Philomena M. (Tobin) Lipshaw

Born: Fri., Jan. 11, 1935
Died: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016


8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Fri., Dec. 23, 2016
Location: Immaculate Conception Church

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Philomena M. Lipshaw, age 81, of Port Carbon, PA passed away Monday, December 19th, 2016 at Ridgeview Health Services, Shenandoah Heights, PA.


Born in Mackeysburg, Cass Township on January 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Aloysius and Anna (O'Boyle) Tobin.


Philomena was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School, Class of 1952. She was employed at the Pennsylvania National Bank and then the M&T Bank in Pottsville.


Philomena was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in St. Clair and the former Immaculate Conception Church in St. Clair.


Philomena was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all animals including her dog Roxie.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Aloysius Tobin and a sister Catherine Campion.


Philomena is survived by her husband of 59 years, George J. Lipshaw Sr, a daughter Eileen Sheehan and her husband Jim, three sons:  George Lipshaw Jr and his wife Janet, David Lipshaw and his wife Christine, and Scott Lipshaw and his wife Kelly, all of Port Carbon; six grandchildren:  Brandon Sheehan, Collegeville, Lauren Sheehan, Pottsville, Reba Lipshaw, Port Carbon, Cheyan Lipshaw, Pottsville, Devin and Kaylin Lipshaw, Port Carbon; two great-grandchildren:  Colin and Ryan Sheehan; four sisters:  Jean Albertini, Norwegian Twp, Elizabeth Lavis, Orefield, Ann Marie Urmanavage, Minersville, and Rose Koppenhaver, Wilmington, DE; and nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church in St. Clair at 10:30AM on Friday, December 23rd,  with Msgn William Glosser officiating.


Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 8-10AM at Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon.


Interment will be held private.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 230, Pottsville, PA 17901.


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