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Patricia Ann Fox, 70, also called "Dolly" and "Patty", of Shamokin, formerly of Middleburg, passed away unexpectedly at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital on Sunday, September 3, 2017.
Born in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Randolph "Doc" and Kathryn (Bulke) Sitkus.
In her youth she resided in Howell, N.J., and was a 1965 graduate of Howell High School. She later attained her associate degree in New York, and worked as a dental hygienist for several private dental practices before moving to Shamokin to raise her family. She and her husband then settled in Middleburg where she resided until recently.
Pat attended St. Pius X Catholic Church, Selinsgrove. She was an active member of the Selinsgrove Senior Center. She was recently employed at Senior Helpers of Sunbury, caring for others at their homes. Pat enjoyed spending time with family, friends, drawing, reading, setting on the beach, and browsing at flea markets. Her true passion was her family, having cared for her parents and parents-in-law, as well as her children. Most recently, her grandchildren brought her the greatest joy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Fox, on September 13, 2003.
She is survived by her son, John Fox (companion, Brittany Burgess), Shamokin; her daughter, Judean Finkenbinder (spouse, Grant), Duncannon; two grandchildren, Reed and Alysia Finkenbinder; a brother, Paul (spouse Linda), Farmingdale, New Jersey; a nephew, Hance Sitkus; a paternal aunt, Sister Regina Sitkus, SSC, Chicago; several cousins.
Relatives and friends may call at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Friday from 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 6 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, 139 Spruce St., Minersville.
Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Branch Township.
The family prefers contributions to https://www.gofundme.com/patricia-sitkus-fox-memorial-fund.
Visit www.dutcavich.com.
Published on September 6, 2017
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