Obituaries




Mrs. Jennie Weiss
Mrs. Jennie Kline Weiss, widow of S.S. Weiss, founder of the S.S. Weiss Department Store in Pottsville, died suddenly Saturday at Philadelphia, at the Chateau Crillion Apartments. Grief over the death of a son, the late Martin D. Weiss, about a year ago while in the armed service, and the death of a brother, the late Julius Kline, about one month ago, are believed to have brought on the illness which caused Mrs. Weiss’ death.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 3, 1946 
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Mrs. Mary Nolan
Mrs. Mary Nolan, 89, mother of Rev. P.A. Nolan, pastor of Holy Saviour Church, East End, Wilkes-Barre, died yesterday at 5:15 a.m. at her home, 61 Terrace street, after an illness of several months. Born and reared in Inkerman, Mrs. Nolan was a daughter of the late Peter and Winifred Henaghan Durkin of Inkerman. Mrs. Nolan was a member of St. Therea’s church, Old River Road, and its Altar and Rosary Society. Her husband, Michael H. Nolan, died in June, 1928.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 3, 1946 
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Stanley Volk

Stanley Volk, of 92 School street, Harwood, died at his home last evening of complications. Born in Austria, he came to this country as a young man and had been a resident of Harwood for more than 30 years. He enjoyed a wide circle of friends and was a devout member of St. Michael’s Greek Catholic Ukrainian Church, of this city.  Surviving are his wife, Susan, and the following children: Mrs. Mary Piz, of Hazle Village; Joseph, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Theresa Kisacky, Agnes, Margaret, Rita, Beatrice and Francis, all of Harwood. Also three sisters: Mrs. Fannie Patguski, Mrs. Mary Sabalock, of Harwood and Mrs. Rose Ustanoski, of West Hazleton. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock form this late home in Harwood, with a requiem high mass in St. Michael’s G.C. Ukrainian Church, this city, at 9:30 o’clock. Interment will be made in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 3, 1946 
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Mrs. Bertha Smith

Mrs. Bertha Smith, of 618 Peace street, widow of Alexander Smith, died at 7 a.m. yesterday. She had been ill since November. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Dunkelberger, she was born at Port Treverton and lived at Mount Carmel until coming to Hazleton 38 years ago. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church, Mayflower chapter Order of Eastern Star, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engineers and the Mount Carmel Union Veterans Auxiliary. Surviving are four children: George, of Woodbury, NJ; Mrs. Harold Kirkbride, of Barnsboro, NJ; Harold G. and Alice Smith, both at home. Also two grandsons and a brother Charles Dunkelberger, of Kulpment and two sisters, Mrs. William Chalfont and Mrs. Carrie Wehr, of Pitman, NJ.  Funeral will be held Friday afternoon at a time to be announced later. Rev. H. Clay Bergstresser will conduct services and interment will be in the Mountain View cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 3, 1946 
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Walter E. Drasher
Walter E. Drasher, of 527 Green street, Freeland, died yesterday at noon. He was ill for the past many months. He was a long-time resident of Freeland, and years ago was employed at the Albert Furniture Store, in that town. Surviving are his wife, the former Carrie Betterly, of Drums and the following children: Elbert, of White Haven; Stanley, of Baltimore; Mrs. Alice Hinkle of Freeland and Betty, at home. Also surviving are tow sisters, Mrs. Walter Fulk and Mrs. Alfred Marshman, of Freeland. The funeral will be private and will be held Thursday afternoon at the convenience of the family from the Raymond Nagel Funeral Home, 706 Birkbeck street, Freeland. Services will be in charge of the Rev. Fred Haffner, of St. Luke’s Lutheran church, Freeland, and interment will be in the St. John’s cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 3, 1946 
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Mrs. Mary Sliworsky
Mrs. Mary Sliworsky of 320 East Thirwell avenue, Hazleton Heights, wife of Simon Sliworsky, died at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital yesterday at 12:40 p.m., following a short illness. She was admitted to the institution as a medical patient eight days ago. Born in Beaver Meadows, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Sobeck, of Hazleton Heights and was a member of St. Joseph’s R. C. Church of this city.  Surviving are her husband, the following children: Wassil, of Hazleton, Mrs. Aloysius Kringer and Margaret, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Sobeck and the following brothers and sisters: Sister Anadeus of Perth Amboy, NJ; Mrs. Bartol Fellin, of Hazleton; Jospeh Sobeck, of McAdoo; Steve, of Norrisotwn; Sister Cornelia, of Wilkes-Barre; John and George Sobeck of Bayonne, NJ and Michael, of Hazleton. Also surviving is one grandchild.  The funeral will take place from the late residence, Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock, and interment in St. Mary’s G.C. Cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 3, 1946 
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George Richards

George Richards, 62 husband of Mary, nee Wert,  Richards, of 26 North street Slatington, died in the Allentown hospital where he had been a medical patient. Born at Drifton, a son of the late David and Deborah, nee Gibbon, Richards, and had been a resident of Slatington most of his life. Mr. Richards had been employed as a watchman by the National School Slate Co., Slatington. Besides his widow, he is survived by one brother, Ben, of Walnutport; four sisters, Mrs. Walter Horn and Mrs. Walter Lentz, both of Allentown; Mrs. Philip Ginder, of Palmerton and Mrs. Alice Moyer, of Slatington R2. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the David Heintzelman funeral home, 25-27 North Second street, Slatington. Interment will be in the Union cemetery, Slatington.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, April 3, 1946
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Harvey Fritzinger
Harvey Fritzinger, 74, of 722 Front street, Freeland, died last evening at 5 o’clock at his home. The deceased was born in Butler Valley and lived most of his life in Freeland. He was a miner for many years. He is survived by several nieces and nephews in Freeland and the Hazleton region. The funeral will be conducted from the residence of Mrs. Viola O’Donnell, with whom the deceased resided, on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with services in charge of Rev. R.O. Chatlos. Interment will be made in the St. John’s cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, May 9, 1946 
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Mary Ann Pesock
Mary Ann Pesock, age two years and nine months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pesock, of 1005 Winters avenue, West Hazleton, died yesterday morning at 2 o’clock at the Hazleton State Hospital. Surviving are the parents, a sister Caroline and a brother Thomas. The funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the family home. Services will be in the Transfiguration church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Transfiguration cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, May 9, 1946
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Mrs. Mary Kilkelly

Mrs. Mary Kilkelly, of 220 Winters avenue, West Hazleton, died at the Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, at 11:30 o’clock Tuesday night after a lingering illness. She was born in Hazleton, spent all her life in this community and was a member of St. Francis church, West Hazleton. Her husband, John Kilkelly, died several years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Stster Mary Agnes, R.S.M., of St. Agnes Convent, Towanda; a grandson John F. Kilkelly, of Long Meadow, Mass.; and two sisters, Miss Nellie Chrystie and Mrs. D.J. McGeehin of West Hazleton. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock with solemn requiem high mass in St. Gabriel’s church at 10 o’clock and interment in St. Gabriel’s cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, May 9, 1946 
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Infant Daughter Villanelli (Eleanore Villanelli)
Eleanore Villanelli, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Villanelli, of 37 East Diamon avenue, died at the State Hospital. Interment was in the Most Precious Blood cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, May 9, 1946 
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Anna A. Sullivan

Anna A. Sullivan, 57, died at her home at Wilkes-Barre. Among the survivors is a brother Charles, of White Haven. The funeral will take place Friday morning, with mass in St. Leo’s church at Ashley and interment in St. Mary’s cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, May 9, 1946 
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Mrs. Josephine Andres
Mrs. Josephine Andres, 72, died at the home of her daughter, 72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Woodring, of Allentown, following at Wapwallopen and resided at Mountain Top for 30 years. Among the survivors is a son Marvin Andres, of White Haven. The funeral will take place Saturday with services in the Mountain Top Methodist church and burial in Zion cemetery at Wapwallopen.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, May 9, 1946 
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Melvin Daubert
Melvin Daubert of House No. 5, Waterworks, Upper Lehigh, died late Sunday night after a sudden heart attack. He was born in Upper Lehigh and has resided there all of his life. He was employed at the Upper Lehigh colliery and was a member of the consistory of St. John’s Reformed church, Freeland.  He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Wagner, his father, Jacob Daubert, of Freeland and the following brothers and sisters: Henry, Lloyd, Mrs. Thomas Williams, Howard, Mrs. Roy Deitrich, Theodore, Mrs. Harold Houseknecht and Mrs. Eric Schneider, all of Freeland; Mrs. David Evans, of Red Bank, NJ; Raymond, of Hershey, Pa.; Clayton, of Baltimore, Md. And Mrs. Wilbur Krommes, of Detroit, Mich.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence. Services will be in charge of Rev. George W. Koehler, of St. John’s church in Freeland and interment will be in the Freeland cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, October 1, 1946 
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Mrs. Helen Bolla
Mrs. Helen Bolla, rear of 127 East Blaine street, McAdoo, died at her home Monday morning at 11:35 o’clock following a prolonged illness. She was a resident of the South Side borough for the past several years and was a member of Salem Lutheran church, Audenried.  Her husband, Vincent Bolla, died three years ago. Surviving are one son and one daughter, Chief Petty Officer Frank Bolla, of the Naval Forces located at Okinawa and Eleanor at home. The funeral will be held form her late home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with services in charge of Rev. John D. Newpher. Interment in St. Stephen’s cemetery, McAdoo.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, October 1, 1946 
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Stephen Juba
Stephen Juba, of Plymouth, died at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Tuesday after being ill ten days.  Besides his wife, Elizabeth, he is survived by six children: Sgt. Benjamin Juba, with the Air Corps in Washington D.C.; Mrs. Anthony Diconcia, of Baltimore; John and Lea both of Plymouth; Mrs. Jean Kusmieder, of Hazleton; Walter, of Lee Park; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Teofila Frantz, of Hilldale and a brother John, of Plymouth. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 with requiem mass in St. Mary’s church, Plymouth, at 9:30. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947
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David D Phillips

David D. Phillips,  50, of Kingston, head of the compensation department of the Lehigh Valley Coal Co., died Tuesday in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was well known in the Hazleton region. Mr. Phillips, a native of Wanamie, was a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, and was with the coal company’s compensation department the past 30 years. He belongs to the Nanticoke lodge of the F. and A.M.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947 
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Wilbur R. Parry
Wilbur Roy Parry, aged 54, who resided at the Hotel Loughran, died last night, following a two weeks’ illness. He was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church and had been employed at the United Filters plant. Surviving are his wife, Elsie; a son, Julian and a sister Mrs. Madalene Payne, all of this city. Two brothers, Morgan, of Chester, Pa., and David, of Flint, Mich., also survive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947
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Death of Infant

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Marchetti, of 136 South Sherman court, died yesterday afternoon at the State Hospital a few hours after birth. Funeral services will be held today and interment will be made in the Tyrolean cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947 
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Rita Bunko
Rita Bunko, three week-old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. John Bunko, of 119 South Tamaqua street, McAdoo, died at her home yesterday afternoon. The child’s mother was formerly Mary Bunko, and the father is a member of McAdoo borough council. He is employed at the Audenried colliery, Glen Alden Coal Co. In addition to her parents, the child is survived by three brothers, Lawrence, Gerald and Frederick, all at home and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Zuber, of McAdoo. The funeral strictly private, will be held Saturday with services in St. Cunegunda’s Roman Catholic church. Interment in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947 
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Mrs. Anna Washko
Mrs. Anna Washko, of Stockton No. 6, died yesterday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Breshock, 120 East Fourth street, where she made her home for the past few weeks after being discharged from the Hazleton State Hospital. Mrs. Washko was born in Hazleton, resided in Stockton most of her life and was a member of St. John’s G.C. church. Her husband, John Washko, preceded her in death 15 years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Michael Chippy, Hazleton; John, of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Elizabeth Breschock, Hazleton; Joseph, Edwardsville, Pa.; George, of Stockton; Mrs. Stanley Suss, Webster, Mass.; Mrs. Michael Beritcho, Hazleton; Edward, of Hazleton and Dorothy at home. Two adopted children Mrs. Joseph Defalo, Hazleton and John Janosov, Philadelphia; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the family home in Stockton NO. 6 with requiem high mass in St. John’s G.C. church at 9. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947 
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Mrs. Minnie Drasher

Mrs. Minnie Drasher, 69, of 226 West Green street, died last night at 8:30 of complications following a nine-month illness.  She was a member of the Diamond Methodist church. Born in Drums in 1877, she was the daughter of Adam Smith and Mary (Roth) Smith. Her husband, Soloman, preceded her in death 30 years ago. Surviving are Mrs. harry Kisthart and Mrs. J. Wilbur Snyder, of this city; Albert A. Drasher, of Nescopeck, R.D. and the following brothers and sisters: William W. Smith, of Drums; Soloman A. Smith, Mrs. Clara Schey, Edwin D. and Aaron O. Smith, of Hazleton; Mrs. Emma Kulp, of Kingston, and six grandchildren.  The funeral will be held private Monday at 2:30 from the Grebey Funeral Home. Rev. J. Walter Skillington, pastor of the Diamond Methodist church will officiate. Interment will be made at the St. John’s cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947 
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Grover C. Heller

Grover C. Hller, 62, of Main Street, Conyngham died at his home at 7:15 last night from complications. He had been ill eight months.  He was born in Sugarloaf the son of Levi and Mary Ann (Klinger) Heller. He had lived all his life in Conyngham and Drums, and was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, the Men’s Bible Class and the P.O.S. of A.  He is survived by 11 children: Mrs. Claude Warner, of Wapwallopen; Mrs. George Spangler, of West Hazleton; Mrs. James Bray, this city; Mrs. Peter Huttenstine, of Drums; Mrs. EarlMoser, of Weatherly; Burton Heller, of Nuangola; Louise Heller, of Conyngham; Mrs. Grant Vanfossen, of Wapwallopen; Grover Heller, Jr., of Caldwell, NJ; and Earl and Blanche Heller, of Conyngham. Also surviving are two brothers, William, of Lattimer and Frank, of Mechanicsburg, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Ernst, of this city. Twenty-four grandchildren and three great great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with brief services at the late residence. Rev. Joseph Shuster will officiate, and interment will be made in the Hobbie Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the Conyngham residence Thursday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be continued in the Christ Lutheran Church at Conyngham Friday at 2:15 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, July 15, 1947
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G. Wallace Hess

G. Wallace Hess, 84, of North St. Johns, died suddenly at 8:30 o’clock yesterday morning shortly after suffering a heart attack. A son of the late Harmon and Sara Hess, he was born at Jonestown, Columbia County, October 24, 1862 and moved from Berwick to Hazleton in 1909. Fourteen years ago he located at North St. Johns.  He was a cabinet maker and carpenter by trade and was a member of the Carpenters Union.  Surviving are his widow, the former Alice Fahringer and seven children: Frederick, of Linden, Pa.; Mrs. Frederick Wynings, of Macedon, NY; Mrs. William Barry, of Perkasie; Mrs. Robert Watson, of Clarks Summit; Edwin, of West Hazleton; Mrs. Henry M. Schaub, of Hazleton and Mrs. Leroy Steinman, of Hazleton. Also a brother, Robert, of Jonestown, 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He and Mrs. Hess had been planning to observe their 62nd wedding anniversary on September 26.  A son, Carl of Fairport, NY was killed in a train accident in December 1945.  The funeral will be held from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, 426 West Broad street, this city, on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Services will be in charge of Rev. J.R. Shuster, pastor of the St. Johns Lutheran Church, and interment will be in the St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 21, 1947 
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Mrs. James Hoch
Mrs. Edna Sara Hoch, wife of James Hoch of Drums, died last evening at her home following a six months illness. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church. Surviving are her husband, the owner of Hoch’s Garage on the Wilkes-Barre highway; one daughter, Irene; and the following brother and sisters: Allen Walp, Mrs. Herbert Wenner, Mrs. George Horlacher, Mrs. George DeVeco, all of Drums. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at one o’clock from the late home with services in charge of Rev. J.R. Shuster. Interment will be in St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning,  October 10, 1947 
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Clement E. Roth

Clement E. Roth, 67, of Sybertsville, died at his home at 5:30 yesterday afternoon from complications. He had been ill four months. The deceased was born in Sybertsville March 29, 1880, the son of William and Adeline (Seiwell) Roth. He was a farmer all his life in that community and was  a member of the Conyngham Reformed church. He is survived by his wife, Cora (Houseknecht) Roth; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Yost, of Sybertsville; one brother, Arch, of Sybertsville and the following sisters: Mallie Roth, of Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Walter Wambach, of Sybertsville; Mrs. Lloyd Ritter, of Drums RD; Mrs. Laura Houseknecht, of Sybertsville; Hattie Roth, of New London, New Hampshire. One grandson, Robert Yost, of Sybertsville, also survives.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late residence. Rev. A. Gail Holt will officiate and interment will be made in the Union cemetery at Conyngham. Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, December 20, 1947 
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Mrs. Charles Thrash
Mrs. Charles Thrash, No. 4, Hills, died at 10 o’clock Thursday night suddenly of a heart attack. She was Martha Alice Mills, daughter of the late William and Martha Mills, of Hills and spent her lifetime in that community. She was a member of Primitive Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Mrs. Bertha Derricott, Park Place; Mrs. Martha Wyer, Hometown; Charles Jr., Trenton; one grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Robert James, Mahanoy City.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, December 20, 1947 
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Thomas J. Henry

Thomas J. Henry, Philadelphia city councilman around the turn of the century and constructor of many homes there, died yesterday at the age of 79, at Wilkes-Barre.  He was a native of Philadelphia and served two terms in the State House of Representatives from a Philadelphia district. Mr. Henry moved to Wilkes-Barre in 1921 and engaged in the real estate business. The funeral will be on Wednesday.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 22, 1947 
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Josiah Daubert
Josiah Daubert, of Alvin street, Freeland, one of the longtime residents of the North Side, died Saturday afternoon at the Hazleton State Hospital, after a short illness. He was born in St. Johns, but spent most of his life in Freeland. Before his retirement from active work some years ago, he was employed as a carpenter by the Jeddo-Highland Coal Co. He was a member of St. John’s Reformed church, Freeland.  His wife preceded him in death over ten years ago. Surviving are the following children: Henry, of Elizabeth, NJ; Mrs. David Evans, of Red Bank, NJ; Clayton Daubert and Mrs. Harold Houseknecht, both of Baltimore; Raymond, of Hershey; Mrs. Wilbur Kromis, of Detriot, Mich.; and Lloyd, Howard, Theodore, Mrs. Thomas Williams, Mrs. Roy Dietrich and Mrs. Eric Schneider, all of Freeland. Two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, of Buffalo, NY and Mrs. Ida Mesmer, of Allentown; and one brother, Albert, of Chicago, also survive, as do 39 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Raymond Nagel Funeral Home at 706 Birkbeck street, Freeland. Services will be conducted by the Rev. George W.M. Kohler, pastor of St. John’s Reformed church, Freeland and interment will be in the Freeland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday night from 7 to 9 o’clock.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 22, 1947 
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Mrs. Mary Drost

Mrs. Mary Drost, of 518 Hemlock street, Freeland, died late Monday night at her home after an illness of several months’ duration.  She was born in Czechoslovakia, came to this country as a young girl and spent most of her life on the North Side. She was a member of  St. Mary’s G.C. church, of Freeland.  Her husband preceded her in death many years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Anna Tokash and Mrs. Stephen Meshko, both of Freeland; Stephen, of Long Island, NY; Mrs. Mary Girasec and Mrs. Mildred McCoy, both of Yonkers, NY, and Mrs. Anna O’Donnell, of Drifton. Four brothers also survive: Metro Talarovich, of Freeland; Peter and Michael Talarovich, of Pittsburgh and Andrew Talarovich of Philadelphia. There are also 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the residence. A requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 in St. Mary’s G.C. church, Freeland and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, January 7, 1948
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Edward Kitchen
Edward Kitchen, of 424 West Broad street, well known candy broker, died at 11:45 o’clock Monday night at the home of Samuel Williams, of Lattimer. He had been ill two years.  He was born in Lanis Borough, Pa., and for 30 years conducted a candy brokerage business throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Kitchen, of Daytona Beach, Florida and a sister, Mrs. John Dougherty of Irvington-On-The-Hudson, NY.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, January 7, 1948 
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Charles Elmer Uplinger
Charles Elmer Uplinger, 66, of Lower St. Johns, died yesterday morning at 7:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ney Horn of Sybertsville.  He was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran church. Surviving are his widow and the following children: Mrs. Silas Balliet, Sugarloaf; Mrs. Edward Schultz, Drums; Mrs. Ney Horn, Sybertsville and seven grandchildren. Two brothers also survive, William Uplinger, Sugarloaf and Daniel Uplinger, of Hazleton. Private funeral services will be conducted at the home by Rev. Joseph R. Shuster on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial will be made in St. Johns cemetery. Friends can call on Sunday and Monday evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, January 17, 1948 
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Harvey J. Weiss

Harvey J. Weiss, postmaster of the State Senate for the last four years, died at Allentown, yesterday afternoon. He was 69. Weiss, a veteran Republican party worker, retired businessman and contractor, had been in failing health for two years. Recently he operated the Weiss Pleating Shop and the Allentown Shirt Co., in that city. He is survived by his wife, the former Lillie Huff, two children, a sister and brother.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 24, 1948 
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Annette Bianchini
Members of the Perfetta family of First Street, Kelayres, received word last night of the death yesterday morning of Mrs. Annette Bianchini, 92 Vine street, Trenton, NJ. The deceased is survived by her husband, Richard and three children, Marie, Joseph and Jo Anne. One brother and four sisters also survive. The services will take place tomorrow and burial will be in Trenton.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 24, 1948 
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Jacob Petrosky

Jacob Petrosky, of RD1 White Haven, died yesterday after an illness of a few days. Born in Poland, he had  been a resident of this area for the past 23 years. The deceased was a member of St. John the Baptist church at Exeter. His wife died October 30, 1946. Surviving are five children, Mrs. Mary Stankiewicz, Philadelphia; Joseph at home; Mrs. Sophie Wojcik, Inkerman, Pa.; Mrs. Stella Duda, at home; John, White Haven and the following brothers and sisters: George Petrosky, Morrisville, Pa.; Joseph Sawa, Avoca; Michael Sawa, Trenton, NJ; and Mrs. Victoria Zajac, Trenton, NJ. Ten grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock with services in St. John the Baptist church in Exeter at 10 o’clock. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 24, 1948 
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Claude B. Drasher
Claude B. Drasher of 225 Maple street, Freeland, died yesterday morning at 12:10 o’clock at his home. He had been ill the past several months.  A longtime resident of the North Side, he was employed as a breaker carpenter at various colliery concessions. Prior to his last illness, he was employed as a carpenter at a Pottsville colliery. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran church, Freeland.  He is survived by his wife, the former Pauline Roll and the following children: Reynold of Wilkes-Barre and Mrs. John Snyder, Jr. and Mrs. Gerald Boyle, both of Freeland. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Edward Boyle of Philadelphia; Mrs. Robert Bell of Scranton; Edwin and Alfred Drasher, of Moosic and Elmer Drasher of Freeland. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home. The Rev. Fred D. Haffner, pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran church, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be in the Freeland cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 24, 1948 
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Infant Daughter (Donna Ferdinand)

Donna Marie Ferdinand, five day-old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferdinand, of 683 North Locust street, died at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday night at the St. Joseph Hospital. The mother was formerly Rosamond Treible. The funeral will be held today at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Good Shepherd cemetery, Drums.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 24, 1948 
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Angelo Fierro

Angelo Fierro, 914 ½ North Vine Street, died at the Hazleton State Hospital yesterday at 2:45 p.m. where he had been a medical patient during the past five days.  He was formerly employed by the Lattimer Coal Corporation. His wife, Laura (Acri) preceded him in death seven years ago. He was a member of the Mother of Grace church, Sons of Italy and American No. 1043 and the M.S.S. Assunta of Lattimer. The deceased is survived by the following children: Neal, Anna, Morris, Mrs. Nicholas Dubick and Mrs. Elmer Stewart; one brother, Gennaro, of Hazleton; two brothers and two sisters in Italy. The funeral will be held from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Parlor on Thursday at 9 a.m. A solemn requiem high mass will be held at the Mother of Grace church at 9:30 o’clock. Interment will be made in the parish cemetery. Friends may call tonight between 7 and 9 o’clock and on Wednesday between 2 and 4 o’clock and 7 and 9 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, October 26, 1948 
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Mrs. Mary Jane Heckrote
Mrs. Mary Jane Heckrote, 81, died at 9:50 a.m. yesterday at the home of her son, John Heckrote, of 929 West First street. She had been ill three weeks. She was born in Hazleton and spent all her life in this area, residing many years with another son, George Heckrote, of Sugarloaf. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran church at Conyngham. Surviving are the following children: John Heckrote, of Hazleton; George Heckrote of Sugarloaf and Paul Heckrote, of Sybertsville. Also surviving are a sister Mrs. Ida Eroh, of Hazleton; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. from the home of her son, John Heckrote. Rev. Daniel F. Newhart will officiate. Services will also be conducted at the Conyngham Christ Lutheran Church at 2:15 o’clock and interment will follow in the Conyngham Union cemetery.
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Infant Magazzu

The infant daughter born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Magazzu, of 218 North Wyoming street, died shortly after birth. The parents are the only survivors. The mother before marriage was Dr. Jean Fedulla, of this city.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home with interment in the family plot in the Most Precious Blood cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, October 26, 1948 
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Mrs. Agnes (Morsy) Brzychey
Mrs. Agnes (Morsy) Brzychey of 335 Winters avenue, West Hazleton, died yesterday morning at 4:15 o’clock following a few months’ illness. She was born in Poland and had resided in West Hazleton for the past 53 years. The deceased was a member of the Transfiguration Church. Surviving are her husband, Albert and the following children: Mrs. Earl Strack of West Hazleton; John Brzychey of Cranberry; Frank Brzychey at home; and Mrs. Joseph Spevak of Hazleton. Twelve grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters also survive: Frank Cichowski,, Quakertown; John Cichowski of Philadelphia; Mrs. Veronica Vorek of West Hazleton and several sisters and brothers in Poland.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the family home. Solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated in the Transfiguration church at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Transfiguration cemetery. Friends may call from this evening until the time of the funeral.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, October 26, 1948 
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John J. Purcell
John J. Purcell, of 57 South Laurel street, died Sunday night at 8:45 o’clock at the State Hospital where he was admitted for medical treatment Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.  He was born at Excelsior, Pa., and had resided in that section until 13 years ago, when he located here. He was employed as an electrician prior to his retirement some years ago. He was a member of the Hazleton chapter of the Loyal Order of Moose.  He is survived by his wife, the former Estelle Longo, and three sons and one daughter: Thomas, Edward and John Purcell, all of Shamokin and Marie Purcell, at home. In addition, the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Charles Waugh and Mrs. John Handehetz, both of Philadelphia; Mrs. Edgar Tilbrook of Erie; Thomas Purcell, of Lancaster; William W. Purcell and Mrs. Paul Sommers, both of Reading.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home here. A solemn high mass  of requiem will be celebrated at 9:30 in St. Gabriel’s church and interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
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Charles W. Eckrote
Charles W. Eckrote, 82, died Thursday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Simmons, of Allentown. Born near Hobbie, Dorrance township, he was the a son of the late Moses and Hannah Spaide Eckrote, and for over 40 years had occupied a farm in Sugarloaf Valley. He had resided with his daughter since his retirement in 1944. His wife, the former Anna C. Forsythe, died in 1939. Surviving are one daughter, H. Florence, wife of Charles E. Simmons, Allentown, formerly of Lehighton; four grandchildren, two brothers, Alfred and Morris Kemmerer, Nescopeck; two sisters, Amelia, wife of Ezra Everitt, Mauch Chunk, and Katie, wife of Jessie Thomas, Williamsport. Funeral services will be held at the Lamont H. Zimmerman funeral home at Lehighton Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion church cemetery, Briggsville. Friends may call at the Zimmerman home on Monday from 12 noon until the time of service.
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Alvin Hoch
Alvin Hoch, 61, of Hobbie died yesterday morning at the home. He was in failing health the past three years and had been bedfast since last Thursday. A lifelong resident of the Hobbie section, he was familiarly known as “Butch.” He was in the wholesale and retail circle of friends and business acquaintances throughout that area.  Surviving are his wife, Florence, and the following children: Morris of Stairville; Mrs. Emerson Moyer, Clyde and Mrs. Claude Whitebread, all of Hobbie and Mrs. Otto Good, at home. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: James, of Drums; Olin of Wilkes-Barre; and Charles Hoch, Mrs. Alameda Moyer, Mrs. Charles Moyer, Mrs. John Benjamin, Mrs. Willard Bloss Mrs. Roy Eroh and Mrs. Lyman Bloss, all of Hobbie. There are nine grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the family residence. Continued services will follow in St. James’ Lutheran church, Hobbie, with the Rev. Mr. Weich, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, January 29, 1949 
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Mrs. Catherine Kisthart

Mrs. Catherine Kisthart, of 95 South Cedar street, died at 2:00 a.m. yesterday after an illness of the past seven weeks.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Christman. She spent her entire life in this city and was affiliated with the Christ Lutheran church. Her husband, Daniel Kisthart, preceded her in death 27 years ago. Surviving are the following children: Carl and Harry Kisthart, of Hazleton; Oscar Kisthart, of Catasauqua; John Kisthart, of Trenton, NJ; Mrs. Douglas Edinger, Frank, Daniel and Helen, of this city. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Monday at a time to the announced later from the family residence. Rev. Allen Roth will be in charge and interment will be in the Vine street cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, February 4, 1949 
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Philip Dermott

Philip Dermott, of Pittsburg, a native of Nesquehoning, died at his home on Tuesday. He is a retired B.&O. railroad trainmaster. He was a number of relatives in Hazleton. Burial will take place at Pittsburgh this morning.
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Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher

Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, 78, died 12:30 a.m. yesterday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hawke, 338 East Beech street. She was ill for two weeks. The daughter of the late John and Sophia Walper Strack, she resided here all her life and was a member of the Grace Reformed church. Her husband, Valentine Fisher, died 14 years ago. She is survived by the following: Six children, Mrs. Edna Kugler, Mrs. Anna Hawke, Mrs. Margaret Drasher, Carl Fisher and Mrs. Hilda Wright of this city; Mrs. Lillian McFadyen of Philadelphia; brothers and sisters, George and Martha Strack of this city; John Strack of Philadelphia; Henry Strack of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Anna Fry of Cranford, NJ. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Another sister, Mrs. Julius Wech of Mountain Top passed away in October 1948.  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Grebey funeral home in charge of Rev. William Y. Gebhardt. Interment will take place in the Vine street cemetery. Friends may call this afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, February 4, 1949 
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Mrs. Catherine Anna Smith

Mrs. Catherine Anna Smith died at her home in Drums Saturday at 12:50 p.m. Death was caused by complications following an eight-week illness. Born in this city, she was the daughter of Conrad and Cora (Vogel) Wehner. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Amelia Reed Bible Class of the Church School.  Surviving are her husband, Marvin; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Mattern, Drums and the following brothers and sisters: Wilbur, this city; Frank and George, Drums; Miss Hilda Wehner, Drums, star of WAZL’s Hilda’s House and Edward, Trenton, NJ. One grandchild also survive.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late residence, in Drums, with Rev. Joseph R. Shuster in charge. Interment will be made in St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call at the Drums home this afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, February 7, 1949 
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Dorothy Patricia Poleta

Dorothy Patricia Poleta, 20-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Poleta, died early Sunday morning at the home of her grandmother, MRs. Cecelia Sartori, Sheppton street, Sheppton. The mother was the former Dorothy Sartori. The child had been ill for several weeks. Besides the parents two grandmothers survive: Mrs. Sartori and Mrs. Ellen Poleta, also of Sheppton. The funeral will be held Tuesday from the Sartori home, with Mass of the Angels in St. Joseph’s church, Sheppton, followed by interment in the parish cemetery.
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Joseph D. McFadden

Joseph D. McFadden, of 137 South Pine street, a clerk at the state liquor store of East Diamond avenue died suddenly Saturday morning about 8:45 at the St. Joseph Hospital.  He was a native of this city and resided here his entire life. His parents were the late John and Elizabeth McFadden of Hazleton. He was graduated from St. Gabriel’s High School and the Bloomsburg State Teacher’s College. Surviving are his widow, the former Esther Evans, of Bloomsburg, and two children, John and Mary Catherine, all at home. A sister Kathryn, of this city, a teacher at the Grebey Memorial Junior High School and a brother Daniel, of Newark, NJ, also suvive.  Mr. McFadden was a member of St. Gabriel’s church. The funeral will be held from the home this morning at 9 o’clock with a solemn requiem high mass in St. Gabriel’s church at 9:30. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1949 
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Peter (Perchetti) Puzzetti

Peter (Perchetti) Puzzetti of 41 Second street, Drifton, died Saturday evening at 6:30 at the St. Joseph Hospital, where he had been admitted Friday afternoon following a heart attack. He was born in Milan, Italy, coming to this country to settle in Drifton, when a young man. He had been employed by the Jeddo-Highland Coal Co. and was prominent in the U.M.W. of A. for a number of years. He was a member of St. Anthony’s church and the Holy Name Society of that parish.  Surviving are his widow, Caroline and the following children: Mrs. Alex Tepko, of Freeland; Joseph, of Drifton; Mrs. Andrew Prokovich, of Freeland; Mary, Angeline, Frank and Charles, at home. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one brother, Lewis, of California.  The funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, with a solemn requiem high mass in St. Anthony’s church at 9:30 o’clock and interment in St. Anthony’s cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1949 
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Archer L. Roth

Archer L. Roth died at his home in Sugarloaf Saturday night. Although in poor health for the past year he was only bedfast the past three weeks. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William A. Roth both descendents of the early Pennsylvania settlers. He was born in Sugarloaf and spent practically all his life there. After completing the agricultural course at State College he followed farming until the late war when he entered the employ of the A.C. and F. Co., of Berwick. He was a member of the Evangelic and Reformed Church and Sunday School at Conyngham and a charter member of the Sugarloaf Fire Co.  He is survived by his wife, the former Edith Reagan who before marriage taught school in Black Creek, and the following children: Mrs. Leonard Masteller of Rock Glenn; Myrtle of Fort Mommouth, NJ; Mrs. Earl Traub and Dorothy at home. Two grandchildren, Lee and Deborah Masteller of Rock Glenn; and the following sisters: Mallie Roth of New York; Mrs. Walter Houseknecht of Sugarloaf; and Miss Harriet Roth a teacher at Colby College of New London, New Hampshire, also survive.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the family residence. Services will be conducted by Rev. Gail A. Holt, pastor of the Conyngham Evangelical and Reformed Church. Interment will be in the Conyngham Cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1949 
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Ira Gensemer

Ira Gensemer, 55, of Knapp avenue, Bloomsburg, died at the Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Bloomsburg, Sunday at 4:30 p.m. He was seized with a heart attack on Saturday morning and was removed to the hospital. Mr. Genesemer was engaged in wholesale and retail meat packing business in Bloomsburg.  He was well known in Hazleton and on the South Side. Prior to locating in Bloomsburg 30 years ago he was employed as a butcher for Adams at Beaver Brook. He resided in McAdoo at that time. He was a member of the Moose and Elks at Bloomsburg. He was married to Lillian Evans, formerly of Audenried, who survives, as does a son, George, a medical student at Gettysburg College and two grandchildren. A son, Thomas Gensemer 34 died one year ago. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Baker Funeral Home, Bloomsburg. Interment will be made in Bloomsburg.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1949 
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Arthur Streevy

Arthur Streevy, of Berwick street, White Haven, died of a heart attack at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at t he home of his daughter in Wilmington, Del.  Well-known in the White Haven region as a sportsman and outdoorsman, the deceased had lived in the borough for more than 40 years. He was born in Overton, Pa.  Mr. Streevy retired three months ago as a car inspector for the New Jersey Central Lines. Prior to that, he was a hotel proprietor. The deceased was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, I.O.O.F and the Brotherhood of Railway Car Inspectors.  He is survived by his wife of Whit Haven; a son, Glenn and a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Neugebauer, both of Wilmington, Del. Six grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from the late residence with interment in the Laurel Cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1949 
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Andrew Gulash, Sr.
Andrew Gulash Sr., of West Market street, Sheppton, died Saturday afternoon following a prolonged illness.  He was born in Czechoslovakia and had resided in Sheppton most of his life. Before his retirement in 1937, Mr. Gulash was employed as a miner. The deceased was a member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, in Sheppton. His wife, the late Mary Gulash, preceded him in death 20 years ago. Surviving are the following children: Andrew, Jr., of Sheppton; John, of Hartford, Conn.; Steve, at home, Anna, at home; Michael, at home; Joseph, at home; George, of Oneida; Mrs. Joseph’ Redwinski, of West Hazleton; Mrs. Clyde Nayse, of Sheppton. Eleven grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the family home. 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 at their convenience.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 13, 1949 
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Mrs. Margaret Kobrick

Mrs. Margaret Kobrick, of 138 North Pine Street, died yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph Hospital. The deceased, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lapchak, was born in Lansford, but moved here 40 years ago and had resided here since that time. She was a member of St. John’s Greek Catholic Church, of this city, and was affiliated with the Ladies’ Social Club of that parish.  Surviving are her husband, Fred and these children: Mrs. Margaret Hynick and Fred, Helen and Thomas Kobrick, of this city. One brother, Michael, of this city and three sisters, Mrs. Helen Eder, of Allentown, Mrs. William Afferback of Gloucester, NJ, and Mrs. Agnes Shutovich, Hazleton, also survive, along with three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the family residence and a requiem high mass will be offered up in St. John’s G.C. Church at 9 o’clock. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. Funeral may call from tonight until time of the funeral.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, July 28, 1950
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Mrs. Wilson T. Roth

Mrs. Wilson T. Roth of St. Johns, died suddenly at her home yesterday morning.  For many years a resident of St. Johns, where she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, she was formerly Mrs. Reuben Craver of Freeland. A son, Frank Craver, died recently at Philadelphia.  Surviving are her husband; a son, Elias Craver of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Maude Shrader of Easton; a brother, Clarence Hoppes of Harrisburg; and the following step-children, Harry, William, Howard and Fred Roth, Mrs. Sarah Shafer, Mrs. Rosetta Uplinger, Mrs. Cora Hummel, Mrs. Esther Rittenhouse and Mrs. Jennis Reakes. Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also remain.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Raymond Nagel Funeral Home, 607 Birkbeck street, Freeland. Rev. Joseph Shuster of St. John’s Lutheran church, St. Johns, will officiate and interment will follow in the Freeland cemetery. Friends may call Saturday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, July 28, 1950
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Mrs. Jonas Walp

Mrs. Lizzie Walp, 73, wife of Jonas Walp, of Drums R.D., died at her home at 9:05 o’clock last night of complications, following a three-month illness.  She was born in Sugarloaf Township, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Houseknecht) Thomas and had been a resident of the valley section her entire life.  A member of the Christ Lutheran Church, of Conyngham, she was also affiliated with the Daughters of America at Sugarloaf.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Fred Walp, at home; and Silas Walp, of Drums, R.D. Also a brother George Thomas, of Edwardsville; a step-brother, Charles Balliet, of Drums; and seven grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., from the late residence with the Rev. Richard Rutter officiating. Interment will be in the Conyngham Union cemetery. Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, July 29, 1950 
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Rev. Charles Von Weldon

Rev. Father Charles Von Weldon, former pastor of the Sacred Heart parish at Weston, died on July 21 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A native of Germany, Father Von Weldon served at Wilkes-Barre and at Williamsport before coming to Weston. He had been retired due to old age, by the Scranton diocese. He was aged 85 and had been a priest for 57 years. Burial was made in Wisconsin from the Mission House of the Divine Word Fathers.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, July 29, 1950 
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William C. Freundt

William C. Freundt, 51, of Mauch Chunk, assistant manager of the Lansford district office of the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, died suddenly at his home yesterday morning at 2 o’clock from a sudden heart attack. He is survived by a widow and two sons.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, July 29, 1950 
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Mrs. Joseph A. Duffey

Mrs. Frank L. Swabb, of 809 West Diamond avenue, yesterday received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Joseph A Duffey, who passed away at her home in Toledo, Ohio.  Mrs. Swabb will attend the funeral which will probably he held on Monday.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, July 29, 1950 
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Mrs. Bertha Grover

Mrs. Bertha Grover, 74, widow of John Grover of Jeddo, died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning at the Rebekah Home, Philadelphia.  Born at Drums, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Mary Alice Drasher. She was a member of the Emmanuel’s Reformed church, this city, and the REbekah Lodge.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fred Bell of Mansillion, Ohio and Mrs. Nora Eidam of Stonecroft Manor, Drums.  The funeral will be held from the Bachman Brothers funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. John N. Garner in charge of the services. Interment will be in the Mountain View cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, August 17, 1950 
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William H. Bauder

William H. Bauder, former Weatherly justice of the peace, died at his home in the Poconos yesterday. He had moved from Weatherly about five years ago.  A justice of the peace in Lehigh township, Carbon county, for 20 years, and a long-time poultryman, he resided for most of his life in the Weatherly area. He had been in retirement since moving to Poconos four years ago and succumbed after an lengthy illness.  He was a son of the late David and Sarah (Laudenslager) Bauder and was born in Emmaus.  He was a member of the Lutheran church of White Haven; Camp 398 P.O.S. of A., of Emmaus; Nanpariel Lodge 220, I.O.O.F. of West Collinswood, NJ; Barger Lodge 33, F.A.M. of Allentown and Lehigh Consistory of Allentown. Surviving are his wife, at home, two brothers, Howard, of Allentown, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Kulp, of Allentown, R.3.  Funeral services will be held from the residence Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment will be in the Union cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, August 17, 1950 
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George Matsko

George Matsko, of 312 West Blaine street, McAdoo, died at the St. Joseph Hospital at 10:40 o’clock yesterday morning. He had been a medical patient at the institution for the past two weeks.  A life-long resident of McAdoo, he was a member of St. Michael’s Greek Catholic church in that community, as well as Keystone Fire Company No. 1. Surviving are his wife, Anna; two bothers, John of Logan street, McAdoo and Michael, of Cleveland, Ohio and a sister Mrs. Stephen Payer, of McAdoo.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, October 4, 1950 
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Stanley Mekolichick

Stanley Mekolichick, of 528 Monges street, died yesterday morning at 6:45 o’clock following a brief illness. He lived in Hazleton most of his life and was employed at the Hazleton Shaft Colliery.  He was a member of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Surviving are his wife, nee Leonarda Kryzanski, a daughter Ruth at home, his mother, Mrs. Alice Mekolichick, of Hazleton, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Henick, of McAdoo.  Four brothers, Frank, Peter, Michael and Felix of Hazleton, also survive.  The funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Bonin funeral home with interment to be announced later.  Friends may call this evening and Thursday afternoon and evening until 10 o’clock.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, October 4, 1950 
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Ambrose W. Whitebread

Ambrose W. Whitebread, 66, died at his home at Shickshinny, following an illness of pneumonia. He had been ill 15 years but was bedfast only four days. Born at Hobbie Mr. Whitebread resided in Shickshinny 24 years. He was a carpenter by trace and a member of the Hobbie Reformed church.  Surviving are his wife, the former Laura Harter, of Pond Hill; and these sons and daughter: Ray, Shickshinny; Mrs. Herman May Reyburn; Donald, Shickshinny; Lamott, Plymouth, Mich.; Russell and Robert, Shickshinny; these brother and sisters: Mrs. Carrie Hess, Wapwallopen; Mrs. Pearl Heller, Conyngham; Mrs. Florence Hoch, Hobbie and Boyd Whitebread, Beach Haven. There are 11 grandchildren.  The funeral will be held today at 2 o’clock with services at the funeral home, 77 North Main street, Shickshinny. Rev. Vernon Yeich, of Pond Hill Lutheran church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Clark Heller, retired Reformed minister of Wapwallopen.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, October 4, 1950 
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Ida May Rerig

Ida May Rerig, a resident of Nescopeck for many years prior to taking up her residence with her nephew, E.L. Rerig, 565 North Locust street, this city, a year ago, died yesterday morning after a long illness. She is the last member of her family to pass on. The funeral will be held on Saturday from the Bachman Brothers funeral home and burial will be in the Conyngham cemetery. By request there will be no viewing of the body.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, October 19, 1950 
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Miss Mary W. Fey

Miss Mary W. Fey, of 5629 Osage avenue, Philadelphia, formerly of this city, died at 6:45 p.m. yesterday, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Martha Heidenreich, of Philadelphia. She had been ailing for some time, and was bedfast the past five months.  Miss Fey was born in this city, the daughter of the late Henry and Martha Sauers Fey, and spent most of her life in this city, moving to Philadelphia three months ago. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of this city, and was a public school teacher in Hazleton for fifty years. She formerly resided with her brother, the late Philip Fey.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Martha Heidenreich, of Philadelphia and Mrs. Michael Kuntz, of Arnold. The funeral will be held  from the Grebey Funeral Home at a time to be announced later. Interment will be in the Vine street cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 20, 1950 
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Mrs. Martha Heckler

Mrs. Martha Heckler, 75, died yesterday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Potoskic of Upper Lehigh.  The deceased was a resident of Upper Lehigh all of her life and was a member of Freeland St. Luke’s Lutheran church. Her husband, Walter, died 21 years ago.  Fourteen surviving children are: William, Mrs. Patrick Cosgrove, Mrs. Joseph McLaughlin, all of Freeland; Mrs. Roland Edmunds, and Walter Heckler, Hazleton; Ralph, of Mahanoy City; Mrs. Lovell Larsen and Mrs. Edna Bilder, of Baton Rouge, La.; Mrs. Robert Bowens, of Moores Run; Mrs. Budd Amend and Thomas Heckler, of Ashland; Mrs. Russell Kaufman, of Gordon; Mrs. Austin Hoff, of Phoenixville and Mrs. Walter Potoskic of Upper Lehigh. One brother, Evan R. Davis, of Hazleton, also survives. There are 35 surviving grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services will be held from the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Freeland cemetery. Friends may call from this afternoon until the time of the funeral
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 20, 1950 
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Neilon G. Billig

Neilon G. Billig, 56, of Weatherly R.D. No.1, died at his home last night at 8 p.m. He was a member of St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church of West Packer Township. Surviving are his wife, Florence (nee Bachert) and the following children: Mrs. George Wedge, Landenberg, Pa.; Mrs. John Mehalko, McAdoo; an d Earl and Irma, at home. The following sisters and brothers also survive: Mrs. Olive Kunkle, Weatherly; Mrs. Russell Gerhard, Weatherly R.D. No. 1; Robert Billig, Weatherly R.D. No. 1; and Fred Billig, of Mauch Chunk. There are three grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Warner Funeral Home in Weatherly on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with services in charge of Rev. Samuel F. Stauffer, pastor of Zion’s Lutheran Church, Weatherly and of the West Packer church. He will be assisted by Rev. C.T. Moyer, pastor of Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Weatherly. Interment will be in Union cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call at the funeral home from Tuesday afternoon until time of funeral.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 20, 1950 
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George V. Salvaterra

George V. Salvaterra, of 411 East Cranberry avenue, died at 4 p.m., Saturday at the local State Hospital after a sudden illness.  He was a life long resident of this city and was employed at The Stines in Drums. He was well known throughout the region as “Mush” and “Kidder” Salvaterra. The deceased was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and the Holy Name Society of that parish. His parents were the late Jacob and Viola Salvaterra, of this city.  Surviving are his wife, the former Sophie Marcus; three daughters, Dolores Mercedes and Barbara Ann, all at home; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Frank Calibey and Mrs. Stephen Stabinger, of this city and Eugene Salvaterra, of Springfield, Mass.  The funeral will be held from the Boyle Funeral Home, 100 South Wyoming street, at 9 a.m., Tuesday, with a requiem high mass in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 9:30 a.m., followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call tonight between 7 and 10 o’clock.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, November 20, 1950 
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William Hoffman

William Hoffman, 74, of Sugarloaf RD, died at his home on Monday at 4 a.m. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the United Mine Workers of America.  Surviving are his wife Cora (Weikel) Hoffman and the following children: Oscar and Alvin of West Hazleton; Willard of Fern Glen; Mrs. Myrtle Beltz, of Numidia; Harvey of Drums; Mrs. Betty Whitenight of Fern Glen. Twenty-five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home of his son, Oscar, 238 Winters avenue, West Hazleton. Interment will be made in the Nuremberg cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, November 21, 1950 
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Mrs. Alonzo Moser

Mrs. Alonzo Moser, 80, of 442 First street, Weatherly, died at 1 o’clock this morning at her home.  She was the wife of a well-known, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad engineer. She was a member of Zion’s Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Weatherly.  Surviving are her husband and two children: Mrs. Roy Young, of Weatherly and Donald A. Moser, of Weatherly; also by a brother, John Kester, of Quakake Valley. The funeral will be held from the Warner Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m., with the services in charge of Rev. Samuel Stauffer, of Zion’s Evangelical-Lutheran Church. Interment will be made in the Union cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday and until the time of the funeral
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, November 21, 1950 
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Joseph Pacelli

Joseph Pacelli, 47, of 73 First avenue, Raritan, NJ, a former resident of this city, died suddenly at 8:45 a.m., yesterday at the Sommerset Hospital, Sommerville, New Jersey.  His death is fourth in the family since May 1949, when his sister, Mrs. Michael Bianchi, of this city, passed away .His wife died in October 1949 and another sister, Mrs. John Dutz, of this city, expired last December.  The deceased was a resident of this city for many years before moving to Raritan where he was employed by that borough. He was a member of St. Bernard’s Church, Raritan. Surviving are his father, Salvadore, of this city; six children, Nicholina, Veverly, Maria, James, John and Christine, all of Raritan, NJ; a sister, Mrs. Steve Rambaldi, of Finderne, NJ and a brother James, of this city. The body was brought to the Fierro Funeral Home, this city, last night. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, November 21, 1950 
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Mrs. Grace Iona Evans

Mrs. Grace Iona Evans, of 119 West Hazleton street, died at 4 p.m. yesterday at the local State Hospital. She was ill four months.  The deceased was born in Benton, the daughter of Mrs. Alice and the late Thomas Rhone. She was a resident of this city the past 25 years and was a member of St. John’s P.M. Church. Her husband John L. Evans, died 12 years ago.  Survivors are children: Hurley of Wapwallopen; Delbert with this Fourth Troop Carrier Squadron Airforce in Korea, Wilbur H. Evans and Mrs. Morris Hale, of this city; Mrs. Charles Yacovelli, of Tamaqua; Harold S. , a member of the U.S. Navy now engaged in making a movie, “The Frogman,” and John L., of West Hazleton also her mother, Mrs. Alice Rhone, of Trucksville, Pa.; one brother, Millard Rhone, of Trucksville and three sisters, Miss Iva Rhone of Binghampton, NY; Mrs. salona Kitzmiller, of Irvington, NJ; Mrs. Raymond Fausey, of Rhorsburg, and 16 grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Grebey Funeral Home with Rev. Richard E. Owens in charge of services. Interment will be in the Mount Laurel Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, February 13, 1951 
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Andrew Reznick, Sr.

Andrew Reznick, Sr., of 149 West Berner avenue, died at the Nanticoke State Hospital, yesterday afternoon following an illness of several weeks. He was admitted to the hospital as a surgical patient four weeks ago. Born in Czecho-Slovakia, Mr. Reznick was a former resident of Hazle Brook. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Slovak R.C. church, this city.  Surviving are his widow, Mary and the following children: Mrs. Michael Litchko, of Hazle Village; John, of Weatherly; Andrew Jr., with the U.S. armed forces at Fort Eustis, Va.; Theodore with the U.S. armed forces, Camp Pickett, Va.; Anna and Joseph, at home. Also surviving are two brothers, Julius, of this city and John, of Czecho-Slovakia; and three sisters, Mary, Anna and Elizabeth, all of Czecho-Slovakia; and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, February 13, 1951 
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Mrs. Dorothy E. Frank

Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Frank, 80, of St. Johns, died yesterday morning at 6:15 at the State Hospital of complications resulting from an illness of two months. She was born in this city, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Wasserman and resided here for 55 years. She lived at St. Johns for 20 years and had resided for 15 years at Scranton.  Her husband, George, died 11 years ago. She is survived by three step-children, Mrs. Margaret Rupp of Dalton; Harry Frank of Scranton; and George Frank of Rochester, NY. A nephew, Christian Sauers of St. Johns, with whom she resided, and three grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the Grebey funeral home. Rev. Dr. H. Clay Bergstresser will be in charge of the services and interment will be in the Vine street cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 10, 1951 
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Roscoe Santee

Roscoe Santee, lifelong resident of Drums, died Sunday night after an illness of several years.  Born in the Butler Valley community, he was the son of the late Solomon and Mary Santee, pioneer settlers in that section.  He was a member of the St. John’s Reformed Church, at St. Johns, and of the Woodmen of the World.  Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Roth, and three daughters and one son: Mrs. L.G. Deppen, of Harrisburg; Mrs. S.C. Shellenberger of Philadelphia; Mrs. William Hoak, of Trucksville; and Roscoe E. Santee Jr., of Drums. Also surviving are a brother, Theodore Santee, of Drums and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Cunnius, of Harrisburg. There are three grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock from the Raymond Nagel Funeral Home at 706 Birkbeck street, Freeland. After services at the home, interment will be in Drums cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 10, 1951 
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Gemetro Infant

A daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Max Gemetro, 596 Garfield street, April 12th, at the Hazleton State Hospital, died the same day, at that institution. The mother was formerly Rose Mussoline. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by two sisters, Donna Marie and Rose Mary. Burial took place in the Most Precious Blood cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 17, 1951 
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Bridget McDonald

Bridget McDonald, of Weatherly R.D.2, died last night in the Hazleton State Hospital, after a sickness of several months. She was a resident of the Weatherly area for many years.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, a mission of the Weatherly St. Nicholas parish. The deceased is survived by one niece, Mrs. Catherine Bott, of Philadelphia; and four nephews, Patrick, Joseph and John, of Philadelphia and John Green, of New York City.  Margaret McDonald and Michael McDonald, both of Weatherly R.D.2, are surviving first cousins.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 17, 1951 
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Wilson T. Roth

Wilson T. Roth, life-long farmer of Butler Valley, died at his home in Drums last night at 7:30 o’clock. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church.  His wife, Jennie, preceded him in death ten months ago. Surviving are the following children: William, at home; Mrs. George Schaffer, of Drums; Mrs. Rosette Uplinger, of Drums; Mrs. Samuel Hummel, of Berwick; Mrs. Frank Brittenhouser, of West Hazleton; Mrs. William Reakes of Drums; Harry, of Drums; Howard, of Weatherly; Fred, of Baltimore, Md. Also surviving is a brother, George, of Drums; a sister, Ann of Drums; a step-son, Ellias Craver, 25 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the family residence. Services will be conducted by Rev. Joseph Shuster, pastor of the Lutheran Church, of St. Johns. Interment will be in the St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 17, 1951 
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Mrs. Eliza Jane David

Mrs. Eliza Jane Davis, of 1208 East Broad street, died yesterday morning at 3:50 o’clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Piccione, of complications following an illness of 12 days. She was 83 years old. She was born at Buck Mountain, a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Harris) Graham and had resided at Sandy Valley prior to moving to Hazleton 18 years ago. She was the last member of her family.  Mrs. Davis was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal church. Her husband John S. Davis, died 18 years ago. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Piccione, she is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. Alanson E. Allen, of Mount Holly, NJ; and a son, Clarence J. Davis, of Jeddo. Two grandchildren, Mrs. Paul Benninger, of St. Johns and Ronald Davis, of Jeddo, also remain, as well as two great grandchildren, Carol and Scott Benninger, of St. Johns. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the Grebey funeral home. Rev. Erwin H. Bauder, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal church, will officiate, and interment will be in the Laurel cemetery at White haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 17, 1951 
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G. Herbert Setzer

G. Herbert Setzer of 618 West Main street in Weatherly, died at 7 o’clock last night. He was 78 and retired 13 years ago as a Lehigh Valley Railroad locomotive engineer.  Deceased was a member of the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church in Weatherly and of Lodge 316, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. His wife, the former Mary Knecht, died 31 years ago. Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Kelshaw and two sons, Herbert and Nelson, of Weatherly and two adopted sons, Michael and Herbert, also of Weatherly. A brother, Walter, of Weatherly, also survives, as do six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held from the Warner Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. C.T. Moyer of the Weatherly Union cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from Wednesday afternoon until funeral home.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, April 17, 1951 
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Mrs. William J. Hoffman

Mrs. William J. (Cook) Hoffman of Edgewood, died at 3:30 a.m. yesterday at the Hazleton State Hospital. She was 57.  Mrs. Hoffman had been ill for five months and was hospitalized three months ago. The deceased, who lived her entire life in Butler Valley, was the daughter or the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Cook. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Drums. Surviving are her husband, William; two daughters, Jean and June, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Jones and Mrs. Jacob Hoffman, of Drums and two brothers, Harry and Floyd Cook of Drums. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from her home, with Rev. John Hoffman officiating. Services will continue in the Seventh Day Adventist Church and burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call from Tuesday noon until funeral time.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, April 30, 1951 
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William G. Kintz

William G. Kintz, of Lehighton, a former Weatherly resident, died yesterday in his home. He had been in ill health for the past several months. The deceased was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad as a trainman.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, the former Lottie Beltz of Lehighton, are two daughters, Janice at home and Mrs. Henry Wallace of Louisville, Ky.; his mother, Mrs. Mary Kintz of Weatherly and two sisters, Mrs. William Lewis of Weatherly and Mrs. George Moore, of West Hazleton. Funeral services will be held from the Garrett Funeral Home in Lehighton Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment will take place about 3:15 p.m. in the Union Cemetery, in Weatherly.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, April 30, 1951 
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Mrs. Elizabeth E. Dick

Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards Dick, 52, wife of Alexander W. Dick, president and director of Fowler, Dick and Walker, The Boston Store, at Wilkes-Barre, died at her home, 16 Hedge Place, Kingston, yesterday from a cerebral hemorrhage she suffered last Friday. Funeral services will be held from the Snowdon Home for Funeral in Wilkes-Barre, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, April 30, 1951 
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Mrs. Norman Zeisloft, Sr.

Mrs. Norman John Zeisloft, Sr., of 456 Shurs Lane, Philadelphia died at 12 o’clock noon yesterday at her home, following a two month illness of complications. Mrs. Zeisloft, the former Lillian Pollack, was born in this city, the daughter of Mrs. Emily Schwartz Pollock and the late Gustav Pollock. Prior to locating in Philadelphia seven years ago, Mrs. Zeisloft lived in Hazleton 25 years and in Freeland 23 years. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Philadelphia, and of the Ladies Aid and the Ladies Auxiliary of that church. Surviving are her husband, Norman John Zeisloft, Sr.; three children Jeanne Marie Zeisloft, R.N. of New York City, Mrs. Vivian Grimm of Secaucus, NJ and Norman John Zeisloft, Jr., a master sergeant in the Air Corps at Chanute Air Base in Illinois; her mother, Mrs. Emily Pollock of this city; and three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Huth and Mrs. Person Williams of this city, and Mrs. Robert Krause of Allentown. Three grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held from the Grebey Funeral Home, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. D.S.T. Rev. Fred D. Haffner will officiate at the services and interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Greybey Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, April 30, 1951 
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Joseph Hujber

Joseph Hujber, former McAdoo businessman, died at 11 a.m. yesterday in the Westchester Square Hospital, Bronx, NY. He was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday. The deceased operated a grocery store on East Grant street, McAdoo, for 40 years prior to locating in the Bronx eight years ago.  He was a member of St. Stephen’s R.C. Church, McAdoo, while a resident of that borough.  Surviving are his wife, the following children: Joseph JR., Casper and Rose, at home; Mrs. Mary Givas, of Newark, NJ and Mrs. Frank Correale, of Audenried. Six grandchildren also survive. The body will be brought to the home of Mrs. Correale this morning.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, April 30, 1951
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George T. Latzo
George T. Latzo, a native of Hazleton and brother of City Patrolman Steve Latzo, die dSaturday morning at his home, 1516 East Third street, Bethlehem. He was the son of Suzannah and the late Michael Latzo and resided at Bethlehem the past 11 years. He was a member of Ss. Peter’s and Paul’s Greek Catholic church and secretary of the church club and belonged to the Pennsylvania Jednota. He was employed in the Blast Furnace Division of Bethlehem Steel Company.  Surviving are his widow, the former Pauline Chuska and two children, Jacqueline and George R. at home. Also his mother, Mrs. Suzannah Latzo of Taylor and seven brothers and sisters: Steve, Hazleton police officer and formerly one of the east’s most prominent boxers; Michael, Mrs. Francis Kauchek and Joseph, all of Taylor; Peter of Margate City, NJ, welterweight champion of world from 1926 to 1929; Dr. John J. Latzo, of Wilmington, Del.  His father, Michael, who lived at 76 South Wyoming street, Hazleton, died in 1910.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the John R. Shupp funeral home, 812 East Fourth street, Bethlehem, followed by services in Ss. Peter’s and Paul’s church, Bethlehem. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Hazleton.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, April 30, 1951 
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Fred Roth Will Be Buried Thurs.

Fred E. Roth, 48, formerly of this city, who died suddenly from a heart attack in Baltimore Monday night, will be buried form the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock Rev. Joseph R. Shuster will officiate and burial will be in St. Johns.  Roth Located in Baltimore in January. He was stricken at his boarding house after returning from work at the Glenn Martin plant. He died at City Hospital in Baltimore.  A former Lehigh Traction conductor and bus driver for the Hazleton Auto Bus Co. Mr. Roth was widely known here. Prior to leaving town he had been employed by Julius Hausmann. Born at St. Johns, July 24, 1903, he was a son of Wilson and Catherine Houseknecht Roth. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church at St. Johns and of the Hazleton Lodge, 202 of the Moose. Surviving is a son Fred Roth, Jr., aboard the U.S.S. Battleship Missouri and eight sisters and brothers, Mrs. George Schafer, Harry Roth, Mrs. Rose Uplinger, Drums; Mrs. William Reakes, William Roth, St. Johns; Mrs. Cora Hummel, Berwick; Mrs. Frank Rittenhouse, West Hazleton and Howard Roth of Weatherly. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, August 8, 1951 
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Mrs. Katherine Santee

Mrs. Katherine Santee, of Drums, died Thursday night at 6 o’clock at the St. Joseph Hospital, Hazleton, after a short illness. Her husband, Roscoe Santee passed away four months ago.  The former Katherine Roth, she was the daughter of the late George and Harriet Roth, of Drums, pioneer Butler Valley settlers. She resided in Butler Valley all her life and was a member of the Drums Methodist church.  Surviving are three daughters and one son: Mrs. L.G. Deppen, of Harrisburg; Mrs. S.C. Shellenburger, of Philadelphia; Mrs. William Hoch, of Trucksville and Roscoe Santee, at home. One sister, Mrs. G.O. Hovie, of Terril, Iowa, also survives.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock from the Raymond Nagle Funeral Home, 706 Birkbeck street, Freeland, with services in charge of the Rev. Charles G. Pope, pastor of the Butler Valley Methodist charge. Interment will be in the Drums cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, August 11, 1951 
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Jonas Walp

Jonas Walp, of Drums RD, a retired carpenter, died at 9:30 p.m. yesterday at his home from a stroke following a two-week illness. He was 81.  Born in Butler Township and a life-long valley resident, Mr. Walp was the son of the late William and Fannie (Longenberger) Walp. He was a member of the Conyngham Christ Lutheran Church, the Conyngham P.O.S. of A., Chapter 671, the Sugarloaf Jr. OUAM and the Hazleton Carpenters’ Union NO. 129.  His wife, Lizzie, died 16 months ago. Surviving are two sons, Fred at home and Silas, of Drums; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Grebey Funeral Home, with services in charge of Rev. Richard Rutter. Burial will be made in the Conyngham Union cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1951 
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Walter Dominick
Walter Dominic, of 530 North street, West Hazleton, died Thursday at 11:30 a.m. following a brief illness. He had resided in this community the greater part of his life and was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church. Before his retirement in 1944 he was employed at Hazle Mines.  Children surviving are: Wallace, of Hazleton; Mrs. John Hynick, of Rahway, NJ; Adam, of New Brunswick,NJ; Mrs. George Abboud, at home. There are five grandchildren also surviving. The funeral will be held Monday morning from the Bonin Funeral Home, 544 North Wyoming street. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon and evening until 10 o’clock.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1951 
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Phillip P. Roesser

Phillip P. Rosser, S. Fairview Street, Allentown R. 60, died on Wednesday night at Allentown Hospital. The 66-year old man was born in Hazleton. He was the son of the late Peter and Pauline E. (Ungermach) Roesser. Survivors are his wife, Jennie (Croman) Roesser, two daughters, Helen, wife of Lewis Ockenhouse and Martha, wife of William Beisel, all of Route 60, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, George, Allentown and one sister, Martha, wife of Charles Huber Allentown.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1951 
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Mrs. Anthony Kudla
Mrs. Anthony Kudla, of 1204 Walnut street, Freeland, died Wednesday night at 10:45 o’clock at the State Hospital, where she was admitted for treatment on Nov. 27. She was stricken ill Thanksgiving Day. She was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Freeland Post 473, American Legion and served as president of the organization some years ago. Mrs. Kudla was born in Sandy Run. Before marriage she was Mary Cibula, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Cibula. She later resided in Drifton before moving to Freeland. She was a member of St. John’s R.C. church, Freeland. Surviving are her husband and five sons and daughters: Mrs. William Gross, R.N. of Baltimore; Mrs. Douglas Campbell, of Maracalbo, Vanezuela, South America; Leonard, student at Penn State College, and Dolores and Eugene, both at home. There are three grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock from the family home. A requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 in St. John’s R.C. church, Freeland and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1951 
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John Brodt

John Brodt, 79, at Allentown, formerly of Weatherly, died at his home at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was born in Germany on October 26, 1872 and resided in Weatherly many years. He was a machinist at the Ashmore shops for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and retired in 1938. His wife, formerly Emma Swope, died five years ago. They had no children.  The deceased is survived by two brothers, Christ and Henry, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Simon Mincenberger of Bellvedere, NJ. The funeral will be held privately from the Bachman funeral home Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with services in charge of Rev. Allen H. Roth, pastor of the Christ Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Vine street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1951 
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Mrs. Eugene Pallaver
Mrs. Eugene Pallaver, 46, of 2141 South 22nd street, Philadelphia, formerly of this city, died suddenly at 1 o’clock yesterday morning at her home. She resided here with her family until about 10 years ago when they moved to Philadelphia. She was Pauline Piazzi before marriage. Surviving are her husband and two sons, William and Carlo at home. Three sisters are in Italy. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock from the Boyle funeral home, this city, with a requiem high mass at 9:30 in the Sacred Heart church, Weston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral parlor Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1951 
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George Klocek
George (Klosick) Klocek of 740 North Wyoming street, died yesterday morning at 2:55 o’clock following a few months illness.  He was born in Poland but had resided in this city most of his life. Before his retirement 18 years ago he was employed by the Jeddo Highland Coal Co. Mr. Klocek was a member of St. Stanislaus church.  Surviving are his Eva, nee Kurtz and the following children: Mrs. John Baran of Hazleton; Anna of Hazleton; Stanley of Cranberry; Henry of West Lafayette, Ohio; Mrs. Gene Baxter of Oakland, Calif.; Victor at home; Valeria of California and Corporal Chester Klocek, 23 Inf., Fort Jackson, SC. A brother John, in Poland; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Podrazik of Hazleton and eleven grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the family home. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Stanislaus church at 9 a.m. and interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from Saturday afternoon until funeral time.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 7, 1951 
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Samuel Strunk
Samuel Struck, 77, of Slocum, Wapwallopen RD 1, died in the Nanticoke State Hospital after being a patient there for three days. Mr. Stuck had made his home with a son, Theodore, at Slocum for 24 years.  Born at Lehigh Tannery, Carbon county, Mr. Strunk had been employed for 30 years as a carpenter by the Glen Alden Coal Company, retiring in 1936 on account of ill health. His wife, the former Emma Eckrote, White Haven, died 37 years ago.  Also surviving are four sons: Thomas, Slocum; Finley, Bergenfield, NJ; Samuel, Sheatown and William, Avoca RD; a daughter Mrs. Stanley Beishline, Millville RD2; a half-brother, Thomas Thompkins, Slocum; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Faulds, Avoca RD2; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the funeral home at Hobbie; Rev. Arthur Weber of Slocum Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Stairville cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, January 15, 1952 
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Charles B. Bonner

Charles B. Bonner, of 220 South Pine Street, a trainman for the Lehigh Valley Railroad until his retirement about 11 years ago, died yesterday morning at 1 o’clock at the Veterans Hospital, Lebanon where he had been a patient the past six months.  A native of this city, he was the son of the late Frank and Sarah (Duffy) Bonner. He resided here his entire life and was a member of St. Gabriel’s church, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Order of the Purple Heart. Mr. Bonner was a veteran of World War I.  Surviving are his wife, the former Dora Gallagher and a son, John Bonner at home.  Brothers and sisters surviving are: Mrs. Frederick Wolfe, of this city; Cletus Bonner, of Newark, NJ; and Mrs. Catherine Schmidt, Mrs. Helen Burke and Robert Bonner, all of this city. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from the Boyle funeral home with a requiem high mass in St. Gabriel’s church at 9:30. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral parlor today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, January 15, 1952 
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James Catrone
James Catrone, of Scranton, formerly of this city, died at the former place at 11:30 a.m. yesterday. He was a son of Michael Catrone of 914 North Vine street. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife and children; three brothers, Maurice, Louis and Anthony, all of this city; and several sisters of this city, Scranton and Shenandoah.  The funeral will be held in Scranton.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, February 16, 1952 
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Harry Krim

Harry Krim, 64, formerly of this city and for the past two years a guest at St. Michael’s Home in Schuylkill County, died at the Hazleton State Hospital at 7:15 o’clock last night. He had been in ill health for some time and was admitted to the hospital last Sunday night.  During his residence in this city he was an attaché of the former Diamond Clothing Company of which his brother, Louis Krim, was proprietor.  Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Louis and Ben Krim, of this city; Mrs. Fannie Weinstien, of New Briton, Conn. And Mrs. Sam Berson, of Shenandoah. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the family plot at Shenandoah.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, February 16, 1952 
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Mrs. Gertrude Houser

Mrs. Gertrude Houser, 59, died of a heart attack at 1 p.m. yesterday at her Dorrance home.  The deceased, the former Gertrude Fry, was born in Beaver Brook and resided in Dorrance for 30 years. She was a member of the Dorrance Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, Albert, and these children: Albert Jr., and Beatrice, at home; Ellsworth and Mrs. Dayton Nagle, of Philadelphia; Eugene, Mrs. Clem Stout, Gertrude Houser and Mrs. Earl Morris, of Berwick; Mrs. Ben Pawloski, of Nescopeck and David, serving with the army in Korea; also a brother, Charles Fry, of McAdoo, and a sister Mrs. George Deeble, of Weatherly. There are 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services will be in charge of Rev. Vernon Yeich at a time to be announced later. Burial will be made in Dorrance cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, February 16, 1952 
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John Derr

John Derr, of Packer street, Weatherly, a retired Lehigh Valley Railroad employe, died at the Hazleton State Hospital last night. He had been ill for some time. Surviving are these children: Hilda, at home; Clarence of Drexel Hill; and Mrs. A.C. Elm, of Palerton. Also two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Eck, of Bloomsburg and Mrs. Kate Romig, of Allentown.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 15, 1952 
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Arthur Havard

Arthur Havard of West Pittston mining engineer who was a mine inspector for the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau for 12 years, died of a heart attack.  Surviving are his wife, the former Stella Kramer of Freeland; a son , Kenneth, West Pittston; a daughter, Shirley, at home; one grandson; three brothers, William and Raymond Havard, Pittstown; Edward Havard, Skinners Eddy; and a sister, Mrs. Martha Williams, Crum Lynn, Pa. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 with burial in the Pittston cemetery.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 15, 1952 
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Joseph J. Kushmeder

Joseph J. Kushmeder of 214 West Nobel street, died yesterday a.m. at 6:30 following a few months illness. He was born in Poland but had resided in this city most of his life and was employed at the Hazleton Shaft Colliery prior to his retirement two years ago.  Mr. Kushmeder was a member of St. Stanislaus church. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death August 8, 1951.  Children surviving are: Peter of McMechen, West Virginia; Mrs. Joseph Gillis of Hazleton; Joseph of Hazleton; Violet and Anna both at home. There are five grandchildren also surviving. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the family home Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Stanislaus church at 9 a.m. and interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from tonight until funeral time.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, March 15, 1952 
Submitted by Tammy Clark
 

Florence W. Littleton
    Mrs. Florence Watson Littleton, 48, died at 2:30 yesterday afternoon [December 24, 1939] at her home, 60 Prospect Street, [Wilkes-Barre PA] following an illness of six years.
    Mrs. Littleton was born in Ashley, the daughter of Mortimer and Rozella Eckrote Watson, and resided in Wilkes-Barre since childhood.  She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
    Surviving are her husband, William; two daughters, Rose and Cora, and a son, William Thomas Littleton, all at home; a sister, Mrs. H. F. Adolph, Wilkes-Barre, and a brother, Curtis Watson, Kingston.
    The remains were removed to the Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main Street. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, December 25, 1939, Page 13
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Florence Watson Littleton
    Mrs. Florence Watson Littleton, late of 60 Prospect Street, [Wilkes-Barre PA] was buried yesterday afternoon [December 27, 1939] in the family plot in Oaklawn Cemetery.
    Following brief services at the Kniffen Home, 465 South Main Street, the cortege proceeded to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, where the rector, Rev. Gardiner M. Day officiating (sic) at the concluding rites.
    Bearers were Lawrence Warner, Raymond Ahrends, and Curtis, Carl, William, and Frederick Homnick.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Thursday, December 28, 1939, Page 9


Dominick Trakimas
Duryea Man Is Killed By Rock Fall in Mines
    Dominick Trakimas, 42, of 201 Dickinson Street, Duryea, was fatally injured yesterday morning [October 5, 1934] at 6 in a fall of rock at William A. Colliery, Kehoe-Berge Coal Company and died shortly after his admittance to Pittston Hospital.
    Deceased was born in Lithuania and came to this country 30 years ago settling in Hanover.  He was married 19 years ago to Anna Adruscavage of Duryea, a sister of Rev. Joseph Aruscavage, assistant pastor of St. Casimer's Church, Pittston and since then had resided in Duryea.  He was a member of St. Joseph's R. C. Church, the Holy Name Society and the Lithuanian Alliance.
    He is survived by his wife and four children, Regina, Beatrice, Bernard and Raymond.  Also by his mother and three sisters in Lithuania.
    The funeral will be held on Monday morning from the family home at 9.  Requiem mass at St. Joseph's Church at 9:30 and burial in the church cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record,  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, October 6, 1934, Page 4
Submitted by Claire Moran



Willard C. Weaver
Three Men Victims of Fatal Accidents
    Willard C. Weaver, 57, of 83 MeLean Street, died in Mercy Hospital yesterday afternoon [January 12, 1930] at 2:45 of injuries suffered on [the] afternoon of January 1 when hit by an automobile while crossing South Main Street, near Garfield Street.  When he was admitted to the institution, Weaver's injuries were diagnosed as fractured skull and concussion to the brain but a post mortem will be held this morning to determine exact cause of death.
    The automobile was operated by Theibert Oxendale of 311 Scott Street.  Oxendale was held in $500 bail to await outcome of Weaver's injuries but today will be taken before one of the county judges to answer a manslaughter charge. 
    Mr. Weaver was a member of the Brotherhood of  Railroad Trainmen No. 43; Lodge 503, Fraternal Order of Eagles; Lodge 143, Loyal Order of Moose, and Lodge 127, Order of Owls, all of Sunbury, Lewistown, and Northumberland, where Mr. Weaver formerly resided.  Mr. Weaver leaves his wife, Anna Moser Weaver, and one brother, Wade Weaver of this city [Wilkes-Barre PA].
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 13, 1930, First Page of Second Section
Submitted by Claire Moran



Angelo Setundo
Rock Fall Injuries Fatal
Back and internal injuries differed on Friday afternoon [January 10, 1930] in a rock fall in Exeter mine of Lehigh Valley Coal Corp., caused the death in Pittston hospital yesterday afternoon [January 12, 1930] at 3:40 of Angelo Setundo, 50, a miner, of 22 Brown court, Exeter.  He leaves a wife and several children in Itlay.  Funeral will be held from the rooms of Undertaker Graziano on Wednesday afternoon [January 15, 1930] with interment in Maltby cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 13, 1930, First Page of Second Section
Submitted by Claire Moran


Michael Kozik
Killed in Premature Explosion
Michael Kozik, 38, of Nanticoke, was instantly killed late on Saturday afternoon [January 11, 1930] when caught in a premature blast while working as a laborer in No. 4 shaft, Susquehanna Collieries Co.  Funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the home of his cousin, Mrs. Caroline Byczenski, 391 East Grand street, Nanticoke, with whom Kozik boarded.  Nanticoke Post, American Legion will have charge of the funeral.  Interment in Nanticoke cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Monday, January 13, 1930, First Page of Second Section
Submitted by Claire Moran


John E. Owens
    John E. Owens, 43, a life long and respected resident of this city [Wilkes-Barre PA], died at his home, 361 Poplar street, yesterday [May 12, 1931] at noon following three months' illness of complications.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist church and Byars council, Jr. O. U. A. M.
    He leaves his widow, Margaret Cox Owens, a son James, his mother, Mrs. Sarah Howells, two brothers, James and Evan Owens, all of this city [Wilkes-Barre PA] and two sisters, Mrs. May Jones of this city and Mrs. Clifford Edwards of Courtdale.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8
Submitted by Claire Moran


Miss Clara Kraft
    Miss Clara Kraft, 28, a lifelong and esteemed resident of this city [Wilkes-Barre PA], died at the family home, 441 North Pennsylvania avenue, yesterday morning [May 12, 1931] after a long illness of complications.  She was born in Wilkes-Barre on August 20, 1922.  She was a member of St. Nicholas' church.
    Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kraft, and her brothers and sisters, Mrs. John Dohman, Lawrence J. Kraft, Mrs. Homer Hobbs, all of this city, Mrs. John Bauer of Harvey's Lake, Leo and Matthew Kraft of Newark N.J., Joseph, Kathleen, John, and Gertrude, all at home.  Her father is a member of the city fire department.
    The funeral will beheld on Friday morning [May 15, 1931] at 9 with a high mass of requiem in St. Nicholas' church at 9:30.  Burial will be in the family plot at the church cemetery, Shavertown. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8

Funeral:  Clara Kraft
    Many friends and relatives attended the funeral of Clara Kraft, held yesterday morning [May 15, 1931] from the family home, 441 North Pennsylvania avenue, with a high mass of requiem in St. Nicholas' church.  Monsignor Charles J. Goeckel was celebrant.  There was a profusion of flowers.
    Pall bearers were Thomas Treventhan, Frank Peters, Daniel Herron, High Brislin, James Eastman, and Ralph Martin.  Flower carriers were Joseph Hergert, Henry Kraft, Cornelius Sprow, John Kane, and Anthony Olshefsky.  Burial was at the church cemetery, Shavertown, where Rev. Philip Raeder gave final benediction. 

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 16, 1931, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran


Mrs. Mary Burke
    Mrs. Mary Burke, early resident of Miner's Mills and one of the oldest residents of the city, died at her home, 21 East Main Street, [Miner's Mills] on Monday night [May 11, 1931] after a few weeks' illness of complications.  She had resided at Miner's Mills for over 50 years and was one of the first to settle in that section.  She was a native of Ireland.  She was a member of Blessed Sacrament church and its societies.  Her daughter, Mary Burke, is the only survivor.
    The funeral will be held on Friday morning [May 15, 1931] with a high mass of requiem in Blessed Sacrament church at 9:30.  Interment will be at Sacred Heart cemetery, Plains. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8
Submitted by Claire Moran


John Mikolajek
    John Mikolajek, 51, of 20 Russell Street, Edwardsville, died at Nesbitt Memorial hospital yesterday afternoon [May 12, 1931] of blood poisoning.  The deceased, who was a resident of Edwardsville since owing to this country twenty years ago, was a member of Polish National Alliance, Branch 556, Polish Miners Union, Branch 324, and Polish National Union.
    Surviving are his widow and children, Mrs. Andrew Labak of Kingston, Gertrude, William and Elizabeth at home, two grandchildren, Edward and Emily Labak, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Guni of Chicago and Victoria in Europe.
    The funeral will be held on Friday morning [May 15, 1931] at 9 with a high mass of requiem in Polish National church, Plymouth.  Interment will be at Polish National cemetery, West Nanticoke. 

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8
Submitted by Claire Moran


Harry C. Curran
    Harry C. Curran, 46, died at Mercy hospital for pneumonia after only a few days' illness on May 1 [1931].  Mr. Curran, the son of Mrs. Anna Curran of East Mauch Chunk, was employed as a fireman for Central Railroad of New Jersey and for the last 18 years was stationed at Scranton.
    Surviving are his mother and brothers and sisters, Elmer, Joseph, Sylvester, Thomas, Mrs. Anna Behan, Mrs. D. Gressler, Mrs. George Dalton, all of East Mauch Chunk.  Mr. Curran had returned home for a few days before his death from visiting the home of Dr. W. D. Carmen of Berryville, Va. 

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8
Submitted by Claire Moran


Thomas Mullin
Thomas Mullin, 30, died at the home of his uncle, Anthony Mullin, 3 Auburn street, yesterday afternoon [May 12, 1931] at 2:30 following an illness of pneumonia.  He was a member of St. John's church and the Holy Name society.  Besides his uncle he is survived by an aunt, Maria Mullin.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8
Submitted by Claire Moran


Peter Simon
    Peter Simon, 41, widely known and esteemed resident of this city and the West Side for the last 25 years, died in Mercy hospital early yesterday morning [May 12, 1931] after several weeks' illness of complications.  Mr. Simon, who was a merchant in Kingston for many years, was a member of St. George's church and its societies.
    Surviving are his widow and children, Charles, Simon, Joseph, George, Mary, Thomas, Margaret and Sally, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Coury.
    The funeral will be held on Thursday morning [May 14, 1931] from the family home, 90 Price street, Kingston, at 9 with a high requiem mass in St. George's Church at 9:30.  Interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery, Hanover. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8

Funeral:  Peter Simon
    The funeral of Peter Simon was held from the family home, 90 Price street, Kingston, yesterday morning [May 14, 1931] with largely attended services at the residence and a high mass of requiem celebrated in St. George's church by Rev. Joseph Solomon.  Rev. John Coury was seated in the sanctuary.
    An abundance of floral offerings was carried by James Elias, Anthony Thomas, Joseph Bedwider, Philip and Isaac Becker, Samuel Thomas, Anthony Saba, Joseph Moses, all members of St. George's A. C. Pallbearers, all member of Syrian Catholic association, were:  Samuel Joseph, Charles Mike, William George, Russell Thomas, James C. Thomas and Howard Shiner.  Interment was a St. Mary's cemetery, where Rev. Father Coury gave final benediction. 

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, May 15, 1931, Page 25
Submitted by Claire Moran


Daniel Meade
    Daniel Meade, 48, a former resident of this city, died of a heart attack while reporting for duty at machine shops at Perth Amboy, N. J., yesterday morning [May 12, 1931].  He was employed here by D. and H. Railroad Co. as a machinist for a number of years.  Mr. Meade was born in this city the son of John and Mary (Reynolds) Meade.  He left here five years ago to make his home in New Jersey.
    He is survived by two sons, Daniel and Joseph of this city; a brother John of Syracuse and three sisters. 
    The body will be brought to this city this afternoon and will be taken to the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ellen Kane, 48 Luzerne Street, from where the funeral will be held. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8

Funeral:  Daniel Meade
    The funeral of Daniel Meade, former resident of Wilkes-Barre, who died suddenly at Perth Amboy, N. J., was held from the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ellen Kane, 48 Luzerne street, city, yesterday morning [May 15, 1931] with a solemn high mass of requiem celebrated in St. Leo's church, Ashley, by Rev. J. J. Heffernan with Rev. J. R. Burnett as deacon and Rev. Aloysius Boylan, sub-deacon.  The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends and there were many floral expressions of regard.
    Pall bearers were Patrick Wallace, Joseph Gallagher, harry Hess, Thomas McDermott, Edward McElliott and Gene Smith.  Interment was at St. Mary's cemetery, Hanover, where Rev. Father Heffernan pronounced final benediction. 

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 16, 1931, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran


George Mrowca
    George Mrowaca, of 3 Friend street, Port Griffith, died yesterday afternoon [May 12, 1931] following an illness of complications.  He is survived by his widow and three children:  Edward, Joseph, and Mrs. Nellie Biezu, of Port Griffith.  The funeral will be held on Friday morning [May 15, 1931] at 9.  A requiem mass will be sung in St. Joseph's church at 9:30.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8

Mrowca Obsequies
    Many persons attended the funeral of George Mrowca which was held yesterday morning [May 15, 1931] from the home, 3 Friend street, Port Griffith.  The numerous floral tributes indicated the esteem held for the deceased.  Rev. F. A. Drier was celebrant of a requiem mass in St. Joseph's Polish Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery.   The pall bearers were Stanley Russin, Frank Kuna, Andrew Lojek, John Kufka, Anthony Kruzicki, and Joseph Kasicay. 

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 16, 1931, Page 30
Submitted by Claire Moran


Raymond R. Roberts
    Following a prolonged illness of complications Raymond R. Roberts, 35, well known and highly respected resident and ex-service man of West Nanticoke, died at his home on Tilbury Terrace yesterday morning [May 12, 1931].
    The deceased was born in West Nanticoke and resided there his entire life.  He served with Battery C. 109th Field Artillery on the Mexican border and in France.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans of Wilkes-Barre; and Evangelical church of West Nanticoke.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ruch Roberts of West Nanticoke, an the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. John Brochyus, Mrs. Charles Lewis and James Roberts of West Nanticoke; John Roberts, Lynnwood; Mrs. Roy Turley and Mrs. William Dykens of Nanticoke and Mrs. George Gliddon of Plymouth.  An aunt, Mrs. Edith Sandegard of this city also survives.
    The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon [May 15, 1931] at 2 from the family home with brief services after which the funeral cortege will proceed to Evangelical church where further services will be held by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Heaney, assisted by Rev. Mr. Paul of Plymouth.  Interment will be in the family plot at Shickshinny cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8

Roberts Funeral
    The funeral of Ray R. Roberts took place yesterday afternoon [May 15, 1931] from his home, Tilbury Terrace, West Nanticoke, and was largely attended.  Full military honors were accorded the ex-service man, and members of Battery C of the 109th Field Artillery attended the services in a body.  Services were held at the home and in Evangelical church at West Nanticoke, Rev. Heaney, pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Paul of Plymouth.  Interment was in the Shickshinny cemetery.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, May 16, 1931, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran


Mrs. Grace O'Donnell
    The funeral of Mrs. Grace O'Donnell, who died at her home in Allentown on Saturday night [January 6, 1934], will be held this morning [January 10, 1934] with a solemn requiem mass at 9:30 in St. Gabriel's Church, Hazleton.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery in that city.  She was a sister of Charles O'Donnell of Wilkes-Barre.
    Mrs. O'Donnell was born at York and spent most of her life in Freeland.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Allentown.
    Surviving are five children, Joseph, Mrs. Ralph Defenderfer, Mrs. Robert Flick, Mrs. John O'Donnell, and Anna, all of Allentown; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Anthony O'Donnell, Mrs. Mary B. York, Allentown, and Mary Ellen O'Donnell, Freeland, and three brothers, Patrick and Andrew O'Donnell, Freeland, and Charles O'Donnell, Wilkes-Barre. 
Note:  Mrs. Mary B. York should read Mrs. Mary Bork Yori, wife of Stephen J. Yori.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 10, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran


Youth's Skull Punctured by Door Handle
Anthony Zarneski Dies at General Hospital after being Hit

    His skull and brain punctured by handle of an automobile door, Anthony Zarneski, 18, of 117 North Meade Street, died this morning [January 2, 1937] at 1:30 while surgeons worked on him in the operating room of General Hospital.
    Cruiser Car Patrolmen William Oliver and Stephen Buynak said their investigation shows Zarneski was thrown against the door after being spun around when he walked into the front wheel of an automobile while walking on Coal Street, between Welles and Hancock Streets.  The accident was reported to police at 8:30.
    Operator of the car was arrested at the hospital, but later released to appear in police court today.  He was identified as Edmund P. Bremski, 21, of 30 Pulaski Street, Kingston.  He took the injured  youth to the hospital, police say.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, First Page, Second Section
Submitted by Claire Moran


4 FROM VALLEY DIE IN MISHAPS
Excerpt for Herbert Weidow

First 1937 Accident Occurs on Lake Road
    One young man was killed and another critically injured when their automobile figured in a double and near triple crash at Hillside, shortly after the midnight din was dying down through Wyoming Valley.
    Herbert Weidow, 66 Davis Place, city [Wilkes-Barre], was the new year's first auto fatality.  He was pronounced dead on admission to Nesbitt Memorial Hospital at 12:40 this morning [January 1, 1937].  His companion and owner of the sporty maroon coupe which was completely demolished in the accident, was Edgar Bouchsties, (sic) 52 South Thomas Avenue, Kingston. 
    The accident occurred on the Birch Grove curve on the Luzerne-Hillside four-lane road, the same locality in which many other accidents have occurred recently.
    One description of the accident early this morning, pending investigation by State high patrolmen, was given by a man who arrived a few minutes after the tragedy occurred.  The car in which the victims were riding is said either to have gotten out of control on the curve or was turned in to the bank to avoid hitting another car.  The car went into the gravel bank at that point, and swerved out toward the road again.
    One of the young men, possibly the driver, stood on the running board to wave traffic around, when a second car, forced to go between the Bouchskies (sic) car and an automobile approaching the other way, sideswiped the coupe, and hit the youth on the running board.
    A third automobile narrowly missed crashing head-on into the demolished car by running into the bank.  Names of drivers of the second and third cars were not learned but investigation was underway.

    Bouchskies was in critical condition suffering a fractured skull, Nesbitt Hospital authorities said.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 1 and 18

Veteran Dies in Auto Crash (excerpt for Herbert Weidow)
    Weidow, a World War veteran and employee at Hazard Wire Rope Works, lived with his sister, Mrs. William Mack of 66 Davis Place, city [Wilkes-Barre PA].
    He leaves his sister and these brothers, Harry of Scranton, George of Forty Fort, John, Jess, Charles, and Lafayette, all of Wilkes-Barre, Ernest of Brooklyn, and Albert of Scranton.
    Funeral will be held from the sister's home Monday afternoon at 2:30.  Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 22
Submitted by Claire Moran


Henry Twist
Henry Twist, 57, formerly of Laflin and Parsons, died on Monday [January 17, 1938] at his home on Long Island.  Mr. Twist left this section about 20 years ago.  Prior to that time he had been telegraph operator at the Parsons station of Delaware & Hudson Railroad.  Since moving to Long Island, he had been a telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad.  He leaves his wife and five children, a sister, Mrs. F. M. Chase of Parsons and two brothers, Daniel of Long Island and Chester of Oneonta.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 19, 1938, Page 11
Submitted by Claire Moran



Patrick Moran
    The death of Patrick A. Moran, Hudson, one of the best known residents of Plains Township, occurred this morning [March 12, 1921] at eight o'clock at the family home after a year's illness of complications.  His illness started during the epidemic of influenza.  He was stricken with the 'flu' and his health has been failing until this morning when death came peacefully.
    Mr. Moran was born in Girardville, Schuylkill County, and came to this section when a young man.  He conducted a hotel in Hudson for many years, but his last place of employment was on the Delaware and Hudson railroad.  He has not worked during the past year.  Mr. Moran was prominent in politics, having been one of the first commissioners of Plains Township.  He also served as tax collector of the township and it is said by his neighbors that he always had the welfare of his community at heart.  He helped pass legislation which was of great assistance in making the township so powerful in the county affairs.
    He was a devout member of the Sacred Heart Church at Plains.  He is survived by his wife who before marriage was Miss Catherine Holmes of this city, and the following children:  Mollie, instructress for the Bell Telephone company in this city, Genevieve, Patrick, Rosalie, William, Margaret and John, all at home; also by the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. John Grady of Hudson, Thomas of Plains, Mrs. P J. McLaughlin, Mrs. P. J. Ruddy, Michael, and John, of this city.  The funeral arrangements will be made later.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, March 12, 1921, Page 5

Patrick Moran
The funeral of Patrick Moran will be held from the family home, 41 School street, Hudson, Tuesday morning [March 15, 1921] at 9 o'clock.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 o'clock.  Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, March 14, 1921, Page 12

Patrick A. Moran
A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Plains, Friday morning at 7:30 o'clock for Patrick A. Moran, who died one month ago.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1921, Page 4
Submitted by Claire Moran


Alice, Margaret, and Gertrude Moran
Excerpt from Plains News
At an early hour this morning [February 22, 1915] occurred the death of Alice, the two and one half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Moran of North Main Street, after a few days illness of diphtheria.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday Evening, February 22, 1915, Page 11


Deaths Listing
MORAN--At Plains, Feb. 22, 1915, Alice Moran, aged 3, of diphtheria
MORAN--At Plains, Feb. 22, 1915, Naomi Moran, aged 5, of diphtheria
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, February 23, 1915, Page 20, Deaths Listing

Excerpt from Plains News
The double funeral of Alice and Margaret, young daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran, who died after an illness of diphtheria was held yesterday afternoon [February 23, 1915].  Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, February 24, 1915, Plains News Section, Page 16

Excerpt from Hudson News
The funeral of Gertrude, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran of North Main street will be held from the home of her parents this afternoon [February 25, 1915] at 2 o'clock.  This is the third successive death in as many days in the Moran home.  The funeral will be private as diphtheria was the cause.  Mr. and Mrs. Moran were formerly residents of this place [Hudson] but for the last few years have made their home at Plains
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, February 25, 1915, Hudson News Section, Page 16

Deaths Listing
MORAN--At Plains, Feb. 24, 1915, Gertrude Moran, aged 11, of diphtheria
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 26, 1915, Deaths Listing, Page 20

Three Children Dead; Mother Ill
Misfortune seems to have descended upon the family of Michael Moran of North Main street, Plains, with more than usual severity as at the time of the funeral of his daughter Gertrude, aged 11, who was the third child to die within three days of diphtheria, his wife was in a serious condition and under the care of several physicians and nurses.  The funeral of the third diphtheria victim was held yesterday afternoon and was private.  Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery where services were conducted by Rev. J. J. O'Malley.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 26, 1915, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran


Miss Moran Passes Away
Retired Plains Teacher; Rites Wednesday
    Miss Mary G. Moran, 134 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, died this morning December 2, 1970]  at 8:55 in the Wilkes-Bare General Hospital, where she was admitted December 13.  She had been ill for sometime.
    Born in Plains Twp., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Howley Moran and was a graduate of Plains Twp. High School and East Stroudsburg State College.
    She taught in the Plains Twp. School District for 35 years prior to her retirement in 1963.
    Miss Moran was a member of the National Retired Teachers' Association and St. Mary's Church, South Washington  Street.  She also belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Loyola 619.
    Surviving are brothers and sisters, Joseph, San Gabriel, Calif., a school teacher; Frank, Luzerne, general manager of Pagnotti Enterprises; Mrs. Carl Balz, Wilkes-Barre; Sister Mary Augusta, stationed at St. John's Convent, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre; Miss Margaret Moran, Hyattsville, Md., affiliated with United Mine Workers of America Journal department; Mrs. Joseph Tierney, Willingboro, N. J.; and Thomas, Rockville, Md., assistant to the president of the ALF-CIO, Washington, D. C.
    The funeral will be held from the John Straub Funeral Home, 55 Park Ave., Wednesday morning [December 23, 1970] with a Requiem Mass at 10:30 in St. Mary's Church.  Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston, Friends may visit Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.  There will be no viewing. 

Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, December 21, 1970


Miss Mary G. Moran
    Miss Mary G. Moran, 134 S. Main Street, City, a teacher in the Plains Township School District for 35 years prior to retiring, was borne to rest this morning [December 23, 1970] from the Straub Funeral Home, 55 Park Ave.,
    A Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Mary's Church, South Washington Street, by Rev. John Lawler.
    Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston, where benediction was pronounced by Rev. Father Lawler.
    Pallbearers were Plains Township school teachers, Matthew Shimshick, Kenneth Antonnini, Hugh Corcoran Jr., Joseph Petrechnak, Frank Dessoy, and Peter Kosloski.
    An honor guard of Catholic Daughters of America Court Loyola and a delegation of the Sisters of Mercy Order were in attendance. 

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, December 23, 1970
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. M. F. Moran
 
   Mrs. M. F.Moran, 394 North Main Street, died at 11:30 Sunday morning [April 3, 1938] after several months illness of complications.
    Mrs. Moran was Gertrude Scureman before marriage, the daughter of the late Elijah and Ellen Scureman, early residents of Laflin.  She was a member of St. John's Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
    Survivors are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. L. D. Marinaro, wife of Dr. Marinaro; one sister, Mrs. John Hale, two brothers, William and John Scureman, and one grandchild, all of this city.
    The funeral will beheld from the home Wednesday [April 6, 1938] at 9:30 a.m. with a requiem mass at 10:30 in St. John's Church, North Main Street.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, April 4, 1938, Page 20

Scores Pay Tribute to Mrs. M. F. Moran
    The funeral of Mrs. Michael F. Moran, wife of the widely known retired insurance agent, was held yesterday morning [April 6, 1938] from the home, 394 North Main Street, with scores of friends paying tribute to her memory.
    The large attendance at the funeral and the array of floral offerings indicated the high regard in which Mrs. Moran was held by a wide circle of friends.
    Brief services at the residence were followed by a solemn high mass of requiem in St. John's Church, North Main Street.  Officiating at the mass were Rev. F. P. McHugh, pastor, celebrant; Rev. Joseph Padden, deacon, and Rev. Maurice Hughes, Wellesboro, Pa., a personal friend of the Moran family, sub-deacon.
    During the services George Helfrich was soloist and Mrs. Eugene McCormick organist. 
    Bearers, all nephews of Mrs. Moran, were John and Joseph Grady, William and Frank Moran, John McLaughlin, and Attorney Patrick Moran, the latter of New York.
    Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover, where final benediction was pronounced by Rev. Father McHugh and Rev. Father Hughes.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, April 7, 1938, Page 15
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mary A. Moran (daughter M/M Frank Moran)
    Mary Augusta Moran, 6 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moran, 127 Maffett Street, Plains, died yesterday morning in Mercy Hospital, where she was a patient since Saturday.  Mrs. Moran, the mother was the former Catherine Rogan, of Kingston.
    Funeral will be held from the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Thomas Moran, 44 1/2 West Carey Street, Plains, Wednesday morning at 10 with a mass of the angels at 10:30 in Sacred Heart Church.  Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, October 10, 1939, Page 15, Obituary Column

Funeral Notices:
Mary Augusta Moran from home of grandmother, Mrs. Thomas Moran 44 1/2 West Carey Street, Plains, Wednesday 10.  Angel mass 10:30 Sacred Heart Church. St. John's Cemetery, Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, October 11, 1939, Page 20

Funerals:  Mary Augusta Moran
    Funeral of Mary Augusta Moran took place yesterday morning from the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Thomas Moran, 44 ½ West Carey Street, Plains, and was largely attended.  A mass of angels was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church by Rev. Joseph O'Brien.
    Bearers, all cousins of the child, were Joseph Grady, Frank Kelley, Paul Rogan, and James McKeown.  Interment was in St. John's Cemetery at Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, October 12, 1939, Page 10

Note:  Mary Augusta’s Grandfather, Thomas Moran, was ecstatic when he learned that he was to be a grandfather.  Sadly, he died in February, 1939, 2 months before she was born.  He never saw her until they met in heaven.  Because of this relationship of their spirits, Mary Augusta was buried on top of Thomas Moran in the same plot in St. John’s Cemetery, Market Street, Pittston, PA.  There is no indication that she is there, no name on the stone and no marker.
Submitted by Claire Moran


Frank Moran
    Frank Moran, 50, of South George Mason Drive, Arlington, Va., died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1990, in the Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murfreesboro, Tenn. 
    Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of Catherine Rogan Moran and the late Frank Moran.
    He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Kingston, Class of 1958.
    Mr. Moran was employed by Otis Elevator Co., as a mechanic for over 27 years.
    He was a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 10.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Janice Atkins; son, Brian, Cherry Hill, N. J.; daughter, Kathleen, Kingston; sister, Claire, Hanover Township.
    A Memorial Mass well be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Aloysius Church, Barney Street, Wilkes-Barre.
    Friends and relatives will meet following the service in the school cafeteria.
    Local arrangements are by the James M. Desiderio Funeral Home, Inc., 2 Academy Road, Marion Terrace, Hanover Township.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, September 11, 1990, Page 9A
Submitted by Claire Moran



Frank Moran, 69, Kingston, Succumbs
    Frank A. Moran, 69, of Daniel Flood Towers, Kingston, died Friday [March 18, 1977] at 12:15 a.m. in General Hospital following a lengthy illness.
    Born in Plains, August 12, 1907, he graduated from Plains High School in 1924 and Wharton School of Business and Finance in 1933. He retired as general superintendent of Pagnotti Enterprises, Inc., West Pittston, in 1973.  He was a member of St. Ignatius Church.
    Surviving are his widow, the former Catherine Rogan, son, Frank, Potomac, Md.; daughter Claire, Hanover Township; sisters, Sister M. August, RSM, St. Mary's Assumption Convent, Kingston, Mrs. Carl Balz, Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Joseph Tierney, Willingboro, N.J.; Margaret Moran, Hyattsville, Md.; brother, Thomas, Rockville, Md.; three grandchildren.
    Funeral will be Monday, at 9 from John J. Maher Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Ignatius Church.  Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.  Friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Honor guard of Bishop Hafey Assembly, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, will meet Sunday at 8 p.m.  Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, March 18, 1977, Page 19 (first page, second section)
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Caroline Mayo
    Mrs. Caroline Mayo, 60, wife of Arch L. Mayo, a well known painting contractor of 502 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston, died at 7:10 last night [March 8, 1938] in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, of complications following an operation.
    Surviving are her husband and three children, Mrs. Henry Bailey and Mrs. Edward E. Kemmerer of Wilkes-Barre, and James A. Mayo of Baltimore, Md.  Mrs. William Drury and Mrs. thomas E. James of Philadelphia Avenue, West Pittston, are sisters of Mrs. Mayo.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, March 9, 1938, Page 24

Funerals
Mrs. Arch L. Mayo
    Funeral of Mrs. Arch L. Mayo was held yesterday afternoon from home on Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston, and was attended by many friends.  Services were conducted at the home by Rev. D. W. Patterson, pastor of Gospel Tabernacle of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.  Burial was in Pittston Cemetery.
    Bearers were William Jones, Thomas Jones, Oscar Williams, Arch Williams, Charles Williams, Edgar Williams, all nephews.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, March 12, 1938, Page 23
Submitted by Claire Moran



4 FROM VALLEY DIE IN MISHAPS (Excerpt for Gordon Lucas)
    Gordon Lucas, 25, of 226 Inman Avenue, Hanover Township, found dead on Lee Park Avenue.
    Gordon Lucas, 28, (sic) of 226 Inman Avenue, Hanover Township, was found dead in the roadway of Lee Park Avenue, Between Olive and Vine Streets, last night at about 11.  A small boy first discovered the body in the street and ran to the Hanover Township Building to notify police.
    Patrolmen Frank Charnetski and John Conrad examined the body and ordered its removal to Mercy Hospital, and they returned to question neighbors on Lee Park Avenue for a clue as to how Lucas met his death.  The young man was identified at the hospital by a brother and his brother-in-law, Harry Feist.  Deputy Corner Brislin was investigating.
    Theory that Lucas had met his death by being struck as he was crossing the street, or by violence of any sort, was discarded early this morning by Deputy Coroner J. Emmet Brislin and Mercy Hospital physicians.  Brislin ordered a postmortem to determine exact cause.
    John Lucas, frothier of the dead man, explained to Brislin that he is brother was injured years ago in an accident at No. 21 mine.  Since he has suffered periodically with epileptic fits.  It is thought that Lucas, who left his home at 10:45 last night and was dead at 11, had fallen into the street, causing death.
    The young man had a broken nose and his upper teeth were knocked out.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 1

Veteran Dies in Auto Crash (excerpt for Gordon Lucas)
Brain Hemorrhage Fatal
    A postmortem held yesterday by Deputy Corner J. Emmet Brislin determined cause of death of Gordon James Lucas, 26, of 226 Inman Park, Hanover Township, who was found lying on Lee Park Avenue between Olive and Vine Streets at at about 11 New Year's eve, as cerebral hemorrhage.  A victim of epileptic fits since a mine accident several years ago, Lucas flu to the street, bruising his nose and knocking upper teeth out and Brislin and Mercy Hospital staff physicians were of opinion that he suffered another fit. 
    Lucas, well known in Lee Park section, was son of Mrs. Clara A. Lucas and first of a family of eight children to die.
    He was a brother of Lester L. Lucas of Troop C, State Police, who is stationed at Nazareth in Northampton County.
    He also leaves these brother, Clarence, at home; Earl, of Lee Park, LeRoy of Edwardsville, and John of Wapwallopin; two sisters, Myra and Eva, both of Lee Park.
    Funeral will be held from home Monday afternoon [January 4, 1937] at 2 with Rev. Melvin J. Dodd of Firwood M. E. Church officiating.  Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 22
Submitted by Claire Moran


Veteran Dies in Auto Crash (excerpt for David Jones)
    Two automobile deaths yesterday morning added to the four known to be dead three hours after midnight.  They were David Jones, 22, of 143 West Dorrance Street, Kingston, who died at about 3:45 [January 1, 1937], 15 minutes after he was admitted to Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, following an accident near Sweet Valley, and Edgar Bauchspies, 20, of 52 South Thomas Avenue, Kingston, second victim of a double crash at Hillside, who died in Nesbitt Hospital at 8:10 a.m. [January 1, 1937] of a fractured skull. 
    The other serious automobile accident occurred at Pike's Creek, on the Sweet Valley road just before 3 yesterday morning [January 1, 1937].  David Jones, 22, of 143 West Dorrance Street, Kingston, was fatally injured when the automobile in which he was returning from a dance, left the road and crashed into a tree, turning over several times.  Jones suffered a broken neck. 
    Walter Huey, 22, of 19 West Vaughn Street, Kingston suffered injuries of the head, left eye and ribs, and was admitted to Nesbitt Memorial Hospital.  Another passenger, John Evans, 20 of Vaughn Street, Kingston, suffered cuts of the face and hands and cut of the tongue that required three stitches.
    Wesley Freeman of Sweet Valley discovered the wrecked car and brought the two injured young men to Nesbitt hospital at 3:30 a.m.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 22
Submitted by Claire Moran



4 FROM VALLEY DIE IN MISHAPS (Excerpt for Clarence Hooper)
Clarence Hooper, 32, of 170 Scott Street, killed in collision with truck in Wayne County.
    Clarence Hooper, 21, of 170 Scott Street, city [Wilkes-Barre], was fatally injured last night [December 31, 1936] at 7 when the automobile in which he was riding crashed into the rear of a truck near Seeleyville, Wayne County.  He died seven minutes after he was taken to Wayne County Memorial Hospital at Honesdale.
    Hooper and his wife were riding with John Reder of Honesdale, on the way to Honesdale.  Carl Dennedum of Lake Huntington, N. Y., was driving a truck in the same direction.
    Dennedum told them, State Highway patrolmen reported, he dimmed his lights to assist a motorist coming in the opposite direction.  During the process, he said, his lights went out and he had to stop the truck.
    Reder's automobile was traveling behind the truck and when the truck stopped, the car crashed into the truck rear.
    Though shaken up, Hooper's wife and Reder escaped injury, it was reported.
    Oliver Osborne, corner of Wayne County, pronounced Hooper's death accidental.  No arrests were made.     
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 1

Veteran Dies in Auto Crash (excerpt for Clarence Hooper)
    A sixth death, Clarence Hooper of 170 Scott Street, occurred at Seelyville, Wayne County, when the car in which he was riding crashed into a truck.  Hooper was in a car driven by John Reger, 29, of 422 Carey Street, Honesdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 22
Submitted by Claire Moran



4 FROM VALLEY DIE IN MISHAPS (first article for Cornelius Green)
Man Is Found Near Side of Rail Tracks
    Unidentified man killed by train at Hazle Street crossing.   
    One man died in Wyoming Valley Homeopathic Hospital at 11:06 last night [December 31, 1936] 36 minutes after he had been discovered lying on the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks at Hazle Street with both legs severed.  Two colored porters employed by the railroad are said to have first stumbled upon the body in the darkness and notified police.  The man had lost blood continuously until his admission to the hospital.
    The victim was still unidentified at press time, although he was believed to be an employee of Kuhns Transfer Company, Cinderella Street.  Some one connected with the firm was expected at the hospital to identify the man before arrival of Deputy Corner J. Emmett Brislin.
    The man was 63 years old, 5 fee 8 inches tall, with reddish hair tinged with gray.  He wore a gray work shirt and green lumber jacket, black pants and tan oxfords.  He suffered traumatic amputation of both legs above the knee.  His upper teeth were missing. 
    Patrolman Clemens Pell investigated for the city police.  Deputy Coroner Brislin removed the body to his morgue for identification today.  Dr. J. G. Smith worked over the victim for more than a half hour to sustain life in the form, but was unsuccessful due to sustained loss of blood. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 1 and 18

Veteran Dies in Auto Crash (excerpt for Cornelius Green)
    A man found lying along the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks at Hazle Street, both legs severed, was identified yesterday as Cornelius Green, who worked and resided at the Kuhns Transfer Company, 53 Cinderella Street.  Green died 36 minutes after he was admitted to Wyoming Valley Homeopathic Hospital at 10:30 Thursday night [December 31, 1936]. 
Excerpt from article Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 22
Submitted by Claire Moran



Veteran Dies in Auto Crash (excerpt for Edgar Bauchspies)
    Two automobile deaths yesterday morning added to the four known to be dead three hours after midnight.  They were David Jones, 22, of 143 West Dorrance Street, Kingston, who died at about 3:45 [January 1, 1937], 15 minutes after he was admitted to Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, following an accident near Sweet Valley, and Edgar Bauchspies, 20, of 52 South Thomas Avenue, Kingston, second victim of a double crash at Hillside, who died in Nesbitt Hospital at 8:10 a.m. [January 1, 1937] of a fractured skull. 
    Bauchspies was the driver of a new maroon coupe which crashed into an embankment at Birch Grove curve of the four lane Luzerne-Hillside highway right after midnight.  His companion, Herbert Weidow, 45, a World War veteran of 48 Davis Place, died at 12:40 a.m. [January 1, 1937] three minutes after he was admitted to Nesbitt Memorial Hospital. 
    Bauchspies, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Y.M.C.A. leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bauchspies; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Hourigan, of Northfield N. J., and Mrs. Ada Potter of East Mauch Chunk and a brother, Wilbur of East Mauch Chunk.
    Funeral will be held from home Monday morning [January 4, 1937] at 11, with Rev. L. Gomer Ulrich officiating.  Body will be taken to East Mauch Chunk for interment. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 22

4 FROM VALLEY DIE IN MISHAPS (Excerpt for Edgar Bouchsties)
First 1937 Accident Occurs on Lake Road
    One young man was killed and another critically injured when their automobile figured in a double and near triple crash at Hillside, shortly after the midnight din was dying down through Wyoming Valley.
    Herbert Weidow, 66 Davis Place, city [Wilkes-Barre], was the new year's first auto fatality.  He was pronounced dead on admission to Nesbitt Memorial Hospital at 12:40 this morning [January 1, 1937].  His companion and owner of the sporty maroon coupe which was completely demolished in the accident, was Edgar Bouchsties, (sic) 52 South Thomas Avenue, Kingston. 
    The accident occurred on the Birch Grove curve on the Luzerne-Hillside four-lane road, the same locality in which many other accidents have occurred recently.
    One description of the accident early this morning, pending investigation by State highway patrolmen, was given by a man who arrived a few minutes after the tragedy occurred.  The car in which the victims were riding is said either to have gotten out of control on the curve or was turned in to the bank to avoid hitting another car.  The car went into the gravel bank at that point, and swerved out toward the road again.
    One of the young men, possibly the driver, stood on running board to wave traffic around, when a second car, forced to go between the Bouchskies (sic) car and an automobile approaching the other way, sideswiped the coupe, and hit the youth on the running board.
    A third automobile narrowly missed crashing head-on into the demolished car by running into the bank.  Names of drivers of the second and third cars were not learned but investigation was underway.
    Bouchskies (sic) was in critical condition suffering a fractured skull, Nesbitt Hospital authorities said. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 1 and 18
Submitted by Claire Moran

























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