Obituaries


Sister Regina Dies At Avoca
Pittston Township Native Served in Immaculate Heart Order
     Sister M. Regina Marie, Pittston native and a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Order stationed at St. Mary's Convent, Avoca, died Saturday morning [January 18, 1936] after a brief illness. Sister Regina Marie was stricken with a heart attack while preparing for classes at St. Mary's Parochial School last Wednesday morning and her condition had been serious since.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 with a mass of requiem at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church, Avoca. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston.
     Sister Regina Marie, before entering the order 13 years ago, was Miss Mary Crane, daughter of Mrs. Bridget Crane and the late Henry Crane, pioneer residents of Pittston Township. She was born in Pittston Township and spent her entire life in that section. After graduation from St. John's High School and Marywood College, she entered the Immaculate Heart Order and for the past nine years had been stationed at Avoca.
     Surviving are her mother, two sisters, Stella Crane, Mrs. Michael Connors, Pittston, and two brothers, Joseph and Edward Crane, also of that city. Also an aunt, Sister M. Carmen (sic) [Carmel], stationed at Transfiguration Convent, Philadelphia, and a cousin, Sister M. Magdalen, a member of the Immaculate Heart Order, New York. 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 20, 1936, Page 9.

Many Attend Nun's Funeral
Priests and Laymen Gather to Pay Respects to Sister Regina
     The funeral of Sister M. Regina Marie, the former Miss Mary Crane, Norman Street, Pittston Township, was held yesterday morning from St. Mary's Convent, Avoca, where she had served as a member of the Immaculate Heart Order for the past nine years, and was attended by numerous friends, visiting priests , and nuns.
     A solemn requiem mass was celebrated at St. Mary's Church by Rev. Henry P. Burke, assisted by Rev. Dr. Edmund Langan as deacon, Rev. Joseph McGowan, Scranton, as sub-deacon; Rev. M. J. Quinn as master of ceremonies; Rev. Edward Nolan, Hazleton and Rev. Francis Kane, Mount Pocono as acolytes, and Rev. Joseph Nallin as censer bearer.
     Mass responses were sung by the Sisters' choir of Marywood College, Scranton, and pupils of St. Mary's School attended in a body.
     Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston, where final benediction was pronounced by Rev. Henry P. Burke.
     Seated in the Sanctuary: Monsignor P. J. Boland, Pittston; Rev. G. A. Jeffrey, Waymart; Rev. J. J. Featherstone, Dickson City; Rev. P. J. Gaffikin, Scranton; Rev. Leo Craig, Scranton; Rev. Arthur McAndrew, Pittston; Rev. C. C. Cummings, Wilkes-Barre; Rev. P. J. Durkan, Wilkes-Barre; Rev. F. Costello, Jermyn; Rev. A. R. Mulligan, Wilkes-Barre; Rev. E. J. Melley, Pittston; Rev. A. G. Rafferty, Pittston; Rev. H. T. Kennedy, Pittston; Rev. J. P. McAndrew, Minooka; Rev. J. A. Griffin, Marywood College; Rev. Eugene O'Boyle, Old Forge; Rev. James O'Hara, Dallas, and Rev. J. J. Gough, Pittston.
     Bearers were Joseph, Edward, and James Howley, George Fleming, Earl Evans and Frank Moran, all relatives.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, January 22, 1936, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

The Death of P. H. Loftus
     There was universal regret throughout the city on Tuesday [August 24, 1913] when it was announced that Patrick H. Loftus, a clerk of Select Council, had died at his home on Broad street. Mr. Loftus was in his 40th year and possessed many friends, both politically and socially. Deceased suffered from a complication of diseases but during his long illness was patient and had great Christian fortitude. He was born in Pittston and spent his whole life in this locality. In 1910 he was elected clerk of Select Council. Shortly after that time his health failed him, but council re-elected him.
     Deceased received a commercial education in the Scranton Business College and afterwwards secured a clerical position at Coxton, but owing to ill health he was obliged to relinquish it. His wife survives; also two brothers, Alderman Thomas Loftus and Ex-Chief Joseph Loftus.
Published in the Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, August 29, 1913, Page 16.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Died at Parsons (Patrick Harrison)
Former Resident of Murray Hill Dies at Home of Daughter.
Patrick Harrison, aged 61 years, died last night [August 28, 1913] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Cusick, Wood street Parsons. Death was due to stomach trouble and followed a long illness. Besides the daughter, one son, James Harrison, of Florida, survives. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning with a high mass at St. Dominic's Church, Parsons. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Hanover.
Published in the Sunday Independent, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, August 29, 1913, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Solomon D. Stroh Falls Dead on Street
     While on his way to work yesterday morning [September 12, 1913] death overtook Solomon D. Stroh a respectable citizen of Pittston, and before medical aid could reach him, he passed away. He left his home, 113 Luzerne avenue, accompanied by his son about 6:30 o'clock and apparently seemed in his usual health, but when he reached the corner of the First National Bank he collapsed. He was taken to the city hall where he was pronounced dead by Drs. Underwood and Hilbert. Had Mr. Stroh lived until the 24 of this month he would have been 61 years. His native home was Danville, his parents being John and Mary (Vankirk) Stroh. They both passed away when he was quite young and he lived with relatives in New Jersey and also with other relatives in Northumberland.
     He came to Pittston and at the age of 18 years he learned the blacksmith trade with his uncle William Stroh. This trade he followed all his life and at the time of his death was employed by the Hillside Coal and Iron Co. He was an expert workman and a man of excellent character, and his death caused sincere sorrow among a legion of friends in the community.
     In 1882, Mr. Stroh embarked in business for himself in Sweet Valley. His marriage took place in Pittston in 1884 to Mis Mary Morgan whose parents Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morgan were pioneer residents of this place. In 1885, Mr. Stroh returned to Pittston and purchased the blacksmith shop from William Stroh on William street, which he continued until the fire destroyed the shop and stock at a loss of $7,000. He afterwards opened a shop on Morgan street where he continued until 1900 when he retired from business. Later he accepted a position with S. B. Bennett at the Fernwood breaker and where Mr. Bennett sold out to the Hillside Co. Mr. Stroh continued to work for that company until the time of his death. Deceased of late did not enjoy good health but was able to be about. He was idle for a long time but resumed work several weeks ago. It is claimed that death was due to heart failure.
     Simon (sic) Stroh was one of the charter members of the Y. M. C. A. in Pittston and one of the first to join the Eagle Hose Co. Early in his life he professed his faith in Christ by becoming a communicant of the Methodist Church. He later joined the Presbyterian Church with his wife.
     Mr. Stroh served as special policeman in the city of Pittston for 20 years. In 1900 he was elected a member of the school board of Pittston city on which he served faithfully for four years.
     Mrs. Stroh passed to her reward in 1913. Their union was blessed with six children, all of whom are living. Mr. Stroh was a man who loved his home above all things and his family came first in his aspirations.
     Up to the time of Mrs. Stroh's death the family resided at the old Morgan homestead, on North Main street. Two months before her death Mrs. Stroh sold the residence to the Greek Catholic Church.
     Mr. Stroh is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Fred Bennetto, Bethlehem, Pa.; Mrs. Arthur Luce at home; Mrs. LeRoy Kennedy, Panama; Mrs. Robert McArt, West Pittston; Morgan and Gertrude, at home; also by two brothers and two sisters, John, James, Mrs. Anna Morgan, and Mrs. Charles Rheinhardt, all of Northumberland County; also 11 grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held from the family home, 113 Luzerne avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. R. A. Rinker of the Broad Street Presbyterian Church, will officiate and interment will be in Pittston Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, September 13, 1918, Page 16, Pittston News Section.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Boy Instantly Killed (John Busg or Bush)
John Busg, Aged 13 Years, Run Down by D., L. & W. Train
While on his way home for his noonday meal, John Busg, aged 13 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Busg of 204 Cherry Street, was run over by a train on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad and instantly killed [September 12, 1918]. He was crossing the railroad tracks at a point about 150 feel from the Stephenson street crossing when a northbound freight train came along and ran him down. His head was terribly crushed and both legs were broken. The body was removed to the family home.
Note: Funeral notice spelled the name as John Bush.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, September 13, 1918, Page 16, Pittston News Section.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward L. Hockenberry
Deceased Name: HOCKENBERRY -- Edward L.
83, of Pompano Beach, died Thursday, April 22, 1993. A 20 year resident moving here from Kingston, PA. Before retirement, he was an accountant with the Wallace - Murray Corporation in Scranton, PA. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Pompano Beach, Kingston Masonic Lodge (NU)395 of Wyoming, PA. Keystone Consistory Scottish Rite of Scranton, PA, Irem Shrine Temple of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Mr. Hockenberry was past president and chief of Irem Temple Provost Guard Unit and he was appointed Ambassador of Irem Temple. Also a member of the Gold Coast Shrine Club of Deerfield Beach active in both Mutineers and the Nomads of which he was a past president, and the High Square Club. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Pompano Beach; daughter, Nola Umlauf of Richboro, PA; sons, Lee Hockenberry of Trucksville, PA. Cornelius P. Dominick of Locust Grove, VA and Norman L. Dominick of Phoenixville, PA; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday (today) At Kraeer Funeral Home Downtown Pompano Chapel where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 7:20 PM. Interment will be in Forty Fort, PA. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to t he Shrine Crippled Childrens Hospitals and Burn Centers. Funeral arrangements by KRAEER FUNERAL HOME, 200 N. Federal Highway,, Pompano Beach, FL 33062. 305-941-4111
Published in all editions of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 25, 1993, Page 6b.
Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy

Lyle Merithew
Deceased Name: LYLE MERITHEW Lyle W. Merithew, 81, of Dallas, passed away Friday, Feb.1, 2008, in the Hospice Care of the VNA at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.
     Born in West Wyoming, he was a son of the late Lyle L. Merithew and the late Grace Merithew Cook. He attended the West Wyoming area schools and furthered his education during his military service. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a seaman first class in the Pacific and American Theaters during World War II.
     He was employed by the former Owens-Illinois, Pittston Township, for many years as a chrome plater.
     He was a longtime member of, and past master of, Wyoming Lodge 468, Wyoming; Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg; and the Irem Temple AANOMS, Dallas. He was also a member of the Shavertown United Methodist Church, Shavertown.
     He is survived by his wife, LaBerta (Shultz) Merithew, Dallas; sons, Robert Merithew and wife Nancy, Shavertown; David Merithew and wife Marion, Carverton; Richard Merithew, Larksville; and Donald Merithew, St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Gay, Stroudsburg; stepmother, Lillian Merithew, Wyoming; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 North Main St., Shavertown.
     Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.
     Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.
     A Masonic service will be conducted by members of Wyoming Lodge 468, at 4 p.m. Sunday.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Wyoming Lodge 468, 821 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, PA 18640.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, February 3, 2008.
Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy

Forrest Fulton Shultz
Obit: Forrest Shultz, 56, former resident of Wilkes Barre, died yesterday morning [April 5, 1933] in the Blind Mens Home, Philadelphia following a stroke.
     Mr Shultz lived on Lockhart street until a few years ago when he moved to Loyalville with his family. Following an illness he became blind and for the past two years he had been in the blinds men's home.
     Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Fannie Skillman; Children Theodore, South Carolina; Audrey and Irene New York City; Monroe and George of Dallas; Harry and Eleanor of Loyalville a Brother B.B. Shultz of Dallas; a sister, Mrs Ralph Ferrell of Brooklyn; and a half brother French Jones of Philadelphia.
     The funeral will be held from the Davis Wright funeral home, Tarsdale Avenue, Tacony, Philadelphia on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 6, 1933.
Submitted by Peg Shultz

Mrs. Elizabeth Bartleson
Mrs. Elizabeth Bartleson
     Mrs. Elizabeth Bartleson, a resident of Warrior Run the last 40 years, died on Saturday afternoon [December 22, 1935] at 2 at the home of her son, William Bartleson, 509 Front Street, Warrior Run, of complications. Her son, Merle, a manager of prize fighters, died several months ago.
     She is survived by the following children: Harry, George and William Bartleson; also six grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Merle Bartleson, 311 Hanover Street, Warrior Run, tomorrow afternoon at 2. Rev. Richard Owen will officiate and interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 23, 1935, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Boxing Manager Dies After Fall (Merle Bartleson)
Merle Bartleson Succumbs to Injuries
     Merle Bartleson, 43, well known in boxing circles as a trainer and manager of amateur and pro fighters, died Saturday afternoon [June 29, 1935] at his home, 311 Hanover Street, Warrior Run, of injuries received in a fall down a flight of stairs last week.
     Mr. Bartleson was a resident of Wilkes-Barre for 35 years and was employed by the Glen Alden Coal Company at Auchinclose Colliery. He was a veteran of Foreigh Wars, having served for 18 months at Camp Humphries, Va. He was a member of the American Legion Post 176, Warrior Run.
     Survivors are his wife and these children: Betty, Merle, and William; also a stepdaughter, Mary Kane, R.N., employed at Nanticoke State Hospital. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bartleson; three brothers, Harry, George, and William, all of Warrior Run, also survive.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 (EST). Rev. Richard Owens will officiate and interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, July 1, 1935, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

J. G. Pugh Sr., chairman of Swoyersville Council
     James G. Pugh Sr., 236 Simpson St., Swoyersville, died Tuesday afternoon [May 24, 1988] in General Hospital.
     Born in Swoyersville, son of the late Lewis and Josephine Brennan Pugh, he was a life resident of Swoyersville. Mr. Pugh was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Church, Swoyersville; Knights of Columbus Assumpta Council 3987 of Luzerne. He had been serving his third term as chairman of Swoyersville Council. He owned and operated Jamie's Snack Bar, Forty Fort, since 1975.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Vivian Amato; sons, Lewis, Forty Fort; James Jr., Swoyersville; Michael, Anthony, and David, all at home; brother, John, South Miami, Florida; sisters, Miss May Pugh and Mrs. Josephine Rydzewski, both of Germantown, Maryland; one grandchild.
     Funeral will be held Friday at 9 from Recupero Funeral Home, 406 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Swoyersville. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
Published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 25, 1988, Page 25.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James G. Pugh
     James G. Pugh, 44 Green St., Edwardsville, died Friday morning [May 1, 1987] in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient the past week.
     Born in Edwardsville, March 20, 1918, a son of the late John and Jennie Griffith Pugh, he was a graduate of Edwardsville High School, Bloomsburg State Teachers College and earned his master's degree in education from Bucknell. Mr. Pugh formerly taught in the Edwardsville School District and was a principal in the Sunbury schools of the Shikellamy School District. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post 283, Kingston, and American Legion, Edwardsville. He was a member of Bethesda Congregational Church, Edwardsville, where he formerly served as a deacon. He was a member of Franklin Hose Co., No. 2, Edwardsville.
     Surviving are brothers, Louis, at home; John, Bridgeport, Conn.; nieces and nephews.
     Funeral will be held Monday at 2 from the Jones Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Edwardsville, with Rev. Robert Francis officiating. Interment in Forty Fort Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
Published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, May 2, 1987, Page 17.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William H. Harris
     William H. Harris, 70, esteemed resident of Alderson, died in Nesbitt Memorial hospital on Monday evening [May 11, 1931] after a lingering illness of complications. He was born at Carverton but had resided at Alderson for fifty years.
     Surviving is a son, William L. Harris of Alderson, four brothers, Charles of Miners Mills, Harry, John and Edgar, all of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Edward Fisk of Dallas.
     The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1 from Nulton's funeral parlors at Beaumont. Additional services will be held in Kunkle M.E. church at 2 and interment will be at Warden cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, May 13, 1931, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Ellen Howley
     Mrs. Ellen Howley, a lifelong resident of greater Pittston and widow of Patrick Howley, died yesterday morning at the family home, 15 Searle Street, Pittston, following a week’s illness of pneumonia.
     Mrs. Howley was the former Ellen Kirby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kirby, early residents of the Browntown section of Pittston Township. She was born in Browntown and resided there until her marriage to Mr. Howley, when the family home was established in Pittston. She was a member of St. John’s Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
     The following children survive: James, Edward, Winifred, a teacher in Pittston City Schools, at home and Mrs. Robert McHugh, of Clarks Summit.
     The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 with a mass of requiem at St. John’s Church at 9:30. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Note: Mrs. Howley’s youngest child, Helen, also survived her. Mrs. Robert McHugh is Mary Howley McHugh.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, December 26, 1935, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Brakeman Lawler Killed (William Lawler)
He was Making a Coupling on the D. & H. Railroad
While William Lawler, a D. & H. brakeman, was making a coupling at Baltimore slope yesterday morning, he slipped and fell under the wheels. Both legs were broken, one of his hands was cut off and his back was hurt. He lived only a few hours after the accident. Mr. Lawler was married about fifteen months ago to Miss Kate Lavelle and they had one child. They lived at Mill Creek, but recently removed to Miner’s Mills. He was 28 years of age. His brothers surviving are Patrick, a brakeman on a D. & H. Freight; Michael and Dennis, and sisters, Mrs. James Ward, Mrs. Corneilus McMonigal, Alice, and Anna.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, February 1, 1896, Page 1.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Pugh
     William (Buff) Pugh, 15 Hoffman Street, Plains, died last night [August 23, 1966] at 10 in General Hospital where he had been a patient three weeks.
     He was born at Summit Hill. Surviving are brothers, Leo, Plains; George, West Orange, N.J.; Stanley, Newark, N.J.; sisters, Mrs. Helen Lawrence, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Margaret Kaye, Benton.
     Funeral will be held from the funeral home, 20 South Main Street, Plains, where friends may call tonight 7 to 10 and thereafter 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, August 24, 1966, Page 3.

Funeral notice: PUGH - William, 15 Hoffman Street, Plains Township, from the funeral home, 20 South Main Street, Plains, Friday morning 9. Requiem Mass 9:30 Sacred Heart Church, Parish cemetery. Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, August 25, 1966
Submitted by Claire Moran

Alderman Goeringer Dead
A WELL KNOWN RESIDENT PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME IN NORTH WILKES-BARRE
     Ferdinand Goeringer, alderman of the First ward, died last night [April 22, 1900] at 8:30 at his home, 49 Maple street. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, though he was able to be about and look after his business until a few weeks ago.
     Deceased was born in Germany 62 years ago and resided in this city twenty-six years. Previous to coming here he resided in Scranton, where he was married. His life was an industrious one and his qualities those of the good citizen and father. He was in the employ of the Lehigh Valley Coal Co. for twenty years and five years ago he was chosen alderman of the First ward. He was re-elected at the February election. He is survived by his wife and eleven children, all residents of this city. They are: August, Mrs. William Shield, Frederick, councilman from the first district; John, Mrs. Nelson Honeywell, Mrs. William Severn, Mrs. James Severn, Lissie, Nellie, Conrad, and Josie.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, April 23, 1900
Submitted by Alana Thevenet

Mrs. Louisa Goeringer Dies
Widow of Alderman From First Ward Survived by Eighty-Eight
     Eighty-eight survivors are left to mourn the death of Mrs. Louisa Goeringer, 81, mother of a prominent family, and a resident of the northern section of the city for fifty-five years.
     Mrs. Goeringer died of general debility at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Miles, 60 Kulp street, last night [February 5, 1931] at 9.
     The aged woman had been in failing health for several years but her condition did not become serious until three weeks ago. She was the wife of the late Ferdinand Goeringer, who was alderman of First ward of the city for a long period. He held that office when he died in 1900.
     Mrs. Goeringer was a member of St. Luke's Reformed Church and for years prior to her illness was active in church circles.
     A descendant of old German stock, Mrs. Goeringer was a typical home loving person. She was a devoted mother and, though her family interests came first, she was a loving neighbor and was a great influence when sickness occurred in her community.
     Mrs. Goeringer's survivors include nine children; forty-two grand children; thirty-three great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren, a sister and a brother.
     The surviving children are: August Goeringer, Fred Goeringer, Sr., former city controller and former city councilman and now prominent painting contractor; Conrad F. Goeringer, president of C.F. Goeringer Construction Co., and active in numerous business enterprises; Mrs. Nelson Honeywell of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. William Severns, Mrs. James Severns, Mrs. Joseph Banks, wife of Joseph Banks the contractor; Mrs. Thomas Taylor and Mrs. Robert Miles.
     Her surviving sister is Mrs. Mary Schneider and the surviving brother is Frank Fehlinger, both of this city. Among the grandchildren are Fred Goeringer, tax collector of State, county, and poor taxes in Wilkes-Barre city, and Harry F. Goeringer, realtor, banker and business man of this city. A son, John Goeringer, died in 1910 and a daughter, Mrs. William Schiel, died in 1929.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, February 6, 1931.
Submitted by Alana Thevenet

William L. Richards
     Obit: William L. Richards, aged 84, of 219 Andover street, died on Saturday afternoon [October 26, 1929]in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, after an illness of complications. Deceased was born in Wales and came to this city when a young man. He had been employed as a stationary engineer at Empire colliery, Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal company.
     Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John Johnson, Jr., a sister, Mrs. Daniel Morgan or Shamokin, and two brothers, Reese and Charles of Taylor. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be conducted at the residence by Rev. Gomer Evans. Interment will be in Hanover Green cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, on October 28, 1929, Page 15.
Submitted by Alana Thevenet

Mrs. Emma Fralick
Mrs. Emma Fralick of Carl street, Kingston, for many years a resident of Luzerne and a devout member of Bennett Presbyterian church, died at her home on Saturday morning [August 30, 1930] after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband Guy and her mother, Mrs. Sarah McCormick of Millersburg, a sister, Mrs. Luther Brink of Millersburg, one son Guy, Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Munster. The funeral will be held from the family home tomorrow afternoon at 2 with interment in Trucksville cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 1, 1930, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George Chipones
George Chipones, a well known businessman of Hanover township, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home, 707 Hazle street, city, following an illness of complications. Deceased is survived by his wife and two children, Edward and Ruth.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 1, 1930, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Walter Anderson
Mrs. Walter Anderson, aged 61, died at noon yesterday [August 31, 1930] at her home, 1303 Main street, Avoca, after a brief illness. Mrs. Anderson attended the marriage of her son, Richard, last Wednesday and shortly afterward was stricken with paralysis. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Campbell, early settlers of Moosic. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Langcliffe Presbyterian church of Avoca and was active in the missionary society. She is survived by one son, Richard, at home, a daughter, Mrs. J. F. Kreitz, of Philadelphia; a brother, Richard Campbell, and a sister Mrs. Harry George, of Moosic. Four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Elinor and Walter Kreitz, and Agnes G. Edwards of Philadelphia also survive. The funeral will be held from the late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. A. D. Behrends officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 1, 1930, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Patrick Pancratius Mangan
Obit: PATRICK P. MANGAN, 48 Poplar Street, Kingston, former newspaperman and educator, died early yesterday morning [March 22, 1938] of complications following a foot infection. He had been in failing health for several years. Mr. Mangan was born in Plains 62 years ago [February 4, 1875], son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mangan and was graduated from Plains and Wilkes-Barre high schools and Stroudsburg State Normal School. For several years he taught school in Plains and Plymouth Township but gave up teaching to enter the newspaper field. His first work was as correspondent and reporter for the Wilkes-Barre Record about 30 years ago. A terse but effective style of writing, remarkable energy and faithfulness to a trust and to his paper combined to make him outstanding in a day when Northeastern Pennsylvania had many newspapermen of distinction. Mr. Mangan was promoted to city editor, which post he held until failing health necessitated outdoor employment. Following many years of newspaper work, Mr. Mangan became publicity director for the Anthracite Bureau of Information in the Philadelphia offices. Later years he was employed at one of the collieries of Glen Alden Coal Company. Mr. Mangan was an ardent baseball fan and was personally acquainted with a number of big league players of his day. He was a member of St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, and Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Adeline Whelan of Rochester, N.Y.; three sons, John Mangan, a teacher in Kingston High School; Paul Mangan, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.; and Arthur Mangan, statistician for the State Employment Bureau at Hazleton; a brother, Michael J. Mangan of Waymart, and a sister, Mrs. J.F. McKeon [nee Bridget Mangan] of New Haven, Conn. The funeral will be held Friday morning with a requiem mass in St. Ignatius Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, March 23, 1938.
Submitted by Paul D. Mangan

Death of Lehman Woman (Mrs. Emma Louise Searfoss)
Mrs. Emma Louise Searfoss, aged 60, died at 5:30 o'clock yesterday morning [November 5, 1920] at her home at Lehman, following an illness of complications. Mrs. Searfoss, wife of Francis, was born in Wyoming County, March 8, 1860. Besides her husband she is survived by two children, Edward Raymond and Florence E. Searfoss. The funeral will be held from her home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at Dallas. Members of a Sunday school class of young men, of which Mrs. Searfoss was the teacher, will act as pall bearers, honorary carriers and floral bearers.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, November 6, 1920, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Miner's Mills Man (John Kenney/Kinney)
John Kenney, a popular man of Miner's Mills, died at his home on North Hudson avenue yesterday morning [November 5, 1920] at 5 o'clock of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Pendergast, of Cincinnati, Ohio. The funeral will be held from his home Monday morning at 9 o'clock. A high mass of requiem in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Miner's Mills and interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, November 6, 1920, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Woodrow B. Evans
Many Mourn W. B. Evans
Seven Fliers in Flower Ceremony at Fern Knoll Burial Park
     Fellow members of Wyoming Valley Flying Club dropped flowers from seven circling planes yesterday afternoon upon the grave of Woodrow B. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Evans of 326 Madison Street, who was electrocuted in Dorrance Colliery last Thursday [August 8, 1935].
     The flower ceremony held by the fliers in Fern Knoll Burial Park followed services at the home in charge of Rev. Thomas G. Swales of Derr Memorial M. E. Church and Rev. Howard Harrison of Plains M. E. Church.
     Pilots of the seven planes were Elmer T. Jones, Anthony C. Janerich, Fred W. "Slim" Soule, Harold G. Shoemaker, all of Forty Fort; K. Russell Smith of Wyoming, William Klisch of Harvey's Lake and Lawrence R. Spencer of Kingston.
     Bearers were members of Dorrance Local, U. M. W. of A. Flower carriers were members of his Sunday School Class at Derr Memorial Church.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Clinton Greenwald
Mrs. Clinton Greenwald of 217 Poplar Street, Wilkes-Barre, died on July 28 [1935] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Carlson, New York City after several weeks illness of complications. Before marriage Mrs. Greenwald was Miss Emma Smith of Georgia.

Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Amos Coolbaugh, 83, Dies at Forty Fort
     Amos Coolbaugh, 83, Lockville, died Sunday night [August 11, 1935] while visiting his son, Perry Coolbaugh, 48 West Pettebone Street, Forty Fort. The body was removed to the family home at Lockville from where the funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 (EST) with burial in Lockville Cemetery.
     Mr. Coolbaugh followed farming most of his life and was highly respected by a wide circle of friends in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
     Besides his wife, Mr. Coolbaugh is survived by five sons, Howard of West Wyoming, Philip, Carl, and Arthur, all of Lockville, and Perry Coolbaugh of Forty Fort.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Wanda Rivers
Mrs. Wanda Rivers, 28, died yesterday afternoon [August 12, 1935] at her home, 223 1/2 Hanover Street, Warrior Run. She is survived by her husband Stanley, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sutrynowicz of Nanticoke, a brother Zenon of California and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Bukowski of Hunlock Gardens and Mrs. Regina Wojciechowski of Nanticoke. The funeral probably will be held on Friday morning 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, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Henry C. Wolfe
     Henry C. Wolfe, 69, 26 Williow Street, died yesterday afternoon [Augusts 12, 1935] at his home at 4:25, after four years' illness.
     He was a member of Jr. O. U. A. M., and was a former Plymouth police chief, having held that office for 22 years.
     Surviving are his wife and the following children: James, at home; Mrs. Earl Benscotter, Muhlenburg; Thamen, Lynwood; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 (DST) from the home with further services in Franklin Street P. M. Church, Rev. Mr. Paul officiating. Interment will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Ethel Henning
     Mrs. Ethel Henning, wife of E. W. Henning of Jamestown, N.Y., and sister of Mrs. Samuel A. Boyd of Murray Street, Forty Fort, died yesterday morning [August 12, 1935] at General Hospital, Williamsport, where she submitted to an operation two weeks ago.
     Besides her husband she is survived by a brother, Richard Fisher of Denver, and three sisters, Mrs. Peter Ver Meulen of South Dakota, Mrs. Bess Hartung of Williamsport, and Mrs. Boyd of Forty Fort.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Otto Frank Hill
     Funeral services for Otto Frank Hill, who died at Hazleton State Hospital on Sunday, [August 11, 1935] will be held at the Grebey Funeral Home, Hazleton, Wednesday afternoon at 2 with burial in Vine Street Cemetery.
     Mr. Hill was president of the class of 1929 Hazleton High School and since graduation had been engaged in the maintenance department of Pennsylvania Power and LIght Company. Several years ago he organized the Otto Hill's orchestra. He was a member of Grace Reformed Church, Hazleton Eagles and Lafayette Council Order of Independent Americans.
     Surviving are his wife and three children, Albert, John, and Jean; his mother, Mrs. Anna Hill, and a sister Gertrude Hill of Hazleton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Lazur
     General of Joseph Lazur, 49, who died Sunday [August 11, 1935] following a two years' illness of complications, will be held Wednesday morning at 9 from the late home, 145 Loomis Street, Nanticoke. A requiem mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Slovak Church at 9:30 and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
     Deceased was born in Czechoslovakia and resided in Nanticoke for 33 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Slovak Church, P.S.R. and G. Catholic Union, and Slovak Catholic Sokols.
     Surviving are his wife, Anna, and children, Andrew of Nanticoke; John of Swoyerville; Mrs. Martin Tkach of Nanticoke; George, Christine, Mary, Michael, Steve, and Alice at home; brothers, John in Czechoslovakia; Steve in Canada; George and Andrew of Nanticoke; sisters, Mary Skurka of Hazleton; Mrs. Helen Kovalick of Shepton; Mrs. Susan Hornak of Hazleton; and Mrs. Anna Yuscak in Czechoslovakia.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Benton T. Jayne
     The funeral of Benton T. Jayne, 74, active in Lackawanna County politics for many years, will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the home, 832 Green Ridge Street, Scranton. Interment will be in Dunmore Cemetery. He passed away on Sunday [August 11, 1935] after a lingering illness.
     Mr. Jayne was born at North Mehoopany and had been a resident of Scranton for more than 50 years. He served 20 years as a school director, was registration commissioner under four governors and from 1903 to 1906 was director of public works. For the last 15 years he had been employed by the Third National Bank and Trust Company of Scranton.
     Surviving are his wife and two children, Mrs. Andrew B. Muir of Scranton and Lawrence C. Jayne of Los Angeles; two brothers, Addison of Elmira and Benjamin of Washington and a sister, Mrs. Nellie R. Smith of TTunkhannock. He also leaves one grandson, Benton T. Jayne, Jr.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Marion Alice Mills
     Marion Alice Mills, 79, died on Sunday at her home, Pond Creek, near White Haven, where she was a lifelong resident. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 (EST) with burial in Laurel Cemetery.
     Surviving are her husband, and three children, Gertrude Stolp, Charles Mills, Jr. and Harold Mills, at home; two stepsons, William Neusser of Alden and Ludwig Neusser of Bethlehem.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Annie Vincent
Mrs. Annie Vincent of 8 Maple Avenue, West Wyoming, died at her home yesterday morning [August 12, 1935] at 5:45 after eight weeks' illness of complications. She is survived by her husband, Frank Vincent, and two brothers, Conrad and Jacob Timms of Brooklyn, N.Y. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 (DST) from Scureman's Funeral Parlors, 296 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Robert B. Covert
     Mrs. Robert Bowman Covert, 28, of 24 West Luzerne Avenue, Larksville, died Sunday night [August 11, 1935] at 9 in General Hospital. Born in Nanticoke, she lived Larksville 17 years and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church there. She was admitted to the hospital on May 5.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by her father, Frank Bowman, three brothers, Charles of Larksville, William of Courtdale Terrace, Harry at home and a sister, Myrtle Bowman at home.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 (DST) at her home with Rev. Richard Davey, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Courtdale, officiating. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Lavendoskie
     The funeral of Mrs. Mary Lavendoskie, 32, who died Sunday [August 11, 1935] at her home, 134 Henry Street, Plains, will take place Wednesday morning at 10 with a requiem mass at 10:30 in SS Peter and Paul Church. Interment in church cemetery at Plains.
     Mrs. Lavendoskie had been employed as a janitress at Luzerne County Court House.
     Surviving are two brothers, Stanley Wasmanski of Hudson and John Wasmanski, Plains Township Commissioner, and two sisters, Mrs. Antoinette Szafran and Mrs. Nora Haleski. Her husband Frank, died five years ago.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Margaret Morgan
Mrs. Margaret Morgan, 63, died at 4:45 yesterday afternoon [August 12, 1935] at the home of her son, Harry, 87 Short Street, Edwardsville, of complications, after an illness of three years. Mrs. Morgan was born in Jackson, Ohio. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harriet Pritchard, Edwardsville, two sons, Harry, Edwardsville and William, Kingston She is also surved by one sister, Mrs. Alonzo Jones, Kingston and one brother, William, Binghamton. The funeral arrangements were incomplete last night.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Gwen Powell
     Mrs. Gwen Powell, highly respected resident of Nanticoke for the last 55 years and the widow of the late John Powell, 177 East Ridge Street, Nanticoke, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elvira Powell Clifford, Trucksville, of complications. The body has been removed to her late home in Nanticoke from where the funeral will be held.
     Mrs. Powell was a member of Nebo Baptist Church. She was well known in her community and was highly esteemed.
      Surviving are two sons, Richard at home; and Gwilliam of Berwick; four daughters, Mrs. Albert M. Clifford of Trucksville; Mrs. Harry Bond and Mrs. Thomas Cheaney of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Joseph Elmy of Lee Park; also 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Ellen Davis
Mary Ellen Davis, 19, of 80 Mechanic's Lane, Plymouth, died yesterday [August 12, 1935] of complications in Mercy Hospital. Miss Davis was a popular member of the younger set, being a senior at Plymouth High School. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis, a brother, Thomas, and the following sisters, Dora, Mrs. Rena Sitkowski, and Laura. Also her grandmother, Mrs. Dora Young.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday August 13, 1935, Page 10.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Pugh
     Mrs. Anna Pugh, 59 of Gaylord Avenue, Plymouth, died at 10:45 Saturday night [February 8, 1936] at her home followinhg a lingering illness. Mrs. Pugh was an active member of Pilgrim Congregational Church.
     She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Pugh, Mrs. Frank Dymond, and Thomas Pugh; two sisters, Edit Lewis and Mrs. Joseph Eynon and a brother, Thomas Lewis of Pittston.
     Funeral will take place at 2 Tuesday at the home, with service at 2:30 i Pilgrim Congreational Church. Rev. James G. Evans of Pilgrim Church and Rev. H. W. Griffith of Gaylord Avenue Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, February 10, 1936, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Walter Karpinski
Walter Karpinski, 46, of 14 Everhard Street, Buttonwood, died Saturday afternoon [February 8, 1936] at 1 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Besides his widow, he is survived by four children, Rose, Walter, Joseph and Sophia. Funeral plans have been made for 9 Tuesday morning, with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, West Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, February 10, 1936, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Legrand Speece
Legrand Speece
     Legrand (Lee) Speece, 56, of Provincial Towers, Wilkes-Barre, and Pensacola, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 16, 1990, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
     Born in Wilkes-Barre, August, 29, 1933, he was the son of the late William L. and Mary Thomas Speece. He attended Wilkes College and graduated from Florida State University, receiving a master's degree in sociology.
     Prior to his death, Speece had established three separate alcohol and drug treatment programs in Florida.
     Surviving are Linda Gradia, with whom he resided; brother, Andrew, Pensacola, Fla.; uncle, Robert Speece, Kingston.
     Funeral services will be conducted in Pensacola by Harper-Morris Funeral Home, Airport Boulevard, Pensacola, Fla. Interment will be in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola. Local arrangements are by the McLaughlin Funeral Homes, Wilkes-Barre and Kingston.
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, February 18, 1990, Page 10C
Submitted by Claire Moran

F. Murray Speece
     F. Murray Speece, 72, of 5434 Vogel Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, died there Tuesday night [December 13, 1983] in Bethesda North Hospital, following a brief illness.
     Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late Lee and Gertrude McKernan Speece. He was a former supervisor at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati more than 40 years.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Rosalie Clark, formerly of West Pittston; children, Clarke and Maureen, both at home, Kevin, Colorado; brother, Robert, Kingston.
     Funeral will be held Friday from Nurre Funeral Home, Mount Airy, Cincinnati, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Little Flower Church, Interment will be in Cincinnati.
Published in the Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, December 15, 1983, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death Calls at Several Homes (William Brogan)
William J. Brogan succumbs at The Miner's Hospital
     William J. Brogan died at the Miner's Hospital yesterday morning [March 17, 1910] from gangrene, which followed an operation for appendicitis. He was stricken with the disease on February 6 and entered the hospital the following day. His condition had been unfavorable all of this time and for the past week little hope of the recovery was entertained. Mr. Brogan is survived by his wife and the following children: James, William, Peter, Kate, Sarah, Pauline and Mary. The following sisters also survive him: Mrs John Gallagher and Mrs. James McHugh, Freeland and Mrs. Sarah Lawler of New York.
     The deceased served several one year terms several years ago as a school director, and was a man who was held in high respect by all of his acquaintances. He was a prominent member of the Young Men's C.T.A.B. Corps and a director of Freeland Water Company.
     The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Monday morning with a requiem mass at St. Ann's Church. Interment will be made at St. Ann's Cemetery.
Published in The Freeland Tribune, Freeland PA, March 18, 1910.
Submitted by Marie Joan Buday

Out of Town Deaths (Adam Brior)
Adam Brior, aged 76 years, dropped dead in West Hazleton, after leaving a happy circle of Christmas celebrants at his home. Brior was a pioneer resident of this section, and a veteran of the Civil War.
Published in the Reading Eagle, Reading PA, December 27, 1899.
Submitted by Vicki Hartman

Mrs. Susan Kurzawski
     Mrs. Susan (Kush) Kurzawski, 62, of 92 Main Street, Glen Lyon, died at 6 Saturday morning [November 10, 1934] at the family home following an illness of complications. She was born in Poland and resided in Glen Lyon for 55 years. Deceased was a member of St. Aldabert's Church of that place.
     Surviving are six children, Mrs. John Makowski, Joseph, Stanley, Jacob, Martin of Glen Lyon; and Walter of Wilkes-Barre.
     The funeral will be held from the late home Tuesday morning at 8:30. Brief services will be held at the home followed by a requiem mass at 9 in St. Aldabert's Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
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 Public 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

Mrs. Sarah E. Barber
     Stricken with apoplexy Mrs. Sarah E. Barber, 85, died Saturday [November 10, 1934] at the Old Ladies' Home, Carey Avenue. She was the widow of J. J. Barber. The funeral will be held from the Home this morning at 10:30 with Rev. Dr. F. L. Flinchbaugh of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in Hollenback Cemetery.
     Mrs. Barber was born August 4, 1849, in this city where she spent most of her life. She was a member of St. Stephen's Church, and was a guest at the Old Ladies' Home for 20 years.
     Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Francis Gunderman; three nephews, Jesse G. Bogert and Charles Bogert of this city, and Ralph Rogert of Endicott, N.Y., and a niece, Miss Mary L. Dougherty of this city. A sister, Mrs. Emma J. Bogert, passed away on May 22 of this year.
     The pallbearers at her funeral today will be George Swainbank, Harry Swainbank, Murray Barber, and Charles Bogert.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, November 12, 1934, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Nanticoke Vet, Hurt On Ship, Death Victim (Albert Kurzawski)
     Albert Kurzawski, of 829 Hanover Street, Nanticoke, who was injured during the World War when his ship was struck by a German torpedo, died Friday night [June 1, 1934] at the Coatsville Veterans Hospital. He was admitted to the institution several months before the signing of the Armistice and was confined there practically all the time since then.
     He was one of the first in Nanticoke to enlist in the service after the declaration of the war, and received commendation from superior officers for his heroic action at the time the ship was torpedoed. He was a fireman on the ship and refused to leave his post, receiving injuries and a disease that resulted in his death.
     The body has been transfered to the home of his father, Charles Kurzawski, 829 South Hanover Street. The funeral will take place at 2 Tuesday afternoon from the home, with services at Zion Reformed Church. Interment will be in Nanticoke Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 4, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Dandisin
     Mrs. Anna Dancisin died on Saturday afternoon [June 2, 1934] at the family home, 48 East Thomas Street, Miners Mills, following an illness of complications.
     Deceased is survived by her husband, Michael, a son, George, one grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Boler, Miners Mills, and Mrs. Mary Kopko, Czechoslovakia.
     The funeral will be held from the family home on Tuesday morning at 8:30. Services will be held at the home and in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church by Rev. Nicholas Chopey. Interment will be in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Cemetery at Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 4, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Cea Guseppe
     Cea Guseppe, of Connecticut, a former resident of Plains, died suddenly on Friday [June 1, 1934] while visiting at the home of Albert Capellini, 692 Shoemaker Avenue, West Wyoming.
     Surviving are his wife and three children, Angelo, Joseph, and Leveo. The funeral will be held from the Capellini residence this morning at 9. Interment will be in Italian Independent Cemetery, Wyoming.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 4, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Early Resident of Valley Dies (Catherine Gillespie)
Mrs. Catherine Gillespie, 80, Came to Region When Child
     Mrs. Catherine Gillespie, 80, a former resident of Plymouth Township, died on Saturday morning [January 13, 1934] at her home, 41 West Market Street, following an illness of two months of general debility. She was the widow of James Gillespie.
     Mrs. Gillespie was born in St. Paul, Minn., and came to this section with her parents when a child. She was the former Miss Catherine Barrett, daughter of Anthony Barrett and Bridget Tracey Barrett. The family settled at Pittston and then moved to Plymouth Township where she had resided until 12 years ago.
     Mrs. Barrett (sic) [Gillespie] was the sister of the late Anthony Barrett, Plymough Township, who died two years ago. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and while residing in Plymouth Township was a communicant of St. Vincent's Church.
     Surviving are children Mrs. Thomas Kinney, Academy Street; William Gillespie, Atlantic Avenue, Edwardsville; Mrs. Jessie Parsonage, South Franklin Street; Ann C. Gillespie, Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, and Bea L. Gillespie, the two latter at home. A son Michael died in 1917.
     The funeral will be held on Tuesday Morning from the home with a requiem mass in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover. Members of Wilkes-Barre Catholic Daughters will meet at Knights of Columbus Home, South Franklin Street, tonight and from there proceed to the Gillespie residence.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Harold Davis, 24, Dies of Rheumatic Fever
     Harold Davis, 24, a well known and esteemed young man of Plymouth, died early Saturday morning [January 13, 1934]at his home, 7 VanHorn Street, Plymouth, following two weeks' illness. Death was due to rheumatic fever.
     Deceased was a member of Henderson Gaylord Council, 316, Jr. O. U. A. M., and First Welsh Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davis, a sister, Dorothy, all of Plymouth. The funeral will be held from the family home on Tuesday afternoon at 2. Services will be conducted at the residence by Rev. D. C. Evans, pastor of First Welsh Baptist Church. Interment will be in Denison Cemetery at Forty Fort.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Betty Mitchell
Betty Mitchell, 18 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell, died on Saturday morning [January 13, 1934] in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following an illness of complications. Besides her parents she is survived by several brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held from the family home, 131 Kidder Street, East End, this afternoon.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Helen Kaslouskus
Miss Helen Kaslouskus, 20, died on Saturday [January 13, 1934] following an illness of complications. The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Joseph Akson, 27 Essex Lane, Tuesday morning at 9 with a high mass of requiem in Holy Trinity Lithuanian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery at Georgetown.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ignatz Makonis
Ignatz Makonsis, 41, died on Sunday morning [January 14, 1934] at his home, 88 Oak Street, Pittston, following several weeks illness of complications. Surviving are five children, George of Detroit, and Frances, Julia, Helen, and Ignacia, at home. He also leaves one brother, Charles Makonis of Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Christopher Coburn
     The funeral of Mrs. Christopher Coburn, 30, who died late Friday night [January 12, 1934] in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, will be held this afternoon at 2 from the family home, 71 South Welles Street, Kingston. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. A child born a week ago passed away last Thursday.
      Surviving Mrs. Coburn are her husband; two sons, Christopher, Jr. and Wililam; a daughter, Delores; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Payne of Wilkes-Barre; a brother, William Payne of New York City, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Herman of Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Agota Kimdertas
     Mrs. Agota Kimdertas died on Saturday night [January 13, 1934] at her home, 137 Center Street, Hanover section of Nanticoke, after two weeks illness of complications. She was a member of St. Joseph's Lithuanian Church of Hanover and its various societies.
     Surviving are two sons, Peter with whom she resided, and Anthony, and three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Simonitis, Nanticoke; Mrs. Anthony Bukshaw, Wanamie, and Mrs. Anthony Kisilauskas in Lithuania. She also leaves 13 grandchildren. [a line seems to be missing] [Wed]nesday morning at 8:30 with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Wanamie.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Helen Torma
     Mrs. Helen Torma of 134 Regal Street, Korn Krest, Hanover Township, mother of John Torma, Hanover Township Commissioiner, died early Saturday morning [January 13, 1934] in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following an illness of complications. The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning at 9 from the home with a high mass of requiem at 9:30 in SS. Peter and Paul Church, Plymouth. Interment will be in the parish cemetery at Plymouth.
     Surviving are the following children: Michael, New York City; Mrs. Martin Kline, Kingston; John, George, Basil, and Joseph, all at home. She also leaves one grandson and two brothers, John and Michael, of Europe.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George Seliga
     George Seliga died late Friday [January 12, 1934] at his home, 301 Roosevelt Street, West Exeter, following two weeks' illness of pneumonia. He was a member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church of Pittston.
     Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. William Greb, West Pittston; Susan, George, Anna, Florence, and Agnes at home. He also leaves this mother, Mrs. Michael Seliga, West Exeter and a sister, Mrs. George Mizenko, Swoyerville.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William J. Fedden
     Stricken with a heart attack late Friday night [January 12, 1934], William J. Fedden, 68 of 136 Center Street, Pittston, died suddenly. Mr. Fedden was taken ill while attending to the furnace fire and died within a few minutes.
     He was born in Pittston on September 28, 1865, being the son of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Bechtold) Fedden. He pursued the painting and paper hanging trade in the Pittston section. Mr. Fedden was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Hughestown, and Washington Camp, 257, P. O. S. of A.
     Surviving are his widow and the following children: Mrs. Michael Kropf and Elizabeth Fedden of New York City; Mrs. William Fairclough of Pittston; Mrs. Walter Richardson of Hughestown; Howard and William, at home; also brothers and sisters, Edward, George, and Annie, of Hilldale N.J., and Mrs. William Steele of Jopling, Md., and three grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30. Services will be conducted by Rev. F. C. Krapf of St. Peter's Church. Burial will be in Hughestown Lutheran Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ezra M. Griffith
Ezra M. Griffith, well known resident of 17 John Street, Sheatown, died at the home yesterday afternoon [January 14, 1934] following a heart attack. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Betty and Viola of New York and Mrs. Griffith Morgan, Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Walter Beacham
     Mrs. Walter Beacham, 66, died yesterday morning [January 14, 1934] at 11:50 at the family home, 242 Chestnut Street, Plymoputh, following an illness of complications.
     Mrs. Beacham was well known and esteemed in the community. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Westminster Bible Class. Her husband died about two years ago.
     Surviving are the following children: Mrs. George R. Rogan, Medina, N.Y.; Walter of Edwardsville; Mrs. Frank Snyder, Wilkes-Barre; George of Buffalo; Thomas, at home; also the following sisters and brothers: Edna Hughes of Kingston; Mrs. Arthur Wilson of Scranton; John and William Mainwaring of Scranton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 15, 1934, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jacob W. Waring
     Jacob W. Waring, 55, of 604 Ackley Street, Plymouth, died Friday morning [October 27, 1933] at 6:30 in the Homeopathic Hospital following a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Waring was taken to the hospital Sunday after an illness of one month and his condition was apparently improving but a sudden relapse occurred and he succumbed.
     Coming from New Era, Mr. Waring had been a resident of Plymouth the last 22 years. He was a carpenter by trade, being employed for some years by the Goff Lumber Company of Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of First Methodist Episcopal Church.
     Surviving are his wife and these children: Mrs. Andrew Sutton of Hunlock Creek; Kenneth, James, Ethel, Jean, and Laura, teacher in Davenport High School, all at home; Mrs. Chris Jones, Plymouth Township; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Waring of New Era; brother John Waring, Sayre; a brother Paul and sister, Mrs. Allan Gowan, also of New Era.
     The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 with services in charge of Rev. A. B. Foote. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, October 28, 1933, Page 5.

Funeral: Jacob Waring
     The funeral of Jacob W. Waring was held yesterday afternoon [October 30, 1933] from the family home, 604 Ackley Street, Plymouth, with many friends and relatives in attendance. Services were in charge of Rev. Adrain B. Foote. Mrs. John L. Davis sant "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
     Numerous floral pieces were carried by Edward Goulstone and Raymond Sweeney. Bearers were George Whipple, Joseph Balmerick, Andrew Sutton, Chris Jones, Kenneth Waring, and James Waring. Interment was in Edge Hill Cemeteryl. Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, October 31, 1933, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ambrose Belles
     Funeral of Ambrose Belles, 84, an early employe of the Old Gravity Road, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 from the home in Number 4 Section, Rocky Glen Road. Burial will be in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea.
     Mr. Belles died at midnight Wednesday [July 3, 1946] after a short illness. He was a member of the Christian and Military Alliance Church.
     Surviving are five children: Andrew, Number 4; Mrs. Ben Grifith, Mrs. Harry Wilson, and Mrs. Joseph Decker, Moosic, and Mrs. Daniel Shotwell, Avoca. Twenty-seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, July 6, 1946, Page 16.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Thomas Ruddy
     Thomas Ruddy died on Friday night [December 8, 1911] after a lengthy illness of cirhosis of the liver, at the family residence, 127 North Mead street. Deceased was 43 years of age and was employed about the mines of the Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Co. Besides his father, William Ruddy, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John Fox of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Peter Costello of Philadelphia, Michael and Patrick of this city. The funeral will take place this morning at 9 o'clock with a mass of requiem in St. Mary's Church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 4, 1934, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas Sheerin
     Thomas V. Sheerin, 44, of Lathrop Street, Kingston, died Sunday morning, January 24, 1988 in the Nesbitt Memorial Hospital.
     Born January 26, 1943, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Donahue Sheerin. A life long resident of the west side, he was a graduate of West Side Central Catholic School.
     He was employed in the cutting room at Leslie Fay Inc., for over 22 years. He was a veteran of U. S. Army and belonged to the VFW Anthracite Post #283, Kingston.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Janice Kostac; daughter, Mrs. William (Denise) Wylie, at home; son, Thomas R., at home; one grandson; brother, James, San Antonio, Tx.
     Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Maher-Collins Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Ignatius Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 25, 1988, Page 3B.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John O'Neill
     John T. O'Neill, 53, of 992 K. Meadowyck, Wecoesville, Lehigh County, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1988, at home.
     Born Aug. 21, 1934, in Kingston, he was the son of the late John and Sophia Narsavage O'Neil. He was married to Monique Andree.
     He retired in 1985 after 30 years of employment at the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem. He worked in the company's sales department.
     He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict and a 1952 graduate of Kingston High School. He was a member of VFW Post #283.
     Surviving in addition to this wife are daughters, Mrs. David (Debbie) rump, Allentown; Mrs. Frederick (Dominique) Walck, Jr., Allentown; brother, James O'Neil, Dallas, Pa.; four grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Connell Funeral Home, 256 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in the Assumption Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Colesville, Lehigh County.
     Interment will be in the Resurrection Cemetery, Wescoeville. Friends may call Tuesday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lehigh County Humane Society, 640 Dixon Drive.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 25, 1988, Page 3B.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Alexandria Alice Andrulewicz Czarnecki
     Mrs. Alexandria Czarnecki, 51, died yesterday morning [April 6, 1936] at the family home, 207 Freed Street, Sugar Notch, following an illness.  
     Deceased was born in Poland and lived in Sugar Notch for 30 years.  She was a member of Holy Family Church and Holy Rosary Society.  Her husband died 14 years ago.
     Surviving are these children: Stanley, Nanticoke; Anthony, John, Edward, Joseph, Bernard, Alexandria, Cecelia, all of Sugar Notch; also one grandchild.
     The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30.  Services will be held at Holy Family Church at 10.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, April 7, 1936, Page 10.

Funerals - Mrs. Alexandria Czarnecki, from 207 Freed Street, Sugar Notch, this morning [April 8, 1936] at 9:30.  Requiem mass at 10 at Holy Family Church.  Parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes Barre Record Wednesday April 8, 1936 p.24.

Alexandria Czarnecki - Funeral services for Mrs. Alexandria Czarnecki were held yesterday morning from the home, 207 Freed Street, Sugar Notch, folllowed by a solemn high mass of requiem in Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch.  Rev. Francis Kasaczun was celbrant of the mass, assisted by Rev. Roman Wandel, deacon and Rev. C. M. Frankowicz, subdeacon.  Pallbearers were Frank Nienkiewicz, Walter Pochoda, Peter Hanko, Peter Orlowski, Ignatius Rakowski, Bronislaw Misczynski.  Interment was in the parish cemetery at Sugar Notch.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre PA, Thursday, April 9, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Kevin Fosko

Orville R. Bissell
     Orville R. Bissell, 59, died at his home, Nuangola Station, Saturday night [September 12, 1936]. He was born in Cleveland, August 21, 1877, and came to Wilkes-Barre in 1927.
     He was a member of Christian Church of Forty Fort; Blue Lodge 571, F. and A. M., Chicago; Layfette Chapter, No. 2, Chicago; De lieu Vieut Commandery, 45, Wilkes-Barre; Zuhrah Temple, Minneapolis. He served as Justice of the Peace at Nuangola for two years.
     Mr. Bissell is survived by his widow, Anna Lewis Bissell, and one sister, Mrs. Homer B. Freed of Cleveland.
     The funeral will be held from the home at Nuangola, Tuesday afternoon [September 15, 1936] at 2. Services will be conducted by Rev. F. S. Crispell, pastor of Mountain Top Methodist Church. Interment will be made in Rippletown Cemetery. Coalville Lodge, F. and A. M. of Ashley will conduct their ritual at the grave.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, September 14, 1936, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anna May Delaney, March 27, 2002
     Anna May Delaney, 80, of Newberry Estates, Dallas, died Wednesday [March 27, 2002] at home.
     Born in Wilkes-Barre, she grew up in the Parsons section of the city, daughter of the late Marguerite Gallagher Wilson. She graduated from Coughlin High School in 1939.
     During World War II, she worked for the ration board in Dallas, PA., later she was employed at the Veterans' Administration, and after her family was raised, she worked at Guyette's Communication as the Service Department Manager.
     She was an avid card player, enjoying bridge with her friends, and pitch with her family. She learned to play golf from her husband who passed on the addiction to the family. An ever-faithful follower of her children and grandchildren's sports endeavors, extra-curricular interests, and theatrical pursuits, she hardly ever missed an event. Similarly, she was a daily communicant at the chapel College Misericordia.
     She was married for 53 years to the late Edward F. Delaney and they had three children Beth Ann, Harvey's Lake; P.J., Dallas; and Ned, Kingston; grandchildren Jared, Colin, Katie, Brendan, Erin, and Teddy.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home 20 South Main Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.
     Memorial donations, if desired may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Kitchen c/o 39 East Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, March 29, 2002, Page 12a.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rita Cawley, Dec. 29, 2001
     Rita Patrice Cawley, 85, formerly of Charles Street, Luzerne, died Saturday [December 29, 2001] at Tiffany Court Assisted Living Residence, Kingston.
     Born in Luzerne, she was a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Barrett) Cawley. She was a 1953 graduate of College Misericordia and graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township, before retiring. She was a U.S. Army Nurse Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a first lieutenant. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, formerly Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Luzerne.
     She was preceded in death by her brother, John, and sisters, Mary and Jules.
     Surviving are her sister-in-law, Catherine Cawley; nieces and nephews.
     The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish in St. Ann's Church, Bennett Street, Luzerne. Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, January 2, 2002,
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anna Cooney Bridgeland
     Mrs. Anna Cooney Bridgeland, 66, wife of Stephen Bridgeland, a life long resident of this community, died yesterday morning [December 15, 1936] at 2:10 at her home, 52 Knox Street, Lee Park, following a four weeks' illness.
     Mrs. Bridgland (sic) was the daughter of the late Michael and Hannah Connolly Cooney, pioneer residents of Ashley. She resided at Ashley until 25 years ago when she took up her residence in Lee Park.
     Deceased was a member of St. Aloysius's Church.
     Surviving besides her husband are these children: Ruth and Leo at home; Mrs. Peter Landau and Mrs. Peter Harkins of Wilkes-Barre; also two grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Funeral Notices published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, December 18, 1935:
Mrs. Anna Cooney Bridgeland, from 52 Knox street, Lee Park, this morning [December 18, 1935] at 9.  Requiem mass at 9:30 at St. Aloysius's Church. St. Mary's Cemetery

Mrs. Lucy Zwirko
     Mrs. Lucy Zwirko, 30 South Main Street, Duryea, died Saturday [December 14, 1935] at Taylor Hospital where she was admitted the previous day following a heart attack. Mrs. Zwirko was born in Poland but had resided in Duryea for 25 years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Mrs. Alex Ratchkowski, Tunkhannock; Michael; Manville, N.J.; and Joseph at home.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 with a mass of requiem at Holy Rosary Church at 9:30. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stanley Grotovsky
     Stanley Grotovsky, 60, of 6 Cherry Street, South Wikes-Barre, died yesterday morning at 11 following a few weeks' illness. Mr. Grotovsky was a member of St. Casimir's Church, Larksville.
     Surviving are his wife and the following children: Joseph, Anthony, Walter, Agnes and Stanley at home, Mrs. Thomas Kasota and Victoria Seymour of New York. One brother, Paul of Wilkes-Barre, and three grandchildren also survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Amelia S. Thornton
     Following a brief illness of heart trouble, Miss Amelia S. Thornton died Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Harriet Israel, 37 Academy Street, city. Miss Thornton was born in Mauch Chunk but had resided in this city practically her entire life.
     Miss Thornton was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church and was widely known through the city. She is survived by two nieces besides Mrs. Israel, Mrs. Ralph Zorzi, of Wilkes-Barre, and Mrs. F. N. Straughan, of Baltimore, Md.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from the home of Mrs. Israel and interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Henry Wade
     A native of England who came to this country when a young man, Harry Wade, 71, resident of Wyoming Valley for half a century, died yesterday afternoon [December 15, 1935] at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Peter Grimes, 49 Miner Street, Hudson. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grimes, with whom he resided; Mrs. John Nichols of Miners Mills and Mrs. Fred Nichols of Miners Mills.
     The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. John Nichols, 140 South Columbia Avenue, Miners Mills, Tuesday afternoon at 2. Interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Stryjesky
     Mrs. Mary Stryjesky, prominent resident of Duryea, died last night [December 15, 1935] at 8:25 in Pittston Hospital, where she was admitted December 7 for surgical treatment. Mrs. Stryjeski lived at 322 Main Street, Duryea.
     Born and raised in Duryea, deceased had conducted a hardware and plumbing supply store there for 20 years. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church.
     Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Cello Place; three children, Stanley and Edward at home and Mrs. Joseph Sedorcyk; two brothers, William and Edward Place; and a sister, Mrs. John Vrabble, all of Duryea.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Coal Company Official Dies (Joseph N. Shaw)
Joseph N. Shaw for Years Was Purchasing Agent for Glen Alden
     Joseph N. Shaw, 70, purchasing agent for Glen Alden Coal Company since it was organized and one of Scranton's best known and highly regarded residents, died at noon yesterday [December 15, 1935] in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, after undergoing an operation.
     Mr. Shaw became ill about a month ago and when he failed to show any improvement after being at his home for a week he was taken to the hospital. He underwent an operation Thursday and for a time he showed signs of rallying but suffered a relapse on Saturday night.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon from the home, 903 Electric Street, with Rev. William D. Golightly, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Interment willl be in Dunmore Cemetery where Masonic services will be held.
     Born in Davenport, Ia., Mr. Shaw was a son of the late Robert and Mary Shaw. After attending school in that city, his first employment was at the age of 17 as a clerk for Rock Island Railroad Company, in Washington, Ia.
     Mr. Shaw learned the business rapidly and advanced to various resposible positions until he became one of that company's valued employees.
     About 35 years ago his ability in railroad office circles was recognized by the late W. H. Truesdale, then president of Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, and when the latter tendered him a position as secretary to the president he went to New York.
     He served under Mr. Trusdale for about 10 years and then was transferred to Scranton as general storekeeper for Lackawanna Railroad. A few years later he was named purchasing agent of the mining department of that railroad and when Glen Alden Coal Company was formed he became its purchasing agent and continued in that capacity until his death.
     Since coming to Scranton, Mr. Shaw had been an active church worker and played an important part in civic and fraternal organizations. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and for many years served on its Board of Trustees.
     He also was a member of Keystone Consistory, Peter Williamson Lodge, F. & A. M.; Kinghts Templar, Irem Temple, and the Kiwanis and Green Ridge Clubs.
     Mr. Shaw married twice. His first wife, Martha Gatlin, Washington, Ia., died in May, 1923, and on November 14, 1925, he married Louise H. Williams, Scranton, who survives him.
     He also is survived by one son, Harold Shaw, East Orange, N.J.; a brother, Robert Shaw, St. Joseph, Mo., and a sister, Miss Jennie Shaw, Davenport, Ia.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Love
     John Love, 52, prominent resident of Parsons, died last night [December 15, 1935] at 5:45 in General Hospital following an operation. Mr. Love had been ill only five days.
     Born in Plains, deceased had been a resident of Parsons for 20 years. He was active in church work and was a deacon of Parsons Baptist Church. He had been employed by Miner-Hillard Milling Company the last 30 years and a was a member of Plains Council, Junior Mechanics.
     Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Margaret and Gertrude at home; also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Thomas Robinson, Plains, Mrs. Allan Stecker of Scranton, James Love of Plains, Mrs. Robert Gooby and Mrs. Robert Brown of Wilkes-Barre and William Love of Laflin.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Margaret Riley
     Miss Margaret Riley, a resident of Wikes-Barre the last 15 years, died Saturday night [December 14, 1935] in General Hospital. Miss Riley made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Francis Betram, 285 Andover Street.
     Deceased was born in New York City. She was a member of St. Leo's Church. There are no known survivors. The funeral will probably be tomorrow.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Nicely
     Mrs. Anna Nicely, 43, highly esteemed resident of this city, died Saturday morning [December 14, 1935] at 11:30 at her home. Besides her husband, she is survived by five children: Frederick, Robert, Edwin, Charles and Marjorie; also two sisters, Mrs. Walter Hamilton, Elizabeth, N. J.; Mrs. George Nagel, Wilkes-Barre; and two brothers, George and Peter Drietel, city, two grandchildren also survive.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 with further serivce at 2 at St. Luke's Reformed Church. Rev. H. A. Shiffer will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas Martin Wolfe
     Thomas Martin Wolfe of Huntington Township died Saturday night [December 14, 1935] at 8 at his home following an illness of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and a son Bernsil.
     The funeral will be held this afternoon at his home with Rev. W. H. Reismiller officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary W. Jones
     Mrs. Mary W. Jones, 74, wife of the late J. J. Jones and daughter of the late E. W. and Anne E. Marple, died at her home at Shavertown Saturday night [December 14, 1935] at 7. Mrs. Jones was born in Philadelphia, April 26, 1861.
     Surviving are a son, Marple P. Jones of Philadelphia; a sister, Emma M. Metzger, and a brother Stewart C. Marple of South River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Also a nephew, Stewart E. Marple, Jr. and a niece, Mrs. F. L. Klipple of Kingston.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from her home, 31 Center Street, Shavertown.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward Smeden
     Edward, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Smeden, died yesterday [December 15, 1935] morning at the family home, 197 North Main Street, Pittston.
     The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 with burial in St. Casimer's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Catherine Balavage
     Mrs. Catherine Balavage, a registered mid-wife for many years, died Saturday night [December 14, 1935] at 10:30 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anthony Payauyis, 98 Gilligan Street, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church.
     Besides Mrs. Bayauyis she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Andrew Sherman of Hanover Township, Anthony of Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Stanley Jutkowski of Georgetown. Sixteen grandchildren survive.
     Funeral will be held from Payauyis home Wednesday morning at 9 with requiem high mass in Holy Trinity Church at 9:30. Interment will be in parish cemetery at Bear Creek.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Accident Victim's Cousin Also Dies (Margaret Donohoe)
     Margaret Donohoe, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Donohoe of New York City, formerly of Ashley and this city, died Saturday morning [December 14, 1935] at 5:30 in Knickerbocker Hospital after two days' illness of pneumonia. She was a cousin of Thomas J. Donohoe of Madison Street, who died Friday morning of injuries received in an automobile accident Monday morning near Hazleton.
     The young girl attended Our Lady of Lourdes School in New York, where the family had lived the past five years.
     Surviving, besides her parents, are three sisters, Mary, Helen, and Nan, and two brothers, Joseph and John; also the following uncles and aunts: Anthony Dougherty, member of Wilkes-Barre Police Department; Margaret, Sallie, and Katherine Dougherty of 34 Hillard Street and Mrs. William Padden of North Washington Street.
     The body was sent from New York last night and taken to the Dougherty home from where the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9. A requiem high mass will be celebrated at Holy Savior Church at 9:30 an interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Injuries Are Fatal To Kingston Resident (Albert G. Oram)
     Albert G. Oram, 50, esteemed resident of Kingston and Edwardsville, died Saturday morning [December 14, 1935] at 3 in General Hospital of complications resulting from a fall on Thanksgiving Day at the home of his brother, John Oram, Jr., of South Atherton Avenue, Kingston, with whom he resided.
     Mr. Oram is survived by three children, Betty, Susan, and Alfred of Kingston; his mother, Mrs. John Oram, Sr., of Kingston; five sisters, Mrs. Lou Schoding of Pottsville, Mrs. Alfred Boysen of Plymouth, Mrs. Herman Saalberg, Mrs. Walter Kresge of Forty Fort, and Miss Amelia Oram; also two brothers, Thomas J. Oram of Audubon, N. J., and John Oram, Jr., of Kingston.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from the home of his sister, Mrs. Walter Kresge, 89 Slocum Street, Kingston. Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery. Services will be private.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Salesman Asks Aid and Dies (Michael Wolly)
Physician Called to Hotel Room Finds Man Was Heart Attack Victim
     Shortly after he had requested the services of a physician, Michael Wolly of 1 West 67th Street, New York City, a traveling salesman, was found dead in bed in his room at Hotel Sterling yesterday morning [December 15, 1935] between 12 and 1.
     Mr. Wolly, who handled supplies for window trimming, for years stopped at the hotel when in this section.
     He became ill about midnight on Saturday, telephoned to the desk clerk, and asked that a physician be summoned.
     Dr. Giering received no answer to his knocks at the Wolly room. When a hotel employe opened the door Dr. Giering pronounced the man dead of a heart attack.
     Deputy Corner J. Emmett Brislin inspected the body and released it to Undertaker Luther M. Kniffen. New York relatives were contacted and yesterday afternoon the body was shipped to a New York undertaker.
     Mr. Wolly leaves a wife and a daughter in New York City, it was reported.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Comiskey
     William, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Comiskey, 346 North Maple Street, Kingston, died Saturday morning [December 14, 1935] in Mercy Hospital. The funeral will be held this morning at 9 from Larkin's Funeral Home, Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Michael Klock
     Michael Klock, 59, 367 First Street, Lynwood, died Saturday night [December 14, 1935] at 11:05 in the family home following three months illness of complications. Mr. Klock, former resident of Plymouth, lived in Lynwood for the past eight years.
     He was a member of First Methodist Episcopal Church, Plymouth, and active in the church men's class. He was employed by Jersey Coal Company of Plymouth. Surviving are his widow and the following children: Mrs. Elmer Lohman, Nanticoke; William G. Klock, city; Alfred B. Klock, at home; Mrs. Samuel Craig, Hanover Green; Margaret and Earl at home. The following brothers and sisters and two grandchildren also survive: Louis, Stanley and Catherine Klock of Nanticoke and Sophie Klock of Hanover Green.
     Funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the home, Rev. Adrian B. Foote, minister of First M. E. Church, Plymouth, officiating. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 16, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Kathryn V. Gill
     Miss Kathryn V. Gill, a lifelong and respected resident of Pittston died last night [February 12, 1935] at the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Smith, 61 Church Street, that city. Miss Gill had been in failing health for some time past but had only been confined to her bed since Sunday. She was born at Upper Pittston, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gill and during her long residence in the community had earned the respect and esteem of a host of friends, who are grieved at her passing. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, the Blessed Virgin Sodality, and Court Santa Marie, Catholic Daughters of America.
     Besides Mrs. Smith, she is survived by two brothers, Matthew of Pittsburgh, and George of Scranton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, February 13, 1935, Page 17

Kathryn V. Gill
     The funeral of Miss Kathryn V. Gill was held yesterday morning [February 15, 1935] at 9:45 from the family home, 61 Church Street, Pittston, and was largely attended. A requiem mass was celebrated at St. John's Church at 10:15 by Rev. H. T. Kennedy, Burial was in the parish cemetery.
     The pallbearers were Thomas, Leo, and Eugene Smith, Thomas James and Joseph English.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, February 16, 1935, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of John J. Moran
     John J. Moran, aged 43, of East End, died on Saturday morning [November 28, 1925] of heart disease at 8:30 o'clock shortly after starting his day's work as an accountant at D. & H. freight Co. Mr. Moran had apparently been in good health and had not complained of any illness of any nature.
     Deceased was born in Hudson but had resided in this city practically his entire life and had a host of friends. He had been employed by D. & H. Co. for twenty-five y ears and was a member of Holy Savior Church. He was affiliated with Wilkes-Barre Council No. 302 Knights of Columbus.
     The funeral will be held from the home of his sister, Mrs. P. J. Ruddy, 315 New Hancock street, tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in Holy Savior Church at 9 o'clock and interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery at Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, November 30, 1925, Page 24.

Funeral of John Moran
The funeral of John Moran was held from the home of his sister, Mrs. P. J. Ruddy, 315 New Hancock street, yesterday morning [December 1, 1935] with a largely attended solemn high mass of requiem in Holy Savior Church. Rev. J. J. McCabe celebrated the mass with Rev. Father Monahan as deacon and Rev. Frank McHugh as subdeacon. Many fellow employees of deceased from D. & H. Railroad Co., were in attendance and there were many flowers. The flower carriers were Matt Rowley, Jacob Guttendorf, Edward Buckley, and Harry Bruch. The pall bearers were John Clark, John Corcoran, Michael Heffernan, Hugh Corbett, William Humphrey, and John Conway. Interment was in the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery at Hanover where Rev. Father McCabe gave the final benediction at the grave.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, December 2, 1925, Page 32.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas Langan
     Word has been received by Pittston relatives of the death of Thomas Langan, uncle of Mayor Ambrose Langan of Pittston and a former resident of that city, which occurred on Wednesday [November 27, 1935] at the family home in Woodriver, Nebraska, following an illness of complications. Mr. Langan was born in Pittston, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Langan, Sr., pioneer residents of Upper Pittston, but left to establish his home in the west 35 years ago.
     One son, Thomas, Jr. and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Morgan and Mrs. Harry Green, all of Nebraska survive. Also two brothers, James, former mayor of Pittston City, and John, Brooklyn.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. D. W. Davis of Kingston Dies
     Mrs. D. W. Davis, 62, wife of D. W. Davis who received the contract to remove the old pave for the widening of Market Street, died last night [December 1, 1935] at 11:15 at the home, 86 North Dorrance Street, Kingston.
     A resident of the West Side 50 years, Mrs. Davis was widely known and was an active member of Dorranceton U. C. Church and is organizations. She was a member of Kingston Chapter, O. E. S.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: George, William, and Edward, all of Kingston, David and Edith, at home; also a sister and a brother, Mrs. Reese Davis, Wilkes-Barre and Reese Thomas, Courtdale.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Nasta Thomas
     Mrs. Nasta Thomas, 61, well known resident of 83 Loomis Street, died last night [December 1, 1935] at 6 at her home following several months' illness. She has been a resident of Wilkes-Barre for more than 30 years.
     Surviving are two sons, Shible and Russel Thomas, commission merchants of this city; and three brothers, George and Anthony Essof of Canada, and Joseph Essof of Syria.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 at her home. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Church at 9:30 and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. George Beidenmiller
     Mrs. George Beidenmiller, 74, mother of Mrs. W. E. Weineck of State Street, Nanticoke, died last night [December 1, 1935] at 7 at her home in Lykens, Dauphin County. Mrs. Beidenmiller was a life long resident of Lykens, but was well known in Nanticoke. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Weineck, who is the wife of W. E. Weineck, superintendent of Susquehanna Collieries Company at Glen Lyon, Mrs. Beidenmiller leaves her husband, another daughter, Mrs. Bruce Guistwhite, and a son, George Beidenmiller.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Nadzan
     Joseph Nadzan, 48, of 115 Grant Street, Miners Mills, father of seven children, died yesterday morning December 1, 1935] at 10 following a short illness of pneumonia.
     He wa a member of St. Mary's Green Catholic Church and its men's organizations.
     Besides his wife he is survived by seven children: Mrs. Ewen Evans, Miners Mills; George, John, Helen, Frank, Andrew, and Michael, all at home; a brother Michael Nadzan, Pittston; two sisters Mrs. Mary Kerchelovski, Old Forge, and Mrs. Stephen Nemetz, Wyoming.
     Funeral will be held Wednesday morning. Services will be in St. Mary's Church and interment in parish cemetery at Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Guy P. Allen
     Guy P. Allen, 57, a familiar figure in central city business houses, died early Saturday morning [November 30, 1935] at General Hospital following a heart attack in his combination living quarters and office in Weitzenkorn Building, South Main Street. Mr. Allen, who was a deaf mute, carried on a business as journeyman sign painter.
     A young boy apprenticed to him told Officers Joseph Austin and Michael Kmetz, who removed the body to the hospital, that Mr. Allen had complained of slight discomfort on Friday night and asked him to remain over night. At 6 Saturday morning he was stricken. He was taken to General Hospital, but died at 9 a.m.
     Deceased is survived by a brother, Poe Allen of Endicott.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Andrew Kozak
Andrew Kozak, 48, of 167 Grove Street, Edwardsvllle, who died suddenly yesterday morning [December 1, 1935] at the home of John Ferio, 23 1/2 Center Street, Kingston will be buried at 1 this afternoon from the Morris Funeral Home, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre with services at the St. Mary's Greek Catholic Church, Chestnut Street. Kingston, in charge of Rev. Emil Semitcovsky.
     Deceased had been visiting his sister, Mrs. John Ferio, and complained of feeling ill. A short time later his death occurred.
     Deputy Coroner Charles Doron was notified by Dr. Myles T. Kavanaugh and immediately ordered the body to Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, where an autopsy was performed by Dr. T. J. Wenner, who stated that death came from natural causes. County Detective Richard Powell, Patrolmen Lewis Laughlin and William York of Kingston investigated.
     Besides his sister, Mrs. John Ferio, he is survived by his wife and 16 year old daughter in Czechoslovakia.
     Interment will be in St. Mary's Greek Catholic Cemetery in Pringle.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Connolly
     Joseph Connolly, 56, prominent Plymouth businessman, died Saturday morning [November 30, 1935] at 3 at his home, 21 Jeanette Street, Plymouth, following a one-day illness.
     Mr. Connolly, business manager of Shawnee Choral Society, was a member of official board of First M. E. Church. He was born in Ireland and came to New York when a child with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Connolly. He entered the cabinet business at Plymouth with his father in 1907.
     Surviving are his wife and children: Ruth, Sara, Amy, Josephine, Paul, Charlotte and Margaret; also sister, Mrs. Charlotte Armstrong of Union City, N.Y.
     Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from the home with Rev. Adrian B. Foote of First M. E. Church officiating. Interment will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Manus Granahan
     Manus Granahan died Saturday night [November 30, 1935] at 7:30 at the home of his niece, Mrs. Michael McGuire, 200 South Main Street, Avoca, after several weeks' illness of complications. Mr. Granahan was born in Pittston, but had resided in Avoca for many years and was well known there. For a number of years he was employed about the mines and also served as sexton at St. Mary's Church for a period of time. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by a brother, Michael of Pittston.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 with a mass of requiem at 20 at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Annie Williams
     Mrs. Annie Williams, 59, who died Friday [November 29, 1935] at her home, 158 Sussex Street, Old Forge, will be buried this afternoon at 2:30 with interment in Forest Home Cemetery, Taylor.
     Mrs. Williams was a member of Old Forge Lodge 245, Daughters of Pocahontas, and Nebo Congregational Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Robert Williams; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Chelland, and Hannah Williams, both of Old Forge; two sons, Robert and Ishamael Williams, at home, and two brothers, Daniel Edwards of Scranton and Owen Edwards of Windber, Pa.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Daniel Carter
     Daniel Carter, 49, of 246 Center Avenue, Plymouth, died yesterday morning [December 1, 1935] at 10:20 in General Hospital following several months' illness of pneumonia. He was a former resident of Swoyerville and moved to Plymouth recently. He had been employed for many years in the mines.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary; two brothers, James of Boston and John of Wilkes-Barre, and one sister, Mrs. John McAndrew of Pittston. Remains have been removed to McLaughlin Funeral Home, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, from where the funeral will be held. interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, December 2, 1935, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Catherine O'Connor
     Mrs. Catherine O'Connor, 44, died last evening [April 29, 1931] at her home, 63 Kulp Street, after several months' illness of complications. Mrs. O'Connor had lived in this city the last eighteen years, having come here from Mahanoy City. She was a member of St. John's R.C. Church and of the Altar and Rosary society.
     Surviving are her husband Jeremiah, her children, Patrick, Jeremiah, Jr., John and Catherine, her mother, Mrs. Rose Wherrity of Mahanoy City, her sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hutchinson of Philadelphia and Mrs. Rose Cummings of Mahanoy City, and a brother John Wherrity of Philadelphia.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, April 30, 1931, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Michael Moran
Michael Moran, aged 52 years (sic), died yesterday [July 16, 1897] at his home at Mill Creek from asthma and a complication of diseases. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. John Walsh, Mrs. John Grady, P. A. Moran, Michael, Mary, Mrs. Annie Ruddy, Thomas, and John. Mr. Moran was supervisor for two years in Plains Township. He was a member of the C. M. B. A., E. B. A., and Father Mathew societies. Funeral will be on Monday morning with mass of requiem in Sacred Heart Church, Plains, and interment at Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, July 17, 1897, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Mrs. Michael Moran
Mrs. Michael Moran, formerly of Hudson, died last night [November 28, 1913] at 9:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. J. Ruddy, 315 New Hancock street, at whose home she had lived for the past few years. The deceased was born in Ireland and came to this country shortly after her marriage. She and her husband located at Boston where they remained for several years, later moving to Hudson. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Lavelle of this city and the following children: Patrick and Mrs. John Grady, of Hudson; Thomas and Michael of Plains; John Moran, Mrs. P. J. McLaughlin and Mrs. P. J. Ruddy of this city. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the Ruddy home. A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in Holy Savior Church and interment will be in St. John's Cemetery at Pittston. The family requests that friends kindly omit flowers.
Note:  Mrs. Michael Moran's Maiden name was Mary Cain (Kane). 
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, November 29, 1913, Page 19.

The funeral of Mrs. Michael Moran will be held this morning [December 1, 1913] at 9 o'clock from the Ruddy home, 315 New Hancock Street, Wilkes-Barre.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in Holy Savior Church and interment in St. John's Cemetery in Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, December 1, 1913, Page 17, Plains News
Submitted by Claire Moran


Obituary for Marie McAndrew Moran
Have Passed Away
Deaths of Residents of Wilkes-Barre and Vicinity
One of the most lamented deaths for some time was that of the young wife of P. A. Moran, a prominent business man of Mill Creek. A few days ago a fine little boy was born to Mrs. Moran and her death followed. She expired at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning [January 27, 1895]. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McAndrew of Browntown, Pittston. She became the wife of Mr. Moran about a year ago and no couple ever entered upon life's journey with more happy prospects. The funeral will take place from the family residence on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock with a mass of requiem in Plains Catholic Church. Interment in Market street cemetery, Pittston. Scranton papers please announce.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 28, 1895, Page 1.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ellen Donnelly Death Victim
Widow of Former Pittston Mayor Will be Buried on Wednesday
     Mrs. Ellen Donnelly, widow of M. N. Donnelly, former Pittston mayor and a respected resident of that community for many years, died yesterday afternoon [November 15, 1936] at 4:30 at Pittston Hospital where she was admitted for medical treatment on November 11.
     The remains have been taken to the family home, 82 Butler Street, from where the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9. A Requiem mass will be celebrated at St. John's Church at 9:30 and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Although Mrs. Donnelly had not enjoyed good health for some time past she was able to [be] about until recently and news of her death was a shock to a host of friends through Pittston and vicinity.
     Deceased was the former Ellen Mangan and was born in Hawley. Following her marriage to Attorney Donnelly 35 years ago they established their home in Pittston, where it had since been located. Through her long life in that community, Mrs. Donnelly had earned the respect and friendship of numerous residents and her death has caused widespread sorrow. She was a member of St. John's Church and the Altar and Rosary Socitey.
     Surviving are two sons, Thomas and Francis, both at home.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, November 16, 1936, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stephen Carlin Dies
     Stephen T. Carlin, 63, of 470 Bennett Street, Luzerne, died last night [October 20, 1964] at 8:15 at home, following an illness.
     He was born in Luzerne, son of Edward and Elizabeth Lyons Carlin.
     Prior to his retirement last year, Mr. Carlin was employed as an engineer with Glen Alden Coal Company. He also was engineer for Luzerne Borough.
     He was a member of American Legion Post 525, Luzerne; charter member of Northeastern Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Luzerne.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Edith Dieffenbacher; children Dr. Gawain, Mountaintop; Stephen, Jr., Courtdale; Clairs, at home; brother, Michael, Long Island; sister, Mrs. Catherine Nothoff, Luzerne; three grandchildren.
     Funeral will be held from the funeral home, 392 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, Friday morning at 8:45. Mass will be held at 9:30 in Sacred Heart Church. Interment in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call tonight and tomorrow night, 7 to 9.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, October 21, 1964, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Thomas Smith Expires in Hospital
     Mrs. Thomas L. Smith, 61 Church Street, Pittston, died yesterday [October 20, 1964] at noon in Pittston Hospital where she was a medical patient two weeks.
     Mrs. Smith was born and raised at Pittston Junction. The former Margaret Gill, she was a daughter of Thomas H. and Catherine Mackin Gill. Her husband, Thomas, died August 1961.
     Mrs. Smith was a member of St. John th Evangelist Church, Pittston; Altar and Rosary Society, and charter member of Court Santa Maria, Catholic Daughters of America.
     Surviving are children, Catherine, faculty member of Pittston High School, at home; Thomas J. Oradell, N. J.; Mrs. John Polischeck, Philadelphia; Mrs. Edwin Winn, Los Angeles; John T., Long Island, N. Y.; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sons, Leo J., and Gene, preceded her in death.
     Funeral will be held from the funeral home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston, Friday morning at 9. Requiem Mass will be said at 9:30 in St. John's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call tonight, 7 to 10 an thereafter 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, October 21, 1964, Page 11.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas L. Smith
     Thomas L. Smith, 61 Church Street, Pittston, died yesterday afternoon [August 2, 1961] at his home following several weeks illness.
     A son of the late John and Rose Briardy Smith, he was born in Cork Lane section of Pittston Township.  Mr. Smith lived in Pittston 50 years.  Prior to his retirement six years ago, he was a weighmaster at Kehoe-Bergh Coal Company.  He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Holy Name Society.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Gill, children, Thomas J., Oradell, N.J.; Catherine, at home, a teacher in Pittston High School; Mrs. John Polischeck, Philadelphia; Mrs. Edwin Winn, Weaverville, Calif.; John T., Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren, sisters Mrs. John Connelly, Trucksville; Mrs. George Redington, Wilkes-Barre; brother, Frank, Irvington, N.J., and nieces and nephews.
     Funeral will be held from the funeral home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston, Saturday morning at 10:30.  A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11 in St. John's (sic) the Evangelist Church with interment in the parish cemetery.  Friends may call tonight 7 to 10 and thereafter 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 3, 1961, Page 26.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Martin Murphy Dead
At 3:30 yesterday morning [March 16, 1911], Mrs. Martin Murphy, one of Upper Pittston's esteemed residents, died at the Pittston Hospital, after being ill for several months with a complication of diseases. A month ago she entered the hospital where an operation was performed and for a time her condition improved and chances looked favorable for her recovery, but on Wednesday she was taken worse and her husband and relatives were summoned. Deceased was born in Upper Pittston and was 32 years of age. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Gill, pioneer residents of Pittston. Her maiden name was Rose Gill and her marriage took place nine years ago to Martin Murphy of Upper Pittston. Mrs. Murphy possessed many endearing qualities and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She was a devoted member of St. Mary's R. C. Church and of the L. C. B. A. She is survived by her husband and two children; also by the following brothers and sisters: Thomas and George Gill of Scranton; Matthew Gill of Pittsburg (sic); Mrs. Patrick English, Mrs. Thomas Smith, the Misses Catherine and Rhoda Gill, all of this city. The funeral will be held Saturday morning with a mass of requiem in St. Mary's R. C. Church at 9:30 and interment in St. John's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, March 17, 1911, Page 21, Pittston News.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Joseph Donahue
Mrs. Joseph Donahue, a well known resident of the West Side, died at her home on East Market street, Kingston, yesterday [March 19, 1919] after several days' illness of complications. She conducted a store on Market street, for several years and was highly respected.  She was a member of Branch 442 L. C. B. A. and is survived by four children:  Gerald, Charles, Thomas and Mary also the following brothers:  Richard, John, and Michael Walsh, of Kingston, and William, of Wilkes-Barre.  The funeral will be held from the family home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.  A high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Ignatius Church at 7 o'clock (sic) Saturday morning.  Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle.
Note: Maiden Name: Winifred Walsh
Published in The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, March 20, 1919, Page 18.

The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Donahue was held from the family home on Market street, Kingston, this morning at 10 o'clock.  A high mass of requiem was celebrated in St. Ignatius church at 7 o'clock by Rev. M. E. Lynott.  Many friends attended the mass.  There were a number of pretty floral offerings and interment was in St. Ignatius cemetery, Pringle.  Rev. Thomas Esk, officiated at the residence.  The flowers were  carried by Windan Evans, Frank Young, John Farrington, and William Ryan.  The pall bearers were Arthur Quigley, Matthew Flanigan, John J. Russell, Patrick Gibbons, Thomas Condron, and Thomas Nallon.
Published in Published in The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, March 22, 1919, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James Donahue Dies at Kingston
James Donahue, aged 17, a well known young man of Kingston, died yesterday afternoon [October 9, 1925] at 2 o'clock at the family home, 922 Market street, Kingston, following an illness of pneumonia.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Donahue and besides his parents is survived by two sisters, Mary and Helen.  He was a member of St. Ignatius church, Kingston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, October 10, 1925, Page 36.

The funeral of James Donahue will be held from his home, Maffett (sic) street, Kingston, on Monday morning at 6:45 o'clock; the remains to be taken on the 7 o'clock train for Dushore where a high mass of requiem will be celebrated in St. Basil's church and interment in Dushore Cemetery.
Note:  Family home was on Market Street in Kingston.  James was buried in St. Basil's cemetery in Dushore.   Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, 12 October 1925, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Miss Mary Gill
     Miss Mary Gill of Towpath Court, Pittston, died yesterday morning [January 9, 1934] at 9 in Pittston Hospital following an illness of complications. Miss Gill had been a patient at the hospital since January 4.
     She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Blessed Virgin Sodality of Upper Pittston. Surviving are the following sisters: Mrs. M. V. Gallagher of Duryea; Mrs. P. J. Sweeney of West Pittston; Mrs. Frank Crowley of Pittston; Mrs. A. H. Searfoss; West Pittston, and Mrs. P. J. Dowd of Pittston.
     The body has been removed to the Dowd residence, 791 North Main Street, Pittston, from where the funeral will be held.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, January 10, 1934, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Thomas P. Gill
     Thomas P. Gill, former resident of Pittston, died Saturday morning [April 7, 1934] at the home, 1803 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, after a few days illness of pneumonia. His funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9. A requiem mass will be sung at 9:30 in St. Paul's Church, Green Ridge. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston.      Mr. Gill was born in Upper Pittston where he was highly respected. He had been employed for many years as a boiler inspector by the D. & H. Railroad. Surviving are his widow, formerly Miss Electa Hines of West Pittston; and one son, Thomas Jr. of Trenton, N.J.; two daughters, Mrs. George Ankner of Wilkes-Barre and Mrs. John Butterly of Scranton, two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Smith and Miss Kate Gill of Pittston; and two brothers, Matthew of Pittsburgh and George of Scranton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, April 9, 1934, Page 5.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Elizabeth Donahue
     Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Donahue, 441 S. Main St., Jenkins Township, died Monday morning [July 24, 1989] at home following an illness.
     She was born in Jenkins Township, daughter of the late John and Margaret Gallagher Purcell and was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Pittston.  Mrs. Donahue formerly was employed as a secretary by the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce.  She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, its Altar and Rosary Society and Mary Tierney Lodge of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
     Surviving are her husband, James; son, James, Coplay, and John, Jenkins Township, daughter, Judy, at home; three grandchildren; brother William Purcell, Fairfax, Va.
     Funeral will be held Thursday at 9 from Burns Funeral Home, 4 Kennedy St., Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 98:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Interment will be in Parish Cemetery, Pittston, Friends may call Tuesday, 7 to 9 and Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. 
Published in The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, July 25, 1989, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James Donahue
     James E. ''Bimmer'' Donahue, 71, of South Main Street, Jenkins Township, died Saturday morning [November 5, 1994] at the Hospice Community Care at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.  Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late James and Mary Donahue Donahue. 
     He was a 1941 graduate of Pittston High School. 
     He was employed for many years with the Lehigh Valley Railroad and was later employed as a conductor with D&H Railroad, retiring in 1983. 
     He was active in the United Transportation Union and served as its local president from 1965 to 1974. 
     He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and its Holy Name Society. He also was a member of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and West Side Social Club, Avoca.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Betty Purcell, and brother, Kenneth. 
     Surviving are sons, James Jr., Telford; John, Jenkins Township; daughter, Judy, Jenkins Township; brother, Joseph, Pittston; sisters, Mary Brogan, Mrs. John (Jane) Ryan, Pittston; Mrs. Leo (Agnes) Ryan, Avoca; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Donnelly-Callahan Funeral Home, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
     Friends may call from 7 to 9 today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 385 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, 18704, or to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Cancer Center, Plains, 18711.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sunday, November 6, 1994.
Submitted by Claire Moran


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