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DANVILLE — John Joseph Hoffman, 58, of Coal Township, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville, surrounded by his family.

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PITTSTON — Helen Rovito, 99, a lifelong resident of Shamokin, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at United Methodist Home at Wesley Village Campus, in Pittston.

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POTTSVILLE — Thomas S. Bush, 92, 414 N. Market St., Mount Carmel, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Lehigh Valley East Hospital.

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MANHEIM — Frank S. Durdock, 96, of Manheim, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

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HARRISBURG — Margaret M. “Peggy” Dietman, 91, of Susquehanna Township, and formerly of Shamokin, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg Hospital.

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DANVILLE — Rosemary Kodack, 74, of 140 S. Coal St., Shamokin, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center.

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DANVILLE — Catherine H. Burns, 75, of Coal Township, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center.

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DANVILLE — John L. Lyash, 81, of Coal Township, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center.

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FRACKVILLE — The Very Rev. Archpriest John Michael Fields, 70, of Frackville, entered into eternity Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

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SUNBURY — Patricia Bartello, 76, of Sunbury, went to be with the Lord in the early morning of Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, surrounded by her family.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Angeline D. Malick, 85, of Mount Carmel, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Anna M. Pinamonti, 97, formerly of Mount Carmel, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

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PAXINOS — James F. Garrity Sr., 80, of 223 Shamrock Road, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.

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DANVILLE — Kenneth M. Sikora, 66, of Mount Carmel, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at Maria Hall in Danville, after a brief stay.

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LITITZ — Lorraine A. (DeVito) Britt, 86, formerly of 33 S. Almond St., Mount Carmel, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Moravian Manor, Lititz, where she was a resident for three years.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Carol Ann (Shamansky) Trefsger, 70, formerly of 207 W. Fifth St., passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at The Gardens at York Terrace, Pottsville, after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

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SHAMOKIN — Fred J. May, 79, of 503 S. Eighth St., entered into eternal peace at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at his home.

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DANVILLE — John “Jack” Johnson, 83, of Lavelle, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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HERSHEY — Janet Marie Smith, 87, of Blain, went home to be with Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, of natural causes.

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MILTON - Stephen W. Albertson, 73, of Milton, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at his home.

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CAROLINA SHORES, N.C. - Goldie Helena (Kratzer) Boyer, a longtime Milton resident and currently of Carolina Shores, N.C., passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2020.

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MILTON — Lucille M. "Celley" Keener, 52, of Milton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she was a medical patient.

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MIFFLINBURG — Terry E. Rager Sr., 63, of Mifflinburg, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at UPMC Susquehanna in Williamsport.

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WEST MILTON - Robert “Bob” B. Brittain, 86, of West Milton, formerly of Hartleton, entered into rest at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at home.

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NEW CASTLE — Daniel E. Troxell Sr., 95, of New Castle, passed away the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.

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DANVILLE — Karen M. Gates, 78, formerly of Overlook and Coal Township, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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MOUNT CARMEL — William H. Dietrich, 63, of Mount Carmel, was called home to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his family.

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TREVORTON — Regina C. Anonia, 98, of Trevorton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at The Mansion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sunbury.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Helen C. Fleming, 96, of 324 S. Chestnut St., passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 22, 2020, at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

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DANVILLE — Loretta M. Cuff, 87, a resident of the Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mount Carmel, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center.

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DANVILLE — Bernard “Bernie” Staudenmeier, 64, of Ashland, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Emmanuel Center for Nursing.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Andrew H. Reich, 75, of 141 S. Owl St., passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

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ELYSBURG — John J. Lasko, 68, of 291 E. Valley Ave., Elysburg, passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, resulting from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

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SOUTHPORT, N.C. — Dawn L. (Knoebel) Wert, 95, formerly of Elysburg and Harrisburg, passed on to join her sailor man on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

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MILTON — James L. Showers, 72, of Milton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Riverwoods in Lewisburg.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Elizabeth Toter, 102, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Donald N. Hildenbrand, 86, of 324 E. Fifth St., Mount Carmel, passed away Thursday night, Nov. 19, 2020, at home, surrounded by his family.

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DANVILLE — Kenneth W. Jones, 68, of Shamokin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center.

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MOUNT CARMEL — Nicholas Sivulich, 86, formerly of 336 W. Fourth St., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah.

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Carl E. Dick, 90, of 906 Center St., passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 14, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

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LITITZ — Joshua Charles Kroh, 31, of Lititz, returned to his heavenly home Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, after a valiant battle with addiction. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle.

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ELYSBURG — Ronald Edward Polyniak, 60, of Penn Avenue, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at his residence with his loving family by his side. He courageously fought his illness for the past five years.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — James F. Kanaskie, 66, of Hollywood, Florida, and formerly of Shamokin, passed away at home Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, surrounded by his family following a brief, but valiant, battle with cancer.