Obituaries

Joan E. Ferrey

April 3, 2021

Joan E. Ferrey 73 of Freeland passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Misto) Petrusky Sr. She was a member of the former Ss. Peter’s and Paul’s Lutheran ...

Marvel V. Kimmel

Marvel V. Kimmel 91 of Freeland passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Cedar Rapids Iowa she was the daughter of the late Peter Kimmel and Coyla (Dauenbaugh) Polak. She loved cooking, spending time with her family and...

Magdalene Evancho

March 23, 2021

Magdalene Evancho would of been 94 on April 3rd she passed away Sunday March 21, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton, Born in Sandy Run in 1927 she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Apolonia (Sowa) Krull. She was a member of St. Mar...

Steven C. Williams

March 27, 2021

Steven C. Williams 52 of White Haven who passed away on Friday March 19, 2021 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Wright Twp. Born in Scotch Plains NJ, he is the son of Richard Williams and the former Bonnie (Fleming) Davis and ...

Francis R. Gortva

March 20, 2021

Francis R. Gortva, 81, of Jeddo went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 9th at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late John and Helen (Butchko) Gortva. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Con...

Anthony C. Facciponti

Obituary for Anthony C. Facciponti Anthony Charles Facciponti, of Lower Nazareth, PA passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday, March 9th while surrounded by family in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born January 3, 1938 in Pittston PA, ...

Mary M. Bradley

Mary M. Bradley 93 of formally of Freeland a guest at St. Luke’s Pavilion who passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Swisko) Kimmel. She was a member of Our L...

Mary Louise Kleckner

March 2, 2021

Mary Louise Kleckner 64 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at her home. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Patricia (Potzner) Drauschak. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Chur...

Donald "Ducky" Crafcheck

Donald "Ducky" Crafcheck Jr. 62 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at Weatherwood Nursing, Weatherly. Born in White Haven he was the daughter of the late Donald and Shirley (Heimbach) Crafcheck Sr. He enjoyed watching the Miami Dolphins, Oklahoma Scho...

Grace R. Soltis

February 24, 2021

Grace R. Soltis 90 formally of Freeland a guest at Kadima at Luzerne where she passed away on Sunday. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late Michael and Frances (Zahay) Soltis. She was a member of the former St. John’s Nepomucene Chu...

Earl J. Cichy

Earl J. Cichy 68 of Upper Lehigh passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Levittown he was the son of the late Andrew and Pearl (Smith) Cichy. He worked in housing construction and masonry for many years. Earl enjoye...

Amelia M. Rodzewich

February 12, 2021

Amelia M. Rodzewich 83 of Freeland passed away Monday evening at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Lucy (Esola) Ferreira. She was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Church and...

Shirley Nitka

February 13, 2021

Shirley Nitka, 77, of Kelayres, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Detroit Michigan, she was preceded in death by her father John LaBoda, and her parents Joseph and Anna (Rudewich) Rapach. She was a member of All Sa...

Emil J. Yanochko

Emil J. Yanochko 89 of Freeland passed away Monday February 8 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Highland he was the son of the late John and Susan (Jacko) Yanochko. He was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox church, Freeland. Befor...

Robert J. Kisatsky

February 6, 2021


Veteran
Robert J. Kisatsky, 81, of Hazle Twp. passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Adam and Helen (Rindock) Kisatsky. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at S...

Robert L. Houser


Veteran
Robert L. Houser 80 of Reading who passed away at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Leroy and anna (Hill) Houser. Robert was an honorably discharged Army Veteran. Before retiring he was a welder for Dor Oliver, Hazleton ...

Agnes M. Miskevich

Agnes M. Miskevich 93 formally of Freeland passed away Thursday at Fritzingertown Senior Living. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Zedalis) Miskevich. She was a operator for Bell Telephone Philadelphia reti...

George Barron


Veteran
George J. Barron, 85, of Freeland entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 14, 2021. An Eckley native, he was the son of the late George Albert and Mary (Rollins) Barron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 3...

Jodi A. Drauschak

January 19, 2021

Jodi A. Drauschak 55 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at Post Acute Medical, Wilkes Barre. Born in Hazleton she is the daughter of John and Loretta(Maranki) Hess. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s ...

John Kalenak


Veteran
John C. Kalenak 72 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Toledo Ohio he was the son of the late John and Shirley (Hartzel) Kalenak. He was an honorable discharged Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Where he was empl...

Don H. Anthony

January 23, 2021

Don H. Anthony 67 of Weatherly passed away suddenly on January 10th 2021 at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Don was a wonderful husband, father,Pop-Pop <grandfather>, friend and coworker. He was a longtime skillful and dedicat...

John M. Carr


Veteran
John M. Carr 87 of Freeland passed away Friday at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton.   Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Richard and Regina (Conahan) Carr.   He was a member of Our Lady of the Immacul...

Dorothy Herkalo

January 13, 2021

Dorothy Herkalo 96 of Freeland died on Friday at Fritzingertown Senior Living where she received excellent care in the Evergreen Unit. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kacmar) Herkalo. She was a member of Our ...

Mary Ann Hauze

January 9, 2021

Mary Ann Hauze 74 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at St. Luke’s Manor, Hazleton. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Homza) Haraschak. She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland, VFW Pos...

Elizabeth T. Wysocki

January 9, 2021

Elizabeth T. Wysocki 93 formally of Jeddo passed away at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Uhrin) Hanusick. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at ...

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