The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

May 24, 2013

Beatrice M. Poltonavage, 78, Sunbury

SUNBURY — Beatrice M. Poltonavage, 78, of Sunbury, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at her home.

She was born in New Berlin on May 27, 1934, a daughter of the late Milo and Harriet (Solomon) Wetzel. She married Joseph S. Poltonavage on Aug. 8, 1957.

Beatrice formerly was employed as a secretary for the Shikellamy School District. Before that, she had been employed at Philco Co. and Geisinger Medical Center. She recently was employed at Brumbach’s Auction.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Sunbury.

Bea enjoyed gardening, decorating and spending time with her granddaughters.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Kim Poltonavage, of Shamokin; one daughter, Cathy Dipiazza, of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; four granddaughters, Olivia and Chloe Poltonavage, of Shamokin, Alicia Paul, of Lebanon, Tenn., and Jamie DiPiazza, of Hermitage, Tenn.; one brother, Ronald Wetzel, of Sunbury; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Mary Poltonavage, of Palmyra, Luther Betsker, of Sunbury, and Sandra Wetzel, of Northumberland; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Wendell and Ray; four sisters, Phyllis Keister, Betty Shipman, Lucille Heintzelman and June Betsker; and son-in-law, John Dipiazza.

Friends were received Friday morning at First Reformed United Church of Christ, 160 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral.

Burial was in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

Donations may be made to Bison Field Hockey, 389 Beth Ellen Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Arrangements were by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury.

n This notice is being reprinted with corrected information.

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