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Leonard C. McHale

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Oct. 16, 2012

Leonard C. McHale, 89, of Laflin, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

He was born on June 9, 1923, son of the late Leo McHale and Elizabeth (Qualters) McHale.

He was a graduate of Pittston High School, class of 1942.

He served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mason for Bright Construction Company.

He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin, and Bricklayers and Associated Crafts Local 05 PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Genevieve (Bright) McHale; daughter, Frances Stchur; brothers, James and Richard; and sister, Helen Parsons.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Rowlands and her husband, David, Laflin; granddaughters, Michelle Stchur, Pittston, Maria McElhenny and her husband, Patrick, Laflin. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel Dudrick, Superior Health Services, and Erwine Home Health and Hospice for their services, compassion and support. The family would also like to thank the physicians and the staff of the Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Maria Goretti R.C. Church, Laflin. The St. Maria Goretti Bereavement group will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and The Rosary in the church at 9 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass. Interment services with military honors by The AM VETS Honor Guard Post 189 of Greater Pittston, will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. At Leonard's request, friends may call at the church prior to services from 8 to 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leonard's name to The or The . If you are unable to attend services, you may visit to express your condolences to Leonard's family.


Published in Times Leader on Oct. 17, 2012
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