Obituaries

William E. Thomas

November 23, 2021


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William E. Thomas 83 of Drifton passed away at his home. Born in Drifton he was the son of the late Leo J. and Anna M. Hall. He was a member of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, Freeland. William was an honorably ...

Irene R. Schoch

November 18, 2021

Irene R. Schoch 75 of White Haven who passed away Saturday evening surrounded by her family at her home. Born in White Haven, May 5, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marie (Roof) Mengle. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Churc...

Suellen Tiedjen-Klekowski -Hartwell

November 20, 2021

Suellen Tiedjen-Klekowski-Hartwell 70 of Drums passed away Thursday November 11 at Providence Place with her husband by her side. Born in Cleveland Ohio on June 15, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Terri (Siedlecki) Tiedjen-Vahovi...

Ronald Dale Meneeley

November 5, 2021

Ronald Dale Meneeley Sr. 81 of White Haven passed away Saturday October 30, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Scalesiding (White Haven) he was the son of the late Ellsworth B. and Loretta (Acker) Meneeley. He was a member of St....

Darlene "Tink" Beazzo

October 30, 2021

Darlene “Tink” Beazzo 70 of Freeland passed away at Geisinger Bear Creek. Born in White Haven she was the daughter the late Robert and Marie A. (Roof) Mengle. She was of Catholic faith. Before retiring she was an electronic mechanic for ...

John M. Hrabovecky

John M. Hrabovecky 60 of Hazle Twp. Passed away Thursday at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Simko) Hrabovecky. He was a member of the Heights Rod and Gun Club and the Pulaski Club. Preceding him in...

Marian De John

October 19, 2021

Marian De John 83 of Freeland passed away Friday evening surrounded by her family at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in White Haven she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Grasso) De John. She was an active member of St. Mary...

Robert "Wilbur" Williams

October 2, 2021

On the morning of Wednesday, September 29, Robert “Wilbur” Williams passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was born in Hazleton, PA on February 11, 1967 to Anna Mae Williams (Kukowski) and George S. Williams. Wilbur was marrie...

Joseph Lewis Thomas

August 19, 2021


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Having fulfilled a life of hard work, entrepreneurship, ambition, and love for family and nature, Mr. Joseph Thomas, 87, of Weatherly, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, following his dedicated perseverance through age and illnesses. On June 6th...

Donna Marie Topito

Donna Marie Topito, of Hickory Hills, White Haven, crossed over on Sunday evening August 15th at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital. Born on October 5, 1954, Donna was the daughter of the late Marie Adams of Freeland. She also was preceded in death b...

Rosetta Swisko

Rosetta Swisko 73 of Freeland a guest at St. Luke's Manor, Hazleton where passed away on Friday August 13, 2021. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Piscorick) Gribosh. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents ...

Mabel E. Warner

Mabel E. Warner 76 of Freeland passed away Saturday July 24 at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Born in Chesterfield Pa. she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (McBreen) Warner. Before retiring she was a seamstress ...

Anna K. Laganosky

Anna K. Laganosky 96 formerly of Freeland and a guest at St. Luke’s Pavilion, where she passed peacefully away Tuesday, July 20. Born in Drifton she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Havrilla) Kushma. She was a member of Our Lad...

Robert M. Basista

July 23, 2021

Robert M. Basista 49 of Freeland passed away Friday at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Robert and Maryann (Weaver) Basista. He worked in the shipping department for Citterio’s. Surviving are Brothers; Larry-Beaver Mea...

Rose Marie Thomas Dittbrenner Fry

July 22, 2021

Rose Marie Fry 89 formally of Carlise a guest at Mercy Center, Dallas where she passed away Monday July 15. Born in Lattimer Mines she was the daughter of the late Leo J. and Anna (Hall) Thomas. She was of Catholic Faith. Before retiring she...

Linda Sabo

July 14, 2021

Linda Mary (Gower) Sabo, 70, passed away in her sleep on July 8, 2021, at her home in Allentown. Born in Hazelton on November 1, 1950 she is the daughter of the late John and Sophia (Koldesko) Gower. She was a member of the former Saint Casimer...

Asa R. Shotwell

July 2, 2021


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Asa R. Shotwell 87 formally of Luzerne passed away Monday morning at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Born in Dallas he was the son of the late Asa and Irene (Andrews) Shotwell. He was an honorably discharged Army Veteran Before reti...

Elizabeth A. Shovlin

June 30, 2021


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Elizabeth A. Shovlin 96 of Freeland a guest at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums where she passed away Wednesday afternoon. Born September 4, 1924 in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Matthews) O’Brien. She was...

Virginia J. Chocolas

Virginia J. Chocolas 84 of Freeland who passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Halvatskie) Yourko. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish...

Michael Anthony Auman


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Michael Anthony Auman 64 passed away Monday at the Pavilion at St. Luke Village. Born in Williamsport he was the son of the late Gorge Brian and Alice Mae (Smith) Auman. He was of Lutheran Faith and an honorably discharged Veteran from the Nati...

David F. McCloskey

David F. McCloskey Jr.,79, of Freeland passed away Sunday May 30, 2021 at home. He was born in Freeland on April 12, 1942 to the late David and Mary McCloskey Sr. He attended Foster Township High School and a union Sheet Metal apprentice program. ...

Elizabeth "Beth" "Liz" Smith

Elizabeth “Beth” “Liz” Smith 23 of Wilkes Barre formally of Freeland passed away Monday at Geisinger South Wilkes Barre. She was born in Hazleton. Beth volunteered her time to Brandon’s Forever Home. Preceding her in death was her ...

Joan C. Staruch

May 20, 2021

Joan C. Staruch 88 formally of Freeland a guest at The Laurel's passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Birosh) Matas. She was a member of Our Lady of the Imma...

Carol A. Haugh

Carol A. Haugh 67 of Freeland passed away Friday at Geisinger South Wilkes Barre. Born in Poughkeepsie NY she was the daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Gertrude (Campbell) Miles. She was of Protestant faith. Carol was a Certified Nursing Assi...

Helen M. Dawson

May 11, 2021

Helen M. Dawson 75 of Freeland who passed away Thursday at her home. Born in Eckley she loved her roots and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Petro) Kraynak. She loved her faith and St. Mary's Byzantine Church, Freeland where she was a...

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