COAL TOWNSHIP — Kent D. Canouse, 73, of 1620 W. Walnut St., died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at The Gardens at Millville.

He was born in Berwick, Nov. 3, 1948, a son of the late Theron and Hazel Mae (Mowery) Canouse.

He was a graduate of Berwick High School, Class of 1966, and attended Bloomsburg University where he earned his degree in European history.

Kent enlisted in the U.S. Army and entered active duty Jan. 23, 1969. During his enlistment he served with the 571st Military Intelligence Detachment in Viet Nam. He received the National Defence Service Medal, VietNam Service Medal, VietNam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and received an honorable discharge Dec. 24, 1971, from Oakland, California. After his discharge, he continued his service and participated in the war games in the swamps of North and South Carolina, served with the National Guard during the truckers strike of the 1970s, and was an ROTC officer at Bucknell University.

Kent was married Aug. 9, 1980, in St. Stanislaus Church, Shamokin, to the former Judith Yadwinski who survives.

He was a claims examiner for the state of Pennsylvania, worked at Berwick Forge & Fabrication as the manpower coordinator, Alumax, in Bloomsburg, as a shipping coordinator and Freidmans Express as a dock supervisor.

He was a member of Mother Cabrini Church, in Shamokin.

Kent is survived by his wife, Judith; two sisters, Amity Jane Lewis and Brenda Schrader, both of Berwick; his brother, Gary Scott Canouse, of Berwick; two adopted children; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Jule Brian Canouse.

CANOUSE — Kent D. Canouse, 73, of 1620 W. Walnut St., Coal Township. A memorial visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with a friar from Mother Cabrini Church officiating, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Coal Township.

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