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QUAKERTOWN — Ronald Francis Waraksa (Mr. Fix It) peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s Bethlehem Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer during which he never lost his spirit. He was 66 years old.

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KULPMONT — Chester “Chet” M. Gard, 92, of Kulpmont, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, with his family by his side at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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ELYSBURG — Richard A. Mowery, 54, of Elysburg, lost his battle with brain cancer peacefully within the comfort of his home with family by his side on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Violet H. “Sissy” Fitzpatrick, 89, of 1640 Wabash St., Coal Township, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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SHAMOKIN — Helen L. Yeager, 85, of Lower Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, with her family by her side at the UPMC - Susquehanna Sunbury Hospital.

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NORTHUMBERLAND — Victor F. Bridy, 94, of Emmanuel Home, 800 Priestley Ave., formerly at 980 Mahoning St., Milton, went home to be with his savior, Jesus Christ, while at Grandview Nursing Home on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Margaret “Peggy” McBride Rosini, 93, entered eternal life on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, after a brief illness.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Michael Paul Waraksa, 71, of 1014 E. Race St., passed away peacefully early Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home following a long illness.

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KULPMONT — Catherine A. McCormick, 68, of 1100 Spruce St., passed away, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at her residence.

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MARION HEIGHTS — William “Bill” “Nudge” Nagy, 81, of 315 Melrose St., passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Lawrence J. “Butch” Petro, 69, of 51 E. Railroad St., died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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PAXINOS — Ann Louise Jones, 59, of Paxinos, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Lawrence J. “Butch” Petro, 69, of 51 E. Railroad St., died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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ELYSBURG — Ruth Naomi Cook, 92, of Elysburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at her residence.

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MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — David J. Arnoldin, 61, of Middle River, Maryland passed peacefully into the arms of the angels, Sept. 7, 2018, in Baltimore Maryland.

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GROW — Shirley E. Grow, 85, of Elysburg, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.

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STONINGTON — Betty Riland Stroup, 93, of Stonington, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in her home surrounded by family.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Alice Joan McDevitt, 89, of 1637 W. Pine St., passed away Saturday at Geinsinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

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STRONG — Judith Podpora, 77 of 176 Second St., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12,, 2018, at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.

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SHAMOKIN — Genevieve “Jeanne” Mae Kerstetter, 64, of 1003 N. Franklin St., died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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ELYSBURG — John M. “Skeeter” Thomas, 85, of Elysburg, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Clayton F. Kisela, 65, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

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KULPMONT — Leon A. Domanski, 79, of 622 Scott Street, Apt. A, passed away at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

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SHAMOKIN — Genevieve “Jeanne” Kerstetter, 64, of 1003 N. Franklin St., passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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POTTSVILLE —Mildred E. Kennedy, 95, a former Gorden resident, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Providence Place, Pottsville.

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SHAMOKIN — Erma L. Sherman, 95, of Trevorton Road, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Michael D. Gilligbauer, 49, of 1710 W. Chestnut St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, as a result of injuries he sustained in an ATV accident.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Susan Kathryn Tetkoskie, 69, of Coal Township, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, after a short bout with cancer.

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CATAWISSA — Marlin Eugene “Mike” Dietrich, 77, passed away peacefully after a short battle with Myelodysplastic syndrome, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

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KULPMONT — Theresa F. Matzura, 88, of Kulpmont, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital with her family at her side.

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KULPMONT — Theresa F. Matzura, 88, of Kulpmont, passed away peacefully, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital with her family at her side.

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ELYSBURG — Robert John Kerris Sr., 90, an important figure in the area’s anthracite coal industry in the last half of the 20th century and a self-made and highly respected businessman, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was once co-owner of several coal …

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KULPMONT — Michael F. Kruleski Jr., 84, of 734 Pine St., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in his residence.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Mary Lois Mattis, 91, a resident of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of South Diamond Street, Shamokin, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.

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DANVILLE — Betty Mae Yoder, 64, of Grandview Nursing Home, Danville, and formerly of South Harrison Street, Shamokin, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Grandview Nursing Home.

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The Northumberland County Coroner Office is requesting public assistance in locating “living blood relatives” of Joseph A. Nyeste, a 61-year-old white male, who last resided on West Sunbury Street in Shamokin. He was pronounced dead at his home on Saturday evening, Sept. 1, 2018. Those with …

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Mary Lois Mattis, a resident of Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and formerly of South Diamond St., Shamokin, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

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ELYSBURG — Angela Hartzel, 69, of Elysburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Joan Louise (Fauland) Eltringham, 77, of 2204 Stetler Drive, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in her home.

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HAZLETON — Karen L. Savadge, 58, of Hazleton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at her home.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Donald R. Beaver, 63, of 550 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in West Palm Beach.

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MARION HEIGHTS — Barry A. Turlis, 59, of 219 Warsaw St., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, surrounded by his family.

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DANVILLE — Mary Jane “Jane” Buehner danced her last square dance on Aug. 29, 2018, while a resident of Maria Hall Hospice. She was 87 years young.

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On Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in the company of his family, Lawrence J. Kinder, also known as Larry or “Hap” Kinder, entered into eternal rest with our Lord.

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HAZLETON — Karen L. Savadge, 58, of Hazleton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at her home.

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On Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in the company of his family, Lawrence J. Kinder, also known as Larry or “Hap” Kinder, entered into eternal rest with our Lord.

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STATE COLLEGE — Arlene Liddy, 82, of State College, died Monday, July 23, 2018, at Mount Nittany Medical Center.