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aomiElizabethDavis,87,ofIde-town, Harveys Lake Borough,passed away Saturday, February 4,2012 at Mercy Center, Dallas.Born in Idetown, she was thedaughter of the late Walter and El-izabeth Brown Smith. Naomi was agraduate of Lehman High School.Before retiring, she was employedat Native Textiles, Dallas for twen-ty-five years. She was a member of the Lehman-Idetown United Meth-odist Church, the Dallas AmericanLegion Auxiliary, and the IdetownFireman’s Association.She was preceded in death in1972byherhusband,CliffordDavis,and by siblings, Viola Smith, AliceSmith, Velton Smith, Lydia Seida,Clark Smith, Alfred Smith, the Rev.Harry Smith, and Kenneth Smith.Naomi loved her family with allher heart. Her life revolved aroundthem. Playing a game of “ShanghaiRummy” with her family was thebesttimeeverforNaomi.ShewasalifelongYankeesfanandlovedPennState football. She was an activemember of the Lake-Lehman PTAfor 30 years, and worked for many years for the Band Parents Associ-ation of Lake-Lehman. Naomi wasan avid reader. She often talkedabout her favorite book “Heidi,” which she read and re-read as achild.Shewasadedicatedblooddo-nor. The family would like to extendtheir heartfelt appreciation to theMercy Center Staff and to Hospiceof the Sacred Heart for the wonder-fulcarethatNaomireceived.Every-one was sokind toher and her fam-ily.Surviving are children, GlendaLannan and her husband, Kirk,Clarks Summit; Gloria McAdara,Shavertown; Doreen Davis and herhusband, Robert Simmons, Haver-ford;ThomasDavisandwife,Cindy,Bonita Springs, Fla.; Jeff Davis and wife, Karen, Mechanicsburg; LisaSchutz and husband, Gerard (Jer-ry), Shavertown; sister KathrynMacario, Laguna Woods, Calif.; sis-ters-in-law,MiriamSmith,Werners- ville and Faye Smith, Irvine, Calif.She is also survived by grandchil-dren, Kimberly Ryon and husband,Samuel (Sam) Fleetville; Kirk E.Lannan and wife, Amber, Trevose;Kevin Lannan and wife, Lisa, Thorndale; Samantha Simmons,Haverford; Larry Fromhart, BonitaSprings, Fla.; Jeffrey, Adam, Tylerand Bethany Davis, all of Mechan-icsburg; Jonathan Schutz, Shaver-town, and Jeremy Schutz, Philadel-phia; and five great-grandchildren,CoryPotomis,MarissaFoster,Bran-don Foster, Jordan Lannan and LilyKlenkandnumerousniecesandne-phews.
be held Tuesday,February7,2012at11a.m.fromtheRichard H. Disque Funeral HomeInc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dal-las, with the Rev. Bob Ryder, offi-ciating.IntermentwillbeinChapelLawn Memorial Park, Dallas.FriendsmaycallMonday6to8p.m.Inlieuofflowers,memorialdona-tionsmaybemadeto:MercyCenterNursing Unit, P.O. Box 370, LakeStreet, Dallas, PA 18612, or to TheHospice of the Sacred Heart, 600Baltimore Drive #7,Wilkes-Barre,PA18702.
Naomi Elizabeth Davis
February 4, 2012
heodore J. Hughes, 79, of WestPittston, passed away Friday,February 3, 2012 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Centersurroundedbyhislovingfamily.He would have celebrated his 80thbirthday April15.Born in Pittston, he was the sonof the late William and AdelaideMaslowski Hughes.Mr.HugheswasamemberofIm-maculate Conception Church (Cor-pus Christi Parish), West Pittstonand he had attended West Pittstonschools.HewasaU.S.Armyveteran,serv-ingintheheavymortarcompanyof the 109th Infantry Regiment of the28th Division.Heretiredin1994fromPowerEn-gineering Co. of Wilkes-Barre as anHVAC technician after 29 years of dedicated service. Ted was a man of great strengthin battling his health hurdles overtheyearswithoutevergivingacom-plaint.He was a devoted husband, fa-ther,grandfatherandgreatgrandfa-ther and also had a tremendouscommitmenttohisRomanCatholicfaith.He enjoyed fishing, working inhis yard, and took great pride in hishome improvement projects.Inadditiontobeinganexception-alman,healwayshadajoyoussmilefor everyone who crossed his path.Stayingtruetowhohewas,neveradaywentbythathisfamilydidnotcome first.He will be severely missed by hisfamily, friends, and all who knewhim, including his canine buddies,Marbles, Bailey and Holly.Preceding him in death was hisbrother-in-law Daniel DiPietro.Survivingarehiswifeof56years,the former Betty Marstell; daugh-ter, Cheryl Hughes, West Pittstonand her fiancé, John Carmadella;sons, Allen and his wife EvelynHughes, Harding; William Hughes,and Theodore Hughes and his fian-cée, Sherri Lentini, all of West Pitt-ston; a brother, Robert and his wifeDebbie Hughes, Duryea; sisters,Joan DiPietro, Wyoming; Barbaraand her husband Donald Fetsko, West Pittston; grandsons, Paul,Robert, and Michael Lentini, WestPittston; granddaughter, Jenniferand her husband Patrick Farrell,Dallas, and great-grandchildren,Kaylee and Olivia; many nieces andnephews. The family would like to expressheartfelt gratitude to Dr. ModaresandallofthegreatstaffatGeisinger Wyoming Valley for making Ted’slife a long and comfortable journey.
willbeheldon Tuesday at 9 a.m. from theGubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, with a Massof Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. atImmaculate Conception Church(Corpus Christi Parish), West Pitt-ston.IntermentwillbeinWestPitt-ston Cemetery. Relatives andfriendsmaycallMondayfrom5to8p.m. at the funeral home.Donations may be sent to theCorpus Christi Parish.
Theodore J. Hughes
February 3, 2012
ohnEdwardPuchalsky,89,aresi-dent of Trucksville, passed awaypeacefullysurroundedbyhisloving family on Friday afternoon, Febru-ary3,2012,attheMeadowsNursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas, wherehehadrecentlybeenaguest.His loving wife is Lena Ann (Or-landini) Puchalsky. Together, JohnandLenacelebratedtheir63rdwed-ding anniversary on April 24, 2011.BornonJuly25,1922,inSwoyers- ville,JohnwasthesonofthelateEd- ward and Anna (Shalata) Puchal-sky.Raised in Swoyersville, John wasa graduate of the former Swoyers- ville High School, Class of1940.A United States Army Air ForceVeteran, John honorably served hiscountry during World War II. Throughout the war, John was agunnerwithaB-17BomberCrewinthe 8th Army Air Force, serving inthe European Theater. During histimeofservice,Johnwasdecorated withtheAmericanTheaterRibbon,the European-African-Middle East-ernRibbonwithonebronzestar,the WorldWarIIVictoryMedalandtheGoodConductMedal.Uponhisdis-charge from active service in World WarII,Johnhadattainedtherankof sergeant.After being discharged from theservice, John went on to further hiseducation at Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, where he studiedbusiness.John began his career with theDepartment of Veterans AffairsMedical Center, Wilkes-Barre, whereheworkedforfouryears.Lat-er, he became employed as an ad-ministrative technician for the De-partment of Army, at its facility inAshley. John retired from the De-partment of the Army in1980, after30 years of dedicated service. Throughout his employment with the Department of the Army,Johncontinuedtoservehiscountryas an Army Reservist with the322nd M.P. Det. (CI), located inAshley. Within the Detachment, heservedasspecialagent/criminalin- vestigator and was assigned as theoperations officer. During the Cu-ban Missile Crisis in 1962, he wascalled back to active duty with theArmy, serving for 10 months. In1979, John retired from the 322ndCriminal Investigation Detach-ment, having attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4.John was a faithful member of Saint Francis Xavier CabriniChurch, Carverton. Also, he was amember of the American Legion,Andrew Lawrence Post 644,Swoyersville.Asayoungman,Johnexcelledinbaseball and was a well-respectedinfielder,playinginvariouscommu-nity leagues. In his later years, oneof his pastimes was golfing, whichhe greatly enjoyed. He was also anavid football fan who always en- joyed watching his beloved PennState Nittany Lions play.Most of all, John was family man who always treasured the times hehadwithhislovedones.Hewillfor-everberememberedasalovinganddevoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather,brother, uncle and friend. His spirit will forever live on in the hearts of his family and friends.In addition to his parents, Ed- wardandAnnaPuchalsky,Johnwaspreceded in death by his brother, WilliamPuchalsky;hissisters,AnnaYonkondy,MarcellaGowisnockandElizabeth Vanyo.Inadditiontohislovingwife, Le-na Ann Puchalsky, John is survivedby his children, Christine Mathersand her husband, Gary, of Trucks- ville; John Puchalsky and his wife,Beth Ann, of Trucksville; David Pu-chalsky and his wife, Jane Ashton,of Harveys Lake; his grandchildren,Michael Mathers; Nina Van Materandherhusband,Steve;HenryJackPuchalsky, and Tara Coughlin andher husband, Kris; his great-grand-daughters, Mia and Claire Van Ma-ter; his brothers, Thomas Puchal-sky, of Mechanicsburg; LawrencePuchalsky, of Kingston; his sisters,BarbaraRipa,ofSwoyersville;Thel-ma Evanko, of Allentown, New Jer-sey; and Lorraine Bebey, of Levit-town; numerous nieces, nephewsand friends. Thefamilywishestoextendtheirsincere thanks to Elaine Blessing,LoriChunelyandBelindaHartman, who took such special care of John whilehewasathome.Also,thefam-ily wishes to extend their sincerethanks to the doctors, nurses andstaff at the Meadows Nursing andRehabilitation Center, Dallas, forgivingJohnrespectfulanddignifiedcare while he was a guest there.
friends are re-spectfully invited to attendthe funeral, which will be conduct-ed on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at9:15 a.m. from the Wroblewski Fu-neral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by aMass of Christian Burial to be cele-brated at 10 a.m. in Saint FrancesXavier Cabrini Church, 585 MountOlivet Road, Carverton, with theReverend Vincent Dang, his Pastor,officiating.Interment with the Rite of Com-mittal will follow in Saint Mary’sCemetery, Swoyersville, where Mil-itaryHonorswillbeaccordedbytheUnited States Army.Family and friends are invited tocall on Monday, February 6, 2012from5to8p.m.atthefuneralhome.For additional information or tosendthefamilyofMr.JohnEdwardPuchalskyanonlinemessageofcon-dolence, you may visit the funeralhomewebsitewww.wroblewskifun-eralhome.com. The family kindly requests thatflowers be omitted and memorialcontributions be made in John’smemory to the American DiabetesAssociation, P.O. Box 11454, Alex-andria, VA 22312; or to the charitythat John supported, NAMI-PA, Wilkes-Barre Office, 100 E. UnionStreet, Second Floor, Suite #6, Wilkes-Barre,PA18702;ortoachar-ity of the donor’s choice.
John Edward Puchalsky
February 3, 2012
rthurBates,86,ofMidtownVil-lage, Larksville, passed away Thursday at the Wilkes-Barre Gen-eral Hospital.Born on Nov. 24, 1925, in WhiteHaven, England, he was the son of the late James and Beatrice HaileyBates. He resided for many years inAskam and was a graduate of Ha-noverHighSchool. Mr. Bates was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having servedasamotormachinistmateinthe Pacific Theater during World War II. He was awarded the VictoryMedal, the American Theater Med-al and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal.Mr.Bateswasemployedasawel-der for Lynweld Corp., Lyndwood.He was preceded in death by hisformer wife, Florence; sisters, Ger-trude and Gladys, and grandson,James Edward Bates.Surviving are son James and his wife, Elaine; daughters, Linda Wil-liams, Lisa Pinkowski and LoriBates; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;niecesandnephews.
service will beheld Monday evening at theStanley S. Stegura Funeral HomeInc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. Timothy Hall of theNebo Baptist Church officiating.FriendsmaycallMondayfrom5to7p.m.
February 2, 2012
– A Nanti-coke man will be issued a cita-tion for driving with a suspend-ed license after the vehicle he was driving Friday afternoonpulled into the path of another vehicle near Scott and Spring streets, police said.Kyle Rogers, 21, of East Wash-ington Street was attempting tomake a left turn from the park-ing lot of the Dunkin Donuts totravel north on Spring Street just after 5 p.m., police said. His vehicle pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by StephanieBerndt, 35, of Canter Drive,Dallas traveling north on Spring Street, police said. Berndt hadthe right of way, police said.Neither she nor a 5-year-old girlin her vehicle was injured.Rogers suffered a small cut onhis head, but did not want med-ical treatment from paramedics,police said.Both vehicles were towedfrom the scene.
– Policereported windows weresmashed on five vehicles parkedin the downtown late Fridaynight and early Saturday andpurses were taken from four of them. The purses were recoveredfrom three of the four vehicles,but all of the contents werestolen.Reporting break-ins were:Jennifer Harnischfeger of Wilkes-Barre; Patricia Vanchureof Pittston; Anthony Macri of Dallas; Judith McGovern of Dallas; and Morgan Sorber of Shickshinny. The damage andthefts occurred between 9 p.m.Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
– A dairy farm-er’s barn burned to the ground Thursday night, but the cattleinside escaped.Sweet Valley Deputy FireChief Daniel Rood said fire-fighters were called to the barnon Mooretown Road around8:10 p.m. Thursday, and that thebarn was already fully engulfed, with flames shooting throughthe roof, when firefighters ar-rived.Rood said the barn was fueledby hay stored in the barn, mak-ing it hard to extinguish. Fire-fighters were at the scene until6:30 a.m. and returned laterFriday to extinguish rekindledhotspots.Rood said the barn owner wasable to get his cattle out of theburning barn, and that no cowsdied in the blaze.A state police fire marshalinvestigated the cause of thefire, but Rood said Saturday thatthe cause could not be deter-mined due to the extent of theburn. State police do not consid-er the fire to be suspicious,Rood said.In addition to Sweet Valleynine other fire companies re-sponded to the fire. No fire-fighters were injured.
– Policearrested Thomas Simonson, 38,of Exeter, on simple assault andharassment charges Saturdaymorning. Police said Simonsonallegedly assaulted Scott Kowa-leski, 42, in a residence on ElkStreet at approximately 2:30a.m. Saturday.Kowaleski was taken to a localhospital for treatment of hisinjuries, police said.
– State policeare investigating a smash-and-grab burglary at the AT&TMobility store at 586 Susque-hanna Blvd. Friday.According to state police, twomen wearing masks smashedout a side window of the store with a large rock and enteredthe store through the window. They then removed13 smart-phones and fled within a minuteof entering.A witness reported seeing agold Saturn sedan with a blackfront bumper cover in the areaprior to the incident, state po-lice said.State police said the phonestake are valued at approximately$1,500.Anyone with informationabout the burglary is asked tocontact state police at Hazletonat 459-3890.
– Townshippolice reported the following incidents:• Police said ChristopherBravyak, 21, of Forty Fort, willbe charged with criminal tres-pass and public drunkennessafter he allegedly trespassed atthe Mohegan Sun Casino Friday.Police said Bravyak, who isbanned from the casino, wasissued official notice of trespassbut returned to the casino.• William Mcglynn of Hazle-ton reported that trash wasthrown onto his parked vehiclefrom an upstairs balcony area atthe Red Roof Inn, causing somedents, at approximately 3 a.m.Friday. Police said JonathanBenjamin, 21, of Nanticoke, willbe cited for scattering rubbishand criminal mischief.• Police arrested Sarah May-hoff, 22, of Dupont, on suspicionof DUI charges following a sin-gle vehicle accident near theMohegan Sun Casino at approxi-mately1:38 a.m. Friday.Police said Mayhoff was exit-ing the casino parking lot to- wards Route 315 and struckseveral objects, causing her vehicle to roll over severaltimes.Mayhoff’s passenger, AmyLyback of Avoca, was trans-ported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center for treat-ment.Mayhoff was transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospitalfor a blood alcohol test. Chargesare pending the blood test re-sults.
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CANONSBURG — An officialsays a fire at a landmark south- western Pennsylvania candy fac-tory destroyed nearly 20,000pounds of chocolate. The 6:30 a.m. Friday blazestruck a second-floor packaging area at Sarris Candies in Canon-sburg in Washington County.Plant manager Dennis SrokatoldThe(Washington)Observer-Reporter on Saturday that ahealth inspection determinedthat Sarris must destroy thecandy, which either melted orhad smoke damage.Canonsburg Mayor DavidRhome said officials will inspectthe damage Monday, but theblazedoesnotappearsuspicious.Sroka said Monday’s inspec-tion will also determine whetheranother 5,000 pounds of choco-latepackagedforsaleinthestore will also have to be destroyed.Buthesaidmostofthecompa-ny’s stock survived because it isstored in an off-site warehouse.
Almost 20,000 pounds of chocolate lost in Pa. fire
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rs. Sophie (Zos) Dulny, 90, of Duryea,passedawayThursdayat her home.BorninDuryea,shewasadaugh-ter of the late Joseph and AntoninaHanczycz Kapish. She was the lastsurviving member of the first grad-uating class of Holy Rosary School,Duryea. She was a graduate of Du-ryea High School.She was employed by the JacobsAircraft Company, Pottstown, dur-ingWorldWarII.Priortoherretire-ment,shewasemployedintheareagarment industry. She was a mem-ber of Nativity of Our Lord Parish,Duryea. She was a former memberoftheChristianWomenandtheSo-cialActivitiesClubattheHolyRos-aryChurch,Duryea,priortoitsclos-ing.Shewasanavidbowler.Shewasaloving mother and grandmother.Shewasprecededindeathbyherhusband, Henry (Doc) Dulny, whopassedawayonMarch14,1989;twobrothers, Stanley and Edward Kap-ish,andtwosisters,MaryPlisgaandHelen Kaporch.Surviving are daughter, BeverlyDulny, of Duryea; son, Jerry Dulnyand his wife, Donna, of Dupont;granddaughters, Carolyn and Jessi-ca; nieces and nephews.
of Christian Burial willbe held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. inHoly Rosary Church, Duryea, withthe Rev. Charles Rokosz officiating.Interment will be in Holy RosaryCemetery,Duryea.FriendsmaycallMondayfrom5to8p.m.atthePion-tek Funeral Home, 204 Main St.,Duryea. Family and friends areasked to go directly to the churchthe morning of the funeral.In lieu of flowers, memorial con-tributionsmaybemadetotheSoph-ie Dulny Award for Service at HolyRosary School, Duryea, or to theHospice of the Sacred Heart.
Mrs. Sophie (Zos) Dulny
February 2, 2012