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Letitia F. Malarkey

January 9, 1950 October 17, 2023
Letitia F. Malarkey
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Letitia F. (Tish) Malarkey, 73 of Pottsville, PA died on October 17, 2023 in her residence.

Born in Pottsville on January 9, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Robert G. Felix and Elizabeth (Miller) Felix Mykowich.

She was a 1967 graduate of Pottsville Area High School, a 1971 graduate of Kutztown University and completed her Master of Science degree in 1982 at Bloomsburg University. She completed further graduate studies in Reading Recovery through East Stroudsburg University. Tish was employed for 27 years with the Child Development Program of Schuylkill County, where she taught preschool children and served as the Early Intervention Coordinator. She then went on to teach reading at the Mahanoy Area School District for 15 years, retiring in 2014. While at Mahanoy Area, she was responsible for Instituting Family Reading Night, an evening reading program for children and families.

Tish was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Pottsville, where she served numerous terms on the vestry, including one term as Senior Warden. She also taught Sunday School, was advisor to the youth group, served as President of the Episcopal Church Women, and volunteered at the Pottsville Soup Kitchen.

She was a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Schuylkill County and a member of the Mahantongo Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Mahanoy City Nifty Knitters Group and the Philanthropic Club of Pottsville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 2019 .

She is survived by her son, Edward Hosler and his wife, Rebecca, of Lock Haven; one grandson, Jacob, of Lock Haven; a sister, Kate G. Felix (Scott Snyder), of Littleton, CO; a brother, Herber D. Felix II (Sherree), of Fayetteville, NC; and a niece and nephew.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Second Street at Howard Avenue, Pottsville, with Rev. Kurt Kovalovich officiating. A visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service in church.

Interment will follow in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family request remembrances in Letitia's name be sent to: Trinity Episcopal Church, Second Street at Howard Avenue, Pottsville, PA 17901 or Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901.

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

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