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Jeanne Ferhat, 81 – First LPN Hired at Good Samaritan Hospital

jeanne ferhat obituary

Jeanne M. Ferhat, age 81, of Pottsville, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at The Gardens at York Terrace in Pottsville.

Born in Lansford, PA on December 28, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Rose (Knox) Cannon.

Jeanne was a graduate of Marian High School and then became a Licensed Practical Nurse at the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Scranton.

She then was the first LPN hired at the Good Samaritan Regional Hospital in Pottsville and worked for 38 years until retiring in 2001.

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Jeanne was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville and she had a love for church and Notre Dame Football.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers: John Cannon, John Wilhelm, and Michael Cannon Sr. Jeanne is survived by her husband of 52 years, William J. Ferhat, Pottsville; three daughters: Mary R. Ferhat, Pottsville, Louise Knoblauch and her husband Charles, Schuylkill Haven, and Donna Burkot, Pottsville; four grandchildren: Miranda and Natalie Burkot and Nicole and Kristina Knoblauch; a sister Anne Davis and her husband Robert, Lake Hauto; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville at 10AM on Wednesday, February 19th.

Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM and Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30 AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon.

Interment will be held in the Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery in Pottsville.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Lancaster Office, 706 Rothsville Road Lititz, PA 17543;

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