Friday, October 6, 2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/06/2017

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 10/06/2017


Celeste Danisavich, 70 of Barnesville, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5th at home, in the company of family after a short battle with cancer.
Celeste was born on June 18, 1947 and raised in Mahanoy City, a daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor (Doyle) Whalen.
Celeste graduated from Mahanoy Area in 1965 and graduated from McCann’s School of Business and Pennsylvania State University with an associate’s degree in Business. She worked at Mahanoy Area School District as the Elementary secretary from 1983-1994. During this time, she touched the lives of many and made quantity lifelong friendships. She continued her employment at Mahanoy Area School District retiring in 2010 as Assistant Business Manager.

Celeste, is survived by her husband of 50 years Paul David “Dave”, four children, Mark, “Marcus” of Frackville; Alex, of Barnesville; Pauline, wife of Harry Vargo, of Fogelsville, and Gloria Capece, Barnesville. Two sisters, Maureen, wife of George Zukerman of Skippack, PA; Eleanor, wife of JosephCarducci, of Stanhope NJ; her brother, John “Jack” Whalen, of Mahanoy City. Six Grandchildren Nathan and Molly Danisavich, Frackville, PA; Deanna Capece, Barnesville, PA, and Monica, Julia and Harrison Vargo Fogelsville, PA. In-laws, Edward Danisavich of Newark, DE, Dorothy (Danisavich) Ward of Center Valley, and Linda (Senevitas) Danisavich of Coopersburg and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Celeste lived life to the fullest. She and Dave enjoyed traveling all over the US and abroad. They were known to jump in the car for a quick trip to AC and enjoyed “Happy Hour” on a Friday night with their friends.

Spending time with family and friends and being involved in activities and clubs were also a passion of Celeste’s. She was a lifelong member of St. Richards Roman Catholic Church located in Barnesville. She was active member of the Xi Zeta Chi sorority, Mahanoy City Women’s Club. She also was a member of the Ryan Township Ladies Auxiliary, was in a book club with friends, Tuesday Coffee, and rarely missed a Thursday night Bingo. She was the1965 Mahanoy Area Class Reunion Committee Chairperson and instrumental in organizing the “Sensational Sixties” Reunions.

Family prefers donations to the Mahanoy City library or a charity of your choice in her memory.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Richards Church, Barnesville, at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 11th, with Rev. Joseph Whalen officiating.
Friends and family may call Tuesday 6 to 9 PM at the Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City and Wednesday 9:30 AM at St. Richards Church.

Interment will follow at St Joseph Cemetery Mahanoy City.

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Visit to sign the guest book and send sympathy cards.




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