Obituaries

Joan C. Staruch

May 20, 2021

Joan C. Staruch 88 formally of Freeland a guest at The Laurel's passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Birosh) Matas. She was a member of Our Lady of the Imma...

Carol A. Haugh

Carol A. Haugh 67 of Freeland passed away Friday at Geisinger South Wilkes Barre. Born in Poughkeepsie NY she was the daughter of the late Joseph Arthur and Gertrude (Campbell) Miles. She was of Protestant faith. Carol was a Certified Nursing Assi...

Helen M. Dawson

May 11, 2021

Helen M. Dawson 75 of Freeland who passed away Thursday at her home. Born in Eckley she loved her roots and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Petro) Kraynak. She loved her faith and St. Mary's Byzantine Church, Freeland where she was a...

Edward Uhrin

May 7, 2021

Edward "Pap" Uhrin 82 of Drifton passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Drifton on January 24, 1939 he was the son of the late Susan (Uhrin) Bobbey. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St...

Jeffrey H. Broyan

Jeffery H. Broyan 57 of Hazelton passed away Monday at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the former Irene Cherba and the late Herman Frank Broyan 2002. He was of Catholic faith and an interior designer. Surviving in addition to hi...

Frederick T. "Sal" Sacco

Frederick T. “Sal” Sacco 74 of Freeland who passed away Thursday at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Anthony Sr. and Thelma (Faust) Sacco. He loved his grandchildren, great grandchildren, hunting, fishing, camping, guns...

Joan E. Ferrey

April 3, 2021

Joan E. Ferrey 73 of Freeland passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Misto) Petrusky Sr. She was a member of the former Ss. Peter’s and Paul’s Lutheran ...

Paul Edward Searfoss Sr.


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Paul Edward Searfoss Sr. 78 of Freeland who passed away March 25, 2021 at his home. Born in Lehigh Tannery Pa. on December 20, 1942 he was the son of the late Paul Joseph and June Thelma (McCluskey) Searfoss. Paul's family then relocated in 1958 t...

Marvel V. Kimmel

Marvel V. Kimmel 91 of Freeland passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Cedar Rapids Iowa she was the daughter of the late Peter Kimmel and Coyla (Dauenbaugh) Polak. She loved cooking, spending time with her family and...

Magdalene Evancho

March 23, 2021

Magdalene Evancho would of been 94 on April 3rd she passed away Sunday March 21, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton, Born in Sandy Run in 1927 she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Apolonia (Sowa) Krull. She was a member of St. Mar...

Steven C. Williams

March 27, 2021

Steven C. Williams 52 of White Haven who passed away on Friday March 19, 2021 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Wright Twp. Born in Scotch Plains NJ, he is the son of Richard Williams and the former Bonnie (Fleming) Davis and ...

Francis R. Gortva

March 20, 2021

Francis R. Gortva, 81, of Jeddo went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 9th at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late John and Helen (Butchko) Gortva. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Con...

Anthony C. Facciponti

Obituary for Anthony C. Facciponti Anthony Charles Facciponti, of Lower Nazareth, PA passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday, March 9th while surrounded by family in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born January 3, 1938 in Pittston PA, ...

Mary M. Bradley

Mary M. Bradley 93 of formally of Freeland a guest at St. Luke’s Pavilion who passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late John and Veronica (Swisko) Kimmel. She was a member of Our L...

Mary Louise Kleckner

March 2, 2021

Mary Louise Kleckner 64 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at her home. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late John and Patricia (Potzner) Drauschak. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Chur...

Donald "Ducky" Crafcheck

Donald "Ducky" Crafcheck Jr. 62 of Freeland passed away Tuesday at Weatherwood Nursing, Weatherly. Born in White Haven he was the daughter of the late Donald and Shirley (Heimbach) Crafcheck Sr. He enjoyed watching the Miami Dolphins, Oklahoma Scho...

Grace R. Soltis

February 24, 2021

Grace R. Soltis 90 formally of Freeland a guest at Kadima at Luzerne where she passed away on Sunday. Born in Eckley she was the daughter of the late Michael and Frances (Zahay) Soltis. She was a member of the former St. John’s Nepomucene Chu...

Earl J. Cichy

Earl J. Cichy 68 of Upper Lehigh passed away Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Levittown he was the son of the late Andrew and Pearl (Smith) Cichy. He worked in housing construction and masonry for many years. Earl enjoye...

Amelia M. Rodzewich

February 12, 2021

Amelia M. Rodzewich 83 of Freeland passed away Monday evening at Fritzingertown Senior Living, Drums. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Lucy (Esola) Ferreira. She was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Church and...

Shirley Nitka

February 13, 2021

Shirley Nitka, 77, of Kelayres, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Detroit Michigan, she was preceded in death by her father John LaBoda, and her parents Joseph and Anna (Rudewich) Rapach. She was a member of All Sa...

Emil J. Yanochko

Emil J. Yanochko 89 of Freeland passed away Monday February 8 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Highland he was the son of the late John and Susan (Jacko) Yanochko. He was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox church, Freeland. Befor...

Robert J. Kisatsky

February 6, 2021


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Robert J. Kisatsky, 81, of Hazle Twp. passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Adam and Helen (Rindock) Kisatsky. He was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at S...

Robert L. Houser


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Robert L. Houser 80 of Reading who passed away at his home. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Leroy and anna (Hill) Houser. Robert was an honorably discharged Army Veteran. Before retiring he was a welder for Dor Oliver, Hazleton ...

Agnes M. Miskevich

Agnes M. Miskevich 93 formally of Freeland passed away Thursday at Fritzingertown Senior Living. Born in Hazleton she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Zedalis) Miskevich. She was a operator for Bell Telephone Philadelphia reti...

George Barron


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George J. Barron, 85, of Freeland entered into eternal rest Thursday, January 14, 2021. An Eckley native, he was the son of the late George Albert and Mary (Rollins) Barron. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 3...

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