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July 9, 2017

Obituaries Summer 2017

Obituaries for 2017 March, April, May – 2017 Summer 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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KIRSCHNER, Charles “Charlie,” 57, of Ashley, and formerly of Wanamie, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.  Charlie was born in Wanamie on June 16, 1959, and was the son of the late Dorothy (Kirschner) Timko.  He was formerly employed by Standard Coach, Nanticoke: Bowell-Hosiery, Wilkes Barre; and Mid State Lumber, Kingston.  Besides his mother he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Howard and Caroline Kirschner.  He is survived by his longtime companion, Caroline Betty L. Bubble, and numerous brothers and sisters.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Funeral Home Inc. of Ashley and interment was at Bloomington Cemetery, Ross Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=charles-anthony-kirschner&pid=184343858&fhid=28295

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RAITTER, Betty, 72, of Dallas, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Betty was born at home in Nanticoke on December 7, 1944, and was the daughter of the late William and Agnes (Forney) Raitter.  She retired from Offset Paperback after a long employment.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Chuck Dobash; brothers, Bill, Walt, Joe, Franny, and Robert; and sisters, Wanda, Anna, and Rita.  Betty is survived by her daughters, Angel Bestwick, and her husband, Jack, and Laura Pish; sons, Edmund Pish and Jason Pish; brother, John; and sisters, Peggy, Mary Lou, Jean, and Alice.  Arrangements were made with Yeosock Funeral Home, Plains Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=betty-raitter&pid=184388655   

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NAGEL, Melanie E., 98, of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Abbington of Arlington Assisted Living.  Melanie was born in Glen Lyon on April 21, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline (Ruptic) Nagel (Nagorski).  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Narcy J. Nagel and Bernard C. Nagel.  Melanie is survived by her cousin Mary Lou Zaleski and her husband, Francis, of Glen Lyon.  Over the years she worked in banking and insurance prior to her retirement.  Arrangements were made with Eagen-Ryan Northwest Chapel, Columbus, OH.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=melanie-e-nagel&pid=184532445&fhid=12137

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ZENDARSKI, Nina Elizabeth, 14, of Glen Lyon, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 2017.  Nina was born in Wilkes Barre on March 25, 2002, and was a student at Greater Nanticoke Area.  She was a member of Saint Adalbert’s Church in Glen Lyon.  She is survived by her parents; Robert and Patricia (Gurnari) Zendarski; siblings, Ryan, Kile, and Chaquana.  Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=nina-elizabeth-zendarski&pid=184550491

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POINTEK, Patricia Ann (nee George), 79, of Binghamton, NY, and formerly of Alden, passed away Friday, August 6, 2016.  Patricia was born in Nanticoke on August 3, 1937, and was the daughter of the late William Elias George Sr. and Josephine (Shariman) George.  She was raised in Alden and was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “55.”  Patricia was a registered nurse for over 40 years.  She was predeceased by her husband of over 40 years, Albert (raised in Swoyersville); and siblings, Dorothy, Lorraine, Katherine, Robert, and Karl.  She is survived by her children; Mary Ann Monforte and her husband, Ralph, of Syracuse, and John Piontek, and brother, William George Jr., and his wife, Shirley, of Sweet Valley.  Arrangements were made with the DeMunn funeral Home of Binghamton, NY.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pressconnects/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=181208819

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BENSCOTER, Sarah Agnes (nee Belles), 93, of Sheatown, passed away Friday, January 20, 2017, in Hampton House, Hanover Township.  Sarah was born in Nanticoke and was the daughter of the late William and Daisy Belles.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School.   Besides her parents, she was predeceased by six brothers; four sisters; husband, John Robert; and son, Dale.  She had been employed by Nanticoke Mental Health Services and the Lutheran Children’s Bureau.  She is survived by her adopted son, Mark Benscoter.

 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=sarah-agnes-benscoter&pid=184712535

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LACHOWECZ, Catherine (nee Juszczyszyn), 95, of Bayside, NY, and formerly of  Glen Lyon, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017, at Guardian Elder Care Center in Sheatown.  Catherine was born in New York on April 15, 1921, and was the daughter of the late John and Irene (Kasprzak) Juszczyszyn.  She was a member of Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hanover section of Nanticoke, and a former member of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Fresh Meadow, NY, where she was a past president of its Ladies Guild and sang in their church choir.  She is predeceased by her husband, Steve Lachowecz; daughter, Irene Shybloski; brothers, Michael Juszczyszyn, and Thomas and Walter Justin.  Catherine is survived by her daughter, Annabel Rokosz, and her husband, Carl, of Wanamie.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Funeral Home of Glen Lyon and interment was in Holy Spirit Cemetery, Hamptonburg, NY.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=catherine-lachowecz&pid=184729317&fhid=22966

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LIPSKY, Joseph A., 86, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Friendship Village of Dublin, OH.  Joseph was born on March 31, 1930, and raised in Glen Lyon.  He was the son of the late Bruno J. and Aniela Lipski.  He was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “47.”  He received a B.S. degree from Penn State University in 1951, served in the US Air Force Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, and received an honorable discharge in 1956.  Joseph received a MS Degree and PhD from Ohio State University and also retired from OSU as professor emeritus.  Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, the former Betty Sue Carter.  He is survived by his son, Michael J. Lipsky, of Columbus, OH; and daughter, Ann-Marie Sharpe, and her husband, Peter, of Wixom, MI.  Arrangements were made with Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington, OH; and burial was at Union Cemetery.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesleader/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-a-lipsky&pid=184769562

http://www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Joseph-Lipsky/#!/Obituary

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BUGEL, Michael, 94, of San Francisco, formerly born and raised in Alden, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Michael was born on October 12, 1922, and was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Hudak) Bugel.  He graduated Newport Township High School class of “42.”  Michael was also a proud and accomplished veteran of the US Navy serving with the Armed Guard during WW II.  During his 68 years in California, he was an entrepreneur and CPA, managed his own insurance Company, participated with the “Big Brother and Little Brother” organization, participated in sailing races, and was a national racket-ball champion – his last championship achieved at age 84.  Besides his parents, Michael was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Tomlin) Bugel of 57 years; brothers, Andrew, and John, and Nicholas; and sisters, Anna and Mary.  He is survived by his daughters, Deborah (Bugel) Corporandy and her husband, David; Robyn Bugel; and Michelle Prins; grandchildren, Alison and Trevor Prins, and Aubree Corporandy.  Michael’s life will be honored and celebrated with family and friends in June in San Francisco.  An honor guard ceremony will take place and burial will be at sea. 

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KIEWLAK, Chester M., 88, of Nanticoke, born and raised in Glen Lyon, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Guardian Elder Care Center, Sheatown.  Chester was the son of the late Stanley and Bertha (Smokowski) Kiewlak.  He was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “46” and a member of Saint Faustina Parish, Nanticoke.  Early on Chester was employed in the mining industry and later retired from the Citizens Voice as a maintenance worker.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, John, and six siblings.  He is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Theresa Kuchinski; sons, Michael, and his wife, Mary, of Nanticoke and Mark and his wife, Jill, of Nanticoke; and daughter, Patricia Edgerton, and her husband, Ritchie, of Hanover Township.  Arrangements were made with Grontkowski Funeral Home PC of Nanticoke and interment was in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=chester-m-kiewlak&pid=184986921&fhid=28276

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CZEKALSKI, Elaine, C., RN, 88, of Wilkes Barre, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away at St. Luke’s Villa on Thursday, April 6, 2017.  She previously had been a guest at Tiffany Court, Kingston.  Elaine was born and raised in Glen Lyon and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Woytocek) Smetana.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School and Wilkes Barre General Hospital School of Nursing specializing in IV treatments.  She was a member of Saint Andre Bessette Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph L. Czekalski.  Elaine is survived by her children; Susan Trombetta, and her husband, James Patterson, of Dallas; Kathy Swartz of Lewisburg, and sisters; Louise Mizia, of Pittsfield, MA, and Marlene Snyder and her husband, Irvin, of Morgantown, WVA.  Arrangements were made with Meritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc and interment was in Saint Michael’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=elaine-c-czekalski-rn&pid=185020011

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ZOLNEROWICZ, Matilda K. (nee Kempinski), 94, of Mountain Top, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Smith Health Care, Mountaintop.  Matilda was born July 20, 1922, and was the daughter of the late Ignatz, and Katherine (Sudol) Kempinski.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “40” and Wilkes College with a degree in business.  She was a bookkeeper for Chevron Oil Company – later Gulf Oil, a member of Saint Adalbert’s Church, VFW Auxiliary of Glen Lyon, and active with her husband, Walter, in the 4H Club.  Matilda was predeceased by her husband, Walter Zolnerowicz; brothers, Phil, Leo, Walter, and Frank Kemp; sisters, Anna Kalota, Stasia Urban, Eleanor Urban, and Bertha Bosavage.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home and Christian burial was in Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery, Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=matilda-k-zolnerowicz&pid=185034373

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ROKE, MARIO L., 89, of Glen Lyon passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, at the home of his son in Walnutport.  Mario was born in Masontown on September 7, 1927, and was the son of the late Phillip and Rose (Valleri) Roke.  He attended Newport Township schools and was a US Army veteran of WW II serving with the 11th Airborne Division.  Mario retired from Bechtel Corporation serving as an engineer with their nuclear power plants.  Mario was a member of the former Saint Dennis Church, Corpus Christi Parish, and Holy Spirit Parish, the IASC, American Legion Post 539, and Glen Lyon Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was a member of the Newport Township Fire Department for over 40 years and was one of the firsts EMT’s at the time the program was established.  Besides his parents, Maria was predeceased by his wife, the former Elaine (Laychus) Roke; daughter, Lisa Roke Higgins; sister, Mary Thomas; and brothers, Victor, Louis, Nello, and Joseph.  He is survived by his sons, Phillips, and his wife, Theresa; and Mark and his wife Debbie.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. funeral Home of Glen Lyon and interment was in Saint John the Baptist Cemetery, Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=mario-l-roke&pid=185034377&fhid=22966

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KIRNER, Bernice (nee Stawasz), 86, of Nanticoke, born and formerly raised in Newport Center, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes Barre.  Bernice was born May 26, 1930, and was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Sagun) Stawasz.  She was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “47.”  She was employed as a nursing operating room supervisor in New Jersey.  Besides her parents, Bernice was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Robert Kirner; and her brother, John Stawasz.  She is survived by her sister, Teresa Gruber.  Arrangements were made with Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc. of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=bernice-kirner&pid=185147252&fhid=28277

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MOLESKI, Anita, 67, of Old Newport Street, Sheatown, passed away peacefully Friday, April 14, 2017, at home after a 14 year struggle with dementia.  Anita was born February 21, 1950, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lois (Papciak) Keefe.  In her early years, she lived in Shickshinny and graduated from Northwest Area High School.  During her career, she was a hairdresser, employed by Stroud’s, Finley Fine Jewelry, and Citizens Bank of Nanticoke.  Anita is survived by her husband, Stephen Moleski; children, Richard Trudnak and Jennifer Trudnak; stepchildren, Amy Collevechio, and her husband, Fred, and Michael Moleski, and his wife, Dolores; sister, Marcia Buczko, and husband, Joseph; and brother, Michael Keefe, and wife, Susan.  Anita was a member of Nebo Baptist Church, Nanticoke.  Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke, and interment was at Saint Hedwig’s Cemetery in Larksville.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=anita-l-moleski&pid=185180886&fhid=28274

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PIAVIS, Florence A., 92, of Mountain Top Senior Center, and formerly of Glen Lyon, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017.  Florence is survived by her brother, Robert Piavis, and his wife, Pat, of Lily Lake.  Arrangements were made with John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of York, Pa.    

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=florence-a-piavis&pid=185180882&fhid=4735 

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WYDO, Attorney Ron, 80, of Hanover Township passed away Friday, April 22, 2017, at Hampton House in Hanover Township.  Attorney Wydo was instrumental in Newport Township politics during the early 80’s when he petitioned Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas on behalf of an effort by a group of Independent Democrats to change the electing of commissioners from “being elected by wards” to “being elected at large throughout the township,” an initiative which still continues today.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=ronald-j-wydo&pid=185185767&fhid=28295

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STELMACK, Natalie L. (nee Kanyuck), 97, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Keystone Garden Estates, Larksville.  Natalie was born (1920) and raised in Glen Lyon and was the daughter of the late John and Louisa (Sutter) Kanyuck.  She attended Newport Township schools.  She had been employed as a baker and attended Saint John’s Evangelical Lutheran church, Nanticoke.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Stelmack; sisters, Arline Lerda, Dorothy

Windt, and Joan Kanyuck; and brothers, Raymond and Calvin Kanyuck.  Natalie is survived by her sisters, Louise Bianco, MD, and Althea Yenchak, Pittsburgh.  Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, Nanticoke; and interment was at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=natalie-l-stelmack&pid=185196876&fhid=28274  

 

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HARMON, Christian D., 41, of Glen Lyon, and formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=christian-d-harmon&pid=185085685&fhid=22966

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NAJAKA, Mary Elizabeth (nee Dogiel), 95, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Meadows Nursing Home, Dallas.  Mary was born in Nanticoke and was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Hazur) Dogiel.  She graduated from Nanticoke High School class of “39” and was a member of Holy Family Parish, Luzerne.  Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Bernard E. Najaka of the Glen Lyon-Lee Najaka Family; son, Barry Najaka, and brother, Joe Dogal.  She is survived by her sons, Bernard E. Najaka, and Mark Najaka, and his wife, Lynn, all of NC.  Arrangements were made with the Betz-Jastremski funeral Home, Inc of Luzerne and interment was in Saint Michael’s Cemetery of Glen Lyon.                                                                http://betzjastremski.com/tribute/details/284/Mary-Najaka/obituary.html#tribute-start

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Cuebas, Dawn (nee Fairchild), 80, of Port Charlotte, FL, and formerly of Sheatown, passed away March 22, 2017, in Port Charlotte, FL.  Dawn was born August 16, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Harry and Gertrude Fairchild.  She was raised in Sheatown and was a Newport Township High School graduate, class of “54.”  Arrangements were made with Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home.                                                                                      http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/obituary.aspx?n=Dawn-Cuebas&pid=184682027#sthash.wvOiNLmj.dpuf

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DECKER, Patricia Ann (nee Forgach), 47, of Nanticoke, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017.  She was born November 16, 1969, and was the daughter of Margaret (Sutton) Forgach and the late Albert Forgach.  Patricia was raised in Glen Lyon and graduated from Greater Nanticoke Area High School class of “87.”  Besides her father, Albert, she was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Decker, and brother, Albert Forgach.  Patricia is survived by her mother, Margaret Forgach; sons, Cody Forgach, Joshua and Nicholas Decker; and sisters, Deborah Zaleski and her husband, Peter, and Megan Forgach.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home of Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=patricia-ann-forgach-decker&pid=185255034&fhid=22966

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OLSZEWSKI, The Rev. Daniel David, 90, of Laflin, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at his home.  Father Olszewski served as V.A. of the former Saint Michael’s Church in Glen Lyon during the 1960’s.  Arrangements were made with Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. of Duryea.

 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=daniel-david-olszewski&pid=185255033&fhid=31015

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RAMBUS, Joseph J., 82, of Orchard Street, Glen Lyon, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at his residence.  Joseph was born in Glen Lyon on November 27, 1934, and was the son of the late Joseph J. and Veronica (Butchko) Rambus living his entire life in Glen Lyon.  He was a graduate of Newport Township High School class of “52” and a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, with a degree in the Heavy Duty Mechanic Program.  Joseph was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War serving from 1952 until 1956 attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He was employed as a Heavy Duty Mechanic with Bill McHenry’s Heavy Equipment and Standard Equipment/L.B. Smith.  He was recently honored as a 60 year member of the Glen Lyon American Legion Post 539.  He was preceded in death by his sisters Rosemary Rychlicki and Ann Czeck.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Andrea (Zglinicki) Rambus; and daughters, Mary Ann Medeiros and her husband, William, of Scranton; Faith Ann Kropiewnicki and her husband, Robert, of Glen Lyon; and Margaret Ann Floryshak and her husband, James, of Scranton.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home of Glen Lyon and interment was in Saint John the Baptist Cemetery in Glen Lyon.

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/citizensvoice/joseph-j-rambus-condolences/185277551?cid=full

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LUKASZEWSKI, Justin C., 31, of Overlook Drive, Sheatown, passed away unexpectedly in Florida.   Justin was born January 8, 1986, in Kingston; and he was the son of Clem and Meg Lukaszewski of Sheatown.  He is also survived by his brother and best friend, Josh.  He was employed as a truck driver working most recently for Calex.  Arrangements were with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=justin-c-lukaszewski&pid=185300516&fhid=28274

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MACIJCZAK, Bernadine Zyla (nee Skonieczki), 85, of Old Newport Street, Sheatown, passed away May 5, 2017, at Guardian Healthcare in Sheatown.  Bernadine was born on May 12, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Teofil and Antoinette (Uzdowska) Skonieczki.  She attended Nanticoke schools and was employed as an inspector for RCA Mountain Top.  She volunteered at Guardian Elder Care in Sheatown and was a member of Saint Faustina Parish, Post 350 American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and Newport Township Senior Citizens.  Bernadine was predeceased by her first husband, John I. Zyla, second husband, Samson Macijczak; sister, Stella Pogwist; and brothers, Walter, Chester, and Stanley Skonieczki.  She is survived by her son, John I. Zyla Jr., and his wife, Linda; and daughter, Sharon Warren, and her husband, Dave.  Arrangements were made with Stanley S. Stegura funeral Home Inc., Nanticoke, and interment was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=bernadine-zyla-macijczak&pid=185318896

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THOMPSON, Thomas L., 67, of Nanticoke, and formerly of Newport Township, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital, Wilkes Barre.  Thomas was born in Anspach, Germany on June 2, 1948, and was the son of the late Leonard and Fredda (Girg) Thompson.  He attended Newport Township schools and was employed as a painter for Phoenix Manufacturing Company.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Dorothy Howard; daughter, Charmain Thompson; and sons, Thomas Thompson Jr. and Joseph Thompson.  Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=183553992

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SCHRAEDER, Doris M. (nee Jones), 90, of Wilkes Barre passed away Sunday, January 22, 2107, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.  Doris was born November 25, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Lucy (Taylor) Jones.  Her brothers were Kenneth, Robert, and Stanley Jones.  Doris was also predeceased by her husband, Captain Raymond Schraeder Sr., US Air Force, and Newport Township native, who died on active duty while serving in Anchorage, AL in 1958.  She had been employed as a bookkeeper and secretary prior to retiring.  Doris is survived by her son, NTCO Life Member Raymond Schraeder Jr., and his wife, Mina, of IL; and daughter, Elena Schraeder, of Wilkes Barre.  She was a member of Saint Nicholas Church, Wilkes Bare.  Arrangements were made with Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home of Nanticoke, and interment was in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesleader/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=183707233

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ELMY, Cleveland Robert Sr., 84, of Nanticoke, and formerly of Sheatown, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at home.  Cleveland was born February 17, 1933, and was the son of the late Francis and Mildred (Walk) Elmy.  He attended Newport Township schools and was a veteran of the US Army.  He was employed as a carpenter under the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners Union Local 645.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Bray.  Cleveland is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Bryce) Elmy; sons, Cleveland Jr., and wife, Mauri Elmy; Francis and wife, Karen Elmy; Brian and wife, Jackie Elmy; and Randy Elmy; daughters, Debra Elmy and Tammy Bieleck; brothers, John and George; and sisters, Evelyn, Estelle, and Thelma.  Arrangements were made with Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home of Nanticoke.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesleader/obituary.aspx?n=cleveland-robert-elmy&pid=185275026&fhid=28277

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GURZYNSKI, Andrew Joseph, 75, of Shickshinny, died Monday afternoon, May 15, 2017, at home.  Andrew was born on December 22, 1941, raised in Mocanaqua, and was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Slominski) Gurzynski.  He graduated from Newport Township High School class of “59” and Bloomsburg State College as a Research Biologist.  He had been employed with Metropolitan Insurance, US Steel in Berwick, and Ecology III.  Andrew was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Saint Mary’s Church, Mocanaqua.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Stanley and Frank Gurzynski.  Andrew is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Joyce (Mazuga) Gurzynski; children, Ann Howanitz, and her husband, Jim; Andrew Gurzynski, Jr.,  and his wife, Amy; Paul Gurzynski, and his wife, Cathy, and Maria Drust, and her husband, Steve; brothers, Archie Gurzynski and John Gurzynski; and sister, Theresa Sokolowski.  Arrangements were made with Mayo Funeral Home Inc. of Shickshinny; and burial was in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Mocanaqua.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-joseph-gurzynski&pid=185423339

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DOMASHINSKI, Mary E. (nee Hower), 51, of Orchard Street, Glen Lyon, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2017, at her home.  Mary was born in Nanticoke, December 26, 1965, and was the daughter of the late Edward and Alfreda (Stavitski) Hower.  She is survived by her daughters, Gina Domashinski and Arielle Domashinski; son, Andrew Domashinski Jr.; and several brothers and sisters.  Arrangements were made with George A. Strish Funeral Home Inc. of Glen Lyon.    

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/citizensvoice/obituary.aspx?n=mary-e-domashinski&pid=185423346