The News-Item from Shamokin, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1975 · 7
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Shamokin, Pennsylvania
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Monday, March 3, 1975
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Area obituaries Grace Drumheller MOUNT CARMEL - Mrs. Grace Drumheller. 72. of 107 N. Hickory St., died Saturday afternoon at Boone Nursing Home, Millville, where she was a guest two weeks. Death terminated an extended illness. Born in Mount Carmel Aug. 9, 1902, Mrs. Drumheller was the former Miss Grace Getrich, daughter of the late Felix and Phoebe (Kozakiewicz) Getrich. Mrs. Drumheller was educated in Our Mother of Consolation School, Mount Carmel, and served as a waitress. She retired a number of years ago. The late Mount Carmel woman was married to Mark Drumheller, who died in 1951. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Smith, Mount Carmel; Mrs. Frank (Edna) Valencik, Numidia, and Mrs. Phoebe Crawford, Highland, Ind., and two brothers, Sylvester Getrich, Danville, and Leonard Getrich, East Gary. Ind. Joseph Stutz, Jr., funeral service of Mount Carmel. has charge of arrangements. Paul Zelez PHILADELPHIA - Paul Zelez, 5418 Tabor Road, Philadelphia, a former resident of Mount Carmel, died Sunday morning in his residence. Arrangements are under the direction of Joseph J . St utz Jr . , Funeral Service of Mount Carmel. Mrs. Agnes Kuwock TREVORTON ROAD Mrs. Agnes Katherine Kuwock, 91, of Mountain View Manor, Trevorton Road, died Sunday morning in the manor following an extended illness. Born in Austria, Sept. 22, 1883, Mrs. Kuwock was the daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Cepuk. She came to Shamokin when a young woman and was married Oct. 8. 1918 in St. Stephen's Church, Shamokin, to the late Joseph Kuwock. who died July 24, 1958. She was educated in Austria. Mrs. Kuwock was a member of St. Stephen's Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary) Wrobel and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Zarski, both of Shamokin; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 1 Arrangements are in charge of the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home, Shamokin. Funeral notices BOGUSH Kimber H. "Frosty" Bogush. 800 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 in the Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Sts., Shamokin., The Rev. Alfred Bashore will officiate, and the Rev. Andrew Skiba of St. Stephen's Church will assist. Burial will be in the Summit Cemetery, Irish Valley. Viewing will be in the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 and Wednesday morning until 11:00. DRUMHELLER Mrs. Grace Drumheller, 107 N. Hickory St., Mount Carmel. The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. Joseph J. Stutz, Jr., Funeral Service of Mount Carmel, is in charge of arrangements. Cil'ISBERT Ellsworth H. Guisbert. 37 S. Sixth St.. Shamokin. Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Farrow Funeral Home. Sixth and Chestnut Sts., Shamokin. Titus Good, Jehovahs Witness of Quakertown, will officiate. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trevorton Road. Viewing will be in the funeral home this evening from 7:00 to 9:00 and Tuesday until 11:00 a.m. HAAS Howard Ray Haas, formerly of 17 W. Arch St.. Shamokin. Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 in Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Sts.. Shamokin. with the Rev. James W. Morris officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Trevorton Road. Viewing will be rn the funeral home Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 and Tuesday until time of services. Masonic services by Shamokin Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held Monday night at 7:00 in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to (he Memorial Fund of St. John's United Church of Christ or to the Cardiac Care ( enter of the John H. Vastine Foundation. Kl'WOCK Mrs. Agnes Katherine Kuwock. 91. of Mountain View Manor, Trevorton Road. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:00a.m. in St. Stepehn's Church. Shamokin. with burial following in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Trevorton. Viewing will be held in the Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home. 120 S. Market St., Shamokin. Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday until 8:15 a.m. The Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. SHEPTAK Mrs. Anastasia Mieptan. 91. of Mountain View Manor, formerly of Bovdtown. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. in the Church of the Transfiguration. Shamokin. with the Rev. George Duhitsky celebrating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Viewing will be held in the John J. Chowka Funeral Home. 114 N. Shamokin St. Shamokin. Monday from 3:00 to 5:00 p m. and from fi oo to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday until time of services- Parastas will be held Monday at 7 OO p.m. in the funeral home. Howard R. Haas . SHAMOKIN - Howard Ray Haas, 90, a former resident of 17 W. Arch St., who resided with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Tillet, 239 W. Walnut St., died Saturday morning at 8:40 in Sunbury Community Hospital, Mr. Haas was in ill health seven years. He was a guest in Mansion Nursing Home, Sunbury, periodically, and was taken to the hospital on Friday. A native of Shamokin, Mr. Haas was born Nov. 25. 1884, son of the late John P. and Sarah (Zartman) Haas. A lifelong resident of Shamokin, he served as a newspaperboy for the former Shamokin Scimitar in 1893. He served as one of the first paperboys for the Daily News of Shamokin. Mr. Haas was graduated from Shamokin High School 71 years ago. Until his death, he was the last living member of the Class of 1904. From 1904 until 1925, Howard Ray Haas operated a grocery and meat business at 114 N. Eighth St. From 1925 until 19.13 he was associated with Erb and Zaring Wholesale Co. In 1933, he returned to the Eighth St. store and remained there until his retirement in 1953. Howard Ray Haas was married Oct. 6, 1909. in Shamokin to the former Miss Stella Edna Zaring, who preceded him in death Nov. 23. 1970, The late Shamokin man was an active member of St. John's United Church of Christ, serving as an elder and deacon during 24 years of service as a member of the church's consistory. He was made an elder emertius of the church in recognition of his service. Also active in the Shamokin Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Mr. Haas was a member of the Commandery and Williamsport Consistory. He was also a member of the Black Diamond Lodge of Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wilfred (Sara) Tillet, Shamokin, with whom Mr. Haas made his home; and Mrs. Richard (Louise) Lamb, Leola; two grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren, two brothers, Clarence Haas, St. David's, and Chester Haas, Shamokin, and one sister, Mrs. Clifford (Grace) Helpler, Shamokin. Farrow Funeral Directors of Shamokin are in charge of arrangements. Anastasia Sheptak TREVORTON ROAD Mrs. Anastasia Sheptak, 91, formerly of Boydtown, died Saturday at 7: 45 a.m. in Mountain View Manor, where she was a guest since April, 1973. Mrs. Sheptak had an extended illness and was previously hospitalized in the, Shamokin State General Hospital. Born in Labowa, Austria, Feb. 8, 1884, Mrs. Sheptak was the daughter of the late Mikita and Anna (Pelachik) Kozar. She came to the United States in July, 1904, and lived in Passaic, N.J., for several years and also in Canada. She resided in Boydtown 55 years. She was married Feb. 13, 1909 in the Ukrainian Church. Passaic, N.J.. to the late Andrew Sheptak, who died Dec. 6, 1964. She attended schools in Europe and was one of the oldest parishioners of the Church of the Transfiguration, Shamokin. and the parish St. Anna Society. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. John (Julia) Korbich, Paxinos; Mrs. Anna Kolody and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Lamey. both of Shamokin; Mrs. Edward (Mary) Day. Chevy Chase, Md., and Mrs. Robert (Olga) Hollister, Silver Springs. Md. ; three sons, Paul Sheptak, Shamokin; Peter Sheptak, Chicago, 111., and John Sheptak. Bensenville, 111.; 25 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Justina Polyniak, Clifton, N.J. Arrangements are in charge of the John J. Chowka Funeral Home, Shamokin. IN APPRECIATION To all who expressed sympathy in our bereavement and so generously came to our aid, our sincere appreciation. We are especially grateful to those who sent cars, flowers. Mass and sympathy cards. Special thanks to our relatives and friends. Family of the late James Chango COME ALIVE 11175 Join The New Republican Spirit In Northumberland County REGISTER REPUBLICAN torch 3 44 Bttwesn 3 P.M. & S P.M. WEST END HOSE COMPANY 316 W. Pin St.. Shamokin, Pa. Shomokm Cty Rtpubft r PiMfti. Chair i West. Man accidentally shot expires in hospital SHAMOKIN - Kimber H. "Frosty" Bogush, 24, Phoenixville, the victim of an accidental shooting Feb. 22, died Sunday morning at 7:00 in Shamokin State General Hospital, where he was a patient since the accident. Bogush was wounded in the abdomen by a ricocheting bullet from a .357 magnum revolver at a stripping pit in the Bunker Hill section of Shamokin. John G. Burns, Jr., 23, also of Phoenixville, was with Bogush at the time of the accident. He told Coal Township police the victim fired one shot over an embankment and immediately fell to the ground. . Subsequent investigation revealed the bullet apparently struck an old sink lying at the bottom of the pit and ricocheted back to the victim. Born in Shamokin, Dec. 25, 1950, Mr. Bogush was a son of Nedra (Saruis) Bogush Coleman and the late Andrew Bogush, Sr. He was a 1968 graduate of 138 pints collected in bloodmobile visit MOUNT CARMEL - One hundred and thirty-eight persons donated blood Friday during what was termed by the Shamokin and Mount Carmel Chapter of American Red Cross as a highly successful visit of a bloodmobile unit at the Mount Carmel Knights of Columbus quarters. The successful visit was the result of many hours of work by a recruitment committee appointed by the Knights of Columbus. Over 487 phone calls were made by Senior Citizens. Members of the committee included Loretta Osinski, Elizabeth White, Mabel McElwee, Helen Karasevich, Rose Hynoski, Natalie Swaboski, Cecelia Abraham and Dorothy Gower. Red Cross officials said 144 persons reported as prospective donors, hut six were deferred because of temporary physical reasons. Donors included: Frank Klemowicz, Joseph W. Koilowski, Edward Nestico, Virginia Barilla. Robert L. Martz, Mary E. Vaughn, John Owens, John Olearnick, Gerald Wadzai, Stella Sutkowski, David Unangst, Edna Lacrose, Henry D. Sgro, James Nolan, Albert Klokis. Joseph Matsko, Robert Pittello, Leonard Wydra, Albert Zuech, William R. Shutt, Geraldihe Kulick, Joseph L. Novey, Bernadette Savitski, Mrs. Mary Goncalves, Mrs. Evelyn Mushalko, Eileen Gownley, W. H. Skocik, Michael J. Boylan, Mrs. Anna Revak, Elaine Bartoi, Eileen Bartol, Catherine Hanley, Mrs. Elizabeth Schlagle, Richard DiFraneesco, Dennis Scicchitano. John Yuschock, Mrs. Leona Bridy, Dennis Marshalek, William Condron, Mrs. Mary Chesney, Paul Melnick, Mrs. Helen Bulka, Charles Noskoviak, Sr., Dorothy Yanik. Mrs. Gertrude Shulski, John Woytowich Jr., George Sausky, Ronald Siko, Mrs. Virginia Dall, Mrs. Virginia Varano, Michael Nolter, Helen Nolter, Leo Palewicz, Steve Mayernick, Mrs. Irene Stellar. Charles Mannello. William Nagy, Dan Harring, Peter J. Bridy, Louise Bridy. Lawrence Stankiewicz, Stephen J. Matzura. Thomas A. Switzer, Leroy Latshaw. Mrs. Martha Dubb, John Yuskoski. Mrs. Evelyn Snyder, Robert P. Stief, Walter Berezovski, Ronald Miller, Peter Bartos, Mrs. Ruth Wallace, Joseph M. Litchko, Mrs. Cecelia Semicek, Margaret Swinehart. Thomas Kulick. Albert Visintainer, GRATEFUL APPRECIATION We take this means of expressing appreciation for the sympathy of relatives, friends and neighbors in our bereavement. We are especially grateful to all who aided us in any way and to those who sent cars, flowers and cards. Family of the late Ruth Kerstetter 1-7701 i Chsimion Shamokin Area High School and a 1972 graduate of Williamsport Community College. He was married May 12, 1973, in Shamokin to the former Blanche Frances Sowul. He resided in Phoenixville for the past six months, Mr. Bogush was employed as a guard jat Graterford State Prison, near Philadelphia. He was a member of I Trinity Lutheran Church and the St. . : Francis Club. He was a member of Troop E, Second Squadron, 104th Artillery Co., Pennsylvania National Guard, Lewisburg, where he held the rank of Specialist Four, j Survivors include the widow, the I mother and sten-father. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent (Nedra) Coleman, Shamokin, and two brothers, Terrence Bogush, Berwick, and Andrew Bogush, Shamokin. ' Arrangements are under the direction of Farrow Funeral Directors, Shamokin. . '. Joseph Laukaitis, Harry Darrah, Robert Bergal, Mary Klingerman, Charles : Koveleskie, Robert Berry, Robert Harring, Richard Lesser, Mrs. Sue Celvi, Peter Bolick Jr., Nicholas Vin-cenzes, John Lindenmuth, Frederick i Allen, Sister MaryAmelia Gorecki, Donald Dobson, Vincent Volonoski, William Shirmer, Joseph Kotchi. Joseph Bubnis, Mrs. Florence Bubnis, David Kehler, Andrew Kosvielch, Edward Hirsch, John Daya Sr., Peter J. Taylor, Anthony Gentile, Robert P. Stief, Paul Schu, George Stief, Felix : Klock, Edward Mensch, Francis ! Padula, John Hemerka, Diane Herb, James Darrup, Frank Varano, Michael Coakley, Clair Friday. Stanley Waraksa. John Owens, i Leonard Guarna, Leo Fedrowski, Elaine Polinski, Garry Russell, Leroy Moyer, Victor Nestico, Henry John Zuech, William Wargo, Anthony Revenis, John Cichon Jr., Mrs. Delores Grinaway, Daniel Skonecki Jr., John B. Domanski, Richard Guinan, Woland Evans, Rita Miriello. Joseph P. Bradley Jr., Mrs. ; Helen Marulevich, Edward Bareski, Gertrude Kleeman. Doctors on duty were Dennis Mychak, Vincenzio. Mirarchi, Joseph Greco, William Lustusky and David Scicchitano. Registered nurses were Emma Chornack, Mary Stutz, Martha Weaver and Dianne Lentini, and licensed practical nurse. Mary Malick. Also assisting was William Bordell member of the emergency squad. Mrs. Louis Kleman was corrdinator for the visit. Staff aides included Mrs. Elmer Albertini, Mrs. Fred Morris, Mrs. George Taylor, Mrs. John Mehlbaum, Mrs. Helen Karasiewicz, Mrs! Pearl Kauffman, Mrs. George Stief. Mary Mina Stief, Mrs. Richard Shaffner, Jane Knoblauch, Kathy Cuff and Kathy Hynoski. Misses Cuff and Hvnoski are students of Mount Carmel 1 GRATEFUL APPRECIATION We take this means of expressing appreciation for the sympathy of relatives, friends and neighbors in our bereavement. We are especially grateful to all who aided us in any way and to those who sent cars, flowers. Mass and sympathy cards. Special thanks to the members of the Jan Sobieski Club and the Auxiliary, the West End Fire Assn., Legion Post 231, Senior Citizens, Kulpmont; B.P.O.E. No. 356, Mt. Carmel, Class of 1939. Mr. Stefan Filipowicz and Family Trevorton Area Mrs. William Webber 797-1592 Mrs. Betty Reed 77-32tJ Zerbe expects new ambulance in spring TREVORTON Delivery of a new ambulance which will be placed in service by Trevorton Fire Co. to replace one that has been used for many years is expected late in the spring, members of the fire company's ambulance committee reported today. The new ambulance was purchased at a cost of $10,411. Committee members said a contract for the new emergency vehicle was signed recently. The vehicle is a van-type and will be equipped with modern emergency devices. "We feel that with the new equipment available on the ambulance we will have Area High School who volunteered for typing duties at the bloodmobile. In charge of the canteen were Mary Doyle and Josephine Nemchick and Adeline Kale. John Kanezo, Joseph O'Neill and Stanley Kale served as chairmen of the Knights of Columbus organization and completed arrangements for the successful visit. Members of Scout Troop 166 had charge of loading and unloading. They included Frank Cimino, scoutmaster; Samuel Cimino, assistant scoutmaster; Louis Tresco, chairman; Perry Bevivino,.David Gudleski, John Bender, Kevin Moncavage, David Harring, Barry Larkin, Steve Feddock, Paul Bender, Matthew Cimino, Joseph Kaminski, Joseph Bradley III, Brian Kroutch, Jeff Dunkelberger, Jeff Cimino, William Cripps, Daniel Harring, Larry Thul and Dennis Shuda. Trevorton briefs The Trevorton Kindergarten Mothers' Club will meet tonight at 7 :30 in the Line Mountain Middle School library, Trevorton. FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) California will be an active state for U.S: Golf Assn., competition in 1976. Four tournaments are scheduled between the months of August and September. The Girls' Junior championship is set for Aug. 9-14 at Del Rio in Modesto and the Women's Amateur is listed for Aug. 16-21 at Del Paso in Sacramento. iWhuijL AUMAN'S , Kentucky Fried Chicken 'MARCH SPECIALS MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9 Pc. Thrift Pack 9 pc. Chicken 1 pt. Gravy 1 pt. Potatoes 1 pt. Salad 4 50 A Sincere Thank You . We, the Coal Township Volunteer Firemen, wish to thank anyone who donated prizes or monetary gifts to our recent banquet. BANQUET COMMITTEE Leon Jacobs, Chairman Mon., Mar. 3, 1975 7 ' the most advanced emergency vehicle of any community in this section," a fire company spokesman said. The ambulance now is service is in need of repairs and rather than approve expenditures for the repair work, committee members feel that the , purchase of a new vehicle will be more beneficial. The present ambulance is 10 years old. In connection with the purchase of a new ambulance, the committee will request additional contributions from area residents during an annual ambulance membership drive this month. "We will ask for additional donations rather than conduct a separate fund raising effort." committee members reported. Library adopts fine-free week TREVORTON Because of the large number of overdue books, officials of Trevorton Public .Library have announced plans for a "fine-free book week." Throughout the week beginning today and continuing through Thursday, persons having overdue books may return them without being required to pay a fine. If there are lost books, borrowers will be notified of the cost of replacement. Library hours are Monday through Thursday between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The membership list for the library is . being updated. Library officials said any person should bring his membership card to the library when checking out books. - Announcement was made that a book has been purchased in memory of Frank Jennis. The memorial volume has been donated by the children of Mr. Jennis. Representative of vets to visit VFW SHAMOKIN A representative of the Veteran's Action Center, Pottsville, will be available to assist veterans and veterans' widows Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Blyler-Quinn Veterans of Foreign Wars post home, Washington and Commerce Sts., Shamokin. The representative will offer his assistance in matters of education (college, trade or technical schools), veterans's administration benefits, home loans, on the job training, employment and scholarships. iff tit !.!' 15Pc. Family Pack 15 pc. Chicken 1 pt. Gravy 1 qt. Potatoes 1 qt. Salad R Rnlk 6 85

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