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Louis Montanari

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Louis Montanari, 82, formerly of Lehigh County passed away March 2 at St. Luke Pavilion, Hazleton.

Born in Allentown he was the son of the late Louis and Barbara (Latshaw) Montanari.

Louis was self employed as a contractor who spent most of his life in the Lehigh County area.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents were sister, Barbara; brothers, Carl, Tony, Gordon and Robert.

 Surviving are his children Louis Montanari III and his wife Barbara, Keith M...

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Alex Arce

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Alex Arce, 41, of Hazleton passed away Feb. 14, 2018 at his residence.

Born in Puerto Rico he wa the son of Sonia and the late Rafael Arce.

Surviving are his wife, children, mother, siblings and many nieces and nephews.

All arrangements will be private and at the convience of the family

Joseph M. Pisura

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Joseph M. Pisura, 76, formerly of McAdoo, passed away Saturday afternoon at St. Luke Manor.

Born in Hazleton, he wa the son of the late Joseph and Sue (Butranavage) Pisura.

Joseph was a 1959 graduate of McAdoo High School and worked as a bartender.

All services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Thelma Youron Smith

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)

     Thelma Youron Smith, 75, of Freeland, passed away Monday afternoon at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Hazle Twp.

     Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late John and Thelma (Houck) Youron.

     Thelma grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Sarah J. Vocational School.

     As a child she spent summers in the Pocono Mountains where she later returned to raise her family.


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Marilyn S. Sauers

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

     Marilyn S. Sauers, 78, of Hazleton and most recently St. Lukes Manor, passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton.

     Marilyn was the only child born to the late August and Mabel Sauers.

     She was a graduate of Hazleton High School, where she played basketball and was a member of the advanced chorus.

     Her working career included Geisler Knitting Mill, Globe Lighting, Lucas Aserospace (where t...

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Richard James Hall

Posted on October 13, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (2)

     Richard James Hall, 67, entered into eternal peace Monday surrounded by his loving family.

     Born April 3, 1950, Richie was a life resident of Hazleton, having lived the last 30 years in Old Cranberry.

     He was a former member of the Hazleton Area Highlanders.  Many knew Richie through his coaching several area football teams.  As coach of Ernie's Steakhouse, he won six consecutive championships.  Thirty years ...

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Margie L Rondosh

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

      Margie Lucille (Leh) Rondosh, 61, of Drums passed away Sunday morning in  Wilkes-Barre.

     Born in Panama City, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Anna T. Hunsinger and Richard Leh.

     Margie was a longtime resident of Hazleton.  She had a caring and passionate nature, which led her to a lengthy career in geriatric nursing.  She loved her family and watching her granddaughter grow.  She especilly enjoye...

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Anthony J. 'Tony' Nash

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (2)

     Anthony J. 'Tony' Nash passed away Tuesday in Port Richey, Fla.
     Born in Beaver Meadows on Aug. 25, 1933, he was the son of the late James and Margaret (O'Donnell) Nash.
     Tony was a member of Holy Rosary Church.
     He was a 1951 graduate of MMI and a graduate of King's College, Wilkes Barre.  Tony did graduate work at Lehigh University and received a master's degree ...
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Stacey Fulton Kardos

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Stacey Fulton Kardos,46, of Boston, passed away Feb. 26, 2017 in Boston. She was born in Summerville, Mass. to the late MaryJane Fulton. Preceding her in death in addition to her mother, was a sister; Melissa Fugetta. Surviving are her son, Jeffery Kardos; sister, Janel Fulton; brothers, Michael and Matthew Fulton. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Berwick, on Monda... Read Full Post »

William Brown

Posted on January 29, 2017 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)
William Brown,77, formerly of Hazleton passed away January 8, 2017 at Mt Top Senior Care. Born in Hazleton he was the son of the late Bernard and Margaret (Gallagher) Brown. Burial will be in St. Gabriel's Cemetery at the convenience of the family