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Saturday, October 6, 2001

Edward Zarcufsky
Edward Zarcufsky, 75, a naval veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient, died Friday, shortly after admission to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. Services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis Truskowsky Funeral Home Inc., 300 W. Center St., Mahanoy City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, Mahanoy City. Interment will take place in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Matilda Rafter
Matilda Rafter, 84, previously of 70 W. Juniper St., Hazleton, died Thursday evening at the Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton. Friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at noon today in St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Hazleton. There will be no public viewing. Burial will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Freeland. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boyle Funeral Home, Hazleton.

Florence E. Baldino
Florence E. Baldino, 433 Washington St., Frackville, died Friday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Third and Washington streets, Frackville, with the Rev. Nancy Haigh Ross, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Frackville, officiating. Interment will take place in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Marion G. Stubbs
Marion G. Stubbs, 85, of 209 Roberts Road, Pittston, died Wednesday at Wesley Village, Pittston. Arrangements were under the direction of the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.

Friday, October 5, 2001

Louise Mae Nagel
Louise Mae Nagel, 100, formerly of Freeland, died Wednesday evening at the Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Cotterall-Petrilli Funeral Home, 706 Birkbeck St., Freeland, with the Rev. Wayne Kaufman officiating. Interment will take place in the Freeland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Eva McMonigle
Eva McMonigle, 96, formerly of West Hazleton, and prior to that, of Indiana, died Thursday at St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., 544 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. Pastor Ryan Day will officiate. Interment will take place in Mauckport, Ind. Friends and relatives may call on Saturday morning prior to the services from 10 to 11 a.m.

Ciara K. Kibler
Ciara K. Kibler, of 413 Carbon St., Weatherly, died Wednesday evening at the Janet Weiss Children's Hospital/Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. A memorial service will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Third and Fell streets, Weatherly at a time to be announced. Donations may be made in her memory to the Janet Weiss Children's Hospital/Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, Pa. 17821; or Camp Dost, in care of The Ronald McDonald House, Danville, Pa. 17821. The Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, Weatherly, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Matuszkiewicz
Nancy Matuszkiewicz, 55, a graduate of the Pottsville School of Nursing, and a registered nurse, died Wednesday at Hazleton General Hospital. Mrs. Matuszkiewicz resided at 39 N. Manning St., McAdoo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Kunegunda's Church, followed by interment in St. Mary's of the Assumption Cemetery, McAdoo. There will be no calling hours. The Lamar Christ Funeral Home of Hometown is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie A.Yackimowicz
Marie A. Yackimowicz, 66, of 34 Snyder Ave., McAdoo, died Thursday morning at Hazleton General Hospital. Services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home, Blaine and Cleveland streets, McAdoo. The Rev. Wade Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Laurel Memorial Park, Hazleton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Randy L. Kerner
Randy L. Kerner, 16, a sophomore at North Schuylkill High School, and a resident of 48 Middle St., Locust Dale, died Wednesday in Columbia County. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, 901 Center St., Ashland. Interment will follow in Brock Cemetery, Ashland. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Condolences may be made at www.kullfuneral.com.

Harry K. Smith
Harry K. Smith, 85, of York, died Tuesday at Dallastown Nursing Center, Dallastown. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, York. The Rev. David W. Lovelace, rector, will officiate. Private burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery, St. Johns. The Austin H. Eberly Funeral Home Inc., 104 W. Main St., Dallastown, has charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 140 N. Beaver St., York, Pa. 17403.

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Theodora C. (Teddy) Kadysiewski
Theodora C. (Teddy) Kadysiewski, of 659 Penn St., West Hazleton, died Friday at the Saint Luke Pavilion where she had been a guest. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Resurrection on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Transfiguration R.C. Church, West Hazleton. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorial donations may be made to either Transfiguration Church or Transfiguration School, in care of 213 W. Green St., West Hazleton, 18202. The Hilary J. Bonin Funeral Home, 99 W. Green St., West Hazleton, will be in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Deitch
Leonard Deitch, retired Hazleton Area School District and Hazleton City School District educator and combat veteran of World War II, died at Aventura, (Fla.) Hospital at age 91. He was a resident of Aventura. Services will be held at the Agudas Israel Cemetery Friday at 12:30 p.m. The Fierro Funeral Home, Hazleton is handling arrangements.

Peter Petrole
Peter Petrole, 1 East Market St., Tresckow, died Wednesday at the Hazleton General Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Fierro Funeral Home, 26 W. Second St., Hazleton; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Bartholomew's R.C. Church, Tresckow. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, McAdoo. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nancy Matuszkiewicz
Nancy Matuszkiewicz, of 39 N. Manning St., McAdoo, died Wednesday evening at the Hazleton General Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by the Lamar-Christ Funeral Home, Hometown and will be announced.

Raymond L. Stokes, Sr.
Raymond L. Stokes, Sr., of 6041 Bauman Dr., Elkridge Md., died Tuesday morning at the Richie Hospice, Baltimore, Md. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. from the John J. Pusti Funeral Home, 480 W. Broad St., Hazleton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

Frank S. Brezezicke
Frank S. Brezezicke, 90, of Pittsford, Vt., died Saturday. Services were held on Tuesday at St. Alphons Church. Interment was at the parish cemetery, Pittsford, Vt.

Wednesday, October 3, 2001

The Rev. Gerald Lloyd Wilson
The Rev. Gerald Lloyd Wilson, 81, died Sept. 24 at the Valley Medical Center, Benton, Wash. His memorial service will be held at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Drums. Memorial contributions are encouraged to be sent to the Gerald L. Wilson Memorial Endowment Fund with Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, Ind. 46515.

Hilda Wahl
Hilda Wahl, 93, a resident at the Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center, died Sunday evening at the center. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Stauffer-Heizenroth Funeral Home, 412 W. Main St., Ringtown, will be in charge of the arrangements.

Violet V. Risko
Violet V. (Tomcavage) Risko 85, of 209 W. Arlington St., Shenandoah, a guest at Rest Haven Schuylkill County Nursing Center, Schuylkill Haven for three years, died Monday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. George's Church, Shenandoah. Internment at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Carmen G. Matteo
Carmen G. Matteo, 67, of 608 Landmesser Ave., West Hazleton, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Reading. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church, West Hazleton. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Drums. Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colo., 80204.

Gladys O. Hunter
Gladys O. Hunter, 88, of 1100 West Bridge St., Lehighton, passed away at her home early Monday morning. Private services will be held Wednesday at the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, 211 First St., Weatherly. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Weatherly. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice St. John, 123 N. Vine St., Hazleton, Pa. 18201.

Florence Orzechowski
Florence Orzechowski, 81, of 205 N. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville, died Sunday evening at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Annunciation B.V.M. Church, 7 S. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville. The Rev. Dominik Kalata will officiate. Friends may call at the church Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the mass at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours Wednesday evening. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Frackville. Memorial donations may be made to the Annunciation B.V.M. Memorial Fund, 7 S. Broad Mt. Ave., Frackville, Pa. 17931. The Nice Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


 

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