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Maria T. Marino 
April 20, 1999 
Maria T. Marino, 62, of Pocono Summit died Tuesday, April 20, at home. She was the wife of Joseph Marino.
She was born in New York City, the daughter of Josephine (Guardino) and the late John Fusco.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Marino was employed as a bookkeeper.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Mount Church in Mount Pocono.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, John O'Shea of Effort; a daughter, Jeanine Zelo of Long Island, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.
Monsignor Arthur Kaschenbach will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 23, at St. Mary of the Mount Church, Fairview Avenue, Mount Pocono. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery in East Stroudsburg.
There will be a viewing on Wednesday, April 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bolock Funeral Home, Corner of Routes 940 and 390, Paradise Valley.
Bolock Funeral Home
Rts. 940 & 390, Paradise Valley

Joyce O. Edney
April 19, 1999
Joyce O. Edney, 86, of Saylorsburg, died on Monday, April 19, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in Allentown. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. Edney.
She was born in New York City, a daughter of the late Normand and Beatrice (Millar) Olmstead. She had been a resident of Saylorsburg for the past 9 years. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Stroudsburg.
She is survived by three daughters, Isabel Hewitt of Monroe, N.Y., Elizabeth Nanovic of North Yarmouth, Maine, and Cynthia Holmes of East Meadow, N.Y.; a son, Robert N. Edney of Horseheads, N.Y.; two sisters, Beatrice Nichols of Saylorsburg and Faith Olmstead of East Stroudsburg; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Normand H. Olmstead.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. in the Christ Episcopal Church, 205 N. 7th Street, Stroudsburg with Father Joseph DeAscetis officiating.
Interment will be on Saturday, April 24, at noon in the Hillside Cemetery, Wilton, Connecticut. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg.
At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jenns' House (a Hospice House), 347 North West Street, Allentown, PA 18102-5651.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg

Michael J. De Zinna 
October 7, 1999 
Michael J. De Zinna, 67, of Middle Smithfield Township, died Thursday, Oct. 7, at his home. He was the husband of Rose C. (Tomone) De Zinna.
Born August 26, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late John and Margaret (Columbia) De Zinna.
He was the owner of Hobby Hut in East Stroudsburg, for the past eight years. Prior to that, he had worked as a design engineer and northeastern representative for Merrill Manufacturing Company of Wisconsin.
He served in the New York State National Guard and was called into active duty in the Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Bushkill, where he was a member of the choir and a lector. He was instrumental in the design and construction of the new church when it was built 10 years ago.
A member of the Italian Club of Stroudsburg, he was voted their Man of the Year in 1993. He was a first degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus at St. John's. A volunteer fireman for many years, he served as president of the Roslyn, New York Fire Company, from 1967 to 1977.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, John De Zinna of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Michael De Zinna of Brodheadsville, Thomas De Zinna of Effort, and James De Zinna of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; two stepsons, Marco Furino of North Babylon, N.Y. and Joseph Furino of Westbury, N.Y.; two sisters, Phyllis Kruse of Long Island, N.Y. and Patricia De Zinna of Lake Ariel; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Kruse and his former wife, Frances De Zinna of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at St. John's Catholic Church in Bushkill, with the Rev. Msgr. Kevin O'Neil as celebrant. Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 11, at Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in East Stroudsburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, R.R. 2, Box 2138, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg 

Madalyn I. Gower 
October 8, 1999 
Madalyn I. Gower, 72, of Pocono Summit, died Friday, Oct. 8, in her home. She was the wife of Millard M. Gower. They had observed their 53rd wedding anniversary last April.
Born in Long Pond, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Helen (Bellis) Knecht.
She was a member of the VFW Post 3448 Ladies Auxiliary in Mount Pocono and the American Legion Post 413 Ladies Auxiliary in Pocono Lake.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, David Gower of Gilbert and Gary Gower of Fuwanee, Ga.; a daughter, Patricia Dooley of Pocono Pines; four brothers, Alfred and Richard Knecht of Bartonsville, Arthur Knecht of Pocono Lake, and Charles Knecht of Tobyhanna; Carolyn Clark of Tremont, Alberta Gardner of Long Pond, Louise Smale of Kunkletown, and Arlene Kibler of Bath; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, in the William H. Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodheadsville, with the Rev. Nevin Kershner officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Long Pond Cemetery in Tunkhannock Township. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. until time of the service on Monday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 1273 North Ninth Street, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360.
William H. Kresge Funeral Home 
Route 209, Brodheadsville 

Walter E. Decker 
October 6, 1999 
Walter E. Decker, 75, of Stroudsburg died early Wednesday morning, October 6, in Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of June (Doll) Decker to whom he had been married for 53 years on June 7, 1999.
Born on April 29, 1924, in Delaware Water Gap, he was the son of the late Fred and Lillian (Ebener) Decker and had lived in the area all of his life. He was a mechanical engineer having worked for the Stroudsburg Engine Works for thirty-five years, retiring in 1986. A veteran of World War II, he served in the First Marine Division in the Pacific.
A graduate of Stroudsburg High School and Lafayette College in 1950, he was a member and Past President of the Optimist Club of Stroudsburg. He was a member of the BPO Elks #319, East Stroudsburg; the George N. Kemp Post 346, American Legion, East Stroudsburg; the J. Simpson Africa F & AM 628, Stroudsburg; and the Thomas P. Lambert Post 2540 VFW, East Stroudsburg. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1106, Stroudsburg.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Allen and her husband, Mark, of Encinitas, Calif.; a granddaughter, Rachel Allen of Encinitas, Calif.; a grandson, Jason Allen and his wife, Mandy, of Temecula, Calif; and a great granddaughter, Katherine Allen of Temecula, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning, October 9, in the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg, with Rev. Kevin L. Hunter officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mountainview Mausoleum, East Stroudsburg.
There will be a viewing from 7 to 8:30 p.m.Friday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main St., Stroudsburg 

Shawn L. Blood 
October 8, 1999 
Shawn L. Blood, 29, of Effort, died Friday, Oct. 8, at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg.
Born in East Stroudsburg, he was the son of Harrie L. and Ellen M. (Possinger) Blood of Effort.
He had been a mechanic for Sears & Roebuck in Stroudsburg for 15 years. He was of the Episcopal faith. He was a 1988 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Linda Musto of Effort; a brother, Clifford C. Blood and his wife Tammy of Reading; paternal grandmother, Anna M. Blood of Bethlehem; maternal grandfather, Clifford Possinger of Stroudsburg; a nephew, Tyler Blood and two nieces, Alyssa Blood and Lauren Blood, all of Reading; and several aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Route 209, Gilbert, with the Rev. Gerald Miller officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Marfan Foundation, 382 Main Street, Port Washington, N.Y. 11050-3121.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home 
Route 209, Gilbert 

Gloria Barci 
October 7, 1999 
Gloria Barci, 76, of Winona Lakes, Middlesmith Township, was dead on arrival Thursday, Oct. 7, at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late Augustine P. "Gus" Barci.
Born March 11, 1923, in Ozone Park, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edith (Bradburn) Morgan.
She was active in the Winona Lakes Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her son, Robert J. Barci of Long Island, N.Y. and daughter, Joyce Galante of Valley Stream, N.Y.; and two granddaughters.
A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, in the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, with Father Daniel Yenkevich, officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, Shoemakers.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg 

Kenneth W. Kruse Sr. 
October 8, 1999 
Kenneth W. Kruse Sr., 77, of Stroudsburg, died Friday, Oct. 8, at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of the late Mary (Weiss) Kruse and the late Dorothy L. (Kirkhuff) Kruse.
Born on December 19, 1921 in Neosho, Mo., he was the son of the late Charles William and Sarah Alice (Jones) Kruse and had come to Stroudsburg in the early 1940s. He had been co-owner of Twin City TV in Stroudsburg, general manager of Firestone in East Stroudsburg, service manager of Abeloff Pontiac in Stroudsburg, and retired from the East Stroudsburg Post Office.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He attended the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1106, Stroudsburg, BPO Elks 319, East Stroudsburg, and a former member of the Acme Hose Fire Company in East Stroudsburg.
He is survived by a son Kenneth W. Kruse Jr. of Bartonsville; a grandson, Brian Kruse of Bartonsville; two granddaughters, Jennifer Lynn Kruse and Marybeth Kruse, both of Bartonsville; a great granddaughter, Tiffani Amber Kruse of Bartonsville; two stepsons, Harold S. Sandt of Stroudsburg and Robert E. Sandt of East Stroudsburg; a stepdaughter, Constance Pusateri of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Alfred Charles Kruse of Ronan, Mont.; three sisters, Alice Eaton of Mayer, Ariz, Wanetta McTargert of Moab, Utah, and Addie Zimmerman of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; 10 step grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Thomas E. Anderman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, 547 Main Street, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360.
William H. Clark Funeral Home 
1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg

John J. Frank Jr. 
November 16, 1999 
John J. Frank Jr., 76, of Kunkletown, died Tuesday, November 16, at his home.
Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late John J. Frank Sr. and Mary (McCormick) Frank.
He was the husband of the late Cherie (Catcott) Frank who died in 1993 and his first wife Dorothy (McCarthy) Frank who died in 1978.
He had worked in Retail Sales for Genesco Inc. for over 50 years retiring in 1989.
He was a United States Marine Veteran having served during World War II. He was a member of the 6th Marine Division Association.
He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert where he served as a Eucharistic Minister.
He was also a member of the Msgr. Connell McHugh Council #7141 Knights of Columbus of Brodheadsville. He was a member of the VFW Post #3616 in Woodridge, N.J. He was also a member of the Fairview Senior Citizens in Brodheadsville.
He is survived by three sons, John Frank III of Woodridge, N.J., James Frank of Berkeley Heights, N.J., and Kevin Frank of Lake Hiawathia, N.J.; four daughters, Mary Ann Quince of Northport, N.Y., Kathleen Dabrowski of Califon, N.J., Margaret Hill of Gilbert, and Theresa Frank of Parsippany, N.J.; one step daughter, Kathy Taylor of Phillipsburg, N.J.; one brother, Vincent T. Frank of New Milford, N.J.; three sisters, Margaret Free of Kresgeville, Rosemary Frank of Kearny, N.J., and Patricia Gade of Hendersonville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and four step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Frank.
A Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday, November 19, at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Gilbert with the Rev. Father William McCawley celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, N.J. There will be no viewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Box 38, Brodheadsville, PA 18322.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home 
Route 209, Gilbert 

Martha J. Romano 
November 16, 1999 
Martha J. Romano of 9 East Main Street, Weatherly, and formerly of the Stroudsburg area, passed away at Weatherwood Carbon County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center early Tuesday morning.
She was the widow of Louis V. Romano Sr., who died in February of this year.
Born in Ashland, Ohio, on February 25, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William F. and Jennie V. (Witmer) Weber.
She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Weatherly, where she was a former member of the choir and the Salem Women's Fellowship.
Prior to retirement, she worked at the Reed & Lovatt Silk Mill and Tung-Sol Plant in Weatherly. She was also employed at the Teddy Bear Discount Store in Stroudsburg.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Sosnowski; a son, Frank L. Romano; and a sister, Mary Marusak.
Surviving are sons, Louis V. Romano Jr. of Weatherly and Paul W. Romano of Effort; a sister, Ruth Huhn, and a brother, Leo Weber, both of Weatherly; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, Weatherly, on Friday, at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Barry G. Harbach, pastor of Salem U.C.C. and Rev. Donald J. Stump Sr., Pastor Emeritus.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Weatherly.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The family requests donations in her memory be made to the Salem Tower Fund, c/o Salem United Church of Christ, Third & Fell Streets, Weatherly, PA 18255.
Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home 
Weatherly

Joseph R. Check 
February 29, 2000 
Joseph R. Check, 79, of Cresco, died Tuesday, February 29, at Pocono Medical Center. He was the husband of Marlane A. (Burke) Check.
Born in Plains, he was the son of the late Emeory and Mary (Druchala) Check.
He was an army veteran. He served as a Sergeant in the First Special Forces during WWII. 
He retired from the Pocono Garden Lodge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Jo Fabian of Seattle, Wash., and Joann M. Summers of Cresco; two sons, Joseph J. Check and Robert E. Check, both of Allentown; one brother, Emory Check of Mount Pocono; and four grandchildren.
He is predeceased by four brothers, Steve, John, Frank, and Edward, and one sister, Susan. 
Friends may call at the James M. Hook & Co. Funeral Directors, 35 Sterling Road, Mount Pocono, on Thursday, March 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, March 3, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the Mount Church, Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m. with Msgr. Arthur Kaschenbach officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
James M. Hook & Co. 
35 Sterling Rd., Mt. Pocono 

Thelma Larue Grinaway 
March 1, 2000 
Thelma Larue Grinaway, 83, of Coal Township, died Wednesday, March 1, at Shamokin Area Community Hospital. She was the wife of the late Theodore Grinaway who died March 2, 1960.
Born in Ranshaw, she was a daughter of the late James J. and Alice Ruth (Hess) Purcell. She had attended Kulpmont schools.
She was a dietary aid for Mt. View Manor Nursing Home in Coal Township.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Shamokin, the Uniontown Fire Company Auxiliary, and a former Democratic Committee woman.
She is survived by her daughters and sons, Mrs. Larue Werzinsky of Enola, Dr. George and Kathy Grinaway of Plains, Mr. Donald and Peggy Grinaway of Shamokin, and Robert and Diane Grinaway of Stroudsburg.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Purcell; sister, Naomi Kromko, and daughter, Doris Grinaway.
Friends may call on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Street in Shamokin.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in Northumberland Memorial Park.
The family requests that donations be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 117 N. Eighth Street, Shamokin, PA 17872 or Shamokin Area Community Hospital, 4200 Hospital Road, Coal Twp., PA 17866.
Farrow Funeral Home 
6th & Chestnut Sts., Shamokin

Susie A. Cusimano
June 16, 2000 
Susie A. Cusimano, 75, of East Stroudsburg, entered into eternal peace on Friday, June 16, at Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late Bernard Cusimano, who passed away in 1995.
Born on July 31, 1924, in New York City, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Rose (Rocchio) Pocorobba. She was greatly loved and will be missed by many.
She was of the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Stroudsburg. She was also a member of the Barrett Senior Center in Mountainhome.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan A. Reynolds of East Stroudsburg and Ree Cann of Las Vegas, Nev.; one son, Bernard Cusimano of Pahrump, Nev.; one sister, Anna Mucci of Bronx, N.Y.; three brothers, Benjamin Pocorobba of Florida, Joseph Pocorobba of New Jersey and Michael Pocorobba of Long Island, N.Y.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Ave., East Stroudsburg, with Monsignor John A. Bergamo officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20. Entombment will take place at the Prospect Cemetery.
Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home 
27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg 

William K. Barlip 
June 16, 2000 
William K. "Smiling Bill" Barlip, 61, of R.R. 3 Kunkletown, died Friday, June 16, at his residence. He was the husband of Denise D. Howey Barlip.
Born April 30, 1939, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert and Miriam (Beller) Barlip.
He was employed as a motor coach operator for Palmeri Travelways, Folks Township. Prior to that, he worked in the re-conditioning department of Abeloff Pontiac, Stroudsburg, and for FKM Advertising in Wescosville.
He was a self-taught musician, and he was a keyboard player for the GABB Band, Southern Comfort, Country Gold and the Scott Bedford Four.
He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Brodheadsville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lisa DeSousa, wife of Steve, of Catasauqua, Jamielee Barlip and Alicia Barlip, both at home; three sisters, Miriam Barlip, Gladys Velez and Delores Rosario, all of Allentown; one brother, Bruce Barlip of Trexlertown; two grandchildren, Chelsea and Alexia of Catasauqua; nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene Velazquez.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Route 209, Gilbert. Pastor Lloyd Stevens will be officiating. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in trust for the children, care of Denise D. Barlip, R.R. 3 Box 621B, Kunkletown, PA 18058.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home 
Route 209, Gilbert 

Miles V. Bush Sr. 
June 16, 2000 
Miles V. Bush Sr., 68, of Trachsville died Friday at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice Unit, 17th and Chew Street, Allentown.
He was the husband of the late Geraldine (Shive) Bush. They were married for 39 years before she died in 1992.
Miles was born August 8th 1931 in Bethlehem, the son of the late Victor and Lottie (Moll) Bush.
He was an electrician on home and commerical work until his retirement in 1977.
He was a Korean War Veteran having served in the Army, decorated with a Purple Heart, four Bronze Stars, and a Presidential Unit Citation presented to him by President Eisenhower. Prior to his combat service he was a courier a the Pentagon. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 5588 of Effort and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16. He was an avid hunter and known as the "Groundhog Wacker." He was a member of the Palmerton, Petersville, Kunkletown and Ontolaunee hunting clubs. He is survived by a companion Betty Gruber of Palmerton, two sons Miles V. Bush Jr. of RR2 Palmerton, and Robert Bush of Bethlehem; two daughters Shirley, wife of John Kline Sr. of Kresgeville and Mary Ann, wife of Robert Mangan of Trachsville; four sisters Eleanor Hallman, Marion Weaver, Joyce Boksan, and Nancy Ann Wagner, all of Bethlehem; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother David Bush.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, June 20, at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home Inc., Route 209, Gilbert. Interment will follow at the Franklin Heights Memorial Park, Weissport. Viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 South 12th Street, Allentown PA 18103.
Donald N. Gower Funeral Home Inc. 
Route 209, Gilbert 

Edward B. Evans
June 17, 2000
Edward B. Evans, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday at home. He owned and operated the Edward B. Evens Funeral Home on Parrish Street in Wilkes-Barre for 55 years, retiring at the end of 1999. Since his retirement he has served as a consultant to the Leo P. Lehman Funeral Home on Hazle Avenue in Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Stanley and Louise (Hughes) Evans. He was married to Peggy Fraley Evans for 47 years. Mrs. Evans passed away in March 1991.
A graduate of Meyers High School and Dolan Mortuary College, he was a member of the Luzerne County Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the National Directors Association.
Mr. Evans was active in local and national antique and classic automobile clubs. He was a life long member of the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, a member of the Irem Temple AAONMS, the Irem Temple Country Club, Lodge 61 of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Caldwell Consistory.
He is survived by three sons, James B., of Mountaintop, Jeffrey M., of Mountainhome, and Richard L., of Nanticoke. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward L., in 1945, a daughter, Judi Smith, in 1994 and a son, Mark E., in 1995. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, Parrish and Loomis Streets, Wilkes-Barre, with Rev. Donald Hartshorne officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Edward B. Evans/Leo P. Lehman Funeral Home, 689 Hazle Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Children's Charities in care of Irem Temple, 52 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Edward B. Evans/ Leo P. Lehman Funeral Home 
689 Hazle Avenue, Wilkes-Barre


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