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Dolores Ann Parker

January 4, 2021

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Dolores Ann Parker, 90, of Llewellyn, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at Orwigsburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Branch Township May 14, 1930, she was a daughter of the late William and Veronica (McClosky) Siminitus. After graduating from Branch High School, she worked briefly at Pomeroy’s in downtown Pottsville until the birth of her children. She was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church in Minersville. Dolores married her high school sweetheart, Frank D. Parker, on January 6, 1952. She loved to dance at the Pottsville Club, where they were members. Dolores and Frank were world travelers, visiting France, Japan, Africa, and several Caribbean islands. Dolores was a homemaker for many years and kept an immaculate home. An exceptional self- taught cook and baker, she took pride in her culinary skills and enjoyed lavishing them on her family. She excelled in needlepoint and sewing, making many of her own stylish clothes and wedding gowns. Other interests included swimming, fishing, playing cards with friends, completing crossword puzzles, and loving on her grandchildren. Later in life, she spent several years living out west before returning home. Dolores loved spending time in her extensive gardens and bringing beauty to her own little corner of the world. She radiated a zest for life and was always quick with a laugh and even quicker with a hug. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 2000, and siblings Alma Paul, Violet Klick, Vincent Siminitus, Donald Siminitus, and Ronald Siminitus; granddaughter Amanda Parker. Dolores is survived by her sons David Parker and partner Robin, Pottsville, Jeffrey Parker and wife Phyllis, Lake Wynonah, and Jamie Parker and wife Lisa, Glendale, AZ,; grandchildren Jennifer Raudenbush and husband Art, Amy Moore and husband James, Christian Parker, Christopher Parker, Robert Parker, Nicole Strauch and husband Brian, Tara Mercuri and husband Alfredo, and six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A private burial service will be held at Mt. Peace with Monsignor Ed Zemanick officiating. Services are entrusted to the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, Inc., Minersville.

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