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Adolph J. Antanavage
Adolph J. Antanavage, 93, of 56 Main St., Shaft, died Tuesday at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. 
Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Antanavage. 
He was last employed as a carpenter for the Raven Run Coal Co., Shenandoah. 
He was a member of St. George's Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah. 
His wife, the former Anna Yadakos, died in 1993. 
Surviving are a son, Joseph, Strausstown; a daughter, Joan Antanavage, Philadelphia; two grandchildren. 
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. George's Church. Interment will be in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah. 
[Published October 18, 2000]

Camilla Mae Mauro
Camilla Mae Mauro, 80, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, died Monday in Williamsburg, Va. 
Born in Landingville, Oct. 23, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Pasquale and Luisa Guarnieri Coronti. 
She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven. 
Her husband, Anthony Sr., died in 1990; a daughter, Margaret Mauro, died in 1957. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Louise Slane, Williamsburg, and Lucy Billings, Pottsville; a son, Anthony Jr., Assonett, Mass; a sister, Cecelia Schaeffer, Elk Mills, Md; seven grandchildren; a great-grandson. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Ambrose Church. Interment will be in St. Ambrose Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published October 18, 2000]

Clarence C. "Toot" Stein
Clarence C. "Toot" Stein, 87, of Pottsville, died Monday evening at Pottsville Hospital. 
Born in Pottsville, June 7, 1913, he was a son of the late Elmer and Bertha Bailey Stein. He was a lifelong Pottsville resident. He was a 1933 graduate of Pottsville High School. 
He was plant manager of Yuengling Grainery, formerly known as Pottsville Feed Co. He retired as maintenance supervisor at Pottsville Area High School. 
He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Pottsville. He was a basketball official and horseman. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Norman. 
Surviving are his wife, the former Jessie M. Jonathan; a daughter, Diane Brobst, Wilmington, Del.; several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Inc., Pottsville. The Rev. Marianne L. Unger will officiate. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.
[Published October 18, 2000]

Dennis E. Sitlinger
Dennis E. Sitlinger, 52, of 714 Pottsville St., Wiconisco, died Tuesday at home. 
Born in Lykens Township, Feb. 22, 1948, he was a son of Russell and Mary Shadel Sitlinger, RD Lykens. 
He was an independent truck driver and was a certified fire warden. 
He was a member of the Independent Miners Association. 
A brother, James, died Oct. 15. 
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, the former Judith A. Kulp; two daughters, Teresa M. Ridenour and Tammy L. Ruch, both of Wiconisco; two brothers, Kenneth, RD Lykens, and David; three sisters, Marilyn Hepler and Janet Klinger, both of Gratz, and Deborah Kissinger, Herndon; four grandchildren. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from John M. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens. The Rev. Jeffrey A. Wagner will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery, RD Lykens.
[Published October 18, 2000]

Metody C. George
Services for Metody C. George, 67, of 430 Fairview St., Pottsville, who died Monday evening at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from James H. Evans Funeral Home Inc., Saint Clair. The Very Rev. Michael Hatrak will officiate. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Saint Clair. 
Born in Yugoslavia, he was a son of the late Cvetan and Yordanka Georgevic. 
He had been owner of the former Park Restaurant, Shenandoah, and the former Coffee Mill, Pottsville. 
He was of the Russian Orthodox faith. 
He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters. 
Surviving are his wife, the former Zdravka Nickolvski; two daughters, Milka DeLellis, Saint Clair, and Suzanna Adams, Pottsville; a brother, George Georgevic, Pottsville; nieces and nephews.
[Published October 18, 2000]

Katherine R. Wagner
Katherine R. Wagner, 92, of Coatesville, formerly of Pottsville, died Tuesday morning at Pottsville Hospital. 
Born in Pottsville, Sept. 21, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Elise Lambert Madara. She attended Pottsville schools. 
She was employed by Coldren Knitting Mills, Schuylkill Haven, for 15 years. 
She was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church, Pottsville, and Caln Privileged Citizens Association, Coatesville. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard, in 1974; three brothers, William, Wallace and Paul Madara. 
Surviving are a brother, Frank Madara, Pottsville; nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday from Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Inc., Pottsville. The Rev. Bonnie Yeager will officiate. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. 
[Published October 18, 2000]

James M. "Van" Lally Sr.
Private services and interment for James M. "Van" Lally Sr., 66, of 36 High Road, Lost Creek, who died Monday at North East Veterans Hospital, Scranton, will be held at the convenience of the family. Robert M. McDonald Funeral Home, Girardville, is in charge of arrangements. 
Born in Lost Creek, he was a son of the late Patrick and Rose LaJoie Lally. 
He was a Navy veteran. 
He was employed by Pagnotti Inc. 
He was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Lost Creek, and United Mine Workers of America. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Patrick; three sisters, Barbara Cooney, Berniece Nemphius and Mary Smith. 
Surviving are his wife, the former Ann Marie Chuplis; two sons, Dennis, Girardville, and James, Lost Creek; two daughters, Rosairi Miller, Lost Creek, and Kathryn R. Lally, Philadelphia; a brother, Martin, Lemoyne; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild.
[Published October 18, 2000]

John L. Klinger
John L. Klinger, 73, formerly of Trevorton, died Tuesday morning at Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville. 
Born in Shamokin, July 19, 1927, he was a son of the late Harold and Jennie Quartz Klinger. He attended Shamokin schools. 
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and the Philippine Liberation Campaign as a first mate in the U.S. Coast Guard. 
He was of the Lutheran faith and a member of the Trevorton Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilbert, Harold and William. 
Surviving are two sisters, Ann Lindenmuth, Ashland, and Jennie Roth, Shamokin; nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Chaplain Emily Forman will officiate. Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published October 18, 2000]

Margaret M. Bosler
Margaret M. Bosler, 74, of Elmhurst, N.Y., died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter-in-law, Janet Bosler, Friedensburg. 
Born in Queens, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1926, she was a daughter of the late John and Irene Dwyer McNamara. 
She was a supervisor for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. 
She was a member of Ascension Catholic Church, New York. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E., in 1982; a son, John H. 
Surviving are two sons, Paul, Harrisburg, and Edward, New Jersey; a brother, Joseph McNamara, Tennessee; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. 
Services will be held at Walter Funeral Home, Queens. Interment will be in Pine Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y. H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove, is in charge of local arrangements.
[Published October 18, 2000]

Bernard C. "Barney" Weiss
Bernard C. "Barney" Weiss, 64, of 717 Reber St., Shoemakersville, died Thursday at Laurel Center, Tilden Township, where he lived since May 25. 
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Francis P. and Berthilla Glunz Weiss. 
He was employed as a meat cutter since 1966 for Jack Leininger Meats Inc. at Reading Fairgrounds Market, retiring in 1998. 
He was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Tilden Township. 
Surviving are his wife, the former Augusta M. Schappell; three brothers, Louis, Shenandoah, and Carl and Gerald, both of Pottsville. 
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., Hamburg. Interment will be in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township. 
[Published June 8, 2001]

Catherine M. Novack
Catherine M. Novack, 91, of Pottsville, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. 
Born in Cumbola, April 27, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Krutulis Kozlosky. 
She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J.; several brothers and sisters. 
Surviving are three sons, Bernard P., Michigan, Paul J., Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Michael J., Pottsville; three daughters, Frances Lipshaw, Frackville, Marian Crochunis, New Philadelphia, and Mary Novack, Pottsville; two brothers, Stanley Kozlosky, Harrisburg, and John Kozlosky, Edison, N.J.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Church. There will be no procession from Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Inc., Pottsville, to the church and no calling hours Friday evening. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Philadelphia. 
[Published June 8, 2001]

Harold A. Ackerman
Harold A. Ackerman, 59, of Avon Lake, Ohio, died Thursday at Community Health Partners Hospital and Surgical Center, Lorain, Ohio. 
Born in Pittsburgh, Dec. 19, 1941, he was a son of the late Harold James Ackerman and Etta Johnston Yanda and his stepfather, Kenneth Yanda. He lived in Avon Lake for 22 years and was formerly from Cleveland, Ohio, and Germanville. He was a 1961 graduate of Shaw High School, Cleveland. 
He served in the Army from 1961-64. 
He was employed as a logistics consultant from Distribution Data, Inc. for 12 years 
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Elaine Freeman.; a son, Gregory A., Parma, Ohio; a daughter, Michelle E. Covell, Frederick, Md; three brothers, Ronald Snyder, Richmond Heights, Ohio, Arthur Ackerman, New Hampshire, and Kenneth Yanda, Cleveland; three sisters, Jeanette Deskins, Florida, and Evelynne Catanese and Elizabeth Yanda, both of Cleveland; nieces and nephews. 
Memorial service was held at State Road Community Church, Parma, Ohio. Busch-Burmeister Family Chapel, Avon Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
[Published June 8, 2001]

Joseph Rushinock
Joseph Rushinock, 86, of 70 W. Juniper St., Hazleton, died Wednesday at Hazleton General Hospital. 
Born in Sheppton, he was a son of the late Ignatius and Mary Dennis Rushinock. 
He was a Navy veteran of World War II. 
He was retired from the food service industry. 
He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Sheppton. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Elizabeth Lucas; four brothers, Metro, Steve, John and Michael; four sisters, Mary Dyce, Sue Baran, Ann Rushinski and Julia Andrews. 
Surviving are a son, Joseph, Bahamas; nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Saturday from Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home, Inc., Hazleton. Divine Liturgy with Office of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
[Published June 8, 2001]

John J. Patton
John J. Patton, 74, Edison, N.J., died Tuesday at St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick, N.J.. 
Born in McAdoo, he was a son of the late Alex and Teresa Boyle Patton. He was a 1945 graduate of McAdoo High School, where he was a member of Class B state championship basketball team. 
He was an Army veteran of World War II. 
He was employed at Delco-Remy Division of General Motors Corp., New Brunswick, N.J., for 37 years, retiring in 1986. 
He was a member of St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, Edison. 
He was preceded in death by four brothers, William, Alex, Francis and James; a sister, Marie Farrel. 
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, the former Connie Malatesta; two sons, Thomas J. and John J. Jr., both of Edison; five brothers, Eugene, Tresckow, Larry, McAdoo, Robert and Charles, both of Warminster, and Joseph, Old Bridge, N.J.; a sister, Teresa Wahl, Warminster; a granddaughter; nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from Boylan Funeral Home, Edison. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Piscataway, N.J.
[Published June 8, 2001]

Maj. Edward Francis Parkinson
Maj. Edward Francis Parkinson, 80, of 427 Hillcroft Ave., Schuylkill Haven died Thursday at Rest Haven nursing home, Schuylkill Haven. 
Born in Ilion, N.Y., he was a son of the late Richard and Agnes Darrow Parkinson. He was a graduate of Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science, and attended Washington State College. 
He served in the Army and Air Force, serving in World War II and Korean War, and retired after 20 years of service. 
He was formerly employed as a Computer Analyst with the Air Force in Washington, D.C. 
He was a member of St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven, Elks Lodge and a lifelong member of Rainbow Hose Company, Schuylkill Haven. 
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. 
Surviving are his wife, the former Eva Kadingo, to whom he was married 38 years, three sons, Richard D., Buffalo, N.Y., Michael Dean, California. and Timothy J., Houston, Texas; four daughters, Susan, Arkansas, Debra, Ilion, Dian Williams, Philadelphia, and Adrian Melissinos, Houston; a brother, John, Maryland; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ambrose Church by the Rev. Eric J. Gruber. There will be no calling hours Sunday evening. Interment, with military honors, will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. James H. Evans Funeral Home Inc., Saint Clair, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published June 8, 2001]

Thomas D. Gergal
Thomas D. Gergal, 73, of Moravian Manor, Lititz, Lancaster County, formerly of West Mount Vernon Street, Shenandoah, died Wednesday at the manor. 
Born in Shenandoah, Aug. 15, 1927, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Radziak Gergal. He was a 1944 graduate of J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah. 
A 25-year naval career serviceman, Gergal retired at the rank of chief gunner's mate and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. 
He was a member of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah, Shenandoah AMVETS, Polish-American Fire Company, Shenandoah, Lith's Club, Shenandoah, Six-County Fireman's Association, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1463, Lititz, Fleet Reserve Association and AARP. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Robert. 
Surviving are three brothers, Francis L., Wilson, N.Y., and John A. and Edward L., both of Lancaster; nieces and nephews; cousins, 
Services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment will take place in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
[Published June 8, 2001]

Viola M. McQuade
Viola M. McQuade, 85, of Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, died Thursday at the Hometown Nursing Center. 
Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Rollis Kozlosky. She was a former resident of Lake Hauto, MaryD and Bronx, N.Y. 
She was a retired waitress and was last employed at Childs Restaurant, New York City. 
She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Bronx, where she was a hospital volunteer. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, John H., in 1992; two sisters, Ann Moser and Beatrice Kozlosky; four brothers, Frank Kozlosky, Joseph Burnett, Albert Burnett and Edward Burnett. 
Surviving are three sisters, Blanche Delby, Seattle, Wash., and Marie DeMaria and Agnes Katula, both of Lake Hauto; nieces and nephews. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nesquehoning. Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. August M. Gulla Funeral Home, Coaldale, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published June 8, 2001]


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