From WEEK OF, March 1 - March 8, 1999 Bonnie D. Carter SHAMOKIN - Mrs. Bonnie D. Carter, 55, of 132 E. Arch St., died Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2:50 a.m. at Shamokin Area Community Hospital after being stricken suddenly at home. She was in ill health for two and one-half years. Born in Bloomsburg Hospital, Aug. 9, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Walter A. and Mabel Adilla (Brosius) Auman. Mrs. Carter was the former activities director at Mountain View Manor, Coal Township. She was a 1961 graduate of Shamokin High School. She attended Philadelphia College of Bible. She was married March 13, 1971 in St. John's United Church of Christ, Shamokin, to William Carter. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Order of Eastern Star, Iris Chapter. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kellie Carter, Staten Island, N.Y. and a son, Douglas Carter, Middlesex, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Kupiec, Middlesex, N.J. and two brothers, Richard Auman, Philadelphia and Robert Auman, Arizona. Dorothy H. Martz PAXINOS RR 1 - Dorothy H. Martz, 75, of Paxinos RR 1, died Saturday, Feb. 27, in her residence. Born in Harrisburg on Aug. 29, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Grace (Lehman) Hart. Martz graduated from John Harris High School in Harrisburg in 1942 and from the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. She was first employed as a cadet nurse at Kennedy General Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She was later employed at Harrisburg Hospital and as an office nurse in State College. She then worked as a visiting nurse with Visiting Nurses Association of Shamokin and as a coronary care nurse at Sunbury Community Hospital. She was married to Frank L. Martz Jr., who died in 1996. She was a parishioner at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Elysburg, where she was treasurer, a Sunday School teacher and a member of Lutheran Church Women . She had previously served on church council. She is survived by three sons, Douglas H. and Keith A. Martz, both of Paxinos RR 1, and Frank L. Martz III of Danville RR 5; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Hart of Bethesda, Md., and Charles Hart of New Cumberland. Mary Polinka EXCELSIOR - Mary Polinka, 91, formerly of Excelsior, died Sunday evening, Feb. 28, in Mount Carmel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Excelsior on June 23, 1907, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Salon) Pellish. A homemaker, Polinka was a lifelong resident of Excelsior, where she attended schools as a youngster. She was married Feb. 17, 1932, in Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Shamokin to Vincent A. Polinka, who died June 22, 1972. She was a lifelong member of Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church, along with the parish's Blessed Virgin Mary Society and Sunflower Club. She is survived by one grandson; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Olga Boris of Clarks Summit, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Vincent E. Polinka, who died Oct. 15, 1985; and a sister, Helen Adzema, who died Feb. 11, 1996. Margaret Wilkinson MOUNT CARMEL - Margaret E. Wilkinson, 93, of 5 N. Walnut St., died Friday, Feb. 26 in the home of her daughter, Margaret Wightman, 2312 Harvard Avenue, Camp Hill. Born Aug. 2, 1905 in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late David and Maggie (Derr) Reese. She graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1924. In 1926, she graduated from Bloomsburg Normal School with a degree in elementary education. She had taught elementary school in Mount Carmel, Helfenstein and last worked in Sunbury, retiring in 1970. Mrs. Wilkinson also worked as co-proprietor of Wilkinson's Grocery Store. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Mount Carmel, where she had been very active. Mrs. Wilkinson had been a Sunday school teacher for many years, both in the primary department and the adult women's Queen Esther Class. She also had helped in many other church activities. She was married to George Wilkinson, who preceded her in death May 26, 1979. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret "Peg" Wightman, Camp Hill; a son, George R. Wilkinson, Easton; a stepdaughter, Marion Chase, Bowie, Md.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. H. David Reese, Towson, Md. She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. David Wilkinson. Clara Yeager Yost SHAMOKIN - Clara Yeager Yost, 82, formerly of 711 W. Chestnut St., died at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 in the home of her son, Claud D. Yeager, at 1342 W. Pine St., Coal Township. Born in Shamokin on Sept. 9, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Clara (Haines) Macker. A life long resident of Shamokin-Coal Township area, she attended local Catholic schools and the Silvern Heights Catholic School for Girls. In 1964, she married Charles Yost in Shamokin, and was a housewife. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township. Surviving in addition to her son, Claud D. Yeager of Coal Township are two grandsons; one brother, Harry Cox of Danville and two sisters, Emma Tressler of Sunbury and Betty Apollo of Shamokin. She was preceded in death by one son, Walter Yeager; one stepson, Robert C. Yost; one brother, Francis Macker of Shamokin and one sister, Verna Otto of Shamokin. Panteleona Catizone ASHLAND - Panteleona J. "Pat" Catizone, 69, of 540 Dutchtown Road, died Saturday, February 27 in Ashland Regional Medical Center. Born in Girardville, he was the son of Concetta (Fulginiti) Catizone, of Girardville and the late Anthony Catizone. He was married to the former Joan Coyne. Mr. Catizone attended St. Joseph School, Girardville. He was a barber and also was employed as a chef at the Indian Hills Golf Club, Paxinos. Mr. Catizone was an Army veteran. He was a member of St. Mauritius Church, Ashland. His other memberships include The Gordon Fire Company, Pennsylvania Barbers Association and the Thoroughbred Racing Association. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include one son, Anthony, Gowen City; four daughters, Teresa Catizone, Puerto Rico; Conchetta Sanders, Mount Carmel; Kathryn Balsavage, Girardville and Patsey Scanlon, at home; four brothers, Vincent, Girardville; Anthony, St. Clair; John, Lost Creek and Joseph, St. Clair; six sisters, Michelena Catizone and Marian Kleeman, both of Girardville; Concetta Hennessey, Folsom; Rosemary Zelli, Bridgeport; Jean Ann Kessler, Girardville and Betty Burns, Tennessee; six grandchildren; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews. Margaret Grayson SNYDERTOWN - Margaret Mary Grayson, 61, of Snydertown, died on Friday, Feb. 26 at 2:55 p.m. in the Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., where she was admitted on Feb. 15. Death terminated a lengthy illness. Born in Centralia on Sept. 30, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Florence (Higgins) Gaughan. In 1995, she moved to Snydertown, having previously lived in Mount Carmel and in Selinsgrove for 15 years. She was educated in Centralia Grade School and was a 1955 graduate of Mount Carmel Catholic High School. On April 18, 1959, in the former St. Ignatius Church, Centralia, she married Louis V. Grayson, who survives. She was the proprietor of the Ye Old Butcher Shop, Mount Carmel. Mrs. Grayson was a member of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Elysburg, and a former member of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Surviving along with her husband, Louis are three children, Richard L. Grayson of Reading; LeeAnn T. Grayson of Harrisburg and Christopher L. Grayson of Mount Carmel; one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) Bierowski of Elysburg and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Anthony Gaughan and one sister, Theresa Wilson. Karen Horan SHAMOKIN - Mrs. Karen Horan, 34, of 473 S. Shamokin St., died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 27, in her residence. Born in Shamokin, Nov. 23, 1964, Mrs. Horan was the daughter of James and Anna (Silkouski) Shaw, Shamokin. She was a lifelong Shamokin resident. She was a licensed practical nurse who was last employed at State Correctional Institute-Coal Township. She was married to Andrew Horan. Mrs. Horan was of the Catholic faith. She attended Shamokin Area High School. Survivors include her husband, Mount Carmel; two children, Catherine Shaw, Dornsife; and Mark Shaw, at home; her parents; and four sisters, Theresa Boyer, Danville, Rita Lesher, Shamokin; Lynn Shaw, Mount Carmel; and Tracy Shaw, Shamokin. William T. James SHAMOKIN RD 2 - William T. James, 88, of Shamokin RD 2 (Overlook), died Wednesday, Feb. 24. Born in Bunker Hill, Shamokin on March 3, 1910, he was the son of the late William T. Sr. and Emma (Henninger) James. Mr. James was a construction operating engineer for the International Union of Operating Engineers in Pennsylvania for 30 years, before retiring in 1975. Prior to that, he owned and operated a coal trucking company in Shamokin for 10 years. His wife, Dorothy G. (Snyder) James, preceded him in death. Mr. James was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ (Blue Church), in Overlook. He was a former fire chief and life member of the Ralpho Fire Company No. 1; life member of the Union Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 3, Tharptown; and life member of Sun Nor Tam Hunting Camp, Northumberland. Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy M. Williams, Schnecksville, Mrs. Lewis (Jacqueline A.) Delbaugh, Berkley Springs, W.Va. and Holly James, Mechanicsville, Va.; a brother, Richard Ammerman, Shamokin; one sister, Emma Thomas, Sunbury; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Jean, Robert, Charles, George and Sarah. Bonnie D. Carter SHAMOKIN - Mrs. Bonnie D. Carter, 55, of 132 E. Arch St., died Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2:50 a.m. at Shamokin Area Community Hospital after being stricken suddenly at home. She was in ill health for two and one-half years. Born in Bloomsburg Hospital, Aug. 9, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Walter A. and Mabel Adilla (Brosius) Auman. Mrs. Carter was the former activities director at Mountain View Manor, Coal Township. She was a 1961 graduate of Shamokin High School. She attended Philadelphia College of Bible. She was married March 13, 1971 in St. John's United Church of Christ, Shamokin, to William Carter. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Order of Eastern Star, Iris Chapter. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kellie Carter, Staten Island, N.Y. and a son, Douglas Carter, Middlesex, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Kupiec, Middlesex, N.J. and two brothers, Richard Auman, Philadelphia and Robert Auman, Arizona. Daniel Harper HAYWARD, Calif. - Daniel Lester Harper, 83, formerly of Shamokin, died Feb. 5 in his home. He was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was born in Shamokin, where he lived for 27 years before moving to Saginaw, Mich. Mr. Harper was known to his friend in Shamokin as "Les." He dropped out of the sixth grade to work in the coal mines to financially help his family. Later he worked as a truck driver, delivering coal and later delivering mobile homes. He resided in Saginaw, Mich. for 36 years. He was a 50-year member of Saginaw Moose Club. He was a union man for 31 years with the UAW working at General Motors. He last worked as a fireman boiler operator. He was retired for the past 20 years, moving to California. He was married to his wife, Gertrude, for 60 years. He is also the father of one daughter, Dawn; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Leo F. Palewicz MOUNT CARMEL - Leo F. Palewicz, 82, of 443 W. Cherry St., died Thursday, Feb. 25 at 3 a.m. in Geisinger Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was a patient at the hospital for one week. Born in Mount Carmel, Jan. 20, 1917, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Anna (Lisiewski) Palewicz. He was a lifelong resident of Mount Carmel. Mr. Palewicz was a 1935 graduate of Mount Carmel High School. He was married on May 26, 1951 in St. John the Baptist Church, Mount Carmel to the former Geraldine H. Rovnak. He worked as a clerk in mens' clothing stores, the Hub and Matlows. Mr. Palewicz was a member of Divine Redeemer Church, Mount Carmel, formerly Our Mother of Consolation Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mount Carmel American Legion, Knights of Columbus, life member of the American Hose & Chemical Co., AARP and Ramblers Club, all of Mount Carmel. He was an avid hunter and life member of the Steam Pipe Hunting Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific on the USS Relief as a Pharmacist Mate First Class. He was the past commander of the Mount Carmel American Legion. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael R. Palewicz, Mount Carmel and Martin L. Palewicz, Kulpmont; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Graziano, New York City; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Lindemuth and Bernice Osinski. John T. Duffey MONTOURSVILLE - John T. Duffey, 73, of 1012 Pine St., died Wednesday, Feb. 24 in his home. Born in Shamokin, Sept. 28, 1925, he was a son of Thomas J. and Caroline (Smith) Duffey. Mr. Duffey was a 1943 graduate of the former St. Edward's High School, Shamokin. He retired in 1985 after 23 years with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Office of Employment Security. He was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, PARSE PA Association of Retired State Employees, Catholic Golden Age Club and AARP. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Duffey and his wife, the former Louise M. Fitzpatrick, observed their 50th wedding anniversary this past June 5. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ann Komelasky, Manassas, Va. and Patricia Haefner, South Williamsport; five grandchildren and a sister, Margaret Kaseman, Shamokin. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Duffey Jr.; two sisters, Helene Boardman and Marie Bartol and a granddaughter, Caroline Komelasky. Ann R. Carpenter


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