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    Peter Hoherchak

      Peter P. Hoherchak, 89, of Jim Thorpe, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Lehighton Campus.  He was the husband of Claire (Schweibinz) Hoherchak, and they were married for 59 years.  Born in the Coalport section of Jim Thorpe, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary (Rimsky) Hoherchak.   Pete was one of eleven children, born in 1930.  Educated in local schools, he served with the 14th Armored Division of the U.S….

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    Rasami Nester

    Rasami Nester, 73, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, March 12th in her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Joseph Nester who had died in 2006.  Born in Thailand, she emigrated to the United States with her husband Joseph and daughter Mary and they settled in Nesquehoning.   She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe PA.  Prior to that she…

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    Marylynn LaRizzio

    Marylynn LaRizzio, 68, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Luke’s Miner’s Memorial Hospital in Coaldale PA.  Born in Jim Thorpe, she was a daughter of the late John and Annetta M. (DeHaven) LaRizzio.  She was a lifelong resident of Nesquehoning and was of the Lutheran Faith.  Surviving is a twin sister Maryjean LaRizzio of Nesquehoning and nieces and nephews.  She was…

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    Jane Beury

    Jane A. (Kovatch) Beury, 61, of Nesquehoning, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten Hospital in Lehighton surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of George H. Beury and they had been married for 39 years.  Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late John J. “Sonny” Kovatch Jr., and Helen (Yelito) Kovatch.  She was a 1976 graduate of Panther Valley High School and attended Penn State University after which she…

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    Mary Riccette

    Mary E. Riccette, 91, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 15th at St. Luke’s Miner’s Memorial Hospital in Coaldale.  She was the wife of the late Angelo Riccette, who preceded her in death in 2011.  They had been married for 65 years.  Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late Joseph “Bandy” Rutch and Elizabeth (Holish) Rutch.  She was a graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School and then worked as a…

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    Mary Ricette

    Mary E. Ricette, 91, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 15th at St. Luke’s Miner’s Memorial Hospital in Coaldale.  She was the wife of the late Angelo Ricette, who preceded her in death in 2011.  They had been married for 65 years.  Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late Joseph “Bandy” Rutch and Elizabeth (Holish) Rutch.  She was a graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School and then worked as a trimmer…

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    Jason Fritz

    Jason P. Fritz, 40, of Allentown PA, formerly of Jim Thorpe, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 18th at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.  He was the son of Paul. L. Fritz, with whom he resided, and Cheryl (Hammer) Yanick of Lehighton. Born in Allentown, Jason grew up in Jim Thorpe and then graduated from Northampton High School.  He worked as a Union Electrician and was of the Christian Faith.  Jason enjoyed reading, bike riding and…

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    Frances Kochaba

    Frances J. (Brinkos) Kochaba, 84, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 6th, at St. Luke’s Miner’s Memorial Hospital in Coaldale PA. She was the wife of Edward T. Kochaba and had been married for 63 years.  Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Rusnak) Brinkos.  Frances attended Lansford High School and was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1953.  She then attended Ryder University and trained as a lab…

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    Rev. Daniel Bitsko

    Rev. Daniel J. Bitsko, 82, of New Britain, PA, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services in Montgomeryville, PA. Born in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Frank and Helen (Zelinka) Bitsko. He was a graduate of the former Coaldale High School and was a graduate of Duquesne University. He then joined the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Pittsburgh where he fulfilled his vocation of becoming a Byzantine Catholic Priest….

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    Carolyn “Cary” Sinclair

    Carolyn “Cary” Sinclair, 84, of Walnutport, passed away on July 17, 2019, in Allentown.  She was born in DeKalb County, Indiana to the late Virgil H. Kimes, Sr. and Dorothy M. (Kelley) Kimes, and was the wife of the late Howard Sinclair. She is survived by her eight children, Thomas Cormier, Jr., of Easton, PA, Regina Gabriel, of Coplay, PA, Michael (Cindy) Cormier,  of Lehighton, PA, Steven (Raeanne) Cormier, of Walnutport, PA, Kevin Cormier, of Newnan, GA, Anne (John…

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    Louis Higgins Jr.

    Louis Higgins, Jr. 89 died on June 15, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital Gnaden Huetten campus in Lehighton surrounded by his loving family.   He was the husband of Althea (Steigerwalt) Higgins and they resided in the Lake Hauto section of Nesquehoning PA.  They celebrated 61 years of marriage in February, 2019.  Born on March 8, 1930 in Nesquehoning, he was the son of the late Louis Sr. and Anna (Marek) Higgins.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in…

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    Vincent Hydro Sr.

    Vincent Hydro Sr., 89, of Nesquehoning PA, entered into eternal rest on Sunday June 9th at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of the late Joan (Ulshafer) Hydro, who preceded him in death in 2006.  Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Hanisuk) Hydro.  Vince worked for 35 years as a Federal Worker at the Tobyhanna Army Depot, working in many different capacities, with his last position being in Calibrations.  He…

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    Joan Haupt

    Joan Ann Haupt, 79, of Rohrersville MD, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 18th at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown MD, with her husband William L. Haupt at her side. They would have been married 56 years this June.  Born in Nesquehoning PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Juliana (Dotsie) Pancoe, and was a 1957 graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School and then attended the Allentown Business School.  She worked as an administrative assistant for the…

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    Mildred Caldwell

    Mildred Snyder Caldwell, 95, of Lansford PA, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 22, 2019 at ST. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem PA.  She was the widow of the late Thomas R. Caldwell, who passed away in 1999.  Born in Lansford, she was the daughter of the late Mahlon and Mabel (Hough) Snyder.  She worked as a Bank Teller for the former Dime Bank in Lansford for many years before retiring.  A lifelong resident of Lansford, she was a member of Hope of Christ…

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    John Koomar

    John L. Koomar, 103, of Nesquehoning, formerly of Philadelphia, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in the MapleShade Meadows Senior Living Center, Nesquehoning. Born in the Hauto Village section of Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (York) Koomar.  John lived a life surrounded by Art. He was a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Several years later, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II as a Cryptonalysis…

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    Frank Parano

    Frank J. Parano, Founder of MapleShade Meadows Assisted Living Facility, who during his 35-year healthcare management career pioneered the first independent senior-living facility in Carbon County and introduced Computerized Tomography technology to local hospitals, died Wednesday, March 7, at MapleShade, with his loving daughters at his side.  He was 78. A 1958 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Frank earned an A.D. in Electrical Engineering (1959) and a B.S. in Business…

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    Michelina Eremus

    Michelina V. Eremus, 90, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 9th in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Thomas Eremus, who passed away in 1988.  Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Virginia (Bruni) Damiano.  She had worked as a trimmer/inspector for the former Tami Manufacturing Co. in Nesquehoning.  She was of the Roman Catholic Faith and was a former member of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman…