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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Irene M. NORTH, 73, of Harrison Valley, PA

Irene M. NORTH, 73, of Harrison Valley, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 3, 2010 in her home.

Born July 28, 1937, in White Hall, MD, she was the daughter of Ralph Robert and Irene Mae Brown Dill. On November 4, 1954, in Parkton, MD, she married Jerrold L. North, who survives.

She was employed by the Northern Potter School District for many years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church, where she served as organist, and the PA Association of School Retirees, holding many offices. Irene served as Harrison Township Board of Election Majority Inspector and as a field technician and Potter County coordinator for the West Nile Virus Project.

Surviving besides her husband, Jerry, are: two sons, Jerrold L. (Monica) North, Jr. and Benjamin Scott (Cindy) North, both of Harrison Valley; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Sites of Edgewood, MD, Deborah (James) Hackler of Felton, PA, April (John) Shimkanin of Ulysses, PA; a brother, William B. (Mildred) Dill of Stewartstown, PA; a sister-in-law, Esther Dill of New Freedom, PA; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Megan North; and a brother Robert Jerry Dill.

Friends may call Sunday, December 5, 2010 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Whites Corners Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Federated Church, Harrison Valley, PA 16927.

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

I remember Mrs. North from school. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Anonymous said...

I will miss Irene....talking to her and working with her in the Potter County DES office. She is a kind soul and so much fun to hold a conversation with. There is something very special in her voice and her kindness radiated thru her and spread to everyone around her. This was such a shock and I will never forget her looking like a million bucks in her mud boots trapping mosquitos. She is a classy lady and so beautiful. Irene, I will think of you often and I am really mad at myself for missing our last lunch date.

I know God is blessed today to have you near him.
Sympathy to Jerry, he is such a great guy and they were such a great team together.
Julie Logue

Anonymous said...

Wow, this was a shock. I knew Irene from the West Nile Virus project ~yes she was a classy lady, a sweet lady, very easy to talk to. RIP Irene ~you were special! Glad I got to see you and give you a big hug @ the last auction! Prayers & sympathy to the family.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts & Prayers to the Family. Truly a Wonderful Lady.

Kathy Brooks said...

Irene always had a smile and special glow when she was around. She certainly knew how to brighten up your day ! I will certainly miss "The Bug Lady." So glad we got to share lunch together a few weeks ago. I will certainly miss our little chats. Thoughts and prayers to Jerry and the family. Irene was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.