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June 20, 2018

Linda J. Burke

Linda J. Burke

White Haven, PA

WHITE HAVEN — Linda J. Burke, of White Haven, died June 19, 2018. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick St., White Haven. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time...

James Joseph Bussacco

James Joseph Bussacco

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — James Joseph Bussacco, 93, of Port Griffith (Pittston), passed away late Monday evening, June 18, 2018, at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. Born Sept. 12, 1924, he was the son of the late Samuel and Mary (Insalaco) Bussacco of Pittston. James was a...

Mary "Marmo" Keating

Mary "Marmo" Keating

Hanover Twp., PA

HANOVER TWP. — Mary "Marmo" Keating, 84, of the Newtown section of Hanover Township, died June 18, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in St. Leo's Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until Mass time at the church....

Jeanette E. Mera (Jean)

Jeanette E. Mera (Jean)

Hanover Twp., PA

HANOVER TWP. — Jeanette E. Mera (Jean), 84 (or 39 if you asked her), of Hanover Township, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, June 17, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Wilkes-Barre on May 21, 1934, a daughter of the late Nicholas...

John J. Miliauskas Jr.

John J. Miliauskas Jr.

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — John J. Miliauskas Jr., 88, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Barbara J. Egan Nursing Home in Shrewsbury. Mr. Miliauskas was born in Edwardsville on May 23, 1930, and was the son of the late John Joseph Sr. and Josephine (Chisko) Miliauskas. He...

James Monahan

James Monahan

Luzerne, PA

LUZERNE — James Monahan, of Luzerne, passed away June 18, 2018. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home...

Raymond J. Novitski

Raymond J. Novitski

Plymouth Twp., PA

PLYMOUTH TWP. — Raymond J. Novitski, 78, of Plymouth Township, died June 19, 2018. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until funeral time Saturday.

Scott Andrew Pontier (Scottie) Jr.

Scott Andrew Pontier (Scottie) Jr.

Dupont, PA

DUPONT — Scott (Scottie) Andrew Pontier Jr., 21, of West Valley City, Utah, originally of Dupont, died on June 10, 2018. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Graziano Funeral Home, 700 S. Township Blvd., Pittston Township.

Valeria Sepelyak

Valeria Sepelyak

Moosic, PA

MOOSIC — Valeria Sepelyak, of Moosic, died June 11, 2018. Friends and family are invited to celebrate in a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main...

Mary Sokoloski

Mary Sokoloski

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — Mary Sokoloski, 105, of Edwardsville, formerly of Luzerne, died June 20, 2018. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family...

June L. Wallace

June L. Wallace

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — June L. Wallace, 77, of Wilkes-Barre, died June 18, 2018. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Memorial Shrine Burial Park, Eighth Street, Carverton section of Wyoming. Arrangements by the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St.,...

Michael H. "Chick" Yozviak Jr.

Michael H. "Chick" Yozviak Jr.

Hanover Twp., PA

HANOVER TWP. — Michael H. "Chick" Yozviak Jr., 80, of Hanover Township, died June 12, 2018. Chick is survived by his wife, Elaine M. Kucharski Yozviak. A funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave.,...

June 19, 2018

Martina J. Aufiero

Martina J. Aufiero

Mountain Top, PA

MOUNTAIN TOP — Martina J. Aufiero, 80, of Mountain Top, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2o18, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 27, 1938, daughter of the late Edward and Sarah Carkhuff Degnan. Martina was a graduate of Coughlin...

George M. Brussock

George M. Brussock

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — George M. Brussock, affectionately known as "Corky" by family and friends, peacefully passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, with family by his side. Born Dec. 6, 1929, in Kingston, he was the son of the late George and Nellie Gusalusky Brussock. He was graduate...

Nicholas R. Frank

Nicholas R. Frank

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — Nicholas R. Frank, 74, of Dallas, died June 15, 2018. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940...

Barbara P. Garrahan

Barbara P. Garrahan

Kingston, PA

Mrs. Barbara P. Garrahan passed away peacefully June 15, 2018, at Wesley Village, where she resided. Born Sept. 11, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Victor H. and Grace (Schosser) Piccone. She was a graduate of Kingston High School and the Pennsylvania State...

John M. Stefanik

John M. Stefanik

West Wyoming, PA

WEST WYOMING — John M. Stefanik, of West Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late John and Leona Stefanick. John was a graduate of Swoyersville High School and King's College. He was a U.S. Air...

Milton R. White

Milton R. White

Tunkhannock, PA

TUNKHANNOCK — Milton R. White, 81, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 16, 2018, at home, after a long, hard-fought battle with bladder cancer. Milton and his wife, Eleanor, were married 61 years May 4, 2018. Born in Thurston Hollow on July 17,...

June 17, 2018

Alfonso V. Mangione

Alfonso V. Mangione

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — Alfonso V. Mangione, 85, of Pittston, died Friday, June 15, 2018, in the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Peter and Rose Anzalone Mangione. Al was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea. He was self-employed in the...

Anna Regina Harowicz Palmentera

Anna Regina Harowicz Palmentera

Swoyersville, PA

SWOYERSVILLE — Anna Regina Harowicz Palmentera, 95, a resident of Swoyersville, entered into eternal life on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her first husband, of 14 years, was the late Adam S. Harowicz, who passed away in 1960. Her second...

P. Joseph Ruddy

P. Joseph Ruddy

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — P. Joseph Ruddy, 90, of Edwardsville and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Little Flower Manor. Born July 22, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Peter and Nora Carey Ruddy. Joe attended GAR Memorial High School...

Ronald D. Russo

Ronald D. Russo

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — Ronald D. Russo, 79, of Vine Street, Edwardsville, died on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Lawrence Russo and Dorothy Chappel. He graduated from Kingston High School, Class of...

Rosario D. Salvo (Ross)

Rosario D. Salvo (Ross)

Newtown, CT

NEWTOWN, CONN. — Rosario (Ross) D. Salvo, 12, of Newtown, Conn., beloved son of Pasquale J. Salvo and Diane (Mueller) Salvo, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, unexpectedly at Danbury Hospital. Ross was born March 6, 2006, in Norwalk, Conn., and has been a lifelong resident...

Edward Joseph Szymczak

Edward Joseph Szymczak

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — Edward Joseph Szymczak, 79, of Bloomsburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Grandview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Danville. Born in Kingston on June 1, 1939, he was a son of the late Walter E. and Bernadine T. (Konesko) Szymczak of...

Stephen Yaglowski

Stephen Yaglowski

Swoyersville, PA

SWOYERSVILLE — Stephen Yaglowski, of Swoyersville, died June 10, 2018. A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home, 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville.

Donna Marie Lavelle Zigmund

Donna Marie Lavelle Zigmund

Fernandina Beach, FL

WILKES-BARRE — Donna Marie Lavelle Zigmund, RN, 59, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., died June 13, 2018. Surviving is her husband of 28 years, Edmund Zigmund. The funeral will be at 10:15 a.m. Friday, June 22, from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith),...

June 16, 2018

Barry F. Barosky

Barry F. Barosky

Pittston Twp., PA

PITTSTON TWP. — Barry F. Barosky, 63, of Pittston Township, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Barry and Helen (Ardo) were happily married for 37 years. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Stanley J....

Elaine German

Elaine German

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — Elaine German, of Kingston, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2018, with her loving family by her side. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Jacob White and Rose Freedman White. She graduated from Forty Fort High School, Class of 1941, as...

Anna Regina Harowicz Palmentera

Anna Regina Harowicz Palmentera

Swoyersville, PA

SWOYERSVILLE — Anna Regina Harowicz Palmentera, 95, a resident of Swoyersville, entered into eternal life on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her first husband, of 14 years, was the late Adam S. Harowicz, who passed away in 1960. Her second...

Ruth Murray Hiller

Ruth Murray Hiller

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — Ruth Murray Hiller, 76, of the Dallas area, died June 13, 2018. A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corners of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. prior to the service at...

Mary H. Houck

Mary H. Houck

Pringle, PA

PRINGLE — Mary H. Houck, 92, of Pringle, passed away Friday at Kingston Health Care, Kingston. Born in Hanover Township, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Anna Staukerwicz Wandasiewicz. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by General Cigar Company. She was...

John W. Kunick Jr.

John W. Kunick Jr.

Nanticoke, PA

NANTICOKE — John W. Kunick Jr., 86, of Nanticoke, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, where he was a patient for two weeks. He had been seriously ill for the past month. Born Aug. 7, 1931, in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late John W....

Louise D. Phipps

Louise D. Phipps

White Haven, PA

WHITE HAVEN — Louise D. Phipps, 91, a resident for 26 years at St. Anne's Retirement Community, Columbia, Pa., passed away June 3, 2018. She was the last of her immediate family. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late George and Laura Benscoter Dodson. She...

Kenneth Charles Woolbert

Kenneth Charles Woolbert

Trucksville, PA

TRUCKSVILLE — Kenneth Charles Woolbert of Estero, Florida, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2018, with his loving family at his side. Ken was born April 17, 1943, to Kenneth Jerome and Alys Woolbert, of Trucksville. During Ken's early years, he discovered a love of...

June 15, 2018

William C. Gries

William C. Gries

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — William C. Gries, 87, of Edwardsville, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 1, 1931, a son of the late Lucas and Minnie Grugel Gries. Bill attended GAR...

Rita R. Weaver

Rita R. Weaver

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — Rita R. Weaver, 87, of Kingston, died June 14, 2018. The funeral will be 9:45 a.m. Tuesday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m....

June 14, 2018

Veronica A. Chicoski

Veronica A. Chicoski

Duryea, PA

DURYEA — Veronica A. Chicoski, 96, of Duryea, died June 12, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea. Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.

Thomas S. Chirkot

Thomas S. Chirkot

Swoyersville, PA

SWOYERSVILLE — Thomas S. Chirkot, Ph.D., P.E., 62, of Swoyersville, died June 11, 2018. His wife is Wanda M. (Vnuk) Chirkot. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with a Mass of Christian Burial at...

Virginia Jaeger Jannone

Virginia Jaeger Jannone

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — Virginia Jaeger Jannone, 70, of Edwardsville, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, surrounded by her children at Manor Care Health Services in Kingston as the result of complications from cancer. She was born in Somerville, N.J., and graduated from Somerville...

Matthew Jude Krebs

Matthew Jude Krebs

Trucksville, PA

TRUCKSVILLE — Matthew Jude Krebs, of Trucksville, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, the son of the late William and Sophie Roskowski Krebs. Since the age of 12, Matthew had a love for classic muscle cars due to...

James Thomas Murphy Jr.

James Thomas Murphy Jr.

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — James Thomas Murphy Jr., 84, of Wilkes-Barre, died late Monday evening, June 11, 2018, at home, with family by his side. Born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 11, 1933, he was the son of the late James T. and Ruth Peters Murphy and was a graduate of St. Leo's High...

George R. Smith (Red) Sr.

George R. Smith (Red) Sr.

Newark, PA

NEWARK, DEL. — George R. (Red) Smith Sr., 82, of Newark, Del., died June 11, 2018. Surviving is his wife, Elizabeth Hankey Smith. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Viewing and calling hours will be from...

June 13, 2018

Zenobia Ali (Helen)

Zenobia Ali (Helen)

Brooklyn, PA

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Zenobia (Helen) Ali, 88, of Brooklyn, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn. Born in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Alphonso and Marianne Grano Gallipani. She was a homemaker all her life. ...

Elizabeth J. Levitsky "Betty" Chepalis

Elizabeth J. Levitsky "Betty" Chepalis

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — Elizabeth "Betty" J. Levitsky Chepalis, 85, formerly of Waynesboro, Va., passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Issaquah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Issaquah, Wash., after suffering a stroke nine years ago. She was born April 11, 1933, in Pittston,...

Eleanor M. Cheskiewicz

Eleanor M. Cheskiewicz

Swoyersville, PA

SWOYERSVILLE — Eleanor M. Cheskiewicz, 92, of Swoyersville, died June 10, 2018. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116...

Stephen John Conway

Stephen John Conway

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Stephen John Conway, 29, of Wilkes-Barre, tragically passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Stephen was born on Aug. 14, 1988, in Wilkes-Barre, the son of Martin Stover and Catherine Conway. He attended and graduated from Wilkes-Barre Area schools with the...

Jacob Patrick Cwalina

Jacob Patrick Cwalina

Plymouth, PA

PLYMOUTH — Jacob Patrick Cwalina, infant son of Benjamin J. Banks and Amanda J. Cwalina, and brother of Nathan, of Plymouth, passed into the hands of the Lord on June 10, 2018. Private services were held from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth, with interment in St....

Alfred J. DeAngelis Jr.

Alfred J. DeAngelis Jr.

Plains Twp., PA

PLAINS TWP. — Alfred J. DeAngelis Jr., 70, of Plains Township, passed away Monday evening, June 11, 2018, at his home, with his family by his side, after a seven-year battle against pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Plains Township, he was the son of the late Alfred and Emily...

William Joseph Gibbons

William Joseph Gibbons

Tunkhannock, PA

TUNHANNOCK — William Joseph Gibbons passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. A resident of Tunkhannock, Bill was born Dec. 22, 1951, in Abington to the late John E. and Ruth Gibbons. Bill attended St. Jude's Elementary School in Mountain Top and graduated from Archbishop Wood...

Albert J. Gosser

Albert J. Gosser

Jenkins Twp., PA

JENKINS TWP. — Albert J. Gosser, 86, of Port Blanchard, Jenkins Township, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Wesley Village, Pittston. Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Duryea, Albert was the son of the late Albert and Pauline Brecelnik Gosser. A United States Army veteran, Albert...

Lawrence Francis Joseph

Lawrence Francis Joseph

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — Lawrence Francis Joseph, 88, formerly of Kingston, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Highland Manor, Exeter. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Russell and Cecelia Thomas Joseph. Prior to his retirement, he was owner/operator along with his...

Donald R. "Yak" Kehoe

Donald R. "Yak" Kehoe

Hanover Twp/, PA

HANOVER TWP. — Donald R. "Yak" Kehoe, of Gouldsboro and formerly of Hanover Township, died June 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Janet Harrison Kehoe. A memorial visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service, 689 Hazle Ave.,...

Ismael Cardona Martinez

Ismael Cardona Martinez

Hanover Twp, PA

HANOVER TWP. — Ismael Cardona Martinez, 70, of Hanover Township, died June 9, 2018. Friends may call from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Iglesia Levantando Al Caido, 838 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. Arrangements by Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains Township.

James T. Murphy Jr.

James T. Murphy Jr.

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — James T. Murphy Jr., 84, of Wilkes-Barre, died June 11, 2018. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave. Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Church,...

Catherine H. Powell

Catherine H. Powell

Hanover Twp., PA

HANOVER TWP. — Catherine H. Powell, 95, long-time resident of the Korn Krest section of Hanover Township, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Guardian Elder Care, Sheatown. Born March 8, 1923, in West Nanticoke, she was one of 13...

Kathryn Duenger Rudis

Kathryn Duenger Rudis

Clarks Summit, PA

CLARKS SUMMIT — Kathryn Duenger Rudis, of Clarks Summit, passed away on June 9, 2018. Kathryn was born on March 25, 1934, in Berwick. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Row Duenger and Kathryn Mae Ringrose Boston Duenger. Her husband, Edward J. Rudis, passed away in...

Rosa Maria Vollaro

Rosa Maria Vollaro

Hanover Twp., PA

HANOVER TWP. — Rosa Maria Vollaro, of Hanover Township, died June 12, 2018. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Leo/Holy Rosary Church, 33...

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