COAL TOWNSHIP — Annette (Anita) Louise Pensyl, 85, formally of 911 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she was a resident for the past four years.

Born in Shamokin on Nov. 29, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Marziale (Martin) and Maria (Mary) Calabretta.

Anita attended Shamokin High School and was a graduate of the Shamokin School of Beauty Arts and Science.

She was co-owner of Anita and Theresa Beauty Salon for many years with her sister Theresa, at 507 N. Second St., Shamokin, the present site of the Second Street Turkey Hill Minit Market. She later owned her own shop in the family residence at 911 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township.

She was married in the former St. Joseph’s Church on Nov. 24, 1955, to Charles Herbert (Herb) Pensyl Jr., who preceded her in death on June 7, 2007.

Anita enjoyed working in her salon, cooking and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Our Lady of Hope Church.

Anita is survived by a son, Charles H. Pensyl III and his wife, Patricia, of Stonington; a daughter, Martina M. Boyle and her husband, Roger, of Mount Carmel; a son-in-law, Greg Snyder; six grandchildren, Charles Pensyl IV, of Harrisburg, Laurie A. Krebs, of Coal Township, Megan M. Pensyl of Kulpmont, Brandon Pensyl and his partner, Kim Updegrave, of Hegins, Gregory J. Snyder II, of Coal Township, and Cameron M. Pensyl and his wife, Tifani, of Colorado; six great-grandchildren, Logan, Blake and Cheyanne Pensyl, Austin Pensyl and Kyleigh and Kieran Krebs; a niece, Rose Marie Dormer and her husband, Brian, of Kulpmont; and a nephew, Nicholas Ficca and his wife, Katie, of Georgia, along with numerous nieces and nephews in Nebraska and cousins in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, all of whom she loved dearly.

Her home was always open to company, visits, and the occasional wayward soul Herb would bring home in need of a hot meal.

In addition to her husband and parents, Anita was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Ann Snyder; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Naomi Pensyl Sr., two sisters, Theresa Ficca and her husband, Nicholas, and Dr. Victoria M. Calabretta; an infant brother; and brother-in-law Guy Pensyl and his wife, Charlotte, and their daughter, Missy, and a great grandson, Landon Charles Krebs.

PENSYL — Annette (Anita) Pensyl, 85, of 911 W. Chestnut St., Coal Township. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor. To send condolences to the family, please visit

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