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Edward J. “Eddie” Dennis, 78, husband of the late Valeria J. (Gurski) Dennis, of Shamokin, passed away at Friendly Nursing Home in Pitman, PA on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

Born in Brady, he was the son of the late Florian and Victoria (Saladonis) Dennis. He raised his family in Pottstown while serving for 30 years as a welder with Bethlehem Steel. He retired to Shamokin.

Surviving are children David J. Dennis of Pottstown, Edward S. and Jeffrey J. Dennis both of Valdosta, GA, and Christine Hinkle of Fleetwood; brothers Donald and Florian Dennis; sister Dorothy Corbicz; grandchildren Ryan and Tyler Hinkle, and Stephen, Kory, Christopher and Victoria Dennis. Along with his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his sister Adrienne Bowman.

Edward was a former member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Pottstown. He was an Army veteran serving with the 82nd Airborne. Baseball was his passion. He had a brief minor league career with the Philadelphia Athletics in the late 1940’s.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 4PM at Catagnus Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Wednesday from 3PM to 3:45PM at the funeral home.

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