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Michael Poeta, 69

June 09, 2009

OCT. 5, 1939-JUNE 5, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Michael Poeta, 69, of Martinsburg, and formerly of Tire Hill, Pa., and Frederick, Md., died Friday, June 5, 2009, in Harrisburg, Pa.

Born Oct. 5, 1939, in Tire Hill, he was the son of the late Pio Poeta and Linda (Toscani) Poeta.

He is survived by his mother, Linda; children, Mandy Sideras (wife of John), Chambersburg, Pa., Michele Mills (wife of Ken), Frederick, Michael Poeta, Hagerstown, Md., and their mother, Margaret (Geisbert) Poeta, also of Hagerstown. Also survived by longtime companion, Sheri Briggles and children, Mikele Paige Poeta and Michael Gorham; sisters, Doris Barkley (wife of Gary), Daisytown, Pa., JoAnn Phillips (widow of Thomas R. Phillips Sr.), Teresa Andrews (wife of Robert) and Sylvia Mazerik (wife of Robert), all of Tire Hill.; grandchildren, Emily and Nick Mills, and Paige, Kosta and Maggie Sideras; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, Pa.

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A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Benscreek, with the Rev. Angelo Patti, celebrant. Commital in Richland Cemetery.

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