Obituaries

Barbara L. Preat

July 19, 2019

Barbara L. Preat, 70, of Freeland passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday at Wilkes Barre General. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Gordon E. and Irene (Pavuk) Fisher. She was a devoted member of her church community; Our L...

Stephanie A. Delese

July 15, 2019

Stephanie A. Delese Born: March 23, 1977 Died: July 11, 2019 Stephanie A. Delese, passed away peacefully July 11, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Born March 23, 1977, she was the daughter of John and the late Jean Marie (Vanek) Iben. Sh...

Charles A. Dietrich

July 9, 2019


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Charles A. Dietrich 93 of Freeland passed away on July 2, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home. Born in Brooklyn NY on June 22, 1926 he was the son of the late William A. and Eleanor (Vredenburg) Dietrich. He was a member of Our Lady of the I...

Cindy Sue Merenich

July 6, 2019

Cindy Sue Merenich 58 of Freeland who passed away Monday morning at her home. Born in Levittown Pa. she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Pearl (Smith) Cichy. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton. Cind...

Dolores M. Kanuck

June 27, 2019

Dolores M. Kanuck 84 of Freeland passed away peacefully Sunday surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Sandy Run on August 12, 1934 she was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Havrilla) Kondrach. She was a member of St. Mary’s B...

Robert P. Johnson

June 17, 2019


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Robert P. Johnson, 91 of Belleville loving husband, brother, & uncle passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019. Born in Newark to the late Valentine and Margaret (Gillum) Johnson, he lived in Newark before moving to Belleville more than 65 years ago. Robe...

William D. Holter


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Joseph Leon King 64 of Jackson Tn. Passed away on Thursday at the home of his son in White Haven Pa. Born in Jackson TN. He was the son of the late Joseph Leon and Mary Ann (Glison) King. He is of Catholic faith. Joe was a retired Jackson TN.City ...

Betty Anne Kiddish

June 10, 2019

Betty Anne Kiddish 69 of Freeland who passed away Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Lucille (Albright) O’Donnell. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St....

Joseph Leon King

June 3, 2019

Joseph Leon King 64 of Jackson Tn. Passed away on Thursday at the home of his son in White Haven Pa. Born in Jackson TN. He was the son of the late Joseph Leon and Mary Ann (Glison) King. He is of Catholic faith. Joe was a retired Jackson TN.City ...

Nancy J. Bartkus

June 15, 2019

Nancy J. Bartkus 81 of Freeland passed away Monday, May 27th at The Dove House, Maryland with her family by her side. Born in White Haven she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Gondira) Medvitz. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immac...

Colleen A. Donlin

June 25, 2019

Colleen A. Donlin 53 of White Haven passed away Tuesday at her home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Hazleton she is the daughter of late James H. Donlin, Hazleton and Sandra and her Husband John Sabo- Drifton. She was a member of St. Patrick's Ch...

William R. Dura Jr.

May 19, 2019


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William R. Dura Jr. 87 of Hazleton passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late William R. and Helen Dura Sr. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton and was an honorable disc...

Marjorie L. Steward

May 28, 2019

On Wednesday May 15th wife, mom, granny, nurse, and volunteer Marjorie Louise (Kramer) Steward slipped the bonds of this life and joined those who have gone before her to rest in the eternal peace of the hereafter while being surrounded by her family...

Tyler A. Rochelle

Tyler A. Rochelle 22 of Freeland who passed away at his home on May 10, 2019. Born in Hazleton he was the son of James Avillion and his companion Judy and Shelley Rochelle and her companion Brett. He was employed as a production assistant for Amazo...

James L. DeiTos

May 8, 2019


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James L. Dei Tos, 90, of Freeland reached his eternal rest on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Weatherwood health facility surrounded by his family. Born in Freeland, he was the son of the late Alba and Luigi (Louis) Dei Tos. He graduated from Freeland High ...

Helen Dzuranin

May 13, 2019

Helen (Fifick) Dzuranin, 89, of Hazle Township and formerly of Milnesville, passed away at The Laurels where she was a resident. Born in Eckley, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kafan) Fifick. Helen was a parishioner of St. Mary’...

Alice M. Boganski

Alice M. Boganski 81 of Weatherly passed away Monday at Manor Care, Bethlehem. Born in Weatherly she was the daughter of the late John Homer Gerhard. She was a waitress and short order cook for Superior Diner NJ. Preceding her in addition to her f...

Coyla Verlee Whitmer

April 29, 2019

Coyla V. Whitmer 63 of Freeland passed away Saturday at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hazleton on April 15, 1956 she was the daughter of the former Marvel (Sanute) Kimmel and the late Charles Kimmel. She was a member of the Beth...

Ut Van Tran

April 5, 2019

Ut Van Tran 89 died April 1, 2019 at Regional Hospital, Scranton after a long battle of illness. Born in South Vietnam on April 3, 1931. He was a solider during the Vietnam war and a POW after the war. In 1989 he came to the United States to live...

Mary Jane Mischissin

April 2, 2019

Mary Jane Mischissin 87 of Freeland passed away Saturday morning at the Corrigan House, Hazleton. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Digon) Lazo. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland. Pr...

Daniel Steven Chitswara

March 16, 2019

Daniel S.M. Chitswara “Orko, Chitzy, and Uncle Fool” 35 of Drifton who expired on March 7th , 2019 due to complications from Leukemia. Dan was Born on March 17, 1983 to Edmund Chitswara, Drifton and Cecilia Chitswara, Freeland. He was not Iris...

Anna Mae Gornal

March 8, 2019

Anna Mae Gornal, of Ebervale passed away on March 3, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Middletown Jeddo on January 6, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Julia (Korch) Fuscsick. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immac...

Edna P. Dutz

March 2, 2019

Edna Pearl Dutz, 101, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday peacefully with her family by her side at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Davis) Hoffman. She was the oldest member of B...

Erwin W. Zinger

February 23, 2019

Erwin W. Zinger Jr. 55 of Havertown passed away Monday at Pottstown Hospital. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late Erwin Zinger Sr. and Bertha Watters Zinger. He was an accountant for Temple University Health System. Erwin had a great s...

Gloria J. Matisak

March 2, 2019

Gloria J. Matisak 78 of Freeland passed away Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Bradish) Hutnyan. She is a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, F...

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