Obituaries

Stanley J. Sosnowski

February 11, 2017

Stanley J. Sosnowski Jr. age 94 of Oak Ridge passed away February 4, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was born June 21, 1922 in Freeland, Pennsylvania to Stanley and Bridget Sosnowski and graduated from Lafayette College wh...

Anna Mae Fox Mattis

February 6, 2017

Anna Mae Fox 84 of Freeland a guest at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community passed away Wednesday at Fritzingertown. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Pangrac) Mattis. She was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical ...

Edward Yanochko Sr

January 28, 2017


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Edward Yanochko Sr. 82 of Freeland who passed away Wednesday at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Born in Highland he was the son of the late John and Susan (Jacko) Yanochko. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Pa...

Mary L. Vanek

February 4, 2017

Mary L. Vanek Born: December 1, 1942 Died: January 14, 2017 Mary Lorraine Vanek, “Aunt Lou,” died January 14 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ at the age of 74. Born December 1, 1942 in Hazleton to John and Frances (Ferry) Van...

Elizabeth Betty Jane Morrison

Elizabeth "Betty Jane" Morrison 77 of Upper Lehigh died Monday at Geisinger, Danville. Born in Buck Mt. she was the daughter of the late Russell and Martha (Brisel) Hauze. Before retiring she was employed as a seamstress for the former Freeland Shi...

Rita M Yanochko Kushner

December 31, 2016

Rita M. Yanochko 86 of Freeland who passed away Thursday. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Boder) Kushner. She was a graduate of Freeland High School and a member and organist of the former St. John's N...

Jeffrey James Haraschak

January 21, 2017

Jeffrey James Haraschak December 13, 2016 Jeffrey James Haraschak of Freeland passed away at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown from complications from a severe asthma attack. He was an organ donor. The son of Barbara (Jeffreys) Haraschak ...

Beatrice V. Schmeer

December 17, 2016

Beatrice V. Schmeer 78 of Freeland who died Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Howard and Beatrice (Hagenbach) Schmeer. Before retiring she was employed by Tonsol-Hazleton and the White H...

Michael Robert Gabriel

November 12, 2016


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Michael Robert Gabriel, 67, passed away Tuesday morning, November 8th, at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. Born on February 9, 1949, he is the son of Helen (Klutchko) and the late Lawrence Gabriel. Michael was raised in Freeland, PA by Hele...

Stanley T Potosky

November 2, 2016

Stanley T. Potosky 84 formally of Freeland a guest at Berwick Retirement Village died Saturday at the Retirement Village. Born in Highland he was the son of the late Stanley and Helen (Sweet) Potosky Sr. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Par...

Joanna S. Corrigan

October 31, 2016

Joanna S. Corrigan 51 of Freeland who passed away Friday after a lengthy illness. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of Lawrence P. and JoAnn (DeMichele) Corrigan, Freeland. She was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton. Receiving a...

Grace A. Boyce McGuire

October 27, 2016

Grace A. Boyce 79 formally of Freeland and Lititz Pa. who died Monday at Carroll Hospital Center. Westminter MD. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Helen (Kacner) McGuire. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish...

Ella DeStefano Barna

August 27, 2016

Ella DeStefano 109 formally of Freeland died Tuesday at Mt. City Nursing and Rehab., Hazleton where she was a guest. Born in Freeland on April 1, 1907 she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Barna. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's By...

Theresa L. Kushner Pignatari

August 12, 2016

Theresa L. Kushner formally of Freeland who died Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Hazleton. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Arcangelo and Lucia (Vatrano) Pignatari. She was a member of the former St. Anthony's RC Church, Fre...

John P. Gretchen

August 11, 2016

John P. Gretchen 63 of Freeland passed away Monday at Garden Spring Center Willow Grove Pa. after battling a long term illness at a medical facility in Williow Grove Pa. Born October 25 1952 in Hazleton he was the son of John E. Gretchen, Freeland ...

Robert W. "Bobby D" DaCunha

July 7, 2016

Robert W. "Bobby D" DaCunha 77 of Freeland died Sunday at the home of his son in Freeland. Born in New Brunswick NJ. he was the son of the late Avelino and Anna (Chiselko) DaCunha. Bobby D enjoyed his children, grandchildren, crabbing, calming, po...

Carroll H. Lamb


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Carroll H. Lamb 74 of White Haven died Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Louisa VA. he was the son of the late Claude and Thelma (Shiflett) Lamb. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Louisa VA. and a Louisa High School Gradu...

Robert Ostroff

July 2, 2016


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Robert E. Ostroff 81 of Freeland who died Friday afternoon at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late Michael Edward and Dorothy Mae (Fisher) Ostroff. He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, F...

John Albert Kavitski

May 19, 2016


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John Albert Kavitski 90 of Freeland died Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Eckley he was the son of the late John and Anna (Corotitus) Kavitski. He was a member of Immaculate Conception parish at St. Ann's Church, Freeland. John...

Ferdinand "Fred" D. Lonzetta

April 27, 2016

Ferdinand D. "Fred" Lonzetta 91 of Freeland died Friday at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Fred and Theresa (Delmonico) - Matz Lonzetta. He was a member of Immaculate conception parish at St. Ann's church, Freeland and a Life ...

Mark J. Sosar

April 22, 2016

Mark J. "Sam" Sosar 50 of Freeland died Saturday in Atlantic City NJ. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late John and Agnes (Cherba) Sosar. He was a member of St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Freeland. Sam was employed a...

Robert E. Marley

January 9, 2016


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Robert (Bert) Marley passed away in Freeland on Monday January 4, 2015. Born in Oakdale he was the son of the late Peter Emmett and Mary Catherine (Smith) Marley. He was a 1957 graduate of West Hazleton High School and was drafted into the Army...

Kathleen Leichtman Mulhearn

April 5, 2016

Kathleen Leichtman 80 of Hazleton passed away at Friday at St. Luke's Manor where she was lovingly cared for the past 10 years. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Elizabeth (Haggerty) Mulhearn. She was of Catholic faith...

Alice C. Hindson Sotack

April 6, 2016

Alice C. Hindson 92 of Freeland died Thursday March 31 2016 at Celtic Hospice, Wilkes Barre. A lifelong resident of Freeland, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Pingar) Sotack. She was a member of the former St. John's Nepoumence Chu...

James Neil Manganelli

James Neil Manganelli 21 of Pardeesville tragically lost his life Tuesday March 22 2016. Filled with dreams and stardom James was a loyal kind soul. He had a smile that filled a room. He touched the hearts of many and he was the rock for some. Alt...

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