Mrs. Betty Whitenight
Hazleton, PA Standard-Speaker of August 25, 1976
Mrs. Betty Whitenight, 56, wife of Clayton Whitenight, 20 E. First St., died Monday at 10:30 pm at St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness. Born in Weston, Oct. 21, 1919, a daughter of the late William and Cora (Weickel) Hoffman, she had resided in Fern Glen before locating in this city 26 years ago. She was a member of Christ's Memorial United Church of Christ, West Hazleton, and the Salvation Army. A son, three brothers and one sister preceeded her in death. Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Dale and James, this city; and Mrs. Nicholas (Donna) Benko, McAdoo; six grandchildren and one brother Alvin Hoffman, McAdoo. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 am from the Harman Funeral Home, Rock Glen, with the Rev. Robert Barroll, pastor of Christ's United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Ralph E. Whitenight
Hazleton, PA Standard-Speaker of February 13, 1988
Ralph E. Whitenight, 76, East Market Street, Tresckow, died Friday at 2:13 am at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, East Orange, N.J., following a long illness. Born in Fern Glen, Feb. 9, 1912, he was the son of the late Clark and Catherine (McAfee) Whitenight. He had lived in the Tresckow, West Hazleton, and Fern Glen areas most of his life. He was a retired miner, and an Army veteran of World War II. Preceding him in death was a stepson, Joseph Yost, who died Dec. 12, 1969. Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Yost, to whom he was married 36 years; six sons: Clyde, David, Bruce, and Tom, all at home; Kenneth Whitenight, Nescopeck; Jerry Whitenight, Hazleton; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Idema) Bradley, West Hazleton; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond and Leo Whitenight, both of Hazleton, and Paul Whitenight, New Jersey. The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm from the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, with the Rev. James E. Ernest, pastor of the Nescopeck Free Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain Grove Cemetery.
Hazleton, PA Standard-Speaker of October 19, 1994
Leo W. Whitenight, of 664 N. Locust St., Hazleton died Tuesday at the Valley Crest Nursing Home, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Gowen, he was the son of the late Clark and Catherine (McAfee) Whitenight. He was formerly employed in area mines. Whitenight was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Hazleton. He was preceeded in death by brothers and a sister, Ralph, Clayton, Howard, Paul, and Iva Lorah. Surviving are a brother, Raymond A. Whitenight Sr., with whom he resided for the past 44 years; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 am from the John J. Pusti Funeral Home, 480 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Interment will be in Mount Laurel Memorial Park, Hazleton.
E. Eugene Whitenight
Press-Enterprise, Bloomsburg, PA - March 4, 1997
E. Eugene Whitenight, Former Owner of Gas and Grocery Store
E. Eugene Whitenight, 79, Catawissa RR#3, died Monday morning March 3,
1997, in the emergency room at the Bloomsburg Hospital, where he was
taken after being stricken ill at the home of his daughter.
Born Dec. 24, 1917, in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late M. Percy
and Margaret Hughes Whitenight: and Hazel Hudelson Whitenight, his
He attended Penn State University. He served in the Air Force during
World War II, and was in the European Theater.
As a young man, he farmed at Bloomsburg RR#5, and then owned a gas and
grocery store at Seventh and Market streets for several years.
Whitenight also worked for Merck and Co., Riverside. In 1986 he retired
from the Catawissa Legion.
He was a member of the Legion and VFW, both of Catawissa. Whitenight
was a former member of the Bloomsburg Elks and Moose lodges, the
Catawissa Boat Club and the Catawissa Fire Co.
His first wife, the former Jacqueline Clinton, died in 1959; and his
second wife, the former Margaret Weaver, died in 1995. A sister Mary
Whitenight, and three brothers, Donald, Mathias, and M. Paul Whitenight,
also died previously.
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs Sam (Randi) Spayd, Elysburg: and Mrs
Walter (Lisa) Kopala, Overland Park, Kan; a stepson, Barry L. Weaver,
Catawissa RR#1; one grandchild; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs
Harry (Eleanor) Fraley, Gaithersburg, MD; and a brother Bruce
Whitenight, Arlington, VA.
Memorial services will be Thursday at 2 PM at the Allen R. Horne
Funeral aHome, McIntyre Road, Catawissa RR#3, with the Rev. Donald L.
Snyder, United Church of Christ, Numedia, officiating. Burial will be
the New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy.
Martha M. Whitenight
Press-Enterprise, Bloomsburg, PA - July 5, 1997
Operated grocery store over 20 years
Martha M. Whitenight, 98, of 816 Market St., Bloomsburg, formerly of
Hemlock Tounship, died Friday, July 4, 1997, at the Bloomsburg Hospital.
Born March 26, 1899, in Almedia, she was a daughter of the late
Sylvester R. and Emma Tronsue Howell.
She was the widow of I. Myron Whitenight, who died Sept., 17, 1991
Whitenight attended the Madison Township schools.
She and her late husband operated the I.Myron Whitenight grocery store
from their home for over 20 years.
Whitenight was a member of the Trinity Reformed United Church of
She is survived by two grandchildren: four great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters; Mrs Amanda Dowling,
Danville; and Getha Creasy, Espy.
Her son, Robert Whitenight, died in 1968. A sister and two brothers
also died previously: Geraldine Fields, John Howell and Raymond Howell.
Funeral Services will be at 11 AM Monday from the Allen Funeral Home,
Market and Eighth streets, Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Jack Davies, her
pastor, officiating. Burial will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy.