Anthony F. and Patricia A Shandis

January 21, 2020


    Anthony F. Shandis, 77 and his wife Patricia A. Shandis 77, of Branchdale passed away Tuesday January 21st at their home.

   Anthony was born in Pottsville, the son of the late Victor and Helen Shandis Koury. He was a graduate of Nativity B.V. M. High School, Pottsville and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was retired from the former Exxon Chemical Co. in MarLin.

   Patricia was born in Minersville, the daughter of the late Robert and Ethel Raho Patterson. She was a graduate of Minersville High School and was retired from the local garment industry.

   In addition to her parents, Patricia was also preceded in death by a sister, Julie Tabor, and great-granddaughter Arianna.

   They are survived by three children, a daughter, Linda Mullin (husband Robert) of Minersville, two sons, Ed Shandis (girlfriend Megan) of Kulpmont, and Robert Shandis of Orwigsburg. Anthony and Patricia have eight grandchildren: Jessica Mistishen (husband Michael) of Primrose, Stacie Dockins of Minersville, Dave Mullin (wife Noelle) of Newark, DE, Tyler Mullin of Minersville, Taylor and Evan Shandis of Orwigsburg, Caleb Shandis of Minersville, and Mallory Shandis of Kulpmont. Anthony and Patricia also have three great grandchildren: Kylee and Carter Mistishen of Minersville, and Naomi Dockins of Minersville. Patricia is also survived by a brother, Michael Patterson, York, Pa. 

    There will be no calling hours. Interment with Military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St. Minersville..

  The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions to the Pottsville Library, 215 West Market St., Pottsville.  Contributions will also be accepted by the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Anthony and Patricia’s memory, visit us at


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Private Interment

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
Indiantown Gap Military Reservation
Annville, PA 17003


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