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Issue No. 2013-073
A STORY ON PAGE 4A
Wednesday should have report-ed there are eight candidatescampaigning for magisterial dis-trict judge in the Pittston area.
A CAPTION ON PAGE 6C
Tuesday’s edition for the Mead-ows Nursing and RehabilitationCenter’s EGGstravaganza a namewas omitted for a person in thesecond row. Christina Tarbox,administrator of the Meadows,should have been included.
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March 9 regarding a settlementof a copyright infringementlawsuit against Brews Brothersincorrectly described BroadcastMusic Inc. The company is aperforming rights organizationthat represents songwriters,composers and music publishingcompanies.
Theresa ‘Tina’ (Shemanski) Casaldi
March 11, 2013
heresa “Tina” (Shemanski)Casaldi, 70, of the Honey Potsection of Nanticoke, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Wil-kes-Barre General Hospital.Born in Nanticoke on Oct.15, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Margaret(O’Donnell) Shemanski.Prior to retiring, Tina workedfor Penn Footwear, Nanticoke, for36 years. Tina loved the New York Yan-kees. She enjoyed putting on her jersey and watching the game with her cat, Lucky. She was also very fond of Elvis.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by herloving husband, George E. Casa-ldi, who passed away on June 2,2005; and two brothers, Theodore“Whitey” and Michael “Moe” Sh-emanski.Left to cherish her memory aretwo daughters, Georgene Piscotty and her husband, Ken, Hanover Township, and Justine Gugliotti,Nanticoke; three grandchildren,Emery Vojtko, Courtney Vojtkoand Brooke Piscotty; brother Ger-ald Shemanski and his wife, Mary,Honey Pot section of Nanticoke;and several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family
are invit-ed to attend a viewing on Thurs-day from 6 to 8 p.m. at KniffenO’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 465S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Servic-es will be held on Friday at 11:30a.m. in the mausoleum chapel atSt. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. The Rev. Joseph Ka-kareka will ofﬁciate. Anyone at-tending the services is asked togo directly to the cemetery. There will be no procession from the fu-neral home.Online condolences may beoffered at www.bestlifetributes.com.
March 12, 2013
osephineM.(Klimchalk)Ruscav-age, 100, formerly of Plymouth,passed into eternal life Tuesday evening in the care of HCR ManorCare, Kingston, where she residedthe past several years.Born Dec. 17, 1912 in Plymouth,she was a daughter of the late Fe-lix and Lucille Klimchalk. She waseducated in the Plymouth schools.Until her retirement, Mrs. Rus-cavage was employed with severalof her family members at the for-mer R&K Dress Factory of Plym-outh, where she worked as a seam-stress for several years.She was a member of the AllSaints Parish community, having previously attended the former St.Mary’s Roman Catholic Church,Plymouth, where she made many of the church vestments.Mrs. Ruscavage is rememberedas being a beloved mother, grand-mother and great-grandmother who devoted her life to raising sev-eral generations of her family withloving motherly care. She was alsoanaccomplishedartistinheryouth,sharing her works with family andfriends.She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ruscavage Sr.,1975; daughter, Marie, 2000; andsisters, Mamie Ruscavage, VernieBriggs, Genevieve Briggs and AnnaKlimchalk.Surviving are her devoted son,Joseph J. Ruscavage, and his wife,Joan, Bunker Hill, Wyoming; sis-ters, Clara Craig, Plymouth, andMargaret Rowlands, Nanticoke;grandchildren, including Josephand Mark Ruscavage, Joseph Ja-nuszewski, Christine Brown andElizabeth Passmore; three great-grandchildren; several nieces,nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.Her family would like to grateful-ly acknowledge the compassionatecare shown to her over the years by Dr. Joseph E. Piszczek, Plymouth,and the staff of HCR Manor Care,Kingston, in her ﬁnal years.
for Mrs. Rus-cavage will be private and at theconvenience of her family. There will be no formal public visitation. The John V. Morris Family Fu-neral Homes Inc., Wilkes-Barre, ishonored to care for Mrs. Ruscavageand her family at this time. To sendher son and family online words of comfort, support and friendship,please visit the funeral home’s web-site at www.johnvmorrisfuneral-homes.com.
James R. Stanell
March 13, 2013
ames R. Stanell, 85, of Feaster- ville, passed away on March 13,2013, at Capital Health MedicalCenter, Hopewell.Jim will be lovingly missed by his wife of 60 years, RomayneParks Stanell.He was raised in Shenandoah.After high school, Jim enlistedand proudly served our country during World War II in the U.S.Army, attaining the rank of cor-poral.He then enrolled at Pennsylva-nia State University, graduating in 1952 with a bachelor of arts inchemistry. He used his educationto secure a position as a chemistfor Allied Chemical Corp., from which he retired after 40 years of service.Jimwasafaithfulcommunicantof Assumption B.V.M. Church formore than 55 years.In his free time, Jim enjoyedhunting and ﬁshing. He was very proud of being a Penn State alum-nus, and was an avid Penn StateNittany Lions and Joe Paternofan. Jim’s life was his family, andhisgreatestjoywasspendingtime with his children and grandchil-dren. He will be greatly missed.In addition to his wife, Jimis survived by his children, Dr.Laurie Anne Stanell, wife of John T. Moore, Pipersville, Pa.;James “Jay” Parks Stanell, ﬁanceof Diana Phinney, Erwinna, Pa.,and Dr. William Parks Stanell,husband of Karen A. Giller, NewHope; sister, Phyllis Santicerma;and seven grandchildren, Kendall, T.J., James, Anthony, Catherine,Samuel and Benjamin.
Relatives and friends
are invited to call from 9:30a.m. until the time of hismemorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. onSaturday at Assumption B.V.M.Church, 1900 MeadowbrookRoad, Feasterville. Interment willbe private.In lieu of ﬂowers, memorialcontributions may be made to As-sumption B.V.M. Church at theabove address.For information, please visit www.ﬂuehr.com.
Jennie (Giambra) Champi
March 12, 2013
ennie (Giambra) Champi, 95,of West Pittston, passed away peacefully with her children andfamily at her side on Tuesday,March 12, 2013.Born on March 29, 1917 in Rob-ertsdale,Pa.,tothelateAntoinette(Loquasto) and James Giambra,Jennie was the beloved wife of Mi-chael Champi, who passed away in1999.She attended Pittston schoolsand was employed in the garmentindustry for more than 35 years.She was a member of the Inter-national Ladies’ Garment Work-ers’ Union; The Tops Club, WestPittston; St. Anthony’s Senior Citi-zens Club, Exeter, and the Altarand Rosary Society at ImmaculateConceptionChurch,WestPittston.In addition to her parents andhusband, Jennie was precededin death by her brothers, AlbertGiambra, Angelo Giambra andPhilip J. Giambra; infant sister,Mary Giambra; and sister Marga-ret Bucci.Surviving are her son, Louis,and his wife, Catherine, Exeter;daughter Toni and her husband,Frank Grasso, Jenkins Township;daughter Mary Clark, Erda, Utah;10 grandchildren; 18 great-grand-children; sister Grace Saito; niece,Carmella Uter, who held a specialplace in Jennie’s heart; in-laws, Jo-seph Champi and Richard Champiand his wife, Helen; and numerousnieces and nephews. The family would like to givespecial thanks to Dr. Joseph Radz- wilka, the Compassionate Carestaff and all of Jennie’s caregiversover the past year.
will be heldat 9 a.m. Saturday at the Grazia-no Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township, with a Mass of Chris-tian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at CorpusChristi Parish, formerly Immacu-late Conception Roman CatholicChurch, West Pittston. Interment will take place in St. Rocco’s Cem-etery, Pittston Township. Friendsmay call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fri-day.For directions to the funeralhome or to express condolences toJennie’s family, please visit www.grazianofuneralhome.com.
Amelia ‘Sis’ M. Davies
March 12, 2013
melia “Sis” M. Davies, long-time resident of Forty Fort,passed away Tuesday, March 12,2013.Mrs. Davies was born in Nanti-coke,adaughterofthelateThom-as and Martha Phillips Kniff.She graduated from NanticokeHigh School and received her RNdegree from the Allentown Hospi-tal School of Nursing. She workedas a trauma and operating roomnurse in both Allentown and Nan-ticoke hospitals, and for many years served as school nurse forthe Luzerne County IntermediateUnit in Swoyersville.Mrs. Davies was married to Willard J. Davies, who passedaway in 1979.She was a member of the Forty Fort Presbyterian Church and its women’s circle. She enjoyed knit-ting, crocheting and traveling with friends. Known to friendsand family as “Sis,” she was a lov-ing mother of three, grandmotherof eight and great-grandmother tonine.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a broth-er, Thomas J. Kniff Jr.She is survived by daughters,Peggy Jean, Lake Frederick,Va.; Barbara Jane, Herndon, Va.,and son, Willard John Jr. (Bud),Kingston. She also leaves a son-in-law, Warren Williams, anddaughter-in-law, Denise Davies, whom she loved as her own; twonephews and four nieces.
will be heldSaturday at 10 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E.Broad St., Nanticoke, with theRev. William N. Lukesh, her pas-tor, ofﬁciating. Interment will fol-low in Hanover Green Cemetery,Hanover Township. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. atthe funeral home.In lieu of ﬂowers, donations inAmelia’s name may be sent to theForty Fort Presbyterian Church,1224 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort,PA 18704.
Joan B. Sherwood
March 12, 2013
oan B. (Gould) Sherwood, 82,of South Wilkes-Barre, passedinto eternal life Tuesday in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospitalfollowing a lingering illness.Born Dec. 14, 1930, she wasa daughter of the late Leon andBeatrice (Thackery) Gould. She was educated in the city schoolsand was a member of the 1948graduating class of E.L. MeyersHigh School, Wilkes-Barre. Mrs.Sherwood furthered her educa-tion by graduating from the for-mer Wilkes-Barre General Hos-pital School of Nursing. Uponattaining her registered nursestatus, Mrs. Sherwood was em-ployed as an obstetrical nurse formany years for the Wilkes-BarreGeneral Hospital.She and her husband, John W. Sherwood Sr., M.D., sharedalmost 60 years of married lifetogether.Enjoying the outdoors, Mrs.Sherwood is remembered by family for being an avid gardenerand enjoying bird watching inher free time.Surviving, in addition to herhusband, Dr. John, at home, aretheir son, John W. SherwoodJr., D.M.D. and his wife, Mary Ann, Lehighton; granddaughter,Devon Marie Sherwood, a se-nior at MMI Preparatory School,Freeland; and several nieces andnephews.
will be con-ducted on Saturday at 11 a.m.from the Wilkes-Barre Heightslocation of the John V. MorrisFamily Funeral Homes Inc., 281E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will follow inOaklawn Cemetery, South MainStreet, Hanover Township. Rela-tives and friends may join theSherwood family for visitationand remembrances Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of ser- vices.In lieu of ﬂoral tributes, me-morial contributions are request-ed in Mrs. Sherwood’s name tothe St. Jude Children’s ResearchHospital, 262 Danny ThomasPlace, Memphis, TN 38105, orto the Luzerne County SPCA,Fox Hill Road, Plains Township,PA 18705. To send Dr. Sherwood and hisfamily online words of comfort,support and friendship, please visit the funeral home’s websiteat www.johnvmorrisfuneral-homes.com.
March 13, 2013
arjorie H. Goodwin, 85, Beau-mont, passed away Wednesday morning.BorninBeaumont,shewasadaugh-ter of the late Verna and Clarence Hil-bert. She was a graduate of BeaumontHigh School and Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business.Marjorie was formerly employed inthebookkeepingdepartmentofFowlerDick and Walker, The Boston Storeandasateacher’saidebytheTunkhan-nock Area School District.Preceding her in death was her hus-band, Herbert Goodwin.Surviving are children, SandraGoodwin, Beaumont, and CurtisGoodwin and his wife, Elizabeth,Shavertown; and granddaughter, Sar-ah Goodwin, Swoyersville.
willbeheldattheconvenience of the family at Nulton-Kopcza Funeral Home, 5749 SR 309,Beaumont, Monroe Township. Inter-ment will be in Memorial Shrine Park,Carverton. Friendsmaycall 5to7p.m.Friday.
March 13, 2013
J o s e p hGronkowski,92, of Wilkes-Barre, passedaway Wednes-day, March 13,2013, at Com-monwealthHospice at St.Luke’s Villa, Wilkes-Barre.Joseph was born in WestNanticoke on July 19, 1920, ason of the late Frank and RoseGronkowski.He was employed for 45 yearsas a mechanic as well as a body-and-fender man at Motor Twinsin Wilkes-Barre, prior to his re-tirement.Joseph was a devoted memberof St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre.He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude R. GebhardtGronkowski, 1985; son JohnGronkowski, 1998; great-grand-son, Jacob Swiderski Middaugh,2002; sisters, Lottie Gronkowski,Julia Medura, Anna Krasnav-age, Pearl Wishnefski and VioletVisocki; and brothers, Edward,Benjamin, Stanley, Leon andFrank.Surviving are his children Ar-thur Gronkowski and his com-panion, Elaine Turner, Ashley;Joseph Gronkowski and his wife,Debbie, Wilkes-Barre; RichardGronkowski and his wife, Fran-ces, Ashley, and Martha Mid-daugh and her husband, Charles,Ashley; eight grandchildren; 16great-grandchildren; sister, Hel-en Powell, Hanover Township;and nieces and nephews.
will be heldFriday at 9 a.m. from the Nat& Gawlas Funeral Home, 89Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with aMass of Christian Burial to fol-low at 9:30 a.m. at St. NicholasChurch, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will bein St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call to-day from 5 to 8 p.m. at the fu-neral home.Online condolences may besent by visiting Joseph’s obitu-ary at www.natandgawlasfuner-alhome.com.
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NUANGOLA — According to commentsat Monday night’s sewer authority meeting there are still some people who have not“bought in” to the sewer system — eventhough the project is in its fourth month.Chairman Ray Shirk said there are sevenhomeowners who have not responded toeasement letters distributed by the author-ity. An easement is needed in order for thecontractor,Wexcon,togoontoanindividu-al’s property to install piping and a grinderpump. These property owners could face legalaction by borough council, Shirk said.In addition, Dan Loughren, project en-gineer for the Quad3 Group, said a groupknown as the Pine Association won’t allowthecontractortopositionheavyequipmenton land owned by the members of the as-sociation. This has resulted in at least fourproperties on Vandermark Avenue being bypassed during this installation phase,Loughren said.Loughren said he is hopeful that prevail-ing issues can be resolved through negotia-tion.Otherwise the authority conducted rou-tine business, including:* Approving the payment of a $236,464invoice to Wexcon and $236,401 (for grind-er pumps) to Environmental One.* Discussing the need to adopt a policy toremove,ordisable,septictanksoncethesystem goes into service.*
Hearing comment by authority trea-surer Ted Vancosky that the assistanceplan for the ﬁnancing of connection feeshas increased to 105 homeowners. Pay-ment of $258 to Corcoran Printing of Wil-kes-Barre for payment booklets was alsoapproved.
Clarence Lewis, of ButlerStreet in Shickshinny, who wasrecently appointed to serve onthe Shickshinny Sewer Author-ity, said he has ﬁled his petitionto run for mayor.He is seeking the Republicannomination in the May 21 pri-mary election. Lewis will be vy-ing for the post held by Beverly Moore.Besides the sewer authority,Lewis said he is active with theShickshinny Forward group andseveralothercommunityorgani-zations.Lewis has lived in the Shick-shinny area since 2000, and hisfocus is on revitalizing the com-mercial and recreational func-tions of the community, he said.Inaddition,hesaid,hewillworkto restore an atmosphere of co-operation between the mayorand council.
Seven hmewnes shun Nuanga sewe system wk
By TOM HUNTINGTON
Times Leader Correspondent
They have not responded to easementletters distributed by sewer authorityand may face legal action, ofﬁcial says.