Obituaries


Mrs. John J. Kelly
     Mrs. John J. Kelly, 88, formerly of 31 Sullivan St., Forty Fort, died Tuesday morning [April 22, 1980] at the Leader East Nursing Home, Kingston. The former Catherine Rogan, she was born Feb. 22, 1892 in Miners Mills.
     She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Kelly Rogan, and resided in the Miners Mills and Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre before moving to Kingston in 1936. She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversery on May 12, 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Kelly, who died in 1971, and a daughter Mrs. Leo Castle, who died in 1977.
     Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church, Swoyersville. Surviving are the following children: Dr. John J. Kelly, Jr., Hillsborough, Calif; Bernard J. Kelly, Edwardsville; Mrs. John Grady, Glenview, Ill; Frank P. Kelly, Virginia Beach, Va; Mrs. Nancy Blochberger, Brookville, Pa.; Robert T. Kelly, Forty Fort, 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Karl E. Blight Funeral Home, 392 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Church. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, April 23, 1980, Page 8a.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Robert Rogan
     Robert Rogan, of 1607 Princeton Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., a former resident of Kingston, died Wednesday afternoon [July 31, 1985] at home.
     Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late Patrick and Claire (sic) Smith Rogan.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Dugan; children, Susan, Cathy, Claire, Elizabeth, Robert, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; Patrick, of South Carolina; Alice and Margaret, Oklahoma; sisters, Catherine Moran, Margaret Speece, Kingston; Mary Roarty, Washington, D. C.; Claire Parry, Dallas, Tex.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from Hayworth Funeral Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Interment will be in Winston-Salem.
Note: Robert's mother's name was Clara Margaret Smith Rogan. Obituary information was provided by a local relative unfamiliar with the residences of Robert's children.
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, August 1, 1985, Page 7b.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Laura Rogan
     Mrs. Laura Rogan, 75, of RD 1, Hunlock Creek, died Tuesday night [May 11, 1982] in St. Stanislaus Medical Center, Sheatown.
     Born in Ricketts, [Pennsylvania] April 11, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Augusta Waring. She was a graduate of Beckley College, Harrisburg, and a school teacher in Plymouth and Plymouth Twp., for many years.
     Her husband, Leo, died Feb. 4, 1982.
     Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Nichols, West Wyoming; son, James, Caster, Wyo.; five grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Francis Sutton, RD 1 Hunlock Creek; Mrs. Ethel Lewis, Wilkes-Barre; and Mrs. Jean Kinsella, Downey, Calif.
     Private funeral services will be Friday at the convenience of the family from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. The Rev. Clair Kremer, pastor of the Hunlock Creek United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, May 13, 1982, Page 9b.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Ethel Lewis
Ethel Lewis
April 19, 2000
     Ethel W. Lewis, 86, of Pocono Trailer Court, formerly of Plymouth, died Wednesday [April 19, 2000] at the Patridge Tippett Nursing Center, Wesley Village section of Plains Township.
     Born Aug. 19, 1913, in Plymouth, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Caroline Augusta (Hedden) Waring. She was a 1930 graduate of Plymouth High School. She worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of the Plymouth First United Methodist Church, Shawnee Senior Citizens, Northeast Opera Club, and sang with the Sweet Adelines.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel J.; sisters, Ruth Waring, Madge Jones, Laura Rogan and Jeanne Kinsella; and brothers, James and Kenneth.
     Surviving are her daughters, Patricia Dougiallo, Hazleton; and Barbara Cousland, Emmaus; three granddaughters, two great-grandsons; and sister, Frances Sutton, Hunlock Creek.
     The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Williams Funeral Home, 114 W. Main St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Donald Littleton officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth First United Methodist Church, 240 W. Main St., Plymouth.
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, April 21, 2000, Page 5a.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Daniel J. Lewis
Part of an article about the mine explosion at Nottingham Colliery, Plymouth, Pennsylvania, on January 15, 1947 in which Daniel was killed.
Daniel J. Lewis
     Daniel J. Lewis, 36, of rear 305 West Main Street, Plymouth, was a life resident of that borough except for a short time during the recent World War when he was employed in a defense plant in New Jersey.
     A laborer, he had been employed in the mines only a month.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Ethel Waring; two daughters, Patsy and Barbara; his mother, Mrs. Anna Lewis and two brothers, William, Scranton, and Thomas, Newark.
     The body has been removed to the funeral home at 114 West Main Street, Plymouth from where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Chester H. Harris of First Methodist Church, Plymouth will officiate. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, West Nanticoke.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, January 17, 1947, Page 1.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Old Resident Killed (Frank McKernan)
Was Walking Along The Central Railroad and Was Struck By a Train
Frank McKernan of 53 North Sherman Street, a well known resident, was so badly injured last evening [April 13, 1898] at the Hazle Street crossing of the Central Railroad of New Jersey that he died soon after. Mr. McKernan worked at the Vulcan Iron Works and was walking home from his work with a bar of iron on his shoulder. He heard the passenger train whistling but on account of the weight he was carrying could not get out of the way in time and was struck. He was taken to the Mercy Hospital, where it was found that he had a compound fracture of the right leg and also a fracture of the skull. Deceased was about 50 years of age and leaves a wife and four or five children.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, April 14, 1898, Page 6.

BURIAL - The funeral of Frank McKernan, who was killed on Wednesday night on the Jersey Central Railroad, will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from his father's residence, 53 North Sherman Street. Services in St. Mary's Church at 10 o'clock. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
(Note: in 1898, St. Mary's Cemetery was frequently referred to as "Hanover Cemetery". The official name "St. Mary's Cemetery Association" was not established until January 1, 1915.)
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, April 16, 1898, Page 16.

DEATH BY ACCIDENT - The coroner's inquest relative to the death of Frank McKernan, who was struck by a Central train on Wednesday evening, was held in City Hall yesterday afternoon and a verdict of accidental death was rendered. The jury was composed of J. P. Griffith, George A. St. John, Charles Bauer, Thomas Coslett, Andrew Gaffney, and Thomas Fursten.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, April 16, 1898, Page 16.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Donahue
     Joseph G. Donahue, formerly of Union Street in Pittston died Wednesday [January 12, 2000] at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, where he had been a patient for several weeks.
     Born July 10, 1925, in Pittston, he was a son of the late James and Mary Donahue. He graduated from Pittston High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Before his retirement, he was employed as a machinist for 35 years at Pape & Tabbot in Ransom. He was a member of St. Mary, Help of Christians Church in Pittston, the parish Holy Name Society, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1227 in Duryea.
     He was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Kenneth.
     Surviving are his daughter, Joyce Nallon, Pittston; son, Joseph, Jr., Avoca; four grandchildren; sisters, Mary Brogan and Jane Ryan, both of Pittston; and Agnes Ryan, Dupont; nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery in Pittston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Help of Christians Church.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, January 14, 2000.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Helen M. Donahue
     Mrs. Helen M. Donahue, 487 N. Main St., Pittston, died Thursday morning [February 12, 1981] in General Hospital where she was admitted ___________. She was the wife of John Donahue, who died in 1963.
     Born in Pittston, the former Helen Armitage, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose Armitage. She was a member of St. Mary Help of Christian Church, Pittston, it Altar and Rosary Society, and ladies auxiliary. She was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Auxiliary.
     Surviving are sons, John, at home; Thomas and Charles, Pittston; Clifford, Alexandria Va.,; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Cavanaugh, Exeter; Mrs. Grace Judge, Exeter; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be Saturday at 9 from Donnelly-Callahan Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Mary's Help of Christian Church. Interment in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
Published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, February 13, 1981, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Raymond J. Donahue
     Raymond J. (Buddy) Donahue, of Gateway Drive, Edwardsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1990, at home.
     Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Joseph and Matilda Earley Donahue.
     He was a graduate of St. John's High School, Pittston.
     He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Army Corps of Engineers.
     Prior to retiring, he was employed as a railroad engineer for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
     Mr. Donahue was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston; the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion, Kingston; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Donegal Society of Wilkes-Barre.
     He was preceded in death by brothers Leonard and Edward; sister, Mrs. Kathryn Orr.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Grace Monahan Turon; daughter, Sharon Chang, Kingston; sons, Patrick, San Francisco, Calif.; Michael, Valley Forge; Joseph, Houston, Texas; Philip, Brigantine, N.J.; sister, Mrs. Joan Fadden, Annandale, Va.; brother, Patrick, Dunwoody, Ga.; one grandson.
     Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Donnelly-Callahan Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, January 18, 1990, Page 7A.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Donahue
     Mrs. Mary Donahue, of 459 South Main Street, Sebastopol, Jenkins Township, died Thursday morning [July 10, 1986] in Valley Crest where she had been a guest three days.
     Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Donahue. Mrs. Donahue was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and its Women's Guild.
     Surviving are sons, James, Sebastopol; Joseph, Pittston; daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Brogan, Sebastopol; Mrs. Leo (Agnes) Ryan, Avoca; Mrs. John (Jane) Ryan, Pittston, 12 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Rose Perry, Dover, N. J.
     Funeral will be held Saturday at 9 from the Burns Funeral Home, 4 Kennedy St. Pittston, with a Mass at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, July 11, 1986, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Donahue
March 29, 1995
     Mary "Bunny'' Donahue of Union Street, PIttston, died Wednesday [March 29, 1995] at home. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy English Fee.
     She was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Church, Pittston, and its Altar and Rosary Society.
     She was a graduate of Pittston High School.
     She was formerly employed with the Bureau of Mines in Washington D.C.
     She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Fee; sister, Catherine Peck.
     Surviving are her husband, Joseph G.; daughter, Mrs. Mark (Joyce) Nallon, Pittston; son, Joseph, Avoca; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Paul F. Leonard, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary Help of Christians Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Wilkes-Barre.
Published in The Times Leader, Thursday, March 30, 1995, Page 7A.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Donahue
JOHN P. DONAHUE, A FORMER RESIDENT OF THE APOLLO APARTMENTS, PITTSTON, DIED WEDNESDAY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER, WILKES-BARRE.
     John P. Donahue, a former resident of the Apollo Apartments, Pittston, died Wednesday [September 27, 1995] in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late John and Helen Armitage Donahue.
     He was a graduate of Pittston High School.
     He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.
     Prior to retiring, he was employed by the American Chain and Cable Company, West Pittston.
     He was a member of St. Mary's Help of Christians Church, Pittston, and served as past commander of VFW Post 635, Pittston.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Anna Tigue Donahue, in April 1978.
     Surviving are his sons, John Jr., Orlando, Fla.; Robert, Sibersville; Joseph, Jenkins Township; daughter, Catherine Gallagher, Duryea; brother, Thomas, Pittston; Charles, Wilkes-Barre; Clifford, Arlington, Va.; eight grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be at a time to be announced from the Donnelly-Callahan Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, September 29, 1995.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Charles J. Donahue
     Charles J. Donahue, 79, formerly of Pittston, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in Summit Golden Care Center, Wilkes-Barre where he was a resident for the past 20 years.
     Born and raised in Pittston on March 31, 1930, he was a son of the late John and Helen Armitage Donahue.
     He graduated from Pittston High School. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Air Force.
     Earlier in his career, he was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot and prior to retirement, he was employed by Owens-Illinois (Techneglas Corp.).
     He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ann O'Boyle; son, Sean Donahue; brothers, John Jr. and Thomas Donahue.
     Surviving are his sons, Mark Donahue, Pittston and Kevin Donahue, Egg Harbor, N.J.; his daughter, Colleen Reed, Wyoming; his grandchildren, Jessie Donahue; Alyssa Reed and Kelsey Donahue; his brother, Clifford Donahue, Pittston; and several nieces and nephews.
     The family would like to thank the staff, patients and their families of Summit Golden Care Center as well as the Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley for the love, care and compassion shown to Charles.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 1 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
     The family will receive friends and relatives from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, February 10, 2010.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Oldest Banker in Valley Dies (Henry Lees)
Henry Lees Spent 70 Of His 94 Years As Leader in Plymouth Borough
     Henry Lees, 94, 28 Center Avenue, Plymouth, died at 4:10 Saturday afternoon [January 4, 1936] at his home of general debility.
     Mr. Lees was born in Somercoates, England, February 14, 1841, and came to this country when 21 years of age, making his home in Plymouth since that iime, with the exception of two years spent in the Montana gold rush.
     Mr. Lees embarked in the clothing business in Plymouth and for over 70 years was actively engaged in various business enterprises in that town. Considered one of the oldest bankers in the valley, he retired from the presidency of the First National Bank of Plymouth nearly three years ago to accept the chairmanship of the board of directors. He was the fourth president in the history of that institution. Mr. Lees was also interested in borough politics, having served as councilman and at one time was president of the borough board.
     A fall at his home several months ago in which he received a fractured leg aggravated the condition which resulted in his death. Mr. Lees would have been 95 years old on February 14. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth and Plymouth Lodge 332 F. And A. M.
     He is survived by one son, Dr. Rush Lees, nose and throat specialist of Utica and one grandaughter.
     Funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with services in charge of Rev. Adrian B. Foote of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Wife of City Hall Employe is Dead (Catherine McDermott)
     Mrs. Catherine McDermott, 60, wife of Neil McDermott, attache in the city treasurer's office, died suddenly Saturday morning [January 4, 1936] at 2 at her home, 92 Wyoming Street, of a heart attack.
     Mrs. McDermott, the former Catherine Reilly, was born in Jeanesville, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Reilly. She came to this city in 1910 and had lived on Wyoming Street 18 years.
     She was well known in North Wilkes-Barre, where she had always taken an active part in church and civic affairs. She was a devout member of St. John's Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by four children: William, Neil, Jr., Margaret and Rita, the latter a student at College Misericordia. Also a brother, Peter Reilly of Jeanesville.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 from her home. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at St. John's Church at 9:30 and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward R. Hall
     Edward R. Hall, 60, formerly of this city, died Firday night [January 3, 1936] at his home in Chatham, N.J., following two weeks' illness of pneumonia. Mr. Hall was the son of the late James Hall, former police chief here. He lived at Chatham for 40 years.
     Surviving are his wife, Gertrude, and a son Richard, both at Chatham; two brothers, James Hall of Shamokin and John Hall of Wilkes-Barre, and a sister, Agnes of Akron, O.
     The remains were removed to Kniffen's Funeral Home, 465 South Main Street, from where the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Tighe
     Mrs. Anna Tighe, life-long Jenkins Township resident, died Saturday afternoon [January 4, 1936] at the home, 1235 Main Street, Port Griffith, after an illness of complications.
     Mrs. Tighe was the former Anna Dougher, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Dougher, early residents of Jenkins Township, and was born in Port Griffith. She was a member of St. John's Church and the Altar and Rosary society.
     Surviving are two sons, Edward, Duryea; Joseph, at home; and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lamb at home, and Mrs. Catherine Flowers, Mount Pocono. Also a sister, Mrs. John Redding, Upper Pittston.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 with a mass of requiem at St. John's Church at 10:15. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Thomas McDonough
     Mrs. Thomas McDonough, respected Pittston resident, died Saturday morning at 9:30 at the family home, 173 Carroll Street, after a week's illness.
     Mrs. McDonough, native of Ireland, came to America to (sic) an early age and had spent practically her entire life in Pittston, where he death is mourned by numerous friends. She was a member of St. John's Church and Altar and Rosary Socitey.
     Surviving besides her husband, former school director, are two daughters, Ella, member of Pittston High School faculty and Mrs. Thomas Long. Also a sister Mrs. Patrick Rider, Edwardsville, and a grandson, Thomas Long, Jr.
     The funneral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 with a mass of requiem at 9:30 at St. John's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Amanda Van Buskirk
     Mrs. Amanda Van Buskirk, 55, a life long resident of this city, died Saturday morning [January 4, 1936] at 8 at her home, 82 North State Street. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Charles Rush; a sister, Mrs. Peter Schwartz, and a brother, Oscar H. Mott, all of this city.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from the Salvation Army Citadel, South Pennsylvania Avenue. Interment will be in City Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Teddy Skrip
     Teddy, 2 1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Skrip, Polander Hill, Alden, died yesterday morning [January 5, 1936] at 6:30 at the family home of bronchial pneumonia.
     Besides his parents, these brothers and sisters survive: John, Anna, Stephen, Michael, Stanley, Andrew, Nicholas.
     The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2. Services will be held in St. Nicholas's Greek Catholic Church, Nanticoke, with Rev. Philip Grushetzky officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Sheatown.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John W. Daniels
     A life long resident of the city, John W. Daniels, 58, died yesterday morning [January 5, 1936] at 12:50 at his home, 18 Brown Street, following an illness of four months.
     He was a Spanish-American War Veteran and a member of Jr. O. U. A. M. and P. O. S. of A. He was a member of Dana Street Evangelical Church and Men's Bible Class.
     Surviving are his wife and two children, John, Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, and Edith, at home; five brothers, William, Samuel, Philip, Joseph, and James, all of Wilkes-Barre; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Jones, Mrs. Mary Wilcox, and Mrs. Jenkin Thomas all of Wilkes-Barre.
     Funeral will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with services in Dana Street Evangelical Church at 2. Interment will be in Fern Knoll Burial Park.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Floyd A. Brutzman
     Mrs. Peoria Jones Burtzman, wife of Floyd A.Brutzman, teller of First National Bank of Scranton, died early Friday morning [January 3, 1936] at her home, 1103 1/2 Bryn Mawr Street Scranton. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 from ther home. Rev. B. L. C. Baer will officiate and interment will be in Abington Hills Cemetery.
     Mrs. Brutzman was a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church and was active in the affairs of Hyde Park Chapter, No. 414, Order of Eastern Star.
     Besides her husband, Mrs. Brutzman is survived by two sons, Franklin and Warren; a daughter, Ruth; her mother, Mrs. Leah Jones; a sister, Mrs. Charles B. Gates of Shrineview, and two brothers, Benjamin Jones of Scranton and Thomas E. Jones, San Diego, Cal.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George M. Poust
     George M. Poust, 71, esteemed resident of the West Side, died yesterday morning [January 5, 1936] at his home, 65 East Bennett Street [Kingston PA]. Besides his wife he is survived by a son, George Poust, a daughter, Mrs. William Stout, both of Kingston, and two brothers, B. P. Poust of Benton and H. H. Poust of Forks.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from his home. Rev. C. H. Frick of Wyoming Avenue Christian Church will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward Collins
     Edward Collins, lifelong resident of Plymouth, died yesterday morning [January 5, 1936] at 8 at his home, 169 Vine Street, Plymouth, of a heart attack. His wife died five years ago.
     Surviving are three children, Margaret, Eugene, and Catherine, at home; his mother, and a sister, Mrs. Hal Witmer, Sioux Falls, S.D.
     Mr. Collins was an active member of St. Vincent's Church, Plymouth, and its Holy Name Society. He was also a member of Kinghts of Columbus and a charter member of Hose Company No. 3.
     The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 at his home. A solemn mass of requiem will be celebrated at St. Vincent's Church at 9:30 and interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William A. Smith
     William A. Smith, 73, former Scranton city foreman and father of Clarence Smith of this city, died early Friday morning [January 3, 1936] at his home, 933 Scranton Street, Scranton, after a brief illness. The funeral will be held this afternoon from the home of his son, George Smith, 1307 Diamond Avenue, Scranton. Rev. Paul E. Baer of the Mennonite Church will officiate and interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Smith was one of Scranton's most active workers in civic, fraternal and political circles. He was one of the organizers of the public works employees' union and served as its first president.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Earle Sickler of New York City; Mrs. Grover Sickler of Chester; three sons, Clarence of Wilkes-Barre, and George and Albert Smith of Scranton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John J. Bilbow
     John J. Bilbow, lifelong resident of Pittston, died last night [January 5, 1936] at 10 at the home of his son, Patrick Bilbow, 4730 Silverwood Street, Philadelphia, following a brief illness. Mr. Bilbow had been visiting his son for several weeks.
     Surviving are three children, Patrick of Philadelphia, Mary Bilbow, Philadelphia, and Margaret Bilbow, East Orange, N. J.; also his mother, Mrs. Sarah Bilbow, Pittston; two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Keating and Frances Bilbow of Pittston; and three brothers, Matthew and Michael of Pittston, and Thomas Bilbow of California.
     The remains will be removed to the home of his mother, 56 Cornell Street, Pittston, from where the funeral will be held.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.

Funeral Notices
John J. Bilbow, from home of mother, Mrs. Sarah Bilbow, 46 Parnell Street, Browntown, Pittston, tomorrow [January 9, 1936] morning at 9. Requiem mass at 9:30 at St. John's Church, Pittston, parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 8, 1936, Page 20 Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Sarah Mulcahey
     Mrs. Sarah Mulcahey, wife of Francis Mulcahey of Pittston, died last night [January 5, 1936] at 8 at her home, 44 Prospect Street, of a heart attack. Mrs. Mulcahey was stricken after attending mass at St. John's Church. She was a member of that church and the Altar and Rosary Society.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Francis, James, and Paul, at home; four sisters, Miss Catherine Neenan, Margaret McTigue, both of Pittston; Mrs. Peter Toye of Hughestown, and Mrs. Leo Flanningan of Baltimore; and two brothers, Thomas and John McTigue of Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. W. H. Lloyd
     Mrs. W. H. Lloyd, a life long resident of Greater Pittston, died Saturday afternoon at her home, 214 Broad Street, Pittston, after a brief illness. Mrs. Lloyd had many friends in her home community and news of her death has caused widespread sorrow there. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
     Surviving besides her husband are one daughter, Mrs. L. A. Bortone; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Evans, Watertown, N. Y.; Mrs. Frank Williams, Bradford, Pa.; and a brother, W. R. Gardner, West Pittston. Also a granddaughter, Avriel Jane Bortone.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 with services at the home, the Rev. W. E. Capper officiating. Burial will be in Pittston Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Woman Dies at 94 After Fall (Mrs. Harriet Ann Davis)
Mrs. Harriet Ann Davis Was Resident of Plymouth for 27 Years
     Mrs. Harriet Ann Davis, 94, one of Plymouth's oldest residents, died at 5 yesterday morning [January 5, 1926] at the Homeopathic Hospital from injuries received in a fall last week at her home.
     Mrs. Davis was born in Carlton, England, and was brought to this country when less than a year old by her parents, who settled in Tamaqua. Mrs. Davis lived there until 27 years ago when she moved to Plymouth. She had been in fairly good health until last week when she received a broken left hip in a fall, which resulted in her death yesterday morning.
     She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Emma Moyer, Allentown; Mrs. Minnie Rhoades, St. Clair; Mrs. Harriet E. Horswood, Ashland; Mrs. Thomas A. Clemow, Plymouth, and one son, Edward C. Davis of Philadelphia. One brother, Thomas Spurr of Chicago, also survives. Mrs. Davis is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.
     Funeral will be held at 10:30 Wednesday morning from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. Clemow, 27 Ashley Street, Plymouth. Rev. A. B. Foote of First Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Odd Fellows' Cemetery in Tamaqua.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Montrose Woman Dies in Wyoming (Mrs. Esther Warriner)
Mrs. Esther Warriner, 80, Descendant of Pioneers
     A lifelong resident of Montrose and member of a pioneer New England family, Mrs. Esther Jessie Bolles Warriner, 80, widow of Rev. E. A. Warriner, former rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Montrose, died yesterday morning [January 5, 1936] at 11 at the home of a son, Paul S. Warriner, 901 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, following an illness of pneumonia. She was stricken while visiting here over the holidays.
     The daughter of Nelson Bolles and Cordelia Sherman, Mrs. Warriner was born in Jessup Township, Susquehanna County, on July 2, 1856. Her mother was a direct descendant of Phillip Sherman, one of the founders of Rhode Island.
     Early descendants of her father was (sic) Joseph Bolles who settled in Main with John Winthrop, coming from Stanton, near Lincoln, England. Another member of the family with William the Conqueror at Hastings in 1066.
     Mrs. Warriner was graduated from Montrose High School and Mansfield State Normal School. On June 30, 1881, she was married to Rev. Mr. Warriner.
     Surviving are three sons, Jesse Bolles Warriner of Philadelphia; Phillip Bolles Warrner of Nuangola; Paul S. Warriner of Wyoming; two daughters, Mrs. S. Calvin Smith of Philadelphia; Mrs. Marshall F. Goodheart of Chicago; two step-sons, Samuel Dexter Warriner of Philadelphia and Edward Voorhis Warriner of Springfield. Another step-son, Ruel Chassee Warriner died in South Africa on July 2, 1934, the 78th birthday anniversary of his step-mother.
     Funeral will be held from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Montrose, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will be in Montrose Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Court House Employe Dies (Myrick Jeffries)
Brief Illness Fatal to Myrick Jeffries, Pittston
     Myrick Jeffries, will known Pittston resident and attache of the County Assessors' office for the past six years, died yesterday mornning [January 5, 1936] at 6:15 at the home, 104 LaGrange Street. Mr. Jefferies, although not in good health for some time, had been active until Saturday when he was stricken while on his way to work.
     Deceased was one of Pittston's best known citizens and for many years was active in the political life of the town. He was born in Scranton on September 7, 1871, but moved to Pittston at an early age and had resided there for more than half a century. Thirty years ago he married Edith Sweet, resident of the Oregon section of that city.
     Early in life Mr. Jeffries worked about the mines but later became a teamster and followed that occupation for many years. For a long period he was Republican committman from the Tenth Ward, Second District, Pittston, and servied for a time as Sealer of Weights and Measures. Six years ago he received an appointment in the County Assessor's Office.
     He was among the oldest members in point of membership of Pittston Lodge of Elks and was a member of Eagle Hose Company for 40 years. He was also a member of Thistle Lodge of Odd Fellows, Slocum Council, Jr. O. U. A. M. and Good Smaritan Lodge.
     Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Mrs. Andrew W. Calder and Mrs. Everett Vaughn, Pittston; a sister, Mary Jeffries, Pittston, and a brother, David J. of East Akron, O.
     The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. W. E. Capper officiating. Burial will be in Pittston cemetery. Members of Pittston Lodge of Elks will assemble at their home tomorrow night at 7:30 and proceed to the home where the ritual of the organization will be carried out.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Early Family Member Dies (David P. Meginess)
David P. Meginess, 89, Long Active i Coal Co.
     David Pembleton Meginess, 86, descendant of early settlers in Wyoming Valley, died Saturday night [January 4, 1936] at 10:30 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Haertter, 420 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, following several weeks' illness.
     Born at Jackson and Main Streets, this city, the son of John S. and Mary Hoffman Meginess, deceased was educated in Wilkes-Barre Schools and Wyoming Seminary. He was a moulder by trade, learning the work at the old Moore Foundry on North Main Street. Later he was connected with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Foundry and Kingston Coal Company. He was in charge of a department in the latter concern until his retirement five years ago.
     Besides Mrs. Haertter, he is survived by his wife, Lavinia Knecht Meginess, and a daughter, Mrs. William H. Prynn of Hillside, N.J. A brother, George Meginess, was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Haertter. Rev. Ebenezer Flack will officiate and interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Andrew Kropcho
     Andrew Kropcho, esteemed resident of Hudson for many years, died yesterday morning [January 5, 1936] at 11 at his home, 23 North Street, following a brief illness. He was a charter member of Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church.
     Besides his wife, Eva, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Terenty Hutz, Mrs. John Serafin, Mrs. Kuzma Putro, Mrs. Samuel Tuss, Nettle, Andrew and John, all of Hudson.
     The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 at this home. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at Holy Resurrection Church at 9:30 and interment will be in Fern Knoll Cemetery, Dallas.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Joseph Yankauckas
     A resident of Kingston for 35 years, Joseph Yankauckas, 51, died in General Hospital yesterday morning [January 5, 1936] at 2:30. He was admitted to the institution for medical treatment on November 26. He lived with a brother, William Yankauckas, 401 Main Street, Kingston.
     Besides William he is survived by two other brothers, Paul of Luzerne, Frank of Lithuania; a sister, Agnes of Lithuania.
     Funeral will be held from the home Wednesday morning at 9:30 with a requiem high mass in St. Mary's R. C. Church, Kingston, at 9. Interment will be in the church cemetery at Pringle.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

George C. Ace
     George C. Ace, a ransom resident for many years, died Saturday afternoon [January 4, 1936] at 5:30 at the thome of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Baumgartner, Schenectady, following a year's illness.
     Mr. Ace was born in Milwaukee, Lackawanna County, 67 years ago, but had resided in Ransom since his youth and was one of the best known residents of that section. Since last October he had resided with his daughter in Schenectady. His wife died four years ago. He was a member of Ransom Council, Jr. O. U. A. M.
     Besides Mrs. Baumgartner, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Thomas Learn, Ransom.
     The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 from his former home at Ransom, the Rev. M. W. Dayton officiating. Burial will be in Newtown Center Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Anna Jasinska
     Mrs. Anna Jasinska, respected resident of the West Side, died Saturday morning [January 3, 1936] at her home, 125 Pringle Street, Kingston, following an illness of complications. She is survived by two sons, Bernard and Thomas, and a daughter, Mrs. Stella Hodorski. Also five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Former Local Woman Passes (Mrs. Ferris D. Cornell)
Mrs. F. D. Cornell, Wife of M. E. Minister, Succumbs at Binghamton
     Mrs. Ferris D. Cornell, wife of the former of Forty Fort M. E. Church, died yesterday afternoon [January 5, 1936] at her home at Binghamton. Mrs. Cornell had been in ill health for a year but her condition was not regarded as serious until she suffered a turn for the worse early yesterday morning.
     Mrs. Cornell during her many years of residence in Wyoming Valley was regarded as a woman of inestimable worth. Her husband, who was retired from the Methodist Episcopal Conference in 1935, had been in charge of partorates in Wanamie, 1898 to 1905; Luzerne, 1906 to 1909, Derr Memorial, Wilkes-Barre, 1910 to 1914; in New York State until 1928, and Forty Fort, from 1928 to 1931. He is widely and favorable (sic) known to hundreds of former parishioners. Upon leaving Ogden in 1934, Rev. Cornell retired to live at Binghamton.
     Besides her husband, Mrs. Cornell is survived by a son and a daughter. The funeral willl be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at Centenary Church, Binghamton.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

New York News Editor Will Be Buried Here (Horace Thurlow)
     Horace P. Thurlow, 73, a member of the New York Daily News editorial staff for the last nine years, died yesterday [January 5, 1936] in the Hospital of the Society for the Relief of Ruptured and Crippled at New York after a short illness.
     A Harvard graduate, Mr. Thurlow was associated with the old New York World for 26 years. His first newspaper position was as editor of the old New York Recorder.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Hughes Thurlow, and a brother, Edward Thurlow.
     The funeral will be held at New York and the remains removed to this city for burial, the Associated Press reports.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Man Is Found Dead In Home (Fred Jacobs)
3 Bullet Wounds Discovered in West Pittston Resident's Temple
     Fred Jacobs, 54, of 359 Baltimore Avenue, West Pittston, was found dead in the kitchen of his home this morning [January 6, 1936] at 1:10 with three revolver bullet wounds in the right temple. A revolver was near his body. A brother, William who lived with him, heard the shots and hurried from his bed to the kitchen where he found the body.
     The dead man and his brother have lived together at the home since the death of the former's wife five years ago.
     Patrolman Frank Stutz of West Pittston police said Jacobs was injured in a mine accident three or four years ago at Exeter Colliery of Lehigh Valley Coal Company.
     Patrolman Stutz and James Williams notified Deputy Coroner William Crindrod who took the body to his morgue. The deputy said the woulds were self-inflicted.
     He is survived by a daughter, Margaret, a nurse at Newark and another brother, John of West Pittston.
     Coroner I. C. Morgan was informed of the shooting and approved the finding of Deputy Grindrod.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

A. F. Bastuscheck
     A. F. Bastuscheck, 78, a highly esteemed resident of Berwick, died Saturday [January 4, 1936] afternoon at 3 at his home following three weeks' illness.
     A daughter, Mrs. W. W. Swank of Kingston, and a son, Paul Bastuscheck of Hazleton, survive. Also seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at his home at Berwick. Interment will be in Berwick Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Anthony Benkoski
     Following his step daughter in death by three weeks, and his wife by one year, Anthony Benkoski, 47, 314 Gardner Street, Plymouth, died of complications after a short illness at 1:30 yesterday afternoon [January 5, 1936] in General Hospital.
     Three weeks ago, Mr. Benkoski's step daughter, Miss Victoria Dougert, 20, succumbed to an illness. Nearly a year ago, Mrs. Benkoski became ill and died.
     Mr. Benkoski for many years was employed at the Loomis Colliery. He is survived by these children, Mrs. Frank Glowick, Plymough, Helen, Leona, Anthony, Jr., John and Dolores, at home, by a brother, Karl, of Brooklyn, and two sisters and one brother in Lithuania.
     The funeral will be held from the home at 8:30 Wednesday morning and at St. Casimir's Lithuanian Church in Larksville at 9. Interment will be in the Lithuanian Cemetery at Muhlenburg.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Fannie Jacoby
     Mrs. Fannie Jacoby, 66, of 144 North Washington Street, died Saturday afternoon [Januarya 4, 1936] at 3 in Wyoming Valley Homeopathic Hospital where she had been admiitted five days previous. She was a lifelong resident of this city.
     Surviving are a son Clifford Jacoby, and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Durland and Mrs. Mae Durland, all of this city. Also a sister, Mrs. Cora Drake of Battle Creek, Mich.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary Rundell
     Mrs. Mary Rundell, 76, who made her home with her son, Rev. H. E. Rundell at Noxen, died Saturday, December 28, and was buried at Protsville, N.Y. on January 1.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Stephen Phillips
     Stephen Phillips, 57, of Wilkes-Barre Street, Breslau, died Saturday afternoon at 1:40 at his home following a three week's illness of pneumonia. Mr. Phillips was born in Austria and came to his county in 1911, settling in Hanover Township. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church of Plymouth and was employed by the Glen Alden Coal Company.
     Surviving are his wife and these children: Stephen, Peter, Frank, Michael and Julia; also three step children, Mary Hobiak, Mrs. George Armitage and Alex Oshirak.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, January 6, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Theresa Widitz
Mrs. Theresa Widitz, age 81, formerly of Weston, died at the family home, 31 Butler St., Forty Fort following a lingering illness.  She is survived by three children, Mrs, Ray T. Drum, Hazleton, Frances Widitz and Joseph Widitz at home.  One sister, Mrs Balsmer Klinger, Catasauqua, also survives.  The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 9 from the family home.  The remains will be taken to Sacred Heart Church, Luzerne, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30.  Interment will be in Pringle cemetery.
(Date of death June 12, 1930)
Published in the Hazleton Plain Speaker, Hazleton PA, Friday, June 13, 1930.
Submitted by Barbara

Leo P. Rogan
Leo P. Rogan, 69, of RD 1 Hunlock Creek died Thursday morning [February 4, 1982] in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Kingston.
     He resided in Kingston and New Jersey before moving to Hunlock Creek in 1972. He was a retired employee of Driver Harris Co., Kearney, N.J.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Laura Waring; daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Nichols, West Wyoming; son James, Casper, Wyo.; five grandchildren; brother Robert Rogan, Winston-Salem,N.C.; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Speece, Mrs. Catherine Moran, Kingston; Mrs. Claire Parry, Dallas, Tex.; Mrs. Mary Roarty, Glenman Park, Md.
     A private funeral will be conducted at the convience of the family from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, February 5, 1982.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Estella Phelps
Estella, the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Phelps of Giddings street, died Monday night [July 29, 1912]. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30. Services will be conducted at the ho me by Rev. S. J. Dorion, pastor of the Broad street P. M. Church, and interment will be in Pittston Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 31, 1912, Page 17 Pittston News.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Child Dead (Alfred G. Young)
Alfred G. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young of Atlantic avenue, West Pittston, died yesterday morning [July 30, 1912] after a brief illness. He was a bright youth and his death has created much sorrow in the community. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Dr. Dickinson will officiate and interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 31, 1912, Page 17 Pittston News.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Jerry Kearns Death Victim
Lehigh Valley Trainman, World War Veteran, Dies at Pittston
     Jerry Kearns, 44, of 49 Chapel Street, Pittston, well known Lehigh Valley trainman and overseas veteran of the World War, died Sunday afternoon [June 21, 1936] at 4:30 at Pittston Hospital where he was admitted for medical treatment two hours previously. Mr. Kearns was stricken ill on Saturday and his condition became so serious yesterday that removal to the hospital was deemed advisable.
     Deceased was born in Upper Pittston, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kearns, early residents of that section, and had resided there throughout his life. He was one of the sections popular young men and his death is widely mourned. As a young man he entered the employ of the Lehigh Valley Railroad and had been employed by the railroad company continually since that time. During the World War he served with Battery B. 311th field artillery. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Holy Name Society, the Pelican Club, John Stark post, American Legion, Fort Pittston Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
     Surviving are four sisters: Mrs. James O'Rourke, Mrs. Winifred Lynch, Mrs. Hessel Melvin, Pittston,; Mrs. Patrick Hennigan, Old Forge; and a brother, John, Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, June 22, 1936, Page 7.

Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Funeral Notices, June 23, 1936, Page 22
Jerry Kearns, from 49 Chapel Street, Upper Pittston, Thursday morning [June 25, 1936], at 9. Requiem mass at 9:30 in St. Mary's Church. Parish Cemetery.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Martin Murphy
Excerpt from Death Index MURPHY--In Pittston, December 23, 1929, Martin Murphy, of pneumonia
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, December 24, 1929, Page 24.

The funeral of Martin Murphy will be held tomorrow morning at 9:45 from the home, 82 Chapel street, Upper Pittston. At 10 o'clock a requiem high mass will be sung in St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, December 25, 1929, Page 22.

Many friends and relatives were present at the funeral of Martin Murphy, held yesterday morning at 9 o'clock from the family home, 82 Chapel Street, Upper Pittston. Floral tributes were numerous. Rev. William L. Cawley was celebrant of a requiem mass in St. Mary's Church at 9:30. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. The pall bearers were: John Dougherty, Peter Cawley, Michael McHale, Patrick Dougher, John Kearns, and Martin Gardner.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, December 27, 1929, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Formerly of Glen Lyon (John Donahue)
Word was received yesterday from Butte, Mo., of the death of John Donahue, a former resident of Glen Lyon. He was instantly killed in a mine accident on Saturday [October 7, 1905]. He was about 40 years of age and had lived in this vicinity [Glen Lyon] for many years. Several years ago he went West to work in the gold and silver mines. The body will be brought here for interment. He is survived by his wife, a son, Michael, a school teacher in Glen Lyon, a daughter, Miss Mame, of Glen Lyon and one sister, living in New Jersey. The funeral will be announced later. The body is expected about Thursday.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, October 10, 1905, Page 12.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Robert Maconeghy
     Mrs. Robert Maconeghy, 51, highly esteemed and well known resident of the West Side, died early Saturday morning [August 22, 1936] in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital of complications following an operation. She had been in failing health for several months.
     Mrs. Maconeghy, who was the former Adeline Finus of this city, [Wilkes-Barre] is survived by her husband; two daughters, May and Hilda at home; three sisters, Mrs. John Diloyan, Brooklyn; Mrs. William Whittaker, city [Wilkes-Barre]; Miss Pauline Finus, New York City; and two brothers John Finus, city [Wilkes-Barre], and Bernard Finus, Great Falls, Montana.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 from her home 830 North Walnut Street, Luzerne. A requiem mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 and interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday, August 24, 1936, Page 9.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Aged Woman Dies (Mrs. Johanna McKernan)
Aged Woman Dies
Mrs. Johanna McKernan, aged 75, died at 11:20 last night [December 5, 1929] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Reed, of 72 South Grant street. Death was caused by complications. Surviving Mrs. McKernan are the following children: Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Margaret Quinn, Mrs. Thomas Garvey, Mrs. John Christpher (sic) of Scranton, Mrs. L. D. Speece of Kingston, Mrs. Gaynor of Detroit; Sister Malachi of Sisters of Immaculate Order at Scranton; John of Detroit.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, December 6, 1929, Page 14.

Funeral Largely Attended
The funeral of Mrs. Johanna McKernan was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. George J. Reid, 72 South Grant Street, City, yesterday morning [December 10, 1929] at 9 with a largely attended solemn high mass of requiem in St. Mary's Church at 9:30. Rev. J. J. Curran was celebrant of the mass with Rev. C. O'Connell deacon and Rev. Hugh Kelly, subdeacon. Rev. Aloysius Boylan and Rev. J. J. Hecernan were seated in the sanctuary during the mass. Numerous floral tokens were carried by Thomas Quinn, Robert Speece, Frank Flynn, James Flynn, Vincent Reid, and Edward Donaldson. Pallbearers were George Reid, Frank Reid, Murray Speece, Frank Quinn, John Quinn and James Quinn. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery at Hanover where Rev. Father Boylan pronounced final benediction at the grave. Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, December 11, 1929, Page 19.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rites Thursday for Mrs. Margaret Quinn
     Mrs. Margaret C. Quinn of 78 Custer Street, died yesterday [March 5, 1956] at 11:30 at Mercy Hospital of injuries she received in a fall at her home a week ago. She was the widow of John A. Quinn, who at the time of his death in 1913 was a City Councilman.
     Mrs. Quinn was a lifelong resident of the Heights section. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Johanna Sullivan McKernan. She was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America and was a member of the Maccabees of Wilkes-Barre.
     Surviving are eight children, Mrs. William R. Simpson, Bloomsburg; Regina, Mrs. Eleanor Flynn, both of New York City; Frank, John, James, Thomas, all of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Arthur Kuchinskas, Kingston; 10 grandchildren and eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. George Reid, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Gertrude Speece, Kingston; Mrs. Regina Gaynor, Detroit Mich.
     The funeral will take place Thursday at 9 from the home with a requiem mass at 9:30 in St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Arrangements by McLaughlin.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, March 6, 1956, Page 16.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death Takes L. D. Speece, 67
Retired Bell Telephone Company Supervisor
     LeGrande D. Speece, 67, above, died unexpectedly of a heart attack last night [December 20, 1954] at 6:45 at his home, 152 East Vaughn Street, Kingston. Dr. John Giering, family physician was summoned and pronounced him dead.
     Mr. Speece was employed as a supervisor for the Bell Telephone Company prior to retirement two years ago. He had been with the company for 47 years.
     Mr. Speece was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late William and Mary Speece, and resided in Forty Fort and Kingston the greater part of his life.
     He was a member of Landmark Lodge 442, F&AM; Caldwell Consistory and Irem Temple and the Pioneers Club of the Bell Telephone Company.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude McKernan; three children, Chief Petty Officer William L. Speece with the Navy in Puerto Rico; F. Murray Speece, West Pittston, and T. Robert Speece, Kingston; two sisters, Miss Helen Speece and Mrs. A. J. Sordoni, Sr., both of Hotel Sterling; also five grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held from the Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main street, Thursday morning at 11, Rev. Dr. Joseph L. Weisley of Forty Fort Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery. Masonic services will be held Wednesday evening at the funeral home by Landmark Lodge 442, F&AM. Friends may call at funeral home Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Published in the Times Leader, The Evening News, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, December 21, 1954.
Submitted by Claire Moran

James P. Howley
     James P. Howley, formerly of West Pittston, died in Valley Crest Wednesday afternoon [October 24, 1973].
     A life resident of the Pittston area, he was employed at the Murray Plant, Scranton, retiring 10 years ago. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
     Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Winifred Missett, Pittston; Mrs. Robert [Mary] McHugh, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Harry [Helen] Houstan, Avoca.
     Funeral will be from the Donnelly Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue., West Pittston, Saturday, at 9, with Requiem Mass at 9:30 in St. John's Church. Interment parish cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
[added by transcriber]
Published in the Times Leader Evening News Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, October 25, 1973, Page 20.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Miss Mary Rogan
It will be sad intelligence to the numerous friends of Miss Mary Rogan of Miner's Mills to learn of her death, which occurred yesterday morning [December 16, 1903] of an acute attack of rheumatism. She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the A. O. H. of Wilkes-Barre. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Rogan; four brothers, Patrick, John, Bernard, and Edward, and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Donough (sic) [McDonough] Helen, Sarah, and Kate. The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, December 17, 1903, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Catherine Smith
Catherine Smith
     Miss Catherine M. Smith, of 245 S. Main St., Pittston, died Tuesday afternoon, July 1, 1986, in the Mercy Hospital, Scranton, where she was a medical patient for several days.
     Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Gill Smith.
     She was a graduate of St. Mary's Assumption School, St. John's High School and received her bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in education from Marywood College.
     Prior to her retirement, she was employed with the Pittston Area school district.
     She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, its combined Women's Society and Marywood Alumnae Association.
     Surviving are brother, Thomas, Oradell, N.J., sisters Mrs. Eleanor Polischeck, Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Donnelly-Callahan Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
     Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
Published in the Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 2, 1986, Page 48.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Leo Smith Dies, Pittston Native
     A surgical patient at Nassau Hospital, Mineola, since Monday, Leo Smith, 20 Leaf Lane, Levittown L.I. and Pittston, died yesterday afternoon [June 15, 1955] at 5 at the institution. His family home in Pittston was 61 Church Street.
     Mr. Smith as born and reared in Pittston , a son of Thomas L. and Margaret Gill Smith. He was a graduate of St. John's High School, Pittston.
     He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston and St. Bernard's Church, Levittown. His wife is the former Miriam Davies, daughter of Mrs. David J. Davies, Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston.
     In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by four children, Elizabeth, David, Barbara, and Margaret Louise, and the following brothers and sisters: Thomas J., West Englewood, N. J.; Katherine, teacher in Pittston City Schools; Mrs. John Polischeck, Philadelphia; Mrs. Edwin Winn, Los Angeles; Gene, South Orange N. J.; John, Hicksville, L. I.
     The body will be taken to the Charles F. Donnelly Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Avenue, West Pittston, from where the funeral will be held. Friends may call tomorrow night at 7 and daily thereafter 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
Published in the Times Leader Evening News, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Thursday, June 16, 1955, Page 30.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Nicholas J. Smith Dies of Injuries
     Injured on Saturday night when struck by a locomotive while working in the Lehigh Valley Railroad yards on Scott street, Nicholas J. Smith, 52, of 20 Bennett street, city, [Wilkes-Barre, PA] died early yesterday morning [October 17, 1932] in General hospital.
     Mr. Smith was employed as a brakeman by the Lehigh Valley and was well known in railroad circles. He was a member of Pittston branch of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Surviving are the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. John Connolly, with whom he resided; Mrs. George Redington, Thomas L. Smith, Pittston; Frank Smith, Newark, N. J., and Joseph A. Smith of Pittston.
     The funeral will be held from the home of Mrs. Connolly on Thursday morning at 9, with a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Mary's church at 9:30. Interment will be in St. John's cemetery, Pittston.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, October 18, 1932, Page 21.

Nicholas J. Smith
     A large outpouring of friends and relatives, including many Lehigh Valley railroad employees, attended funeral services for Nicholas J. Smith, who was fatally injured while at work a few days ago. The funeral was held yesterday morning from the home of his sister, Mrs. Joseph Conway (sic), 20 Bennett street, city [Wilkes-Barre] and was followed by a solemn high mass of requiem in St. Mary's church.
     Rev. Thomas Leonard was celebrant of the mass, assisted by Rev. John Burnett, deacon, and Rev. Father O'Neil, sub-deacon.
     Bearers were Terrance Gaffney, William Burns, J. V. Reilly, George Walker, Chris Andes and Stanley Murphy. Interment was in St. John's cemetery, Pittston, where Rev. Father Burnett pronounced final benediction.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday, October 21, 1932, Page 21.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of John Smith
After a prolonged illness, John Smith, one of the best known citizens in Pittston Township, died at his home on Tedrick street yesterday morning [July 29, 1912] at 3:30. His illness was owning to a severe attack of rheumatism from which he had been confined to his bed for several months. Deceased was 50 years of age and had resided in Pittston nearly all his life and was favorably known. In his early days he ran cars on the gravity road of the Pennsylvania Coal Co. from the back road near where the Butler breaker is located, to the lower collieries. After the gravity system was abandoned Mr. Smith secured employment with the Lehigh Valley Railroad and worked himself up to engineer. Owing to ill health he was obliged to resign his position and was watchman at Pine street crossing, on the Laurel Line when he was stricken with illness a year ago. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Patrick Curley, Joseph, Thomas, Nicholas, Mrs. John Connolly, Alice, Frank and Esther; also by one brother, Lawrence Smith of Butler street and two sisters, Miss Cassie Smith and Mrs. J. Bradley of Colorado. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning with a requiem mass in St. John's Church at 9:30 and interment in St. John's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Tuesday, July 30, 1912, Page 18.

The funeral of John Smith of Upper William street will be held this morning leaving the family home at 9 o'clock. A mass of requiem will be sung in St. John's R. C. Church at 9:30 and interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, July 31, 1912, Page 17.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Mrs. Rose Smith
Mrs. Rose Smith, widow of the late John Smith, passed away last evening [June 5, 1917] at 4 o'clock at the family home on Tederick (sic) street. She enjoyed excellent health until a few months ago, when she suffered a general breakdown, and two weeks ago her condition became serious, and she passed peacefully away yesterday afternoon, surrounded by the members of her family. Mrs. Smith was born in Ireland and when a child came to this country and took up her residence in this city [Pittston PA], where she had since lived. She was a woman of high ideals, devoted to her family, dutiful and affectionate in all her domestic relations. Mrs. Smith was a devout member of St. John's R.C. Church and was faithful in attendance until her health failed. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, St. Joseph Council, C. W. B. L., L. C. B. A., and Ladies' Auxiliary of R. of R. T. She is survived by the following children: Joseph A., Thomas L., Nicholas J., Frank P. of Newark, Mrs. John Connolly of Scranton, Mrs. Fred Alles of Wilkes-Barre and Miss Esther, at home. The funeral will be held Friday morning, leaving the home at 9 o'clock. A high mass of requiem will be sung in St. John's R. C. Church. Interment in St. John's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, June 6, 1917, Page 18

Funeral of Rose Smith
     The remains of Mrs. Rose Smith, a pioneer resident of Pittston, held in high esteem by hundreds of friends were consigned for final rest in St. John's Cemetery beside that of her husband, who died some years ago.
     Four sons and two sons-in-law acted as pall bearers. The home was crowded to overflowing by friends who called to pay their last respects to the beloved woman, and the casket was surrounded with flowers.
     At St. John's R. C. Church, a solemn requiem mass was sung. The officers were Father Corner, celebrant; assistants, Fathers Ruddy and Reap. The pall bearers were Joseph, Nicholas, Thomas, and Frank Smith, sons of deceased, and Fred Allis of Wilkes-Barre, and John Connolly, of Scranton, sons-in-law.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Saturday, June 9, 1917, page 26
Submitted by Claire Moran

Sam Lomonia Dies Suddenly
Metcalf Street Young Man is Victim of Heart Attack
     A heart attack suffered while working with his father on Carey Avenue resulted in the death of Sam Lomonia, 25, well known young man of 35 Metcalf Street, yesterday morning [January 6, 1936]. His father and Frank Berosteck of Poplar Street rushed the young man to the office of Dr. D. W. Beibel on Carey Avenue and with city police later removed him to Mercy Hospital but he was dead upon admittance.
     Mr. Lomonia was an active member of Holy Rosary Church, Park Avenue, and its Junior Holy Name Society.
     He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Avena; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Melluzzo and Mary Ann; and three brothers, Michael, Louis and Santa, all of Wilkes-Barre.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.

FUNERAL NOTICES
Excerpt: Samuel Lomonia, from 135 Metcalf Street, tomorrow morning [1-09-1936] at 9. Requiem mass at 9:30 at Holy Rosary Church, Park Avenue. St. Mary's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, January 8, 1936, Page 20.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Mary A. Kitchen
     Mrs. Mary A. Kitchen, 83, wife of the late Henry Kitchen, Civil War veteran, died at her home at Sweet Valley last night [January 6, 1936] following a lingering illness. She was a member of Sweet Valley Christian Church.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mae Klinger and Mrs. Blanche Hartman of Shickshinny and two sons, Frank Kitchen of Sweet Valley and James Kitchen at home; also two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 with services at Sweet Valley Christian Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Julia Brown
     Mrs. Julia Brown, 79, died Sunday night [January 5, 1936] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hannah Evans, 72 North Main Street, Ashley, of general debility. She had been a resident of Ashley for a year, having formerly lived at Nanticoke. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church, Parrish Street.
     Surviving are these children: Frank, Harvey's Lake; Mrs. Mary Doty, Florida; Mrs. Evans, Ashley; Mrs. Alfred Rich, Lee Park; Mrs. Sara Oswald, Bethlehem; Mrs. Fred Lang, Luzerne; Major Brown, Shavertown, and Evan Brown, Bethlehem.
     The funeral will be held from the home of her daughter tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. Further services will be held in Pentecostal Church at 2. Rev. Byron Jones and Rev. William Gendall will officiate and interment will be in Nanticoke Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Caroline Shaffer
     Mrs. Caroline Shaffer, 66, highly regarded resident of the Heights section, died yesterday morning [January 6, 1936] at 3 at her home, 66 South Grant Street. She was a devout member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and the various church societies.
     Three children, Mrs. George Rudy, William and Carl Shaffer, the latter of Summerville, N. J., survive. Also six brothers, Fred, John, Henry and Conrad Appel, of Wilkes-Barre, William Appel of Oakland, Cal., and Valentine Appel of Dupont.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 at her home. Rev. John D. Keener of St. Mark's Lutheran Church will officiate and interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

John Jones
     John Jones, 66, Lake Carey, formerly of Exeter, died at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital yesterday [January 6, 1936] following an operation for gall stones. He came here from England 42 years ago, and had made his home for that period at the home of Mrs. Thomas Buckworth of Exeter. He was a former chief of police and secretary of the board of health of Exeter.
     Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Jones, three nieces, Mrs. Ernest Booth, Mrs. Hugh Jones and Fredda Jones and three nephews, John and Herbert Jones, of Wyoming and James Jones of England.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. John Glatz
     Mrs. John Glatz, 55, esteemed resident of 209 Third Street, Wyoming, died Sunday night [January 5, 1936] at 11 at her home following an illness of two months. Born in England, Mrs. Glatz had lived in Wyoming 37 years.
     She was a member of the Christian Science Society and First Mother church of Christian Scientist Boston.
     Surviving are her husband and these children: Alfred, Irene, Emil and Edward, all at home, and John Glatz, Jr., of Kingston. Also a brother in England.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at her home. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Emanuel Bennett
     Mrs. Emanuel Bennett, 72, highly esteemed resident of the Heights section for many years, died yesterday morning [January 6, 1936] at 12:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Griffith, 21 Pershing Street. She was a member of Primitive Methodist Church, South Sherman Street.
     Surviving besides Mrs. Griffith are two other daughters, Mrs. David Owens, Laurel Run and Mrs. John R. Jones, Rochester; also a sister, Mrs. William Deal of Florida and 19 grandchildren.
     A son, Charles Bennett of Laflin died suddenly Thanksgiving Day.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Georgia Atherholt
     Mrs. Georgia Atherholt, 77, of Evans Falls died yesterday morning [January 6, 1936] at her home. A son, Leland Atherholt of Hop Bottom, two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Luella Evans of Niagara Falls, survive.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 from Brick Church, Eatonville. Interment will be in Eatonville Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Francis Nolan
     Mrs. Francis Nolan, 38, an Avoca resident for many years, died suddenly yesterday morning [January 6, 1936] at 11:45 at the family home, 1217 North Grove Street, Avoca, following a heart attack.
     Mrs. Nolan was the former Miss Helen MacDonald and was born in Dunmore. She moved to Avoca with her parents when a child and had resided there since. She had many friends in that community who were grieved to learn of her untimely death. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and Altar and Rosary Society.
     Surviving besides her husband, are five daughters, Marie, Kathleen, Claire, Regina, Helen and a son Edward. Also one sister, Mrs. William Shay, Avoca, and four brothers, Arthur and Frank, Buffalo; Patrick, Dunmore and William, Avoca.
     The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 with a mass of requiem at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Samuel A. Hull
Mrs. Samuel A. Hull, 71, a former resident of Kingston, died at Benton and was buried January 2 [1936] at Dallas. She moved from Kingston to Benton seven years ago.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Christine Smith
     Mrs. Christine Smith, 32, a lifelong resident of this city, died yesterday morning [January 6, 1936] at 1 in Mercy Hospital where she had been a patient four days. She was a member of First Church of Christ.
     Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Theodore, and two sons, William and Theodore, Jr.
     The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Knifffen's Funeral Home, 465 South Main Street. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Hunlock Creek.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

2 Lose their Lives in Falls (Bernard Binker and Philomena Christiano)
MINERS MILLS MAN, JARRED FROM TOP OF COAL CAR, LANDS UNDER WHEELS
     Two persons were killed yesterday [January 6, 1936] in Falls. Though the State Highway Department and Highway Patrol reported the highways were "slippery" and urged drivers to use caution, only three minor automobile accidents were reported by police authorities in Wyoming Valley.
     Falling from the top of a coal car being pushed into the yard of John Conlon Coal Company, Plains, for loading, BERNARD BINKER, 29, of 35 Columbia Avenue, Miners Mills, was fatally injured yesterday morning [January 6, 1936] at 10:30 when the wheels passed over his body.
     William R. Conlon, general manager, and several yardmen heard Binker scream when he toppled from the car and hurried to his aid after stopping the train. They took him to the first aid station where he died.
     Employed as a motor boss, Binker had worked at the mine the last 10 years. He had been a resident of Miners Mills his entire life and was a member of Hudson P. M. Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles.
     In addition to this mother, Mrs. Martha Binker, he leaves four sisters, Mrs. Fred Carpenter of Scranton, Mrs. Robert Knecht of Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Peter Cunningham of Parsons, Mrs. Jessie Mugford at home; two brothers, Ernest of Fox Hill and Harmon at home.
     Funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.

MRS. PHILOMENA CHRISTIANO died yesterday morning [January 6, 1936] at 11:30 following a fall in the rear yard of her home, 140 Stewart Street, Old Forge, before the arrival of medical assistance. Dr. D. A. Goodman was summoned and said that death had probably been caused by a skull fracture.
     Mrs. Christiano was born in Italy but had resided in Old Forge the last 26 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Italian Church and affiliated societies.
     Surviving are four sons, Joseph, Albert and Sam, Old Forge; Ross, Pittston; and four daughters, Mrs. Vito Valardi, Mrs. Peter Voller, Old Forge; Mrs. Agnes Serago and Mrs. Ross Loiacano, Pittston.
     The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 with a mass of requiem at 9:30 at St. Mary's Church. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 7, 1936, Page 15.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Parsons News (Mrs. Elizabeth Maughan Parkin)
     Mrs. Elizabeth Maughan Parkin died at her home at 428 George avenue [Parsons] yesterday [November 20, 1914] at noon after a prolonged illness of complications. She was a native of England and was born Sept. 15, 1836. During the year 1888 together with her family she emigrated to this country and since then has resided here. A woman of lovable disposition, her death is deeply grieved. She is survived by the following children: Ralph, Charles and William Parkin, Mrs. Charles Gardner of Main street, Mrs. William H. Mosley at home, Mrs. Philip Gardner of Hanna, Wyoming; also thirteen grandchildren survive.
     The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home at 428 George avenue, and interment will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, November 21, 1914, Page 21.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Former Plumbing Inspector Succumbs (Edward J. Rogan)
     Edward J. Rogan, 79, of 235 E. Main St., Miners Mills, Wilkes-Barre, died Friday night [November 1, 1974] in General Hospital.
     A life resident of Wilkes-Barre, he was founder of E. J. Rogan and Sons, Inc. Wilkes-Barre, plumbing contractors. He also was a former plumbing inspector for Wilkes-Barre City.
     Mr. Rogan was an Army veteran of World War I serving in France. He was cited a number of years ago when he rescued a drowning girl in the Susquehanna River.
     He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Miners Mills.
     Surviving are his widow, the former Helen C. Kelly; children, Edward F., Port Griffith; Mrs. Austin Kittrick, Mountain Lake; Joseph, Wilkes-Barre; Paul, Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. Charles Slaton, Paxtang; Mrs. Eugene Kline, Coopersburg; Mrs. Elizabeth Schwingen, Plainfield, N. J.; 30 grandchildren, sister, Mrs. Catherine Kelly, Kingston.
     Funeral will be held from Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Parsons, Wilkes-Barre, Monday at 9 with Mass of Resurrection at 9:30 in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10.
Published in the Times Leader, Evening News, Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, November 2, 1974, Page 4.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Two Children Dead Within A Week (Lucy Ammanna)
Lucy, aged 3 years, daughter of Frederick Ammanna of Dupont, died yesterday [February 18, 1909] morning of pneumonia. This is the second child to die within a couple of days, a younger child passing away Monday with convulsions. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Ammanna came to Pittston a few months ago his wife who before marriage was Miss Martone, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martone of Dupont, having died in New York. Two sisters survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 19, 1909, Page 16, Pittston News Section.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Their Little Ones Dead (Ambrose Walsh and George Walsh)
AMBROSE JAMES [WALSH], aged 4 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Walsh, Jr.. of Inkerman, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning [February 18, 1909] of cholera infanatum. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains.

GEORGE [WALSH], aged 4 years, son of Mrs. Agnes Walsh of 168 Elizabeth street [Pittston], died Wednesday evening [February 17, 1909] at 8 O'Clock after a brief illness of laryngitis. The child was exceptionally bright and was a son of the late mine foreman Patrick Walsh. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in St. John's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 19, 1909, Page 16, Pittston News Section.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Evan Wright Dies In West
DEATH NOTICES (Page 24): WRIGHT--At Los Angeles, Cal., December 21, 1929, Evan Wright, aged 29, of West Nanticoke, of complications.

EVAN WRIGHT DIES IN WEST
Evan Wright, aged 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wright, West Nanticoke Heights, died in General hospital, Los Angeles, Cal., on Saturday [Decembe 21, 1929] following an illness of complications. Besides his parents, he is survived by several brothers. The body will arrive here this week for burial.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, December 24, 1929, Page 23.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mrs. Michael O'Brien Dies
Lived 75 Years in Miners Mills
     Ill nine weeks, Mrs. Michael O'Brien of 228 East Main Street, died yesterday afternoon [July 7, 1961] at 3 in Mercy Hospital.
     A daughter of the late John and Mary Kelly Rogan, she was born in Mahanoy City. Mrs. O'Brien resided in Miners Mills section more than 75 years and was a charter member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She also belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society.
     Her husband was foreman of stereotyping departments of the Evening News and Sunday Independent before he passed away. Among Mrs. O'Brin's (sic) survivors are four sons who are stereotypers.
     Surviving are children, Mrs. James McKeown, Mrs. Nancy McGrane, a dietitian at VA Hospital; James P., director and secretary of Luzerne County Bureau of Registration; Joseph E., foreman of stereotyping department at Sunday Independent; Bernard F. assistant foreman of stereotyping department of International Color Press; Michael J. and Edward J., stereotypers at International Color Press, all of Wilkes-Barre; brother Edward Rogan, Miners Mills; sister, Mrs. John Kelly, Kingston; 35 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
     Funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 from the family home with a Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9:30 in Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains. Friends may call today after 12 p.m.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Saturday, July 8, 1961, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death Claims M. J. O'Brien
Charter Member of Stereotypers' Union, Funeral on Wednesday
     Michael J. O'Brien, 64, a charter member of the Stereotypers and Electrotypers Union in this city, died yesterday afternoon [April 3, 1944] at his home, 228 East Main Street, Miners Mills.
     The funeral will be held from the home on Wednesday morning at 9 with a requiem mass at 9:30 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Miners Mills. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains.
     Mr. O'Brien served two terms as councilman in Miners Mills prior to the incorporation of that borough with Wilkes-Barre. He was among the group of persons who founded the Blessed Sacrament parish in Miners Mills. He was an active member of the Holy Name Society of the parish. He was the son of the late James and Ann Kelly O'Brien, early settlers of the Miners Mills section.
     Mr. O'Brien learned his trade as stereotyper and pressman in this city. Two of his sons followed his footsteps in the mechanical departments of the printing business. Joseph O'Brien of South Wilkes-Barre, recently accepted for service in the army, is employed at the Times Leader-Evening News, and is president of the stereotypers Union. Another son, Bernard, works at International Color Printery, and is Secretary-Treasurer of the local union.
     Surviving are his widow, Ellen Rogan O'Brien, and these children: Mrs. James McKeown, Miners Mills; James O'Brien, East End, administrative assistant to the area director of War Manpower Commission; Joseph O'Brien, city; Bernard O'Brien, East End, city; Pvt. Michael O'Brien, U. S. Army, Southwest Pacific; Pvt. Edward O'Brien, U. S. Army, now at an embarkation point; Miss Ann O'Brien, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ellen Garing, at home.
     Mr. O'Brien was employed on the local newspapers for 45 years. His longest period of service was with the Evening News where he was a pressman for several years.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, April 3, 1944, Page 7.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Edward Rogan
     Edward Rogan, a partner in the E.J. Rogan and Sons, Inc., Laflin, of 1209 Main St., Pittston, died Sunday morning, November 23, 1986 unexpectedly at his home.
     Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Helen Kelly Rogan. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Plains and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and its Holy Name Society.
     Mr. Rogan was also a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Local 90, Plumbers Union. He was a veteran of World War II.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Hoban; son, Edward John (Ned), Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Mrs. Mary Linda Van Maanen, Bear Creek; Mrs. Marianne Egan, Pittston; grandchildren, Edward and Leah Rogan and Matthew Egan; brothers, Joseph, Laflin; Patrick, Mountaintop, Paul, Downingtown, sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Kittrick, Bear Creek; Mrs. Mae Slaten, Coral Gables, Fla,; Mrs. Ann Kline, Bethlehem; Mrs. Betsy Schwingen, Plainfield, N.J.; Mrs. Ell Hufnagel, Mansfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Ruane and Regan Funeral Home, 18 Kennedy St., Pittston, with a Mass at 1030 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, November 24, 1986, Page 12 C.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Mary Rogan
     Mary C. Rogan, of Pittston, died Sunday [September 21, 2003] at Hospice Community Care at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
     Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Michael A. and Mary C. (McCormick) Hoban. She was a graduate of St. John's High School and Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, and worked as a nurse. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, and its Altar and Rosary Society.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F.; brother, Eugene Hoban; and sister, Eileen Hoban Clancy.
     Surviving are son, Edward J. (Ned), Wilkes-Barre; daughters, Mary Linda van Maanen, Bear Creek; and Marianne Egan, Pittston, with whom she resided; eight grandchildren; sister, Margaret Sheridan, Pittston; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 Susquehanna Ave., West Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial donations can be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, or to St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston.
Published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, September 22, 2003, Page 6A.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Rev. William Dunn Dead
Former Luzerne Priest Died in Illinois
     Thursday evening Rev. M. E. Lynott of Kingston was informed by a telegram for Aurora, Ill., that Rev. William I. Dunn was dangerously ill and was not expected to live through the night and Friday morning he received the notification of Father Dunn's death, which occurred at 5:40 thursday afternoon [December 1, 1910].
     Rev. William Dunn was the son of James and Margaret Dunn and he was born at Pittston about thirty-six years ago. At the age of two his parents removed to Pringle, and later to Luzerne Borough and Cooper Hill where the boy received his early education. Compelled by the death of his father at a tender age to contribute to the support of his mother and the younger children of the family, William entered the breaker and continued his work in and about the mines until he was 22 years old. A few years previously his mother had died, and then he resolved to enter the ranks of the Catholic priesthood. By industry and thrift he saved from his earnings sufficient to pay for his tuition in a preparatory college, and later he entered St. Joseph's Seminary, Baltimore, where by piety and study he fitted himself for the great work of the Catholic priesthood among the colored people. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 23 1906, in the cathedral at Baltimore, by Cardinal Gibbons, and on the Christmas following he celebrated his first mass i St. Ignatius Church, Kingston, in the presence of an immense congregation of relatives, friends and acquaintances who had watched his career with ever increasing interest and admiration.

Father Dunn
     He was appointed assistant to Rev. D. G. Carse, pastor of the largest Catholic church for colored people in Baltimore, St. Francis Xavier's. So well pleased were his ecclesiastical superiors with his zeal tempered with prudence, his energy moderated by sound judgment, his piety clothed in the plain garb of modesty, his respect for authority, and his amiability and frankness in his official and social relations, that when the pastor left for another field of usefulness, Father Dunn, after only two years in the priesthood, was made the successor in the pastorate of St. Francis Xavier's congregation, to the scholarly, able and zealous Father Carse. In that arduous position he discharged his duties with signal success, to the satisfaction of his congregation and his ecclesiastical superiors.
     In the early fall of the present year Father Dunn entered the Diocese of Rockford, Ill., when the Rt. Rev. Bishop Muldoon appointed him pastor of a new parish near his former pastor and true friend, Rev. Father Carse. Father Dunn visited his relatives and Father Lynott at Kingston about six weeks ago, on his way to his new field of work. He was in the best of health, and now the news of his death has shocked his relatives and friends with its overwhelming suddenness. Expressions of deep and sincere sorrow are heard from people of all classes and all creeds who knew him from his boyhood. Father Dunn was a member of the St. Ignatius Cadets in his early years and later a member of the St. Aloysius Society. He was a total abstainer all his life.
     Father William Dunn is survived by the following relatives: Joseph and Matthew Gallagher of Cooper Hill, John, Andrew and Charles Gallagher of Pittsburg, all half brothers, and Martin P. Dunn of Montana, a full brother, and Mrs. Gottlieb Waity, Dorranceton and Mrs. Agnes Farrell, Edwardsville, his sisters. The family are overwhelmed with sorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Waity mourn his loss most poignantly as Father Dunn was reared by them after the loss of his parents, they taking the place of father and mother to him. For the affection and love and care they gave him in his time of need and trial, Father William Dunn abundantly repaid them in respect, gratitude and devotion, and they beheld in him the fullest realization of all their hopes.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, December 5, 1910, Page 6.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Died In Ohio (Mrs. Bertha Owens)
Word was received yesterday of the death of Mrs. Bertha Owens of Collingwood, Ohio. Deceased, aged 23 years and 11 months was the daughter of Mrs. John R. Williams of 125 McCarragher street, this city. Besides her husband she is survived by her mother, three brothers, and two sisters, all of Wilkes-Barre. Funeral will be announced later.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, December 6, 1910, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Miner's Mills Death (Sylvester Lamb)
Sylvester Lamb died yesterday afternoon [December 5, 1910] at the family home on Coal Street, Miner's Mills, after an illness of a few weeks of pneumonia. Deceased is survived by a wife and the following children: Margaret, a teacher in the Miner's Mills public schools; Alice, Peter, and Sylvester. His mother and one brother, Nicholas, a school director of Miner's Mills, also survive.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, December 6, 1910, Page 14.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Met Instant Death (John Unisky) and Died of Injuries (Albert Parru)
Breaker Boy Was Caught in Machinery
Body of JOHN UNISKY, Aged 14, Was Badly Mangled---Plymouth Man Died of Injuries Sustained Several Days Ago---Several Other Accidents About Mine Collieries
While at work at the South Wilkes-Barre breaker of the Lehigh & Willkes-Barre Coal Co. yesterday afternoon [December 6, 1910] John Umisky (sic), aged 14, was caught in the machinery and instantly killed. His body was bady mangled and was removed to the home of his parents on Woodbury street, Lee Park.

Died of Injuries
Within a few minutes of 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon [December 6, 1910] occurred the death of ALBERT PARRU at the Mercy Hospital of injuries sustained at the Dodson Colliery of the Plymouth Coal Co last Saturday. Deceased was 31 years of age and is survived by his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Parru, residents of Austria; a brother and sister, William and Mary, residents of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Agnes and Annie, of Austria. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning from his late boarding house at 634 Ranson street, Plymouth at 9 o'clock. A requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church of the Nativity at __ o'clock. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, December 7, 1910, Page 13.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Deaths of Children (John Kozuk and Valencia Szakalum and Ruth Jaques)
     At the dawn of day yesterday morning [December 6, 1910] occurred th death of JOHN, aged 11 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. John KOZUK, at the family home on McDonald street, Larksville, of pneumonia. The funeral will be held from the ouse tomorrow morning and will proceed to St. John's Church, where services will be conducted at 10 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. Father Malazr. Interment will afterwards be made in St. John's Cemetery.
     Shortly before midnight on Monday [December 5, 1910], VALENCIA, aged 2 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William SZAKALUM, died at the family residence on West Main street of pneumonia after a brief illness. The funeral will take place this afternoon with services at St. Mary's Church of the Nativity at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Child Burned
Another funeral to be held yesterday [December 6, 1910] was that of RUTH, the 6 year-old daughter of Mr.and Mrs. James JAQUES of East Plymouth. Services were conducted at the house at 2 o'clock. Interment was in Shawnee cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, December 7, 1910, Page 21 Plymouth/West Side News Department.
Submitted by Claire Moran

William Ransom Claimed by Death
Yesterday morning [December 6, 1910] death claimed William Ransom of Vine street [Plymouth]. Deceased had been ailing for some time past from complications. He was aged 61 and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Evans, and three sons, William, Elmer, and Frank of this place [Plymouth], also one sister, Jeanette of Forty Fort. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon with services at the house at 2 o'clock, by Rev. P. L. Griffith of the First P. M. Church. Interment will be in the Shawnee Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, December 7, 1910, Page 21.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of a Child (Regina Dunn)
Regina, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Dunn, aged two and a half years, died last evening [December 6, 1910] of heart failure. Funeral will be private, Thursday at 10:30, from 51 North Wyoming Street [Wilkes-Barre].
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, December 7, 1910, Page 24.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Swoyerville Death (Lizzie Dawe)
Miss Lizzie Dawe, aged 19, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Dawe, of Swoyerville, on Monday morning [December 5, 1910]. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. John Dawe, one sister, Elsie, and two step-brothers, Frederick and Charles Tonkin. The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. L. E. VanHouson. The fneral will be private and interment will be at Forty Fort.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Thursday, December 8, 1910, Page 8.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Death of Michael Fedorchak
     Michael Fedorchak, aged 52, died at his home at 216 Honey Pot street, on Saturday [December 30, 1922] of asthma. Besides his wife, three sons survive, Michael, Andrew and Stanley.
     The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock, and will proceed to St. Joseph's Slovak Church, where a high mass will be celebrated by the rector, Rev. Father John Sobota. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 1, 1923, Nanticoke News Section.
Submitted by Claire Moran

West Side Resident Dies (Mrs. Fred Allabaugh)
     Mrs. Fred Allabaugh, a well known resident of MacDonald street, West Nanticoke, died Friday night [December 29, 1922]. She was born in Nanticoke forty-one years ago, and had resided on the west side practically all her life.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Thomas Edwards, and the following children: Thomas, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Ruth, Wesley, Verda, and Paul; one brother, Enoch, of Nanticoke, and the following siters: Mrs. David A. Jones, Mrs. Harry Frey of Plymouth; Mrs. David Lewis, Mrs. Gustave Neimans, and Freeda.
     The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the home at 31 MacDonald Street. Services at the home and Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment in Edgehill Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 1, 1923, Nanticoke News Section.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Fatal Accident (Constanti Gasiliewski)
     On Saturday [December 30, 1922] at 12 o'clock noon, Constanti Gasiliewski of East Orange street, employed as a miner at the Auchincloss Colliery of the Glen Alden Coal Company, was instantly killed by being caught beneath a fall of rock.
     Besides his wife he is survived by five children all at home. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the home at 2:30 o'clock, with services at Holy Trinity Church, Rev. Father Roman Wiezlolowski officiating. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 1, 1923, Nanticoke News Section.
Submitted by Claire Moran

Apolonia Wesolowski
     Two weeks illness of complications terminated in the death of Mrs. Apolonia Wesolowski, 70, early yesterday morning [June 22, 1933] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Wielkopolski, 3(?) North Cleveland Street, Miners Mills.  She was born in Poland but resided in Wyoming Valley for 37 years.  Her husband died several years ago.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Kovolowski of Plains and Mrs. Wielkopolski, 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9 from the home with a mass of requiem at 9:30 in SS. Peter and Paul Church at Plains.  Buriel in parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, June 23, 1933.
Submitted by Mary Pientka Henninger

Mary Lesowa Wesolowski
     Mrs. Mary Wesolowski, prominent North End resident, died Thursday [June 13, 1935] at her home, 10 North Washington Street, Miners Mills.  Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Leys, and the following children: Mrs. Joseph Leonardi, Hilldale; Adam, Stanley, Edward, Martha, Pearl; also three grandchildren, Marie, Regina and Jerry.
     Funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 with a requiem mass at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Plains.  Interment in the parish cemetery.
Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, June 15, 1935.
Submitted by Mary Pientka Henninger

Frank Simchick
     Edwardsville PA: Frank Simchick 74, of 14 High Street, died 17 June 1958 in General hospital as a result of injuries substain from a auto accident, three hours after he stepped out in front of a car on the Market street bridge Kingston side, driven by Rabbi Meyer Pernikoff, 33, of Westmoreland Ave in Kingston.
     Frank was born 16 Feb 1885 in Augustowia Poland, the son of Anthony and Anna Czuper Simchick. He married Bronislava Zelinkski, daughter of Anthony and Mary Barcewski Zelinski of Plymouth PA. They were married at St John the baptist church in Larksville 21 Feb 1907.
      Frank was a resident of Larksville and Edwardsville, he was a retired coal miner, employed by Glen Alden and Woodward Coal companies. He was a member of the United Societies of GC Religion Lodge #40 and a member of St Vladmirs Greek Catholic Church in Edwardsville.
     Predeceased are his wife Bronislava Simchick Jan 1918 and two daughters, Frances Simchick Pitkevitch, wife of Peter Pitkevich in Dec 1952 and Mary Simchick Litwak, wife of Andrew Litwak in Dec 1952.
     Survived by his two sons: Joseph Simchick Karban and his wife Careene Karban and two daughters Virginia and Marie Karban of Brooklyn Heights NY and Albert Simchick and his wife Josephine Kropovitch Simchick and three children Ronald, Paula and Maryann of Buffalo NY.
     Funeral arrangments under the direction of Kopicki Funeral home, Kingston PA. Requiem mass to be held at St Vladmir with burial at St Marys Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Dallas PA. Rev Lawrence Zakrevsky officiated at the mass.
     Pallbears: Ronald Simchick, John and Andrew Litwak, Alfred Fink and Michael Dubee.
Data source: an obituary published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1958, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Frances Simchick Pitkevich
     Wilkes-Barre PA: Frances Simchick Pitkevich 45, of  813 N. Washington street, died Saturday Morning [September 20, 1952] in General hospital where she was a Patient for 19 days.
     Born 18 July 1907 in Larksville, the daughter of Frank Simchick and the late Bronislava Zelinski Simchick of Larksville. Frances attended Larksville Schools and was a member of the Holy Ressurection Orthodox church, Wilkes-Barre. She was employed by Sharl Manufacturing company of Wilkes-Barre.
     Surviving are her husband Peter Pitkevich and six Children: two sons  from her first marriage to John Genesky are Son Staff Sgt Albert Genesky USMC in SC. And from her Marriage to Peter: daughters: Marleen Pitkevich , Lorraine Pitkevich Wallace Wife of Bernard and  Helen  Pitkevich Fink, wife of Alfred. Step sons: Nicholos and Alexander Pitkevich from Peters first marriage to Julia Kozlowicz. Son  CPL John Genesky passed away in  May 1952 drowning accident Near Milford at the Lackawaxen river, while fly fishing. 
     Also survived by her father Frank Simchick of Edwardsville, and Brothers Joseph Simchick Karban of Brooklyn Heights NY and Albert Simchick of Buffalo NY and her sister Mary Simchick Litwak, wife Of  Andrew, Kingston PA.
     Funeral to be held Wednesday from the home with a divine mass at The Holy Resurrection Cathedral church, burial will be at the Holy Ressurection Orthadox cemetery in Plains PA.
Data source: Obituary published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, September 22, 1952, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Peter Pitkevich
     Exeter PA, Peter Pitkevich  92, of 737 N. Washington St, Wilkes Barre, died Saturday [April 21, 1984] Evening in the Highland nursing home, Exeter PA  where he had been a guest since last May.
     He was born  20 Dec 1892 in Minsk Russia, the son of Nicholos Pitkevich and Annie Petroski Pitkevich. He came to Wilkes Barre as a young man. Peter worked for the Henry Colliery, Lehigh Valley coal company as a miner, retiring in 1959. He was a member of Holy Resurrection church in Wilkes Barre and The United Mine workers, local 1616.
     Surviving are his children: Nicholos Pitkevich of Wilkes Barre, Helen Pitkevich Fink, West Wyoming, Albert Genesky, Albany GA, Marleen Pitkevich Grizezdzinski, Wilkes Barre.
     Predeceased are his first wife Julia Kozlowicz Pitkevich and wife Frances Simchick Pitkevich, who died in 1952, Son Alexander Pitkevich in 1982 and daughter Lorraine Pitkevich Wallace in 1984.  Funeral will be  Wednesday from Simon S. Russin funeral home, Plains PA with a requiem service in Holy Resurrection Cathedral, with interment in the parish cemetery, Holy resurrection Orthadox cemetery Plains PA, the Rev Vladmir Petorak officiating.
Data source: Obituary published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Monday, April 2, 1984, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Alexander Pitkevich
       Buffalo NY, Alexander Pitkevich  61 of 756 Seneca St, died at the Sheehan Memorial Hospital Monday morning [17 May 1982].
     He was born 7 Mar 1921 in Wilkes Barre PA, the Son of Peter Pitkevich and the late Julia Kozlowicz Pitkevich. He attended Wilkes Barre schools and Served  in the US Army during WWII and was also a merchant marine. He joined the army 14 Oct 1941, serving In the Army Air corps.
     Surviving are his father Peter Pitkevich, brothers Nicholos of  Wilkes Barre and brother Albert Genesky, Albany GA, sisters Lorraine Pitkevich Wallace and Marleen Pitkevich Grezdzinksi both  of Wilkes Barre and Helen Pitkevich Fink of West Wyoming.
     Predeceased are his Step mother the late Frances Simchick Pitkevich 1952, Brother John T. Genesky in 1952. Funeral from the Simon S. Russin funeral home in Plains With the Rev Vladmir Petorak officiating, interment in Holy resurrection orthadox cemetery Plains PA.
Data source: published obituary (location unknown) and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Michael Litwak
     Wilkes Barre PA, Michael Litwak  63 of Wilkes Barre PA died 18 Dec 2004 in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes Barre. He was born 24 Aug 1941, the son of the late Andrew Litwak and Mary Simchick Litwak. He resided most of his life in Wilkes Barre and was employed by Allan Industries, Wilkes Barre Township.
     He attended St Mary's Church of the Maternity and was a avid motorcyclist and fisherman. The funeral will be held from the Jendrzejewski funeral home 21 N. Meade St Wilkes Barre with a mass of Christian burial in St. Mary's Church of the Maternity cemetery, West Wyoming Pa.
     He is predeceased by his wife Joanne on 28 Dec 1996, Surviving are his daughter Georgiann Ross, Wilkes Barre and brothers Andrew in Fla and John in MA.
Data source: Obituary published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Mary Simchick Litwak
     Edwardsville, Mary Litwak, 39 of 595 Main Street, died Thursday morning [4 December 1952] in Wilkes Barre General Hospital. She had been ill for several months.
     Born in Larksville  Pa 15 March 1913, she was the daughter of Frank Simchick and the late Bronislava Zelinski Simchick. Mary Resided for the past 15 years in Edwardsville and she had attended Larksville schools and was a member of St Vladmir Ukrainian Greek Catholic church of Edwardsville.
     Surviving are her husband Andrew Litwak: three sons, Andrew Jr, John and Michael all at home. Her father Frank Simchick, and two brothers: Joseph Simchick Karban of Brooklyn Heights NY and Albert of Buffalo NY.
     Funeral service will be held on Saturday morning from the funeral home 480 N main St with a requiem mass in St Vladmirs church. Burial will be in St Mary's Greek Catholic Cemetery , Dallas PA.
Data source: Obituary published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, December 5, 1952, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Anna Lego Litwak
     Kingston PA,  Anna  Litwak,  68 of 271 Zerby Ave died in Wilkes Barre General Hospital, after being admitted to the hospital a week ago after falling down stairs at her home when she suffered a weak spell.
     Anna was born  Dec 1888 in Austria, the daughter of Nicholos and Anastasia Lego. She was the wife of  the late Jacob Litwak who passed away in 1947.  Anna lived in the Edwardsville and Kingston area most of her life. She was a member of St Vladmirs Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Edwardsville and the Sacred Heart Society.
     Surviving are her children:  Sons,  Andrew of Wilkes Barre, Phillip of Darby Pa, Matthew of Buffalo NY.  REV John Litwak of McKeesport Pa,  Daughters Mary at home and Julia Litwak Dubee of Kingston, a brother John Lego of Lilly Pa.
     Funeral will be held from the funeral home on 480 N main St on Thursday with a requiem mass in St Vladmirs church, Interment St Marys Greek Catholic Cemetery, Dallas Pa.
Data source: Obituary published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1957, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Jacob Litwak
     Kingston Pa, Jacob Litwak 61, of 271 Zerby Ave, died yesterday morning [April 2, 1947] at his home, following a brief illness.
     He was born 29 Dec 1886 in Galicia Austria, son of John Litwak and Natalie Patrosh Litwak. Jacob resided in Shenandoah for 11 years before moving to Kingston and was a former Mine worker, employed by the Kingston Coal company.
     Jacob was a member of St Vladmirs Ukrainian church and St Vladmirs society of Edwardsville. He is survived by his wife Anna Lego Litwak and leaves three children: Andrew and Phillip of  Edwardsville, Matthew of Swoyerville, Miss Mary Litwak at home and John studying for the priesthood at Catholic university in Washington DC. A brother, Frank Litwak of St Louis MO.
     Funeral will be held from the home Saturday morning, with a requiem mass at St Vladmirs church with interment at St Marys Greek Cathoilc cemetery Dallas Pa.
Data source: Obituary published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, April 3, 1947, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Matthew Litwak
     Cheektowaga NY, Matthew Litwak 74,  died 24 March 1989. He was born 14 Feb 1915, the son of  the late Jacob Litwak and Anna Lego Litwak of Kingston Pa.
     He is survived his wife Mary Wolinsky and sons Matthew, and Raymond. His son Myron passed away.  He was the brother of Mary Litwak and the late Julia Litwak Dubee, Andrew, Philip and Rev John Litwak.
     Funeral from the Pacer Funeral home 2275 George Urban Blvd on Monday. Mass to be held at St Nicholos Ukrainian church, with interment at St Adelbert cemetery Lancaster NY.
Data source: Obituary published (location unknown) and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Andrew Litwak
     Wilkes Barre PA,  Andrew Litwak  67, of 35 Pershing street, was found dead in his home by the police dept last night [March 31, 1973]. He was born in Kingston 2 Jul 1906, the son of the late Jacob Litwak and Anna Lego Litwak.
     Andrew attended school in Kingston and later moved to Wilkes Barre and was a retired baker, employed by Williams Bakery. He was a member of St Vladmirs church Edwardsville.
     He married Mary Simchick , daughter of the late Frank Simchick and Bronislava Zelinski Simchick. Surviving are sons: Andrew Jr of Larksville, John of MA and Michael of Wilkes Barre.  Brother Matthew of Buffalo NY and sisters Mary Litwak of Kingston and Julia Litwak Dubee of Kingston.
     Funeral will be held from Harostock funeral home Sunday, with interment at St Marys Greek Catholic cemetery Dallas PA.
Data source: Obituary published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1973, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Mary Litwak
     Wilkes Barre Pa, Mary Litwak, 85 of North Sherman Street died Friday 8 July 1994 at the Leader East nursing home and Rehab center in Kingston.
     Mary was born 8 Dec 1909 in Shenandoah PA, the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna Lego Litwak. She moved to Kingston as a child and attended Kingston schools. She graduated from Kingston High school in 1928 and graduated from Wilkes Barre Business College in 1930.
     She was employed for many years in the office of Nelson and Company, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St Vladmirs church, Edwardsville. She is preceded in death by brothers Phillp, Andrew, Matthew, Rev John Litwak and sister Julia Litwak Dubee.
     Funeral services Tue from the Mary A. Harostock funeral home, with a Divine liturgy at St Vladmir's church. Interment at St Mary's Greek Catholic Cemetery, Dallas Pa.
Data source: Published obituary (location unknown) and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

John T. Genesky
      Wilkes Barre Pa,  CPL John T. Genesky  22  of  813 North Washington street, died 25 Apr 1952, by accidental drowning in the Lackawaxen river at Kimles in Pike county while fly fishing.
     Cpl Genesky was home on furlough prior to being shipped out to Korea. He was pulled under strong currents and drowned. His body was not recovered until 14 May 1952.
     Funeral will be held from the family home, 813 North Washington St, with a mass of requiem in St Stanislaus Church on North main street, with burial in the parish cemetery, Plains Pa,  with military rites.
     Honor guard  from Brookside, Post 837 American Legion and a detachment of soldiers from Indiantown Gap, members of Company F, 10 Inf, 5th Div.
     John was born 21 Feb 1929 in Wilkes Barre, the son of John Genesky and Frances Simchick Genesky. He worked for a comic book factory, Central press before entering the army. He graduated from Coughin High school in 1948.
     He is survived by his mother Frances Simchick (Genesky) Pitkevich and stepfather Peter Pitkevich, three brothers: Staff Sgt Albert Genesky, USMC at Charleston SC, Alexander Pitkevich at home and Nicholos Pitkevich with the merchant Marine in Baltimore MD and two sisters: Helen Pitkevich Fink, West Wyoming Pa and Marleen Pitkevich, Wilkes Barre.
Data source: Obituary published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1952, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Albert Genesky
     Priceville GA,  Albert Genesky, 67 retired US Marine, formerly of Wilkes Barre PA, died Friday 2 Jan 1998  at the Decator General Hospital. He was born 25 Jun 1930 in Wilkes Barre Pa, the son of John Genesky and the late Frances Simchick Genesky, Wilkes Barre.
     Albert joined the USMC 18 Aug 1948, retiring in 1972 at the rank of Master Sgt. He leaves his wife Kelo and son Peter and his sister Helen Pitkevich Fink of West Wyoming Pa. He was predeceased by his brother CPL John T. Genesky in 1952.
     Burial will be in the Corinth National cemetery in MS.
Data source: Published obituary (location unknown) and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Joseph Frank Karban
       Brookyn Heights NY, Joseph Frank Karban,  65 of 35 Orange street, died 6 Oct 1976 at the NYC University hospital, where he had been a patient for several months.
     Joseph was born 18 Aug 1911 in Larksville Pa, the son the late  Frank Simchick and Bronislava Zelinski Simchick. He changed his name in 1955 to Karban. He was employed by Hemsley-Spears Corp as a maintenance engineer for a 48 apt bldg in Brooklyn heights for many years.
     Joe is predeceased by his son Joseph Frank Karban Jr in 1961, his mother Bronislava in 1918 Larksville, father Frank Simchick in 1958, Edwardsville Pa, two sisters; Frances Simchick Pitkevich and Mary Simchick Litwak of Wilkes Barre.
     Surviving are his wife Careene Shattuck Karban of Brooklyn, two daughters: Virginia Karban Berdoff of Medford NY and SGT Marie Karban US army, Ft Devens MA, son in law, Larry Berdoff and grandchildren: John, Lilah, Debra Berdoff.  A brother, Albert Simchick and wife Josephine Kropovitch of Buffalo NY and their children, Ronald, Maryann and Paula.
     Burial will be in PineLawn memorial cemetery, Farmingdale Long Island NY.
Data source: Published obituary (location unknown) and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Bernard T. Wallace, Sr.
     Wilkes Barre,  Bernard T. Wallace Sr, 48 of 486 Pennsylvania Ave., was pronounced dead 10 Feb 1975 on arrival at Mercy hospital Monday afternoon after being stricken ill at work.
     Born 5 Mar 1926 in Plains Township,  son of John Wallace and Mary Jama Wallace, he was a graduate of Wilkes Barre business college. He served in the USMC during WWII 1944-1948. He was employed by Certain-Teed products corp Mountain Top and a member of St Stanislaus Church.
     Surviving are his wife Lorraine Pitkevich Wallace, sons:  Bernard Jr. with the US Air force at Seymore Johnson AFB NC, Thomas and Robert at home, brothers John of Wilkes Barre, Edward and Michael.
     Funeral will be Friday from Mikelski funeral home 293 S. River St, Plains, with a mass of Christian burial in St Stanislaus church. Interment will be in Sacred Heart cemetery, Plains Pa.
Data source: Obituary published in The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1975, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Lorraine Wallace
     Wilkes-Barre, Lorraine Wallace, 52 of 486 N. Pennsylavania Ave. died Wednesday 21 Mar 1984 in General Hospital. She was born 14 Dec 1931 in Wilkes Barre, the daughter of Peter Pitkevich and the late Frances Simchick Pitkevich.
     She was educated in Wikes Barre schools and a graduate of Coughlin High school, class of 1949. She was last employed by Darlan Manufacturing, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church North Main, Wilkes Barre.
     Surviving are her father Peter Pitkevich, sons: Bernard, Nanticoke, Thomas, Mountain Top, Robert, Larksville, sisters Helen Pitkevich Fink, West Wyoming and Marleen Pitkevich Grzezdzinski, Wilkes Barre, brothers, Nicholos Pitkevich, Wilkes Barre, Albert Genesky, Albany GA.
     She is predeceased by her husband Bernard Wallace Sr 1975, a first born son, Bernard, a brother John Genesky 1952 and her brother Alexander Pitkevich 1982.
     Funeral will be on Friday from Michael J. Mikelski funeral home 293 S. River St Plains, with a mass of Christian burial in St. Stanislaus Kostka church, Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas PA.
Data source: Obituary published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, March 22, 1984, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Michael Dubee
     Wilkes Barre, Michael Dubee 89, of 5 North Sherman St, died Monday [29 December 1997] at East Mountain Manor, following a illness.
     He was born in Austria- Hungary 24 Oct 1909, son of the Anthony Dubee and Marie Halyck Dubee. He came to the US as a child and attended Wilkes Barre schools. Michael retired in 1969. He was employed by Glen Alden Coal Company, prospect colliery and a member of St Vladmir's Ukrainian catholic church, Edwardsville.
     Michael is predeceased by his wife Julia Litwak Dubee in 1984, a great granddaughter in 1997, brothers Myron, William and Stanley. Surviving are daughters Mary Ann Dubee Wolensky, Trucksville, Barbara Dubee Wroblewski, Forty Fort.
     Funeral will be held Friday from Mary A. Harostock funeral home Wilkes Barre, with a divine Liturgy at St Vladmirs church. Interment will be in St Mary Byzantine Catholic cemetery, Dallas Pa.
Data source: Obituary published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, December 31, 1997, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Albert Burton Fink
     West Wyoming, Alfred Burton Fink 78, of 8th street, West Wyoming died Friday 23 Dec 1983 at Nesbitt Memorial hospital.
     Alfred was born 19 Dec 1926 in West Wyoming, the son of the late Jessie Fink and Eunice Lameroux Fink. Alfred was employed by Nelson Manufacturers, West Wyoming until he retired.
     Surviving are his wife Helen Pitkevich Fink, sons, Alfred Jr, Mount Zion,James and Thomas at home, daughters: Darlene Bruno, Kingston, Cindy Fink, Exeter, brothers Jessie, Avoca, William, Laurel run, Sisters; Dora Fink Guliford, Grace Fink Gordon both of NY, Ruth Fink Barrett, Askam and Marjorie Fink Wancho, West Wyoming and two half sisters: Bessie Wolf of Hunlock Creek and Anna Crawford, Pittston.
     Funeral will be Wednesday from the Bednarski funeral home and Interment at Mount Olivet cemetery, Carverton.
Data source: Obituary published in the Citizens Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, December 26, 1983, and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Albert Simchick
     Buffalo NY, Albert Simchick, 89, of 260 Carriage Park, died [on 7 October 2004] at Mercy Hospital from complications of heart failure. Albert was born 4 Apr 1915  in Plymouth Pa,  son of the late  Frank Simchick and Bronislava Zelinski Simchick of Larksville  Pa.
     Albert was a life long resident of Buffalo NY. He was employed by the Glen Alden Coal Company and Bethelhem Steel until he retired.
     Albert was predeceased by his wife Josephine Kropovitch Simchick of Duryea PA in Sept 2000, a brother Joseph Simchick Karban in Oct 1976, his sister in law, Careene Mae Karban in 1997 and sisters Frances Simchick Pitkevich in 1952, Mary Simchick Litwak in 1952 and Bridget Simchick born in 1918 Larksville PA.  
     Albert is survived by his children, Ronald, Paula and Maryann Simchick of Buffalo NY. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Colonial Memorial Chapel 3003 S park Ave Lackawanna NY, burial at Hillcrest cemetery in Hamburg NY, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife Josephine.
Data source: Published obituary (location unknown) and submitter.
Submitted by Dr. Marie C. Karban

Mrs. Elizabeth Hawk
     Mrs. Elizabeth Hawk, 85, for many years a resident Plymouth, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday at Philadelphia after a short illness causing a cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Hawk will be remembered by many persons as one of the founders of the Church on the Mountain (Valley View Union Church), 43 years ago. She was the mother of 8 children, 3 of who are deceased. Surviving daughters are Mabel Newkirk, Maude Johnson Boultinghouse, Anna Thomas, Freida Goldthrop, and Cora Lewis.
     Funeral service will be conducted Monday at 2 at the funeral home on 3316 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hillside Cemetery.
Submitted by Dotti Truitt
Administrative note: Publication data for the obituary is not known. Dotti has a picture of Elizabeth W. Hawk's headstone which lists the dates 1864 - 1949. She also has a picture of William I. Hawk's headstone with the dates 1874-1940.

Daniel R. Davies Dies
     Daniel R. Davies, aged 77, one of Plymouth's best known and highly respected residents, died yesterday following a lingering illness of complications. Mr. Davies was born in Cilcum Carmarthin, South Wales, and came to this country at the age of nineteen, and had been a resident of Plymouth for fifty-eight years. For a number of years he was engaged as mine foreman at the Dodson No. 12 colliery and shortly before that operation abandoned he was retired from active service.
     During his long residence in Plymouth, Mr. Davies became widely known, and through his exceptionally kind and genial disposition he endeared himself to a large following of friends. He was an ardent member of the Welsh Presbyterian Church and a man who took active part in the welfare of the community.
     Deceased is survived by the following children: Dr. Catherine Davies, Thomas Davies, Dora Davies, Viola Davies and Bessie Davies at home; John Davies, Forty Fort, and Gordon Davies, Glendale, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Mary N. Jones, Wilkes-Barre, and the following brothers also survive: John Davies, Almond, Wis.; Thomas R. Davies and Reese Davies, both of Vancouver, British Columbia. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon -------- o'clock with services conducted at the family home. Interment will be in Shawnee Cemetery.

Note---correct spelling of Welsh names: Cilycwm, Carmarthen
Born: 1849 married: 1873 (Margaret Evans) died: 1926
Data Source not known. Submitted by Wendy Watson

Margaret Evans Davies
     Mrs. Daniel R. Davies, a highly-respected resident of Plymouth, passed away very suddenly last Saturday morning after less than an hour's illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Davies had been in comparatively good health and retired the previous evening feeling quite well. About 2 o'clock in the morning she was stricken ill and a physician was hurriedly summoned, but his efforts to save her life were in vain. Mrs. Davies was in her 67th year, was born in Merthyr Tydvil, S. W., and at an early age came with her family to this country, settling in Plymouth, where she had since made her home. She was a devout member of the Welsh Presbyterian Church and always took an active interest in all its branches. Mrs. Davies was very popular throughout the valley, and was endowed with a beautiful soprano voice. She was the chief competitor in many of the eisteddfods held in the Wyoming Valley. She was a member of the Welsh Presbyterian Choir and of the Eastern Star Lodge. A host of friends will be grieved to hear of her sudden death. She was beloved by her neighbors because of her many admirable traits and her generosity to the needy at all times. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Dr. Catherine E. Davies, Dora, Viola, Bessie and Gordon, at home; Thomas A., of Sharon, Pa., and John R. Davies, of Kingston. Two sisters also survive. Mrs. Anne Williams, of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. William Pritchard, of Lee Park.
     The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, January 10, when services were held at the home, 138 Shawnee avenue. It was the largest funeral seen in years, people from all parts of the valley and from distant points came to pay their tribute of love to one who was held in such high esteem. The services were in charge of her pastor, the Rev. H. W. Griffith, who paid her a fitting tribute. He was assisted by the Rev. J. A. Hall and the Rev. Diehl, of the Christian and Presbyterian Churches, respectively. The floral tributes completely filled a room. Several Welsh hymns were sung, including "O Tynniau Caersalem, " for the rendition of which she had won three times in eisteddfods. She was a cousin to the writer. Interment was made in Shawnee Cemetery.

Note---born: Sept. 1855     married: 1873 (Daniel R. Davies      died: Jan. 1922
Methyr Tydfil is in county of Glamorgan, South Wales. Came to this country 1864 @ 8 yrs.
Data Source not known. Submitted by Wendy Watson


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