Obituaries

Stella R. Samsel

Stella R. Samsel 98 formally of Freeland a guest at Mt. Top Nursing and Rehabilitation where she passed away August 16, 2022. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Frances (Amentler) Giamparaco. She was a member of the form...

William F. Schultz


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William E. Schultz 80 of Freeland passed away Sunday at Geisinger Bear Creek. Born June 12 1942 in Freeland he was the son of the late William Albert and Ethel (Simms) Schultz. He was a member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freela...

William F. Schultz


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William E. Schultz 80 of Freeland passed away Sunday at Geisinger Bear Creek. Born June 12 1942 in Freeland he was the son of the late William Albert and Ethel (Simms) Schultz. He was a member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freela...

Thelma F. Lynn

Thelma F. Lynn, 91, formerly of Freeland, now a guest at The Laurels Senior Living Community, Hazleton, passed away Friday, July 22. Born in Ashland on October 23, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Albion and Lottie (Deach) Kozel. She was a...

Helen Seitzinger

Helen (Kluchko) Seitzinger July 11, 1923 – July 9, 2022 98 years of age Helen Seitzinger passed away in the early morning hours of July 9, 2022, two days prior to her 99th birthday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. Born in 1923 in Freeland, ...

Linda Polashenski

July 11, 2022

Linda (Lynn) Marie Polashenski of Mountaintop sadly passed away peacefully on July 5th 2022 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.  She was born on July 18th, 1949 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of Victor Kujat and Marie Carew and step-daughter of...

Alice J. Piazzi

May 14, 2022

Alice J. Piazzi 86, a former resident of Freeland, who most recently resided at The Laurel’s Hazleton, passed away Tuesday May 10 surrounded by her daughters. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Serock) Bartko. Sh...

Janice T. Prokop

Janice T. Prokop 68 of Drifton passed away Monday May 9 at her home with her husband by her side. Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late James W. and Mary Frances (Reardon) Allen. She was a graduate of Little Flower High School; ...

Susan C. Pelot

May 12, 2022

Susan C. Pelot 101 of Freeland passed away Sunday May 8 at St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. Born  in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Mikolaj) Piskura. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. A...

Marian Detweiler

May 10, 2022

Marian J. Detweiler, 88, of White Haven passed away Saturday suddenly at her home. She was a resident of White Haven most of her life. She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, White Haven. She was employed at New West Wreath Factory, Freelan...

Joanne R. Stianche

Ebervale, PA - Joanne R. Stianche, 52, died unexpectedly May 7, 2022, at Lehigh Valley, Hazleton. She was born August 26, 1969, in Hazleton, PA, the daughter of Phyllis Moyer (Kaschak) & Eugene McElwee. Joanne attended H.F. Greby High School. ...

Alvin J. Budda


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Alvin J. Budda 90 of Drifton passed away Tuesday April 5th at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements....

Thomas J. Brogan

Thomas “Reds” J. Brogan 77 formerly of Hazleton passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday March 30th at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums. Born in Drifton he was the son of the late John Francis and Anna (Carlin) Brogan. ...

Mary Ann Yanochko

Mary Ann Yanochko of Freeland passed away peacefully on Friday February 25 at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest surrounded by her loving family at the age of 80. Born in Sugar Notch on March 1, 1941 growing up in Upper Lehigh PA. she was the daughter of t...

George W. Evancho Sr.

April 1, 2022


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George W. Evancho Sr. 92 of Freeland passed away Thursday March 24 at his home. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late George and Rachel (Minnich) Evancho. He was a member of the former St. John’s Nepoumence Church and the Our Lady of th...

Ronald Moser

March 19, 2022


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Ronald Moser 90 of White Haven passed away Tuesday March 15 at his home. Born in Shenandoah he was the son of the late Frank and Blance (Oakstan) Moser. Before retiring he was a shovel operator for the local coal mines. Ron was an honorably ...

Barbara Hower

March 18, 2022

Barbara Hower 91 Wilkes Barre formally of Kingston passed away March 14 at Geisinger South Wilkes Barre. Born in Kingston she was the daughter of the William S. and Gwendoline (Jones) Nicholson. She was a member of Valley View Union Church, Lar...

Kathryn Seerey Yori

July 20, 1928-February 23, 2022   Kathryn Seerey Yori,  93, of Hampton, NH formerly Freeland died peacefully Wednesday, February 23rd at her home in New Hampshire.   Kathryn “Kate,” was very active throughout her life in th...

George R. Moskovich

February 22, 2022


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George R. Moskovich 94 of Freeland passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Jeddo he was the son of the late Ignatz and Julia (Sabol) Moskovich. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Chu...

Joel DeMelfi

February 12, 2022

Joel DeMelfi 28 of Freeland was escorted to heaven on the wings of Saint Michael the Archangel, his favorite saint.   Born on July 30, 1993 he was the beloved son of Bernadette and Joseph DeMelfi, Freeland   He was a 2011 gradu...

Marcelle G. Kraynak

Marcelle (Kane) Kraynak Marcelle (Kane) Kraynak, 77, of Freeland, passed away Thursday after battling COVID-19 for several weeks. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Bernice (Weinberg) Kane. Marcelle earned an asso...

Angela Lee Haas

January 29, 2022

Angela Lee Haas 42 of Mahanoy City passed away Monday January 17 at her home. Born in Philadelphia she is the daughter of Frederick E. Haas and the former Barbara (Berkheiser) Haas. She was employed by Hansen of Bethlehem as a customer service ...

Charles R. Curney

January 20, 2022

Charles R. Curney 70 of Freeland passed away Thursday January 12, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Robert and Marion (Yannes) Curney. He was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Chu...

Drahomira Kujat

January 13, 2022

Drahomira Kujat 64 of Hollywood Pa. passed away Tuesday January 4 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Friends may call at the McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland on Thursday from 6 to 8pm. Rev. Peter Donish will celebrate Parasta...

Nicholas J. Hutnyan

January 8, 2022

Nicholas John Hutnyan of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 59, fell asleep in the Lord at his home after a prolonged illness. Nicholas was born in Weirton, West Virginia and graduated from St. Clair Area High School, St. Clair, PA. He was married to h...

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