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The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wednesday, January 25, 1 989 7A Obituary AMEY, ARTHUR CARPENETTI, JOSEPHINE 4B CUNNINGHAM, MABEL CYPHERS, JEAN 4B DREVENAK, JOSEPH ERICKSON, RALPH 4B FALANDYS, ANTHONY Sr. GAYLETS, JEROME HARDING, KENNETH HENDERER, VERA KACAN, BARBARA NACHLIS, BERNICE PIECHOTA, MARTIN REHM, MICHAEL 4B ROKITKO, JOHN SCHMID, ANITA SOFRANKO, ANDREW THOMAS, STUART TURAK, MICHAEL WEBER, NICOLE EILEEN WILLIAMS, HAZEL WILLIS, DIANNE YACUBOSKI, JOHN Funerals held Kathryn Davies of John Street. Kingston, was buried Tuesday. Jan. 24, 1989. in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle, following services from the Hugh P. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 333 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, and a Mass of Christian Burial in SL Ignatius Church. Kingston. The Rev. Joseph D. Verespy officiated; Mrs. James Fennell served . as organist and soloist. Mrs. Davies died Saturday.' Jan. 21. 1989, at home. Pallbearers were Leo Barrett, Michael Chltalla, Christopher Grimes, Bernard Rollman, George Yuritz and Carl Renshaw. Stanley E. Kresga of Old East End Boulevard, Bear Creek Township, was burled Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1989, in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton, following services from the Messiah Primitive Methodist Church. Bear Creek Township. The Rev. Reginald H. Thomas, pastor, officiated: Mrs. Peggy Rosen- Coming Funerals ANDREWS Thelma L.. of Lee Park Towers, Hanover Township, Wednesday, 9:15 a.m., Graham-Mc-Cune Funeral Home. 324 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. BAUM Mary McHale. of 104-60 gueens Blvd., Forest Hills, N.Y., formerly of Scranton, Friday, 8:30 a.m.. Graham-McCune Funeral Home, 324 S. Franklin St.. Wilkes-Barre. BEERISH Stephen, of Coxe Street, Larksville. Wednesday, 11 a.m.. Frederick and Snowdon Funeral Home, 617 Carey Ave.. Wilkes-Barre. BOHNER Loretta C. formerly of Honesdale. Wednesday. 9:30 a.m., Hessllng Funeral Home. 428 Main St., Honesdale. BULFORD Foster G.. of R.D. 1. Sweet Valley, Wednesday, 2 p.m., Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek. CAVILL Charles B., of Harveys Lake. Wednesday. 1 1 a.m., Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, corner of Routes 29 and 1 18, Pikes Creek. DOMINICK Anso (Amos), of Ridgewood Road, Keystone section. Plains Township, Wednesday, 9 a.m., Adonizlo Funeral Home Inc.. 251 William St., Pittston. DRUST Edward J., of 14 Albert Blvd., Wlndfield. Wednesday. 1 1 a.m.. Mamary-Durkin Funeral Home. Inc.. 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. GALLO Freda Rose, of 145 Du-nellen Ave., Piscataway, N.J., formerly of West Pittston, Wednesday. 9:30 a.m.. Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church. Middlesex. N.J. HENNINGBAN Ruth Heck. , of Gibbs Road, R.D. 1. Manlius, N.Y.. formerly of Wilkes-Barre. Thursday, 10 a.m., Walter W. Llsman and Son Funeral Home, 233 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre; KIESZEK Laura, of Morgan Martin Piechota Martin Piechota. of Penn Avenue, Dupont. died Tuesday afternoon, January 24., 1989, In the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Dupont, he was a son of the late John and Marcella Piechota. Mr. Piechota was employed by the Trane Company, retiring in the late 1970s. A member of the Sacred Heart Church, Dupont. he was also a member of the Elm Street Sportsman's Club, Dupont: also, the Dupont Volunteer Hose Company. He was preceded in death by a brother. Anthony; sisters, Ann, Maryland Julie. Surviving, in addition to his wife, the former Mary Drewiengo. are sons. Martin and John, both of Dupont; a brother. Frank. Dupont; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Edward J. Lokuta Funeral Home. 200 Wyoming Ave.. Dupont. with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Sacred Heart Church, Dupont. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Bernice Bernice Nachlis. of Lincoln Road. Miami Beach. Florida, formerly a resident of the Wilkes-Barre area, died Wednesday, January 18, 1989. in Florida. Born ,ln Montreal. Canada, she came to this area in 1970 following her marriage to the late Morris Nachlis. a Plains furniture dealer. Andrew Andrew Sofranko. 91. of Kidder Street. Wilkes-Barre. died Monday evening. January 23. 1989. In the Geisinger-Wyoming Valley Hospital. Plains Township. Born In Czechoslovakia, he was a son of the late Andrew and Anna Petro Sofranko. He was a member of St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church. North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Before retiring, he had been employed by Pagnotti Coal Company for 10 years. Prior to that, he had been employed by the A.E. Dick Construction Company, for-: over 20 years. Most recently, he worked as a porter at the Y.M.C.A. in Wilkes-Barre. and also worked at Carol's Restaurant In the East End section of Wilkes-Barre. " Mr. Sofranko was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He and his wife, the former Kath-erina Portik. celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on July 30. . 1988. grant served as organist. Mr. Kresge died Saturday, Jan. 21. 1989. in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. ' ; , Arrangements . were by "thei.H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home. 451 N. Main St.. Wilkes-Barre. George E. Duffy of Strouds-burg, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, was buried Saturday, Jan. 14. 1989, following a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. ' Luke's Roman Catholic Church, Stroudsburg. The Rev. Thomas D. McLaughlin officiated. . Mr. Duffy died Wednesday. Jan. 11, 1989. In the Pocono Medical Center. East Stroudsburg. Pallbearers were brothers, John, Thomas, and Frank Duffy; sons-in-law. Captain William Cross of the U.S. Army, Richard Dalley. and Randy Graver. Interment was in the Laurelwood-Cemetery. Stroudsburg. Arrangements by the Warner-Pu-la Funeral Home. Stroudsburg. Lane, Plymouth. Wednesday. 8:30 a.m.. Piszczek Funeral Home. 70 E. Main St.. Plymouth. KITZHAlf Oscar (Ike), of Seneca Street. Pittston, Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.. Burns Funeral Home, 4 Kennedy St., Pittston. KRUK Mattge E.dt Hunlock Creek, Wednesday, -!- p.m.. Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home. fl4 W. Green St., Nantlcoke. Ly LECH John, of R.D. 1. Shlckshlnny,' Thursday, at a time to be announced, Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave.. Kingston. LISZKOWICZ Anlela (Nellie), of Main Street, Dupont, Wednesday, 9 a.m., Edward -J. Lokuta Funeral Home, 200 Wyoming Ave., Dupont. OSTROSKI Adolph (Casey), of Spring Street, Avoca, Thursday, 9 a.m.. Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home, 204 Main St., Duryea. PAGNOTTI Sophia L., of 305 E. 86th St., New York, N.Y., formerly of Old Forge, Thursday, Louis B. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge. RESKET Alice, of Monument Avenue, Wyoming, Thursday, 10 a.m., Edwin A. Sites Funeral Home, 13 Mill St., Pittston. STACHOWSKI John J., of Miner Street, Hudson section. Plains Township, Wednesday, 9 a.m., Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, 55 Stark St., Plains. STRAVINSKAS Anna Frank, formerly of Roberts Street. Shea-town, Thursday, 10 a.m.. Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home. 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. VERNON Cecil, of Dallas, Thursday. 1 1 a.m., Lafayette Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, N.Y. WHEELER Donald R.. of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Wilkes-Barre. Wednesday. 1 1 a.m., Charles Sherbin Funeral Home, 630 Main Road. Hanover Green. Jerome Gaylets Jerome (Bud) Gaylets, Jr., of East Atherton Street. Taylor, died Sunday. Jan. 22. 1989. in the Scranton Mercy Hospital, following an HlnessA Born in Scranton, he was a son ofX' Lucinda Hodge Gaylets and the late Jerome Gaylets, Sr. He was a graduate of Taylor High School, Class of 1962. Mr. Gaylets was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was employed by Superior , Fireproof Door Company. Mr. Gaylets was a member of SC. ' Paul's United Church of Christ, Tay- lor; he was a former scoutmaster of Pack 90, Taylor; trustee of Carpenters Union 2350; the 1988 Past Master of Acacia Lodge 579. F&AM. Surviving are his wife, the former Emily Thomas; sons, Brian and Scott, at home; sister, Mrs. Sharon Hancock, St. Albans, Vt.; brother. Jack, Taylor. Funeral services will be today at p.m. from the Jacob Davis Funeral Home, 422 S. Main St., Taylor, with the Rev. Theodore Davis of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Taylor, and the Rev. Edwin Martin of the United Methodist Church. Taylor, officiating. Interment will be In Falrvlew Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Nachlis She resided here until 1974. moving to Florida following the death of her husband. Surviving are stepchildren, Arnold H. Nachlis, Kingston: Mrs. Claire Berger, Cherry Hill N.J.; Mrs. Ann Stahler. Scranton: a brother, Saul. Montreal. Canada. Funeral services were conducted in Montreal. Canada. Sofranko Surviving. In addition to his wife; at home, are sons. Andrew Jr.. Elizabeth, N.J.: Albert. Bear Creek; a brother. John Sofranko. Czechoslovakia: sisters. Maria Peter. Elizabeth Varga. Susan Curllk. and Helen Mi-tal. all of Czechoslovakia: one grandson. Alan Sofranko. Bear Creek: several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the John V. Morris Funeral Home. 625 N. Main St.. Wilkes-Barre, with services at 11 In St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church. Interment will be In Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Prayer service will be conducted this evening at 8, with the Rev. Paul Visoky officiating. Mabel Cunningham Mabel D. Gilmore Cunningham. 85. of Bristol, died Sunday. Jan. 22. 1989, in the Lower Bucks Hospital. Bristol. Born In Keystone, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Mae Ralston. She resided most of her life In Wilkes-Barre, moving to Bristol in 1 979 to reside with her daughter. Mrs. Cunningham was a charter member of the Primitive Methodist Church, Penndel. She was preceded In death by her husbands. Robert Noble Gilmore and John Cunningham. - Surviving are children. Clayton Gilmore, Mount Ephriam, N.J.; the Rev. Dr. Donald Gilmore, Portage. Ind.: Ida Prendergrast. with whom she resided; Robert Gilmore. Cherry Hill, N.J. ; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Dunn Funeral Home, Bellevue and Gillam Avenues, Langhorne, with the Rev., Herman Hlldebrand of the Primitive Methodist Church, and her son, the Rev. Dr. Gilmore, officiating. Interment will be In Lehman Cemetery, Idetown. Friends may call today, 7 to 9 p.m. Dianne Willis Dlanne T. Willis, 28. of West College Avenue, State College, died Tuesday morning, January 24, 1989, at the Centre Community Hospital, State College, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 5, 1960. in Carlisle, she was a daughter of Lester M. and Glenna M. Wise Trimmer. She was a member of the State College Assembly of God Church. On Aug. 14. 1982. she married the Rev. David A. Willis, formerly of Wyoming. Surviving, in addition to her parents and husband, are a daughter, Phoebe Marie Willis, State College; sisters, Christine T. Jewett, Denver. Colorado; Lisa M. Trimmer, Carlisle; paternal grandparents, Mervin L. and Alice W. Trimmer, Allen. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 1 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Gary H. Bees-ley, and the Rev. William J. Ellis, officiating. Interment will be conducted Saturday, at the convenience of the family, in the Baker Cemetery, Carlisle. Friends may call at the church Friday, immediately following the service. Memorial services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Church of the Brethren, Carlisle, with the Rev. Edward Poling officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dianne Willis Memorial Fund, care of the State College Assembly of God Church. 2643 W. College Ave., State College, 16801. Funeral arrangements by the Koch Funeral Home. State College. Joseph Drevenak Joseph G. Drevenak, 69, of Spencer Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 24. 1989, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township. Born in Wilkes-Barre Township, where he resided most of his life, he was the son of the late George and Mary Fedor Drevenak. He attended Wilkes-Barre Township schools and was a member of St. Joseph's Monastery, Wilkes-Barre Township. Prior to his retirement in 1979. Mr. Drevenak was , employed by Harte and Co., Mountaintop, and previously by Craft Associates, Wilkes-Barre. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving In the European Theater. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Elizabeth Brogham-er. on Oct. 12. 1966; sisters, Helen and Anna. Surviving are sisters. Mary and Theresa, at home. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Baloga Funeral Home. 592 N. Main St.. Wilkes-Barre. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 In St. Joseph's Monastery. Interment will be In Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A wake service will be conducted today at 3 p.m. Stuart Thomas Stuart Thomas, of Dallas, formerly of Palmer Street. Plymouth, died Tuesday afternoon, January 24, 1989, In the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending from the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, Rear 56 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth, , Anthony Falandys Sr. Anthony J. Falandys Sr.. 83. of Beaver Court, Wilkeswood Apartments. Wilkes-Barre Township, died "Tuesday morning, January 24. 1989. in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He formerly resided at South Main Street. Mountaintop, for 20 years. Born in Ashley, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Cisek Falandys. He was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Sugar Notch. , Prior to retiring, he and his wife owned and operated the corner store on East Main St.. Miners Mills, for 20 years. He and his wife celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary this past May 19. Mr. Falandys was preceded in death by his wife, the former Stella Barbara Kacan Barbara Klzling Kacan, 85, of 185 Library St., Mystic, ConnTT formerly of Stratford, Conn., died Monday, Jan. 23. 1989. in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, New London, Conn., following a lengthy illness. Born in Dupont, Jan. 6, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Barbara Chowanec Klzling. She moved to Stratford In 1950 where she resided prior to moving to Mystic In 1988. She had been employed as an Inspector with the Remington Arms Company, Bridgeport, Conn., and also worked . as a housekeeper for -Msgr. George Durisin in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church. Trumbell,, Conn. She was a member of St. John's Mothers and Daughters Society. Her husband, George, formerly of Pennsylvania, died in 1982. Surviving are a daughter. Barbara Romboni, Mystic; brother, Joseph Kisling, Sugarloaf; several - nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Friday from the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. , Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Panachlda service will be held at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions, II desired, may be made to St.' Johr the Baptist Byzantine Church, 10C Briarwood Terrace, Trumbell, Conn 06611. J John Yacuboski John J. Yacuboski, of Rear Coal Street, Glen Lyon, died Tuesday af-i, ternoon, January 24. 1989, in the Nantlcoke State Hospital. Born In Glen Lyon, where he resided all his life, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary KriefskI Yacuboski, of Glen Lyon. Mr. Yacuboski was employed jy the Susquehanna and Glen Alden Coal Companies, retiring in 1969. He was a member of St. Nicholas Ukranian Catholic Church of Glen Lyon. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theater of War. Mr. Yacuboski was a member of the American Legion Post No. 350, Nanticoke. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Chester Strzalta Post No. 8354, and its Home Association. Mr. Yacuboski was a member of the D.A.V. Association. He and his wife, Telka, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary In August of 1988. Surviving, in addition to his wife, at home, are daughters, Mrs. John (Susan) Sklaney, Lawton. Okla.; Mrs. Ronald (Margaret Mary) Wo-melsdorf, Sheatown; Mrs. Dale (Do-reen) Alott, Hillum; five grandchildren: sisters, Mrs. Stella Krivak, and Mrs. Josephine Klscunas, both of Glen Lyon; Mrs. Ceclia Injaychock, Cheektogowa, N.Y. Military funeral services will be conducted Friday at 9 a.m. from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon, with Divine Liturgy at 9:30 In St. Nicholas Ukranian Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parastas services will be conducted at 7:30 Thursday. The V.F.W. Chester- Strzalta Post No. 8354 will conduct ' services aH the funeral home Thursday at 8 p.m. They request that all members at tend the funeral. Anita Schmid Anita (Trivelli) Schmid, formerly of Wilcox Drive, Wilkes-Barre, died Tuesday morning. January 24. 1989, in Valley Crest, where she had been a guest for the past two months. Born Feb. 27. 1906. in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late Pompeo and Antonla Carrato Trivelli. Mrs. Schmid resided in Wilkes-Barre since 1924. She was a member of Holy Rosafy Church, Wilkes-Barre. Mrs. Schmid was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo, who died in 1958: a son, Joseph, who died In 1975: a daughter, Carmella Zimmerman, who died In 1979: a grandson, Lawrence, who died in 1 972. Surviving are children. Mrs. Antoinette Wilcox, Wilkes-Barre; Ernest Schmid, Larksville: Jerry Schmid, Dallas; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren: a sister, Rosaline De Spirito. Varessa, Italy. Funeral services will be Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Deslderlo Funeral Home Inc.. 377 Park Ave., WilkesBarre. with Mass of Christian Burial at 9 In Holy Rosary Church. , Interment will be In St. Mary's Cemetery. Hanover Township. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. , -r J. "Levlndoskl. who died Dec. 17. 1988. Surviving are a son. Anthony J. Jr.. with whom he resided: brothers. Walter. Plymouth; Martin. Erie: a sister. Josephine. Baltimore. M.: grandchildren. Mark Neal Falandys, WIlkes-BarrefMrs. Linda Mullery. Plains: Anthony J. Falandys III. Plains: a great-grandson, Frank MulleyJr. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the John V. Morris-1 Charles J. Leagus Funeral Home. I 281 E. Northampton St.. Wilkes-Barre. with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township. - ' There will be no calling hours. Arthur Amey Arthur L. Amey, of Lakevlew, Ohio, formerly of Tunkhannock. died Saturday. January 21. 1989, In the Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio. Born Sept. 24. 1903. in Spring-ville. he was son the son of the late Burtram and Isabelle Miner Amey. Prior to retiring, he was self-employed as a carpenter. Mr. Amey was a member of the Tunkhannock Oddfellows Lodge. He was preceded in death by his first wife. Elizabeth Trvis. Surviving are his wife, the former Carrie'Harmon; sons. Howard, Lake-view, Ohio; Nlles. Defiance. Ohio; Arthur, San Marcus, Texas; Richard. Tavares, Fla.; a daughter, Judith Mason, West - Newton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sun-nyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. with the Rev. Daniel Maiden officiating- : : ; Arrangements by the Van Horn Funeral Home, Lakevlew, Ohio. Vera Henderer Vera Kearney Henderer, of Flamenco Way, Port St. Lucie, Florida, died Monday evening, January 23, 1989, In the Tyler Memorial Hospital. Tunkhannock. Born Aug. 8. 1914, In Weehau-ken, N.J.. she was the daughter of the late Matt and Helene Sulzer Kearney. Prior to retiring, she was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the North Hudson Hospital, N.J. Mrs. Henderer was a member of St. Lucie Catholic Church, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, who died In " 1977. Surviving are daughters, Joan Werner, Alta Loma, Calif.: Barbara Martin, Tunkhannock; sisters, Evelyn Sabbagh, Whiting. N.J.; Jane Restall. Port St. Lucie. Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial services will be conducted In Port St. Lucie's. Florida, at a time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by the Sheldon-Ku-kuchka Funeral Home. 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Nicole Eileen Weber Infant Nicole Eileen Weber, daughter of Michael and Eileen Cl-ciani Weber, of North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, died Monday night. January 23, 1989, in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital. Kingston. Surviving, In addition to her parents, are maternal grandparents, Roger and Marge Race Ciclanl; paternal grandparents, John and Bertha Boone Weber; several aunts and uncles. Kenneth Kenneth P. Harding, of West Church Street, Nantlcoke, died Tuesday evening. January 24, 1989, in the Nantlcoke State General Hospital, shortly after admission. Born March 24. 1916. in Kingston, he was a son of the late William and Margaret Pugh Harding. He resided in Nanticoke for the past 60 years. Mr. Harding was formerly employed as a coal Inspector in the' Loomis Colliery, Glen Alden Coal Company. Most recently, he was employed by the Wise Potato Company. Michael Michael C. Turak, 69, of West State Street. Larksville. died Tuesday morning, January 24, 1989, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Plains Township, following an illness. Born Oct. 14. 1919, In Larksville, he was the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Blrchalk Turak. A lifelong resident of Larksville, he was employed In the construction trades, working for Joseph Yeager-Constructlon Company for a number of years. Mr. Turak was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Caslmir's Church, Lyndwood. He was also a member of the Larksville American Legion Post No. 655. He was preceded In death by his 2 die in Fayette County fire VANDERB1LT. Pa. (AP) An elderly man and his son died Tuesday when fire struck their home In this Fayette County community. Domlneck Talotta. 76, and Joseph Talotta. 36. died at the scene, said Coroner Phillip Rell- John Rokitko John A. Rokitko. of Harrison Avenue. Scranton. died Sunday. Jan. 22. 1989. Born in Ashley. Sept. 29. 1925. he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Blsahavich Rokitko. He was a graduate of Ashley High School. Mr. Rokitko was formerly employed by Susek Construction Co.. retiring in 1973. He was a United States Army veteran serving during World War II. from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of St. John's Byzantine Church. Scranton; Ashley American Legion Post 673. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Surviving are his wife, the former Rita Belanchlk: daughters. Rita Ka-nia. Ann and Christine, of Mountaintop; Reglna. Scranton; Mary Young, Illinois; sons, John and Michael, of Ashley; Joseph. Scranton; Edward and Adam. Mountaintop; ' sisters. Anna Zaretsky. Ohio: Helen Lukas and Margaret , Roskos. of Kingston; Stephanie Vodzak, Wilkes-Barre; Katherine Kozatek and Susan Kozatek, of Hatboro: Reglna Mellna. Taylor. Mich.; nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be today at 9 a.m. from the Deslderlo Funeral Home Inc.. 436 S. Mountain Blvd.. Mountaintop. with a Requiem Divine Liturgy at 10 In St. Mary's Byzantine Church, North Main Street. Wilkes-Barre. Msgr. John T. Sekelllck will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery. Dallas. Hazel Williams 'MHkzel W. Williams, of Provincial Towers, South Main Street. Wilkes-Barre. died Tuesday. January 24, 1989, In the Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre. Born April 20. 1905. In Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Emma Spears " Warnlck. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Wilkes-Barre. Her family owned and operated the Warnlck Artificial Limbs Compa-. ny, Wilkes-Barre. For nine years, . she was employed by the Department of Public Welfare. She was a 1923 graduate of Wilkes-Barre City High School. A volunteer worker with the Bloodmoblle, she also performed volunteer work with the Veterans Administration Hospital, the Heritage House, and the Mercy Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Williams, who died in 1969. Surviving are a son, Fred R. Jr., North Augusta, Georgia; daughters, Mrs. Joanne Ellis, Shavertown; Mrs. June W. Turley, Midland, Michigan; seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Frederick and Snowdon Funeral Home, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre. with the Rev. Donald A. Anderson, of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be In the Dodson Cemetery, Southdale. Friends may call Thursday. 7 to 9 p.m., and-Frlday. from 10 a.m. until service time. Funeral services will be conducted today at noon from the M.J. . McLaughlin Funeral Home, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Donald Roberts, pastor of the Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today, from 1 1:30 a.m. until noon. Harding Berwick, retiring 12 yearsago. Surviving, in addition to his wife, the former Lottie Terkowskl, of Nanticoke, are a son, Robert W. Harding, Nanticoke; two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 p.m. from the Stanley S. Stegu-ra Funeral Home, 614 Hanover St., Nantlcoke, with the Rev. Thomas J. Snyder, of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Friends may call Thursday, 7, to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover Township. Turak brother, Frank Turak. Surviving, In addition to his wife, the former Helen Yeager, are children. Michael Turak. Plymouth: Joseph Turak, Larksville; Mrs. Mary Ann Keris, Larksville; Robert Turak, Pikes Creek; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; sisters, Mrs. Anna Bala, Mrs. Margaret Bukuskl, and Mrs. Mary Mushinskl, all of Larksville. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 1 a.m. from the Maher-Colllns Funeral Home. 360 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, with services conducted by Msgr. William J. Pakutka. pastor of St. Caslmir's Church. Interment will be In St. Vincent's Cemetery, Larksville. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. ly. They were the sole occupants of the two-story, frame home. The fire may have been caused by one of the two kerosene heaters the men used to heat the home, said Dennis Smith, a state police fire marshal.

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