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onald P. Rozanski, of BardwellRoad,Factoryville,Pa.,diedFri-day, March18, 2011, at the Commu-nity Medical Center in Scranton.He was born August 20, 1947, inWilkes-Barre, a son of the late Johnand Marion Pasternak Rozanski.Ron was a 1965 graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township HighSchoolandwasaU.S.NavyVeteran,servingtwotoursofdutyinVietnamwith the Navy Seabees Bravo Com-pany.HewasamemberoftheElkLakeAmerican Legion Post and was em-ployed as a welder at the Procter &Gamble Plant in Mehoopany, Pa.,for25years.Afterhisretirement,hewas a self-employed welder.Ron is survived by his wife of 18years, Carolyn Carey Strohl Rozan-ski;brothersandsisters-in-law,Johnand wife, Holly, of Springville, Pa.,and Gary and Sandra of Nuangola;sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Annand David Koval of Bear CreekTownship; as well as numerousnieces and nephews.
willbeat11a.m. Tuesday from the Shel-don-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc.,73W.Tioga,Tunkhannock,withFa-ther Richard Polmounter, pastor of the Church of The Nativity BVM,Tunkhannock, officiating. Friendsand family may call at the funeralhome from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.Memorial contributions may bemade to NTSAD, 2001 Beacon St.,Ste. 204, Boston, MA 02135; or totheWyomingCountyCancerSocie-ty.Online condolences may be sentto the family at www.sheldonku-kuchkafuneralhome.com.
Ronald P. Rozanski
ohn “Jack” F. Wasmanski Jr., 81,ofPlainsTownship,passedawaypeacefully Wednesday morning,March16,2011,intheHospiceoftheVNA Inpatient Unit of the HeritageHouse, Wilkes-Barre, following anillness.Jack was born in Plains Town-ship, on August 8, 1929, and was asonofthelateJohnandSophieBla-zekWasmanskiSr.Hewasalifelong residentofPlainsTownshipandwasagraduateofPlainsMemorialHighSchool, class of1947.HewasemployedbythePennsyl-vania Department of Transporta-tion until his retirement. He was asuccessful professional bowler andcompeted under the professionalname of Jack West. He toured theprofessional bowling tournamentcircuit across America for manyyears.He was a member of Ss. Peter &Paul Church, Plains Township, anda retired member of the Profession-al Bowlers Association.Survivingarehislovingwifeof57years, the former Mary G. Elko;brothers-in-law,JosephElkoandhiswife, Theresa, Dupont, Edward El-ko, Arlington, Texas, and WilliamElko, Dupont; as well as severalnieces, nephews and cousins.
willbeconductedat 9 a.m. Monday from the Mark V.YanaitisFuneralHome,55StarkSt.,Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss.Peter & Paul Church, Plains Town-ship. Interment will be in St. MaryByzantine Cemetery, Plains Town-ship. Friends may call from 2 to 5p.m. Sunday.The family requests memorialdonationsmaybegiventoSs.Peter& Paul Church, 13 Hudson Rd.,Plains, PA18705.Condolences and directions maybeaccessedatwww.yanaitisfuneral-home.com.
John F. Wasmanski Jr.
eterJeromePillets,77,widowerofColettePoulinPillets,former-lyof106ShipyardCircle,Anderson,S.C., died Wednesday, March 16,2011 at Carlisle Nursing Center inDue West, S.C.Born in Exeter, he was a son of thelatePeterandHelenZavadaPil-lets. He was a member of St. Bona-ventureCatholicChurchinWeston,Fla., where he was a church usherandanEmmausBrother.Jerrywasaveteran in the U.S. Navy serving inthe Korean War.Jerry was President and founderof American Recruiters of the USAInc.; American Recruiters Inc.;American Executive Search Inc.;American Medical Recruiters Inc.;American Recruiters of Miami Inc.;and was an owner and officer of Mini-Care Services.He attended St. John’s HighSchool in Exeter where he letteredinbasketball.Hewasalsoamemberand avid golfer at The BonaventureCountry Club in Weston, Fla.Jerry was preceded in death bytwo brothers, Daniel and StephenPillets; and one sister, Rose MarieDavis.Surviving are three daughters,Laura Bowen and husband, Robert,of Honea Path, S.C., Joni Zalopanyand husband, Peter, of Seminole,Fla., and Deborah Morris of Wood-stock, Ga.; one brother, David Pil-lets of Savannah, Ga.; eight grand-children and one great-grandchild.
willbeheldat 11 a.m. Wednesday at theHonea Path Presbyterian Church,withtheRev.DeborahBroadwellof-ficiating. The family will receivefriends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior tothe service at the church.In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Honea Path Presby-terianFoodPantry,POBox512,Ho-neaPath,SC29654.Thefamilywillbe at the home of a daughter, LauraBowen, 515 Todd Road, HoneaPath.Pruitt Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.Onlinecondolencesmaybemadeat www.parkerwhitepruitt.com.
Peter Jerome Pillets
rank J. Mesh, 53, of AlexanderStreet, Wilkes-Barre, passedaway Friday, March 18, 2011, at hishome following a lengthy illness.Born on May 21,1957, in Wilkes-Barre,hewasasonofthelateThad-deus and Bernadine YarushefskiMesh. He graduated from HanoverAreaHighSchool,classof1975,andresided in the Lyndwood section of Hanover Township for most of hislife before moving to Wilkes-Barrein 2002.Frank had been employed bySmiths Aerospace Components,Plains Township, for18 years, retir-ing in 2007 due to health issues.He was a social member of theCatholic War Vets Post, AmericanLegion Post and The Fraternal Or-der of Police, all of Hanover Town-ship, and will be remembered as anavidNewYorkYankeesbaseballandDallas Cowboys football fan.Survivingarehiswife,theformerNancy Carey, with whom he cele-brated their seventh wedding anni-versary on August 29, 2011; a sonRyanMesh,Nesquehoning,Pa.;anda daughter Courtney Mesh, Wilkes-Barre; a stepson, Geoff Carey,Wilkes-Barre; step-granddaughters,BrianaandNatalieCarey;hisbroth-er,TeddyMeshandhiswife,Carole,Milton,Del.;andhissister,RosanneMesh-Klein and her husband,Frank,LyndwoodsectionofHanov-er Township; as well as a nephew,Jeffrey Mesh.
will be at theconvenience of the family. Therewill be no public visitation.Frank’sfamilywouldliketothankthe nurses of Hospice CommunityCare and also Dr. James Jiunta, hisdoctor, for the compassionate caregiven during his illness.Arrangements are under the di-rection of Davis-Dinelli FuneralHome,170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.
Frank J. Mesh
eliaKlugerFreed,83,diedattheJewish Home of NortheasternPA in Scranton Thursday morning,March17, 2011.BorninWyoming, andaresidentofWestPittstonandKingstonasanadult,shewasadaughterofthelateLouis and Katye Rosenfeld Klugerand was a graduate of Wyoming HighSchoolandCollegeMisericor-dia.ShewasEternalLightmemberof Temple Israel Synagogue, a mem-ber of the Jewish Community Cen-ter,WestPittstonLionesses,Hadas-sah, Queen Esther and other reli-gious and civic organizations.Celia was preceded in death byher beloved husband, Monroe.She is survived by her sons, AlanFreed and his wife, Kathie, Sayre,Pa.,andEricFreedandhiswife,Do-ris Varlese, New Rochelle, N.Y.;daughter Ellen Freed, New York,N.Y.;twograndchildren;sisters,Re-nee Subrin, Chevy Chase, Md., andRuth Spector and her husband,Alan, Rockville, Md.; brother, Nor-man Kluger and his wife, Phyllis,Naples, Fla.; as well as nieces andnephews.
will be held atnoon Sunday at the Rosenberg Fu-neral Chapel, 348 S. River St.,Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Larry Ka-planofficiating.IntermentwillbeintheWestPittstonJewishCemetery.Shiva will be observed from 6 to 8p.m. Sunday at the Woodlands.Memorial contributions, if desir-ed, may be made to the NationalFederation of the Blind.Condolences may be e-mailed byvisiting Celia’s obituary at www.ro-senbergfuneralchapel.com.
Celia Kluger Freed
Margaret A.“Maggie”Man-cos,65,ofWestWyoming andformerly of Pittston,passed awayThursday,March 17,2011, following a lengthy illness.Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was adaughterofthelatePeterandAlvi-na Urban Manganello.ShewasamemberofSt.Antho-ny of Padua Church, Exeter, andwas a 1963 graduate of West Pitt-ston High School, with honors.She then attended nursing school.Margaret belonged to thePROUD(PeopleRegardlessofOurDisabilities)organizationthatmetregularly at John Heinz Institute.Priortoherillness,shewasale-gal secretary for the law firm Ro-sen, Jenkins and Greenwald.Survivingareherhusbandof43years,MichaelJ.Mancos;andchil-dren, Debbie Mancos, Shavertown,and Michael P. Mancos, Wyoming.Also surviving are a sister, MarilynLitwin and her husband, Edward,Harding; nephew Edward Litwin Jr.,and his wife, Nicole, and great-neph-ew Joshua, Pittston; and nephewBrianLitwinandhiswife,Rosemary,and great-niece Julia, Plains Town-ship.
will be held at 9a.m. Monday from the Gubbiotti Fu-neral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave.,Exeter,withaMassofChristianBuri-alat9:30a.m.atSt.AnthonyofPaduaChurch,Exeter.TheRev.JosephSib-ilano,O.S.J.,pastor,willbecelebrantwiththeRev.PaulMcDonnell,O.S.J.,as homilist. Interment will be inMount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.Relativesandfriendsmaycallfrom6to8p.m.Sundayatthefuneralhome.DonationsmaybemadetotheMi-chael J. Fox Foundation for Parkin-son’sResearch,TributeGifts,ChurchSt. Station, P.O. Box 780, New York,NY10008-0780,inHonorofMargaretMancos.
Margaret A. Mancos
Edwin I.Thomas, 91, of Wilkes-Barre,passed awayFriday, March18, 2011, at theGeisingerWyoming Val-ley MedicalCenter, Plains Township.He was born February12,1920,in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the lateLewis and Mabel Thomas. Edwinwas a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II in the PacificTheater.Priortohisretirement,hewas employed for many years as asheetmetalworker,withtheSheetMetalWorkersUnion,Local44.HewasamemberoftheCentralUnit-ed Methodist Church in Wilkes-Barre.Edwinwasprecededindeathbyhis wife, Ruth Thomas.Surviving are sons, James E.Thomas and his wife, Patricia,Wilkes-Barre, and Edwin L. Thomasand his wife, Maryann, Apalachin,N.Y.; grandchildren, Angela Manga-nello and her husband, Angelo, Deb-orah Thomas, Alison ThomasSchachter and her husband, Seth,and Edwin Trevor Thomas and hiswife,Heather;aswellasgreat-grand-children, Mia Ruth Manganello, Ai-den Schachter and Rebecca Schach-ter, and Edwin Max Thomas.
will be heldat 11:30 a.m. Monday from theNat&GawlasFuneralHome,89ParkAve., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev.John F. Laskowski, pastor of CentralUnited Methodist Church, officiat-ing.Familyandfriendsmaycallfrom10:30 to11:30 a.m. Monday at the fu-neral home.In lieu of flowers, memorial dona-tionsmaybemadetoCentralUnitedMethodist Church, 65 Academy St.,Wilkes-Barre, PA18701.
Edwin I. Thomas
John A. Hasay,95, farmer, busi-nessman, andveteran, passedaway on Thurs-day, March 17,2011.Born in 1915,in FairmountSprings,Pa.,hewasthesecondsonof the late George and Mary Paciga Ha-say.He worked the family farm andwalkedtoone-roomschoolhousesonRed Hill and later in Pleasant Valley.With his father he sold eggs, pota-toes, and jugs of apple cider in theNorthEndofWilkes-Barre,andfromtheseearlyexperienceshedevelopedthe skills to later sell cars.During the Great Depression, hefound work in the mines with theNottingham Coal Co. in Plymouth.WhentheWPAwasformed,withhisolder brother, Andrew, he drove adump truck at the Bernice Minesnear Lopez, Pa.When World War II started, being intheservice,heandhiswife,thefor-mer Anna Orzechowski Hasay, whopassedawayin2003,weremarriedinOctober 1944, but the Army thenshipped him overseas to the China-Burma-India Asiatic Pacific Theater,where he was stationed with the859th Ordnance Heavy EquipmentCo. as an engineer.He played a part in the construc-tion of the Ledo Road from India toChina, described as one of the great-est engineering feats of the entirewar.After the war, he became a roadforemanforthePennsylvaniaDepart-ment of Highways and began selling cars for Bill Johnson Chevrolet andR.G. Smith in Berwick. Then Dodgewent on strike in1950, which causedhimtoworkforDoyleSutliffChevro-let, where he and his younger broth-er, Joseph, later bought the Shick-shinny business, forming HasayChevrolet in1956.When Joseph suddenly passedaway in 1958, John ran the businessalone every day while supporting hiswife and three young sons. During thistime,notonlydidheachieveout-standing success – single-handedlyselling more than1,000 new Chevro-letsinthe1973modelyear–butalsowhile being a Democratic Commit-teeman for over 50 years, he raisedthree sons, one becoming a StateRepresentative, another, a Magist-erial District Judge, while his thirdsonworkedwithhimatthebusiness.His small town Chevrolet dealershipwas one of the nation’s longest run-ning single Motor Division franchis-es in Chevrolet history, selling Che-vys for over 54 years.He held life membership at theAmericanLegionPost495,theMoca-naquaV.F.W.Post6434,andtheUnit-ed Sportsmen Camp 271. He was ontheBoardofDirectorsfortheformerWyoming National Bank in Shick-shinny, a member of the former As-cension Parish in Mocanaqua, andheld memberships with the CatholicWar Veterans, the Am-Vets, the Elks,the Moose and many other organiza-tions.Besideshiswife;brothers,Andrewand Joseph; and parents, he was pre-ceded in death by his sister, Mary.He is survived by his son Georgeand his wife, Nancy, and grand-daughter, Rachel; son John and hiswife, Ember, and grandson, John Ja-cob, and granddaughter, Molly; sonAndrew; sisters, Anna Crepack andSophie Gabana, all of Shickshinny;sisters, Helen Heller and Irene Kro-piewnicki of Bloomsburg; as well asseveral nieces and nephews.
will be heldat 9 a.m. Monday from theMayo Funeral Home, 77 N. Main St.,Shickshinny, followed by a Mass of ChristianBurialat10a.m.inSt.Mar-tha’sChurch,HolySpiritParish,Fair-mount Springs, Pa., with his pastor,the Rev. Anthony Generose, as cele-brant. Entombment will be in thefamily’s mausoleum at MossvilleCemetery, near his Red Hill farm inFairmount Township. Military ser-vices will be conducted by AmericanLegion Post 495 of Shickshinny. Vis-itation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.Sunday at the funeral home.Condolences may be sent by visit-ing www.mayofh.com.
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