Obituaries





Name
Edna I. Swank Roth (Mrs. Howard)
Age
83
Residence
Laurytown, R.D. 2 Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, April 15, 1986
Place
Hazleton State General Hospital
Date of Birth
September 17, 1902
Place of Birth
Conyngham, Pennsylvania
Father
Peter Swank
Mother
Lillian Croll Swank
Spouse
Howard W. Roth
Occupation
Retired in 1968; had been employed as a seamstress and warehouse clerk at the former Carbon County Home, Laurytown
Other Information
member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. Johns and was affiliated with Zion Lutheran Church, Weatherly.
Predeceased by
Two brothers, Howard and Harold Swank and two sisters, Eleanor Blecher and Elma Knorr
Survivors
her husband, Howard W. “Shorty” Roth; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty) Fairchild, R.D.2 Weatherly; three granddaughters; one great grandson; five sisters, Mrs. Michael (Dorothy) Reifon, R.D.2 Weatherly; Verna Walp and Mildred Roth, both of Drums; Mrs. Julius (Helen) Winkler, California; and Mrs. Charles (Gerturde) Wolowicz, Wilkes-Barre and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Thursday, April 17, 1986
From
The funeral home with Rev. Robert von Frisch, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Weatherly officiating
Cemetery
St. Johns Cemetery
Director
Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, April 16, 1986
Submitted by
Tammy Clark

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Name
John W. Matteo
Age

Residence
Conyngham, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Monday, April 14, 1986
Place
Hazleton St. Joseph Medical Center
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Father
James Matteo
Mother
Anna Martonick Matteo
Spouse

Occupation
Retired as owner and operator of Matteo’s Restaurant, Hazleton, after 12 years
Other Information
member of Most Precious Blood R.C. Church
Predeceased by
A son, John
Survivors
his mother, Mrs. Anna Matteo, Philadelphia; are two children, James, Hazleton and Mrs. David (Diane) Yamulla, with whom he resided; six grandchildren; three brothers and sister, Vince, Allentown; Joseph, Hazleton, Donald and Mrs. Rose Pero, both of Philadelphia and several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, April 16, 1986
From
funeral Mass will be celebrated in Most Precious Blood Church
Cemetery

Director
Fierro Funeral Service
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, April 16, 1986
Submitted by
Tammy Clark

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Name
Paul C. Maue
Age

Residence
610 North James Street, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, November 18, 1986
Place
At his home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Father
Charles Maue
Mother
Lillian Drasher Maue
Spouse

Occupation
Retired in 1975; was employed as office manager for Schultz Tire and Recapping Company
Other Information
member of First Presbyterian Church; served in the United States Army during World War II; a member of American Legion Post 76 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 589
Predeceased by
Three brothers, Charles, Russell and William
Survivors
sisters, Mrs. Robert (Alma) Stewart, Hazleton; Anne Maue and Phyllis Maue, at home; and a brother, the Rev. Harry H. Maue, Easton
Date of Funeral
Friday, November 21, 1986
From
The funeral home with Rev. Thomas E. MacAdam officiating
Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery
Director
Rosenstock Funeral Home
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, November 19, 1986
Submitted by
Tammy Clark

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Name
Michal J. Reabold, Sr.
Age
74
Residence
Weatherwood, Weatherly, Pennsylvania; formerly of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, November 16, 1986
Place
Weatherwood
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
Father
George J. Reabold
Mother
Anna Mae Davis Reabold
Spouse
Melissa Cook Reabold
Occupation
toll collector for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Other Information
A navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War;
Predeceased by
His wife, Melissa Cook Reabold, in 1979
Survivors
eight children, Delbert, Toms River, N.J.; Michael J., Jr., Atlanta, ga.; Robert, Gilbertsville; George and Richard, both of Jim Thorpe; Mrs. Emil (Barbara) Klinger, Sellersville; Mrs. Elaine Winton and Mrs. Linda Wassner, both of Perkasie; 26 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a brother George A. Reabold, Marathon, Fla.
Date of Funeral
Friday, November 21, 1986
From
Memorial Services at Weatherood, Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Cemetery

Director
Melber Funeral Home, Jim Thorpe
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, November 19, 1986
Submitted by
Tammy Clark

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Name
Clement S. Olshefski
Age

Residence
279 South Main Road, Mountaintop, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Monday, November 17, 1986
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Larksville, Pennsylvania
Father
John Olshefski
Mother
Victoria
Spouse

Occupation
Retired in 1979; employed by Rollins Plastic Co., New Britain, Conn.
Other Information
member of St. Jude’s R.C. Church, Mountaintop
Predeceased by

Survivors
a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Jasinski, with whom he resided and two nieces
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, November 19, 1986
From
The funeral home with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Jude’s Church, Mountaintop
Cemetery
St. John's Cemetery, Dallas, Pennsylvania
Director
Strish Funeral Home, Ashley
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, November 19, 1986
Submitted by
Tammy Clark

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Name
Marie B. Sartori Gimbi (Mrs. Henry)
Age
71
Residence
Banks Township, Weatherly R.D. 1, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 11, 1987
Place
At her home
Date of Birth
October 10, 1915
Place of Birth
Sheppton, Pennsylvania
Father
Lawrence Sartori
Mother
Cecilia Novak Sartori
Spouse
Henry D. Gimbi
Occupation
Retired; She and her husband operated the Gimbi Gas Station on the intersection of Route 93 and the Weatherly-Beaver Meadows Road
Other Information
member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weatherly
Predeceased by
a brother Larry Sartori
Survivors
her husband, Henry D.; a step-son, Henry W. Gimbi, Hazleton; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Polega, New Jersey and Mrs. Dorothy Polega, Sheppton; a brother, Charles, New Jersey and four grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Thursday, August 13, 1987
From
The funeral home with Rev. Robert vonFrisch, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating
Cemetery
Union Cemetery, Weatherly, Pennsylvania
Director
Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, August 12, 1987 Page 2
Submitted by
Tammy Clark

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Name
Harold E. Miller
Age
64
Residence
18 Dome Drive, Sheldon, Connecticut
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 11, 1987
Place
Connecticut
Date of Birth
April 13, 1923
Place of Birth
Drums
Father
Benjamin Miller
Mother
Katie Roth Miller
Spouse
Jane
Occupation
Retired as controller for Dorr Oliver Inc., Stamford, Conn; in retirement, self employed as an accountant
Other Information
resided in the Huntingdon Valley and Philadelphia area prior to locating in Connecticut 20 years ago; bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Bucknell University;  life emeritus member of the National Accounting Association; a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict and served in Okinawa as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps;active in the First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield, Conn.; served as custodian of the church’s trust fund, treasurer of the nursery school and a former elder.
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, Jane; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Lohrman, Seymour, Conn., and a brother, Paul, Hawaii
Date of Funeral
Friday, August 14, 1987
From
The funeral home, a military funeral with Rev. Douglas Rumford of the First Presbyterian Church officiating
Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery, Sheldon, Connecticut
Director
Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Sheldon, Connecticut
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA Wednesday, August 12, 1987 Page 2
Submitted by
Tammy Clark

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Name
Anthony V. (Gea) Jones
Age

Residence
Box 198A, R.D. 4, Mountaintop, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
April 9, 1979
Place
Veteran's Administration Medical Center,
Date of Birth
November 20, 1914
Place of Birth
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Father

Mother

Spouse

Occupation
He was employed as painter and paper hanger prior to his retirement
Other Information
he formerly resided on Oxford St., Lee Park, for many years and moved to Mountaintop after the 1972 flood.  He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the American Legion Mountain Post 781 and a member of the Rice Township Fire and Rescue Squad
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Marian Thomas, a former Plymouth resident; daughter, Mr. Beverly Kemp, Mountaintop; two grandsons; brothers, Charles, Plymouth; Kenneth, Calif; sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Thomas and Mrs. Gertrude Brenkosh, both of Lee Park.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, April 11, 1979
From
The funeral home with Pastor Ralph F. Miller of the Open Door Grace Bretheran Church, Mountaintop.
Cemetery
Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township
Director
Williams Funeral Homes, 114, W. Main Street, Plymouth
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, April 9, 1979, Page 2D
Submitted by
Jana Jones Stanley

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Name
Louis Carter Hill
Age
73
Residence
Myrtly Beach, South Carolina
Date of Death
October 13, 2009
Place
Myrtle Beach Manor
Date of Birth
March 22, 1936
Place of Birth
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Father
Thomas Hill
Mother
Ruth Carter Hill
Spouse
Margretta C. Hill
Occupation

Other Information
Louis was a very active member of First United Methodist Church of Myrtle Beach and loved all of his friends there and all of the ministers, too. He was an avid golfer and dearly loved life.
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, Margretta C. Hill, Longs, S.C.; five children and numerous grandchildren.
Date of Funeral

From

Cemetery

Director
McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Excerpt from obituary
Published in the Hazleton Standard Speaker, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 23 October 2009
Submitted by
Sharon Davis

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Name
Nancy "Dink" (Dinklocker) Hill (Mrs.)
Age
80
Residence
Hyattsville, MD (formerly of West Hazleton PA)
Date of Death
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Place

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Father
Herbert Dinklocker
Mother
Elizabeth Dinklocker
Spouse

Occupation

Other Information
graduate of the Class of 1949 from West Hazleton High School
Predeceased by

Survivors
Children:  Lou Ann Davis and her husband, Rick, Craig Hill and Kim Najarian and her husband Michael; dear sister of Marilyn Hodge; and devoted grandmother of Tyler, Kyle and Eric.
Date of Funeral
memorial service will be held at Community United Methodist Church, 1690 Riedel Road, Crofton, Md, on Jan 6 at 11 a.m.  Interment will be private.
From

Cemetery

Director

Excerpt from obituary
Published in the Hazleton Standard Speaker, Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 30 December 2011
Submitted by
Sharon Davis

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Name
Marilyn Dinklocker Hodge
Age

Residence

Date of Death
Monday, July 16, 2012
Place

Date of Birth
November 30, 1925
Place of Birth
West Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Father
Herbert F. Dinklocker (info added by submitter)
Mother
Elizabeth Williams (info added by submitter)
Spouse
Dr. James R. Hodge
Occupation
Registered nurse and homemaker
Other Information
member of Fairlawn West UCC since 1956; weekly volunteer at Hospice Care Center since 1995 and a former member of the Summit County Medical Auxiliary.
Predeceased by
Her husband, James, in 1994
Survivors
her son, Scott (Karen) of Akron and daughter, Sharon Davis (Legare) of Scottsdale, Ariz. She also leaves two nieces and nephew and many dear friends.
Date of Funeral
A memorial service celebrating her life will be Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. at Fairlawn West United Church of Christ. Both Marilyn and her husband's ashes will be taken to their favorite island, Kauai, Hawaii.
From

Cemetery

Director

Excerpt from obituary
Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, 26 July 2012
Submitted by
Sharon Davis

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Name
Theresa Rose Hartman
Age
96
Residence
Lathan, Albany County, New York
Date of Death
November 8, 2002
Place
Our Lady of Hope Residence, Latham, New York
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Durmersheim, Germany
Father
Wilhelm Heck
Mother
Hermine Wessbecher Heck
Spouse
Ludwig Hartman
Occupation

Other Information
lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, until moving to Oneonta in 1936; moved to Latham in 1984; member of St. Ambrose Church; resided at Our Lady of Hope Residence since 1994.
Predeceased by
Her husband, Ludwig Hartman in 1988; granddaughter, Marlene Langevin; two sisters, Johanna Richer and Helene Ring. 
Survivors
Her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Armand Langevin, Cohoes, N.Y.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Michele and Peter Wistort, Mark and Amy Langevin and Michael and Susan Langevin; five great-grandchildren, Zackery, Hannah and Sarah Wistort, and Jeremy and Molly Langevin
Date of Funeral

From

Cemetery
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons
Director

Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Daily Star, New York, November 11, 2002
Submitted by
A friend of free genealogy

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Name
Martha A. Regulski
Age
56
Residence
West Union Street, Nanticoke
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Place
At her home
Date of Birth
February 9, 1949
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Father
William H. Cannon
Mother
Olga Shymansky Cannon
Spouse

Occupation
Head Start, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania; formerly on the nursing staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Other Information
Member of St. Francis Church, Nanticoke, and also its choir
Predeceased by
Her father, William H. Cannon
Survivors
Her mother, Olga Shymansky Cannon; sons, Matthew and Mark, at home; sisters Alice Figliomeni, Wilkes-Barre; Adrienne Fine, Nanticoke; brothers William H., Ronald and Harold Cannon, all of Nanticoke; David Cannon, Plains Township; numerous nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Friday, August 26, 2005
From
The Funeral Home with a mass of Christian Burial at 9 in St. Francis Church
Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Director
Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, August 24, 2005.
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Frances Regulski (Mrs. Frank)
Age
56
Residence
187 West Ridge Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvaia
Date of Death
April 22, 1971
Place
Nanticoke State General Hospital, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
August 23, 1914 **
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
Leon Gizenski **
Mother
Helen Yefko Gizenski **
Spouse
Frank Regulski
Occupation
employed by H. Alter and Company, Kingston, for 12 years; retired October 23, 1970
Other Information
Patient in hospital since February 1, 1971; a member of St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke and United Garment Worker's Union of America.
Predeceased by

Survivors
her husband, Frank; children, Mrs. Norma Adamitis, Oakhurst NJ and Det. Frank Regulski Jr., Juvenile Officer of Nanticoke Police Department, 4 grandchildren, sisters, Mrs. Millie Kosch, Nanticoke; Mrs. Leona Hudzik, Hunlock Creek; and Mrs. Helen Raski, Benton. A brother, John Gizenski, of Nanticoke,
Date of Funeral
Saturday, April 24, 1971
From
From the Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke, with a Requiem Mass in St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke.
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery
Information not in Obit
Added by Submitter
** Parents names and date of birth.
Frances' family relocated to Hunlock Creek about 1918 where she resided until she returned to Nanticoke in 1935 when she married. 
Excerpt from obituary
Newspaper clipping collected from relatives.  Most likely published in a local Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Newspaper.
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Frank Regulski
Age
84  **
Residence
West Ridge Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, August 1, 1993
Place
Birchwood Nursing Home, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
July 7, 1909  **
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
John Regulski
Mother
Rose Sadakiewski Regulski
Spouse
Frances
Occupation
formerly employed by the Susquehanna Coal Co
Other Information

Predeceased by
His wife, Frances.
Survivors
his daughter, Mrs. John (Norma) Adamitis, Ocean NJ; son, Frank Jr., Nanticoke; six grandsons; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Helen Wadas, and Mrs. Irene Hazur, both of Nanticoke; Martha Regulski, Tamaqua; Mrs. Jennie DeLuca, Bethlehem; Mrs. Clara Walsh, Crystal River FL.
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, August 3, 1993
From
Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home, 14 West Green Street, Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery
Note: 
** Data added by submitter
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, August 2, 1993
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
John Joseph Adamitis
Age
69
Residence
Oakhurst [New Jersey]
Date of Death
Friday, September 10, 2004
Place
At his home.
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Father
John Adamitis, a coal miner
Mother
Josephine, a homemaker
Spouse
Norma Regulski (45 years) formerly of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Occupation
Served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and Army Reserve for six years as a cannoneer and field warren; Was a Department of the Army Career Civilian for 31 years; was member of the executive team that launched and expanded the Army's Expedited Night Vision Program at Ft. Belvoir VA for almost 10 years.

Transferred to Ft. Monmouth in 1969 and held various leadership positions in the Resource Management Community; was a leader in the Save-The-Fort campaign, which prevented 2,100 research and development jobs from being moved to the Washington, DC area; served as the Comptroller of the Fifth Signal Command in Worms, Germany (his family relocated with him).  Upon retirement, he became an instructor in Management Theory and Practice at St. Bonaventure University for seven years. In these later years, he was a consultant to the U.S. Army Software Engineering Center.
Other Information
Was a third-generation American thanks to his grandparents who immigrated here from Poland and Lithuania at the turn of the century; attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School, St. Anthony of Padua Prep School and Minor Seminary at Watkins Glen NY.; studied for the priesthood at St. Mary's College, Orchard Lake, Mich.; received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Mary's; MBA from Monmouth University and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to Princeton University.

Member of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Deal NJ; teacher of religious education and involved in various projects/programs.  Established ABBA Farm and Enterprises. 
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife and four sons and their families, John and Tina, of Howell (NJ), and their children, Jessica and John; Marc, of Oakhurst (NJ) and his children, Briana and Patrick; David and Margaret, of Cuba NY, and their children, Krista, Rachel, Lara and Sara; Michael and Sharon, of Kirkville (NY), and their children, Noah, Rebecca, and David Thomas. He is also survived by two sisters, Lillian Lanning of Laflin, and Mary Ann Zawatski of White Haven.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
From
Buckley Funeral Home,  509 Second Ave., Asbury Park (NJ); Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on in St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Deal (NJ)
Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 16, 2004. 
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Lottie Regulski Splett
Age
84  **
Residence
West Noble Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Thursday, April 21, 1988
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
November 17, 1903 **
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
John Regulski
Mother
Rose Sadiewski Regulski
Spouse
Edward Splett
Occupation

Other Information
a member of St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke
Predeceased by
Her Husband, Edward, in 1985; brothers, Edward, Steven, John, and Henry Regulski
Survivors
a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Alma) Masakowski, Mountaintop; brother, Francis Regulski, Nanticoke; sisters, Mrs. Helen Wadas, Nanticoke; Mrs. Jack (Clara) Walsh, Crystal River FL; Mrs. Al (Jennie) DeLuca, Bethlehem; Mrs. Irene Hazur, Nanticoke; Miss Martha Regulski, Tamaqua; grandchildren, Glenn, Valley Forge; Mark, Davenport, Iowa.
Date of Funeral
Saturday, April 23, 1988
From
from the Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke; Rev. John Masakowski will be chief celebrant and the Rev. Ed Masakowski and the Rev. John Krafchak will be co-celebrants
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery
Note **
** Not included in original obituary, provided by submitter. 
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, April 22, 1988
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Edward Splett
Age
83  **
Residence
193 West Noble Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, November 3, 1985
Place
Nanticoke State General Hospital, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
June 23, 1902  **
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
Ignatius Splett
Mother
Lottie Kaczmarek Splett
Spouse
Lottie Regulski Splett
Occupation
formerly employed by the Susquehanna Coal Co. for 47 years, retiring in 1965
Other Information
life resident of Nanticoke and a member of St. Mary's Church
Predeceased by

Survivors
daughter, Mrs. Alma (Splett) Masakowski, Mountaintop, two grandsons, Glenn and Mark; brothers, Alfred and Henry, both of Chicago, IL; sister, Mrs. Emily Petro, Newport Township
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, November 5, 1985
From
from the Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke, with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church; Celebrants of the Mass will be the Rev. John Masakowski, the Rev. Edward Masakowski and the Rev. John Krafchak
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery
Note **
**  Not included in original obituary, provided by submitter
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, November 4, 1985
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Elizabeth Schultz Regulski (Mrs. John)
Age
51
Residence
Hunlock Creek RD, Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
January 27, 1963
Place
at her home.
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania
Father
John Schultz
Mother
Mary Yusko Schultz
Spouse
John Regulski
Occupation

Other Information
resided in Nanticoke before moving in Hunlock Creek 26 years ago; a member of St. Mary's Church of Nanticoke
Predeceased by

Survivors
her husband, John; children, Bernard, Tonawanda NY; Charles and Dorothy Ann, both at home; two grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Henry Regulski of Nanticoke, and Mrs. Edward Cologie, Korn Krest, Hanover Township; brothers, John Schultz, Plymouth, and William, Butler PA.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, January 30, 1963
From
the funeral home, Main Road, Sweet Valley, with Requiem Massin St. Mary's Church
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery
Excerpt from obituary
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1963
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Henry Regulski, Sr.
Age
77  **
Residence
185 West Ridge Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Thursday, March 31 1983
Place
Nanticoke State General Hospital, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
February 11, 1906  **
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania **
Father
John Regulski
Mother
Rose Sadawski Regulski
Spouse
Helen Schultz Regulski
Occupation
employed by the Susquehanna Coal Co., Nanticoke; retired 25 years ago
Other Information
a member of St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Helen Schultz; sons, Henry Jr., Nanticoke; Ronald, Alexandria VA; sisters and brother, Mrs. Lottie Splett, Mrs. Helen Wadas, Mrs. Irene Hazur, Martha Regulski, and Frank, all of Nanticoke; Mrs. Clara Walsh, Dunellen, FL; Mrs. Jennie Deluca, Bethlehem.
Date of Funeral
Saturday, April 2, 1983
From
from the Stanley Stegura Funeral Home, 612 Hanover Street, Nanticoke, with a Blessing Service at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery
Note **
**  Not included in original obituary, provided by submitter
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, April 2, 1983
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Helen Schultz Regulski (Mrs. Henry J. Sr.)
Age
91
Residence
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Place
Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
October 28, 1912
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
John Schultz
Mother
Mary Yusko Schultz
Spouse
Henry J. Regulski Sr.
Occupation

Other Information

Predeceased by
Her husband, Henry J. Regulski Sr., in 1983, brothers, John and William; sisters, Ann Colodgie and Elizabeth Regulski
Survivors
her sons, Henry J. Regulski Jr., of Nanticoke; Ronald Regulski, of Palm Coast FL, granddaughter Jeannie Rubino, of Washington, D.C.; grandson, Michael Rubino, of Houston, Texas; great-grandson Anthony Rubino, Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews.
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
From
The Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 South Hanover Street, Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Nanticoke, with the Rev. John Krafchak officiating.
Cemetery
St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish Cemetery
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, June 28, 2004
Submitted by
Mark W. Regulski

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Name
Stanley Wades
Age
61 **
Residence
205 Farichild Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
July 28, 1968
Place
Nanticoke State General Hospital, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
April 20, 1907  **
Place of Birth
Alden, Pennsylvania
Father
Ignacy Wadas  **
Mother
Magdalena Yaszcz Wadas  **
Spouse
Helen Regulski Wadas
Occupation
Employed at No. 7 Colliery, Susquehanna Coal Company 36 years; retired 1954; later employed by Industrial Pipe Cleaning Company of Johnstown; retired 1961.
Other Information
a member of Local 898 United Mine Workers
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Helen Regulski of Nanticoke; children, T/Sgt. Eugene, Edwards AFB, California; Henry, Nanticoke; Raymond, Christ the King Seminary, St. Bonaventure, N.Y.; Mrs Robert Vincent, Nanticoke; Thaddeus, at home; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Mary Czajkowski, Glen Lyon; Mrs. Sebastian Jerrytone, Kingston; Mrs. Helen Donnini, Parsons; Mrs. August Deacon, Green Castle, Ind.; Mrs. Leonard Paczkowski, Glen Lyon; Bernard Wadas, Jamestown, N.Y.; Frank Wadas, Nanticoke; Rev. Ignatius Wadas, Central City; six grandchildren.
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, July 31, 1968
From
The funeral Home at 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania; Requiem High Mass in St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke. 
Cemetery
St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Note  **
**  Not included in original obituary, provided by submitter
Excerpt from obituary
Transcribed from an article published in a local Wilkes-Barre newspaper July 29, 1968.  Clipping found in family papers.
Submitted by
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Name
Helen Regulski Wadas
Age
87
Residence

Date of Death
Thursday, June 15, 1995
Place
Birchwood Nursing Home (Patient for 2 years)
Date of Birth
October 17, 1907  **
Place of Birth
Life resident of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
John Regulski
Mother
Rosalia Sadakiewski Regulski
Spouse
Stanley Regulski
Occupation

Other Information
a member of St. Mary's Church
Predeceased by
Her husband, Stanley, on July 28, 1968; son, Stanley Jr.; brothers, Edward, Steve, Henry, John, and Frank; sister, Lottie Splett.
Survivors
sons, Rev. Eugene Wadas, Montgomery, Ala.; Henry Wadas, Nanticoke; Rev. Raymond Wadas, pastor of St. Thomas Moore parish, Washington, D.C.; Thaddeus Wadas, Nanticoke; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Rosemarie) Vincent, Nanticoke; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Jennie Delucca, Bethlehem; Mrs. Clara Walsh, Crystal River, Fla.; Miss Martha Regulski, Tamaqua; Mrs. Irene Hazur, Nanticoke; nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, June 20, 1995
From
Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church,1030 South Hanover Street, Nanticoke, with Father Raymond Wadas as chief celebrant.
Cemetery
St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Director
Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke
Note  **
**  Not included in original obituary, provided by submitter
Excerpt from obituary
The Citizen's Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1995
Submitted by
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Name
Mildred Gizenski Kosch (Mrs. Joseph)
Age
61
Residence
510 Fairchild Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Friday, January 12, 1970
Place
Nanticoke State Generl Hospital, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
August 8, 1917  **
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
Leon Gizenski  **
Mother
Helen Yefko **
Spouse
Joseph Kosch
Occupation
Employed by the Mara Manufaturing Co. of Nanticoke and recently by Plymouth Dress Co. of Plymouth. 
Other Information
Mildred and Joseph would have celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on January 30, 1970.  She resided in Hunlock Creek prior to moving to Nanticoke some 40 years ago. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke.
Predeceased by

Survivors
her husband, Joseph; sons, Carl, of Upper Askam; Joseph, Nanticoke; two grandchildren; brother, John Gizenski, Nanticoke; sisters, Mrs. Walter Hudzik, Hunlock Creek; Mrs. Helen Raski, Benton.
Date of Funeral
Monday, January 15, 1979
From
Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke with Mass of Christian Burial Holy Trinity Church
Cemetery
Holy Trinity Parish Cemetery
Note   **
**  Not included in original obituary, provided by submitter. 
Excerpt from obituary
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1979
Submitted by
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Name
Joseph E. Kosch
Age
65
Residence
510 Fairchild Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Wednesday, December 23, 1981
Place
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
December 21, 1915  **
Place of Birth
Larksville, Pennsylvania
Father
Leo Kosch
Mother
Mary Andrukitis Kosch
Spouse
Amelia
Occupation
Employed by Susquehanna Coal Co., No. 7 Colliery; retired in 1951.
Other Information
lived in Nanticoke since 1938 and was a member of the Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke and its Holy Name Society.
Predeceased by
His wife, Amelia, in January 1979, and a son Bernard in April, 1975. 
Survivors
two sons, Carl, Upper Askam; and Joseph, Nanticoke; two grandchildren; three brothers, John and George, both of New Jersey; and Stephen, Rossell, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Ferkel, Lynwood; Mrs. Anna Rudeski, Breslau
Date of Funeral
Saturday, December 26, 1981
From
Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Trinity Church
Cemetery
Holy Trinity Parish Cemetery, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Note  **
**  Not included in original obituary, provided by submitter. 
Excerpt from obituary
The Times Leader, Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania, December 24, 1981
Submitted by
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Name
Jennie Regulski Deluca (Mrs.)
Age
90
Residence
Renwick Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Saturday, March 6, 2004
Place
Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
June 11, 1913
Place of Birth
Nanticoke
Father
John regulski
Mother
Rosalia Sadakiewski
Spouse
Algie Delucantonio (60 years)
Occupation
she worked as a candy maker for Just Born Candy Co., Bethlehem;former member of St. Stanisalus Church, Bethlehem, and of St. Mary's Church, South Hanover Street, Nanticoke.
Other Information
Resided in Bethlehem most of her life; returned to Wyoming Valley 6 years ago;
Predeceased by
Her husband, Algie Delucantonio on august 12, 1996; brothers, Edward, Steve, John, Henry; sisters, Lottie Splett, Clara Walsh, Helen Wadas and Irene Hazur on Nov. 17, 1998.
Survivors
a sister, Martha Regulski, Hometown; numerous nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
From
George A. Strish Funeral Home Inc., 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, South Hanover Street, Nanticoke, with her nephews, the Rev. Raymond Wadas and Deacon Thaddeus Wadas assisting at the Mass.
Cemetery
Italian Independent Cemetery, Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania
Note:
Name shortened from Delucantonio to Deluca (noted by submitter)
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, March 8, 2004
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Name
Algie Deluca (Delucantonio)
Age

Residence
Renwick Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; formerly of Newport Street, Glen Lyon, Newport Township,  Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Friday, August 2, 1996
Place
Blough Nursing Home, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
December 12, 1913
Place of Birth
Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania
Father
John DeLucantonio
Mother
Rose Greco DeLucantonio
Spouse
Jennie Regulski Deluca (celebrated 60 years on November 28, 1995)
Occupation
he was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. as an electrician for 30 years (retired)
Other Information
He graduated from Newport Township High School; lived most of his life in Bethlehem; member of St. Stanisalus Church, Bethlehem; formerly played the trumpet for the American Legion Post 539.
Predeceased by
sister, Eleanor Lazar; a brother, Robert
Survivors
His wife, Jennie Regulski Deluca, brothers, Albert DeLucantonio, Seaford, Del.; John Gregory, Glen Lyon; sisters, Rita and Pearl DeLucantonio, both of Drexel Hills
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, August 6, 1996
From
George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Adalbert's Church, Glen Lyon.
Cemetery
Italian Independent Cemtery, Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, August 4, 1996
Submitted by
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Name
Martha Regulski
Age
89
Residence
Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Place
Warne Clinic of Pottsville Hospital, Pottsville, Pennsylvania;
Date of Birth
September 9, 1917
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
John Regulski
Mother
Rosalia Sadakiewski Redulski
Spouse

Occupation
employed in the dietary department of Belleview Hospital, Philadelphia, followed by housekeeping for parishes in the Allentown Dioceses
Other Information
member of St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke
Predeceased by
brothers and sisters, Edward, Stephen, John, Henry and Frank Regulski; Lottie Splett, Helen Wadas, Clara Walsh, Jennie Deluca and Irene Hazur.
Survivors
Nieces and Nephews; she was the last survivor of her siblings.
Date of Funeral
Monday, February 12, 2007
From
Grontkowski Funeral Home P. C. 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke, with the Rev. James McGahagan officiating
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish Cemetery
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, February 11, 2007
Submitted by
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Name
Simon "Troy" Rutkowski
Age
85
Residence
Sidney, New York
Date of Death
February 11, 2003
Place
At home
Date of Birth
March 4, 1917
Place of Birth
Lee Park, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Father
Ignatius Rutkowski
Mother
Victoria Grazulis Rutkowski
Spouse
Elizabeth Regulski Rutkowski
Occupation
He owned and operated Brackett Lake Campground for many years
Other Information
member of the Monroe Virginians Quartet and Sacred Heart Church, Sidney, NY
Predeceased by
brothers, Peter, Charles and John; and sisters, Mary, Margaret and Martha
Survivors
his wife of 63 years, the former Elizabeth Regulski; and several nieces and nephews.
Date of Funeral
Thursday, February 13, 2003
From
A Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Church, Sidney, with the Rev. Gordon Polenz officiating.
Cemetery
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Cemetery (in the spring)
Director
C. H. Landers, 21 Main Street, Sidney, New York
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, February 12, 2003, Page 6A
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Name
Charles L. Gizenski
Age
51
Residence
27 Templeton Lane, Plymouth, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
February 23, 1971
Place
General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
January 25, 1920
Place of Birth
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Father
Leon Gizenski
Mother
Helen Yefko Gizenski
Spouse
Emily Bistrichan Gizenski
Occupation
was employed by Altavilla Construction Company, Ashley, and previously was a miner at Hudson Coal Company
Other Information
Lived in Plymouth 24 years.  He was a a graduate of Harter High School, Class of 1938; a member of St. Stephen's Church, Plymouth; World War 2 Army veteran; a member of St. Stephen's Holy Name Society, Young Men's Club of the church, Plymouth Lettermen's Club and Shawnee Post 463, American Legion.
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife, son, Charles, Jr., student at Williamsport Area College; daughter, Charlotte, at home; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Frances Regulski, Mrs. Millie Kosch, John Gizenski, Nanticoke; Mrs. Leona Hudzik, Muhlenburg; Mrs. Helen Raski, Benton
Date of Funeral
Saturday, February 27, 1971
From
S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth, with a Requiem Mass in St. Stephen's Church, Plymouth.
Cemetery
St. Stephen's Parish Cemetery, Lehman, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, and in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1971
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Name
Emily Bistrichan Gizenski
Age
82
Residence
Muncy, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
March 13, 2006
Place
Benton, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
June 27, 1923
Place of Birth
Benton, Pennsylvania
Father
Anthony Bistrichan
Mother
Margaret Bistrichan
Spouse
Charles L. Gizenski
Occupation
A homemaker, a devoted mother and grandmother
Other Information
a member of the Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Predeceased by
her husband Charles L. Gizenski in February of 1971
Survivors
a son Charles J. (Linda) Gizenski of Muncy, Pa., a daughter Charlotte G. (Joseph) Ratke of Williamsport. She is also survived by grandchildren Joanne Bowman, Charles J. Gizenski Jr., Lindsey M. Gizenski, Joseph A. Ratke, Patrick M. Ratke; one great-granddaughter Elizabeth J. Bowman; a sister Genevieve Bistrichan, Benton
Cemetery
St. Stephen's Catholic Church Cemetery, Lehman, Pennsylvania
Note from submitter:
Not included in original obituary:  Mother's Maiden Name was Najieski
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, March 17, 2006
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Name
Leona Gizenski Hudzik (Mrs. Walter)
Age

Residence
RR #1, Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Saturday, January 30, 1999
Place
At her home
Date of Birth
December 22, 1919 **
Place of Birth

Father
Leon Gizenski
Mother
Helen Yefko Gizenski
Spouse
Walter Gizenski
Occupation
employed by Penn Lee Footwear in Nanticoke, retired 20 years ago
Other Information
a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lake Silkworth; she was an avid baker for the community
Predeceased by
Her husband, Walter, in 1982; brothers, Charlie and Joseph; sisters Frances Regulski, Millie Kosch and Gertrude Wilkes, and infant sister, Marcella
Survivors
sons, Walter, Hunlock Creek; Robert, Port Matilda; brother, John, Wanamie; sister, Helen Raski, Benton; daughters-in-law, Mrs. Walter (Judy) Hudzik; Mrs. Robert (Eunice) Hudzik; grandchildren, Andy, Seth, Kyle and Amy; nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, February 2, 1999
From
Charles L. Cease Funeral Home in Muhlenburg, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
Cemetery
St. Casimir's Cemetery, Muhlenburg, Pennsylvania
Note from submitter: **
Correct date of birth is December 22, 1918; born in Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sunday, January 31, 1999
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Name
John Gizenski
Age
84
Residence
Newport Township (formerly of Hunlock Creek)
Date of Death
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Place
Veterans Medical Center Hospice Unit
Date of Birth
 **
Place of Birth
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Father
Leo Gizenski
Mother
Helen Yefko Gizenski
Spouse

Occupation
was employed in sales and in the custodial department of Luzerne County Community College
Other Information
a graduate of Harter High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II
Predeceased by

Survivors
son, Gerald and wife, Mary Ann; son David; sister, Helen Raski; grandsons, Gerald J. Jr. and wife, Donna; Brian and wife, Molly; great-grandson, Jacob
Date of Funeral
Friday, September 21, 2007
From
St. Mary's Church, Wanamie, Pennsylvania
Cemetery
Indiantow Gap National Cemetery
Director
Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home
Note from submitter: **
Not included in original obituary:  Born August 29, 1924
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, Page 10A
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Name
Mathilda Scherba Gizenski
Age

Residence
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Place
Hospice Community Care Center, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
March 5, 1929
Place of Birth
Glen Lyon, Pennsylvania
Father
Nicholas Scherba
Mother
Anna Zosh** Scherba
Spouse

Occupation
worked as a licensed practical nurse at Retreat State Hospital, Clarks Summit State Hospital and White Haven
Other Information
attended Newport Township schools; enjoyed state retirees' meetings, classes at the YMCA and her pets, Alfie and Rocky
Predeceased by
her brother, Nicholas
Survivors
two sons, Gerald and his wife, Mary Ann, Newport Township; and David, Nanticoke;  grandsons, Gerald Jr. and his wife, Donna, Lehman Township; Brian and his wife, Molly, Jackson Township; and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Gizenski and Morgan Matthews
Date of Funeral
Were held Wednesday, August 27, 2008
From
Mass in St. Stanislaus Church, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Cemetery
Nanticoke Cemetery
Director
Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc.
Note from Submitter:
** Mother's maiden name was Zosh
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 28, 2008, Page 8A
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Name
Mary Kostrzewski Wilkes
Age

Residence
Shavertown, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Monday, December 8, 2008
Place
Golden Living Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
October 1, 1926 **
Place of Birth
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Father
Stanley Kostrzewski
Mother
Mary Kuskowski** Kostrzewski
Spouse
Paul C. Wilkes (42 years)
Occupation
had been employed by the state Department of Environmental Protection
Other Information
a member of St. Therese's Church, Shavertown;
Predeceased by
brothers, John and Peter; and sister, Stella Opeila
Survivors
Her husband, Paul C.; brothers, William, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Sophie, Wilkes-Barre; numerous nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
From
Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 North Main Street, Shavertown, with A Mass of Christian Burial St. Therese's Church, Shavertown
Cemetery
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton, Pennsylvania
Note from Submitter:
** Not included in original obituary:  Born October 1, 1926; Mother's maiden name was Kuskowski.
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, December 9, 2008
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Name
John A. Wilkes
Age

Residence
Chase Road, R.D. 5, Shavertown, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Thursday, August 1, 1985
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
November 20, 1911  **
Place of Birth
Larksville, Pennsylvania
Father
Stanley Wilkes
Mother
Mary Urbanik Wilkes
Spouse
Gertrude Gizenski Wilkes
Occupation
retired coal miner; had worked for the Delaware and Hudson, Glen Alden and Pagnotti mining firms
Other Information
lived in Shavertown the past 23 years; member of St. Mary's Nativity Church, Plymouth; a committeeman for Local 20 for 22 years; member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, in Plymouth
Predeceased by
his wife, the former Gertrude Gizenski, in 1939
Survivors
son Paul, Chase; a brother Larry, Lemoyne; sister, Mrs. Betty Chopka, Plains Township; two grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Monday, August 5, 1985
From
Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Nativity Church
Cemetery
St. Mary's Cemetery, Plymouth, Pennsylvania
Note from submitter:
** Not included in original obituary:  Born November 20, 1911;  Also, original obituary listed his wife as his mother.  The above information makes that correction. 
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August 3, 1985
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Name
Joseph Hazur
Age
72
Residence
250 East Washington Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Friday, September 19, 1986
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
January 15, 1914 **
Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father
Joseph Hazur
Mother
Mary Ovath Hazur
Spouse
Irene Regulski Hazur (would have reached 47 years on October 21, 1986)
Occupation
had been employed by the Susquehanna Coal Co. as a mechanic for approximately 10 years; retired in 1972.
Other Information
Life long resident of Nanticoke; a member of St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke and a member of the American Legion, Post 350, Nanticoke and the United Mine Workers of America; an army veteran of World War II, the 3rd Artillery Division, serving his term in the service under General Patton
Predeceased by

Survivors
His wife, a brother, Al, Nanticoke; sisters, Mrs. Frank (Josephine) Schniecart, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Hart, Mrs. Henry (Irene) Murawski, all of Nanticoke; several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, September 23, 1986
From
Grontkowski Funeral Home, 51-53 West Green Street, Nanticoke; American Legion Post 350 will conduct a military funeral; a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke
Cemetery
St. Mary's Parish (Nanticoke) Cemetery
Note from submitter: 
Not included in original obituary:  Born January 15, 1914 **
Excerpt from obituary
Published in the Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, September 22, 1986
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Name
Walter Hudzik
Age
69
Residence
RD 1 Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, March 7, 1982
Place
Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
October 12, 1912
Place of Birth
Ross Township, Pennsylvania
Father
Michael Hudzik
Mother
Eva Frankiewicz Hudzik
Spouse
Leona Gizenski Hudzik
Occupation
retired employee of the coal mines
Other Information
resided in Hunlock Creek the past 41 years; member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth.
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Leona Gizenski; sons Walter, RD 1, Hunlock Creek; Robert, RD 5, Bellefonte; brother Frank, West Nanticoke; sister, Mrs. Mary Misadage, Glen Lyon
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, March 10, 1982
From
Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Cemetery
St. Casimir's Cemetery, Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, March 8, 1982
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Name
Dorothy C. Lapp Eroh
Age

Residence
335 East Beech St., Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, December 31, 1968
Place
At Her Home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Father
Adam Lapp
Mother
Elizabeth Roth Lapp
Spouse
O. William Eroh
Occupation

Other Information
resident of this city all of her life, she was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the church’s William Rohrbach Bible Class
Predeceased by

Survivors
her husband, O. William Eroh; two step sons, Ronald Eroh, Bethlehem and Kenneth Eroh, Fullerton; a sister, Mrs. Philip Byer, Scranton; a brother, William Lapp, this city; five step grandchildren and several nieces and nephew
Date of Funeral
Friday, January 3, 1969
From
Grebey, Beltz and Gleim Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen H. Roth officiating
Cemetery
Vine Street Cemetery
Excerpt from obituary
Published in Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, PA , Thursday, January 2, 1969
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Name
Frank Franconi
Age

Residence
RD 1, Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, June 3, 1973
Place
At his home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Calabria, Italy
Father

Mother

Spouse
Pia Grechi Franconi
Occupation
president of Franconi Enterprise, Inc., Kingston
Other Information
resided in West Pittston most of his life; was a member of St. Anthony’s Church, Exeter
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Pia Grechi; son, Frank Jr., at home; daughter Flora, New York City; brothers, Aldo Franconi, Kingston; Ray Franconi, Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Mary Bertocci, West Wyoming
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, June 6, 1973
From
Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, Wednesday with a requiem Mass at St. Anthony’s Church
Cemetery
Wyoming Cemetery
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, June 4, 1973
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Name
Douglas L. Rodda
Age
72
Residence
Blytheburn, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, June 3, 1973
Place
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Ireland
Father

Mother

Spouse
Mary M. Dougherty
Occupation
Water color artist
Other Information
he came to this country in 1929 settling in New York City; resided in Blytheburn 33 years
Predeceased by

Survivors
his widow, the former Mary M. Dougherty, of Wilkes-Barre; son, Dr. Thomas, Greenwich, Conn.; Rev. Regis, OFM, Conv., St. Bonaventure Friary, Toronto, Can.; daughter, Mrs. Eugene Kalyan, Warwick, N.Y.; nine grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Wednesday, June 6, 1973
From
Yeager Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Mountaintop, with Concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection in St. Jude’s Church
Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery, Drums, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, June 4, 1973
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Name
Raymond S. Everett
Age
69
Residence
113 S. River St., Plains, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Sunday, June 3, 1973
Place
Valley Crest, Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Father

Mother

Spouse

Occupation
for a time a carnival and circus promoter and prior to his illness worked for Luzerne County Institution District in the Reach Out for Life Program
Other Information
past president of Elks Club of Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and past president of its Men’s Club.
Predeceased by

Survivors
sons, Robert J., with whom he resided; Raymond Jr., Baldwinsville, Md.; S/Sgt. William, U.S. Air Force, Turkey; daughters: Mrs. Robert Pearson, West Nyack, N.Y.; Mrs. Nancy Torrealba, Irving, Tex.; Mrs. William Grey, Fulton, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Tuesday, June 5, 1973
From
Snowdon Funeral Home, 64 N. Franklin St., with Rev. George Dickinson officiating.
Cemetery
Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, June 4, 1973
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Name
Dewey Menchini
Age
62
Residence
366 Allison St., San Francisco, California
Date of Death
Tuesday, October 1, 1974
Place
Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Francisco, California
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Father

Mother

Spouse

Occupation

Other Information
resided in Hudson section of Plains Township for 30 years before moving to California in 1947
Predeceased by

Survivors
a daughter, Mrs. Maureen Roberts, Azusa, Calif.; brother, Gerard, Morristown, N.J.; sisters, Mrs. Irma DeSimone, Hudson; Mrs. Ida Buratti, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Linda Burke, Vincentown, N.J.; two grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Saturday, October 5, 1974
From
Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Hudson, with Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church
Cemetery
Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 4, 1974
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Name
Ernest Davis
Age

Residence
Hanover Village, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Thursday, October 3, 1974
Place
General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Moosic, Pennsylvania
Father

Mother

Spouse
Esther Eckroth Davis
Occupation

Other Information
resided in the Wilkes-Barre area the greater part of his life; a member of Parrish Street Methodist church
Predeceased by

Survivors
his widow, the former Esther Eckroth; daughters, Mrs. Elsie Levandoski, Mountaintop; Mrs. Emily Giamarino, Houston, Tex.; brothers, Millard, Forty Fort; Herbert, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Mrs. Elsie Ruch, Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Saturday, October 5, 1974
From
Strish Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley, Pennsylvania
Cemetery
Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 4, 1974
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Name
Arthur L. Eckrote
Age
76
Residence
with his cousin, Mrs. Bertha Engle at RD1, Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Wednesday, August 30, 1978
Place
General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
March 6, 1902
Place of Birth
Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
Father

Mother

Spouse
Margaret Staments Eckrote
Occupation
was employed by Dorr-Oliver Incorporated, Hazleton; retired
Other Information
resided in Hazleton the greater part of his life and returned to Wapwallopen seven years ago; a member of St. John’s Reformed Church, St. Johns, Pennsylvania
Predeceased by
His wife, the former Margaret Staments, died in 1967
Survivors
daughters, Mrs. Jean Moyer, Raritan, N.J.; Mrs. Paul Moyer, LaMirade, Calif.; brothers, Alvin Eckrote, Wilkes-Barre; Solomon Eckrote Jr., Mize, Miss.; sisters, Mrs. Esther Davis, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Mary Nichols, Ashley; three grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Friday, September 1, 1978
From
Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 S. Main St., with Rev. Clarence R. Schaffer, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, officiating
Cemetery
Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 30, 1978
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Name
Mrs. John Tribler
Age
54
Residence
Huntsville Road, RD 4, Dallas, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 29, 1978
Place
General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
October 10, 1923
Place of Birth
Edwardsville, Pennsylvania
Father
Edward Miles
Mother
Elizabeth Miles
Spouse
John Tribler
Occupation
a teacher for 33 years at Wyoming Seminary
Other Information
graduate of Edwardsville High School and College Misericordia, she received her master's degree from Marywood College, Scranton; member of Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church, Edwardsville, sang in its choir for many years and served as treasurer of the Junior Women’s Missionary Club
Predeceased by

Survivors
her husband; daughter, Mrs. Robert Corrigan, Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Friday, September 1, 1978
From
Hugh Jones Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Edwardsville, with Rev. Louis Falcone officiating
Cemetery
Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 30, 1978 
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Tammy Clark

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Name
Freda E. Johnson Smith
Age
71
Residence
252 Robert St., Sheatown, Newport Township, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 29, 1978
Place
Nanticoke State General Hospital, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Slocum, Pennsylvania
Father

Mother

Spouse
Morris Smith
Occupation
resided in the Nanticoke area 30 years
Other Information

Predeceased by
Her husband, Morris, in 1950
Survivors
children, Mrs. Caroline Meck, Plymouth; Mrs. Pauline Yaskulski and John, Nanticoke; Jacob, Reedsville; Mrs. Martha Jones, Sheatown; Mrs. Joan Giberson, Slocum; Robert, Glen Lyon; Leonard, Hunlock Creek; sisters, Mrs. Minnie Jenkins, guest at Hampton House Nursing Home; 20 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Friday, September 1, 1978
From
Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home, 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with Rev. Jack E. Keeler, officiating
Cemetery
Slocum Cemetery
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 30, 1978
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Name
Henry C. Klach
Age
71
Residence
422 Tregola Avenue, Jamesburg, New Jersey
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 28, 1978
Place
Veterans Administration Hospital, Lyons, New Jersey
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Father

Mother

Spouse
Elsie Schisler Klach
Occupation
a machinist for Johnson and Johnson; retired
Other Information
resided in New Jersey the last 41 years; served in the U.S. Navy; a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Nanticoke
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Elsie Schisler; son, Robert, Rockway, N.J.; daughter, Mrs. Carol Young, Cave Junction, Ore.; two grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Norie cannon, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Elsie Rynkiewicz, Niceville, Fla.
Date of Funeral
Not stated
From
Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home, 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with Rev. Jack E. Keeler officiating
Cemetery
Nanticoke Cemetery, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 30, 1978
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Name
Mary Tirpak
Age
101
Residence
Luzerne, Pennsylvania (at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary Yurchalk)
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 29, 1978
Place
At home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Czechoslovakia
Father

Mother

Spouse
John Tirpak
Occupation

Other Information
formerly resided in Exeter; a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston
Predeceased by
Her husband, John, in 1945; a daughter, Anna, several years ago.
Survivors
In addition to Mrs. Yurchalk, daughter Mrs. Julia Maher, Allentown; sons, County Controller Joseph Tirpak, West Wyoming; John, Wilkes-Barre; Michael, Chicopee Falls, Mass.; George, Basking Ridge, N.J.; Bernard, Rolling Meadows, Ill.; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren
Date of Funeral
Friday, September 1, 1978
From
Mary Morris Funeral Home, 1291 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, Divine Liturgy in St. Michael’s Byzantine Church, Pittston
Cemetery
St. John the Baptist Slovak Cemetery, Exeter, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 30, 1978
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Name
Mrs. Reba Brody
Age

Residence
Lower Demunds Road, Dallas, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, August 29, 1978
Place
At her home
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Matin-Arnouk, Syria
Father

Mother

Spouse
Samuel E. Brody
Occupation
lived in Wilkes-Barre, she and her husband, the late Samuel E. Brody, operated a grocery store at 150 Blackman St. until 1970, when he died.
Other Information
came to America in 1912; member of St. Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre
Predeceased by
Her husband, Samuel, in 1970
Survivors
children: Elizabeth and Amelia, at home; George S. Brody, Charleston W.Va.; Mrs. John Schuetz, Rochester, N.Y.; William S. Brody, Cleveland O.; seven grandchildren; brother Moses Baroody, Matin-Arnouk, Syria
Date of Funeral
Friday, September 1, 1978
From
Mamary-Durkin Funeral Home, 59 Parrish St., services at St. Mary’s SO Church with Very Rev. Herbert G. Nahas will officiating
Cemetery
The Parish Cemetery in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 30, 1978 
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Name
Helen Creveling
Age

Residence
300 Park Avenue, Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania (formerly)
Date of Death
Tuesday, July 9, 1985
Place
Hampton House Nursing Home, Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth

Place of Birth
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Father
William Wolfie
Mother
Catherine Lind Wolfie
Spouse
Joseph Creveling
Occupation

Other Information
a graduate of st. Nicholas High School and was a member of St. Nicholas Church and its Altar and Rosary Society
Predeceased by
her husband, Joseph, in 1971
Survivors
several nieces and nephews
Date of Funeral
Thursday, July 11, 1985
From
Walter W. Lisman and Son Funeral Home, 233 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Nicholas Church
Cemetery
St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery, Shavertown, Pennsylvania
Excerpt from obituary
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA., Wednesday, July 10, 1985
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Name
Ferdinand Rudolph Balaka
Age

Residence
580 Main St., Edwardsville, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, July 9, 1985
Place
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
July 13, 1905
Place of Birth
Few Acres Farm House, New York (presently Scarsdale)
Father
Frank Balaka
Mother
Ann Balaka
Spouse
Cecelia Rice
Occupation
employed on Wall Street when he was 13 years old; in the Panama Canal when he was 15 years of age; returned to Manhattan; enlisted in the Infantry during World War II; served overseas and earned seven war medals; continued schooling as a printer; was a graduate of Printer’s School in New York City; worked 35 years as a printer in New York City, and was also employed as a doorman in Greenwich Village in New York, retiring in 1973
Other Information

Predeceased by
His first wife, Caroline Mildred
Survivors
his wife, the former Cecelia Rice; daughter, Ann Marie Doran, of Bearfoot Bay, Fla.; a brother in California; a brother in Germany; a sister in Manhattan
Date of Funeral
Private services; cremation will follow
From

Cemetery

Director
Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA., Wednesday, July 10, 1985
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Name
Lloyd E. Eckrote
Age
68
Residence
RD 2, Dorrance-Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
Tuesday, July 9, 1985
Place
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Date of Birth
January 21, 1917
Place of Birth
Dorrance, Pennsylvania
Father
Lloyd Eckrote
Mother
Clara Kellmer
Spouse
Agnes J. Remish Eckrote
Occupation
was employed by the Glen Alden Corporation and more recently by Roth American Corporation, Wilkes-Barre; retired 1984
Other Information
attended schools in Freeland; during World War Ii served with the U.S. Army in Europe
Predeceased by

Survivors
his wife, the former Agnes J. Remish; sons, Edwin, serving with the U.S. Army in Lawton, Okla.; Dennis, at home; two grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mae Sims and Mrs. Rita Carter, both of Freeland
Date of Funeral
To be announced
From

Cemetery

Director
Graham-McCune, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop
Excerpt from obituary
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA., Wednesday, July 10, 1985
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