Published in the Times News on 2/22/2008.

Mary P. DeSantis

Mary Patricia DeSantis, 64, of Lykens, Dauphin County, died (February 20) Tuesday. She was the daughter of the late Verna Mae Garber and Paris J. DeSantis.

She was born in Orlando, Fla., but grew up in Coaldale and was a graduate of Coaldale High School.

She was a former lab technician and more recent employment was as a debt collector for Powell, Rogers & Speaks, Halifax.

She played the piano and saxophone and enjoyed making crafts.

Surviving are a daughter, Samantha J. Price, Millersburg; three sons, John, Christopher A., and Eric D. Lakatosh, all of Red Lion; three sisters, Julia Stahl, New Ringgold, Margaret Kucan, Morristown, Tenn., and Frances Stahl, Tamaqua; a brother, Anthony, Allentown; and six grandchildren.