Jan. 14, 2001
Darlene Angela Martin, 43, of Paradise Valley, Phoenix, formerly of Slocum Township, died Sunday in Phoenix of natural causes.
Born Dec. 28, 1957, in Slocum Township, she was the daughter of Jean George Martin, Slocum Township, and Henry G. Martin Jr. She was a 1975 graduate of Crestwood High School, Wright Township, Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational-Technical School of Practical Nursing and Luzerne County Community College. She was a nurse at Grandcare Medical Center, Paradise Valley. She was one of the founders of the Slocum Township Ambulance Association and was an emergency medical technician instructor at LCCC and Penn State University at Hazleton.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her brother, Billy T., Phoenix; paternal grandmother, Nell Martin, Winder, Ga., one niece, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Stairville United Methodist Church, Dorrance Township, with the Rev. Leslie Halchak officiating. Interment will be in the Stairville Cemetery, Dorrance Township. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the McCune Funeral Home, Mountaintop.
Jan. 15, 2001
Virginia L. Nulton, a resident at the Brookside Personal Care Home, South Stirling, formerly of Evans Falls, died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale.
Born July 2, 1923, in Evans Falls, she was a daughter of the late Raymond R. and Florence B. (Gruver) Price.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jeremy Paul Nulton; brother, Russell G. Price; and sisters, Evelyn Lee and Irene June.
Surviving are her sons, the Rev. Paul Nulton, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Jeffrey Nulton, Laceyville; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and sister, Edith Betty Wolf, St. Louis.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Keith Benjamin officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton section of Franklin Township. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Jeremy Paul Nulton Scholarship Fund, Warwick Center, P.O. Box 349, Warwick, N.Y., 10990.
Jan. 17, 2001
Alice Pivinski, formerly of Miller Street, Wilkes-Barre, and resident of Davis Manor, Mountaintop, died Wednesday at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Majewska) Zarzycki. She attended Wilkes-Barre schools. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; sisters, Mary Carlin and Jennie Sia; and brother, Anthony Zarzycki.
Surviving are her nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Plains Township. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Jan. 16, 2001
George J. Sakalas, of North Main Street, North End section of Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Theresa (Doboney) Sakalas. He attended the Wilkes-Barre area schools. He was a meat cutting foreman at Robzen's Inc., Wilkes-Barre. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, Local 72, Amalgamated Food and Commercial Workers Union, Brookside American Legion Post 837 and member and president of the Brookside Sportsman Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marie J. Gawrych; brothers, Theodore and John D. "Jinx;" and sisters, Helen and Mary R. Sakalas.
Surviving are his son, George, Jr., Annapolis, Md.; daughter, Kathy M. Hall, Larksville; four grandchildren; brothers, Michael, Lansdowne, Md.; and Charles, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Ann Gajewski, Dover, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services with Panachida will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, with an Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. The Rev. James G. Hayer will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will be a Parastas Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. James G. Hayer officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic School, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre, 18705.
Jan. 16, 2001
Theodora Dorothy Strazdus, 80, formerly of Exeter, died Tuesday at Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter.
Born in West Wyoming, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Baldauski) Strazdus. She was a graduate of West Wyoming High School. She was a seamstress in the garment industry. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Exeter.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Isabel Mesaris; brothers, John, August, Leonard, Frank, Walter and Benjamin.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be 9 a.m. Friday from the Metcalfe & Shaver Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Exeter. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Cecilia Church Memorial Fund, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, 18643.
Jan. 16, 2001
Neva (Homet) Schoonover, 99, of Camptown, died Tuesday at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.
Born June 11, 1901, in Camptown, she was a daughter of the late William and Adelia (Mitten) Homet. She was a 1918 graduate of Camptown High School and a 1925 graduate of the Clifton Springs School of Nursing, Clifton, N.Y. She was a nurse supervisor at the Pilgrim Psychiatric Hospital, Long Island, N.Y., and a private duty nurse. She was a member of the Camptown Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women's Organization and the Camptown Civic Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John H.; infant son, John; sisters, Edna and Dorothy Homet, Alice Schwalkback, Mildred Chadwick, Marion Chaffe and Julia Kennedy; and brothers, Roland, Francis and Harold Homet.
Surviving are her sister, Ruth (Homet) Burgess, Westport, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Camptown Community Church, with the Rev. Joyce K. Warner officiating. Interment will be in Camptown Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the church, c/o Robert Stevens, RR 1, Box 40, Wyalusing, 18853; or to the Camptown Cemetery Association, c/o Bonnie Mader, RR 1, Box 36-A, Wyalusing, 18853.
Jan. 16, 2001
Robert Burton Smith, 53, of Dallas, formerly of Stowell, died Tuesday at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Kingston.
Born Sept. 7, 1947, in Wyoming County, he was a son of Eunice (Douglas) Dodge and the late Elmer William Smith. He worked at Taylor Packing Co., Wyalusing.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his stepfather, Harold Dodge; daughters, Barbara Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.; and Amy Pratt, Hop Bottom; sons, Robert and David, both of Belmar, N.J.; companion, Karen Rogers, at home; one grandchild, two step grandchildren; sisters, Regina Long, Helen Smith, Carol J. Davis, Donna and Martha Robinson, and Bonnie Nonnemacher; brothers, Donald, James and Harold; step-brother, Ronald Dodge; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Richard Womer officiating. Interment will be in Wyalusing Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Jan. 17, 2001
Eleanor (Turon) Tomaskovic, 81, of Malton, N.J., formerly of the Port Griffith section of Jenkins Township, died Wednesday at the Virtura Hospital, Marlton, of complications from congestive heart failure.
Born Feb. 18, 1919, in Boonton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Julia (Soska) Turon. She attended school at St. John the Baptist, Pittston, and the Villa Sacred Heart, Danville. She was a seamstress at Pittston Frocks. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Pittston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John J.; and brother, Andrew.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Ann Scarantino, Duryea; and Dolores Simmons, Marlton, with whom she resided; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Thomas, John and Edward, all of Pittston; and Joseph, New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Exeter. Friends may call from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 317 Princeton Ave., Stratford, N.J., 08084.
Jan. 16, 2001
Irene Marcella (Koneski) Vincent, 63, formerly of Duryea, Avoca, Ashley and Old Forge, died Tuesday at Manorcare Health Services, Kingston.
Born July 2, 1936, in Sugar Notch, she was a daughter of the late Adam J. and Margaret E. (Wegrzynowicz) Koneski. She worked for several companies in the garment industry and was a machine operator for the Best Made Apparel Co., Scranton. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Local 249.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Chester Wegrzynowicz and Adam Wegrzynowicz Sr.
Surviving are her husband of 43 years, John; daughter, Donna Fox, Avoca; four grandchildren; sister, Margaret Woznock, Ashley; and brothers, Walter Koneski, Plains Township; and James Koneski, Wilkes-Barre.
A Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, West Pittston, with the Rev. James Tyren officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.
Jan. 17, 2001
Helen Zidovsky, of Milbre Street, Swoyersville, died Wednesday at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was a daughter of the late Joakim and Julia Zidovsky. She was a graduate of Swoyersville High School. She was a seamstress in a local dress factory. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Swoyersville.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, John, Michael and Andrew; and sisters, Mary and Anna.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral Home, 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with an Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. The Rev. Jody Baran will officiate. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Byzantine Cemetery, Swoyersville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening. Parastas will be at 7:30 p.m. this evening, with the Rev. Jody Baran officiating.
Jan. 6, 2001
Leroy "Roy" Crockett, of High Springs, Fla., formerly of Luzerne, died Jan. 6 in High Springs.
Born Dec. 17, 1925, in Michigan, he was a son of the late George W. and Ailene Crockett. He was a free-lance driller. He was a U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, Luzerne.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl.
Surviving are his stepmother, Ruth, Merritt Island, Fla.; son, Leroy "Lee," Exeter; daughters, Ailene Matthews, High Springs, with whom he resided; and Diane Thompson, McCune, Kan.; three grandchildren; brothers, Dennis, Texas; Rick, Tennessee; Clarence and Carl, both of Florida; and sister, Sarah Gamble, Tennessee.
Memorial services were held in High Springs. Interment will be in Tennessee. Arrangements are by the Yates-Gooding Funeral Home, Trenton, Fla.
Jan. 17, 2001
Viola P. Ertley, formerly of Kingston, died Wednesday at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Fla.
Funeral arrangements are pending from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home.
Jan. 18, 2001
Moses Kleinstein, 94, of Hawkwood Road, Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Thursday at Hospice By The Sea, Florida.
Funeral arrangements are pending from the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.
Jan. 17, 2001
Elvira "Elvy" Johnson, R.N., of Academy Street, Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Lee Park, Hanover Township, and Rolling Mill Hill, Wilkes-Barre, died Wednesday at her home.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late William and Elvira (Mc Afee) Rowlands. She was a graduate of GAR High School and the Wyoming Valley Homeopathic Hospital School of Nursing, both in Wilkes-Barre. She was a registered nurse, worked at Wyoming Valley Hospital and was a private duty nurse. She also worked with the Pennsylvania Elks and Cerebral Palsy Home Service, Wilkes-Barre.
She was named Woman of the Year for her outstanding community service by the American Business Women's Association, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of Grace Community Church, Dallas, sang in the choir and was a member of the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a deaconess, Sunday school teacher, youth leader and member of the choir.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Clarence E.; son, the Rev. Clarence A., Sebring, Fla.; daughters, Deborah E. Shambora, Gilbert, Ariz.; and Susan M. Dymond, Encino, Calif.; three grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Glawe, Mountaintop; and Mary Ann Giampietro, Wilkes-Barre; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Tribute Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Community Church, Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Daniel Fabricatore officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, and at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Building Fund, Grace Community Church, Memorial Highway, Dallas, 18612.
Jan. 18, 2001
Donald W. Jones, 58, of Prince Street, Sheatown section of Newport Township, formerly of the Askam section of Hanover Township, Warrior Run and Alden, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, where he was a patient for one month.
Born Sept. 5, 1942, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Thomas J. and Leona (Gommer) Jones. He attended Newport Township schools. He worked at the former Fiber Research and at Heavenly Shoes, both in Wilkes-Barre.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold; sister, Elsie Williams; and stepfather, James LaRue.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, the former Carol A. Harmon; brothers, Glenn E. "Butch," Wilkes-Barre; and Thomascity unknown; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Barbara Saxe officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Jan. 17, 2001
Robert H. Jennings, 77, formerly of Edwardsville, died Wednesday at the Hospice Community Care Unit at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Weaver) Jennings. He attended the Lehman School District. He was a member of the Idetown United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Roberts; and brother, William Jennings.
Surviving are his brother, Lloyd T., Sr., Idetown section of Dallas Township; nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at a future time to be announced. Funeral arrangements are by the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas. There will be no calling hours.