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Deborah Ann Kosmisky

August 16, 2020

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Debbie A. Kosmisky, 64, of Wayne twp., Auburn, formerly of Minersville, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Born on January 20, 1956, in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Elvin and Dorothy (Truscott) Maley. Debbie was a 1973 graduate of Minersville Area School District. After graduation, she continued her education becoming an LPN. As an LPN, her greatest joy was spending 34 years in the pediatric unit at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Pottsville. She will be fondly remembered for her compassionate care she rendered to each patient. Her patients and her family held a special place in her heart. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, and aunt- always being there for each one of her family members. Her family spent many happy days at get-togethers she hosted at her home. She just loved sitting pool-side with her niece, Meredith, who was like a daughter to her, or sitting on the patio chatting away with her husband, Rick, and their neighbor, Gene. She enjoyed many other activities such as gardening, swimming, traveling with her husband, and fishing. She had the honor of receiving three PA fishing citations for her ability to snag large fish including a 37 lb. cod. Debbie was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wayne twp., Auburn. For many years, she helped with making and distributing of Thanksgiving meals. She holds a special place in the hearts of her family and friends and will be deeply missed by her husband, Rick, her siblings, their spouses, niece Meredith, family and friends. Debbie is survived by her husband, Richard Kosmisky, sister, Colleen, wife of Robert Barnhart of Llewellyn, brothers, Elvin , husband of Betsy Maley of Sheppton, Michael, husband of Linda Maley of Pottsville and Robert Maley of Tremont. Nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held 9:00 to 11:00 am Monday at the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville. A private family memorial service will be held at 11:15 officiated by Pastor Katherine Fisher. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Debbie’s memory may be made to Penn State Children’s Hospital (Hershey Campus) 600 University Drive, Hershey, Pa. 17033. Due to COVID-19, all recommended social distancing , mask requirements, and public safety guidelines will be followed. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

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