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LANCASTER — H. Irvin “Hank” Strausser, 95, a proud World War II U.S. Navy veteran, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Brethren Village, sharing his last precious moments with his son. Hank is joyfully reunited with his beloved wife of 68 years, Fern (Sweigart) Strausser. They …

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MARION HEIGHTS — Caroline D. (Janaskie) Ryniak, 99, of 539 North St., passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Mount Carmel Senior Living Community, Mount Carmel.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Jeanette “Jean” Bergan, 87, of 133 Oak Lane, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Samuel J. Scicchitano, 57, of 150 Oak Lane, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in his home with his family by his side.

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GUTKOWSKI — Joseph Mark Gutkowski, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and formerly of Coal Township. A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 863 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township, with the Rev. Steven Frenier as celebrant. In lieu of fl…

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Joseph Mark Gutkowski, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and formerly of Coal Township, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in his home.

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WILLIAMSPORT — Nancy M. Jones, 89, of Williamsport, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at AristaCare at Loyalsock. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Paul R. Jones, Dec. 11, 2008.

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BLOOMSBURG — Alice Joyce Kessler, 86, formerly of Mount Carmel, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Bloomsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center, Bloomsburg.

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SHENANDOAH — Anna Lorraine (Seedor) Yoncoski, 90, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, on her birthday at the Shenandoah Manor Nursing Home following a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Coal Township.

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SHAMOKIN — Nancy Price, 86, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Serenity Gardens, Kulpmont.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Jacqueline E. (DeFrancesco) Varano, 95, of 343 West Fig Street, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital surrounded by family.

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ELYSBURG — Jasmaine D. (DeFrancesco) Miriello, 96, of 123 Pocahontas Lane, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.

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ATLAS — Frederick Covaleski, 78, of 137 Girard St., passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Manor Care Health Services in Sunbury.

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PAXINOS — Jane Carol (Hoffman) Vacca, 83, of Paxinos, went home to her Lord Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

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KULPMONT — Ronald J. Kuhns, 72, of Kulpmont, and formerly of Trevorton, passed away Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020, at Serenity Gardens.

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KULPMONT — Nancy Irene Price, 86, of Serenity Gardens, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Russell “Sonny” Worhacz, 80, of Coal Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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MOON TOWNSHIP — Sister Mary Pulcheria Saukaitis, 97, a member of the Felician Sisters of Moon Township for 80 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Felician Sisters Care Center in Buffalo, New York.

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MILTON — Gertrude Kerstetter, 95, of Milton, and formerly of West Cameron Township, went to be with her Lord and savior on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2020.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Daniel G. Weaver, 68, of 400 N. Robinwood St., where he and his wife, Sandra, resided for 40 years, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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CATAWISSA — Keith Owens, 71, of Catawissa, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at his home.

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MARION HEIGHTS — Mary Dolores (Mascolic) Marshalek, 89, of 226 Melrose St., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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LEWISBURG — Alice L. Yurcaba, 86, of Lewisburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, where she had been living the past six years.

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FARGO, N.D. — Joan H. Lenker, 84, of Fargo, North Dakota, slipped away peacefully Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, surrounded by her loving family, at the Sanford Broadway Hospital, Fargo.

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ELYSBURG — Charles J. Lucas III, 78, of 376 W. Center St., passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, with his family at his side.

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ELYSBURG — Charles J. Lucas III, 78, of 376 W. Center St., passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, with his family at his side.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Joseph F. Dugan, 72, of 315 S. Hickory St., passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

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DAGSBORO, Del. — Robert B. Narcavage, 72, died of kidney failure Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at his home in Dagsboro, Delaware.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Robert “Bob” Albert Hesser, 68, of Coal Township, went to be with his savior and Lord Jesus Christ Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Daniel G. Weaver, 68, of 400 N. Robinwood St., where he and his wife Sandra resided for 40 years, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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PAXINOS — Dale A. Bower, 59, of 919 Mulberry Road, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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BLACKWOOD, N.J. — Anna Mae Matulewicz, 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

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MOUNT CARMEL — A. John Bush, 93, of 416 N. Market St., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at Serenity Gardens in Mount Carmel Township.

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LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Natale S. Andreano Jr. passed away peacefully, in his favorite recliner, at home with his family on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. He was born July 31, 1938.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Leonard F. Luta, 90, of 39 S. Maple St., passed away on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township.

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LOCUST GAP — Eleanor L. Yentsch, 82, of Locust Gap, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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KULPMONT — Patricia A. Kimsal, 66, of 263 Virginia Lane, Den-Mar Gardens, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Edward M. Grill, 88, of 1518 Wabash St., Coal Township, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.