First Posted: 10/15/2014
WEST PITTSTON — Alice Jean Kocher Christman, of West Pittston, passed away Oct. 13, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She had family in Shavertown. Arrangements were private and at the convenience of the family.
TUNKHANNOCK — Electa Jean Rundell, of Tunkhannock, died Oct. 14, 2014, in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Preceding her in death was her husband, John. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 from the Mehoopany Baptist Church. Arrangements were by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home.
TUNKHANNOCK — Kenneth and Janice Lewis, of Tunkhannock, died tragically in a motor vehicle accident on Oct. 15, 2014, in Monroe Townhsip. They loved and lived their lives to the fullest in their cabin in the woods. Funeral services were held Oct. 20 in the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Arrangements were by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
PHILADELPHIA — Matthew Thomas Reddy, 43, passed away Sept. 29, 2014, in Philadelphia. He is survived by his daughter, Lillie, whom he dearly loved and whose welfare was the major focus of his life. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 in St. Therese’s Church, Davis Street and Pioneer Avenue, Shavertown. Arrangements are by Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., Shavertown.
LARSVILLE — Phyllis J. Blockus, 83, of Larksville and most recently a guest at The Meadows in Dallas, died Oct. 16, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her family. She had family in Dallas Township. Funeral was held Oct. 20 from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston.
SWEET VALLEY — Donald Joseph Scavone Sr., 78, of Sweet Valley, passed away Oct. 18, 2014, at home. Donald will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years, the former Catherine “Kay” Luckaj. He has family in Dallas. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
PITTSTON — Vera L. Lussi, 94, of Pittston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on Oct. 15, 2014, in Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Angelo, in 2009. She had family in Shavertown. Funeral services were held Oct. 20 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.
HARVEYS LAKE — Joseph William Shilanski, 76, of Harveys Lake, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. As per Joseph’s request, there were no services or calling hours. Arrangements were by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Mary L. Saraceno, 78, of Endicott, passed away on Oct. 12, 2014. She had family in Dallas. Her funeral was held in Endicott, with arrangements by Allen Memorial Home, 511 E. Main St., Endicott.
DALLAS — John A. Kearney, 79 of Dallas, passed away Oct. 19, 2014, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Margaret Kondrak, in 2011. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 25 in St. Theresa’s Church, Shavertown, Arrangements by Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.
FALLS — Elsie M. Ramage, Falls, died Oct. 16, 2014, at the River Run Nursing Facility. She was the widow of Patrick B. Ramage, who died in 1989. She had family in Tunkhannock. The funeral was held from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.