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HAMBURG, N.Y. — Sister Mary Helen Royack died peacefully at 8:38 p.m. June 28, 2019, at the Colette Hilbert Care Community in her 87th year of life and her 66th year of religious life.

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KULPMONT — Rita (D’Alexander) Douty, 90, formerly of 1201 Chestnut St., Kulpmont, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Shenandoah.

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STOWE — Alice Bakowicz, 90, passed away July 8, 2019, at her residence in Stowe.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — God called his angel, Chrystal Ann Henley, home on July 2, 2019.

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ATLAS — Walter F. Kozlowski, 70, of 487 W. Saylor St., Atlas, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his family.

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SHAMOKIN — Elvera Ann (Rickert) Snyder, 52, of Shamokin, passed away in her home on July 9, 2019.

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MIDDLETOWN —Dorothy M. Seroski, 80, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest Friday, July 12, 2019. She was the widow of Walter A. Seroski.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Catherine L. Lynch, 94, of Laurel Street, and formerly of West Wood Street, Shamokin, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Coal Township.

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HUMMELSTOWN — Lena C. Klinger Herr, 89, of Hummelstown, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, in the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.

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HAZLE TOWNSHIP — Robert P. Miller, 82, formerly of 804 W. Mulberry St., Coal Township, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, in Hazle Township, where he had been residing.

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SHAMOKIN — Joseph W. Marinelli Jr., 79, of Shamokin and formerly of Atlas, passed away Monday morning, July 8, 2019, at his residence.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Marie Cuff, 89, formerly of 136 W. Seventh St., passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. She was a recent resident of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.

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SHAMOKIN — Catherine Lynch, 94, of Shamokin, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Coal Township. Funeral arrangements and a full obituary will be printed in Friday’s edition of The News-Item.

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SHAMOKIN — Vincent E. Stefanowicz Sr., 78, of 239 S. Sixth St., passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at his residence.

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WILBURTON — Robert “Skip” Marlow, 83, of 13 Sherwood Road, Wilburton, passed away Tuesday morning, July 9, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Doris Minker, 96, of 1630 W. Lynn St., passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Genesis Center in La Plata, Maryland.

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SHAMOKIN — John “Jack” Edward Rosini, 80, of 5 N. Market St., Shamokin, passed away while a resident at Nottingham Village skilled nursing facility with his loving family by his side. He was the second of four sons born to Dorothy and Ace Rosini.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Marcos T. Millan, 42, of Mount Carmel, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his residence.

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STRONG — Michael J. Bednarchick, 76, 122 Second St., passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, surrounded by his family.

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SHAMOKIN — Joseph W. Marinelli Jr., 79, of Shamokin and formerly of Atlas, passed away Monday morning, July 8, 2019, at his residence.

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SPRING CITY — Paul Thomas Williams, 95, of 1 Veterans Drive, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at South Eastern Veterans Center.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Daniel J. Joraskie, 59, of 42 S. Pear St., Mount Carmel, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following a six-month illness. He was surrounded by family and friends.

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SHAMOKIN — Lamar W. Yoder Jr., 53, 170 E. Dewart St., Shamokin, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his residence. He was in declining health for the past several years.

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ASHLAND — Fae A. (Hubler) Geist, 82, of Ashland, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at her home surrounded by family.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Norman A. Krepshaw, 100, of 2050 Trevorton Road, Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Andrew Street, Elysburg, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

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HARRISBURG — Ray L. Brosius, 89, of Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, formerly of Dornsife, died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the Colonial Park Care Center, King Russ Road.

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Wilmington, N.C. — Joan L. Shoop Ford, 89, of Wilmington, North Carolina, formerly of Shamokin, passed away peacefully Monday, July 1, 2019, in Wilmington.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Marie Cuff, 89, formerly of 136 W. Seventh St., passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. She was a recent resident of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.

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MILLTOWN, N.J. — Dorothy L. Culp, 89, of Milltown, New Jersey, formerly of San Francisco, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at her sister’s home in Milltown.

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SHAMOKIN — John E. “Jack” Rosini, 80, of 5 N. Market St., passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at Nottingham Village.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Carol Ann McGinn, 76, of 2050 Trevorton Road, and formerly of 1309 W. Spruce St., went to be with her Lord at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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MILLERSTOWN — Tammy S. Seger, 59, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019, at her home in Millerstown.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Naomi D. Mielke, 88, of Mount Carmel, and formerly of Trevorton, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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ATLAS — Lucas Roy Peters, of 437 W. Saylor St., Atlas, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.

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RIDLEY PARK — Nicholas “Nick” J. Bizzarro died suddenly June 21, 2019, of a broken heart, having just buried his 36-year-old son Nick Jr. just weeks ago.

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ALLENTOWN — Stephen L. Lonsdale, 53, formerly of Wilburton, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown.

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BERLIN, New Jersey — Joan Warholic Callahan, formerly of Kulpmont, passed from this life early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019.

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KULPMONT — James R. Korenkiewicz, 71, of 915 Scott St., passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his residence with his wife at his side.

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SHAMOKIN — Margaret M. Madara, 94, of 4031 Upper Road, passed into the presence of her savior and Lord Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

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SHAMOKIN — Louis P. Yost Sr., 56, of 521 Chestnut Road, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 30, 2019. with his family and friends at his side.

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SHAMOKIN — Louis P. Yost, 56, of 521 Chestnut Road, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 30, 2019, with family and friends by his side.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Theresa M. (Callahan) Skavery, 57, of 24 N. Locust St., Mount Carmel, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

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RANSHAW — Alexandra “Sandra” Marie Rompolski, 75, of 512 Water St., died peacefully at home Saturday, June 29, with family by her side.

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SHAMOKIN — Ann L. Kreisher, 91, of Shamokin, passed away on May 15, 2019, after complications from a fall.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Michael “Dusty” Howell, 74, of Coal Township passed away peacefully Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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KULPMONT — Clara (Jankowski) Mrozek, 92, went to be with our Lord and savior, Jesus, Saturday, June 22, 2019.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Margaret M. (Blazek) Kline, 82, of 618 W. Pine St., passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

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COAL TOWNSHIP— Dennis L. Erdman III, 30, of 1702 W. Wood St., passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Easton Hospital in Northampton.