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November 8, 1996

Mrs. Eleanor Tarconish
Mrs. Eleanor 'Honey' Tarconish, 59, of 58 Washington St., Middleport, died Thursday evening in her home. She was the widow of Joseph ³Bugeye² Tarconish, who died May 20, 1996.
She had last been employed as a presser at State Manufacturing, New Philadelphia.
Born in Middleport, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Frances (Wojciechowski) Stefanek.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, New Philadelphia; past president of the Middleport Playground Association; a member of Mippleport Borough Council for two years; and a member of the Middleport American legion Auxiliary, Unit 144.
She is survived by three daughters, Ann Marie Govern of Middleport, Kathleen Boyer of Tamaqua and Theresa Hartzell of Shenandoah; three sons, Joseph III of Deer Lake, Edward of Locust Lake and Michael of Middleport; a sister, Lillian Bolinsky of Middleport; and 11 grandchildren.
She was also preceeded in death by two brothers, Rudolph and Michael Stefanek.
The Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Walton F. Kolb
Mrs. Bertha Mae Kolb, 63, of Sellersville, died Wednesday in the Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. She was the wife of Walton F. Kolb. They observed their 43rd wedding anniversary last January.
She worked in the account receivable department of the hospital for more than 21 years before retiring in 1993, and previously was a clerk for Ametek, Inc., U.S. Gauge Division, Sellersville.
Born in Argus, Bucks County, she was a daughter of the late Robert R. and Katie (Seachrist) Underkoffler.
She was a life member of St. John Lutheran Church, Ridge Valley, where she sang in the choir and belonged to the Altar Guild for many years.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Kenneth W. of Sellersville; a daughter Kathy, wife of Philip Holloway of Harleysville; two sisters, Pauline, wife of Paul Brensinger of Sellersville, and Mildred, wife of Glenn Frederick of Lehighton; three brothers, Robert G. of Blooming Glen, Marvin of Woxall and Richard of Loganton, Clinton County; and three grandchildren.

Scott D. Weiss
Scott D. Weiss, 25, of 6026 Bart Court, Washington Township, was pronounced dead Thursday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after a car accident in Washington Township.
He was a mason for Gruber¹s Concrete, Slatington, for the past year.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Eugene C. Weiss of Slatington and Diane E. (Wetherhold) Weiss, with whom he resided.
The deceased was a member of the R.F. Fritzinger Canteen of V.F.W. Post 7215, Walnutport.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Timothy J. of Slatington; maternal grandmother, Vera A. (Salter) Wetherhold of Schnecksville; paternal grandmother, Florence M. (Loch) Hunt of Walnutport; and maternal great-grandmother, Helen A. (George) Wetherhold of Allentown.

Mrs. Sara M. Barto
Mrs. Sara M. Barto, 92, formerly of Allentown, died Thursday in the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County. She was the widow of Elden L. Barto.
She was a payroll clerk for the former Horlacher Brewery, Allentown, until retiring.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late George H. and Lottie (Horney) Mosteller.
She was a member of Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Louise, wife of Wayne G. Evans of Slatington; a son, James D. of Allentown; a sister Marie, wife of Lester Butz of Easton; a brother Rudolph of Franklin, Ind.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard E.

Rudolf Giesler
Rudolf Giesler, 88, formerly of Boyertown R.1, died Wednesday in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. He was the husband of the late Emma (Kubinski) Giesler.
He was a maintenance man for Cabot Performance Industries, Boyertown, for 20 years before retiring in 1974.
Born in Poland, he was a son of the late Anton and Helene Giesler.
He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown.
Surviving are a son Rudolf of Emmaus; two daughters, Henriette, wife of Willis Hoffman of Jim Thorpe, and Elli H. of Allentown; two brothers, Anton of Boyertown and Edward in Germany; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mary T. Malaska
Mary T. Malaska, 85, of 43 E. Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning, died Wednesday in the Sanctuary Personal Care Home, Jim Thorpe.
She was a sewer for the former Kiddie Kloes, Lansford, for many years before retiring.
Born in the former Little Italy section of Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Palita Boccicchio) Malcalscza.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, where she belonged to the Ladies Sodality.
Surviving are a sister, Stella Fauzio of Weatherly; and nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Patsy, Mauricwe, Angelo and Pete; and three sisters, Mary Coniglio, Catherine Caruso and Rose Rizzio.
The Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 W. Center St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Eleanore M. Lee
Mrs. Eleanore ³Nora² M. Lee, 84, of 605 Arthur St., Hazleton, died Thursday afternoon in the Wineberg House, Hazleton. She was the widow of Anthony Lee, who died in 1971.
She was once employed at the Shirt Craft plant of Hazleton, from 1951 to 1978.
Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Marie (Angiolillo-Bertucci-Ciocci) Polumbo.
She was educated in Hazleton schools and was a member of Amagamated Garment Union; Most Prescious Blood Roman Catholic Church, Hazleton; and the Gold Star Mothers.
Surviving are four sons, Anthony P. and Joseph T., both of Hazleton, Paul D. of Weatherly and James A. in Nevada; two brothers, Anthony Ciocci of Malibar, Fla., and Louis Polumbo of Beaver Meadows; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Anna) D¹Alberto of Berwick and Mrs. William (Genevieve) Rotonno of Berkley Heights, N.J.; 28 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son Nathan, who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1968; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Thrash and Mrs. Josephine Grotovsky.

Robert Mustacchio
Robert Mustacchio, 65, of 134 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of the late Irene (Lisella) Mustacchio.
He was a self-employed electrician for over 40 years.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Thomas and Jennie (DeSantis) Mustacchio.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Nesquehoning.
Mustacchio was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Judy Kuhla of Jim Thorpe; and nieces.
He was also preceded in death by a brother Thomas.
The Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 W. Center St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of the arrangements.

John G. Puschock
John G. Puschock, 85, of 32 Brook Dr., Lehighton, died last evening in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of Virginia (Clay) Puschock. They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in June.
He had been employed as a field accountant for the Bureau of Employment Security for 35 years, retiring on Dec. 30, 1970. He worked out of the Harrisburg, Allentown and at the time of his retirement, Stroudsburg, offices. After that he worked for nine years as accountant for Lehighton Electronics Company.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Warholick) Puschock.
He was a member of Bethany E.C. Church, Lehighton.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Anne, wife of William Weaver of East Petersburg, Lancaster County; a stepdaughter, Linda, wife of Donald Stanko of Lexington, KY.; a brother, Joseph of Nesquehoning; a sister, Helen Seatro of Summit Hill; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and three step-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Andrew, Michael, Wash and George; and two sisters, Ann Levitsky and Mary Tyalha.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Kashner
Mrs. Anna Kashner, 89, formerly of Lansford, and a guest at the Beverly Manor, Reading, died Thursday at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the widow of Michael Kashner.
The Skrabak-Parambo Funeral Home, 210 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, is in charge of arrangements.

November 9, 1996

Mrs. Eleanor Tarconish
Mrs. Eleanor "Honey" Tarconish, 59, of 58 Washington St., Middleport, died Thursday evening in her home. She was the widow of Joseph "Bugeye" Tarconish, who died May 20, 1996.
She had last been employed as a presser at State Manufacturing, New Philadelphia.
Born in Middleport, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Frances (Wojciechowski) Stefanek.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, New Philadelphia; past president of the Middleport Playground Association; a member of Mippleport Borough Council for two years; and a member of the Middleport American legion Auxiliary, Unit 144.
She is survived by three daughters, Ann Marie Govern of Middleport, Kathleen Boyer of Tamaqua and Theresa Hartzell of Shenandoah; three sons, Joseph III of Deer Lake, Edward of Locust Lake and Michael of Middleport; a sister, Lillian Bolinsky of Middleport; and 11 grandchildren.
She was also preceeded in death by two brothers, Rudolph and Michael Stefanek.
The Thomas J. Bartashus Funeral Home, New Philadelphia, is in charge of arrangements.

James John Clark
James J. Clark, 59, of Voorhees, N.J., died Monday at his home. He was the husband of Roselyn J. (DiMilio) Clark. They were married 30 years.
He was a teacher of English at Overbrook Regional High School and more recently at area county colleges.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a member of Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Somerdale.
He was a 1965 graduate of St. Joseph's University, he later received his master's degree from Villanova University.
He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s.
Surviving with his widow is a son, Daniel G., two daughter, Paula J. and Patricia M., a brother, a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in New Jersey.

Anna Kashner
Mrs. Anna Kashner, 89, formerly of Lansford, and a guest at the Beverly Manor in Reading, died Thursday at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the widow of Michael Kashner.
She was a housekeeper in St. Stanislaus Rectory in Summit Hill and later in St. Ann Rectory in Lansford.
Born in St. Clair, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Camille Narusiewicz.
She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lansford, and also was a member of the Panther Valley Golden Age Club.
Surviving are five daughters, Dorothy, wife of Lou Janicek of Murietta, Ca.; Jean, wife of Edward ulsefsky of Reading; Jean, wife of Charles Horowski of Lansford; Christine, wife of George Skovran of Glostonbury, Conn.; and Mary Ann, wife of Anthony Eksterowicz of Jackson, N.J.; one son, William Abramowicz of Reading; a sister, Emily Maksimik of Stamford, Conn; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Theresa Shollberger and a sister Anette Campel.
The Skrabak-Parambo Funeral Home, 210 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, is in charge of arrangements.

Michael E. Stianche
Michael E. Stianche, 93, a resident of Weatherwood, Weatherly, died Friday in Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. He was the husband of the late Anna (Strepko) Stianche, who died in 1967.
He was a resident of Weatherwood since 1991.
Born in Hauto, he was a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Baran) Stianche.
He was the owner and operator of "Mickey's Place," a tavern in the village of Hauto until 1976. He was also employed by PennDOT for many years.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Nesquehoning since its inception.
Surviving is a son, Robert M. Stianche Sr. of Hauto, a daughter, Shirley Walters of Newtown square; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He wa preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Haliday, Ann Pisklak and Mary Stianche, and three brothers, Frank, Edward, and Joseph Stianche.
Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the David J. Stianche Funeral Home, 123 Center St., Jim Thorpe.

John C. Rosenblatt
John C. "Jack" Rosenblatt, 61, of 250 Pine Circle, Walnutport, died Friday at his residence. He was the husband of Dianne M. (Horvath) Rosenblatt.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late John and Lillie *Dieter) Rosenblatt.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Walnutport.
He worked as a truck driver for Myers men of Allentown.
A veteran, he served in the Army and Air Force and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, and Local No. 773, Central, Pa. He was also a life member of the Disabled Amvets of Lehigh Valley.
Surviving is a daughter, Lori Ann, wife of Charles B. Burke of Palmerton; two brothers, Albert Rosenblatt of Chamblee, Ga., and Dale Paul of Durham, N.C.; one grandchild.
The Campton Funeral Home, Inc., 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank H. Wernet
Frank H. Wernet, 83, of Effort, died Thursday in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelaphia.
He was the husband of Anita *Moysey) Wernet. They were married 52 years in October.
Born in Effort, he was a son of the late Frank A. and Amanda (Shupp) Wernet.
He had been an equipment operator for PennDOT 23 years, retiring in 1976. Before that he had been the manager of the Pohopoco Hotel in Effort from 1946 to 1953.
He was a member of the Effort United Methodist Church.
He was a motor pool sergeant with the Army Air Corps serving in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He was also a lifetime charter member of the American Legion Post 927 in Gilbert.
He was a charter member of the West End Fire Co. in Brodheadsville.
Surviving with his widow are two sons, Frank J. Wernet of Effort and John G. Wernet of Kunkletown; a daughter, Linda J. Griggs of Hampstead, Md.; a sister, Helen Kresge of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville, is in charge of arrangements.


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