BILLAS — Anthony “Tony” Billas, 91, of Coal Township. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the James Kelley Funeral Home, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Hope Church, First and Chestnut streets, Coal Township. Burial with military honors will follow Mass at All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. To share a memory or offer condolences to the family, sign the guest book at

EVANS — Charles H. Evans Jr., 61, of Connecticut. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Chuck may be made to Companions of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. To send condolences to the family, go to

ORNER — Helen Lois Orner, 84, of 201 W. Mulberry St., Apt. 1108, Shamokin. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Fritz officiating at God’s Missionary Church, 768 Bear Valley Ave., Shamokin. Viewing will be held prior the service from 6 to 7 p.m. Burial will be private in Northumberland Memorial Park at a later date. To send condolences to the family, go to

SOSNOSKI — Anna Marie Sosnoski, 76, of 133 E. Columbia Ave., Atlas. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Divine Redeemer Church, 300 W. Avenue, Mount Carmel, with Father Ryan Fischer as celebrant. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of C. J. Lucas Funeral Home Inc., 27 N. Vine St., Mount Carmel, C. J. Lucas IV, supervisor. To send condolences to the family, go to

STARTZEL — Mary L. Startzel, 83, of 50 N. Third St., Lewisburg, and formerly of Coal Township. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor David Alderson officiating at Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, supervisor. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be held following the service in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township. To send condolences to the family, go to

WETZEL — Franklin Arthur Wetzel Jr., 67, of Lebanon. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Fourth and Chestnut streets, in Sunbury. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Family and friends are invited to have fellowship meal after the service in the church.

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I worked with Tony at the telephone company. Tony was a dedicated employee and a good friend. He served as Union rep for many years and always did outstanding work. ]He will be missed..

Eugene Machusak

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