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John M. Stablum, 53 – Member of Citizens Fire Co. in Branchdale

John M. Stablum, 53, of Branchdale, passed away Wednesday at his home.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Charles and Barbara Kanaval Stablum.

He was a 1984 graduate of Minersville High School. He was a member of the former St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Branchdale and a member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, Minersville. He was retired from the Garden State Tannery in Fleetwood. He was a member of the Muddy Creek Sportsmen’s Club and a member of the Citizens Fire Co. of Branchdale.

He is survived by a sister, Bonnie Witman and her husband Craig and a brother Charles Stablum Jr., all of Branchdale; 2 nephews, C.J. Stablum and David Witman and his fiancée Sonia Bernetskie; a niece Megan Coulburne and her husband Justin and his best friend “Abby” his pet.

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Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday in St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, 139 Spruce St., Minersville. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday morning from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St. Minersville. Interment will be in St. Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery, Llewellyn.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in memory of John to the Citizens Fire Co. of Branchdale, Main St., Branchdale 17923. Contributions will also be accepted by the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in John’s memory, visit us at


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