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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

FRANK R. MARKIEWICZ , 84, of Mark Street, Nanticoke, died Friday, September 14, 2012 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was the husband of Anna Elchinski Markiewicz. Funeral arrangements are pending from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main Street, Plains Township. A complete obituary will be in Tuesday’s newspaper.

Catherine E. Kelly September 15, 2012

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atherine E. Kelly, 72, of the Keystone section of Plains, died Saturday morning at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late David and Helen (Norton) Williams. Catherine was a homemaker and enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kelly, on October 10, 2005; brother, Thomas Williams, and daughter Linda Cole. Surviving are her sons, Michael Kelly, Keystone; David Kelly, Raleigh, N.C., and William Kelly, Plains; daughters Brenda Ragugini, Plains; Rita Kelly, Pittston; Jean Dipierdomenico, Buck Township, and Crystal Kelly-Gonzalez, Raleigh, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Ellen Shannon, Wilkes-Barre; dearest friend, Evelyn Kochell, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. Friends and family are invited to go directly to church. The Parish Rosary Group will recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the Church ½ hour before the funeral Mass. All are invited to join them. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.

Emerino J. Marchetti September 15, 2012

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merino J. Marchetti, 82, of Kingston, passed away at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Saturday, September 15. 2012. Born in Bronxville, N.Y., he was the son of the late Emerino J. and Marie Markham Marchetti. Emerino was a graduate of Eastchester High School, received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University. He served as a senior vice president of the Operations Division of the First Eastern Bank in WilkesBarre, having had an executive experience in systems and data processing at firms in Connecticut and New York City. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. Emerino was preceded by his wife, the former Beverly Whalen, in 1996. He is survived by sons, Emerino J. and his wife, Mary Marchetti, Clifton, Va.; Dr. Vincent and his wife, Dr. Pennie Marchetti, Stow, Ohio; Dr. Chris Marchetti, WilkesBarre; Michael and his wife, Nancy Marchetti, Kingston, and Robert Marchetti, Wilkes-Barre; 10 grandchildren; brother, Robert Marchetti, Scarsdale, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, with the Rev. Genaro Aguilar officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Stasia Dutzar

Jennie F. Drobish

September 14, 2012

September 12, 2012

Guardian Elder Care, Sheatown. Born on Oct. 6, 1917, in Wanamie, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Stephania Pawlush Yaniga. She was a graduate of Newport High School and the Smith School of Nursing. Mrs. Dutzar had been employed for many years as an LPN at the St. Stanislaus Nursing Center in Sheatown. She was a member of Holy Child Church of St. Faustina’s Parish. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on March 1, 2000 and brothers, Chester, Albin, Edward and Alex Yaniga. Surviving are her daughters, Cynthia Scalisi and her husband, Frank, and Denise Sabatini and her husband, Richard; sister, Melania Kropiewnicki; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc.,

614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the main site of St. Faustina’s Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations, if desired, may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Stasia’s memory.

Harriet J. Christmas September 15, 2012

day, September 12, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Langhorne, due to complications of pneumonia. She was born October 25, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Frank and Florence Piazza Gabriele. She attended Coughlin High School and Empire Beauty School, both in Wilkes-Barre. Mrs. Drobish was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church, Levittown. She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her husband, daughters, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Gabriele, and sisterin-law, Frances Gabriele. Surviving are her husband, Leo F. Drobish, with whom she recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary; daughters, Cindy Muldoon, Freehold, New Jersey; Joyce Silvetti and her husband Lloyd, Fairless Hills; Maria Drobish and her fiancé, James Tralewski, Levittown; granddaughter, Dawn Muldoon; great-granddaughter, Allison Muldoon; brother, Angelo Gabriele, Wilkes-Barre; sisters, Beatrice Darab and her husband, John, Lans-

J. Christmas, 85, of Dana H arriet Street, Forty Fort, died on Sat-

urday evening at Commonwealth Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Kingston and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Charlotte Morrow Balcomb. She graduated from Forty Fort High School and had been employed by Sordoni Construction Company. Harriet had resided on Dana Street in Forty Fort since 1954 and was a homemaker. She was a member of Wyoming Valley Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre. Her husband, William H. Christmas Jr., preceded her in death on June 12, 2003. Surviving are her daughters, Becky Boyle and her husband, Dennis, Swoyersville; Bernie Skurski and her husband, Michael, Steepfalls, Maine; son, Ronald Christmas, Forty Fort; brother, Dean Balcomb, and his wife, Sara, Wyalusing; grandchildren, Kayla Skurski, William Boyle and Bonnie Ungvarsky; and great-grandchildren, Lauren

John (Jack) C. Reedy

F. Drobish, 85, of LevitJ ennie town, passed away on Wednes-

Dutzar, 94, of Wanamie, S tasia passed away Friday at the

September 15, 2012 John (Jack) C. Reedy, 66, of Exeter, passed away on Saturday September 15, 2012 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center,

dale; Bridget Serafin and her husband, Edward, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, 71 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.eblakecollins.com.

Eleanor Klein September 15, 2012

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leanor Klein, of Wilkes-Barre,

and Johnny. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with her pastor, the Rev. Anne Emery, officiating. The interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Tuesday from noon until service time. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Born Feb. 16, 1941, in WilkesBarre, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Sarah Neddoff Monsuer. She attended Meyers High School. She worked for various garment factories. Eleanor is survived by children, Bobby Klein, Wilkes-Barre; John Klein, Wilkes-Barre; Danny and his wife, Lynn Klein, Pittston; Joey and his wife, Rose Klein, Hanover Township; grandchildren, Rachael Klein, John Klein Jr., Joeleena Klein, Grace Klein and Maddox Klein; sister, Gladys Moran, brothers, Fred Monsuer, John Monsuer, Jim Monsuer, all of Wilkes-Barre. Funeral will be held Tuesday. September 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre,

with services in St. George Maronite Church, Loomis Street, Wilkes-Barre, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to time of funeral.

Frances homemade Italian foods, bingo and Catherine Ra- going to Atlantic City. vaioli, age 74, a She was a very unselfish person lifelong resi- who put others before herself. She dent of Old will be missed dearly. Forge, died The family would like to thank the Wednesday staff at Compassionate Care Hospice evening at her and Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli for home after a lengthy illness. their genuine care. She was the wife of Arthur RaAlso surviving are a son, Brian, vaioli, whom she married on Octo- and companion Stephanie Dutko; a ber 15, 1960. daughter, Lisa Kossuth, and husband She was born in Old Forge, Billy; a grandson, Nieko; three sisdaughter of the late Michael and ters, Janet Stallone, Eugenia GarofaFrances Biancardi Castellani, and lo and Josephine Avvisato, all of Old was a class of 1955 graduate of the Forge. Old Forge High School. She was She was preceded in death by a employed for many years as a brother, Eugene Castellani. bookkeeper. She was a member of Funeral services will be held tothe Stewart Memorial Methodist day at 9:30 a.m. from the Palermo & Church. As an accomplished vocal- Zawacki Funeral Home Inc., 409 N. ist, she was a member of the Main St., Old Forge, with services at church choir and a member of the 10 a.m. in the Stewart Memorial Gospel Messengers Singing Methodist Church, 174 N. Main St., Group. Old Forge. The Rev. Don Perry, pasShe enjoyed baking and making tor, will officiate.

Mary Beth Hanas September 16, 2012 Beth Hanas, 91, of the HudM ary son section of Plains Township,

passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning, following an illness. Born October 24, 1920 in the Hilldale section of Plains Township, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Pomytla Satanick. She moved from Hilldale to Hudson after her marriage to Joseph (Connie) Hanas. She was a lifelong member of the former St. Joseph Church, Hudson, and currently a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains. Mary graduated from Plains Memorial High School in1938 and continued her education at Empire Beauty School, where she became a certified cosmetologist. She was employed at Steffie Mack Beauty Shop in Wilkes-Barre. She had also worked for the Westinghouse Division in Newark, New Jersey, and several other factories in the area prior to her retirement. Mary loved going to the ocean and spent many wonderful summer vacations in Ocean City, Maryland, with her son, Jerome, and her grandchildren Liz and Kris. She also loved to play bingo, going on an occasional trip to the casino and was an avid Yankee baseball fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph (Connie), on March 1, 1994; her son, Jerome (Jerry) on September 30, 2005; brothers, John, Joseph and Frank Satan-

ick. Surviving are granddaughters, Elizabeth and Kristina; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Kayla Brown, Ashlyn and Brayden Hanas; nieces and nephews; her good friend and hairdresser, Nancy Piccollotti, and her neighbors, Martin and Joseph Flaherty, who were like sons to her and took care of her for many years before her death. Mary’s funeral will be conducted on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark Street, Plains, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hudson. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences orwords of comfort may be sent or directions accessed atwww.yanaitisfuneralhome.com.

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Plains Township. Born in West Pittston, he was the son of the late Cletus and Elizabeth Cunningham Reedy. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, West Pittston, and was a graduate of Seton Catholic High School and West Side VoTechnical School. Jack had worked as a mechanic for Marmo Pontiac and Barber Ford, Exeter. He was also a member of the Army Reserves Unit, West Pittston. Preceding him in death was his sister Pamela German. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, the former Joanne Savoroski, and daughters, Jennifer Fath, West Wyoming, and Jacqueline Reedy and her fiance, Esteban Vazquez, Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Christopher Cortez, Drake Dymond, Adam and David Fath, and Cruz Vazquez; sisters Jill Kelly, West Pittston, and Celeste Reedy, West Pittston, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 9:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, with Msgr. John Sempa as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Cedar St., Exeter. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A very special gratitude to Dr. Luigi Spagnolini for his excellent care and concern for Jack. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.

Doris J. Braen

Frances Catherine Ravaioli September 12, 2012

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FUNERALS BAMBRICK – Mary, funeral 8:45 a.m. today in McLaughlin, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Savior Church, 54 Hillard St., Wilkes-Barre. BREYMEIER – Albert, funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. CALLAHAN – Jule, funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday in Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. EARL – Barton, memorial service 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, in Waverly Lodge 301, N. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Friends may call 6 to 7 p.m. GALACCI – Sally, blessing services 10 a.m. today in Cathedral Cemetery Chapel. GORHAM – Rosemary, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., WilkesBarre. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., WilkesBarre. GRINAVICH HILSHER – Helen, funeral 9 a.m. today in Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston. HADDOCK – Mary, funeral 9 a.m. today in Ruane & Regan Funeral Home, 1308 Grove St., Avoca. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of the Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. HUDICK – Michael, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston. Those attending are asked to go directly to the church. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston. KAMINSKI – Frank, funeral 9 a.m. today in Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains Township. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Plains Township. KROKOS -- Francis Jr., funeral Mass of remembrance 10 a.m. Friday in

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St. Benedict’s Church, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre. KUBILUS – Louis, funeral 10 a.m. today in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock. KUCHTA – Leonard, requiem service 9:30 a.m. today in DavisDinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. KUCZYNSKI – Genevieve, celebration of life 9 a.m. Saturday in Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. Blessing service at 10 a.m. NEWHALL – Evelyn, funeral noon today in Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. NOVACK – Bernardine, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. NOVITSKI – Pauline, funeral 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. PODEHL – Blanche, funeral 10:30 a.m. today in H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Service at 11 a.m. in the Plains United Methodist Church, Plains Township. SHAW – Jean, funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday in Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. WITKOWSKI – Narcis, funeral 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Grontkowski Funeral Home P.C., 51-53 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Faustina Parish, primary site, at 11 a.m. YAZURLO – John, memorial Mass 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge.

2012, at ManorCare, Kingston, where she had been a guest for the past two and a half years. Mrs. Braen was born in Paterson, New Jersey, daughter of the late John Cornelius and Gertrude Post Kamerling, and was a graduate of Pompton Lakes High School, class of 1947, and had been a homemaker most of her life. Prior to her retirement, she had been a receptionist at the Passaic County Adult Day Care Center, Wayne, N.J. She had moved to Daniel J. Flood Towers, Kingston, where she resided for 10 years, and for the past two and a half years she had been a guest at ManorCare, Kingston. Doris had been an active member of Midland Park United Methodist Church while a New Jersey resident, and locally she had been a member of the Dorranceton United Methodist Church, Kingston. The family would like to thank the staff of ManorCare for their kindness and concern and especially Joyce Crawford, who was very helpful to Mrs. Braen. She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Martin Braen, who died in 1986, and a brother, Robert Kamerling. Surviving are her son, Martin L. Braen, and his wife, Lisa, Swoyersville; nieces, Robyn Kamerling, Herndon, Virginia, and Lynda Kamerling, Beacon, New York. Private funeral service was held at the convenience of the family from the H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., a Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Private interment was in the family plot in New Jersey. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Shriner’s Hospitals, c/o Irem Shrine Center, Box 307, Dallas, PA 18612.

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