First Posted: 11/18/2014
WYOMING — Nancy Howe, 81, a resident of Wyoming, passed away early Nov. 17, 2014, at Celtic Healthcare Hospice, Inpatient Unit, at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Her beloved husband was the late Frederick T. “Fred” Howe, who passed away on April 12, 2011. Together, Fred and Nancy shared nearly 50 years of marriage. She had family in Dallas. Funeral Mass was celebrated Nov. 22 in St. Barbara’s Parish, St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.
CARLISLE — Paul J. Hahn, 88, of Carlisle and formerly of Dallas, died Nov. 15, 2014, in Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle. Funeral was held Nov. 21 from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown.
SHICKSHINNY — Eleanor May Steltz, 91, formerly of Harveys Lake, passed away Nov. 18, 2014, in Shickshinny. Funeral services were Nov. 21 from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
WILKES-BARRE — Michael G. Koval, of Wilkes-Barre, died Nov. 19, 2014. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years, Margaret McAdara Koval. He had family in Franklin Township. Celebration of Mike’s life was held Nov. 22 from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass in the Church of St. Nicholas.
KINGSTON TWP. — Eunice Joan Rauh, 81, of Kingston Township, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 18, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Paul Rauh. A celebration of Eunice’s life was held Nov. 22 in the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
HARVEYS LAKE — Samuel Richard Roberts, 83, of Harveys Lake, and owner of Sam Roberts Hair Fashions, Shavertown, died Nov. 17, 2014, at his home. Vistation held Nov. 23 at the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston.
PHILADELPHIA — After a long illness, on Nov. 19, 2014, Robert Francis Burns Jr., 54, passed away at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Bob is survived by his wife, Anita, Trucksville. The funeral was held Nov. 22 from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a funeral Mass in the Church of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, South Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.
EVANS FALLS — Bette Mae Sweppenheiser, 91, of Evans Falls, Monroe Township, passed away Nov. 21, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. Preceding her in death was her husband in 1980, Harry A. Sweppenheiser. She had family in Tunkhannock Funeral services were held Nov. 24 from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.
YATESVILLE — Frances Ann Lombardo Norakus, 67, of Yatesville, passed away Nov. 20, 2014, at home with her husband, Ronnie, at her side. She had family in Shavertown. Funeral services was held Nov. 24 from the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston.
DALLAS — Marion Mack, a resident of Mercy Center, Dallas, formerly of Swoyersville, passed away at Mercy Center, Nov. 21, 2014. Funeral was held Nov. 24 from the Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Parish, Bennett Street, Luzerne.
WEST PITTSTON — Elva (Swire) Hoffman, 88, formerly of Dallas, passed away Nov. 22, 2014, at her home in West Pittston, surrounded by her loving family. She resided most of her life in Harding with her late husband, John. She was born in Dallas. Funeral services were held Nov. 25 in the Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
WYOMING — John H. Stolarick, 75, of Wyoming, passed away at his home, on Nov. 20, 2014. He was born in Lehman Township. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with Mass of Christian Burial in Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.
DALLAS — Kenneth Moran Sr., 49, of Dallas, passed away at home Nov. 22, 2014. Funeral services were held Nov. 26 in the Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville.
PLAINS TWP. — Vincent Paul Scavone, 47, of the Hudson section of Plains Township, lost his courageous three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer Nov. 21, 2014. Vinny was surrounded by his loving family through his fight and they were by his side as he entered paradise. He had family in Sweet Valley. Vincent’s funeral was held Nov. 25 from the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., 55 Stark St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Parish of St. Benedict, held at St. Dominic Church, 155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
SWEET VALLEY — Raymond E. Scott, 67, formerly of Noxen, passed away Nov. 22, 2014, in Sweet Valley. A memorial service was held Nov. 29 in the Noxen United Methodist Church, 3390 State Route 29 South, Noxen.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Thomas Peter Wahl, 63, of Boca Raton, died Nov. 14, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Czoch) Wahl. He had family in Dallas. Memorial service was private and at the convenience of the family.