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Edward S. "Ciggy" Ciglar Jr.
Edward S. "Ciggy" Ciglar Jr., 59, of McAdoo passed away early Monday morning after a brief illness.Born in McAdoo, he was the son of Edward and Lillian (Marinock) Ciglar.Ciggy was a 1980 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.He was a member of the McAdoo Fire Co., the McAdoo Veterans... Read More
Damiano Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2021.
Maude Amanda Reader
Maude Amanda Reader, 74, of Hazleton, and formerly of Danville, passed away Oct. 12 in Geisinger Medical Center.She was born in Berwick on Nov. 17, 1946, a daughter of the late Lewella (Nevel) and Ralph Reader.She graduated from West Hazleton High School and worked as a social worker... Read More
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2021.
Ann Marie Sagan
Ann Marie Sagan, of Kerhonkson, was born on July 21, 1943 in Peckville. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kazmersky) Sagan. On Oct. 8, Ann's journey here on Earth ended and she earned her wings and took her place among the angels.Ann graduated from Ellenville High... Read More
Loucks Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2021.
Marjorie Ann Wedgie
Marjorie Ann Wedgie, 83, went to heaven Oct. 13.She was born in Hazleton, daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Yuschak) Kimock of Stockton No. 7. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Knoxville, Tenn.A graduate of Hazle Twp. High School, Class of 1955, she also graduated... Read More
Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2021.
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Carleen Fiolich
Funeral services for Carleen Fiolich, who passed away peacefully Oct. 7 at her home, will be held Friday.Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.Interment and prayers of committal will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery... Read More
Joseph B Conahan Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 18 to Oct. 19, 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
David J. Hartz
David J. Hartz, 55, of Freeland passed away Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John and Claire (Steeber) Hartz.He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland.Dave was a gentle soul with a kind heart who would... Read More
McNulty Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2021.
Marian De John
Marian De John, 83, of Freeland passed away Friday evening surrounded by her family in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.Born in White Haven, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Grasso) De John.She was an active member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland... Read More
McNulty Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2021.
James G. Sabatella
James G. Sabatella, 87, of Hazle Twp. passed away peacefully Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Hazleton on May 10, 1934, James was the son of the late Adam and Angeline (Longo) Sabatella and lived most of his life in Kelayres.He was... Read More
Damiano Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2021.
David J. Swankosky
David J. Swankosky, 73, of White Haven passed away Saturday morning at his home. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late William and Helen (Zawelensky) Swankosky.David served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era from May 1967 until April 1970 and received a National Defense... Read More
McHugh-Wilczek Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2021.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Jean Adele Ignar
Jean Adele Ignar, 83, of Sugarloaf Twp. passed away peacefully Saturday morning, surrounded by her family.Born in Hazleton on April 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret (DeAngelo) Costabile.Jean was a registered nurse who graduated from Hazleton State Hospital... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2021.
Mary Jane Leshko
Mary Jane Leshko, 69, of Hazle Twp. passed away Thursday evening at her home surrounded by her loving family.Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Jennie (Manna) Havrilla.She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton.Mary Jane was a graduate... Read More
Damiano Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2021.
Joseph C. Rush
Joseph C. Rush, 80, of Hazleton, passed away peacefully with loving family at his side Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.Born in Hazleton, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph A. Rush and Stellla (Good) Rush.He was a graduate of Hazleton High School. Upon graduation, he... Read More
Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2021.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Anthony "Tony" Colangelo
Anthony "Tony" Colangelo, 88, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday.The son of the late Luigi and Anna (Marion) Colangelo.Tony is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia (Pisane), who took care of him with a diligence only known to RNs. He is also survived by his son, Attorney Anthony... Read More
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2021.
Mary L. Kaschak
Mary L. Kaschak, 89, of Hazleton passed away Thursday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.She was born in Freeland, daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline (Sandura) Citro. She was a member of the Parish of Ss. Cyril and Methodius at the Church of St. Joseph and of the Confraternity... Read More
Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2021.
Faith Linda Miller
Faith Linda Miller, 68, of Zion Grove, passed away Wednesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill, following a lengthy illness.Born in Hazleton, June 11, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lillian (VanBlargan) Miller and spent most of her life in Zion Grove.Faith... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker on Oct. 16, 2021.
Eugene J. "Tiggy" Nenstiel
Eugene J. "Tiggy" Nenstiel, 93, of Tomhicken passed away Friday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, following a brief illness.Born in Weston on Sept. 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Widitz) Nenstiel and spent the past 68 years in Tomhicken after... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Eric Robert Campbell
Eric Robert Campbell, 30, passed away at his home in Sugarloaf Twp. Sunday.The beloved son of Hugh and Rosanne Campbell, Eric was born Oct. 20, sharing a birthday with his mom, which was the best birthday gift a mother could ask for.He proudly grew up in his grandmother's hometown... Read More
Fierro Funeral Service - Hazleton
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
Leroy A. "Pinky" Hettler
Leroy A. Hettler, 85, of Ridge Street, Freeland, died Tuesday evening at his home while surrounded by family.Born in Beaver Run on Feb. 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Ammon and Catherine (Coll) Hettler and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.For most of his life he... Read More
Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home - Butler Chapel
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
Craig E. Kehley
Craig E. Kehley, 65, of Kline Twp. passed away Tuesday morning at his home.Born in Hazleton, he was the son of Grace (Shoup) Kehley, Ringtown, and the late Wilbur Kehley.Craig was of the Methodist faith. He was last employed at JELD-WEN, Ringtown.Craig's passion was owning and restoring... Read More
Damiano Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
David A. Pfaff
David A. Pfaff, 68, of Hazle Twp. passed away Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.He was born in Hazleton, son of the late John and Helen (Spishock) Pfaff. He was a member of Holy Annunciation Parish at the Church of St. Gabriel.Prior to retiring, he was employed in the shipping... Read More
Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Michael A. Burk
Michael A. "Mikey" Burk, 20, of Hazleton passed away suddenly Oct. 6 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.Born in Hazleton, he was the son of Timothy R. Burk and the late Cecile (Bloom) Burk.Mikey enjoyed spending time and goofing around with his cousins. He was always making people... Read More
Damiano Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
Robert J. Colombo Sr.
Robert J. Colombo Sr., 90, of Scranton passed away Monday morning at Smith Health Care Center, Mountain Top, where he had resided since May.Born in Franklin, N.Y., on Feb. 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Yacabellas) Colombo and spent the past 34 years in Scranton... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
Lois E. McBride
Lois E. McBride, 97, of Jamestown, Tenn., and formerly of Weatherly, passed away Oct. 6.Born July 29, 1924, in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Saul) Schwartz.Lois was a graduate of Hazleton High School, Class of 1942, which recently celebrated their... Read More
Joseph A Moran Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
Dale Walker
Dale Walker, 85, of Hazle Twp. and formerly of Hazleton, passed away Friday at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth (Padlick) Walker.Prior to retiring, Dale operated an ambulance service and a used car lot... Read More
Fierro Funeral Service - Hazleton
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
Sister Salome Yanochko
In recent years, when Sister Salome was asked what she was doing in her retirement, she would reply, "Waiting for the Lord." This time of waiting ended in the evening of Sept. 29, when the Lord came to take Sister to her heavenly home.Sister Salome (Helen) Yanochko was born in Freeland... Read More
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
Mark E. Zapotosky
The funeral of Mark E. Zapotosky, 60, of Bloomsburg, who passed away Sept. 26 at St. Luke Pavilion, Hazleton, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo.Calling hours will be held from from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home and interment will follow in... Read More
Damiano Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Marie C. Duda
Marie C. Duda, 91, of Freeland passed away Friday at her home.Born in Upper Lehigh, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (DiMaria) Tiglio.She was of the Greek Orthodox faith.Marie loved cooking, crocheting, playing computer games and being surrounded by her family, friends... Read More
McNulty Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2021.
Bill Macos
Bill Macos, 86, of White Haven, formerly of Mountain Top, died at home Saturday with his loving wife by his side.Born in Philadelphia, he was a proud graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and alongside his wife, Annie Waschko Macos, owned and operated The Alberdeen Inn, a Fine... Read More
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. -- White Haven
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2021.
Virginia Porreca
Virginia "DeeDee" Porreca, 92, of Hazleton passed away peacefully Friday at the Pavilion at St. Luke Village.Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Quirino and Carmella (Yates) Porreca and was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.She... Read More
Joseph A Moran Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, 2021.
James L. Swinsburg
James L. Swinsburg, 65, of Scranton died Saturday in Allied Services Scranton Rehabilitation Hospital, where he had been a longtime resident.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Swinsburg; and sister, Janie Lou Sconfienza.Surviving are his sisters... Read More
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2021.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Eugene A. Bodnar
Eugene A. Bodnar, 88, of Beaver Meadows passed away Friday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.He was born in Junedale, son of the late Andrew and Anna (Butchko) Bodnar. He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Beaver Meadows.Prior to retiring, he worked in... Read More
Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2021.
Jacqueline Marie Crockford
Jacqueline Marie Crockford, 82, passed away Friday.Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John Wassong and Marilyn Buccino, and the widow of Joseph Taylor Crockford.Survivors include four sons, Joseph (Vanessa) Crockford; Frank (Heidi) Crockford; Wayne Crockford... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2021.
Carolyn P. Dashnaw
Carolyn P. Dashnaw, 70, of Hazleton, passed away Saturday night in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.Born in Landover, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Bruce and Lela Daphne (Phillips) Exum.Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Francis Dashnaw; son, Francis Dashnaw Jr.;... Read More
Joseph A Moran Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2021.
Carleen Fiolich
Carleen Fiolich, 71, of Hazleton passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Carl "Murphy" and Grace (Vitacco) Upshaw. She was raised in a large and loving family in McAdoo and spent... Read More
Joseph B Conahan Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2021.
Dorothy Nitka
Dorothy Nitka, 94, of Pardeesville entered into eternal rest Friday at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.She was born in Buck Mountain, daughter of the late John and Helen (Osachuck) Panco. She was a member of the former St. Nazarius Roman Catholic Church and a member... Read More
Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2021.
Bernard J. "Bernie" Swankoski
Bernard J. "Bernie" Swankoski, 63, of Catawissa passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his family.Born in Hazleton on Dec. 7, 1957, he was the son of Helen (Homa) Swankoski, Freeland, and the late Walter Swankoski... Read More
Dean W Kriner Inc Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2021.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Richard "Dick" Bowman
Richard "Dick" Bowman, formerly of Drums, entered into eternity Jan. 14.He loved the Navy and our country. He served in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Achievement medal. Dick's greatest joy was being with his family. He was a kind, caring man who had an infectious laugh. He loved... Read More
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2021.
David R. Caravella
David R. Caravella, 66, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late Santo and Elizabeth (Petch) Caravella.Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his brothers, Richard and Michael.Surviving are... Read More
Fierro Funeral Service - Hazleton
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2021.
Rita A. Kuritz
Rita A. Kuritz, 92, of Hazleton passed away peacefully Saturday morning at the Manor of St. Luke Village, where she was a resident.Born in Tresckow on July 26, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Genevieve (Thomashefsky) Durishin.Rita was a member of Annunciation... Read More
Damiano Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2021.
Nancy Ann Murphy
Nancy Ann Murphy, 69, of Hazleton passed away Thursday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Nancy (Norris) Roberts.Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a brother, Henry ,and her son, Corry Lee.Surviving... Read More
Fierro Funeral Service - Hazleton
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2021.
Michael A. Postowski Sr.
Michael A. Postowski Sr., 77, of Bloomsburg, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 6, 2021, at Seasons Hospice in Baltimore, M.D., following a six week illness.Born in Philadelphia on Nov. 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Michael and Lillian (Siry) Postowski and spent the past 10... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2021.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Russell D. Eckrote
Russell D. Eckrote, 92, of Drums, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 8, 2021, in Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton following a sudden illness.Born in Rock Glen, July 10, 1929, he was the son of the late Frank and Caroline (Roth) Eckrote and spent the past 45 years in Drums, after... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker on Oct. 9, 2021.
Joseph L. O'Holla
Joseph L. O'Holla, 72, of Freeland passed away Friday in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.He is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Susan (Sauers) O'Holla.Burial will be at the convenience of the familyMcNulty Funeral Home, 494 E. Butler Drive, Freeland, is in charge of arrangements... Read More
McNulty Funeral Home
Published in Standard-Speaker on Oct. 9, 2021.
Andrew A. Tutko
Andrew A. Tutko, 86, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday morning in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.Born in Kelayres, he was the son of the late John and Anna (Smolinsky) Tutko and was a member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish at St. Joseph's Church, Hazleton.He worked at St. Joseph's... Read More
Joseph A Moran Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 6 to Oct. 9, 2021.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Charles Jurewicz
A memorial Mass will be celebrated in honor of Charles Jurewicz, who passed away Aug. 13, in honor of his life on his birthdate, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, Conyngham.Please RSVP the number of attendees to [email protected] Read More
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2021.
Jeffrey George Krieger
Jeffrey George Krieger, 64, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away at his home Monday.He was born Jan. 10, 1957, in Hazleton. He was the son of the late George C. and Jane (Knelly) Krieger of Hazleton.Jeff graduated from Hazleton High School in 1974 and received an associate's degree in... Read More
Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2021.
John E. "Jack" Roland
John E. "Jack" Roland, 84, of Sugarloaf Twp. passed away peacefully Tuesday at Providence Place Retirement Community, Drums.Born in Hazleton on July 25, 1937, he was the son of the late Michael and Adele (Zukowski) Roland.He was a 1955 graduate of West Hazleton High School. He later... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2021.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Carl E. Herring
Carl E. Herring, 69, of Zion Grove passed away Tuesday afternoon at his home following a lengthy illness.Born in Ringtown on Oct. 23, 1951, he was the son of the late John and Grace (Zimmerman) Herring and had spent most of his life in Zion Grove.Carl was a retired highway construction... Read More
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2021.
Ellen M. "Ella" Maleski
Ellen "Ella" M. Maleski, 97, of R.D. Freeland passed away Monday at Kadima at Luzerne, where she had been residing.She was born in Lattimer Mines, daughter of the late Metro and Susan (Haraschak) Boretski.She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.She is survived by... Read More
Frank J Bonin Funeral Home Inc
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 2021.
Thomas M. Zukovich
Thomas M. "Tom" Zukovich, 75, of Schnecksville died Monday in St. Luke's Hospital-Miners Campus, Coaldale.He was the husband of Chris Z. Waschow, to whom he was married 36 years.Born in Hazleton on Sept. 29, 1946, Tom was the son of the late Peter and Anna (Tomashosky) Zukovich. He... Read More
Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. - Schnecksville
Published in Standard-Speaker from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2021.
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