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obert D. Coleman, 83, formerlyof Mountain Top, passed awaySunday, May 8, 2011, at the TimberRidge Health Care Center, Plains Township.HewasbornJune9,1927,inFair- viewTownship,asonofthelateDa- vidH.andHelenG.StoutColeman.He was a graduate of Fairview Township High School.Mr. Coleman was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World WarII.HelaterattendedtheLehighCar-pentry & Cabinet School. He wasformerly employed for many yearsby the Robin Door & Sash Co. andlaterbytheMorganMillWorksCo.,prior to his retirement.Robert was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church inMountain Top, where he served formany years on the Church Council,asayouthleader,andasasextonatthechurch.HewasamemberoftheMountain Top Ambulance Associ-ation,servingaspastpresident,vicepresidentandtreasurerfor50years.He was preceded in death by his wifeof60years,JuneR.JakubowskiColeman, on December 15, 2009;and by an infant daughter, MichelleRoseColeman,in1955.Hewasalsoprecededindeathbyasister,HelenBozak; and by his brothers, Alvinand David Coleman.Surviving are daughters Marga-retHelen(Coleman)DrumLondonand her husband, William, FortyFort, and Linda Denise (Coleman)Prushinskiandherhusband,Antho-ny,HoneyPotSectionofNanticoke;grandchildren, Raymond RichardDrumJr.andhiswife,Trish;RobertDaniel Drum and his wife, Kristin;Melissa Ann Eppler and her hus-band, Eric; Jessica Lynn Wren andher husband, Lance; and HeatherLeeFogartyandherhusband,Ryan;great-grandchildren, Troy VincentHorton, Christopher AndrewDrum, Kaitlyn Jessica Chacke, EricEppler, Joseph S. Chacke III, DaleRichard Anthony Drum, Sara Jane Wren, Laney June Elizabeth Drumand Anna Mae Wren; sister, GraceVerosky, Allentown, Pa.; as well asnieces and nephews.Robert’s family would like tothank Dave Patronick, Bob’s room-mate for the past 2 ½ years. Davehas saved Dad’s life and helped himthrough the rough times. We also wouldliketothankthestaffandres-idents at Timber Ridge and ValleyCrest,fortheirlovingcareandhelp-ing to celebrate special family cele-brations,especiallyMomandDad’s60thWeddingAnniversary.Wealso would like to thank Pastor MicheleKaufmanfortakingcareofDadasamember of her family, and HospiceCommunityCareforitsbriefbutap-preciated care.
willbeheldat 11:30 a.m. Saturday morn-ing from St. Paul’s LutheranChurch, 316 S. Mountain Blvd.,Mountain Top, with the Rev. Mi-chele Kaufman, pastor, officiating.IntermentwillbeinAlbertCemete-ry, Wright Township. Friends maycall from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at theNat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, and from10to11:30a.m.Saturdaymorningatthe church.Inlieuofflowers,memorialdona-tionmaybemadeinRobert’smemo-ry to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707; or to the Mountain Top Ambulance Association, POBOX 63, Mountain Top, PA18707.Online condolences may be senttowww.natandgawlasfuneralhome-.com.
Robert D. Coleman
May 8, 2011
nn Marie Button, or “Cookie,”asshewasaffectionatelyknownby family and friends, returned toGod Monday afternoon, May 9,2011, after a courageous three-yearbattle with cancer.Annleftthisworldsurroundedbyherlovingfamily,whichwasalwaysthe most important thing to her.Born August 7, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre,shewasadaughterofthelateJohn and Mary Fennick Dzanko. A1953 graduate of Wilkes-Barre TownshipHighSchool,Annearneda degree in nursing from Misericor-diaUniversityin1960andamaster’sincounselingfromtheUniversityof Scranton in1970.Ann was a nurse and manager of human resources for RCA Corpora-tion in Mountain Top for several years before entering the field of education.Sheretiredafter32yearsas a guidance counselor for the stu-dents of Crestwood High School.Ann was a devout Catholic and aselfless mother, wife, grandmother,great-grandmother, guidance coun-selor,nurseandfriend,whosealtru-istic nature drew others to confideinher,sharingwithhertheirlifesto-ries, hopes and dreams. She alwaysofferedashouldertoleanon,anearto listen and a contagious smile to warm your heart and brighten yourday.During her years of service atCrestwood High School, Ann of-fered inspirational guidance andcounsel to students and familiesalike.Hersunnydispositionandev-er-optimisticoutlookwerematchedonly by her zest for life. Ann had anadventurous spirit and always livedlife to the fullest. Even after her di-agnosis, her smile never faltered,and she held strong her position asthe sturdy roots in her flourishing garden of family and friends. Herlightshinesonintheheartsandme-mories of those she has touched.Her sister, Louise Dzanko, pre-ceded her in death.She will be deeply missed by herhusband, Charles I. Button; chil-dren,CharlesT.andhiswife,Karen,ofSpringboro,Ohio;Donaldandhis wife, Louise, of Wilkes-Barre; and TamaraAnnofAlbany,Calif.;grand-children, Charles, Jennifer, Jessicaand Ana Shinal; a great-grandson,Carson; aunt Ann Proctor; andmany friends.
be held atMcLaughlin’s, 142 S. WashingtonSt., Wilkes-Barre, from 4 to 8 p.m.Friday, with a celebration of Ann’sLifeat7p.m.AFuneralMasswillbecelebratedat10a.m.SaturdayintheChurch of St. Jude’s, 422 S. Moun-tain Blvd., Mountain Top.Memorial donations are pre-ferred and may be made to Hospiceof the Sacred Heart, 600 BaltimoreDrive,Wilkes-Barre,PA18702-7901;Memorial Sloan-Kettering CancerCenter, PO Box 27106, New York,NY 10087-7106; or the Parish of St.Jude’s, 422 S. Mountain Blvd.,Mountain Top, PA18707-1996.Permanentmessagesandmemo-riescanbesharedwithAnn’sfamilyat www.celebrateherlife.com.
Ann Marie Button
May 9, 2011
Amelia“Amy” D.Dzoh, 89, of Nanticoke andShickshinny,passed away Tuesday after-noon, May 10,2011, at home.Amelia wasborn in Nanticoke on December27, 1921, a daughter of the lateFrank and Victoria (Grzenda) Za- jaczkowski.ShewasagraduateofNanticokeHighSchool.WhilelivinginNanti-coke,sheworkedattheformerRe-treat State Hospital, HamptonNursing Home and the LuzerneCounty Treasurer’s Office.Amelia was also past presidentof the Democratic Women’s Club. When she and her late husbandmoved to Shickshinny Lake area,they became foster parents of 36children in 24 years and adoptedsix of these children. She was amemberofSt.FrancesChurchandSt. Mary’s Church.Amelia was preceded in deathby her husband, Edmund; daughter Tammy; sister Regina Blockus; andbrother Frank Zajaczkowski.Surviving are sons, Brian, Hazle-ton; Gordon, Bloomsburg, Pa.;James,Shickshinny;andAlex,Nanti-coke; daughters, Laura, Orlando,Fla., and Beverly Peters, Shickshin-ny;sistersCeceliaRosolowski,Victo-ria Yarmel, and Arlene Paliscak;brothersRaymondZajaczkowskiandEdmund Zack; 11 grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
will be held at10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mayo Fu-neral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St.,Shickshinny, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in HolySpiritParish/St.Mary’sChurch,Mo-canaqua. Burial will be in St. Mary’sCemetery, Mocanaqua. Visitation willbefrom8:30to10:30a.m.Thurs-day morning.Inlieuofflowers,donationscanbemade to Holy Spirit Parish/St. Ma-ry’s Church, 150 Main St., Mocana-qua, PA18655.For additional information, or tosend condolences, please visit www.mayofh.com.
Amelia “Amy” D. Dzoh
May10, 2011 WAWAYANDA, N.Y. — A manfrom Pennsylvania and anotherfrom New Jersey were piloting the two small planes that collid-ed and crashed soon after taking off from the same upstate NewYork airport, authorities said Tuesday.State police identified the pi-lots as William Clark, 53, of Ma-tamoras, Pa., and Gary Delia, 61,of Sussex, N.J.Police said each was flying asingle-engine Piper on Mondayafternoon when Delia’s planeclipped Clark’s and they crashedinto a wooded area in the Or-ange County town of Wawayan-da, about 60 miles north of NewYork City. The men had earlier arrivedat Orange County Airport in De-lia’s Piper Comanche, policesaid. Clark had been hired to flya Piper Cherokee back to SussexCounty Airport in northern NewJersey. Both men were en routeto Sussex when the collisionhappened, police said.Investigators from the Nation-al Transportation Safety Board were at the crash sites, locatedabout 200 yards apart in a wood-ed, muddy area about 10 milesnorth of the New York-New Jer-sey border, Capt. Joseph Tripo-do said.Delia’s plane burst into flamesupon impact, while Clark’s wascrushed, scattering debris over a wide area. Tripodo said police and emer-gency crews had to use all-ter-rain vehicles to reach the crashsites. The plane Clark was flying was owned by Edward Crump,of Boonton, N.J.A message left on Crump’shome answering machine Tues-day wasn’t immediately return-ed.A woman answering thephone at William Clark’s homein Matamoras said no one wasavailable and hung up.Parker Space, a town officialin Sussex, told the New JerseyHerald that Delia and anotherman flew to the New York air-port to pick up a plane they were going to work on.“He loved flying,” Space toldthe newspaper. “It looks like hedied doing what he loved to do.”
Planes collide; 2 pilots die
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– Citypolice are searching for an el-derly man who disappearedfrom his home Tuesday morn-ing.Family members of RamonDiaz, 75, saidhe left hishome in thecity at approxi-mately11a.m. Tuesday and was headed tothe areaaround Wilkes-Barre Town-ship Boulevard. He takes severalmedications, including insulinand heart medicine, familymembers said.Diaz is described as a Hispan-ic male, 5 feet, 5 inches tall,140pounds with gray hair. Hedrives a red 2007 Toyota RAV4.Anyone encountering or withinformation about Diaz is askedto contact city police at 826-8106 or call 911.City police reported the fol-lowing incidents:• CVS Pharmacy, 351S. MainSt., reported someone stolediapers from the store at 3:57p.m. Tuesday.• Police arrested JosephJames, 32, of Pottsville, oncharges he violated a protectionfrom abuse order at15 N. Wash-ington St. at 4:42 p.m.• Police arrested Ernest Za-laffi of Avoca on charges hestole items from WalgreensPharmacy, 400 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd. Police saidZalaffi was arrested at 9:51a.m. Tuesday at Sheetz gas station.• Police said they will chargeJames Joseph, 32, of Pottsville,on charges he violated a protec-tion from abuse order after heallegedly sent a text message toAmy Marcinkiewicz at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday.• Amanda Ellsworth of Ply-mouth said she was assaultedby a woman known to her at4:38 a.m. Tuesday. Police saidEllsworth was hospitalized at Wilkes-Barre General Hospitalafter the attack.• Marquita Peck of EmpireCourt said someone removedher phone from her vehicle while it was parked at 41FultonSt. Monday.• Clestine Howard of139 Woodside Drive said two watch-es were stolen from her resi-dence Tuesday.• Police said they arrestedKathy Moore, 22, of Coal Street,on multiple warrants for traffic violations at 243 Coal St. at 6:15p.m. Monday.• Patricia Brojakowski of17Gore St. said someone took her white1997 Jeep Wrangler, Penn-sylvania license plate numberFDP 8687, sometime between11p.m. Sunday and11:15 a.m.Monday.• Police cited Stephanie Walter of 509 Roosevelt St.,Apt.1, on retail theft chargesafter she allegedly pumped$30.20 of gasoline into her vehicle and left without pay-ment at Turkey Hill,198 N.Penn Ave., at 5:47 p.m. May 2.• Oscar Goicoechea of 56Kent Lane said someone re-moved a gray Honda lawnmow-er from his property sometimebetween12:01a.m. and10:10a.m. Monday.• Police said they will chargeShawn Mazzitelli of 34 S. Welles St. with harassment andsimple assault after he allegedlycame to his ex-wife’s home onLloyds Lane, refused to leaveand threatened her Sunday.• Police cited Kyle Perrymanof Brandon, Fla., on harassmentcharges after he allegedlythreatened and threw items atKenya Murphy at 308 N. Em-pire Court, Apt. 430, at 9:03p.m. Sunday.
– A New YorkCity man was arraigned Tues-day in Wilkes-Barre CentralCourt on charges he cheated while playing a table game atMohegan Sun at Pocono Downscasino. Tianlong Huang, 30, wascharged with fraud by the statepolice gaming enforcementunit. He was jailed at the Lu-zerne County CorrectionalFacility for lack of $2,000.Huang allegedly added $15 tohis initial bet after a win whileplaying Spanish 21at about1:35a.m. Tuesday, according to thecriminal complaint.A preliminary hearing isscheduled on May17 beforeDistrict Judge Diana Malast inPlains Township.
– State policeat Hazleton said12 large-screentelevisions were stolen during aburglary at Ashley FurnitureStore, Airport Road, Sundaynight into Monday morning.Anyone with informationabout the burglary is asked tocontact state police at Hazletonat 459-3890.
– A Ha-zleton man was killed Mondayin a motorcycle crash on DeerRun Road.Police said Robert A. Cobb,60, lost control of his motorcy-cle shortly after 4 p.m. whiletrying to avoid a vehicle turning into the Super Wash car wash.Police said Cobb died at thescene.Police said they have notdetermined whether the vehicleturning into the car wash was acontributing factor in the crash.State police forensics and colli-sion reconstruction units areassisting police in their investi-gation.
– Police saidthey are investigating severalthefts from motor vehicles inthe borough.Anyone with informationabout the thefts is asked tocontact police by dialing 911.
Cops search for manwho left W-B home
Protest at land trust meeting
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of Dallas protestsoutside the North Branch Land Trust’sannual din-ner and auction Tuesday at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. Chisarick, who said hevolunteered at the land trust on an almostdaily basis for five years, is upsetabout thefiring of a high-ranking employee over personal matters, and accused the organization ofcovering up the firing by saying the employee left. Land trust director Paul Lumia ac-knowledged the employee was terminated but did not wish to comment on the protest.