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ettyL.MacCartney,64,ofPlains Township, passed away Friday,April 6, 2012 at the Wilkes-BarreGeneral Hospital due to complica-tionsfromachronicillness.Shewassurrounded by her loving family.She was born September 29,1947, the daughter of the late Ge-orgeandSophie(Haczewski)Baltu-savich of Plains Township.She was a graduate of Plains Me-morial High School, class of 1965, where she was a majorette. Betty was employed at several area banksasaDataProcessorandlastworkedat TRL trucking prior to her retire-ment in 2007.Betty enjoyed the simplest of pleasures in life – coffee withfriends, visits to Atlantic City, morerecently Mohegan Sun, and family.She was always ready to take a tripanywhere. She took an interest inthehistoryofRussianTzarNicholasII, so in 2002 she and her husband,Jack, along with her Aunt Joz trav-eledtoSt.Petersburg,Russia.They also visited the city of Moscow dur-ingthejourney.Sheenjoyedtripsto watchPennStateplayormadesureher Saturdays were free to watchthemontelevision.Beingawifeandmother were her priorities in herlifeandshegavesomuch,neverask-ingforanythinginreturn,butbyfar,her greatest joy was her grandchil-dren. Her wit and laugh will be re-membered by those who knew her,andthevoidcreatedinourheartsby her loss will never be filled.Surviving are her husband, John,PlainsTownship;daughters,Joanne Wychock and her husband, James,Pittston; Dianne Kasisky and herhusband,Andrew,PlainsTownship;grandsons,JamesThomasandRob-bie John Wychock, Andrew JohnKasisky and step-granddaughterKylaSundayKasisky.Alsosurviving are her sister, Joan Stroup, Harris-burg,andherbrother,GeorgeBaltu-savich, Plains Township; severalnieces, nephews, aunts, uncles andmany cousins. The family would like to thankDr. Kevin Carey, Dr. Delehanty, andDr. Elis for the excellent care they provided Betty over the years. Shetrulygavethemarunfortheirmon-ey.Theywouldalsoliketothankthestaff at the Wilkes-Barre GeneralHospital, especially Ken and Mar-leneintheCCUfortheoutstanding and compassionate care they pro- vided.
will be held Wednesday at10 a.m. from the Cor-coran Funeral Home Inc., 20 SouthMain Street, Plains Township. In-terment will be held at the conve-nience of the family. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.Inlieuofflowers,memorialdona-tions in Betty’s memory may bemadetotheAmericanHeartAssoci-ation, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago IL60693 or the American Lung Asso-ciation, 3000 Kelly Lane, Spring-field IL 62711.Onlinecondolencesmaybemadeat www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Betty L. MacCartney
April 6, 2012
Edward A.“Boone” Piont-kowski, 80, of the Honey Potsection of Nan-ticoke, passedawayonThurs-day at home.Hewasbornin Nanticoke, on Sep. 22,1931. He wasthesonofthelateStanleyand Theresa Ekker Piontkowski.Boone was a U.S. Army veteranof the Korean War, serving fromNovember 1952 to October 1954,attaining the rank of Corporal.HewasemployedbyPennFoot- wearforover36years,servingasaforeman, until his retirement in1993.Boone was a PIAA umpire forsoftball. He was a member of theHoney Pot Volunteer Fire Co. andthe Fraternal Order of Eagles No.834, Nanticoke.HewasamemberofSt.FaustinaParish, formerly of St. StanislausChurch, Nanticoke.Boone was preceded in death by asister, Theresa Victoria, and a broth-er, Stanley Piontkowski.Boone was a good man who lovedspending his time with his wife,daughters and granddaughter. He will be sadly missed by his loving family.Surviving are his wife of 52 years,the former Theresa Wineski Piont-kowski, at home; daughters, Diane Weiss and her husband, Ralph, with whomheresided;KarenHughesandher husband, David, White Haven;granddaughter, Michelle Bukofski,Nanticoke; several brothers and sis-ters; nieces and nephews.
services wereheld at the convenience of thefamily from the George A. Strish Inc.Funeral Home,105 N. Main St., Ash-ley. Interment with military honors washeldinSt.Mary’sNativityCeme-tery, Plymouth Township.
Edward A. Piontkowski
April 5, 2012
John J. Du-da, 90, Ply-mouth Manor,Plymouth, for-merly of Larks- ville, died Wednesday,April4,2012inthe Wilkes-Barre GeneralHospital.Born in Edwardsville, he wasthesonofthelateJosephandMar-thaPinchockDuda.Hewasagrad-uate of Edwardsville High School,Class of 1940. He was a carpenterby trade and worked at SordoniConstruction Company until hisretirement in1984.He was a Bronze Star Army vet-eran of World War II.He was a lifelong member of Swoyersville American Legion,Post 644.He was a member of St John theBaptist Church, Larksville.He was preceded in death by hisbrothers, Stephen, Mickey and Jo-seph,andsisters,JuliaStefanko,Mar-thaLease,KatieDuda,BettyQuarte-roni and Josephine Erwine.Surviving are his wife of 60 years,theformerFlorenceJanoski;sonanddaughter-in-law, John and Ellen Du-da, Wilkes-Barre; granddaughters,Melissa and Alison Duda; brother,Matthew Duda, Edwardsville, andsisters, Mary Michaels, Luzerne,AgnesRossick,Edwardsville;numer-ous nieces and nephews.
will be heldMonday at 10:30 a.m. in theChapel at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ha-noverTownship,withtheRev.JamesQuinn officiating.Arrangements are by the Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Wash-ington Ave., Plymouth.
John J. Duda
April 4, 2012
arol M. Johnston, of Kingston Township, daughter of John J.and Carol Space Kearns, passedaway on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 6p.m.Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Attorney Ralph J.Johnston Sr., and her sisters, Mrs.Edward Ruane and Mrs. Leo Brady.Survivingareherchildren,Attor-ney Ralph J. Johnston Jr. and his wife, Beverly Jean Johnston; Dr. Ju-dith Johnston, AUD; James John-ston and Thomas Johnston.
of Carol’s Life willbe held in a private Funeral Mass inthe Church of Saint Mary of the Im-maculate Conception. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Cemetery inHanover Township.Memorial donations in lieu of flowersinherhonormaybemadetothe charity of your choice, or, if de-sired, to St Joseph’s Center, 2010Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA18509.Carol’s family expresses theirheartfelt appreciation to Dr. David W. Greenwald, Dr. Bruce H. Said-man, their colleagues and staff fortheir caring professional service.Carol’s family also wishes to ex-press their gratitude to the nurses,caregivers and supporting staff as-signed to the Fifth Floor East at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital fortheir compassion and kindness. Therewillbenovisitationhours.Privatefuneralarrangementswillbe at the convenience of the family.Arrangements are by McLaugh-lin’s – The Family Funeral Service.Permanent messages and memo-ries can be shared with Carol’s fam-ily at www.celebrateherlife.com.
Carol M. Johnston
April 3, 2012
acqueline Karazia, 80, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday in Geisinger Wyoming Valley. She most recently resided with her daughter and family inExeter.Born in Laurel Run, she was thedaughter of the late Wilbur and Be-ssy Belles Griffith. She graduatedfrom Laurel Run School and previ-ously worked at Atwater Throwing Company. She retired as a floor su-pervisor at Kmart.Jacqueline was a loving wife,mother and grandmother, who en- joyed scratching lottery tickets andbingo. As mentioned by her grand-son, Cody, she also loved cheating at solitaire.Preceding her in death were herhusband, Charles; son, Charles;brothers and sisters.Surviving are daughter, SusanKaraziaandhusband,GregVogelge-sang; grandson, Cody; sisters, La- verne Lenkaitis, West Pittston; Be-tty Heffron, Olyphant; Leslie Holt,Laurel Run; numerous nieces andnephews.
will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from theStraubKaneFuneralHome,55ParkAvenue,Wilkes-Barre,withtheRev-erend Krup, Laurel Run PrimitiveMethodist Church, officiating. In-terment will be in Mt. GreenwoodCemetery,Trucksville.Friendsmay call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at thefuneral home.Memorial donations may bemade to the charity of the donor’schoice.
April 5, 2012An elderly couple wasbound and robbed during ahome invasion early Saturday morning in Bear Creek Town-ship, state police reported.Police said two black malesand one white male kicked inthe back door to 270 PittstonBlvd. at approximately 12:30a.m.Once inside, the intrudersbound the hands and feet of the home’s residents, 74-year-old Bernard Gryskevicz andhis 73-year-old wife, Patricia,and covered their heads withblankets.Reached by phone Satur-day, Patricia Gryskevicz saidher husband was in the bath-room when the break-in oc-curred. She heard a thumpand, worrying that he fell, went to investigate, leading her to the intruders.She was too distraught tocontinue the story.“I hope the police would just catch them,” she said.State police said the intrud-ers ransacked the home, re-moving $390 in cash, severalguns and two diamond rings. The intruders were inside thehome for about and hour anda half, police said. They fled in Bernard Grys-kevicz’s vehicle, a gray 2008Nissan Frontier pickup bear-ing Pennsylvania licensenumber YWH-9686. The intruders were lastseen wearing dark-coloredhooded sweatshirts andgloves. Their faces were cov-ered throughout the home in- vasion, police said.Police are asking anyone with information to contactstate police at Wyoming at697-2000.
Senior duo tied up, robbed in Bear Creek Twp. home
Bernard Gryskevicz, 74, andhis 73-year-old wife, Patricia,victims of home invasion.
LOOKING TO EASTER
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aster traditionslived on in areaevents Saturday.Above, parishion-ers at St. Leo’s/Holy RosaryChurch in Ashleytake part in anEaster Vigil Mass inthe evening. Atright, Father JamesHayer blessesEaster basketsfilled with eggs,butter, ham, saltand other treatsfor Easter dinner atSt. Mary’s Byzan-tine CatholicChurch in Wilkes-Barre.
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Sunday:1-7-0 (7-8-1, double draw)Monday: 0-0-7Tuesday: 4-1-8Wednesday: 8-0-6Thursday: 4-7-3Friday: 7-2-3Saturday: 5-2-5
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–Policearrest-edMatthewVitalofWilkes-BarreonSaturdayonanarrestwarrantforaprobationviolationstem-mingfromachargeoftheftby unlawfultaking.Policesaidthey encounteredVitalwhileheandanothermanwereloadingscrapmetalintoapickuptruckonPethickDriveat12:40p.m.Sat-urday.
–Citypo-licereportedthefollowing:•PolicesaidtheychargedJoseMoralesofWilkes-Barre withdrivingundertheinfluencefollowinganautomobileacci-dentat12:52a.m.Saturdayonthe200blockofNorthMainStreet.•A12-year-oldboysustainedminorinjuriesafterhewasstruckbyavehiclewhileridingabicycleattheintersectionof HortonandSouthFranklinStreetat5:40p.m.Friday Policesaidtheboypulledinfrontofthevehicledrivenby JohnKoury,72,ofParneyStreet,andKourywasunabletostop.Nochargeswerefiled,policesaid.•ThreevehiclescollidedattheintersectionofSouthMainStreetandWoodStreetat3:40p.m.Friday.PolicesaidDonaldDecolum-na,24,ofKingston,drovehis vehicleintotherearofaFord TaurusdrivenbyAnnMacFar-land,81,ofHanoverTownship. TheimpactpushedMacFar-land’scarintoathirdvehicledrivenbyBarryPerrin,58,of Wilkes-Barre,policesaid.MacFarlandwastakento Wilkes-BarreGeneralHospitalfortreatmentofbackpain,policesaid.Nootherinjurieswerereportedbypolice.