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December 14, 2017

Lois Glycenfer (Feist)

Lois Glycenfer (Feist)

Sugar Notch, PA

SUGAR NOTCH — Lois (Feist) Glycenfer, 63, of Sugar Notch, died Dec. 12, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Robert Glycenfer. There will be no calling hours, and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the George A. Strish Funeral...

John T. Morris

John T. Morris

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — John T. Morris, 77, of Dallas, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at his home. John was born in Kingston on Aug. 17, 1940, and was son of the late John and Bridget (Telinda) Morris. John graduated from the former Edwardsville High School in 1957, then served in the...

Anthony J. Saracino

Anthony J. Saracino

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Anthony J. Saracino, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Born March 12, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Militski Saracino. Tony was a 1954 graduate of GAR High School, Wilkes-Barre, and attended...

Joan S. Sauers

Joan S. Sauers

White Haven, PA

WHITE HAVEN — Joan S. Sauers, 79, of White Haven, died Dec. 12, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial noon Saturday at St. Patrick's Church, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. One hour prior to Mass, friends may gather with family. Arrangements are by Lehman Family Funeral Service...

Joseph P. Shumlas

Joseph P. Shumlas

Avoca, PA

AVOCA — Joseph P. Shumlas, 88, of Avoca, died Dec. 10, 2017. Funeral services are 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Lokuta-Zawacki Funeral Home, Dupont, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Holy Mother of Sorrows Polish National Catholic Church, Dupont. Friends may call from 8:30...

Katherine Florio Vorona

Katherine Florio Vorona

Virginia Beach, VA

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — On the morning of Nov. 29, 2017, Katherine Florio Vorona, 62, of Virginia Beach, Va., died at home, with her husband and daughters at her bedside. She left the way she did everything, with love and grace. Katherine, or Kathy, as her friends and kin...

Donald Washko (Vojtko)

Donald Washko (Vojtko)

Columbia, MD

COLUMBIA, Md. — Donald (Vojtko) Washko, of Columbia, Md., passed away Dec. 9, 2017, in Maryland. Born in Pringle in 1936, he was the son of the late Stella and Andrew (Vojtko) Washko. He was a graduate of Larksville High School and was a member of the former St. Hedwigs...

December 13, 2017

Helen Sylvia Gregory Haskins

Helen Sylvia Gregory Haskins

Walworth, NY

WALWORTH — Helen Sylvia Gregory Haskins, 87, of Walworth, N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2017. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with funeral services following at 2 p.m.

Donna Hart Jones

Donna Hart Jones

Walnut Port, PA

WALNUTPORT — Donna Hart Jones, 60, of Walnutport, died Dec. 11, 2017, in Blue Mountain Hospital, Palmerton. Funeral service will be held noon Thursday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service...

Carl Joseph Kratz Jr.

Carl Joseph Kratz Jr.

Exeter, PA

EXETER — Carl Joseph Kratz Jr., 68, of Exeter, passed away at his home, with his wife of 43 years at his side on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Born June 18, 1949, in Wilkes-Barre he was the son of the late Carl Joseph and Marie Yudisky Kratz. Carl attended GAR Memorial High School...

Jacinta A. Nocera

Jacinta A. Nocera

Falls, PA

FALLS — Jacinta A. Nocera, 51, of Falls, died Dec. 11, 2017, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's edition.

Mary Gloria Ostrowski

Mary Gloria Ostrowski

Franklin, CT

FRANKLIN — Mary Gloria Ostrowski, 84, of Franklin, Conn., and formerly of Tunkhannock, passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Charles Alaimo and Constance (Spezio)...

Florence M. Phillips

Florence M. Phillips

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Florence M. Phillips, 93, died Dec. 11, 2017. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. from St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley....

Alice Musko Canman Pompey

Alice Musko Canman Pompey

Old Forge, PA

OLD FORGE — Alice Musko Canman Pompey, 71, of Old Forge, died Dec. 11, 2017, in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Her funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday with Mass in St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, 620 S. Main St., Old Forge. Visitation will be in church from 8 a.m....

Karen R. Rogers

Karen R. Rogers

Ashley, PA

ASHLEY — Karen R. Rogers, 69, of Ashley, died Dec. 11, 2017, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral services will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday at the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Friends may call 6 p.m. until the...

Marie L. Scarantino (Mary)

Marie L. Scarantino (Mary)

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — Marie (Mary) L. Scarantino, 92, of Pittston, died Dec. 11, 2017, in The Gardens at East Mountain, Plains Township. Funeral services will be 9:15 a.m. Thursday from Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in...

Barbara A. Shafer

Barbara A. Shafer

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — Barbara A. Shafer, 79, of Dallas, died Dec. 11, 2017, at home. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Dallas. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes...

December 12, 2017

Jane Gibson

Jane Gibson

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Jane Gibson, 84, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at the Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Kittanning, she was the daughter of the late Jot and Esther (Powell) Crum. Jane was a graduate of Kittanning High...

Edward P. Harkins

Edward P. Harkins

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Edward P. Harkins III, 60, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 8, 2017, at the Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville....

Charles H. Hungarter

Charles H. Hungarter

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Charles H. Hungarter, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 11 2017, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Hungarter. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave.,...

John W. Kern

John W. Kern

Hanover Township, PA

HANOVER TWP. — John W. Kern, 68, of Hanover Township, died Dec. 10, 2017. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville. Friends may call at the funeral home 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until...

Mildred Alberta Kilgallon

Mildred Alberta Kilgallon

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — Mildred Alberta (Vivian) Kilgallon, 101, died Dec. 10, 2017, at Wesley Village in Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral...

Anne Paye

Anne Paye

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — Sister Anne Paye, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Mercy Center in Dallas. Born June 22, 1930, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret McCarthy Paye. A writer,...

John Souder

John Souder

Old Forge, PA

OLD FORGE — John Souder, 40, of Old Forge, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Born in Kingston, he was the son of Joan McDonald. John attended GAR High School. His passion was driving trucks for a living. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army. John enjoyed life to the...

Patricia Vecerkauskas

Patricia Vecerkauskas

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — Patricia Vecerkauskas, 71, of Pittston, died Dec. 5, 2017, at home. A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Family and friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

December 11, 2017

Edward P. Harkins III

Edward P. Harkins III

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Edward P. Harkins III, 60, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 08, 2017, at Celtic Healthcare Hospice, Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Arrangements are pending for a Wednesday funeral and will be announced by the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc.,...

Mildred A. Kilgallon (Vivian)

Mildred A. Kilgallon (Vivian)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Mildred A. (Vivian) Kilgallon, 101, of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday. Dec. 10, 2017, at Wesley Village. Arrangements will be announced by Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Wilkes-Barre.

Alfred James Martin

Alfred James Martin

Loyalville, PA

LOYALVILLE — Alfred "AJ" James Martin, Jr., 53, of Loyalville, died Dec. 10, 2017, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. There...

Wilbur Shaver (Bill)

Wilbur Shaver (Bill)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Wilbur (Bill) Shaver, 94, of the Parsons Section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Dec. 8, 2017, in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township. Bill was born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 17, 1923. He graduated from James M. Coughlin High School....

Ellen White (Lynne)

Ellen White (Lynne)

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — Ellen (Lynne) White, of Kingston, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2017, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born June 26, 1937, in Kingston, Lynne was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Helen C. Kelly Gallagher. A 1955...

December 10, 2017

Leonard Charles Falcone Sr.

Leonard Charles Falcone Sr.

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — Leonard Charles Falcone Sr., 84, of Dallas, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Mercy Center, Dallas. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Carmelo and Carrie Zanta Falcone. He was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, class of 1953. ...

Betty Mascelli

Betty Mascelli

Forty Fort, PA

FORTY FORT — Betty Mascelli, 89, of Murray Street, Forty Fort, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2017, at Kingston Manor. Born in Luzerne, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Catherine Keil Singley. She graduated from Luzerne High School. Betty had resided in Forty...

Helen McAdara Saber

Helen McAdara Saber

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — Helen McAdara Saber, 95, of Woodward Avenue, Edwardsville, died on Friday evening, Dec. 8, 2017, at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Nellie Roberts McAdara. She graduated from Edwardsville High...

Johanna Schifano (Guarniere)

Johanna Schifano (Guarniere)

Old Forge, PA

OLD FORGE — Johanna (Guarniere) Schifano, 73, of Old Forge, died Dec. 9, 2017. Funeral services 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Prince of Peace...

John Richard "Dick" Swanson Sr.

John Richard "Dick" Swanson Sr.

Blakeslee, PA

BLAKESLEE — John Richard "Dick" Swanson Sr., of Blakeslee, died Dec. 7, 2017.Funeral service 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick St., White Haven. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

December 9, 2017

Thomas J. Cannon

Thomas J. Cannon

Moosic, PA

MOOSIC — Thomas J. Cannon, 80, of Moosic and Naples, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at his residence in Naples. He is survived by his wife, Amelia A. Rescigno Antoniacci Cannon. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Horan Cannon. He was a...

Joseph R. Kleback

Joseph R. Kleback

Exeter, PA

EXETER — Joseph R. Kleback, 94, of Exeter, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the Regional Hospital, Scranton. Born in Wyoming, he was the son of the late George and Mary Warganian Kleback. Mr. Kleback was a member of St. Barbara Parish at St. Cecilia's Church,...

Edward A. Starr

Edward A. Starr

Nanticoke, PA

NANTICOKE — Edward A. Starr, 71, of the Honey Pot section of Nanticoke, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at his home. Born on July 20, 1946, he was the son of the late Mildred Faldowski. He attended the Nanticoke schools and served his country with the U.S....

Susan Marie Stravinski

Susan Marie Stravinski

Pittston Twp., PA

PITTSTON TWP. — Susan Marie Stravinski, 79, of Pittston Township, died Dec. 6, 2017. Funeral services 9:15 a.m. Monday from Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. Friends may...

Gail P. Strunk

Gail P. Strunk

Mountain Top, PA

MOUNTAIN TOP — Gail P. Strunk, 80, of Mountain Top, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, 2017, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born in Shickshinny, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Reba McDaniels. She was educated in Maryland schools. Gail was a...

John Richard "Dick" Swanson Sr.

John Richard "Dick" Swanson Sr.

Blakeslee, PA

BLAKESLEE — John Richard "Dick" Swanson Sr., of Blakeslee, died Dec. 7, 2017. Funeral arrangements are being finalized for a Monday visitation at the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick St., White Haven.

John G. "Jack" Tressa

John G. "Jack" Tressa

Levittown, PA

LEVITTOWN — John G. "Jack" Tressa, 87, of Levittown, died Dec. 7, 2017. Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Kingston....

Ryan Yanoshak

Ryan Yanoshak

Mount Pocono, PA

MOUNT POCONO — Ryan Yanoshak, 42, a resident of Mount Pocono, died Dec. 8, 2017. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday in Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Hanover Township. Visitation and remembrances 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the...

December 8, 2017

Jean H. Fedor

Jean H. Fedor

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Jean H. Fedor, 88, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, Dec., 4, 2017, at Holy Spirit Hospital. She was born in Dunmore on Sept. 5, 1929. She was a retired nurse's aide and a member of Saint Mary's Church of the Immaculate...

Daniel F. Kovalchek

Daniel F. Kovalchek

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — It is with sadness and a loving heart that we share that our Dad passed away Dec. 5, 2017, in the Hospice Unit of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. He went peacefully with his family by his side. He was always a loving son,...

Laura Kruczek

Laura Kruczek

Alden, PA

ALDEN — Laura Kruczek, 90, formerly of Walnut Street, Alden, passed away Dec. 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born July 19, 1927, in Askam, to the late Alexander and Sophia Wrona Jachimczak, she was the widow of the late Ted Kruczek who passed away Jan. 6, 1991. ...

James Mark Lutes

James Mark Lutes

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — James Mark Lutes, 78, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 4, 2017. Military honors to be accorded at the interment in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St.,...

Carmella "Millie" Montante

Carmella "Millie" Montante

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — Carmella "Millie" Montante, 94, of Pittston, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Wesley Village. Born in Sicily, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Gaetana (Middione) Montante. Millie graduated from Pittston High School in 1942. A talented...

Edsel T. Rinehimer

Edsel T. Rinehimer

Dorrance, PA

DORRANCE — Edsel T. Rinehimer, 84, of Dorrance, passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at home. Born in Dorrance Township on Sept. 9, 1933, he was a son of the late George and Edith (Stein) Rinehimer. He graduated from Newport High School, and served honorably in the...

Elizabeth Ann Zadrozny

Elizabeth Ann Zadrozny

Hanover Twp., PA

HANOVER TWP. — Elizabeth Ann Zadrozny, of Hanover Township, died Dec. 7, 2017. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew's Parish, St. Patrick's Church, 316...

December 7, 2017

George J. Alles Jr.

George J. Alles Jr.

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — George J. Alles Jr., of Dallas, died Dec. 1, 2017. Funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of Mass. Arrangements are by Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416...

Dorothy "Dot" Evans

Dorothy "Dot" Evans

Carlisle, PA

CARLISLE — Dorothy "Dot" Evans, age 90, of Carlisle, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, surrounded by family. She was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, to the late David James and Ethel (nee Harvey) James Stratton, and was the widow of...

May L. Fenstermacher

May L. Fenstermacher

Dorrance Twp., PA

DORRANCE TWP. — May L. Fenstermacher, 88, of Dorrance Township, passed away on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Providence Place in Drums, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Dorrance Township on May 28, 1929, she was a daughter of the late George and Edith (Stein) Rinehimer....

Paul M. Gronka

Paul M. Gronka

Mountain Top, PA

MOUNTAIN TOP — Paul M. Gronka, 51, of Mountain Top, passed away Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at his residence. Born in Scranton on March 30, 1966, he was the son of Sylvia and Paul Gronka. He was educated in Nanticoke schools and was a graduate of GNA High School and Penn State...

Donald C. Johnson

Donald C. Johnson

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — Donald C. Johnson, 78, of Kingston, died Dec. 5, 2017. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Gathering 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, followed by 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass in the Church of Saint Mary of the...

Marion Koronkiewicz

Marion Koronkiewicz

Chatham, NJ

CHATHAM, N.J. — Marion Koronkiewicz nee Piasecki, of Chatham, N.J., passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Sunrise Assisted Living facility in Madison, N.J. Born a coal miner's daughter on Sept. 24, 1934, to the late Frank and...

Daniel F. Kovalchek

Daniel F. Kovalchek

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Daniel F. Kovalchek, 92, formerly of Wilkes-Barre and Harveys Lake, died Dec. 5, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Elizabeth Ann Lello

Elizabeth Ann Lello

Dupont, PA

DUPONT — Elizabeth Ann Lello, age 94, of Dupont, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 6, 2017, at Wesley Village. She was the widow of Anthony Leon Lello, who passed away on April 17, 1995. She was born in Dupont, daughter of the late Alexander and Stephanie Drozdyinski. She was...

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