BITTING — Richard G. Bitting Sr., 84, of 151 Clover Lane, Dalmatia. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Zion Stone Valley Church, Dalmatia, with a religious service beginning at noon. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made Zion Stone Valley Church, 1899 Mountain Road, Dalmatia 17017,, or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306, To share a memory or offer the family condolences, sign the guest book at For those unable to attend, Richard’s services will be viewed at The family is being assisted by the James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township.

DEPRETIS — Jacqueline V. Depretis, 75, of 20 Sheridan Court, and formerly of 1647 Tioga St., Coal Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin. There will be no viewing or hours of calling. Those wishing to attend the Mass are asked to meet at the church. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Coal Township. Leonard J. Lucas Jr., supervisor, Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jackie’s memory to Mother Cabrini Church, 214 N. Shamokin St., Shamokin 17872, or Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866.

OAKUM — James R. Oakum Sr., 80, of Wilburton. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor, has been entrusted with the arrangements. To leave a condolence for Jim’s family, visit the Tribute Wall at

TANNEY — Edward R. Tanney, 83, of 449 W. Second St., Mount Carmel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday with Father Frank Karwacki as celebrant at Divine Redeemer Church, 300 West Ave., Mount Carmel. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Mount Carmel Township. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday with transferal prayers at 10 a.m. at the C. J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas IV, supervisor. In lieu of flowers, donations to defray funeral expenses may be sent to the C.J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel 17851. To send condolences to the family, go to

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