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hirlA.Boback,60,ofFortyFort,passed away Friday, April 29,2011, in the Wilkes-Barre GeneralHospital.Her husband is Michael W. Bo-back of Forty Fort.Shirl was born June 18, 1950, inPittston, a daughter of the late Er-nestandEdith(Kern)GreenSr.She was a graduate of Wyoming AreaHigh School, the class of1968.Shirl was a certified nursing as-sistant at The Laurels, Kingston.She was formerly employed for 25 years at ManorCare, Kingston, for-merlyknownasLeader–EastNurs-ingandRehabilitationCenter,King-ston,inthephysicaltherapydepart-ment.Shirl was a caring and compas-sionate woman who instilled prideand motivation in the residents shecaredfor.Shealsowasgiftedwithasilly wit about her that was sure toput a smile on the faces of all whoknew her.In addition to her parents, shepreceded in death by her grandsonJacob Latoski.Shirl was a loving mother, wife,grandmother, sister, aunt, andfriend. Surviving are her husbandMichael; and daughters, AmandaBoback, at home, and Lisa Latoskiand husband, Scott, Carverton; hergranddaughter Olivia Latoski, who wastheappleofhereye;hersisters,BettyKasulanisandAlbertaSimon-son;andherbrothers,HaroldGreenand Ernest Green Jr., all of WestPittston;aswellasherdog,Mischa.
A memorial blessing service
willbeheldat8p.m.MondayintheSimonS.RussinFuneralHome,136Maffett St., Plains Township, withtheRev.RichardJ.CirbaofSt.Johnthe Evangelist Catholic Church,Pittston, officiating. Private inter-ment will take place in Fern KnollBurial Park, Dallas. Family andfriends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.Monday.Her family requests that flowersbe omitted and memorial gifts bemade to the charity of your choice.Go gently now into the Light tobask in its warm rays, for this jour-ney has ended… alas another be-gins- Love you Mommy.
Shirl A. Boback
April 29, 2011
ary E. “Molly” Devers, of WestPittston, passed away Friday,April 29, 2011, at The Jewish Homeof Scranton, where she resided forthe past three years.Molly was born on September 8,1925, in New York City, N.Y., and was a daughter of the late Michaeland Florence Boyle Rynne. She re-sided in Hazleton and was a gradu-ate of the Hazleton High School.ShewasamemberofImmaculateConception Church, West Pittston.Molly was preceded in death byherhusband,Joseph,onSeptember9, 2001.Surviving are children, Jamesand wife, Gail, of West Pittston,Cheryl, Wyoming, Jo Ellen Bell andhusband, James, Kingston, Mar-ianne, West Pittston, Joseph and wife, Andrea, Jenkins Township,and Patricia Prociak and husband,Michael, Jenkins Township. She isalso survived by grandchildren, Ali-son Arbacheski, Megan Devers, An-drew, Kristen, and Katie Bell, Jo-sephDevers,andMichael,Rebecca,Nicholas, and Matthew Prociak; asister, Regina Gannon of Raleigh,N.C.;aswellasniecesandnephews. The family would like to sincere-lythankthestaffofthethirdfloorof The Jewish Home for their out-standing care and compassion dur-ing her stay.
will be at 9a.m.TuesdayfromthePeterJ.Ado-nizio Funeral Home, 802 Susque-hanna Ave., West Pittston, with aMassofChristianBurialat9:30a.m.in Corpus Christi Parish, Immacu-late Conception Church, West Pitt-ston. Interment will be held inMountOlivetCemetery,Carverton.Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.Monday at the funeral home.Inlieuofflowers,thefamilyisre-questing that memorial donationsbe made to the Colleen Shea Chil-dren’s Foundation, 1086 Highway315, Wilkes-Barre, PA18702.Onlinecondolencesmaybemadeat www.peterjadoniziofuneral-home.com.
Mary E. ‘Molly’ Devers
April 29, 2011
hyllis R. Simko, 51, of Tunkhan-nock, passed away Friday, April29, 2011, at home.Born January 13, 1960, in Pitt-ston, she was a daughter of PhyllisDovin Redmond and the late Do-nald Redmond.She was employed most of herlifeasaprivatepersonal careassist-antandnursingassistant.Shelovedanimalsandenjoyedreadingbooks.Her life revolved around her family.Phyllis was preceded in death bya brother, Lawrence Redmond; anda granddaughter Taylor Dupras.Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Ronald; sons, James of Pitt-ston and Eric of Tunkhannock;daughter Amy Dupras of Tunkhan-nock; grandchildren, Tyler Jawor-ski,JamesDuprasJr.,andKaylaDu-pras; brother, Harry Redmond of Pittston; as well as several nieces;nephews; aunts and uncles.
will be held at7:30 p.m. Monday at the BednarskiFuneral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming,withtheRev.Dr.GordonE.WeightmanoftheWyomingUnit-edMethodistChurch,Wyoming,of-ficiating. Friends may call from 6 to9 p.m. Monday.Inlieuofflowers,memorialdona-tions may be sent to the AmericanCancerSociety,190WellesSt.,Suite118, Forty Fort, PA18704.
Phyllis R. Simko
April 29, 2011
eter Mazur, 91, died peacefullyat his home Tuesday, April 26,2011,withlovingfamilypresentandsurroundedbyallthathadmeaning in his life.He was born May 30,1919, a sonto the late Stephen Mazur and Pau-line Delet-Kanic Mazur of Larks- ville.Peter was a graceful man withmovie star good looks in his youth.Showing promise as an artist, hemoved to New York to study paint-ing after attending school in Larks- ville.In1941,heenteredthemilitarytoserve his country in World War IIand was posted to Austria and Ger-many.HewasasergeantintheOrd-nancebranchandacadetintheU.S.Air Corps. While in the military hisinterest in music led him to take upthe trumpet.Following the war, he wed Flo-renceRosemaryMazur,whodiedaf-terasuddenillnessinMarchofthis year. They were married for 67 years, always devoted to their chil-dren and to each other.Peterwasinventiveaswellasart-isticandaninspirationtohisfamily.He worked for a time at KearfottCorporation followed by a supervi-sory position with Eberhard FaberinMountainTop.Hisloveofartandmechanical engineering eventuallyled to a career as a jeweler and watchmaker. He kept a shop in Ply-mouthadjacenttohishomefordec-adesandwasknownfarandwideasa master of his craft.Peter Mazur is survived by hischildren, Suzan Mazur, Linda Ma-zur, Janet Boylan and her husband,Kevin, and Peter Mazur Jr., and his wife, Patricia; and by Peter’s sister,Pauline Haaf. Peter has five grand-children, Lauren Mazur, NatalieMazur, Shannon Medico, JosephBoylan and K. Clancy Boylan; andthreegreat-grandchildren,KCMed-ico, Quinn Medico and MadelineBoylan.
A memorial Mass
will beheldatSt.JohntheBaptistOr-thodox Church in Edwardsville at 6p.m.TuesdayforbothPeterandFlo-rence Mazur.Memorial donations in his mem-ory may be made to Candy’s Place,190WellesSt.,Suite120,FortyFort,PA18704.Arrangements are by AndrewStrish Funeral Home,11Wilson St.,Larksville.
April 26, 2011
assimo “Mace” T. Pavone, 80, of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at hishome.BorninNanticoke,hewasasonof the late Cesare and Maria GobdettiPavone.Mace was employed by ParrishOptical as a lab foreman, until retir-ing in1995. He was a member of theformer St. Francis Church and was a veteranoftheKoreanWar,servinginthe U.S. Air Force.In addition to his parents, he waspreceded in death by a sister, IreneGeorge.Surviving are his wife of 57 years,theformerLouiseRicci;sons,David,Plymouth, and Michael, Effort, Pa.;brothers, Joseph and Ralph, both of Nanticoke; sisters, Jennie Rosen-crans, Nanticoke, and Mary Hoopes,Ephram, N.J.; and four grandchil-dren.
will be pri- vate.Arrangements are by the KearneyFuneral Home Inc.,173 E. Green St.,Nanticoke.
Massimo ‘Mace’T. Pavone
April 27, 2011EDWARDSVILLE – “My leg was shaking the whole time,”said 8-year-old Jonah Pascal,of Forty Fort, after his solo vo-cal performance of “Sweet andLow” during the 122nd Cynon-fardd Eisteddfod festival at Dr.Edwards Memorial Congrega-tional Church Saturday.Pascal, a second-grader at Wyoming Seminary LowerSchool, recited a poem and al-so played a piano solo of “MyCountry tis of Thee” at the tra-ditional Welsh competition.Competitors, who ranged inage from under 5 to adult, re-ceived modest monetaryprizes presented in small,handmade cloth sacks, drapedover their necks. Unlike“American Idol,’’ Carol Evans,adjudicator of music, cri-tiqued each performance withpositive words of encourage-ment.“You have a very richsound,” Evans told 11-year-oldDanica Mits of Bear Creek.Mits, a fifth-grader at Wyom-ing Seminary Lower School,sang “Grandfather’s Clock. “I was nervous at first,” Mitssaid. “But once I got up thereand started, I felt happy.” This was the fourth yearMits competed in the competi-tion. “The songs and poemshave gotten harder and loner,’’she said. The festival, which originat-ed in Wales as early as the12thcentury, was brought to theUnited States in 1889 by Dr. Thomas C. Edwards, who in-stituted the Cynonfardd Liter-ary Society as a way to teach Welsh immigrant children theEnglish language by reading and memorizing music,hymns, songs and poetry andother literary selections in thetradition of the Welsh Eistedd-fod. The festival is believed tobe the oldest of its kind in theUnited States.
At an age-old festival, young talent carries the day
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MadisonWoods, left, CarinaD’Souza, AudreyGlickertandJonahPascal singtheirselectionfromthemusicandpoetrycompetitivefestival attheDr. EdwardsMemorial Congregational ChurchinEdwardsvilleSaturdayafternoon.
Tradition and spirit are strongat the 122nd CynonfarddEisteddfod festival.
Times Leader Correspondent
Competitors, who ranged in agefrom under 5 to adult, receivedmodest monetary prizes pre-sented in small, handmadecloth sacks, draped over theirnecks. Unlike “American Idol,’’Carol Evans, adjudicator ofmusic, critiqued each perform-ance with positive words ofencouragement.
WILKES-BARRE – Unionizednurses at Wilkes-Barre GeneralHospitalhavereachedatentativeagreement with managementand called off a planned one-daystrike that was to begin at 7 a.m.today. The Wyoming Valley NursesAssociation and the Pennsylva-nia Association of Staff Nursesand Allied Professionals issued a joint statement with the Wyom-ing Valley Health Care Systemaround 8:30 p.m. Saturday to an-nounce the progress in their ne-gotiations that have been going on for nearly two years.“The parties have reached atentative agreement. The sched-uled 24-hour work stoppage no-tice has been rescinded by theunion and no strike or picketing willoccuratthehospital,”there-lease said. “Union members will vote on the ratification of theagreement on Tuesday. No de-tails of the tentative agreement willbereleaseduntilaftertherat-ification vote on Tuesday.”Emily Randle, a spokeswomanfor the union, and hospitalspokesman Jim McGuire con-firmed the statement, but de-clined further comment. The tentative agreement sig-naled a possible end to the nego-tiations that began shortly afterthe hospital and other assets of the WVHCS were acquired byCommunity Health Systems Inc.on May 1, 2009 for $271 million. The sale removed the non-profitstatus of WBGH and it becameone of the holdings of for-profitCHSofFranklin,Tenn.,thelarge-st publicly traded hospital com-pany in the country.CHSrecognizedtheunionrep-resenting more than 400 regis-tered nurses, but not the collec-tive bargaining agreement inplace before the sale. The twosides worked out a 60-day laboragreement that lasted until June30, 2009. However, until the an-nouncement of the tentativeagreement they had been unableto come to terms on a new deal.Sincethechangeinownership,the union has filed a number of complaints with the National La-bor Relations Board, claiming WVHCS has bargained in badfaith.TheNLRBsetahearingforJune 21 in Philadelphia on theunion’s claim that the WVHCSstopped collecting members’duesinviolationofthecollectivebargaining agreement. The lack of a new agreementled the union to stage a one-daystrikeonDec.23.Priortothatthenurses went on strike and werelocked out in a 15-day labor dis-pute in 2003. The hospital brought in re-placement nurses in 2003 and was prepared to do the same forthe strike that was to take placetoday. The pending purchase by CHSofthreehospitalsinLackawanna,Luzerne and Wyoming countiesfrom Mercy Health Partners hasraised concerns for unionized workers at those facilities.A Lackawanna County judgeapprovedthe$150millionsaleinMarch.Inanticipationofthepur-chase, Mercy Hospital in Scran-ton announced it would changeits name to Regional Hospital of Scranton. Mercy Special CareHospital in Nanticoke will becalled Special Care Hospital andMercy Tyler Hospital in Tunk-hannock will be renamed TylerMemorial Hospital.
Nurse strike averted by tentative pact
– Citypolice reported the following:• Richard R. Prettyman of High Street was charged withpublic drunkenness after hefell off a bicycle he was riding in the area of Ross and South Washington streets Saturdayafternoon, police said. Officersresponded to the area to assista medic unit and found thatPrettyman was highly intox-icated, police said. Prettyman was taken into custody, trans-ported to police headquartersand held until he was sober,police said.• Officers dispatched toassist King’s College securityearly Friday morning near theintersection of East Jacksonand North Main streets foundAshley Long of Oak Street tobe highly intoxicated. Long was charged with publicdrunkenness, taken into custo-dy, transported to police head-quarters and held until she was sober, police said.• Joe Pascavage of NorthGrant Street told police Sat-urday that a security light onhis property was shattered.• Anthony Decinti of SouthGrant Street was charged withdisorderly conduct Friday af-ternoon after he was involvedin a landlord-tenant dispute,police said. Decinti blocked histenant’s vehicle from leaving and was attempting to force atenant to remove garbage fromhis apartment on South GrantStreet when police arrived onthe scene. He refused to movehis vehicle when told to do soby police and demanded thathe be arrested, police said. Heresisted arrest and had to bephysically taken into custody,police said. Decinti latermoved his vehicle, police said.
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