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Doris Minker

January 15, 1923 — July 9, 2019

Doris Minker, 96 of 1630 West Lynn St., Coal Township passed away on Tuesday morning at Genesis Center in La Plata, MD.

Born in Harrisburg, PA on January 15, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Rose (Aaronson) Yaffee.

She is a 1940 graduate of William Penn High School in Harrisburg.

Earlier in life, Doris was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Married on January 8, 1950 at Kesher Israel Synagogue in Harrisburg by Rabbi David L. Silver to Arnold Minker who preceded her in death in 1985.

She was a member of the former Ben-Israel Synagogue in Shamokin.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Rosenzweig and her husband Edwin of La Plata, MD; one son, Stephen Minker and his significant other Terry Scicchitano of Coal Township; six grandchildren, Heather Cohen and her husband Bradley, Seth Rosenzweig, Allison, Rebecca and Alexander Yaffe; five great grandchildren and one sister, Jeanette Saft of Reading.

Religious services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 pm at the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor with the Rabbi Nina Mandel officiating. Burial will be at the Oheb Zedeck Cemetery in Pottsville. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook at

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851

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