Obituaries

Joseph F. Butler


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Joseph F. Bulter 64 of Freeland passed away Sunday October 29 at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of Lucille (Bove) Butler and the late William Butler. Joe was a laborer in the steel industry. Preceding him in death in addition to h...

Victoria Giovannucci

Victoria "Vicki" Giovannucci, 73, of White Haven, passed away early Saturday morning at her home. Vicki valiantly fought cancer, with a positive attitude and incredible spirit throughout that reflected her upbeat and fun-loving personality. Born i...

Daniel T. Verbonitz

Daniel T. “Danny” Verbonitz 72 of Jeddo Boro passed away Saturday October 21 surrounded by his immediate family at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday October 26 at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church 898 C...

David M. Kobza

David Kobza 64 of Jeddo passed away Tuesday October 10 at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Albert and Pauline (Homza) Kobza. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland. Davi...

Stephanie Renee Brady

Stephanie Renee Brady (Renee) 50 of Quakertown, PA a guest at The Pavilion at St. Luke Village, Hazleton, PA passed away October 8, 2023. Born in Ithaca, NY on July 6, 1973, she is the daughter of Daniel F Brady Sr., and the late Mary A (Wilson) Bra...

Mary Ann McGeehan

Mary Ann McGeehan, 81, of Freeland, Pa, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at Mercy St. Charles Hospital, Oregon Ohio. Born in Freeland, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Rose (Cataldo) McGeehan. She was ...

Steven Clark

Steven D. Clark, 68, of Hazleton, passed away after a brief illness on September 23rd 2023. He was surrounded by his family and friends at Lehigh Valley Hospice, 17th and Chew Street, Allentown. Born in Staten Island, Steve was the son of the late...

Catherine A. Kleitz

In Loving Memory of Catherine A. (Bradish) Kleitz, aged 98, was called home on September 17, 2023. She has departed from this world, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Born on October 28, 1924 in Freeland PA, Catherine was th...

Edward P. Wright


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Edward P. Wright 74 of Highland passed away Saturday morning surrounded by his family at home. Born in Patterson NJ July 12, 1949 to the late Charles and Anna (Jupin) Wright. He was a graduate of Jefferson Highschool, Patterson and an honorably dis...

David Lee McShaw Jr.

David Lee McShaw Jr. 30 of Hazle Twp. Passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Reading on January 26, 1993 he is the son of the former Karen (Koenig) Kaschak. David was of Protestant faith. He enjoyed playing video g...

Elaine L. Romanic

Elaine L. Romanic 87 passed away Tuesday August 22 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Guy and Elizabeth (Johnson) Frey. She was a 1953 graduate of Freeland High School. Before retiring she was em...

John N. Bernosky


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John Bernosky from Freeland and most recently Glenbrook in Berwick passed away on August 21, 2023. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Freeland. Born in Girardville, he was the son of the late Peter and Helen (Zakrzewska...

James McDermott


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James McDermott 90 of Freeland passed away at his home while surrounded by his family. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late James and Veronica (Sabol) McDermott. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann...

Ann Yagalla

Ann Yagalla 83 of Freeland a guest at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation where she passed away July 14, 2023. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Psar) Yagalla. Before retiring she was a housekeeper for the former G...

George W. Bereznak

Robert George W. Bereznak 60 of West Hazleton passed away Friday June 14 at Geisinger Danville. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late George and Rosemary (Mahon) Bereznak. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at ...

Theresa J. McNulty

Theresa J. McNulty 82 of Freeland passed away Friday July 7, 2023 at her home. Born in Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Frank 1946 and Mary (Sabol) 1990 Danko. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Ch...

Dolores Blom

Dolores Blom 86 of Freeland passed away Tuesday June 27 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Born January 5, 1937 in Jamacia NY she was the daughter of the late Armand and Agnes (Subick) Blom. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Paris...

Sarah G. Kennedy

Sarah G. Kennedy 92 formerly of Freeland and a resident of North Arlington, New Jersey passed away Tuesday June 6 at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Passaic NJ. Born in Oakdale she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Anna (McNelis) Carr. Sa...

Andrea L. Marsicano

Andrea L. Marsicano 62 of Wapwallopen passed away June 5 at her home. Born in Hazleton on March 11, 1961 she was the daughter of the former Irene Moro and the late Chester Soroko Sr. She was of Catholic faith. Andrea was a daughter, sister a...

Nancy J. Derr

Nancy J. Derr 72 of Freeland passed away Sunday May 28, 2023 at her home. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth (Earnhart) Uricheck. Nancy’s strong faith to god and her unwavering compassion were unmatched. Before ret...

Gary C. Hunsinger

Gary C. Hunsinger 61 of Hazle Twp. who passed away Thursday May 11 at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Leon and Rose Marie (Paris) Hunsinger. He was a trimmer for Hazlepark and later Citterio. Gary loved his grandchildren, out...

Diane Christine Begia

Diane Christine Begia 75 formally of Freeland a resident of Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation Hazleton where she peacefully passed away on May 5. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Anna (Avillion) Walton. Before retir...

Frederick "Slim" Stebnitsky Jr.


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Frederick “Slim” Stebnitsky Jr. 87 of Freeland son of the late Frederick and Mary (Hrin) Stebnitsky a guest at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation where he passed away Saturday April 15. Born in Foster Twp. March 18, 1936 he was a member of St. ...

Mary A. Gombeda

Mary A. Gombeda, 89 of Freeland died Sunday at Mt. City Hazleton. Born in Freeland on September 26, 1933, she was daughter of the late John & Mary (Husovich) Kanyak. She was a member of former St. Ann's Church Freeland Prior to her retirement...

William P. Holland


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William P. Holland 95 formally of Freeland and Allentown passed away Thursday March 30 th at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown surrounded by love. His family was the most important thing in his life. Born in Freeland he was the son of the late Will...

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