STRONG — Judith Podpora, 77 of 176 Second St., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12,, 2018, at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, Coal Township.

Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, May 25, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Kiefer) Chandler.

Judith was a graduate of North Plainfield New Jersey High School.

She was a retired Broward County 911 dispatcher.

Judith was avid animal lover and belonged to several humane societies.

Surviving are a daughter, Lori Podpora, of Strong; a son, Chester Podpora, of Elysburg; 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Justin, Kyle, Caitlin, Cheyenne, Julia, Christina, Alexa, Tyra, Rachyl and Chester; several great-grandchildren, including Evan, Max and Harper; and her lifelong friend, Chester A. Podpora, of Frenchtown, New Jersey.

PODPORA — Judith Podpora, 77 of 176 Second St., Strong. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street Mount Carmel. The Rev. Joan A. Brown will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Mommy and Me Pet Rescue, 610 East Fifth Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851. Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor is in charge of arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, sign the guestbook at

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