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Anselmi, Richard B.*  
EXETER — Richard B. Anselmi, 64, of Exeter, passed away on Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2016, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Richard was born April 26, 1952, the son of the late Ettore and Betty (Vanyo) Anselmi. He was a 1970 graduate of Wyoming Area High School, and continued his education in Luzerne County Community College and graduated from Wilkes University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in history and secondary education. Richard had worked for Marvel Kitchens in Wyoming, Suburban Publishers and Keystone Automotive, retiring in 2005. He was an active member of the Exeter Lions Club serving as second vice president and was the representative for the Upper Valley Eye Bank, for which he faithfully collected used eye glasses each month. He was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club, Exeter, and enjoyed going to the Dallas Active Adults Center. Richard was a deeply religious person frequently attending daily Masses and novenas. He was an altar boy for St. Anthony of Padua Church, a lecturer, longtime member of the Holy Name Society and regularly participated in Sunday afternoon adoration at St. Barbara Parish. He was also a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 372, Pittston. He had a good sense of humor and was very generous giving to others without much concern for himself. He will be sorely missed by his brother Ettore, many cousins, family and friends. He is at rest now with the Lord after serving well on this earth. Relatives and friends are invited to visitation 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Exeter. The Rev. Michael Finn will be celebrant. Interment will be in St. Cecilia's Cemetery, Schooley Street, Exeter. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit, www.gubbiottifh.com .
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
Augustine, Janet Marie*  
NANTICOKE — Janet Marie Augustine, 83, of the Brooks Estates, Wesley Village, Jenkins Township formerly of Nanticoke, passed away peacefully Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Hanover Township, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Jakes. Janet was employed by Luzerne County for 30 years at the Recorder of Deeds Office and later as the director of the Tax Claim Office. Janet was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church and also a member of the Irem Women's Club. She loved her family dearly, especially her children and grandchildren. Janet had a kind word for everyone she met and loved, flowers, cooking and baking. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce (Muntz) Baker. She is survived by her loving husband, Emil, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage; also, sons, Keith Augustine and Debbie, and grandchildren, Kelsey and Kara Augustine, Kevin and his wife, Paulette, and grandchildren, Kristin and Kaylin Augustine. Also surviving is her sister, Ann Guzenski and her husband, James, along with her nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Harriet Santos and the Rev. James Wert officiating. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment in Oak Lawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644.
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
Barberio Jr., Vincent  
BALTIMORE — Vincent Barberio Jr. passed away unexpectedly in Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 15, 2016. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Local arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
Barbini, Annette M.*  
BUCK TWP. — Annette M. Barbini, 75, of Buck Township, and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre. She was born Sept. 23, 1940, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Mario and Helen (Baiz) Barbini. She was a 1958 graduate of Coughlin High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from East Stroudsburg University in 1962. While a student at Coughlin and East Stroudsburg, she starred in field hockey, basketball and tennis. She later earned a Masters of Education degree in Health and Physical Science from East Stroudsburg University and was certified as a secondary principal. Recently, she received a certificate in reflexology. For 34 years, Annette was a physical education teacher for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. She taught at GAR and Coughlin High schools as well as serving as the field hockey, basketball, volleyball and girls track and field coach. She was the athletic director of Coughlin High School and was a PIAA official for many years. She received numerous awards for her involvement in athletics. Annette was a Eucharistic minister at St. Marks Church, Thornhurst, and St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Lucchino. Surviving are her sister, Elaine Morehead and her husband, Charles, Buck Township; brother, Barry Barbini, Leesburg, Va.; brother-in-law, Robert Lucchino; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com .
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Boyes Jr., Warren Charles*  
Lt. Col. Warren Charles Boyes Jr., 63, passed away on Sept. 14, 2016. Born to Warren Charles and Margaret Louise (Frantz) Boyes on March 31, 1953, in Kingston, Warren was the oldest of three sons. A lifelong lover of aviation, Warren graduated from Lehigh University in the ROTC program and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Warren "Boomer" served for 23 years as a fighter pilot flying F-16s, A-10s, OV-10s and F-4s. After he retired from the Air Force, Warren joined Delta Airlines, where he flew domestic and international flights for 20 years. A lifelong learner, Warren received two graduate degrees including his law degree. Warren had an insatiable zest for life and adventure and was a self-proclaimed expert in all things. He instilled in his family a love of travel and the importance of making family memories. He was brilliant, loyal, hardworking, happy and always whistling. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived and missed dearly by the love of his life, his wife of 41 years, Jessie (Sinift) Boyes; their three children, Jessica Christi Boyes Tillery (Adam), Warren Charles "Chip" Boyes III and Kaili Tiana Boyes; two grandsons, Adam "AJ" Kenneth Tillery Jr. and Noah Warren Tillery; and brother, Jeff Boyes. A memorial service will be held on 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Georgia National Cemetery, 5580 Knox Bridge Highway, Canton, Ga. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Bray, Elizabeth L.*  
Elizabeth L. Bray, 100, formerly of Kingston, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at The Wesley Village, Jenkins Township. Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late George S. and Bessie (Kemp) Bray. She was a graduate of Kingston High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College. She became Certified Professional Secretary in 1956, and received the local Secretary of the Year Award in 1962. She became a Certified Braillist in 1968. She was also a member of the launch Literary Group; teaching adults to read. She was employed as the Secretary of Somerville Construction Company for over 50 years. Prior to that, she was employed by Ruggles Lumber Company for 11 years. She was a lifelong member of Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston, and served as a member of the Senior Choir for 60 years. She also served as a Sunday School teacher, superintendent of the Junior Department, and several terms as president of The Women's Fellowship. Elizabeth loved to travel, was an avid reader and cut glass collector. She was happiest when she was selflessly caring for others. Her caring and dedication to her friends and family was profound and will be greatly missed. Preceding her in death are her sister, Myrtle Slade; and brothers, George and Harry Bray. Surviving are nieces, Joan Bray Roskos and husband, J. David, Shavertown, Arvilla Chapman and husband, Paul, Londonderry, N.H.; seven nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in the Church of Christ Uniting, Corner of Market and Sprague avenues, Kingston, with the Rev. Dr. Carol Ann Fleming, officiating. The interment will held in Forty Fort Cemetery. Friends may call 9 a.m. to service in the church. For more information or to send the family an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website at www.hughbhughes.com .
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Bray, Elizabeth L.  
KINGSTON — Elizabeth L. Bray, 100, formerly of Kingston, died on Sept. 23, 2016, at The Wesley Village, Jenkins Township, where she was a guest. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
Burridge, Shirley F.  
BEAR CREEK TWP. — Mrs. Shirley F. Burridge, 90, a resident of Bear Creek Township, died Sept. 22, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and prior to the service Tuesday.
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
Carpenter, Jessica A.  
WILKES-BARRE — Jessica A. Carpenter, 35, of Minden Place, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sept. 9, 2016, at home. A "LIGHT THE NIGHT FOR REDD" will be held 5 to 8 :30 p.m. Monday at Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Arrangements by Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains Township.
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016
Featherstone, James Joseph*  
DALLAS — James Joseph Featherstone, of Dallas, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2016, after an extended illness. He was 56. Born and raised in the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, he is the son of Edward J. Featherstone and the late Nancy T. (Thomas) Featherstone. Jim was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School and King's College, where he majored in information technology, later earning a second degree in accounting and becoming a certified public accountant. He served as a Eucharistic minister, usher and lector, and avid retreat participant for many years. Having worked at Tobyhanna Army Depot for more than 25 years, he recently retired to help care for his ailing mother. Jim enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was especially devoted to his many nieces and nephews. Along with his generous spirit and deep faith, Jim enjoyed reading, roller skating and going out to eat. He happily vacationed on Long Beach Island for more than 40 years. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Robert. Jim is survived by his father, Edward; his three brothers, Mark (Peggy), Bob (Teresa) and Ned; and his nieces and nephews, Maggie, Tom, Mark, John, Anna, Michael, Danny, Keriann and Andrew; and his loving caretakers. Funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas, with the Rev. Daniel Toomey, pastor, officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends and family may call 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in the memory of Jim to Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas, PA 18612. For additional information or to leave Jim's family a message of condolence, please visit www.corcoranfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Times Leader from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
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