Obituaries Connected to Luzerne County

Mrs. Oscar Mensinger
Mrs. Oscar Mensinger, of Tomhicken, died yesterday at 1 p.m. in the Hazleton State Hospital after an extended illness. She was the former Carrie Gottshall, the daughter of the late Henry and Maria Gottshall. The deceased was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Davis Chapel, Zions Grove RD and of the Faith Assembly of God Church, this city. Surivivng in addition to her husband, are these children: Raymond and James Mensinger and Mrs. Dorothy Haycock, all of Tomhicken; Walter, of Niagara Falls, NY and Clarence, of Bloomsburg. Brothers and sisters include: Mrs. Minerva Wolfe and Miss Ida Gottshall, of Hazleton;  Mrs. Gertrude Yeager, Catawissa; Raymond and Wheeler Gottshall, of Wilkes-Barre; Ella Gottshall, of New York City and Walter Gottshall of Detriot. Ten grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from the family home on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with continued services in the Davis Chapel Church and interment in the cemetery next to the church. Friends may call at the home Friday night between 7 and 9 o’clock.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, June 25, 1952 
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Joseph N. Herron
Joseph N. Herron, who resided with his niece, Mrs. John Heaney, of 115 East Chapel street, died at 1:30 a.m. yesterday at the State Hospital where he had been a patient the past five weeks. He was born in this city the son of the late John and Anne McGee Herron, and resided here all his life. He was a member of St. Gabriel’s church. Surviving are three brothers, Patrick, of Washington D.C. and Dominic and Francis, of Hazleton. The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Boyle funeral home, with a solemn high mass of requiem at St. Gabriel’s at 10. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. today.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, June 25, 1952 
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Mrs. Celia J. Buchman
Mrs. Celia J. Buchman, of 45 Main street, Upper Lehigh, died at 11:10 a.m. yesterday at her home from a heart attack following a brief illness. She was born in Dorrance, the daughter of William Lippencott and Sarah Eckrote and resided 56 years in Upper Lehigh. She was a member of the Freeland Park Methodist church. Surviving are her husband, Wilson and the following children: Mrs. Beatrice Herring, Mrs. Mary Shelly, Mrs. Virginia Fisher, Mrs. Jennie Matz, Albert, all of Upper Lehigh; Walter, of White Haven; Clarence, of Beaver Meadows; John, of Lattimer Mines; Earl of Niagara Falls, NY; Helen, Stella, Evelyn and Donald, all at home. Also surviving are her mother, Mrs. Sarah Lippencott, of this city; a sister, Mrs. Stella Stout, of this city, 24 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the family residence. Services will be in charge of Rev. James Pheasant of the Park Methodist church. Interment will be made in the Freeland cemetery. Friends may call from Thursday afternoon until funeral home.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, June 25, 1952 
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Mrs. Ann Cusatis
Mrs. Ann Cusatis, a well-known resident of Hazleton, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine DiFluri, 660 North Laurel street. She had been ill for some time. She was a member of the Most Precious Blood church and the parish societies. Her late husband, Frank Cusatis, died a number of years ago. Surviving are these children: Samuel and Anthony Cusatis, Mrs. Josephine DiFluri, Mildred and Marie Cusatis, all of Hazleton. The funeral will be held today at 9:15 a.m. from the Joseph and Mary Fierro Funeral Home with a high mass of requiem being offered up in the Most Precious Blood Church at 10 o’clock. Interment will take place in the Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 15, 1952 
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Mrs. Anna Dubetsky
Mrs. Anna Dubetsky, 71, wife of Andrew Dubetsky, 137 Lauderburn avenue, Weatherly, died at her home yesterday morning at 2 o’clock following a long illness.  Born in Austria, she lived in this country since 1900. She was a member of St. Nicholas church Weatherly.  In addition to her husband she is survived by these children: John, Old Bridge, NJ; Stephen, Perth Amboy, NJ; Mrs. Charles Derench, Freeland; Mrs. Robert Seigendell, Mrs. Peter Screenock, Mrs. Samuel O’Donnell and Mrs. George Hudock, all of Weatherly; and Margaret and George at home. One sister, Mrs. Mary Dragonosky and a brother, George Hanko, both of Wilkes-Barre, also survive. There are 19 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held from the residence Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Nicholas church at 10 with the Rev. Thomas Peleshek as celebrant. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the home from this afternoon until time of the funeral.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, June 25, 1952 
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William A. Kester Sr.
William A. Kester, Sr., 624 Main street, Freeland, died at his home last night at 11:50 o’clock following an illness of three years duration. He was a native of Freeland, the son of the late Alfred F. and Anna (Sipple) Kester. The deceased was a member of the Freeland Reformed Church and the following Masonic Orders. Freeland Arbutus Lodge, Caldwell Consistory at Bloomsburg and Irem Temple at Wilkes-Barre. He was also a member of the Freeland I.O.O.F. Lodge.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane, nee Smith, and the following children: Mrs. Robert C. Long of Hazleton; Mrs. C.K. Zierdt of Freeland; Mrs. A.L. Wysocki of Drums; Robert H. Kester of the American Embassy at Manila in the Philippine Islands; and William A. Kester, Jr., of Glenside, Pa.  Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Alfred F. and Bethlehem; Mrs. Florence Kull of Detroit; Raymond of Freeland; Mrs. Edith Hinkle of Bethlehem; Gilbert of Sharon Hill; and Mrs. Verdella Zelinsky of Upper Darby. Six grandchildren also survive.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 15, 1952 
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Michael Becker
Michael Becker, of 59 Main St., Jeddo, died at Hazleton State Hospital at 6:05 p.m. yesterday after an illness of five months. He was born in Austria-Hungary came to this country when he was three years old and spent his life in Jeddo.  He was employed at the No. 4 Colilery of Jeddo Highland Coal Company until he retired tree years ago. He was a member of St. John’s R.C. Church of Freeland and of the Holy Name Society of the parish. He was a member of the Jeddo Stars Association. A son, John died six years ago; and a brother Steven, died two years ago in Cleveland, Ohio; and a son, Michael, died in infancy.  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, and the following children: Mrs. John Franek, Jeddo; Michael, and Mrs. Michael Bohn, of Detroit; Mrs. John Kanyak, of Highland; John and Anna, at home. There are 11 grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Tillie, Joseph and Andrew, all of Cleveland; John, Mrs. Mary Sabol and Mrs. George Serock, all of Jeddo; Michael of West Hazleton and Mrs. Verna Karmonick of Tomhicken.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 15, 1952 
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Hurley E. Herring
Hurley E. Herring, 64, a retired miner, died Saturday at his home in Rock Glen. He was ill six years. He was born in Columbia County October 30, 1888, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herring. The deceased resided in Rock Glen 30 years and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Mountain Grove and the United Mine Workers. Surviving are his wife, Fannie; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Ciscoe, of Wapwallopen; five sisters, Mrs. Jacob Halacher and Mrs. Dora Bogan, of this city; Mrs. Lottie Hinderlieter, of Rock Glen; Mrs. Sadie Shell, of Sheppton; Mrs. Robert Hons, of Bloomsburg and three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday form the Rock Glen Church with services in charge of Rev. John Swavely and burial in Ellen Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday night.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 15, 1952 
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Harrison Roth
Harrison Roth, of Drums, retired miner of Jeddo-Highland Coal Co., died at Hazleton State Hospital at 6:15 a.m. yesterday. He had been ill for a week with complications. Born in Butler Valley, he was a sonof Wilson T. and Caroline Houseknecht Roth. He had spent 15 years as a resident of Hazleton, later moving to Drums.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Hazleton and the Butler Township Fire Company.   Surviving are his widow, Julia Colombo Roth and these children: Mrs. Edward Hinckley, Barberton, Ohio; Mrs. Nora Glace, Drums; Robert Roth, Wisconsin; Mrs. Mabel Cressman, Drums; Mrs. Grace Noon, Hazleton; Mrs. Ruth Kellmer, Walnutport; and Walter Flickinger, of Bethlehem. The following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. Cora Hummel, Berwick; Mrs. Sarah Beishline, Mrs. Rose Uplinger, Mrs. Jennie Reakes, Drums; Mrs. Esther Rittenhouse, West Hazleton; William Roth, Drums; Howard Roth, Laurytown. There are 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Grebey funeral home, this city. Rev. Dr. H. Clay Bergstresser will officiate and burial will be in Union cemetery at Conyngham.  Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o’clock.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, April 30, 1953 
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Miss Clara Adele Zerfoss
Miss Clara Adele Zerfoss, aged 59, a lifelong resident of Mountain Top, died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning at the family home on Oak street, Mt. Top, following a lengthy illness.  A member of the Mountain Top Methodist Church, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Nora Zerfoss, and these brothers and sisters: Eugene, of Dickinsonville; Irvin, of Mountain Top; Earl, of Drums; Willard, of Linden, NJ; Mrs. Natalie Russell and Mrs. Joseph Duffy, of Mountain Top and Mrs. Ellis Oshell, Blytheburn.  The funeral will be held from the family home on Wednesday afternoon at 2  o’clock with Rev. E. Lee Brehm, of the Mountain Top Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, May 19, 1953 
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George C. Root
George C. Root of 627 Detty street, Scranton, former resident of Drums, died suddenly at 12:30 yesterday morning following a heart attack. He was born at Drums, September 8, 1905, son of Mr. J.O. Root and the late Harriet Root. The funeral will be held from the Howard Snowden Funeral Home, 810 Sanderson avenue, Scranton at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Friends may call from 2 to 10 p.m. today. Burial with viewing will be in the Drums Methodist cemetery at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, May 19, 1953 
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Mrs. Hazel Compton
Mrs. Hazel Compton, a native of Hazleton, died early yesterday in her home at 829 Hawthorne Road, Bethlehem.  A daughter of Dr. L.H. and Sarah Harrington Smith, she was born on March 10, 1888, in Hazleton.  She was a graduate of Hazleton High School and attended Wilson College. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Bethlehem and was also affiliated with the YWCA. She was an active participant in Community Chest and Red Cross drives in Bethlehem. Surviving are her husband, Harry W. Compton, and two sons: Harry W., Jr., of Allentown and Lawrence H., of Cranford, New Jersey. There are four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Snyder funeral home in Bethlehem, 527 Center street. Interment will be at 1 p.m. in the Mountain View cemetery, West Hazleton.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, June 11, 1953 
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Walter J. Wambach
Walter J. Wambach, of Sybertsville, who had been ill since last Thursday, died yesterday at 11:05 a.m. at the State Hospital where he had been admitted on Monday. A son of the late Adam and Elizabeth Gicking Wambach, he was born in Hazleton and spent his entire life here and in Sybertsville. He was a cement finisher by trade, a member of Christ Reformed church, Conyngham, and affiliate of the Sugarloaf Fire Co.  Surviving are his wife, Mary (nee Roth) Wambach; a son, Robert W., of Berwick; and two grandchildren. There are also three sisters: Mrs. Joseph Rowe, West Pittston; Mrs. Harry James, Hazleton; Mrs. John MacNeal, West Hazleton; and three brothers: Fred and Clarence, this city; and Rev. Martin Wambach, of Rimersburg, Pa.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from Christ Reformed Church, Conyngham Union cemetery. The body will be placed at the residence of the deceased and friends are invited to call tomorrow night and Saturday until noon, when the remains will be moved to the church for the funeral.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, June 11, 1953 
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Neal J. Ferry, Jr.
Neal J. Ferry, Jr., of 379 East Grant street, McAdoo, died suddenly from a heart attack yesterday in a hospital at Chester, Pa. He was employed in a textile factory at Eddystone, Pa. Ferry, president of the Silver Brook UMWA Local 1150 when that was in existence, was a son of the late Neal and Mary Shovelin Ferry. His father was an international representative of the United Mine Workers. His brother, Francis, of this city, is a member of the office staff in the legal department of the UMWA. The deceased was a member of St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, McAdoo, the Holy Name Society of that parish and the Keystone Fire Company No. 1 of McAdoo.  In addition to his brother, Francis, he is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Mulligan; one daughter, Kathryn L. Ferry, R.N., of Jersey City, NJ and a sister, Mrs. Clara McCann, of Bethlehem. The funeral will be held from the McAdoo residence at 9 a.m. Friday with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Patrick’s Church at 9:30 a.m. and burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the residence from 7 tonight until funeral time.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1953
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Mrs. Sophia Strady
Mrs. Sophia Strady of 214 East Noble street, died last night at 9:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Gustich, of Kelayres. She had been ill several weeks. The deceased was born in Austria but resided in Lattimer and Hazleton the greater part of her life. She was a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, of McAdoo. Her husband, Anthony, died in March 1952. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Gustich, of Kelaytres; and Mrs. Frank Stenko, Mrs. George Sabol and Mrs. Anthony Genetti, all of Hazleton. Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from the Burcin Home for Funerals, this city, at a time to be announced later.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1953 
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Mrs. Catherine Eckrote
Mrs. Catherine Eckrote, 83, of Dorrance Township, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, at the home of her son, George, 37 Spring street, Upper Lehigh, where she had been visiting for the past ten days.  Mrs. Eckrote was born in Hollenback township, November 10, 1869, the daughter of the late James and Sarah Cragle Warner. She spent most of her life at Dorrance Township, where she was a member of the Dorrance Reformed church. Surviving are four sons: Calvin and Lloyd, of Freeland; George, of Upper Lehigh; and Melvin, of St. Johns; four daughters: Mrs. Anna Rumpilla, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Ray Eroh, Dorrance; Mrs. Henry Kling, Alberts and Mrs. Gustave Motzkus, of Upper Lehigh. There are two brothers: Albert and Garfield Warner, both of Freeland and a sister, Mrs. Wyley Geoble, of Scranton. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The burial will be from the George J. Yeager funeral home Fairview Heights, Mountain Top, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. with further services in the Dorrance Reformed church at 2 p.m., Rev. Raymond Kehler officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, June 23, 1953 
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Mrs. Violet James, R.N.
Mrs. Violet Pasco James, R.N., died in the Gnaden Huetten Hospital, in Lehighton after an illness of 13 weeks. She was the wife of Thomas H. James, sheriff of Carbon County. The deceased was a member of the Westley Methodist Church of Lehighton and the Hazleton Nurses Alumni Association.  Surviving are her husband and two sons, Gerald and Jeffery, both at home. She also is survived by her mother, Mrs. Nellie Pasco, of Weatherly. These brothers and sisters also survive: Howard Pasco, of Hamburg; Robert Pasco, of Annville; Philip Pasco, of Weatherly; Mrs. Corden Hughes, of Allentown; Mrs. George Grebey, of Williamsport and Mrs. Walter Hertz, of Lancaster. The funeral services will be held at the Garrett funeral home, Lehighton and burial in the Citizens cemetery in Beaver Meadows.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, September 14, 1953 
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John F. Fries
John F. Fries, 92, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Garnett of Hudsondale, with whom he resided. Mr. Fries was born in Denmark but lived in the United States since 1888. He was employed at the Weatherly Foundry and Manufacturing Co. prior to his retirement some years ago. He was a member of the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church of Weatherly.  His wife, Anna, died 18 years ago, and he is survived by the following children: Henry Fries of Philipsburg, NJ; Mrs. Garnett of Hudsondale, Mrs. Walter Erdman, of Weatherly, Mrs. John Potter of Summit Hill, Miss Ester Fries of Easton, Charles Fries of Fullerton, Calif.; Robert Fries of Sussex, NJ, and Miss Olga Fries of Elwin. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with services at the Warner Funeral Home in charge of Rev. Alfred Sandrock. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, September 14, 1953 
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Norman L. Smith
Norman L. Smith, 75, of 305 Cooper street, Nescopeck, died Saturday at the Berwick Hospital after being a patient there for 26 days. He had been in poor  health for a year. He worked for 35 years as a trackman on the Sunbury division of the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired eight years ago. He was a member of the Nescopeck Methodist Church and of the Woodmen of the World of Rock Glen. A daughter, Mrs. Carl Hildebrand, two grandchildren, of Riverdale, Maryland and the following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. Milner Everett, of Hazleton; Mrs. Harry Heckrote, of Conyngham; Mrs. Clyde Herdst, of Bangor; Ario Smith, of Perkinsville, New York; and Stewart Smith, of Sugarloaf. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Heller Funeral Home in Nescopeck, with services in charge of Rev. J. Paul Taylor, pastor of Nescopeck Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pine Grove cemetery, Berwick. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, September 14, 1953 
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Mrs. Magdelen Chapko
Mrs. Magdelen Chapko, of Weatherly RD1, died at her home, Saturday afternoon after an illness of four weeks.  The deceased was born in Poland and came to this country in 1903. She moved to Wilkes-Barre with her husband and settled in Weatherly in 1920. She was a member of the Transfiguration Church of West Hazleton. Mrs. Chapko is survived by her husband Lawrence and two daughters: Mrs. John Masyada of Weatherly and Anna, at home. Five grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the family residence with a requiem high mass at the Transfiguration Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be n the Transfiguration Cemetery, West Hazleton. Friends may call from 10 a.m. today until time of the funeral.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, September 14, 1953 
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Henry J. Fisher
Henry J. Fisher, of Hollywood R.D., Hazleton, died yesterday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock at his home. He had been in ill health the past two years.  Prior to his retirement three years ago, he was employed for many years by State Secretary of Commerce Andrew J. Sordoni as caretaker of Mr. Sordoni’s home at Harvey’s Lake. He was born in Freeland, the son of Henry and Martha Fisher. His father many years ago was superintendent of the Freeland Water Co. when it was owned by the Birkbeck interest. Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Drasher; four sons, Paul and Ralph, of Hollywood; Carl, of Freeland; and Louis of Upper Lehigh; two brothers, Albert, of Langhonre, and Walter, of Hazleton; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Woolsey, of Allentown; Mrs. Jennie Yehl, of Hazleton; and Mrs. William Wise of Drums. There are 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren surviving. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock form the home or his son, Carl Fisher, 1028 North Centre street, Freeland. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred Haffner, pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran church, Freeland. Interment will be in the St. Johns cemetery.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 28, 1953 
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Mrs. William W. Smith
Mrs. William W. Smith, of Drums, lifelong resident of Butler Valley, died Saturday night at 9 o’clock at her home, after an illness of several months’ duration. The former Clara Drasher, she was born in Butler Valley. Her parents were among the early settlers in that section. She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at St. Johns. Surviving are her husband and four daughters and two sons, as follows: Mrs. Irvin VanBuskirk, of Kingston; and Mrs. William Reisenweaver, Mrs. Carl Good, Mrs. William Morgan and Marvin and Earl Smith, all of Drums. There are nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock from the Raymond Nagel Funeral Home, 706 Birkbeck street, Freeland, with services in charge of the Rev. Joseph Shuster, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church at St. Johns. Interment will be in the St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o’clock.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 28, 1953 
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Mrs. Lena Santore
Mrs. Lena (nee Dezagottis) Santore, of 694 North Vine street, died yesterday morning at 4:45 o’clock at her home after a lingering illness.  She was a native of this city and her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. James Dezagottis. Mrs. Santore resided here her entire life and was a member of the Mother of Grace Church and the parish St. Ann’s Society. Surviving are her husband, John, and these daughters: Mrs. John Cappucci, of Binghamton, NY and Mrs. Peter Lulis, Mrs. Joseph Spishock and Mrs. Albert Morgan, all of this city.  Brothers and sisters surviving are: Mrs. Emma Cortello, Mrs. Joseph Galbiati, Joseph, James and Josephine Dezagottis, all of this city and Mrs. Dan Cerretani, of Binghamton, NY. There are six grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o’clock from the Moran Funeral Home, rear 741 North Vine street, with a solemn requiem high mass in Our Mother of Grace Church at 9:30. Interment will be in the Calvary cemetery, Drums.  Friends may call at the funeral home today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7  to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, February 24, 1954 
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Mrs. Catherine Kirchdorfer
Mrs. CatherineKirchdorfer, of Shickshinny RD 2, died Monday morning at 11 o’clock following a lingering illness. Born in Nescopeck, she resided in Sugarloaf and Derringer before moving to Shickshinny. Her husband, Ernest, died December 30, 1920. She is survived by a son Charles, with whom she resided, three grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Ella McDaniels, of Shickshinny, also survive. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with services at the Conyngham Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard M. Rutter will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. 
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, February 24, 1954
 
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Mrs. Etna Eroh Knorr
Mrs. Etna Eroh Knorr, of Hobbie, died at 2 p.m. yesterday at her home. She was 85.  Mrs. Knorr’s death was attributed to illness resulting from shock following the burial of her son, Roland, last week. She had been confined to her bed since that time.  The deceased, a member of the Hobbie Reformed Church, was the last member of her immediate family. Her husband, Samuel, died 33 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward Walp, of Drums, and two sons, Stanley, of Wanamie and Palmer, of Wapwallopen. There are 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Hobbie Reformed Church, with services in charge of Rev. Raymond Kahler and Rev. Clark Heller. The body will lie in state in the church from 12:30 p.m. until funeral time and burial will be made in Silver Maple cemetery, Hobbie. Friends may call at the Cragle funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, February 24, 1954 
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William M. Kline
William M. Kline, age 50, of 109 North Broad street, West Hazleton, died at 9:30 a.m. yesterday. Ailing for about a year, he had reentered the hospital last Saturday. A life resident of West Hazleton, he was employed by the State Liquor Control Board in the East Broad street store. He was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist church, this city, Hazle Lodge 327, F&AM; Mr. Vernon Commandery, No 73 and Hazleton Royal Arch Chapter 277.  His mother, Mrs. Vesta Kline, died in December 1952. A number of cousins survive.  The funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Krapf and Hughes funeral home with Rev. Charles F. Catherman in charge of services. Interment will be in the Mountain View cemetery. Viewing will be on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, February 24, 1954 
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George W. Roth
George W. Roth, 88, a retired farmer died at his home at Drums at 9:15 a.m. yesterday after being ill for a week with complications. A native of Drums, he had spent his entire life there and worked on his farm until recent years.  A son of Samuel and Caroline Daubert Roth, he was born June 3, 1865. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church at St. Johns and was charter member of the Butler Township Fire Company. He was wed to Wilhelmina Luhman who with these children, survive, Paul E. Roth of Hazleton; Mrs. May E. Van Blargen, of Tomhicken; Mrs. Laura M. Heinecke, of De Leon Springs, Florida; Earl B. Roth, of Baltimore and one sister, Anna Roth of Drums. There are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held strictly private, on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Grebey funeral home in this city. Rev. J.R. Shuster will officiate and burial will be in the St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, April 24, 1954 
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Mrs. Elizabeth Panico
Mrs. Elizabeth Panico, of 522 East Chestnut street, died yesterday at 1:30 a.m. following a few months illness. A resident of this city the greater part of her life, she was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church and the Christian Mothers Society. Her husband, Dominic, died 27 years ago. Children surviving are: Mrs. Frances Maracani, Mrs. Guy Deviigi, Mrs. Emelia Bonetti and Mrs. Joseph Undeck, of Hazleton; John Panico, Brooklyn, NY; Jean at home; Mrs. Leo Kubitsky, of West Hazleton. Theses brothers and sisters also survive: Louis Castagno, Hazleton; Mrs. Madeline Buglier and John Castagno, of Paris, France. There are 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. from the Bonin funeral home, 544 North Wyoming street. Requiem high mass will be in Our Lady of Mr. Carmel church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral today, 7 to 10 and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, April 24, 1954 
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Frank Gallagher
Frank Gallagher of Abington, Philadelphia, died at his home on Wednesday night. He was been in ill health for some time. Surviving are three daughters, of Philadelphia, his mother, Mrs. Anna Gallagher, who resides with Mr. and Mrs. George Walser of 26 West First street, this city, and two sisters, Mrs. George Nolan, of Philadelphia and Mrs. Anna Walser of West First street. His wife died eight years ago. Burial will be made in Abington of Monday.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, April 24, 1954 
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Carmen Fornataro
Carmen Fornataro, 599 Arthur street, died at 12:15 p.m. yesterday at his home after an illness of four years.  He was born in Italy, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Onorfrio Fornataro, and was a resident of this city for 55 years. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Church. He worked as a fire cleaner at the Ashmore shops of Lehigh Valley Railroad until his retirement in 1940.  Surviving are his wife, Pasqualina, and the following children: Mrs. Adela Stola and Mrs. Jenny Marshall, both of Hazleton; Salvadore, of Binghamton, NY; Rocco, Dominic and Flore, all at home. There are 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Four nephews and 3 nieces, all of Hazleton, also survive.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 9:15 a.m. Monday with a solemn high mass of requiem in Most Precious Blood Church at 9:30. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until the time of funeral. 

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, June 4, 1954 
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Jacob Benjamin Boock
Jacob Benjamin Boock of Sugarloaf Township, age 74, died at 1:30 a.m. yesterday at his home, following an illness of several weeks. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a miner at the Lattimer Mines. Born in Sugarloaf January 9, 1880, Boock was the son of the late Frederick and Anne (Roth) Boock. He was a lifelong resident of Sugarloaf and a member of St. John’s Reformed church, St. Johns. Surviving are his wife, Mary (nee Roth) Boock and these children: Mrs. Carolyn Heller and Mrs. Geneva Stanton, of Hazleton; William F. Boock II, of Sugarloaf and Richard Boock of Weatherly. Two brothers, William F. Broock and Gustave Boock of Sugarloaf, and 11 grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Grebey funeral home with Rev. Orville E. Miller in charge of services. Interment will be in Union cemetery, Conyngham. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.

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Mrs. Emma Gensel
Mrs. Emma Gensel, 70, a native of Derringer, who died at the Bloomsburg Hospital was buried yesterday in Elan cemetery, Lime Ridge. She had taken up her residence in Bloomsburg eight years ago and had been ill for several months. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Florence Bower and Mrs. Beatrice Fedder, Bloomsburg; Elton Wersinger, of Nuremberg; and Harvey Wersinger, of Chester. There are five grandchildren.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, September 11, 1954 
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Mrs. Emma D. Mumaw
Mrs. Emma D. Mumaw, wife of Harry J. Mumaw, 553 West Green street, died at her home yesterday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock. She had been ill for the past four months. The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, and the Hazleton Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, No. 245.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Willard J. Snyder, at home; Mrs. Fred J. Engell, of this city; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Jennie Cook and Mrs. Adam Deis, of this city; Mrs. Florence Beers, of Butler; Mrs. Edna Hydock, of Philadelphia; George F. Mitchell of Des Plains, Ill. And Charles Lindeman, of this city. A private funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Bachman Brothers funeral home, with interment in St. Johns Cemetery. Viewing at the funeral home Sunday evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, September 11, 1954 
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Daniel McCauley
Daniel McCauley, Park Place, Pa., railroad telegrapher, died at his home Thursday evening following one year’s illness. A son of the late Peter and Ellen Gerrity McCauley, he was born at Park Place and was a member of St. Canicus Church and Holy Name Society. He worked at the tower at Lofty until he became ill. Surviving are his wife, the former Julia Burke, formerly of Yatesville; and three sisters, Mrs. John Boyle, Burlington, NJ; Mrs. Louis Castelli and Mrs. John Arner, both of Collingsdale, NJ. Funeral will be Monday from his late home with mass in St. Canicus Church, Shenandoah and burial in the parish cemetery.

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Mrs. Anna Guido
Mrs. Anna Guida of 1006 Walnut street, Freeland, died early yesterday morning at her home following a three year illness. A lifelong resident of Freeland, she was a member of St. Mary’s Greek Catholic church there and of the Altar and Rosary Society of that parish. Three sons and three daughters survive as follows: John, of Livonia, Mich.; George and Michael Guido and Mrs. Joseph Petrobuki, all of Hazleton; Mrs. Everitt Biddle, of Aruba, Dutch West Indies; and Mrs. Anna Grala, at home. There are eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral will be held from the McNulty Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted in St. Mary’s G.C. church at 2:30 and interment will be in the parish cemetery.

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Mrs. Angeline Raico
Mrs. Angeline Raico, of 527 Arthur street, widow of the late Pasco Raico who died one year ago, died at 9 a.m. yesterday morning at the St. Joseph Hospital, following an illness of five months.  Born in Italy, she was a resident of this city for the past 66 years. She was a member of the Most Precious Blood church and the Prudenza Lodge No. 59, I.S.D.A. Surviving are the following sons and daughter: Nicholas, of Hazleton, Mrs. Mary Assi, at home and Michael of this city. Four brothers: James, Frank, Anthony and Daniel Vitacco, all of this city; and one sister, Mary Sorletti, of Elizabeth, NJ, also survive as do seven grandchildren and one great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9:15 o’clock, form the M. Ferrari Funeral Home, 559 Hayes street, with high mass of requiem at 9:30 o’clock, in the Most Precious Blood Church, and interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.
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Mrs. Lillian Sachs
Mrs. Lillian Sachs, 77, who resided with her son Carl at Hollywood, died at the Hazleton State Hospital at 1:20 p.m. Friday. Her husband, Christian, died 35 years ago. She was the former Lillian Drasher, of Drums. She was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church at St. Johns. Surviving in addition to Carl is another son, Willard, of Hobbie; two daughter, Mrs. Effie Kinsey, of Newark, NJ and Mrs. Edward Kreitzer, of Corncrest, Pa.; a brother, Edward Drasher, of Mahanoy City; Seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral will be held from the home of her son, Willard at 1:30 p.m. Monday, pastor of St. John’s Reformed Church, conducting services. Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening.

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William H. Amend
William H. Amend, 64, died suddenly at his home, 704 Packer street, Weatherly, at 11:05 p.m. Friday. He was employed as a maintenance man for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The deceased was a member of the Salem Evangelical and Reformed Church, Weatherly. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Amend and was born at South Herbberton. Surviving are his wife, the former Emma L. Henkel and three brothers, Wesley, of Cleveland, O.; Walter, of Scranton and Charles of Allentown. The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday with services by Rev. Alfred Sandrock. Burial will be in Union cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening.

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Elizabeth A. Salko
Elizabeth Ann Salko, 5 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Salko, Bloomsburg R.D.1, died of leukemia, Wednesday, at the Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia. She had been ill with the blood disease for one year and had been receiving treatments at the Geisinger Medical Hospital at Danville. She entered Children’s Hospital 12 days before her death. The child is survived by her parents and two sisters: Lorraine Kay and Barbara Mary, both at home. Her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Salko, Sr., of Beaver Meadows, also survive. Angel’s mass will be held at St. Columba’s Roman Catholic Church, Berwick, Monday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery. Rev. William J. Burke will officiate. Friends may call at the Baker Funeral Home, Bloomsburg, Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

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George J. Bachert
George J Bachert, 53, formerly of Quakake, died at 3:30 yesterday afternoon at Wennersville where he was hospitalized for the past 30 years. He was born at Delano and was a member of The Paternal Patriotic Americans Council No. 217, Quakake. Surviving are his mother, the former Rose Fegley, and a sister, Mrs. Millard Clemens, of Quakake. Two brothers also survive: Robert, of Elizabeth, NJ; and Frank, Park Crest.

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Clayton Daubert
Clayton Daubert, of 3703 Eighth street, Baltimore, Md., formerly of Freeland died Monday morning at 3:30 o’clock in the Baltimore City Hospital, following a five month illness. He was born in Freeland and resided there until locating in Baltimore thirteen years ago. He was employed as a miner at North Side collieries and later worked as a carpenter. IN Baltimore, he was a guard at the U.S. Industrial Co. chemical plant. Surviving are his wife, the former, Margaret Kromms, of Freeland; three sons and two daughters, James at home and Joseph and John Daubert, Mrs. John Burke and Mrs. Robert Jennings, all of Baltimore; and five brothers and sisters as follows: Lloyd Daubert, Mrs. Thomas Williams, Mrs. Roy Dieterich and Mrs. Erich Schneider, all of Freeland; Howard Daubert, of Hazleton; Henry Daubert, of Elizabeth, NJ; Mrs. David Evans, of Point Pleasant, NJ; Raymond Dauberg, Hershey; Theodore Daubert, of Bethlehem; Mrs. Harold Houseknecht, of Baltimore; and Mrs. Wilbur Kromis, of Detroit. There are four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday morning with mass being celebrated in St. Rose of Lima church in Baltimore. Interment will be in that city.

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Mrs. Minerva C. Heppe
Mrs. Minerva C. Heppe, 93, of Sheppton, died at 8 o’clock yesterday morning at her home. She was a member of the St. James Reformed Church, Sheppton. Mrs. Heppe was the widow of the late William Heppe. Surviving are the following children: Stanley and Cora, Sheppton; Fred, Sugarloaf; Edwin, Lakewood, Ohio. And Mrs. Messine Walter, of Pottsville. A sister, Anna Derr, of Nescopeck, also survive. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home in Sheppton. Interment will be in Ringtown Cemetery. Friends may call from Sunday evening until funeral time.

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Mrs. Mary Voste Boock
Mrs. Mary Voste Boock died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Heller, of 25 West Cranberry avenue, West Hazleton. She was a member of the Christ Memorial Church, West Hazleton. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. James Kreidler, of Sayre; George Edward Voste, Athens, Pa.; Mrs. Emily McGinn, Towanda, NY; Mrs. Raymond Gerhard and Richard Boock, Weatherly; William Boock II, Sugarloaf; and Mrs. Robert Heller, West Hazleton. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Ben Miller, Drums; George Roth, Weatherly; Simon Roth, St. Johns. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Bachman Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. Richard H. Aulenbach officiating. Interment will be in the St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon and evening.

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Harry S. Twarowski
Harry S. Twarowski, 80, a native of West Hazleton and who was vice-president and cashier of the Miners National Bank of Nanticoke, died in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, on Sunday from a heart attack. He was a son of the late Zigmund and Julia Twarowski and located in the Wyoming Valley at an early age. He was with the old Slovanic Bank in Wilkes-Barre in 1891 and went to the Nanticoke institution in 1923. The funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. from the Drapiewski funeral home in Nanticoke. Solemn high mass will be offered up in St. Francis church at 9:30 and burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery in Hanover Township.

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Mrs. Victor Hauze
Mrs. Victor Hauze, 25, of Sybertsville, died at 3:15 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the St. Joseph Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.  Born in Drums, she was the daughter of Ney and Dorothy Uplinger Horn. She spent all her life in Conyngham Valley. Mrs. Hauze was a member of the Conyngham Lutheran Church and was president of the Young Women’s Bible Class of that parish. Surviving are her husband, Victor, a daughter Vickie Ann and a son Dale at home. Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ney Horn and grandmother, Mrs. Rosetta Uplinger, of St. Johns.  The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Drue Pursel, Sanra, Diane and Bonnie Jean Horn, of Red Hill, Pa.; and Robert Horn, Drums.  The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock on Friday afternoon from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, followed by interment in Conyngham Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon and evening.

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Mrs. Mary (Petuch) Petoch
Mrs. Mary Petuch Petoch, of 46 Beaver street, Beaver Meadows, died Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. following an illness of one week. She was born in Czechoslovakia and had resided in Beaver Meadows the greater part of her life, and was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul’s Greek Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, five years ago. Surviving are the following children: Joseph, of Allentown; Nicholas, at home; Mrs. Michael Baran, of Baltimore, Md.; George, of Mt Rainier, Md.; Mrs. Peter Burcak, of Beaver Meadows; Mrs. Joseph Artim, of Coplay, Pa. Seven grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Michael Petuck of Coxeville, Mrs. John Wister of Allentown, Mrs. Al Keiser of Northampton, John Mehallick of Coxeville, George Mehallick of Coxeville, Mrs. Helen Bobish of Fullertown. The funeral will be held from the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Burcak, 44 Beaver Meadows, at a time to be announced.

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Mrs. Mary A. Heffernan
Mrs. Mary Amelia Heffernan, a life-long resident of Freeland and Drifton, died at the Hazleton State Hospital at 10 o’clock yesterday morning shortly after she had been admitted. She resided at rear 718 Chestnut street, Freeland. She was devout member of St. Ann’s church and of the Altar and Rosary Society of that parish. Her husband, Thomas Heffernan, died 45 years ago. Surviving are two sons, Michael Heffernan at home and William George Baker of Freeland. A brother and sister also survive. They are Joseph Becker of Jim Thorpe and Mrs. Frederick Hittinger of Lehighton. The funeral will be held from the John L. McGraw Funeral Home, 446 Washington street, Freeland, Friday morning at 9 o’clock with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Ann’s Church, Freeland, at 9:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:30 p.m. today until the time of the funeral.

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Mrs. Mary Cisar
Mrs. Mary Cisar, of Junedale, died last night at 10 o’clock at the Hazleton State Hospital, where she had been a patient the past week. She was born in Czechoslovakia, and had resided in Junedale the greater part of her life. The deceased was a member of St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Tresckow. Surviving are her husband John Cisar and the following children: Michael, of Tresckow; John, at home; Andrew, of Bethlehem; Joseph, of New Kensington; Mrs. Leon Karis, of West Hazleton; Mrs. Michael Scatton, of Hazleton; and Mrs. Alex Kassick, of Tresckow. One sister in Czechoslovakia and 14 grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from the Bonin Funeral Home, 544 North Wyoming street.

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William G. Reakes, 58, of Drums Dies While Shoeing Horse
William G. Reakes, 58, well-known blacksmith and county road employee of Drums, R.D., dropped dead about 9:15 a.m. yesterday while in the act of shoeing a horse for Millard Rineheimer, of Wapwallopen, who is engaged in timbering a tract of land along the White Haven-Weatherly road. His death is the third to occur within the family. Another member of the family, Mrs. Victor Hauze of Sybertsville, was buried last Friday afternoon and a brother-in-law, Edward J. Shultz, of St. Johns, was buried yesterday. Reakes, whose home is along the road from St. Johns to the Reifenberg airport, had taken the day off to attend his brother-in-law’s funeral yesterday morning he received a call from Rineheimer asking to come to the Jeremiah Bond place along the White Haven-Freeland road, about two miles from White Haven, to shoe a horse. Leroy Hoffman, of Dorrance, who is employed by Rineheimer on the timbering job, was holding the horse’s head and Reakes was in the act of placing a shoe one the horse when he was suddenly and fatally stricken. Deputy Coroner M.A. Kocher, of White Haven, along with State Trooper Tracy of the local barracks, was summoned and Kocher attributed Reake’s death to a coronary occlusion. Kocher stated an inquest would not be necessary. The body was removed to the Kocher funeral home at White Haven until the family could be notified and later was removed to the Krapf and Hughes funeral home in this city. Reakes was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Reakes and was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran church and the Men’s Bible Class of that congregation. Surviving are his wife, the former, Jennie Roth, a daughter Mrs. William Uplinger, of St. Johns; a son Glen, at home and one granddaughter. Also the following brothers and sisters: Elwood Reakes, of Nanticoke; Frank Reakes, of Hunlock Creek; Mrs. Elmer Morris, of Sweet Valley; Mrs. Elvina Barnosky and Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace, both of New Jersey. Funeral services for Reakes will be held from the Krapf and Hughes funeral home on West Broad street, at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. J.R. Schuster, of St. Johns Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Johns cemetery. View at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, September 14, 1955 
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Anthony Aneskevich
Anthony (Anuskevich) Aneskevich, 61, of Oak street, Tresckow, died yesterday morning at 11, at the State Hospital, where he had been admitted as a medical patient on September 7. He was employed at the Audenried Colliery of the Glen Alden Coal Co. for the past 37 years, but due to illness had not worked the past three years. He was a member of St. Cunegunda’s church, McAdoo. Surviving are his wife, the former Stella Nesgoda, of Tresckow, and these children: Joseph and Mrs. Peter Moro, of Tresckow; Mrs. Thomas Baddick, of Bergenfield, NJ; John, a state trooper at Norristown; Mrs. Vincent Rosato, of McAdoo; and Leon, Thomas and Constance at home. There are four grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the late residence at 9 a.m. Friday with services at St. Cunegundra’s Church, McAdoo at 9:30. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the home from 4 p.m. today until time of the funeral.

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Mrs. Sally Snyder
Mrs. Sally Snyder, of Palo Alto, the former Sally McKinley of Freeland, died last week at the Pottsville Hospital. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Anna, and two sons, Joseph and John, of Pottsville. Also surviving are two sisters Mrs. Tillie Gallagher, Hazleton, and Mrs. Margaret McKinery of Freeland and several nieces and nephews in this region. The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Litcavage, East Mt. Carmel, at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow. There will be a requiem mass in St. Patrick’s Church at 10 o’clock and burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, December 19, 1955 
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John Kelly
John Kelly died yesterday at 5 p.m. at the home of his brother, Peter, of 650 Alter street, after an illness of several weeks.  He was born in Beaver Meadows and was a son of the late Patrick and Ellen Mulhearn Kelly. The deceased was a member of St. Gabriel’s R.C. Church, the Holy Name Society of that parish and of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.  Peter Kelly, his brother, is the only immediate survivor. The funeral will be held from the late residence Wednesday at 9 a.m. with a solemn high mass of requiem to be celebrated in St. Gabriel’s’ Church at 9:30 o’clock. Interment will be in St. Gabriel’s cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence from this evening until funeral time.

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Roy I. Jacobs
Roy I. Jacobs, 71, of R.D. Drums, died on Sunday at 9:10 a.m. at the Hazleton State Hospital. He was a hospital patient for two weeks. Mr. Jacobs resided in Stockton most of his life, except for the last few years which he spent in Drums. He was a member of St. John’s P.M. Church, this city. Surviving are his wife, Sarah (Mundie) Jacobs, and the following children: George, William, Conrad and Harry, all of Hazleton; Mrs. Anthony Cusatis, Bethlehem; Mrs. George Harvilla, Delaware; Mrs. Norman Paisley, Drums; stepchildren: James, Mundie, Drums, William Mundie, Minnesota, Thomas Mundie, Drums; John Mundie, Lancaster; Mrs. Jean Drasher, Baltimore; Alice Dinklocker, Bethlehem; also by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. H.L. Werkeiser, Mrs. David Rosser, and Russell Jacobs, all of Hazleton and Mrs. Frederick Gattrell, of Australia; also by 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home of his son, George Jacobs, 231 East Elm street, this city. Services will be in charge of Rev. Richard Owens, of St. John’s P.M. Church. Interment will be made in Union Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call from Tuesday afternoon until the time of the funeral.

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William W. Smith
William W. Smith, of Drums, died at 6 o’clock last night. Born at St. Johns, he was a resident of the valley all his life. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at St. Johns. Surviving are the following children: Marvin and Earl Smith, Mrs. William Morgan, Mrs. Carl Good and Mrs. Wilbur Reisenweaver, all of Drums; and Mrs. Irvin Van Buskirk, of Kingston. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Saul, Edwin and Aaron Smith, of this city; Mrs. Clora Schey, this city; and Mrs. Emma Culp, Kingston. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Raymond Nagel Funeral Home, Freeland, with Rev. Joseph R. Shuster, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Johns, officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening.

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Joseph A. Stankiewitch, Sr.
Joseph A. Stankiewitch, Sr., of Back street, Haddock, died Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at his home following a few months illness. He was born in Hazleton a son of the late Anthony and Rose (Benyo) Stankiewitch and had resided in this city before moving to Haddock. Prior to his retirement 8 years ago, he was employed by the Haddock Mining Company. He was a member of St. Cunegunda’s Church, McAdoo.  Surviving are his wife, Theresa nee Lukatch and the following children: Mrs. John Evanco of Haddock; Joseph Jr., of Ambler, Pa.; Mrs. Wassil Novy, of McAdoo; William, of Rockaway, NJ; Al, of Mine Hill, NJ; Bernard, at home; Mrs. Frank Farnish, of Hatboro, Pa.; Edward, of Shenandoah; Mrs. Peter Kurtz, of Mt. Freedom, NJ. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Alex Tomkiewicz, of Hazleton; Mrs. Joseph Barseski, of Hazleton; Mrs. Walter Swaser, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Frank Wills, of Hazleton; John, of Wapwallopen; Stanley of Kansas City, Kansas. There are 19 grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the family home. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Cunegunda’s R.C. Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at their convenience.

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Joseph Zelenack, Sr.
Joseph Zelenack Sr., of 701 North Laurel street, died Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Hospital where he had been a patient the past month.  He was born in Czechoslovakia July 8, 1867, a son of the late George and Mary (Kracek) Zelenack, and immigrated to this country in 1885, and had resided in this city the entire time.  A stone mason by trade, he had worked for Charles Wattreau, Benjamin Raush, Frederick May, William Kramer, Jacob Jacoby and Theodore Buecker. In the year 1901 he started the firm of Joseph Zelenack & Sons and many of his architectural monuments stand today. He retired in 1936. He was one of the organizers of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church and at present was the oldest member. Mr. Zelenack was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, in 1933, and by a daughter, Mrs. John Humenick, Sr., in 1938, and a son Thomas in 1953. Surviving are the following nine children: Sister M. Catherine, St. Joseph’s Convent, Endicott, NY; Joseph, Jr., of Hazleton; John, of Hazleton; Matthew, of Hazleton; Catherine, of Hazleton; Paul, of Hazleton; Anthony, of Hazleton; Francis, of Hazleton; George, of Whiting, Indiana. There are 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. form the family residence. Solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph’s R.C. Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in the family Masoleum in St. Joseph’s R.C. Cemetery. Friends may call from Monday afternoon until funeral time.

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Mrs. Frank Rittenhouse
Mrs. Frank Rittenhouse, of 13 Washington avenue, West Hazleton, died at 2:55 p.m. yesterday at her home following a five-year illness, she was 63.  Born in St. Johns, the deceased was a daughter of Wilson and Caroline (Houseknecht) Roth and had lived in this region all her life. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, West Hazleton and Hazle Council 229, Daughter of America. Surviving are husband, Frank; three children, Mrs. Edward Stone and Edward Rittenhouse, both of Weatherly, and Mrs. Michael Schagen, at home; two brothers, William Roth, Drums and Howard Roth, Weatherly and three sisters, Mrs. George Schafer, Mrs. Jennie Reakes and Mrs. Rosetta Uplinger, all of Drums. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home with services in charge of Rev. Luther K. Mohr. Burial will be in Conyngham Union Cemetery. Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening.

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Infant Son Sabol
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sabol, of 11 Washington avenue, West Hazleton, died yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph Hospital. The mother’s name before marriage was Irene Schlack. The funeral will be held from the John J. Pusti Funeral home at the convenience of the family.

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Mrs. Pauline Koloski
Mrs. Pauline Walicki Koloski, 960 Burton street, Freeland, widow of the late Joseph Koloski Sr., who passed away two weeks ago, died yesterday afternoon at the Hazleton State Hospital where she was admitted as a patient two days ago. She was 68. She was born in Freeland and was a member of St. Casimir’s R.C. Church, Freeland. Surviving are the following children: Pauline, at home; Joseph and Edward Koloski, Mrs. Aneda Prokopovich, Mrs. Helen Lehan, Mrs. Philomena Nitka, of Freeland; Bernard Koloski, West Hazleton; John, Weatherly; Aloysius, Manville, NJ; Mrs. Genevieve Panslli, Somerville, NJ; and Mrs. Martha Charnuska, White House, NJ. Three sisters also survive: Mrs. Victoria Tepko, of Nescopeck; Mrs. Edith Putro, Philadelphia: and Mrs. Joseph Zielasko, Canostota, NY. The funeral will be held from the DiPronio Home for Funerals, 547 Johnson street, Freeland, on Monday at a time to be announced. Friends may call from this evening until funeral time.

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Andrew D. Nicolokakos
Andrew D. (Nicholas) Nicolokakos, former proprietor of the DeLuxe Restaurant in McAdoo, died at 1:45 p.m. yesterday at his home, 403 West Blaine street, McAdoo.  Mr. Nicolokakos came to Hazleton from Wilkes-Barre. He was engaged in the operation of several restaurant ventures in Hazleton before he located in McAdoo over 25 years ago. He operated the Alps Restaurant on West Broad street at the present Youngs Shoe Store location. Later he was associated with the Strand Restaurant and then the Depho which were at the location of the present Darling Shop. Mr. Nicolokakos located in McAdoo after his Hazleton venture. He remained in business there since then. He retired from restaurant business last November. He was a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, McAdoo. American Lodge Post 276, and Keystone Fire Co. No. 1, both of McAdoo and the Drake Wear VFW Post 589 and Loyal Order of Moose, Hazleton. The deceased was a veteran of World War One.  Surviving are his wife, Stella (Usas) Nicolokakos, and these children: Mrs. Joseph Stolgitis, of Germany; James of Ridley Park, Pa.; Frank and Jerry at home, and Peter, of McAdoo. Also surviving are his father, Dmitrius in Greece, a sister Mrs. Peter Hantzes, of Kingston and a brother, Theodore of Perth Amboy, NJ. A military funeral will be conducted by the McAdoo Legion and Hazleton VFW Posts at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Leon J. Stepanik Funeral Home, McAdoo. Continued services will be held at 10 o’clock at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church and burial will be made in Serb Montenegrin Cemetery, Jeanesville. Friends may call today and tomorrow from 2-4 and 7-10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, January 14, 1956 
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Mrs. Emma I. Watson
Mrs. Emma I. Watson, 72, a native of Drums, died yesterday morning at 5:55 o’clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Williams, of 121 West Birch street. She had been ill about three weeks. Her husband, John, preceded her in death 11 years ago. She had resided in Drums until recently when she established her residence with her son-in-law and daughter her. Mrs. Watson was a member of St. John’s Reformed church, St. Johns, and the church Doe Duce Sunday School Class. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Williams, she is survived by a son, Donald, of Overland Park, Kansas; two brothers, Phil Linderman, of Drums, and William H. Roth of this city; and a sister, Mrs. Nora Schreiner, of Drums. Four grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Bachman Bros. funeral home with interment in St. John’s cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call at the funeral parlor Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, January 21, 1956 
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Charles A. Miller
Charles A. Miller, 83, of The Rocks, died yesterday at 10:05 a.m. at Weatherly RD2. He was a native of Reading and has resided in Hazleton prior to moving to Weatherly, where he lived the past 46 years. Mr. Miller was engaged in the automobile business at Hazleton and Weatherly many years ago. He later was employed as supervisor of maintenance of ways for the entire system of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Co. and then served as superintendent of the LVRR frog shop at Weatherly for many years. During World War I he was employed at the Worthington Pump Works then located at Cedar and Works then located at Cedar and Buttonwood streets, here. He also worked at the Linotype Parts Co., Weatherly, retiring in 1946.  The deceased invented many labor saving devices which were used by the LVRR Co. and other business places at that time. He was a member of the Tri-Valley Sportsman’s Club, Weatherly and the Lehigh Valley Veterans. His wife, the former Florence Lovatt, is listed as the only survivor. The funeral will be held from the Warner funeral home, Weatherly, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with services in charge of Rev. Theodore S. Miller of the Centenary Methodist church, Weatherly. Interment will be in the Union cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call Sunday until time of the funeral.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, March 3, 1956 
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Mrs. Nora A. Eidam
Mrs. Nora A. Eidam, of Stonecraft Manor, died suddenly at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. She had lived in the Drums area for more than 20 years. She was a member of Emmanuel’s Reformed Church, this city, and of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, Freeland Council 156. Surviving are a son, Joseph Kummerer, of Jeddo; a daughter, Mrs. Albert Genetti, at home; a sister, Mrs. Fred Bell, Massillon, Ohio and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Petrilli funeral home, 249 Centre street, Freeland, with services in charge of Rev. Carl Leinbach, pastor of Emmanuel’s Reformed church. Interment will be in St. John’s cemetery, St. Johns. Friends may call at the funeral home after six o’clock this evening until the time of the funeral.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, March 3, 1956 
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Charles T. Maue, Sr.
Charles T. Maue, Sr., 78 passed away suddenly at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at his home at 610 North James street. He was in poor health for the last two years. A lifelong resident of this city, he was the son of the late Jacob and Christina Ann Maue and was employed as system storekeeper by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company for 37 years until his retirement in 1943. He served a term of seven years in city council under the old form of government. He was member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, the Spanish American War Veterans, the Hazleton Flying Club and was an ardent sportsman for many years. His wife, Lillie Mae Maue, preceded him in death in 1941.  Surviving are the following children: Russell, Mrs. Robert Stewart, William, Charles, Jr.; Paul and Anna, all of this city; Rev. Harry Maue, pastor of the Olivet Presbyterian Church, Easton and Miss Phyllis Maue, R.N. of Philadelphia. Two brothers, Herman of Harrisburg and Stephen of this city and seven grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Bachman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Frederick B. Crane, D.D., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot in Mt. View cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, August 20, 1956 
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Konstanty Soroko
Konstanty Soroko died at the family residence at 111 Washington street, Freeland, Saturday night at 9:10 o’clock. He was a retired miner and came to this country about 50 years ago. The deceased was a member of the St. Aloysius Society and the Pa. Slovak, Roman and Greek Catholic Union. He is survived by the following children: Chester, at home; Raymond, Washington, D.C.; Edmund, Pacoima, California; Mrs. Andrew Durkota, Clifton, NJ; Mrs. Mary Palinko, Kelayres; and Mrs. Michael Klapinski, Newark, Del. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning from the family residence. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. Casimir’s Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, August 20, 1956 
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Mrs. Lillian Trevorrow
Mrs. Lillian Trevorrow, 72, wife of William O. Trevorrow, of Homtown, died at the St. Jospeh Hospital at 5 a.m. Saturday following a sudden illness Wednesday night. Born in Hazleton March 25, 1884, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Polly Ann Charles. She resided here until 1920 at which time the family moved to Jeddo. She and her husband had been living in Hometown since 1954. A member of the First Methodist church, Tamaqua, she also belonged to the Philathea Bible Class of St. Paul’s Methodist church, Hazleton. In addition to her husband she is survived by the following she is survived by the following: a son, William D., of Hometown; a daughter, Ruth L., of Norristown; two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Pierce Wenner, of Hazleton. The funeral will be held at 10:30 Tuesday morning from the Bachman Brothers funeral home. Rev. Ralph A. Dower, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in the Vine street cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, August 20, 1956 
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Mrs. Cora Bell Roth
Mrs. Cora Bell Roth, 76, of Drums RD., died at her home yesterday morning at 2:55 o’clock after a two weeks illness due to complications. Born in Sugarloaf Township, she was a daughter of Reuben and Louise (Martin) Houseknecht. She had spent her entire life in the valley. A member of the Conyngham Reformed church, she was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sugarloaf Township Fire Company. Her husband Clement Roth, preceded her in death 9 years ago. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Harold Yost at home. Robert Yost is a grandson. The time of the funeral has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday from the residence in Drums. Friends may call tomorrow afternoon and evening Rev. Harlan Breininger will officiate and burial will be in Conyngham Union cemetery.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 28, 1956 
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Mrs. Manley Richards
Mrs. Manley Richards, 64, Bethlehem, died in Allentown Hospital, Wednesday after she had been admitted following a heart attack. The deceased was a native of Mountaintop and lived in Luzerne county for many years. Among her survivors are a brother, Earl Swartwood and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Week and Edith Swartwood, all of Mountaintop. Services will be held at Bethlehem tomorrow at 1:30.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, September 28, 1956 
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James J. Maxwell
Stricken with a heart attack, James J. Maxwell, 62, died Wednesday night at his home, 50 East Poplar street, West Nanticoke. He was born at West Hazleton May 22, 1894, and formerly resided at Union, NJ. For the past year, he lived at West Nanticoke. Mr. Maxwell was a member of Episcopal church, and Railroad Mail Association. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I and was a member of American Legion Post 35, of Union, NJ. Surviving are his wife, former Elma roeshot; daughter, Mrs. Carl Apsley of Rahway, NJ; son PFC James J. Maxwell, Jr., stationed at Little Creek Va. Two grandchildren, also brothers, Walter, Alex and a sister, May all of West Hazleton. A brother in Canada also survives. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 from the home.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, September 29, 1956
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George L. Horlacher
George Luther Horlacher, 68, Drums, died early yesterday morning after a lengthy illness. He was born in Freeland April 30, 1888, the son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Kahler) Horlacher. A former employe of the Wilkes-Barre Transit Co., he also was a baker in Freeland and for the last several years was an attendant for the Koch and Dinkelacker garages. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church in St. Johns. Surviving are his wife, the former Edith Walp, and three children: Norman, Forty Fort; Edwin, Nashville, Tennessee, and Robert, a student at Penn State University. Also surviving are two brothers and a sister, John, Baltimore; Floyd, Forty Fort and Mrs. Caroline Sandow, New Cumberland. Funeral services will be held Monday from the Yeager funeral home, Mountaintop. Rev. J.R. Shuster, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church, will conduct services at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be in the St. John’s cemetery in St. James.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Saturday Morning, September 29, 1956 
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Thomas McBrairty
Thomas McBrairty, of 26 Division street, Somerville, NJ, formerly of this city, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Somerset Hospital. Somerville, flowing a short illness. He was born in White Haven, the son of the late Frank and Anna Dougherty McBrairty, and resided in Somerville for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville and was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his widow, the former Claire Paul; three children, Francis, of Columbus, O.; Thomas, at home and Mrs. Paul Dwyer, of Iselin, NJ. Also surviving are four grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Gordon Harris, Mrs. John Holmes, Anna, John, James and Charles McBrairty, all of Hazleton; Mrs. Lawrence Tarleton, of Allentown and Frank McBrairty, of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held from the Boyle Funeral Home, 100 South Wyoming street, this city, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. Solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Gabriel’s Church at 9:30 o’clock and interment will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, October 15, 1956 
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Wilbur (Nick) Reisenweaver
Wilbur (Nick) Reisenweaver, of Drums, died Saturday at 8 p.m. at the St. Joseph Hospital. He is the son of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Rittenhouse) Reisenweaver. The deceased was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Johns. He was employed at his brother’s store, in Drums, since childhood. He is survived by his wife the former Florence Smith, and the following children: Mrs. Jay Biscombe, Hazleton; Wilbur, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Mrs. John Heidrich, Drums; and Mrs. Robert Jones, Danville. There are 10 grandchildren surviving. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Charles George, Mrs. Nelson Young and Mrs. Blanche Barnhart, all of Drums; Mrs. John Williams, St. Johns: Mrs. Margaret Williams, Hazleton; Clarence, Myerstown, Pa.; and Mrs. Alger Mowery, Sybertsville. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Bachman Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Shuster officiating. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, October 15, 1956 
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Frank (Blitz) Donahue
Frank (Blitz) Donahue, of McAdoo, died last night at 8:45 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Louis Spaide, of 214 Grant street, McAdoo. Born in Yorktown, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Donahue. He was a member of St . Patrick’s Church of McAdoo and the Holy Name Society of that parish. Surviving, in addition to his sister, Mrs. Spaide, is a brother, Thomas Donahue, of McAdoo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Monday Morning, October 15, 1956 
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Miss Mallie Roth
Miss Mallie Roth, of the Benjamin Franklin Hotel, New York City, died there on Monday. The deceased was born in Sybertisville, daughter of the late William A. and Adeline Roth. She taught school in the Tomhicken area prior to moving to New York. She was a member of the Christ Science Church and is survived by four sisters: Mrs. Walter Wambach and Mrs. John Houseknecht, of Sybertsville; Mrs. L.B. Ritter, of Drums, RD. and Miss Harriet Roth, of New Hampshire. The funeral will be held from the Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, this city, Thursday at 2 p.m. The services will be in charge of the Christian Science church, and interment will be in the Conyngham Union cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, December 19, 1956 
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George C. Demopulos
George C. Demopulos, 60, Hometown, retired Tamaqua restaurant owner, died Saturday in his home. Mr. Demopolus had returned home Tuesday from the Wellsboro Hospital where he had been a patient since July 16 after suffering rib fractures when a jeep in which he was riding went over a 75-foot embankment at the Algerines Hunting Camp at Mount Fern. A native of Camaritsa, Greece, he ws a son of the late Christ and Sylvia Demopulos. He migrated to United States in 1914 and lived in the Tamaqua area since 1941. He was in Hazleton many years ago to affiliate with his late brother Peter Demopulos, in the management of the Madison restaurant. Until his retirement a year ago, he operated Taylor’s Diner, Tamaqua. He was a member of St. Evangelical Greek Orthodox church, Wilkes-Barre; F. and A.M. Lodge 238, Acacia Club and Elks, all of Tamaqua; Lehigh Consistory, Allentown; Rajan Shrine, Reading; Schuylkill County Shrine Club, Algerian Hunting Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Angeline Tassopulas; a daughter Marian, at home; two sons, Edward, Tamaqua RD1 and Christ, Scranton, a brother James, Hometown; a sister, Mrs. Esther Pavoloulos, Athens, Greece and four grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Bethany Evangelical Church, Tamagua.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, August 6, 1957 
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Mrs. Edgar Walp
Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Walp, 71, Drums, wife of Edgar Walp, died yesterday morning at 10:40 o’clock at the State Hospital, where she had been a surgical patient for one week. Born in Hobbie, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Etta (Eroh) Knorr. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran church, St. Johns. In addition to her husband, she is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Thomas Bolton, Folcroft, Pa.; and two brothers, Samuel Knorr, Wanamic and Palmer Knorr, Wapwallopen. There are three grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held from the Bachman Brothers funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Joseph Shuster, of St. John’s Lutheran church, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Tuesday Morning, August 6, 1957 
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Mrs. Simon Roth
Mrs. Simon Roth, the former Gertrude Benninger, St. Johns, died yesterday morning at the State Hospital, after a long illness. Born in St. Johns, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Maria Thomas Benninger. Mrs. Roth was the last member of the Benninger family. She was a member of the St. John’s Reformed church, St. Johns. Surviving are her husband, Simon Sr., and these children: Mrs. George Ferrey, Conyngham; Mrs. Paul Peffer, Bethlehem; Simon Jr., Drums; and Mrs. Donald Roberts Easton. There are also nine grandchildren surviving. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from the Bachman Brothers funeral home, this city. Rev. Orville Miller will officiate and interment will be in the St. Johns cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday afternoon and evening.
Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, September 4, 1957 
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Charles Hoch
Charles Hoch, 74, of Hobbie, died suddenly yesterday at 5 p.m. after being stricken with a heart attack while feeding chickens. He was found by his son, Roy, with whom he had made his home the past several years.  Born and raised in Hobbie, he lived there most of his life. In his early years he was employed by dePont Co. at Powder Glen, Wapwallopen, but later was engaged in farming and butchering until his retirement two years ago. His wife, the former Emma Walp, of St. Johns, preceded him in death seven years ago. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Hobbie. In addition to his son, Roy, he is survived by two brothers, James, of Drums, and Olin, of Wilkes-Barre, and the following sisters, all of Hobbie; Mrs. Charles Moyer, Mrs. John Benjamin, Mrs. Willard Bloss, Mrs. Lyman Bloss and Mrs. Eroh. A granddaughter also survives. Funeral services will be conducted from the Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie, Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Charles William, pastor of the United Church of Christ, Hobbie, officiating. Interment will be in Hobbie Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, November 27, 1957 
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Mrs. James Fritz
Mrs. James Fritz, 75, of Zion Grove RD, died Monday night at her home following a brief illness. She was a native of Blair County but spent most of her adult life in the Ringtown area. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Snyder, of North Lawrence, Ohio; a brother, William McCary, of Pittsburgh and three daughters: Mrs. Marjorie Kline, Sunbury; Mrs. Andrew Kapluck, Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. Levin Fisher, Bloomsburg RD. Eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted from the Barrow Funeral Home, Ringtown, Friday at 2 p.m. Friends may call Thursday evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, November 27, 1957 
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Mrs. Maude Kincaid
Word was received here of the death of Mrs. Maude Kincaid, 5501 21st street, N.E. Seattle, Washington, who died November 18.  The deceased resided in Conyngham with her son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. John Fox, before locating with them in Seattle three years ago. Fox is a former principal of the Locust street school. Surviving in addition to her daughter are a son, Charles and five grandchildren, all of Seattle. Interment was in Lewistown, Idaho.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, November 27, 1957 
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Andrew Lukatz
Andrew Lukatz, RD 1, Weatherly, die at 11:25 a.m. yesterday at the Hazleton State Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Oneida and was the son of the late Andrew and Anna Lutkatz, McAdoo. He was a coal miner for the Haddock Mining Co., Beaver Meadows. The deceased was a member of St. John’s Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church and of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a sergeant in the 18th Development Battalion, World War I. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Postupack Krell); the following step-daughters: Mrs. Anna Kurtiz, Mrs. Helen Wilcrout, Mrs. Johanna Younker, all of Weatherly; Mrs. Catherine Wandishin, Mrs. Julia Yurkanin, both of Bethlehem; two sisters: Mrs. Anna Firchak and Mrs. Elizabeth Benko, both of McAdoo; and 11 grandchildren. A brother, Stephen, preceded him in death a few years ago. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the late residence, Weatherly. The service will be in charge of Rev. Michael Estok, pastor of St. John’s Slovak Evangelical Lutheran Church, this city. Interment will be Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and until the time of the funeral.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Wednesday Morning, November 27, 1957 
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Raymond Jacob Daubert
Raymond Jacob Daubert, Hummelstown, Pa., who was employed as a checker at the Hershey Chocolate plant, died at 9:15 p.m. yesterday at the Harrisburg Hospital following an illness of seven months. Born in Upper Lehigh, the son of the late Josiah and Emma (Eckrote) Daubert, he lived in Freeland for 49 years before locating in Hummelstown 16 years ago. Surviving are his wife, the former Rose Makatchie and the following children: Mrs. Ralph Gabriel, this city; Mrs. Elwood Smith, Bridgeville, Md. And Mrs. Paul Kalenevitch, Hummelstown. There are 14 grandchidlren and two great grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Bessie Evans, Red Bank, NJ; Henry, Jersey City, NJ; Howard, this city; Mrs. Martha Houseknecht, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Stella Williams, Lloyd, Mrs. Isadore Deitrich and Mrs. Ruth Schneider, all of Freeland; Mrs. Emma Krommes, Detroit, Mich. And Theodore of Baltimore, Md. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Grebey funeral home. Interment will be in the Freeland cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, December 5, 1957 
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Michael C. Ferko
Michael C. Ferko, 124 Main street, Eckley, passed away suddenly at the family home yesterday morning at 11:15. He had had pneumonia recently but had made a good recovery and was able to be about the house. Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Kashcak, and the following children: Mrs. George Kasaba, Freeland; Mrs. Peter Timony, Crum-Lynn, Pa.; John, of Freeland and Mrs. Manfred Mason, Freeland. Brother and sisters surviving are Peter Ferko, Eckley; Mrs. Michael Karlick, Freeland; Mrs. Susan Potzner, Hazleton and Mrs. Victor Puglio, also of Hazleton. There are eight grandchildren. The deceased was a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church of Freeland. The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Saturday from the residence with a solemn mass of requiem at St. John’s Church at 9:30 a.m.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. today until funeral time.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Thursday Morning, December 5, 1957 
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Mrs. Stanley Jackson
Mrs. Stanley Jackson, the former Emma Pasch, died at her home, 47 Vineyard road, Levittown, Wednesday morning at 4:45 o’clock. She had been ailing for several years. Born in Eckley, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Jacoby)Pasch. She had resided in this city most of her life. Two years ago, she moved to Levittown. The deceased was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church while a resident here. Surviving are her husband, Stanley of Levittown; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Swenney, Levittown; three grandchildren; and a sister, Miss Lillian Pasch, this city. The funeral will be held from the Grebey Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Allen H. Roth, of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Laurel Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 27, 1957 
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Lloyd Snyder
Lloyd Snyder, 72, former resident of White Haven, died yesterday in Pittsburgh following a heart attack.  Born in White Haven, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Snyder of White Haven. He was a member of the White Haven Presbyterian Church and of the Masonic orders of Jappa, Syria Temple and Islam Grotto. Surviving is his wife Helen, of Pittsburgh and a nephew, Richard Nicholas, of Philadelphia. His sister Myrtle of Pittsburg, also a former White Haven resident died in 1953. Funeral services will be held from Kocher Brothers Funeral Home, 502 Towanda street, White Haven, at 2 p.m. Monday, with Rev. Edwin L. Shelling, pastor of the White Haven Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment  will be in Laurel cemetery, White Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 27, 1957 
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John Smith
John Smith, RD1, Weatherly died Wednesday night at 7:25 at his home. He had been ill for the past several years. Born in Conyngham, he was the son of Mathew and Mary Schalles Smith. He was a resident of this city while employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He later located in St. Johns where he was employed as a farmer. He moved to RD 1, Weatherly, about two and one half years ago. The deceased was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ. His wife, the former Elva Irene Lindenmuth, died two and a half years ago. Surviving are two brothers, Frank, Wilkes-Barre and Edward, Conyngham. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 10 from the Grebey funeral home. Rev. Orville E. Miller will officiate. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemeteyr. Friends may call this afternoon and evening.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 27, 1957 
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Charles Eroh
Charles Eroh, 65, of 89 East Northampton street, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday afternoon. Born in Freeland August 16, 1892, he was the son of the late Stephen and Amanda Heller Eroh. He was a graduate of Hazleton High School. Mr. Eroh was employed many years as personal chauffeur for the Leichtman family in Hazleton. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a bus driver for the Wilkes-Barre Transit Corporation. A veteran of World War I, he served with the infantry in France. He resided in Scranton several years and had been a resident of Wilkes-Barre since 1941. He was a member of Emmanuel’s United Church of Christ, this city, and Local 64, Amalgamated Association of Railway and Motor Coach employes. Surviving are sons, Frederick W., Marlboro, NJ.; Charles H, Harrisburg, Brother, Stephen, Hazleton, Sisters, Mrs. Stella Walser, Miamin, Fla.; Mrs. Mary Deis and Mrs. Dora Drasher, both of Hazleton and three grandchildren. Funeral was held from the Luther M. Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main street, Wilkes-Barre, yesterday with Rev. Carl J. Schindler of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment was in Maple Hill cemetery.

Published in Standard-Sentinel, Hazleton, PA, Friday Morning, December 27, 1957 
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Cecelia Heslin
    Cecelia Heslin of 68 VanCourtland Park, New York City, a former resident of Inkerman, died Sunday [March 25, 1934] after a week's illness of pneumonia.  Miss Heslin had made her home in Inkerman until 1923 when she moved to the Metropolis.  She is survived by Sister Egidius and (sic) the Immaculate Heart Order stationed at St. John's Convent, Pittston, and Sister M. Heslin, a member of a religious order in New York City.  Her brother, James Heslin, died 27 years ago Sunday.
    The funeral will be held Wednesday morning [March 28, 1934] in New York with Rev. Gerald King, former resident of Inkerman and friend of Miss Heslin, officiating.  Burial will be in Heaven Cemetery, New York City. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, March 27, 1934, Page 11
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D. L. Williams Crash Victim
Dundee Truck Farmer, Injured November 5, Dies in Hospital
    David L. Williams, 56, well known truck farmer of Dundee, died yesterday afternoon [December 31, 1936] at 12:30 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital of complications resulting from injuries received in an automobile accident which occurred at Falls on November 5, 1935.
    Mr. Williams was engaged in truck farming at Dundee, Hanover Township, for 27 years and maintained a stand along Old River Road that was known to hundreds of Wyoming Valley residents who sought fresh vegetables there.  For the last several years he has been an agent for the State Automobile Insurance.  He was born in Wanamie on December 5, 1880 and lived there for 26 years.
    Deceased was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Nanticoke; Stickney Fire Company, Nanticoke; Nanticoke Lodge 541, Free and Accepted Masons, Keystone Consistory, A. A. S. R. of Scranton; Irem Temple, A. A. O. M. of Wilkes-Barre, and the bugle corps of Irem Temple.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Susan Kerstetter; a son, Oliver; a daughter, Edna, all at home; brothers and sisters, William of Lake Carey; Ebenezer of Wilkes-Barre; Elijah of Plains; Mrs. Harry Lape of Nanticoke, and Mrs. Homer Brugler of Lake Carey.
    The funeral will be held from the home, Old River Road, Dundee, Monday afternoon [January 4, 1937], at 2.  Services will beheld at the house with Rev. Joseph G. Kane of First Presbyterian Church, Nanticoke, officiating.  Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
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Insurance Man Dies At Nanticoke Home
    The funeral of David Griffiths, 79, prominent Nanticoke insurance man and church leader, will be held from the home, 131 West Green Street, Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] at 1:30.  Services will be held in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church by the pastor, Rev. Hugh W. Griffith.  Interment will be in Nanticoke Cemetery.
    Mr. Griffiths died late Wednesday night [December 30, 1936] following an illness of pneumonia.  He was born in South Wales on March 10, 1857, coming to America with his wife, the late Margaret Lewis Griffiths, in January, 1880.  Deceased worked for Susquehanna Collieries Company for ten years and conducted a store later.  Some years after he entered the insurance field with his father, the late John L. Griffiths.  When his father died, Mr. Griffiths operated the insurance agency until 1932 retiring for his son, David Griffiths, 61 West Main Street.  The agency has been in Nanticoke for more than 50 years.
    Deceased was a charter member of the old Luzerne County Insurance Exchange and was active in affairs of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.  He was also affiliated with Redmen's Lodge.
    These children survive:  William J., Nanticoke; Mrs. George Bates, Niles, Ohio; Mrs. Nathaniel Morgan, Sr., Nanticoke; David, Nanticoke; Mrs. Russell J. Ogan, Reading; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9

David Griffith (Funeral)
    The funeral of David Griffith, well known insurance man, was held Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] at 1:30 from 131 West Green Street, Nanticoke.  Services were held in Ebenezer Presbyterian Church by the pastor, Rev. Hugh W. Griffeth.  Interment was in Nanticoke Cemetery.
    Flower carriers were Lewis Davis, Sidney Gulliford, Daniel Richards, Thomas Roberts, John Roberts, Sr., Arthur Jenkins.
    Bearers were William Ogin, William Price, Oscar Price, George Price, Jr., Delbert Price and Nathan Morgan, Jr., grandsons of the deceased. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran


W. H. Faust, Retired Mine Foreman Dies
    William H. Faust, 75, retired mine foreman of Susquehanna Collieries Company, died at 5 last night [December 31, 1936] at his home.  Born in Bloomsburg, Mr. Faust had lived in Nanticoke for more than 55 years.  He was employed by Susquehanna Collieries Company for 51 years, retiring three years ago.  Mr. Faust was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Nanticoke.
    Surviving are these children:  Mrs. Louis Brehm, Scranton; Rev. John W. Faust, Auburn, N. Y.; Phillip C., Mrs. Mary E. Davis, Carl Laycock, all of Wilkes-Barre, and Leonard at home.  Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9

Funeral - William H. Faust
    The funeral of William H. Faust, retired mine foreman, was held yesterday afternoon [January 4, 1937] at 3 from 339 East Green Street, Nanticoke.
    Services were conducted at the house by Rev. Joseph G. Kane, pastor of First Presbyterian Church.  Interment was in Nanticoke Cemetery.
    Bearers were John E. Thomas, Thomas Cooke, William O. Thomas, Reese Jones, James Goff, and William Beckley. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 5, 1937, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran



Peter J. Cosgrove
    Peter J. Cosgrove, one of the oldest linemen of Lackawanna County, died Wednesday night [December 30, 1936] at the home of his niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Cosgrove, 736 North Rebecca Avenue, Scranton.
    Mr. Cosgrove worked on the first telephone lines erected in Lackawanna County and was in charge of the construction of the trolley lines first put up by the Scranton Traction Company.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Walsh of Wilkes-Barre, and Miss Mary Cosgrove of Scranton, and a son Peter J. Cosgrove, Jr.  He was a brother of the late Thomas Cosgrove, a member of select council, Scranton, and father of the late William Cosgrove, former manager of the Strand Theater, Scranton  He also leaves five grandchildren.
    The funeral will be held Saturday morning [January 2, 1937] at 9 with a requiem mass in St. Patrick's Church, Scranton.  Interment in Cathedral Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Fred Charles
    Mrs. Fred Charles, 28, wife of Harvey (sic) Charles of 347 High Street, died yesterday afternoon [December 31, 1936] at Mercy Hospital shortly after being admitted.  She was a member of St. Mary's Syrian Greek Orthodox Church.
    Besides her husband, a moulder for the Wilkes-Barre Iron Company, she leaves four children, Betty, Christine, Vera and Sonny; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Solomon; a brother, Samuel Solomon of Florida, and four sisters, Julia, Hazle, Angeline and Pearl, all of this city  [Wilkes-Barre PA].
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran


Mrs. Albert Guest
    Mrs. Rachel Guest, 65, wife of Albert J. Guest, of 111 Sort Street, Edwardsville, died yesterday at noon in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital after ten days illness. She was a member of Edwards's Memorial Church of Edwardsville.
    The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] at 3 with services in charge of Rev. Enoch Hughes.  Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery.
    Besides her husband she leaves two daughters, Emily at home and Mrs. Stanley Scheckler of Edwardsville; three brothers, John M. Thomas of Kingston, David C. Thomas of Edwardsville, and William Thomas of Virginia.  Three grandchildren Doris, Emily, and Shirley Scheckler.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Adam Kunkle
    Death of Adam Kunkle, 82, for many years a resident of Bridgeport, near White Haven, occurred Tuesday night at 6:15, following a prolonged illness.
    Deceased was born at Kresgeville, August 15, 1854, but soon located in the vicinity of White Haven.  He worked on the Lehigh Valley Railroad for over 20 years.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
    He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cora Stamets of Riddlesville, and one son, Perry of Jolliet, Ill.
    Funeral services will be conducted at the home in Bridgeport Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] at 2.  Rev. Mills S. Grimes of the Presbyterian Church, White Haven, will officiate.  Interment will be in Laurel Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Susan McCracken
    Mrs. Susan McCracken, 80, widow of Charles McCracken, and one of Hughestown's oldest residents, died at 4:30 yesterday afternoon [December 31, 1936] at home of her daughter, Mrs. John Barrett, 92 Center Street, Hughestown, where she had lived for eight years.  Born in West Nanticoke, Mrs. McCracken moved to Hughestown when a young woman, and had lived most of her life at that place.
    Surviving are children, Mrs. Barrett, with whom she lived; Raymond, Norman, Mrs. Fred Weiskerger, all of Hughestown; Mrs. Al Morrow, Exeter; Oscar, Pittston; brothers Daniel and E. G. Carichner; 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    Funeral will be at 2 Monday afternoon [January 4, 1937] with services in St. Peter's Lutheran Church at 2:30 by Rev. F. C. Krapf.  Interment will be in Hughestown Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9

Funeral
Mrs. Susan McCracken
    The funeral of Mrs. Susan McCracken, one of Hughestown's oldest residents, was held yesterday [January 4, 1937] afternoon at 2:30 from the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Barrett, 92 Center Street, Hughestown, and was attended by many friends.  Services were conducted at St. Peter's Lutheran Church by the pastor, Rev. F. C. Krapf.  Burial was in Hughestown Cemetery.
    Bearers were Robert Clelland, Fred Jennings, Charles Fritz, Milo Thompkins, Clyde Monk, Rudolph Smaltz.  Flower carriers were:  Paul McCracken, Lawrence McCracken Sheldon Weiskerger, Charles Morrow, all grandsons.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, Janaury 5, 1937, Page 10
Submitted by Claire Moran



John Mennickini
    John Mennickini, 51, died Wednesday night [December 30, 1936] at his home, 14 Rock Street, Cork Lane, Pittston Township.  The funeral will be held Saturday morning [January 2, 1937] at 9 with a mass of requiem at 9:30 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.  West Pittston Cemetery.
    Born in Itlay, deceased came to America as a young man and had resided for the past 31 years in Pittston Township where he had many friends.  He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
    Surviving are his widow and these children:  Harry, Arthur, Quienie, Diana, and Mildred at home.  Also a brother, Charles. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9

John Mennickini (Funeral)
    The funeral of John Mennickini was held Saturday morning [January 2, 1937] at 9 from the home, 14 Rock Street, Cork Lane, Pittston Township, and was well attended.  A requiem mass was celebrated at 9;30 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by Rev. Eugene Gherlone.
    Bearers were Michael Gai, John Belloni, Cesare Ascani, Ferinando Franconi, John Fumanti, and William Piccioni. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 17
Submitted by Claire Moran



Herbert Webb
    Herbert Webb, 29, lifelong resident of Moosic, died Wednesday morning [December 30, 1936] at West Side Hospital Scranton, following several days illness of pneumonia.  His mother is a patient in Taylor Hospital suffering a heart condition.
    The body was removed to the Thomas Morton Funeral Home, 1011 North Main Street, Avoca, where it may be viewed until noon today.
    The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] at 1 from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Decker, Rocky Glen Road, Greenwood.  Services will be held at 2:30 in Moosic Pentecostal Church, Rev. John E. Jenkins officiating.  Interment in Marcy Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Zarrand Monetti
    Mrs. Zarrand Monetti died yesterday morning [December 31, 1936] at her home, 375 River Street, Plains. One daughter survives.
    The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] with services at 2:30 at the home.  Burial will be in Italian Independent Cemetery at Wyoming.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Harry C. Goodrich
    Harry C. Goodrich, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goodrich of Alderson, who was burned while playing around a bonfire at his home on Tuesday, died on Thursday morning [December 31, 1936] in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral will be held Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] from the home of R. L. Brickel, Main Street, Dallas, and will be private.
    Interment will be in Wardan Cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Frank Bray
    Frank Bray, 63, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning [December 31, 1936] at his home rear 236 North Pennsylvania Avenue, after a lingering illness.  He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Bricklayers' Union of this city [Wilkes-Barre PA].  Surviving are his mother at home, and a son John in Ohio.
    The body was removed to the Harold Snowdon funeral Home, 64 North Franklin Street, from where the funeral will be held at a time to be announced today.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Pasquale Ardoline Heart Attack Victim
    Pasquale Ardoline, early Italian settler of this section, was stricken with a heart attack yesterday afternoon [December 31, 1936] at 1 at  his home, 256 Broad Street, Pittston, and died within a few minutes.
    The funeral will be held Monday morning [January 4, 1937] at 9 with a mass of requiem at 9:30 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.  Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
    Born in Italy, deceased came to America as a young man and had lived in the Pittston area for 45 years.  For 40 years, he had been employed by the Pennsylvania Coal Company and Pittston Company.  Lately he had been watchman for Old Boston Coal Company.  He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and its societies.
    Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Molly Nardone and Leona; six sons, Charles, Joseph, Harry Bert, Michael and Elmer, all of Pittston.  Also two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Long and Mrs. Ralph Naples, also of Pittston and 16 grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9

Funerals - Pasquale Ardoline
    The funeral of Pasquale Ardoline was held yesterday morning [January 4, 1937] at 9 from the home, 256 Broad Street, Pittston, and was well attended.  A solemn requiem mass was celebrated at 9:30 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church by Rev. Eugene Gherlone, assisted by Rev. John Grossi as deacon, and Rev. Frederick Bosticco as sub-deacon.  Burial was in St. John's Cemetery.
    Honorary bearers were Pasquale Adonizio, Anthony Minichello, Sr., Peter Minichello, Joseph Adonizio, Kenneth J. English, Charles Adonizio, James DeDamo and Frank Ardoline.  Bearers were John, Anthony and Ralph Naples, Patrick Nardone, Carmen DeNisco.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 5, 1937, Page 10
Submitted by Claire Moran


Julia B. Evans Aged 74, Dies
Descendant of Obadiah Gore First to Burn Coal in Forge
    Mrs. Julia Bailey Evans, 74, descendant of Obadiah Gore, the first to burn anthracite coal in a smith forge in 1769, died at 5 yesterday afternoon [December 31, 1936] at her home 156 West River Street.
    Of Revolutionary stock, Mrs. Evans was born at Waverly, Pa., March 1, 1861, daughter of the late P. S. and Catherine Bailey, early settlers of that section.  She was a active member of First Baptist Church and took a keen interest in all the societies connected with the church.  For years she was a director of the local branch of the Needle Work Guild.
    A lover of music, Mrs. Evans was a member of the quartet of First Presbyterian and was a member of the Dr. Mason Oratorio Society.  During the Sesqui-Centenial Mrs. Evans portrayed the part of Obadiah Gore.
    One sister, Mrs. Carrie B. Cook, who resided with Mrs. Evans and several nieces and nephews, survive.   
    The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] at 1 with services in charge of Rev. Dr. C. S. Roush of First Baptist Church.  Interment will be at Factoryville. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 1, 1937, Page 9
Submitted by Claire Moran



Jerome Meyer, Jeweler, Dies
Established Business on Public Square More Than 50 Years Ago
    Death of Jerome Meyer, 70, oldest jeweler in Wilkes-Barre, occurred last night [January 1, 1937] at 10:45 of complications.  Deceased was well known in Wilkes-Barre, having established the firm of Jerome Meyer and Sons on Public Square over 50 years ago.
    Born in Russia in 1865, he came to this country at the age of 19.  A jeweler by trade, he immediately located in Wilkes-Barre.  In 1888 he was married to Minnie Davis, who survives him.   
    Through his keen foresight and business acumen, the firm he headed progressed steadily and he attained a leading position in the jewelry trade in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
    He was one of the group of Jewish residents who helped organize Temple Israel and he was active in the various affairs sponsored for its expansion.
    His business connections brought to him a wide acquaintanceship among all classes and nationalities.  He was a Wilkes-Barre Record subscriber for more than 40 years.
    Deceased is also survived by the following sons and daughters:  Nat and Harold Meyer, and Mrs. Elsie Simon, all of Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Mrs. Frances Marcus of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Paul Hyman of city [Wilkes-Barre] and one brother, Harry of Pittsburgh and six grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be conducted at the family home, 371 South River Street, Sunday morning at 11.  Burial will be in Temple Israel Cemetery at Forty Fort.  Rev. L. M. Levitsky will officiate. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12

Jerome Meyer (Funeral)
    Jerome Meyer, the city's oldest jeweler and esteemed resident of the valley for more than 50 years, was buried yesterday, [January 3, 1937] in Temple Israel Cemetery, Forty Fort.
    Largely attended funeral services were conducted at the home at 11 a.m. by Rev. Dr. L. M. Levitsky of Temple Israel of which Mr. Meyer was one of the founders.
    Pallbearers were Jacob Salsburg, Julius Bravman, Israel Goldberg, Reuben Karnofsky, Harry Grossinger, and Aaron Horowitz.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 17
Submitted by Claire Moran


P. F. O'Keefe, Former Tax Collector, Dies
    Patrick F. O'Keefe, former tax collector of Pringle Borough, died at 1:15 yesterday afternoon at his home, 418 Pringle Street, after several weeks illness.
    Mr. O'Keefe was a lifelong resident of Pringle and was well known on the West Side.  He was a member of St. Ignatius's Church, Holy Name Society and Fraternal Order of Eagles.
    Besides his wife, the former Marie Mulherin, he leaves two children, Claire and Nancy; his mother, Mrs. Cecelia Reynolds of Pringle, and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Conway of Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. George Jones of Edwardsville, and Miss Mary Reynolds of Sayre. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran



Nanticoke Veteran Dies in Chicago
    John (Kravitz) Snyder, 38, World War Veteran formerly from Nanticoke, died Thursday night [December 31, 1936] at 10:15 in a government hospital in Chicago according to a telegram received yesterday by Undertaker Michael Shura, Nanticoke.
    Deceased was a patient in the hospital for 14 years.  During the war he served 19 months overseas with the 28th Division, 109th Field Artillery.
    These brothers and sisters survive:  Mrs. Mary Hutchko, Michael, Andrew, Joseph, all of Nanticoke; Victor, Mt. Carmel; Mrs. Anna Moss, Bloomingdale.
    The body will be shipped to Nanticoke and will be taken to the home of his brother, Michael Snyder, 55 Coal Street from where the funeral will be held.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran


Frank R. Welles Dies in Southern France
    Word has been received by Wyalusing relatives of the death of Frank R. Wells at his home in southern France.  He was a native of Athens, Pa., and his wife was a daughter of the late Rev. Thomas Thomas of Wyalusing, grandfather of Norman Thomas, Socialist candidate for president.
    Mr. Welles built the public library at Wyalusing and each year has donated many books to it.  He also gave Towanda its library and liberally supported other Bradford County institutions.
    His funeral, according to the word received, was held in the American Church, Paris.  The body was cremated and will be brought to the Welles family plot in Towanda Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran



Jadwiga Grzendginska
    Jadwiga Grzendginska, 20, of 21 Mack Street, Plains, died at 4 Thursday afternoon [December 31, 1936].  She was born and had lived her entire life at that place.
    Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Grzendginska; brothers, Peter, Frank, and Paul, at home; sisters, Mrs. Joseph Males, Plymouth, and Mrs. John Kaczinski, Kingston.
    Funeral will be at 9 Monday morning [January 4, 1937] with requiem Mass in SS. Peter and Paul's Church, Plains, at 9:30.  Interment will be in parish cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran



Andrew Holby
    Andrew Holby died Thursday morning [December 31, 1936] at his home, Chamberlain Street, Hillday [Hilldale], Plains Township. Besides his wife he leaves five children, Mrs. Mary Madaj, Mrs. Frank Kosek, and George, Lottie, and Frank at home.  Five grandchildren also survive.
    The funeral will be held Monday morning [January 4, 1937] at 9 from the home with requiem mass at 9:30 in SS Peter and Paul's Church, Plains.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran


Joseph Niemiec
    Joseph Niemiec, 59, of92 Cleveland Avenue, Hudson, died at 10:15 Wednesday night [December 30, 1936] in General Hospital after six days illness of pneumonia.  Surviving re his widow, in Europe, and a sister, Mrs. M. Czerwinski of Oak Street, Hudson.
    Funeral will be held at 9 this morning with requiem mass in St.Joseph's Church at 9:30, by Rev. N. Sosnowski.  Interment will be in parish cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12

Joseph Nemiec (Funeral)
    Funeral of Joseph Neimiec, was held from home of his sitter, Mrs. Apolonia Czerwinski at 9 Saturday morning with requiem mass in St. Joseph's Church, Hudson, by Rev. A. Sosnowski.
    Bearers were Peter Schulecki, Walter Sito, Michael Zahur, Stanley Kwasnik, Sebastian Kluk, John Druzinski.  Interment was in parish cemetery, Hudson, where J. Stankiewicz pronounced benediction.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 17
Submitted by Claire Moran



Edwin B. Christ
    Edwin B. Christ, 67, died Thursday [December 31, 1936] at his home, 220 Allen Street, West Hazleton.  He was born in Lehigh County and for years was employed as motorman for Lehigh Traction Company.
    Mr. Christ has a member of Christ Memorial Reformed Church of West Hazleton and Lafayette Council, Order of Independent Americans.
    Besides his wife he leaves three children, Mrs. Thomas Jones, wife of Rev. Thomas Jones, Strawberry Ridge; Mrs. Leon Beam and Ray Christ of this city.  Seven grandchildren also survive. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Joseph Trasko
    Mrs. Joseph (Trzasko) Trasko, 50, of 64 Goeringer Avenue, Iona Place [Hanover Township] died at 11:30 Thursday night after a short illness of pneumonia. Born in Poland, Mrs. Trasko had been a resident of Plymouth for 35 years, recently moving to Iona Place.  She was a ember of Branch 229, Polish Catholic Union, and St. Mary's Polish Church
    Surviving are her husband and these children:  Joseph, Buttonwood; Mrs. Alex Yagloski, Hanover Township; Stanley, John, Sophie, Edward, Catherine and Stella at home; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Stella Zielinski, Felix and Vincent Dolenga, Detroit; Anthony, Jacob and Frank, Poland. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran



Josephine S. Schappert
    Mrs. Josephine Schrank Schappert, aged about 70, died yesterday afternoon [January 1, 1937] at 2 at her home, 222 Hazle Street, city, of complications.
    She was the widow of John Schappert, Sr., an employee in the composing room of the Record for many years, and mother of Ralph Schappert of West Nanticoke, well known in sport circles as a boxer.
    Deceased was born in Wilkes-Barre and lived here all her life.  She was a member of St. Nicholas's Church, South Washington Street, and was affiliated with the Ladies' Aid Society and Women's Sodality of that church for many years.
    Surviving are the following children:  Frank G. of Jersey City, Mrs. James Goff of Nanticoke, John J., of Wilkes-Barre, Ralph of West Nanticoke, Mrs. Vincent McGrath of Philadelphia, Mrs. Ralph Hirthler of Wilkes-Barre and Edward at home.  Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and a brother, George Schrank.
    Services will be held at the home Monday morning [January 4, 1937] at 9 and will be followed by a requiem high mass at St. Nicholas's Church at 9:30.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12

Funeral - Josephine S. Schappert
Josephine S. Schappert
    The funeral of Mrs. Josephine S. Schappert was held yesterday [January 4, 1937] morning from the home, 222 Hazle Street, and was largely attended.  A high mass of requiem was celebrated in St. Nicholas's German Catholic Church by Rev. C. A. Staib.
    During the services Rev. Francis Schmitt, Scranton, was seated in the sanctuary.  Mrs. Floa Williams sang "Mother Thee I Love."
    Pallbearers were Joseph Geiser, James Kelly, Samuel Walters, Lewis Schappert, Charles Kelly, and Julius Frank.  Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery, where Rev. Michael Vetter pronounced final benediction. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 5, 1937, Page 10
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Adam Kresge
    Mrs. Adam Kresge, 82, an esteemed resident of Noxen, died at her home yesterday [January 1, 1937] shortly after midnight.  With the exception of 12 years after her marriage in 1879, Mrs. Kresge spent her life in Noxen.  She leaves her husband and one son, Asher Kresge of Noxen, also five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Libby Shick of Swiftwater, Monroe County, and two brothers, Peter Fraley of Endicott N. Y., and Jefferson Fraley of Trumansburg, N. Y.
    Funeral will be held on Monday afternoon [January 4, 1937] at 2.  Rev. John Albright, pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Noxen, of which Mrs. Kresge was a member, will officiate.  Burial at Orcutt.  [Orcutt Cemetery, Noxen PA]
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. William G. Evans
    Mrs. William G. Evans, 80, of 2 Opal Street, died at 3 yesterday afternoon [January 1, 1937] at her home.  Born in Wales, Mrs. Evans lived for a short time in Scranton, but spent most of her life as a resident of the Heights section.  She was a member of Meade Street Baptist Church.
    Surviving are her husband and these children:  Mrs. William Edwards, city; Mrs. Harry Thomas, Whiteston, L. I.; Mrs. Sarah Sinclair, Almeda, Cal.; Thomas R. Evans, Kingston; Mrs. Louis Hayes, Brooklyn; George W., Ashley; brother, Thomas Lewis, Mumford, N. Y.; sister Mrs. William Mitchell, Johnstown.  Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
    Body will be removed to Meade Street Baptist Church at 10 Monday morning [January 4, 1937] where it may be viewed.  Funeral will be at 2 at the church with Rev. J. V. Lewis officiating.  Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12
Submitted by Claire Moran



Metro Lachus
    Metro Lachus, 52, 183 Korby Street, Courtdale, died yesterday morning at White Haven after an illness of complications.  He was a member of St. Vladimir's Church, Edwardsville.
    Surviving are his wife, Carolina, and these children:  Andrew, John, Michael, Joseph and George, at home.  A brother Nicholas, Edwardsville and a half-brother Peter Ricko.  A sister Irene Mik of Buffalo also survives. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 2, 1937, Page 12

Funeral - Metro Lachus
    Scores of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Metro Lachus held yesterday morning from the home, 183 Corby Street, Courtdale.  A requiem high mass was read in St. Vladimir's Church, Edwardsville.
    Flower carriers were Steve Kapar, Stanley Shenasky and Joseph Morenko.  Pallbearers were John Kareychak, Yurko Fetko, Frank Veznitch, Nicholas Sabbath, Joseph Zenasko, and Loe Drabic.  Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 5, 1937, Page 10
Submitted by Claire Moran



Anna Gallagher Dies at Ashley
Retired School Principal Was Active in Catholic Church Societies
    Anna Gallagher, retired public school principal and prominent in Catholic church circles and societies in Ashley Borough, died Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] shortly before 4 following a few days' illness of infection from an abscess in the nose.
    Miss Gallagher spent 34 years as a teacher in the Ashley schools starting as a first grade teacher and being advanced from grade to grade until she reached the eighth where she taught many years prior to promotion to principal of Number 2 School on South Main Street, Ashley.  She was principal of that building for more than 10 years when she was retired on pension due to illness which resulted from her brother Michael's death which occurred 10 years ago.
    Miss Gallagher was a member of St. Leo's R. C. Church, Manhattan Street, Ashley, and assumed an active part in the work of the church as well as in its societies.  When the late Bishop Hoban was made pastor of the Ashley church prior to his elevation, Miss Gallagher was elected secretary-treasurer of the Altar and Rosary  Society of that church and had retained that office for 35 years.  Her death will be a loss to that society.  She was also a member of the L.C.B.A., Ashley Branch.  Her religious activities proved the splendid character which she possessed and won her legions of admiring friends in this section.
    Miss Gallagher was taken ill a week today but her condition was not believed serious until Wednesday when she was bedstricken and continued critical until her death on Saturday.  In her school career Miss Gallagher taught many of the present residents of Ashley.  She was courteous, patient, kind and generous in her work.
    Three sisters survive, Miss Beatrice, a teacher in Junior High School, and Rose, both at home and Mrs. Etta Richmond, holding a position in Harrisburg.  Also by the following nephews:  Arthur Cleary, Edward and James McElliott, at home, and Jack Gallagher of White Haven.
    The funeral will be held tomorrow morning {January 5, 1937] at 9 from the family residence, 94 South Main Street, followed by a solemn high mass at St.Leo's hurrah at 9:30.  Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



William Whitcavage
    William Whitcavage, 60, of 194 Hillside Avenue, Edwardsville, died at 6:30 yesterday morning [January 3, 1937] after a week's illness.  Born in Lithuania, he came to Wyoming Valley when a young man, and during his 50 years residence, worked for various mining companies.  He was charter members (sic) of St. Mary's Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church and its societies.  Mr. Whitcavage was also member of Lithuanian R. C. Alliance, Branch 209, Kingston.
    Surviving are his widow, Martha, children Mrs. Michael Swetelevich, Dorrance Corners; William, at home, and one grandchild.
    Funeral will be at 8:30 Tuesday [January 5, 1937] morning with high requiem mass in St. Mary's Church at 9.  Interment will be in parish cemetery, Pringle.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Wasil Nikolarchik
    Wasil Nikolarchik, 70, who lived with Frank Kratcho, 96 Newport Street, Alden, died Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937].  She was born in Austria and lived in Alden 49 years.
    Surviving are a brother, John of Korn Krest; a sister, Mrs. Natalie Laychisin in Austria; a nephew, Steve Warhol of Hanover; two nieces, Mrs. Anna Bolitsa, Hanover; Mrs. Fenna Emerchik, Bayonne, N. J.
    The funeral will be held Tuesday morning [January 5, 1937] at 9.  Services will be conducted in Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, Alden, by the pastor, Rev. A. Didick.  Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Harriet Campbell Howe
    Word has been received here by H. P. Campbell, West Pittston, of the death of his sister, Mrs. Harriet Campbell Howe, who died Saturday at Richmond, Virginia.  She was a former resident of West Pittston.
    The body will arrive in Pittston this afternoon at 1:25 and the funeral will take place from the Martin Funeral Home, Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, at 1:45.  Rev. C. H. Newing, Kingston, will be in charge of services.  Burial will be in West Pittston Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5

Funeral - Harriet Campbell Howe
    The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Campbell Howe was held yesterday afternoon [January 4, 1937] at 1:30 upon arrival of the body at Lehigh Valley Station, Pittston.  burial was in West Pittston Cemetery, where services were conducted by Rev. Dr. C. H. Newing, pastor of Kingston M. E. Church. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 5, 1937, Page 10
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. M. M. MacGregor
    Mrs. Mamie Miller MacGregor, 54, of R. D. 2, Wilkes-Barre, died at 11:15 Saturday night [January 2, 1937] in General Hospital after a week's illness.  Born in Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. MacGregor spent her entire life in this vicinity.
    Surviving are her husband, William, children:  Mrs. Robert Gorman, Harrisburg; Mrs. John Smacher, Wilkes-Barre, R. D. 2.; Jeanette, William Jr., and Betty, at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Miller, Moosic; brothers and sisters, Harry Miller, Moosic; John, Reading; Frederick, Allentown; Mrs. Edward Hughes, Moosic; Mrs. Edgar Moot, Moosic; also surviving are two grandchildren, Ruth and John Smacher.
    Funeral will be at 2 Wednesday afternoon [January 6, 1937] from home of her daughter, Mrs. Smacher, R. D. 2.; Wilkes-Barre.  Rev. Lynn Brown of Moosic M. E. Church will officiate.  Interment will be in Denison Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Pushing Mine Car Fatal to Laborer

    Stricken Saturday [January 2, 1937] while pushing a mine car at an operation at Moosic, Bernard Kolowski, 195 Hobart Street, a laborer for Contractor S. Wilson, died before arrival of medical assistance.  Deputy Coroner S. W. Lockatt examined the remains and said the man had suffered a heart attack.  Funeral Director Edward Lokuta prepared the body for burial and removed it to the home from where the funeral will be held  Tuesday morning [January 5, 1937] at 9 with a mass of requiem at 9:30 at SS. Peter and Paul's Church.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.  There are no survivors.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Harry B. Wolfe
    Harry B. Wolfe, 64, of 88 Horton Street, died at 6:40 yesterday morning in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where he had been a patient for two weeks.  Mr. Wolfe had been ill one month.  He was born in Irish Lane, near Muhlenburg, and had been a resident of this section for 50 years.  For 35 years Mr. Wolfe had been a resident of Plymouth.  Until his retirement four years ago, he was employed as a miner at Exeter Colliery.  He was a member of Firwood M. E. Church.
    Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Rachel Wolfe, city; brothers, Nathan, Plymouth, and Rev. David Wolfe, Duryea; granddaughter, Laura Schultz.
    Funeral will be at 2 Tuesday afternoon [January 5, 1937] with services in Firwood M. E. Church at 2:30.  Rev. Melvin J. Dodd will officiate.  Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Mary Kurchinski
    Mrs. Mary Kurchinski, 63, of 205 West Church Street, Nanticoke, died Saturday night at 7:50 less than an hour after she was admitted in Nanticoke State Hospital.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mary Mason Davies
    Mrs. Mary Mason Davies, widow of Hugh R. Davies, West Pittston, died Friday morning [January 1, 1937] at 11:35 at the home of E. C. Fordham, 214 Ashmore Avenue, Clark's Summit.
    The funeral will be held this afternoon [January 4, 1937] at 2:30 from the funeral home of Herman W. Cole and son, Clark's Summit, Rev. W. Paul Thompson, rector of Church of Epiphany, officiating.  Burial will be at Dunmore. 
    Surviving is a brother, Fred H. Mason, Scranton; a half sister, Helen C. Mason, Scranton; a step-son, George O. Foster, Kenmore, N. Y., and two foster children, Gertrude, N. Y.; and Gene R., Clark's Summit.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. William H. Decker
    Mrs. William Harrison Decker, 38 Sullivan Street, Forty Fort, widow of Rev. Mr. Decker, died Saturday morning [January 2, 1937] at her home after several weeks illness of heart trouble.  Mrs. Decker was born in Belvidere, N. J., and lived there until her marriage to Rev. Mr. Decker.  Mrs. Decker had been a resident of this section for 27 years, 17 of which were spent in Nanticoke where her husband was pastor of Presbyterian Church.  A resident of Forty Fort for 10 years, Mrs. Decker was a member of Presbyterian Church and its societies.
    Surviving are a daughter, Ruth S. Decker, at home and two brothers, Herbert L. Thomas of Harrisburg, and Clarence Thomas of Philadelphia.
    Funeral services will be at 7:30 Monday night at the home.  Rev. J. L. Weisley will officiate.  Body will be removed Tuesday morning to Easton for interment.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 5
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mary W. Brown, Aged 78, Dies
Mother of City Merchant Was Resident of Heights Nearly 50 Years
    Mrs. Mary Wenner Brown, mother of Percy A. Brown, city merchant, and resident of Heights for almost 50 years, died at 8 Saturday night [January 2, 1937] at her home, 141 South Grant Street, after several weeks' illness.  Had she lived until next month, Mrs. Brown would have observed her 78th birthday anniversary.   
    Born at St. Johns, near Hazleton, February 8, 1859, Mrs. Brown spend her early years at that place.  One December 13, 1879 she married Franklin J. Brown.  With Mr. Brown she came to Wilkes-Barre about 47 years ago, and took up residence on South Grant Street, where she had lived since.  Mr. Brown died November 7, 1929.
    Mrs. Brown possessed many outstanding characteristics.  A home-loving woman, she was always known for her benefactions and kindnesses to others.  Until recent years, she had been active in affairs of South Franklin Reformed Church.
    Surviving re two sons, Percy A. and Edwin C. Brown, both of this city; granddaughter, Mrs. Clyde Davis, 2nd; great grandson, Clyde Davis 3rd; and two brothers, Alfred Wenner, St. Johns, and Daniel Wenner, Latimer,
    Funeral will be held at 1 tomorrow afternoon [January 5, 1937] at home, with Rev. Homer May, of Reformed Church officiating.  Interment will be at St. Johns Cemetery, near Hazleton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Samuel Hayward, 72, Dies at Edwardsville
    Samuel Hayward, 72, of 5 Pugh Street, Edwardsville, former high constable of Edwardsville and well known band leader died yesterday afternoon [January 3, 1937] at 4:15 at Retreat Hospital of complications resulting from a fall near his home on July 5.
    Born in Wales, he came to this country at an early age settling on the West Side.  Of a kindly disposition, he made legions of friends in the borough and served as high constable.  At the end of the world war he lead the Darktown band.  He was active in civic circles until his health failed.  He was a charter member of the Gwent Glee Society.
    Until two years ago he was employed at Kingston Coal Company Colliery.
    He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
    Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Dando, Pittsburgh and Mrs. Ellen Hill, South Wales; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Kostenbauder and Mrs. Anna Blandford, Edwardsville, and Mrs. Betty Rhiner Hope of Wilkes-Barre.  Also 10 grandchildren, four nephews and one niece.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Louis Rashewsky

    Louis Rashewsky, 49, engaged for many years in the grocery business, died Saturday afternoon [January 2, 1937] at his home, 1209 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, following a heart attack.
    Besides his wife he leaves the following children:  Tillie, Dorothy, Hilda, Ethel, and Gertrude, all at home, and Hannah of Binghamton; six brothers, Mose, Isaac, Jacob, Max, Isadore, and Abe, all of Plains, and three sisters, Mr. J. H. Apter of McKeesport, Mrs. Louis Whiteman of Jeanette, and Mrs. J. Swartz of Plains.
    The funeral was held yesterday afternoon [January 3, 1937] at the home in charge of Rabbi I. M. Davidson and Cantor Jacob Stein.  Burial was in the Jewish Cemetery at Lee Park.
    Pallbearers were H. Schwartz, H. Freedman, S. Epstein, M. Green, M. Weisberger, and I. Lazarus. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



John Appel
    John Appel, a resident of the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre for 56 years, died Sunday morning at 1:30 at his home, 7 Noble Lane, following a week's illness of pneumonia.
    He was born in Germany 65 years ago and came to this country at the age of 9.  He was employed by the Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Company for over 25 years and the Puritan Silk Company for 12.  He made a host of friends.
    He was a member of St. Mar's Lutheran Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Odd Fellows, and Knights of Mystic Chain.
    Surviving are his wife and the following children:  Mrs. George Klinesmith, Mrs. Edward Perschau, Mrs. William Lewis, Jr., city; Christian Appel, and Mrs. James Meighan, Kingston; Mrs. James Smith and Mrs. Herbert Miller of Easton.  Brothers Fred, Henry, Conrad, Valentine and William, of Oakland, Cal., also survive.
    Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon [January 6, 1937] at 2 and from St.Mark's Lutheran Church at 2:30.  Interment will be made at Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Emma Rood
    Mrs. Emma Rood, 69, formerly of Kingston, died Saturday night [January 2, 1937] in the Masonic Home at Elizabethtown, where she has been a guest for eight years.
    Mrs. Rood was born at Meeker, Lake Township, and had spent the greater part of her life in Kingston, where for many years she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and Camp 190, P. O. of A.
    Surviving are one son, Claude Rood, Sweet Valley; a brother, Winfield Rogers of Elizabethtown, and six grandchildren.
    The funeral will be held from the home of her son, Sweet Valley, Wednesday afternoon [January 6, 1937] at 2 with services in Maple Grove Methodist Church at 2:30.  Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Phillip Ladona
    Phillip Ladona, 60, of 62 Jenkins Alley, Pittston, died at 3 yesterday afternoon [January 3, 1937] after a long illness.  Born in Italy, Mr. Ladona had been a resident of Pittston for many years.  He was a member of St. Rocco's Church.
    Surviving are his widow, Anna, and these children:  Joseph, Sam, Frank, Rose, Catherine, Angela, Mrs. Michael Tamzepta and Mrs. Angelo Alaimo, all of Pittston. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Michael Evanko
    Mrs. Michael Evanko, 776 Miller Street, Luzerne, died Saturday at Homeopathic Hospital after a short illness.  She was a member of St. John's R. C. Church, Luzerne.
    Surviving are her husband and these children:  Mary, Michael, Margaret, John and Francis; mother, Mrs. Susan Charnetski, and these brothers and sisters:  Mchael Charnetski, Joseph, Mary, Andrew, John, and Stephen, all of Luzerne.
    Funeral will be at 9 Tuesday morning [January 5, 1937] with mass in St. John's Church at 9:30.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Courtdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Mary Ford
    Mrs. Mary Ford, 61, wife of James Ford, died at 7:25 last night [January 3, 1937] at her home, 38 Farley Street, following a short illness.  Mrs. Ford was a resident of the city for 36 years and was a member of St. Patrick's Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
    Besides her husband she leaves a son, Charles Ford of Lee Park, and a daughter, Mary at home, and two brothers, John and Martin Egan and Bridget Egan, all in Ireland.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran


Harold L. Martin
    Harold L. Martin, 45, died early Sunday morning [January 3, 1937] at his home, 230 Sambourne Street, after a lingering illness.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 with a requiem mass at 9:30 in St. Nicholas's Church.  Interment in church cemetery at Shavertown.
    Mr. Martin was well known in the city being associated in the contracting business with his father, T. L. Martin.  He was a member of the Caledonian Club.
    Besides his father, he leaves two children, Harold, Jr., and Nancy and by one sister, Mrs. Carl Kindler of Sambourne Street.  His wife died six years ago.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Herbert Webster
    Herbert Webster, 166 McLean Street, died yesterday morning [January 3, 1937] in Mercy Hospital, after two weeks illness.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon [January 5, 1937]at 1, Rev. Dr. C. S. Roush of First Baptist Church officiating.  Interment in Fern Knoll Cemetery, Dallas.
    Mr. Webster was born in England, May 6, 1861 and lived in this city for 30 years.  He was employed as a lace weaver at the Wilkes-Barre Lace Mills.
    Surviving are three sons, George and Leslie of Wilkes-Barre, and John Webster of Herkimer, N. Y., and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Hughes of this city, Mrs. William Evans of Ilion, N. Y., and Ethel at home.  He also leaves 17 grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Thomas Llewellyn, Mine Foreman, Dies
Employed for Many Years at Baltimore Tunnel
    Thomas Llewellyn, aged 71, of 146 Mill Street, Parsons, died at 8:30 yesterday morning [January 3, 1937].  Deceased was well known in Wilkes-Barre, having served as mine foreman for many years at Baltimore Tunnel, Baltimore No. 5, Wilkes-Barre Anthracite Coal Company and the Parrish Coal Company of Plymouth.
    Mr. Llewellyn was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Llewellyn, Sr., formerly of Ash Street, Parsons.  He was born in South Wales, and came to this country at an early age.
    Deceased is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters:  Mrs. Charles Jordan, William A. Llewellyn, Harold Llewellyn, all of Wilkes-Barre; Gordon Llewellyn of Plymouth and Mrs. Leroy Standler of Greensboro, N. C.; grandchildren, Harold Jordan, Janice Llewellyn, and William A. Llewellyn, and the following brothers; Roger, David, Edward and John Llewellyn, all of Wilkes-Barre.
    The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday [January 5, 1937] at 2 and interment will be in Hollenback Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Sister Mary Baptist Dies in Mercy Hospital
    Sister Mary Baptist, 59, died at 2:20 yesterday morning [January 3, 1937] in Mercy Hospital after two months illness.  Sister Mary was former Miss McAuliff, daughter of late Patrick and Honora Fitten McAuliff of Towanda.  She is survived by a brother, Thomas McAuliff of Towanda.
    Body was removed to Mercy Convent on South Washington Street, from where the funeral will be held Tuesday morning [January 5, 1937] at 10.  Mass will be held in convent chapel.  Interment will be in Sister's plot of St. Mary's Cemetery. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Virgil A. Hook Heart Victim
Practiced Osteopathy in Wilkes-Barre for Thirty Years
    Stricken with heart attach while making a call on Darling Street, Dr. Virgil A. Hook, 75, osteopath, 96 South Main Street, died suddenly at 2:30 yesterday afternoon [January 3, 1937].
    Resident of this city for 30 years, Dr. Hook had been engaged as osteopath since that time.  In 1933, Dr. and Mrs. Hook observed their golden wedding anniversary.
    Surviving are his widow and one grandson.  Body was removed to Homer E. Graham Funeral Home, 395 South Franklin Street, from where the funeral will be held at 2 Wednesday afternoon [January 6, 1937].  Rev. J. L. Weisley of Forty Fort will officiate.  Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. G. W. Williams Dies at Dallas Home
    Mrs. George W. Williams, 51, died early yesterday morning [January 3, 1937] at her home, Franklin Street, Dallas, after five years illness.
    The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon [January 5, 1937] at 2 with services in charge of Rev. John Crompton of Forty Fort Methodist Episcopal Church.  Interment in Fern Knoll Cemetery, Dallas.
    Mrs. Williams was born in Kingston Township and early in life settled in Courtdale Borough where she was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  For 20 years she lived in Forty Fort and eight years ago the family moved to Dallas.
    Besides her husband, a county sealer of weights and measures, and former well known newspaper man, Mrs. Williams leaves two sons, Harry W. Williams, of Baltimore, and C. Bennett Williams at home; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Hislop, Jr., Dallas, and Miss June at home; a sister, Mrs. Joseph B. Blackman, Forty Fort, and a brother, Thomas Bennett, Courtdale.  She also leaves three grandchildren. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Rev. E. W. Stonebreaker
    Rev. E. W. Stonebreaker, who retired from the ministry in 1929, died Friday [January 1, 1937] in a government hospital in Florida of a throat infection traced to poison gas inhaled while serving as chaplain with the American Expeditionary Forces in Franc during the World War.
    For eight years he was pastor of Wapwallopen Reformed Church.  He instituted the New Year's Club which entertains the entire population of Wapwallopen on New Year's Eve. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran


Solomon Schertz
    Solomon Schertz, who died early yesterday morning [January 3, 1937] at his home, 120 Lincoln Street, was buried Sunday [January 3, 1937] noon in Hanover Green Cemetery.  Services were held in charge of Rabbi I. M. Davidson.
    Besides his wife, Mr. Schertz leaves four sons, Louis, and William of Wilkes-Barre and Emil and Ervin of Brooklyn, N. Y., and two daughters, Mrs. Eva Shapiro of Brooklyn and Mrs. Clara Rausch of the Bronx.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Mrs. Joseph Romig Dies in Alaska
Former Forty Fort Woman Was Missionary for Years
    Mrs. Joseph H. Romig, the former Miss Ella M. Ervin of Forty Fort, died Friday night [January 1, 1937] at her home in Anchorage, Alaska.  Mrs. Romig, a trained nurse, and her physician husband were medical missionaries for many years.  For the last 25 years, Dr. Romig has been chief physician for the United States Railway in Alaska.
    Mrs. Romig, one of two daughters and two sons of the late Albert F. and Marietta (Strunk) Ervin, was born in Kingston December 28, 1871.  Family home was on the Kingston Flats where Mr. Ervin farmed.  One of the sons, E. G. Ervin, was assistant superintendent of the Wilkes-Barre Railway Corporation, when killed in an accident at Harvey's Lake about 20 years ago.
    Mrs. Romig attended Forty Fort High School and was graduated in the 1894 nursing class of Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia.  Remaining in the institution as a nurse, Mrs. Romig 18 months later fell ill of typhoid fever and was treated by Dr. Joseph H. Romig, an intern.  They were married April 30, 1896.  Following marriage, Dr. Romig became a Moravian missionary in Alaska.  After nine years in the region, the couple established residence in San Francisco but after the earthquake and fire left them homeless, they returned to Alaska.
    Telegram announcing death of Mrs. Romig was received by her sister, Mrs. William R. Hawke of Slocum Street, Forty Fort, Saturday morning [January 2, 1937].  Mrs. Hawke recalled when her sister located in Alaska after marriage, mail was received but twice year.  Mrs. Hawke said her sister will be buried in Alaska.
    Other survivors are two sons and two daughters, all of Anchorage.  They are Robert H. Roming (sic), Mrs. Margaret Hannon, Mrs. Elizabeth Dailey, and Dr. Howard Romig; also two nieces, Josephine and Harriet Ervin, all of Kingston. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 4, 1937, Page 7
Submitted by Claire Moran



Stanley Ceppa
    Stanley Ceppa, 48, died last night [October 20, 1936] at his home, 30 West Ridge Street, Nanticoke, following several weeks' illness.  He was born in Poland.
    Mr. Ceppa came to this country with his parents at the age of 2 and had since been a resident of the Nanticoke section.  He was a member of St. Mary's Polish Church of Nanticoke and Polish Union Group 130.
    Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Jadwiga Ceppa, Nanticoke; six children, Mrs. Ernest Shatzan of Summerset, N. J. (sic); Mrs. Stanley Washik of Binghamton, and Bruno, Kazimir, Hedwig, and Margaret of Nanticoke; four sisters, Celia, Helen, Mrs. Kazimir Lewski, and Mrs. John Jagadzinski, and three brothers, John, Leo, and William Ceppa of Nanticoke. 
NOTE:  Information received from descendants:  Stanley was born in 1889. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, October 21, 1936, Page 13

Funeral Notices
Stanley Ceppa from 30 West Ridge Street, Nanticoke, Friday morning [October 23, 1936] at 8:30.  Requiem mass as 9 in Holy Trinity Church.  St. Mary's Cemetery, Nanticoke. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, October 22, 1936
Submitted by Claire Moran


Father Sullivan is Victim of Accident
Father Joseph Sullivan, 37, pastor of St. Elizabeth's churches at Alice and former assistant pastor of St. Patrick's cathedral, will be buried at Dallas, Penn.  Last rites were held here Friday. 
Father Sullivan was well known jured (sic) in a wreck near Gregory Wednesday when the automobile in which he and his brother, Francis, were riding, overturned on a curve. Father Sullivan was well known in Brownsville and the Valley.
Note: Joseph Sullivan's mother, Mary Sheridan Sullivan, and his sister, Gussie Sullivan are listed in the 1930 Census as living with Joseph Sullivan near Rockport City, Aransas Co., Texas. All are originally from Luzerne Co., PA.
Published in the Brownsville Herald, Brownsville Texas, Friday, January 27, 1933 (Speciial to the Herald) Submitted by Wendy Dial


Michael F. Sullivan Dies in Pringle Home
Michael F. Sullivan, 422 Pringle Street, Pringle, died yesterday afternoon at 4 oclock in the family home of complications.  He was ill two weeks. Mr. Sullivan was a former resident of Plains and Courtdale and resided in Pringle for 13 years. The following children survive:  John of Philadelphia, Frank of Larksville, Mary of Wilkes-Barre, Michael of Luzerne, James and Mrs. Robert Casey at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary O'Kane, a brother, James, both of this city, and 18 grandchildren.
Published in the Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, June 5, 1938
Submitted by Wendy Dial



Thunderstorm Freeland PA (Florence Hodgson)
During a thunder storm at Freeland, Pa., lightning struck the chimmney of a school house and passed down into the room, striking four little girls who were sitting near the stove. Florence Hodgson, nine years old, was fatally injured; her clothes caught fire and she was terribly burned, and her right side was paralzyed. The other three were badly hurt.
Published in the Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, Kansas, May 20, 1886
Submitted by Nancy Piper


Frank McCullough
The dead body of Frank McCullough, with the skull crushed in, was found lying beside the Lehigh Valley Railroad track, near Wilkesbarre, Sunday morning.  Some utterances of George Miller caused his arrest, and when taken to jail he confessed that he had killed a man, but did not know who he was.  Miller subsequently acted as if insane, destroying the furniture of the cell.
Published in Carbon Advocate, Lehighton, Pennsylvania; Saturday, September 4, 1880
Submitted by Kathy McDaniel


William Fahnestock Jones
The funeral of Charles W. Jones will be held from the late home, 2 Norwood Avenue, Iona Place, on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Services will be conduct at the residence by Rev. Robert Graham. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sugar Notch.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, January 7, 1930, Page 28
Submitted by Jana Stanley


Peter Devlin
The funeral of Peter Devlin will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from the family home, 32 Woodbury street, Lee Park, with a solemn high mass of requiem at 9:30 at St. Aloysius' Church, Barney street.  Rev. D. W. McCarthy, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in St. Mary's cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, January 7, 1930, Page 28
Submitted by Jana Stanley


Mrs. John Pitt
The funeral of Mrs. John Pitt will be held this afternoon with brief private services at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Hughes, Oliver street, Parsons, at 1:30, and public services in Primitive Methodist Church, Parsons, at 2 o'clock. Rev. James Iley will officiate and the interment will be in Denison cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, January 7, 1930, Page 28
Submitted by Jana Jones Stanley


Marie "Pep" Jones
   Marie (Peppy) Jones, 43, of 67 Oxford Street, Lee Park, Hanover Township, died yesterday at 3:05 p.m. at her home after a lingering illness.
   Born in Luzerne, she was a daughter of Mrs. Emma Scherry Jones, Lee Park and the late Charles Jones.  Prior to her illness, she was employed by Lee Textile Corporation, Wilkes-Barre.
   Surviving besides her mother, are a daughter, Gertrude, at home; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Alban Thomas, Bethlehem; Mrs. Peter Brenkish, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Charles, Plymouth; Anthony, Lee Park; Kenneth, West Hollywood, Fla., and 11 nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 12:30 in Maple Hill Chapel, where friends may call 7 to 10.  Rev. Duane Collins of Douglass Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, September 2, 1959, Page 4
Submitted by Jana Jones Stanley


Carl Romano
   The funeral of Carl Romano will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock from the home, 15 Market street, Pittston.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Rocco’s church and interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Published in The Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, April 11, 1937, Page A2.
Submitted by Jana Stanley


Marie Mehalick
   Marie, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mehalick, 46 Railroad street, Alden, was buried yesterday afternoon from the home.  Services were private.  Interment in Holy Resurrection cemetery.

Published in The Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, April 11, 1937, Page A2
Submitted by Jana Stanley


Esteemed Plymouth Woman Laid At Rest
   The funeral of Mrs. Laura B. Davenport, mother of Virgie Davenport, teacher in junior high school, Plymouth, held Saturday afternoon at 2 from the home, 142 Church street, was largely attended.  Services were in charge of Rev. G. Hale Bucher, pastor of First Presbyterian church.
   Many floral tributes were received.  Casket bearers were Russell Reed, William Close, David W. Reese, John Boyce, Blythe Evans and Elmer Calkins.   Interment was in Fort Fort cemetery.
   Ill several weeks, Mrs. Davenport, 75, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon in the family home, 142 Church street.  Although ailing for some time, Mrs. Davenport had been about her home as usual on Wednesday.
   Born in Lehman, she is a descendant of an old Connecticut family which settled in Plymouth before the Revolution.  The esteemed resident spent most of her life in Plymouth where she was an active member of First Presbyterian church, Westminster Bible class, and Ladies’ Aid Society.  Surviving are her daughter, Virgie, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Lamoreaux of Trucksville.

Published in The Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, April 11, 1937, page A2
Submitted by Jana Stanley


Aged Woman Dead (Mary McCrossin)
    Mrs. Mary McCrossin, for many years known to every man, woman and child in Larksville, is dead.  She had passed the century mark before the final call came and her age was given as 108.  During the last ten years of her life she has lived alone in her home at that place refusing all company except that of three faithful dogs.
   She was well and active up to the very last and her end came suddenly.  As a result she preferred to reside alone.  With her passing ends a life spent for the most part on the West Side.  Despite her desire to be alone she was very popular.

Published in The Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, January 5, 1913
Submitted by Jana Stanley



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