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"4i I -'W,. Jjy, A10 THE TRIBUNE, SCRANTON, PA WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2000 I I Obituaries ! ' 1 Q Funeral notices d BARRETT, ANN M., Dunmore, a memorial Mass win be celebrated today at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church, Dun-more. Cremation win take place In Maple Hill Crematory, Wilkes-Barre. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Arrangements by the Durkan-Cuff-Keamey Funeral Home, 125 N. Main Ave. BENKO, JOSEPHINE, formerly of Dickson City, Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with requiem service at 9 30 in SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Olyphant. Interment parish cemetery, Peckville. Friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parastas will be today at 8 p.m. CAFFERY, DAMIAN O., Box 54, Pleasant Mount, a memorial Mass will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. In St James Church, Pleasant Mount, by the Rev, Richard Beck. Cremation will take place today. Interment, St James Cemetery, Pleasant Mount. Arrangements by the McGranaghan-Lesjack Funeral Home Inc , 513 Mam St , Forest City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Mount Historical Society or the Pleasant Mount Fire and Ambulance companies, Pleasant Mount, 18453. CARTER, JONAS BENJAMIN, Wheeler Avenue, a memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Fnends may call Thursday at the church, 9 to 10 am Arrangements by the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home Inc, 1240 St. Anns St CECCACCI, MARY, South Scranton, today at 9 a m from the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home Inc, 1900 Pittston Ave, with Mass at 9 30 a m. in St Francis of Assisi Church, to be celebrated by Mon-signor Philip Gray, pastor. Entombment, Italian-Amencan Cemetery, Minooka section. FILIPKOSKI, RAYMOND J., North Scranton, Tuesday from the Sotfanelli-Fionllo Funeral Home, Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., with Mass in St. Joseph's Church, Main Avenue, celebrated by Mon signor Peter Madus, pastor. Pallbearers: Biyon A memorial mass for Anne Kovalchik, Olyphant , formerly of Jessup will be -celebrated on Oct. 14 at St. Patricks Church , Olyphant at 9:30 AM. Rev. Philip Sladica , pastor , will be the celebrant. Happy Birthday n Heaven Thomas J. Portanova October H, 191 7 -July 29, 1991 We never thought thi day would come, Where we would feet so alone Our hearts are so empty. And ao i our home. Every day we think of you, Every day we cry If our love could have saved you, You never would have died Not only were you our Eather But you were always our best friend. We told each other secrets, That would be held until the end. You said goodbye in your own words, But we were too blind to see. You always said you loved us. And that you would never (rave, Even though you're now in heaven. You will always remain m our hearts. You will never be forgotten, Just because we are apart. Wc love you, Oad'1 Love You Always. Till We Meet Again, Lowe, Jude and Joe A memorial mass will be held on Oct. 11th at 4:30 PM in Immaculate Conception Church, comer of Taylor Avenue & Gibson Street Scranton Fllipkoski, Hank Yarosh, Hank Yarosh - Jr., Anthony Yarosh, David Youshock and Joseph Gowarty. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. FRANC, THEODORE, Lake Ariel, Thursday at 1 1 a.m. in the James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc., Route 296, Lake Ariel, with services by the Rev. Ron Onder of the Lake Ariel United Methodist Church, interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Friends may call today, 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Ariel United Methodist Church, 110 Maple Ave., Lake Ariel, 18436, or to the Lake Ariel Fire Company, Box 31, Lake Ariel. - GRINER, DOROTHEA, M West Scranton, today at 11 a.m. from the Dur-kan-Cuff-Keamey Funeral Home, 125 N. Main Ave., with services by members of her family. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, 18447. HOLOVACKO, MARGARET, 50 Maple Ave , Tunkhannock, today at 11 a.m. from the Harding-Litwm Funeral Home, 123 W Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Interment, Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. HUGHES, MARGARET MARGIE," Gordon Avenue, Carbondale Township, Monday from the Edward A Wade Funeral Home, 4 Moms Place at Terrace Street, Carbondale, with services In the First United Methodist Church, Jermyn, by the Rev. Sharon Curceroello, pastor. Pallbearers: Mark, Bnan and Gene Hughes, Jr.; Jerry Bons, Tom Novitsky and Bob Morcom JENKINS, REV. DR. CHESTER P., Arlington, Texas, Fnday at 10 a.m. at Calvary Temple, Allentown. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call at the church Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 8 30 to 10 a.m. Coronation service will be Thursday at 9 pm Memorial contributions may be made to the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers, 1000 N. Beltlme Road, Suite 201, Irving, Texas, 75061. KAROOS, JOHN R., Old Forge, Thursday at 8 30 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, with Mass at 9 a m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor, to be celebrated by the Rev. Philip A. Aitavtlla, pastor. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge. Fnends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m KAZMIERCZAK, HELEN, Taylor, Friday at 8.15 a m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, with Mass at 9 a m. in St. Michael's Church, Old Forge, to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Brozena, pastor. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. KILGALLON, MARY S., Keyser Valley section, Thursday at 10 a m. from the Davies and Jones Funeral Chapel, Inc., 135 S. Main Ave., with services by the Rev. Norman Bright, pastor of the Be-rean Interdenominational Church. Interment, Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore. Friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berean Interdenominational rrvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvwi m art TfnJi n cri vA k7 S An Danielle Gangeml Oct. II. 1977 Oct. 3. 1997 Danielle, Cod blessed us with you tor 19 short years. Your smile and your beautiful eyes. Its so hard to say goodbye! Our love for you will never die It's light will never dim. For its the knowledge of all you '4 know. That you are dwelling with A Him. We continue on with a hole in our hearts. That time can never fill, J for that one tragic moment tore us I apart. Was so against our will. And when our toil in life is done. I know it's not a whim. That we will see a familiar face, To guide us Close to Him. Love, Mom, Nicole, Mike, Cody & Carlie I I I vsvsy; Robert W. BURTON Oct. llth, 1999 WE REMEMBER YOU At the ruing of the ana and at ill going down, we rmwuber yon. At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we macaber yon. All the blueness of the slues and in the warmth of rammer, we remrmber yon. At the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember yon. A long as we lire, yon will live; for yon are a part of ns, a we remrmber yon. IVn we have joy we crave the ahare, we remember yon. Bobby, a year hat not made as miss yon less. Be aims yoar vote, yoar smile, yoar laarh, your hnmor, and everything that made ran the special persos yon are. Yon II always be with ns and forever m oar hearts. Lore, 1 Yoar Demgbier Corn so. Brothers, Sisters, Betty, Barbara, Debine, Lenny, Goer. Ante end Lite I 3sv Church, 2752 Jackson St. KLANSEK, JOYA, South Scranton, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from the Neil W. Regan Funeral Home, Inc., 1900 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston Avenue at Fig Street, by the Rev. Eugene Gunning, pastor. Interment, Italian American Cemetery, Minooka. Friends may call today, 2 , to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contnbu-Uons may be made to the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, Olyphant KONKOL, JOHN, Sturges, today at 9 a.m. from the Michael P. Glinsky Funeral Home Inc., comer of Willow Avenue and 129 Grant St., Olyphant, with Mass at 9:30 In Holy Ghost Church, Olyphant. Interment, St. Johns Cemetery, Jessup, with full military rites by the VFW Shopa-Davey Post 6082. MAGNOTTA, JOHN F., Dunmore, today at 9.30 a m. from the Morell-LaBelle Funeral Home, 301 Chestnut St., with Mass at 10 In Holy Family Church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. MURRAY, STELLA M., West Scranton, today at 9.30 a.m. from the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., 1240 St. Ann St., with Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anns Basilica. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anns Basilica, 1250 St. Ann St., 18504. NEWTON, MAIE A., North Scranton, Thursday from the Bomberger-Lesko Funeral Home, 1660 N. Main Ave., with services by the Rev. Arthur W. Davis. Interment, Abington Hills Cemeteiy, Clarks Summit. Friends may call today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m. PANUNTI, MARIO J., Petersburg section of Scranton, Tuesday from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., celebrated by the Rev. William D. Campbell, pastor. Pallbearers: Mario Panunti, a son; Delbert Vosburg, Donny Dockett, Edward Bejesky, Chris and Mark Gnizkiewicz. Interment, St. Catherines Cemeteiy, Moscow. PARRY, LESLIE E., Dickson City, today at It a.m. from the Hedley W. Mason Funeral Home, 436 Main St., Peckville, with sendees by his nephew, the Rev. David Parry, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Nesquehoning. Entombment, Glen wood Mausoleum, Morgan Highway, Claries Summit. Memorial con-tnbutions may be made to Hospice Preferred Choice at Mid-Valley Hospital, 1400 Main St., Peckville, 18452. PRIBLO, PAUL, Ridge Road, Peckville, today at 9 a.m. from the Michael Wargo Jr. Funeral Home, 307 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, with a requiem service at 9.30 in All Saints Orthodox Church. Interment, pansh cemetery, Peckville. PULASKI, EDWARD S., Greenwood section of Moosic, Tuesday from the Ta-lipski Funeral Home, 3401 Pittston Ave., Greenwood, with Mass In St. Maty of Czestochowa Church, 3335 Greenwood Ave., Greenwood section of Moosic, by the Rev. Albert Oldfield. Pallbearers: Ronald Poptawskl, Raymond Koscuik, Matthew Poplawskl, Paul Poplawski and Michael Wasylniak, all nephews. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, Greenwood. The AmVets conducted full military services at graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary's Church. ROSCOE, CHESTER A., today at 9 a m. from the SolfaneUi-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave, with Mass at 9 30 a m. In SS. Peter and Paul Church, to be celebrated by the Rev. Edward Shoback. Interment, SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. SLUKO, HELEN L, Dunmore, today from the Thomas J. Golden Funeral Home, 2004 Delaware St, Dunmore, with Mass at 9 30 a.m. in All Saints Church, Dunmore. Interment St. Michael's Cemetery, Dunmore. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, co the Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre; and to St Marys Villa, Elmhurst. TASONYL WILLIAM R-, 109 Ontario St., Peckville, Tuesday from the Arthur A. AlbW Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Mass In Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Willow Street Peckville, celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Fanti. Pallbearers: Emery Fteistetter, Michael Reistetter, Larry VDIella, Joseph Jr., Harry and Jamas Baldan, all nephews. Honorary pallbearers: Kimberly and Leslie Symons, granddaughters. Interment St Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, with tuK military rights by members of VFW Shopa-Davey Post 6082. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania District 730 Pittston Ave., 18505. THOMAS, CHRISTINE D 304 Main St., Archbald, Friday from the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., 621 Main St., Simpson, with services at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Thomas McDermont St Ross of Lima Church, Carbondale. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m. TOTH, IOABELLE MARIE, Ding-mans Ferry, Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc., 405 W. Hariord St., Milford. Interment Union Cemetery, Madisonville. Friends may cal Fnday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. S Mti,l(kSltuVt(JVWul CJQUJO Gst the Pcpsr online. Frank Kovach October 10, 2000 Frank Kovach, Olyphant RD 1, died Tuesday morning at Community Medical Center after an illness. His wife, the former Gloria Keiper, died in 1975. Bom in Nemacolin, Greene County, son of the late John and Anna Zajac Kovach, he was formerly employed by the former Hofftnan Ammunition Plant, Scranton. Prior to that, he had worked for the British Oldsmo-bilePontiac assembly plant in New Jersey and as a coal miner. He was an Army veteran of World War n, serving in northern France and Rhineland. He earned a combat infantryman badge and was a Purple Heart recipient. Surviving are six sons, Frank Jr., Gilmore, Texas; Gary, Fort Knox, Ky.; Charles, Kenneth and Stephen, all of Scranton; and David, Olyphant RD; two daughters, . Ann Marie Baker, Greenwood, ind.; and Gloria Kovach Marti-nelli, Peckville; a sister, Ellen Cole, Queens, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Boscu-vich, Ann Kovach and Mary; and a brother, Paul. The funeral will be Friday with services at 10 a.m. from the Davies and Jones Funeral Chapel Inc., 135 S. Main Ave. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Laurence M. Berry October 4, 2000 Laurence M. Berry, 5083 Bridgeport Lane, Norcross, Ga., a former resident of Carbondale, and Waverly from 1969 to 1977, died Oct 4. His wife, Judith Gros-venor Berry, is a former resident of Peckville. They celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in May. Bom in Scranton on April 3, 1936, son of the late Floyd Laurence and Ina Arms Berry, he was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale; the University of Scranton, and Wesley Theological Seminary of American University, Washington, D.C. He was a veteran of the Navy, having served aboard the USS Ticonderoga from 1955 to 1959 and was discharged with the rank of petty officer 2nd class. , Prior to entering the ministry, he was employed in executive management positions at International Salt Co., Verplex Co., and Topps Chewing Gum, all in the Scranton area. His ministerial career consisted of pastoral appointments in Delaware from 1977 to 1989, executive secretary of the United Methodist Development Fund of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church from 1989 to 1992, and executive pastor of Norcross First United Methodist Church, Norcross from 1992. Also surviving are two sons, Reed Laurence Berry, Norcross; and Grant Cooper Berry, Knoxville, Term.; a brother, Frederick Berry, Raynham, Mass.; two sisters, Ellen Morgantlni, Carbondale, and Carol Clark, Clinton, Iowa; cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Peckville United Methodist Church, 723 Main SL, Peckville, by the Rev. Sharon Dietz, pastor of the Peckville United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Rees Waring, pastor of the Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton. Interment. Valley View Memorial Park. Montdale. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 723 Main SL, Peckville, 18452. Local arrangements by the Hedley W. Mason Funeral Home, 436 Main SL, Peckville. , The Rev. Edward F. Drabik October 9, 2000 The Rev. Edward F. Drabik, a retired priest of the Polish National Catholic Church, died Monday evening at Mercy Hospital after an illness. Bom in Scranton, son of the late Anthony and Regina Szczerra Drabik, he was a graduate of Central High School. He attended Scranton Lackawanna Business College, the University of Scranton and New York University. He completed his theological studies at Savonarola Seminary, Scranton, and was ordained a priest in September 1954 by the late Right Rev. John Misi-aszek. In 1954, he was assigned to be the pastor of Resurrection of Christ Church, Camden, N.J., which he served until 1990. During the 1970s, he also served for several years as pastor of St. Anthonys Polish National Catholic Church, Philadelphia. As a youth, he took an active part in church activities, serving as president of the Defender Society, was a member of the Young Mens Society of Resurrection, the Frederick Chopin Choir and was a participant in the Annual YMSR Track and Field meets. Surviving are a brother, John, Scranton; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Frank. The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Leon S. Gorgol Funeral Home, 1131 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 in St. Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Cathedral. IntermenL parish cemetery, Minooka section. Friends may call today, 5 to 8 p.m. Francis S. Lancner October 9, 2000 Francis S. Lancner, 91, of Bethlehem, died Monday at Manor Care 1, Bethlehem. His widow is the former Sylvia J. Eryavec. They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in May. Bom Dec. 5, 1908, in Dickson City, son of the late Frank J. and Mary S. Knapka Lancner, he was a member of St. Annes Church, Bethlehem, and its Holy Name Society. He was the owner and operator of Francis Lancner Cement Contractor located on Roth Street in Bethlehem from 1948 until 1973. During World War n, he worked for Bethlehem Steel and previously worked as a miner for 17 years In the coal mines in Olyphant, starting at the age of 14. He was past president of Hell-ertown Lions Club, a 4th-Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Bethlehem, and a former member of Hiawatha Hunting and Fishing Club, Analomink. Also surviving are a daughter, Sylvia M. Johnston, Laurel, Md.; a brother, Edward J-, Bethlehem; four grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren. - He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Schadler, Madeline Lancner and Mildred Eastburn; and a brother, Le Roy Lancner. The ftuieral will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Long Funeral Horae, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, with Mass at 10 in SL Annes Church, 450 Washington Ave., Bethlehem, to be celebrated by the Rev. John Gibbons. IntermenL Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. - Friends may call Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Southeastern PA Chapter. 325 Chestnut SU Suite 1120, Philadelphia, 19106; or SL Anne's Church, 450 Washington Ave, Bethlehem. 18018. Joseph A. Barillo October 10, 2000 Joseph A. Barillo, 87, of Lake Ariel, died Tuesday morning at home. His widow is the former Helen Malecki. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in March. Born in Italy, son of the late Joseph and Louisa Barillo, he was a member of St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel, where he was a minister of hospitality, and the Knights of Columbus, Lake Ariel. Before retiremenL he had been employed as a tractor trailer driver for Arrow Transportation. He was a devoted dad and loving grandfather. His grandchildren were his world. Also surviving are two daughters, Loma Gilpin, with whom he resided; and Sondra Varoli, Ridgewood, N.J.; three sons, Ronald, Milford; Dennis, Lancaster; and Gary, Daytona, Fla.; a brother, Rocco, Daytona, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, Bruce; and a daughter, Carol. The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the James Wilson Funeral Home Inc., Route 296, Lake Ariel, with Mass at 10 in St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel, to be celebrated by the Rev. Edward R. Scott, pastor. Interment, East Canaan Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Constance M. Cerra October 10, 2000 Constance M. Cerra. 88, of 72 Fallbrook SL, Carbondale, died Tuesday at home. She was the widow of Anthony Fluff Cerra, who died in 1995. Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Seraflne and Justine Bilotta, she was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale. Before retirement, she worked in the garment industry. Surviving are a brother, Santo Bilotta, Carbondale; three sisters, Helen Bilotta and Thom-asina Falbo, both of Carbondale; and Jennie Cznarecki, South Hampton, N.J.; nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Carlo Bilotta; and three sisters, Mary Graziano, Theresa Ze-linski and Rose Scavo. The ftmeral will be Friday from the Lawrence A. Gabriel Funeral Home, 2 Hospital SL, Carbondale, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. In Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrow Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. Patricia James October 9, 2000 Patricia James, 62, of South Scranton, died Monday morning in the Mercy Hospital Cardiac Care Unit after an extended ill- ness. She was the wife of David James. The couple celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on March 4. Bom in Ithaca, N.Y daughter of the late Dorothy Stevens, she was a graduate of Ithaca High School and came to the Scranton area 12 years ago. She was a loving wife and woman who was always concerned about the needs of others. Also surviving are three sons, James and Donald Lovejoy, both of Ithaca; and Mark Lovejoy, York; three daughters, Dorothy Lovejoy, Binghamton, N.Y4 Becky Lovejoy, Spencer, N.Y4 and Sylvia Lovejoy, Texas. Private funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home, 254-268 Railroad Ave. Cremation, Maple Hill at Salem Crematory, Archbald. t

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