Obituaries

Mary Louise Kleckner

March 2, 2021

Mary Louise Kleckner 64 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at her home. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Patricia (Potzner) Drauschak. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Chur...

Donald "Ducky" Crafcheck

Donald "Ducky" Crafcheck Jr. 62 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at Weatherwood Nursing, Weatherly. Born in White Haven he was the daughter of the late Donald and Shirley (Heimbach) Crafcheck Sr. He enjoyed watching the Miami Dolphins, Oklahoma Scho...

Grace R. Soltis

February 24, 2021

Grace R. Soltis 90 formally of Freeland a guest at Kadima at Luzerne where she passed away on Sunday. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late Michael and Frances (Zahay) Soltis. She was a member of the former St. John’s Nepomucene Chu...

Earl J. Cichy

Earl J. Cichy 68 of Upper Lehigh passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Levittown he was the son of the late Andrew and Pearl (Smith) Cichy. He worked in housing construction and masonry for many years. Earl enjoye...

Amelia M. Rodzewich

February 12, 2021

Amelia M. Rodzewich 83 of Freeland passed away Monday evening at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Lucy (Esola) Ferreira. She was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Church and...

Shirley Nitka

February 13, 2021

Shirley Nitka, 77, of Kelayres, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Detroit Michigan, she was preceded in death by her father John LaBoda, and her parents Joseph and Anna (Rudewich) Rapach. She was a member of All Sa...

Emil J. Yanochko

Emil J. Yanochko 89 of Freeland passed away Monday February 8 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Highland he was the son of the late John and Susan (Jacko) Yanochko. He was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox church, Freeland. Befor...

Robert J. Kisatsky

February 6, 2021


Veteran
Robert J. Kisatsky, 81, of Hazle Twp. passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Adam and Helen (Rindock) Kisatsky. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at S...

Robert L. Houser


Veteran
Robert L. Houser 80 of Reading who passed away at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Leroy and anna (Hill) Houser. Robert was an honorably discharged Army Veteran. Before retiring he was a welder for Dor Oliver, Hazleton ...

Agnes M. Miskevich

Agnes M. Miskevich 93 formally of Freeland passed away Thursday at Fritzingertown Senior Living. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Zedalis) Miskevich. She was a operator for Bell Telephone Philadelphia reti...

George Barron


Veteran
George J. Barron, 85, of Freeland entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 14, 2021. An Eckley native, he was the son of the late George Albert and Mary (Rollins) Barron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 3...

Jodi A. Drauschak

January 19, 2021

Jodi A. Drauschak 55 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at Post Acute Medical, Wilkes Barre. Born in Hazleton she is the daughter of John and Loretta(Maranki) Hess. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s ...

John Kalenak


Veteran
John C. Kalenak 72 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Toledo Ohio he was the son of the late John and Shirley (Hartzel) Kalenak. He was an honorable discharged Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Where he was empl...

Don H. Anthony

January 23, 2021

Don H. Anthony 67 of Weatherly passed away suddenly on January 10th 2021 at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Don was a wonderful husband, father,Pop-Pop <grandfather>, friend and coworker. He was a longtime skillful and dedicat...

John M. Carr


Veteran
John M. Carr 87 of Freeland passed away Friday at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton.   Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Richard and Regina (Conahan) Carr.   He was a member of Our Lady of the Immacul...

Dorothy Herkalo

January 13, 2021

Dorothy Herkalo 96 of Freeland died on Friday at Fritzingertown Senior Living where she received excellent care in the Evergreen Unit. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kacmar) Herkalo. She was a member of Our ...

Mary Ann Hauze

January 9, 2021

Mary Ann Hauze 74 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at St. Luke’s Manor, Hazleton. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Homza) Haraschak. She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Freeland, VFW Pos...

Elizabeth T. Wysocki

January 9, 2021

Elizabeth T. Wysocki 93 formally of Jeddo passed away at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Uhrin) Hanusick. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at ...

Agnes Tancin

January 9, 2021

Agnes A. Tancin 95 of Sandy Run a guest at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation passed away January 5 2021 at Mt. City. Born in Sandy Run she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Sabo) Marencin. She was a member of St. Luke’s Evangeli...

Ronald J. Hornick

Ronald J. Hornick Sr. 55 of Drifton passed away Friday January 1, 2021 at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the former Veronica (Fidishun) Hornick and the late John P. Hornick Sr.. He was a member o...

Joseph A. Karpowich

Joseph A. Karpowich 73 of Freeland passed away at home on December 30th, with his wife by his side. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late William and Cecilia (Kochie) Karpowich. He was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Church, Freela...

Mary Lou Dias

Mary Lou Dias 80 of Sandy Valley passed away Wednesday at Weatherwood Nursing, Weatherly. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Harry Michael and Jane (Marshman Howey) Miller. She was a Bar Stewardess at the VFW Post 5010. Preced...

Eleanore Barna

December 28, 2020

Eleanore G. Barna 87 of Freeland passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home on Tuesday afternoon. Born in Jeddo November 4, 1933 she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Pavelski) Wasielowski. She was a member o...

Joan M. Frey

December 26, 2020

Joan M. (Mason) Frey 85 formally of Freeland a guest at Mt. City Nursing and Rehab. Hazleton. Born in Los Angeles California she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth (Dominico) Skripkus. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immac...

Marie V. Pingar

December 18, 2020

Marie V. Pingar, 92, formally of Freeland, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Highland Park Senior Living in Wilkes-Barre, PA.   Born in Hazleton on September 14, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Mary (P...

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