DEATH NOTICES


First Posted: 6/25/2014

MELLIAND

CLARKS SUMMIT — Marilyn Louise Melliand, 76, of Clarks Summit, died June 24, 2014, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter. She was the wife of the late Francis Melliand, who died in 2005. She had family in Tunkhannock. A funeral service was held June 28 from the Waverly United Methodist Church, 103 Church St, Waverly.

FRONZONI

PRINGLE — On the 26th of June 2014, Frances “Babe” Fronzoni, 78, of Pringle, surrounded by family, passed into eternal rest. She was born in Kingston on Nov. 22, 1935, a daughter of late William and Frances Danielczyk and step-daughter to late Stella Danielczyk, all of Larksville. She had family in Dallas and Shavertown. The funeral was held June 30 from the Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston, with a Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Family Church, Luzerne.

SKLANEY

NANTICOKE — Mary Elizabeth Sklaney, 62, of Nanticoke, passed away June 26, 2014, at home. Surviving is her loving and devoted husband of 24 wonderful years of marriage, Edward T. Sklaney, Nanticoke. She had family in Shavertown. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial on June 30 in St. Faustina Parish, Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke.

ZIMINSKI

SHAVERTOWN — William Ziminski, 89, of Chase Manor, Shavertown, passed away on June 26, 2014, at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Bernadette Barzeloski. Funeral was held July 1 from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home Inc., 568 Bennett St., Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne.

SARMONIS

TRUCKSVILLE — Richard Otto Sarmonis, 67, of Trucksville, passed away suddenly on June 27, 2014, at his home. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, the former Sandra Gayeski. A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 3 in St. Therese’s Church, Pioneer Avenue and Davis Street, Shavertown. Arrangements were by the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.

KUKUCKA

TUNKHANNOCK — Catherine M. “Kate” Kukucka, of Tunkhannock, died June 28, 2014, in Community Medical Center in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kukucka Sr. Funeral services were held July 2 from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock.

SILSBY

PRINGLE — Winfield Frank Silsby Jr., 69, of Pringle, passed away on June 26, 2014, at the Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Agnes Rood Silsby. He had family in Dallas.Arrangements were provided by the Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville.

SHYLKOFSKI

TUNKHANNOCK — Frank T. Shylkofski, 49, of Tunkhannock, died June 28, 2014, after a long battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Patricia Sliker Shylkofski. Funeral services were held July 3 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tunkhannock. Arrangements were by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

COLAVITTI

TUNKHANNOCK — Virgil J. Colavitti, 84, of Tunkhannock, died June 29, 2014, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis A. Colavitti. Funeral services were held July 3 from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Nativity BVM.

PRITCHARD

TRUCKSVILLE — Ruth L. Pritchard, 97, of Trucksville, passed away April 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Rangeley, Maine. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Trucksville United Methodist Church, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

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