Josephine M.(Bennis) Kondertavage

Mrs. Josephine M. (Bennis) Kondertavage, 85, of Coaldale, died Friday, April 23, in the Blue Mountain Health System's Gnaden Huetten Campus, Lehighton, with her loving family by her side.

She was the wife of the late John Paul Kondertavage.

Josephine was born in Hometown.She was a graduate of the former Coaldale High School and was an active member of the former St. John Lithuanian Catholic Church, Coaldale.

She was a member of St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford.

Surviving are two daughters, Michelle, wife of Michael Kalinak of Whitehall, and Deborah, wife of Robert Demyanovich of Coaldale; a son Anthony, and his wife, Grace, of Lansford; nine grandchildren, Laurie, Michael, Tony, Valerie, Cortney, Carre, Amy, Devin and Adam; and six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Addison, Matthew, Isabella, Samantha and Joelle.

She was also preceded in death by a son, John G.

Service: Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, with the Rev. Kenneth Medve officiating. Interment at convenience of family, Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Call 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Contributions in her name may be made to Hillside Animal Shelter, Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, Pa. 17901. Arrangements by Lamar Christ Funeral Home, 31 Mahanoy Ave., Tamaqua.

Published in Times News on April 26, 2010