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Irene Mitchel
Irene Mitchel, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus of Art at East Stroudsburg University, passed away into the hands of God on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at the age of 95. Born Jan. 30, 1926, in Hanover Township, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Petrushka Mitchel. A graduate of Hanover... Read More
McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Louis M. "Trapper" Venetz
DUPONT — Louis "Trapper" M. Venetz, 77, of Dupont, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, while hunting. He was born in Pittston, the son of the late Louis C. and Rita M. Traglia Venetz. He was a graduate of the West Pittston High School Class of 1963. Lou was the former owner... Read More
Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Delores J. "Dee" Albert
Delores J. "Dee" Albert, 85, a resident at Highland Park Senior Living, Wilkes-Barre Township, and formerly of the North End section of Wilkes-Barre and Dallas, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at her residence. Her loving husband was the late Edward Joseph Albert,... Read More
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
William Blecher
WILKES-BARRE — William Blecher, 71, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 4, 2021. Family and friends are asked to gather 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A blessing service will be 6:30 p.m. Read More
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Frances L. Chewey
LARKSVILLE — Frances L. Chewey, of Larksville, passed away surrounded by family on Nov. 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her mother Regina Angielski, father Leo Grevera, sister Rosie Burke, and husband Andrew Michael Chewey Jr. Frances was born in Plymouth and worked for many... Read More
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Henry J. Doran
PLAINS — Henry J. Doran, 44, of Plains, died Nov. 30, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Monica Doran. Funeral arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family from the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilkes-Barre. Read More
Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Phillip D. Jones
Phillip D. Jones, 56, of Scranton, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 2, 2021. Funeral Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Read More
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Clare Angela Kane
DURYEA — Clare Angela Kane, formerly of Duryea, died Dec. 6, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Hone Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea. Read More
Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc.
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Bernard J. Kazmeroski
MOUNTAIN TOP — Bernard J. Kazmeroski, 86, of Mountain Top, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Born in Kingston Nov. 15, 1935, he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine Kazmeroski, was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary and earned his Bachelor of Science... Read More
Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Jennie Lou Killian
TUNKHANNOCK — Jennie Lou Killian, 82, of Tunkhannock, passed away on Dec. 2, 2021, at the Abington Manor, Clarks Summit. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Frederick R. Killian, on May 17, 2021. They will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary in heaven on Dec... Read More
Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Edward F. Kobylus
Edward F. Kobylus, 52, of Georgia, formerly of Avoca, died Dec. 1, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending from Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston. Read More
Adonizio Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Ellen V. MacNeill
ASHLEY — Ellen V. MacNeill, 92, of Ashley, died Dec. 5, 2021. Arrangements are pending from the George A Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Read More
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Lonnie Maldonado
KINGSTON — Lonnie Maldonado, 45, of Kingston, died Dec. 5, 2021. Family is asked to call Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville, at 570-287-5438. Read More
Andrew Strish Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Maureen Morgan
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Maureen Anne Morgan, 89, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 3, 2021. A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 from the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Read More
Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Maureen Anne Morgan
WILKES-BARRE — Maureen Anne Morgan, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 3, 2021. At Maureen's request, there will be no public viewing. Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, from the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre... Read More
Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Rosemarie Noga (Sugar)
Rosemarie (Sugar) Noga, 91, died Oct. 13, 2021. Blessing service and interment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, in Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 49 S. Hunter Hwy., Drums. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston. Read More
Adonizio Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Harold Richards
HANOVER TWP. — Harold Richards, 82, of Hanover Township, died Dec. 3, 2021. Blessing service will be 1 p.m. Friday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation from 11 a.m. Friday until service. Read More
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. - Wilkes-Barre
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Thomas W. Scarnato
OLD FORGE — Thomas W. Scarnato, 95, of Old Forge, died Dec. 3, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Church, Old Forge. Visitation 9 a.m. until Mass in church. Arrangements by Ferri & Gillette Funeral Services LLC, Old Forge. Read More
Ferri & Gillette Funeral Services
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
Barbara M. Walters
TUNKHANNOCK — Barbara M. Walters, 68, of Tunkhannock, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born in Meshoppen on Feb. 5, 1953, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Adams Walters. She was a 1971 graduate of Tunkhannock Area School... Read More
Sheldon - Kukuchka Funeral Home - Tunkhannock
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2021.
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Delores Albert
WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Delores J. "Dee" Albert, 85, of Wilkes-Barre Township, died Dec. 3, 2021. Funeral Arrangements are pending for a Thursday viewing and funeral from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Read More
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Christa Bartkiewicz
PITTSTON — Christa Beth Bartkiewicz, 44, of Pittston, formerly of Hunlock Creek, died Nov. 7, 2021. Memorial service for her and her father, Walter, will be 1 p.m. Sunday from Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. Visitation 11 a.m. until service. Read More
Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Walter F. Bartkiewicz Jr. (Wally)
Walter F. (Wally) Bartkiewicz Jr., 65, of Hunlock Creek, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at his home, after a long courageous battle with Melanoma. He is now reunited with his wife, Kathryn, whom he loved and missed very much. Born March 5, 1956, in Dearborn, Mich.,... Read More
Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Eleanor Chmiel
DURYEA— Eleanor D. (Kozak) Chmiel, 89, of Duryea, died Dec. 3, 2021. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, 728 Main St., Avoca. Friends may call noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Read More
Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services, INC.
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Edward Hughes
HANOVER TWP.— Edward Hughes, 59, of Hanover Township, died Dec. 3, 2021. Funeral services will be privately held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Read More
Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc.
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Bernard Kazmeroski
MOUNTAIN TOP— Bernard J. Kazmeroski, 86, of Mountain Top, died Dec. 4, 2021. A blessing service will be 10 a.m. Thursday from the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may also visit from 9:30 a.m. Thursday... Read More
Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Marie Modeski
WEST PITTSTON — Marie A. Modeski, 81, of West Pittston, died Dec. 3, 2021. Funeral will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home Inc., 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial 1 p.m. in Corpus Christi Parish, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. Friends... Read More
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Louis Venetz
DUPONT— Louis M. Venetz, 77, of Dupont, died Dec. 3, 2021. Funeral arrangements are in progress from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Thursday visitation and a Friday funeral. Read More
Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Robert Zurawski
PLAINS TWP.— Robert Alexander Zurawski, 93, of Plains Township, died Nov. 28, 2021. Services will be held privately by the family. Arrangements through the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Township. Read More
Yanaitis Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2021.
Sunday, December 5, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Irene Hetro
EXETER — Irene Hetro, 101, of Exeter, passed peacefully early in the morning of Nov. 6, 2021. Known as Cety to her family, Irene lived a long full life. She had a passion for golf, animals, books, and most especially her family. Though she had no children, her nieces and nephews were... Read More
Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Doris Barry
DRIFTON— Doris "Dolly" L. Barry, of Drifton, formerly of White Haven, died Dec. 1, 2021. She is survived by her husband, James Barry. Funeral service will be 5 p.m. Sunday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 403 Berwick St., White Haven. Visitation 3 p.m. until time of service... Read More
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. -- White Haven
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Catherine Brazinski
DORRANCE— Catherine D. "Kaye" Brazinski, 92, formerly of Dorrance, died Nov. 30, 2021. Viewing and visitation hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary, Our Lady Help of... Read More
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Eleanor Chmiel
DURYEA — Eleanor D. (Kozak) Chmiel, 89, of Duryea, died Dec. 3, 2021. Services are pending through Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Avoca. Read More
Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services, INC.
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
John Colon
MOUNTAIN TOP — John Colon, of Mountain Top, died Dec. 4, 2021. Arrangements are being finalized under the direction of the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Read More
Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
George Davis
PLAINS TWP. — George L. Davis Sr., 76, of Plains Township, died Dec. 2, 2021. He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Salerno. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains. Family and friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at... Read More
Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Rita George
AVOCA — Rita (Puteria) George, 85, of Avoca, died Dec. 2, 2021. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady Of The Eucharist Parish Church, 535 N. Main St., Pittston, directly at church. Friends may call for visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Kiesinger Funeral Services... Read More
Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc.
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Gerald Gruver
KINGSTON TWP. — Gerald (Jerry) C. Gruver Jr., 63, of Kingston Township, died Nov. 30, 2021. Funeral visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Read More
Snowdon Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Phillip Jones
SCRANTON — Phillip D. Jones, 56, of Scranton, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 2, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Read More
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Marion Malacheski
WILKES-BARRE — Marion R. Malacheski, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 1, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial 1 p.m. Tuesday in Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, 13 Hudson Road, Plains. Visitation from noon until time of Mass at the church. Read More
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Robert Vincent McFadden
Robert Vincent McFadden died peacefully at home on Dec. 2, 2021, surrounded by his wife Barbara, son Michael and dog Hunter. He was born in Wilkes-Barre to Fred and Bertha McFadden and was one of their five children. He served in the occupation Army in Japan, and was a proud graduate... Read More
The Island Funeral Home & Crematory
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Marie Modeski
WEST PITTSTON — Marie A. Modeski, of West Pittston, died Dec. 3, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home Inc., 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Read More
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Maureen Morgan
WILKES-BARRE— Maureen A. Morgan, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, died Dec. 3, 2021. Arrangements are pending and will be announced from the Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, Wilkes-Barre. Read More
Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Edward Orloski
PLYMOUTH— Edward "Crusher" P. Orloski Jr., 68, of Plymouth, died Nov. 29, 2021. Celebration of Life will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Chapel of Christ the King at King's College, Wilkes-Barre. All attendees must wear a mask inside the chapel. Masks required. Arrangements were entrusted... Read More
S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Harold Richards
HANOVER TWP. — Harold D. Richards, 82, of Hanover Township, died Dec. 3, 2021. Arrangements are being finalized under the direction of the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Read More
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. - Wilkes-Barre
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Simon "Spaghetti Man" Saba
Simon "Spaghetti Man" Saba, 89, of Hanover Township, passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. Simon was the son of the late George and Mary Moses Saba. He graduated in 1950 from Coughlin High School and went on to earn a degree as a field... Read More
Mamary-Durkin Funeral & Cremation Services
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Theresa Sindaco
WILKES-BARRE — Theresa Sindaco, 88, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in the Post-Acute Care Hospital at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was born in Plains Township, a daughter of the late John and Anna Kozemko Derbis. Theresa was a graduate of Plains Township... Read More
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Andrew J. "Skippy" Skipalis
Andrew J. "Skippy" Skipalis, age 92, a life time resident of Witinski's Villa PA, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones at Geisinger South, Wilkes Barre. He was born in Warrior Run on Jan. 19, 1929, the son of the late Zigmund and Katherine (Witinski)... Read More
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
David Spadell
SANFORD, N.C. — David Allen Spadell, 51, of Sanford, N.C., died Nov. 11, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Spadell. A celebration of life will be held in his honor 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Sitko's Farmhouse in White Haven. Read More
Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. -- White Haven
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
William James Weiss
William James Weiss, life-long resident of West Wyoming, passed away at the age of 88. Bill was a graduate of the Class of 1951. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Triple A Toolmaker with the Diamond Manufacturing Co. Bill was a strong advocate of physical exercise and... Read More
Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
George Davis
PLAINS TWP. — George L. Davis, Sr., 76 of Plains Twp., died, Dec. 2, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains. Read More
Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2021.
Sandra Evans
ASHLEY — Sandra L. Ioanna Evans, 75, of Ashley, died Nov. 30, 2021. A public viewing will be held Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A private blessing service will be held Tuesday. Read More
Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
Published in Times Leader from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2021.
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