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Patricia M. Dornsife, 80, of Shamokin, formerly of Herndon, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, in Shamokin at the home of her daughter Kim Dornsife.
She was born Aug. 14, 1936, in Dalmatia, a daughter of the late Grant and Ella (Phillips) Duttry. On Sept. 22, 1956, in Dalmatia, she married Roger L. Dornsife who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1993.

She was a 1954 graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School. After graduation, she attended piano school in Saint Louis where she received a music teaching certificate.
Pat retired in 2006 from Michael Foods in Klingerstown.
She was affiliated with Zion Stone Valley Church, Hickory Corners.
Pat enjoyed playing the piano and organ, going on vacations with her family, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Dornsife and companion Frank Padula, of Herndon, Tammy was her mother's full time care giver, and Kim Dornsife and companion Al Boehm, of Shamokin; one granddaughter, Skyler Dornsife and companion Robert Reichwein, of Coal Township; two great-grandchildren, Trevor and Maelei Reichwein; one brother, Donald Duttry, of Mechanicsburg; and nieces and nephews.

A visitation with the family will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, followed by a memorial service at 1 with the Rev. Curtis Zemencik officiating.
Burial will follow in Stone Valley Cemetery, Hickory Corners.

A special thanks to her nurses, Balinda and Sandy, and caregivers, Faith and Tia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pat's memory to Family Home Medical Hospice, 50 S. Oak St., Mount Carmel, PA 17851.
Published on April 22, 2017
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