Obituaries

William R. Dura Jr.

May 19, 2019


Veteran
William R. Dura Jr. 87 of Hazleton passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late William R. and Helen Dura Sr. He was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton and was an honorable disc...

Marjorie L. Steward

May 28, 2019

On Wednesday May 15th wife, mom, granny, nurse, and volunteer Marjorie Louise (Kramer) Steward slipped the bonds of this life and joined those who have gone before her to rest in the eternal peace of the hereafter while being surrounded by her family...

James L. DeiTos

May 8, 2019


Veteran
James L. Dei Tos, 90, of Freeland reached his eternal rest on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Weatherwood health facility surrounded by his family. Born in Freeland, he was the son of the late Alba and Luigi (Louis) Dei Tos. He graduated from Freeland High ...

Helen Dzuranin

May 13, 2019

Helen (Fifick) Dzuranin, 89, of Hazle Township and formerly of Milnesville, passed away at The Laurels where she was a resident. Born in Eckley, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kafan) Fifick. Helen was a parishioner of St. Mary’...

Alice M. Boganski

Alice M. Boganski 81 of Weatherly passed away Monday at Manor Care, Bethlehem. Born in Weatherly she was the daughter of the late John Homer Gerhard. She was a waitress and short order cook for Superior Diner NJ. Preceding her in addition to her f...

Coyla Verlee Whitmer

April 29, 2019

Coyla V. Whitmer 63 of Freeland passed away Saturday at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hazleton on April 15, 1956 she was the daughter of the former Marvel (Sanute) Kimmel and the late Charles Kimmel. She was a member of the Beth...

Ut Van Tran

April 5, 2019

Ut Van Tran 89 died April 1, 2019 at Regional Hospital, Scranton after a long battle of illness. Born in South Vietnam on April 3, 1931. He was a solider during the Vietnam war and a POW after the war. In 1989 he came to the United States to live...

Mary Jane Mischissin

April 2, 2019

Mary Jane Mischissin 87 of Freeland passed away Saturday morning at the Corrigan House, Hazleton. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Digon) Lazo. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland. Pr...

Daniel Steven Chitswara

March 16, 2019

Daniel S.M. Chitswara “Orko, Chitzy, and Uncle Fool” 35 of Drifton who expired on March 7th , 2019 due to complications from Leukemia. Dan was Born on March 17, 1983 to Edmund Chitswara, Drifton and Cecilia Chitswara, Freeland. He was not Iris...

Anna Mae Gornal

March 8, 2019

Anna Mae Gornal, of Ebervale passed away on March 3, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Middletown Jeddo on January 6, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Julia (Korch) Fuscsick. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immac...

Edna P. Dutz

March 2, 2019

Edna Pearl Dutz, 101, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday peacefully with her family by her side at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Davis) Hoffman. She was the oldest member of B...

Erwin W. Zinger

February 23, 2019

Erwin W. Zinger Jr. 55 of Havertown passed away Monday at Pottstown Hospital. Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late Erwin Zinger Sr. and Bertha Watters Zinger. He was an accountant for Temple University Health System. Erwin had a great s...

Gloria J. Matisak

March 2, 2019

Gloria J. Matisak 78 of Freeland passed away Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Bradish) Hutnyan. She is a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, F...

Donald Peters

January 26, 2019

Donald William “Pappy” Peters 81 of Freeland passed away early Monday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late William and Anna (Kunze) Peters. Before retiring he was employed by former Gennetti...

Lawrence Wagner

Lawrence A. Wagner, 61, Drums passed away January 17th, 2019 at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation -Hazleton after a prolonged illness. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Marie (Vaccaro) Wagner and Doyle Wagner, Sr Lawrence enjoyed r...

Margaret A. Bobby

January 17, 2019

Margaret A. Bobby 95 formally of Freeland a guest at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community passed away early Tuesday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Uhrin) Hanusick. She...

Shay M. Wilkinson

Shay M. Wilkinson 20 of Edwardsville who passed away Tuesday at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Hazleton she is the daughter of Kevin Wilkinson and Stacey Blanyar. She was employed in the food industry and a lover of animals, who loved to he...

Millie Kost

January 9, 2019

Mildred "Millie" Kost, 89, was welcomed into the loving arms of Our Lord on Monday morning at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums, where she had been a guest since 2015. Born in Buck Mountain on Sept. 30, 1929, she was the daughter of Geor...

Dorothy A. Kavitski

Dorothy A.. Kavitski 93 of Freeland a guest at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community where she passed away Monday morning. Born in Hazle Brook Pa. she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Lazur) Keyock. She was a member of the former Park M...

Barbara A. Herbener

Barbara A. Herbener 70 of Perkiomenville who passed away Sunday at Grandview Health, Sellerville. She is the daughter of Peter Herbener Jr. and the late Dorothy Ackers. Surviving is her Brother; Peter and his wife Janet. Sister; Joyce Hittinger and...

John J. Lapchak

December 29, 2018


Veteran
John J. Lapchak 76 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at the Pavilion at St. Luke’s, Hazleton. Born in Rahway NJ. he was the son of the late John and Ruth (Welliver) Lapchak. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church -F...

Kevin D. Danser

December 27, 2018

Kevin D. Danser, 37, of White Haven passed away Friday in White Haven. Born in Princeton, N.J., he was the son of the late Sharon Martin and the son of James A. Flatley and his wife, Valerie, of Penn Lake. He was of Catholic faith and was a self-em...

Peter Potochney

Peter Potochney 48 of Freeland who passed away Thursday at his home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St. Mary's Cemetery, Freeland. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements. ...

Damian Denotsko

Damian J. Denotsko 23 at peace with the Lord on Friday December 14 in Wilkes Barre. Born in Hazleton he was the son of Jason Denotsko, Drums and Dawn (Tiglio) Cragle, West Hazleton. He was a painter and musician who enjoyed basketball. Preceding h...

Margaret E. Nagel

Margaret Elizabeth Nagel 91 of Freeland who passed away Saturday at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation with her son by her side. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna (Sims) Krouse. She was a member of St. Luke's E...

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