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2 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Wednesday, October 1 3, 1 999 Obituaries Dr. George Bushar Markle, IV, native of Hazleton, dies George Bushar Markle IV, died Friday of complications from cancer and pneumonia, in Carlsbad, N.M. He was born in Hazleton, the son of the late Alvan and Gladys (Jones) Markle. He graduated from the Hill School in Pottstown, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Dr. Markle interned at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, and did his residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He served as a surgeon in the Army at the end of lg World War II. During the ? Korean War, he served as chief of surgery at the Fort Monroe Army Hospital. He then established his surgical practice in Carlsbad, N.M. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery. He has given more than 50 talks to the World for Voice of America on health topics, written and published some 100 articles, written a newspaper column on health, and wrote books which incljuded, science fiction, biblical history, and a biography featuring his wife's death from Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Markle was named for his great-grandfather, George Bushar Markle, who came to Hazleton in 1848, where he became a pioneer in the emerging anthracite coal industry. He redesigned the inadequate Victoria R. Dudis Victoria R. (Kordecki) Dudis, 94, of 240 W. Arlington St., Shenandoah, died Tuesday at home. Born in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Duda) Kordecki. Mrs. Dudis was a member of St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, the church's Rosary and Sacred Heart Societies, St. Casimir's Guild, and the Third Order of St. Francis. She was also a member of the Polish Ladies Social Club, the Polka Bells, Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens and was a member of the following Ladies Auxiliaries, the Eagle's Lodge, Shenandoah Moose Lodge, and the American Legion. She was also a social member of the Shenandoah Amvets Post. She was a retired garment worker and worked in the local garment industry. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were husbands, Charles Magnis and Joseph Dudis; a son, Eugene Magnis; daughters, Marcella Gutswa, and a granddaughter, Debra Magnis She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are sons, Joseph R. Dudis, Bound Brook, N.J.; Leonard Magnis, Philadelphia; a daughter, Marion D. Andrews, Ringtown; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Nieces and nephews also survive. Relatives and friends are invited to the memorial Mass Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, Shenandoah. Burial will be in St. Casimir's Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. No viewing or services are scheduled at the funeral home. The W'alukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements. John E. Moritz John E. Moritz, 48, of 5 End-wood Road, Conyngham, died Tuesday afternoon at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc. PLEASE NOTE For Your Convenience We accept both Mastercard and VISA for All Transactions! cm Em Standard-Speaker Standard-Speaker SUNDAY Published Everyday by Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Inc. 21 North Wyoming Street Hazleton, PA. 18201 Tdtphont 455-3636 or 1-800-8434680 Periodical Postage Paid at Hazleton, PA. Publication No. 238140 7 DAY DELIVERY The Hazleton Standard-Speaker it delivered by carrier (or $2.85 a week. Paid in office In advance. Three months. $37.05 Six months. $72.43 One year. $143.20 Sunday Only Delivery Paid in Office in advance Three months. $9.75 BY MAIL Monday through Saturday One month $15.00 Three months $36.00 Sii months.. $70.00 One year... .$135.00 Sunday - Additional $1.50 by mail. 9 J"b.TFm.WU Htundard Speaker coal breaker of the day to greatly improve its quality and substantially increase its capacity. He invented a larger and more efficient pump to better remove water from the mines. His firm, G.B. Markle and Co., was later named Jeddo Highland Coal Co. He also founded Hazleton's first bank, later named Markle Banking & Trust Co., now a part of PNC Bank Corp. His grandfather, Alvan Markle Sr., headed the bank. He built the trolley, railroad and telephone lines that helped make Hazleton the hub of its surrounding communities. He accomplished all this while continuing his interests in the anthracite industry, both as a part owner and as the mediator between the coal companies and the United Mine Workers. Dr. Markle's father, headed the bank, helped start CAN-DO Inc., took an active interest in civic affairs and looked after family interests until his death in 1975. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife of 47 years, the former Donna Unstead. Surviving are his wife, Teresa Damm Markle; children, Donna Markle Partee, Melanie Jones Markle, George Bushar Markle V, and Christian Markle II; brothers, Alvan Markle III, Ardmore, Pa, and Thomas V. Markle, Wayzata, Minn., and a sister, Marian Markle Pool, Pocono Lake Preserve, Pa., and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Carlsbad, N.M. Adam S. Kanger Jr. Adam S. Kanger Jr., 62, of RR 2, Barnesville, died early Tuesday morning at Hershey Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. Born in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Adam and Myrtle (Reed) Kanger Sr. He lived most of his live in Barnesville. He attended Blythe Township Schools. He was a member of the former First United Methodist Church, Middleport. Mr. Kanger was employed for more than 30 years with Reading Anthracite Co. as a shovel engine man. . He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were brothers, Thomas, William and Joseph; sisters, Theresa Chesh and Ann Donton. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Patricia. Bradbury; daughters, Mrs. Gabriel (Patricia) Gnall, Mahanoy City; Lisa Starkey, Schuylkill Haven; Mrs. David (Cheryl) Davenport, St. Clair; Mrs. Francis (Kimberly) Krasinski, Minersville; Mrs. Stephen (Jennifer) Babinchak, Allentown; a son, John, Duncott; sisters, Marie Seigenfuse and Mrs. Frank (Kathy) Rada, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Guy (Elaine) Knoblauch, Auburn; Betty Frantz, Pottsville; one brother, Brian, Palo Alto, and six grandchildren. Nieces and nephews also survive. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday at 8 p.m. from the David P. Jarrett Funeral Home, Second and Pine streets, Mahanoy City. Burial will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, which will be accepted at the funeral home. Correction Mary E. Dougherty, 29 Main St., Lattimer Mines, who died Sunday at her residence, is survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. That fact was omitted from her obituary, published Tuesday. Marian Queen Of Peace Prayer Group ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH Pastor, Rev. Louis S. Garbacik 8th and Carson Streets, Hazleton FRIDAY, October 15th 7:00 to 10 p.m. And Every 3rd Friday of The Month -Exposition Of The Blessed Sacrament -Confessions -Rosary and Litany -Benediction 8:30 p.m. -Mass 8:45 p.m. (Social gathering after services in church basement) John "Baker" Hollick John Hollick, 89, of 15 S. Logan St., McAdoo, died Tuesday in the Franciscan Skilled Care Unit of Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary (Kozel) Hollick. He was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, McAdoo. Mr. Hollick served in the Navy during World g War II. Before retiring, he was a self-employed carpenter. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Anna Chapko; sisters, Mary Kmetz, Helen Hollick, Anna Marcantino; brothers, Michael Hollick and John Pran-na. Surviving are children, Ann Marie Minarchick, McAdoo; Dolores Krevitski, Glen Olden, Pa.; John R., Baltimore, Md.; Sandra Duda, Lehighton; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Damiano Funeral Home, Blaine and Cleveland streets, McAdoo, followed by a Divine Liturgy With Office of Christian Burial in St. Michael's B.C. Church at 9 a.m. The Rev. Leonard Hollick will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Laurel Memorial Park, Hazleton. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Parastas will be held at 7:30 p.m. Charles S. McGeehan Charles S. McGeehan, 66, of Dogwood Road, Drums, died Tuesday morning at his home, following a lengthy illness. Born in Hazleton, July 22, 1933, he was the son of the late P.X. and Inez (Minor) McGeehan, and spent the past 16 years in Drums, and prior to that he lived in Hazleton. He was a member of St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Hazleton and the Hazleton Elks Lodge. Before retiring, he was an English teacher and taught at the H.F. Greby Junior High School, Hazleton. Mr. McGeehan was an Air Force veteran of the 5 Korean War, and was stationed in Italy, where he played for the All-Europe Baseball Team. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were a brother, Austin; sisters, Celestine and Kathleen. Surviving are his wife of 16 years, the former Victoria Slusser, and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. from the Mark S. Harman Funeral Home (East), Butler Drive, Drums. Monsignor Michael Delaney will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church, Hazleton. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Monsignor Delaney will conduct a wake service Thursday evening. Eve Davis Eve Davis, 75, a guest at Weatherwood, Carbon County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died early Tuesday morning. Born in Plainfield, N.J., Sept. 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mattie Elizabeth (Douglass) Carlyle. She was a fashion model in New York City. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her first husband, Albert R. Christiansen; second husband, Corbett Davis; sister, Emma Greene, and a brother, George Douglass. Surviving are a brother, Lester Carlyle, California; stepchildren, nieces, nephews and a cousin. Private funeral services will be held under the direction of the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, Weatherly. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth, N.J. - - Former Hazleton resident dies after falling into a Wilkes-Barre creek A former Hazleton man died Monday after he fell accidentally into a creek and drowned. John Sedon Jr., 78, of West Union Street, Wilkes-Barre, and formerly of 761 Lincoln St., Hazleton, died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Sedon, who worked as superintendent of the cemetery, apparently fell 75 feet into a creek and drowned while raking leaves atop a hill in the cemetery. His death was deemed an accident by Luzerne County Coroner Dr. George Hudock, who performed an autopsy. Hudock believes the soft ground on top of the hill gave way under Sedon's feet. Upon falling, he probably hit his head and drowned in the creek, which was six to seven feet deep, the coroner said. Born in Jeddo, he was the son of the late John and Ellen Petruska Sedon. Mr. Sedon was educated in the Hazleton schools, and was a graduate of the Hazleton High School Class of 1940. He attended the former Wilkes College and King's College of Wilkes-Barre, where he received an associate degree in accounting. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wilkes-Barre-Ashley Post No. 50, Wilkes-Barre Township. Prior to working for the Hollenback Cemetery Association, he was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Regional Office. He also worked for Army Reserve Centers Emma J. Markell Emma J. Markell, 1717 Bath Rd., Bristol, died Saturday at Silver Lake Nursing Center, Bristol Township. Born in Beaver Meadows, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Enrica (Fellin) Salaz-er. She lived in Virginia for 30 years, before moving to Bristol in 1988. She received training in pediatric nursing, and worked for the Medical Exchange Switchboard' in Arlington, Va., for several years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Bristol. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Robert; and sisters, Barbara Stasukonis and Kathryn Grego. Surviving are sisters Mary Mayernick, Hazleton, and Rita Scarcella, Bristol; brother, Francis Salazar, Hazleton, nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church, Levittown. The funeral will be held Thursday from the John J. Pusti Funeral Home, 480 W. Broad St., at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Laurel Hill. Friends may call Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Kathryn I. Krout Kathryn I. Krout, 77, of 201 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, died Monday at the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hometown. Born in Tamaqua, Nov. 12, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd V. and Edith (Hartung) Brobst. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Lewis-town Valley; the Hester Rebekah Lodge No. 29, Tamaqua, and Lewistown Valley Flower Club. She was a homemaker. Surviving are sons, Donald, Fleetwood, Pa.; Gary, Johnstown; a daughter, Kathy McGee, RR 3, Tamaqua; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Brobst, Barnesville; a sister, Dorothy Milot, Brockton. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown. The Rev. Dale Shellhamer will officiate. Burial will be in Skyview Memorial Park, Hometown. Memorial donations may be made to Zion United Church of Christ. PA . MONUMENT CO . 454-2621 HAZLETON-SHEPPTON HIGHWAY RTE. 924-HUMBOLDT 1 i mi-tan t04-i7t I I i 7 A 1 J ' in Wilkes-Barre and Bloomsburg as a civilian administrative technician and in Hazleton, where he served as a sergeant major. While at the Wilkes-Barre Reserve unit, he held the title of administrative maintenance technician at the maintenance shop. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Sedon served in the Army in the Mid- - die East Theater in Iran for 30 months, and in the European Theatre by a tour of duty in Germany for 10 months. He entered the service as a private, and was discharged as a command sergeant major. He retired from active service in 1981, having attended schools at Fort Meade, Fort McCoy and Adjutant School at Indianapolis, Ind. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were brothers, Michael and George; a step-brother, Edward Rokus and John Rokus, and a sister, Anna Yanetta. Surviving are his wife, the former Doris J. Gaidish, to whom he was married 53 years on Sept. 7; sons, John III, Michael, Joseph, Paul and Stephan, all of the Wilkes-Barre area; daughters, Mrs. Jerome (Susanna) Dunn, Ashley, and Mrs. Thomas (Ann Marie) Matchko, Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Nicholas and William, both of Hazleton; a step-brother, Albert Rokus, Hagerstown, Md., and 18 grandchildren. Divine Liturgy will be held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary of the Dormition Byzantine Rite Catholic Church with the Rev. James Demko, pastor officiating. Burial will be private and at the family's convenience in St. Mary's Byzantine Rite Catholic Cemetery, Dallas. There will be no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary of the Dormition Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 695 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 18705 or to the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 18701. Arrangements are under the direction of the John V. Morris Funeral Home, 625 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Helen C. Matalenas Helen C. Matalenas, 85, a former resident of Girardville, died Tuesday in the Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg. Born in Girardville, she was the daughter of the late George and Katherine (Stutskas) Matalenas. She attended the Rappa-hanock School, and was a member of St. Vincent's Church, Girardville. She was last employed by the Ashland Shirt Factory. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were brothers, Frank Matalenas and George Matalenas, in 1995, and sisters, Anna Matalenas, registered nurse, in 1986, and Isabelle Grudinsky, in 1997. Surviving are a sister, Adele Fedock, Shippensburg, and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent's Church, Girardville. The Rev. David Leibner will officiate. Burial will be in St. George's Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in St. Vincent's Church, Girardville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent's Memorial Society, 260 N. Second St., Girardville, 17935. MONUMENTS MARKERS Monument Lettering In Cemetery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-2 APPOINTMENTS ANYTIME Transportation and House Calls Can Be Arranged. m Largest Monument Manufacturer in NE Pa. Stanley Bohenek, owner Joseph T. Paulmeno Joseph T. Paulmeno, 65, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Sunday at Hospice House in New, Port Richey. Mr. Paulmeno was a native of Buck Mountain, Pa. . He was a laborer in the construction industry. Mr. Paulmeno was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic, Church. He was an Army vet-, eran. isS Surviving are his wife, -5 Hermine; sons, James Wilkinson, Lake City, Fla., and Mark Lee Wilkinson, White Haven; daughters, Gina, Orlando, Fla., and Carla, Duluth, Ga.; brothers, Anthony, Denver, Colo.; Steven, Delran, N.J.; Paul, Plain-, field, N.J.; John, Middlesex, N.J., and Gene, Hazleton; sisters,, Frances Rybaczyk, Jeddo, Mary Corrazza and Theresa Hedrick, both of Allentown, and five grandchildren. Services were held in Florida. Funerals The funeral of Robert E. Miller of Twain Circle, Conyngham, who died Friday evening Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center, held Tuesday morning Mark S. Harman Funeral Home, (east), Butler Drive, Drums. The Rev. William Fairchild officiated. Burial will be in Conyngham Union Cemetery. The pallbearers were Robert Burger, Michael and Chris Lund, grandsons; Megan Jais, granddaughter; Edward Miller, nephew; Paul Basso. The funeral of Nellie G. Mon-suk, of 2 Kelayres Rd., McAdoo, who died Saturday at the Hazleton General Hospital, was held Tuesday from the Damiano Funeral Home. ' The Rev. Edward Zemanik was the celebrant of the Mass of. Christian Burial in the Immacu-!! late Conception Roman Catholic! Church. Rev. Zemanik gave a final blessing at the grave in thei Parish Cemetery. j The pallbearers were Stanley Mislitski. Bernard Foeartv. James Caso, John Maddon, broth-' ers -in -law; John Monsuk and! John Greco, nephews. The funeral of Anna Keyock, a! guest at Fritzingertown Senior! Living Community, who died Sunday morning at the Hazleton General Hospital, was held Tues-" day from the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc. The Rev. William O'Hara offi- ciated at services held from Ss,-Peter and Paul Lutheran Church, Hazleton, and offered the final' prayers in Ss. Peter and Paul! Lutheran Cemetery, Freeland. " The pallbearers were Joseph! Keyock, Susan Keyock, Kristy Keyock, John Braskie, Joseph; Shemanski, and Eric Braddick. The funeral of Ralph L. Ervin, R.R. 1, Sugarloaf, who died Sat-S urday night at Hazleton-St.' Joseph Medical Center, was held! Tuesday afternoon from the Mark, S. Harman Funeral Home (east)' Butler Drive, Drums. ' The Rev. William Fairchild; officiated. Burial was in Conyng-; ham Union Cemetery. The pallbearers were Jeremy Ervin, David Utt, George Cos-grove, Brian, Jason and. Mark Harman. I " MEMORIAL SERVICE I Memorial services for Mary Orme Markle Plummer and her husband, Jack Plummer will be held Oct. 23 at the Markle family mausoleum in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Plummer, who died Juna 17, 1999, was the daughter of the' late Donald Markle, former president of the Jeddo-Highland Coal! Co., whose home is now a part of Penn State University, Hazleton Campus. Serial killer suspected in women's death FLINT, Mich. (AP) - At least four women with a history of drug' use or prostitution have been slain in Flint over the past eight months in what investigators say may be the work of a serial killer.! The police and the FBI have formed a task force to investigate. It met for the first time Monday. ! The bodies of all four women were found in or near abandoned houses. All were black women in their late 20s or 30s. Police would not say how the women died, but The Flint Journal said one had been strangled. The police vice squad was put on alert to watch for people who try to solicit prostitutes. The most recent victim was found Friday by a passerby. The first victim was discovered in an abandoned house in February. The FBI behavioral sciences unit will try to construct a psy? etiological profile of the killer. i

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