Obituaries

Bruce J. Hopeck

Bruce J. Hopeck, 51, of Freeland passed away Sunday November 27 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton on September 4, 1971 he is the son of Jean (Steward) Hopeck and the late Albert Hopeck. He was a member of Our Lady of the Imm...

Roy E. Feussner

Roy E. Feussner 95 of Freeland passed away Friday November 25 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Born in Freeland February 9, 1927 he was the son of the late Jacob and Jenny (McFarland) Feussner. He was a WW2 Air Force veteran who loved to work, hunt...

Leone Irene McClellan

Leone Irene McClellan 92 former resident of Freeland and Fritzingertown Assisted Living Center Drums passed away November 23 2022 at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest. Born September 12, 1930 in Weatherly Leona was the daughter of the late Howard W.  and...

Dorothy (Dot) Mathis

Dorothy (Dot) Mathis, 93, passed away on November 16, 2022 at Belleair Health Care Center in Clearwater, FL. She is the former Dorothy Stoffa Leshko. Dot was born in Freeland, PA on June 29, 1929, to the late John R. and Esther (Bredbenner) Stoffa. ...

Carl Dias


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Carl Dias of White Haven passed away Saturday evening October 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Highland he was the son of Francisco and Amelia (Peters) Dias. Carl served in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Louis, Wash...

James P. "Smokey" Quinn


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James P. Quinn (Smokey), age 97 of  Freeland, Pennsylvania, passed away in the arms of the Lord on Friday, October 21,2022. Smokey was born on August 28, 1925 to the late Julia Deitch and Edward Quinn. Beloved husband to the late Anna Fellin Q...

Adelaide Bobbie

Adelaide Bobbie 101 formally of Freeland a guest at St. Luke’s Manor, Hazleton where she passed away Wednesday October 19. Born in Freeland October 6, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose (DeGelmo) Difeo. Adelaide loved her fam...

Thelma H. Carr

Thelma H. Carr, 88, formerly of Middletown passed away peacefully October 14, 2022 at The Pavilion at St. Luke’s where she had been a resident for nearly two years. Born May 12, 1934 in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Julia...

Judith Dinofrio

Judith A. Dinofrio 75 of Drums passed away Friday October 7, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Quinn) Brennan. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concept...

Joseph Banyas


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Joseph Banyas, 89, of Freeland passed away Tuesday October 4, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born October 24, 1932 in Freeland he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Soltis) Banyas. He graduated from Foster Township Highschool ...

Mark Marino

Mark Marino 61 of Freeland who passed September 4, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Bristol PA. August 29, 1961. He was a member of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland. Preceded in death ...

Maureen Murray

Maureen Murray 69 formally of Nanticoke a guest at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton where she passed away September 4. Any next of kin or anyone with any knowledge of Maureen please call McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freela...

Robert J. Lindsey


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Robert J. Lindsey, of McAdoo, passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2022 at Hickory Run State Park at the age of 64.   Robert is survived by his wife of 40 years the former Collette (Ganoung); his daughter Veronica and her husband Brian...

Wayne A. Schell

Wayne A. Schell 63 of White Haven passed away Tuesday August 30 at his home. Born in Wilkes Barre February 4, 1959 he was the son of the late Jonas and Bertha (Reinmiller) Schell. He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freeland....

Robert T. Kochie

Robert T. Kochie 72 of Freeland passed away Wednesday August 24, 2022 in Hazle Twp. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late John J. and Helen (Hostrich) Kochie. He was of Catholic Faith and a 1968 graduate of Freeland High School. Robert...

Jean M. Moro

Jean M. Moro 92 of West Hazleton a guest at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilation, Hazleton passed away on Tuesday August 23, 2022 at Mt. City after a lengthy illness. Born August 15, 1930 in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Schl...

John F. Denion


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John Denion, 84, of Freeland, passed away Friday, August 19 in his home surrounded by his family. Born in Laurytown, PA, he was the son of the late Rita (McGill) and John Denion. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish i...

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...

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...

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