Obituaries

Joel DeMelfi

February 12, 2022

Joel DeMelfi 28 of Freeland was escorted to heaven on the wings of Saint Michael the Archangel, his favorite saint.   Born on July 30, 1993 he was the beloved son of Bernadette and Joseph DeMelfi, Freeland   He was a 2011 gradu...

Marcelle G. Kraynak

Marcelle (Kane) Kraynak Marcelle (Kane) Kraynak, 77, of Freeland, passed away Thursday after battling COVID-19 for several weeks. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Bernice (Weinberg) Kane. Marcelle earned an asso...

Angela Lee Haas

January 29, 2022

Angela Lee Haas 42 of Mahanoy City passed away Monday January 17 at her home. Born in Philadelphia she is the daughter of Frederick E. Haas and the former Barbara (Berkheiser) Haas. She was employed by Hansen of Bethlehem as a customer service ...

Charles R. Curney

January 20, 2022

Charles R. Curney 70 of Freeland passed away Thursday January 12, 2022 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Robert and Marion (Yannes) Curney. He was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Chu...

Drahomira Kujat

January 13, 2022

Drahomira Kujat 64 of Hollywood Pa. passed away Tuesday January 4 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Friends may call at the McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland on Thursday from 6 to 8pm. Rev. Peter Donish will celebrate Parasta...

Nicholas J. Hutnyan

January 8, 2022

Nicholas John Hutnyan of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 59, fell asleep in the Lord at his home after a prolonged illness. Nicholas was born in Weirton, West Virginia and graduated from St. Clair Area High School, St. Clair, PA. He was married to h...

Jayne E. Richie

December 18, 2021

Jayne E. Richie 69 formally of Freeland living in Drums passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Kingston she was the daughter of the Gerald and Joan Elizabeth (Jackson) Gatti. Before retiring she was a caregiver for W...

Margaret E. Grohman

Margaret E. Grohman 66 of Exeter passed away early Tuesday morning at Geisinger Bear Creek. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Jack and Margaret (Mulrooney) Price. Before retiring she was an Aid for White Haven Center, printer at...

Mary Ann Remak

Mary Ann Remak 69 of Freeland passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in White Haven she was the daughter of the late Harold and Catherine (Kernosky) Morrison. Before retiring she was a cook, waitress, and housekeeper. M...

William E. Thomas

November 23, 2021


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William E. Thomas 83 of Drifton passed away at his home. Born in Drifton he was the son of the late Leo J. and Anna M. Hall. He was a member of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann's Church, Freeland. William was an honorably ...

Irene R. Schoch

November 18, 2021

Irene R. Schoch 75 of White Haven who passed away Saturday evening surrounded by her family at her home. Born in White Haven, May 5, 1946 she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marie (Roof) Mengle. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Churc...

Suellen Tiedjen-Klekowski -Hartwell

November 20, 2021

Suellen Tiedjen-Klekowski-Hartwell 70 of Drums passed away Thursday November 11 at Providence Place with her husband by her side. Born in Cleveland Ohio on June 15, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Richard and Terri (Siedlecki) Tiedjen-Vahovi...

Ronald Dale Meneeley

November 5, 2021

Ronald Dale Meneeley Sr. 81 of White Haven passed away Saturday October 30, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Scalesiding (White Haven) he was the son of the late Ellsworth B. and Loretta (Acker) Meneeley. He was a member of St....

Darlene "Tink" Beazzo

October 30, 2021

Darlene “Tink” Beazzo 70 of Freeland passed away at Geisinger Bear Creek. Born in White Haven she was the daughter the late Robert and Marie A. (Roof) Mengle. She was of Catholic faith. Before retiring she was an electronic mechanic for ...

John M. Hrabovecky

John M. Hrabovecky 60 of Hazle Twp. Passed away Thursday at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Simko) Hrabovecky. He was a member of the Heights Rod and Gun Club and the Pulaski Club. Preceding him in...

Marian De John

October 19, 2021

Marian De John 83 of Freeland passed away Friday evening surrounded by her family at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in White Haven she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Grasso) De John. She was an active member of St. Mary...

Robert "Wilbur" Williams

October 2, 2021

On the morning of Wednesday, September 29, Robert “Wilbur” Williams passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was born in Hazleton, PA on February 11, 1967 to Anna Mae Williams (Kukowski) and George S. Williams. Wilbur was marrie...

Joseph Lewis Thomas

August 19, 2021


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Having fulfilled a life of hard work, entrepreneurship, ambition, and love for family and nature, Mr. Joseph Thomas, 87, of Weatherly, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, following his dedicated perseverance through age and illnesses. On June 6th...

Donna Marie Topito

Donna Marie Topito, of Hickory Hills, White Haven, crossed over on Sunday evening August 15th at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital. Born on October 5, 1954, Donna was the daughter of the late Marie Adams of Freeland. She also was preceded in death b...

Rosetta Swisko

Rosetta Swisko 73 of Freeland a guest at St. Luke's Manor, Hazleton where passed away on Friday August 13, 2021. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Piscorick) Gribosh. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents ...

Mabel E. Warner

Mabel E. Warner 76 of Freeland passed away Saturday July 24 at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Born in Chesterfield Pa. she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (McBreen) Warner. Before retiring she was a seamstress ...

Anna K. Laganosky

Anna K. Laganosky 96 formerly of Freeland and a guest at St. Luke’s Pavilion, where she passed peacefully away Tuesday, July 20. Born in Drifton she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Havrilla) Kushma. She was a member of Our Lad...

Robert M. Basista

July 23, 2021

Robert M. Basista 49 of Freeland passed away Friday at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Robert and Maryann (Weaver) Basista. He worked in the shipping department for Citterio’s. Surviving are Brothers; Larry-Beaver Mea...

Rose Marie Thomas Dittbrenner Fry

July 22, 2021

Rose Marie Fry 89 formally of Carlise a guest at Mercy Center, Dallas where she passed away Monday July 15. Born in Lattimer Mines she was the daughter of the late Leo J. and Anna (Hall) Thomas. She was of Catholic Faith. Before retiring she...

Linda Sabo

July 14, 2021

Linda Mary (Gower) Sabo, 70, passed away in her sleep on July 8, 2021, at her home in Allentown. Born in Hazelton on November 1, 1950 she is the daughter of the late John and Sophia (Koldesko) Gower. She was a member of the former Saint Casimer...

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