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Calvin H. Frantz
was married 71 years
Calvin H. Frantz, 91, of 41 Coal St., Lansford, died Tuesday at Miners 
Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. 
 Born in Lehighton April 24, 1906, he was the son of the late Charles and 
Lillian (Zigenfuss) Frantz. 
He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Lansford; and Masonic 
Lodge 677 in Lansford, where he was a past exalted ruler. 
Mr. Frantz was a 32nd Degree Mason in Lansford and the Rajah Temple, 
Reading, and was a 50-year member of the American Fire Co. No. 1. 
He was a former director at the former First Valley Bank branch in 
Lansford, and he owned the Frantz Buick dealership in Lansford until it 
was sold in 1979. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Surviving in addition to his wife of 71 years, the former Esther R. Voll, 
are a son, Calvin J. Frantz, Allentown; stepsister, Mrs. Rachel Neyer, 
Summit Hille; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Holmes-Griffiths 
Funeral Home Inc., 200 E. Bertsch St., Lansford. The Rev. Dr. Wayne Benack 
will conduct the service. 
Burial will be in Sky View Memorial Park, R.R. 2, Tamaqua. 
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. 
Memorial donations can be sent to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, 
Allentown 18104. 
[Published 2/12/1998]

William C. Miller 
William C. Miller, 75, of Wellesley, Mass., president of Miller Metal Co. 
Inc., died Feb. 4 at Columbia MetroWest Hospital in Natick, Mass. 
 Born in Waynesfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. 
William H. Miller. 
Mr. Miller graduated from Hazleton High School in 1939. 
After graduating, he enlisted in the Army where he served under Colonel 
Roosevelt and was secretary to Gen. Omar Bradley. 
After his discharge as a master sergeant, Mr. Miller began his career with 
Scovill Manufacturing Co., Waterbury, Conn., which later became Century 
Brass Co. In 1985, he was named president of Miller Metal. 
He was a former member of the Algonquin Club of Boston and the Charles 
River Country Club of Newton, Mass. 
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Julia Diehl; son, William 
D. Miller, Worchester, Mass; daughters, Patricia Wasterval, Houston, 
Texas; Janice Peterson, Natick; and Beth Myers, Los Altos, Calif.; 
sisters, Rueh Lenehan, Akron, Ohio; and Esther Smith, Trenton, N.J.; and 
five grandchildren. 
The funeral and burial ceremony were private. 
Memorial donations can be sent to the Salvation Army, Camp Wonderland, 
Divisional Headquarters, 147 Berkeley St., Boston, Mass. 02116. 
[Published 2/12/1998]

Alphonsus V. Krick 
Alphonsis V. Krick, 74, of 100 N. Second St., Girardville, died Tuesday at 
his home. 
 Born in Girardville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Acus) 
Krick. 
He attended the former Girardville High School and was a member of St. 
Vincent de Paul Church, Girardville. 
Before retiring, Mr. Krick was a shovel operator at the Raven Run 
strippings. 
He served in the Army during World War II and was a life-member of the 
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a life member of the 
South Schuylkill Chapter 77, Disabled American Veterans, and the Broad 
Mountain Chapter 159, Combat Engineer Battalion. He participated in the 
American Philatelic Society. 
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the 
former Elizabeth Kemler, in 1987; brother Raymond Krick; and sister, Rose 
Wach. 
Mr. Krick is survived by sons Joseph, Catawissa; Alphonsus, Harrisburg; 
and Robert, Girardville; stepdaughter, Anna Kessler, Ashland; brother, 
Julius, San Bernardino, Calif.; sister, Helen Krick, Girardville; and 
three grandchildren, a great-grandchild and nieces and nephews. 
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Robert M. 
McDonald Funeral Home, Girardville. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul 
Church. 
Burial will be in the parish Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville. 
A viewing will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral 
home. 
[Published 2/12/1998]

Ernest Freese 
Ernest Freese, 89, of 110 Back St., New Boston, Mahanoy City, died 
Wednesday morning at his home. 
 Born in Taaken, Germany, March 13, 1908, he was the son of the late Albert 
and Kathryn (Intemann) Freeze. He lived in the New York City area most of 
his life and lived in Virginia from 1978 to 1992, when he moved to New 
Boston. 
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Mahanoy City; the Rev. Kenneth 
W. Hawk Masons, the Scottish Rite Shriners, and American Legion Post 74 
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, both in Mahanoy City. 
Mr. Freese was a butcher in the wholesale meat business. 
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, 
Josephine Dapkus, in 1976. 
Surviving are sister, Berta Alnge, Germany; and nieces and nephews. 
The funeral arrangements will be announced by the Louis Truskowsky Funeral 
Home Inc., Mahanoy City. 
[Published 2/12/1998]

John J. Sadlock 
John J. Sadlock, 72, of R.R. 1, Drums, died Tuesday evening at Penn State 
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. 
 Born in Hollywood Sept. 22, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and 
Anna (Popyak) Sadlock, and spent the past 62 years in Drums after moving 
from Brunswick, N.J. 
Mr. Sadlock graduated from Hazle Township High School in 1943. 
He was a member of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Drums; the Butler 
Township Senior Citizens, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum 
Commission at Eckley Miners Village. 
Mr. Sadlock was a Red Cross volunteer and was a volunteer at St. John's 
Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton. 
From 1979 to 1980, he served as president of the Drums Lions Club. 
He was the proprietor of John Sadlock's Auto Repair, Hollywood. 
Sadlock was a World War II Navy veteran, and served on the USS Astoria. He 
served in the American and Asiatic-Pacific theaters. 
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the 
former Monica Meszaros, in 1990; brothers, Michael and Joseph; and 
sisters, Agnes Haraschak, Anna Marinok, and Mary Minnick. 
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty Ann) Marchetti, Drums; Mrs. 
Harold (Monica) Snyder, Wilkes-Barre; and Mrs. David (Elaine) Lapinsky, 
Effort, Monroe County; sisters, Verna Shofran, Hollywood; Margaret 
Petrovich, Drums; Catherine Bobbey, Hollywood; Emma Berezak, Slatington; 
and Gloria Webb, Elizabethtown; and four grandchildren, nieces and 
nephews. 
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from the Mark S. Harman Funeral 
Home (east), Butler Road, Drums. The Rev. Michael Piccola will celebrate a 
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Good Shepherd R.C. Church. 
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. 
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice St. John, 901 Stacie Drive, 
Hazleton, or the American Cancer Society, 1109 W. 15th St., P.O. Box 2306, 
Hazleton 18201. 
[Published 2/12/1998]

Pauline Watkins 
Pauline Watkins, 77, of 720 Pine St., Freeland, died Wednesday at Hazleton 
General Hospital. 
She was born in Freeland and was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine 
Catholic, Freeland. 
Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Michael and George; and 
sisters, Mary, Helen, Sue and Ronnie. 
Surviving are her husband, John; and son, Lex, Philadelphia. 
The funeral will be held at the family's convenience. 
The Robert J. McNulty Funeral Home, Freeland, is in charge of the 
arrangements. 
[Published 2/12/1998]

Marcella M. O'Donnell 
Marcella M. O'Donnell, 73, of Lepore Drive, Lancaster, formerly of 
Jeanesville, died Monday evening at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster. 
 Born in Harwood, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine 
(Rusnock) Kassock. 
She was a member of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Hazleton. 
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were brother, Andrew 
Kassock, and sister, Jeanette Gundy. 
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, John H. O'Donnell; children, Mrs. 
Dennis (Carol) Waxman, Grahmsville, N.Y.; Patricia O'Donnell, Tresckow; 
Joseph O'Donnell, Albuguerque, N.M.; John R. O'Donnell, Beaver Meadows; 
and Charles O'Donnell, Sheppton; brother, Thomas Kassock, Hazleton; and 
seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. 
Friday at St. Gabriel's Church, Hazleton. 
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, McAdoo. 
There will be no viewing. 
The Boyle Funeral Home, Hazleton, is directing the arrangements.
[Published 2/12/1998] 

Ernest Freese 
Ernest Freese, 89, of 110 Back St., New Boston, Mahanoy City, died 
Wednesday morning at his home. 
 Born in Taaken, Germany, March 13, 1908, he was the son of the late Albert 
and Kathryn (Intemann) Freeze. He lived in the New York City area most of 
his life and lived in Virginia from 1978 to 1992, when he moved to New 
Boston. 
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Mahanoy City; the Rev. Kenneth 
W. Hawk Masons, the Scottish Rite Shriners, and American Legion Post 74 
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, both in Mahanoy City. 
Mr. Freese was a butcher in the wholesale meat business. 
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, 
Josephine Dapkus, in 1976. 
Surviving are sister, Berta Alnge, Germany; and nieces and nephews. 
The funeral arrangements will be announced by the Louis Truskowsky Funeral 
Home Inc., Mahanoy City.
[Published 2/12/1998] 

John J. Sadlock 
John J. Sadlock, 72, of R.R. 1, Drums, died Tuesday evening at Penn State 
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. 
 Born in Hollywood Sept. 22, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and 
Anna (Popyak) Sadlock, and spent the past 62 years in Drums after moving 
from Brunswick, N.J. 
Mr. Sadlock graduated from Hazle Township High School in 1943. 
He was a member of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Drums; the Butler 
Township Senior Citizens, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum 
Commission at Eckley Miners Village. 
Mr. Sadlock was a Red Cross volunteer and was a volunteer at St. John's 
Byzantine Catholic Church, Hazleton. 
From 1979 to 1980, he served as president of the Drums Lions Club. 
He was the proprietor of John Sadlock's Auto Repair, Hollywood. 
Sadlock was a World War II Navy veteran, and served on the USS Astoria. He 
served in the American and Asiatic-Pacific theaters. 
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the 
former Monica Meszaros, in 1990; brothers, Michael and Joseph; and 
sisters, Agnes Haraschak, Anna Marinok, and Mary Minnick. 
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty Ann) Marchetti, Drums; Mrs. 
Harold (Monica) Snyder, Wilkes-Barre; and Mrs. David (Elaine) Lapinsky, 
Effort, Monroe County; sisters, Verna Shofran, Hollywood; Margaret 
Petrovich, Drums; Catherine Bobbey, Hollywood; Emma Berezak, Slatington; 
and Gloria Webb, Elizabethtown; and four grandchildren, nieces and 
nephews. 
The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from the Mark S. Harman Funeral 
Home (east), Butler Road, Drums. The Rev. Michael Piccola will celebrate a 
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Good Shepherd R.C. Church. 
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. 
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice St. John, 901 Stacie Drive, 
Hazleton, or the American Cancer Society, 1109 W. 15th St., P.O. Box 2306, 
Hazleton 18201.
[Published 2/12/1998] 

Pauline Watkins 
Pauline Watkins, 77, of 720 Pine St., Freeland, died Wednesday at Hazleton 
General Hospital. 
She was born in Freeland and was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine 
Catholic, Freeland. 
Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Michael and George; and 
sisters, Mary, Helen, Sue and Ronnie. 
Surviving are her husband, John; and son, Lex, Philadelphia. 
The funeral will be held at the family's convenience. 
The Robert J. McNulty Funeral Home, Freeland, is in charge of the 
arrangements.
[Published 2/12/1998] 

Marcella M. O'Donnell 
Marcella M. O'Donnell, 73, of Lepore Drive, Lancaster, formerly of 
Jeanesville, died Monday evening at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster. 
 Born in Harwood, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine 
(Rusnock) Kassock. 
She was a member of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Hazleton. 
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were brother, Andrew 
Kassock, and sister, Jeanette Gundy. 
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, John H. O'Donnell; children, Mrs. 
Dennis (Carol) Waxman, Grahmsville, N.Y.; Patricia O'Donnell, Tresckow; 
Joseph O'Donnell, Albuguerque, N.M.; John R. O'Donnell, Beaver Meadows; 
and Charles O'Donnell, Sheppton; brother, Thomas Kassock, Hazleton; and 
seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. 
Friday at St. Gabriel's Church, Hazleton. 
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, McAdoo. 
There will be no viewing. 
The Boyle Funeral Home, Hazleton, is directing the arrangements.
[Published 2/12/1998] 

 

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