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Donations: Fostering Peace & Justice for more than 29 years.

Grateful to The Church of Saint Therese of Shavertown, PA, for the generosity of their full-page ad in our AD BOOK.

Greateful to Misericordia University, Campus Ministry of Misericordia, generous donation for 8 students and staff to take part in the Annual Awards

Grateful to MARY SIEGEL,of Dallas, PA, unable to attend the Annual Awards event, she generously donates so others may attend.
BEV AND WALLY WILLIAMS, of ARLINGTON, MA, a generous donation in support of  Peace Center’s AD BOOK.

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June A. Zipp, beloved mother of peacemaker Terri Nowak.

In loving memory of June A. Zipp, beloved mother of peacemaker Terri Nowak. June A. Zipp was 92 years young when she went to her final rest. June, of Columbia, Pennsylvania, passed on July 20, 2010. She was the wife of the late Peter E. Zipp, Sr. who preceded her in death in 1978.

Born in Rohrerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry O. and Emma Charles McMullen. A homemaker, she was also a self employed seamstress.

June was an active and dedicated member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Columbia, where she participated in the Legion of Mary; Altar Rosary Society; National Council of Catholic Women; Pennsylvania Catholic Beneficial League and the former Trinitarians.

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Samuel Bosch

Samuel Bosch of Kingston died Thursday evening, Dec. 8, 2011, in the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.  Sam was a long standing member of the Peace and Justice Center’s Steering Committee.  In 2006, Sam received the prestigious Constance Kozel Award, for his interfaith work with all churches.  The now named Susan Merrill Constance Kozel Award, named for the Center’s guiding spirit and the Center’s founding director, is presented annually to an individual whose contribution to society reflects the principles of justice and peace.…

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Julie Gyza Taffera

Julie Gyza Taffera, beloved mother of peacemaker Mark Taffera has passed.  Grandma Julie, as she was known to her loved ones, died peacefully Friday, December 31, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Angelo Taffera.
 Born April 8, 1926, in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late John and Matrona Yanchar Gyza. She attended Old Forge High School and along with her husband operated Style Craft Tailors in Taylor. After her husband’s death in 1966, she worked more than 20 years at Rohr Lingerie, Taylor, as a seamstress in her support of children.…

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Joan G. Bean, of White Haven, has passed peacefully on Friday morning, March 6, 2015

Joan G. Bean, of White Haven, has passed peacefully on Friday morning, March 6, 2015. in the Wilkes-Barre.

Dear Friends of the Peace and Justice Center,

Pat McCormick brings the following notice to our attention:

Joan G. Bean, of White Haven, has passed peacefully on Friday morning, March 6, 2015, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

She and Francis are among the most tenured supporters of the Peace and Justice Center and have a long-standing commitment as advocates for justice  and as servants in the field of bringing peace to those in need.

It is noted that at the 18th Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture and Dinner series, Fran introduced their old friend Father Roy Bourgeois, human rights activist and founder, in 1990, of the group SOA WATCH (dedicated to ending the School of the Americas). …

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In Memory of Our Peacemakers

IN LOVING MEMORY
of our
PEACEMAKERS:

JUNE A. ZIPP, 07/20/10
HOWARD ZINN
BOB WITKOWSKI
ANTHONY WENCH, 07/06/12
SARA WENCH,  12/10/08
JOHN WALLOWAK
DAVID SPAK
EDWARD J. SMITH, SR., (Big Ed, Ned)
ROSE A. TUCKER
DAVID RYAN THOMPSON
JULIE GYZA TAFFERA
BARBARA SABOL
KATHLEEN MARIA ROSE
FRANK RODELLA
ELLIS and MARY ROBERTS
PHIL RIZZO
MARGUERITE RITZ, (Maggie)
REV. WILLIAM R. RIBANDO, CSC
ARTHUR GEORGE REDMOND
REV. CLINTON RABB
BILL and IRENE PRENDERGAST
ANDREW D. PETONAK
SUSAN MERRILL
LOUISE K.

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Gottfried P. Csala, peacemaker

Gottfried P. Csala, peacemaker
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Anthony Wench, 07/06/2012

Beloved father of Dianne and Donna Wench.

Beloved father of Dianne and Donna Wench.

We remember Anthony Wench, rest in peace, July 6, 2012

 Anthony Wench, 89, of Exeter, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at his home.

 He was born December 12, 1922 in New York City, N.Y., and was a member of St. Barbara Parish, St. Anthony’s Church, Exeter.

 Mr. Wench was an Army veteran serving during World War II. He was awarded two Purple Hearts during his service time.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Sara Wench, in 2008; brother, John Wench; sister, Sophie Ventura.

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Rev. Clinton Rabb

Friends:

I apologize for sending a mass e-mail out like this. But, as many of you know, these past weeks have been anything but normal.

My uncle, Clint Rabb, passed away a little over two weeks ago. Our family is doing our best to celebrate his life rather than focus on this loss. We all feel that his life was a true gain for the world.

He spent most of his life supporting people in countries all over the world, starting congregations, providing aid, helping set up systems and infrastructure, etc.…

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Athena Smith Ford, 33, peacemaker, passed peacefully Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 2016

Athena Smith Ford, 33, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Oct. 23, 2016

(link above for more on Athena’s well-lived life)

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 Wherever she went, whatever she did, she touched people and did what she could to make their lives better. In working on her assistance applications, her family discovered that, even in her most spare economic situations, she gave at least a little every month, through modest recurring donations, to organizations for which she cared deeply.…

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