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From WEEK OF, March 29 - April 5, 1999
 
Stephen Tatusko
COAL TOWNSHIP - Stephen Theodore Tatusko, 86, formerly of Ranshaw and 30 S. Second St., Shamokin, and a guest at Mountain View Manor for one year died at 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 in Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he was admitted on Tuesday. He was in ill health for two years.
Born in Ranshaw on April 24, 1912, he was a son of the late Theodore and Clara (Wyslocki) Tatusko. A life time resident of the Shamokin-Coal Township area, he attended Coal Township Schools and was a produce manager at the A&P Store, Shamokin.
On Sept. 16, 1942, in Ranshaw, he married Anna May Olley, who died on March 9.
During World War II, he served with the United States Army. He was a member of the Ranshaw United Methodist Church, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Brady Friendship Club and a life member of the Brady Fire Co.
Surviving are his two daughters, Mrs. N. Daniel (Noreen) Schwalm of Shamokin and Mrs. James (Judy) Ramp of South Hampton; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Walter, Michael and Andrew Tatusko and his sister, Mary Worhach.
Ralph Rovito
KULPMONT - Ralph (Hazy) Rovito, 91, formerly of 638 Chestnut St., died Wednesday, March 24, in Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he was admitted earlier that same day. He was a guest in Mountain View Manor, Coal Township, for the past three years.
Born in Isca Suliona, Italy on Aug. 9, 1907, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Rose (Calabretta) Rovito. He was a Kulpmont resident and worked as a hard coal miner.
Mr. Rovito served in Germany in the United States Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, Kulpmont, formerly St. Mary's Church.
Mr. Rovito was a member of the Holy Name Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8354, American Legion Post 231, both in Kulpmont; and the Sons of Italy, Mount Carmel.
Surviving are one brother, Albert Rovito, Mount Carmel; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam, James and Anthony Rovito and one sister, Mary Anania.
Kenneth H. Miller
SHAMOKIN - Kenneth H. Miller, 77, of 21 S. Shamokin St., died on Tuesday, March 23, in the Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Born in Shamokin, on March 10, 1922, he was a son of the late Harold and Bernice (Erdman) Miller.
On Nov. 8, 1942, he married the former Anna M. Renn.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army and saw action in the Pacific. For 33 years, he was employed with Hall's Motor Transit Co.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son and one daughter, John R. Miller of Liverpool RR1 and Sandra J. Evans of Royersford; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Arlene M. Hertzog
PAXINOS - Arlene M. Hertzog, 74, of Meadowview, died Wednesday, March 24, in Centre Community Hospital, State College, following a sudden illness.
Born in Trevorton on June 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mabel (Heim) Taylor.
Hertzog, who attended Trevorton High School, had worked at Arrow Shirt Factory in Paxinos until retiring in 1984.
She was married April 30, 1967, to Donald W. Hertzog, who survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Bryan Balavage of Franklin; a daughter, Mrs. Vern (Cheryl) Adams of Trevorton; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Zinck of Jersey Shore RD; a stepson, Darryl Hertzog of Danville RD; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild.
Richard H. Foltz
CRANFORD, N.J. - Richard H. Foltz, 74, died on Tuesday, March 9 in Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield.
Born in Shamokin, he was a son of the late Thomas and Phronie Foltz, who lived on Sixth Street. He was a 1942 graduate of Shamokin High School and graduated from Gettysburg College and Pace University.
A resident of Cranford, N.J., since 1956, he was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.
He was an analyst in administrative services with Exxon Corp., before retiring in 1985, after more than 25 years with the company and its predecessor, the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey.
During World War II, he saw combat in France with the 26th Infantry in the Third Army of General George Patton.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Cora E.; two sons, Kirk R. of Middletown and Craig B. of Tuscon, Ariz. and six grandchildren.
Sister Marian Teresa Coogan
SPARKHILL, N.Y. - Sister Marian Teresa Coogan, OP, 82, a former Shamokin resident, died Wednesday, March 3, in Siena Hall Infirmary at the Dominican Convent in Sparkhill.
Sister Marian Teresa, the former Marie Coogan, was a daughter of the late Clare and Lillian Coogan.
She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkhill on Feb. 2, 1936. She was professed on Aug. 25, 1937, and made her final vows on Aug. 26, 1942.
She received a bachelor's degree in education from Manhattan College in the Bronx and completed graduate work in reading at the college. Her teaching assignments included St. Catherine of Sienna School in Manhattan, St. Brendan, St. Helena, St. Martin of Tours, St. Joseph and St. Anthony Schools in the Bronx, St. Augustine, New City, Rosary Academy, Sparkhill and Holy Trinity in the Arlington section of Poughkeepsie.
Sister Marian Teresa, who graduated from St. Edward High School in Shamokin in 1932, retired in 1989 and had resided at the Dominican Convent since then.
She was an excellent singer and teacher of children.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Coogan.
Arlene M. Hertzog
PAXINOS - Arlene M. Hertzog, 74, of Meadowview, died Wednesday, March 24, in Centre Community Hospital, State College, following a sudden illness.
Born in Trevorton on June 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mabel (Heim) Taylor.
Hertzog, who attended Trevorton High School, had worked at Arrow Shirt Factory in Paxinos until retiring in 1984.
She was married April 30, 1967, to Donald W. Hertzog, who survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Bryan Balavage of Franklin; a daughter, Mrs. Vern (Cheryl) Adams of Trevorton; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Zinck of Jersey Shore RD; a stepson, Darryl Hertzog of Danville RD; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild.
Madaline C. Thiroway
NATALIE - Madaline C. Thiroway, 88, of 46 Colonial Ave., died Sunday, March 28 at 10:26 a.m. in Geisinger Medical Center.
Born in Natalie, April 29, 1910, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Cleaver.
Mrs. Thiroway was a graduate of Mount Carmel Township High School. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Mount Carmel; Lewisburg Rambler's Club, Fountain Springs Country Club and was historian for Geisinger Women's Auxiliary and a volunteer at Geisinger for many years. She was empl in the controller's office at the Northumberland County Courthouse. Her husband, Patrick J. Thiroway, preceded her in death.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Dominic LaBella
TAMAQUA - Dominic A. "Red" LaBella, 69, of Box 1028 RD1, formerly of Shamokin, died Sunday, March 28 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp.
Born in Tamaqua, Dec. 8, 1929, he was a son of the late Amelio and Mary (Lotito) LaBella.
Mr. LaBella and his wife owned and operated the Boston Seafood Restaurant and Market in Shamokin from 1959 to 1989.
Mr. LaBella was a member of St. Jerome R.C.C. Church, Tamaqua and the New England Fire Co., Tamaqua RD1. He was married Sept. 15, 1951 to the former Violet R. Sobities. He worked in #8 Colliery, Tamaqua, until 1952 and then the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Surviving is his wife; a sister, Josephine (LaBella) Willing, New Philadelphia and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony J. LaBella and Rocco LaBella and five sisters, Rose Romano, Anna Enama, Elizabeth Walburn, Lena Koch and Cecelia Herbinko.
Maude R. Ploppert
SUNBURY RR 1 - Maude R. Ploppert, 90, of Sunbury RR 1, died Saturday evening, March 27, in Grandview Health Home, Danville.
Born in Mount Carmel on April 21, 1908, she was the daughter of the late John and Minnie (Hornberger) Crawford.
A former beautician, she also had been employed by Westinghouse Corp., Mandata Poultry Co. and Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove.
She was married to Lamar D. Ploppert, who died in 1985.
She was a member of Klinesgrove United Methodist Church, Sunbury RR 1.
She is survived by a daughter, Madeline Snyder of Manheim; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Warren; a grandson; and several brothers and sisters.
Ada V. Derck
SHAMOKIN RD 1 - Mrs. Ada V. Derck, 79, of Shamokin RD 1 (West Cameron Township), died Sunday, March 28 at 11:55 a.m. in her residence. She had been ill the past several years.
Born in West Cameron Township on June 18, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Minnie (Tobias) Long. She was a lifetime resident of West Cameron Township and was a homemaker.
She was married June 14, 1938 in Herndon to Charles V. Derck, who died Oct. 9, 1981.
Mrs. Derck attended West Cameron Township schools and was of the Protestant faith.
She was a member of the Shamokin Senior Action Center.
Surviving are three sons, Glenn Derck, Shamokin RD 1; Randall Derck, Shamokin and Larry Derck, Trevorton; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Lola Erdman, Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by one son, Barry Derck; two brothers, Grant Long and Norman Long; and three sisters, Viola Helt, Mabel Dewalt and Martha H. Moore.
Rose A. Kidron
TREVORTON - Mrs. Rose A. Kidron, 80, of 110 W. Market St., died Sunday, March 28 at midnight in the Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where she was a patient since March 25.
Born in Trevorton on July 31, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Felecia (Vottero) Berra Sr. She was a lifelong Trevorton resident.
She was married Sept. 27, 1939 in Trevorton to Thomas F. Kidron, who died Nov. 26, 1976.
Mrs. Kidron was a 1936 graduate of Trevorton High School.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Trevorton; Council of Catholic Women and the Trevorton Patsies.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Joan) Fox, Millersburg and Mrs. Mark (Susan) Gross, Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Benjamin Berra, Trevorton; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Sager, Mrs. George (Mary) Snyder, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkinson and Mrs. Wilford (Theresa) Heim, all of Trevorton; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph T. Berra.
Russell Machusak
EDISON, N.J. - Russell E. Machusak, 66, of Edison, N.J., formerly of Kulpmont, died March 24 in his home following a lengthy illness.
Born in Kulpmont, July 16, 1932, he was a son of the late Walter and Alice (Wery) Machusak.
Mr. Machusak was a 1950 graduate of Kulpmont High School. He was married to the former Joan Varano of Kulpmont. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Machusak resided in Metuchen, N.J. for 32 years before moving to Edison, N.J.
Survivors include his wife; two children, Susan Blouch, Edison, N.J. and Mark Machusak, East Amwell, N.J.; four grandchildren and two brothers, Eugene, Sunbury and Donald, Hopewell, N.J. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard, in 1981.
John G. Magagna
KULPMONT - John G. Magagna, 71, of 3 Lamplight Acres, died Sunday, March 28 in his home following a lengthy illness.
Born in White Plains, N.Y. on Nov. 8, 1927, he was a son of the late John R. and Mary (Ferrari) Magagna. He resided in Kulpmont since he was two years old.
Mr. Magagna attended St. Mary's Grade School, Kulpmont. He was married to the former Gloria Dorkoski on June 16, 1956 in St. Anthony's Church, Ranshaw, by Msgr. Thomas Bartol. He worked in the Shamokin Dress Co. in the cutting room for 25 years and prior to that he worked for Rhoades Flower Shop, Kulpmont. He was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, Kulpmont, formerly St. Casimir Church. He was a life member of the West End Fire Co., Kulpmont and the Kulpmont Senior Action Center.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Richard Magagna, Dillsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Marie) Russell, New Freedom and Mrs. Eugene (Catherine) McGann, Kulpmont and several nieces and nephews.
Frank S. Bressi
MOUNT CARMEL - Frank S. Bressi, 63, of 300 N. Maple St., died Friday, March 26 at 2:03 p.m. in the Shamokin Area Community Hospital emergency room, Coal Township.
Born in Marion Heights on March 2, 1936, he was the son of Theresa (Chandash) (Bressi) Feddock, of Marion Heights and Samuel A. Bressi, who died Dec. 26, 1963. He had lived in Mount Carmel for the last 15 years, having previously resided in Marion Heights.
Mr. Bressi attended Marion Heights Catholic Grade School and was a 1953 graduate of Kulpmont High School.
On March 22, 1958 in St. Joseph's Church, Locust Gap, he was married to the former Barbara Ann M. Boylan.
Mr. Bressi worked as an independent truck driver and also worked as an attendant for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Social Club, Kulpmont.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict from Nov. 5, 1953 until Nov. 7, 1955.
Mr. Bressi was a former member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Marion Heights.
He also belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8354 and American Legion Post 231, both in Kulpmont; Marion Heights Fire Company, Kulpmont Sportsman Club, West End Fire Company, Kulpmont and the Atlas Legion.
In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include one son, Frank S. Bressi II, Milton; four daughters, Mrs. Kermit (Alicia) Britton, Coal Township; Mrs. Kevin (Kimberly) Vaughan, Blackwood, N.J.; Barbara Ann M. Bressi, Kulpmont and Patricia Bressi, Marion Heights; one brother, William Bressi, Marion Heights, who resides with the mother; and nine grandchildren.
Leanna A. Unger
WILMINGTON, Del. - Mrs. Leanna A. Unger, 94, formerly of 20 E. Lincoln St., Shamokin, died Friday, March 26, at 2:30 a.m. in Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del.. She had been a guest at Manor Care Nursing Home, Wilmington, Del., since 1995.
Born in Shamokin, May 6, 1904, Mrs. Unger was the daughter of the late Willard K. and Annie J. (Anderson) Thomas. She was a homemaker. She had worked as an accountant at Market Street National Bank after her graduation in 1922 until 1930. Mrs. Unger was a 1922 graduate of Shamokin High School.
She was married April 18, 1930, in First Presbyterian Church, Shamokin, to Marlin S. Unger, who died May 4, 1979. Mrs. Unger was an active member of Lincoln Street United Methodist Church, Shamokin, having served as a teacher and superintendent of the children's division of the church' Sunday school for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Marilyn) High, Oreland, and Mrs. David (Jeanne) Reed, Newark, Del.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas M. Unger, and a brother, Lloyd Thomas.
Dorothy Olenchock
WILKES-BARRE - Mrs. Dorothy E. (O'Neil) Olenchock, 300 Park Avenue Tower, Apartment 208, formerly of Kulpmont, died Friday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre where she was a patient for 10 days.
Born in Kulpmont, Oct. 8, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Edna (Koronkiewicz) O'Neil.
Mrs. Olenchock was reared in Kulpmont and in 1946 moved to Philadelphia and later to Levittown. In 1998 she moved to Wilkes-Barre where she resided until the time of her death. She attended St. Mary's Grade School, Kulpmont and was a graduate of Kulpmont High School. She was a housewife. She was a member of Church of the Holy Angels, Kulpmont, formerly St. Mary's Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Debra M. Adler, Dallas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Wilbert Carmitchel
MOUNT CARMEL - Wilbert K. Carmitchel, 71, of 315 S. Hickory St., died on Monday, March 29, in Ashland Regional Medical Center, Ashland.
He was born in Shamokin, on June 23, 1927, to the late Andrew J. and Edith (Jones) Carmitchel. He attended schools in Mount Carmel and was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Mount Carmel, where he had served as trustee of the board of the church.
He had worked for John's Manville Co., Manville, N.J., retiring March 1986. He had served in the 25th Infantry, 64th Field Artillery during World War II.
He was a life member of Clover Hose, member of VFW of Mount Carmel and Senior Citizens.
Survivors are a half brother, Robert Carmitchel of Lancaster; half sister, Edith Reardon of Cambridge, Ohio and cousins.
Anna Kogut Barnes
FLUSHING, Mich. - Anna Kogut Barnes, 90, died on Monday, Feb. 15 at her daughter's residence.
A life long resident of Mount Carmel, she worked at the former cigar factory and garment industry until her retirement.
Lucy I. Beaver
KULPMONT - Mrs. Lucy I. Beaver, 88, of 651 Chestnut St., died Sunday, March 28, of pneumonia and complications of old age in the Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township. She was a guest at Mountain View Manor, Coal Township, for six months.
Born in Brady on Dec. 4, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sarah (Crawford) Jarvis. She was the third and youngest daughter of 10 brothers and sisters. She lived in Marion Heights, but in the late 1920s moved to Kulpmont, where she resided at 651 Chestnut St. since 1940.
She attended school in Brady and in Marion Heights.
On June 14, 1930 in Grace Lutheran Church, Mount Carmel, she was married to Carleton L. Beaver, who died in 1965.
Mrs. Beaver was a lifelong employee of the General Cigar Company, initially at the factory and then at the Mahanoy City facility. She retired from the General Cigar Company in 1970 at the age of 60.
Mrs. Beaver was a longtime member of All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kulpmont.
Surviving are two sons, Donald C. and Joanne Beaver and Dr. Robert J. and Barbara Beaver; four grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. She was the last of 10 children of the Edward and Sarah Jarvis family.
Joseph Corbacio
HARRISBURG - Joseph N. Corbacio, 70, of 6749 Laboure Drive, Rutherford, died Sunday, March 28, in Harrisburg Hospital.
Mr. Corbacio was retired from Conrail. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, a member and trustee of Rutherford AMVETS Post 286; Rutherford Reliance Hose, Lawnton American Legion Post 998; Allison Hill Republican Club and Hershey Italian Club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Theresa Vivaldo; a son, Joseph, a granddaughter, three brothers, Robert, Helfenstein; John and Albert, both of Mount Carmel; a sister, Catherine Allen, Holidaysburg, and nieces and nephews.
Mary Haggerty
COAL TOWNSHIP - Mary E. Haggerty, 88, a former resident of Coal Township, died Sunday, March 28, at 5:45 p.m. at ManorCare Health Services, Sunbury.
Born in Lewistown on Aug. 30, 1910, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Parfeit) Rhoades. She was married on March 15, 1927, in Shamokin to Raymond J. Haggerty, who died on April 21, 1971.
She was a homemaker and was a life time resident of Coal Township. She attended Shamokin schools. She was a longtime member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Shamokin.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Jr., of Honey Grove, Texas, and Ronald Haggerty Sr., Coal Township; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Joyce) Bower, Coal Township, and Mrs. Elizabeth Strawser, a guest at Mansion Nursing Home, Sunbury; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Sarah Werline, Shamokin, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Clayton, Herman, Walter and Clarence Rhoades.
Wilbert Carmitchel
MOUNT CARMEL - Wilbert K. Carmitchel, 71, of 315 S. Hickory St., died on Monday, March 29, in Ashland Regional Medical Center, Ashland.
He was born in Shamokin, on June 23, 1927, to the late Andrew J. and Edith (Jones) Carmitchel. He attended schools in Mount Carmel and was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Mount Carmel, where he had served as trustee of the board of the church.
He had worked for John's Manville Co., Manville, N.J., retiring March 1986. He had served in the 25th Infantry, 64th Field Artillery during World War II.
He was a life member of Clover Hose, member of VFW of Mount Carmel and Senior Citizens.
Survivors are a half brother, Robert Carmitchel of Lancaster; half sister, Edith Reardon of Cambridge, Ohio and cousins.
Anna Kogut Barnes
FLUSHING, Mich. - Anna Kogut Barnes, 90, died on Monday, Feb. 15 at her daughter's residence.
A life long resident of Mount Carmel, she worked at the former cigar factory and garment industry until her retirement.
Lucy I. Beaver
KULPMONT - Mrs. Lucy I. Beaver, 88, of 651 Chestnut St., died Sunday, March 28, of pneumonia and complications of old age in the Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township. She was a guest at Mountain View Manor, Coal Township, for six months.
Born in Brady on Dec. 4, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sarah (Crawford) Jarvis. She was the third and youngest daughter of 10 brothers and sisters. She lived in Marion Heights, but in the late 1920s moved to Kulpmont, where she resided at 651 Chestnut St. since 1940.
She attended school in Brady and in Marion Heights.
On June 14, 1930 in Grace Lutheran Church, Mount Carmel, she was married to Carleton L. Beaver, who died in 1965.
Mrs. Beaver was a lifelong employee of the General Cigar Company, initially at the factory and then at the Mahanoy City facility. She retired from the General Cigar Company in 1970 at the age of 60.
Mrs. Beaver was a longtime member of All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kulpmont.
Surviving are two sons, Donald C. and Joanne Beaver and Dr. Robert J. and Barbara Beaver; four grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews. She was the last of 10 children of the Edward and Sarah Jarvis family.
Joseph Corbacio
HARRISBURG - Joseph N. Corbacio, 70, of 6749 Laboure Drive, Rutherford, died Sunday, March 28, in Harrisburg Hospital.
Mr. Corbacio was retired from Conrail. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, a member and trustee of Rutherford AMVETS Post 286; Rutherford Reliance Hose, Lawnton American Legion Post 998; Allison Hill Republican Club and Hershey Italian Club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Theresa Vivaldo; a son, Joseph, a granddaughter, three brothers, Robert, Helfenstein; John and Albert, both of Mount Carmel; a sister, Catherine Allen, Holidaysburg, and nieces and nephews.
Mary Haggerty
COAL TOWNSHIP - Mary E. Haggerty, 88, a former resident of Coal Township, died Sunday, March 28, at 5:45 p.m. at ManorCare Health Services, Sunbury.
Born in Lewistown on Aug. 30, 1910, she was a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Parfeit) Rhoades. She was married on March 15, 1927, in Shamokin to Raymond J. Haggerty, who died on April 21, 1971.
She was a homemaker and was a life time resident of Coal Township. She attended Shamokin schools. She was a longtime member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Shamokin.
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Jr., of Honey Grove, Texas, and Ronald Haggerty Sr., Coal Township; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Joyce) Bower, Coal Township, and Mrs. Elizabeth Strawser, a guest at Mansion Nursing Home, Sunbury; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Sarah Werline, Shamokin, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Clayton, Herman, Walter and Clarence Rhoades.
Kenneth Roy Sands
MIFFLINVILLE - Kenneth Roy Sands, 52, of Mary Street, died at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 28 in his residence.
Born in Seaside, Ore., on March 18, 1947, he was a son of Joseph Sands of Fort Myers, Fla., and Marion White Sands of Shamokin.
A resident of Mifflinville for the past 13 years, he previously lived in Mocanoaqua and Shamokin. He was a facility technician with Buffet Inc., and previously with PP&L as a first line supervisor. He was a Shamokin High School graduate.
A Navy veteran of three years, he served in the Vietnam War. He was president of the USS Tutuila Association, member of the American Legion Post Shickshinny and life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2318 of Shamokin.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Lehman, who he married in 1989; two stepchildren, Mrs. Scott (Nicole) Heim of Bloomsburg and Timothy Witcoskie of Trevorton; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Susan) Long of Dornsife and Mrs. James (Sarah Lisa) Aquino of St. Louis, Mo., and one brother, Joseph of Shamokin.
Frances Remash
KULPMONT - Mrs. Frances Florence (Budock) Remash, 88, of the Ann Joachim House, 840 Scott St., died Tuesday, March 30 at 1:55 a.m. in the Ashland Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was a patient in the hospital for 1 ba 12 ea weeks and was a guest at the Ann Joachim House for five years.
Born in Mount Carmel on March 14, 1911, she was the daughter of the late John and Wanda (Mateja) Budock. She was raised in Mount Carmel, but in 1933 moved to Atlas, where she lived for 50 years until she moved to the Ann Joachim House.
On Oct. 14, 1933 in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, she was married to Edward Remash, who died Dec. 9, 1985. She worked for local dress factories in the area.
Mrs. Remash was a member of the Church of the Holy Angels, Kulpmont and a former member of Our Mother of Consolation Church, Mount Carmel.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Remash, Manchester, N.H. and Hugh Remash, Seattle, Wash.; three grandsons; two great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Louise Yentsch
MOUNT CARMEL - Louise Weissinger Yentsch, 81, of 206 W. Avenue, died Tuesday, March 30 at 12:35 a.m. in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born in Mount Carmel, March 4, 1918, she was a daughter of the late J. Russel and Emma (Edwards) Weissinger.
Mrs. Yentsch was a 1935 graduate of Mount Carmel High School and was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Mount Carmel. She was married to Raymond W. Yentsch who died Aug. 12, 1989.
Survivors include three children, Mrs. Jack W. Gundrum, Oxford, Conn.; Kevin and Duane Yentsch, both of Mount Carmel; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, James R. Weissinger, Mount Carmel.
John M. Bolich
ELIZABETHTOWN - John M. Bolich, 87, of 600 N. Mount Joy St., died Monday, March 29 at the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown.
Born in Shenandoah, May 21, 1911, he was a son of the late Oscar O. and Mary (Tindle) Bolich.
Mr. Bolich was married Oct. 9, 1954 to the former Viola Mutchler. He was a 1935 graduate of Eckels College of Embalming. He retired in 1976 from the Mechanicsburg Naval Depot where he had been a clerk. Prior to that he had worked at the Olmstead Air Force Base, Middletown, for 26 years in warehouse and supply. During this time he also had worked at the Boyer Funeral Home, Inc., Elizabethtown. Prior to this he had worked as a supervisor for Great American Tea Company, Shenandoah, for eight years.
Mr. Bolich was a very active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown, a member of the Abraham C. Treichler Lodge F&AM Lodge 682; past master of the Frackville Lodge F&AM 737; member of the Harrisburg Consistory, Harrisburg Lodge of Perfection, Tall Cedars, Harrisburg. He was district chairman of the 60th District for Masonic Education for 22 years. He was a life member of the Frackville B.P.O.E. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was wounded in Germany and earned the Purple Heart and a Good Conduct Medal.
Survivors include his wife; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a step-son, George Steinhart.
Linda A. Hummel
SHAMOKIN - Linda A. Hummel, 49, of 401 S. Vine St., died Tuesday, March 30 at 6:19 a.m. in the Shamokin Area Community Hospital.
Born in Shamokin on July 22, 1949, she was the daughter of William J. and Ann A. (Rozycki) Hummel, of Shamokin. She was a lifelong Shamokin resident.
Miss Hummel was a registered nurse having worked 17 years at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia and was currently a nursing supervisor at Mountain View Manor, Coal Township. She also worked part time at the Gambro Health Care Dialysis Clinic of Kulpmont.
She attended St. Stanislaus School and was a 1967 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, Coal Township. She completed nurses' training at St. Joseph's Hospital, Reading.
Miss Hummel was a member of Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin.
In addition to her parents, survivors include one sister, Dianne Hummel, Illinois; three aunts; and cousins.