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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...

Franklin Reakes Sr.

Franklin Reakes Sr.

Nanticoke, PA

WEST NANTICOKE — On Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, Franklin Reakes Sr., (aka Homer and Binky), came to the end of his long battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in West Nanticoke. He was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Nanticoke, a son of the late Wilson T. Reakes Sr. and Geraldine...

Francis T. Rothenbecker Sr.

Francis T. Rothenbecker Sr.

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Francis T. Rothenbecker Sr., 83, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 4, 2017. Funeral will be Saturday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Daniel J. Hughes...

Catherine Zurla

Catherine Zurla

Lake Ariel, PA

LAKE ARIEL — Catherine Zurla, 94, of Lake Ariel, and formerly of Port Blanchard, died Dec. 5, 2017. Funeral will be 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains, with Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 11 a.m....

December 6, 2017

Tricia Fennell

Tricia Fennell

Kingston, PA

KINGSTON — Tricia Fennell, 57, a native of Kingston, passed away at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Born Nov. 29, 1960, she was a daughter of Patricia Walsh Fennell of Kingston and the late James F. Fennell. Tricia was a resident of White...

James Edward Langan

James Edward Langan

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — James Edward Langan Jr., 70, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Laurie Patricia Langan. A Celebration of Life will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends...

Jule Maceiko

Jule Maceiko

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — Jule Maceiko, of Edwardsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at ManorCare Nursing, Kingston. Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Edwardsville, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Duda Maceiko. Jule was a 1943 graduate of Edwardsville High School. She...

Frank Paul Onda

Frank Paul Onda

Exeter, PA

EXETER — Frank Paul Onda, a lifelong resident of Exeter, passed away on Dec. 4, 2017, at Wesley Village, Pittston, where he was a resident most recently. He was 91 years old. Frank was born April 20, 1926, son of the late Michael and Susan Onda. He was preceded in death by...

Francis T. Rothenbecker

Francis T. Rothenbecker

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Francis T. Rothenbecker Sr., 83, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 4, 2017, in the VA Medical Center Community Living, Wilkes-Barre. Arrangements are pending and will be announced from the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

William A. Vojtek

William A. Vojtek

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — William A. Vojtek, 75, of Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, after a courageous battle in Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia. Born Feb. 18, 1942, he was the son of the late Andrew and Martha (Yaskoweak) Vojtek....

Lawrence J. Yudiski

Lawrence J. Yudiski

Exeter, PA

EXETER — Lawrence J. Yudiski, 83, of Exeter, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born on Sept. 26, 1934, in Plymouth, he was the son of the late William and Nellie Goode Yudiski. Larry was a 1952 graduate of Marymount High School where he...

December 5, 2017

Dominic A. Aufiero

Dominic A. Aufiero

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Dominic A. Aufiero, 77, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 1, 2017, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Private funeral services are being finalized under the direction of the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Helen Louise Felia

Helen Louise Felia

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Helen Louise Felia, 77, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Victor and Margaret Baranaskas. She was a...

Theresa V. Floyd

Theresa V. Floyd

Plains Township, PA

PLAINS TWP. — Theresa V. Floyd, 99, of Plains Township, died Dec. 4, 2017, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains. Family and friends may call from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the...

Joan Leikheim

Joan Leikheim

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Joan Leikheim, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 2, 2017, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, 21 N. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, South...

Joan Leitza

Joan Leitza

Jenkins Township, PA

JENKINS TWP. — Joan (Thomas) Leitza, 77, of Jenkins Township, died Dec. 3, 2017, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Leitza. Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains. Family...

David Michael Marrone

David Michael Marrone

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — David Michael Marrone, 23, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 2, 2017. Memorial funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday at John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Relatives and friends may call 9 a.m. until the time of...

Raymond Morgan

Raymond Morgan

West Pittston, PA

WEST PITTSTON — Raymond Morgan, 69, of West Pittston, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and a loyal friend to many. Ray graduated from Northeast High School in 1966 and served in the Navy during Vietnam. In...

Edward J. Petty

Edward J. Petty

Trucksville, PA

TRUCKSVILLE — Edward J. Petty, 90, of Trucksville, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. Born in Luzerne, he was the son of the late Harrison and Dora Dogard Petty. Edward was a service technician with Suburban Propane for many years. He...

Ronald M. Rhines

Ronald M. Rhines

Hanover Township, PA

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Ronald M. Rhines, 64, formerly of Hanover Township, passed away in Florida on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Hufford and father, Millard Rhines He is survived by his wife, Cathy Rhines, of...

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