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Dolores Jerkes

November 9, 1925 — January 8, 2014

P. DEAN HOMER FUNERAL HOME 206 WATER STREET PO BOX 1 DUSHORE, PA 18614 TEL 570 928-8163 FAX 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY January 8, 2013 Mary Dolores Finan Jerkes, age 88, of Dushore, PA passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Dolores was born on November 9, 1925 in Albany Township, a daughter of the late Joseph Bernard and Elizabeth Litzelman Finan. She worked at Weldon’s Pajama Factory, and then went to work at Sull-Craft, and then retired from the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory, in Mildred, PA. She was a member of St. Basil’s Church and also a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. Surviving: Son: Raymond Jerkes Dushore, PA Daughter and Son-in-law: Mary Rose (Robert) Berfield Whitehall, PA Brother: Bernard (Joan) Finan Painted Post, NY Sisters: Elinor Rufe Ephrata, PA Amelia Finan, PhD Annapolis, MD Three grandchildren: Keith Berfield, Janine Berfield and Zachary Jerkes and a great-grandsons, Logan & Dylan Berfield. Besides her parents, Dolores was predeceased, by her husband John W. Jerkes, on May 12, 2009 and by a sister Rosanne Terkoski, of Horseheads, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with her pastor, the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick presiding. Interment will follow in St. Basil’s Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, PA. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dolores Jerkes, please visit our flower store.


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