Obituaries




Charles Lindeman

Charles Lindeman, former resident of this city, died at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. James Buehler, 1586 Moravian street, Bethlehem. Born in Drums, he was the son of the late Hartman Lindeman and Elizabeth Roth, and resided in this city before moving to Bethlehem five years ago. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, this city. His wife, Lillian, nee Woodring, Lindeman, preceded him in death August 12, 1934. Surviving are the following children: Howard, Lattimer; Mrs. Elizabeth Fry, Hazleton; Raymond, Hazleton; Mrs. Viola Henderschedt, Hazleton; Mrs. Beatrice Musgrave, Philadelphia; Mrs. Bessie Paisley, Harwood; Mrs. Thelma Buehler, Bethlehem; and Mrs. Mildred Pasko, Bethlehem. Nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and the following step-brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Jenny Cook, Hazleton; Mrs. Florence Beers, East Butler; Edna Hudak, Philadelphia and George Williams, Nebraska. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday from the Grebey Funeral Home with services in charge of Rev. Allen H. Roth. Interment will be in the St. John’s cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 30, 1958 
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Mrs. Lulu S. Starr

Mrs. Lulu S. Starr, Tuscarora, mother of Louis Starr, Freeland, died at 3:30 a.m. yesterday in the Good Samaritan Hospital. Pottsville, where she was admitted on April 24. Her husband William A., died 23 years ago. Other survivors are a son, Wilbert, White Plains, NY; a sister, Mrs. Maude Schmidt, Penn Lake and two grandchildren. The private funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. from the Zizelman funeral home, Tamaqua. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Tamaqua. Friends may call Thursday evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 30, 1958 
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Mrs. Mary Kokas

Mrs. Mary Kokas who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. John Downey in Brandonville, died Monday morning in the Locust Mountain Hospital, Shenandoah. Also surviving are her husband Charles, and a son, Albert, Shenandoah. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 with services in St. George’s church and burial in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 30, 1958 
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Mrs. Jennie Amanda Smith
Mrs. Jennie Amanda Smith, 84, of 650 North Locust street, died at her home early yesterday morning. She had been ill the past 2 years. Born in Butler Valley, a daughter of Charles and Mary Wenner Eroh, she had resided in this city the past 47 years. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Ladies Bible Class and the Missionary Society of that parish, Lady Jeremiah Rebekah Lodge 93 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 18.  In addition to her husband, Solomon Smith, a retired police officer, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Rohrbach, this city and a brother Henry Eroh, of Lake Anston, Conn. Two grandchildren, Mrs. Shirley Lewis, of Takama Park, Md. and Byron Rohrbach of Scranton, also survive as do eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Grebey funeral home. Rev. Allen H. Roth, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, July 21, 1958 
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Fred Fetch

Fred Fetch, 60, of Huntington Mills, native of Fern Glen, died Friday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He had been ill several months. He was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Hozara) Fetch. Surviving are his wife, six sisters and three brothers, several nieces and nephews.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, July 21, 1958 
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Foster L. Roth

Foster L. Roth, a retired cement finisher for the Stecker Construction Co., died yesterday morning at 4:15 o’clock at his home, 93 South Pine Street. He had been in ill health for some time. A life-long resident of this city, the deceased was a son of the late Jacob and Ruth(Henry) Roth. Surviving are his wife, the former Martha A. Berge, and four children: Foster Roth, Jr., and Jean, wife of Donald Waldron, Drums; Louis, wife of Elwood Klase, Lititz; and Joyce, wife of Kenneth Balliet, Somerville, NJ. There are seven grandchildren. One brother, Day Roth, Drums, also survives as well as two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Walters, Milnesville and Mrs. Gertrude Kishbach, this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Grebey funeral home with Rev. Allen H. Roth, of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Laurel Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, August 26, 1958 
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Michael Schegen

Michael Schegen, 51, of 13 Washington avenue, West Hazleton, died yesterday afternoon at the Hazleton State Hospital where he was admitted ill suddenly yesterday morning. Born in Harwood, the son of Mrs. Mary (Stefan) Schegen and the late Michael Schegen, he was a lifelong resident of this area. He was employed for a number of years as a welder at the Weatherly Foundry. He was a member of the West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church, West Hazleton Fire Company, the Trinity Lutheran bowling team of the Sunday School League and the Playhouse Lanes team of the Recreation Bowling League. His father preceded him in death nine months ago. Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, the former, Jean Rittenhouse, and a daughter, Mrs. James Davis, of Hazleton. There is one grandchild. A brother and the following sisters also survive: Joseph Schegen, this city; Mrs. Andrew Pavuk, Linden, NJ; Mrs. John Lapinsky, Sunbury; Mrs. Albert Orth and Mrs. James Quinn, both of West Hazleton. The funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Krapf and Hughes funeral home with Rev. John Kaercher, pastor of West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, December 23, 1958 
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Dr. N. Holman Taken in Death

Dr. Nicholas Hampton Holman, dentist, 220 West Oak street, died yesterday afternoon at the Hazleton State Hospital. He was the son of the late Nicholas H. and Nellie Sherman Holman. Dr. Holman was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Consistory of Bloomsburg, Commandery of Hazleton Knights Templar, Azalea Lodge, Hazleton Dental Society, American Dental Association, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, Hazleton Art League and the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. He served as chief usher of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Florence, and two sons, Robert M., of Glen Burnie, Md. And Nicholas, this city. Also surviving are two brothers, Allen Holman, this city, who is Luzerne Country prothonotary and Dr. C. Sherman Holman, of Scranton. Private funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday from Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Jesse Gunder, pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Vine Street Cemetery. There will be no viewing.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, December 23, 1958 
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William Henry Roth
William Henry Both, 529 Grant street, died at 8:30 yesterday morning at the St. Joseph Hospital where he had been a patient for the past eight weeks. Born in Drums, he was a son of Oscar and Alice (Snider) Roth. He resided in this region his entire life. For many years he had been employed by the Jeddo Supply Co. but more recently he worked for the Feist Candy Co., Freeland. He was a member of Emmanuel's United Church of Christ and the Stofflett Men‘s Bible Class of the church. Surviving are his wife, the former Bessie Williams and these children: Mrs. Dorothy Salmons, Scranton; Edward, Stroudsburg; Mrs. Ruth Reid, and Robert, Allentown; and John, Trenton, NJ. Eight grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Nora Schriner, Drums, also survive. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Bachman Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. John Stoudt, pastor of Emmanuel's United Church of Christ, will officiate. Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 o`clock.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, February 6, 1959 
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Thomas J. Williams

Thomas John Williams, , died Wednesday morning at 12:40 at the home of his nephew, William M. VanWhy, 235 Blackman street, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Williams was born in Freeland November 19, 1887, a son of the late John and Susan Meredith Williams. He attended Wilkes-Barre schools and resided there more than 65 years. Prior to retiring, he was employed as a mineworker for the Glen Alden Corporation. His first wife, the former Laura Garnette, Passed away in 1939. His second wife, the former Theresa Holmes, died in 1954. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward Miner, New York City; Mrs. Vincent Rerotti, Syracuse, NY, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard Bobbie, Dover, N.J.; four stepsons, Francis, Robert, John and Joseph Holmes, all of East Orange, NJ; a sister, Mrs. Marie VanWhy, Wilkes-Barre; step sisters, Mrs. Ellen Williams, Kingston and Mrs. Mary Marco, State College; a stepbrother, Thomas Williams, Nanticoke; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held from the Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main street, Wilkes-Barre, Saturday morning at 10:30 Rev. Dondall I Woodall, pastor of Parrish Street Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment in Maple Hill cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 10 p.m. tonight.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, December 23, 1958 
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Anna Roth, 92, Dies At Home In Drums

Mrs. Anna Roth, 92, a native and life-long resident of Drums, died Monday morning at her home. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Roth, she was the last member of her family. The deceased was a member. Her daughter, Mrs. William Bowen, died January 31, 1958. Surviving are a son-in-law, William Bowen, Drums; a grandson, Carl, White Haven, and a great granddaughter, Bonnie, White Haven. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Raymond H. Nagel Funeral Home, Birkbeck street, Freeland. Rev. Joseph Shuster will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Johns cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday  Morning, March 11, 1959 
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Mrs. Mary Ellen (Corra) Koch

Mrs. Mary Ellen (Corra) Koch, 566 Peace street, died at her home at 1:45 p.m. Saturday. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Paul Maracani, this city; Mrs. Bart Ecker, Sr., West Hazleton; Mrs. Frank Correale, this city; Mrs. Eugene Rossi, West Hazleton; Mrs. Michael Egan, NY; Jack Corra, West Hazleton; Mrs. Walter Chaney, Oneida; Mrs. Edward C. Carr, West Hazleton; Alvin Corra, this city; Lawrence Corra, West Hazleton; Mrs. Larry Luchi, Sr., West Hazleton; Mrs. Arthur Wenderoth, NY; Mrs. Raymond Shaffer, West Hazleton. Also surviving are four sisters: Mrs. Josephine Cordella, Jamaica, L.I.; Mrs. Katherine Anselmi, Haskell, NJ; Mrs. Minnie Lukasa, Frackville; and Mrs. Elizabeth Bergamo, Mt. Carmel. Thirty-one grandchildren also survive.  A private funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home. Solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, May 4, 1959 
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May Amey Bevans

May Amey Bevans, Junedale, died at noon yesterday at the State Hospital. She was the wife of the late Abel Bevans and the daughter of the late William and Lucy Melford Frantum. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Wilford, of Junedale; Mrs. John Hess, Fairless Hills, Pa.; Roy, of Jeanesville; Mrs. John Antolick, Morrisville, Pa.; Mrs. Russell Houser, Beaver Meadows; Mrs. Louis Spallone, Hazleton and George Matlaga, Bethlehem; 31 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters, William Frantum, Junedale; Raymond Frantum, Hazleton; Mrs. Oliver Kraps, Bethlehem, and Mrs. Beatrice Harris, Sidney, NY. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. William S. Sailer, officiating. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, May 4, 1959 
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Charles Nemeth

Charles Nemeth, of 730 Race street, Philadelphia, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday in Philadelphia General Hospital. Born in Hungary, he came to the United States 56 years ago and for the past 38 years made his home in the Philadelphia, he resided in McAdoo.  Nemeth was a retired carpenter. His wife, Rose, died one  year ago. Surviving are four sons, James, Cheltanham; Alex, Croydon; Charles and Stephen, both of Hungary. There are five grandchildren. Funeral services at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the  Jupina Funeral Home, McAdoo. High mass of requiem will be sung in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, McAdoo, at 9:30. Interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from tonight until time of funeral.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, May 4, 1959 
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Andrew R. Dougherty

Andrew R. Dougherty, of Rittenhouse Claridge, 18th and Walnut streets, Philadelphia, died Sunday morning. He was a native of Junedale. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dougherty. Survivors include his wife, of Philadelphia and the following nieces: Rose and Helen Dougherty, of this city; Mrs. Edmund Mulligan, of Beaver Meadows and Rose Mulhearn, of Junedale. Funeral arrangements are in complete.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, May 4, 1959 
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Harry J. Mumaw

Harry J. Mumaw, 553 West Green street, died at 10:50 yesterday morning at the State Hospital where he had been a patient for the past month. A life-long member of the First United Presbyterian Church and an honorary member of the Ushers Association of that church he was the last surviving worthy patron of Hazleton Chapter 248 O.E.F. and a member of Hazleton Lodge 327 F. and A.M. For 30  years, until his retirement in 1948, he was the chief electrician at Cranberry. His wife, Nellie, preceded him in death in 1954.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Willard J. Snyder, city school teacher, who resided at home; and Mrs. Fred J. Engell, Delmar, NJ; two grandchildren, John and James Engell; the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. G.H. VanNauker, Miss Edith Mumaw, Mrs. George Patterson, all of Hazleton; Mrs. Walter Penman, Lebanon, Pa.; Guy N., of West Hazleton; Arthur D., of Union, NJ; and F. Barton, of Eustis, Fla. Private funeral services for the family will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Frederick B. Crand, D.D., officiating. Interment will be in the St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, May 4, 1959 
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Jacob Eckrote

Jacob Eckrote, 43 East Kirmar avenue, Alden, a former resident of Upper Lehigh, died at 12:20 .m. Sunday at the Nanticoke State Hospital, where he had been a medical patient since Thursday. Born in Dorrance, he was the son of the Joseph and Martha Eckrote. He had resided in Alden for the greater part of his life. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Sarah Lippincott, this city; six sons, three daughters, 30 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Drew Harter Funeral Home, 84 Prospect street, Nanticoke, with Rev. T. Glenn McNulty of Alden Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Slocum cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1959 
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Bartholomew Ricco

Bartholomew Ricco, Chestnut street, Tresckow, died at 4:30 a.m. yesterday at the State Hospital where he had been a patient about one week. His wife, the former Elizabeth Romanelli, died January 23, 1935. Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the Fauzio Stripping Co. He was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Tresckow. These children survive: Mrs. Thelma Chisowsky, McAdoo; Mrs. Edward Barnahrt and Nicholas, this city; Mrs. Richard Boris, Tresckow and Mrs. Daniel Fogarty, McAdoo. The funeral will be held from the residence Thursday morning at 8:15 with a requiem high mass in St. Bartholomew’s Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 2 p.m. today until funeral time.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1959 
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John Krupa Sr.

John Krupa Sr., 209 East Jackson street, McAdoo, died yesterday morning following several weeks illness. He was born in Austria and came to this country at an early age, settling in McAdoo, where he lived most of his life. Mr. Krupa was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Slovak church, McAdoo. Surviving are his wife, Anna and the following children: John and Bernard, McAdoo; Mrs. Andrew Panco, this city; Joseph Beaver Brook; Mrs. Paul Olexa, Hazleton R.D.1; Albert and Robert, Fairless Hills, Pa.; Mrs. Joseph Bodnar, Tresckow; Mrs. John Donahue, Edward and Francis Krupa at home. There are 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home Thursday morning at 9 o’clock with a solemn high mass of requiem at 9:30 in St. Mary’s Church, McAdoo. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 3 p.m. today until time of funeral.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1959 
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Mrs. John Heckrote

Mrs. Sophia Heckrote, 64, wife of John Heckrote, 929 West First street, this city, died at 5:12 p.m. yesterday at the St. Joseph Hospital, where she had been a patient the past 16 days. She was born in Hazleton, the daughter of the late Henry and Catherine Reimold Spencer, and spent her entire life in this city. She was a member of the Christ’s Memorial United Church of Christ, West Hazleton; The Ladies Aid Society, Women’s Guild and Dorcas Bible Class of that church. Surviving are her husband; one son, Jack, Delray Beach, Fla.; and the following brothers and sisters: John Spencer, Freeland; Mrs. Juel ones, Hatboro; Ann, wife of Harry Davies, this city; Frank and Howard Spencer, both of this city. The funeral will be held from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, this city, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. harry Bump will officiate, and interment will be in Vine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, October 29, 1959 
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John Petruski, Sr

John (Petrucki) Petruski, Sr., of 544 Cleveland street, died suddenly Wednesday at 3 p.m. He was born in Austria and had resided in this city most of his life, and was a member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church. Surviving are his wife, Anna, nee Mayernick and the following children: Peter, Millerton, NY; John, Manville, NJ; Mary, Danville; Susan, Philadelphia; George, Jeddo; Helen, wife of Steve Stefanick, Hazleton; Margaret, wife of Paul Zelenak, Hazleton; Pauline, wife of Thomas Gaydos, Philadelphia. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s R.C. Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 7 to 10 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1959 
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Joseph Zullo

Joseph Zullo, 210 Kiefer avenue, died yesterday at 3:45 p.m. after a lingering illness. He was born in Italy, but resided in  Hazleton for the past 58 years. He was a member of the United Mine Workers. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 1953. Surviving are the following children: Dominick, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Rita Kemsel, Fullerton, Calif.; Earnest, Denver Colo.; and Christy and Robert, both of Hazleton. Step-children surviving are: Mrs. Jenny Bruno and Patrick Grace, both of Denver; Mrs. Angeline Dino, Kelayres; Mrs. Amelia Zapach, Jeanesville; and James, Grace and Mrs. Genevieve Scarp, this city. Two grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from the Moran Funeral Home on Saturday. Other arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from  2 to 4 and from 7 to 10 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1959 
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Lee Ann Dragonette

Lee Ann Dragonette, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dragonette, 820 North Vine street, died 1:45 a.m. yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital following a short illness. The child’s mother is the former Angela Veet. The deceased was a member of the Mother of Grace Church, this city. Surviving in addition to the parents are a sister and brother, Angela Mary and Carl, Jr. Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Veet, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Dragonette, all of Hazleton.  The funeral will be held 9 a. m. Friday from the Moran Funeral Home with Mass of the Angels in Mother of Grace Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. today.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1959 
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Baby Girl Warg

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Warg, 226 North Broad street, West Hazleton, died at birth yesterday morning at the State Hospital.  The child’s mother is the former Marlene Cassarella. Surviving besides the parents are one brother, Harold C. Warg; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Casserella, this city; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Warg, West Hazleton. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon with Rev. Richard Abernethy, of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, West Hazleton, officiating for the services. Interment was in Vine Street Cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1959 
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Mrs. William Roth

Mrs. William Roth died at her home, 529 Grant street, at 11 a.m. yesterday following a short illness. The former Bessie Williams, she was born in Drifton, the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Hannah Evans Williams. She resided in Hazleton the greater part of her life. Her husband, William, died last year. Mrs. Roth was a member of Emmanuel’s Reformed Church. Surviving are three sisters, Margaret and Ruth Williams, both at home and Mrs. J.L. Blanton, Clifton Springs, NY; and two brothers, Aubrey and Hayden Williams, both of Valley Forge, Pa. The funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday from Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. John B. Stoudt, pastor of Emmanuel’s Reformed Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Freeland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, January 15, 1960 
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Mrs. Frederick C. Warning

Mrs. Florence B. Warning, 70 of 420 First avenue, Bethlehem, a native of this city, died Friday at St. Luke’s Hospital Bethlehem. She was the daughter of  the late Mr. and Mrs. John Korn. Surviving are her husband, Frederick C.; a son, Fred W., Hellertown; a daughter, Dorothy, wife of Harold Stout, at home; a sister, Mrs. Helen Plesh, this city; two brothers, Emmanuel Korn, Bethlehem and Adolph Korn, Allentown; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Dillinger Funeral Home, 413 West Broad street, Bethlehem. Viewing will be tonight.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, February 29, 1960 
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Miss Marguerite Clark

Miss Marguerite Clark, 58, of 2031 Bedford avenue, Brooklyn, NY, a sister of Frank Clark McAdoo, died Friday at her home. A registered nurse, she was employed at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Also surviving are a sister, Annabelle, Catasauqua and a brother, Edward, Allentown. The funeral will be held from the O’Donnell Funeral Home, 908 Hanover avenue, Allentown.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, February 29, 1960 
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Drums Resident is Found Dead

Roland Balliet, Drums RD, was found dead Saturday morning on the upper floor of a barn on his farm. He was 56.  Dr. Robert B. Wenner, deputy Luzerne County Coroner, said death occurred between 5 and 5:30 a.m. from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the chest. The body was discovered by Mrs. Balliet. The deceased was reported to have been in poor health and was partially blind. Dr. Wenner said a formal ruling on an inquest would have to come from the county coroner after he receives the report. Balliet was born in Drums, a son of the late Milton and Catherine (Kauffman) Balliet. He was a farmer and resided in Drums all his life. He was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church, St. Johns; Hazleton Lodge 327, F &AM; Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg; Butler Township Fire Company; Butler Valley Rod and Gun Club; and Pennsylvania Farmers Association. Surviving is his wife, the former Jean Kelchner; two sons, Glenn B., 17 and Jay K., 12, at home; a brother, Edward H. Balliet, Drums; and three sisters, Florence, wife of Arthur Smith, Allentown; Helen, wife of Robert Ashman, Drums; and Mildred, wife of Lewis James, Sr., Drums. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1p.m. from Bachman Brothers Funeral Home, with Rev. Russell Bechtel officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, February 29, 1960 
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Mrs. Catherine R. Guenther

Mrs. Catherine R. (Watkins) Guenther, 83, formerly of 126 South Church Street, died Saturday at the Spaar Nursing Home, Drums. She was the wife of Augustus J. Guenther. Born in Beaver Brook May 4, 1876, the deceased was a daughter of the late John and Jane (Shanklin) Watkins. She resided in this city most of her life. She was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church for 53 years. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Col. A.J. Guenther, Arlington, Va.; Jean, wife of Quentin H. Smith, Jr., Allentown; Lela, wife of Henry W. Busch, Nanticoke; and Ivy, wife of John B. Warner, Inkster, Mich. One sister, Mrs. Lena Billig, this city and eight grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Tuesday form the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. D. Owen Brubaker, of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Laurel Memorial Park. Friends may call this evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, April 25, 1960 
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Susan Sosnowski

Susan Sosnowski, three-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex J. Sosnowski Jr., 44 Eurana avenue, Weatherly, died at 9 a.m. yesterday in the State Hospital. The mother is the former Mary Lou Romano, Weatherly. She was born March 12, 1960 at the State Hospital. Surviving in addition to the parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis V. Romano Sr., Weatherly; and Dr. and Mrs. Alex J. Sosnowski, Sr., Wilkes-Barre. The funeral services will be conducted this morning at the grave in St. Nicholas R.C. Cemetery, Weatherly.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 14, 1960 
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Theodore Strunk

Theodore Strunk, 56, of Slocum, a native of Dorrance, died Saturday at the Nanticoke State Hospital. Surviving are his wife, two sons, four brothers, one sister and three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today from the Cragle Funeral home, Hobbie, Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 14, 1960 
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Charles Howard Stiefel

Charles Howard Stiefel, 623 North Church street, a retired driver for the Wilson Packing Co., died Sunday at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Sterling L. Dietrich, with whom he resided. He had been ill for three days. Born in Philadelphia, July 19, 1868, he was a son of the late Jacob and Fredericka Stiefel. He had resided in Hazleton the past 10 years. His wife, the former Sarah Jane Stiefel, died many years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Stiefel, this city; two grandchildren, one step-grandchild, and five great grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Thursday from the James F. McGillin and Son Funeral Home, Philadelphia. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Philadelphia.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 14, 1960 
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Mrs. Susan Medvitz

Mrs. Susan Medvitz, who resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Delroy Yocum, 617 North Laurel street, died at 5:45 a.m. yesterday at the State Hospital where she had been a patient the past two weeks. She was born in Czechoslovakia and had resided in Jeddo before moving to this city 50 years ago. She was a member of St. John’s Byzantine catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, in 1926, a daughter, Mrs. Susan Malniak in 1957 and a son, Michael, in 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Horwath and Mrs. Delroy Yocum, Hazleton. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Yocum residence, 617 North Laurel street. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from this evening until funeral time.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, August 6, 1960 
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Mrs. Pauline Yost

Mrs. Pauline (Roth) Yost, RD2, Drums, died 9:30 a.m. yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital. She had been ill for five days. Born in Drums June 12, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Clement and Cora (Houseknecht) Roth. She spent her entire life in Drums. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Sugarloaf Township Fire Company. Religiously she belonged to Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham. In addition to her husband, Harold, she is survived by one son, Robert, at home. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday from the late residence Rev. Joseph R. Shuster will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Conyngham. Friends and relatives may call tomorrow afternoon and evening.
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Mrs. Martin DeCarlo

Mrs. Martin DeCarlo, Baltimore, Md., a native of West Hazleton who moved from this area a number of years ago, died suddenly Thursday at her home. She was apparently stricken fatally ill while in bed. Her husband found her dead when he returned from work last evening. Local survivors are her sister, Mrs. Michael Cassic Sr., 975 East Chestnut street and several nieces and nephews. The deceased was Kathyln Seamon before marriage. Funeral plans are incomplete.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, August 6, 1960 
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Frank Lorah

Frank Lorah, West Market street, Sheppton, died suddenly at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter. Mrs. John Brislin, Sheppton, where he had bone to watch television. Death was attributed to a heart attack. The deceased had observed his 83rd birthday Tuesday. Born in Phinneyville, he had resided his entire life there and in Sheppton. Retired many years he last was employed at the Oneida Colliery. He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Phinneyville.  Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Barron; three daughters, Mrs. Brislin, Mrs. Jacob Graff, Kennett Square, and Mrs. Harry Antonelli, Bethlehem; one son, Arthur, Bethlehem; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and one brother, Arthur Lorah, Phinneyville, Ringtown, RD. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, August 6, 1960 
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Anthony Krull

Anthony Krull, Drums, died yesterday morning at the State Hospital. Born in Czechoslovakia, he came to this country as a young man, became employed as a miner, and lived the greater part of his life in the Freeland-Sandy Run area. He was a member of St. Mary’s G.C. Church. The deceased’s wife, Mrs. Apolonia Krull, died on November 16, 1944 and a daughter Mrs. Anna Hutnyan, passed away in March of this year. Survivors include the following sons and daughters: Joseph, White Haven, Mrs. Nellie Decowski, Newmarket, NJ; Mrs. Catherine Kenderish, Jim Thorpe; Mrs. Amelia Domin, Paterson, NJ; Mrs. Magdalen Evancho, and Edmund, Freeland. Step-children who survive are Mrs. Martha Machala, Drums; Mary Sapar, Allentown; Mrs. Susuan Sapar, Bethlehem; Mrs. Helene Russell, Collegeville, Pa.; John Sapar, Clifton, NJ. Twenty-nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the R.J. McNulty and Son Funeral Home, Freeland. A requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s G.C. Church at 9:30. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 o’clock tonight until time of the funeral.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, August 6, 1960 
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Bernard (Ciejka) Cheeka

Bernard (Clejka) Cheeka of 25 E. Adams street, McAdoo, died Saturday at 1:15 p.m. at his home following a short illness. Born in Poland, he was a son of Valeria and the late Adam Cheeka, he was last employed at the Hazleton Shaft Colliery. He resided in McAdoo for 40 years and was amember of St. Cunegunda’s Church, McAdoo and the Holy Name Society of the parish. He was a Navy veteran. Surviving are his mother Valeria Cheeka of McAdoo Heights, his wife, the former Mary Bohenick; and 3 children, Joseph, Kenilworth, NJ; Henry, Linden, NJ and Pearl, wife of Edward Kiturkes, Binghamton, NY. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters, Edward, McAdoo; Stella, wife of Emerick Paytas of Plainfield, NJ; Josephine, wife of Stanley Kotsko, McAdoo; and John, McAdoo Heights. A military funeral in charge of the American Legion Post 276 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6708 will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Anilosky Funeral Home, 145 South Tamaqua street, McAdoo, with solemn high mass of Requiem in St. Cunegunda’s Chuch at 9:30 a.m., and interment in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, August 29, 1960 
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Joseph Sirianni

Joseph Sirianni 416 W. Hemlock St., Hazleton, died Saturday evening at 10:30 at the family residence.  Five years ago he came to Hazleton from Carbondale where he had been employed as a shoe repairer. He conducted his own shoe repairing business at 510 N. Wyoming St., in Hazleton. He was a member of the Mother of Grace Church. He is survived by his wife the former Lena Mancuso, R.N., and one daughter Marie, wife of Genaro Frask at home. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Frank and Ralph, Carbondale; Mary, wife of Bruno Tomaline, Union City, NJ; Phyliss, wife of Frank Briotti, Glendale, Calif.; Russell, Bristol, Conn.; Anna, wife of John Merio, New York City. Two grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 8:45. Solemn high mass of requiem in the Mother of Grace Church at 9:30. Interment in the Calvary Cemetery in Drums. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, August 29, 1960 
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Mrs. Laura Roth Houseknecht

Mrs. Laura Roth Houseknecht, Sybertsville, died Sunday at 9:15 p.m. following an illness of several months. She was employed at Sadock’s Mill for a number of years. Born in Sybertsville, the daughter of the late William A. and Adaline Seiwell Roth, Mrs. Houseknecht spent her entire life in that town and was a member of the Conyngham United Church of Christ, and of the Sugarloaf Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband, John Houseknecht, died 25 years ago. She is survived by one son, Donald, Mobile, Ala., three grandchildren, and three sister:  Mrs. Mary Wambach, Sybertsville; Mrs. Etta Ritter, Drums, RD; and Harriet E. Roth, New London, NH. The funeral will be held from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, at a time to be announced, with services in charge of Rev. Harlan Breininger, and interment in the Conyngham Union cemetery.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, August 29, 1960 
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Raymond H. Eroh

Raymond H. Eroh, 64, of Springtown, Dorrance Township, died at the Nanticoke State Hospital at 7 a.m. yesterday of complications, following an illness of five weeks. He was born in Hobbie and lived in Springtown the past 38 years. He and his wife, the former Martha Eckrote, of Dorrance, celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on June 3.  For the past 16 years, he was a shovel operator for the Honey Hole Sand and Gravel Co. plant No. 2, below Wapwallopen. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie, and the Jr. OUAM, Pond Hill; He served as a school director in Dorrance Township for 16 years. Surviving are his wife, Martha; three sons, Harold, Morgantown; Marvin, Dorrance; Ellwood, Hobbie; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Eroh, Wapwallopen. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Clarence, Roy, Lloyd, all of Hobbie; Clark, Dorrance; Mrs. Raymond Whitebread, Dorrance; Mrs. Luther Garrison, Detroit; and a half-sister, Mrs. Scott Johnson, Berwick. There are 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie, on Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Augustus Tietbohl, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nanticoke, will conduct the services. Interment will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Hobbie. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, August 30, 1960 
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Simon C. Roth

Simon C. Roth, St. Johns retired farmer, was found dead yesterday noon at his home. He was born in Drums, April 15, 1883, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Roth, and resided in that vicinity all his life. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, the Other Follows Bible Class of that church, and the Woodmen of the World. His wife, the former Gertrude Benninger, died in 1957. He is survived by four children: Mrs. George Ferrey, Conyngham; Mrs. Paul Peffer, Bethlehem; Simon, Jr., Drums and Mrs. Donald Roberts, Easton. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, a sister and a brother, Mrs. Benjamin Miller, Drums and George Roth, Weatherly. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home, with Rev. Russell Bechtel officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, October 19, 1960 
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Mahlon E. Lutz

Mahlon E. Lutz, 84, of Nuremberg, a retired miner, died at 12:40 a.m. yesterday at his home. He had been ill for the past three weeks. Born in Nuremberg, Sept. 6, 1876, he was the son of the late Henry and Hannah Lutz. He resided in Nuremberg all his life. He was a member of the Nuremberg Reformed Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Elma May Myers, one daughter, Winifred, wife of Ward DePew, Pittsburgh; and three sons, Rolland, of Nuremberg; Robert, Florida; and Nathaniel, Idaho. Three sisters, MRs. John Baum and Mrs. Eva Daubert, Nuremberg, and Mrs. Daisy Schott, Mississippi; and a brother, Howard Lutz, For Myers, Fla., also survive, in addition to five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Harman Funeral Home, Rock Glen, with Rev. George Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Nuremberg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, October 19, 1960 
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Henry W. Larson

Henry W. Larson, 523 Logan street, Elmira, NY, former resident of this city died October 9 at Elmira. The deceased and his wife resided at 95 South Vine street prior to moving to Elmira, Mr. Larson was employed at the Hazle Milk Co. while a resident of Hazleton. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a foreman by the Allendale Dairy, Elmira. Surviving are his wife, Marguerite; two sons, William A., at home; Henry W. Jr., Cleveland; and four grandchildren. The funeral was held last Wednesday afternoon from the Hughes Funeral Home, Elmira. Interment was in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, October 19, 1960 
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Mrs. Nellie O'Brien

Mrs. Nellie O'Brien, 72, of 242 East High street, Coaldale, a sister of Mrs. Fred Daubenspeck, Westherly, died Monday at the Coaldale Hospital. Surviving are three sons, three sisters, two brothers and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Griffiths Funeral Home, 53 East Phillip street, Coaldale. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 10 o’clock in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Coaldale. Friends may call from 4 p.m. today until the time of the funeral.
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W. Edward Williams

W. Edward Williams, 121 West Birch street, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home. Born on March 10, 1905, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Sarah (Crawford) Williams. He was employed as a dispatcher for the Bell Telephone Company. A member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church and Harlor Bible Class, he was also affiliated with the Bell Telephone Pioneers; the 100,000 Mile Club, also a telephone group, and Hazleton Lodge F. and A.M., 327. Survivors include his wife, the former Ethel Watson and three children, John, Linda and Donald, all of this city. One grandchild and a step-sister, Mrs. Elmer Cogan, Sugarloaf, also survive. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday from Bachman Brothers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. The Rev. D. Owen Brubaker will officiate. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, January 6, 1961 
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Andrew J. Kohler

Andrew J. Kohler, 2031 Griffis avenue, Baltimore, Md., died Thursday morning at the Sinas Hospital, Baltimore, following a prolonged illness. He was born in Hazleton a son of the late John and Mary Kohler and was a member of St. Jerome’s Church, Baltimore. Surviving are his wife, Josephine nee Varacalle and the following children: Andrew W., Baltimore; Mrs. Elmer Hall, Baltimore; Mrs. John R. Griffith, Baltimore. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters:  John, Hazleton; Michael, Chester; Joseph, Wayne, NJ; George, McAdoo; Stephen, Passaic, NJ; Edward, Baltimore; Mrs. George Yockobishen, Hazleton; Mrs. John Pavuk, Hazleton; Mrs. Paul Deshesky, Baltimore. A sister Mrs. Emil Kazimir, preceded him in death March , 1960. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday 7 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, January 6, 1961 
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Ethan Kishbaugh

Ethan Kishbaugh, 72, of Five and One-Half street, Berwick, a native of Briggsville, died Tuesday morning at the Berwick Hospital. Born September 17, 1889, he was a son of Mrs. Mary Kishbaugh, Nescopeck and the late Edgar Kishbaugh. He was a crane operator at ACF Industries, Inc., Berwick, for 40 years. Surviving are his mother, his wife, a sister, one brother and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held yesterday at Berwick. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, January 6, 1961 
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Mrs. Anastasia Postupak

Mrs. Anastasia Postupak, 63 Skidmore street, Hudson, Plains Township, died at her home Tuesday at midnight following a brief illness. A native of Vosochana, Austria, Mrs. Postupak was born January 1, 1884. She came to this country in 1900 and first resided in McAdoo. The former Anastasia Suchena. Mrs. Postupak was married to George Postupak May 1, 1903, in McAdoo, where they lived until 1915. They resided in Miners Mills prior to moving to Plains Township in 1918. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul’s Ukrainian Church, Wilkes-Barre. Surviving are her husband; children, Michael, Marietta, Ga.; Nicholas, Apalachin, NY; Mrs. Anna Koran, Kingston; Mrs. Charles Karcutskie, West Syoming; Metro, Bethlehem; Sylvester, Larksville; Mrs. Elizabeth Pelak, Hudson; Mrs. Joseph Makstutis, Levittown, Pa.; Josephine, East Orange, NJ; 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from 136 Maffett street, Plains, Saturday at 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy will be conducted at 8:30, in SS. Peter and Paul’s Church. Interment in Postupak Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Parastas service will be held at 8 o’clock tonight with Rev. Andrew Chlystun officiating.

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Photographer’s Wife is Died, Mrs. Vincent Stanley

Mrs. Anna M. Stanley, wife of Vincent A. Stanley, 112 North Wyoming Street, died at 8 o’clock yesterday morning at St. Joseph Hospital, where she was admitted last Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. Born in Lithuania, she resided in Scranton before locating in Hazleton in 1923. Since coming to this city, she and her husband operated The Stanley Studio and Camera Shop on North Wyoming street. The deceased was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and the J.F.F. Club, a women’s social club. Surviving are her husband, Vincent, three sons, Captain Thomas M., a jet pilot stationed with the Air Force in Greenland; Vincent, Jr., Lockport, NY, plant manager of Harrison Division, General Motors, Corp., Buffalo, NY; and Dr. Gerald, serving at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, New Orleans. Five grandchildren, a brother, Anthony Miller, Irvington, NJ; and two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Rogers, and Mrs. Ceil Lavonis, Rochester, NY, also survive. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the Bonin Funeral Home, second street entrance. A requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church at 9 o’clock, and burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call this evening form 7 to 10 o’clock and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, January 25, 1961 
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Prominent Valley Native is Dead

Henry Eroh, 82, of 135 St. James drive, Drifton, died at 2 o’clock yesterday morning at the Underwood Hospital, Woodbury, NJ, following an illness of two weeks. Born in Drums, he was a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eroh. He resided in Drums the greater part of his life. A graduate of the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, NY, in 1900, he served as secretary of the Reformed Church Consistory at St. Johns for 12 years. He was a member of the board of directors and president of the Nescopeck Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Nescopeck, for  ?0 (can’t read) years. The deceased was a member of the Drums Methodist Church, the Freeland Encampment No. 21, I.O.O.F.; and Conyngham Lodge 308, I.O.O.F. His wife the former Bertha Beisel, died in 1939. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Martin Sauer and Mrs. Marvin Dickinson, Amston, Conn.; Mrs. Howard Davis, Brooklawn, NJ; and Mrs. Frank Ferdinand, Drifton. Also surviving are four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Nagel Funeral Home, Freeland. Rev. W. Ray Deming, pastor of the Drums Methodist Church, will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Drums Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 and 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.   I.O.O.F. memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, January 25, 1961 
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H. Dinklocker Dies Sunday

Herbert F. Dinklocker, 62, 10 North Broad street, West Hazleton, died at his home yesterday afternoon of a heart attack. Years ago he operated a hardware store in West Hazleton, and for the past year and a half he was employed as maintenance man at the Y.W.C.A. he was born in West Hazleton, son of the late Harmon and Elizabeth Schade Dinklocker, and lived in West Hazleton his entire life. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, West Hazleton, charter member of Hazleton Lions Club, member of Hazleton Elks Lodge, and one of the original member of the West Hazleton Improvement Club. At one time he served as school director in the borough. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Williams Dinklocker; two daughters, Marilyn, wife of Dr. James Hodge, Akron, O., and Nancy, wife of Louis Hill, Adelphia, Md.; two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Lamb, West Hazleton; Mrs. John B. Walbridge, Drexel Hill; Calvin Dinklocker, Pine Grove; Margaret Dinklocker, Philadelphia; Wilbur Dinklocker, Hazleton and Rollin Dinklocker, Jenkintown. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 12, 1961 
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David Segil

David Segil, four and one-half month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Segil, 996 East Chestnut street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hazleton State Hospital at 7:45 o’clock last night. An autopsy was to be performed on the child and the body released to the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 12, 1961 
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Mrs. William K. Fallbright

Mrs. William K. Fallbright, 46, 715 West Eighth street, died Saturday at 9:30 a.m., at the State Hospital where she had been a patient the past 17 days. She had been ailing a year and a half. Mrs. Fallbright, the former Anna E. Horlacher, was born in Beaver Brook, April 17, 1915, the daughter of Mrs. Ethel E. King Horlacher, and the late Wilson Horlacher, and lived in this region all her life. She was a member of the Diamond Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, William K. Fallbright; a son, Robert K. Fallbright, Drums; her mother, Mrs. Ethel Horlacher, Beaver Brook; one granddaughter, Brenda lee Fallbright, Drums; and the following brothers and sisters: John Weir, Beaver Brook; Allen Weir, Hazleton; Betty, wife of Richard Wood, this city; and Ida, wife of James Bonner, Beaver Brook. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, from the Krapf and Hguhes Funeral Home, 426 West Broad street, with Rev. Brian A. Fetterman officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 12, 1961 
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Curtis L. Baskin Sr.

Curtis L. Baskin, Sr., 68, 613 Walnut street, Freeland, died at 4:45 a.m. yesterday at the St. Joseph Hospital, where he had been a patient the past week. He was born in Drifton, February 20, 1893, the son of William and Mary Smith Baskin, and spent his entire life in Freeland and Drifton. He attended the Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Arbutus Lodge, No. 611, FAAM. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a former machinist at the Drifton Shops. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Davis; three children: Curtis L., Baskin, Jr., Kailua, Hawaii; John D., Branchville, NJ; and Richard T., Easton. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Carroll Fox, Youngstown, O.; one brother, William Baskin, Freeland; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, with services in charge of Rev. Breitbach. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. Pearl Heller

Mrs. Pearl Heller, 75, of 459 West Broad street, died at 2:07 a.m. Saturday at the State Hospital. She had been ailing for some time. Born August 30, 1885; in Hobbie, the deceased was a daughter of the late John and Della (Eroh) Whitebread. She had resided in this city for 10 years and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Her husband, Grover Cleveland Heller, preceded her in death on July 14, 1947.  Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Claude Warner, Wapwallonpen; Mrs. George Spangler and Mrs. James Bray, this city; Mrs. Peter Huttenstine, Drums; Mrs. Earl Moser, Weatherly; Burton Heller, Stanhope, NJ; Louise Heller, Conyngham; Mrs. Grant Vanfossen, Lebanon, NJ; Grover Heller, Jr., Rockaway, NJ; Earl Heller, Philadelphia; and Blanche Heller, at home. There are 31 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Florence Hoch and Mrs. Carrie Hess, Wapwallopen and one brother, Boyd Whitebread, Nescopeck, also survive. The funeral will be held from the Greybey Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, with Rev. E. Lawrence Bottiger, of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Hobbie. Friends may call this afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 12, 1961 
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Michael Haraida

Michael Haraida, 135 West Elaine street, McAdoo, died Saturday evening at 7:15 p.m. at Hazleton State Hospital. He was born in Austria, came to the United States 60 years ago and for the past 35 years he lived in McAdoo. Before coming to McAdoo he lived in Yorktown. He was a retired coal miner and was last employed by Payne Coal Co., Audenried. He was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church of McAdoo also a member of the Keystone Fire Co., of McAdoo. His wife Catherine passed away 12 years ago; a son Michael Jr., died in 1954 and a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Fedorko died in 1956. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Andrew Mondell, of Hazleton; Mrs. Michael Swenda, McAdoo; Stephen, Fairless Hills, Pa.; Paul, McAdoo; Julia at home; Mrs. Alex Kochinsky, McAdoo Heights. Also 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren survive. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the Jupina Funeral Home, McAdoo, with funeral services and high mass at 9 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo. Interment in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, McAdoo. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from Sunday evening until time of funeral. Parastas Tuesday evening 7:30 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 12, 1961 
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Walter Swindro

Walter Swindro, 613 North street, West Hazleton, died suddenly Friday at 11:40 a.m. He was born in Harleigh, a son of the late Adam and Josephine (Stefanowicz) Swindro, and had resided in the borough the past 21 years. He was employed as a shovel oiler for Yamulla’s Stripping and Construction Company and was a member of the Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton; The Men of Malvern and the Kosciuszko Club, West Hazleton. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Betley and one daughter, Dorothy, graduate nurse of Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. Also surviving are the following brother and sisters: Margaret, wife of Louis Marciniak, Bridgeport, Conn.; Sophia, wife of Michael Omaska, Freeland; Joseph, RD 1 Sugarloaf; Helen, wife of Martin Hutira, Locust Valley and George, Harleigh. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance. Solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated in the Transfiguration Church at 10:30 o’clock. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.
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Monday Morning, June 12, 1961 
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Mrs. Martha R. Krause

Mrs. Martha R. Krause, 79, who resided with her son-in-law, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Fichter, Jr., 20 West Broad street, West Hazleton, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the State Hospital, where she had been a patient since last Sunday. She was the widow of Ferdinand C. Kruse. Born in Jastrow, Germany, of February 13, 1882, the deceased was a daughter of the late Gustav and Henrietta (Hennig) Konitzer. She had resided in West Hazleton the past 74 years and was a member of the West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church. Her husband died 1948. She is survived by 12 children: Ida, wife of George P. Tichter, Jr., West Hazleton; Dora, widow of Llewellyn Mentch, Hazleton Village; Ludwig, West Hazleton; Martha, wife of Carl A. Lewis, Arlington, Va.; Louise H. Krause, Elgin, Ill.; Frieda, wife of William Schrader, West Hazleton; William R., New Cranberry; Carl, New Ringgold; Robert, Petaluma, Calif.; Arthur, West Hazleton; Elma, wife of John Stanton, West Hazleton; and Edwin, West Hazleton. There are 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Richard Morgenstern, Upper Darby; Gustav Konitzer, Hollywood; Mrs. William Rothe, Vineland, NJ; and Mrs. Robert Astleford, Sr., West Hazleton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. McCurtis Allison pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home this afternoon and evening and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be no viewing at the church.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, June 12, 1961 
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Native of Drums Dies After Fall

Adam Smith, 53, of Wilkes-Barre, a native of Drums, died from injuries sustained in a fall yesterday afternoon at the Vulcan Iron Works building in Wilkes-Barre where he was employed. Survivors include two sisters and a brother, Mrs. John Reisenweaver, Sr., of 680 North Vine street, this city; Edith Smith of Drums and Roland Smith of Milnesville. Marvin Smith of Drums, a cousin of Mrs. Reisenweaver’s was also the victim of a fall yesterday. He is a surgical patient at St. Joseph Hospital where he was admitted after falling from a scaffold. Dr. Robert S. Stricker, deputy county coroner, said Adam Smith died in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital at 3:45 o’clock, an hour after he fell while repairing the skylight above the carpenter shop in the Iron Works building. He was born at Drums November 21, 1897, a son of the late Henry and Sarah Hoch Smith, and was a member of the Firwood Church of Christ, Wilkes-Barre. Other survivors are his wife, the former Mabel Miller; six children, Robert, of Detroit; Harry, Ethel, Dorothy, Gladys and Carol at home; another sister, Eva Smith, of New Jersey and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Harold Snowdon Funeral Home, 64 North Franklin street, Wilkes-Barre, with interment in St. Johns cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, June 23, 1951 
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Mrs. Mary Ida Pfeil

Mrs. Mary Ida Pfeil of Edgewood, Drums, died Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, of complications following a two-week illness. She was born at Tower City, a daughter of the late William and Mary Ann Yoder Geist. Mrs. Pfeil was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church, Drums, and the Dorcas Society of that congregation. Her husband, Ernest, died five years ago. She is survived by the following children: Charles Andreas of Fanwood, NJ; William and Ernest PFeil of Swarthmore; Clyde Pfeil of Chester; George Pfeil of Phoenixville; Mrs. Loretta Karchner, of West Hazleton; Mrs. Margaret Woodring of this city; Mrs. Ruth Lentz of Collingswood, NJ, John and Marin Pfeil and Mrs. Joseph Diehl of Drums. Also one sister, Mrs. Emma Deebel of this city, 20 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock, from the Grebey funeral home. Elder John Hoffman will be in charge of the services, and interment will be in the Mountain View cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, June 23, 1951 
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Mrs. Walter L. Foulke

Mrs. Helen Pardee Foulke, of Whitemarsh, near Philadelphia, widow of Watler Longfellow Foulke, died Thursday in Chestnut Hill Hospital after a short illness. She was 67. She was an aunt of Calvin Pardee III, who died at Council Crest a few years ago. Mrs. Foulke was the daughter of Calvin Parde, coal operator who died in 1923. Her husband, a lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps, died in Texas in 1918. Mrs. Foulke is survived by two sons, Calvin Pardee Foulke, of Princeton, NJ, and William G., of Philadelphia; a daughter, Mrs. Hazen G. Blanchard, of Woodstock,Vt., and two sisters, Mrs. Charles R. Erdman of Princeton, NJ and Miss Olive Pardee, of Whitemarsh. Funeral services will be held in St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh at 11 a.m. today. Burial will be in St. Thomas’ Cemetery.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, June 23, 1951 
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William J. Cotter

William J. Cotter, 457 Sperling street, West Wyoming, former burgess of that community and Democratic chairman of the Sixth Legislative District, died Saturday night, at the Pittston Hospital, where he had been admitted June 12 for medical treatment. Active in union and political activities, he was associated with Thomas Kennedy, president of United Mine Workers of America, and was an organizer of the General Grievance Body of that union. Mr. Cotter was appointed chief of Wilkes-Barre Office of Internal Revenue in 1933. He was transferred to the District Office in Scranton to organize and head the Social Security section. He retired from government service five years ago. Mr. Cotter was a member of St. Cecilia’s Church, Wyoming. Surviving are his wife, the former Notie Gaughan; sons, William, Philadelphia; Paul, member of State Police, Troop B at Wyoming; Leo, member of State  Police, Troop C. at Bedford; daughters, Mrs. Charles Adonizio, West Wyoming, brothers, John and Peter, West Wyoming and 14 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 9 o’clock tomorrow from the funeral home at 319 Wyoming avenue, Wyoming, with a solemn high mass of requiem to be celebrated in St. Cecilia’s Church at 9:30 o’clock. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. today.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, July 4, 1961 
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Reuben W. Steiner

Reuben W. Steiner, 80 Lakeside avenue, Delano, died Sunday morning at 10:50 at his home after a lingering illness. He was born in Delano Aug. 25, 1907, the son of the late Reuben F. and Matilda Diehl Steiner. A veteran of World War II, he was employed as a trainman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was a member of the Delano Union Church and was affiliated with the Mahanoy City VFW and the American Legion Post 74, that city; and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Delano. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Lazarewicz and two sons, Xavier and James, both at home and eight brothers and sisters: Clarence and Charles Steiner, Mrs. William Parfitt and Mrs. Charles Rhoades, all of Mahanoy City; Mrs. John Weir and George Steiner, Bethlehem; William Steiner, Delano; Emerson Steiner, Racine, Wisc. Several step-brothers and step-sisters also survive, in addition to one aunt, Mrs. Lillie Steiner, Shamokin and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the family residence, with Rev. Richard Herbert officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call at the residence from this afternoon until funeral time.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, July 4, 1961 
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Anna Murrin

Anna Murrin, 993 Washington street, Freeland, a retired Bell Telephone Company operator in that community, died yesterday in St. Joseph Hospital following an illness of three weeks. She was a member of St. Ann’s Church, Freeland, and the Society of the Legion of Mary of that parish. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca McGeehan, Pensauken, NJ; one brother, Bernard, Freeland; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from the R. J. McNulty and Son Funeral Home, Freeland, with a high mass of requiem to be celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Freeland, at 9:30 o’clock. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from this afternoon until time of the funeral.

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Harry W. Drasher

Harry W. Drasher, 350 North 18th street, Philadelphia, a native of Drums and former Hazleton resident, died yesterday at the Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, following an illness of about three weeks. He was a retired plasterer.  Born in Drums, he was the son of the late George and Harry Walp Drasher. He resided at Philadelphia for the past 20 years and previously lived at Drums and Hazleton. He was a member of the Plasterers Union NO. 8, Philadelphia. His wife, the former Margaret Knorr, preceded him in death. Surviving are the following children: Doris, wife of Stephen Cassic, Salisburg, Md.; Harold Drahser and Betty, wife of Norman Held, both of Philadelphia; and Nelva, wife of Howard Monroe, Trenton, NJ. Three brothers also survive; Charles Drasher, Weatherly; Foster and Guy Drasher, this city. One grandchild and a great grandchild also survive. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Grebey Funeral Home, with Rev. John Stoudt officiating, followed by interment in St. Johns Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9.

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Linda Martnick

Linda Martnick, infant daughter of Lawrence and Margaret (Gambardella) Martnick, 603 Central avenue, Holloway Terrace, New Castle, Delaware died suddenly at her home yesterday morning. Her parents and a brother, Lawrence, Jr., survive. Also surviving are her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martnick, Bridgeport, Connecticut and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gambardella, Hazleton. The blessing will take place at the DiPronio Funeral Home, 314 East Third street, Saturday morning. Interment will follow in Most Precious Blood Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited this evening at the funeral home at 8 o’clock. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

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Mrs. Rosetta Uplinger

Mrs. Rosetta Uplinger, 73, Sybertsville, died at 7:15 o’clock last evening at the St. Joseph Hospital, where she had been admitted Wednesday. She was born in Butler township, the daughter of the late Wilson and Caroline Houseknecht Roth, and lived in the valley all her life. She was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. Her husband, Charles died 14 years ago and she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Silas Balliet, Sybertsville; Mrs. Clara Shultz, St. Johns, and Mrs. Ney Horn, Sybertsville; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Shaffer, Drums and Mrs. Jennie Reaks, St. Johns; and two brothers, William Roth, Drums RD and Howard Roth, Laurytown. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, West Board street, with Rev. J.R. Shuster officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 1, 1961 
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Thomas E. Quinney

Thomas E. Quinney, Wyngate Hall 50th and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, died at his home yesterday at 2 p.m. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Born in Milnesville January 19, 1901, he was a son of Thomas E. and Emma (Fritzinger) Quinney. Prior to a seven-year residence in Philadelphia, he spent most of his life in this city.  He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Philadelphia and of Christ Lutheran Church, this city. He was custodian of Wyngate Hall. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Brill, Philadelphia; two daughters, Arlene, wife of George Mascornick, this city, and Louise, wife of Albert Stewart, Reading; one son, Thoams J. Quinney, Philadelphia; a sister and a brother, Mrs. Millie Schlach, Downingtown and Andrew Quinney, Media and ten grandchildren. The funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Grebey Funeral Home, with Rev. Allen H. Roth officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 1, 1961 
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Peter J. Best

Peter J. Best, 79, of 900 Pine street, Berwick, died Monday afternoon at his home. Death was due to a heart attack. Born November 1, 1881, in Conyngham, he spent his early life there as a farmer. He resided in Berwick for 25 years and was employed by ACF Industries. He retired 15 years ago while working in the passenger truck stop.  He was the last survivor of his immediate family. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham, Berwick IOOF, Hazleton IOOF, Hazleton P.O.S. of A. and the Mary Frantz Rebekah Lodge, Berwick.  Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Dietterick, Berwick; one son, Paul, Ithaca, NY; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; two step-daughters: Mrs. Edwin Fulkersin, Berwick; Mrs. John Dalton, Philadelphia, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. from the Hinckley Funeral Home, Berwick. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Conyngham.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, September 13, 1961 
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Miss Brehedah C. Munday

Miss Brehedah C. Munday, 204 South Tamaqua street, McAdoo, died 9:15 p.m. yesterday following a long illness. The deceased was born in Honeybrook, a daughter of the late Patrick and Anna (Robinson) Munday. She resided on the South Side her entire life. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, McAdoo. She is survived by three sisters, Mary and Grace, at home, and Mrs. Daniel Sheerin, Fallston, Md. Also surviving are a niece, Anna Sheerin, Bel-Air, Md. And three nephews, George Munday, Levonia, Mich, and James and Robert, McAdoo. The funeral will be held from the family residence at a time to be announced. Friends may call from noon tomorrow until funeral time.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, September 13, 1961 
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Mrs. Anne C. Yackel

Mrs. Anne C. Yackel, 26 North Cedar street, died 2:05 a.m. yesterday at the Danville Hospital. She had been ill for a number of years. Born in Austira, May 10, 1881, she was the daughter of the late George and Maria (Sattalee) Steiner. She migrated to this country at an early age and resided in Hazleton most of her life. The deceased was a member of Holy Trinity Church, North Laurel street; the Confraternity of Christian Mothers Rosary and Altar Society and Our Lady of Fatima, Legion of Mary. A son, Anthony, died in 1948 and a son, John, was killed April 24, 1948. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Mrs. John (Emma) Yackel; a granddaughter, Mrs. Theodore (Shirley) Alesczyk and a great-grandson, Mark Alesczyk, all of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held 7:45 a.m. Friday from the Grebey Funeral Home with a solemn mass of requiem in Holy Trinity Church at 8 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, September 13, 1961 
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Gustav Carl Motzkus

Gustav Carl Motzkus, 30 Spring street, Upper Lehigh, a lifelong resident of that community, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday in the State General Hospital following a prolonged illness. Born in Upper Lehigh, he was the son of the Gustav Motzkus and the former Anna Horn Edwards. A member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeland, he had been employed by the Jeddo-Highland Coal Co., Drifton and Dorrance colliery, Wilkes-Barre, before becoming ill. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. In addition to his mother and his wife, the former Mary A. Brennan, he is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Etta Moser, Allentown; Mrs. Thomas (Martha) Briggs, Freeland; Mrs. George (Mary) Eckrote, Upper Lehigh; Mrs. Clyde (Helen) Detwiler, Sandy Valley. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Cotterall Funeral Home, 706 Birkbeck street, Freeland. Rev. Fred D. Haffner, pastor of St. Luke’s Evangelical Church, Freeland, will officiate at services. Interment will be in the Freeland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1961 
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Irvin F. Eckrote

Irvin F. Eckrote, 58, of Dorrance, husband of Mrs. Ethel (Ervin) Eckrote, died at the Nanticoke State General Hospital Sunday at 8:07 a.m. of complications. He had been hospitalized in August and September for 5 weeks. He was born in Dorrance and spent his entire life there. Mr. and Mrs. celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on September 26. He was employed at the AC&F plant in Berwick as a crane operator the past 20 years. He was a member of the United Church of Christ of Dorrance and the Busy Bee Society of the parish. Surviving are a wife, the former Ethel Ervin of Bowmanstown; three sons, Melvin F., Drums, Ralph L., Slocum, William K., at home; and a daughter, Mrs. Guy Zerfoss, Jr., Chase, Pa. Also surviving are two brothers, Wilson, Dorrance; Earl, Freeland; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Zgorski, Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Russell Rinehimer, Wilmingotn, Delaware; two half-sisters, Mrs. William Sheaffer, Sugarloaf; Mrs. Boyd Whitebread, Berwick and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Williman, pastor of Hobbie United Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Dorrance Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1961 
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Mrs. Beatrice Blodgett

Mrs. Beatrice Blodgett, 40 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, died at Mercy Hospital there yesterday afternoon following a lengthy illness. She was born at Eckley daughter of Patrick and Honora (Scanlon) Gallagher. Her husband, Harry Blodgett was a member of St Mary’s Church and it’s Holy Rosary Society. Survivors include a brother, William Gallagher with whom she resided; nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held from the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 142 Sough Washington street, Wilkes-Barre. Monday morning at 9 with a mass of requiem in St. Mary’s Church at 9:30. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

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Ex-Legion Commander Died Monday

Harry D. Kisthart, 47 Dewey court city, a retired pattern maker for Dorr-Oliver, died yesterday at 10:10 a.m., at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, following a two weeks illness of complications. He was born in this city, December 29, 1895, the son of the late Daniel and Catherine Christian Kisthart, and lived in Hazleton all his life. Mr. Kisthart was a member of Christ Lutheran Church this city, and the Hazleton American Legion Post No. 76, where he was a past commander. He also was president of the Past Commanders Association and a member of Hazleton Barracks No. 1621, Veterans of World War i. He served in World War I with Co. “B” 12th Battalion, U.S. Guards, as a Sergeant, enlisting September 23, 1917 and being discharged February 1, 1919. Surviving are his wife, the former Verna V. Drasher; one daughter, Leolyn, at home, acting city treasurer for the city of Hazleton; one son, Robert Kisthart, Lutherville, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Douglas (Elizabeth) Edinger, and Helen Kisthart, this city. Also surviving are five brothers, Carl Kisthart, this city; Oscar Kisthart, Allentown; John Kisthart, Trenton, NJ; Frank and Daniel Kisthart, this city; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock, from the Grebey Funeral home, with Rev. Allen H. Roth officiating. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 76, and interment will be in Vine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, January 2, 1962 
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Mrs. Emma Fetzer

Mrs. Emma Fetzer, widow of Charles Fetzer, a former Freeland barber, died at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the State General Hospital. Her husband, and a daughter, Alvera, preceded her in death. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Turnback, 721 Ingham street, Freeland. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the R.J. McNulty and Son Funeral Home, Freeland. Services will be in charge of Rev. Haffner, of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Summit Hill. Friends may call from Friday until time of the funeral.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday, April 25, 1962 
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Mrs. Martha A. Roth

Mrs. Martha A. Roth, 93 South Pine street, city, died on Monday at 10:35 p.m. at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Waldron, Drums, following an illness of complications of three and one half months. She was born in Cranberry, a daughter of the late Henry and Sophia (Reimold) Berge. She spent most of her life in Hazleton. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, city, and the Ladies’ Bible Class of that congregation. Her husband, Foster L. Roth, died in August 1958. The following children survive: Foster L. Roth Jr., Drums; Lois, wife of Elwood Klase, Lititz; Jean, wife of Donald Waldron, and Joyce, wife of Kenneth Balliet, Somerville, NJ. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. ruth Ramsey, Huntingdon, West Va. And nine grandchildren. Funeral will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Grebey Funeral Home, with services in charge of Rev. Allen H. Roth. Interment will be made in Mount Laurel Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may call from 3 this afternoon until time of services.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday, April 25, 1962 
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Frank Fedullo

Frank Fedullo, former Hazleton resident, died suddenly Saturday at 4 p.m., at his home, 1908 Bergdoll avenue, Boothwyn. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Raimo; three children: Joseph, Louis, a former HHS athlete; and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Hangbolt, all of Boothwyn; and the following brothers and sister: Lawrence, Berwick; Anthony, Carmen and Laura, Italy. A number of nieces and nephews of this city also survive. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Ward’s Funeral Parlor, 1459 Market street, Lynwood, with requiem high mass in his parish church, and interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral parlor Tuesday, 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 25, 1962 
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Mrs. Mary Saffran

Mrs. Mary Saffran, a former Hazleton resident, died Sunday morning at the Mt. Yeager Nursing Home, Honeyhole, Freeland Road, where she had been a guest the past 5 years. She was born in Europe, a daughter of the late Anthony and Julia Kubitsky and resided in this city practically all her life. Surviivng is one sister, Mrs. Valeria Letowt, Hazleton and one grandson, Billy Grala. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance. Mass of requiem in Church of Good Shepherd at 9:30. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 25, 1962 
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Miss Mattie E. Shafer

Miss Mattie E. Shafer, 79, 315 East Cranberry avenue, this city, died yesterday at 5:30 p.m. at Hazleton State General Hospital, where she had been a patient the past three weeks. She was born in this city the daughter of the late Nathan and Margaret Smith Shaffer and lived here all her life. She was a member of St. John’s P.M. Church, the Lady Workers and Dorcas Bible Class of that church, and for a number of years served as superintendent of the Cradle Roll Department of the Sunday school. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Grace Croll and Mrs. Margaret Meister, this city; and one nephew, Donald Klinger, Baltimore, Md. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. R.E. Owens officiating. Interment will be in Vine Street Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 25, 1962 
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Mrs. Anna Yatsko

Mrs. Anna Yatsko, 115 West 12th street, died Saturday, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hazleton State General Hospital, where she had been a patient the past 7 weeks. She was born in Scotch Hill, Dritfon, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Lucas) Javornock, and resided in Freeland before moving to this city. Prior to taking ill in September, 1961, she was employed by the Luxite Silk Co. She was a member of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church. Her husband, Michael, died 33 years ago and a sister, Mrs. Susan Magarosky, died nine months ago. Surviving are the following five sisters: Mrs.  Walter (Verna) Garis, Freeland; Mrs. John (Helen) Kuntz, Hazleton; Mrs. Joseph (Sophia) Chaya, Hazleton; Mrs. Joseph (Eve) Mianecki and Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Kara, of Abescon, NJ. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, second street entrance. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Father Jackanich will conduct a service at the funeral home today at 7:30 p.m. Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 25, 1962 
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Michael Mihalov, Sr.

Michael Mihalov, Sr., 6 West Clay avenue, West Hazleton, died Sunday at 8:50 a.m., at the Hazleton State General Hospital, where he had been a patient the past two weeks. He was born in Czechoslovakia, and lived in the Hazleton area the greater part of his life. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a miner at the Jeddo-Highland Coal Co. He was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church; the United Mine Workers of America; and the National Slovak Society. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Kichka, and the following children: John, serving with the Merchant Marine; Mrs. Harry (Anna) Power, Norwick,NY; Mrs. Michael (Mary) Yenchko, Hazleton; Michael, Jr., San Bruno, Calif.; Mrs. Joseph (Suzanne) Pacelli, this city; Joseph, Lorain, O.; Andrew, Tampa, Florida; George, Pardeesville and Peter, Somerville, NJ. Seven grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the John J. Pusti Funeral Home, 480 West Broad Street, with solemn high mass of requiem in St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. and interment in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Parastas services will be conducted by Rev. John Koval, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 25, 1962 
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Mrs. Susan M. Kostic

Mrs. Susan M. Kostic, a native of Eckley and former resident of Hazleton, died at 8:33 a.m. yesterday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Zimmer, 358 West main street, Bloomsburg. She was 73. Death was attributed to a coronary thrombosis. Mrs. Kostic, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Czeck) Steffan, moved to Bloomsburg two years ago. She was a member of St. Columba Church, Bloomsburg, and a past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Her husband, Andrew, died in 1953. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stephan Mondel, Highland; Mrs. L.A. Zimmer, Bloomsburg; three sons, Andrew and Thomas, both of Lansdale, and Joseph, Canton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Joseph Harakel, Freeland. Her grandson, Rev. Father Adam Kostic, Washington, D.C. will celebrate the solemn high mass of requiem in St. Columba’s Church, Bloomsburg, on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Friends may call at the Donald M. Wilt Funeral Home, Bloomsburg, this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 25, 1962 
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Carl H. Derr

Carl H. Derr, 45, of 3942 Turner street, Allentown, a bookkeeper in the PP&L Finance Department for 25 years, died Friday at Allentown Hospital. A native of Allentown, he was the son of Morris and Sadie (Roth) Derr,  Allentown. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allentown. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor E. Meyers, his parents and a son, Bruce at home. The funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. from the Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton street, Allentown. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Mrs. Ray Hasker
Mrs. Ray Hasker, 45, of 242 Winters avenue, West Hazleton, died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hazleton State General Hospital. She was ill 10 months. The former Anna Falatko, she was a native of Pittsburgh, having been born February 13, 1917, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Elizabeth Falatko. Her mother’s maiden name was Witkowsky. She was a resident of West Hazleton 18 years, moving here from Ringtown. Mrs. Hasker was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, West Hazleton. Surviving in addition to her husband are these daughters and sons: Mrs. William (Jeanette) White, Jr., Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Kenneth (Dolores) Rhoads, Zion Grove; Rita Warren, Washington, D.C.; Sylvester, West Hazleton; Mrs. Michael (Shirley) Jaskan, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Ronald (Joyce) Lazar, West Hazleton; Dennis, Gary, Linda and Nancy at home. 8 grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brutovsky, West Hazleton, three brothers, Joseph Falatko, Hazleton; Frank Falatko, California; Al Brutovsky, Kirkwood, NJ. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Harman Funeral Home, Rock Glen, with a requiem high mass at 9:30 in Sacred Heart Church, Weston and interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Weston. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening. The rosary will be recited at 8 o’clock tonight.

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John Miller

John Miller, formerly of 548 South Poplar street, died last night at the home of his nephew, Joseph Echelmeier, 3138 North 12th street, Philadelphia. Born in Harwood, a son of the late Cornelius and Mary Wagner Miller, he resided in this city the greater part of his life. He took up residence with his nephew two years ago. He was a member of St. Gabriel’s R.C. Church, this city. Surviving are a brother, Charles of Philadelphia and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from the Boyle Funeral Home, this city, at a time to be announced. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

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Mrs. Daniel Deis

Mrs. Daniel Deis, 124 West Spring street, city, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital. Mrs. Deis had been ailing for some time and complications caused her death. The former Mary Eroh, the deceased was born in Freeland, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen (Amanda Heller) Eroh. She resided in Hazleton most of her life and was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, this city. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, J. Richard Deis, former city policeman and now a member of the Standard-Speaker advertising staff; two sisters, Mrs. August (Stella) Walser, Miami, Florida and Mrs. Foster (Dora) Drasher, this city and a brother, Stephen (Bud) Eroh, this city. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Grebey Funeral Home with Rev. Allen H. Roth, officiating. Interment will be in the Vine street cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 25, 1962 
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Charles Van Kershaw

Charles Van Kershaw, 213 Second street, Weatherly, died Tuesday night at St. Joseph Hospital following an illness of many years. He had been hospitalized for eight weeks. Born in Calhoun County, Alabama, a son of the late Nathaniel V. and Mary Ellen (McCury) Kershaw, he resided in Baltimore, Md., prior to locating in Weatherly 40 years ago. Before his retirement in 1949, he was employed as a boiler inspector or the Lehigh Valley Railroad at the Ashmore Shops. The deceased was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Weatherly, and the Holy Name Society of the parish. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Kistner, three children: Charles V., Jr., Baltimore; Mrs. John (Bettie) Kushnerick, Colonia, NJ; Mrs. Hoalrd (Geneva) Hartz, Weatherly; six grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Earl, Wellington, Ala.; Fred, Albany, Ga.; William and Walter, Gadsden, Ala.; Ernest, Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. Geneva Cater, Talladeaga, Ala.; Mrs. Nancy Jane Baker, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Anna Maude Taylor and Mrs. Pauline Marker, Gadsden, Ala. The funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. form the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, First and Packer streets, Weatherly. Solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at 10 o’clock in St. Nicholas Church, Weatherly. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call this afternoon and evening. The Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Harry L. Kishbach

Harry L. Kishbach, 648 Grant street, former custodian at the Northeastern Pennsylvania National Bank and Trust Co. building, died at 10:25 yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital following an illness of two weeks. A native of Hazleton, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Susan (Lutz) Kishbach. He was a member of Diamond Methodist Church, the George I. Ash Men’s Bible Class of the church, and the Drake-Wear Post 589, Veterans of Foreign Wars. During World War One he was an Army cook and served with the 78th Prisoners of War Engineer Co. He enlisted on May 25, 1918, and was discharged October 25, 1919. The deceased was a well-known baseball player with the Diamond M.E. Sunday School team many years ago. Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude Roth, a son, Gerald, Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Karen and Gerald, two step-sisters, Mrs. Eudilla Sorrels, Highland; and Mrs. Valeria Wagner, Gary-Kay Nursing Home, Dallas. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Grebey Funeral Home. Rev. Brain Fetterman, pastor of Diamond Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Laurel Memorial Park. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Drake-Wear VFW Post will conduct memorial services at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m.

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Mrs. Patricia Baranko

Mrs. Patricia (Zaremba) Baranko, 113 North Lincoln street, McAdoo, died 4 p.m. yesterday at her home following an illness of 10 months. Born in McAdoo, she was lifelong resident of that community. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption, McAdoo. Her mother, Mrs. Anna (Cheeka) Zaremba died in 1956. Surviving are her father, Anthony Zaremba, Buck Hill Falls and the following brother and sisters: Anthony, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. George (Joan) Drost, Hazleton; and Mrs. Andrew (Frances) Barkocy, Yardley, Pa.  The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Monday from the Damiano Funeral Home with a solemn mass of requiem in St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Mrs. Mary Keiper

Mrs. Mary Keiper, 72, died last evening at the home of her daughter. Mrs. John Frank, 1222 East Elm street, Bethlehem, following a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Frank, Russell and Quinton, all of Bethlehem; Mrs. Varella Krause, Eckley; Mrs. Edward Haiges, Sharon Hill, Pa. and Charles E., San Francisco, Calif. There are 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a step-sister and step-brother, Mrs. Raymond Searfoss and James Meckes, both of White Haven. The body was removed to the A. Mitchell Kocher Funeral Home, 502 Towanda street, White Haven. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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Fred E. Cragle

Fred Edward Cragle,  67, Tunkhannock RD. 1, a native of Conyngham, was found dead in bed Sunday morning by his son, Palmer, with whom he resided. Death was attributed to natural causes. He had been ill the past six years. Born April 7, 1895, the deceased was a son of the late Louis and Sarah (Ruckle) Cragle. He had lived 35 years in the Pond Hill-Shickshinny areas and was educated in the Pond Hill schools. His wife, Ida, died in June, 1934. In addition to his son, Palmer, he is survived by two other sons, Ralph, Tunkhannock, and Edward, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. George Solanick, Tunkhannock; Mrs. Irwin Spencer and Mrs. Norman Harvey, both of Florida; and Mrs. Clarence Sills, North Carolina; twelve grandchildren, a brother, Norman, Nescopeck and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Hubbard, Trucksville.  Private funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home at 38 North Main street Shickshinny. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Shickshinny. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

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Benjamin Belletieri

Benjamin Belletieri, 136 North Cedar street, died Monday morning at 6:50 o’clock at the Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, where he had been a patient for the past several days. Born in this city, the deceased was a son of the late Frank and Matilda (Andreuzzi) Belletieri. He was a member of the Most Precious Blood Church. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. George (Angeline) Joseph, Louis, Joseph and Peter, all of this city; Mrs. Carmen (Theresa Yannarella, Painesville, Ohio.; Frank, Indiana, Pa.; Mrs. Marie Ferrari and Roy, both of this city. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 8:45 o’clock from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home with a solemn high mass of requiem to be celebrated at 9:30 o’clock in the Most Precious Blood Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mabel Warner Bayler (Mrs. Charles)

Mrs. Charles Bayler, 125 Delaware avenue, West Pittston, a native of White Haven, died Sunday morning at the Pittston Hospital, where she had been a medical patient for two and one-half weeks. The former Mabel Warner, she was born August 26, 1899, and was the daughter of the late George and Susan (Kindred) Warner. She had resided in West Pittston for 40 years but was a member of the White Haven Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Edward T. Reid, New Market, NJ; a son, Charles H., West Pittston and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the funeral home at 211 Luzerne avenue, West Pittston, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

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Thomas H. Byle, Sr.

Thomas H. Byle, Sr., 79, of 307 Wright avenue, Kingston, a native of Ebervale, died at his home Sunday morning following a long illness. He was the son of the late Robert and Lydia (Job) Byle. The deceased had lived in Kingston most of his life. Surviving are his wife, the former Emaline Howell; three daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Baker, Warwick, NY; Mrs. Charltor S. Kase and Mrs. Edward Roman, both of Kingston; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a sister, Miss May Byle, Kingston. The funeral will be held from the Hugh B. Hughes and Son Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming avenue, Forty Fort, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Fernknoll Burial Park, Dallas. Friends may call today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. Hannah M. Holland

Mrs. Hannah M. Holland, 201 Old River road, Wilkes-Barre, former Hazleton resident, died at 10:15 a.m. yesterday at the Sunnyside Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre. Her husband, Robert B. Holland, died in 1916. She was born in Ebervale, daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Ann (Boyle) McGeehin and spent most of her life in Hazleton. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church. For the past 12 years, she resided in Wilkes-Barre and was a member of St. Theresa’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the parish. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary McGrane, RN, at home, Supervisor of Nurses at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre; a grandson, Robert J. McGrane and great grandson, Joseph, both of Reading.  Also surviving are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Mary Martin, Andrew McGeehin, Mrs. Michael Gallagher, all of Hazleton: Mrs. Joseph Dougherty, Scranton, Frank McGeehin, Jeanesville. Friends may call at the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 142  South Washington street, Wilkes-Barre, today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. The funeral will be held from the Boyle Funeral Home on Thursday at 9 a.m. with a requiem mass in St. Gabriel’s Church at 9:30 o’clock. Interment will follow in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

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Mrs. Mary Pangrac

Mrs. Mary Pangrac, who resided with her daughter Margaret, Rear 355 Monday at 11:45 a.m. following an illness of 14 weeks. She was born in Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Hajnik) Ritko and had resided in Hazleton most of her life, moving to Freeland one year ago. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul’s Slovak Lutheran Church, Hazleton . Mrs. Pangrac was preceded in death by her husband Adam in 1928, and a son, Andrew died 8 years ago. Surviving are the following children: George, Bethlehem; Mrs. Joseph (Anna) Mattis, Freeland; Margaret, Freeland; Mrs. William (Betty) Parnell, Morrisville; Adam, Syracuse, NY; Mrs. Paul (Mary ) Listiak, Hazleton; John Hammond, Ind. Also surviving are one brother George Novotny of Yonnkers, NY; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance. Services in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Slovak Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Rev. John M. Brndjar officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. Edward A. Eichstedt

Mrs. Edward A. Eichstedt, 737 Chalmers avenue, Detroit 15, Mich., died yesterday at her home. The former  Mary E. Burgess, she was born in Hazleton, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Burgess, 513 West Diamond avenue, this city. She was graduated from Hazleton High School and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She and her husband, a landscape architect, lived in Detroit for the past 36 years. Surviving are her husband, three children, John, Omaha, Neb.; James, Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Richard Root, Albany, Calif. And two sisters, Mrs. Harry Maue, 513 West Diamond avenue, this city, and Mrs. Joseph A. Osgood, New York City. Six grandchildren also survive. Funeral plans are incomplete. 

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, February 9, 1963
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Joseph (Mark) Kelly

Joseph (Mark) Kelly, of 568 Alter street where he resided with his aunt, Miss Agnes Brennan, died yesterday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre following, an eight-month illness. He was born in Hazleton, a son of the late Frank and Mary (Brennan) Kelly, and resided here all his life. He was a member of St. Gabriel’s Church, the Holy Name Society, the Diamond Fire Co. and Lower Luzerne Federation of Clubs. He served with the Navy in World War Two. He was employed by the Hazleton Burial Vault Co. and  prior to that, with the Hen-Johnston Sign Co. Surviving are these children: Francis, Mark, John, Lawrence, all of Hazleton, and Mrs. Michael Pecora, Carlisle. Also surviving are these brothers and sisters: Thomas, Leviitown; James, Edward, Mrs. William Nilles and Mrs. John Dvorshak, all of Hazleton. The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Monday from Conahan Funeral home with solemn high mass in St. Gabriel’s at 9:30 a.m., followed by burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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Mrs. James Arner

Mrs. Helen Arner, wife of James Arner, 156 Third street, Coaldale, died Thursday morning at the Coaldale Hospital. Born in McAdoo, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Con McNealis, she resided in Coaldale 45 years. The deceased was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Coaldale. Surviving in addition to her husband are 10 sons and four daughters: James, Jr. and John, Lansford; Bernard, at home; Russell, Leonardo, NJ; Charles, Francis, Joseph and Lawrence, Tamaqua; and Robert and William, Chester; Mrs. Harry (Helen) Gates, Chester; Mrs. Jack (Sarah) Terry, Lansford; Mrs. Peter (Patricia) Trudich, RD3 Tamaqua; and Mary Theresa, at home; a brother, Joseph McNealis, Philadelphia; a sister, Mrs. Mary McLaughlin, Quakertown; and 27 grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Gulla Funeral Home, 130 East Ridge Street, Coaldale. Solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at 10 o’clock in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Coaldale. Friends may call from this afternoon until the time of the funeral.

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Mrs. Rose Aleandro
Mrs. Rose Aleandro, 523 Arthur street, was dead on arrival yesterday morning at 1:45 o’clock at the State General Hospital. Born in this city, the deceased was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Maria (Gentele) Damato. She was a member of the Most Precious Blood Church. Her husband, Angelo, preceded her in death in 1952. Surviving are six children: John, at home; Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Petrizzi, this city; Nicholas, Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. Alvin (Ruth) Vidinsky, Norristown; Lucille, at home; and Technical Sergeant Angelo Jr., stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Italy; four grandchildren and a brother, James Damato, this city.  The funeral will be held Monday morning at 8:45 o’clock from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home with a solemn high mass of requiem to be celebrated at 9:30 o’clock in the Most Precious Blood Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Marvin V. Smith
Marvin V. Smith, 60, Drums RD 2, died at his home yesterday morning at 7:40 o’clock. He was employed as a carpenter for Hazle Builders, this city. Born in Drums, the deceased was a son of the late William W. and Clara (Drasher) Smith and had resided in the Butler Valley all his life. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Johns, and the Butler Township Fire Co. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Knies; one daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Ruth) Mattern, Drums; one grandson, Raymond Mattern; four sisters, Mrs. Irvin Van Rushick, Kingston; Mrs. Florence Reisenweaver, Mrs. William Morgan and Mrs. Carl Good, all of Drums; and one brother earl Smith Drums. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph R. Shuster, retired pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Stephen Batcha Taken in Death
Stephen M. Batcha, Sr., died at his home, 22 South Middletown, Jeddo, yesterday at 5:15 o’clock following an illness of several years. Born in Austria, he came to the United States at an early age and located in Jeddo, where he resided most of his life. He was last employed as a miner at the Jeddo-Highland No. 4 Colliery, retiring several years ago. He was an honorary member of the Jeddo Stars Athletic Association and was one of the oldest surviving players on the regionally famous Jeddo Stars team. He was a member of St. John’s R.C. Church, Freeland and the Holy Name Society. He also was a member of Jeddo Local No. 1518, United Mine Workers of America. Surviving are his wife, the former Susan Cheseck, and the following children: Joseph and Stephen, Jr., both of Freeland; Mrs. Vincent (Helen) Petrilla, Rahway,NJ; and Mary and Anna, at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Hvizda, Jeddo; and a brother, Andrew, of Scranton. Funeral services will be held from the Petrilli Funeral Home, Freeland, at 10 a.m. Thursday with John J. Burcin in charge of arrangements. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. John’s R.C. Church, Freeland, at 10:30 followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

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Mrs. Mary Bond
Mrs. Mary Bond, 87, a native of Quakake, died Sunday at the Berwick Hospital. She lived most of her life in the Nescopeck area and was a resident of Berwick R.D. 2 for the past five years.  Mrs. Bond was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Vernon of Quakake. She was a member of the Nescopeck Methodist Church and the Nescopeck VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are these sons and daughters: Mason Edward of Nescopeck; Mrs. Earl Wolfe, Berwick R.D. 2 with whom she lived; John L. Bond, Homeland Calif.; Mrs. Paul Liptock, of Berwick; 32 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and several great great-grandchidlren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Herb and Mrs. Frank Anderson, both of Pottstown; a brother George, of Reading. Funeral services will be held in the Nescopeck Methodist Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. James H. Zeisloft officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. William Mengle pastor of the Mifflinville Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Beach Grove Cemetery, Beach Haven. Viewing in church from 1 p.m. Wednesday until funeral time and at the Heller Funeral Home Nescopeck, tonight from 7 to 9.

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Mrs. Elmer Smith
Mrs. Elmer (Vera) Smith of North St. Johns died at 5:30 p.m. yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Drums, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schneck. Her mother’s maiden name was Christiana Knelly. She resided in Butler Valley all of her life. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at St. Johns. She was a treasurer of the Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Lutheran Church Women and the Pollyanna Club. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Muriel) Johnson of Palmerton; a son Elwood R. Smith of Matawan, NJ; 4 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Amy Bastuscheck, of Hazleton. Private funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph R. Shuster officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Viewing at the funeral home Wednesday night 7:30 to 9.

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Isaac S. Buchman
Isaac S. Buchman, R.D.3 Dallas, died Saturday in the Veterans administration Hospital, Wilkes-Barre following a lengthy illness. Born in Upper Lehigh he resided in Center Moreland the last 30 years. He was a son of the late Sylvester and Caroline Waldron Buchman. A retired State Highways Department employe, he was a member of Wyoming Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 396. Surviving are his wife, the former Laura Idzienaik (Dixon); children, Bernard, Dallas; Thomas, Evans Falls; Richard and Frances, at home; five grandchildren; brothers Edward, Joseph and Carl, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Brown, Wapwallopen; Mrs. Myrtle Corrigan Mrs. Florence Murphy, Mrs. Lillian Hannigan and Mrs. Helen Desmond, Wilkes-Barre. Funeral services will be held from Bednarski Funeral Home, 170 Wyoming avenue, Wyoming, today at 3 p.m. Interment in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville, with military rites.

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John Skakandy

John Skakandy, formerly of Nesquehoning, died Sunday at RD Weatherly. Born in Europe, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Skakandy and had been a resident of Nesquehoning most of his life. He was a retired inn keeper and mine worker of the Lehigh Navigation Coal Co. He was a member of St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church Nesquehoning. His wife, Maria, died in 1961. Surviving are two sons Szve Shrewsburg, NJ and Victor, Rahway, NJ; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Duncan, Swarthmore; a sister, Mrs. Mary Roman Portland, Conn.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Sniscak Funeral Home, Nesquehoning, followed by requiem high mass at 9:30 a.m. i
n St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Church. Viewing will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today.
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Ernest Bachman, Sr.
Ernest Bachman, Sr. 87, of 651 Roosevelt street died yesterday morning at the State Hospital. Born in Stockton, he was a son of the late Adam and Lena (Lapp) Bachman. Prior to his retirement in 1948 he was a driller for the A.E. Dick Construction Co. His wife, the former Hannah Gondermann, died in 1957. The deceased was a member and elder emeritus of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, West Hazleton, and the Junior Order of Mechanics. Surviving are three sons and a daughter: John, Nescopeck; Oscar, Conyngham; Ernest, West Hazleton; and Thelma, at home. Also surviving are five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Monday from Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Abernethy officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, April 27, 1963
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Mrs. Florence Clader

Mrs. Florence Clader, 70, of 615 Hickory street, Allentown, died Thursday at Allentown Hospital. Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Anna (Christian) Kisthart. The deceased was a member of Zion’s United Church of Christ, Allentown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blair R. Clader. Surviving are two brothers, John, Nazareth; Harry, Allentown; three sisters, Ms. Jacob (Irene) Laudwern and Mrs. Catherine Gross, Spokane, Wash.; and Allen (Annie) Brader, Catasauqua. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Bachman Funeral Home, 1030 Walnut street, Allentown. There will be no viewing.

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Albert H. Paul
Albert H. Paul, a native of Weatherly, died Friday, April 19, in his home at 104 Mineola boulevard, Mineola, Long Island. He was buried last Monday. Paul was graduated from Weatherly High School and spent his early manhood in Weatherly. Among his survivors are two brothers, Dr. Hugo B. Paul, New Canaan, Conn; Carl Paul, Iseli, NJ; four sisters, Miss Alma Paul, Tucson, Ariz. And Weatherly; Mrs. C. Gloria Paul, Tucson, Ariz.; Miss Helen Paul, Weatherly and Pinehurst, N.C. and Mrs. James B. Boyle, Pines, NC and one cousin, Mrs. C. Leighton Swoyer, Hazleton. Interment was made in Mahwah Cemetery, NJ.

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G. Russel Smith
G. Russel Smith, 41 Woodland avenue, Hershey, died at 1 a.m. Friday at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. Born in Sybertsville, he was a son of the late Reuben and Meta (Minnich) Smith. A graduate of Hazleton High School and Union College, he was a registered professional engineer. Prior to his retirement in 1960, he was an electrical engineer for the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., New York. The past three years he was associated with his son, Carrol, and Susquehanna Associates, Hershey. Surviving are his wife, the former Harriet Roth, two sons, Carrol, Hershey; and George R., Wayne, NJ; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Henry (Joyce) George, Sybertsville. The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Bachman Funeral Home, this city. Rev. Ira Reed, pastor of the Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, will officiate. Interment will be in Conyngham Union Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. Mary (Sanko) Klym
Mrs. Mary (Sanko) Klym, 57, of 159 Seymour street, Hartford, Conn., died last Sunday at the Hartford Hospital. Born in Jeanesville, she resided in Sugarloaf, Berwick and Easton before locating in Hartford. She was a member of Holy Trinity G.C. Church, New Britain, Conn. Surviving are her husband, William, and a son, Nicholas, Hartford. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Nicholas Sanko, Silver Brook; Charles Sanko, Sugarloaf; Alec, Hazleton and Mrs. Guy Rossi, Drums. The funeral was held Wednesday in New Britain.

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Ex-Blacksmith Is Dead at 92

Jacob O. Root, 92, of Drums, died early this morning at the Mary Ellen Convalescent Home, Hellertown. Born in Drums, a son of the late William and Sarah (Andreas) Root, he resided in the valley area most of his life. Prior to his retirement, he was a blacksmith for 55 years and once served as blacksmith at Kis-Lyn. Oldest member of the Drums Methodist Church, he served as superintendent of the Sunday School for 35 years. The Jack Root Bible Class was named in his honor. His wife, the former Harriet Roth, died 26 years ago. Surviving are three sons, Carl, Nescopeck; Rollin and James, Drums; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Horlacher, Allentown; a brother, Stanley Root, Philadelphia; and two sisters, Miss Clair Root, Philadelphia; and Mrs. Sally Hetler, Latrobe. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The funeral will be held Tuesday from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home. Rev. W. Ray Deming, pastor of the Drums Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Drums Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. F. Barton Mumaw
Mrs. Maize (Sauers) Mumaw, wife of F. Barton Mumaw, Sr., Eustis, Fla., died suddenly Thursday at 6 p.m. at her home. A native of Hazleton, the deceased resided here until locating in Florida about 20 years ago. Well known in local musical circles, Mrs. Mumaw and her husband were members of several musical organizations some years ago. Mr. Mumaw, a music teacher and director, also made a decorated prize-winning pieces of furniture. While residing in Hazleton, the deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. When the couple first located in Florida they operated a women’s apparel shop. Mr. Mumaw later became a rural mail carrier and served for a while as a reporter for the Eustis newspaper. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, F. Barton, Jr. New York and Florida, a dancer on Broadway and operator of the training center for dancers in Florida; and two sisters, Mrs. Karl (Florence) Young, this city; and Mrs. Clarence (Catherine) Williams, Quincy, Fla. The funeral and interment took place today at Eustis.

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John F. Prossic
John F. Prossic, 940 West 3rd street, died Friday at 11:45 a.m. at the State General Hospital where he had been a patient the past 17 days. He was born Jeanesville, a son of the late Jacob and Mary Prossic and had resided in this city most of his life. Prior to his retirement 7 years ago. He was employed at Hazle Mines. He was a veteran of World War One and was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and the American Legion and the United Mine Workers. Surviving are his wife the former Catherine Dubell and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Catherine Ruchinski, Hazleton; Charles, Hazleton, Albert, Trenton, NJ; Joseph, Bristol; Mrs. John (Josephine) Deren, Norristown; Leo, West Hazleton and Mrs. Michael (Viola) Kotzack, Trenton, NJ. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, Wyoming street entrance. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Stanislaus Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Clarence F. Brehm
Clarence Franklin Brehm, 38 Gold street, Fords, N.J., retired portrait painter, died Thursday at 4:40 p.m. in the Perth Amboy Hospital, Perth Amboy, NJ. He was ill three weeks. He was born in Hazleton, April 11, 1893, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John (Verona Geroge) Brehm. While a resident of Hazleton he was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday form the Grebey, Beltz and Gleim Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Roth,  pastor of the Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment in the Vine Street Cemetery. Services and interment will be private.

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Lake Twp. Man Crushed by Car
Funeral Director Stephen M. Glova, 38, of Kunkle road, Harvey’s Lake, died Saturday night at 10:10 in Nesbitt Hospital, Kingston, 12 hours after losing both legs in an accident in front of his mother’s Larksville residence. He was removing articles from the rear of his station wagon when struck by an automobile driven by an Edwardsville youth. Glova was pinned against the tailgate. His left leg was severed below the knee at the scene and his right leg was amputated below the knee at the hospital. Two Edwardsville youths were injured in the same mishap. George Pilvelis, 16, of 143 Zerbey avenue, driver of the car which struck Glova, was admitted to Nesbitt Hospital with abrasions and contusions of the head. Mark Morris, 16, of 194 Green street, Edwardsville, a passenger in the Pilvelis car, was discharged from Nesbitt Hospital following treatment of head and leg injuries. Pilvelis said he was fored off the roadway by another car carrying several youths, according to Larksville police. As the Pilvelis machine struck Glova’s station wagon, Morris was hurled against the windshield. Glova, a Hanover Twp. High School graduate, was a former deputy coroner in Lake and Lehman townships and a past commander of Harvey’s Lake Post, American Legion. His wife, the former Lillian Ward, and their three sons reside at the Kunkle road residence.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 3, 1963 Page 22
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City School Janitor Dies
Pat Umbriac, 310 North Church street, custodian at H.F. Grebey Junior High School, died at Geisinger Medical Clinic, Danville, at 12:20 a.m. yesterday. He was admitted to the institution as a medical patient on Wednesday. He was born in Hazleton, son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Notorberto) Umbriac, and was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church. His mother died two months ago, a brother, Joseph 11 months ago, and a sister, Mrs. Irene Cerasulo, in 1931. He is survived by his wife, the former Rose Bangor, and the following children: Frank and Joseph, Hazleton; Robert, James, Pat, Jr. and August, all at home. There is one grandchild. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Maurice, Hazleton; Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Kubik, West Hazleton; Neal, New York City and Mrs. Joseph (Angeline) Matteo, Hazleton. The funeral will be held from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. with a requiem mass at 10:30 o’clock in Our Lady of Grace Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Milton (Red) Drasher
Milton (Red) Drasher, 52, of 630 North Wyoming street, died unexpectedly at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon in his home after being stricken with a heart attack. He was born on March 22, 1911 in Hazleton, a son of Henry Drasher and the Late Millison Rhoades Drasher. He was formerly the steward at the Hazleton American Legion Post. In addition to his wife, the former Virginia Robertson, his survivors include two sons, Donald and Milton, at home; his father; a brother, Henry Drasher of Folsome, and two sisters, Mrs. Carl (Mildred)Sherman and Mae, both of this city. The funeral will be at 2p.m. Wednesday from the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Erwin H. Bauder, pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 3, 1963 Page 22
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Robert F. Masters
Robert F. Master, 112 Seventh avenue, Westwood, NJ, a former resident of this city and Wilkes-Barre, died Saturday at the Hackensack Hospital, Hackensack, NJ. He was employed at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY and was a member of Hazle Lodge No. 327, F. and A.M., this city. Surviving are his wife, the former Miriam Boone, and a brother, George C. Masters, Philadelphia. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Bachman Brothers funeral Home with Rev. J. Paul Taylor, of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Black Creek Cemetery, Sugarloaf. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 3, 1963 Page 22
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Mrs. Matilda E. Searfoss
Mrs. Matilda A. Searfoss, 91, of 163 South Fifth street, Lehighton, who was born in Bridgeport, near White Haven, died Thursday at the Mahoning Valley Convalescent Home. Daughter of the late Levi and Elizabeth (Smith) Roth, she had resided in Lehighton for 65 years. Her husband, Robert, died in 1947. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen E. Krum, at home; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday from the Lamont H. Zimmerman Funeral Home, 215 South Third street, Lehighton.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 3, 1963 Page 22
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Mrs. William Roth
Mrs. William Roth, the former Ida Heckrote, 65 Sybertsville, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, at St. Joseph Hospital, where she had been a patient since March 15. She was born in Sugarloaf, September 1, 1897 and resided in the valley area all her life. She was the daughter of the late August and Jane Eroh Heckrote. Mrs. Roth was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham, the King’s Daughters Missionary Society, United Lutheran Church Women and the Auxiliary of the Lutheran Home. Surviving are her husband, William Roth; one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Grace) Bittenbender, Drums; the following brothers and sisters: John Heckrote, Hazleton; George and Adam, Sugarloaf; Mrs. Arthur (Dora) Houseknecht, Sybersville; Paul Heckrote, Sr., Sugarloaf. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Krapf and Hugh Funeral Home, with Rev. Philip Biblehimer and Rev. Russell A. Bechtel officiating. Interment will be in Conyngham Union Cemetery. Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. Emma R. Baum
Mrs. Emma R. Baum, 88, of Nuremberg, died at her home at 3 p.m. yesterday after a four week’s illness. She was born in Nuremberg September 7, 1874, daughter of the late Henry A. and Hannah (Lehr) Lutz, and spent her entire life there. She was a member of the United Church of Christ of Nuremberg. Her husband, John, preceded her in death 15 years ago. Surviving are three sons, Alvin, Henry and Saxon, all of Nuremberg, also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Scott, Mississippi, and Mrs. Alvin Daubert, Nuremberg and a brother, Howard, Florida. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Harman Funeral Home, Rock Glen. Services will be conducted by Rev. Harlan Breininger, pastor of Nuremberg United Church of Christ. Interment will be in Nuremberg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 3, 1963 Page 22
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Wellington Koch
Wellington Arthur Koch, 81, of Plainfield, NJ, a native of Ringtown, died Tuesday at Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield. He had resided in Plainfield for 46 years and had operated a grocery store in that city for a time. Surviving are his wife, the former Eva Merwin; a son, Wallace D., Boynton Beach Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Loran E. Whatley, Plainfield; Mrs. Norma Higgins, Wachtung, NJ; Mrs. Richard D. Taylor, Jr., Feasterville; and Mrs. Louis Jandrisovits, Plainfield; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two brothers, Archibald H. Koch, Plymouth and Benton R. Koch, Hughesville. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Stauffer Funeral Home, Ringtown and burial took place in the Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ringtown.

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Mrs. Lucy Sabia
Mrs. Lucy (Boccichio) Sabia, 760 North Vine Street, died at her home at 6:45 a.m. yesterday after a long illness. She was born in Italy and resided in this city 61 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, the Christian Mothers and Altar and Rosary Societies of the parish and Sons of Italy Lodge 1095. The following children survive: John, Hialeah, Florida; Mrs. Mildred Vaccaro, Stamford, Conn.; Mrs. James (Beatrice) Tarone, Hazleton; Christina and Martin, both at home. There are 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Her husband, Marco, preceded her in death in 1957, and a son, William in 1962. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning form the Joseph Moran Funeral Home with a solemn requiem high mass at 9:30 o’clock in Our Lady of Grace church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening form 7 to 9 o’clock and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 3, 1963 Page 22
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Howard Flexer
Howard Flexer, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad yardmaster, died suddenly at his home in Quakake at 2:15 a.m. Sunday. He was born in Quakake October 8, 1885 and spent his life there. His parents were the late Winbert and Anna (Bader) Flexer. He was a member of the Christ United Church of Christ, Rush Township and the Quakake Fire Company. Surviving are his wife, Eva (Wallauer) Flexer, and two daughters, Marion, wife of William Shaup, Schuylkill Haven; and Louise, wife of Donald Johnson, Philadelphia. There are five grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters: Clara, wife of John Heckman, Delano; Mrs. Hilda Hart, Park Crest; Violet Flexer, Pottsville; and Helen, wife of Norman Riddle, Quakake; and a brother, Lawrence, of Drums. A son, Frederick, died in 1957. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Christ Funeral Home, Hometown. Services will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Souders, pastor of Christ United Church of Christ, Rush Township. Interment will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery, Tamaqua. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening.

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Mrs. Joseph Rachilla
Mrs. Joseph (Suchochi) Rachilla, former Freeland resident died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Helen) VanDusen, of Ferndale, Michigan, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday after a short illness. Mrs. Rachilla resided in Freeland for over 40 years and moved to Michigan in 1955. Her husband, Stanley, died in 1954. She was born in Swalki, Poland. Surviving in Addition to her daughter are these sons: Joseph, Stanley, William, Alphonse, all of Michigan; Edward of Chicago, Ill., and Bernard, of Swoyersville. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McNulty Funeral Home, Freeland, with a requiem high mass in St. Anthony’s Church at 10:30 and interment in St. Casimir’s Cemetery. Viewing at the funeral from 2 p.m. today until time of funeral.

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George E. Clark
George E. Clark, 47, Turnpike road, Dalton, was found dead Wednesday in Newton Township Cemetery. A care taker found Clark hanging from a tree in the cemetery. Clark, the director of development and public relations at Keystone Junior College, was previously associated with the Scranton times. He was an organizer and charter member of Local 177, American Newspaper Guild, Scranton. Surviving are his wife, two children, two brothers and a sisters.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Friday, July 12, 1963
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Mrs. Alfred E. Roth
Mrs. V. Geraldine Roth, 60, wife of Alfred E. Roth, RD Sugarloaf, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at her home following an illness of three and one-half years. Born in Centre township, Columbia County, December 16, 1902, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Alberta (Gerhard) Remley. She resided in the valley area most of her life. The deceased was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham. Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Mrs. Charles (Jean) Schucholz, Conyngham; CarlA. Roth, Surgarloaf; and Ethel Roth, at home; and two grandchildren, Kurt and Deborah Schucholz, of Conyngham. The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home. Rev. Phillip C. Biblehimer, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham, will officiate. Interment will be in Conyngham Union Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Friday, July 12, 1963
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Chalmer Weigand
Chalmer Weigand, R.D.2, Drums, retired core maker, died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital where he had been a patient for the past six days. Born in Jeanesville, a son of the late Joseph and Henrietta (Deis) Weigand, he resided in the Drums area for seven years. The deceased was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, St. Johns, the Men’s Bible Class of that church, and Woodmen of the World. A sister, Stella Weigand, died in February, 1963. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Youngkurth, a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Alma) Laurie, Drums; and a son, Donald, Trenton, NJ. Also surviving are two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and these brothers and sisters: William Weigand, Jeddo; Mrs. Theodore Tews and Mrs. Florence Bechtel, Allentown; Mrs. Margaret Schmidt, Lancaster; and Mrs. Paul Flynn, Hazleton. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home. Rev Russell A. Bechtel, pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ, St. Johns, will officiate. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Friday, July 12, 1963
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Miss Helen E. Heiser
Miss Helen E. Heiser, of 109 Webster avenue, West Hazleton, died from complications at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at the Hazleton State General Hospital. She was ill about five weeks. Miss Heiser was a presser for Henry Laundry. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad (Rose Blaser) Heiser. Miss Heiser was a resident of West Hazleton for several years and a resident of Hazleton most of her life. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, West Hazleton. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Violet Rohal, of Lansford; a niece, Agnes Skillan and a nephew, Paul J. Roshal, Jr., of Lansford. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. form the Grebey, Beltz and Gleim Funeral Home with Rev. Richard D. Abernethy officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. Viewing Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Friday, July 12, 1963
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Millard D. Troy
Millard D. Troy, 364 West Main street, Ringtown, died suddenly at his home last evening, following a lingering illness. He was born in Nuremberg 54 years ago, a son of the late Charles and Laura (Rarick) Troy. He was a miner by occupation. He was last employed at the Derringer Colliery, Fern Glen. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ringtown. Surviving are his wife, the former Stella Jones; a son, Charles, Zion Grove; a daughter, Delores, at home; and the following brothers and sisters: Samuel, Stillwater; Guy, Nuremberg; Howard, Catawissa R.D.; Mrs. Edward Kehley, Philadelphia; Mrs. Mae Knelley, Hazleton; Mrs. Grace Fuller, Nanticoke; Mrs. Florence Williams, Bloomsburg. Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m., at the Stauffer Funeral Home, Ringtown. Rev. Walter H. Guigley will officiate. Viewing will be from Sunday at 2 p.m. until time of the funeral. Place of interment will be announced later.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Friday, July 12, 1963
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Walter T. Morrison, Sr.
Walter T. Morrison, Sr., 82, of 225 Centre avenue, Jim Thorpe, died Thursday at 11:15 p.m. at the Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton. He was retired trainman for the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Born in Mauch Chunk, the deceased was a son of the late William and Mary (Bolles) Morrison. Surviving are the following children:  Harry and Kenneth, at home; Mrs. Charles (Nelda) Crandell, Bethlehem; Willard and Mrs. Lovena Smith, both of Quakake; Walter, Tamaqua RD 2; and Mrs. Charles (Olive) Nicholas, Tamaqua; 19 grandchildren and a brother, Wilbur, Winter Haven, Fla. The funeral whill be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center street, Jim Thorpe, with Rev. O.H. Schlessman, of St. John’s Lutheran church, Jim Thorpe, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Jim Thorpe. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, August 10, 1963 Page 20
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Mrs. Rose Sulkevich
Mrs. Rose Sulkevich, 674 Alter street, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday at the State Hospital shortly after being admitted. She had been ill for one week. Born in Lihuania, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary (Yersev) Pikunas, she resided in Freeland for a short time before locating in Hazleton where she spent the greater part of her life. The deceased was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul’s Lithuanian R.C. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, in 1943, and three children, Anthony, Joseph and Julia. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Joseph (Anna) Danko and John, this city; Mrs. Marco (Amelia) Iacobuzio, Brooklyn, NY; William, Hampton, Va.; Mrs. Arthur (Margaret) Sandrock, this city and Edmund, Austin, Texas. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Steve Harbolovic and Mrs. Martha Novitsky, Coaldale. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o’clock in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Lithuanian R.C. Church. Interment will be in ST. Casimir’s Cemetery, Freeland. Friends may call Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mrs. Regina Welsh
Mrs. Regina Welsh, widow of Francis X.”Effie” Welsh, former sports editor of the Times-Leader, Evening News, a resident of 37 Carlisle street, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday following an illness. Her husband died March 13, 1951. Born in Audenreid, Mrs. Welsh was a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Mary Brandy Cannon. She resided in Wilkes-Barre most of her life and was a member of St. Mary’s Church, South Washington street. Surviving are a son, Harry, at home, a teacher in the city schools; one grandchild, Kenvin Welsh. A private funeral was held yesterday morning from the McLaughlin Funeral Home, with a Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s Church. Rt. Rev. Monsignor Donald D. Deuel officiated at the Mass and Rev. Charles O’Donnell pronounced final benediction at the parish cemetery.

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George Polachak
George Polachak, 234 Warren street, Washington, NJ, former resident of Thirwell avenue, this city, died early yesterday morning at the Allentown General Hospital. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Machesko, several children residing in Washington, and two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Anna Bradish, Freeland, Nicholas, Hazleton; John, Linden, NJ; and Mary, Maple Heights, Ohio. The funeral will be held from the Devoe Funeral Home, Washington avenue, Washington, NJ, Monday at 8:30 a.m. with at requiem mass at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, Main street, Philippsburg, NJ. Viewing today from 1 p.m. until time of funeral.

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Andrew Zamesky
Andrew Zamesky, of 105 Main street, Stockton No. 6, died Tuesday at 4:20 p.m. at the Valley Crest Home, Wilkes-Barre, where he had been a guest for the past four months. He was born in Stockton, a son of the late Joseph and Susan (Fydol) Zamesky, and had resided in Stockton all his life. He was a member of ST. Joseph’s R.C. Church. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Joseph, Stockton; Steve, West Hazleton; George, Weatherly; Helen, Stockton, and Susan, Stockton. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. form the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Ladislaus Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s R.C. Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, August 21, 1963
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Charles Schweitzer
Charles Schweitzer, Muncy Valley, a native of West Hazleton, died suddenly Monday night at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he had been a patient for approximately one week. A son of the late Fred and Ida Schweitzer, the deceased had resided in West Hazleton the greater part of his lfe. Surviving are his wife, Florence; six children: Gary, Charles, Chester, Kay, Edna and Rosalie Ida and the following brothers and sisters: Gustav Schweitzer, Newtown Square; William, Herman and Richard Schweitzer, all of West Hazleton; Mrs. Wilbur Berger, Coaldale; Mrs. Charles Walter and Mrs. John F. Kenny both of Conyngham; Mrs. T.P. Meixell, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Edward Schweitzer, Burbank, Calif. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The funeral will be held from the Bender Funeral Home, Muncy Valley, on Thursday at two p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, August 21, 1963
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Mrs. Eva F. Eckrote
Mrs. Eva (Faust) Eckrote, 73, of 97 Robert Street, Sheatown, died Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette General Hospital, Buffalo, NY, two hours after being admitted. She was stricken ill while visiting at the home of her son, Arthur Eckrote, Buffalo. Born in Upper Lehigh, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Embodes) Faust. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eckrote, in 1935. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. James Jennings and Mrs. Joseph Roberts, Nanticoke; Mrs. George Crouse, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Anthony Yaskiewicz, Sheatown; Mrs. James Heatherly, Andersonville, SC; Foster Eckrote, Sheatown; and Arthur, Buffalo. Also surviving are two brothers: Francis J. Faust, Kingston; and Henry Faust, Pond Hill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, August 21, 1963
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Mrs. William D. McCay
Mrs. Mae (Beacroft) McCay, Junedale, widow of William D. McCay, died suddenly late Monday night at the home of her daughter , Mrs. James (Mary) Miller, Jackson Heights, L.I.N.Y., with Whom she was visiting. Born in Junedale, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jemima (Jermyn) Beacroft, she resided in Junedale her entire life. The deceased was a member of the Coleraine Congregational United Church of Christ, Hazleton Chapter 248 O.E.S., and Hazleton White Shrine No. 4. Her husband, William D. McCay, died in April 1952. Surviving are two children, Atty. Donald McCay, Weatherly; Mrs. James Miller, Jackson Heights, L.I.N.Y.; a sister, Gertrude, wife of Rev. James S. Henry, Beaver Meadows; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. form the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home. Rev. James S. Henry, pastor of the Coleraine Congregational United Church of Christ, Junedale will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Vine Street Cemetery. Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, August 21, 1963
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Mrs. Anthony Valente
Mrs. Tina (Scatton) Valente, rear 599 Carson street, wife of Anthony Valente, died Friday at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital, where she had been admitted Thursday. She had been ill for about a year. Born in this city, she had resided here all her life and was a member of the Most Precious Blood Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children: Mrs. Philip (Mildred) Fierro, Mrs. Angeline Colombo, Ernest and Anthony, Jr., all of this city. Both her sons are teachers in the city school. There are nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Moran Funeral Home with a solemn high mass of requiem to be celebrated at 9:30 o’clock in Most Precious Blood Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call today and Sunday form 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, August 24, 1963 page 22
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Albert L. Filoreto
Albert Leon Filoreto, 23, of 3655 Deepwater Lane, Brookhaven, a suburb of Chester, died suddenly at University of Pennsylvania Hospital at Philadelphia yesterday at 12:30 p.m. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday. Born in Hazleton, the son of Carl and Ann (Majchrowicz) Filoreto, he had lived in Chester the past 21 years. A June graduate of Pennsylvania Military College where he was an outstanding quarterback on the football team and was also a member of the track team, competing in the dash events, he married the former Jane Lonnquist only last month. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Majchrowicz, of Cranberry, and many uncles and aunts in this region. He was a member of Our Lady of Charity R.C. Church in Brookhaven. A military funeral will be held from the Nacrelli Funeral Home, Chester, Tuesday morning. Other arrangements are incomplete.

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Death Claims Burt Roth, First Nat’l Bank Official
Robert Burt Roth, 144 West Broad street, assistant cashier at the First National Bank, died suddenly Friday at 3 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital. He had been stricken ill with a heart seizure at his home at 1:30 a.m. and was removed to the hospital by the Hazleton Community Ambulance. The deceased had started his banking career at the First National on May 1, 1927, and was named assistant cashier on January 22, 1948. Born in Beaver Brook, he was a son of the late Jacob and Catherine (Burt) Roth. He was a graduate of Hazleton High School and a veteran of World War I. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon at the time of his death. Roth was a past commander of American Legion Post 76 and a past president of the Hazleton chapter, American Institute of Banking. He also was a member of Barracks 1621, World War I Veterans. Surviving are his wife, the former Anne Parsons, and the following sisters and brothers: Herman Roth, West Orange, NJ; Mrs. Benjamin (Ethel) Groundwater and Mrs. Alice Alderson, both of Arlington, Va.; and Donald Roth, Fairless Hills. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Bachman Bros. Funeral Home with Rev. Frederick B. Crane, D.D., officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.

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Vincent Lozoski
Vincent Lozoski, 71, of 81 Oak street, Forty Fort, died Tuesday morning at the Veterans Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, after an illness of several weeks. Born in Hazleton, a son of the late Vincent and Mary (Beck) Lozoaski, he resided in Forty Fort the past 35 years. Prior to his retirement six years ago, he was employed by the Okonite Corp., for 16 years as a wire layer. A veteran of World War One, he was a member of Luzerne American Legion Post 525. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Malick, a daughter, Helen at home, and two brothers, Anthony and Albert Lozoski, this city. The funeral will be held today at 10:30 a.m. from the Hughes Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming avenue, Forty Fort. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 11 o’clock in St. Mary’s Church, Swoyersville. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Thursday, August 29, 1963
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Mrs. Raymond Kelly
Mrs. Raymond J. Kelly, 456 Market Street, Kingston, mother of James Kelly, this city, died Tuesday at 2 a.m. at the family home following a long illness. Surviving are her husband, three sons, seven grandchildren and two brothers. The funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. from the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 416 Wyoming avenue, Kingston. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at Pringle.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Thursday, August 29, 1963
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William H. Wagner
William H. Wagner, 87, of 221 North street, Catawissa, a brother of Mrs. George Lehmon, Brandonville, was found dead in his home Monday night by a son, Bruce Wagner, Bloomsburg. Columbia County Coroner J.R. Brobst, who ruled death was due to accidental asphyxiation, said Mr. Wagner had been dead for about eight hours. He theorized that the man had turned on the stove in order to take the chill from the home earlier in the day. Since all the doors and windows in the structure were tightly closed the gas burned up all available oxygen in the home and caused asphyxiation.  A pet dog was found gasping for air at the feet of the man. When taken outside the dog rallied immediately. Prior to his retirement 22 years ago, the deceased had been a telegrapher for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Surviving are three daughters, three sons, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one sister, a half-sister and two half brothers. The funeral will be held from the Billig Funeral Home, Numidia today at 2 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Thursday, August 29, 1963
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John Markunas
John Markunas, 31 North River street, Plains, died Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He had been struck by an auto while crossing a street at Plains Saturday evening. Born in Lithuania he had resided in West Hazleton most of his life moving to Plains about 15 years ago. He was employed as a miner until his retirement 10 years ago. His wife Magdelan preceded him in death in 1941. Surviving are the following 5 children: Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Mazzola, Hazleton; Mrs. Francis (Anna) Swantek, West Hazleton; Mrs. Julia Diehl, New York; Mrs. Clair (Agnes) Kistler, Manmouth Junction, NJ; Ernest Peter Markunas, Plains. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Bonin Funeral Home, Second street entrance, other arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9  p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, September 3, 1963
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Stephen J. Derr
Stephen J. Derr, 1228, East Broad street, West Hazleton, died on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. at the Hazleton State General Hospital, of complications, following an illness of three weeks. He was employed as a service engineer for Barrett & Haentjens Co. He was born in Lattimer Mines, a son of the late John and Louise (Dietz) Derr. He spent most of his life in Hazleton and was a member of St. John’s P.M. Church. Surviving are his wife, Edith M. (Martin) Derr; two sister, Mrs. Ethel Specht and Mrs. Edward (Marcella) Jenkins, Sr., also a nephew Edward Jenkins, Jr. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Grebey, Beltz and Gleim Funeral Home, with services in charge of Rev. Richard E. Owens. Interment will be made in Mountain View Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, September 3, 1963
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Joseph P. Kubilus
Joseph P. Kubilus, New Britain, Conn., former Hazleton resident, died at the New Britain General Hospital, Saturday night, following a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara (Hyduke) Kubilus, a son, Joseph; a daughter, Miss Barbara Kubilus; a brother, Staff Sgt. Edward J. Kubilus, with the U.S. Air Force in Turkey and his mother, Mrs. Mary Kubilus, Hazleton; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Gaultier, Hazleton. The funeral will be held from the Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Friends may call today between 2 and 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, September 3, 1963
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Mrs. Edith A. Thrash
Mrs. Edith A. Thrash, 740 North street, Weatherly, died at 3:30 p.m. yesterday in Weatherly. She was ill for the last year. Mrs. Thrash was a daughter of the late Godfrey Mathias and Mary Bieter Mathias and lived in Weatherly since 1930. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weatherly. Survivors include a son, Robert P., at home and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 1st and Packer streets, Weatherly. The Rev. Byron R. Stauffer, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weatherly, will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, September 3, 1963
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William Ksanznak
William Ksanznak, of Butte, Montana, a native of West Hazleton, died at the Butte General Hospital last Friday. He had been a medical patient in the hospital for several days. He went to san Francisco after leaving West Hazleton, then located in Montana. He is survived by his wife, his parents John and Rose Ksanznak, West Hazleton; and a sister, Mrs. John Brennan, West Hazleton. Burial was made at Butte yesterday.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, September 3, 1963
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Stanley E. Gliem
Stanley E. Gliem, 77, of 575 Lincoln street, a retired grocery clerk, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday in the Hazleton State General Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the day. He was born in Nuremberg on July 1, 1886, a son of the late Christian and Sarah (Eroh) Gliem and spent the major portion of his life in West Hazleton and the city. He was a member of Emmanuel’s United Church of Christ and the Stofflett Bible Class of the church. His survivors include his wife, the former Anna Kramer; three sons, Robert Gliem, Woodlyn; Gene and Jack, both of Springfield, Pa. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Ringlaben, West Hazleton. A daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Evelyn) Mishinski, died last Oct. 31. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow form the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. John B. Stoudt, pastor of Emmanuel Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Mount Laurel Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, September 3, 1963
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Mrs. Calvin Knyrim
Mrs. Mae Reese Burgess Knyrim, 218 West Magnolia street, died unexpectedly Sunday in the Hazleton State General Hospital. She was born in Yorktown, a daughter of the late Thomas R. Reese and Mary S. Schmidt. Mrs. Knyrim was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, city. Survivors include her husband, Calvin H. Knyrim Jr.; two sons, Thomas H. Burgess, city; Calvin W. Knyrim, city; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gwendolyn) Schulmeister, Lancaster, and Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) Bush, Berwick. Eight grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow form the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul J. Taylor, pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, city, will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Vine street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, September 3, 1963
Submitted by Tammy Clark


Operator of Tavern Dies
Peter A. Marsicano, 693 Alter street, who was affiliated with Marsicano’s Bar and Grille, 695 Alter street, died suddenly Friday at 11:30 p.m. at his home. Born in Hazleton, a son of the late Nicholas and Rose (Scarpita) Marsicano, he resided in this city his entire life. The deceased was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church and the Holy Name Society of the parish. He was preceded in death by a brother and sisters, Frank, Mrs. Mary Saullo, Nancy and Mrs. Helen Parell. Surviving are his wife, the former Ann Calvani, two children, Helen and Peter, Jr., at home; and these sisters and brothers: Mrs. Neil (Theresa) Chirico, John Arthur and Joseph, this city; Nicholas, New York City; Mrs. Stella Sonn, Baltimore; and Mrs. Joseph (Esther) Paul, Detroit. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Moran Funeral Home. Solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9:30 in Our Lady of Grace Church. Interment will be in Most Precious Blood Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, October 14, 1963 Page 22
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Daniel Deis Dies Suddenly
Daniel Deis, of 124 West Spring street, died suddenly of a heart attack suffered at home shortly after admission to the Hazleton State General Hospital Saturday at 3:20 p.m. Born in Hazleton, a son of the late Valentine and Martha (Lapp) Deis, he was a lifelong resident of the city and a retired storekeeper for the PP&L. He was a prominent baseball player in the Sunday School League many years ago and was one of the organizers of the Clover Club, which disbanded recently. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He is survived by a son, J. Richard Deis, an employe of the Standard-Speaker newspaper; a sister, Mrs. Frank Diehl, this city and a brother, Richard Deis, Allentown. Several Nieces and nephews also survive. His wife, the former Mary Eroh, died June 27, 1962. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Grebey, Beltz &Gleim Funeral Home with Rev. Allen H. Roth officiating. Interment will be in Vine Street Cemetery. Relatives and Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, October 14, 1963 Page 22
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Miss Irene O’Donovan
Miss Irene O’Donovan, 222 Lauderburn avenue, Weatherly, died yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital, where she had been a patient for five weeks. She had been ill a year. Born in Weatherly, where she spent all her life, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius A. and Lucetta (Klotz) O’Donovan. She was a retired employe of Tung-Sol-Electric Co., Weatherly. Surviving is a sister, Mary of the same address. Private services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, First and Packer streets, Weatherly. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends will be received at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, but there will be no public viewing.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, October 14, 1963 Page 22
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Mrs. John Warwick
Mrs. John Warwick, 82 Franklin street, a lifelong Hazleton area resident, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday in the State General Hospital where she had been a patient the past month. Born in Harwood, she was the daughter of Mrs. Mary (Locker) Yuriskovic and the late John Yuriskovic. She was a member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Slovak Church. Survivors, in addition to her husband and mother, are the following brothers and sisters: John, Allentown; Joseph, Margaret and Edward, all of this city; Mrs. Walter (Ann) Greenhalgh, Albequerque, NM; Mrs. Joseph (Verna) Carter, Bridgeport, Pa.; and James, Tresckow. The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the John J. Pusti Funeral Home, 480 West Broad street. Solemn requiem high mass will be at 9 a.m. in St. Ladislaus R.C. Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, October 14, 1963 Page 22
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Maurice I. Williams
Maurice I. Williams, 73, of 82 Lathrop street, Kingston, former executive assistant to the president of the Glen Alden Coal Co., died Thursday at 10:15 a.m. the victim of a heart attack.  He was employed 51 years by Glen Alden Coal Co. and its predecessor, Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. At the time of his retirement six years ago, he was executive assistant to Francis O. Case, then president of the company. Surviving are his wife, the former Charlotte Streater, a daughter, Mrs. Patrick Girard, Wyoming; three grandchildren, and a stepbrother, Edward G. Lewis, Dayton, Ohio. The funeral will be held Monday at 2p.m. from the Hughes Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming avenue, Forty Fort. Rev. Guy A. Leinthall, pastor of the Dorranceton Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, December 14, 1963
Submitted by Tammy Clark


Mrs. Mary Carey
Mrs. Mary Carey, of 605 Front street, Freeland, died at 9:30 a.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Hackenbrack, 2925 Michele drive, Norristown. A lifelong resident of Freeland, she had been ill for several months. She was the former Mary McCole, a descendant of one of the earliest Irish families to locate in Freeland. She was a member of St. Ann’s Church, the parish Altar and Rosary Society, and the Womens’ Catholic Club. Her husband, Peter, a barber in Freeland for many years, preceded her in death, as well as a sister, Frannie McCole. Surviving are these children: Joseph, Columbus, Ohio; Francis and Neil, Freeland; Mrs. Vincent Hughes, Mine Hill, NJ; Mrs. Joseph Marankie, Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Kenneth Eagles, Ambler; Mrs. Walter Lewis, Philadelphia; Emmett, Mine Hill, NJ; Mrs. Kenneth Hackenbrack, Norristown. Also surviving are two brothers, Frank and Patrick, of Freeland, and 18 grandchildren. The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Monday from the late residence, 605 Front street, Freeland, with a requiem high mass at 9:30 in St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence after 5 p.m. Saturday until time of the funeral.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, December 14, 1963
Submitted by Tammy Clark


Christ R. Sacco
Christ R. Sacco, 38 Division street, New Brunswick, NJ, died Thursday at Middlesex Hospital, New Brunswick, where he had been a patient two weeks. Born in Ermite, Italy, son of the late John Philip and Maria Rosera (Cherico) Sacco, he came to this country at an early age and settled in Shenandoah. Last employed by the Triangle Cable Mfg. Co., New Brunswick, he was formerly employed as a foreman for the Capparell Mining Co. and the Yaccino Coal Co., this city. The deceased was a member of St. Peter’s Church, New Brunswick and the Phoenix Fire Co., and Eagles, Shenandoah. Surviving are his wife, the former Jennie DeCrease, two sons, John Philip and Christ, New Brunswick; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Rose Masternock, New Brunswick; two grandchildren and two brothers, Nicholas, operator of Sacco’s Hotel, Ringtown; and his twin brothers, Neil, New Brunswick. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, December 14, 1963
Submitted by Tammy Clark


Mrs. Wilhelmina Roth
Mrs. Wilhelmina Roth, RD Drums, died at 3:20 p.m. yesterday in the Sparr Convalescent Home, Drums, after several years’ illness. Born in Rockport, she was the daughter of the late Adolph and Wilhelmina (Graff) Luhman. She resided most of her life in the Butler Valley area. Her husband, George, died on April 23, 1954. Surviving are children: Paul E. and Mrs. May E. Van Blargen, both of Drums; Mrs. Laura M. Heinicke, DeLon Springs, Fla., and Earl B., Baltimore, Md.; sisters, Mrs. Martha Corrigan, Milford, NJ and Mrs. Matilda Walsh, Dubuque, Iowa. Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. A private funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Grebey, Beltz and Gleim Funeral Home. Rev. Harlan Breininger will officiate. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, December 14, 1963
Submitted by Tammy Clark


Mrs. Austin Gallagher
Mrs. Austin Gallagher, 38, of 17 West Chapel street, died t 3:30 p.m. yesterday in St. Joseph Hospital after an illness of several weeks. Born in this city, she was the daughter of James and the late Margaret (O’Donnell) Farley. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s R.C. Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, Austin, and her father, James Farley, are two children, Maureen and Joseph, both at home; two brothers, James and John both of this city; and three sisters, Margaret Farley, this city; Mrs. Julian Parry, Hellertown and Mrs. Condit Dibble, Bennigron, Vt. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Monday form the Boyle Funeral Home. A requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 in St. Gabriel’s Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, December 14, 1963
Submitted by Tammy Clark


Harvey L. Eroh
Harvey L. Eroh, 805 Loomis street, Nanticoke, a native of Conyngham, died Sunday morning at his home. Born in Conyngham March 23, 1896, he was the son of the late Harvey and Mary (Keen) Eroh. He was a member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, Dorrance. Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Engler; two daughter, Mrs. Irene Whitebread, at home and Mrs. Irma Zukowski, Union, NJ; a brother, MyronJ., Cadyville, NY; and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lohman Funeral Home, 84 Prospect street, Nanticoke. Rev. Charles R. Steinhauer will officiate. Interment will be in the Dorrance Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. today.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, December 30, 1963  page 20
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Mrs. Mary Karmosky
Mrs. Mary Karmosky, Rear 17 East Blaine steet, McAdoo, died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she had been a patient for the past 18 days. A lifelong resident of McAdoo, her husband, Adam, preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1923, and a son, Roy died Aug. 28, 1949. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul’s Polish National Church, McAdoo. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Otho (Catherine) James, Hazleton; Stanley, McAdoo; Charles F., Newport News, Va., where he is sports editor of the Newport Press and Mary Karmosky at home. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Bruley Funeral Home, 39 South Tamaqua street, McAdoo, at 9 a.m. Tuesday. High mass of requiem in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Polish National Church at 9:30. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, December 30, 1963  page 20
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Mrs. James W. Lohr
Mrs. James W. Lohr, 72, formerly of 210 East Second street, Berwick and a sister of Richard P. Vervalin, Drums RD, died Thursday night at the Berwick Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 10 weeks. The former Lou Nette Vervalin, the deceased was the daughter of the late Adin and Jesse (Palmer) Vervalin. Her husband preceded her in death on December 3. In addition to her brother, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Kleckner, Berwick and two nieces. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Kelchner Funeral Home, Berwick. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, December 30, 1963  page 20
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Bert Robins
Bert Robins, 73 Main street, Luzerne, a clothing merchant in that community, was pronounced dead on arrival Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, where he was taken after being stricken will at his home. He and his wife, the former Mae Morris, were married in Freeland and observed their 57 wedding anniversary last October 22. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son Dr. I.M. Robbins, Wilkes-Barre; a daughter, Mrs. Al Goodman, Kingston and three grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday at 11:30 a.m. from the funeral home at 348 South River street, Wilkes-Barre and interment was in B’nai Jacob Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Shiva will be observed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Goodman, 659 Westmoreland avenue, Kingston.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, December 30, 1963  page 20
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George Warning
George Warning, Grier City, died 6:45 o’clock Friday evening at Rest Haven, Schuylkill Haven, RD, where he was transferred recently from the Lutheran Church Home in Hazleton. Born in Grier City in 1883, he was a retired trainman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and had been a distributor for the Philadelphia Inquirer in the Grier City area. Surviving are a brother Edward Warning, park Crest and two sisters; Miss Mary Warning and Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman, both of Philadelphia.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, December 30, 1963  page 20
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Miss Anna Marie Salen
Miss Anna Marie Salen, 221 Carbon street, Weatherly, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Hazleton State General Hospital where she was a patient for the last three weeks. She had been ill two months. Born in Tremont on Feb. 15, 1885, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Alice Eckel Salen. Miss Salen was assistant principal of the Tremont High School for 30 years and was a teacher in the school district for 50 years. She was graduated from Kutztown State Teachers College and Lebanon Valley College and was a member of St. Peter’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Tremont. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: James, Weatherly, Samuel, Mrs. Nina Breunle and Mrs. Evelyn Kreis, Tremont. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Peter’s Reformed UCC Church, Tremont, with the Rev. J. Addison McIntosh, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Reformed Lutheran Cemetery, Myerstown. Friends may call at the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 1st and Packer streets, Weatherly, this afternoon and evening, and at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services tomorrow.

Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, December 30, 1963  page 20
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Anthony Wozinski
Lake Resident Drowns When Canoe Upsets
Searchers Grapple Hours in 75 feet of Water to No Avail
    A Harvey's Lake man drowned yesterday afternoon {Wednesday, June 9, 1937], a Pittston girl was severely injured when hit by an automobile, and a number of other persons were hurt in accidents.
    Antyony Wozniski, 32, a WPA worker and father of two children, drowned in Harvey's Lake yesterday afternoon at 2 when the anoe he rented upset in water 75 feet deep opposite the Peters Cottage.  Chief of Police Ira Stevenson and 15 volunteers grappled for the body but had not recovered it last night. 
    Chief Stevenson said the victim was a boarder at the cottage of Alma Hamilton, Hillside Avenue, Shawnee Section of the lake, for about five months and that his mother, Mrs. Johanna Wozniski, and a brother, Lawrence, live on a farm along the road from Wardan Place to Kunkle.  He said he was separated from his wife, Helen Michael Wozniski, Darling Street, city, and that two children are i St. Stanislaus's Orphanage, Sheatown.  The victim's father died about 18 months ago.   (The article continues with information about other, unrelated  accidents that occurred around the same time.)

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, June 10, 1937,  1st page, second section
Submitted by Claire Moran

Lake Gives Up WPAer's Body
Kin Among Successful Searchers for Victim of Drowning
    Using Grappling hooks and a rowboat, four men, one of them a brother and another cousin of the victim, recovered the body of Anthony Wozniski, WPA worker who drowned in Harvey's Lake yesterday afternoon at 2, almost exactly 48 hours after the victim's canoe upset and he disappeared in the lake.
    Chief of Police Ira C. Stevenson said he and other volunteers had just finished their lunch and were returning to grapple for the body when the men brought it ashore.  He said a grappling hook used by George Gibson, Warden Place, caught on the victim's belt and assisted by his three companions the body was pulled into their boat.  Those with Gibson were Nathan Dippre, 249 Plymouth Avenue, city; Lawrence Wozniski, the victim's brother, and Walter Wozniski, a cousin.
    According to Chief Stevenson the body was in water 52 feet deep and had moved more than 10 feet from the spot where the accident occurred.  He said the spot is between 125 and 150 feet from the Teter Dock.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, June 12, 1937, Page 13
Submitted by Claire Moran



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