GINTHER — Sandra A. “Sandy” Ginther, 85, of 1200 W. Willow St., Coal Township. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Salem United Church of Christ, 1300 W. Pine St., Coal Township. A religious service will begin at noon Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Jean Eckrod officiating. The family requests face masks be worn for both the visitation and funeral service in church. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Salem United Church of Christ, 1300 W. Pine St., Coal Township 17866. To share a memory or offer the Ginther family condolences, sign the guest book at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township.

HELFRICK — Edward William Helfrick (“Senator Ed”), 93, of Elysburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 599 W. Center St., Elysburg, with Father Patrick Devine as celebrant. Entombment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg. Viewing will be held in the lobby of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Center from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass Monday. In lieu of flowers, and because of his passion for stray dogs, make donations in memory of Senator Ed to 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

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