Obituaries

Michael J. Spock Jr.

Michael J. Spock Jr 84 passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28th at Mountain City Nursing Home. Mike is predeceased by his father Michael, mother Pauline (Kitlan) and his sister Bernardine. He is survived by his Aunt Emma Stasko and man...

Catherine M. Okrasinski

December 3, 2019

Catherine M. Okrasinski 86 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at her home surrounded by her family. Born March 20, 1933 in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Cibula) Gresh. She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Ca...

Josephine LaRock

November 16, 2019

Josephine LaRock 76 formally of Sandy Valley passed away Wednesday morning at Weatherwood Nursing, Weatherly. Born in Wilmington she was the daughter of the late William and Irene (Grochowski) McLaughlin. She was a member of Our Lady of the Imm...

George P. Gombeda Sr.

November 15, 2019

George P. Gombeda 86 of Freeland died Sunday at Mt. City, Hazle Twp. Born in Hazleton on February 1, 1933 he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Kohut) Gombeda. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s...

Mary C. Kochie

Mary C Kochie, 98. passed away Saturday morning at St Lukes Nursing Home, Hazleton. Mary originally from Freeland had been residing as  a guest at The Laurels in Hazleton. Born in Freeland June 6, 1921 she was the daughter of the late John and An...

James Fisher

November 13, 2019


Veteran
James Alvin “Kingfish” Fisher 87 of Freeland who passed away Saturday at the home of his daughter in Jeddo Boro. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late Alvin and Ellen J. (Klose) Fisher. He was an honorably discharged Coast Guard veter...

Daniel Novak

November 14, 2019

Daniel Novak 61 of Freeland passed away Saturday at Allied Hospice, Scranton. Born in Coaldale he was the son of Victoria (Pizzinato) Bittner and the late Francis Novak. He was of Catholic Faith. Daniel was an assembler for United Rehabilita...

Emily A. Berta

November 2, 2019

Emily A. Berta, a longtime resident of Freeland, passed away Wednesday at the age of 87. Born in Tannery, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Susan Prebula. She was a parishioner of the former St. John’s Ne...

Michael Sluck

November 29, 2019


Veteran
Michael Sluck 83 a 38 year resident of Beaver Meadows formally of the Heights died Saturday at St. Luke's Manor, Hazleton. Born in Ebervale Pa. he was the son of the late Michael S. and Helen "Ellie" (Gimmer) Sluck. He was a member of St. John's By...

Irene A. Plesce

Irene A. Plesce 89 of Hazleton died Sunday at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazle Twp. Born in Shenadoah Pa. she was the daughter of the late Frank and Veronica (Guida) Radziak. She was a 1947 graduate of JW Cooper High School where she was ...

James Richard Patterson

October 26, 2019


Veteran
James Richard Patterson, known by many who loved him as Seamus, 72, of Freeland, entered the pearly gates of heaven on October 18th, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. James was born June 25th, 1947 in Lockport New York Memorial Hospital son of James Ste...

Paul G. Medvitz

October 19, 2019

Paul G. Medvitz, 83 of Fleetwood, Pa. passed away October 11, 2019 at his home. Born in White Haven July 14, 1936 he was the son of the late George Sr. and Anna (Gondira) Medvitz. He was of catholic faith and a 1955 graduate of Foster Township Hig...

Florence Difeo - Sosnoski Sujansky

November 9, 2019

Florence DiFeo Sosnoski Sujansky Florence Sujansky passed away peacefully October 18, 2019 at Doctor’s Hospital. Born in Freeland, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1923, she lived most of her life in Pennsylvania, Middlesex, New Jersey, and Manville, N...

Barbara A. Superdock

September 25, 2019

Barbara Superdock, 82, of Freeland passed away September 19 at St. Lukes Pavilion. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska she was the daughter of the late Vielus and Dora Anna (Windell) Anderson. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Freela...

Dorothy Feussner

September 27, 2019

Dorothy G. Feussner 92 of Freeland passed away Wednesday Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Jacko) Gaydos. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland and a gradua...

Evelyn Mae Wolf

Evelyn Mae Wolf 83 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at her home. Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements. ...

Thomas J. Chuckra

September 11, 2019


Veteran
Thomas J. Chuckra, 93, of Freeland passed away Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Freeland on March 3, 1926 he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Stelmock) Chuckra. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Par...

Lawrence T. Budda

September 3, 2019


Veteran
Lawrence T. “Budda” Budda 64 of Freeland passed away at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Clarence and Agnes (Wizda) Budda. He was of catholic faith and an honorably discharged Air Force Veteran Before retiring he was a res...

Kenneth M. Delfine

August 23, 2019

Kenneth M. Delfine 65 of Freeland passed away Tuesday following a long battle with cancer at the home of his daughter in Mountain Top. Born in Phoenixville, PA he was the son of the late Kenneth Appleton and Jane (Wilson) Delfine. He was of Catholi...

Elizabeth Burns

August 31, 2019

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Burns 1922-2019 Elizabeth M. “Betty” Burns, 97, a lifelong resident of Freeland, passed away p...

Barbara Louise Kenvin

July 29, 2019

Barbara Louise Kenvin 77 of Freeland who passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton. She was the daughter of the late Stanley B. Sr. and Elizabeth Mae (Vandergrift) Warner. Barbara was a 1960 graduate and salutatorian of West Hazleton Hi...

Judy A. Watkins

Judy A. Watkins 71 of Drums passed away July 17 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late George and Gladys (Beam) Watkins. She was a 20year employee f Weis market. Preceding her in death in addition to...

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


Veteran
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...

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