surrounded by her loving family.She was born on Nov. 7, 1944, in Des Plaines, Illinois, a daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Petersen) Schilling.On Oct. 16, 1965... Read More
Farrow-C J Lucas Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in The News Item on Oct. 12, 2021.
Rosanne H. Mills
ASHLAND - Rosanne H. Mills, 64, of Fountain Street, passed away Oct. 8, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.She was born Nov. 12, 1956, in Pottsville, a daughter of the late Jacob and Frances Pleva Williams.She was a graduate of Nativity High School, Class of 1974, and later... Read More
Fritz Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 12, 2021.
Virginia Mae Nefsky
ELYSBURG - Virginia Mae (Richard) Nefsky, 92, of North Market Street, died Sept. 14, 2021, passing into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.She was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Elysburg, a daughter of the late John Wesley and Vila Mae (Wrenn) Richard.The family moved to Chester... Read More
Allen R Horne Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 12, 2021.
Gregory H. Zaharick
ASHLAND - Gregory H. Zaharick, 74, of Deep Creek Road, passed away Oct. 6, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, East Norwegian Street, Pottsville.He was born June 3, 1947, in Ashland, a son of Irene Felegy Zaharick, Girardville, and the late John Zaharick.He was a graduate of North Schuylkill... Read More
Fritz Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 12, 2021.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Marie L. Kraftchak
WILBURTON - Marie L. Kraftchak, 92, of 648 Second Ave., passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.She was born in Mount Carmel, Jan. 31,1929, a daughter of the late Henry B. and Margaret (Berzinski) Angeli.She was a 1948 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.Marie was married July 22,1950,... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 9, 2021.
Rita Sienkiewicz
MOUNT CARMEL - Rita Sienkiewicz, 96, of 131 N. Locust St., passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.She was born in Mount Carmel, a daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Andrukanis) Schreiber.She was a 1943 graduate of Mount Carmel High School.Rita was a retired seamstress who worked in area... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 9, 2021.
John Frederick Steinhart
CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. - John Frederick Steinhart, 69, Citrus Heights, California, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.He was born in Shamokin, June 7, 1952, a son of the late John and Virginia (Snyder) Steinhart.Fred graduated from Bloomsburg University.Fred worked as a purchasing agent... Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 9, 2021.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Patrick Joseph Latsha
SHAMOKIN - Patrick Joseph Latsha, 22, of 443 Elm Road, Shamokin, passed away on Saturday evening, October 2, 2021, while attending a fundraising event for the benefit of Transitions of PA, a nonprofit organization based in Sunbury, which hopes to provide resources for domestic abuse... Read More
Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 7, 2021.
Irvin F. Snyder III
PAXINOS - Irvin F. Snyder III, 64, of 645 Mountain Road, passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, at his residence.He was born June 17, 1957, a son of Irving and Marlene (Noll) Snyder, who preceded him in death.Irvin was a 1975 graduate of Southern Columbia High School, where he played football... Read More
Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 7, 2021.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Norman R. Amrich
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. - Norman R. Amrich, 61, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 6, 2021.
Irene R. Bernas
LITITZ - Irene R. Bernas, 95, of Lititz, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, after a short stay at Lancaster General Hospital's Comfort Care Unit.Irene lived independently at Brethren Village, in Lititz, and formerly lived in Mount Carmel, where she was born, June... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 6, 2021.
Julie Ann Nevick (Sassani)
MOUNT CARMEL - Julie Ann (Sassani) Nevick, 62, of Mount Carmel, passed away at her home Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.Julie was born in Philadelphia, April 6, 1959, a daughter of Eileen Marie (Morrissey) Sassani, who survives, and the late Anthony Francis Sassani.She graduated from Mount Carmel... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 6, 2021.
Chester Revinski
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Chester Revinski, 87, of 9 Dix St., passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, in New Jersey.He was born in Shamokin, Aug. 12, 1934, a son of the late Benjamin and Isabell (Pzekopski) Revinski.Chester was a 1954 graduate of Mount Carmel... Read More
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc - Mount Carmel
Published in The News Item on Oct. 6, 2021.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
John Joseph Conway Jr.
ELYSBURG - John Joseph Conway Jr., 57, of Sycamore Street, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.He was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 24, 1964, a son of the late John J. Jr. and Jeanette (Santoro) Conway. He grew up in Bronxville, New York... Read More
Roat-Kriner Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 5, 2021.
Bonnie Ford
COAL TOWNSHIP - Bonnie Ford, 65, of Tharptown, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, surrounded by her beloved pets and family.She was born in Wilmington, Delaware, June 7, 1956, a daughter of the late Gordon and Ruth "Sis" Latsha.Bonnie is survived by her wife... Read More
Published in The News Item on Oct. 5, 2021.
Monday, October 4, 2021
Jerome M. "Jerry" Buchinski
KULPMONT - Jerome M. "Jerry" Buchinski, 95, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, after a brief illness and hospitalization. Though tired and frail, he was determined to leave this Earth on his terms - with dignity, valor and love - just like he lived his life. He was surrounded by his children... Read More
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc. - Kulpmont
Published in The News Item on Oct. 4, 2021.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Sandra A. "Sandy" Ginther
COAL TOWNSHIP - Sandra A. "Sandy" Ginther, 85, of 1200 W. Willow St., went to be with her Lord and savior Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.Sandra was born in Shamokin, March 19, 1936, a daughter of the late Margaret (Duffy) and Paul Kaseman.Sandy... Read More
James Kelley Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 2, 2021.
Edward William Helfrick
ELYSBURG - Edward William Helfrick ("Senator Ed"), 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Maria St. Joseph Manor, in Danville.Senator Ed was born March 11, 1928, in Pottsville, a son of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth (Rosenberger) Helfrick.He graduated from Mount... Read More
C. J. Lucas Funeral Home, Inc - Mount Carmel
Published in The News Item from Sep. 30 to Oct. 2, 2021.
Margaret A. Tufts
LEWISBURG - Margaret Anne (Peggy) Tufts, 81, of Lewisburg, entered into rest Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village.Born Jan. 27, 1940, in Erie, she was the daughter of the late William A. Tufts and Kathryn M. (Green) Tufts.Surviving is a brother, William Tufts... Read More
Dominick T Adamo Funeral & Crematory Services
Published in The News Item on Oct. 2, 2021.
Friday, October 1, 2021
The Rev. John R. "Jack" Bowman
MIDDLEBURG - The Rev. John R. "Jack" Bowman, 86, of Middleburg, went to be with his Lord and savior, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. His passing was a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.He was born Oct. 15, 1934, in Shamokin... Read More
Hummel Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 1, 2021.
Dorothy E. Knerr
MOUNT CARMEL - Dorothy E. Knerr, 104, of Mount Carmel, went home into the arms of Jesus Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Coal Township.Dorothy was a daughter of the late Arthur and Della (Rumberger) Emschweiler. She was a lifetime resident... Read More
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services
Published in The News Item on Oct. 1, 2021.
Doris Darlene Wynn
HERNDON - Doris Darlene Wynn, 66, of Herndon, passed away into the arms of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Evangelical Community Hospital, in Lewisburg.Doris was born June 7, 1955, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late Mick and Betty (Yost) Shingara. She... Read More
Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Oct. 1, 2021.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Marvin E. Dewalt
WYOMISSING - The Rev. Marvin E. Dewalt, 94, of The Highlands at Wyomissing, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in his home. He was the husband of Gloria L. (Snyder) Dewalt with whom he celebrated 71 years of marriage.Born in Pitman, he was a son of the late Harry and Jennie... Read More
Lutz Funeral Home Inc
Published in The News Item on Sep. 30, 2021.
Margaret M. Scheponik
KULPMONT - Margaret M. Scheponik, 91, formerly of Kulpmont, passed away on Sept. 28, 2021, at Pine Run Retirement Community. Read More
Published in The News Item on Sep. 30, 2021.
Paul F. Shulski
MOUNT CARMEL - Paul F. Shulski, 73 of 337 W. Second St., Mount Carmel, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.Born at the former Ashland State Hospital on Nov. 13, 1947, he was a son of the late Francis and Gertrude (Zukowski) Shulski.He is a 1965... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Sep. 30, 2021.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Valerie Dawn Cassel
MOUNT CARMEL - Valerie Dawn Cassel, 57, of Mount Carmel, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.She was born in Allentown, Feb. 2, 1964, a daughter of the late George H. Kuhns and Joan Kuhns, who survives.She married Alva Mark Cassel, who survives... Read More
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Services
Published in The News Item on Sep. 28, 2021.
Catherine Price
FRACKVILLE - Catherine Price, 93, of Frackville, and formerly of Mowry, passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Broad Mountain Manor Nursing Center.She was born in Mowry, Oct. 3, 1927, a daughter of the late George and Sadie Minnich.She attended Butler Township schools.Catherine was... Read More
Fritz Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Sep. 28, 2021.
Raymond E. Stelma
MOUNT CARMEL - Raymond E. Stelma, 64, of 232 E. Water St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at his residence.He was born at the former Ashland State General Hospital, Fountain Springs, a son of Anna (Czeslowski) Stelma Zelinski, of Mount Carmel, who survives, and the late John... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Sep. 28, 2021.
Monday, September 27, 2021
David D. Pizzoli
MOUNT CARMEL - David D. Pizzoli, 81, of Mount Carmel, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, with his family by his side.David was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Danville, a son of the late David J. and Frances Martini Pizzoli. David grew up in Atlas and loved sharing stories of... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Sep. 27, 2021.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Lawrence J. "Larry" Keim Jr.
DORNSIFE - Lawrence J. "Larry" Keim Jr., 82, of Dornsife, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at his home.He was born in Herndon, Jan. 26, 1939, a son of the late Lawrence Sr. and Mae L. (Rebuck) Keim.He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1957.Larry worked as a farmer for... Read More
Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Sep. 25, 2021.
Wanda Spence Reid
PALMYRA - Wanda Spence Reid, 89, passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Londonderry Village, in Palmyra.Wanda was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Theodore and Pearl Spence. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, John H. Reid, in 1995.Wanda... Read More
Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Hershey
Published in The News Item on Sep. 25, 2021.
James A. Reimensnyder
MILTON - James A. Reimensnyder, 71, of Housels Run Road, Milton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at home with his loving wife by his side.Born Feb. 10, 1950, in Lewisburg, he was the son of the late Fillmore H. and Lois A. (Cotner) Reimensnyder. Just celebrating 50 years of... Read More
Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.C. - Turbotville
Published in The News Item on Sep. 25, 2021.
George A. Sudol II
WATSONTOWN - George A. Sudol II, 71, of State Route 44, Watsontown, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.Born June 15, 1950, in Lewisburg, he was the son of the late George A. and Daisy M. (Bucher) Sudol. On Nov. 8, 1969, he married the... Read More
Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.C. - Turbotville
Published in The News Item on Sep. 25, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Stephen J. "Steve" Mayton
KULPMONT - Stephen "Steve" J. Mayton, 73, of Kulpmont, was called by the Good Lord Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, 2021.Steve was born in Shamokin, Feb. 9, 1948, to Joseph and Dorothy (Adams) Mayton.He attended schools in Coal Township until his senior year of high school when his was... Read More
Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home
Published in The News Item on Sep. 24, 2021.
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