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ulius (Jet) Amrowski Jr., 71, of Shickshinny, passed away Mon-day, February 27, 2012, in the Her-shey Medical Center.BornonAugust11,1940,hewasason of the late Dorothy Kwaitkow-ski Amrowski and Julius AmrowskiSr.HewasaveteranoftheU.S.Army and a member of the American Le-gion Post 495 Shickshinny.Mr.Amrowskihadownedandop-erated a plumbing company formany years.He was preceded in death by hisson Brian and his wife, Rebecca.He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Catherine Kivler;son Julius Amrowski III and his wife, Debby Lou, Shickshinny;daughter June Blanchek and herhusband, James, Plymouth; daugh-ter Deborah Ann Amrowski, Shick-shinny; son Keith and his wife, Ber-nadette, Town Hill, N.J.; 15 grand-children; 10 great-grandchildren;brother Charles Amrowski, Moca-naqua; sister, Barbara Strung, Dal-las; and brother Martin Amrowski,Nanticoke.During his retirement, he en- joyedhunting,fishingandtimewithhis family and friends.
Military funeral services
willbeheldFridayat11a.m.inthe Stanley S. Stegura FuneralHomeInc.,614S.HanoverSt.,Nan-ticoke, with Julius’s pastor, the Rev. Timothy Hall, of the Nebo BaptistChurch, Nanticoke, officiating. In-terment will be in Dodson Cemete-ry, Shickshinny. Family and friendsmay call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday inthe funeral home.
Julius Amrowski Jr.
February 27, 2012
ohn Ennis, 81, of Philadelphia,died on February 28, 2012, sur-rounded by his family at home.Born October 26, 1930, in Ne- wark, N.J., he attended ProvidenceCollege and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Englishfrom Seton Hall University. He re-ceived master’s degrees from Rutg-ers University and the University of Notre Dame. John did doctoralstudy at Notre Dame and the Na-tional University of Ireland.In1964,hebecameaprofessorof English at King’s College, where heserved two terms as chair of the de-partmentandtaughtuntilhisretire-ment in1999.HefoundedtheWritingCenteratKing’s,andwasafoundingmemberof the Northeastern Pennsylvania Writing Council.John loved his colleagues and heloved the students, especially those who were eager to learn.He and his wife of 39 years,Joanne, raised two sons, Eoin andConnor, in Dallas, where they wererespected members of the commu-nity.John’s kind nature, quiet intelli-genceandwrysenseofhumorwereenjoyed by friends from the BackMountaintoIreland.HefirstvisitedIreland as a college student, a copy of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in hishand, and he returned to the coun-try again and again, making newfriendsandintroducinghiswifeandsons to the place he loved so much.Upon retirement, he and Joannemoved to Philadelphia, where Johntaught English as a Second Lan-guage on a volunteer basis.He is survived by wife; his sons;hisdaughter-in-law,Lauren;andhisgrandson, Sam; along with numer-ous extended family members.
willbeheldonSaturday, March 31, at11a.m. at St.Malachy, 1429 N. 11th St., Philadel-phia.AtJohn’srequest,participantsare asked to bring non-perishablefood items to benefit the food pro-gram at Saint Malachy. Donationscan also be made to the Friends of SaintMalachyortheKing’sCollegeFaculty Scholarship program. Ateachertotheend,Johndonatedhisbody to medical research.
February 28, 2012
lizabeth (Warunek) Gruttadau-ria, 76, resident of Pittston Township,passedawayonTuesday,February28,2012inGeisingerMed-ical Center, Wilkes-Barre.Born on July 8, 1935 in Dupont,she was a daughter of the late Stan-ley and Helen (Shemanski) Waru-nek.She was married to John Grutta-dauria.Elizabeth is survived by son,John, and his wife, Helen Grutta-dauria, Duryea; brothers, Robert Warunek,Wilkes-Barre;RonaldWa-runek, Avoca; sister, Joan Jaksina,Duryea;grandson,RyanGruttadau-ria; and granddaughter, JordanGruttadauria.In addition to her parents, pre-ceding her in death are sister, IreneBreymeier.
are entrustedtoGrazianoFuneralHomeInc.,Pitt-ston Township. Viewing hours willbeheldonFridayfrom6to8p.m.inthe funeral home. Funeral services will begin at10:30 a.m. Saturday atthe funeral home. A Mass of Chris-tian Burial will be held at11:30 a.m.Saturday in St. Joseph Marello Par-ish (St. Rocco’s Roman CatholicChurch).
February 28, 2012
ita A. Heck, 86, of Avoca, for-merly of Bradford St., Wilkes-Barre, died Saturday, February 25,2012 at home.Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was adaughterofthelatePeterG.andLil-lian Reiser George.She was a graduate of GAR HighSchoolandwasaformermemberof St. Boniface Church, Blackman St., Wilkes-Barre.Prior to retirement, she was em-ployed as a sewing machine oper-ator in the shoe industry. She en- joyed babysitting neighborhoodchildren and spending time withfamily.Shewasprecededindeathbyherhusband, Bernard J. Heck, in 1984;sisters, Elizabeth Mangan and RuthHandzo.Rita is survived by sons, JohnHeckandhiswife,Faye,Avoca;KarlHeck and his wife, Jennie, WhiteHaven; daughter, Christina “Tina”Rhodes, and her husband, James, Wilkes-Barre; three grandchildren,three great-grandchildren; andbrother, Peter George, Shavertown.
will be celebrat-ed Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Leh-man Family Funeral Service Inc.,689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, withthe Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka officiat-ing. Interment will be in MemorialShrine Cemetery, Carverton.Friendsareinvitedtovisitfrom1to3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday in thefuneral home.SpecialThanksisextendedtoherdaughter-in-law, Faye Heck, for herdevoted care.Memorial contributions may besenttoHospiceoftheSacredHeart,600 Baltimore Dr., No. 7, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Condolences may besentbyvisitingRita’sobituaryat www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.
Rita A. Heck
February 25, 2012
ary Margaret Maiers Kratz, af-fectionately known as Nana,87, of Sugar Notch, died Wednes-day, February 29, 2012, at Mercy Center in Dallas.BornNovember4,1924,inSugarNotch, she was a daughter of thelate John S. and Margaret Caffrey Maiers.MaryattendedSaintCharlesBor-romeoElementarySchoolandgrad-uated from Sugar Notch HighSchool in1942.After graduation, she worked forthe Department of the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. She later workedforFowler,Dick&Walker,TheBos-ton Store, until her retirement.Marywillberememberedasade- votedwife,mother,Nanaandloving caregiver.Shewasanaccomplishedbakerandcandymakerwhoalsoen- joyed doing needlework and cross- word puzzles.MarywasamemberoftheParishofSaintLeo/HolyRosaryinAshley.Herbelovedhusbandof50years,Nicholas J. Kratz, died June 29,1997.Abrother,JohnS.Maiers,alsopreceded her in death.She will be greatly missed by herchildren, Nicholas and his wife, Ju-liann, of Sugar Notch; John and his wife,Cathy,ofAshley,andMaryandher husband, Stan Vitale, of Glass-boro, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Ni-cholas, JoAnn, Maura (MatthewBanford), John (Carmel), Ann(Brian O’Donnell), Patrick (Jen),ChristopherandTimothy;sixgreat-grandchildren, Abbey Kratz, Mat-thew and Mary Kate Banford, Em-ma and Molly Kratz, and NorahO’Donnell; sister, Claire Karpuk of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and several niecesand nephews.Mary’s family is grateful to thestaff of Mercy Center Skilled Nurs-ing Unit and Hospice of the SacredHeart for their kind and compas-sionate care.
Celebration of Mary’s Life
willbe held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. inMcLaughlin’s – The Family FuneralService, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at9:30a.m.intheChurchofSaintLeotheGreat.IntermentwillbeinSaintMary’sCemeteryinHanoverTown-ship. Visitation will be held atMcLaughlin’s on Friday from 6 to 8p.m.Memorial donations are pre-ferred, and may be made to Mercy Center, P.O. Box 370, Dallas, PA18612, or Saint Leo the Great/Holy Rosary Parish, 33 Manhattan St.,Ashley, PA 18706-2309. Permanentmessages and memories can beshared with Mary’s family at www.celebrateherlife.com.
Mary M. Kratz
How will Google’s privacy changes affect users?
Google Inc. is combining more than 60 different privacy policies so it will be able tothrow all the data it gathersabout each of its logged-inusers into personal dossiers. The information Google learnsabout you while you enter re-quests into its search enginecan be culled to suggest videosto watch when you visit thecompany’s YouTube site.Users who write a memo onGoogle’s online word proc-essing program, Docs, might bealerted to the misspelling of the name of a friend or co- worker a user has communicat-ed with on Google’s Gmail. Thenew policy pools informationfrom all Google-operated ser- vices, empowering the compa-ny to connect the dots fromone service to the next.
Why is Google making these changes?
The company, based inMountain View, Calif., says it isstriving for a “beautifully sim-ple, intuitive user experienceacross Google.” What Googlehasn’t spent much time talking about is how being able to drawmore revealing profiles aboutits users will help sell advertis-ing — the main source of its$38 billion in annual revenue.One reason Google has be-come such a big advertising network: Its search engineanalyzes requests to figure out which people are more likely tobe interested in marketing pitches about specific productsand services. Targeting the adsto the right audience is crucialbecause in many cases, Googleonly gets paid when someoneclicks on an ad link. And, of course, advertisers tend tospend more money if Google isbringing them more customers.
Is there a way to preventGoogle from combining thepersonal data it collects fromall its services?
No, not if you’re a regis-tered user of Gmail, GooglePlus, YouTube, or other Googleproducts. But you can minimizethe data Google gathers. Forstarters, make sure you aren’tlogged into one of Google’sservices when you’re using Google’s search engine, watch-ing a YouTube video or perus-ing pictures on Picasa. You canget a broad overview of whatGoogle knows about you athttp://www.google.com/dash-board , where a Google accountlogin is required. Google alsooffers the option to delete us-ers’ history of search activity.It’s important to keep inmind that Google can still track you even when you’re notlogged in to one of its services.But the information isn’t quiteas revealing because Googledoesn’t track you by name, only through a numeric Internetaddress attached to your com-puter or an alphanumericstring attached to your Webbrowser.
No, a few products, suchas Google’s Chrome Webbrowser and mobile paymentprocessor Wallet, will still begoverned by separate privacy policies.
What regulatory power dogovernment agencies have tochange or amend the privacy changes?
The U.S. Federal TradeCommission gained greateroversight over Google’s hand-ling of personal information aspart of a settlement reachedlast year. Google submitted tothe agreement after exposing its users email contacts when itlaunched a now-defunct socialnetworking service called Buzzin 2010. The consent orderrequires Google’s handling of personal information to beaudited every other year andforbids misleading or deceptiveprivacy changes.Google met with the FTCbefore announcing the privacy changes. Neither the company nor the FTC has disclosed whether Google satisfied regu-lators that the revisions comply with the consent order.
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