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March 26, 2017

Obituaries Spring 2017

Obituaries for 2016 December, 2017, January, February, March – 2017 Spring Newsletter

 

Written by Tom Kashatus          The following is the NTCO quarterly obituary page for the 2017 spring issue of the newsletter.  These obituaries are in reference to individuals who have ties to Newport Township and/or Newport Township High School.  This page has been receiving favorable news reviews from our readers and we hope that it continues into the future.  The obituaries in the newsletter are published in abbreviated form due to limited space; thusly, it has been decided to run a more complete obituary on our web site (to include employment, survivors, predeceased family, church membership, funeral director, place of interment, etc.) as space available is not a relative issue on the web site.  There is also a link leading to the original newspaper obit.  As usual, your comments are always welcome; and, if someone is missed, please notify this writer at tomkash@verizon.net or call (570) 736-6981.

 

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WYSOCKI, Olivia “Wee Wee” (nee Eckrote), 71, of Wanamie, passed away on December 8, 2016, at home under Hospice of the Sacred Heart.  Olivia was born December 19, 1944, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Daisy Eckrote.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School and lived in Wanamie for most of her life.   Besides her parents, Olivia was predeceased by her husband, Ed Wysocki; brothers, Calvin, Floyd, and Harold “Blackie” Eckrote; and sisters, Sarah Rubright, and Clara “Sis” Stewart.  She is survived by her sons, Ed, and wife Theresa; and Brad, and wife, Abby; brother, Joseph Eckrote; and sisters, Lydia Bujno and Millie Tronsue.  Arrangements were made with Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc. and interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hanover Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesleader/obituary.aspx?n=olivia-wysocki-weewee&pid=183040074&fhid=28275

 

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EBERT, Yolanda (nee Zielinski), 65, of Dorrance Township, passed away Sunday evening, December 11, 2016, at her home.  Yolanda was born in Glen Lyon on August 30, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Clemeth and Emma (Gotcha) Zielinski.  She attended Newport Township and Greater Nanticoke Area schools and was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “69.”  Yolanda was employed by the Keystone Job Corps Center Drums for 28 years as head-advisor.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Ronald Ebert Jr.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Ronald Ebert; and brother, Raymond Zelinski, and wife, Sandy, of Florida.  Arrangements were made with Desiderio Funeral Home Inc. of Mountain Top,

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=yolanda-ebert&pid=183103671&fhid=28297

 

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ROKE, Barbara (nee Wall), 74, of Alden, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016, at Wilkes Barre General Hospital.  Barbara was born in Nanticoke, raised in Alden, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Krasulski) Wall.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “60.”  Besides her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Richard Roke, in December 1986.  She is survived by her daughter, Lori Stine, and her husband, Mark, of Lehighton; and her sister, Madelyn Kush, of Slatington.  Arrangements were made with Kearney Funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke and interment was in Saint Mary’s Cemetery of Hanover Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/psdispatch/obituary-print.aspx?n=barbara-roke&pid=183119674

 

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McDermott, Dennis, 63, of Ashville, NC, former resident of Wanamie, passed away December 9, 2016, at his home.  Dennis was born of the late Richard and Helen (Kaminski) McDermott.  He was also predeceased by his wife, Sharon.  Dennis is survived by his daughter, Elena Moratto, of Duryea; and brother, Terrance, of Black Mountain, NC.  Harwood Home for Funerals of Black Mountain, NC, is assisting the family.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=denis-r-mcdermott&pid=183127042

 

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TARNOWSKI, Kazimer E., 93, a resident of Ridgefield, CT for the past nine years, formerly of Linden, NJ, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016.   “Kaz” was born November 1, 1923, in Sheatown, and was the son of the late Walter and Antonia (Polniaszek) Tarnowski.  He was raised in Sheatown and Glen Lyon and graduated from Newport township High School class of “42.”  “Kaz” is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gertrude (Tarasweicz) Tarnowski; and their daughter Joan Stefura, and her husband, John; sister, Dorothy Tarnowski, of Glen Lyon; and brother, Thomas Tarnowski, of Raritan, NJ.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol; sisters, Valeria Maczuga and Helen Piorkowski; and brothers, Thaddeus, Edwin, Chester, Raymond, Leo, and John.  Arrangements were made with Kane Funeral Home of Ridgefield, CT, and a mass of Christian burial was held at Saint Mary’s Church in Ridgefield.  Being a veteran of WW II and serving with the US Marine Corps, “Kaz” was buried at Saint Gertrude’s Cemetery in Colonia, NJ, with military honors.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesleader/obituary.aspx?n=kazimer-e-tarnowski&pid=183125309&fhid=24251

 

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DAUBER, Larry G., 78, of Exeter, and formerly of Dorrance Township, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Wilkes Barre General Hospital.  Larry was born in Berwick and was the son of the late Garwood and Arleal (Bower) Dauber.  He was a graduate of Berwick High School and a US Army veteran.  Larry retired from L. B. Smith as a heavy equipment mechanic and also worked for Price Chopper.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Joanne Beach.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Theresa Mitarnowski, formerly of Glen Lyon; children, Jeffrey Dauber, and wife, Tammy, of Dorrance; Richard Dauber and wife, Florence, of Carverton; Christopher Dauber and wife, Millie, of Mount Carmel; and Renee Dauber-Janis and husband, Donald III, of Exeter.   Arrangements were made with Gubbiotti Funeral Home of Exeter.

http://www.gubbiottifh.com/obits/obituary.php?id=629311

 

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WERTS, Brayden Tyler-David, baby boy, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.  Brayden was the infant son of Tyler Werts and Keesha Czapracki.  Maternal grandparents are David and Donna Czapracki of Wanamie; and maternal Great Grandparents are the late Paul Czapracki and Joanne (Wright) Czapracki of Glen Lyon; and the late Harry and Mary Gower of Wanamie.  Paternal grandparents are Donald and Suzette (Valania) Werts of Nanticoke.  Paternal Great Grandparents are Donald and Lorine Werts; and the late Anthony and Sylvia Valania of Newport Township.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home of Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=brayden-tyler-david-werts&pid=183198303

 

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KMIETOWICZ, Rose (nee Zlonkewicz), 87, a life resident of Glen Lyon, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Sheatown.  Rose was born February 27, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Amelia Zlonkevich.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “46.”  She was employed as an assembler for RCA/GE of Mountain Top prior to retirement.  She was a long standing member of Saint Nicholas Catholic Church of Glen Lyon.  Besides her parents, Rose was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Edward Kmietowicz; sister, Mary “Mae” Gayeski; brothers, Michael, Peter, Nicholas, and Paul Douglas.  She is survived by her daughter, Karen Phair, and her husband, Bruce, of W. Nanticoke; and her son, Michael Kmietowicz, and his wife, Jane, of Glen Lyon.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Funeral Home of Glen Lyon, and burial was in the parish cemetery.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=rose-kmietowicz&pid=183230943&fhid=22966

 

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KRUPINSKI, Julianna Mary (nee Valenti-Gavrish), 74, formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.  Julianna was born June 17, 1942, to the late Joseph and Mary (Valenti) Gavrish and was a member of the former Saint Michael’s Church in Glen Lyon.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “60.”  She worked as a secretary for Sedor Insurance, bank teller for the Glen Lyon Bank, and secretary for Saint Francis Church and Saint Faustina Rectory.  She was also predeceased by her son, Daniel; and uncle, Clem Gavrish.  She is survived by her sons, Anthony, and his wife, Tamara, of Nanticoke; and Jeffrey of Woodruff, SC; and sister, Marie Stotler, of Malvern.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home; and burial was in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary-print.aspx?n=julianna-mary-krupinski&pid=183217698

 

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WINSKI, Louise Ann (nee Novak), 85, formerly of Haven Lane, Millville, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Springhurst Health Campus, Greenfield, IN.  Louise was born September 27, 1931, and was the oldest daughter of the late Walter and Marcella (Runchka) Novak.  She was raised in Glen Lyon and graduated from Newport Township High School.  She had been a member of Saint Columba Catholic Church of Bloomsburg…  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Leonard A. Winski.  She is survived by her children, David Winski, and his wife Laurel, of Lubec, ME; Christina Laska, and her husband, Dennis, of Greenfield, IN; Karen Parham, and husband, Terry, of Chesapeake, VA; Sharon Anderson, and husband, John, of Milford, PA; and Annette Spahr, and husband, Stephen, of Camphill, PA; sister, Bernadine Rudusky, and husband, Basil, of Mountain Top; and sister-in-law, Joann Ackoury.  Arrangements were made with Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home of Bloomsburg; and burial was at New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy.

http://www.krinerfuneralhomes.com/notices/Louise-Winski

 

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LYNCH, Lawrence C. Jr., “Larry,” 56, of Robert Street, Sheatown, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, after a long battle with Crohn’s Disease.  “Larry” was born April 12, 1060, in Nanticoke, and was the son of Larry E. and Florence E. (Baker) Lynch of Sheatown.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents Peter and Margaret (Reh) Lynch and maternal grandparents Chester and Florence (Resavy) Baker.  He graduated from Nanticoke Area High School, Class of “78” and participated with the swim team.  He furthered his education at King’s College and Luzerne County Community College.  He was employed by United Penn Bank, the VA Credit Union, and Vantage Trust Federal Credit Union.  He participated with several bands throughout the area.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Jordan Lynch, and his fiancée, Nikki Lyons, of Huntsville, AL; daughter, Jillian Lynch, Ashley, PA; and sister and best friend, Teresa Martin, and husband, Larry, of Sheatown.  He was a member of the former Holy Child Church of Sheatown and Saint Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke.  “Larry” was also a Third Degree Knight of Columbus.  Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, Nanticoke; and burial was in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Wanamie.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=lawrence-c-lynch-larry&pid=183265949&fhid=28274

 

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FEDAK, Pamela Mary (nee Maddy), 56, of Alden, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, January 3, 2017.  Pamela was born in Nanticoke on May 24, 1960, and was the daughter of Virginia (Gliddon)

Maddy and the late Evan Maddy.  She was a graduate of John S. Fine High School and the Luzerne County Community College School of Nursing.  She had been employed at Linwood Nursing Home and Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center…  Beside her mother, Virginia (Gliddon) Maddy  she is survived by her children; Shauna Fedak of Nanticoke and Justin Fedak of Plains Township; sisters, Maggie (Peggy) Sateach of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Jennifer Morgis of Glen Lyon.  Arrangements were made with Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home, Inc. of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=pamela-mary-fedak&pid=183405467

 

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JAKUBOSKI, John Howard, 50, of Glen Lyon, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Birchwood Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.  John was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and was the son of the late Eugene and Helen (Horn) Jakuboski.  He was employed as a lineman for Verizon and Bell Atlantic Telephone Services.  In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline M. Gilmore.  John is survived by his daughter, Caitlan Helen; brothers, Eugene of Nanticoke and Howard of Plymouth; former wife, Kimberly McEntee; and stepson, Noah.  Arrangements were made with John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes, Inc. of Wilkes Barre.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=183697688

 

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ARISTIDE, Souveraine, 55, of Newport Street, Glen Lyon, passed away January 20, 2017.  Arrangements were made with Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services Inc.

https://sympathy.legacy.com/en-us/funeral-flowers/Souveraine-Aristide-funeral-flowers/p183719067/?affiliateid=1384

 

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MATUSEK, Elizabeth L. (Betty) (nee Billy), 83, a lifelong resident of Mocanaqua, passed away on January 17, 2017, at Berwick Retirement Village.  Betty was born on October 13, 1933, and was the daughter of the late George and Louise (Kadke) Billy.  She was a 1951 graduate of Shickshinny High School.  She had been employed as a dental assistant for the late Dr. Walter Kowalski of Shickshinny and the late Richard P. Shell of Nanticoke.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Matusek – longtime Newport Township school bus driver, and sister, Gertrude Billy.  She is survived by her two children; Kathryn Bartkiewicz and husband, Walter, of Hunlock Creek and Mary Beth Elliot of Mocanaqua; brother-in-law, John Matusek, of Mocanaqua; and sister-in-law, Bernadine Matusek, of Benton.  Arrangements were made with Mayo funeral Home Inc. of Shickshinny and interment was at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Mocanaqua.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesleader/obituary.aspx?n=elizabeth-l-matusek-betty&pid=183644929

 

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GARDJULIS, Dianna L. (nee Sedorchuk), 67, of Larksville, and a former resident of Wanamie, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017.  Dianna was born September 7, 1949, in Nanticoke and was the daughter of the late Henry and Ruth (Kaskey) Sedorchuk.  She graduated from Newport Township High School class of “67” and Luzerne County Community College as an Outstanding Adult Learner in 1988.  She did a lot of volunteer work for her church, the Girl Scouts, GNA Junior Trojans Cheerleaders, and GNA Parents Chorus Organization.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Jamie May, of Wanamie, in November of 2016.  Dianna is survived by her daughters, Joanna Kempa, and her husband, Dave Kempa, of Nanticoke; Cindy Higgins and her husband Nathan, of Larksville; estranged sister, Judith Rinker, of Wilkes Barre; and estranged brother, Henry Sedorchuk, of Wanamie.  Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke.  Interment was in Hanover Green Cemetery of Hanover Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=dianna-l-gardjulis&pid=183779646

 

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ZIDEK, John Sr., 66, of Shickshinny, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2017, at Berwick retirement Village II.  John was born December 18, 1950, and was the son of the late William and Mary (Slavick) Zidek, of Mocanaqua.  He graduated from Newport Township High School class of “68” and served in the US Marine Corps in Viet Nam receiving the Medal of Heroism as well as a number of other citations.   John had been self-employed as a carpenter over the years.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Anna Mae Karchner; and brother, Ralph Orzechowski.  John is survived by his sons, John Zidek Jr., and his wife, Dawn; and his son Jason.  Arrangements were made with Mayo Funeral Home of Shickshinny.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=john-m-zidek-sr&pid=183779639

 

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ALBERTI, Anna (nee Eisenbach), 73, of Mountain Top, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, at her home.  Anna was born in Brooklyn, NY, on September 26, 1943, and was the daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Helen (Kropp) Eisenbach.  She was a graduate of Newport township High School class of “63.”  She was employed by Crestwood Area School district and Acme Market until her retirement.  She was a member of Saint Jude’s Parrish of Mountain Top.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Eisenbach.  Anna is survived by her husband of 53 years, Michael Eisenbach Sr.; daughters, Susan Alberti, and her partner, Michelle Garman; and Christiana Alberti; sons, Michael Alberti, and his wife, Jennifer; and Anthony Alberti.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish funeral Home, Inc. of Ashley and interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.   

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=anna-alberti&pid=183779642&fhid=28295

 

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CHESNEY, Margaret S. (nee Harcharik), 95, of Emmanuel Nursing Center, Danville, and formerly of Berwick, passed away Sunday January 29, 2017.  Margaret was born in Glen Lyon and was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Palenchar) Harcharik.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “39” and attended the former Wilkes Barre Business College.  She was employed by Pennsylvania Public Assistance Office in Wilkes Barre early in life.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Berwick.  Besides her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Edmund Chesney; brothers, Joseph, Michael, and John Harcharik; sisters, Mary Harcharik, Elizabeth Pierog, Agnes Harcharik, and Katherine Smeltzer.  Arrangements were made with Mayo Funeral Home Inc of Berwick and burial was in Saint Michael’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-s-chesney&pid=183833654&fhid=22963

 

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CHESKO, Martha (nee Benis), 91, of Nanticoke, and formerly of Newport Township, passed away January 30, 2017.  Martha was born in Newport Township on December 2, 1925, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophia Benis.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jack Chesko; and siblings, Jean Bonomo, Betty Belpulsi, Ann Modla, Mary  Hart, Andrew Spernago, Rose Martin, Julia Chlystun, Josephine Richardson, Edward Benis, Dorothy Zotto, Lillian Bailey, and Frances – also Margaret and Joseph (at birth).  Martha is survived by her daughters, Sandy Iracki, and her husband, Joseph; and Laurie Olzinski and her husband, Lenny.  Arrangements were made with Stanley S. Stegura funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=martha-chesko&pid=183875845&fhid=28277

 

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NOVAK, Robert G. Jr., 54, of Sheatown, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South, Wilkes Barre.  Robert was born August 6, 1962, and was the son of Robert Sr. and the late Jean (Evans) Novak.  He graduated from Greater Nanticoke Area High School and Luzerne County Community College.  He worked for Mideast Aluminum and was a member of Saint Mary’s Church in Nanticoke.   Robert is survived by his wife, Thelma “Sue” (Fullerton) Novak; daughter, Laura Novak; son, Robert Novak III; father, Robert Novak Sr.; and sister, Michelle Kozicki, and her husband, Kevin.  Arrangements were made with Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?pid=184042594

 

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KOZAK, Frank III, 52, of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, in Wilkes Barre General Hospital.  Frank was born in Newport Township on July 1, 1964, and was the son of the late Frank Kozak Jr. and Charlotte (Dremalski) Kozak.  He was a graduate of John S. Fine High School and had been employed by Certainteed Corporation.  He is survived by his sons, David, Daniel, and Michael; daughter, Caitlin; sister, Angela Richer; and brother, Daniel.  Arrangements were made with Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?pid=184103834

 

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HARENZA, Bernadine “Bernie” (nee Janusz), 88, formerly of Alden, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.  Bernadine was born in Nanticoke on March 14, 1928 and was the daughter of the late John and Helen Janusz.  Bernie was a member of Saint Faustina Parish and had been employed by General cigar of Nanticoke.  Besides her parents and late husband, Joseph, she was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her sons, Joseph, and wife, Lisa; and Paul and his wife, Michelle.  Arrangements were made with Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C. of Nanticoke and burial was in Saint Michael’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?pid=184129335

 

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BUTZ, Rita Mary (nee Galicki), of Larksville and formerly of Glen Lyon, was welcomed into heaven for the eternal game of pinocle on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  Rita was born and raised in Glen Lyon and was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kizelowicz) Galicki.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Butz; and sisters, Aurelia Galicki, Sebina Sokoloski, and Loretta Nutaitis.  She worked most her life as a seamstress.  Rita is survived by her son; Damian Butz, and his wife, Ann; daughter, Daria Hill, and her husband, Jeff; and brother, Ralph Galicki, of Mocanaqua.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Funeral Home Inc. of Ashley and interment was in Saint Michael’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=rita-mary-butz&pid=184153486&fhid=28295

 

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DEETS, Anna (nee Fine), 90, of Wapwallopen, passed away Sunday morning, December 4, 2016, at the Hampton House, Hanover Township.  Anna was born in Slocum Township and was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Stoss) Fine.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School and worked for RCA Corporation prior to her retirement.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Deets; son, Greg Deets; stepson, Carl Deets; stepdaughter, Marlene McGuire; brothers, Howard, Daniel, Franklin, and William “Bud” Fine; and sisters, Alma DeLong, Helen DeLong, and Nellie Yeager.  She is survived by her stepson, Ed Deets, and his wife, Betty, Mountain Top; and sister, Marian Cabelly, and her husband, Irving, Danville.  Funeral arrangements were made with McCune Funeral Home of Mountain Top and burial was in Stairville Cemetery, Slocum Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=anna-deets&pid=183007347&fhid=18020

 

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KOVALICH, Joseph “JJ,” 94, of Georgetown, KY, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away Friday, February 5, 2017.  Joseph was born in Glen Lyon on August 24, 1921, and was the son of the late George and Anna (Eliasch) Kovalich.  He was a graduate of Newport Township High School and retired from RCA Corporation as an engineer.  Joseph was also a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during WW II.  Besides his parents, “JJ” was predeceased by his wife, the former Eleanor Staskiel; and daughter, Georgeann Brooks.  He is survived by daughter, Joellen Kimball; and sons, Paul Joseph Kovalich and Jeffrey A. Kovalich.  Arrangements were made with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgetown, KY.

http://www.johnsonsfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2374274/Kovalich-Joseph/obituary.php

 

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LITTLEFORD, Lee Charles Sr., 89, of Sheatown, passed into the hands of the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Guardian Elder Care Center.  Lee was born and raised in Sheatown and was the son of the late Jackson Littleford and Elizabeth (Gashowski) Littleford.  He was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lakey.  He had been owner/operator of Great Lakes Trucking early in life and owner operator of Lee Littleford Trucking in Nanticoke delivering coal and oil to his valued customers for many years.  Lee is survived by his son, Lee Littleford Jr., and wife, June; daughters, Joan (Littleford) Reinsel, and her husband, Rick, of Cocoa, FL; Karen (Littleford) Hrobak of Nanticoke; and sisters, Thelma (Littleford) Blockus, and Bettse (Littleford) Matzoni and her husband, Dennis, of Alden.  Arrangements were made with Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=lee-charles-littleford-sr&pid=184212950

 

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ZABOROSKI, Barbara Ann, 63, of Newfoundland, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Funeral arrangements are pending from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary-search.aspx?affiliateId=1538&lastname=Zaboroski&stateid=49

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CZAPRACKI, Stasia M. (nee Olshefski), 97, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.  Stasia was born September 25, 1919, in Glen Lyon, and was the daughter of the late Michael and Apolonia (Barbarewicz) Olshefski and worked in the local garment industry for Glen Lyon Garments, Terry Sportswear, Ann Will Garment, Amil Manufacturing, United Pants, Gent J. and her brother’s Chet’s Upholstery.  She was also an instructor in the former Roosevelt School, Glen Lyon.  She was predeceased by her son, Paul Czapracki, brothers, Frank, Michael, Anthony, Chester, Walter, Leo, and Raymond; sisters, Celia Gregga, Stephanie Strzalka, and Helen Olshefski.  Stasia is survived by her son, Stanley Czapracki, and his wife, Sandra, of Nanticoke.  Arrangements were made with Davis Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke, and memorial service was held at Saint Mary of Czestochowa Church of Saint Faustina Parish, Nanticoke…

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=stasia-m-czapracki&pid=184256247

 

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CLELAND, James D. Jr., 69, of Newport Township, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Newport Township.
Funeral arrangements are pending from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=183684164

 

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STASKIEL, Joan Theresa, 82, of Nanticoke, passed away Feb. 12, 2017, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Adalbert’s Church, Glen Lyon. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesleader/obituary.aspx?n=joan-theresa-staskiel&pid=184437244