Obituaries

Michele Mahovich

Michele Mahovich 73 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at her home. Born in Maryland she was the daughter of the late Steven and Rose (McLaughlin) Laputka. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freelan...

Jeffrey A. Breiner

Jeffrey A. Breiner 58 of White Haven who passed away Monday evening at his home. He was a self employed truck driver. Surviving is his wife of 21 years the former Mary Jane Smith and 6 children. Burial will be at he convenience of the family. Mem...

Agnes J. Wizda Budda

November 3, 2018

Agnes J. “Wizda” Budda 89 of Freeland who passed away Tuesday at the Pavilion at St. Luke’s, Hazleton. Born in Swamptown Jeddo she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Gaydos) Wizda. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Con...

Victor J. Piazzi

November 2, 2018


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Victor J. Piazzi 88 of Freeland, passed away Monday at his home. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late Victor A. and Elizabeth (Corra) Piazzi. He was a member of the former St. Anthony's RC church and was an active member of Our La...

Thomas P. Banyas

October 27, 2018


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Thomas P Banyas, 72, of Columbia,MD. passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 14 at INOVA Fairfax hospital in Fairfax, VA. Born in Hazleton on March 29, 1946, Tom was the son of Joseph J. and Veronica S. Banyas of Hemlock St.,Freeland, PA Tom was...

Audrey L. Thomas

October 16, 2018

Audrey L. Thomas 80 of Drifton who passed away Saturday at Mt. Top Nursing. Born in Stockton she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Verna (Kovalchick) Dittbrenner. She was employed by the former Leader Store in sales and was a housewife of her ...

Kathleen Johnson

October 15, 2018

Kathleen Susan (Johnson) Nelson 85 of White Haven who passed away Wednesday at her home. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 18, 1932. Kathleen Lived in Queens NY close to her family until she moved to White Haven with her husband Harry Toms ...

Joseph Anthony Badamo

October 13, 2018

Joseph Anthony Badamo 75 of Eagle Rock who passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Margaret Badamo. Before retiring he was the director of Finance of Mt. Sinai Hospital. M...

Warren Rick Rickert

October 28, 2018

Warren A. “Rick” Rickert from Frostproof, FL. And formally of White Haven who passed away on September 28 at the age of 85 in Florida. He was born in West Pittston on September 20, 1933. Before retiring he was a Teamster and the former owner of...

Norman E. Ceriani

September 24, 2018


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Norman E. Ceriani 85 of Freeland passed away Wednesday morning at the Pavilion at St. Luke’s. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Julio and Pia (Zanella) Ceriani. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann...

Peggy Moscovich House

Peggy R. Moskovich 94 of Freeland a guest at St. Luke's, Hazleton passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. Born in Memphis TN. she was the daughter of the late Raymond Lee and Estelle (Lecoq) House. She was a member of Our Lady of the...

Evelyn J. Haraschak Hons

Evelyn J. Haraschak 71 of freeland passed away Sunday at Mt. Top senior Care. Born in Weston she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Ester (Gottschall) Hons. Before retiring she was a seamstress for local factories. Preceding her in death in ...

Kathleen "Katie" Starruick

August 16, 2018

Kathleen "Katie" Starruick 73 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at her home. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late William and Agnes (Carr) Ashman. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church. Kat...

William "Mike" Anthony

August 18, 2018

William “Mike” Anthony 45 of McAdoo passed away Tuesday in Hazleton. Born in Abington Pa. he is the son of William and Patricia (Schaeffer) Anthony-Freeland. He was of Catholic faith. Mike was the owner operator of Ecker’s Collision, Hazleto...

Brian A. Price

August 16, 2018


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Brian A. Price 55 of Mt. Top who passed away early Monday morning at Celtic Hospice, Wilkes Barre. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Jack and Margaret (Mulrooney) Price. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, White Haven, a graduate of ...

Katherine "Kay" Fritz

August 13, 2018

Katherine "Kay" A. Fritz 74 of Freeland who passed away early Thursday morning at her home. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Kvasnak) Yencho. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Drums. Kay rece...

Julia E. Comshick

August 11, 2018

Julia E. Comshick 93 of Freeland a guest at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazle Twp. where she passed away Friday evening. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Serock. She was a member of the former St. John’s Nep...

Alice T. Bernosky

July 9, 2018

Alice T. Bernosky 84 of Freeland who passed away Thursday morning at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John T. and Helen (Vroblesky) Herness. She was a member of the former St. Casimir's Church, Fr...

Eleanor E. Banja

July 6, 2018

Eleanor Banja 90, entered God's Kingdom on Angel's Wings and into the arms of her beloved husband Edward Sunday, July 1, 2018. Born in McAdoo December 25, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Ella DeStefano and John Pohida. After marriage she moved...

Victor John Kujat Jr.

June 23, 2018

Victor John Kujat Jr. 64 of Hazle twp. who passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Drifton he was the son of the late Victor John and Marie (Carew) Kujat Sr. He was of catholic faith. Victor loved his family and grandchildr...

Patrick J. Dinofrio Jr.

June 23, 2018

Patrick J. Dinofrio, Jr. 52 of Drums passed away Monday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hazleton, he is the son of Judy (Brennan) Dinofrio and the late Patrick J. Dinofrio who passed away on September 23,2017. He was a ...

Alice M. Landers

June 21, 2018

Alice M. Landers 78 of Freeland who passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Lehighton she was the daughter of the late Frederick R. and Marguerite A. (Scherer) Miller. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concep...

Mary Sue Sisock

June 13, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Susan Sisock, age 60, announces her passing after a recent illness, on Friday, June 8th 2018. She was the beloved wife of John W. Sisock. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in Au...

John J. Witchin Sr.

June 5, 2018


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John J. Witchin Sr. 87 formally of Freeland and Eckley passed away Thursday morning at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community. Born in Eckley he was the son of the late Nicholas and Julia (Nagle) Witchin. He was a member of the former St. Casimi...

Joseph Duda

June 4, 2018


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Joseph Duda 87 of Freeland who passed away Wednesday at his home. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Plaska) Duda. He was of Greek Orthodox Faith and was an honorably discharged veteran of the National Guard. Before retir...

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