Obituaries


Infant Kapuchinski
Death Index: Kapuchinski--In Pittston Hospital, December 11, 1932, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Kapuchinski, 25 Gaughan street, Port Griffith, of complications. Besides his parents he is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Sophie, Victor, Jr., Stephen, Cecelia, Irene, and John. Funeral from the family home this afternoon at 4. Interment in St. Joseph's Polish cemetery, Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, December 12, 1932, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Quigley, 50, Mine Foreman, Dies
William Quigley, 50, died last night [February 29, 1932] at his home, 328 Bennett street, Luzerne, after five days' illness of pneumonia. Mr. Quigley had been assistant foreman at Dorrance colliery of Lehigh Valley Coal Co. for ten years and was a communicant of St. Ignatius church, Kingston. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children: Marion, a teacher in Luzerne borough schools; Elizabeth, a graduate nurse; Alice and Ruth; also the following brothers and sisters: Thomas, Forty Fort; Joseph, George, Mrs. Frank Sweinberg, and Mrs. Nell Stemmer, Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

M. J. Carroll Dies At Avoca
Succumbs to Injuries Received in Mines, Former Councilman
Injuries received in a mine accident at No. 9 colliery, The Pittston Company, on February 9, caused the death of Michael J. Carroll, 50, former councilman of Avoca, yesterday afternoon [February 29, 1932] at 4 in Pittston hospital. Mr. Carroll had been a patient in the hospital since the accident. Mr. Carroll had resided for many years in Avoca. The family home is located at 612 McAlpine street. Mr. Carroll, who served two terms as councilman from the First ward, was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Holy Name society and the church choir. He leaves wife and the following children: John, Helen, Agnes, Dorothy, Edward, and Joseph; also one sister, Mrs. Joseph McLaughlin of Detroit, and two brothers, John and Thomas, of Avoca.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Richard Burke
Mrs. Richard Burke of Philadelphia, sister of former Jury Commissioner William J. McAndrew, of Pittston, died yesterday [February 29, 1932] morning at the home 3,059 Coral street, that city, following two months' illness of complications. She was formerly Miss Ettie McAndrew, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael McAndrew of the Oregon section of Pittston. For the last ten years the family had lived in Philadelphia. Mrs. Burke formerly resided in Plains. She leaves Mr. Burke and two daughters, Mary and Nora, two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Grady, and Mrs. Catherine McDermott, and one brother, William J. McAndrew.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

C. H. Moyer
Auto Victim Leaves Wife and 5 Children
The funeral of C. H. Moyer of Sunbury, Pennsylvania railroad employee who was killed when the automobile in which he was riding crashed through the Carey avenue bridge on Sunday [February 28, 1932] will be held from his home on Regan street, Sunbury, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. Interment will be in Mount Zion cemetery near Catawissa. Mrs. Moyer is survived by his wife and five children, his mother, Mrs. J. M. Moyer; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Drum, all of Sunbury; and three brothers, Howard, Ernest, and Robert Moyer, all of Wilkes-Barre. He had been employed as a brakeman on the Pennsylvania railroad for ten years.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John H. Lawler Killed by Fall
Pittston Youth Fatally Injured in Getting Off Train
While alighting from a Laurel Line train at Pittston station shortly before 4 yesterday afternoon, John Lawler, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Lawler, 127 Broad street, Pittston, fell and received a fractured skull that resulted in his death at Pittston Hospital at 7:30 last night [February 29, 1932]. The young man, who was a student in the senior class of St. Thomas' High School, Scranton, was returning home after attending classes. He ws taken into the Laurel Line station where first aid was administered. A telephone call was sent to Consumer's Ice and Gas Co., which is operated by the youth's father. Wilbert Lawler, brother of the victim, and Vincent O'Hara, manager of the plant, rushed the youth to the hospital. He died without regaining consciousness. Young Lawler was a member of St. John's Church and Holy Name society. He was popular with his classmates. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mary, Wilbert, Helen, Thomas, Frank and Anna.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Robert Waite
Word has been received here by relatives of the death of Mrs. Robert Waite, which occurred at her home in Troy. N.Y. on Sunday [February 28, 1932] following a heart attack. Mrs. Waite is a sister-in-law of Walter O. Waite of Germaina street, Ashley and W. A. Waite, druggist of Sugar Notch. Services were held at her home in Troy.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Karolchik
Mrs. Mary Karolchik, 42, of 591 Garfield street, Edwardsville, died late yesterday afternoon [February 29, 1932] at Nesbitt hospital, following an operation. Surviving are her husband, John, and the following children: John, Jr., George, with the U. S. Marines at Shanghai, China; Mrs. George Rudd, Wilkes-Barre; Joseph, Helen, Stephen, Emil, Michael, and Catherine; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Shimko, Larksville, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. George Yatsko, Edwardsville; Mrs. Helen Swates, John, Jr., George, Mrs. Frank Krupinsky, Thomas, Michael, and Veronica, all of Larksville. The funeral will be held from the home on Thursday morning at 9 with services in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church, Kingston. Rev. Emil Semetkovsky will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery at Courtdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Margaret Schlosser
Margaret Schlosser, 17, a junior at Hanover township high school and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Schlosser of West End Road, Iona Place, died yesterday afternoon of pneumonia following two days' illness. Miss Schlosser was a member of St. Stephen's church, Plymouth and its junior societies and Blessed Virgin sodality. Surviving are her parents, formerly of Plymouth, and two brothers Albert and Joseph. Her mother before marriage was Mary Sevello of Plymouth.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Kurtinitis
John Kurtinitis, 25, of Detroit, formerly of Pittston, died suddenly yesterday [February 29, 1932] of a heart attack. News of his death was received by his mother, Mrs. Rose Kurtinitis, of 110 Cornelia Street, Pittsotn. Members of his family have left for Detroit to accompany the body home. It will arrive in Pittston tomorrow afternoon and will be taken to his mother's home. The young man left Pittston several years ago and had been employed by the Checker Roofing Co. of Detroit. Besides his mother he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: William, Bernard, Albert, Mary, and Anna; also two step brothers, Anthony and Joseph Vitchey, of Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Frank Pointek
Frank Pointek, 52, died on Sunday [February 28, 1932] at his home, 231 Charles street, Old Forge, of pneumonia. He was a charter member of St. Michael's Polish church and was collector there for many years. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, and the following children: Mary, Frances, Mrs. Andrew Borek, Victoria, and Mrs. Felix Tokal, Joseph, John, and Michael. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 9 from the home with a requiem high mass in St. Michael's church. Rev. Stanislaus Wolfe will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Barney
Joseph Barney, 21, died yesterday afternoon [February 29, 1932] at the family home, 7 Holleran street, Edwardsville, of complications. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Barney and one brother, William.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Augustus Goeringer
Augustus Goeringer, 66, died early yesterday morning [February 29, 1932] at his home, 24 Parsons court, of complications. He had lived in this city nearly all his life and was a member of St. Luke's Reformed church. Surviving are a wife and these children: William, Louise, John, Evelyn, Otto, Mary, Mrs. Arthur Hughes, of Orange N.J., and Mrs. George Lavelle, of Dallas; also these brothers and sisters: Fred Goeringer, Sr., C. F. Goeringer, prominent contractor; Mrs. Helen Honeywell, Mrs. William Severn, Mrs. Anna Severn, Mrs. Joseph Banks, Mrs. Thomas Taylor, and Mrs. Robert Miles. Funeral services will be held at the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 with additional services in St. Luke's Reformed church. Rev. A. Shiffer and Rev. James Moore will officiate. Interment will be in Hollenback cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Henry Tomchak
Henry Tomchak, 12, of Main road, Hanover Green, died yesterday morning [February 29, 1932] in General hospital after three days' illness of complications. He was a pupil in Hanover township schools. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Frank, Nanticoke; Walter, Plymouth; Mrs. Regina Shemanski, and Pauline, Glen Lyon; Victoria, Joseph, Edward, Matilda, and Frederick, at home. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 with services in Holy Cross church. Rev. A. Bocianski will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery at West Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Arnold Welborn
Arnold Welborn, 18, son of Mrs. J. C. Welborn, died at his home in New York City on Saturday [February 27, 1932] following an illness of typhoid fever. His father died two years ago. Mrs. Welborn before marriage [was] Anna Griffith of Warrior Run. He is survived by his mother, one brother Carlisle, and two sisters, Ruth and Gladys. The remains will arrive here today and interment will be in Hanover Green cemetery this afternoon at 1:30.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stanley Kempinski
Following a weeks' illness of pneumonia, Stanley Kempinski, 55, died at his home, 29 Hill street, Nanticoke, yesterday morning [February 29, 1932]. He was born in Poland and lived in Nanticoke for thirty years. He was a member of Holy Trinity church. Besides his wife, Victoria, one son, Anthony, and one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Stryjak and two brothers Stephen and Frank survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

H. A. Weise
H. A. Weise, esteemed resident of Shavertown for the past eight years, died on February 18 [1932] at Moses Taylor hospital, Scranton, following six weeks' illness of complications. Mr. Weise was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1870, and came to this country with his parents when thirteen years of age. They settled at Pauling, Ohio, and later moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. Sixteen years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Weise moved to Kingston and lived there and in Shavertown since that time. He was an employee of Lehigh and Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. until two years ago when he became associated with the Glen Alden Coal Co. at the Scranton offices. He was a member of shavertown M. E. church and was an Elk for thirty-two years.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, February 22, with services in charge of Rev. D. M. Corkwell. Mrs. J. R. Oliver and Mrs. Harold Titman sang. The esteem in which the deceased was held was evidenced by the many tributes. Active bearers were Samuel Griffith, Harry Voight, John Harrigan, John Kaiser, James Harrigan, and Wilbur Nichols. Honorary bearers were John E. Doughty, Charles E. St. John, Alonzo Partridge, Frank C. Nicholson, Richard Waters, Harry Owens, Wendell Owens, Carlton Bonham and David Joseph. Among those who attended were Lee Burdick, Frank Hale, Walter Meyer, Cyrus Chopin, Miss Bertha Morton, and Miss Eva Payne, from the Scranton office where Mrs. Weise was employed; Wallace Saunders, Pittston, Leo Glosser, Dr. W. E. Davis, Hugh G. Frey, W. R. VanHorn, all of Wilkes-Barre; and Mrs. Bella Wright, of West Branch, Iowa. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery. The Elks conducted services at the home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 1, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death Claims George Pickering
Aged Larksville Man Dies Two Weeks After Wife Passes Away
George Pickering, 85, died yesterday afternoon [March 2, 1932] at 3:25 at his home, 591 East Main street, Larksville, of general debility, two weeks after the death of his wife, Mrs. Hannah Pickering. He had been ill about two weeks. Mr. Pickering was born in South Willingham, Lancastershire, England, on December 12, 1946. He came to the United States with his wife on August 1, 1871 and was one of the oldest settlers in that section of Larksville. On February 7 of this year Mr. and Mrs. Pickering observed their sixty-second wedding anniversary and Mrs. Pickering died on February 18. Mr. Pickering was a member of First Presbyterian church, Plymouth, and Court Lincoln, Foresters of America. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. James Naugle, West Pittston, Mrs. Ralph Cooper, Plymouth; Mrs. Edna Pickering Evans and Albert Pickering, both at home; also the following brothers and sisters: Edmund of Larksville; William, Joseph, Samuel, and Mary, Toronto; Mrs. William Lyons, and Mrs. Anson Cavan, both of Oakville, Can. Funeral services will be held at the home on Saturday afternoon at 2 by Rev. Clarence H. Russell. Interment will be in Edge Hill cemetery.
NOTE: Obituary was accompanied by a picture.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Susan Powell
Mrs. Susan Powell, 81, died yesterday afternoon [March 2, 1932] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Leonard Johns, 74 Melrose avenue, city, of complications. Mrs. Powell lived on the Heights for many years before making her home with her daughter. She was a member of Puritan Congregational church and was active in Sunday school and Ladies' Aid society. She is survived by four children: Thomas R. Powell, Mrs. Charles Warner, James J. Powell, and Mrs. J. Leonard Johns; a sister, Mrs. John Powell; also 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Miss Susie Stefanko
Miss Susie Stefanko, 20, died yesterday [March 2, 1932] at her home, 719 Beech street, Old Forge, after a long illness of complications. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Anna Stefanko; five sisters: Mrs. Anna Krowchak, Mrs. Margaret Kokinda, Mrs. Mourin, Helen, and Pauline; also four brothers: John, George, Andrew, and Joseph. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9 with a requiem high mass in St. Nicholas Greek Catholic church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Derzak
Mary Derzak, 9, died last night [March 2, 1932] at 5:30 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Derzak, 213 Fort street, Wyoming, of complications. Besides her parents she is survived by these brothers and sisters: Joseph, Margaret, George, and Dorothy.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Kovaleski
Mrs. Mary Kovaleski died at her home, 177 South Meade street, yesterday morning [March 2, 1932] of a heart attack. She is survived by a son, Barney, of Omaha, Neb., and two daughters, Nellie and Mrs. S. Fiore, at home; also by 11 grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Esther Tebitz
Mrs. Esther Tebitz, 70, died yesterday morning [March 2, 1932] at her home, 1226 East Main street, Glen Lyon, of heart disease. She is survived by several sons and daughters. The body will be taken to New York this morning for burial.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James H. Cunningham
James H. Cunningham, 65, died yesterday afternoon [March 2, 1932] at 4:30 at his home, 124 Pierce street, Plymouth, following two weeks' illness of complications. Mr. Cunningham had been barn boss at Loree No. 5 colliery of Hudson Coal Co. for many years. He was a member of St. Vincent's church and Holy Name Society. Surviving are the following children: Thomas, Martin, James, Jr., William, Mary, Margaret, Anna, and Mrs. William Jones; also the following brothers and sisters: Rita, Mary, Daniel and Mrs. Anna J. Burphy, all of Mahanoy City.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

P. Wesley Eroh
P. Wesley Eroh, 65, died suddenly at his home in Dorrance township on Tuesday morning [March 1, 1932]. He was a member of the Dorrance Lutheran church and P.O.S.of A. Surviving are his wife and the following children: Paul Eroh, Mrs. Marvin Smith, Mrs. Russell Readler, Mrs. Harold Horsefield, Wilkes-Barre; Sidney Eroh, Berwick; George Eroh, Hazleton; Mrs. George Kenthack, Albert; Mrs. William Shultz, Nora, Luther, and Clarence, at home; also the following brothers: Charles, Wapwallopen; Elmer and Calvin of Dorrance township. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 from the home with additional services in Dorrance Lutheran church. Dorrance cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Sylvester Mitkevicius
Sylvester Mitkevicius. 57, of 21 North Fulton street, died at Retreat hospital on Tuesday night [March 1, 1931] of complications. He is survived by his wife and six children: Helen, Mary, Paul, Nancy, Joseph, and John. The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9 with a requiem high mass in Holy Trinity church and interment in the church cemetery at Georgetown.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Thompson
On Sunday, February 21 [1932], at his home, John Thompson, an esteemed resident of Plains, passed to his reward. He retired at 9:30 Sunday night and sometime later was seized with a heart attack and died without regaining consciousness. Mr. Thompson was a man of sterling character, devoted to his home and family, always willing and ready to help in time of need. In his passing the family has lost a loving father, and the town a good citizen, he having been interested in the affairs of his town. Born in England, he came here in his early youth and for forty years had been a trusted and faithful employee of Hudson Coal Co. He was a member of Methodist Episcopal church.

Services were held at his late home in charge of Rev. H. R. Harrison, pastor of Plains M. E. church, and Rev. G. H. Russell, passtor of Plains P. M. church, Miss Marion Hubbard sang two hymns. The esteem in which Mr. Thompson was held was evidenced by the numerous floral tributes,. Loving friends bore him to his final resing place in the family plot in Denison cemetery. Bearers were George M. Wall. S. C. Caldren, William Wall, Francis Hunt, Winifred Shaffer and George Adams. Left to mourn his loss are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Leslie Pearson, Plains; Elwood, Wilkes-Barre; Marjorie, a teacher in Plains public schools; Frances, a nurse; Ronald C., a senior at Plains high school; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Cook and a brother, William, both of Edwardsville.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Margaret Cosgrove
Mrs. Margaret Cosgrove, 53, of 75 Woodbury street, Lee Park, died yesterday afternoon in Mercy hospital following three months' illnes sof complications. She was a devout member of St. Aloysius church. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Cosgrove; a daughter, Mrs. Julia Davis; four grandchildren; also two brothers and two sisters, William and Abe Glisenfer, Mrs. Margaret Cunningham, and Mrs. James Evans, all of Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George Ondich
George Ondich, 48, died yesterday morning [March 2, 1932] at his home, 113 Boulevard street, Wilkes-Barre Township, of complications. Surviving are a wife and the following children: Mrs. Anna Bugosh, Union City, N. J.; Mrs. George Vangor, Guttenburg, N.J.; John, New York; Barbara, Woodcliff, N.J.; Mary and George, at home; a brother and two sisters: Mrs. John Bugosh, Grass Flat, Pa; John and Edna, Wilkes-Barre township. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9 from the home with additional services in St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran church, North Main street. Rev. Stephen Tuhy will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Hill cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anthony Gugliotta
Anthony, 2 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Gugliotta, 27 Metcalf street, died in Wilkes-Barre contagious hospital, yesterday morning [March 2, 1932] of diphtheria. Surviving are his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Joseph, Andrew and Catherine. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 and will be private. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stephen Olszewski
Stephen Olszewski, 50, of 85 Kent lane, died last night [March 2, 1932] at 9 in General hospital after an illness of complications. He leaves a wife and several children. The funeral will be held on Monday morning with a requiem high mass in Holy Cross Polish church and interment in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Francis Selingo
Francis Selingo, 6 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Selingo, of 33 Blair street, Plymouth, died last night [March 2, 1932]of pneumonia. The parents and a brother Leonard survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John J. Oberdorfer
Funeral services for John J. Oberdorfer, of 221 Montgomery avenue, West Pittston, will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 in Trinity Episcopal church with Rev. A. E. Koch, rector, officiating. Burial will be in West Pittston cemetery. There will be no services at the home and friends may view the body in the church from 1 until the time of services.

Mr. Oberdorfer died yesterday morning [March 2, 1932] at 6:45 following an illness of complications. Born in Taylor, on April 3, 1867, he was nearing his sixty-fifth birthday anniversary. he was the son of the late Casper and Shultheis Oberdorfer early settlers of Harding. He was employed for forty-two years as a salesman in the wholesale meat business in Greater Pittston. He was a member of Valley lodge of the Masonic order, serving a term as master, and was a member of West Pittston Hose Co. since 1891. He leaves one daughter, Ruth Oberdorfer, at home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Emilio Petrillo
Exeter lost an esteemed resident late Tuesday night when Emilio Petrillo, of 1057 Wyoming avenue died of pneumonia. He had been engaged in business in that town for many years and was the father of the late Councilman Austin Petrillo. Mr. Petrillo was active in the affairs of St. Anthony's church and Holy Name society. He is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Frank Pepe and Mrs. Sam Roman, of Exeter; Anthony, of California, and Michael at home; also one sister, Mother Mary Immacualta, of Arcenese Pietras Del Fusse convent, Itlay. Funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9. A solemn requem mass will be sung in St. Anthony's church. Burial will be in St. Cecelia's cemetery, Exeter.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 3, 1932, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Stevlinski
Death Index: STEVLINSKI--In Parsons, March 2, 1934, Mary Stevlinski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stevlinski, 44 Yale Street, Parsons. Besides her parents, she is survived by these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Anna Yasakowiat, Michael, John, Peter, Louis, Edmund and Julia. The funeral will be conducted on Monday afternoon at 2, with services in SS Peter and Paul's Ukrainian Church. Interment in the parish cemetery at Plains.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, March 3, 1934, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Veronica Miliauskas
Death Index: Miliauskas--In Mercy Hospital, March 22, 1934, Veronica Miliauskas, aged 2, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miliauskas, 54 Hayes Lane, of pneumonia. Besides her parents, she is survived by these brothers and sisters: Mary, Jerome, Benjamin, Vincent, Albert and Leonard. Funeral Monday morning at 9 from the home. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Mahanoy City.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, March 23, 1934, Page 26.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of William Birk
The death of William Birk, 29, former resident of 17 1/2 Woodbury Street, Lee Park, occurred yesterday afternoon at 5:30 in White Haven Sanitorium, where he had been receiving treatment for several months. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Birk, and the following brothers and sisters: Eward, George, Esther and Mrs. James Noble, of 17 1/2 Woodbury Street, Lee Park.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 1, 1934, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Susan Sember
MOTHER LIVES TO SEE GIRL WED; DIES HAPPY
Death Comes day after Ceremony Which Was Advanced Due To Serious Illness of Mrs. Sember
Shortly after one of her often-expressed wishes---to see her daughter Mary wed to Joseph J. Wasta---had been gratified by the couple advancing the ceremony scheduled for next month to Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Susan Sember, 147 Chapel Street, Pittston, died yesterday morning [January 12, 1934]. The honeymoon trip of the couple was postponed indefinitely because of the mother's death and the bride of a day set about arranging details for her mother's funeral consoled somewhat by the knowledge that she had been instrumental in granting one of her mother's last desires. When the seriousness of the mother's illness was reported, the couple made arrangements to advance the wedding scheduled for next month so the ceremony was performed in St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church, Pittston, by Rev. Basil Lietczki.

Mrs. Sember had been a resident of Upper Pittston for many years and was a member of St. John's Slovak Church and of its various societies. Besides Mrs. Wasta, deceased is survived by the following children: Michael, Elizabeth, John of Detroit; Mrs. John Jenick of Detroit, and George of Old Forge; also a brother, Michael Sabol of Pittston, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Reszeter, of Old Forge. The funeral of Mrs. Sember will be conducted on Monday morning at 9. A requiem high mass will be celebrated in St. John's Slovak Church at 9:30. Interment will be in St. Michael's Greek Catholic Cemetery, Upper Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 3.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John J. Beisel Death Victim
Clerk in City Treasurer's Office Dies Suddenly at His Home
John J. Beisel, 71, an employe of the city for the last 18 years and well known and esteemed in the community, died suddenly yesterday afternoon [January 12, 1934] at 2:45 at his home, 510 Carey Avenuye, city, of heart disease. Mr. Beisel had been ill of the grip for a time, but recovered and on Wednesday went to City Hall, where he was sworn in as a clerk in the city treasurer's office. Yesterday afternoon he was stricken with a heart attack at his home and died within a short time. Deceased had been employed in the city treasurer's office for the last ten years. At one time he served as inspector of street cleaning in the city.

Mr. Beisel was born at Conyngham Valley on December 31, 1862. He resided in this city for the last 45 years. He was a devout member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and was affiliated with John Knox Commandery, Knights of Malta. He served as treasurer of John Knox Commandery for 20 years, and at the time of his death also was an officer of the Supreme Commandery. He was a former state past grand commander of Kinghts of Malta. Mr. Beisel was former secretary of the Sunday School of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two children, Richard of New York City and Mrs. Robert Evans of Morristown, N.J.; also a grandson, John H. Evans and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. T. G. Gangwere of Brooklyn, Mrs. M. R. Briel of Latrobe, Lincoln of this city, and Charles of Orange, N.J.
NOTE: Obituary was accompanied by a picture.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ernest Drawhine
Ernest Drawhine, 69, died yesterday morning [January 12, 1934] in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following several weeks' illness of complications. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Beatrice Drawhine, and a sister, Mrs. William Lindsay of New York City. He had been a resident of 94 Hillside Street for many years. The funeral will be held from Kniffen's Funeral Home, South Main Street, Monday afternoon at 1:30. Burial will be in Hollenback Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Elizabeth Mumie
Mrs. Elizabeth Mumie, 67, mother of Mrs. Myrtle Schaeffer of Conyngham, died yesterday morning at her home, 130 North Third Street, West Hazleton. Her husband, Josiah Mumie, died three years ago. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in Vine Street Cemetery at Hazleton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Michael Zluky
Michael Zluky, 8 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zulky, Sr., died late Thursday night [January 11, 1934] at the family home, 649 Charles Street, Luzerne, following a short illness of pneumonia. The funeral will be held this morning at 8 o'clock with services in St. John's Church, Luzerne. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at Courtdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Gerard Finn
Mrs. Gerard Finn, 33, died late Thursday night [January 11, 1934] at her home, 443 Hazle Street, after a week's illness of pneumonia. Her husband is a clerk at the Wilkes-Barre post office. Mrs. Finn was a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre and was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of the parish. She was a daughter of the late Martin McLaughlin and Alice Reilly McLaughlin. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Gerard, Jr., Donald and John, her mother, Mrs. Alice McLaughlin; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Connors, Kingston, and Mrs. Leroy West, Wilkes-Barre, and a brother, Thomas McLaughlin, Kingston. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 9 o'clock with a requiem mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Hanover. Members of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Patrick's Church will meet at the Finn residence on Sunday night at 8 o'clock to recite the rosary.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Margaret Jane Thomas
The death of Mrs. Margaret Jane Thomas, 64, widow of Robert Thomas, occurred early yesterday morning [January 12, 1934] at her home, 31 Spruce Street, folowing several weeks' illness of cmplications. Mrs. Thomas was born in Wales and was a resident of Wilkes-Barre for more than 50 years and was highly respected by a large circle of friends. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Parrish Street Baptist Church. Survivinga are the following children: Anna, Catherine, and Griffith, at home; Robert of Lee Park. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. James Nicholas of Kingston. The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Evangeline Trainor
Mrs. Evangeline Trainor, 50, died early yesterday morning [January 12, 1934] at her home, 150 Boland Avenue, Lee Park, following a lingering illness of complications. Mrs. Trainor was born at Danville and resided there until she moved to Hanover Township 18 years ago. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Trainor; two children, Mrs. Ralph Arnold, Lee Park, and George Trainor, at home; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Vernon, Wilkes-Barre; four sisters, Mrs. James DeGreen, Pottstown; Mrs. Henrietta Huffa, Reading; Mrs. Frank Anderson, Edwardsville; Mrs. Joan Bond, Nescopeck, and three brothers, George Vernon, Reading; Charles Vernon, Danville, and William Vernon, Hazleton. The funerla will be held on Monday afternoon at 3.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Elizabeth Shultz
Pringle Woman Dies After Fall At Home
Mrs. Elizabeth Shultz, 40, of 553 Pringle Street, Pringle, died in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital yesterday morning [January 12, 1934] about an hour after she had fallen down a stairway at her home. According to Deputy Coroner Charles Doran, Mrs. Shultz had not felt well on Thursday night and yesterday morning her husband told her she need not prepare his breakfast. Mr. Shultz said she insisted on doing it and on starting downstairs is believed to have suffered a dizzy spell. She was rushed to the hospital where she died at 8:55 from the effects of a fractured skull. Mrs. Shultz is survived by her husband, Joseph, and the following children: Joseph of Wilkes-Barre, John of Larksville, and Mrs. John Pollak of Exeter, Mrs. John Olenicak of Luzerne, George, Anna, Margery, Stephen, and Catherine at home. Three grandchildren also survive. Undertaker Charles Betz of Luzerne prepared the body for burial. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Murray Roat, Aged 69, Dies
Former Kingston Burgess Succumbs Following Lingering Illness
G. Murray Roat, 69, burgess of Kingston Borough for two terms, died yesterday afternoon [January 12, 1934] at 4:10 at his residence, 60 Main Street, Kingston, after a year's illness. Until a short time before the primary election Mr. Road had expected to be a candidate for a third term as chief magistrate of the borough, it being conceded that he would be elected if he aspired for another term, but on the adivce of his physicians and family he announced that he would not run.

George Murray Roat was born in Kingston on February 29, 1864, the son of Andrew Jackson Roat and Mary (Gabriel) Roat, both natives of Luzerne County and members of its oldest families. He father followed the blacksmithing trade for many years and then established A. J. Roat Supply Company in Kingston. This organization became the leading hardware and mine supply company in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The elder Roat imported the first ton of iron to Kingston, bring it here by canal boat from Philadelphia before the railroads came into this district.

G. Murray Roat received his education in Kingston public schools and Wyoming Seminary. He then eneterd the hardware business with his father and two brothers, remaining in it until 1924 when the business was sold to Harris Hardware Company, owners of White Hardware Store in this city. Mr. Roat for a number of years was president of the Merchants and Miners Bank of Luzerne. Prior to becoming burgess, he served for six years as a member of Kingston School Board. During his eight years as burgess Mr. Roat served the people of Kingston well and under his direction the Police Department did excellent work in maintaining law and order. Mr. Roat was a member of the Kingston Methodist Episcopal Church, Kingston, Lodge 395, F.&.A.M.; Caldwell Consistory and Irem Temple; also Wilkes-Barre Lodge of Elks.

Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Blanche Stroud of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Ira G. Hartman of Kingston, and two grandchildren. A brother, Harry Roat, died several months ago. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Normal W. Clemens will officiate and interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery. "He possessed the kindest heart of any individual that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, " said Burgess H. Eugene Cameroh, who succeeded Mr. Roat, last night. "I feel that Kingston has lost a mighty good friend." Willis H. Miller, chairman of council said: "in the passing of G. Murray Roat Kingston loses one of its most outstanding citizens. Murray Roat had the happy faculty of retaining the friendship of all with whom he came in contact. He will be greatly missed by all who know him."
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Hit-Run Driver Kills Greeley
Pittston Man Found Lying on Sullivan Trail by Kehoe's Chauffeur
William Greeley, an aged man of Pittston who resided with his sister, Mrs. Mary Tracy of 46 South Main Street, Pittston, was fatally hurt last night [January 12, 1934] when run down by a hit-and-run motorist on the Sullivan Trail near Forest Castle Brewery. Kenneth Patience, chauffeur for John C. Kehoe, a member of the Board of Couty Assessors, found the man lying along the highway and hurried him to Pittston Hospital. He was pronounced dead upon admittance having sustained four fractured right ribs, fractured left ankle, and fractured right leg. The body was turned over to Deputy Coroner C. F. Burns who prepared it for burial. Mr. Greeley was well known in Greater Pittston having resided there all his life. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Holy Name Society. Chief of Police John Hudock and Patrolman Andrew Mislani of Exeter, as well as State Highway Patromen, are conducting an investigation in hope of learning the identity of the motorist who struck the man and failed to stop.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Walter E. Lonzenski
Miner At Silver Brook Is Killed
Caught Under Rock Fall at Haddock Operation
Hazleton, PA., Jan. 12 (AP)--Walter E. Lonzenski, 45, of this city [Hazleton] a minor employed by the Haddock Mining Company, was killed under a fall of coal at the Silver Brook operations of the compnay this afternoon [January 12, 1934]. A widow and five children survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, January 13, 1934, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death Claims Mrs. C. C. Frank
Early Settler of Heights Section Dies After Long Illness
Mrs. Catherine Clause Frank, 80, one of North End's most highly respected residents, died on Saturday morning [July 29, 1933] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Williams, 31 Tannery Street, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Frank was born April 23, 1853 in Aus Mushausen, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Clause and came to this country with her parents at the age of 19. The family settled in the Heights secftion where she resided for many years. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church since that church was established. She was a woman of sterling character and highly regarded by neighbors and friends.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Arthur Williams, Louis A. Frank and George Frank, all of Wilkes-Barre; John B. Frank, Dallas; Fred W. L. Frank, Birch Grove; nine grandchildren, Arthur Williams, Jr., Robert Williams, George F. Frank, Marjorie Frank, Dorothy Frank, Kathryn Frank, Louis Frank, Earl Frank, Elizabeth Frank, and three great grandchildren, George Frank, Jr., Jean Frank, Shirley Frank, and Mildred Frank. The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Williams, Tannery and Water Streets, this afternoon at 3. Services will be in charge of Rev. J. S. Savacool, pastor of Chirst Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the family plot in City Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Harry J. Hammond
The funeral of Harry J. Hammond, 60, a native of Easton, who died Friday [July 28, 1933] at his home, 69 Beach Street, will be held this afternoon at 2:30, with services in charge of Rev. J. B. Craven, pastor of Grant Street, Presbyterian Church of which deceased was a member. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Deceased was a member of Washington Camp 122, P.O.S.of A., Weissport. He is survived by his wife, Carlyn B. Hammond, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Snyder, New Rochelle, N.Y., and a brother, William in Easton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Sarah Rinehimer
Mrs. Sarah Rinehimer, 81, died yesterday morning [July 30, 1933] at 2, at the family home at Lower Askam, following a lingering illness of complications. She was a life long member of Askam Methodist Episcopal Church where she also was a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years. Surviving are one sister Mrs. Ida I. Magee of Lower Askam, also a niece and nephew Almena and Hosking Martin. The funeral will take place from the home at Lower Askam on Wednesday afternoon at 2. Services will be conducted by Rev. T. C. Harwood and interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mildred Smith
Mrs. Mildred Smith, 21, wife of Thomas Smith, 929 South Market Street, Nanticoke, admitted to Nanticoke State Hospital on Saturday morning died at that institution at 12:30 yesterday morning [July 30, 1933] of complications following childbirth. Deceased was born in Glen Lyon but had been a resident of Nanticoke for the last six years. She was a member of Nebo Baptist Church. Her sister-in-law, Miss Rhoda Smith died one week ago yesterday. Surviving are her husband and infant daughter, Mildred Margaret; also her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper, 319 East Green Street, and the following brothers and sisters, Samuel, Gilbert, William, Elsie, Florence, Helen, Marion, and Ruth. Funeral services will be conduted at Nebo Baptist Church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with the pastor Rev. David J. Jones officiating. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery. The casket will not be opened at the church.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.

Funeral: Mrs. Mildred Smith
The funeral of Mrs. Mildred Smith, 929 South Market Street, Nanticoke, was held yesterday afternoon [August 2, 1933] with scores of relatives and friends in attendance. Services were conducted at the home and later at Nebo Baptist Church by the pastor, Rev. D. J. Jones. The floral offerings were numerous. Bearers were Edwin Davenport, Samuel Young, William Richards, Jermiah Hughes, Arthur Jones, and Graydon Paul. Flower carriers were Mrs. M. Jones, Elsie Martin, Mrs. Sara McGee, Marjorie Nadonley, Muriel Nadonley, Annetta Smith, Isabelle Smith, Vivian Hattin, and other firends. Interment was in Hanover Green Cemetery. Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, August 3, 1933, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Ellen Napper Williams
A lingering illness terminated in the death of Mrs. Ellen Napper Williams early yesterday [July 30, 1933]at her home, 302 Plymouth Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. She had been befast for two months. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 with burial in Nanticoke Cemetery. Mrs. Williams was born in England and came to this country 50 years ago, the family settling at Nanticoke. She had been a resident of this city for 35 years and was well known and highly respected. She was a member of Firwood Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband and the following children: Mrs. William Fraley, Bethlehem; Mrs. David Thomas, Plymouth; Mrs. George Black, Allentown; Mrs. William Philo, Edwardsville; Mrs. Harry Hoffman, Jersey City; Mrs. George Allace [? hard to read] and Mrs. Roland Williams, Wilkes-Barre; Ethel and Blanche at home, and a son Daniel, Charleston, W. Va.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Brennan
John Brennan, 24, brother of Bishop A. J. Brennan of Richmond, Va., died on Saturday morning [July 29, 1933] in Mercy Hospital, Scranton, following a lingering illness. The funeral will be held from the home, Mathew Avenue, Scranton, tomorrow morning with services in St. Peter's Cathedral at 10. Burial will be in Towanda. Mr. Brennan was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Brennan of Towanda. He had been employed as an engineer for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. Surviving are his wife, who before her marriage was Anna McAndrew of Carbondale; a step-daughter, Catherine, and the following brothers and sisters: Patrick, James, Jr., Edward and Mrs. John Ryan, all of Towanda; Mrs. Timothy Dugan, Pottsville, and Bishop Brennan of Richmond.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward A. Haskell
Edward A. Haskell, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Haskell, died on Sunday morning [July 30, 1933]at the family home, 184 Park Avenue, of complications following diphtheria. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers, John, Robert, and william and a sister Fay. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2. Rev. J. S. Savacool will officiate and interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Services will be strictly private.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

David J. Gittins
David J. Gittins, 52, a well known resident of 12 Hughes Street, died on Saturday night [July 29, 1933] in Mercy Hospital, following two weeks' illness. The funeral will be held from his late home tomorrow afternoon at 2 with burial in Hollenback Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Jessie Myers Gittins; five children, John, David, Maurice, Walter, and Edward, and the following brothers and sisters, James and Edward of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Mary Hughes of Trucksville and Mrs. A. D. Young of Laceyville. His son John Gittins left home about a week ago and the family has been unable to locate him.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Michael Adamaitis
Michael Adamaitis was found dead yesterday morning [July 30, 1933] at his home 30 St. James Street, Plains. Deputy Coroner Miller stated that the man died from a heart attack. He is survived by a daughter, Anna; a sister, Mrs. Johanna Butrimitis of Rochester, N.Y. and a brother Benjamin Adamaitis of New York City. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 9 followed by a high mass of requiem in SS Peter and Paul Church at 9:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery at Plains.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Henry Baur
Henry Baur, 77, died on Satruday night [July 29, 1933] at his home, 328 East South Street, following a week's illness of complications. He was a lifelong resident of this city. Mr. Baur's quiet manner and deep consideration for his friends and family endeared him to a host of friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. He was a devout communicate of St. Nicholas Church and a member of its various societies. Before his retirement 10 years ago he was a valued employe of Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. Surviving are four sons, Frank, Hollywood, Calif.; Henry J., John and Thomas of this city, and one daughter, Mary, at Home. Two brothers, William and John Aaur and six grandsons also survive. The funeral will be held from his late home on Tuesday morning at 9. A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Nicholas Church, South Washington Street, at 9:30. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Bogimski
Mrs. Anna Bogimski, 63, died in Nanticoke State Hospital on Saturday night [July 29, 1933] following an illness of complications. She was born in Poland and resided at Nanticoke for 45 years. Deceased was a member of Holy Trinity Church. Surviving are two sons, Theodore and John, and 11 grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home of her son Theodore, 237 Ridge Street, Nanticoke, on Tuesday morning at 8:30, with a high mass of requiem in Holy Trinity Church at 9. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Joseph O'Day
Mrs. Joseph O'Day, 24, a well known resident of East End, died on Saturday morning in Mercy Hospital following an operation. She was a member of Holy Saviour Church. Before her marriage she was Mill Jule Watters. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 from the home of her mother, Mrs. Bridget Watters, 138 Spring Street. A high mass will be offered in Holy Savior Church at 9. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Surviving, besides her mother, are her husband, Joseph, and the following brothers an sisters: Manus, Grace, Thomas, Ellen, and Mary at home; Michael, New York City; Mrs. James McAndrew, Kingston; Mrs. William O'Donnell of East End.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John A. Robertson
John A. Robertson, 78, of Tompkins and Dock Streets, Pittston, died last night [July 30, 1933] in Pittston Hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. Mr. Robertson was a resident of Pittston for more than 50 years and was a member of Pittston Presbyterian Church. A brother, Robert of Pittston, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Bryden of West Pittston, survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Reese Smith of Luzerne Dies
Mrs. Angeline Reese Smith, 81, of 469 Bennett Street, Luzerne, died last night [July 30, 1933] at 8:40 after several weeks' illness. She was a resident of Luzerne for the last 23 years. She was born in St. Clair, Schuylkill County, April 13, 1852, the Daughter of Jacob and Anna Reese. Before and after her marriage she was a professional nurse. Prior to coming to Luzerne she resided in Edwardsville for many years. Her husband was a carpenter at Pettebone Colliery until his death several years ago. She is survived by four children: Mrs. Robert Metcalf of Pittston; Dr. Eva Smith Peiper of Luzerne; Guy A. Smith of Scranton; Viola Smith at home. Five grandchildren also survive: Thelma and Betty Smith of Forth Fort; Theodore Janet and Nancy Smith of Scranton. Mrs. Smith was the mother of the late Claude K. Smith of Forty Fort. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. James Courtright
Mrs. James Courtright, 82, of 404 Berry Street, West Pittston, died at 5 yesterday afternoon [July 30, 1933] following a lingering illness. Although not in the best of health for the last four years. Mrs. Courtright was about until July 19 when she suffered a stroke. Since then she had been at her home and her condition had been serious. Mrs. Courtright was born in Lanchester, Tioga County, on March 29, 1851, her maiden name being Rachel Nan Martin. She had made her home in the Pittstons the last 66 years and was well known and highly esteemed there. She was married on October 4, 1874 to Mr. Courtright. Surviving Mrs. Courtright are her husband and children, William of West Pittston; Mrs. A. C. Hull of Castle, N.Y.; Walter of Oklahoma; Mrs. Anna Courtright of West Pittston, and Mrs. Ethel Reese of West Pittston. The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Services will be led by Rev. F. H. Cretser, pastor of Luzerne Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pittston Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna V. Mullery
Mrs. Anna V. Mullery, one of the best known residents of the Newtown section, died late Saturday night [July 29, 1933] at the family home, 15 Cummiskey Street, following seven weeks' illness of complications. She was a lifelong resident of Newtown and a devout member of St. Leo's Church, Ashley. Surviving are her husband, William D. Mullery; five children, William, Frank, Mrs. C. Tyler, Mrs. Jsoeph Barrett, and Mrs. Ray Gorham; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Lawler, Mrs. Harry Jones, Mrs. Peter Doran of this city and Miss Alice Higgings of Brooklyn, and a brother, Robert Higgins of Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Arlan Hedden and Thomas Renezicz
Twp Retreat Inmates Die Within An Hour
Two residents of the Retreat Almshouse died yesterday afternoon [July 30, 1931] within an hour. Both died from general debility. Arlan Hedden, 75, formerly of this city; admitted to the institution a year and three months ago, died at 4:45 p.m. He was a plasterer and bricklayer by trade. Thomas Renezicz, 60, formerly of Plymouth, died [July 30, 1933] at 5:30. He had been at the almshouse for more than five years. Relatives, friends, or persons interested in either of the deceased men are asked to kindly communicate with the superintendent of Retreat.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Walter Harris Dies at East Dallas
Mrs. Walter Harris 51, a well known and highly respected reisdent of Dallas Township, died on Saturday night [July 29, 1933] at her home in East Dallas, following several weeks' illness of complications. Mrs. Harris was a woman of sterling character, always willing to help those in need, and will be mourned by a host of friends. She was a member of Demuns M. E. Church and was active in its various societies. The funeral will be held from the family home tomorrow afternoon at 2 with services in charge of Rev. H. S. Munyon, pastor of Center Moreland Methodist Church. Interment in Pine Knoll Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

L.B.Tenant Dies In West
Loren B. Tenant, 79, died on Saturday morning [July 29, 1933] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur H. Jones, Chicago, following a lingering illness. Mr. Tenant was a former well known Ashley resident where he resided fro more than a half century, going to Chicago about seven yars ago to make his home with his daughter. He was especially well known in the railroad circles being employed by Central Railroad of New Jersey for forty-two years, the greater part of his railroad career being spent as a stationary engineer on Ashley Planes. He was retired by the company twelve years ago and placed on the pension list.

Mr. Tenant was born in Seeleyville, Wayne County, November 18, 1854. He moved to Ashley in 1875 and remained there until 1926. He was a member of Ashley Presbyterian Church and for a number of years was on the official board. His wife, who before marriage was Emily McIntosh, a member of one of the oldest Ashley families of Ashley died in 1910 and a daughter Mrs. Adeline H. Mood, died at Kingston in 1926. Mrs. Walter E. Black of 439 South River Street, another daguther was at his bedside when the end came, she being summoned there on Tuesday when his condition became critical. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Black and one son, J. R. Tenant of Dearborn, Michigan, and eight grandchildren. The remains were brought here yesterday and taken to the Black residence, 439 South River Street from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Robert Graham pastor of Ashley Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Beverly May Boyer
Death Index: BOYER--At Plains, April 15, 1934, Beverly May Boyer, aged one week, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boyer, 157 Gough Street, Plains, at 9:30 p.m. Survived by parents and one sister, Louise Alice. Funeral this afternoon at 4. Interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, April 16, 1934, Page 26.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward Kosick
Death Index: KOSICK--In Pittston Hospital, April 17, 1934, Edward Kosick, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kosick, 307 Wilson Street, West Exeter. Also survived by two sisters, Eleanor and Margaret, and a brother John. Funeral will be held this afternoon at 2, with interment in St. John's Slovak Cemetery, Exeter.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, April 18, 1934, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Donald Napolski
Death Index: Napolski---At Edwardsville, June 2, 1924, Donald, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Napolski, 179 1/2 Grove Street, Edwardsville, of pneumonia. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Joseph and Francis. The funeral will be held from the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Ivanick, 298 Lawrence Street, Edwardsville, this afternoon at 2. Interment in SS Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Pringle.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 4, 1934, Page 20.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Leon Wiluszewski
Death Index: Wiluszewski---In Nanticoke State Hospital, June 3, 1934, Leon, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wiluszewski, 922 Kosciuszko Street, Nanticoke, of pneumonia. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Dolores. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 8:30 with services in Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 4, 1934, Page 20.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George Geary
George Geary, 17 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Geary, 3 Reese Street, Plainsville, died yesterday morning (June 10, 1934) in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following 10 days' illness of pneumonia. Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Lola, and brothr, Robert. The funeral will be held from the family home on Tuesday afternoon at 2. Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 11, 1934, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rose Marie Plotts
Death Index: Plotts--At Plains, June 14, 1934, Rose Marie Plotts, four months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Plotts, 181 North Washington Street, of pneumonia. Besides her parents she is survived by a sister, Betty, and two brothers, Daniel and John. Funeral from the family home on Saturday morning at 11. Ceasetown Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, June 15, 1934, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Constance Sincavage
Funeral Notices: Constance Sincavage, 2 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wlater Sincavage, 238 Orchard Street, Plymouth, died yesterday morning [June 21, 1934] at 6;30 following nine days illness of pneumonia. Parents are the only survivors. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 from the home. Interment will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery at Muhlenburg.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 22, 1934, Page 30.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jane Frances Fink
Death Index: Fink--In Wilkes-Barre, June 28, 1934, Jane Frances Fink, 10 months old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Fink, 25 Essex Lane, city, after three weeks' illness of complications. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Mary and Ruth. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 10. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, June 30, 1934, Page 28.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary E. Follett
Mrs. Mary E. Follett died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Conley, 477 Shoemaker avenue, Wyoming, yesterday morning [July 30, 1931] following five weeks illness of complications. A resident of Wyoming for twenty years, she was a member of St. Mary's church of the Assumption, Pittston, St. Mary's Mothers' society, and Pocahontas lodge. Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. John Devers of Scranton, Mrs. R. W. Harper, Mrs. Louise Mawson, Mrs. Edward Conley, and Mrs. Corbet Hoover. The funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in St. Mary's church, Pittston. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Scranton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Eva M. Lutkevich
Mrs. Eva Maslowski Lutkevich, 35, died at her home, 860 North Pennsylvania avenue, on Wednesday night [July 29, 1931] after a short illness of complications. She leaves her husband, Peter Lutkevich, three children, Beatrice, Edward, and Geraldine Maslowski, and her father, Michael Boltrusis of Plymouth. Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 9 followed by a requiem high mass in St. Stanislaus' church North Main street. Interment will be at Wyoming Lithuanian cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Irene Rzepicka
Miss Irene Rzepicka, 18, a student at Plains high school, died at the family home, 88 Miner street, Hudson, yesterday morning [July 30, 1931] after a long illness of complications. She leaves her mother, brothers and sisters, Catherine, Martha, Louise, Stanley, and Thomas, all at home. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in St. Joseph's church, Hudson. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Pifer
John Pifer, 93, the second nonagenarian of Wyoming Valley to die this week, passed away at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Samuel Pifer Peran, 206 Academy street, Luzerne, last evening [July 30, 1931] following several years gradual decline in health. He was born at Mifflinville on August 15, 1838. He leaves a grandson, John Pifer, and his daughter-in-law. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 in charge of Rev. Ivan L. Snyder. Interment will be at Mifflinville cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William D. Smith

William D. Smith, 63, of 115 Harrison street, Taylor, well known in Old Forge, Duryea, and Wyoming, died yesterday morning [July 30, 1931] following a brief illness. He leaves his widow, Elizabeth James Smith, three children, Edward, Verna, and Truxton, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 with burial at Forest Home cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Bialco
John Bialco, 45, died at his home, 229 East Union street, Nanticoke, yesterday afternoon [July 30, 1931] following three weeks' illness of complications. Born in Ashley, he lived at Nanticoke for thirty years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Slovak church. His widow and several children survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stanley Suchoski
Stanley Suchoski, 48, of 19 St. David street, Plains, who was electrocuted on Tuesday at Keystone colliery of Conlon Coal Co. when he picked up a live wire, will be buried on Saturday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in SS. Peter and Paul's church, Plains. Interment will be at the church cemetery. He leaves his widow and children, Mrs. Anna Maluczeski, Mary, Joseph, Aloysius, John, Stanley, Theresa, Brigeda, and Helen and two brothers and a sister in Poland.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Pauline Hoover
Pauline Hoover, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hoover of Trucksville, died yesterday morning [January 15, 1933] at 4 in Nesbitt Memorial hospital. Besides her parents, she is survived by her brothers and sisters, Clarence, Ida, Frances, John, Marion, Nancy and Doris, all at home. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 from Kelly's funeral home, Turcksville. Rev. J. R. Compton will officiate and interment will be in Trucksville cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 16, 1933, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rebecca May Davis
Rebecca May Davis, 8 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Davis, died on Saturday morning at the home of the mother's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tucker, 20 Jeanette street, Plymouth, following a two week's illness. The funeral will be held today at 2 with services in charge of Rev. William Rosser of English Baptist church. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 16, 1933, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ales Litts
Ales Litts, 69, formerly of Luzerne, died last night [December 25, 1932] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Banta, 150 Sharpe street, Kingston. He is survived by his wife, Ida Litts, and the following children: Mrs. Eugene Hoover, Trucksville; Mrs. Harry Fitser, Courtdale; Mrs. Edward Banta, Kingston; Miss Edna Litts, Wyoming; Mrs. Luke Phillips, Kingston; Mrs. Carl Atkinson, Meshoppen; Mrs. George Eddy, Wyoming; Miss Irma Litts at home; also three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Hodmutt, Wyoming; Mrs. Jane Petty, Luzerne; Mrs. Esther Stradley, Wellsboro, and twenty-three grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 26, 1932, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Martin Howley
Martin Howley of 33 Bryden Street, Cork Lane, died yesterday morning [January 14, 1934] in Pittston Hospital following several weeks' illness. Mr. Howley had resided in the Pittston section for many years and had been employed until recently at No. 9 Colliery of The Pittston Company. He was a member of St. John's Church and the Holy Name Society. His only survivor is his sister, Mrs. John McGarry, with whom he resided. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9. A requiem mass will be sung at 9:30 in St. John's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.

There was a large concourse of friends and relatives present at the funeral of Martin Howley which took place at 9:45 yesterday morning from the home of his sister, Mrs. John McGarry of 33 Bryden Street, Cork Lane. Many floral tributes evinced the esteem held for Mr. Howley. Rev. H. T. Kennedy was celebrant of a requiem mass in St. John's Church at 9:30. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Bearers were Michael McGarry, James Musto. Michael Connors, Simon Manley, Patrick McLane and Edward Crane.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, January 18, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Martin Howley
Pittston lost an esteemed resident yesterday afternoon [June 18, 1934] when Martin died at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Tighe, Prospect Place, after a brief illness. Although Mr. Howley was not enjoying his usual good health recently he had been able to be about. Yesterday his sister discovered him ill in bed and medical aid was immediately summoned but he died within a few minutes. Mr. Howley was a lifelong resident of Pittston and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howley. He had made his home with his sister for the last 35 years. Mr. Howley was a member of St. John's Church and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. James Tighe and Belinda Howley of Pittston; Thomas of Scranton; Mrs. James Maloney, Blanche and Joseph Howley of New York City.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, June 19, 1934, Page 11.

A large concourse of friends and relatives attended the funeral of Martin Howley which was held yesterday morning frm the home of his sister, Mrs. James Tighe, Prospect Place, Pittston. A mass of lovely floral tributes indicated the high regard held for Mr. Howley. Rev. Joseph Neary, C.M., was celebrant of a solemn requiem mass in St. John's Church, Pittston. Rev. C. F. Carroll was deacon. Rev. H. T. Kennedy was subdeacon, Burial was in St. John's Cemetery. Bearers were James Carlin, Patrick Philbin, John T. Howley, John Grace, Earlhen Reynolds, and Joseph Williams.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, June 22, 1934.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Walsh
INJURIES PROVE FATAL
John Walsh, aged 30, a highly respected resident of Pittston, was fatally injured at the No. 1 shaft of the Pennsylvania Coal Co., Pittston, yesterday [12/05/1910]. He was employed as a company hand. He was caught between a rib and a car and internally injured. He was alive when taken from the mines and conveyed to his home in an ambulance. He was attended by Dr. Thompson. He died before evening. He was well liked by a large circle of friends. He is survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Patrick, Thomas, and Mrs. Andrew Owens, who reside at the homestead, Francis Walsh and Mrs. Charles Geegold, of Chicago.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, December 6, 1910, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Martin Holland
YOUNG MAN KILLED
Martin Holland, aged 21, was instantly killed yesterday morning [12/05/1910] at No. 9 colliery of the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. at Sugar Notch, by being squeezed between an empty mine car and a prop. The young man was employed as a company hand and he was sent to help one of the drivers for the day. They were driving along the road with an empty car when it jumped the track, pining Holland's head against the prop. His brains were crushed out and death was instantaneous. The untimely death of young Holland is a sad affair, as he just returned from the West and was only employed in the mines for three weeks. His parents are dead and he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. William Kane on Main street Sugar Notch, Mr. Kane being his uncle. The deceased was an exemplary young man, having a large circle of friends and his untimely death is mourned by the entire community.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, December 6, 1910, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James Kelly
FATAL ACCIDENT AT MINERAL SPRING COLLIERY TODAY
While at work at the Mineral Spring colliery at Parsons today a man who went under the name of John (sic) Kelly, aged 30 years, was killed by being struck by a runaway trip. Two other employees, James Riley of Wilkes-Barre, and Martin Hart of Parsons, were hurt. Both were struck by flying debris from the wreckage that piled up when the flying trip reached the bottom of the slope. Kelly, however, was unable to secure a place of safety and was caught in the rush with the result that his life was crushed out. The other two men are in a serious condition as a result of the injuries sustained.
Note: John Kelly was actually James Kelly.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Times, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 5, 1910, Page 23. [GenealogyBank.com]

MINER'S MILLS James Kelley (sic), the young man who was instantly killed at the Mineral Spring colliery on Monday, was a resident of this town and resided with his aunt, Mrs. John Rogan of North Street (sic), from where the funeral will take place this morning [December 7, 1910] at 9 o'clock, with services at the Sacred Heart Church, Plains. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday December 7, 1910, Page 19.

Miner's Mills Funeral
The funeral of James Kelly took place yesterday morning [December 7, 1910] at 9 o'clock from the home of his aunt, Mrs. Rogan, Mott street, Miner's Mills, and was largely attended by friends and relatives. A handsome floral display was in evidence. A high mass of requiem was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church, Plains, by Rev. P. J. Colligan. The flowers were carried by George Kelly and Edward Rogan. The pall bearers were Dennis Harrington, Harris Kenney, John Kelly of Scranton, John Kelly of Parsons, Patrick McCarthy, and James Duffy. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1910, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Harry Trumpore
Harry Trumpore, 52 years old, of 82 Chestnut Street, Georgetown, a prominent resident of Wilkes-Barre Township, was electrocuted yesterday afternoon [May 6, 1922] at the pumping station of the Spring Brook Water Supply Company at Georgetown. His son, Joseph Trumpore, while investigating the cause of his parent's death narrowly escaped a similar fate when he was rendered unconscious by contact with an electric switch.
The senior Trumpore was found apparently lifeless on the floor of the pumping station by Peter Dudack, a young man residing in the township. Traces of life were found but death occurred after the unconscious man had been removed to a place of safety.
For a time there was some mystery surrounding the cause of death. Two theories were entertained, one that Trumpore had been electrocuted and the other that he was the victim of heart trouble. His son was among the first to reach the building and he led in the investigation. He seized a switch controlling the machinery. The lever was charged heavily and the son was thrown to the floor. Dr. McGinty who had been called to attend the father and found him beyond aid, had a difficult time reviving the son.
The father's body was removed to M.J. McLaughlin's morgue where it was examined by Deputy Corner Daniel Mulligan. The hands showed burn marks, indicating that death had been caused by the same switch that injured the son. The body was later taken to the family home.
Trumpore was widely known in Wyoming Valley. He had been a resident of this city for some years. During that time he served as a city fireman and later as a policemen. He was a member of the Veteran Firemen's Association, formerly of the St. Aloysius Society and was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church.
He is survived by the following children: Joseph, a township police officer; Edward, John, Rose, and Mary, at home, Francis of Maryland, and Leo with a United States Aero Squardron in Coblenz, Germany. Three of the sons were in the country's fighting fources during the war.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, May 7, 1922, Page 1.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John D. Jones, Sr., Is Death's Victim
Complications caused the death yesterday morning [January 6, 1923] at 3 o'clock of John D. Jones, Sr., of 9 West Shawnee avenue, Plymouth. Mr. Jones for many years served as treasurer of Pilgrim Congregational Church and also sat on the board of trustees.
     He was employed by the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Company, as shaft engineer at the Nottingham Colliery, and served in this capacity faithfully for many years, but resigned this position about a year ago, owing to ill health. Prior to being employed at the Nottingham Colliery he was employed by the Kingston Coal Company as shfft engineer at the Gaylord Colliery.
     Deceased was sixty-four years of age. He is survived by one son, John, and the following sisters: Mrs. Henry Carver and Mrs. Frank Thomas of this place; Mrs. Thomas Davis of Tacoma, Wash. One brother, Edward J. Jones of Greenville, Pa., also survives. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon with brief services conducted at the house at 1:30 o'clock and further services at 2 o'clock in Pilgrim Congregational Church. Rev. J. Vines Thompson will officiate and interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, January 7, 1923, Page A-3.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Eleanor Evanko
FALL INTO HOT WATER IS FATAL
Scalded Swoyerville Child Dies in Hospital
Burns suffered when she fell into a pail of hot water at her home yesterday morning caused the death last night [September 5, 1934] at 7:30 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital of Eleanor Evanko, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Evanko, 538 Slocum Street, Swoyerville. When she was admitted to the hospital, examination revealed that she suffered severe scalds to the lower portion of the body.
   According to Mrs. Evanko, the child's mother, she was washing clothing yesterday morning and as a precaution placed a pail of hot water under the kitchen sink, out of the way of children. In some manner, the mother said, the child backed into the pail of water. Her screams attracted the attention of Mrs. Evanko who immediately arranged to have her removed to the hospital.
   The remains have been removed to the home of the child's grandmother, Mrs. Charnetski, 402 Main Street, Swoyerville, from where the funeral will be held. In addition to her parents the child is survived by sisters and brothers, Mary, Michael, Margaret, and John.
NOTE: Funeral Notice published 09-07-1934 page 28: Eleanor Evanko, from home of grandmother, 402 Main Street, Swoyerville, this morning at 10. Services at 10:30 in St. John's Slovak Church, Luzerne, Church cemetery, Courtdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, September 6, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rosalyn Casper
Rosalyn Casper, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Casper of 284 Phillips Street, Lynwood, died yesterday morning [September 10, 1934] at 6 following three weeks' illness of pneumonia. The girl was a sophomore at Hanover Township Memorial High School. She was born in Plymouth and was a member of St. Casimir's Lithuanian Church of Larksville. She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Frances and Leona Casper. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 8:30 at the home and at St. Casimir's Church at 9. Interment will be in church cemetery at Muhlenburg.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, September 11, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Walter Luba
Warrior Run Man Dies
Walter Luba, of 542 Orchard street, Warrior Run, died at Nanticoke State Hospital yesterday [March 6, 1930].  He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral will be held from the family home tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock with a high mass of requiem in Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, March 7, 1930, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Margaret Rita Fleming
Teacher Dies At Kingston
Margaret Rita Fleming, 28, Passes Away After Long Illness
Miss Margaret Rita Fleming, 28, prominent young woman of the West Side, died yesterday morning [September 3, 1933] at 8:45 at her home, 116 Main Street, Kingston. Miss Fleming a teacher in Kingston Borough Public Schools, had been in ill health for some time and had been bedfast since June.
   She received her preliminary education in Kingston Public Schools, being graduated from the high school there in 1935. She was graduated from Bloomsburg State Teachers' College two years later. Since that time Miss Fleming had been a member of the teaching staff of Schulyer Avenue Building.
   Miss Fleming was a devout member of St. Ignatius's Church. An excellent instructor, she had the love and respect of all her pupils and fellow teachers. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Fleming; a sister, Mary and a brother, James.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Russell Honeywell Accident Victim
Russell Honeywell, World War veteran and former resident of Dallas, died on Saturday [September 2, 1933] in a Binghamton hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident in Johnson City. He was born in Dallas 39 years ago, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Honeywell, eary resident of the Dallas section. Surviving are a brother, Fred Honeywell of Kunkle, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Hislop, Church Street, Dallas. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 from the Hislop home with burial in the famiy vault in Woodlawn Cemetery, Dallas. The American Legion will have charge of services at the grave. Members of the Black Diamond Post will meet at the Legion Home, Kingston, at 1 p.m. to attend the funeral in a body.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Jones
William Jones, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Jones, 101 South Main Street, Plains, died yesterday morning [September 3, 1933] following a brief illness of pneumonia. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters and a brother. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 with burial in Wyoming Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Michael Connors
Michael Connors of 55 Frothingham Street, Browntown, died Saturday night [September 2, 1933] following a few weeks' illness. Mr. Connors had made his home in Browntown for many years and was widely known in the Pittston section. He was a member of St. John's Church and Holy Name Society. He leaves three children, Loretta, Joseph, and Grace Connors; also two brothers, James and John of Browntown. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9. A high mass of requiem will be sung at 9:30 in St. John's Church, Pittston. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Thomas Lewis
Mrs. Thomas Lewis, died at her home, 190 Maple Street, Nanticoke, on Saturday afternoon [September 2, 1933] at 1:30 following a lingering illness of complications. Deceased was born in England and resided in Nanticoke for the last nine years where she enjoyed the acquaintance of a wide circle of friends. She was a member of Jean Rebekah Lodge of Nanticoke and St. George's Episcopal Church.
   Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth and Doris; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Foreshaw, of California. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2. Services will be conducted at the home by Rev. H. R. Taxdal, vicar of St. George's Church and interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Harriet C. Brislin
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Campbell Brislin, who died late Friday night [September 1, 1933] will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from the family home, 74 North Main Street. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church followed by burial in St. Francis' Cemetery, Nanticoke.
   Mrs. Brislin was born in Scotland and cme to this country at the age of 20, locating at Easton. Later she moved to Newport Township and had been a resident of this city for 25 years. Surviving are the following sons and daughters, Mrs. James F. Sweeney, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. E. R. Cavan, Kingston; James and Cornelius Brislin at home; Dennis Brislin, Wilkes-Barre; Hugh Brislin, Long Beach, Cal.; Samuel Brislin, Hazleton, and Peter Brislin, Jacksonville, Fla. She also leaves 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Deceased was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of Altar and Rosary Society.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. John Lally
The death of Mrs. John Lally, 67, occurred on Saturday morning [September 2, 1933] at her home, 90 New Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, following two months' illness. She was born in England, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Smith Lowe, and came to this city with her parents when a child. Surviving are her husband and the following children, Mrs. David Williams and Edith at home; John Lally, Bridgport, Conn., and Mrs. Thomas Lyall, Wilkes-Barre. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Eliza Everett, Lee Park, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock with a high mass of requiem in St. Joseph's Church, Georgetown. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edna Rogers
Edna Rogers, 26, died on Sunday morning [September 3, 1933] in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital. The remains were removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Rogers at Idetown from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2. Interment will be in Idetown Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William McGee
William McGee, 31, died early Sunday morning [September 3, 1933] at his home, 318 Charles Street, Parsons, following several weeks' illness. He was a member of St. Dominick's Church and Holy Name Society. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna Ruddy McGee; a brother John, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Riley, all of Parsons. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 9, with a high mass of requiem in St. Dominick's Church at 9:30. Burial will be in the church cemetery at Hudson.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Catherine Haduk
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Haduk, who died on Friday night [September 1, 1933] will be held this morning at 9 from the home of her son, Michael Gosekowsky, 854 Spring Street, Avoca, with a high mass of requiem in SS. Peter and Paul Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Haduk was well known in Avoca where she lived for many years. She was a member of SS. Paul and Peter Church (sic) and its various organizations. Besides her son she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Anthony Malinowski of Avoca.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Morris D. Lewis
Morris D. Lewis, 53, president of Beardslee and Lewis Coal Company, died on Friday night [September 1, 1933] at his home in Peckville. He was well known in the Scranton and Lackawanna Valley and at one time was engaged in the contracting business. Surviving are his wife, the former Agnes Williams, three daughters, Margorie and Freda, at home, and Mrs. Mildred Stephenson, Fosterdale, N.Y. He also leaves a sister, Mrs Helen Cure, Scranton, widow of Rev. George A. cure, well known Methodist minister of the Wyoming Conference.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Zulkowski
John Zulkowski, 60, 233 Pikes' Peak, Nanticoke section, was claimed by death on Saturday morning [September 2, 1933] at 7:55 following an illness of complications. Deceased was born in Poland and resided in Nanticoke for 59 years where he enjoyed the acquaintance of a wide circle of friends, and the respect of all who knew him. He was a member of the W. O. W. Lodge and St. Stanislaus Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Anna, also his mother, a brother and three sisters in Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anna Tippins
Anna, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Worthy Tippins, 291 West Church Street, Nanticoke, died at the family home on Saturday afternoon [September 2, 1933] following a short illness of pneumonia. Besides the parents, she is survived by four sisters: Ruth, Betty, Eleanore, and Loretta. The funeral will take place from the home of the bereaved parents, tomorrow afternoon at 2. Services will be held at the house with interment in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Davis
William Davis, 47, of 622 Prospect Street, Nanticoke, who had been ill for the past three years, died at his home on Saturday night [September 2, 1933]. He was born in Wales and until his illness was employed as a miner. He is survived by his widow and three children, Marjorie, Resmond, and James. Three brothers, of Scranton, also survive. They are Thomas Evans, David Davis, and Reese Davis. The funeral will be held from the Williams Funeral Parlors on Wednesday afternoon at 2. Rev. H. R. Taxdall of St. George's Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be in a Scranton cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Hannah Titus
Mrs. Hannah Titus, 75, of 329 North Washington Street, city, died last night [September 3, 1933] at 10:30 after a nine weeks' illness. Mrs. Titus was born in Wapwallopen, moving here about 45 years ago. She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and held the respect of a wide circle of friends. Her husband, Nathan Titus, died a year ago this month. Deceased is survived by the following sons, Bruce, Charles, Earl and Edmund, all of Philadelphia; daughters, Mrs. Lottie Williamson and Mrs. Ruth Worth, both of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Alexander Boettger, Kingston, and Reba, at home. Funeral plans are to be announced later.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Wyckowskas
Mrs. Mary Wyckowskas, 41, for 25 years a resident of Kingston, died yesterday morning [September 3, 1933] at 1 at the family home, 13 Corn Street, Kingston. She is survived by her husband, Joseph, and the following sons and daughters: Albee, Ramond, Willie, May, Adelle, Aldona, Neil, Melba, and Judith as well as two sisters, Mrs. Anna Rekus, and Mrs. Emily Muskus of Kingston, and two brothers, Dr. William R. Bolen of Blytheburn and John W. Bolen of Reading. The funeral will be held Wdnesday morning at 9 from the home, with requiem high mass in St. Mary's Lithuanian Church and interment in the chruch cemetery, Pringle.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Michael Seravage
Poisonous mushrooms which he picked near his home and ate Saturday night caused the death in Mercy Hospital yesterday [September 3, 1933] at noon of Michael (Marcavage) Seravage, 60, of Plymouth. The body was taken to the home of his son, Vincent, of 249 Orchard Street, Plymouth, with whom he lived. Surviving are his wife and the following children, Mrs. Mary Rincavage, Vincent, and Mrs. Margaret Pechukonis, all of Plymouth; and Joseph, of Luzerne. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the home of his son, Vincent. Interment will be in the Muhlenburg Lithuanian Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Steve Fayda
Steve Fayda, 50, of 221 Pine Street, Hanover, died at Retreat Hospital yesterday morning [September 3, 1933]. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Alek Honick, and one brother in Europe. The body was removed to the Garber Funeral Home, Plymouth, and later to the home of the sister at 221 Pine Street, from where the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem at 9:30 in Greek Catholic Church, Hanover. Interment will be in the church cemetery at Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 4, 1933, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James A. Fleming
Fall Injuries End Fatally
James A. Fleming, Erie Railroad Machinist, Dies at Pittston
     James A. Fleming, 50, machinist for the Erie Railroad, died yesterday afternoon [April 9, 1934] at 2 at his home at 25 Radcliffe Street, Pittston, after several month's illness of complications following a fall. Mr. Fleming was at work on the side of an engine when he lost his footing and fell to the ground, suffering a compound fracture of the hip which developed into complications.
     He was born in Wilkes-Barre, the son of Anthony Fleming and Catherine O'Connell Fleming, early residents of the East End section. HIs wife, the former Mary Lynch of this city, died 25 years ago.
     He is survived by one daughter Mary, and the following sisters and brothers: Nellie and John of Pittston, Dr. Frank Fleming of Exeter, Mrs. John T. Lynch of Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. John Hughes of Sayre, Sister Augusta of the Immaculate Heart Order, St. Joseph's Convent, Sayre, and George Fleming of Wilkes-Barre.
     For many years Mr. Fleming was a machinist for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in this city and Sayre, and 10 years ago went to Pittston to join the Erie Railroad. He was a member of St. John's Church, Pittston, and the Holy Name Society of the church. He was affiliated with the Knights of Columbus and International Machinists' Union. The funeral will be held from the residence Wednesday morning at 9, with high mass of requiem in St. John's Church at 9:30. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, April 10, 1934, Page 11.

The funeral of James A. Fleming was held yesterday morning from the home, 25 Radcliff Street, Pittston, and was largely attended. Many floral tributes attested to the high regard held for him. Rev. C. F. Carroll was celebrant of a solemn requiem mass in St. John' Church at 9:30. Rev. E. J. Melley was deacon and Rev. J. H. Houlihan of Sayre was sub-deacon. Rev. J. L. Golden of Exeter was seated in the sanctuary. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery at Hanover. Bearers were Thomas O'Boyle, Gerald Fleming, Harry Duke, Joseph Miller, Joseph and John Lynch.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, April 12, 1934, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Charles Helfrick
Death Index: HELFRICK--In Wilkes-Barre, August 28, 1934, at 4 o'clock, Charles Helfrick, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Helfrick, of 42 Luzerne Street. Mother is the former Genevieve H. Keating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery this afternoon at 2.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 29, 1934, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Andrew Heizer

Andrew Heizer, 52, died early Sunday morning [October 28, 1934] at his home, 16 Polaski Street, Georgetown. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem at 9:30 in St. Joseph's Slovak Church of the Heights. Burial will be n St. Mary's Cemetery at Hanover. Surviving are his wife, and six children, John, Andrew, George, Gertrude, Anna, and Mary, all at home; two brothers Adam and Stephen, and three sisters, Mary, Susanna and Mrs. Paul Lynch, all of Wilkes-Barre Township.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, October 29, 1934, Page 11.

Funeral Notice: Andrew Heizer, from 16 Polaski Street, Georgetown, tomorrow morning [October 31, 1934] at 9. Requiem mass at 9:30 in St. Joseph's slovak Church. St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover. In the list of survivors announced the names of a son, Joseph, and step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Heizer, were omitted.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, October 30. 1934, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Asa M. Smith Death Victim
One of the Founders of Christian Church at Sweet Valley
     Asa M. Smith, 85, one of the founders of the Christian Church of Sweet Valley died early Saturday morning [November 10, 1934] at his home in that place following a lingering illness. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with services in Maple Grove Church at Pikes Creek. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Smith was born at Trucksville January 12, 1849, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Atherholt Smith. Shortly before his marriage, about 60 years ago, he acquired a farm at Loyalville in Lake Township. In 1902 he moved to another farm at Sweet Valley, living on it for the remainder of his life.
     Mr. Smith donated two acres of land for the site of the Sweet Valley Christian Church and cemetery. The original church, a wooden structure, which was destroyed by fire eight years ago, was replaced by a brick building on Main Road, Sweet Valley.
     Surviving are his wife, and three children, Chauncey of Alderson, Mrs. Frank Lewis of Sweet Valley, and Charles Smith of Loyalville. He also leaves six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, November 12, 1934, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Walter Pollard
Walter Pollard, aged 9, of 1 Martin's Court, Pittston, died yesterday morning [November 11, 1934] at Pittston Hospital where he was admitted for treatment on Wednesday night. He was a student at Garfield Publich School where he was popular with students. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Besides his mother, he is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. John Shuback of New York City, Lillian, Nellie, Margaret, Ruth Doris. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 with services at the home. Rev. R. A. Rinker, officiating. Burial will be in Pittston cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, November 12, 1934, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Andrew C. Smith, 83, Dies in Hospital
     Andrew C. Smith, 83, formerly of this city, died Saturday night in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following several weeks illness.
     Mr. Smith was born at Bloomingburg, N.Y., May 24, 1851, the son of David J. and Adeline Ketchum Smith. He was a direct descendent of Captain Ephraim Smith, a soldier of the American Revolution.
     At an early age Mr. Smith moved with his parents to Scranton where he resided the greater part of his life. In his youth he learned the pattern-making trade which he following until his retirement from active work three years ago. During this long period he was connected with the Dickson Works, The Scranton Pump Company and the U. S. Textile Machine Works of Scranton, the Exeter Machine Works of West Pittston, and the Vulcan Iron Works of this city.
      On January 13, 1881, Mr. Smith was united in marriage to May A. Carey of this city. On January 13, 1931, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Smith died on January 22, 1934.
     From 1896 to 1903 Mr. Smith resided at 24 Church Street, city. He was active in church and fraternal affairs duriong his residence in this city. He was a member of Central M. E. Church, a worker in the organization of the Douglas Missin and was a past commander of Prince of Peace Commandery, Knights of Malta. Since the death of his wife he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Fred B. Howell at Shavertown. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son, Ripple C. Cmith of Scranton; a sister, Mrs. Edward Gagel of West Haven, Conn., and a grandson, Sheldon F. Smith, Scranton.
     Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the D. D. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Madison Avenue, Scranton. REv. P. K. Emmons will officiate. Interment will be in Dunmore Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, November 12, 1934, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Frederick Aloysius Pissott
County Name: Luzerne
State: PA
Submitters Name: A. Duval
Obit: Frederick A. Pissott, Alexander Street, Wilkes Barre, PA, died September 5, 2008, at age 98.  Born July 8, 1910, Mr. Pissott was retired from  the Wilkes-Barre City Police Force.  He leaves a wife of nine years, Patricia A. Reckin-Kelly-Pissott, and three children from his former marriage of forty-six years to Helen V. Thoma. Remaining children are: Donald S. Pissott, Hunlock Creek, Joann M. Milczakowski, Centreville, MD., and Ann L. Duval, Richmond, Virginia.

Robert Connors
Robert Connors, 9, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Connors of 148 Vine Street Pittston, died last night [December 16, 1934] at 6 at Pittston Hospital. He was admitted for surgical treatment on December 14. The child was a student of the fourth grade of St. John's Parochial School and was popular with his classmates. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister, Dolores, and two brothers, Jerry and Thomas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 17, 1934, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jerome Danksos
Death Index: DANKSOS--In General Hospital, December 31, 1934, at 7:30 p.m., Jerome Danksos, 2 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Danksos, 28 Poplar Street, Plains. The mother was the former Anna Dushner of Wilkes-Barre. Funeral will be private.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, January 1, 1935, Page 18.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Chas.Hoover
Charles Hoover aged 81 years  died on Monday afternoon [April 20, 1914] at 4 o'clock after about two weeks illness of pneumonia, at the home of his sister, Mrs. B. P. Kirkendall, at Shavertown. Mr. Hoover was a lifelong resident of Kingston township, but for the last  seven years made his home with his sister at Shavertown. He was a man of noble traits, also an old veteran and served in the civil war. He  is survived by the following brothers and sisters: John of Trucksville, James of Luzerne, Mrs. Wesley Spencer of Trucksville, and Mrs B. P. Kirkendall of Shavertown ,from where the funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock ,with service at the Methodist Episcopal Church at Trucksville at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in the Trucksville cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, April 21, 1914.
Submitted by Christopher Kile

Death of Bradley Hoover
Bradley Hoover a well known resident of Luzerne died at his home Wednesday morning [March 28, 1906] at 5 o'clock after two years of illness. Deceased was well known especially among the country people having been born and reared in Dallas. His Father was Jacob  Hoover, an early Dallas settler who died  some years ago. His Mother (nee Delong) is still living  at the ripe age of 92 years. Bradley was a gentle disposition honest and upright and always ready to help others. Had be lived until his next birthday, he would be 65 years of age. His mother and the following brothers and sisters survive him: Charles at home, John of Trucksville, James of Luzerne, Mrs. Wesley Spencer of Trucksville, Mrs. Bessie Kirkendall of Shavertown,and Mrs. Wm Parrish of Shavertown. The funeral was held  this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Trucksville Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 29, 1906.
Submitted by Christopher Kile

Found Dead in Bed [William Hoover]
William M. Hoover, aged 67 years, was found dead at his home in Dallas, last Wednesday [December 23, 1903] of paralysis of the brain. Services were held at 10 o'clock this morning at the late residence, and the remains were taken to Trucksville where final services were held. He is survived by his mother, four brothers and three sisters.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, December 30, 1903.
Submitted by Christopher Kile

William J. Gray, 3rd
Death Index: GRAY--At Buffalo, April 21, 1935, William J. Gray, 3rd, son of William Gray, Jr. and the late Evelyn Hillman Gray, formerly of Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, April 23, 1935, Page 22.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Martin Howley
Martin Howley of 265 William Street, Pittston, died yesterday afternoon [February 21, 1935] at 3 at Pittston Hospital where he had been admitted for medical treatment a few hours previously. Mr. Howley was born on Upper William Street, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Howley, and had resided in that city during his entire lifetime. Prior to his illness he was employed by the Pittston Company. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by one brother, John T. of William Street, Pittston and two sisters, Loretta and Mary, at home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, February 22, 1935, Page 6.

The funeral of Martin Howley was held yesterday morning at 9:45 from the family home, 265 William Street, Pittston and was largely attended. A solemn requiem mass was celebrated at St. John’s Church at 10:15 by Rev. E. J. Melley, assisted by Rev. H. T. Kennedy, as deacon, and Rev. A. G. ________ as sub-deacon. Burial was in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were Frank Mead, Edward Howley, Robert and James Rowan, John Martin, and Joseph Gill.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, February 26, 1935, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward J. Howley Jr.
     Edward J. Howley Jr., 61, of RD 1 Hunlock Creek, died Wednesday morning [July 17, 1988] at his home.
    Born Jan. 13, 1927, in Pittston, a son of the late Edward J. and Mary Keating Howley, he was a punch press operator for Rowe International Corp., New Jersey, prior to retiring to this area. Mr. Howley was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. He served in the Korean Conflict and was a member of Shawnee VFW and the Disabled War Veterans. He served as chief shop steward of the local union at Rowe International.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Edwards; daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Sharon) Guidetti, Murray Hill, N.J.; Mrs. Jeffery (Mary) Hadden, RD 1 Shickshinny; Mrs. John (Lorraine) Sikora, RD 1 Hunlock Creek; sons, Edward J. III, New Jersey; William, at home, seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mrs. Marion Zincavage, Manahawkin, N.J.; Mrs. Anna Rose Kocher, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Joseph, Plattsburg, N.Y.; John, Pittston. A son, Kevin, died in 1981.
     Military funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 frm the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment will be in Bloomingdale Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Rosary will be recited Thursday night.
Published in the Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, July 28, 1988, Page 17.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward J. Howley
     Edward J. Howley, 412 Kearney Ave., Kearney, N.J., died Wednesday [April 30, 1975] in West Hudson Hospital, Kearney.
     Born in Pittston, Oct. 29, 1889, he was a retired conductor from the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He was a member of St. Therese's Church, Kearney.
     Surviving are sons, Joseph, Plattsburg, N.Y.; John, Pittston; Edward, Millington, N. J.; daughters, Mrs. Albert Zincavage, Harrison, N.J.; Mrs. George Kocher, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Joseph Russell, Mrs. Paul Plasser, Kearney, N. J.; sister, Mrs. Winifred Evans, Pittston; 28 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be Monday at 9 from the Stanley Leonard Funeral Home, 67 Williams St. Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment, St. John's Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Saturday 7 to 9 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
Note: Edward was a son of John T. and Catherine Cowley Howley.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, May 1, 1975, Page 17.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Edward Howley
     Mrs. Edward J. Howley, 420 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N. J., formerly of Cork Lane, Pittston Township, died Saturday [May 8, 1971] in West Hudson Hospital, Newark N. J. The former Mary Keating of Pittston Township, she was a member of St. Stephen's Church.
     She was a Gold Star Mother. Her son, William, was killed in St. Lo, France during the Normandy Invasion.
     Survivors include her husband, Edward, retired Lehigh Valley Railroad conductor; sons Joseph, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; John, Pittston; Edward, Gilette, N.J.; Eugene, Fairfield, N.J.; daughters, Mrs. Marian Zincavage, Mrs. Lucille Russell, Mrs. Joan Glasser, all of Kearny; Mrs. George Kocher, Wilkes-Barre; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank and John Keating, Pittston; sisters Blanche Keating, Washington D.C.; Mrs. Frank Flynn, Elizabeth, N.J.; Mrs. William Tighe, Binghamton, N.Y.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 from the funeral home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, followed by Requiem Mass at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in parish cemetery. Friends may call tonight 7 to 9 and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, May 10, 1971. Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Catherine Holmes Moran
Moran Funeral Wednesday at 9
     Mrs. Catherine Moran, 41 School St. Hudson, Plains Twp., died at the family home yesterday afternoon [June 5, 1965], following an illness of two weeks.
     Born in County Mayo, Ireland, she came to this country at an early age. She is a member of Sacred Heart Church, Plains, and its Altar and Rosary Society.
     Surviving are the following children: Rosalie, principal of Cotton Ave. School, Plains-Laflin School District; William, teacher in Plains Memorial High School; Mrs. Edward O'Malley, Wilkes-Barre; Atty. Patrick Moran, New York City; Mrs. James J. Sheehan, Plains; Dr. John Moran, Carbondale; four grandchildren, among whom is Msgr. Edward O'Malley of Altoona; 11 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be held from Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 South Main St., Plains, Wednesday morning at 9 and from Sacred Heart Church at 9:30. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Friends may call Monday night 7 to 10 and therafter 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Published in the Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, June 6, 1965, Page 4 Section 2.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Catherine L. Moran
     Catherine L. Moran, 86, formerly of Dan Flood Towers, Kingston, died Sunday [June 25, 1995] at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre.
     She was born in Kingston, Dec. 20, 1908, daughter of the late Patrick and Clara Smith Rogan, and attended Kingston High School. She was a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1927 [correction: 1928]
     Mrs. Moran was employed as a registered nurse by Visiting Nurses of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and was later on the staff of Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. She was an American Red Cross volunteer for several years and a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; son, Frank, Jr.; daughter, Mary Augusta; brothers, Leo and Robert Rogan.
     Surviving are daughter, Claire R., Hanover Township; three grandchildren; sisters, Mary Roarty, Bethesda, Md.; Claire Parry, Irving, Texas; Margaret Speece, Kingston.
     Friends may call Tuesday, 3:30 to 7:30, at Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Ignatius Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Published in the Citizen's Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 26, 1995.
Submitted by Claire Moran


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