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November 13, 2017

Obituaries Fall 2017

Obituaries for 2017 June, July, August ‐ 2017 Fall Newsletter

Written by Tom Kashatus   The Newport Township Community Organization (NTCO) has added an obituary page to

its quarterly newsletter as of the 2014 winter issue. 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 this 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,

www.newporttownship.com, (to include employment, survivors, predeceased family, church membership,

funeral director, place of interment, etc.) as space available is not a relative issue. There is also a link leading to the

original newspaper obit or that of the funeral home. 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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VILLELLA, Lois A. (nee Turley), 83, of Jermyn, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away

Monday, May 22, 2017, at Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Lois was born in

Nanticoke on January 18, 1934; and she was the daughter of the late John and Grace (Sims)

Turley. She was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and had been employed in the garment

industry. Lois was predeceased by her first husband, Frederick John Buydos; and sister Muriel

Pristas. She is survived by her husband, William J. Villella; daughter, Linda Zaborney of

Wanamie, and her husband, Albert; son, Nathan Buydos, and his wife, Elsie; and grandson,

Albert Zaborney Jr., and his wife, Melissa, of Wanamie. Arrangements were made with Georg A.

Strish, Inc. funeral Home of Glen Lyon; and interment was in the parish cemetery of Martin

in-the-Fields Church Cemetery.

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SENNENFELDER, Kaylan Marie, 24, of Gouldsboro, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, as a

result of injuries sustained in a climbing accident in Washington, D.C. Kaylan was born on July

15, 1992 and was the daughter of Shannon (Robak) Sennenfelder, formerly of Sheatown.

Besides her parents she is survived by her twin sister, Kristina; brother, Evan; and maternal

grandmother, Susan Robak, of Sheatown. Arrangements were made with Earl W. Lohman

Funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke and a funeral mass was celebrated at Saint Faustina Kowalska

Parish, Nanticoke.

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GELSLEICHTER, Ronald T., 32, lifetime resident of Glen Lyon, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017,

at his home. Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. funeral Home of Glen Lyon.

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FRALEY, Audrey A. (nee Engler), 85, of Wapwallopen, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 1,

2017, at the Celtic Hospice of Geisinger south, Wilkes Barre. Audrey was born in Nanticoke and was the

daughter of the late Royce and Mildred (Spade) Engler. She was a graduate of Newport township High

School and a member of the Stairville United Methodist Church. She had been employed in the sewing

industry during her early life. In addition to her parents she had been predeceased by her brothers Royce,

Walter, and Charles Engler. She is survived by her son, Scott Fraley, and his wife, Nora, of Wapwallopen;

sisters, Lois Rinehimer, of Penndel; and Beverly Schnebelin of Slocum Township; and brother, Clarence

Engler, and his wife, rose, of Levittown. Funeral arrangements were made with McCune Funeral Home of

Mountain Top.

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WILCOX, Charles F. Jr. “Ducker,” 56, of Wilkes Barre, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away at

home after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beverly (Zurek)

Wilcox; daughters, Lisa Wilcox-Victor, and her husband, Jeffrey; and Alicia Wilcox; and son, Charles

Wilcox III. Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Funeral Home Inc. of Ashley.

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BOBOWICZ, Edward A., 72, of Kirmar Avenue, Alden, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Birchwood

Nursing and Rehab Center, Nanticoke. He was born in Nanticoke on August 13, 1944, and was the son of the

late Leo and Lillian (Dadaj) Bobowicz. Ed attended Nanticoke schools, was a veteran of the Viet Nam Era,

retired from Certain Teed Corp. and attended Saint Faustina Parish. Besides his parents he was predeceased by

his wife, Betty (Stout) (Ketz) Bobowicz, and sister, Patricia Kenven, and an infant sister. He is survived by his

daughter, Joy Lynn Brenner, and her husband, Robert; sister, Annemarie Ceppa; and brother, Anthony

Bobowicz. Arrangements were made with Earl A. Lohman funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke.

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LINN, Laura A. (nee Gommer), 84, of Slocum Township, passed away, Sunday, October 30, 2016, at home.

Laura was born in Slocum Township on November 26, 1931, and was the daughter of the late William and Rosa

Gommer. She was a graduate of Newport Township High School. Besides her parents, she was predeceased

by her husband, Leslie; sister, Rosetta Schuler; and brothers, Leslie, Clyde, and William Gommer. She is

survived by her daughter, Deborah Stewart, and her husband, Harold, of Slocum Township; son, Keith Linn, of

Slocum Township, and brother, Merle Gommer. Arrangements were made with Earl W. Lohman funeral Home

of Nanticoke; and interment was in Stairville Cemetery of Slocum Township.

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AMBROSE, Betty Ann (nee Bruza), 86, a resident of Yucca Valley, CA, and formerly of Glen Lyon,

passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015, at her home. Betty was born in Glen Lyon and was the

daughter of the late Frank Broza and Josephine (Polniaszek) Broza. She was a graduate of Newport

Township High School. As a military wife, she followed her husband and childhood sweet-heart, Donald

Ambrose, in his military career and volunteered her time and talents in many capacities. Besides her

parents she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Gloria Jean, and sister, Florence Wills. She is survived

by her husband, Donald, of 68 years; sons, Don Ambrose Jr., and wife, JoAnn; Gary Ambrose, and wife,

Lois; daughters, Diane Gilbert, and husband, Tim; and Annette Borgeau, and her husband, Rob.

Arrangements were made with Wiefels Mortuary in Yucca Valley and interment was in Riverside National

Cemetery.

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WILLIAMS, Patricia A. (nee Bush), 79, of Wilkes Barre, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away

Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. Patricia was

born January 15, 1938, and was the daughter of the late William and Ann (Lurowist) Bush. She was

raised in Glen Lyon and was a graduate of Newport Township High School. She had been employed

Rifkin & Co., RCA Corp., and retired from Community Family Services. She was predeceased by her

husband, John Williams. Patricia is survived by her sons, John Williams, and wife, Diane; Michael

Williams, and wife, Cindy; daughters, Karen Harker and Michelle Williams; sisters, Barbara Vasilaskas,

and husband, James; and Sandra Czapracki, and her husband, Stanley; and brothers, Joey Bush and Carol,

and Donald, and his wife Lee Ann. Arrangements were made with Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home of Wilkes

Barre. Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery of Hanover Township.

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WYDOTIS, Maryann P. (nee Scortichini), 79, of Brookville, FL, and formerly of Wanamie, died

Thursday, November 24, 2016, at her home. Maryann was born in Wanamie on September 25, 1937. She

was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “55.” Mary Ann is survived by her husband

of 57 years, Leonard Wydotis; daughters, Donna Quackenbush, and husband, David; Karen Homier and

husband, Laurence; Susan Gemmati and husband, Joseph; Slavica Wydotis; and son, Leonard M. Wydotis.

Arrangements were made with Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville, FL. A graveside committal service will

be held for Leonard and Maryann Wydotis in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wanamie.

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WYDOTIS, Leonard E., 79, of Brookville, FL, and formerly of Wanamie, passed away, Monday,

December 19, 2016. Leonard was born in Wanamie, December 18, 1937, and was the son of the late

Leonard and Helen (Navitski) Wydotis. He was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of

“55” and Penn State University with a BS in Chemistry. He was employed and retired from the

pharmaceutical industry. Leonard was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus was also a

volunteer for many years with Daystar Life Center. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of

57 years, Mary Ann (Scortichini) Wydotis and Sister Delores. Leonard is survived by his daughters,

Donna Quackenbush, and husband, David; Karen Homier and husband, Laurence; Susan Gemmati and

husband, Joseph; Slavica Wydotis; and son, Leonard M. Wydotis. Arrangements were made with Merritt

Funeral Home, Brooksville, FL. A graveside committal service will be held for Leonard and Maryann

Wydotis in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wanamie.

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BALLA, Dr. R. Jeffrey, 59, of Yorktown, VA, passed away unexpectedly at his farm in Fairmount

Township. Dr. Balla was born and raised in Glen Lyon and was the son of the late Robert G. and Helen

(Zimolzak) Balla. He was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, Muhlenburg College, and earned a

PHD in Physical Chemistry from Penn State University. He had been a researcher at NASA Langley, VA

and an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. Dr. Balla is survived by his sister,

Jane Walker, and her husband, David, of Perkasie. Arrangements were in the care of Davis-Dinelli

Funeral Home, Nanticoke, and interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

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MENDELSSOHN, Dr. Saul, 82, passed away July 5, 2017, surrounded by his family. Dr. Mendelssohn

was born in Nanticoke on April 30, 1935, and was the son of the late Myer Mendelssohn and Hannah

(Weissberger) Mendelssohn. Early as a child he resided in Hanover Township, and moved to Glen Lyon

at the age of 7 where his father, Myer, operated a haberdashery business. He graduated from Newport

Township High School class of “53” and received his MD from Jefferson Medical College in 1961. He

also had been on the staff of University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Hahnemann Medical College,

Philadelphia Medical College, and Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Dr. Mendelssohn was a US Army

veteran attaining the rank of Major and serving at William Beaumont Army Hospital in TX and Valley

Forge Hospital, PA. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Leona (Baiera) Mendelssohn; three

daughters, Carly Mendelssohn, and her husband, Matthew Eaton, of New Hope; Bonnie Kenewell, and

husband, Jeffrey, of Mountain Top; and Emily DeShazor, and husband, Christian, of Charleston, SC; and

sister, Getelle Prouser, of Harrisburg. Arrangements were made with Rosenberg Funeral Chapel of

Wilkes Barre, and interment was at Scranton Jewish Cemetery, Dalton.

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MAKOWSKI, Yvonne (Elizabeth) (nee Thompson), 66, of Wanamie passed away July 8, 2017 at

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. She was born on November 23, 1950, and

was the daughter of the late Leonard and Frieda Thompson. Elizabeth was a graduate of Newport

Township High School and had been employed by RCA of Mountain Top. Besides her parents, she was

predeceased by a brother, Tom. She is survived by her husband, Jan Makowski; and son, Lee, and his

wife Melanie. Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke.

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SCARANTINO, Tina (nee Kozik), 89, of Ken Pollock Apts., Glen Lyon, and former long-time

resident of Alden Station, passed away July 6, 2017, at Guardian elder Care Center, Sheatown.

Tina was born and raised in Wanamie and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Liput)

Kozik. She was a graduate of Newport Township High School. She had been employed as a

seamstress in the local garment industry and a member of Saint Faustina Parish and Holy Trinity

Church. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Phil Scarantino, in 2012. Tina is

survived by her daughters, Rose Maria Argento, and her husband, John, of Yatesville; and

Leanne Bush and her husband, Donald, of Nanticoke. Arrangements were made with Davis-

Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke, and interment was in Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Glen Lyon.

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SCHRAEDER, Mary (nee Yuhas), 88, of Alden Station passed away July, 8, 2017 at Keystone Garden

Estates, Larksville. Mary was born in Alden on April 7, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Frank and

Mary (Tullai) Yuhas. She was a graduate of Newport Township High School and the Wilkes Barre

General Hospital School of Nursing. She had been employed as a Registered Nurse at Wilkes Barre

General Hospital and the former Nanticoke State Hospital. She was a member of Holy Resurrection

Orthodox Church of Alden. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, James

Schraeder, and an infant sister. She is survived by her son, James D. Schraeder, Jr., and his wife, Ann

Marie, of Glen Lyon. Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli funeral Home of Nanticoke.

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MAKARA, Eugene P. 81, of Brick, NJ, and formerly of Wanamie, passed away May 4, 2017, at his

home. Eugene was born on July 1, 1935, in Nanticoke, raised in Wanamie, and was the son of the late

Peter and Pauline (Baradjie) Makara. He graduated from Newport Township High School class of “53”

and received a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Bloomsburg University in 1961 after serving in the

US Air Force stationed at Fairbanks, AK. He taught Elementary Education at Lakewood, NJ, and was a

member of First Baptist Church of Southard, Howell, NJ. Besides his parents, Eugene was predeceased

by his wife of 54 years Agnes (Pechal) Makara. He is survived by his children; son, Eugene Makara, of

Pt. Pleasant, NJ; daughter, Denise Morton, and her husband, James, of Pt. Pleasant, and son, Alan

Makara, of Brick, NJ. Arrangements were made with O’Brien Funeral Home, of Brick, NJ, and interment

was in NJ Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.

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SCOTT, Clemence A., 95, of Sheatown, passed away July 15, 2017, at Guardian Elder Care Center in

Sheatown. Clem was born February 5, 1922, in Wanamie, raised in Wanamie, and was the son of the

late Peter and Bertha (Meshinski) Scott, and the stepson of the late Stanley Tomkiewicz. He was a

graduate of Newport Township High School class of “40” and then went to work at the Civilian

Conservation Camp at Waynesboro. Clem was a US Army Air Force Veteran and served as a tailgunner

on the “Flying Fortress.” He graduated from Wilkes College in 1949 with a BS Degree Commerce and

Finance and was employed with the IRS for over 36 years. Clem was a member of Saint Faustina Parish

and Jeffries/Slapikas American Legion Post 971. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of

59 years Dorothy (Butka) Scott; and sister, Dolores Scott. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Mariellen

Scott, of Sheatown. Arrangements were made with Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C. of Nanticoke and

interment was in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.

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SHEKLETSKI, Edward S., 76, of Cream Ridge, NJ, and formerly raised in Wanamie, passed away,

July 12, 2017, at his home. Edward was born in Wanamie on March 15, 1941, and was the son of the

late Stanley F. and Helen D. (Spychalski) Shekletski. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his

sister, Dorothy M. Makohim. He is survived by his life partner, William H. Wray Jr.., of Cream Ridge.

He had a successful career in the medical and administrative fields during his tenure. Arrangements

were made with Tilghman Funeral Home, New Egypt, NJ.

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SKLANEY, John P. Jr., CW4 (Retired), 70, of Lawton, OK, and formerly of Alden, passed away July

16, 2017, at his home. John was born on June 5, 1947, and was the son of the late John Sr. and Claire

(Sharpe) Sklaney. John was raised in Alden and was a graduate of Newport Township High School

class of “66.” He was a US Army veteran serving in the Viet Nam War with the 1st Calvary Division

and the Persian Gulf War with the 299th Engineer Battalion. He retired from the military as a CW4

specializing in nuclear power generation. As a civilian he retired from Goodyear Tire Company.

Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his brother Jimmy Sklaney. He is survived by his wife of

51 years, Susan (Yacuboski) Sklaney, of Lawton, OK; daughter, Kim, and her husband, Wes Seaton, of

Madison, AL; and son, John III, and his wife, Natalie, of Norman, OK. Arrangements were made with

the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel and burial was in Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK.

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KOVALICH, Cecelia “Celia” E., (nee Charnetski), 91, of Sinking Springs, and formerly longtime

resident of Glen Lyon, passed away July 22, 2017, at Manorcare Health Services. Celia was born in the

Teasdale section of Glen Lyon on April 6, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Helen

(Iskra) Charnetski. She was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “44.” She was a

member of Holy Spirit Parish and was a Chaplain for American Legion Post 539 Auxiliary and worked as

a bookkeeper for Goeringer Real Estate. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George

Kovalich; brother, Alexander Sudol; sisters, Constance Gomersall, Jennie Butz, Mary Kolakowski,

Helen Keyek, Irene Kolakowski, and Josephine Patterson. Celia is survived by her sons, Dale Kovalich,

and his wife, Debbie; George J. Kovalich Jr.; and Paul Kovalich; and daughters, Kathleen Kovalich, Jean

Capece, and Mary Ellen Kaye, and her husband, Norman. Arrangements were made with George A.

Strish Inc. Funeral Home of Glen Lyon; and burial was in Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Glen Lyon.

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GARDENBROCK, Bernadine “Bernie” Barbara (nee Byczkowski), 85, of Harrison, Tennessee, and

formerly born and raised in Glen Lyon, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017. Bernie was born on

April 12, 1933, and was the daughter of the late Peter A. and Anna Byczkowski. She was a graduate of

Newport Township High School class of “51.” She was a volunteer with Gold Circle and as a member

of Saint Jude Catholic Church. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, John J.

Gardenbrock, and two brothers, Peter and Joseph Byczkowski. She is survived by her sister, Jean

Byczkowski. Arrangements were made with Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

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MARSHALL, Nicholas, 86, of Nanticoke, formerly born and raised in Alden, passed away Friday

morning, July 28, 2017, at his home. Nick was born July 16, 1931, and was the son of the late Michael

and Mary (Semanik) Marshall. Besides his parents, Nick was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Sonia

Hope (Petrash); and brothers, John and Michael. Nick was a member of Saint Nicholas Ukranian Church

of Glen Lyon and retired as a Correction Officer from Chase State correctional Institution of Dallas. He

was a US Army veteran. He is survived by his sons, Nicholas Jr. of New Hampshire; Joseph and wife,

Melanie, of Maryland; and Stephen of Nanticoke; and daughter, Catherine Mahoney, of New York.

Arrangements were made with Earl A. Lohman Funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke and interment was in

Saint Vladimir’s Cemetery, Polander Hill, Alden.

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KUSH, Dr. Michael, 75, of Glen Lyon, recently passed away. He was a graduate of Newport Township

High School class of “60.”

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NESPOLI, Ann Marie (nee Margalis), 79, of Arizona, and formerly of Newport Township, passed away

July 30, 2017. Ann Marie was born April 1938, and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Marcella

(Kovaleski) Margalis. She was also a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “56” and

Kings County Hospital, New York with a degree in nursing. Ann Marie is survived by her husband of 47

years, Anthony Nespoli; and two sons; Daniel and Mark Nespoli. Besides her parents she is predeceased

by her six siblings; Mary Sweeney, William Margalis, Anthony Margalis Jr.; Irene Margalis, Florence

Margalis, and Leonard Margalis. Arrangements were made with Bring’s Broadway Chapel, 6910 East

Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710 (520) 329-4848.

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O’KANE, Victoria

Victoria O’Kane, 64, of Newport Twp., passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at her home. Funeral

arrangements were made with Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth.

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FORMULAK, Joseph P., 56, a life resident of Glen Lyon, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, at

his home. Joseph was born in Nanticoke on November 24, 1960, and he was the son of the late Joseph

and Gertrude (Koshinski) Formulak. Joseph was a member of Holy Spirit Parish (Saint Adalbert’s

Church) and Greater Nanticoke Area class of “78.” Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister,

Gayle Yuhas Cregg and caregiver, Joseph Lashinski. He is survived by his sister, Sharon Gayeski, and

her husband, Vincent, of Shickshinny; and brother, Gerald Formulak, and his wife, Cynthia, of Chino, California.

Arrangements were made with George A. Strish, Inc. Funeral Home of Glen Lyon; and interment

was in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.

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KOVALICH, Clement D., 86, of Vestal, New York, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away at home

on August 19, 2017, surrounded by family. Clem was born in Glen Lyon on November 5, 1930, and

was the son of the late George and Helen (Sitar) Kovalich. Clem was a graduate of Newport Township

High School class of “48” and served as junior and senior class president. He excelled in basketball

and baseball and did a stint with the New York Giants organization in 1953. Clem was a four-year US

Army veteran achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class. He graduated from Bucknell University

with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering which led to a 30 plus year career with IBM/FSD in Oswego, NY. He

was a Third-degree Knight of Columbus. Besides his parents, Clem was predeceased by his brothers

Sylvester and Joseph. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Joan Gayeski; daughters,

Rebecca, and her husband, Dr. David Mauro, of Burlington, CN; and Jill Kovalich of CN; and son, Dr.

Denis Kovalich, of Endicott, NY; sister, Regina Harcharik, of Mountain Top. Interment was in

Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, NY.

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CINGILLI, Linda K. (nee Kozik), 72, of Knoxville, TN, and formerly raised in Glen Lyon, passed

away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Linda was born on January 14, 1945, and was the

daughter of the late Stanley and Gertrude (Voshefski) Kozik. She was a graduate of Newport Township

High School class of “62” and Nesbitt Nursing Program (64). Linda worked in the nursing field at Fort

Sanders Hospital, Northwest General Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital, and East Tennessee Baptist

Hospital. She was President of Tennessee’s Quality Assurance Professional Association and the National

Association of Quality Assurance Professionals. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church.

Linda is survived by her husband of 51 years, Orhan Cingilli; children, Pinky “Tony” Young, of Signal

Mountain; Ayse (JL) Grillot, of Knoxville, TN; and Or (Ladona) Cingilli, of Lookout Mountain, TN.

Arrangements were made with Mann’s Heritage Chapel/Rose Mortuary on Kingston Pike; and interment

was Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens.

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ROMINSKI, Judith A. (nee Kerschner), 71, of Glen Lyon, and formerly of Larksville, died Tuesday,

August 22, 2017, in Post-Acute Medical Specialized Hospital, Wilkes Barre. Judith was born in Coal

Township on May 5, 1946, and was the daughter of the late Jessie and Betty (Klinger) Kerschner. She

was a graduate of Larksville High School class of “64.” She attended Wilkes College, Robert Packer

Hospital School for Surgical Technicians, and Luzerne County Community College and retired as a

registered nurse from Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a

brother John Kerschner. Judith is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edward J. Rominski; and sons,

Edward J. Rominski and Dave Rominski, of Glen Lyon. Arrangements were made with George A. Strish,

Inc. Funeral Home, of Glen Lyon.

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WITOSLAWSKI, Gloria (nee Rentko), 89, of Lansdale, and formerly of Glen Lyon and Sheatown,

passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Peter Becker Community Home. Gloria was born in Glen

Lyon and was the daughter of the late Steven and Anna (Loftus) Rentko. She was also a graduate of

Newport Township High School class of “45.” She was a member of Saint Stanislaus Parish of

Lansdale. Besides her parents, Gloria was predeceased by her husband, John Witoslawski; and brothers,

Steven, Albert, and Joseph Rentko. She is survived by her siblings, Michael Rentko, of MD; and Lucille

Flora, of Sugar Notch; children, Richard Witoslawski and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Ocean View, DE; John

Witoslawski and his wife, Veronica, of Cooperburg; Mark Witoslawski and his wife, Nicole, of

Harleysville; and Lisa Sinn and her husband, Christopher, of Lansdale. Arrangements were made with

Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home of Lansdale; and interment was in Saiant John Neumann Cemetery of

Chalfont.

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MIKOLAJVZYK, Loretta (nee Levandowski), 89, of Blue Ridge Trail, Wapwallopen, and formerly of

Newport Township, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical

Center, in Plains Township. Loretta was born in Newport Township on April 9, 1928, and was the

daughter of the late Louis and Julia (Studniasz) Levandowski. She graduated from Newport Township

High School. She operated a beauty parlor and was a bus driver for Crestwood School District for 46

years. She was a member of Saint Mary’s Church in Dorrance. Besides her parents she was preceded in

death by her husband, Edward Mikolajczyk; and brother, Leonard Levandowski. She is survived by her

daughter, Andrea Engler, and her husband, Michael; and son, Paul Mikolajczyk, and his wife, Susan.

Arrangements were made with Earl Lohman Funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke and interment was in the

parish cemetery.

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