William R. Belles

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William R. Belles, 79, of Newport Street, Glen Lyon, passed away Monday morning, June 30, 2014, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township, following a brief illness.

He was born and lived his entire life at his home on Newport Street and was a son of the late Leonard and Helen Parks Belles. He attended the Newport Township schools and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 16, 1959, and attained the rank of Airman 2nd Class.

Mr. Belles was employed for many years at Luzerne Outerwear, Shickshinny, and was also a machinist at Kanarr Industries. He also had worked for other companies in the area and was last employed at Leslie Faye, Pittston, retiring in 1999.

He enjoyed the simple things and his main interest in life was his home and family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes and was a Penguins hockey fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Belles.

Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Wallace, with whom he would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on July 13; three children, Kimberly Mangan and husband, Stephen, Hanover Green section of Hanover Township; Kelly Brigido and husband, Peter, Plains Township; and Leonard Belles, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth Belles, David, Dante and Bonita Elizabeth Brigido; a sister, Virginia Richards, Glen Lyon; and a brother, Dane Belles and wife, Sandra, Nescopeck; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Casimer Mytych, Rochester, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with Pastor George Price of Askam United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown, with the U.S. Air Force providing military honors.

Visitation will be Wednesday (today) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.


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Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 E Broad St
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-5370
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 2, 2014
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