First Posted: 2/19/2014


SHICKSHINNY — Eliza Pierson, 69, a resident of Shickshinny, died Feb. 17, 2014, at Celtic Health Care Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She had family in Tunkhannock. It was Eliza’s request that there be no public services or calling hours. Arrangements by Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek.


SHAVERTOWN — Eleanor S. Piazza, 79, formerly of Shavertown, widow of Joseph M. Piazza, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Feb. 18, 2014, at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.


NANTICOKE — Carole J. Elko, of Nanticoke, passed away Feb. 19, 2014, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. She had family in Shavertown. Private funeral services were held from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke.


HARVEYS LAKE — Jean K. Nelligan, 74, of Harveys Lake, died Feb. 18, 2014, in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, as the result of a serious automobile accident. Jean is survived by her loving husband, former U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania James L. Nelligan. Funeral was Feb. 24 at Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.


MOORETOWN — Robert James Jackson, 96, formerly of Harveys Lake and Mooretown, passed away Feb. 20, 2014, at the Bonham’s Nursing Center, Stillwater, where he was a guest for the last five years. Funeral services were private and held at the convenience of the family, with arrangements by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.


WILKES-BARRE — Eleanor Cunningham Boyle, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, died Feb. 20, 2014. She had family in Harveys Lake. Celebration of Eleanor’s life was held Feb. 24 at McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass in the Church of St. Nicholas.


DALLAS — Vincent D. Casey, 70, of Dallas, passed away on Feb. 21, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Funeral was held Feb. 25 from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.


WYOMING — Leota G. Fulkersin, 93, of Wyoming, passed away Feb. 20, 2014, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She had family in Trucksville. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 from the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.


MESHOPPEN — Lena “Faye” Oakes, 71, of 4030 Upper Meshoppen Creek Road, Meshoppen, went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, where she had been taken earlier in the week. She had family in Tunkhannock. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, state Route 6, Meshoppen.


BOALSBURG — Carl L. Sichler, 77, of Boalsburg, passed away at home on Feb. 20, 2014, with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He had family in Harveys Lake. Services were held Feb. 28 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, with a memorial Mass of Christian Burial March 1 in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College.


WILKES-BARRE — Ruth E. Shaw Davis, 95, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, on Feb. 24, 2014. She had family in Tunkhannock. Viewing was held Feb. 27 at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

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