James A. Turnbach, Jr.
423 West Broad Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
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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 later, he would still be greeted with "Hi Coach" by his fodrmer players.

     Richie was known for his love of camping and enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with friends and family around a campfire.  He enjoyed playing pool and was an Eagles fan.  He was an avid collector of Elvis memorabilia and oldies records for his jukebox.  He will best be remembered for his love and dedication to hils wilfe and falmily.

     Preceding him in deaeth were his parents, James and Susan (Kolessar) Hall.

     He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, the former Dorothyann Sololowski; sons, Randy and wife Valerie, Freeland; Robert and wife Cyndi, Kelayres; daughters, Richelle McAfee and husband James, Pardeesville; Clasissa, Old Cranber

     Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life during a memorial service Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turnbach funeral Home 423 W. Broad St., Hazleton

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 enjoyed accompaning her granddaughter to swim and dance lessons.  Margie loved being outdoors, specifically in the sun and preferably at the beach.

     Surviving are her sons, Ryan Rondosh, Drums; William VanRiper, Hazleton; daughter' Bryanna Walker and husband Michael, San Diego, Calif.; her loving companion, William VanRiper and their granddaughter, Leah; brothers, Richard and Gregory Leh and Charles and Robert Hunsinger; and many nieces and nephews.

     A viewing will be held Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Turnbach Funeral Home, 423 W. Broad St., Hazleton

     In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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 from Bloomsburg University.
     Tony taught English at Hazleton High School from 1961 to 1968 and Salisbury Township High School (Allentown) from 1968 to 1969.  He was then employed by ILGWU as educational director, followed by 30 years at Blue Cross of Northeast Pennsylvania as manager of labor accounts.
     Tony served for 10 years on the Hazleton City Authority Water Department, both as a member and chairman.
     He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in France.
     Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were a brother, Edward, and sister, Mary (Nash) Ferrari.
     Surviving are his wife, Frances (Kennedy) Nash, Hazleton; daughter, Dr. Marybeth Nash Wilson and her husband dLon, Sugarloaf Twp.; granddaughter, Lily Wilson; stepgrandchildren, Rylan and Camryn Wilson; sister, Margaret Polumbo, Beaver Meadows; and many nieces and nephews.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Hazleton.  Interment will follow in St. 
Gabriel's Cemetery, Hazleton.  Relatives and friends are invited to the church from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

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 Monday, April 3 at 11 a.m., followed by interment in St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Hazleton. Arrangements are under the direction of Turnbach Funeral Home, Hazleton

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

Dorothy (Dott) Visintainer

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (1)
Dorothy (Dott) Visintainer,55, of East Green St. West Hazleton, passed away Saturday afternoon after battling cancer. Born in Hazleton on April 18, 1961, Dott was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary Salefski. For more than 30 years, Dott was a donut finisher and waitress at Mister Donut, Donut Connection and Curry Donuts, all of West Hazleton. Surviving are her husband, Ben; sister, Bernice Salefski; brother, Fred Salefski; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs, Salty and Dallas. Dott will be missed by her family and all the friends she made over the years. It was her wish not to have a viewing or funeral. She will be cremated and her ashes will be scattered in several of her favorite places.

Anthony C. Grego

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)
Anthony C. Grego, of Hazleton, passed away Thursday afternoon at his residence. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Mankoski) Grego. Tony was a 1952 graduate of Hazleton High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Army where he served with the 82nd Airborne division. Tony worked as a truck driver for Job Johnny. Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his son Robert in November 5, 2016; and a brother Joseph. Surviving are his wife the former Dianne (Cookie) Smith; son, Anthony and his wife Yovonne. Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter, Trish Grego, Shavertown; grandchildren, Anthony and William Grego and Bray Vanderhoff; brothers, Robert and his wife Shirley, Texas; Vincent and his wife Donna, McAdoo; sisters, Marion Enama, Hazleton; Roseanne Grego, Hazleton and many nieces and nephews. Tony will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved watching Nascar racing and was a loyal fan of the Eagles and Penn State football teams. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton. Family and friends are invited to the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass.


Posted on December 8, 2016 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (2)
Antoinette Brennan 83, formerly of Drifton, passed away Monday morning at Weatherwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly. All arrangements will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Martha E. Zellner

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Martha E. Zellner,83, of Hazleton passed away Wednesday morning at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Blasko) Hischar. Martha was a 1951 graduate of Hazleton High School and spent her life as a homemaker raising her five children. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Albert in 2010; brothers, Stephen, Thomas and George Hischar; and sisters, Mary Hischar and Dorothy Lore. Surviving are her sons, Albert and his wife, Diane, Martinsburg; and Stephen and his wife Theresa, Drums; daughters, Martha and her husband, James Coyne, Titusville, Fla.; Amy and her husband Cary Petrichko, Drums; and Judith Zellner, Hazleton; grandchildren; Elizabeth, Zachary, Lauren, Ian, Stephanie and Michael; great-grandchild Madison; sister, Patricia Hayle, Hazleton; and many nieces and nephews. Martha was honored to serve as Eucharistic minister at her church. She enjoyed doing puzzles and visiting her children who lived out of town. Family meant everything to Martha. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m.at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish at the Church of St. Joseph. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Drums. Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turnbach Funeral Home 423 W. Broad St., Hazleton.

Robert V Grego

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (1)
Robert V. Grego, 55, of Hazleton, passed away Saturday afternoon. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of Anthony C. and Dianne (Cookie) Grego. Robert was a graduate of Bishop Hafey High School. He was employed by Genova as a machine operator. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his fiancée, Marilyn Bevans; brother, Anthony and his wife Yvonne, and their children, Anthony and William, Indianapolis, Indiana; and sister, Trish A. Grego, and her son, Bray Vanderhoff, Shavertown. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Turnbach Funeral Home, 423 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Condolences may be sent to turnbachfuneralhome.com.