Obituaries

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


Veteran
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...

Helen Marie Rohall Billy

Helen Marie Rohall 70 of Hazleton died Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Poluka) Rohall. Before retiring she was a production worker for the former Foldes shoe factory-...

Edward Paul Yanac Jr.


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Edward Paul Yanac Jr. 68 of Pardeesville who passed away March 4 2016 in Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Milnesville Pa. and living in Pardeesville all of his adult life he was the son of the late Edward and Lovina (Kostic) Yanac. He was a ...

Robert L. Monaghan

March 3, 2016


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Robert L. Monaghan Sr. 94 of White Haven died peacefully on Saturday February 27. Born in Scranton Pa. he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Madden) Monaghan. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, White Haven. Robert was a World War ...

Theresa A. Falatko Beitel

December 29, 2015

Theresa A. Falatko 68 of Freeland who passed away after she fought hard with a positive attitude against cancer Wednesday morning at Butler Valley Manor, Drums. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Herman and Helen (Olenik) Falatko. ...

Jean A. Smith Lona

December 16, 2015

Jean A. Smith 85 formally of Lake Harmony died Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Michelon) Lona. She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleto...

Ruth Ann Getsie Laputka

October 6, 2015

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Carl Oke Nelson Jr.


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Carl Oke Nelson Jr. 83 of White Haven died Tuesday March 15 at his home. Born in Olean NY on August 13 1932 he was the son of the late Carl and Alberta (Loeffler) Nelson. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, White Haven. Carl attended grade s...