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    Helene Salley

    Helene Salley Catawissa Helene C. Salley, 100, was born September 28, 1918 in Philadelphia where she lived most of her life. She died peacefully at home in Locust Township, Columbia County on April 30, 2019 in the care of her family and Geisinger Hospice. Helene lived a long happy life without regret, because of her unconditional love of God, family, friends, and country. She was the last surviving member of a family of ten. She was also preceded in death by John E. Salley her loving husband …

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    James Gottshall

    James Gottshall Catawissa James E. Gottshall, 65, of Catawissa passed away Thursday May 30, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born November 10, 1953 in Bloomsburg, a son of the late Sterling E. Gottshall Jr. and Mary (Deibler) Gottshall Huber. He graduated from Southern Columbia High School and then joined the Army National Guard. James worked at Penn Central Railroad and Conrail, Knoebels, Union Stage Hand, Variety Attractions and King Lightning Enterprises as an electrician. He was a me…

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    John (Jack) Powlus

    John (Jack) Powlus Catawissa John (Jack) M. Powlus, born October 31, 1923 in Almedia, PA, died May 26, 2019 at age 95 on his farm in Catawissa, PA. Jack was the son of the late Fred and Myrtle (Reese) Powlus and attended the Scott schools. During World War II he proudly served with the Army’s 3rd Division. Entering the war in North Africa, he moved with the division across Northern Africa, into Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. Following the war, he married and resided in Bloomsburg, PA…

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    Kenneth Hornberger

    Kenneth Hornberger Catawissa Kenneth A. Hornberger, 87, of Catawissa, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Kenneth was born July 31, 1931, in Numidia, a son of the late F. Pierce and Violette Viola (Hendricks) Hornberger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Urso, and a brother, Sherman Hornberger. Kenneth was a graduate of Locust High School. He worked for many contractors over the years. Ken worked for …

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    Glenn (Mike) Shaffer

    Glenn (Mike) Shaffer Bloomsburg Glenn (Mike) F. Shaffer, 85, of Bloomsburg passed away Saturday May 18, 2019 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1933 in Scott Township, a son of the late Edgar and Margaret (Leighow) Shaffer. He graduated from Scott Township High School and then joined the United States Army serving from 1956 until 1958. Mike enjoyed farming, reading, and riding motorcycle. He was a member of Grace Reformed Church serving on the consistory for many years. Mike was a mem…

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    Edward Brassington

    Edward Brassington Edward G. Brassington 62, of Catawissa passed away Friday May 3, 2019 at Geisinger Shamokin Hospital. He was born November 2, 1956 in Bloomsburg, a son of the late Robert and Laura (Palmer) Brassington. He attended Southern Columbia High School. He was employed at Jeff’s Recycling and Salvage where he thought of them as his second family. He was an avid hunter, master of all trades especially carpentry, even building his own home and every flower planter his wife had. …

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    Richard Breech

    Richard Breech Catawissa Richard P. Breech, 86, of Catawissa, died at his home in the company of his loved ones on May 4, 2019. He was born at his homestead in Franklin Township, Catawissa on May 24, 1932, son of the late Ira W. and Cora V. (Ash) Breech. He was a farmer all of his life. He started young farming with his mules, named Tip and Top. He also worked for Kern’s logging wood out, Bloomsburg Sewage Plant, Maxi Manufacturing of Catawissa, and continued farming the rest of his life. Pro…

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    Doreen Stine

    Doreen Stine Doreen Celia (Grimwood) Stine, 81, of Catawissa passed away Thursday May 2, 2019 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, surrounded in love by her entire family. Doreen was born June 25, 1937 in Liverpool, England, a daughter of the late John Grimwood and Grace (Tegerdine) Shelton. On December 27, 1954 she married Earl Stine. They were married 43 years at the time of his death in 1998 and had four sons. She retired from Cole’s Hardware in Catawissa in 2000 when they closed. Most……

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    Donald Mills

    Donald Mills Catawissa Donald Edwin Mills, 72, of Catawissa went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 29, 2019, surrounded by his family. Donald was born November 28, 1946, in Danville a son of the late Ralph E. and Ruth (John) Mills Jr. He was a graduate of Southern Columbia High School and worked in retail sales for most of his life. He was a life member of American Legion Post 541 where he also served as Chaplain, he was a member of the Plymouth Owners Club, Roaring Creek Historical Societ…

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    Wayne Brassington

    Wayne Brassington Catawissa Wayne L. Brassington, 71, of Catawissa left Earth, Thursday April 18, 2019, to spend time with his Mother and Father. He was born February 7, 1948 in Danville, a son of the late Elwood and Ellen (Fetterman) Brassington. He will be sadly missed by his sister Nancy Breech and her husband Dale, brother Daniel Brassington, and adopted sister Nancy Yost all of Catawissa. He graduated from Southern Columbia High School. Wayne worked hard all of his life at Milco Industri…

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    Florence Loreman

    Florence Loreman Catawissa Florence Loreman, 89, of rural Catawissa died April 20, 2019. Florence was born in Marian Heights, a daughter of the late John and Tessie (Cherwinski) Valencik. In addition to her parents, husband, and son, she was preceded in death brothers Raymond and Joseph Valencik. She was married to Harry L. Loreman on August 15, 1947 and he passed away in 1979.   Widowed at age 50, she dedicated life to providing her son Chris, who had down syndrome, with a happy life un…

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    Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell Catawissa Robert L. Campbell, 81, of Catawissa, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 2, 2019, surrounded by his family. Bob was born March 20, 1938 in Franklin Township, a son of the late Russell Charles and Amy E. (George) Campbell. Robert was a graduate of Catawissa High School class of 1956, and then served in the United States Army. He worked as the Assistant Director of Facilities at Bloomsburg University. Bob was a life member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Elys…

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    N. Ruth Cunningham

    N. Ruth Cunningham Catawissa N. Ruth Cunningham 87, of Catawissa went to be with our Lord, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. Ruth was born August 9, 1931, in Catawissa, a daughter of the late Bessie L. Ash. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her husband Wade E. Cunningham, who died May 9, 2008, and sister Lydia Welkom. Ruth was a graduate of Catawissa High School and worked for Geisinger Medical Center in Danville where she worked as a transcr…

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    Earl (Doke) Rhodes

    Earl (Doke) Rhodes Catawissa Earl John (Doke) Rhodes, 89, of Catawissa, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Earl was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Shamokin, a son of Luther and Hazel “Ernest” Rhodes. He graduated from Catawissa High School and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a B17 fighter tail gunner and later as an airplane mechanic. He then worked for Magee Carpet Company as a machinist and then he worked at …

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    Donald Jeffrey

    Donald Jeffrey Elysburg Donald Lee Jeffrey, 70, of Elysburg passed away Monday March 18, 2019 at his residence due to a logging accident. He was born June 10, 1948 in Danville, a son of the late Robert A. and Lenora (Moleskie) Jeffrey. He graduated from Southern Columbia High School class of 1968 and then owned and operated R. Jeffrey and son Transportation. Donald owned his bison ranch for over 21 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and being in the outdoors. Don was a member of …

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    Helen Phillips

    Helen Phillips Helen E. Phillips, 80 of Mt.Carmel, formerly of Williamsport, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital. She was born February 7, 1939, in Clifton Spring NY and was a daughter of the late Crawford and Louise Powell Kline.  Helen married her husband Floyd Phillips on June 15, 1963, in Williamsport.  She was a homemaker for her family and in 1999 she moved to Mt. Carmel. In addition to her parents, she…

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    Leo Wojnar

    Leo Wojnar Leo Anthony Wojnar, 88, of Black Bear Drive Catawissa, died Tuesday January 15, 2019 at Maria Hall Hospice, Danville. He was born October 14, 1930 in Warrior Run, PA, a son of the late John and Edna (Nanytko) Wojnar. He graduated from Hanover Township high school in 1948. After high school, he worked at the Huber Colliery before enlisting in the Navy in 1951. He attended the Navy Seabee School in Port Hueneme, CA where he was an honor student. He completed his Construction Electric…

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    Beverly Campbell

    Beverly Campbell Beverly J. Campbell, 82, of Catawissa passed away Friday March 1, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born August 12, 1936, in Bloomsburg a daughter of the late Reuben L.  and Cora (Strausser) Miller. She graduated from Locust High School Class of 1954 and worked as a seamstress at Milco in Bloomsburg. Beverly was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Robert L….