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Rita M. Prentiss

1937 - 2021

Rita M. Prentiss 84, of King St. Turbotville passed away on April 25, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Born in Atlas on March 14, 1937 she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Urbanowicz) Kaminski.  She was married on October 8, 1955 to Harold L. Prentiss who preceded her in death on August 27, 2019.


Rita attended Mt. Carmel Schools and she was a member of St. Joseph Church in Milton.  She worked in the office for Professional Driver’s Academy in Milton.  Rita loved to spend time with her family, and she especially loved caring for her grandchildren.


She is survived by her son, Harold “Harry” Prentiss of Sunbury; two daughters, Marie Heimbach of Milton and Eileen Povish of Turbotville; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.


Rita was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Henry, Joseph, Edward, and Anthony Kaminski; a sister, Helen Hirsch; and a great granddaughter, Isabella Rowan.


Friends and relatives will be received from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, April 30 at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St. Milton.  A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 on Friday at St. Joseph Church, 109 Broadway St. Milton with the Rev. John D. Hoke officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Milton. 


We are so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing, she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Her neighbors Jay and Terri Yoder

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