Obituaries

Dawn M. Slick

Dawn M. Slick, 59, of White Haven passed away Tuesday February 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Pompton Lakes NJ, she was the daughter of the late Bob Mackey and Gloria Bartron. Dawn was a mailroom clerk for the former Laird Tech, De...

Paul M. Swerdon

Paul Mark Swerdon, age 77, of White Haven, Pennsylvania passed away on February 14, 2024, from complications caused by advanced Parkinson’s disease. Paul was born on April 20, 1946, to parents Mary Schott and Nicholas Swerdon in Wilkes-Barre, PA. ...

James P. Antonelli

James P. Antonelli (65) of Sugarloaf Township passed away while vacationing in St. Peterburg Florida on February 14, 2024. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Damato) Antonelli. James, fondly known as Jim, was employ...

Mary Jacko

Mary Jacko 88 formally of Jeddo a guest at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums where she passed away on Tuesday February 6, 2024. Born in Jeddo September 15, 1935 she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Chervinko) Stelmock. Sh...

Jean Marie Sharrer

Jean Marie Sharrer 66 of Danielsville who passed away Tuesday at her home. Born in Allentown she was the daughter of the former Irene (Benko) Bear and the late Gerald F. Bear. She was a member of St. Mark’s UCC, Allentown where she was a cons...

Alan R. Sheaman

  Alan R. Sheaman 73 of White Haven passed away Wednesday January 31 at his home with his wife by his side. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Merritt and Betty (Bonner) Sheaman. Before retiring he was the quarry foreman for th...

Kevin Brader

Kevin Brader 55 of Hunlock Creek passed away Tuesday January 30 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Wilkes Barre he was the son of the late Richard and Bonnie (Cragle) Brader. He was a graduate of Lake Lehman High School and a former...

Jay G. Leichtman


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Jay G. Leichtman, 90, of Hazleton passed away Thursday January 25th at St. Luke’s Manor. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Milton and Ruth (Gerhardt) Leichtman. He was a 1951 graduate of Hazleton High School. Jay was an avid bowle...

Joseph J. DeMelfi

  Joseph J. DeMelfi, 76, of Freeland passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton.  He was born in Hazleton son of the late Joseph (Jerry) and Frances (Avillion) DeMelfi and lived his entire life in Freeland.  He was an active member of S...

Brenda Lee Auman

    Brenda Lee Auman, 60, of Freeland passed away Saturday at Mt. City Nursing & Rehab. Center surrounded by her family.  She was born in Hazleton daughter of the late Malcolm Leroy and Janet May (Henninger) Kephart Jr.        She wa...

Daniel Hergert Jr.


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Daniel Hergert Jr. 62 of White Haven passed away Monday January 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Denville NJ he is the son of Daniel and his wife the former Joyce (Harris) Hergert Sr. and his mother the late Jane (Hughes) Hergert. ...

Diane L. Bogansky

Diane L. Bogansky, 87, of the Middletown section in Hazle Township passed away Friday January 12, 2024, at St. Luke’s Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Solak) Cr...

Adam L. Hauze III


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Adam L. “Lefty” Hauze III, 82,  passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton following a brief illness.   Born on June 15, 1941, he was the son of the late Adam L. Hauze, Jr. and Frances Hauze, and res...

Dolores A. Jacobs

Dolores A. Jacobs 91 of Effort passed away Thursday January 4th at Monroe County Hospice House, East Stroudsburg. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Gallucci) Holland. She was of Catholic Faith. Dolores loved raisi...

Joseph Okrasinski


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Joseph Okrasinski 64 of Freeland went to Heaven on December 26, 2023 from his home with his wife by his side. After a short fight with heart disease and cancer. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Leon J. and Catherine (Gresh) Okrasinski. J...

Theresa M. Starruick

Theresa M. Starruick 74 of Freeland passed away Thursday December 21 at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late George J. and Frances (Zahay) Hvisc She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concep...

Jessica L. LaBarge

Jessica L. LaBarge 43, of White Haven passed away in a tragic car accident the morning of December 20, 2023.   Born in Bethlehem she is the daughter of Richard and Debra (Fernandes) Albright. She was of Catholic faith. Jessi was a graduate of Be...

Thomas J. Bzdil

Thomas J. Bzdil 49 of Freeland passed away Wednesday December 13 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton he was the son of Mary Ellen Frances (Farley) and her husband Lenny Gibon and the late Thomas John “Buzzy” Bzdil 2007. He was...

Agnes L. "Aggie" Ferreira

Agnes “Aggie” Louise (Johnson) Ferreira 92 formerly of Freeland a guest at The Laurel’s, Hazleton where she passed away Friday December 1, 2023. Born in Freeland on June 20, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Ward) Johnson....

Angelique Elizabeth Lavariega

Angelique Elizabeth Lavariega 50 of Hazleton passed away Monday November 20 at her home. Born in Ashland she was the daughter of the late Ralph Phillip and Joann Marie (Malafarina) Berry. She was employed by Friedman Electric and Schaedler Yesco El...

Charles R. Decowski Sr.

Charles R. Decowski Sr. 71 of White Haven passed away Saturday November 18 at his home. Born in Hazleton on July 11, 1952 he was the son of the late Casimer Leo and Helen (Fedenecz) Decowski. He was employed by Hazleton Materials as a Quarry Forema...

Michael J. Bogansky

Michael J. Bogansky Sr. 88 of the Middletown section in Hazle Township passed away Thursday November 16th at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. His childhood home was in Swamptown until his home was razed to make way for coal mining. Born in Hazleto...

John S. Heller

John S. Heller 64 of Freeland passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest on as John would say “Sunday A Day of Rest” November 12. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late John M. Heller and Helen (Mesko) Heller. He was a member o...

Gabrielle L. Johnson

Gabrielle L. Johnson 28 of Freeland passed away Wednesday November 1st at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in East Stroudsburg she is the daughter of James Johnson and Sherry (Snyder) Johnson. She was a film editor in broadcasting. Gab...

Ann Marie DellaCroce

ANN MARIE DELLA CROCE 1929-2023 Ann Marie Della Croce, 94, Freeland, PA died peacefully Tuesday, October 31st, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Hazleton, PA on May 17, 1929, she was the daughter of Patrick V. and Ellen (Farley)...

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