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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Jane Frances O’Brien, 76 – CNA and a Phenomenal Cook

Jane Frances O’Brien, 76, of Minersville, passed away on Tuesday at ManorCare.

Born on March 4, 1944 in Pottsville, she was a daughter of Regina Helen O’Brien Bassininsky, Pottsville, and the late Peter Supko. She attended Nativity B.V.M. High School, and was a CNA for many years. She was of the Catholic faith.

Jane enjoyed taking care of family (especially cooking for them). She was a phenomenal cook, baker and home maker. Jane had a passion for the beach and thoroughly enjoyed her trips to Virginia Beach to visit her daughter, Judy Withelder Sullivan. Jane will leave her family and friends lasting memories of all the family gatherings she loved so much.

She was predeceased by her former husband James Albert Withelder; two brothers James D. O’Brien and Kenneth Bassininsky Sr.

She is survived by three children, Judy (Withelder) Sullivan and son-in-law, Daniel Sullivan Jr, Virginia, James R. Withelder and daughter-in-law, Patricia Withelder, Minersville, and Christine M. Withelder, Saint Clair; two siblings, Edward Bassininsky and wife, Barbara, Llewellyn, and Lisa Bassininsky, Branchdale; six grandchildren, David S. Bush, Heckscherville, Brittany A. Bush, St.Clair, Joshua Withelder, Mahanoy City, Jessica Withelder, Minersville, Crystal Withelder, Mahanoy City, and Lance Withelder, Philadelphia; nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to express its gratitude for the kindness and caring from the staff at ManorCare, Pottsville, and Compassus Hospice Care who provided extra special care to Jane in her final years.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Saturday from 5:00 P.M. Visitation will end promptly at 7:00 P.M. Visitors are expected to follow CDC and PADOH guidelines regarding wellness and social distancing. Private services for the immediate family will follow visitation. Donations to Judy Sullivan will be accepted at the funeral home to be used in accordance with the wishes of the family.

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