The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

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November 10, 2010

Rose M. Pope, 83, Sunbury

— SUNBURY — Rose M. Pope, 83, of Sunbury, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

She was born Feb. 10, 1927, in Shamokin, a daughter of the late John and Mary A. (Yashinski) Malisheski. On Aug. 14, 1953, she married Michael E. Pope Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2001.

Rose was a graduate of Sunbury High School.

For 38 years, Rose and her husband, Michael, operated the M.E. Pope Plumbing and Heating business together. She formerly had been employed by Westinghouse.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Sunbury, and a member of PAPHCC.

Rose was an avid Shikellamy football fan and enjoyed playing golf.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Martin L. and Pauline Pope, of Selinsgrove, Virginia and Dennis Lucas, of Lewisburg, and Michael E. Jr. and Jill Pope, of Northumberland; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her friends and caregivers, Rose and Rose Mary.

She was preceded in death by one stepson, Galen Pope; one daughter, Janice Pope-Kratz, in 2008; one son-in-law, Robert Kratz, in 2005; one brother, Frank; and four sisters, Marie Lawton, Margaret Waseluski, Barbara Specht and Dorothy Frabrizo.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 1 with the Rev. Lori Cale officiating.

Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury.

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