Obituaries

Daniel Hergert Jr.


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Daniel Hergert Jr. 62 of White Haven passed away Monday January 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Denville NJ he is the son of Daniel and his wife the former Joyce (Harris) Hergert Sr. and his mother the late Jane (Hughes) Hergert. ...

Diane L. Bogansky

Diane L. Bogansky, 87, of the Middletown section in Hazle Township passed away Friday January 12, 2024, at St. Luke’s Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Solak) Cr...

Adam L. Hauze III


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Adam L. “Lefty” Hauze III, 82,  passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton following a brief illness.   Born on June 15, 1941, he was the son of the late Adam L. Hauze, Jr. and Frances Hauze, and res...

Dolores A. Jacobs

Dolores A. Jacobs 91 of Effort passed away Thursday January 4th at Monroe County Hospice House, East Stroudsburg. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Gallucci) Holland. She was of Catholic Faith. Dolores loved raisi...

Joseph Okrasinski


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Joseph Okrasinski 64 of Freeland went to Heaven on December 26, 2023 from his home with his wife by his side. After a short fight with heart disease and cancer. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Leon J. and Catherine (Gresh) Okrasinski. J...

Theresa M. Starruick

Theresa M. Starruick 74 of Freeland passed away Thursday December 21 at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late George J. and Frances (Zahay) Hvisc She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concep...

Jessica L. LaBarge

Jessica L. LaBarge 43, of White Haven passed away in a tragic car accident the morning of December 20, 2023.   Born in Bethlehem she is the daughter of Richard and Debra (Fernandes) Albright. She was of Catholic faith. Jessi was a graduate of Be...

Thomas J. Bzdil

Thomas J. Bzdil 49 of Freeland passed away Wednesday December 13 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton he was the son of Mary Ellen Frances (Farley) and her husband Lenny Gibon and the late Thomas John “Buzzy” Bzdil 2007. He was...

Agnes L. "Aggie" Ferreira

Agnes “Aggie” Louise (Johnson) Ferreira 92 formerly of Freeland a guest at The Laurel’s, Hazleton where she passed away Friday December 1, 2023. Born in Freeland on June 20, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Ward) Johnson....

Angelique Elizabeth Lavariega

Angelique Elizabeth Lavariega 50 of Hazleton passed away Monday November 20 at her home. Born in Ashland she was the daughter of the late Ralph Phillip and Joann Marie (Malafarina) Berry. She was employed by Friedman Electric and Schaedler Yesco El...

Charles R. Decowski Sr.

Charles R. Decowski Sr. 71 of White Haven passed away Saturday November 18 at his home. Born in Hazleton on July 11, 1952 he was the son of the late Casimer Leo and Helen (Fedenecz) Decowski. He was employed by Hazleton Materials as a Quarry Forema...

Michael J. Bogansky

Michael J. Bogansky Sr. 88 of the Middletown section in Hazle Township passed away Thursday November 16th at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. His childhood home was in Swamptown until his home was razed to make way for coal mining. Born in Hazleto...

John S. Heller

John S. Heller 64 of Freeland passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest on as John would say “Sunday A Day of Rest” November 12. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late John M. Heller and Helen (Mesko) Heller. He was a member o...

Gabrielle L. Johnson

Gabrielle L. Johnson 28 of Freeland passed away Wednesday November 1st at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in East Stroudsburg she is the daughter of James Johnson and Sherry (Snyder) Johnson. She was a film editor in broadcasting. Gab...

Ann Marie DellaCroce

ANN MARIE DELLA CROCE 1929-2023 Ann Marie Della Croce, 94, Freeland, PA died peacefully Tuesday, October 31st, at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Hazleton, PA on May 17, 1929, she was the daughter of Patrick V. and Ellen (Farley)...

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...

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