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Brian D. Boran, 65 – Proud Minersville Resident

Brian D. Boran, 65, of Minersville, passed away on Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Cedar Crest.

Born in Pottsville on January 5, 1955, he was a son of the late James and Elizabeth “Jean” Murphy Boran. He was a 1972 graduate of Nativity B.V.M. High School, and earned an Associates degree from Penn State – Schuylkill. He had been employed by Reading Anthracite as a weighmaster at the New St. Nicholas Breaker before providing in-home care to his elderly parents.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Minersville.

He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. Even dearer to his heart was his hometown of Minersville, where he seemed to know everyone. In celebrating Minersville’s 175th anniversary, Brian was a featured essayist in a memorial booklet entitled “Minersville: Etched In Time”. He shared his recollections of youth sports and the character of Minersville residents.

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Brian is survived by three siblings, Dr. Kevin Boran (spouse, Alberta), Fresno, California, Jamie B. Boran, Los Angeles, California, and Erin Boran, Blue Bell; two nieces, Haley Garcia and Kelsey Hassler (spouse, Rob); a nephew, Conner Spielman; a great-nephew, Ryan Garcia.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Monday from 6:00 P.M. and also at St. Michael Church, 539 Sunbury Street, Minersville on Tuesday from 8:45 A.M. until 9:45 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. The family prefers contributions to the Minersville Public Library, 220 South Fourth Street, Minersville, PA 17954. Dutcavich Funeral Home has charge.

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