Deborah L. Zweier

Deborah L. Zweier, 68, of White Birch Road, Sunbury, passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Deb was born Nov. 18, 1953, in Chambersburg, a daughter of the late B. Richard "Dick" and Florence R. (Miller) Moyer. On Sept. 6, 1975, she married David T. Zweier who survives.

She was a 1971 graduate of Shikellamy High School, in 1975 received a bachelor's degree in political science from Mansfield University and her teaching certification in 1983 from Susquehanna University.

Mrs. Zweier enjoyed a 30 year teaching career at the Shikellamy School District from 1988 until 2018 and was a member of the SEA (Shikellamy Education Association). Her gift of teaching also led her to become a Susquehanna Valley Literacy Program tutor.

Deb was a member of the h2 Church, Selinsgrove.

As a PIAA Field Hockey Referee and a member of the Indian Hills Golf Club, Deb enjoyed athletics.

Mrs. Zweier served her community as a member of the board for the Degenstein Community Library, YMCA and the Sunbury Recreation Association.

She loved her family, coworkers and friends, always giving of herself to her family, friends and students. She enjoyed biking, hiking, needlepoint, shopping, vacationing and getting together with family and friends. She loved her profession, education and spending time in the library.

In addition to her husband of 46 years, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynnsey A. and Kyle R. Renn of Sunbury; her grandson, Raylan; brother, Douglas R. Moyer of Sunbury; father-in-law, David T. Zweier Sr. of Northumberland, her many nieces and nephews, and her granddog, Billy.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Dolores I. Zweier.

Friends and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury and again from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at h2 Church located at the former Bon-Ton at the rear entrance of the Susquehanna Valley Mall, Selinsgrove with Rev. Mark Gittens officiating.

Burial will be private in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Deb's memory may be made to the Degenstein Community Library, 40 S. Fifth St., Sunbury, PA 17801.  

Jean Louise Lewandowski Poland

Jean Louise Lewandowski Poland, 71, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, succumbing to Parkinson’s disease while in the care and comfort of staff at Concordia at Villa St. Joseph, Baden.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Mary Louise DiMeo Lewandowski. She was raised in the Catholic church and attended St. Boniface grade school and St. Benedict Academy in Pittsburgh. She subsequently earned her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in 1972 and worked as an RN in hospitals and nursing homes in Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and the Beaver Valley area, especially enjoying geriatrics and ICU nursing. A 1984 graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, she worked beside her beloved husband, the late James Walter “J.W.” Poland in the Poland Funeral Home Inc., Conway, for 35 years. After his death Oct. 1, 2014, she continued as owner, FD and supervisor until October 2019. While active, she had the help of her dedicated staff, the late Patty Monahan FD, Angelita and Juan Villagomez, Kelly Walsh and cousin, Lohna Johnson, as well as Patty and T.J. DeMacio, Barb Rosensteel and Shaunette and Ed Onuska. She practiced the funeral home motto of “Our Vocation is a Ministry of Caring” and aspired to kindness in her work.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jean Louise was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Paul Lewandowski, who passed Dec. 16, 1980; and her older sister, Dr. Judith Ann Kates, Ph.D., in 1990.

Surviving are her two brothers and sisters-in-law, James Michael and Elida Evans Lewandowski of Boardman, and John Edward and Mary Tschannen Lewandowski of Pittsburgh; and many beloved cousins and their families.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, at Poland Funeral Home, 901 First Ave., Conway, Pa. 15027, 724-869-7700, where departing prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Conway. Interment will follow in Christ Our Redeemer Northside (formerly North Side Catholic) Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the staff at Villa St. Joseph, but most especially, to David Alvarez, FD supervisor, who has ably maintained the care, services and professional legacy for which Poland Funeral Home continues and will continue to strive.

Memorial donations may be made, if desired, to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 490 E. North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

“When we leave this world, we should leave behind a Legacy of Service and a Mark of Joy…”