Obituaries

Alice J. Piazzi

May 14, 2022

Alice J. Piazzi 86, a former resident of Freeland, who most recently resided at The Laurel’s Hazleton, passed away Tuesday May 10 surrounded by her daughters. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Serock) Bartko. Sh...

Janice T. Prokop

Janice T. Prokop 68 of Drifton passed away Monday May 9 at her home with her husband by her side. Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late James W. and Mary Frances (Reardon) Allen. She was a graduate of Little Flower High School; ...

Susan C. Pelot

May 12, 2022

Susan C. Pelot 101 of Freeland passed away Sunday May 8 at St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. Born  in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Mikolaj) Piskura. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. A...

Marian Detweiler

May 10, 2022

Marian J. Detweiler, 88, of White Haven passed away Saturday suddenly at her home. She was a resident of White Haven most of her life. She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, White Haven. She was employed at New West Wreath Factory, Freelan...

Joanne R. Stianche

Ebervale, PA - Joanne R. Stianche, 52, died unexpectedly May 7, 2022, at Lehigh Valley, Hazleton. She was born August 26, 1969, in Hazleton, PA, the daughter of Phyllis Moyer (Kaschak) & Eugene McElwee. Joanne attended H.F. Greby High School. ...

Alvin J. Budda


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Alvin J. Budda 90 of Drifton passed away Tuesday April 5th at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements....

Thomas J. Brogan

Thomas “Reds” J. Brogan 77 formerly of Hazleton passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday March 30th at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums. Born in Drifton he was the son of the late John Francis and Anna (Carlin) Brogan. ...

Mary Ann Yanochko

Mary Ann Yanochko of Freeland passed away peacefully on Friday February 25 at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest surrounded by her loving family at the age of 80. Born in Sugar Notch on March 1, 1941 growing up in Upper Lehigh PA. she was the daughter of t...

George W. Evancho Sr.

April 1, 2022


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George W. Evancho Sr. 92 of Freeland passed away Thursday March 24 at his home. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late George and Rachel (Minnich) Evancho. He was a member of the former St. John’s Nepoumence Church and the Our Lady of th...

Kathryn Seerey Yori

July 20, 1928-February 23, 2022   Kathryn Seerey Yori,  93, of Hampton, NH formerly Freeland died peacefully Wednesday, February 23rd at her home in New Hampshire.   Kathryn “Kate,” was very active throughout her life in th...

Ronald Moser

March 19, 2022


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Ronald Moser 90 of White Haven passed away Tuesday March 15 at his home. Born in Shenandoah he was the son of the late Frank and Blance (Oakstan) Moser. Before retiring he was a shovel operator for the local coal mines. Ron was an honorably ...

Barbara Hower

March 18, 2022

Barbara Hower 91 Wilkes Barre formally of Kingston passed away March 14 at Geisinger South Wilkes Barre. Born in Kingston she was the daughter of the William S. and Gwendoline (Jones) Nicholson. She was a member of Valley View Union Church, Lar...

George R. Moskovich

February 22, 2022


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George R. Moskovich 94 of Freeland passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Jeddo he was the son of the late Ignatz and Julia (Sabol) Moskovich. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Chu...

Joel DeMelfi

February 12, 2022

Joel DeMelfi 28 of Freeland was escorted to heaven on the wings of Saint Michael the Archangel, his favorite saint.   Born on July 30, 1993 he was the beloved son of Bernadette and Joseph DeMelfi, Freeland   He was a 2011 gradu...

Marcelle G. Kraynak

Marcelle (Kane) Kraynak Marcelle (Kane) Kraynak, 77, of Freeland, passed away Thursday after battling COVID-19 for several weeks. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Bernice (Weinberg) Kane. Marcelle earned an asso...

Angela Lee Haas

January 29, 2022

Angela Lee Haas 42 of Mahanoy City passed away Monday January 17 at her home. Born in Philadelphia she is the daughter of Frederick E. Haas and the former Barbara (Berkheiser) Haas. She was employed by Hansen of Bethlehem as a customer service ...

Charles R. Curney

January 20, 2022

Charles R. Curney 70 of Freeland passed away Thursday January 12, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Robert and Marion (Yannes) Curney. He was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Chu...

Drahomira Kujat

January 13, 2022

Drahomira Kujat 64 of Hollywood Pa. passed away Tuesday January 4 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Friends may call at the McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland on Thursday from 6 to 8pm. Rev. Peter Donish will celebrate Parasta...

Nicholas J. Hutnyan

January 8, 2022

Nicholas John Hutnyan of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 59, fell asleep in the Lord at his home after a prolonged illness. Nicholas was born in Weirton, West Virginia and graduated from St. Clair Area High School, St. Clair, PA. He was married to h...

Jayne E. Richie

December 18, 2021

Jayne E. Richie 69 formally of Freeland living in Drums passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Kingston she was the daughter of the Gerald and Joan Elizabeth (Jackson) Gatti. Before retiring she was a caregiver for W...

Margaret E. Grohman

Margaret E. Grohman 66 of Exeter passed away early Tuesday morning at Geisinger Bear Creek. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Jack and Margaret (Mulrooney) Price. Before retiring she was an Aid for White Haven Center, printer at...

Mary Ann Remak

Mary Ann Remak 69 of Freeland passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in White Haven she was the daughter of the late Harold and Catherine (Kernosky) Morrison. Before retiring she was a cook, waitress, and housekeeper. M...

William E. Thomas

November 23, 2021


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William E. Thomas 83 of Drifton passed away at his home. Born in Drifton he was the son of the late Leo J. and Anna M. Hall. He was a member of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, Freeland. William was an honorably ...

Irene R. Schoch

November 18, 2021

Irene R. Schoch 75 of White Haven who passed away Saturday evening surrounded by her family at her home. Born in White Haven, May 5, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marie (Roof) Mengle. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Churc...

Suellen Tiedjen-Klekowski -Hartwell

November 20, 2021

Suellen Tiedjen-Klekowski-Hartwell 70 of Drums passed away Thursday November 11 at Providence Place with her husband by her side. Born in Cleveland Ohio on June 15, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Terri (Siedlecki) Tiedjen-Vahovi...

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