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January 20, 2018

Faye Reviello Pregmon Chmiel

Faye Reviello Pregmon Chmiel

Old Forge, PA

OLD FORGE — Faye Reviello Pregmon Chmiel, her family's beloved "Faye Babes," received the greatest gift, Heaven, when she died on her birthday Wednesday evening, Jan. 17, 2018, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after an illness. Born in Old Forge on Jan. 17, 1928,...

Paula Faye Elgonitis (Coleman)

Paula Faye Elgonitis (Coleman)

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Paula Faye (Coleman) Elgonitis, 76, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Jan. 18, 2018. Funeral services 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. in Our Lady...

Stanley J. Exeter

Stanley J. Exeter

Moosic, PA

MOOSIC — Stanley J. Exeter, 90, of Moosic, died Jan. 18, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday at Queen of the Apostles Parish Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. AMVETS...

Thomas T. Jenkins

Thomas T. Jenkins

Horsham, PA

HORSHAM — Thomas T. Jenkins, 75, of Horsham, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Abington-Jefferson Health Oncology/Hospice Unit in Abington. He bravely battled stage 4 brain cancer/Glioblastoma Multiforme since diagnosed in April 2017. Born Oct. 7, 1942,...

Dennis C. Kamowski

Dennis C. Kamowski

Nanticoke, PA

NANTICOKE — Dennis C. Kamowski, 93, of Nanticoke, died Jan. 18, 2018. His wife is Teresa (Schlotterbeck) Kamowski. Services begin 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 520 S....

Bernard Kolodziej

Bernard Kolodziej

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Bernard Kolodziej, 85, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Stefaniak Kolodziej. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Lake Silkworth, Pa....

Dorothy E. Motsko (Kmetz)

Dorothy E. Motsko (Kmetz)

Plains Twp., PA

PLAINS TWP. — Dorothy E. (Kmetz) Motsko, 89, of Plains Township, died Jan. 18, 2018. Funeral services with Panachida will be private for the family on Monday from the North Main Street location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 N. Main St. Friends are...

Vincent P. Perta

Vincent P. Perta

Plains, PA

PLAINS — Vincent P. Perta, 88, of Plains, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 17, 2018, at his home with his family at his side. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Vincent was the son of the late Saverio (Sam) and Columbia Sabatina Perta. He attended GAR High School and was an Army...

January 19, 2018

Charles James Ardoline

Charles James Ardoline

Luzerne, PA

LUZERNE — Charles James Ardoline, 82, of Luzerne, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at River Run Nursing Home, Kingston. He was born in Larksville, son of the late Ralph and Anna Lawson Ardoline. He served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his...

Paula Faye Elgonitis (Coleman)

Paula Faye Elgonitis (Coleman)

Luzerne, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Paula Faye (Coleman) Elgonitis, 76, of Wilkes-Barre, died Jan. 18, 2018. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St. Full obituary with service details will...

Theresa A. Harvey

Theresa A. Harvey

Shavertown, PA

SHAVERTOWN — Theresa A. Harvey, 88, of Shavertown, formerly of Noxen, died Jan. 18, 2018. Funeral services will be held 10:15 a.m. Monday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. from Our Lady of...

Helen E. Hemenway

Helen E. Hemenway

DALLAS — Helen E. Hemenway, of Dallas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, the 10th day of January, 2018 at Birchwood Nursing Center, Nanticoke. Helen was deeply cherished and adored by her family. She lived 98 beautiful years. Helen was born in Newport, Del., the daughter...

Mary Helen Kutzer Kalafut

Mary Helen Kutzer Kalafut

Roanoke, VA

ROANOKE, Va. — Mary Helen Kutzer Kalafut, of Roanoke, Va. (formerly of Duryea) passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. She was born April 2, 1937, in Duryea, and was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Kutzer, husband Jerome S. Kalafut, brother Thomas...

Helen Swengosh Kalinowski

Helen Swengosh Kalinowski

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Helen Swengosh Kalinowski, 98, formerly of East Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Jan. 17, 2018, residing in Mt. Airy, Md., with her son and daughter-in-law. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Michael Swengosh, and second husband,...

Daniel A. "Danny" Kebles

Daniel A. "Danny" Kebles

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Daniel A. "Danny" Kebles, 72, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, Plains and Hamlin, W. Va., died Jan. 17, 2018. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 N. Main St.. Full obituary with...

Bernard Kolodziej

Bernard Kolodziej

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Bernard Kolodziej, 85, of Wilkes-Barre, died Jan. 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Gallagher Kolodziej. Friends and family may join the family 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial...

George T. Krout

George T. Krout

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — George T. Krout, 71, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife and children at home. Born in Mississippi, he was the son of the late George Krout and Ruth Heeter. George will always be remembered for his...

Barry J. Lidy Sr.

Barry J. Lidy Sr.

Covington Twp., PA

COVINGTON TWP. — Barry J. Lidy Sr., 76, of Covington Township, died on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Regional Hospital in Scranton. He and his wife, the former Ann Marie (Rudesyle), were married for 53 years on May 16. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Russell Sr. and...

Maureen Beckley Meeker

Maureen Beckley Meeker

Nanticoke, PA

NANTICOKE — Maureen Beckley Meeker, born Dec. 13, 1934, passed away Jan. 15, 2018. Surviving are her husband, Arden Meeker Sr.; children Arden Meeker Jr. and wife, Nancy, Diane Meeker Ginanni, Carol Meeker and Ned, Steven Meeker and Sandy Kottler, Tanya Meeker Brobst and...

Leonard T. Motzki

Leonard T. Motzki

West Wyoming, PA

WEST WYOMING — Leonard T. Motzki, 84, of West Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Highland Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Exeter, with his loving family by his side. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Julius and Julia Drazba Motzki. ...

Joseph Neddoff

Joseph Neddoff

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Joseph Neddoff, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born Oct. 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Albert and Jennie Saleet Neddoff. He graduated from Meyers High School and was a member of St....

January 18, 2018

Edmund S. Bircsak

Edmund S. Bircsak

Cape Canaveral, FL

CAPE CANAVERAL — Edmund S. Bircsak, 79, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., died Jan. 12, 2018. Funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday from the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, with Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Friends...

Robert V. Bolacker

Robert V. Bolacker

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Robert V. Bolacker, 85, a resident of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Mr. Bolacker was born in Hudson, Plains Township, son of the late Stanley P. and Ann H. Yarish Bolakcer and was a...

Eugene R. Fenstermacher

Eugene R. Fenstermacher

Dorrance Township, PA

DORRANCE TWP. — Eugene R. Fenstermacher, 90, of Dorrance Township, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Providence Place, Drums, surrounded by his family. Born in Dorrance Township on Aug. 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Harvey and Ruth (Moyer) Fenstermacher. He...

Andrew W. Gavlick

Andrew W. Gavlick

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Andrew W. Gavlick, 87, formerly of McLean Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Andrew was born in Ashley on Nov. 20, 1930, a son of the late Edward and Mary Gavlick. He was a graduate of Ashley High...

Michael "Jerry" Gildea

Michael "Jerry" Gildea

Plains Township, PA

PLAINS TWP. — Michael "Jerry" Gildea, 90, of Plains Township, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 15, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in the Midvale section of Plains, Jerry was the son of the late William and Edna (Shovlin) Gildea. He was an Army veteran of...

Lillian G. Hinkley

Lillian G. Hinkley

Drums, PA

DRUMS — Lillian G. (Dotter) Hinkley, 94, of Drums, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at St. Luke's Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Lillian was born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 31, 1923, to the late James F. and Emma C. (Wilbert) Dotter. She worked at Nardone's Bakery, Carey Avenue, and...

Margaret M. Miller

Margaret M. Miller

Corning, NY

CORNING — Margaret M. Miller, our beloved "Gaumi," passed quietly into the heavens on Jan. 15, 2018. Born Margaret Mary Brzyski in Wilkes-Barre to Walter and Marianna Novak Brzyski on Dec. 14, 1924, she became wife to Harold (deceased), mother to Gerald (Nancy) Miller and...

Brian John Musto

Brian John Musto

Pittston, PA

PITTSTON — Atty. Brian John Musto, 28, of Pittston, passed away surrounded by those he loved most on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a loving son of Gerard Jr....

Theresa Sheridan (Zdancewicz)

Theresa Sheridan (Zdancewicz)

Dallas, PA

DALLAS — Theresa (Zdancewicz) Sheridan passed peacefully into the Lord's Hands on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Theresa was born and raised in Kingston before moving to Larksville and spending her last year at the Meadows in Dallas. She attended St. Hedwig's School and...

Charlotte Stanton

Charlotte Stanton

Mountain Top, PA

MOUNTAIN TOP — Charlotte Stanton, 86, of Mountain Top, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the Mountain Top Senior Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Freda (Evarts) Wills. Charlotte attended...

January 17, 2018

Gregory J. Baczmarga Sr.

Gregory J. Baczmarga Sr.

Plains Township, PA

PLAINS TWP. — Gregory J. Baczmarga Sr., 89, of Plains Township, died Jan. 14, 2018. Funeral will be held 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saints Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road,...

Lawrence Thomas Barrett

Lawrence Thomas Barrett

Ft. Myers, FL

FT. MYERS — Lawrence Thomas Barrett, 93, of Ft. Myers, Fla., passed away on Jan. 9, 2018. Larry was born on Jan. 7, 1925, in Kingston, the only child of the late Thomas Joseph Barrett and Anne (Marinko) Barrett. Larry proudly served his country in the 513th Parachute...

Etta E. Bordo

Etta E. Bordo

Scranton, PA

NORTH SCRANTON — Etta E. Bordo, of North Scranton, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Geisinger Community Medical Center following an illness, with her husband of 63 years, Joseph Bordo, and her family by her side. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late...

Dorothy B. Hodle

Dorothy B. Hodle

Shavertown, PA

SHAVERTOWN — Dorothy B. "Dot" Hodle, 63, of Shavertown, died Jan. 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Friends and family may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. until time of service...

Allen Kenneth Kidd Sr.

Allen Kenneth Kidd Sr.

Tunkhannock, PA

TUNKHANNOCK — Allen "Tex" Kenneth Kidd Sr., 79, of Tunkhannock, died Jan. 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

John R. Kolativa Jr.

John R. Kolativa Jr.

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — John R. Kolativa Jr., 83, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1935, the son of the late John and Helen Derkach Kolativa Sr. John was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, Class of 1952, and he also attended...

Joseph F. Schmidt

Joseph F. Schmidt

Duryea, PA

DURYEA — Joseph F. Schmidt, 77, Duryea, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Jeyschune) Schmidt. After serving in the National Guard, he was self-employed as a...

Catherine Schuler

Catherine Schuler

Exeter, PA

EXETER — Catherine Schuler, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the Highland Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Exeter. Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Annette Giovino Alles. Catherine was a graduate of Kingston High School...

Carol L. Seltzer

Carol L. Seltzer

Forty Fort, PA

FORTY FORT — Carol L. Seltzer, 90, of Oak Street, Forty Fort, died on Dec. 25, 2017, at Tiffany Court, Kingston. Born in Clayton, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late William Wabschall and Jennie M. Johnson Wabschall. She graduated from Clayton High School and served...

January 16, 2018

Thomas Adamski

Thomas Adamski

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Thomas Adamski, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, died Jan. 14, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Barbara. Celebration of life will begin Wednesday with visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, and continue there on Thursday with...

Maryanne M. Canavesio

Maryanne M. Canavesio

Robbinsville, NJ

ROBBINSVILLE — Maryanne M. Canavesio, 75, of Robbinsville, N.J., passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Somerville, N.J. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she grew up in Bound Brook, N.J., graduating from Bound Brook High School in 1960. Maryanne received...

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Hanover Township, PA

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Michael Clarke, 37, of Hanover Township, died Jan. 11, 2018. A blessing service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the George A. Strish, Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Memorial visitation will be held 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Helen M. Kaminski Covert

Helen M. Kaminski Covert

Swoyersville, PA

SWOYERSVILLE — Helen M. Kaminski Covert, 87, of Swoyersville, entered into Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Mary Jaken Kaminski Moses, Jon Kaminski and Michael Moses. Helen was a graduate of Swoyersville High...

Mary L. Grabarek

Mary L. Grabarek

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Mary L. Grabarek, 93, of The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Mary was born in Luzerne on Feb. 16, 1924, the daughter Albert and Elizabeth Wasnieska Grabarek. Ms. Grabarek was a graduate of Luzerne...

James Kersey

James Kersey

Lake Sheridan, PA

LAKE SHERIDAN — James (Jim) Kersey, 77, of Lake Sheridan, died Jan. 11, 2018. The funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, 127 Stephenson...

Beverly Shedlock (Lewis)

Beverly Shedlock (Lewis)

Wilkes-Barre, NJ

NEW JERSEY — Beverly (Lewis) Shedlock, 83, of New Jersey, died Jan. 13, 2018. Family and friends may pay their respects 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Wilkes-Barre. The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the...

Frank J. Yanulevius Obituary (Times Leader)
Frank J. Yanulevius Obituary (Times Leader)

Frank J. Yanulevius

Frank J. Yanulevius

White Haven, PA

WHITE HAVEN — Frank J. Yanulevius, 74, of White Haven and formerly of Ashley, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 8, 1943, a son of the late Francis Yanulevius and Hazel Rowles Yanulevius McGovern. Soon...

William A. Zdancewicz

William A. Zdancewicz

Edwardsville, PA

EDWARDSVILLE — William A. Zdancewicz, 86, of Edwardsville, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Edwardsville, son of the late Stanley and Margaret Mankovich Zdancewicz. Bill was a graduate of...

January 15, 2018

Charles Augustine Caffrey

Charles Augustine Caffrey

Caffrey, Charles Augustine

MONTOURSVILLE — Charles Augustine Caffrey, 87, formerly of Williamsport, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Valley View Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, following a long decline precipitated by Vascular and Lewy Body Dementia. Born on Aug. 15, 1930, in Plains Township,...

William A. Javer

William A. Javer

West Pittston, PA

WEST PITTSTON — William A. Javer, 76, of West Pittston, formerly of Harveys Lake, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Harveys Lake, he was the son of the late Tony and Helen Brin Javer. He was a graduate of Lake...

Theresa B. Lastowski

Theresa B. Lastowski

Nanticoke, PA

NANTICOKE — Theresa B. Lastowski, 86, of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 13, 2018, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, where she had been a patient for the past two years. Born May 1, 1931, in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late...

Joseph B. McGill

Joseph B. McGill

Exeter, PA

EXETER — Joseph B. McGill, 65, of Exeter, died Jan. 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Quinn Partash McGill. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, and 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of the Parish of Saint Joseph...

Margaret Sosinski

Margaret Sosinski

Nanticoke, PA

NANTICOKE — Margaret Sosinski, 79, of Nanticoke, passed away Jan. 10, 2018, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke. Born in Nanticoke on June 28, 1938, Margaret was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Pipon) Flak. Margaret was a graduate of...

William F. Tibus

William F. Tibus

Swoyersville, PA

SWOYERSVILLE — William F. Tibus, of Swoyersville, died Jan. 13, 2018. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home, 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Family and...

January 14, 2018

Donna L. Baloga

Donna L. Baloga

Lake Township, PA

LAKE TOWNSHIP — Donna L. Baloga, 59, of Lake Township, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her husband and sons, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Celtic Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Donna is the daughter of Mildred P....

Douglas Evans

Douglas Evans

Wilkes-Barre, PA

WILKES-BARRE — Douglas Evans, of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Our "Mighty Mo" has joined his brothers and parents after an amazing life. To grieve Doug, you have to have known Doug – God only gives "Special" children to very Special People – 63 years ago, July...

Rose Mary Pekata

Rose Mary Pekata

Hanover Township, PA

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Rose Mary (Applestot) Pekata, 88, of Hanover Township, died Jan. 12, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Pekata Sr. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. A Mass of...

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