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Natalie Gabuzda, 94 – Worked for Commonwealth and UMWA

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Natalie Gabuzda, 94, of Mahanoy City, passed away Thursday, February 13, at Lehigh Valley East Norwegian, Pottsville.

Natalie was born in Trenton, PA on May 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Helen (Stetz) and Joseph Kershetsky.

She was a Graduate of Mahanoy City High School Class of 1942 and a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City.

She was employed from 1943 to 1946 with the Commonwealth of Penna, Harrisburg after which she became employed by the United Mine Workers of America’s Compensation and Legal Dept. in Hazleton where she retired in 1986.

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She was wife of the late John Gabuzda who passed away December 1967.

She is also preceded in death by an infant brother Joseph, and a sister Dorothy Steibler.

Natalie is survived by a daughter, Monica, wife of Joseph Alansky, of Barnesville; a son, Joseph, of Mahanoy City; and by two sisters, Eleanor Shelakes, of Mahanoy City; Rosellen Blue, of Florida, by a grandson Scott Alansky and his wife Heather, a granddaughter Natalie Alansky Zawada and her husband Michael. Great Grandchildren Macy and Brady Alansky, Tanner, Rance and Sam Zawada.

Survived also by nephews John Steibler, Barnesville and Joseph Blue, Florida, and nieces Jacqueline DeAngelo, Coaldale and Debbie Winkles, Florida, and Marie Taylor, Texas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, with Rev. Leo Maletz officiating. There will be no calling hours and please no flowers.

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Contributions in her name can be made to Mahanoy City Public Library or St. Teresa of Calcutta St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Interment private at convenience of the Family in the Assumption BVM Cemetery Mahanoy City.

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