Darlene A. Kankowski, age 57, of Park Place, died on Sunday in her home. Raised in Trenton, she was the daughter of the late Metro and Mary (Smellousky) Kerrick. She attended Mahanoy Area High School and was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Mahanoy City. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her nephew Tony Gober. Survivors include two sons Chris and his fiancé Danielle Sippie of Morea and Eric and his partner Thomas Salvanti of Brooklyn NY, brothers Metro ‘Butch’ Kerrick and his partner Helen of Dupont and Paul Kerrick and his partner Anne of Barnesville, sisters Mary Ann Yeneskie and her husband Frank of Barnesville, Pat Gober of Delano and Michele Igo and her husband Tom of Houston TX, her best friend and partner Robert ‘Bobby’ Frye of Park Place, nieces and nephews Kristin Morton, Paul and Ronnie Gober, Laura Vasura, and Alyssa and Matthew Igo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial to be celebrated by the Rev. James Carroll on Friday morning at 11:30 AM in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday morning beginning at 10 AM. Contributions in Darlene's name to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements.
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