Thomas H. Culkin
Pneumonia Victimsí Bodies Sent Away Recall Time Militia Was Here
Friday and Saturday El Pasoans witnessed more military funeral moving through the streets that for two years, since the season in which the national guard troops were camped in the district. Almost all the organizations at and around Fort Bliss had details conducting bodies to the union passenger station. Dirges by the bands were heard at all hours and the firing squads at the station, giving the last salutes, wee frequently heard. Two captains and a lieutenant were among the dead.
Shipped Away Saturday
The following bodies of soldiers who died here of pneumonia, were shipped Saturday by Peak Undertaking company to eastern points:
Pvt. Thos. H. Culkin, aged 18, cavalry, unassigned, to Scranton, Pa.
[Source: El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas, October 12, 1918 - Transcribed by Dale Donlon]
David J. Davis
Gen. David Davis Dies; Former Lt. Governor
Scranton, Today (ap) Big. Gen. David J. Davis, former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania and chief of staff of the 28th Division during World War I, died tonight at his home. His death followed an illness of several months. He would have been 73 years old next Sunday.
He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in 1922 and served the first administration of Governor Pinchot from 1923 to 1927. When Pinchot was elected for his second term, in 1930, he appointed David Adjutant General which office he held from 1932 to 1935.
General Davis served with distinction during World War I and was of the staff of General Pershing in France. He was one of the organizers of the American Legion.
General Davis had a notable career as a soldier. He enlisted as a private in Company F 13th Pennsylvania Infantry, January 7, 1894 and served as first lieutenant of that unit during the Spanish-American War. He also served on the Mexican border and entered World War I as a lieutenant colonel, 7th Division.
He subsequently served as adjutant of the 28th Division A.E.F. and as assistant executive officer of the fourth section, G.S.G.H.Q. He was appointed colonel on the general staff and assigned as chief of staff, 28th Division.
He served as city solicitor of Scranton for twenty years.
[Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon PA, Friday Evening, November 20 1942 Page 12 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]
Frances (Jeanne) Hirschler
Contributed by Helene Hirschler Williams
Obit: FRANCES (JEANNE) HIRSCHLER -- JUNE 4, 2005
Frances (Jeanne) Hirschler, McDade Apartments, Scranton, formerly of 2006 Edna Avenue, North Scranton, died Saturday (6-4-2005) at Community Medical Center, Scranton. Her husband, John (Jack) Hirschler preceded her in death on May 9, 1995.
Born July 4, 1921 in West Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Hanahoe and M. Jeanette (Burns) Hanahoe Wetzel. She worked at the Scranton Hobby Center, Adams Ave., Scranton and Woolworth's, Keyser-Oak Plaza, Scranton before retirement.
A 1939 graduate of Scranton Technical High School; she was a member of Holy Rosary Church, North Scranton and, at one time, served the parish in various capacities -- member of Altar and Rosary Society, Eucharist Minister, the backbone of Holy Rosary's Cub Scout Pack 57 when her sons were scouts and her husband was Cubmaster. In addition, she and her husband were in charge of the bingo at the annual block partry for many years. She was also a member and treasurer of the Irish Cultural Society, and the minority chairwoman for the Board of Elections, Ward 1, District 2, North Scranton, for many years. At one time, she served as secretary for the St. Pat's Women's Bowling League at the Green Ridge Bowling Lanes, Scranton.
She was a devout Catholic and the heart and center of the Hirschler family. She nurtured her seven children and was a kind, gentle, and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She served as a beaming light of good example for her family. She will be SO missed by her family and friends. She loved celebrating her birthday with the country's celebration on the Fourth of July.
Surviving are five sons: John and his wife, Reenie, Lancaster, PA; James and his wife, Sandy, Clarks Green, PA; Robert, Scranton, who cared so lovingly for our Mom; Paul and his wife, Joanne, Clarks Summit, PA; and, Thomas and his wife, Maureen, Factoryville, PA; two daughters: Helene Williams, Lake Wallenpaupack; and, Linda Davailus, Scranton. She leaves 18 grandchildren: Marc Hirschler, Wayne, PA; Kristin Gilhool, Elizabethtown, PA; Whitney Devenny-Zuleski, West Chester, PA; Eric Williams, Dallas, PA; Brian Williams, Scranton, PA; Jeanne Hirschler, Dunmore, PA; Shelly Guimento, Dickson City, PA; Jamie Hirschler, Clarks Green, PA; Stacie Davailus, Ambler, PA; Jessie Davailus, serving with the US Navy in Fallon, NV; Kelly Davailus, Scranton, PA; Katie, Sean, and Kellan Hirschler, Clarks Summit, PA; Amy and Tommy Hirschler, Scranton, PA; Shane and Amanda Hirschler, Factoryville. She also leaves 9 great-grandchildren: Jack and Elizabeth Hirschler; Gavin and Patrick Gilhool; EJ Williams; Capri Hirschler; Michael Guimento; Kylie Hirschler; and, Nicholas Hirschler. A niece, Deborah Hirschler Atherton also survives.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jeanne Arlene Hirschler; a grandson, Jackie Hirschler; a great-granddaughter, Angelica Minner; a sister, Fayetta Wetzel Churilla; and, a brother Russell Wetzel.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 6-8-2005, from the Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home, 323 William St., North Scranton with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in Holy Rosary Church, North Scranton, to be celebrated by Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 730 Pitttston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505 or a charity of the donor's choice.
Pallbearers were: Marc Hirschler (Jack's son); Eric and Brian Williams (Helene's sons); Jamie Hirschler (Jimmy's son); Tommy Hirschler (Tommy's son); and Sean Hirschler (Paul's son).
John J. Hirschler
Contributed by Helene Hirschler Williams
Obit: JOHN J. HIRSCHLER -- MAY 9, 1995
John J. Hirschler, 76, of 2006 Edna Avenue, Scranton died Tuesday night (5-9-1995) in the Lackawanna County Health Care Center following a brief illness. He and his wife, the former Frances "Jeanne" (Hanahoe) Hirschler, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on August 14, 1994.
Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Helen (Leahey) Hirschler, he was a 1937 graduate of Scranton Central High School and attended the University of Scranton. As a member of the U.S. Army, he served in the 21st Engineers Corps in Italy and North Africa during World War II. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 40 years of service. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, North Scranton, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society and Home School Association. He served as Cubmaster for Pack 57, Holy Rosary Parish. He was also a member of the Irish Cultural Society.
Also surviving are five sons: John and wife Reenie, Lancaster, PA; James and wife Sandy, Scranton, PA; Robert, Scranton, PA; Paul and wife Joanne, Clarks Summit, and Thomas and wife Maureen, Factoryville. Also two daughters: Helene Williams and Linda Davailus, both of Scranton; 19 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; a brother, Robert; and, a niece and cousins.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jeanne Arlene and a grandson, Jackie.
The funeral will be Friday (5-12-1995) from the Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home, 323 William St., North Scranton with <ass at 9a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.
Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Matthew's Fund, c/o Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton, PA 18508
NOTE: Pallbearers were: Eric and Brian Williams (Helene's sons); Marc Hirschler (Jack's son); Jamie Hirschler (Jimmy's son) -- all grandsons; Bob Riley, Jim Salmon, Don Dolan, and John Zujowski -- friends.
Robert J. Hirschler
Newspaper: Scranton Times-Tribune
Submitters Name: Helene Hirschler Williams
Obit: ROBERT J. HIRSCHLER -- JUNE 29, 2000
Robert J. Hirschler, 83, a life-long resident of Scranton (PA), died Thursday afternoon in the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County Inpatient Unit at Community Medical Center, Scranton. He and his widow, the former Eleanor A. LaTorre, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary April 3, 2000.
Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Helen (Leahey) Hirschler, he was a member of the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church and Schiller Lodge 345, Free and Accepted Masons. Prior to retirement, he was a firefighter for the city (Scranton).
Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah Lynn Atherton and husband Jim; three grandchildren, Jimmy, Dana, and Jessica Atherton, nieces and nephews.
Cremation took place at the Maple Hill Crematory, Wilkes-Barre.
A memorial service will be held Sunday (7-2-2000) at 2 p.m. in the Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory Street, Scranton with the Rev. Tom H. Collins, pastor, officiating. His granddaughter, Dana Atherton, provided beautiful hymns in memory of her grandfather. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Street Presbyterian Church, 435 Hickory Street, Scranton, PA 18505-1113
or the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Street, Olyphant, PA 18447-1531.
Class of 1874 - CALVIN ALONZO SPENCER. M.D., Coll. P. and S., N.Y.; also Jefferson Med. Coll. B. 13 Apr.,
1846, Dunmore, Penn. Physician. D. 20 Apr., 1910, Spring City, Penn.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.
Submitters Name: Helene Hirschler Williams
Obit: WAYNE MARK WILLIAMS, DIED JANUARY 16, 2001
Wayne Mark Williams, 47, Scranton died Tuesday (1-16-2001) after an illness (lung cancer) in the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital, Scranton.
Born June 21, 1953, in Scranton, son of Wayne P. Williams, Clarks Green, PA and Lois (Gordon) Williams Selkirk, Dallas, Texas, he attended Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA and Manlius Military Academy, Syracuse, NY and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He received an associate;s degree from Luzerne County Community College. Before his illness, he was a sales and service representative for Safety Kleen, Hanover, PA.
Also surviving are two sons, Eric, Dallas, PA and Brian, Scranton, PA; a daughter, Ashleigh, Scranton, PA; a half-brother, Gordon Selkirk, Colorado, and a half-sister, Lindsay Selkirk, Dallas, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Walter and Margaret (Williams) Gordon and his paternal grandparents, Gerard R. and Ruth (Evans) Williams.
A memorial service will be Thursday 1-18-2001 at 7:30p.m. in the Jennings-Calvey Funeral Home, 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. James R. Clyde, chaplain of the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital. Interment, Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly.
Friends may call Thursday, 6:30p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
Wayne P. Williams
Submitters Name: Helene Hirschler Williams
Obit: Wayne P. Williams, Clarks Green, died Friday (11-12-2004) in the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. His wife is the former Shirley Taylor Johnson.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Gerard and Ruth Evans Williams, he lived in Clarks Green for 41 years and was formerly of Scranton. He was a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, MA and Yale University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was president of the former Williams Baking Company and the former Mark Truck Rental; and, was one of the three founders of National Party Time Mixes. Active in the community, he was a member of various business and professional associations, receiving honors and recognition. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton.
Also surviving are three step-sons, John "Jack" Johnson, Waverly; Jeffrey Johnson, Moscow, and James Johnson, Dalton; a step-daughter, Lisa Johnson Harris, Clarks Green; a daughter-in-law, Helene Hirschler Williams, Greentown; a brother, Lawrence Williams, Washington DC; 3 grandchildren: Eric Williams, Dallas, PA; Brian Williams, Scranton, PA; and Ashleigh Williams, Taylor, PA; nine step-grandchildren: Jason, Justin, Ryan, and Chelsea (Johnson), Jillian (Jessup), Alexis Johnson, Daniel, Patrick, and Christopher (Harris); a great-grandson, EJ Williams, Dallas, PA; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Mark Williams; a brother, Gerard Williams; and a sister, Margot Williams McDonald.
A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday (11-16-2004) in Covenant Presbyterian Chapel, Scranton by the Rev. Fred D. Milligan, pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Interment, private in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements by the Jennings-Calvey Funeral Home, Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Foer more information or directions, or to send an online condolence, please visit www.jenningscalvey.com.
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