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Mrs. Isabel (Wineski) Materazzi January 16, 2012 (Wineski) Materazzi, M rs.85,Isabel of the Buttonwood section

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her husband, Sonny. Grandchildren, including Michelle Caccia, Lisa Urbanski and David Materazzi; great-grandchildren, Kristy Barner, Nicholas Materazzi and Isabella Urbanski. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from the John V. Morris-Charles J. Leagus Funeral Home, 281 East Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Relatives and friends may join her family for visitation and remembrances Wednesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a vigil service conducted during those hours with the Reverend James R. Nash, pastor of Saint Faustina Parish, officiating. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions are requested in Mrs. Materazzi’s name to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. To send her family online words of comfort and support, please visit our family’s website by visiting

Ruth Seymour Parmenteri January 15, 2012 Surviving, in addition to her husband of 64 years, the Rev. Francis Parmenteri, Clarks Summit; are her sons, David and his wife, Paula, of Berwick, and Dale and his wife, Ellen, of Larksville. Ruth had three adoring grandchildren, Reade Carrathers, Matthew Parmenteri and Dominic Parmenteri, by whom she will be deeply missed. The family thanks Dr. Nicholas Dodge and the staff of Dunmore Nursing Home for their good care. Arrangements have been made by Williams-Hagen Funeral Home in Plymouth for a viewing to be held at the Christ Fellowship Church, 246 E. Main Street in Plymouth on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.. On Thursday, at the Clarks Green Assembly of God Church at 204 South Abington Road, Clarks Green, friends may also call from 9 to 11 a.m. with funeral service immediately following. The Rev. Glenn White will officiate. Interment will be held in Valley View Cemetery in Montdale, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Christ Fellowship Church or Clarks Green Assembly Of God.

HARRISBURG — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Wednesday in the public corruption case against a state lawmaker charged with illegally using taxpayer-paid employees to perform campaign work. Opening statements in the trial of Rep. Bill DeWeese, DGreene County, are scheduled Jan. 23. The 61-year-old former speaker and floor leader is charged with conflict of inter-

Aileen M. Zola January 16, 2012


ileen M. Bobroski Zola, a guest of Golden Living Center – Summit, died Monday, January 16, 2012. Born in Wilkes-Barre Township, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Sara Bamrick Bobroski. Aileen was a graduate of WilkesBarre Township High School. Before retiring, Aileen was the office manager for Town & Country Furniture Galleries for more than 40 years. Aileen lived most of her life in Wilkes-Barre Township, where she was a member of Saint Joseph’s Monastery. She resided on First Avenue in Kingston for about 25 years and was a member of the Parish of Saint Ignatius Loyola. Her husband, George R. Zola, died September 20, 2001. Sisters, Ann and Claire and brothers, Charles and John, also preceded her in death. She will be missed by her daughter, Judy and her husband Robert Youngblood of Hanover Township; a brother, Robert and his wife Dorothy Bobroski of Plains; a sisterin-law, Winifred Sipple of Cleveland, Ohio; nieces, nephews and friends. Aileen’s life will be celebrated in a Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, 339 North Maple Avenue in Kingston. Interment will be in Saint Ignatius Cemetery in Pringle. Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the Parish of Saint Ignatius, 339 North Maple Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704-3360. Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Aileen’s family at






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Ruth Seymour Parmenteri, 88, of Clarks Summit, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 in the Dunmore Health Care Center, Dunmore. She was born in Blakely, on May 24, 1923, and was the daughter of the late John George Seymour and Bronwen Bengough. She graduated from Scott High School in Montdale, excelling in sports and her studies. She was a member of the Clarks Green Assembly of God Church. She attended the Plymouth Assembly of God Church, where she served faithfully with her husband, Rev. Francis Parmenteri. She taught Sunday school, and they were in the ministry together for 60 years. Ruth will be remembered by her family and friends for her kindness, generosity and quick smile. She was a 13-gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Seymour in 2001 and Lionel Seymour in 2000.


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of Hanover Township, passed into Eternal Life peacefully Monday morning in the Inpatient Unit of Hospice Community Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital. Born March 9, 1926 in Hanover Township, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Baker) Wineski. She was educated in the Hanover Township schools. Until her retirement, she had been employed in the local industry as a sewing machine operator for over 20 years in several mills in the Wyoming Valley. She was a member of Saint Faustina Parish Community, having previously attended Mass at the former Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke. Mrs. Materazzi loved to travel and is remembered as being an avid fan of polka dancing when her health would allow. She is also remembered by family and friends as being a devoted, loving mother and grandma to her entire family. Her daughters Arlene and Deborah along with her greatgranddaughter Isabella, especially recall and are grateful for her sharing her culinary talents with them, specifically with her wonderful Italian and Polish dishes. She was preceded in death by a brother, Mr. Edward Wineski. Surviving are her children and their spouses, all of the Buttonwood section of Hanover Township, including Melvin Materazzi and his wife, Theresa; Arlene Charnichko and her husband, Michael, with whom she resided for the past month; and Deborah Warman and


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