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Deanna A. Gasper

September 5, 1937 November 5, 2023
Deanna A. Gasper
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Deanna A. Gasper, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away on Sunday afternoon surrounded by her family at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.

Born in Pottsville, on September 5, 1937, she was a daughter of William B. and Juel (Doyle) Shay.

She worked as a travel secretary preparing trip tics at Triple A in Pottsville.

Deanna was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1955.

She was a member of St. Patrick R.C.C., Pottsville.

In her spare time Deanna enjoyed taking walks on the mountain, bird watching, gardening, and playing tennis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Gasper, Sr. on November 4, 2011; grandson, Matthew Bann on November 9, 2013; sister, Mary Joan Shay; and brothers: William, Jack, and Jim Shay.

Deanna is survived by daughter, Denise J. Gasper, of Schuylkill Haven; son, Joseph J. Gasper, Jr., husband of Lisa, of Cressona; grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Gasper; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Father Phil Rodgers officiating.

A viewing will be held on Friday at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, at 9:30 a.m. until the procession will leave for church.

Interment will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family request contributions in Deanna's memory be sent to: St. Patrick's Memorial Fund 319 Mahantongo St. Pottsville, PA 17901 or Bernandine Franciscan Sisters, Attention: Sister Maria Bartos, OSF, Office of Development and Mission Advancement, 450 St. Bernardine St., Reading, PA 19607.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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