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Rayne Irene Slackus, 76 – Loyal Fan of Elvis

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Rayne Irene Slackus, 76, of Forestville, Cass Township, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at home in the presence of her family.

Born on June 24, 1944 in the home where she died, she was a the daughter of the late Steve and Dillie Antonelli Marcovitch. She was a 1962 graduate of Cass Township High School. She first worked in her father’s coal delivery business driving coal trucks. She later worked for the former Bashore Knitting Mill, Schuylkill Haven.

She was a member of the former St. Barbara Church, and currently attended Holy Family Parish of Minersville.

Rayne was a loyal fan of Elvis Presley; and she loved cooking and baking. But in her later years, Rayne’s grandchildren were her world, sharing lunches with them and spoiling them with ice cream.

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She was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony “Sonny” Marcovitch.

Rayne is survived by four children, Susan Jones (spouse, Brian), Stephens City, Virginia, Stephanie Seiders (spouse, Frank), Primrose, Cass Township, Stacie Slackus, Forestville, and Steven Slackus (spouse, Selena), Pine Grove; five grandchildren, David, Dawson and Dylenah Seiders, Chaylee and Cora Slackus; her former husband, Joseph Slackus, Pottsville; several cousins, including her best friend from childhood, Rosemary Guidas (spouse, Andy), Deer Lake; her godson, Robert Guidas; her canine grandchildren, Marley, Sheba and Gracie.

The family will accept visitors at Dutcavich Funeral Home, 200 Sunbury Street, Minersville, on Monday from 6:00 P.M. and on Tuesday from 6:00 A.M. Visitation will end promptly at 9:15 A.M. when procession will form. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. in St. Michael the Archangel Church, 539 Sunbury Street, Minersville. Interment will be in St. Barbara Cemetery, Branch Township. Visitors and attendees are expected to follow CDC guidelines.

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