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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the following brothers, Keith Edinger '53, Marshall Donley '54, and Barry Atkinson '62. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to their family, friends, and loved ones. Read on to view their obituaries.


Keith Edinger

On Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, Keith Maurice Edinger passed away in his home at the age of 89, surrounded by his loving family.

Keith, son of Marguerite and Maurice Edinger, was born Nov. 23, 1931, in East Stroudsburg. He graduated from East Stroudsburg High School in 1949. Afterwards he attended PSU, graduating in 1953 with a major in journalism. Keith was in the Army from 1953-1955. On July 10, 1954, he married the former Grayce Marie VanVliet, who preceded him in death. They raised three sons, Zachary, Seth, and Maurice.

Keith was employed in the newspaper business. The Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, The Daily Item, Sunbury, until retiring as Publisher of the Tri-State Gazette, Port Jervis in 1993.

Keith loved music, everything from big bands to Billy Joel and had an extensive collection of records and CDs. He was passionate about health and fitness and was a recreational tennis player. He was also a sports enthusiast and enjoyed watching his favorite teams, Penn State football, the Eagles, and the Phillies. He loved spending time with his wife, friends, and family playing cards and social gathering. Keith was an active member of the Sunbury Social Club, VFW, Post 44 American Legion, Point Township Fire Company, and the Moose. Keith also made monthly donations to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Keith is survived by his three sons, two daughters-in-law, and daughter, Zachary and Jan Edinger of East Stroudsburg, Seth Edinger of Northumberland, Maurice and Margaret Edinger of Sunbury, and MaryKay Clark of Northumberland; eight grandchildren, Kama, Jamie Lynn, Cody, Ian, Jade, Sunni, Rusty, and Levi; nine great-grandchildren, Dylan, Lucas, Linkin, Hoyt, Harper, Deniro, Giovanni, Daisy, and Violet.

Preceding Keith in death are his wife, Grayce Edinger; and his brother, James Edinger.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral service at 2.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimers Association or Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Marshall Donley

Marshall O. Donley, Jr., 89, of Silver Spring, Maryland, died October 8, 2021. Army veteran, PhD, author of "Power to the Teacher." For 35 years he was a writer, editor, and communications executive with two of the nation's largest labor unions (NEA & AFSCME). In retirement he served as Maryland state coordinator for AARP. Survived by wife Barbara, daughter Susan, son M. Owen Donley (Elizabeth) and two granddaughters. Services will be private.


Barry Atkinson

Barry Elwood Atkinson, 81, of Pottstown, PA passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Philadelphia, Barry was the son of the late Donald W. and Esther (Gebhart) Atkinson.

Barry was of the Catholic faith. A graduate of Penn State University who also served in the U. S. Air Force Reserve.  He was employed as a graphic artist at TV Guide, Rohm & Haas, Inc. and later as the Creative Director for 25 years at Mueller & Wister Studio in Philadelphia.  Barry enjoyed activities with his children and found great pleasure in fishing, painting, art, photography, poetry, and writing, as well as having a love of animals.

Barry is survived by a brother, Guy M., his four children Scott, Todd, Tracy and Michael, as well as 8 grandchildren.

His family members will hold a private service.

Memorial contributions in Barry’s name may be made to the ASPCA or to Conservation Northwest