Obituaries

Joseph M. Klem Sr.


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Joseph M. Klem Sr. 81 of Freeland passed away Sunday March 26 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Easton. Born in White Haven he was the son of the late George and Anna (Baranyak) Klem Sr. He was a member of the former St. John’s Nepomucene Church and a me...

Anne Marie Ceriani

Anne Marie Ceriani 89 of Freeland passed away March 25 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Campbell) Gaffney. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Fre...

Emil James Haraschak

March 26, 2023

Emil James Haraschak passed away at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton with complications days after a high risk heart surgery on March 18, 2023 at the age of 76. Emil was born November 3, 1946 son of Irma Louise Good Haraschak and Emil ...

Lucille A. Gaffney

Lucille A. Gaffney, 81, of Freeland, passed away March 17 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Veronica (Kostician) Durange. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Pari...

Vincent J. Musolino Jr.


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Vincent J. Musolino Jr. 84 of Freeland passed away Thursday March 9, at home. Born in Freeland, September 29, 1938 he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Josephine (Grego) Musolino. He was a member of the former St. Anthony’s Catholic church, Fr...

Helen Ann Jones

Helen Ann Jones 81 of White Haven passed away Monday March 6 surrounded by her family at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Born in Berwick she was the daughter of the late John and Wilhelmina (Earnhart) Olhanoski. She was an active member of St. Patrick’s...

Steven Evancho

February 17, 2023


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Steven Evancho 87 of Hazle twp. Passed away Sunday February 12 at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest. Born in West Hazleton December 26, 1935 he was the son of the late Nicholas and Anna (Mesko) Evancho Sr. He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, West...

Julieann Okrasinski

Julieann Okrasinski 62 of Freeland passed away Friday February 10 at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Leon and Catherine (Gresh) Okrasinski. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception P...

Hilda M. Murmello

February 13, 2023

Hilda M. Murmello of Freeland, a guest at The Laurel’s, Hazleton where she passed away Wednesday February 8. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Caroline (Monsarno) Ravina. She was a member of the former St. Casimir...

John M. Howey

February 10, 2023

John M. Howey 69 of Freeland passed away early Monday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late John Matthew and Virginia (Bittner) Howey. He was a member and board member of Bethel Baptist Church, Fre...

Richard W. Allen Sr.


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Richard W. Allen Sr. 85 of White Haven a guest at St. Luke’s Manor, Hazleton where he passed away Tuesday January 17, 2023. Born in Jeddo#5 he was the son of the late Albert and Alice (Wagner) Allen. He was a member of St. John’s UCC, Freeland,...

James R. Mulhall

January 12, 2023


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James R Mulhall passed away on January 9th 2023 at Montgomery Hospital, Maryland.   Born in Upper Lehigh at his Grandmother's house, he was the son of the late James A. Mulhall  and Helen (Hatrock) Mulhall .   Jim enjoyed being...

Robert J. Patrick


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Robert J. Patrick 86 of Freeland passed away Tuesday morning at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest. Born in New York City he was the son of the late William and Madeline (Stotenbur) Patrick. He was an honorably discharged Air Force Veteran serving as an air...

LeAnne R. Lasota

LeAnne R. Lasota 76 of Freeland passed away Thursday December 29 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born January 27 1946 in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Stavar) Hornyak. She was a member of the former St. John’s Ne...

Lorraine E. Yurkasitis

Lorraine E. Yurkasitis 95 formally of White Haven a guest at Heritage Hill, Weatherly passed away Sunday December 18 at Heritage Hill. Born May 14, 1927 in Courtdale Pa. she was the daughter of the late Theron and Laura (Williams) Morgan. Surviving...

Betty Graves

Betty Graves 70 of Freeland passed away Friday December 16 at her home. Born April 4, 1952 in Trenton NJ she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Mulhern) Kervick. She was of catholic faith. Betty loved playing bingo. Before re...

Joseph James Falatko

Joseph J. Falatko, 71, of Freeland, died Friday at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born December 26th, 1950, he was the proud son of the late Joe & Agnes Falatko, of Freeland. Joseph graduated from Freeland High School in 1968 and received a busin...

Sandra Jean Kauker

Sandra Jean Kauker 64 of Upper Lehigh passed away December 8th at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Peter and Doris (Domahick) LeGrande. She was an aid for White Haven Center. Surviving are he...

Bruce J. Hopeck

Bruce J. Hopeck, 51, of Freeland passed away Sunday November 27 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton on September 4, 1971 he is the son of Jean (Steward) Hopeck and the late Albert Hopeck. He was a member of Our Lady of the Imm...

Roy E. Feussner

Roy E. Feussner 95 of Freeland passed away Friday November 25 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Born in Freeland February 9, 1927 he was the son of the late Jacob and Jenny (McFarland) Feussner. He was a WW2 Air Force veteran who loved to work, hunt...

Leone Irene McClellan

Leone Irene McClellan 92 former resident of Freeland and Fritzingertown Assisted Living Center Drums passed away November 23 2022 at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest. Born September 12, 1930 in Weatherly Leona was the daughter of the late Howard W.  and...

Dorothy (Dot) Mathis

Dorothy (Dot) Mathis, 93, passed away on November 16, 2022 at Belleair Health Care Center in Clearwater, FL. She is the former Dorothy Stoffa Leshko. Dot was born in Freeland, PA on June 29, 1929, to the late John R. and Esther (Bredbenner) Stoffa. ...

Carl Dias


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Carl Dias of White Haven passed away Saturday evening October 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Highland he was the son of Francisco and Amelia (Peters) Dias. Carl served in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Louis, Wash...

James P. "Smokey" Quinn


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James P. Quinn (Smokey), age 97 of  Freeland, Pennsylvania, passed away in the arms of the Lord on Friday, October 21,2022. Smokey was born on August 28, 1925 to the late Julia Deitch and Edward Quinn. Beloved husband to the late Anna Fellin Q...

Adelaide Bobbie

Adelaide Bobbie 101 formally of Freeland a guest at St. Luke’s Manor, Hazleton where she passed away Wednesday October 19. Born in Freeland October 6, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose (DeGelmo) Difeo. Adelaide loved her fam...

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