Penny G. (Straub) Kaskie

May 14, 1953 ~ June 19, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Coal Township – Penny G. Kaskie, 70, of 1041 W. Walnut Street, passed away Monday, June 19, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Philadelphia on May 14, 1953 to Alen and Patricia (Christ) Straub. She attended Shamokin Area Schools.

On June 4, 1981 in Shamokin, she married James A. Kaskie, who survives. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Tharptown, where she sang in the choir.

If one word could describe Penny, it is kindness, as she was selfless, compassionate, and merciful.  Penny was extremely creative, loved to sew, and enjoyed making everyone homemade gifts.

She enjoyed family vacations to North Carolina and going fishing. Penny loved spending time with her family, her dogs, and especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

In addition to her husband, Penny is survived by four daughters, Kathy Giedosh of Shamokin, Julie Johnson and her spouse, Amanda of Shamokin, Patty Wojciechowski and her husband, Jeff of Sunbury, and Joleen Smith of Coal Township; four grandsons, Richard Giedosh, Shawn Spock, Tanner Christian, and Jeffrey Wojciechowski and his wife, Cheyenne; seven granddaughters, Jessica Straub, Sarah Spock, Jamie Moore and her husband, Hoss, Kayley Wojciechowski and her fiancé, Mark Williams, Kalista Wojciechowski, Kiralyn Wojciechowski, and Lilly Wojciechowski; three great grandsons, Rhys Wojciechowski, Trebor Moore, and Colton Moore; three great granddaughters, Harper Wojciechowski, Demi Moore, Oaklyn Moore, and one on the way, Dallas Moore; father, Alen Straub; four brothers, David Straub of Shamokin, Alen Straub and his wife, Mary of Shamokin, Michael Straub of Trevorton, and Daniel Straub and his wife, Kim of Shamokin; a brother-in-law, Gary Kaskie and his wife, Kris of Harrisburg. Penny was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia (Christ) Straub; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Eleanor (Washleski) Kaskie; a sister, Sandra Hornberger and her husband, Bryan; and a sister-in-law, Pamela Straub.


Penny G. Kaskie, 70, of 1041 W Walnut Street, Coal Township – Celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being cared for by Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, PA, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. To send condolences to the family please visit

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