Verna Taris, age 95, of Mahanoy City, passed away Sunday afternoon. Born in Beaver Meadows she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Dudinyak) Tirpak. She attended area schools and had been employed with Janowitz Dress Factory formerly of Mahanoy City. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Mahanoy City. Preceding her in death were her husband Joseph, a son Wayne and a granddaughter Melissa, brothers Michael "Pat", John, Nicholas and Joseph Tirpak, sisters Mary Anthony, Anna Panko and Helen Milkowich. Survivor include one son Joseph and his wife Rosalie of Mahanoy City, a daughter Elaine Deneault of Hazleton, a sister Margie Ribnicki of Elizabeth NJ, grandchildren Larry Deneault, Tanya Weber, Nicole Gregg and Jason Taris and great grandchildren, Michael Weber, Izzy and Jack Cavenas, Indy Deneault and Jake and Kaia Taris as well as nieces and nephews. Service will be private with interment in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery. Contributions in Verna's name to Advantage Home Health Services, 1502 Route 61 Highway South, Pottsville, PA 17901 or St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 621 W. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, PA 17948 would be appreciated by the family. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please sign our guest book at www.jarrettfuneralhome.com
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