Obituaries





Name
Andrew Chura
Age
70
Residence
6 East Mine Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvaia
Date of Death
Wednesday, October 3, 1973
Place
Hazleton State General Hospital
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Father
John Chura
Mother
Anna Gliganics Chura
Spouse

Occupation
Retired from Cranberry Colliery
Other Information
Army veteran of World War II; a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Rite Catholic Church.
Predeceased by
a sister, Eva
Survivors
a brother, George, New Canaan, Connecticut
Date of Funeral
Friday, October 5, 1973
From
Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home; mass or requiem in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church
Cemetery
Parish Cemetery
Director
Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Thursday, October 4, 1973 Page 28
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Name
Mary K. Conahan
Age

Residence
124 S. Wyoming Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, May 18, 1975
Place
Hazleton State General Hospital
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Father
Patrick J. Conahan
Mother
Anna Mooney Conahan
Spouse

Occupation
Retired teacher in the Hazle Township School District
Other Information
Lived in Morea and Beaver Brook prior to moving to Hazelton 35 years ago; attended Mahanoy Township Elementary Schools; graduate of Mahanoy Township Elementary Schools; graduate of Mahanoy Township High School; received her teaching degree from Millersville State College.
Predeceased by

Survivors
Two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Marguertie) Crossin, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Catherine Hanlon, Wilkes-Barre, widow of Dr. Frank Hanlon, nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, May 21, 1975
From
Conahan Funeral Home with mass of Christian Burial in St. Gabriel's Church
Cemetery
Parish Cemetery
Director
Conahan Funeral Home, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, May 19, 1975
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Name
Neil P. Conway
Age

Residence
Hanover Township, Pennsylvaia
Date of Death
Saturday, January 18, 1975
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Father

Mother

Spouse

Occupation
Retired as Principal of Hanover Township High School
Other Information

Predeceased by

Survivors
A son, Neil and two grandsons, all of Hazleton
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, January 20, 1975
From
Lehman Funeral Home with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre PA
Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Director
Lehman Funeral Home,308 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, January 20, 1975
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Name
Francis Corby
Age
68
Residence
75 West 85th Street, New York City, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date of Death
Monday, February 11, 1974
Place
St. Vincent Hospital, New York City
Date of Birth
June 14, 1905
Place of Birth
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Father

Mother

Spouse

Occupation
Retired after being employed as a maintenance man at the Squibb Building, New York City
Other Information
Resided in Wilkes-Barre before moving to New York 30 years ago; Army veteran of World War II
Predeceased by

Survivors
A daughter, Mrs. Frances Moyer, Plains; son, Donald, Washington; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Mrs. Helen DeSanto, Wilkes-Barre; and Mrs. George Thompson, Philadelphia
Date of Funeral
Thursday, February 13, 1974
From
Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund L. John officiating.
Cemetery
Chapel Lawn, Dallas PA
Director
Jones Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Edwardsville PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, February 13, 1974
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Name
Loretta Fierro Cosantino (Mrs. Carl W.)
Age
30
Residence
181 Purchase St., Rye NY
Date of Death
Saturday, July 14, 1976
Place
at the home of her stepfather and mother, 180 Fletcher Drive, Morrisville, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton
Father
Neil Fierro
Mother
Anna Letiere Fierro Clauser
Spouse
Carl W. Cosantino
Occupation
Had been employed by the Squidd Corporate Headquarters in New York.
Other Information

Predeceased by
Her father, Neil Fierro
Survivors
her husband, Carl W. Cosantino, New York; mother and stepfather, Anna and August Clauser, Morrisville and nieces and nephews.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, July 18, 1976
From
Gruerio Funeral Home, Trenton NJ; Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, Lower Makefield PA
Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery, Trenton NJ
Director
Gruerio Fuenral Home, 311 Chestnut Ave., Trenton NJ
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, July 16, 1976 
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Name
Mrs. Emma Smith Culp
Age
34
Residence
570 Warren Ave., Kingston PA
Date of Death
Monday, October 29, 1973
Place
Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Kingston PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Drums, PA
Father

Mother

Spouse

Occupation

Other Information
Resided in Kingston the last 48 years; member of Wyoming Avenue Christian Church
Predeceased by

Survivors
Sons, Gilbert S., Kingston; Lewis D., Flourtown; George R., Fort Wayne, Ind.; William R., Lancaster; Daughters, Mrs. James Evans, Kingston; Mrs. Adolph Strzepek, Easton; sister, Mrs. Clora M Schey, Hazleton; 20 grandchildren, four great grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Thursday, November 1, 1973
From
Hugh B. Hughes and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Edmund L. John officiating
Cemetery
St. Johns Cemetery, St. Johns PA
Director
Hugh B. Hughes and Son Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, October 31, 1973 Page 40
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Name
Charles F. Cuyle
Age
83
Residence
4410 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA (formerly of Hazleton PA)
Date of Death
Friday, March 8, 1974
Place
at his home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton PA
Father
Frederick Cuyle
Mother
Rebecca Hontz Cuyle
Spouse
Carrie Heater Cuyle
Occupation
Retired from the Federal Government
Other Information
Resided in Hazleton employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad until locating in Virginia in 1940; Army veteran of World War I; member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Alexandria; Azalea Lodge 687, F. and A.M., Hazleton Lodge 65, I.O.O.F.; and the American Legion; past master of Azalea Lodge and was honored by the lodge in 1966 for 50 years membership
Predeceased by
His wife on December 30, 1972
Survivors
A daughter, Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Fritzinger, Alexandria; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Geddes and Mrs. Eleanor Waddell, Monroe, ME
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, March 12, 1974
From
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home with officiated by Rev. Douglas Ebert, pastor of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Alexandria VA
Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funral Home, Hazleton PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, Saturday, March 9, 1974 
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Name
Theodore R. Daubert
Age
70
Residence
415 Montclair Ave., Bethlehem PA
Date of Death
Saturday, June 21, 1975
Place
St. Luke's Hospital
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Freeland PA
Father
Josiah Daubert
Mother
Emma Eckrote Daubert
Spouse
Edith R. H. Rohrbach
Occupation
Retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. after 20 years in 1971; previously employed by Jeddo Highland Coal Company
Other Information
Member of the First Union Church of Christ, Bethlehem PA
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife the former Edith R..H. Rohrbach, two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Ellen) Klingerman with whom he resided and Mrs. Joseph (Carol) DeRoacher, of Hellertown; two brothers, Lloyd of Wapwallopen and Howard of Freeland; five sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Stella) Williams, Mrs. Roy (Isadore) Dietrich, and Mrs. Eric (Ruth) Schneider, all of Freeland; Mrs. Harold (Martha) Hausechnecht of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Wilbur (Emma) Kromis of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren and a great grandchild
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, June 24, 1975
From
Cantelmi Funeral Home
Cemetery

Director
Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill, Bethlehem
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Sunday, June 22, 1975
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Name
Golean Starner Daubert (Mrs. Edward)
Age

Residence
2832 S. Eleventh St., Philadelphia PA (formerly of Freeland and White Haven)
Date of Death
Monday, May 23, 1977
Place
Methodist Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
White Haven PA
Father
Harry Starner
Mother
Freida Starner
Spouse
Edward Daubert
Occupation

Other Information

Predeceased by

Survivors
Her father, her husband, a son, Edward J. of Wapwallopen; a daughter, Mrs. Melbourne (Audrey) Moore, of Green Mountain, Vt.; and the following brothers and sisters: Jimmy, Harry, Stewart, Mrs. Robert (Verna) Gobel,  Mrs. Andrew (Marian) Leicht and Mrs. James (Buehleh) Kendig, all of Philadelphia, three grandchildren.
Date of Funeral
Saturday, May 28, 1977
From
Runtagh Funeral Home
Cemetery
St. James Cemetery, Hobbie PA
Director
Runtagh Funeral Home, 21st and Passayunk streets, Philadelphia
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, May 25, 1977
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Name
Mrs. Raymond Daubert
Age
75
Residence
573 Monges Street, Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Wednesday, February 13, 1974
Place
St. Joseph Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth
August 11, 1898
Place of Birth
Drifton PA
Father
Joseph Makatchie
Mother
Elizabeth Kiffer Makatchie
Spouse
Raymond J. Daubert
Occupation

Other Information
Resided in Hazleton for the past 16 years. 
Predeceased by
Her Husband, Raymond, on December 4, 1957
Survivors
Three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Evelyn) Gabriel, this city; Mrs. Elwood (Lorraine) Smith, Bridgeville, Del.; Mrs. Paul (Thelma) Kalenevitch, Hummelstown; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Friday, February 15, 1974
From
Grebey, Beltz and Gleim Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel A. Eckert officiating
Cemetery
Freeland Cemetery
Director
Greebey, Beltz and Gleim Funeral Home
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, Wednesday, February 13, 1974
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Name
Rosario (Dalessio) Delazio
Age

Residence
Pardeesville PA
Date of Death
Saturday, April 17, 1976
Place
St. Joseph's Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Province of Salerno, Italy
Father
Fred Delazio
Mother

Spouse
First wife, Mary; second wife, Filomena
Occupation
a miner by the Lattimer Coal Co.
Other Information
member of St. Nazarius Church of Pardeesville, the Sons of Italy Lodge 1043 and the United Mine Workers of America Local 803
Predeceased by
First wife, Mary in 1949; second wife, Filomena in 1973
Survivors
Children, Mrs. John (Margaret) Mcrola, Fred, Philip, and Mrs. Carlo (Grace) Delorezo, all of Pardeesville; Peter and Mrs. Cosmo (Marie) Palmisano, both of Hazleton, and Mrs. Peter (Urusla) Jubay, Bethlehem
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, April 21, 1976
From
Fierro Funeral Home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Nazarius Church
Cemetery

Director
Fierro Funeral Home, 26 W. Second St., Hazleton PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, April 19, 1976 page 2
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Name
Margaret E. Fisher Drasher (Mrs. Herman A.)
Age
67
Residence
563 Alter Street, Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Tuesday, October 30, 1973
Place
At her home.
Date of Birth
June 23, 1906
Place of Birth
Hazleton PA
Father
Valentine Fisher
Mother
Elizabeth Strack Fisher
Spouse
Herman A. Drasher
Occupation

Other Information
Lived in Hazleton all her life; member of Grace United Church of Christ and of Ladies Auxiliary of Drake-Wear VFW Post
Predeceased by

Survivors
her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Margaret E. Henning, Pocono Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Anna) Hawke, this city, Mrs. John (Hilda) Wright and Mrs. Paul (Lillian) Oswald, Conyngham; one brother, Carl Fisher, this city and one grandson, Charles W. Henning III
Date of Funeral
Friday, November 2, 1973
From
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. W.Y. Gebhard officiating.
Cemetery
Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown PA
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, Hazleton PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, October 31, 1973 Page 40
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Name
Mrs. Clara (Jenny) Kellmer Eckrote
Age
78
Residence
539 Johnson St., Freeland PA
Date of Death
Sunday, June 23, 1974
Place
Hazleton State General Hospital
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Sand Springs, Butler Township PA
Father
John Kellmer
Mother
Anna Raup Kellmer
Spouse
Lloyd Eckrote
Occupation

Other Information
Resided in Freeland the past 57 years; member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Freeland; past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Freeland American Legion
Predeceased by
her husband, Lloyd, in 1968 and a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Zavasky, in 1970
Survivors
A son, Lloyd, Dorrance; two daughtes: Mrs. Robert (Mae) Sims and Mrs. Edward (Deada) Carter Jr., both of Freeland; three brothers: Clyde, Lester and Claude Kellmer of Mountaintop; and four sisters: Mrs. Freda Heller, of Horseheads, N.Y.; Mrs. Flora Dalton and Mrs. Percy Emith, both of Mountiantop and Mrs. Bessie Swartwood of Freeland; nine grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, June 26, 1974
From
Yeager Funeral Home, Mountaintop; Rev. Ralph Whitmer, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church of Freeland will preside
Cemetery
Dorrance Cemetery
Director
Yeager Funeral Home, Mountaintop PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, June 24, 1974
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Name
Franklin J. Eckrote
Age
86
Residence
Rock Glen PA
Date of Death
Wednesday, March 31, 1976
Place
Berwick Hospital, Berwick PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Drums PA
Father
Aaron Eckrote
Mother
Amanda Knelly Eckrote
Spouse
Caroline Roth Eckrote
Occupation
Car dealer in Rock Glen for more than 40 years
Other Information
Member of Conyngham Lutheran Church; resided in Conyngham before locating in Rock Glen in 1914; member of the Pennsylvania Automotive Association
Predeceased by
Seven brothers and two sisters
Survivors
his wife, the former Caroline Roth, a daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Elva) Eberts, this city; five sons, Carl, Rock Glen; Oscar, Nescopeck; Franklin, this city;  Lewis, Mifflinville; and Russell, this city; 23 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Saturday, April 3, 1976
From
The funeral home with Rev. John Grill officiating
Cemetery
Conyngham Union Cemetery
Director
Harman Funeral Home, Rock Glen PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Thursday, April 1, 1976
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Name
Roy Eroh
Age
75
Residence
Hobbie PA
Date of Death
Tuesday, October 2, 1973
Place
Berwick Hospital, Berwick PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hobbie PA
Father
Charles Eroh
Mother
Catherine Moyer Eroh
Spouse
Grace Hoch Eroh (55th Anniversary November 3, 1972)
Occupation
Farmer
Other Information
member of St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie and the Hobbie Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife; a son and daughter, Merrill and Mrs. Velma Sachs, Hobbie; a brother, Lloyd Eroh, Camp Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Grace) Whitebread, Hobbie; Mrs. Luther (Cora) Garrison, Springfield, Fla., three grandchildren and three great grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Friday, October 5, 1973
From
St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie PA with Rev. Harold Doebler, pastor, presiding
Cemetery
Lutheran Cemetery, Hobbie PA
Director
Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Thursday, October 4, 1973 Page 28
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Name
Raymond L. Eroh
Age
53
Residence
400 Main Street, Drifton PA
Date of Death
Tuesday, October 30, 1973
Place
As the home ofhis son, Drums R. 2 PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Drifton PA
Father
Lloyd Eroh
Mother
Barbara Zearfoss Eroh
Spouse
Ruth M. Brown Eroh
Occupation
Office Clerk in the Drifton Shops
Other Information
resident of Drums R.2 for the past 18 months; formerly resided in Drifton
Predeceased by
A brother, Stanley
Survivors
His wife, his son, Raymond A. Eroh, a sister, Mrs. Catherine Atherholt of Danville PA; one niece and two grand-nieces
Date of Funeral
Friday, November 2, 1973
From
The Funeral home with Rev. George C. Hosler, pastor of St. John’s Reformed UCC, officiating
Cemetery
Dorrance Cemetery, Dorrance PA
Director
Cotterall Funeral Home in Freeland PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, October 31, 1973 Page 40
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Name
Susan Falatko Fatula (Mrs. John)
Age

Residence
Former resident of Eckley PA
Date of Death
Monday, December 21, 1976
Place
Fair Acres Farm Nursing Home, Lima PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Czechoslovakia
Father
Stephen Falatko
Mother

Spouse
John Fatula
Occupation

Other Information
member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Freeland PA; Eckley until seven years ago when she went to live with a son, Joseph, in Falsom PA
Predeceased by
Her husband John Fatula
Survivors
Three sons, John, Long Island, N.Y.; Joseph, Falsom; and Paul, York and the following brothers and sisters, Andrew Falatko and Veronica Solarek, both of Freeland; Bertha, Clifford and Mary Gaydos, all of Eckley; and Catherine Yencha, Jeddo and a number of grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Friday, December 24, 1976
From
The McNulty Funeral Home, Freeland PA with Mass of Christian burial in St. John's Catholic Church, Freeland PA
Cemetery
St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Freeland PA
Director
John J. Burcin Home of Funerals
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, December 21, 1976 Page 2
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Name
Walter Milton Fisher
Age
75
Residence
50 Adams Street, Shamokin PA (Hazleton native)
Date of Death
Thursday, June 2, 1977
Place
Shamokin State General Hospital
Date of Birth
April 26, 1902
Place of Birth
Hollywood PA
Father
Milton Fisher
Mother
Anna Voltz Fisher
Spouse
Leona Phillips Fisher
Occupation
Employed at Midletown Air Force Base
Other Information
resided in Shamokin since 1935; a member of the Forest Hill Fire Co., Shamokin
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Leona Phillips; a sister, Jeanette Fisher, Hazleton PA
Date of Funeral
Monday, June 6, 1977
From
The funeral home with Rev. Franklin Robatin, of the Shamokin United Methodist Church officiating.
Cemetery
Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin PA
Director
Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Streets, Shamokin PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Saturday, June 4, 1977 page 2
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Name
Emory W. Frank
Age

Residence
659 Grant Street, Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Monday, May 30, 1977
Place
At  his home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton PA
Father
Ernest Frank
Mother
Anna Wehner Frank
Spouse

Occupation
Retired employee of American Cyanamid Corp., Bound Brook, NJ
Other Information
Member of Christ Lutheran Church; graduate of Hazleton High School; World War II Veteran serving with the U.S. Army’s Third Armored Division in the European Theater of Operations; member of Drake-Wear VFW Post 589, city and the Mountain City Disabled American Veterans, Hazleton Chapter 3.
Predeceased by

Survivors
A brother, Melvin J. Frank and a sister, Miriam Frank, both of Hazleton PA
Date of Funeral
Thursday, June 2, 1977
From
The Funeral home with Rev. Daniel Eckert, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating
Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery
Director
Walter E. Beltz Funeral Home
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, May 31, 1977
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Name
Anna Krommes Gaumer (Mrs. Elwood)
Age
87
Residence
formerly of 655 Grant St. Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Saturday, January 18, 1975
Place
Lutheran Home, Hazleton PA; guest for previous 19 months
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Cranberry PA
Father
William Krommes
Mother
Marguerite Fisher Krommes
Spouse
Elwood Gaumer
Occupation

Other Information
a member of Christ Lutheran Church
Predeceased by
Her Husband in 1958
Survivors
One sister, Mrs. Rebecca Roberts, Tresckow and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, January 21, 1975
From
The funeral home with Rev. John P. Kline officiating
Cemetery
Egypt Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home
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Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Monday, January 20, 1975 
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Name
Michael J. Gazo
Age
77
Residence
622 E. Front S. St., Lansford PA
Date of Death
Sunday, March 7, 1976
Place
Coaldale Hospital
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Czechoslovakia
Father
Matthew Gazo
Mother
Anna Suchta Gazo
Spouse
Susan Dotsie Gazo
Occupation

Other Information
member of St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Lansford and secretary-treasurer of the St. Michael’s Society
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife, the former Susan Dotsie; four daughter, Mrs. Margaret J. Turley, Bridgeport; Mrs. Salvatore (Marie) Pandolfi, Harrisburg; Mrs. Eleanor Kranchick, cape Canaveral, Fla.; and Mrs. James (Dolores) Macalush, Lake Harmony, a brother, George, Lansford, 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, March 9, 1976
From
The funeral home with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s R.S. Church, Lansford PA
Cemetery

Director
Skrabak Funeral Home, Lansford PA
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Name
Cynthia J. Gebhardt
Age
22
Residence

Date of Death
Wednesday, April 17, 1974
Place
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA
Date of Birth
June 21, 1951
Place of Birth
Hazleton PA
Father
Robert G. Gebhardt
Mother
Josephine Long Gebhardt
Spouse

Occupation
Customer service manager for Strawbridge and Clothier, Clover Division, Springfield PA
Other Information
1969 graduate of Hazleton High School; received a B.S. degree in home economics from Mansfield State College; member of Christ Lutheran Church; her father is owner of Gebhardt’s Billiard and Bowling Supply; her parents live at137 West Birch Street, Hazleton PA
Predeceased by

Survivors
Her parents; a sister and two brothers: Deborah, physical education instructor at Purdue University; Lt. (j.g.) John A., serving with the Navy at Little Creek, Va.; and Douglas, a student at the University of Hartford, Conn.
Date of Funeral
Saturday, April 20, 1974
From
The funeral home, Rev. Daniel A. Eckert, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church will preside
Cemetery
Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown PA
Director
Rosenstock Funeral Home
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Thursday, April 18, 1974 Page 32
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Name
Susan Haninchik Washko Gulvas (Mrs. George)
Age
97
Residence
New Cranberry PA
Date of Death
Monday, May 30, 1977
Place
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton PA
Father
Michael Haninchik
Mother
Agnes Vajczolowski Haninchik
Spouse
First husband:  John Washko; Second Husband:  George Gulvas
Occupation

Other Information
Resident of New Cranberry most of her life
Predeceased by
First husband:  John Washko in 1940; Second Husband:  George Gulvas in 1972; two sons, George and Alex; brothers and sisters; Mrs. Mary Evanko, Mrs. Julia Milintcheck, Mrs. Catherine Chura and Michael, Frank and Joseph Haninchik
Survivors
Children: John Washko, at home; Mrs. Anna Moran and Mrs. William (Eva) Grenkevich, both of West Hazleton; Mrs. Benedict (Mary) Jancewicz, McAdoo; Michael Washko, at home; Mrs. Chester (Helen) Mattis, Shamokin; Mrs. Edmund (Susan) Pinger, Freeland and Andrew Washko, Huntsville, Ala. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Thursday, June 2, 1977
From
The funeral home with Requiem high mass at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church
Cemetery
St. Mary's Byzantine Parish Cemetery
Director
Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home, Hazleton PA
Excerpt from an obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Tuesday, May 31, 1977
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Name
Jack J. Halko
Age

Residence
Inglewood, Ontario, Canada (formerly of Freeland PA)
Date of Death
Saturday, May 28,1977
Place
Brampton Memorial Hospital, Ontario
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Lilly PA
Father
John Holko, New Castle DE
Mother
Stella Holko, New Castle DE
Spouse
Elizabeth Houseknecht Sterling
Occupation

Other Information
Resident of Laggollan Estates MD until moving to Canada 10 years ago;
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife and children; Mrs. Ronald (Jacqueline) Powell, Unionville, Mrs. Vaughn (Jeanette) Wright, Wilmington, Del., and John J. Halko, Jr., Inglewood, Ont. Also surviving are six grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Carl (Jeanette) Carpenter, Harrisburg, Phillip Thorne, West Virginia, Benjamin Halko, New Castle, Del., Andrew Halko, Newark, Del., Mrs. Kathleen Turko, New Castle, Del.
Date of Funeral
Thursday, June 2, 1977
From
Graveside services, Rev. David Pierce officiating
Cemetery
Drums Methodist Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, Hazleton PA
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Name
Nola Mowery Heckrote (Mrs. Adam)
Age
72
Residence
Sugarloaf RD PA
Date of Death
Friday, December 19, 1975
Place
St. Joseph Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth
May 9, 1903
Place of Birth
Hetlerville PA
Father
Rufus Mowery
Mother
Ella Burd Mowery
Spouse
Adam Heckrote
Occupation

Other Information
Member of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham, Missionary Sunday School class, Kings Daughters and the Lutheran Church Women;
Predeceased by
Her husband, Adam, on March 19, 1971
Survivors
Children: Mrs. Alvin (Harriet) Cunfer, Drums; Lorraine Heckrote, at home; Mrs. Edward (Helen) Mindick, Philadelphia; Donald, Maple Shade, N.J. and four grandchildren.  The following sisters and brother also survive, Herman Mowery, Beaver; Mrs. Helen Jerome, Marion, Ind.; Mrs. Ruth Schooly, Numedia; Mrs. Edward (Gladys) Miller, Berwick; Mrs. Florence Hess and Mrs. George (Beatrice) Ermisth, both of Nescopeck
Date of Funeral
Monday, December 22, 1975
From
Christ Lutheran Church, Conngham with Rev. Philip C. Biblehimer officiating
Cemetery
Conyngham Union Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, 426 W. Broad St., Hazleton PA
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Name
John E. Heckrote
Age
86
Residence
929 W. First Street, Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Friday, May 20, 1977
Place
Hazleton Lutheran Home, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth
June 4, 1890
Place of Birth
Sugarloaf PA
Father
August Heckrote
Mother
Mary Jane Eroh Heckrote
Spouse
Sophia Spencer Heckrote
Occupation
Retired PP&L Employee
Other Information
member of Christ Memorial United Church of Christ, West Hazleton, and a former member of the church consistory
Predeceased by
His wife, Sophia Spencer Heckrote, on October 29, 1959
Survivors
A son, John E. Jr., Del Ray, Fla.; brothers, George and Paul Sr. and sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Doris) Houseknecht, all of Sugarloaf PA
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, May 24, 1977
From
The funeral Home with Rev. Robert Barroll officiating
Cemetery
Vine Street Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home, 426 W. Broad St., Hazleton PA
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Name
George L. (Ted) Henry
Age
75
Residence
98 N. Laurel Street, Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Wednesday, October 20, 1976
Place
Hazleton State General Hospital
Date of Birth
May 28, 1901
Place of Birth
Hazleton PA
Father
John Henry
Mother
Mary Jacobs Henry
Spouse
Hazel Brewer Henry
Occupation
Retired in 1967 from the Henry Laundry.
Other Information
Member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as financial secretary for four years and as lay assistant for Pastor Ebling for four yearsl member of Fellowship Lodge 771 F&AM, the Valley of Lehigh Consistory, in Allentown and Irem Temple, Wilkes-Barre
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife, the former Hazel Brewer; brothers, Norman, Hazleton; Alvin, Conyngham, and sisters, Mrs. Ida Bartsch, Burbank, Cal., and Mrs. Laura Jones, Sun City, Ariz; several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Saturday, October 23, 1976
From
The funeral home with Rev. Carl G. Schweitzer officiating
Cemetery
Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown PA
Director
Rosenstock Funeral Home, 229 W. Broad St., Hazleton PA
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Name
Chester D. Hess
Age
68
Residence
Benton R.1 PA
Date of Death
Monday, March 8, 1976
Place
Berwick Hospital, Berwick PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Pond Hill PA
Father
Jeremiah Hess
Mother
Anna Drasher Hess
Spouse
Thelma Rosencrans Hess
Occupation
Farmer in the Benton area for 25 years; retired in 1971; prior to farming he was a miner and was employed at the Wanamie Colliery for 15 years
Other Information
Member of United Church of Christ, Pond Hill.
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife, the former Thelma Rosencrans; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Audery) Whitenight, Johnstown; son, Willard, Fairmount Springs; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers, Calvin, Berwick and Melvin, Slocum
Date of Funeral
Thursday, March 11, 1976
From
The funeral home with Rev. Worden Updyke, pastor of United Church of Christ, officiating
Cemetery
Slocum Cemetery
Director
Ralph H. Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie PA
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Name
Ruth Snyder Woodring Hildebrand
Age
56
Residence
699 Grant Street, Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Sunday, April 18, 1976
Place
St. Joseph Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Father
Earl Snyder
Mother
Anna Gebauer Snyder
Spouse
First husband, Nelson Woodring
Occupation

Other Information
Resided in Hazleton all her life; member of Christ Lutheran Church
Predeceased by
First husband, Nelson Woodring in 1943
Survivors
her mother, Anna Gebauer Snyder, and children: Mrs. Donald (Judith) Hoffman, Fayetteville; Mrs. Ernest (Joyce) DeAngelo, Drums; David Hildebrand, Drums and John Hildebrand, Sybertsville; four grandsons and one granddaughter. Also surviving are one brother, Robert Snyder, this city and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Polmunter, Levittown
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, April 21, 1976
From
The funeral home with Rev. Daniel A. Eckert officiating
Cemetery
Vine Street Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home
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Name
Elizabeth Mikita Hricik (Mrs. Andrew)
Age
84
Residence
26 E. Water St., Coaldale PA
Date of Death
Tuesday, March 30, 1976
Place
Coaldale Hospital
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Czechoslovakia
Father
Andrew Mikita
Mother
Mary Papinchak Mikita
Spouse
Andrew Hricik
Occupation

Other Information
Member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Landsford PA
Predeceased by
Her husband, Andrew Hricik
Survivors
Four daughters, Mrs. Michael (Mary) Davidyock, Landsford; Mrs. George (Anna) Vadyak, Wood Haven, N.Y.; Mrs. Louis (Betty) Mongi, Coaldale; and Mrs. Steve (Helen) Trimmel, Andreas; 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Saturday, April 3, 1976
From
The Sverchak Funeral Home, Lansford PA; services in St. Nicholas Church, Lansford PA
Cemetery

Director
Puschak Funeral Home, Coaldale PA
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Name
Apolonia Ozwiac Karpa (Mrs. Joseph)
Age
79
Residence
282 Third Street, Coaldale PA
Date of Death
Monday, February 11, 1974
Place
at her home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Poland
Father
John Ozwiac
Mother
Cecelia Sololewski Ozwiac
Spouse
Joseph Karpa
Occupation

Other Information
Member of Ss. Peter and Paul’s R.C. Church, Lansford
Predeceased by
First husband, Emil Smariga, in 1958
Survivors
Her husband and six children: Alex Pocholaski, Stratford, Conn.; Julian Smariga, Frederick, Md.; Stanley Smariga, Houston, Texas; Joseph Smariga, Coaldale; Mrs. Reinbold (Stella) Kissner, Passaic, N.J.; Mrs. Lambros (Mary) Hatzilambrow, Rockville, Md. Also surviving are seven stepchildren: Mrs. John (Jean) Sutkowski, Cleveland, Ohio; Kay Karpa, Coaldale; Mrs. Calvin (Philomena) Erbe, Lake Hauto; Mrs. John (Lottie) Matsage, Tuscarora; Zigmund Karpa, Levittown; Bernard Karpa, Tuscarora; Loenard Karpa, Quakertown; a sister, Stella, Poland; 39 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Thursday, February 14, 1974
From
The funeral home with Mass of Christian Burial in Ss. Peter and Paul's Church, Lansford PA
Cemetery

Director
Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale, Lansford
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Name
Catherine Coll Kearney, R.N. (Mrs. Matthew)
Age

Residence
House 5, Milnesville PA
Date of Death
Tuesday, March 30, 1976
Place
St. Luke Manor, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Buck Mountain, Mahanoy City PA
Father
Daniel Coll
Mother
Julia Brennan Coll
Spouse
Matthew Kearney
Occupation
Registered Nurse
Other Information
Resided in Park Place and Delano before locating in Milnesville in 1925; member of Church of Sacred Heart, Harleigh PA
Predeceased by
Her husband, Matthew Kearney, 15 months ago
Survivors
Several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Saturday, April 3, 1976
From
The funeral home with Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Sacred Heart
Cemetery
St. Gabriel's Cemetery
Director
Boyle Funeral Home
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Name
Theodore R. Kenthack
Age
62
Residence
Main Road, Albert, Mountain Top R.3, PA
Date of Death
Sunday, April 18, 1976
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Albert PA
Father
Theodore Kenthack
Mother
Minnie Sandrock Kenthack
Spouse
Louise Jones Kenthack, R.N.
Occupation
employed by the Maxson Corp. as a welder;  later worked for the Kingston Metal Specials
Other Information

Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife, the former Louise Jones, R.N., a son, Theodore, at home; four daughters, Mrs. William (Roxann) Biggs, Mrs. James (Karen) Henry and Mrs. Alex (Wynona) Yazwinsky, all of Mountaintop; and Mrs. Robert (Jenifer) Roeder of Pottstown; 13 grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Deets of Albert, Mrs. Clarence Hoffman of Flemington, N.J.; and Mrs. Minnie Hughes of Somerville, N.J.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, April 21, 1976
From
The funeral home with continued services in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Rev. James Wolford officiating
Cemetery
Albert Cemetery
Director
Yeager Funeral Home, Mountain Top PA
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Name
Sarah Eckrote Kisenwether (Mrs. Howard)
Age
80
Residence
RD 2, Drums PA
Date of Death
Wednesday, October 20, 1976
Place
St. Joseph Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Dorrance PA
Father
Elmer Eckrote
Mother
Savilla Flickinger Eckrote
Spouse
Howard Kisenwether
Occupation
School Teacher
Other Information
Member of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham
Predeceased by
Her husband, Howard, in 1956
Survivors
five children: Howard Jr., James, Mrs. Donald (Ruth) Swank and Ralph, all of Drums, and Charles of West Hazleton; 9 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Bruce (Elda) Ruckle, Pond Hill
Date of Funeral
Saturday, October 23, 1976
From
The funeral Turnbach Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Biblehimer, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham, officiating.
Cemetery
Conyngham Union Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home
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Name
Ella Kline (Mrs. Hyman)
Age

Residence
A former resident of Freeland, she had resided in Wildwood, N.J., before locating in Hazleton
Date of Death
Saturday, September 21, 1974
Place
Kutz Jewish Home, Wilmington, Delaware
Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Father

Mother

Spouse

Occupation

Other Information
Member of Agudas Israel Synagogue, the congregation’s Sisterhood. Hadassah and the Social Lounge of the Jewish Community Center
Predeceased by
Her husband, Hyman, and a daughter, Mrs. Max (Florence)Schlanger
Survivors
Two sons, Manny and Irvin Kline; two granddaughters, one grandson, three great grandsons and these sisters and brothers: Mrs. Dorothy Grossman, Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. Nathan Rosen, this city; Mrs. Sam Gross, New York; Rabbi Marcus, Jamaica, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Was held on Sunday, September 22, 1974, with services in charge of the brother of the deceased, Rabbi Joseph Marcus
From

Cemetery
Aqudas Israel Cemetery
Director

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Name
Ruth Echrote Kling (Mrs. Henry)
Age
69
Residence
280 Church Road, Mountain Top, PA
Date of Death
Sunday, April 18, 1976
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre PA
Date of Birth
October 11, 1906
Place of Birth
Dorrance PA
Father
Daniel Eckrote
Mother
Catherine Warner Eckrote
Spouse
Henry Kling
Occupation

Other Information
Resided in Mountaintop for the past 40 years; member of the United Church of Christ, Dorrance
Predeceased by
Her husband, Henry on April 10, 1973
Survivors
Son, Kenneth, at home; daughter, Mrs. Adam (Shirley) Myers, Mountaintop, three grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Anna Rumpilla, Nuangola and Mrs. Martha Eroh, Dorrance
Date of Funeral
Thursday, April 22, 1976
From
The funeral home with Rev. Harry W. Keppley Jr. officiating
Cemetery
Dorrance Cemetery
Director
Yeager Funeral Home, Mountain Top
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Name
Elmer L. Klotz
Age
82
Residence
642 North 10th Street, Allentown PA
Date of Death
Saturday, December 18, 1976
Place
at his home
Date of Birth
September 22, 1894
Place of Birth
Wilkes-Barre PA
Father

Mother

Spouse
Lulu Mangle Klotz
Occupation
Employed by the Allentown Plumbing Supply Co
Other Information
resided most of his life in Allentown;
Predeceased by
His wife, Lulu Mangle Klotz, in 1973
Survivors
Several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, December 21, 1976
From
The funeral home with Rev. Maynard Grunstra, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Pittston, officiating
Cemetery
Moutain View Cemetery, Harding PA
Director
Howell Funeral Home, West Pittston PA
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Name
Willis R. Knelly
Age
80
Residence
RD Sugarloaf PA
Date of Death
Sunday, May 18, 1975
Place
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Sugarloaf PA
Father
William C. Knelly
Mother
Anna Rittenhouse Knelly
Spouse
Edna Roth Knelly
Occupation
Retired Farmer
Other Information
Member of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham, the Men’s Bible Class of that church, and the Federation of Men’s Bible Classes
Predeceased by
A son, Willis R. Knelly, in 1944
Survivors
His widow, the former, Edna Roth, a son, Paul, Sugarloaf; two daughters, Mrs. Elwood (Anetta) Schneider, Durwood, Md., and Mrs. James (Elva) Johnson, Lewisburg; seven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Melvin (Mary) Halderman, Williamsville, N.Y. and one brother, Joseph, Sugarloaf.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, May 21, 1975
From
Christ Lutheran Church, Conyingham with Rev. Philip Bibleheimer officiating
Cemetery
Union Cemetery, Conyngham PA
Director
Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home
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Name
Pearl M. Knorr
Age
60
Residence
Sugarloaf RD PA
Date of Death
Friday, May 20, 1977
Place
St. Joseph Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth
March 1, 1917
Place of Birth
Stroudsburg PA
Father
Fred Knorr
Mother
Cora Reinker Knorr
Spouse

Occupation

Other Information
Resided in the Sugarloaf area most of her life; member of the Conyngham United Methodist Church
Predeceased by

Survivors
Three daughters: Mrs. Robert (Rosemarie) Welsh, and Mrs. Wilmer (Cora) Good, Sugarloaf; and Mrs. Dale (Geraldine) Kaminski, this city; seven grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wilson, East Stroudsburg; Mrs. Donald (Grace) Smith, Stroudsburg; and Mrs. Arlene Shafer, Long Beach and a brother, Paul Knorr, Easton
Date of Funeral
Monday, May 23, 1977
From
The funeral home with the Rev. Henry Weitman, pastor of St. John’s UCC, St. Johns, officiating
Cemetery
Stroudsburg Cemetery
Director
Harman Funeral Home, Rock Glen PA
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Name
Stephen Kostick
Age

Residence
279 North Street, Kelayres, PA
Date of Death
Sunday, April 18, 1976
Place
Hazleton State General Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Jeansville PA
Father
John Kostick
Mother
Mary Kraynal Kostick
Spouse

Occupation
Retired employe of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Other Information
Member of St. Mary’s Byzantinc Catholic Church, McAdoo, the Holy Name Society, and the McAdoo Fire Company
Predeceased by
His wife seven years ago
Survivors
daughters, Carolyn Craigle, Hazleton; Rita Pozza, at home; one grandson; sisters, Helen Sheeto, Jeansville; Mrs. Joseph (Verna) Plitnick and Mrs. Joseph (Ethel) Kutzko, both of Hazleton.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, April 21, 1976
From
the funral home with Divine Liturgy with the Office of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Michael’s B.C.  Church, McAdoo
Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery, Drums PA
Director
Bruley Funeral Home, 39 S. Kennedy Drive, McAdoo PA
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Name
Mary Hallas Kozacheck (Mrs. Andrew)
Age

Residence
38 W. Oak Street, Tresckow PA
Date of Death
Wednesday, October 3, 1973
Place
St. Joseph Hospital, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Czechoslovakia
Father
John Kocan
Mother
Mary Kolseck Kocan
Spouse
First husband, George Hallas; second husband Andrew Kozacheck
Occupation
Retired employee of St. Joseph Hospital
Other Information
resided in Tresckow most of her life; member of St. Michael’s R.C. Church, Tresckow, and the parish Senior Rosary Society
Predeceased by
her first husband, George Hallas, in 1941, her second husband, Andrew Kozacheck, in 1945; a son, Joseph Hallas, and two brothers, Michael and John Kocan
Survivors
Five children: Mrs. Brito (Mary Jane)Figueiredo, at home; John Kozacheck, Edgewood, Drums; Mrs. Michael (Mary) Kravitz, Cornwells Heights, Andrew Kozacheck, East St. Louis, Ill.; and Mrs. Joseph (Theresa) Enama, Dippel Manor; 12 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Anna Cabay, Ecorse, Mich
Date of Funeral
Friday, October 5, 1973
From
The funral home with requiem high mass in St. Michael’s Church, Tresckow
Cemetery
Holy Trinity R.C. Slovak Cemetery
Director
Pusti Funeral Home, 480 W. Broad St. Hazleton PA
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Name
Anna Christine Briding Krapf (Mrs. George F.)
Age
94
Residence
100 N. Broad Street, West Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Wednesday, October 21, 1976
Place
St. Luke Manor, Hazleton PA
Date of Birth
August 26, 1882
Place of Birth
Sugarloaf PA
Father
August Briding
Mother
Susan Heckrote Briding
Spouse
George F. Krapf
Occupation

Other Information
Spent most of her life in West Hazleton; the last surviving charter member of Christ Memorial United Church of Christ, West Hazleton; a charter member of the Ladies Aide Society of the church, a member of the Mary Faust Bible Class and a choir member for many years
Predeceased by
Her husband, George F. Krapf, a West Hazleton Funeral Director, Oct. 4, 1938; a sister, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) Kowalcyk and brothers, August, John and George Briding.
Survivors
Sons, G. Marvin Krapf, funeral director, Krapf and Hughes Funeral Home; Norman E., Vineland, N.J.; daughter, Mrs. Myron (Ruth) Marsch, West Hazleton; Grace, at home; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Paisley, West Hazleton; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Paul (Esther) Yoch, Frank and Clarence, West Hazleton and Mrs. Robert (Florence) Williams, Weatherly
Date of Funeral
Friday, October 22, 1976
From
The funeral home with Rev. Robert D. Barroll officiating
Cemetery
Mount View Cemetery
Director
Krapf and Hughes Fuenral Home, 426 W. Broad St., Hazleton PA
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Name
John Krohn
Age

Residence
616 North Church Street, Hazleton PA
Date of Death
Monday, March 8, 1976
Place
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville PA
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
New Boston PA
Father
Paul Krohn
Mother
Catherine Lukatch Krohn
Spouse
Susan Gavala Krohn
Occupation
Retired painter
Other Information
Resided in Hazleton since 1943
Predeceased by
His wife, Susan Gavala Krohn, in 1966; a brother August, in 1972
Survivors
Son, Paul, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Theresa) Wolk, Hazleton; two grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters: Stephen, Harrisburg; Mrs. Anthony (Catherine) Forgath, Mahanoy City; Felix, Willingboro, N.J.; Mrs. Mary Ann Hutenynan, Mrs. Elizabeth Marko, Paul and Mrs. Andrew (Helen) Mizenko, all of Hazleton and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Thursday, March 11, 1976
From
The funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church
Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery, Drums PA
Director
Burcin Home for Funerals, 305 E. Beech St., Hazleton PA
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