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MRS. JANE REGAN, 79 of Duryea passed away Saturday, August. 25, 2012, at Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Francis I. (Pete) Regan; brothers, Joseph, Alfred and John; and sisters Stella Moskaitis and Alice Romanoski. Surviving are son, Kevin, of New York; sister Edna Wasilewski of Elmhurst; brother-in-law, Edward Romanoski of Duryea; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and greatnephews. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea, with the Rev. Andrew Sinnott officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Duryea. Friends may call Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. BETTY STANKUS passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 26, 2012, at her residence in Garden Village Apartments, West Pittston. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston.

Jennie Copeland August 26, 2012


ennie Copeland, 89, of Laurel Run, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Plains Township. She was born in Laurel Run on December 7, 1922, a daughter of the late Abram J. and Druie Snyder Belles. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School, class of 1938. Jennie was a member of the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church and she was employed for 28 years as a candy maker for Stopay Candies, retiring in 1998. Jennie loved to square dance with her husband, the late Richard J. Copeland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Copeland, in 2005. She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard J. Copeland; a daughter, Karen Thompson; grandson, Gene Edward Hurst, and by a sister, Dolly Burridge. Surviving are sons Edward White, Marlboro, N.Y.; Lee Copeland and his wife, Gail, Marlboro, N.Y.; daughters Sharon Hurst and her husband, Sheldon, Valdosta, Georgia; Sally Muzyka and her husband, Paul, Bear Creek Township; daughter-in-law, Donna Copeland, Sugar Notch; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Abram Belles, WilkesBarre Township; nieces and nephews. uneral services will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. George Kropp, pastor of the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call on Tuesday prior to the service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, 3835 Laurel Run Road, Laurel Run, PA 18706. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Jennie’s obituary at


Helen M. Appel August 25, 2012

M. Appel, 65, of Pittston, H elen passed away Saturday, August

25, 2012 in Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes Barre, after a courageous battle with cancer for the past nine years. Born in Pittston, on August 29, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine Karsko Morgan. She was a graduate of Pittston High School. Helen was a former member of St. John the Baptist Church, William Street, Pittston. She was employed as a lead technician for the Social Security Administration-WBDOC for 29 years. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and engaging in family activities. She is survived by husband Edward Appel; daughter Alisha F. Seely and husband Shawn, Plains; granddaughter Jacinta Appel, Exeter; sister Theresa Wozniak; two nieces and one nephew. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.. at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston. Monsignor John Bendik, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hughestown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 West Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18518.












Joseph Krawetz

Theresa Cumbo

August 26, 2012

August 25, 2012 heresa Cumbo, 91, formerly of Pittston, passed away peacefulT ly Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Wes-

etired Wilkes-Barre City Police Captain Joseph Krawetz, of the R North End section of the city,

passed into Eternal Life early Sunday morning in the Kindred Hospital, Wyoming Valley following a brief illness. Born September 24, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son to the late Gregory and Eleanor (Kwak) Krawetz. He was educated in the city schools, graduating from the James M. Coughlin High School and earned an associate of art degree from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Krawetz furthered his professional education by attending the Pennsylvania police academy in Hershey, and the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Va. He proudly served our country during the Korean War with the United States Air Force, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant upon his honorable discharge. Mr. Krawetz began his career with the city of Wilkes-Barre in 1963, serving the residents as a patrolman. Over the years, he advanced to the rank of police captain, serving in that capacity under several administrations, and for all three divisions of city police work. He was former Captain of Detectives, Captain of Special Services and prior to retiring, had served as Captain of Patrol, with over 25 years of service to the city. In 1960, he married his best friend, the former Dorothy A. Abate, and together celebrated 51 years of married life on October 1, 2011. He was a member of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community and held membership in the Brookside American Legion, Post 837 and the Wyoming Valley Lodge 36 of the Fraternal Order of Police. Preceded in death by parents and siblings, Joseph was the last remaining member of his family. Surviving, in addition to his wife Dorothy, at home, are his children, Gary J. Krawetz and his wife, Maribeth, of Dallas, and Linda A. LeFebvre of Ashburn, Va.; grandchil-

dren, Bret, Tyler, Lauren and Ashley LeFebvre; Jared and Julia Krawetz; and by his special companion, his Bischon, “Buddy,” of whom he was remembered being seen with on their daily walks in the neighborhood. Funeral services for Mr. Krawetz will be conducted on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Saint Stanislaus Kostka worship site of Saint Andre Bessette Parish Community, 668 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, with the Reverend Kenneth M. Seegar, pastor, as celebrant. Interment with Rite of Committal will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Saint Mary’s Road, Hanover Township, where military honors will be accorded. Relatives and friends may join his wife and family for visitation and remembrances Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. A vigil service will be conducted Tuesday evening with Father Seegar officiating. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made in Capt’s memory to the Saint Vincent dePaul Kitchen, 44 East Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre, or to the Luzerne County SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Plains Township, PA 18705. To send Capt’s family online words of comfort and friendship, please visit our family’s website at

Angeline L. Miles August 25, 2012 ngeline L. Miles, 85, former resident of Hanover Township, A passed away on August 25, 2012 in

Mercy Center Nursing Care, Dallas. She was born September 28, 1926, in Hunlock Creek, the daughter of the late Charles and Keturah Harry Hartman. She was a member of the Franklin Street Primitive Methodist Church of Plymouth. She was employed several years by Rifkin Co. in Hanover Township as a seamstress. Angeline was a graduate of Harter High School, class of 1944. Surviving are her husband, Arthur C. Miles, daughters, Denise Gregory, Hunlock Creek; Debbie Gill and her husband, Robert; sons, David Whitesell and wife Barbara, New Hampshire; Dean Whitesell and wife Debbie, Hunlock Creek; Dwight (Ike) Whitesell and wife Bonnie, Hunlock Creek, sisters, Roxie Gregory, Kingston, and Gertrude Barriale, New Jersey; brothers, Elmer Hartman and wife Irene, and Lauren Hartman and wife Bertha A., both of Hunlock Creek, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Alberta, Fedelia, Felicia, Betty

The family will receive people from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Funeral services will begin at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 promptly at 10:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from The Nativity of Our Lord Parish, (Holy Rosary R.C. Church) Duryea, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Celebrant is the Rev. Andrew Sinnott. Interment will take place in Marcy Cemetery, Duryea, at the convenience of the family. For directions to our funeral home or to submit online condolences, please visit

Elaine Novzen Adelson August 25, 2012 laine Novzen Adelson, of Laflin, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, E with her loving family by her side, in

St. Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Irene Pikarsky Novzen and was a graduate of White Haven High School, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Wilkes-Barre, and attended College Misericordia. She was a registered nurse for the VA Hospital prior to retiring. She was a member of Congregation Ohav Zedek, a member of the former Hochle Yosher and other civic and religious organizations. Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Mark H. Adelson; daughter Susan Rudofker, Laflin; son-inlaw, Joshua Rudin, Laflin; daughter Robyn Steiner and her husband, Ted, Wilkes-Barre; granddaughter, Haley Rudofker; sisters, Lois Kliger, New York City; Sheila Seeherman and her husband, Stephen, Laflin, brother, Martin Novzen, and his wife Sandra, New York City; sister, Estelle Kislin and her husband, Louis, Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother-in-

law, Sy Adelson, Kingston; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Raphael Nemetsky officiating. Interment will be in Holche Yosher Cemetery, Hanover Township. Shiva will be observed at 146 Maplewood Drive, Laflin, 7 to 9 p.m. today; and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

August 23, 2012 Beatrice, and brother, Albert, and step-daughter, Donna Miles. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 111 a.m. from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, with the Rev. Gail Kitchen officiating. Interment will be in Benscoter Cemetery, Muhlenburg. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to Mercy Center Nursing Unit, P.O. Box 370, Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.

Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. MEIER – Gloria, funeral 11 a.m. today in the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service. NAGY – John, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. Parastas at 7 p.m. PASSETTI – Arline, funeral 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Ashley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. PIRILLO – Mary Helen, funeral 9 a.m. today in Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in All Saint’s Parish, Plymouth. WILSON – George, funeral noon today in the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service.

usan P. Smith, 51, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away ThursS day, August 23, 2012 at Regional

Hospital of Scranton following a lengthy illness. Born on July 13, 1961 in Astoria, New York, she was a daughter of the late Keith and Betty Jones Smith. Early in life she resided in Nanticoke and graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1979, and the former Bradford Beauty School, Wilkes-Barre. She had resided in Colorado briefly and later in Maryland, returning to this area this past April 19. She was last employed at Dress Barn as a manager and previously in the commissary at Ft. Meade, Maryland. She had been a member of the former St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nanticoke, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. While residing in Maryland, she attended the Mountain Christian Church in Joppa and the Severn Baptist Church, Severn, Md. Sue enjoyed arts-and-crafts,

stained glass, ceramics, sketching, scrapbooking and stamping. Surviving are her children, Mark Sovyrda Jr., Miners Mills; and Faith Sovyrda, Sugar Notch; sisters, Lynn Boor (Dennis), Nanticoke, and Janet Steele (Ron), Hanover Township; a niece, Shelley Newell Pegler; a nephew, David Newell (Theresa Uber); and great nieces and nephews, Alyssa and Aiden Newell, Blake and Tia Pegler, and Kira Uber. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke, with Pastor Kenneth Turley of First English Baptist Church, Nanticoke, officiating. Interment will be in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in Sue’s memory be made to Rainbow’s End Greyhound Rescue, 5521 Main Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656.

Carl J. Yachim August 25, 2012 arl J. Yachim, age 51, of Dallas, died unexpectedly Saturday, AuC gust 25, 2012 at Geisinger Commu-

nity Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Carl was the son of the late Michael and Catherine Kutzer Yachim. He was a graduate of Wyoming Valley West, Class of 1978, and Luzerne County Community College, Class of 1980. Carl was presently working on a bachelor’s degree in Business from Misericordia University. A former resident of Forty Fort, Carl moved to Dallas in 1982. He was employed by Keystone Automotive, Exeter.

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Surviving are his wife of 30 years, the former Donna Roberts, Dallas; daughters, Stephanie Yachim, Bethlehem, and Kaytlin Yachim, Chapel Hill, N.C. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 7 p.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown, with Deacon Thomas M. Cesarini officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service.

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In Loving Memory of

Donna McCutcheon on what would have been her 60th Birthday - August 27, 2012

June 26, 1953 - August 27, 2011

A fterFu nera lLu ncheons We know how much you loved your birthday month. We miss you so much. Love, Peggy, John Jr. & Aubrey


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LOS ANGELES — Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap. Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 2” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. The weekend’s new wide releases were overshadowed by “2016: Obama’s America,” which expanded from limited to nationwide release and took in $6.2 million to finish at No. 8. The documentary is a conservative critique of what the country would look like four years from now if President Barack Obama is re-elected. Released by Rocky Mountain Pictures, “Obama’s America” nearly matched the $6.3 million debut of the No. 7 movie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s action tale “Premium Rush,” a Sony release that played in more than twice as many theaters as the Obama documentary. The weekend’s other new wide releases opened weakly. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s roadchase comedy “Hit & Run,” released by Open Road Films, debuted at No. 10 with $4.7 million, and the Warner Bros. fright flick “The Apparition” opened at No. 12 with $3 million. The weak openings are typical of late August, a dumping ground for movies without much audience appeal as the summer blockbuster season winds down and young viewers switch to back-toschool mode. But with less competition from Hollywood releases, it also opens the door for surprise successes such as “Obama’s America.” “It’s extremely rare for a documentary to break into the top-10, but August can be a land of opportunity for smaller films,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for “Also, there’s the fact that this is a very conservative film. Normally, it’s Michael Moore-branded documentaries, the liberal documentaries that make all the money.” “Obama’s America” opened in a handful of theaters in mid-July and did strong business as it gradually widened to more cities.

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FUNERALS BONSAVAGE – Anne, funeral noon today in the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in Holy Family Church, Ashley. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon. BORUCH – Carl, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in the Joseph L. Wroblewski Funeral Home, 56 Ashley St., Ashley. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Friends may call 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. BYRAM – Eleanor, memorial service and calling hours 5 to 6 p.m. today in the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Township. CARFI – Emanuel, funeral 8 p.m. today in the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call 6 p.m. until time of service. DESMOND – Helen, funeral 10 a.m. today in E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., WilkesBarre. GULICK – Elizabeth, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. KELLY – Florence, funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains

ley Village in Pittston. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Phillip & Mary Pettito Pirrelli. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Cumbo, in 1981 and her beloved son Charles, from Orlando, Fla., in 2009; sisters, Anna Falvo, Grace Fiore, Nancy Arnone, Elizabeth Pirrelli, Josephine DeAngelo; brothers Charlie, Tony and Johnny Pirrelli. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Haduck, and husband Charles from Duryea; daughter-law, Carol Cumbo, of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, Charles Haduck Jr. and wife Donna of Annville, Pa.; Charles Cumbo and wife Anita; David Cumbo, Theresa Myers and husband Tom, all of Orlando, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Kristine and Samantha Haduck and Michelle, Anthony and Nicole Cumbo; one great-great granddaughter, Kayleigh, 11 months old; sisters-in-law, Jennie DeBella and Betty Pirrelli. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services are have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.


Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter & Friend - One year has passed since that sad day, When the one we loved was called away. Though absent you are always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. Sadly missed by Family & Friends

We think about you everyday and miss you more than words can say. You were always there for us and we never imagined life without you. Even though you are not here to celebrate your birthday, you are forever in our hearts. Of all the mothers in the world, we were lucky to get the best! Happy Birthday to our Guardian Angel. Love Tara & Tracie

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