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February 13, 2013

Arlene L. Gamby, 86, Shamokin Dam

SHAMOKIN DAM — Arlene Louise (Hunt) Gamby, 86, of Shamokin Dam, entered paradise on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

She was born June 5, 1926, a daughter of the late Clarence O. and Pearl V. (Nolder) Hunt. Her crossing reunites her with her husband of 70 years, Richard V. Gamby Sr.

Arlene attended Northumberland schools.

As a young woman, she worked at the L’Aiglon sewing factory in Northumberland before staying home to raise a family. Arlene returned to work in later years as a seamstress. In 1989, she retired from Country Maid Sportswear, Shamokin Dam.

She enjoyed yearly vacations to the beach with friends and family, trips to Atlantic City and traveling with the “gang that followed the band.” Arlene had a huge heart and was always willing to help friends and family in need. She enjoyed recanting humorous stories of yesteryear.

Arlene loved and will be dearly missed by her family. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard V. Jr. and Carolyn Gamby, of Tennessee; two daughters and son-in-law, Marla J. and Robert M. Koletar Sr., of Danville, and Jodell L. Kovaschetz, of Shamokin Dam, and former son-in-law, Peter P. Kovaschetz, of Carlisle; the lights of her life, her nine grandchildren, Gregory and Douglas Koteita, Kristine McMahan, Patrick Turner, Robert Jr. and Chad Koletar and Joshua, Benjamin and Nicholas Kovaschetz; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Yordy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arlene’s passing brings her together again with her two brothers, Clarence “Tuffy” and William Hunt, and one sister, Evelyn Busler.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a celebration of her life at 2.

Interment will be in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Arlene’s memory may be made to Geisinger Hospice, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822.

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    BROUSE, DAVID O., 82, of New Columbia. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today at Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, followed by funeral at 10:30. Burial in East Side Cemetery, Mifflinburg.
    EBELING, CLAUDIA N., 62, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg, followed by celebration of life at 12:30. Inurnment in Lewisburg Cemetery.
    FAUL, RUTH ANN, 75, of Penns Creek. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Mountain road God’s Missionary Church, Penns Creek, followed by funeral at 1. Burial in Geneva Memorial Cemetery, Conneaut Lake. Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg.
    GLACE, GEORGE T., 88, of Mount Pleasant Mills. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today with Masonic service at 8:30 at George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas Independent Church, St. Thomas Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, followed by funeral at 3. Burial in St. Thomas Cemetery.
    HEIMBACH, DAVID C., 66, of Mifflinburg. Visitation from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by a graveside service at noon in Forest Hill Cemetery.
    HOOVER, ELIAS M., 57, of Selinsgrove. Funeral service at 10 a.m. today at Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, 134 Center Road, Mount Pleasant Mills. Burial in Union Township Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Port Trevorton.
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