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Daily Item Obituaries

July 26, 2012

Irene B. Deroba, 92, Shamokin

— SHAMOKIN — Irene B. Deroba, 92, of 902 Trevorton Road, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the home of her son, William Deroba, with whom she lived for 16 years.

She was born June 20, 1920, in Trevorton, a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Kerstetter) Braubitz. She was first married to Anthony Deroba, who preceded her in death, and later married Joseph C. Deroba, who also preceded her in death.

Irene was a lifelong resident of Trevorton and attended Trevorton schools.

Early in life, she worked in local garment factories and retired as a desk clerk from Geisinger Medical Center, Bush Pavilion, Danville.

She was a member of St. Patrick Church, Trevorton, the Council of Catholic Women, the Trevorton Patsies, a Cub Scout den mother and a religious education teacher for many years.

Irene was a devoted mother and grandmother and was well known by many as Aunt Irene and Gram. She was an avid Phillies fan.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Marian Deroba, of Freehold, N.J., William and Judy Deroba, of Trevorton Road, and Richard and Carol Deroba, of Danville; one son-in-law, James Garrett, of Tulsa, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, James, Melissa, Christopher, Christian, Joseph, Jonathan, Aaron, Mark and Todd Deroba, Julie Deerdorf and Jeana Drew; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joanne Garrett; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Sharon Deroba; one brother, William Braubitz; and two sisters, Mary Walsh and Catherine Deroba.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a Christian wake at 6, at the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Patrick Church, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, with a parish friar as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Trevorton. Relatives and friends planning to attend the funeral Mass are asked to meet at 9:45 at the church.

Contributions may be made in Irene’s memory to the St. Patrick Church Memorial Fund, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, PA 17881.

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