First Posted: 8/20/2014


HARVEYS LAKE — Joseph Penxa, 97, of Harveys Lake, passed away Aug. 19, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helene Penxa, in 2013. Funeral was held Aug. 23 in Alderson United Methodist Church, Harveys Lake. Arrangements are by the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.


TUNKHANNOCK — Evelyn A. Scranta, of Tunkhannock, died Aug. 21, 2014, in the Celtic Hospice Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frances M. Scranta. Funeral services were held Aug. 25 from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.


WANTAGE TWP., N.J. — Diana M. Clouse (nee Skillman), 79, died Aug. 21, 2014, at Belle Reve Health Center in Milford. She had family in Dallas and is survived by her husband of 61 years, Herman “Hipe” Clouse. A memorial service was held Aug. 25 at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex.


JENKINS TWP. — Bernadine Gosser, 85, of Port Blanchard, Jenkins Township, passed away Aug. 21, 2014, at the Partridge-Tippet Nursing Facility of the Wesley Village Campus, Jenkins Township. Her loving husband of 53 years is Albert J. Gosser. She had family in Dallas. Funeral was Aug. 25 from the Bednarski Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston.


BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Janet Yeeles, RN, 77, formerly of Tunkhannock, died July 10, 2014, in Boynton Beach. A private family ceremony with burial will be held at Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Wyoming.


MONROE TWP. — Shirley Edna Zajkowski, 78, of Monroe Township, passed away Aug. 22, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Preceding her in death was her husband, John J. Zajkowski. She had family in Tunkhannock and Harveys Lake. The funeral was held Aug. 27 from the Nulton-Kopcza Funeral Home, 5749 State Route 309, Monroe Township, with services in the Kunkle United Methodist Church, 177 Old Highway Road, Dallas.


LEHMAN TWP. — Willard “Bill” Luke, 76, of Lehman Township, entered into eternal life on Aug. 22, 2014, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Hospice Unit, Plains Township, surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Virginia. A memorial service was held Aug. 26 from the Fellowship Evangelical Free Church, 45 Hildebrandt Road, Dallas.


TUNKHANNOCK — John A. Kobylski Sr., 91, of Tunkhannock, died Aug. 24, 2014, at his residence. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cecelia Wiernusz Kobylski. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 27 in the Church of Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock. Arrangements are by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

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