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Ruth Ann Hojnacki

November 13, 2020

RuthAnn Hojnacki, 83, of Danville, PA and formerly of Shamokin PA passed away on November 12, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center.  She was born March 1, 1937 in Shamokin PA the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Linton Latsha.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 49 years, Joseph John Hojnacki on May 29, 2009.  They were married October 10, 1959.

She graduated from Shamokin High School in 1955.

She was employed as a textile worker out of high school at Shroyer’s Dress Company in Shamokin PA and later at the Shamokin Shoe Factory.  She also worked at the Arrow Shirt Factory in Elysburg, and then returned to Shroyer’s Dress Company, from where she retired in 1988 to babysit her grandchildren whom she adored.  Her work ethic was significant.  She was very proud of the fact that working as a textile worker that she was able to raise three children and put them all through college.

She attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Coal Township PA where she served faithfully as the pianist.  She also served as pianist at the Zion Methodist Church.  She thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Coal Township High Rise Social Club.

RuthAnn loved music, especially playing her piano and accordion which brought joy to many people.  She displayed her love for Jesus by loving others.  She was an avid shopper, especially Black Friday with her family.  Ruth Ann loved ice cream and always enjoyed a good CMP sundae.  She was a talented seamstress, making clothes for her children and herself.  Ruth Ann will be remembered as a super sweet lady with a little bit of spunk.  She touched so many lives with her caring and thoughtful presence.  Most of all, she loved her grandchildren who will miss her kind and loving spirit.

She is survived by one son, Damian C. Hojnacki and his wife Sheila of Coal Township PA and two daughters:  Maureen D. Hojnacki of Allentown PA and Joann Gray and her husband Danny of Danville PA.  Also surviving are her grandchildren:  Dayna Hojnacki, Hunter Hojnacki and his fiancé Candis Mattern and Paige V. Gray.

She was preceded in death by two brothers:  Clarence Latsha, Jr. and Gordon Latsha.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be limited to family.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service to be held at on Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Odd Fellows Cemetery 2400 Trevorton Road Coal Township PA. 

 Memorial Contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church 328 Center Street Coal Township PA 17866 or St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville PA  17821.

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