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Vivian, Leanore M. "Lee" - Dallas  
Leanore "Lee" M. Vivian, 87, of Dallas, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Earl D. and Claire (Long) MacCallum. Lee graduated from the former Wilkes-Barre Day School and attended Weylister Junior College in Milford, Conn. Lee was a member of the Wilkes-Barre Junior League and the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the DAR. Surviving are her husband, H. Melvin, and their children, Erica V. Carnahan, Loveland, Colo.; Ellen V. Mundrake, Clarks Summit; and Harry M. Vivian IV and his wife, Kim, Dallas; four grandchildren, Devon L. Carnahan, Tracy L. Carnahan, Tucker Millington and his wife, Kristen, and Krista A. Vivian; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shavertown United Methodist Church, 163 N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown, PA 18708, the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., Shavertown.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 26, 2016
Vogel, Paul K. - Duryea  
Paul K. Vogel, 83, of Duryea, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor, after a brief illness. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of the late Franklin and Reba Dewald Vogel. He was a graduate of Duryea High School. Paul was a proud retired master sergeant of the United States Air Force, where he served his country for 22 years, having served in the Vietnam War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his yard and dancing. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald; and sister, Arlene Moss. He and his wife, the former Linda Weers, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary this past May. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son, Ronald Vogel and his wife, Bonnie, Exeter; son, Randy Vogel and his wife, Robin, Duryea; son, Rick Vogel and his wife, Pam, Duryea; daughter, Wendy McCawley and her husband, William, Pittston; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Arnold Vogel, New Jersey; sister, Gladys Gross, Florida; sister, Dorothy Maros, Duryea; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. Interment will full military honors will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Arrangements are by Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home's website, www.piontekfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 24, 2016
Vogel, Paul K. - Duryea  
Paul K. Vogel of Duryea passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor. Funeral arrangements are pending from Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 23, 2016
Williams, Maryann P. - Wilkes-Barre  
Maryann P. Williams, 78, of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday morning, July 23, 2016, at Smith Health Care Center, Mountain Top. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Koval Antosh. Maryann was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Class of 1956, and was a homemaker all of her life. She and her husband James D. Williams, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary Nov. 29, 2015. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Jerome and Jake Antosh. Surviving, in addition to her husband, James, are her daughters, Sandra Olshefski, Harveys Lake; and Christine Palmiter and her husband, Kevin, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Colton James, Collin Christian, and Kaci Mary Rose Palmiter; sister, Theresa McGuire, Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Bernard Antosh, Plains Township; and Eugene Antosh, New York; nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Jude Parish, 420 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with the Rev. Joseph J. Evanko, pastor, and the Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay, assistant pastor, officiating. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to go directly to church. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dorrance Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, PA 18705. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Parish Building Fund, 420 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707. For information or to leave Maryann's family a message of condolence, please visit www.corcoranfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 25, 2016
Williams, Maryann P. - Wilkes-Barre  
Maryann P. Williams, 78, of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Saturday morning, July 23, 2016, at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top. Funeral arrangements are pending from Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 24, 2016
Wroblewski, Rita - Duryea  
Rita Wroblewski of Duryea passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral arrangements are pending from Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 23, 2016
Wroblewski, Rita Marie - Duryea  
Rita Marie Wroblewski, 90¾, of Duryea, was called home to be with her lord and savior Thursday, July 21, 2016, at River Street Manor, Wilkes-Barre, with her loving niece and nephew at her bedside. She was born Aug. 20, 1925, to the late Peter and Helen Kaczynski Wroblewski. She graduated from Duryea High School and Marywood University where she received her bachelor's degree in English. She taught English at Duryea High School and later for Pittston Area School District. Rita was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. She was a member of the teachers association. She loved taking care of her pets and gardening was a part of her daily ritual. Rita found beauty in every type of flower and plant. Her gardening brought special joy to her life. She was very fond of her best friends, Beverly Dulny, Jessie Adamiak, the Rev. Andrew Sinnott, Walter Mackowski and Sister Magnificia. The Rev. Andrew was also her spiritual adviser and would come weekly to administer the Eucharist, as Rita was a devoted Catholic. Sister Magnificia was Rita's loving care giver for many years until illness prevented her from continuing. Rita was an avid Penn State fan and idolized Joe Paterno. She also enjoyed watching golf on television. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph Wroble, Arthur Wroble, Eugene Wroble and Edward Wroblewski; and one sister, Sister Ermellene Wroble. She is survived by her loving niece and caregiver, Margarette Gryskevicz Kearney; nephews, Edward Gryskevicz, Charles Kearney, Gerald Gryskevicz, and Michael Gryskevicz; niece, Lisa Gryskevicz; many great nieces and nephews. Rita's funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. To leave the family a condolence, please visit www.piontekfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 25, 2016
Yankosky, Ethel Peterman "Dolly" - Bear Creek Township  
Mrs. Ethel "Dolly" (Peterman) Yankosky, 74, of Bear Creek Township, passed into eternal life unexpectedly Friday evening, July 22, 2016, shortly after admission to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Born Oct. 24, 1941 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter to the late Edward Peterman and Mrs. Lena L. (Pasek) Peterman-Wasilewski. Educated in city schools, Mrs. Yankosky attended GAR Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre. She is remembered by family and friends as being a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother to her beloved family. Mrs. Yankosky was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Thomas Yankosky, on Aug. 12, 2009. At the time of his passing, the couple enjoyed 52 years of married life together. She was recently preceded in death by her mother, Lena L. (Pasek) Wasilewski, who passed away on Dec. 28, 2014. Surviving are her son, Thomas Yankosky and his wife, Michelle, Bear Creek Township; grandsons, Thomas Yankosky Jr., at home; Brian Yankosky, Bethlehem; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Yankosky will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 N. Main St. The Rev. Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor of St. Andre Bessett Parish, will offer Liturgy of the Word and serve as homilist. Interment, with the Rite of Committal, will follow next to her husband in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, 1594 S. Main St., Hanover Township. Relatives and friends may join the Yankosky family for visitation and remembrances at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service. In lieu of floral tributes, the Yankosky family would be honored if prospective donors consider a contribution to the SPCA of Luzerne County, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705. To send Ethel's son and family online words of comfort, support and friendship at this time, please visit our family's website at www.JohnVMorrisFuneralHomes.com .
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 24, 2016
Young, David Adam - Wilkes-Barre  
David Adam Young, 37, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, died suddenly Tuesday, July 26, 2016, as a result of an accidental drowning at Penn Lake Park Borough. Mr. Young was born in Wilkes-Barre, son of David N. Young, Wilkes-Barre, and the late Jean M. Kosek Young. He was a graduate of the Class of 1997, James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre. He also attended classes at the Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, where he obtained the journeyman electrician's license. He had been self-employed as an electrician most of his life. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Wilkes-Barre, and, in addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tom and Louise Young, and his maternal grandparents, George and Helen Kosek. Surviving, in addition to his father, are his son, Anthony; sisters, Sheri Fallon and her husband, Craig, Lehighton; and Deborah Walkowiak and her husband, Chris, Palmerton; four nephews; one niece; and several uncles and aunts. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. The Rev. Justin Victor, pastor, St. Luke's United Church of Christ Church, Wilkes-Barre, will officiate, and there will be no public calling hours or service. The family requests that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations in Mr. Young's name be made to St. Luke's United Church of Christ Church, North Main Street and East Hollenback Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705. Arrangements have been entrusted to H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 27, 2016
Young, Walter G. - Wilkes-Barre  
Walter G. Young, 77, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully July 19, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Celtic Hospice, Wilkes-barre. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son to the late Thomas and Jeanette (Hughes) Young. He was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1957. He went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army in numerous tours overseas, including Vietnam, for more than 22 years, retiring as a master sargent in 1979. He then worked with the U.S. Postal Service as a postman for 20 years, retiring at 62 years old from two careers. He was a member of the Letter Carriers Union for many years and was a member of the Retired Enlisted Associates. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Young; and a sister, Janet Young. He will be sadly missed by his wife of more than 34 years, Annelise; daughters, Lisa Amos and Allison Young; grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, Grace and Ariane; sister, Kathryn Henry and husband, Paul; stepchildren, Anita Rusinko and Charles Colarusso; and nephews, Timothy Henry and Terrance Henry. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Arrangements were entrusted to Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 24, 2016
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