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Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Catherine E. Earley
Catherine E. Earley, 87, of 931 W. Centre St., Mahanoy City, died Tuesday afternoon at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the James P. Haughney Funeral Home, Mahanoy City. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Canicus Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The family prefers memorial donations made to the St. Canicus Church Memorial Fund.

Wilmer 'Bill' Storm
Wilmer "Bill" Storm, 84, of White Haven, died Tuesday at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, White Haven, where the Rev. Michele Kaufman, pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow in the Laurel Cemetery, White Haven. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph E. Lehman Funeral Home, Inc., White Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice Saint John, 901 Stacie Drive, Hazleton, Pa. 18201; or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 414 Berwick St., White Haven, Pa. 18661.

Thomas J. Mundie
Thomas J. Mundie, of 849 N. Church St., Hazleton, died Tuesday at the Hazleton General Hospital. The funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Fierro Funeral Home, 26 W. Second St., Hazleton; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Jane M. Zeisloft
Jane M. Zeisloft, of 238 Alcott St., Philadelphia, died Sunday at her residence. She was a former Freeland resident. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Cotterall-Petrilli Funeral Home, 706 Birkbeck St., Freeland. The Rev. Wendy Williams-Brinks will officiate. Interment will be in the Freeland Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ Property and Improvement or Organ Fund.

Laura D. Litavis
Laura D. Litavis, of 870 Grant St., died Monday at the Mountain City Convalescent Center where she had been a recent guest. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Fierro Funeral Home, 26 W. Second St., Hazleton; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Trinity Slovak Church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m.

John Billock
John Billock, 96, formerly of Logan Street, McAdoo, died Tuesday afternoon at the St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Damiano Funeral Home, McAdoo.

Helen Skitka
Helen Skitka, of Hazleton, died Tuesday evening at the Good Shepherd Muhlenburg Center, Bethlehem. Arrangements are under the direction of the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc. and will be announced at a later time.

Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Maurice 'Maurie' Onuschak
Maurice "Maurie" Onuschak, 73, of 39 Main Blvd., Brandonville, Ringtown, died Sunday at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9:15 a.m. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Ringtown. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sheppton. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church Memorial Fund, 82 Center St., Ringtown, 17967.

John J. Hanincik
John J. Hanincik, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Hazleton, died in Mechanicsburg on Aug. 3, 1998. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, Mechanicsburg. The Rev. Darius Moss officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Duncannon.

George R. Norris
George R. Norris, of 331 W. Green St., Hazleton, died Monday at the Hazleton General Hospital. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the John J. Pusti Funeral Home, 480 W. Broad St., Hazleton, followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in Ss. Peter and Paul's Lithuanian R.C. Church. Burial will be in St. Gabriel's R.C. Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be conducted.

Harry Roberts
Harry M. (Tamale) Roberts, 89, of Mahanoy City, died Monday, at Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic, Pottsville. Funeral services will be held at the Jane Clifford Ritz Funeral Home, Mahanoy City, on Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Chapman will officiate. Interment will be in the German Protestant Cemetery, Mahanoy City. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Halenda
Elizabeth "Lee" Halenda, 85, of 30 Aspen Lane, Gilbertsville, where she resided for the past 5 years with her daughter-in-law and son-in-law, died Sunday evening at the Manatawny Manor Nursing Home, Pottstown. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Nice Funeral Home, 9-11 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville. Burial services will be held in the Holy Ascension Orthodox Church at 10:30 a.m. with the Very Rev. Paul Ropitsky officiating. Interment will follow in the parish Cemetery, Frackville. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours this evening.

Louis V. Eramo
Louis V. "Red" Eramo, 68, of 37 James St., Kelayres, died Monday afternoon at the Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center, Hazleton. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Damiano Funeral Home, Blaine and Cleveland streets, McAdoo. The Rev. Christopher Wakefield will be celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A Christian wake service will be held.

Jane M. Zeisloft
Jane M. Zeisloft, of 1238 Alcot St., Philadelphia, formerly of Freeland, died Sunday afternoon at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cotterall-Petrilli Funeral Home, 706 Birkbeck St., Freeland.

Anna E. O'Connor
Anna E. O'Connor, 88, formerly of Girardville and Ashland, died June 11 in Philadelphia. Funeral services will be held Thursday in the St. Mauritius Church, Ashland, with a Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. The Rev. Floyd Caesar will officiate. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Friends may call Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Home, 5300 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143. The Robert M. McDonald Funeral Home, Girardville, is in charge of all arrangements.

Margaret Harper
Margaret Harper, 88, formerly of the Marko Town House, Ashland, died Monday at the Ashland Regional Medical Center, Fountain Springs. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, with the Rev. John F. Hoenich officiating. Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Helene E. Maurer
Helene E. Maurer, 85, a former Second Street, Hazleton, resident and since 1999 a resident of 1751 Colony Drive, Wyomissing, died Sunday evening at the Manor Care Nursing Home, Sinking Spring. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. from the Rosenstock Funeral Home, 229 W. Broad St., Hazleton. The Rev. Carol V. Lawfer, pastor of Diamond United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, June 25, 2001

Richard 'Toro' D. Knepper
Richard "Toro" D. Knepper, 47, former mayor of Weatherly, 1992 to 1996, and a resident of 46 Spring St., Weatherly, died Sunday at his home. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Salem U.C.C.C., with the Rev. Donald J. Stump Sr. officiating. Interment will take place in St. Matthew's Cemetery, Weatherly. Friends may call at the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First St., Weatherly, on Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Church of Christ, 328 First St., Weatherly, Pa. 18255 or Citizens Fire Company, Laurel and Spring streets, Weatherly, Pa. 18255.

Margaret 'Peg' Minnig
Margaret "Peg' Minnig, 87, retired women's editor for the Standard-Speaker, a resident of 1 E. Broad St., West Hazleton, died Saturday evening at Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Rosenstock Funeral Home, 229 W. Broad St., Hazleton, with the Rev. Thomas Cvammen, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, West Hazleton, officiating. Interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery, West Hazleton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations to the charity of the donor's choice or Trinity Lutheran Church, Church and Hemlock streets, Hazleton, Pa. 18201 would be appreciated by the family.

Melissa J. 'Missi' Davis
Melissa J. "Missi" Davis, 27, of Barnesville, the 1997 recipient of the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society Courage Award, died Saturday morning at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral, to be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the David D. Jarrett Funeral Home, Second and Pine streets, Mahanoy City, with the Rev. Janet L. Kline officiating. Interment will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery, Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Condolences can be e-mailed to the family at jarrettfuneralhome@hotmail.com.

Verna Beishline
Verna Beishline, 83, formerly of 132 S. Filmore Court, Hazleton, died Saturday at the home of her granddaughter and caregiver, Mrs. Frank (Margorie) D'Angelo, with whom she resided. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., 542 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Gabriel's R.C. Church. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thomas F. Kasha
Thomas F. Kasha, the oldest member of the Elks in Pennsylvania, a member of the Freeland Elks Lodge No. 1145, died Saturday morning in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was a resident of 110 Washington St., Freeland. He faithfully served the Freeland Elks Lodge for 75 years. Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McHugh-Wilczek Funeral Home, 249 Centre St., Freeland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Freeland. Burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery, Freeland. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 9 to 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Freeland Ambulance Fund, Centre Street, Freeland, Pa. 18224 or the MMI Library Fund, 154 Centre St., Freeland, Pa. 18224.

Janice Reitmeyer
Janice (Pachence) Reitmeyer, 55, of 2830 Anaheim St., Escondido, Calif., formerly of Valley of Lakes, died Sunday at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, Calif., after an 18-month illness. Memorial services will be held in San Rafael Catholic Church, Rancho Bernardo, Calif., at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing or visitation. Contributions may be made to the Janice (Pachence) Reitmeyer Memorial Fund for Families in Need, in care of Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, 131 E. Fourth St., Hazleton, Pa. 18201 or Sharp Hospice Care, P.O. Box 3739, La Mesa, Calif. 91944-3739.

William Taylor
William Taylor, 82, of Tamaqua, formerly of Philadelphia, died Sunday morning at his home. Private services and interment will take place in Sky View Memorial Park, Rush Township. The Jane Clifford Ritz Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of the arrangements.

Gertrude S. Salvatore
Gertrude S. Salvatore, 84, of White Haven, died Saturday at St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. Private services will take place from the Joseph E. Lehman Funeral Home Inc., 403 Berwick St., White Haven. Interment will take place in Trenton, N.J. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.

Frank J. Ziolko Sr.
Frank J. Ziolko Sr., 68, of Sheppton, died early Sunday morning at Hazleton General Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Mark S. Harman Funeral Home (west), Conyngham-Rock Glen Road, with the Rev. William Snyder officiating. Burial will take place in the Nuremberg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Condolences can be e-mailed at www.harmanfuneral.com.

Charles J. Murach
Charles J. Murach, of Sugarloaf, died Sunday evening at Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mark S. Harman Funeral Home (east), Butler Drive, Drums.

Sunday, June 24, 2001

Rosemary Rubinate
Rosemary Rubinate, 77, of Third Avenue, Kingston, formerly of Hazleton, died Saturday at Hospice Care of the Visiting Nurses Association Inpatient Unit of Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Atlantic City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth McCabe. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Hazleton. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Henry Rubinate; brothers, Joseph and Robert; and sisters, Alva and Frances. Surviving are daughters, Rosemary Jordan, Kingston, and Diane; brothers, Thomas, New York City, Edward, Florida, and George, West Virginia; and a sister, Marie Cukierski, Florida. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne.


 

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