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HELEN B. FALKOWSKI
Helen B. Falkowski, a former West Side resident, died October 13 at the home of her daughter, Charlotte Yevich of Harding, with whom she resided. She was the widow of Stanley Falkowski, who died in 1988.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Stanley and Jadwiga Stieg Bushak, she was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church and was a graduate of the Scranton State General Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her nursing degree. She was employed by the Trane Co. for over 22 years. She was a loving and kind mother who will be missed by her many friends.
Also surviving are a son, Anthony, Simsbury, Conn..; another daughter, Barbara Hague, Nazareth; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Martha Konat, Dickson City, and Edna Romanowski, Gouldsboro; and a brother, Edward Bushak, Utah.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Johnson and Olga Picker; and a brother, Chester Bushak.
The funeral was from the Catherine Y. Zabielski Funeral Home, 941 S. Main Ave., with Mass in SS. Peter and Paul Church. Interment, parish cemetery, Taylor. 

WALTER BUBERNAK
Walter Bubernak, Old Forge, died October 13 at the VNA Hospice unit at Community Medical Center after an illness. His widow is the former Roberta Reed. They had been married for 39 years.
Born in Old Forge, son of the late John and Anastasia Bidnik Bubernak, he was a 1942 graduate of Old Forge High School and attended the University of Alabama. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in squadron A2 of the 42nd Army Air Force Base unit.
He had been a contractor, developer and cabinet maker most of his life. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He fought a very courageous and brave fight against Parkinson’s disease. He will be dearly missed.
Also surviving are two daughters, Lori Figler and Kelly Trygar, both of Old Forge; a son, Robert, Charleston, W.Va.; a granddaughter, a sister, Dorothy Jadick, Old Forge; seven brothers, Bill, North Carolina; Sam, Connecticut; Steve, South Carolina; Harry, Eynon; Joe, New Mexico; Paul, Virginia, and Peter, Thornhurst; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Paul.
The funeral was from the Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor, with services by the Rev. David Mahaffey, pastor, St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church, Old Forge. Interment, Milwaukee Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, 18477. 

REGINA R. KRASKO
Regina R. Krasko, Moscow, died October 15 at the VNA Hospice Unit at Community Medical Center after an illness. She was the widow of Theodore Krasko, who died in May, 1986.
Born in Dickson City, daughter of Martha Wrobel Neyman, Scranton, and the late Julian Neyman, she was employed as a secretary for many years before retirement. She was a graduate of Dickson City High School and was a member of St. Adalbert’s Polish National Catholic Church, Dickson City.
She was a kind, generous and loving mother who could never do enough for her family. She desperately missed her husband who was taken so suddenly, leaving her saddened and lonely, a loss from which she never recovered. All who knew this elegant and gracious woman will miss her and her extraordinary style.
Surviving are a daughter, Judith Snyder, Moscow; a brother, Harold Neyman, Dickson City; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. The funeral was from the Leon S. Gorgol Funeral Home, 1131 Pittston Ave., with Mass in St. Adalbert’s Polish National Catholic Church, Dickson City. Interment, parish cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Adalbert’s Polish National Catholic Church, 515 Mary St., Dickson City, 18519; or the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, 18477. 

LUCILLE SCHMALZLE
Lucille Schmalzle, 78, Greentown, died October 16, at the Mountain Rest Nursing Home after an illness. Her husband, George, preceded her in death.
Born in Northampton, daughter of the late Oscar and Idella Bachman Walters, she was a member of the Moravian Church of Newfoundland. She and her husband owned and operated the Geo-Lou Farm Market of Newfoundland. She was a member of the Ladies of Paupack Rebekah Lodge 559, Order of the Eastern Star, the Lion’s Club of the Woman’s Club of Newfoundland.
The family wished to thank the staff of Mountain Rest Nursing Home and Dr. Gomar for all the love and care she received over the past several years. Surviving are a son, Robert Rabenold, Gouldsboro; a sister, Jean Russel, Texas; a brother, Frederick Walters, Allentown; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Siegfried, and a brother, Kenneth Walters.
The funeral was from the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690 and First Street, Spring Brook Township, with services by the Rev. David Henkellmann, retired Moravian pastor. Interment, Newfoundland Moravian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 18703. 

CHARLES G. CRUSE Sr.
Charles G. Cruse Sr., 57, Sterling Township, died October 14 in the Mercy Hospital hospice unit. His wife is the former Rosemarie Scalsky. They would have been married for 39 years on Nov. 10.
Born in Peckville, son of the late G. Charles and Carolyn Cook Cruse, he received an associate’s degree in business from Lackawanna Junior College and completed courses with the Commercial Trade Institute, where he received his certification in auto mechanics. He was the service manager for the Sun Auto Group, formerly Abington Auto, in Clarks Summit, from its inception 18 years ago. He was a member of the Hollisterville Baptist Church. He belonged to the Service Managers Club and the Moscow Lodge 504, Free and Accepted Masons. He was also an Air Force veteran.
Also surviving are a daughter, Corinne Mosher, Magnolia, Del.; a son, Charles G. Jr., Carbondale; a brother, Kenneth Cruse, Kenneth Square; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James, and a stepsister, Jean O’Connor.
The funeral was from the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690, Spring Brook Township, with services by the Rev. William Henwood. Interment, Sterling Cemetery. 

GEORGE R. HINELINE
George R. Hineline, 61, Hamlin, died October 16 at Mercy Hospice after an illness. His wife is the former Joan Marie Wenkosky. They would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary Dec. 21.
Born July 6, 1939 in Hamlin, son of the late Willard and Emma Ketchledge Hineline, he attended Lake Consolidated High School. He served in the Strategic Air Command Division of the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He had been employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot, and then was self-employed as a truck driver. He later worked for Consolidated Freightways for 20 years, retiring in 1999. He also belonged to the Teamsters Local 429. He raced stock cars at local tracks with his brothers, and later his sons.
Also surviving are four sons, Kenneth, Elmhurst; Daniel, David and Michael, all of Lake Ariel; a brother, Julian, Hamlin; two sisters, Shirley Barringer, New York; and Elaine Goreham, Missouri; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold, Kenneth and Philip Hineline, and Sam Margellina; and a sister, Helen Bennett.
The funeral was from the Centenary United Methodist Church, Route 590, Hamlin, with services by the Revs. Ron Onder, William Locker and Nelson Waters. Interment, Hamlin Cemetery. 

JEAN MARIE WINN
Jean Marie Winn, 62, Portsmouth, R.I., died October 14 at Newport Hospital. She was the widow of Master Chief Lawrence J. Winn, USN,Ret.
Born in Scranton on April 9, 1938, daughter of the late George E. and Anna Hagen Sink, she was valedictorian of the class of 1955 at St. Mary’s High School, Scranton. From 1955 to 1962 she worked as an administrative assistant for Shelborne Electronics in Wilkes-Barre. After a long career as a homemaker, she returned to the University of Rhode Island to receive her bachelor’s degree in business, graduating magna com laude in 1987. She then worked at the Navy Exchange in Newport for several years.
Surviving are two daughters, Denise Winn Larsen, Portsmouth; and Michelle Winn Elliott, Shrewsbury, Mass.; a brother, George Sink, Lake Ariel; a sister, MaryAnn Kalinich, Scranton; two grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.
The funeral was from the Connors Funeral Home. Interment was private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 400 Main St. Pawtucket, RI 02860; or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation N.Y. 10010. 

BLANCHE E. STEFANCO
Blanche E. Stefanco, 87, of Moscow, died October 17 at the Moses Taylor Skilled Nursing Center. She was the widow of Michael Stefanco, who died March 6, 1993.
Born in Taylor, daughter of the late John and Anna Rachael Kandefer, she attended Taylor schools. She was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. She had resided in Moscow for the past 50 years.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who could never do enough for her family. All who knew this strong, kind and gracious woman will miss her deeply.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Stefanco Jr., Syracuse, N.Y.; and John Stefanco, Gouldsboro; a daughter, Madelyn Rinaldi, Moscow; five grandchildren; a sister, Mary Wombacker, Moscow; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Joseph Kandefer, and three sisters, Stella Morris, Ethel Keslosky and Sophie Brezinski.
The funeral was from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with Divine Liturgy in St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. Interment, parish Cemetery, Pittston. 

MILDRED R. SCIOSCIA
Mildred R. Scioscia, 87, Moscow, died October 18 at home. She was the widow of Gabriel Scioscia, who died Oct. 25, 1972.
Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Old Forge, daughter of the late Teofial and Dorothea Affalt Gromelsky, she settled in Moscow 31 years ago. Educated in Old Forge schools, she was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Old Forge.
She was a loving mother.
Surviving are three sons, Paul, at home; Stanley, Danville, Calif.; and Frank, Old Forge; a sister, Frances Peperno, Old Forge; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Karl, in 1996; three brothers, John, Charles and Joseph; and three sisters, Theresa and Helen Gromelsky, and Martha Dopko.
The funeral was from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Grace Street, Old Forge. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. 

ALEXANDER J. FINELLA
Alexander J. “Raber” Finella, of Dunmore, died October 17 at Mercy Hospital after an illness. He and his wife, the former Catherine Gonkavich, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on July 13.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Alexander and Nicolina Patamino Finella, he was educated in Dunmore public schools. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.
Prior to retirement in 1988, he was employed for more than 40 years by the H.B. Sproul Construction Co., Scranton, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 229.
He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his loving family.
Also surviving are a daughter, Maryann Cimino, Dunmore; a son, Alexander J., Moscow; two sisters, Mary Tunis, Scranton, and Celia Malia, Dunmore; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Joseph, Edward and Nicholas. 
The funeral was from the Thomas J. Golden Funeral Home, 2004 Delaware St., Dunmore, with Mass in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1101 Hill St., Jessup 18434. 

ROBERT D. ELIAS
Robert D. Elias, 86, a resident of Spring Brook Township for the past 45 years, died October 17 at Mercy Hospital. His wife, the former Margaret Welsh Elias, died Sept. 13.
Born in Spring Brook Township, son of the late David and Salome Davis Elias, he attended Moscow schools, and was a member of Spring Brook United Church of Christ. He worked for the family farm for many years. He also worked for the state Department of Transportation for 10 years prior to retirement.
He was a joy to all who knew him, and he will be deeply missed. He always had a smile and kind word.
Surviving are two daughters, Roberta Elias, Spring Brook, and Kathleen Wilbur, Factoryville; a sister, La Vern Malone, Orange City, Fla.; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Carey Scharf, in 1994. 
The funeral was from the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Rt. 690 Spring Brook Township. Interment, private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Brook United Church of Christ. 

ARTHUR H. FRABLE
Arthur H. Frable, 80, a lifelong resident of Moscow, died October 18 in Mercy Hospital. He and his wife, the former Margaret Davis, were married March 25, 1943.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Louis and Elizabeth Sachse Frable, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and a member of the First Baptist Church, Hollisterville. An Army veteran of World War II, he was employed by the Tobyhanna Army Depot until retirement.
He was a loving and giving husband and father who loved the great outdoors, and was an avid sportsman and hunter.
Also surviving are two daughters. Linda L. Loch, Covington Township, and Robin Leschinsky, Moscow; four sons, Arthur H. Jr., Cambridge, Neb.; Kenneth A., Fort Myers, Fla.; David L., Moosic; and Rodalyn, Hollisterville; two sisters, Mildred Simonson, Scranton, and Elizabeth Fritz, Allentown; a brother, Walford, Elmhurst; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley McLain and Eleanor Kellerman; three brothers, Bobby, Ralph and Louis; and two grandchildren. 

MARTHA M. KEATING
Martha M. Keating, Dunmore, died October 18 in the VNA Hospice Unit of Community Medical Center after an illness. She was the widow of John Keating, who died July 18, 1978.
Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late James and Mary Carona Cortese, she was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Dunmore, and its women’s guild. She attended Dunmore public schools and prior to retirement in 1980, was employed by Topps Chewing Gum, Duryea. She had previously been employed by Lackawanna Pants Co., Scranton.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, who was always there to lend a helping hand, give a friendly smile and assuring words to everyone with whom she came into contact. She had a great spirit, boundless energy and a giving heart. She will be sadly missed by her loving family.
Surviving are a son, John L., Dunmore; three brothers, Salvatore Cortese, Southfield, N.Y.; John Cortese, Scranton; and Peter Cortese, Lake Spangenberg; two sisters, Kathryn Lannak, Scranton; and Mary Budzak, Throop; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald; three brothers, Lawrence, Michael and Anthony Cortese; and three sisters, Frances Talerico, Josephine Nemeth and Carmela Nole.
The funeral was from St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chestnut St, Dunmore. Interment, St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. 
Arrangements by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. 

QUENTIN A. SWARTZ
Quentin A. Swartz, North Royalton, Ohio, died October 13. His wife is the former Jean Sayre. They had been married for 55 years.
Born in Spring Brook Township, son of the late George and Frances Wilson Swartz, he served in the United States Air Force, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a retired real estate agent and a plumber.
As an avid gardener, he enjoyed growing roses.
Also surviving are three daughters, Janet Marietta, Donna Thompson and Sharon Meyer; a sister, Winola Maroon, Spring Brook; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters. 
Interment in Brecksville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Lutheran Church, 3852 Everett Road, Bath, OH 44313. Local arrangements by the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690, Spring Brook Township.

WILLIAM H. FENDEIS
William “Jersey Bill” Fendeis, 70, Gouldsboro, died October 20 in Mercy Hospital Hospice. Born in Linden, N.J., son of the late Frank and Marie Leionhart Fendeis, he attended Woodbridge Vocational Technical School in New Jersey and until retirement was employed as a bus mechanic. He was a Catholic. Surviving are four sisters, June Britton, Brooksville, Fla.; Evelyn O’Hara, Northampton; Jean Gravish, Henderson, Nev., and Susan Spanko, Coplay; two brothers, Clarence, Gouldsboro; and Ernest, Clark, N.J.; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Groiss; and a brother, Frank. A blessing service was held in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690, Spring Brook Township, by the Rev. Joseph Adonizio, chaplain at Mercy Hospice. Interment, private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

PETER ROZDILSKI
Peter Rozdilski, 76, a lifelong resident of the North Pocono area, died October 20 in the Abington Manor. His wife, the former Annette Shrader, died in 1991. Born in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Michael and Mary Wensel Rozdilski, he was a graduate of Plains High School. He also attended the Lancaster Theological Seminary where he completed the lay minister program for the United Church of Christ. Before his retirement, he was a self-employed carpet installer, having worked throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. As a member of Moscow United Methodist Church, he taught the adult Sunday school and was a lay minister to several churches. He volunteered at the North Pocono Food Pantry. An active Mason, he was a member of Moscow Lodge 504, Free and Accepted Masons, where he was a past master and member of the degree team. He also was a member of the Keystone Consistory. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Surviving are two daughters, Lorie J. Reigal, Spring Brook Township; and Joyce A. Larioni, Herndon, Va.; a son, Peter W., Madison Township; a sister, Anne Pelak, Little Falls, N.J.; seven grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Faith Gilroy and Rosalie Rozdilski; and a brother, the Rev. Ralph Rozdilski. The funeral was from the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690, Spring Brook Township, with services by the Rev. Judith Johnson-Siebold, pastor, Moscow United Methodist Church. Interment, Spring Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moscow United Methodist Church, or the Moscow Lodge 504, Free and Accepted Masons. 

JOSEPH F. CZAPNIK
Joseph F. Czapnik, P.O. Box 37, Lakewood, died October 22 at home after an illness. His widow is the former Rose M. Suchocki. The couple was married for 58 years. Born in Nanticoke, son of the late John and Mary Studniasz Czapnik, he was a self-employed farmer prior to retirement. He was a member of St. Juliana’s Church, Rock Lake. He was a member of the Northern Wayne Fire Company. Also surviving are a son, David, Lake Ariel; a brother, Edward, Lakewood; three sisters, Stella Seinko, Hancock, N.Y.; Bertha Cribbs, Pleasant Mount; and Helen Holbert, Dalton; a grandson; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Macowski. The funeral Mass was in St. Juliana’s Church, Rock Lake, by the Rev. Richard Beck. Interment, St. James Cemetery, Pleasant Mount. Arrangements by the Robert W. Jones Funeral Home Inc., 430 Main St., Forest City. 

ROBERT N. SARTOR
Robert N. Sartor, 75, Hamlin (Mount Cobb), died October 19 at Adams Manor after a lengthy illness. Born in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Ben and Marie Schnaltz Sartor, he attended Scranton schools. He resided in the Mount Cobb area several years. He served in the Army during World War II. Prior to retirement, he was a superintendent for Texstar Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas. Surviving are a sister, Betty Enkulenko, Dunmore; a brother, Ben, Throop; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald. Private graveside services were held by the Rev. August A. Riccardi, pastor, St. John the Baptist Church, Throop, at Cathedral Cemetery. Arrangements by the John. F. Glinsky Funeral Home, 445 Sanderson St., Throop. 

LELAND L. PATTERSON
Leland L. Patterson, 101, Lake Ariel, died October 19 at the IHS at Julia Ribaudo Nursing Home, Lake Ariel. His wife was the late Mildred Bryant Patterson. Born in Lake Ariel, son of the late Ardean and Hattie Walker Patterson, he was a Methodist. He had been a farmer most of his live and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He had been a Lake Township supervisor many years. Surviving are nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. The funeral was from the James Wilson Funeral Home Inc., Route 296, Lake Ariel, with services by the Rev. William Henwood. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Ariel Fire Company, P.O. Box 31, Lake Ariel 18436. 

GERALD HAVARD
Gerald Havard, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died October 20 at Moses Taylor Hospital. His widow is the former Josephine Wysocki Wodarek. Born in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Katherine Havard, he was a bus driver for Lackawanna County prior to retirement. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the Fraternal Order of Police. Also surviving are two stepdaughters, Clare Driscole, Moscow, and Ruth Brewer, Indiana; a stepson, Michael Wodarek, St. Louis; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The funeral was from the Joseph W. Sznyter Funeral Home, 1101 Prospect Ave., with Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson Street. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. 

BEVERLY CONWAY
Beverly Conway, Moscow, died October 22 at the Balanced Care at Mid Valley, Sturges Rd., Peckville. Her husband is John R. Conway Jr. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 21. Born in Lexington, Ky., daughter of the late Armstrong and Louise Oder Bishop, she had recently moved to the Moscow area after residing in Cincinnati for most of her life, and then Florida. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are two sons, John R. III, Moscow, and Robert, Rising Sun, Ind.; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Bishop. The funeral was private, Interment, Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Anville. Arrangements by John F. Glinsky Funeral Home, 445 Sanderson St., Throop. 

GEORGE KATHALYNAS
George Kathalynas, Lake Ariel, died October 22 in the Lackawanna Health Care Center, Sturges. His wife, the late Julia Krinick, died in 1994. Born in Scranton, son of the late Anthony and Victoria Dobkevreius Kathalynas, he attended St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by the Lieberman Co. He was a lightweight boxing champion in the 1920s, fighting under the name of George Boyd. Surviving are two sons, William, Scranton, and Jared, Hollisterville; two daughters, Edna Drosinski, Lake Ariel, and Jean Fryer, Scranton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, George. A blessing service was held at the James Wilson Funeral Home, Route 296, Lake Ariel, by the Rev. August A. Ricciardi. Interment, private at the convenience of the family in St. Vladimir’s Cemetery. 

JOHN G. BALDAUFF SR.
John "Jack" G. Baldauff Sr., Dunmore, died October 23 at Mercy Hospital. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Anne DeFilips, in April 1974. His second wife is the former Sara Mead. Born in Scranton, son of the late Harold and Irene Harry Baldauff, he attended Scranton Technical High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was employed by the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. He was a member of the VFW in Dunmore, Waldorf Park Club, East Scranton Social Club, Southside Ukavitch Club and a past member of the Tauras Club. He enjoyed auto mechanics. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. Also surviving are three sons, John Jr., Dunmore; Richard, Moscow; and Ronald, at home; his stepmother, the former Melva Willliams, Scranton; three brothers, Harold, Shelbyville, Tenn.; Bill, Moosic; and the Rev. Ken, New Albany, Ind.; a stepbrother, Robert V. Williams, Berlin, Mass.; a sister, Marion Jester, Kenosha, Wis.; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was from the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home, 301 Chestnut St., Dunmore, with services by the Rev. Ken Baldauff, his brother. Interment Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. 

RACHEL BEREZNEY
Rachel Berezney, Moscow, and a longtime resident of Dunmore, died October 24 at Community Medical Center. She was the widow of Michael Berezney, who died on Jan. 17, 1997. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Monturo Chicco, she was a graduate of Scranton schools. She was a member of St. Eulalia’s Church, Elmhurst, and its Legion of Mary. A hardworking woman, she had a love of animals and was very compassionate. She was also very active in church activities. Surviving are two sons, Michael, Moscow; and David, Chicago; a daughter, Rose Anne Serianni, Jamison; a brother, Anthony Chicco, Dunmore; three sisters, Carmella King, Frances Lanieski and Antoinette Rusik, all of Dunmore; three granddaughters and a grandson; nieces , nephew and cousins. The funeral was from the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home, 301 Chestnut St., Dunmore, with Mass in St. Eulalia’s Church, Elmhurst. Interment, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Dunmore. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave.; or St. Eulalia’s Church, Box 143, Elmhurst, 18416-0143. 


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