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Balla, Mary  
A Memorial Mass for Mary Balla will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Divine Mercy Church, Scranton. Private interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge. Relatives and friends may call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are under the care of Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., Old Forge.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 27, 2015
Bilbow, Johanna M.  
Johanna M. (Joan) Bilbow of Harveys Lake, formerly of Edwardsville and Kingston, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 7, 1933, in Kingston, the daughter of the late Charles and Martha Matiskella Burba. She and her late husband, Patrick J. Bilbow Jr., were the founders and owners of Lyndwood Welding, later known as Lyn-Weld Co. Inc., Lyndwood section of Hanover Township. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. Joan was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed her home, the company of her good friends, all types of movies, and numerous cats, which were her pets over the years. Her husband, Patrick J. Bilbow Jr., died Sept. 19, 1985. Surviving are her sons, Patrick J. and his wife, Leonarda, Jackson Township; Robert E. and his wife, Kate, Hunlock Creek; Mark M. and his wife, Susan, Sweet Valley; daughter, Lori Bilbow, Dover; grandchildren, Julia A. and Mark M. Bilbow; brother, John Burba, Chambersburg; numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 19 in Our Lady of Victory Church with the Rev. Daniel A. Toomey officiating. Interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek Township. Arrangements were by Hugh P. Boyle and Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Joan's family asks that she be remembered in your prayers.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 21, 2015
Brady, Paul - Suscon  
Paul Brady, 70, of Suscon passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 27, 2015
Brody, Basil Charles - Wilkes-Barre  
On Aug. 22, 2015, Basil Charles Brody (Charlie to many) passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Wilkes-Barre. He was a longtime resident of Nanticoke. Born June 7, 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Basil was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Masich) Brody. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army/Air Corps, serving as an Assistant Base Personnel Sergeant Major with the 37th Air Depot, New Orleans, and First Sergeant of the 320th Depot Repair Squadron, Southern India Air Depot. Basil graduated from St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic School, Coughlin High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College. For 27 years, he was the office manager and treasurer for Daley's Blue Line Transfer Company. For an additional 13 years, he was employed by DeFazio Trucking Company as an accountant. Basil retired in 1985. In the years following, he remained active as a volunteer at Hampton House Nursing Home, Mercy Health Care, Guardian Center and Mercy Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, the former Anne Calinski; brothers, John, Steven and Joseph; sisters, Anne Terninko and Helen Patskan. Surviving are his five children, Elizabeth Ann Brody RSM, Mary Ellen Brody RSM, Kathleen Jones (Robert Jones), Charles Brody (Beth Rubin), and John Brody (Kathleen Brody); two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. His family will be forever grateful to Sister Elizabeth Ann for the loving care she provided to their dad for many years. In his career and volunteer activity, Basil was a kind, generous, humble man of integrity. He treated everyone he met with great respect and he never sought recognition for the many ways he quietly improved the lives of others. He loved his family, God and his church and was especially devoted to the Sisters of Mercy. This year Basil celebrated 25 years as a Mercy Associate. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke, followed by a celebration of Basil's life and Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mercy Center, Box 370, Dallas, PA 18612. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.kearneyfuneralhomeinc.com .
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 24, 2015
Chajko, Joseph (Chick) - Swoyersville  
Joseph (Chick) Chajko of Swoyersville passed away Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, at Celtic Hospice Wilkes-Barre. Born in Swoyersville on Jan. 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Yednak Chajko. Joe was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Swoyersville. He was a graduate of Swoyersville High School, Class of 1955. Joe enlisted in the United States Airforce from 1955-1959. He was an airman second class, serving as an auto mechanic and a power generation mechanic in Greenland. Upon his return, he attended West Side Tech under the GI bill. Joe had an electrical contracting license. Prior to retirement he was employed by a Plastics Factory in New Jersey, Nelson Furniture, Ann Will Garment and Offset Paperback. Joe was a former Swoyersville Constable, he was a former Coach for Swoyersville little league, he was a member if the Maltby Fire Company, Swoyersville, the Paradise Social Club, American Legion Post 644 Swoyersville, the Sampson Veterans Association, National Slovak Society, ILGWU, Graphics Union, and the Greek Catholic Union. He was preceded in death by brother, Michael Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Connie Kovaleski; daughter, Donna; and son, Joseph and his wife, Karen; two grandchildren, Matthew Joseph and Sara Ann Elizabeth; sister, Mary Randazzo; brother-in-law, Joseph Kovaleski; sisters-in-law, Mary Occhiato and Joanne Kovaleski; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral for Joe will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home, 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville, with a Mass of Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Tripp Street, Swoyersville. Interment in the parish cemetery, Swoyersville. Family and friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Parastas services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. The family request no flowers. Special thanks to all of his doctors at Geisinger including Dr. Clute, and the therapists at Erwine Home Health and Celtic Hospice.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 23, 2015
Cole, Shirley Berman - Wilkes Barre  
Shirley Berman Cole died peacefully of natural causes at the age of 93 at her home in Laguna Hills, Calif., on Aug. 20, 2015, comforted by her middle son Dr. James Berman. Shirley Berman Cole was born in Wilkes-Barre, in 1922 to Jacob and Frances Hurwitz. Shirley grew up in Plymouth, a small coal mining town of 1,500 people. Life was hard during this time and she would see young boys in her class leave school to work in the mines crawling into narrow shafts to place dynamite. She was the only Jewish student in her school. She recognized the poverty and difficulties facing the families of these Polish miners and always showed a great deal of empathy and kindness for her community as well as others in similar circumstances. The resiliency she developed during this time would later serve her well in raising three sons following the premature death of her husband, Sydney Berman, in 1965, when he was only 49 years old. Shirley dreamed of becoming an actress and a star but instead she was forced to attend podiatry school at Temple University by her father who owned a small shoe store in Plymouth called the Peoples Shoe Store. She never practiced podiatry. After marrying and waiting for her three sons, Steve, Jim and Ed, to enter school, she began doing book readings and performing her own comedy routines for women's groups in Wyoming Valley. Her talent was recognized and she was signed by an agency that handled performers for women's organizations throughout the East Coast. Shirley was probably best known in Wyoming Valley for her one women show of "Hello Dolly" with Sylvia Valen playing piano. Shirley was dealt a cruel blow by the flood of 1972. She had just closed selling her house on Westmoreland Avenue in Kingston. All her personal belongings had been packed and placed in the front living room ready to be shipped to her new home in Florida. She got the call to evacuate. Returning 10 days later she found that more than 10 feet of flood water had destroyed all her memories: pictures, yearbooks and letters. But resiliency and kindness would prevail. She canceled the sale and went on to build a new life in Hallandale Beach, Fla. In Florida, her engaging personality and humor gathered a large number of great friends and admirers. Morton Cole persuaded her to marry again and they had many wonderful years together before he passed away. Shirley later moved to the Wellington in Laguna Hills, Calif., an assisted living community, where she found a whole new group of wonderful friends. Shirley's greatest accomplishment was raising her three sons as a single mother. Given her feelings about being forced to attend Temple University, it seemed just that all three would go to Temple University School of Medicine. Steve is a pediatrician at the University of Colorado, Jim recently retired from his practice of Internal Medicine in Irvine, Calif., and Ed is a neonatologist and the pediatric medical director of a Colorado health plan that serves low income families. She instilled her values in her sons and their grandchildren; integrity, fairness, compassion and G'milut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness) and the resiliency and drive to work hard to achieve one's dream. In her 80s, Shirley did a video of her life that was beautifully made by her niece Sharon Eliashar Hurwitz. She ended the video by saying: "When I am no longer with you, this video will leave with you some knowledge of those that came before you. I thank Steve Jim and Ed for finally making me a star, a real star. If the lord comes back to me and says, Shirley, what would you like, I would like to go back and do it all over again the same way." Shirley Berman Cole was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Frances Hurwitz; her siblings, Seymour and Roslyn Hurwitz; her first husband, Sydney Berman; and her second husband Morton Cole. Shirley Berman Cole is survived by her brother, Joseph Hurwitz; her sons, Stephen Berman, James Berman and Edward Berman; her daughters-in-law, Elaine Berman, Nina Berman, Natalie Berman; her grandchildren, Seth Berman, Benjamin Berman, Talia Goldstein, Jonathan Berman, Danielle Berman, Aaron Berman and Lia Berman, and her great-grandchildren, Max Goldstein and Isis Sidney Berman. The funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with the burial in the Temple Israel Cemetery, 218 Dennison St., Swoyersville. The family requests that no flowers or donations are made. Shiva will be observed at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Highway 315, Plains Township, Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For additional information Visit www.rosenbergfuneralchapel.com .
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 23, 2015
Cole, Shirley Berman  
Shirley Berman Cole, 93, died in her home in Laguna Hills, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. The funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Wednesday August 26, 2015 at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St. Wilkes Barre, with the burial in Temple Israel Cemetery, 218 Dennison St., Swoyersville. Shiva will be observed at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. www.rosenbergfuneralchapel.com .
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 22, 2015
Coleman, Joseph S. - Hanover Township  
Joseph S. Coleman of Hanover Township passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, after being hit by a motor vehicle. Born in Tamaqua, the son of Michael and Barbara Helfrich Coleman of Hanover Township, Joe worked for J.P. Mascaro Ind., Nanticoke. He loved playing the guitar, listening to Nirvana, cooking and rooting for the Miami Dolphins. He is survived by his brothers, Michael and Jacob; sisters, Emily and Ashley; grandmother, Anita Coleman, Wilkes-Barre; numerous aunts and uncles. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in memory of his cousin, Sgt. Richard M. Rosengrant.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 26, 2015
Comstock, Nancy - West Pittston  
Nancy Comstock, 82, of West Pittston passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scranton. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Isabel Bevan Hite. She was a graduate of West Pittston High School and, prior to her retirement, she was employed by Wyoming Area High School. Nancy was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pittston. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, James Comstock; brother, Charles "Chuckie" Hite; and daughter, Debra Noll. She is survived by her sons, Ira Comstock, Athens, Vt.; and Kevin and wife, Donna, West Pittston; brother, Donald and his wife, Linda, West Pittston; grandchildren, Randy Noll, Crystal Kaloostian, Kevin Ryan Noll, Samatha Padavan, Nichole Comstock and Michelle Garger; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. The Rev. James Breese will officiate. Interment will be in Pittston Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time. Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 26, 2015
Connell, Thomas Timothy "TC"  
Thomas Timothy "TC" Connell, 63, formerly of Pittston, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at home. Funeral arrangements are pending from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston.
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 25, 2015
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