Georgine L. Gober, age 73, of Mahanoy City, died Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born at the former Locust Mountain Hospital she was the daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Bushick) Byer. She was a 1963 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and received her lab technician training at the former Ashland State Hospital. She had been employed with Schuylkill County Child Development for 32 years. She was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church in Mahanoy City and the Mahanoy Area Historical Society. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her sister Rosemarie in 2008. Survivors include her husband of 50 years Joseph, 2 sisters Mary Ellen Bane and her husband Joseph of Frackville, Anne Palmer and her husband Joseph of Barnesville, 2 brothers John "Bucky" Byer of Park Place and Ron Byer of Mahanoy City, nieces and nephews and her canine Casey. Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral on Thursday morning at 10:30 AM from David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher at 11 AM from St. Teresa of Calcutta Church. Interment will follow at Sky View Memorial Park in Hometown. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM and again on Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 AM.. Contributions in her name to the Hillside SPCA would be appreciated and will be accepted at the visitation. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.
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