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    Doyle L. Wagner Jr.

    Doyle Wagner Jr. 64 of St. John’s passed away Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Doyle Sr. and Marie (Vaccaro) Wagner. He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Hazleton. Doyle was a counterman for the former Gallagher Auto Parts, Hazleton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cookouts at his home. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was Brother; Lawrence. Surviving is his wife the former Charlotte Wise. Daughters; Lisa, Sherri, and Mechelle. Brother; John. Sisters; Pauline and Mary. Grandchildren; Samatha and Shane. Several nieces and…

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    Richard L. Strittmatter

    Richard L. Strittmatter 72 of White Haven passed away Saturday at Smith Healthcare, Mt. Top. Born in Wilkes Barre he was the son of the late Kenneth and Mary (Daniels) Strittmatter. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Mt. Top and was an honorable discharged Army Veteran serving with the “Hell on Wheels 2nd Armored Division”. Rich was a longtime salesman for Feussner Ford. He was a Shriner and a past master of Arbutus Lodge #611 of Free and Accepted Masons, Freeland. Rich enjoyed serving his community with the White Haven Ambulance, collecting Lionel Trains and repairing cars.…

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    Florence Moser

    Florence Moser 76 of White Haven passed away Saturday at her home. Born in Shenandoah she was the daughter of the later Edward and Josephine Gober. She was a seamstress and was a employed by Curry Donuts and Smoke Shop, Freeland. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her Brother; Edward Gober II. Surviving are her Husband; Ronald. Burial will be on Friday March 6th at 10am in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. is in charge of arrangements.  

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    Francis W. Pahler

    Francis W. Pahler 80 of Freeland passed away on Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Born in Mt. Top he was the son of the late Frank and Ethel (Judge) Pahler. He was a long time member of St. John Bosco, Conyngham where he was a longtime Eucharistic minister along with his wife Adeline now a member of St. Jude’s Church, Mt. Top. Before retiring he was a driver for DB Whitebread  and Sons Trucking, Sugarloaf. He loved his grandchildren, muscle cars, NASCAR, Football, his St. Bernard; Duncan, and being a volunteer at the Valley Food Pantry. Preceding him…

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    Leona Deitos

    Leona H. (Wisniewski ) Dei Tos, 88, of Freeland reached her eternal rest on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in St. Luke’s Village health facility surrounded by her family. Born in Hazleton, Leona was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Marcinko) Wisniewski of Jeanesville. She graduated from Hazle Township and married James L. Dei Tos on May 10, 1952. Leona loved cooking, spending time with her family, taking walks around town and perfecting her flower garden. She also adored all of her trips out West to places like California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah with her husband and her son,…

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    Margaret Yencha

    Margaret Yencha 87 of Freeland passed away at her home. Born in Jeddo and was a member of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Freeland. She loved her grandchildren, bingo, playing the lottery, casinos, bird watching, and cooking. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband; Michael, and many brothers and sisters. Surviving is her children; Stephen- Freeland, Michael and his wife Denise- Hazleton, Carol Grohman-White Haven, Andy- Freeland, Susan and her husband Vince Dicintio- Freeland, sister; Irene Broyan, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Private services will be at McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler…

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    Helen M. Bonevich

    Helen M. Bonevich 90 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at Weatherwood Nursing Home, Weatherly. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan (Donish) Evancho. Before retiring, she was responsible for payroll at the Keystone Job Corps, instructor for Empire Beauty School, and operator owner of her own beauty shop. Early in her career she was an assembler for the former Tung-Sol manufacturing in Weatherly. Helen loved her grandson Gordy and enjoyed conversations with her African Grey Bird, Mick. She made a difference in many lives giving motivational speeches to Job Corps students at orientation. Preceding her in death in addition…

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    Bertram G. Torstrup

    Bertram G. “The Bus Driver” Torstrup 87 and a half of Freeland and formally of Selinsgrove who passed away early Thursday morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Brooklyn NY. He was the son of the late Bertram C. and Lillian L. (Bersch) Torstrup. He was a member of Lutheran Faith, Freeland and a life member of the VFW post 5010. Bert was a graduate of Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn and was an honorably discharged Army MP who served during the Korean War 1953 -1954. Before retiring he and his wife ran the Cottage Hotel in Freeland…

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    Lillian Susan Martincek

    Lillian Susan Martincek 79 of Freeland fondly know by her husband as “Ducky” who passed away early Friday morning at Post Acute Medical at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Born in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John and Susan (Mikitka) Halko. She was a member of the former St. John’s Nepoumcence Church, Freeland and a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland. Lillian was a lifelong resident of Freeland and a graduate of St. Ann’s High School she went on to become an LPN from Mercy Hospital, Wilkes Barre. Although initially…

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    Seymour A. Stucker Jr.

    Seymour A. Stucker Jr.82 of Mt. Top passed away peacefully at Mt. Top Senior Care on Saturday January 18. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements.  

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    Marjorie Strittmatter

    Marjorie A. “Marge” Strittmatter 70 of White Haven passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in White Haven she was the daughter of the late Silas and Elmira (McCraken) Keiper. She was a member of Christ United Methodist church- Mt. Top, Eastern Star, and the White Haven Ambulance where she was an honorary board member and president of the ladies auxiliary. Before retiring she was a Residential Service Aid for White Haven Center. Marge loved the beach, antiques, flea markets, crocheting, sewing, making her children’s Halloween costumes, and her cats. Surviving are her husband of 49 years Richard.…

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    Joyce Ann Hrabovecky

    Joyce Ann Hrabovecky 66 of Freeland passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Simko) Hrabovecky. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland. Joyce was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She graduated from Hazleton High School in 1971 and graduated from the Hazleton Area Vo-Tech Practical Nurse program. She worked for Dr. Leocadia T. Prawdzik (Internal Medicine Freeland and Hazleton offices) and retired physician Dr. Robert Baran. Joyce loved all of her nieces, nephews, friends and their children. Joyce…

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    Kimberly A. Whitmer

    Kimberly A. Whitmer 47 of Upper Lehigh passed away Thursday at her home. Born in Hazleton she is the daughter of Pastor Mark Whitmer- Freeland and Ann Marie (Poltrock) Whitmer-Freeland. She loved making religious pictures and crafts. Kim was pursuing a degree in the medical field. Surviving in addition to her parents are Sons; Isaac Pugh- Freeland and Mark Pall. Brother; Mark I. Whitmer- Freeland and Niece; Sophia. Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family in Freeland Cemetery. McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland is in charge of arrangements.  

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    Craig B. Moyer

    Craig B. Moyer 51 of Winfield Pa. passed away Tuesday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born in Sunbury Pa. he was the son of Karen A. (McBride) Moyer and the late Charles E. Moyer. He was a sealer / sander for Wood Mode, Kreamer Pa. Craig enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing, traveling, and football especially Penn State and the Eagles. Surviving is his Companion; Gwen Brought. Son; Michael. Daughter; Samantha. Brother; Charles Eric Moyer. Sisters; Colleen Cutler and her husband Greg and Christine Walters. Granddaughter; Mikayla and many nieces and nephews also survive. Burial will be at the convenience of the…

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    Michael J. Spock Jr.

    Michael J. Spock Jr 84 passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28th at Mountain City Nursing Home. Mike is predeceased by his father Michael, mother Pauline (Kitlan) and his sister Bernardine. He is survived by his Aunt Emma Stasko and many cousins. Arrangements are being held at McNulty Funeral Home 494 East Butler Dr. Freeland on Friday, December 6th. Viewing 10AM and service at 11AM at the funeral home. Interment at St. Peters and Paul Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Michael’s Orthodox Church 451 Fern St. Freeland Pa. 18224.

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    Catherine M. Okrasinski

    Catherine M. Okrasinski 86 of Freeland passed away Wednesday at her home surrounded by her family. Born March 20, 1933 in Freeland she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Cibula) Gresh. She was a member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church and rosary society, Freeland. Before retiring she was a tester for the former RCA and Tonsol Electronics. Catherine enjoyed taking care of her many generations of children, swimming at the YMCA and Mt. Laurel, and her trips to Wildwood. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was her Husband; Leon 2003. Brothers; George and…

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    Josephine LaRock

    Josephine LaRock 76 formally of Sandy Valley passed away Wednesday morning at Weatherwood Nursing, Weatherly. Born in Wilmington she was the daughter of the late William and Irene (Grochowski) McLaughlin. She was a member of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland. Before retiring she was a cashier for Rite Aid, White Haven. She volunteered her time to the American Legion Post 473 and the VFW post 6615 where she was a life member of the ladies auxiliary attending many conferences of the VFW with her husband. Preceding her in death in addition to her…

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    Mary C. Kochie

    Mary C Kochie, 98. passed away Saturday morning at St Lukes Nursing Home, Hazleton. Mary originally from Freeland had been residing as  a guest at The Laurels in Hazleton. Born in Freeland June 6, 1921 she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Kochie. She was a member of St Johns Nepomucence Church and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St Ann’s Church, Freeland Before retiring she was employed as a seamstress at the Freeland Overall Factory. Mary enjoyed knitting and crocheting and in so giving her many pieces to friends and family. Preceding her in…