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1 POTTSVILLE (PA.) REPUBLICAN HERALD MONDAY, MAY 2, 2005 21 628-6000 453-1000 462-3000 647-7575 INFO 889-5200 362-4000 000 CONNECT 773-2211 345-3200 Obituary Line 1075 Today's obituaries Klingerstown Kopp, Lawrence J. Locustdale Flickinger, Grayden Minersville Kroznuski, Alma M. Williams, Glenn D. Palo Alto Strollo, Angelo Pottsville Lynn, William J. Jr.

Haven Julian, Rose Marie Shenandoah Sursavage, Violet Tower City Mace, Herbert H. Valley View Deiter, Mary R. Herbert H. Mace April 30, 2005 Herbert Henry "Dutch" Mace, 80, of 317 S. Fourth Tower City, formerly of Spring Glen, died Saturday at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Spring Glen, Feb. 19, 1925, he was a son of the late James F. and ErI made Weiss an Mace. Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. for his service.

He retired as a maintenance foreman for the former International Anthracite, Hegins Township. He was a member of St. Matthew's (Coleman's) United Church of Christ, Spring Glen, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2385, Gratz, and a lifetime member of the Good Sam RV Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Gloria M. Mowery in 1982; six brothers; five sisters.

Surviving are his companion, Barbara L. Schorr, Tower City; two sons, George A. and Fred both of Spring Glen; a daughter, Janice M. Dietz, Klingerstown; three sisters, Elsie E. Straub, Harrisburg, Dorothy O.

Neubaum, Millersburg, and Betty A. Shade, Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; six stepchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View. The Rev.

Curtis H.E. Zemencik will officiate. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in St.

Matthew's Coleman's Cemetery, Spring Glen. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com. Rose Marie Julian April 30, 2005 Rose Marie Julian, 85, of Frieden Manor, Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Mount Carbon, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center shortly after admission. Born in Pottsville, Oct. 20, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Marie Girchetti Luongo.

She was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School. She and her husband owned and operated Julian's Tavern, Mount Carbon, for many years. She was last employed for Peek-A-Boo Fashions, Schuylkill Haven. She was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph on Feb. 25, 1989; five siblings, Rita Weimer, Gemma Cantaro, Victor Centeleghe, Guido Centeleghe and Attilio Centeleghe. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Jane Julian, Schuylkill Haven; a son, Joseph Julian husband of Kitty, Schuylkill Haven; two sisters, Edith Serna, California, Gloria Simoncini, Philadelphia; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St.

Ambrose Roman Catholic Church. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Hillside, Pottsville. Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home Cressona, is in charge of arrangements.

OBITUARIES ES J. Kopp May 1, 2005 Lawrence J. Kopp, 83, of RR1 Klingerstown, died Sunday at home. Born in RR1 Klingerstown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Minnie Wehry Kopp. He attended local schools and was a 1961 graduate of the Christian Authors Guild, Philadelphia.

He was a freelance nature writer and photographer, having written a regular column for Pennsylvania Game News, as well as articles in more than 80 different magazines. He was a silk mother farmer and along with his sister, Faye, reared from 20,000 to 30,000 silk mother cocoons annually which were sold to more than 30 universities throughout the United States, Canada, England, Germany and Spain. He collected butterflies and moths, accumulating more than 30,000 specimens from all over the world, which will be donated to the Ned Smith Art Nature Center, Millersburg. He identified and photographed more than 300 wildflowers growing in the Mahantongo Valley. He was a charter member and former secretary and treasurer of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association and an honorary life member of the Pennsylvania Trappers Hall of Fame.

He was a life member of the American Civil Liberties Unions. He was also a member of the National Geographic Society, Natural Conservancy, Lepidopterists' Society, a charter member of Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association, and a life member of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Surviving are a sister, Faye A. Kopp, RR1 Klingerstown. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday at Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Mahantongo Valley Ambulance Association, Pam Wetzel, P.O. Box 67, Pitman, PA 17964 or Mahantongo Fire Company, Main Road, Pitman, PA 17964. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Klingerstown.

Glenn D. Williams April 30, 2005 Glenn D. Williams, 44, of 429 Church Minersville, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born in Shenandoah, July 5, 1960, he was a son of Donald and LaRue Hinderliter Williams, Ringtown. He was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School.

He was a member of First Congregational Church, Minersville. He was preceded in death by a son, Justin. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his grandmother, Marion Williams, Raven Run; his wife of 13 years, the former Tina Guinn, Minersville; a daughter, Athena, at home; a son, Brandon, Minersville; four brothers, Bobby, Gary and Wesley, all of Ringtown, and Daniel, Harrisburg; three sisters, Debra Werner, Metairie, Nancy Stauffer, Zion Grove, and Lori Bradley, Schuylkill Haven; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday from Stauffer-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ringtown.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will be at the family's convenience. Mel Gussow, drama critic, cultural reporter NEW YORK (AP) Mel Gussow, 71, a New York Times drama critic and cultural reporter who showed an eye for undiscovered talent in 35 years at the paper, has died. Gussow, who joined the Times in 1969, died of cancer Friday at a Manhattan hospital, the Times reported Saturday on its website.

Gussow, who wrote more than 4,000 reviews and articles for the paper, had a knack for discovering talent in the bud. Mary R. Deiter April 30, 2005 Mary Rebecca Deiter, 81, of 1010 W. Main Valley View, died Saturday at Sunbury Community Hospital. Born in Hegins Township, March 25, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Elwood E.

and Lizzie A. Schlegel Rickert. She was a 1943 graduate of Hegins Township High School. She retired as a seamstress, having worked in area garment factories. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View, where she served as coordinator of the Wernersville State Hospital Ministry, Sunday teacher for many years and a kitchen vol-unteer.

She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ashland Chapter 154. She served as judge of elections for Hegins Township for many years. She coordinated the government food surplus program for Hegins Township and I was active in the American Legion Post 575 Auxiliary, Valley View. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; six brothers, Irvin, Marlin, Myles, Thomas and James Rickert and William Williard; five sisters, Verna Baum, Maude Herb, Marie Schnell, Lena Reed and Dorothy Kirk. Surviving are a brother, Robert E.

Rickert, Lemoyne; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Carl D.

Shankweiler will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O.

Box 153, Valley View, PA 17983. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Valley View. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com. William Joseph Bell, daytime drama writer LOS ANGELES (AP) William Joseph Bell, an Emmy award-winning daytime TV soap writer, producer and cocreator of "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," has died.

He was 78. Bell died Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, said Raul Rojas, publicist for Bell's TV production company. Bell's career as a TV soap writer spanned more than four decades and earned him nine Emmy awards three for his writing on "The Young and the Restless," and the rest for producing or writing "Days of Our Lives." The Chicago native got his start in 1956 as a writer on the soap "Guiding Light." A year later, he left to write for another soap, "As the World Turns." In 1966, Bell become head writer on "Days of Our Lives," helping to turn the flagging series into one of the top audience draws four years later. In 1973, Bell teamed up with his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, and created "The Young and the Restless," which is the top daytime soap opera today, according to the latest Nielsen ratings. While still head writer on "Restless," Bell and his wife also created "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 1987.

Throughout his career, Bell's writing and production work is credited with contributing to 15,000 episodes of TV daytime drama. THANK YOU We wish to extend our thanks and gratitude, to all of our family, friends and neighbors for all of the food, cards, Mass cards, flowers, phone calls, donations and expressions of sympathy during the recent passing of our loved one. The Family of Olive Allen Alma M. Kroznuski April 30, 2005 Alma M. Kroznuski, 86, of Minersville, died Saturday at Manor Care, West Reading.

Born in Minersville, Aug. 5, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Emma Vegher Baldesarri. A lifelong Minersville resident, she was employed at Llewellyn and Minersville Area School District cafeterias and retired from the Pennsylvania State Instructor Program. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Minersville, and the parish sodality where she was very active in fundraising functions. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Employees Union, and Minersville Senior Citizens, where she assisted in setting up and serving Meals on Wheels.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Klimer, Norma Skeneski and Rita Virelli; three brothers, Vincent, George and Wilbert Baldesarri. Surviving are four children, a daughter, Rita, and son-inlaw Lucky Camporeale, West Reading; a son, Edward, and daughter-in-law Penny, Exeter Township, a daughter, Judy, and son-in-law Stan Leonard, with whom she last resided, and a son, David, and daughter-in-law, Terri, Minersville; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Brandt, New Jersey; nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. The Rev.

Eric Gruber will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Dutcavich Funeral Home, Minersville. There will be no visitation Tuesday evening. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Minersville.

Frank Turpin, head of Alaska Railroad ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Frank Turpin, 82, who spent his career at Exxon Mobil before heading the Alaska Railroad and serving as state transportation commissioner, died Thursday in Texas after a stroke. Turpin worked 37 years for Exxon Mobil, starting in 1947. He finished his oil career as president of Alyeska Pipeline Service an Anchorage consortium of oil companies that owns the 800-mile transAlaska oil pipeline. In 1985, Turpin became the first chief executive of the Alaska Railroad after the federal government sold it to the state for $22.3 million. Five years later, Gov.

Wally Hickel appointed him transportation commissioner. Turpin held the post until 1993, when he retired. Dr. Joseph Bogen, 78 famous neurosurgeon PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Dr.

Joseph Bogen, 78, a neurosurgeon whose efforts to control epileptic seizures helped pave the way for research on the unique identities of the right and left sides of the brain, died April 22 after a long illness. Bogen has been credited with playing a key role in the development of the split-brain experiments that ultimately won Roger Sperry of the California Institute of Technology a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1981. The two sides of the brain are connected by a bundle of more than 200 million nerve fibers, called the corpus callosum, that allows each side to communicate with the other. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all forms of thoughtfulness towards our son and brother, ANDREW WARGO It is a great comfort to know that he was loved by so many. Warmly, Andy "Sock" Jean Wargo David Wargo Jeannie Flaim William J.

Lynn Jr. Grayden N. Flickinger April 29, 2005 April 29, 2005 William J. Lynn 50, of 1203 Spring Garden Pottsville, died Friday at home. Born in Pottsville, March 8, 1955, he was a son of Anna M.

Selka Lynn, Pottsville, and the late William J. Lynn Sr. He was a 1973 graduate of Pottsville Area High School. He was employed as a mechanic. He was a member of Mechanicsville Fish Game and Buck Fever Rod Gun Club, Pottsville.

He attended St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a brother, Robert Pottsville; three sisters, Mary Ann Keifer, Theresa McCabe and Margaret Kalinich, all of Pottsville; nieces and nephews. Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from James H.

Evans Funeral Home Saint Clair. The Rev. David J. Loeper will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m.

until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Pottsville. Angelo Strollo May 1, 2005 Angelo "Ralph" Strollo, 84, of 121 Fox Palo Alto, died Sunday at Pottsville Hospital. Born in Lock Haven, March 11, 1921, he was a son of the late Ralph and Mary A Rosa He was Strollo.

an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He was a retired pipe fitter for the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority, Pottsville. He was of the Protestant faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Doris Hess, on Jan. 27, 2000.

He was the last member of his immediate family. Surviving are a daughter, Sally Kauffman, Auburn; nieces and nephews. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, Saint Clair.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Death Notices DOMALAKES, SARAH JANE, 148 N.

Balliet Frackville, died Wednesday. April 27, at Broad Mountain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville. Age 83, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Annunciation BVM Roman Catholic Church. The Rev.

Dominik Kalata will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the church. Contributions can be made to the Frackville Free Public Library, 56 N.

Lehigh Frackville, PA 17931. Interment will be in Annunciation BVM Parish Cemetery, Frackville. Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements. FRANCAVAGE, DONALD Pottsville, died Monday, April 25, at home.

Age 74. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sunday at Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Pottsville, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Monday at the church. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. KOPPENHAVER, ETHEL LORRAINE, 1131 W.

Maple Valley View, died Thursday, April 28, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Age 80. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

The Rev. George S. Reynolds will officiate. The family requests donations be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist, Church, Valley View, PA 17983.

Interment will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com. KOWALONEK, HELEN formerly of Shenandoah Heights, died Monday, April 25, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

Age 89. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from Oravitz Home for Funerals Shenandoah. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St.

George Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. James C. Bechtel will officiate. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. LAPLACA, HAZEL P. MOHL, 315 W. Arch Pottsville, died Wednesday, April 27, at Pottsville Hospital.

Age 93. Religious service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Harold L.

Hand Jr. will officiate. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 25 Stevens West Lawn, PA 19606, or the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 300 W.

Arch Pottsville, PA 17901. Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. Lord Funeral Home Pottsville, is in charge of arrangemenis. Grayden Norman Flickinger, infant son of Norman Jr. and Candyce Krapf Flickinger, 3078 Main Locustdale, was taken into the arms of Jesus on Friday.

Born in Pottsville Hospital, April 23, 2005, he was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Ashland. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Krystal and Lisa Flickinger, at home; maternal grandparents, Edward and Claire Krapf, Gordon; paternal grandmother, Laura Flickinger, Frackville; paternal grandfather, Norman Flickinger Shenandoah; maternal greatgrandparents, Robert and Louise Overkott, Ashland; maternal great-grandmother, Isabel Krapf, Ashland; maternal great-great-grandmother, Jacqueline Scheuren Klees, State College; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday from Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland.

The Rev. Dana Heckman-Beil will officiate. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Citizen's Cemetery, Lavelle.

Violet Sursavage April 29, 2005 Violet Sursavage, 92, of 231 E. Oak Shenandoah, died Friday at Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center. Born in Shenandoah, July 7, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anne Sursavage. She was educated in local schools. She was retired from the local garment industry.

She was a member of St. George Roman Catholic Church, Shenandoah, and the church sodalities. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Sursavage; a sister, Helen Timko. Surviving are two nieces, her caregivers, Virginia Stanley, Massachusetts, and Katherine Holman, Wisconsin; two nephews, Jim Sursavage, Georgia, -and Butch Sursavage, South Carolina; greatnieces and great-nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Oravitz Home for Funerals Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements. Death Notices LINDENMUTH, JAY, Levittown, died Thursday, April 28, at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown. Age 80. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the chapel at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home Levittown, and from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay Newtown, PA 18940.

Interment will follow the service. LUTZ, MYRA JEAN, Barnesville, died Friday, April 29, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. Age 68. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m.

Tuesday from Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sky-View Park, Hometown. PICKETT, REV.

DAVID Sunbury, died Thursday, April 28, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Age 61, Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church, Sunbury. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Contributions may be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church, Sharon Fogle, treasurer, 7 Hillside Drive, Selinsgrove, PA 17870. Entombment will be in Orchard Hills Cemetery Memorial Park, Shamokin Dam. George P. Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements. PLACE, SHEILA MAY, New Philadelphia, died Friday, April 29, at home.

Age 45. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. At the family's request, there will be no visitation. James H. Evans Funeral Home, Saint Clair, is in charge or arrangements.

STESLOW, LAWRENCE Auburn, died Wednesday, April 27, at Reading Hospital Medical Center, West Reading. Age 82. Religious services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home Cressona. Friends may call from 10.

to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. WINCHELL, MATTHEW Pottsville, formerly of Muir, died Thursday, April 28, at home. Age 28.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from Pine Grove Community Church, 204 Tremont Road, Pine Grove. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Donations may be made to the family at 207 Wiconisco Street, Muir, PA 17957.

Interment will be in Methodist Cemetery, Muir, Dimon Funeral Homes, Tower City, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com. YODER, EDWARD Phoenix ville, died Monday, April 25, at home. Age 59. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.

Monday in Grace Bible Church. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday. Memorial donations can be made to Grace Bible Church. 777 Starr Phoenixville, PA.

Interment will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery, Conshohocken. William A. Moore Funeral Home, Conshohocken, is in charge of arrangements..

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