Obituaries

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...

Emil T. Siroki


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Emil T. Siroki 88 of Youngstown (Drifton), Pa. peacefully passed away Tuesday December 8th on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, Pa. From birth he was a life-long member of St. Mary of the Dormition Byzantin...

Justice J.I. Orfield

November 28, 2020


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Private Justice J.I. Orfield, 18, of Rock Glen passed away Friday at his home.   Born in Hazleton he was the son of Amie Vosburg; Rock Glen and Matthew James Sipler; Drifton.   He was an active Solider in the United States Army ...

Frederick R. Proske

October 29, 2020


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Frederick R. Proske 71 of Drums passed away Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Brooklyn NY he was the son of the late Frederick J. and Jacqueline (Murphy) Proske. He was a member of Good Shepherd Church, Drums. Fred was a...

Arlene Mae Stucker

Arlene Mae Stucker 89 of Mt. Top passed away Sunday at Celtic Hospice, Wilkes Barre. Services will be at the convenience of the family. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements....

Tracey D. Morrison

Tracey D. Morrison 50 of Freeland who passed away Sunday at her home. Born in Weatherly she was the daughter of the late Malcom and Janet (Hittinger) Kephart. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her Brothers; Richard and Bobbi...

Andrew T. Kimock

October 15, 2020


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Andrew T. Kimock passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in Hazelbrook, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna (Zubach) Kimock and the loving husband of the late Charlotte R. (Sirosky) Kimock, wit...

Betty Lonzetta

October 12, 2020

Betty Lonzetta 89 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born on February 23, 1931 to the late Michael “Kelly” and Leonarda (Dubish) Kislan. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at S...

Dr. Joseph "Doc" DellaCroce


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Dr. Joseph M. DellaCroce DDS, best known by all as “DOC”, a long time Freeland resident, passed away on September 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hazleton, Pa. and was a graduate of MMI Preparatory School, Muhlenberg Coll...

Theresa M. Patrick

September 28, 2020

Theresa M. Patrick, 85, formerly of Freeland passed away Wednesday September 23 2020 at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums. Born in Freeland, She was the daughter of the late Andrew & Mary (Urishen) Sekerak of Kelayres. She w...

Earl F. Broskoskie


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Earl F. Broskoskie 92 of Upper Lehigh passed away Tuesday at his home. Born in Oley Valley Pa. he was the son of the late George and Hattie (Krause) Broskoskie. He loved his dogs Tinker Bell and Missy Peanut, tinkering with small engines and sp...

Nelson J. Koromi


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Nelson J. Koromi 67 of Drifton passed away Thursday at his home. Born in Elizabeth NJ. on October 22, 1952 he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Evancho) Koromi. He was a self-employed painter and an honorably discharged Air Force Vetera...

Martha J. Opert

August 29, 2020

Martha J. Opert 94 of Freeland passed away Monday at Mt. City Nursing and Rehabilitation, Hazleton. Born in Swamptown Jeddo she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Condrick) Opert. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Concep...

Robert "Bob" Reynolds

Robert “Bob” Reynolds Jr. 67 of White Haven a 33 year journalist for WNEP-TV 16 passed away surrounded by his 3 angels at Hospice of the Sacred of Heart, Dunmore. He was a fighter over the many years he dealt with Parkinson's Disease and heart is...

Katherine H. Lutz

Katherine Lutz , 98, of Freeland passed away Sunday at the Laurels Senior Living Community. Born March 10, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Teresa (Busetti) Ravina. She graduated from Freeland High School , Class of 1939 and McCann Sc...

Dolores Rotzell

June 19, 2020

Dolores Rotzell 83 formally of Freeland (Sandy Valley) a resident of Cedarbrook Senior care and rehabilitation, Allentown where she passed away on Tuesday June 16, 2020. Born in Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine "Ma...

Jessica Lynn Wansik

Jessica Lynn Wansik 40 formally of Freeland passed away suddenly June 5, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she resided since 2016. Born in Hazleton July 16, 1979 she was the daughter of Donna L. (Silvernell) Brobst and Rodney E. Brobst Sr. an...

Peter W. Herbener Jr.

Peter W. Herbener Jr., 93, a lifelong resident of White Haven, residing in Freeland passed away Thursday at Post Acute Medical, Wilkes Barre. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (nee: Ackers). In recent years, he resided with his companion; Bar...

Marius "Joe" Barnett

Marius “Joe” Barnett 45 of Freeland who died Wednesday May 27, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Foster Twp. Born in Abington Joe he loved his 2 daughters, friends, riding his motorcycle and side by side, repairing automobile...

Renee Condrick

Renee Condrick 60, of Hazleton passed away peacefully at her home early Monday morning. Born in Weatherly she was the daughter of the late Michael P and Renee (Buliano). DeMelfi. She was a graduate of Weatherly Area High School. Renee was em...

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