Obituaries

Nelson J. Koromi


Veteran
Nelson J. Koromi 67 of Drifton passed away Thursday at his home. Born in Elizabeth NJ. on October 22, 1952 he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Evancho) Koromi. He was a self-employed painter and an honorably discharged Air Force Vetera...

Martha J. Opert

August 29, 2020

Martha J. Opert 94 of Freeland passed away Monday at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Born in Swamptown Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Condrick) Opert. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concep...

Robert "Bob" Reynolds

Robert “Bob” Reynolds Jr. 67 of White Haven a 33 year journalist for WNEP-TV 16 passed away surrounded by his 3 angels at Hospice of the Sacred of Heart, Dunmore. He was a fighter over the many years he dealt with Parkinson's Disease and heart is...

Katherine H. Lutz

Katherine Lutz , 98, of Freeland passed away Sunday at the Laurels Senior Living Community. Born March 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Teresa (Busetti) Ravina. She graduated from Freeland High School , Class of 1939 and McCann Sc...

Dolores Rotzell

June 19, 2020

Dolores Rotzell 83 formally of Freeland (Sandy Valley) a resident of Cedarbrook Senior care and rehabilitation, Allentown where she passed away on Tuesday June 16, 2020. Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine "Ma...

Jessica Lynn Wansik

Jessica Lynn Wansik 40 formally of Freeland passed away suddenly June 5, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she resided since 2016. Born in Hazleton July 16, 1979 she was the daughter of Donna L. (Silvernell) Brobst and Rodney E. Brobst Sr. an...

Peter W. Herbener Jr.

Peter W. Herbener Jr., 93, a lifelong resident of White Haven, residing in Freeland passed away Thursday at Post Acute Medical, Wilkes Barre. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (nee: Ackers). In recent years, he resided with his companion; Bar...

Marius "Joe" Barnett

Marius “Joe” Barnett 45 of Freeland who died Wednesday May 27, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Foster Twp. Born in Abington Joe he loved his 2 daughters, friends, riding his motorcycle and side by side, repairing automobile...

Renee Condrick

Renee Condrick 60, of Hazleton passed away peacefully at her home early Monday morning. Born in Weatherly she was the daughter of the late Michael P and Renee (Buliano). DeMelfi. She was a graduate of Weatherly Area High School. Renee was em...

Margaret A. Drumn

Margaret A. Drumn passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the age of 93. Born in Jeddo, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Stelmock) Lynn and the loving wife of the late Dean L. Drumn, with whom she spent 64 wonde...

Gabe E. Budda


Veteran
After a short battle with cancer, Gabe E. Budda died on May 4, 2020 in Freeland, Pennsylvania at the age of 61. He leaves behind his beloved daughter, Maya Budda and her partner Jonathan Veet and their son, Enzo Gabriel Budda-Veet. Gabe was born J...

Robert A. Smith


Veteran
Robert A. Smith, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Monday April 27 at the age of 94. Bob was born May 10th 1926 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to Robert Andres Smith and Mary Levkulic Smith.  After serving in the navy during W...

Doyle L. Wagner Jr.

Doyle Wagner Jr. 64 of St. John’s passed away Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Doyle Sr. and Marie (Vaccaro) Wagner. He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Hazleton. Doy...

Richard L. Strittmatter

March 21, 2020


Veteran
Richard L. Strittmatter 72 of White Haven passed away Saturday at Smith Healthcare, Mt. Top. Born in Wilkes Barre he was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary (Daniels) Strittmatter. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Mt. Top and was...

Florence Moser

March 6, 2020

Florence Moser 76 of White Haven passed away Saturday at her home. Born in Shenandoah she was the daughter of the later Edward and Josephine Gober. She was a seamstress and was a employed by Curry Donuts and Smoke Shop, Freeland. Preceding h...

Francis W. Pahler

February 19, 2020

Francis W. Pahler 80 of Freeland passed away on Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Mt. Top he was the son of the late Frank and Ethel (Judge) Pahler. He was a long time member of St. John Bosco, Conyngham where he was a longt...

Leona Deitos

February 15, 2020

Leona H. (Wisniewski ) Dei Tos, 88, of Freeland reached her eternal rest on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in St. Luke’s Village health facility surrounded by her family. Born in Hazleton, Leona was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Marcinko...

Margaret Yencha

Margaret Yencha 87 of Freeland passed away at her home. Born in Jeddo and was a member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Freeland. She loved her grandchildren, bingo, playing the lottery, casinos, bird watching, and cooking. Preceding her ...

Helen M. Bonevich

Helen M. Bonevich 90 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at Weatherwood Nursing Home, Weatherly. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan (Donish) Evancho. Before retiring, she was responsible for payroll at the Keyston...

Bertram G. Torstrup

February 8, 2020


Veteran
Bertram G. “The Bus Driver” Torstrup 87 and a half of Freeland and formally of Selinsgrove who passed away early Thursday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Brooklyn NY. He was the son of the late Bertram C. and Lillian L. (B...

Lillian Susan Martincek

January 28, 2020

Lillian Susan Martincek 79 of Freeland fondly know by her husband as "Ducky" who passed away early Friday morning at Post Acute Medical at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John and Susan ...

Seymour A. Stucker Jr.

Seymour A. Stucker Jr.82 of Mt. Top passed away peacefully at Mt. Top Senior Care on Saturday January 18. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements.  ...

Marjorie Strittmatter

January 20, 2020

Marjorie A. “Marge” Strittmatter 70 of White Haven passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in White Haven she was the daughter of the late Silas and Elmira (McCraken) Keiper. She was a member of Christ United Methodist chur...

Joyce Ann Hrabovecky

December 21, 2019

Joyce Ann Hrabovecky 66 of Freeland passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Simko) Hrabovecky. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at...

Kimberly A. Whitmer

Kimberly A. Whitmer 47 of Upper Lehigh passed away Thursday at her home. Born in Hazleton she is the daughter of Pastor Mark Whitmer- Freeland and Ann Marie (Poltrock) Whitmer-Freeland. She loved making religious pictures and crafts. Kim was...

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