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Sunbury Brothers Looking for Their Siblings

SUNBURY — Two brothers from Sunbury are asking for your help to find their other siblings who were adopted when they were all children. The men tell Newsw...
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SUNBURY -- Two brothers from Sunbury are asking for your help to find their other siblings who were adopted when they were all children. The men tell Newswatch 16 time is running out to find their brother and sister.

Donald and George Koons live only a few blocks away from each other in Sunbury and are close friends, too. The brothers are on a mission to find their younger brother and sister who their father put up for adoption in 1947.

"My sister was 2 and my brother was 1," Donald said.

The family lived in Harrisburg at the time. Donald and George's mother died, and their father could not care for all five children. So he put the toddlers, Patsy and Wayne, up for adoption.

"They just said, 'say goodbye'. I didn't know they were being adopted, I just knew they were going," George said.

Donald, George and their oldest sister, Patty always wondered what happened to their siblings. All they remembered was hearing the last name "Rosenberg" and that the children may have gone to a home in York.

"I want us all to get back together again, that's all," George said.

The Koons brothers now want to find their siblings more than ever. Donald was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has one wish.

"I'd just like to know where my brother and sister are," Donald said.

Over the years the Koons family has tried to contact their relatives by going to various courthouses and using social media. But they haven't had any luck.

Donald and George are in their 70s and say their siblings would be in their late 60s.

"Hopefully I can see them before I pass away because I don't know how long I have. They really can't pinpoint because it's pancreatic cancer," Donald said.

Again, the Koons brothers believe Patsy and Wayne were adopted in the York area and are in their late 60's.