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Within this page, we honor and remember those classmates who are no longer with us.   Thank you for the memories.

 

 

Darlene Arner Naus

 

Darlene Arner Naus

March 22, 2001

Darlene's daughter found our website and gave us this information.  Thank you, April.

 

Donna Beck (Monroe)

 

Donna Rae (Beck) Monroe

Excelled in nuclear quality control

Donna Rae (Beck) Monroe, 67, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, ending her 23-year battle with breast cancer. She was born Aug. 7, 1950, in Berwick, to Roland and Janet (Canouse) Beck.

Donna was a 1968 graduate of Berwick High School. She married Edward F. Monroe Jr. on Oct. 4, 1969, in Whitfield. She held a variety of jobs in accounting, banking, and eventually quality control in the nuclear industry, where she always held her work and that of others to the highest standards

Donna’s most prized accomplishment was building her family, raising her children, and watching her family expand to include her beloved grandchildren. Being a mother was the only goal she truly wanted to achieve. However, in a time when few women rose in male dominated fields, she excelled in quality control with Brand Industrial Services in the nuclear industry.

Donna was an eternally optimistic, joyful, and grateful person who always had a smile for everyone. She was beloved for her laughter, kindness, and her manner of always being gracious and giving unconditional love. Donna was also known for her love of holidays, especially Christmas, shopping, her amazing fashion sense for her daughters and granddaughters, and her visits to the sunny beaches of Assateague Island near the town of Chincoteague, Va.

She is survived by her husband, Edward; three daughters: Hayley A. (Scott) Kuchta, Harveyville, Jan M. (Ernie) Higman, Lynden, Wash., and Devon R. (Peter) Monroe-Schepis, Berwick; three granddaughters: Kaetlyn R. (Colin Matter) Kuchta, St. Louis, Mo., Corynn A. Kuchta, Millersville, and Adysson C. (Ryon Bodwalk) Monroe, Berwick; sister, Marilyn (Beck) Keller, and family, Wernersville; sister-in-law, Jeanne (Joe) Gardier, and her two sons, Steven (Karen) Beck and Michael (Kris) Beck, and daughter, Leah, Washington Crossing; and her two fur babies: Mr. Buttons and Tabitha.

As well as her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her brother, Lanny M. Beck, and nephew, Tab A. Beck.

No memorial services are planned at this time by Donna’s wish.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Donna’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research, 555 11th St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20004.

The Kelchner-McMichael-Baker Funeral Home is honored to assist the Monroe family.

Online memories and messages of love and comfort can be sent at www.kelchnerfuneralhome.com

 

Gerald F. Bednarski

 

Feb. 16, 1995

"Gerald F. Bednarski

Enjoyed videotapes and the library

Gerald F.  "Jerry" Bednarski, 45, Nescopeck R.R. 1, died late Thursday night, Feb. 16, 1995, a victim of murder.

Born in Danville, on Jan. 5, 1950, he was a son of Fred H. Bednarski, Park Place Village, Berwick, and Ada Seltzer Bednarski, who died Nov. 21, 1986.

He graduated from the Berwick High School in 1968.

He enjoyed videotapes, garage sales and the library.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are this stepmother, Constance J. Drumheller Bednarski, Park Place Village, Berwick, and a sister, Mrs. Steve (Carol) Sitler, Berwick R.R. 3.

A memorial Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 7 P.M. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Berwick with the Rev. Joseph H. Fennessy, pastor, as celebrant.  Private burial will be in the parish cemetery, Briar Creek Township.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Donald L. Belles

Donald Lee Belles

February 25,1950 - July 29, 2014 (age 64)

Donald Lee Belles, 64, of Duboistown, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at home. 

Born February 25, 1950, in Berwick, he was a son of the late Howard Belles and Mable Fetterman Belles. 

Donald was a U.S. Navy veteran.  He graduated from Berwick High School, Class of 1968; from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in H.V.A.C.  He worked at the PA College of Technology as a teacher and Dean of Construction and Design, retiring in 2001

Donald was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed building model airplanes and trains, and horseback riding

Surviving are a son, Justin L. Belles of Duboistown; a brother, Howard Belles of Berwick; and a sister, Eleanor Seltzer of Berwick. 

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Anna Knorr Belles

A viewing will be held 7-9 pm Monday, August 4 at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond Street, Williamsport.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donald’s name may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

 

 

Brian K. Bower

 April, 10, 2007

" Dr. Brian K. Bower

Kings College Educator, School Director

Dr. Brian K. Bower, 57, of Maple Road, Berwick, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.  He had been in failing health for the past several months and had dealt with health problems since 2005.

Born Feb. 7, 1950, in Danville, he was the son of June M Kyle Bower of Berwick, and the late Monroe A. Bower.

Brian graduated from Berwick High School in the Class of 1968.  He then graduated from Bloomsburg State College with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science in 1972; a master of arts in Political Science International Relations in 1974 from Ohio State University; a master of arts in Political Science and Administration from Penn Sate University in 1976;a master of arts in Political Science and Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1978: and a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1988.

Dr. Bower's Employment included the following: 1980-1985, instructor of Public Administration at Penn State University: 1991-2004, Associate Professor Adjunct of Political Science at Penn State; 1989-1990, Chairman of the Business Division at Kings College; 2002-2007, Department Chairman of Political Science at Kings College; 1988-present, Director of CASE Applicant Center at Kings College; 1985-2001, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems at Kings College.  He then switched to the Political Science Department, where he was Chairman for the last several years.  He also was a school director of the Berwick Area School District from 1991-2003, and taught in the MBA program at Penn State University satellite campuses in Allentown, Lancaster and Great Valley for 20 years.  He taught up until March 9 of last month and was still advising students.  He also was an adviser to Berwick Borough Council in 1980, when it was upgrading the sewer plant.

A member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Berwick, Dr. Bower was a director of the Berwick Historical Society, member of the Kings College Faculty Council for two terms and the Gettysburg Park Adopt-A-Position program, as well as, a founding member of the Camp  Buckeye Hunting Club of Clinton County.

Brian enjoyed studying the Civil War period, cooking, and when younger, hunting, reading and working for the Berwick radio station WBRX.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Susan Aplan, originally of State College, and they would have observed their 23rd wedding anniversary this June.  He also is survived by a son, Kyle J. Bower, and a daughter, Teresa, E. S. Bower, both at home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 14, 2007, at 10 A.M. from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1600 Fowler Ave., Berwick, with the Rev. John R. Koons, his pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Front Street, Berwick.  Friends will be received Friday, April 13, 2007, from 7-9 P.M. from the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, 1024 Market St., Berwick, and Saturday from 9 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Berwick Historical Society, 102 E. Second St., Berwick, PA. 18603 or to the Kings College Library Fund, 133 N. RIver St., Wilkes-Barre, PA.18711"

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Frank T. Buffone

 

May 21, 2018
 

Mary Jean Broody Mosca

 

May 3, 2012

"Educator, businesswoman has Berwick family

Mary Jean (Tina) Mosca, age 61, of Forty Fort, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family Monday, April 30, 2012.

Born in Kingston, Tina was a daughter of the late George and Olga Kobela Broody.

She was a graduate of Berwick High School, Class of 1968, and Mansfield University, Class of 1972. Tina began her Master's program at Bloomsburg University and received her Master's degree from West Chester University.

Tina was formerly employed by the Crestwood School District, teaching first and second grades at Rice Elementary School, Mountain Top. Also an accomplished businesswoman, Tina was an integral part of her husband's business — Cabinets, Counters and More Inc. — Wilkes-Barre Township and Wyoming.

Tina was a truly selfless person who lived for her family. She loved to help them and cooked delicious homemade meals. She told stories of her life growing up on the farm in Berwick. Reminiscing about her childhood, one would think it was a fairy tale. This molded Tina into the sweet and wonderful woman that she was, following in the footsteps of her amazing mother. Her presence lit up every room she entered. She was the happiest watching her daughters in their many endeavors; traveling throughout the country on field hockey tournaments and pageants. Her profession was teacher and businesswoman, but her true passion was supporting Elise and Vanessa.

She was a member of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kingston.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were a sister, Deborah Ann Broody, and brother, John Broody.

Surviving are her husband of 29 years, John Mosca, Forty Fort; daughters, Elise Christina Mosca and Vanessa Jean Mosca, Philadelphia; brother, George Broody Jr., Berwick; and sister, Suzanne Hontz and husband, Robert, Berwick; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4, 2012, at 9 a.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Home for Funerals Inc., 420 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ann's Chapel, North Loveland Avenue and Hoyt Street, Kingston, PA 18704. Monsignor John Bendik will officiate. Interment will be made in St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, May 3, from 4 until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions for melanoma awareness may be made to the Benefit Fund for Tina Mosca, PNC Bank, Schechter Drive, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18706."

Taken from the Press  Enterprise.

 

 

Doris Jane Butterfield  Defrain

 

April 2, 1997

"Doris Jane (Butterfield) DeFrain

Was supervisor at Kaydette Corp., Berwick.

Doris Jane DeFrain, 47, of 240 Summerhill Ave., Berwick, died Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 1997, at the Berwick Hospital Center emergency room.

Born Feb. 14, 1950, in Berwick, she was a daughter of the late Charles L and Betty J. Schechterly Butterfield.

She graduated from Berwick High School and cosmetology school in Bloomsburg.

A lifelong resident of Berwick, she lived at her Summerhill Avenue address for the past 20 years.

DeFrain had been employed by the Kaydette Corp. in Berwick for the past eight years, where she had been a supervisor.  She had previously been employed by Consolidated Cigar Corp. and Wise Foods, Inc., both of Berwick.

DeFrain also operated a beauty shop on Summerhill Avenue.

She is survived by two daughters: Laura Jo Butterfield Messa, Houston, Texas; and Candy M. DeFrain, Berwick; a stepdaughter, Sue Sabolski, Harrisburg; a stepson, Rick DeFrain, Nescopeck R.R.1; a brother Charles L. Butterfield Jr., Berwick; and a sister, Mrs. Elbert (Eva "Tiny") Myers, Wapwallopen R.R.1.

Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Saturday at the Kelchner - McMichael Funeral Home, 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick, with the Rev. Frank R. Metzer, pastor of the Pine Street Baptist Church of Berwick, officiating.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Scott Carey

 

May 10, 2005

"Scott C. Carey

Berwick grad, Vietnam vet, Harrisburg policeman

Scott Charles Carey, 54, of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in the V.A. Medical Center, South Lebanon Township, after fighting a long, courageous battle with cancer.  He was a brave strong soldier in the battles of life.

He was a retired police officer for the City of Harrisburg with over 22 years of service and a proud Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War receiving an Honorable Discharge as Sergeant after completing two tours of duty in Vietnam and one year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  He was a graduate of Berwick High School, Class of 1968, and graduated from Penn State university in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in Community Development.

Scott loved to walk around New Cumberland Borough Park and watch the wildlife as the creek flowed by.  He enjoyed golf with his friend, Norm, and "Boys Nite Out" with Ken and Ken.  He loved his family and had fun with his grandsons at the playground.  He volunteered in the homeless shelters and local soup kitchens for the needy.

The family wishes to thank the following for the love and support they have shown through his courageous journey through life: The Harrisburg Police Department; Friends at Capital Blue Cross; The Staff at Harrisburg Hospital; Andrews and Patel Associates; Dr. Sam Faber; Dr. Camici and Dr. Moore; The Harrisburg Cancer Center; The Hospice Unit of the Lebanon VA Medical Center; members of Baughman United Methodist Church; and Market Square Presbyterian Church.

He attend Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, and Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, New Cumberland.  He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police, Loge12; the American Legion Post 730, Pennbrook; and the VFW Post 7415, New Cumberland.

Scott was born Oct. 13, 1950, in Berwick, to Shirley (Kehl) Lynch of Orangeville and the late Frank Carey.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan Vandercoy Haefner Carey; a son, Christopher R. Haefner of Williamsport; his stepfather, Richard Lynch; two sisters: Patricia Bourdelais of Denver, Colo; Susan Carey of Bloomsburg; two grandsons: Alexander and Zachary Haefner; a niece and a nephew.

A funeral service will be held at 9 A.M. Monday, May 16, in Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, with the Rev. James D. Brown officiating.  Please use the Chestnut Street parking garage for funeral parking.

Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Township.  Viewing will be from 3 - 5 P.M. Sunday in Parthemore Funeral Home, New Cumberland.

In his honor, memorial contributions may be made to Market Square Presbyterian Church, Homeless Ministry Fund, 20 S. Market St., Harrisburg, PA.  17101

To send enotes of condolence, please visit www.parthemore.com"

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Richard Chamberlain

 

March 17, 2016

"Richard A. Chamberlain

Avid fan of racing and Berwick Bulldogs

Richard A. Chamberlain, 65, of West Third Street, Bloomsburg, died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Geisinger Bloomsburg Health Care Center.  Born July 29,1950, in Berwick, he was the son of late Raymond and Pauline (Gensel) Chamberlain.  He was a graduate of Berwick High School,  Class of 1968. 

Mr. Chamberlain was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Berwick and the West End Hose Company. 

He was an avid fan of racing and football, especially Berwick Bulldogs, and enjoyed eating hot wings.  

Preceding him in death was his brother, Larry Chamberlain.  Surviving are three sons: Justin Oliver, Ryan Oliver, and Shawn Oliver all of Berwick; four daugters: Stacey, Cindy, Heather Reyes of Bloomsburg, and Rochelle Mausteller  of  Berwick; six grandchildren; one sister, Joann Grindstaff of Berwick; his good friend Grace Bardo, Berwick; and his dog Shorty.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation.  Private interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Berwick. 

For additional information or to sign the online guestbook visit www.mayofh.com

 

 

Phillip Clemens

 

Sept. 26, 1992

"Phillip A. Clemens

1968 Berwick graduate was antique dealer

Philip A. Clemens, 42, of 502 E. Second St., Berwick, died late Saturday evening at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he had been a patient one day.  He was ill for five years.

Born Feb. 24, 1960, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Mrs. Betty L. Musselman Clemens, Berwick; and the late Dr. Frederick B. Clemens, who died Aug. 9, 1977.

He was an antique dealer in Berwick and graduated from Berwick High School in 1968.  Mr. Clemens attended Paul Smith's College, N.Y., for two years studying forestry.   He was an Eagle Boy Scout and a member of the Berwick Historical Society.

He was a Berwick resident most of his life.

Surviving in addition to his mother are one daughter, Stephanie Hawksworth, Portland Maine; one sister, Mrs. Charles D. (Susan) Hartzel III, Bloomsburg, R.R. 9; two brothers: Gregory B. Clemens, Berwick; and Frederick J. Clemens, Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; and nine nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 P.M. from Kelchner-McMichael Hindman Funeral Home, 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick with the Rev. Jay Bergstresser, Grace Lutheran Church, Berwick officiating.  Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Helen M. Dowett Carodishy

 

April 4, 1997

"Helen M. (Dowett) Carodishy

Worked at former Bon Homme, Berwick

Services for Helen Marie Carodiskey, 46 of 710 Center St., Berwick will be Tuesday at 11 A.M. at the James L Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, 1024 Market St., Berwick, with Michael G. Spagnuolo, neighbor and youth minister for Campus Life officiating.  Burial will be in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge.

Mrs. Carodiskey died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996, in the emergency room at the Bloomsburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 22, 1950, in Berwick, she was a daughter of Alice Humber Dowett, Berwick and the late John Dowett.

She worked at Berwick Knitting Mills until the plant closed.  Mrs. Carodiskey also worked many years at the former Bon Homme Shirt Factory, Berwick.

She was a avid football fan.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Dale H. Carodiskey, with whom she celebrated a 22nd. wedding anniversary on June 14; two sons: Michael T. Dowett, Berwick, and Andrew J. Carodiskey, at home; two brothers: John Dowett, Granville, N.Y.; and Daniel J. Dowett, Harrisburg; two sisters: Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Catzaman, Enola, and Alice Ann Hoagland, Berwick."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Melvin C. Evans

 

April 5, 1992

"Melvin C. Evans II

Berwick graduate was employed in Spokane

Melvin C. Evans II, 42, of East 3803 Sixth Ave., Spokane, Wash., died Sunday evening in the emergency room at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane.

Born in Bloomsburg, Jan. 12, 1950, he was the son of the Rev. Melvin C. Sr. and Helen M. Neufer Evans, Sunbury.

He was graduate of the Berwick High School class of 1968 and attended Bloomsburg, University.

Mr. Evans was employed in Spokane for seven years as a computer programmer.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Nelson B. Evans, Sunbury, and his paternal grandmother, Emaline Evans, Lime Ridge.

Services will be held Thursday, at 11 A.M. from the Mayo Funeral Home, Second and Chestnut Streets, Berwick, with the Rev. Paul Miller, of Spring Mills, general superintendent of God's Missionary Church, officiating.  Burial will be in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Stanley W Eveland

 

Stanley W. Eveland

Train enthusiast worked at Benton Foundry

Stanley W. Eveland, 66, formerly of Berwick, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Geisinger Bloomsburg Health Care Center. Born Sept. 27, 1950, in Berwick, he was a son to the late Jack and Florine (Kershner) Eveland.

Stanley graduated from Berwick High School in 1968, after which he attended the Allentown Electronic Training Center. He was employed by Argo in Berwick, and later, at the Benton Foundry. Stanley was a member of Bethel Bible Church, the American Trapshooting Association and the North Berwick Hunting and Fishing Club. He was also a Lionel train enthusiast.

A kind and caring brother and uncle, Stanley will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Surviving Stanley are sisters: Linda Elmes and husband, James, of Nescopeck, Joyce Laubaugh and husband, David, of Berwick, Jean Jarrard and husband, Leslie, of North Carolina; 10 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, David and Robert Eveland.

A graveside service for Stanley will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Berwick. Pastor Richard Thomas will serve as officiant.

The Kelchner-McMichael-Baker Funeral Home is honored to serve the Eveland family.

Memorial contributions in Stanleys name can be made to International Partnership Ministries, Inc., 100 Spring Ave., Hanover, PA 17331-2717.

Online messages of love and support can be sent at www. kelchnerfuneralhome.com

 

 

Dale Forsythe

 

Dale Forsythe

January 19, 1970

 

Michael L. Geines

 

Aug. 9, 2006

"Michael L. Geines

Penn State graduate, co-owned Live Wire Electric

Michael L. Geines, 56, of Steel Street, Berwick, lost his battle with cancel Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9, 2006 at Geisinger Medical Center.

He was born Feb 28, 1950, in Berwick, a son of the late John E. Sr. and Doris V. Porter Geines.

Michael graduated from Berwick High School in 1968 and attended Penn State University, graduating with an associates' degree in Electrical Engineering in 1970.  He was co-owner of Live Wire Electric for 27 years.

Michael was a member of the Berwick Russian Club.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time at the cabin.

He is survived by tow brothers, his twin, John, and Larry Geines, both of Berwick; and three nieces: Jackie Green; Shannon Fenton; and Mica Geines.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 at 11 A.M. from the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, 1024 Market St. Berwick.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends will be received Saturday from 9 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Columbia County Unit, 1948 W. Third St., Williamsport, PA. 17701"

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Cataldo Giordano, Jr.

 

Cataldo Giordan, Jr.

May 9, 1948 ~ December 27, 2015 (age 67) 

Cataldo Giordano Jr., 67, of Berwick passed away Sunday December 27, 2015 at his residence. He was born May 9, 1948 in Berwick, a son of the late Cataldo and Assunta (Milazzo) Giordano Sr.

 He graduated from Berwick High School class of 1968 and received his Associates Degree from Luzerne County Community College. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. Cataldo volunteered for the literacy program teaching people how to read in Berwick for over 30 years. He helped his wife deliver papers for the Morning Press. He liked collecting Noah’s Ark Collectables and loved Dolly Parton. He belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Berwick.

 Cataldo is survived by his wife Orpha Irene (Gruman) Giordano Jr., a daughter Serena Irene Giordano of Bloomsburg, a brother Vincent Giordano of Scranton, and a niece Angela Williams and husband Jason of Scranton.

Services will be Thursday December 31, 2015 at 11:00 am at the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, 1024 N. Market St., Berwick with Bishop Keith Somford officiating. Burial will follow at Elan Memorial Park. Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com.

The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home is handling arrangements

 

 

Robert E. Golla

 

Oct. 29, 2005

"Robert E. Golla

Marine veteran, gourmet cook, Civil War Buff

On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, Robert Eugene Golla, in the presence of his friends and family, went into the arms of his loving Lord.  He had been in declining health for one year.  Born March 15, 1950, in Berwick, he was the son of the late Elmer M. and Venora Mavnard Golla Sr. of rural Nescopeck.

As a young man, he was employed by Berwick Forge and then went on to get a degree in respiratory therapy.  He worked at various area hospitals but in 1988 moved to Bristol, Tenn., for eight years where he worked as a respiratory therapist in the intensive care unit and later as head of the pulmonary lab.  He then accepted a position with CTMS, Inc. in Bristol where he monitored clinical drug trials for pharmaceutical companies nationally.  In 2001, he became an independent contractor in pharmaceutical research, working from a home office.

He attended Emmanuel Bible Chapel and was involved in many areas of service there. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969-71.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.  He was a gourmet cook, an avid reader and Civil War buff.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 32 years, Carol Yohe Golla; his son Christopher, who live in Delaware with his wife, Rachel, and children, Devin Tyler and Makenzie; a son, Michael, of Knoville, Tenn.; a brother: Elmer, Jr. of Catawissa; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Devin Lane; two sisters: Patricia Wolfe and Bonnie Thomas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 P.M. in Emmanuel Bible Chapel, 20 Kachinka Hollow Road, Berwick, with pastors Dan Belles and Dave Nye officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the family plot at St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Zenith.  Calling hours will be on Wednesday from noon to 2 P.M.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the benevolence fund of the church."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

  Doyle R. Grassley

January, 2003

Doyle had three children, Kristian, Kelly, and Stephen.  All still live in Sonoma County in California.  His daughter, Kelly, had two children, Hannah and Aidan.  Doyle passed away from cancer.  At the time of his death, Doyle was living in Sacramento, California.

 

 

 

Mrs. Anne Greene

 

 

Mrs. Anne Greene

 

Ray B. Holser

 

Ray B Hosler

October, 2012

 

Katherine L. Hontz (Sitler)

 

Katherine Louise Sitler

Loved family time, flower gardening, music

Katherine Louise Sitler, 68, of Bloomsburg passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born March 14, 1950, in Berwick, a daughter to the late Robert LeRoy and Marthena Mae (Hunsinger) Hontz.

Kathy was a graduate of the Berwick High School Class of 1968, and the Geisinger School of Nursing Class of 1971. After graduating, she worked as a registered nurse for almost six years at Geisinger in the Intensive Care Unit and the Operating Room as the lead nurse on the newly-formed open-heart surgery team. In 1977, she left full-time nursing to become a full-time mother and homemaker. Later, she worked in retail sales at the former Main Street Interiors and Exclusively You in Bloomsburg, retiring in 2010, to become a daytime caregiver for her first grandchild.

Kathy loved her grandchildren and enjoyed caring for, reading to, and playing with them. They became the joy of her retirement life. She also loved flower gardening and landscaping. Every year she would declare that she had finally gotten everything the way she wanted, but forgot that when the next season came. Kathy’s other hobbies included sewing, baking, watching movies, reading, and listening to music. Her favorite artists included the Beatles, Barry Manilow, Michael Jackson, and Billy Joel. Her daughters still know the words to “Copacabana.”

Surviving Kathy is her loving husband, Douglas, with whom she celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in July. Also surviving are her daughters: Jessica Therrien and husband Scott, of Billercia, Mass., Andrea Megargell and husband John, of Bloomsburg, and Vanessa Bliss and husband Ian, of Syosset on Long Island, N.Y.: grandchildren: Carly and Chase Megargell of Bloomsburg, and Samantha Bliss of Long Island, N.Y.; and brother, Robert Hontz, and wife Suzanne, of Berwick.

All are welcome to join Kathy’s family at her viewing 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Kelchner-McMichael-Baker Funeral Home, 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick. Kathy’s funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Lightstreet United Methodist Church. Her pastor, Jennifer Parks-Snyder, will serve as the officiant. Burial will follow at Elan Memorial Park.

It is suggested that memorial contributions be sent to either the Lightstreet United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1640 Main St., Bloomsburg, PA. 17815, the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19123, or to the charity of your choice.

Kathy was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to everyone who was fortunate enough to have known her. She will be sorely missed.

Memories of Kathy can be shared and messages of love and comfort can be sent online at: www.kelchnerfuneralhome.com

 

 

Shirley E. Karchner Yoder

 

October 14, 2010

Shirley E. Karchner Yoder

Shirley E. Yoder, 61 of 148 Shaffer Road, Nescopeck, concluded her journey in this life at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 in Orangeville Nursing and Rehab Center where she had resided for 1 1/2 weeks.

Born in Berwick Hospital on June 13, 1949, daughter of the late Lee B. Karchner and Marjorie R. Yost Karchner, she graduated from Berwick High School.  She was employed for 15 years as bookkeeper-clerk at the former Sutter's Hardware Store, Berwick, as well as being a mother and homemaker.

A member of St. James Lutheran Church, Zennith, she was an avid golfer and member of a ladies' golf league,

Shirley will be remembered by her husband of 40 years, Wayne C. Yoder; son, Shawn C. Yoder, and wife, Marta DeJesus, Lansdale; three brother: Derwood Karchner and wife, Jane, Helterville; Ray Karchner and wife, Patricia, Zenith; Earl Karchner and wife, Ceola, Zenith; nieces and nephews and their families; and her dog, "Sadie".

"Forever in our hearts."

A service to honor her life and faith will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m.  from the St. James Lutheran Church, 1488 Zenith Road, Nescopeck, with the Rev. Oliver Brown, her pastor, presiding.  Calling hours Sunday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., in the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck.

Expressions of sympathy my be made to the memorial fund of the church.

Taken from the Berwick Enterprise,

 

 

Cynthia L. Keller (Wolff)

April 24, 2019

Cynthia L. (Keller) Wolff

Owner of marketing business for 22 years

Cynthia L. (Keller) Wolff, age 68, of 110 Sunnyside Ave., Bloomsburg, died at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, comforted by family and friends, after a courageous battle with colon cancer

Born in Williamsport on Dec. 18, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Louis D. Stevens Jr. and Ruth E. Keller. A 1968 graduate of Berwick High School, she earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Cindy resided in the Fernville Heights area of Bloomsburg for 37 years.

Cindy owned Wolff Marketing for the past 22 years. Her marketing business took her to 47 states and fed her love of traveling and meeting new people. Prior to that she was involved with several other businesses with her second husband, the late Christian F. Wolff Jr., including Wolff Market, Danville, the Kwik Shop, Bloomsburg, the Bloomsburg Dairy Store, the Pen-Col Dairy Store, Millville, and the Fairwood Farms Dairy Store, Berwick. Cindy was twice married and divorced. Her first marriage to Robert G. Timko Jr., Nazareth, produced her only child

She was a devote member of the Christian faith and attended several Bible-focused churches over the years, most recently the LCBC Church in Bloomsburg. She loved organic gardening, landscaping, cooking wonderful meals for family and friends, and animals.

Surviving are her beloved son, Jeremy S. Timko, and a grandson, Tristan N. Timko, who resided with her; two younger brothers: Brian D. Keller, Ph.D. and his wife, Manon, Watertown, N.Y., and Christopher Keller, Esq. and his wife, Kathleen, Berwick; six nephews: Jacob, Carson, Griffin, Matthew, Michael, and Justin; many cousins; and a Bichon Frise, “Asa-healer, born in the morning” (Asa).

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at: www.krinerfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Jacqueline Mae Kishbaugh (Hartzell)

 

June 13, 2016

Jacqueline M. Hartzel

Avid reader, artist, owned Pine and Primitives

Jacquline M. Hartzel, 65, of Salem Township passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born in Berwick, Nov. 26, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Rollie J. and Dorothy M. (Hampton) Kishbaugh.  She graduated from Berwick High School in 1968.  Jackie was employed at several local businesses prior to opening her own store, Pine and Primitives, which she operated for 14 years. 

She enjoyed trips to Mohegan Sun and visiting auctions.  She was very artistic and liked making wood crafts, sewing, decorating, and painting.  Jackie loved to read, and would easily read three or more books a week. 

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Daniel D. Hartzel Sr., with whom she recently celebrated 48 years of marriage; sons: Daniel D. Hartzel Jr. and wife, Heather of Berwick; Matthew R. Hartzel and wife, Angela, Shickshinny; grandchildren: Dylan, Steven, Hunter, Madeline, Jacob, and Ella.  She also leaves behind a brother, John Kishbaugh, and wife Doborah, sistsers: Janice D'Alberto and husband, Anthony; Jean Kishbaugh and husband, Donald; Joyce Proeger, brother-in-law, John Knorr, all of Berwick; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Knorr.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Heller Funeral Home LLC., 633 E. Third St., Nescopeck, with Paster Mike Maleski officiating.  Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetary.  Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8. 

 

 

Phillip R. May

Aug. 20, 2007

Phillip R. May

Vietnam Veteran enjoyed riding his Harley

Phillip R. May, 57 of rural Berwick, ended his journey in this life at 9:15 PM Monday, Aug, 20, 2007, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, of Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Phillip was born in Bloomsburg on Dec. 4, 1949, the only child of Nora May, Berwick, and Ronald May, Zenith.  A Berwick High School Graduate, he served with the U. S. Army as an air traffic controller in Vietnam.  He was a painter with Union Local 21 before leaving due to disability.

His enjoyment was riding his Harley-Davidson.

He will be remembered by, besides hi parents, a company of many years, Helen Jane Vezendy; and the joy of his life, his grandson, William Sitler, Berwick.

His life will be reflected by a memorial service on Saturday at 3 PM in the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, with family and friends presiding.  Calling hours are 1 - 3 PM Saturday.  No flowers, please.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Taken from the Berwick Enterprise.

 

Rickey J. Miknich

 

Rickey ‘Brother Jon’ Miknich

Brother in Berwick is among friar’s survivors

Rickey J. Miknich, “Brother Jon”, 70, of Berwick died Thursday night, Nov. 15, 2018, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, from complications of leukemia.

Born in Berwick, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen Miknich. He was a 1968 graduate of Berwick High School and was educated as a Byzantine Franciscan Friar at St. Basil The Great Seminary, Stamford, Conn.

Brother Jon served at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Edwardsville, and Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre, until a few weeks ago.

He is survived by his godson, Brian Rubenstein, who was like a brother to him; two brothers: Barry Chura (Pamela), New York, and Michael Miknich, Berwick; one sister, Michelle Stachak (Brian), Nanticoke; nieces, nephews, cousins, and most special cousin, Sharon Miknich, Bloomsburg.

A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated by The Very Rev. Paul R. Wolensky on Tuesday at noon in St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, PA 18704. Viewing for family and friends will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of liturgy. Interment will follow in Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery, Berwick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred for St. Vladimir’s Mortgage Debt, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, PA 18704.

Arrangements are by the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Ave., West Scranton.

 

 

 

Frank Milo

 

July 15, 1976

"Frank Milo

Berwick man suffers fatal injuries in fall

The death Wednesday of a 25 year old Berwick painter who fell while working on the exterior of a Millville store was been attributed to a skull fracture.

Frank Mile, Jr., of 310 E 10th. St. died in the emergency room of Geisinger Medical Center, Danville at about 12:30 P.M., some two hours after he fell while painting at Shafer's Village Store, Main and Railroad Sts., Millville.

According to the owner of the Millville establishment, Betty Shafer, Milo began working on the building about two weeks ago.  Earlier, the owner said, Milo had been working on the third level of the three story structure, but it was not known if he was at that height when he plunged to the pavement.

The Shafer women said she was talking on the telephone at the back of the store when an unidentified person called a clerk requesting an ambulance.  Meanwhile, a member of Milo's crew ran to Gordner's Market, located nearby, to request an ambulance.  Gordner said his daughter ran to the fire hall and sounded the alarm.  The Millville ambulance transported the victim to Geisinger Medical Center where was [pronounced dead.

Milo was the son of Frank and Irmgrit Reinken Milo and was a lifelong resident of Berwick.

He was graduated from Berwick Area High School in 1968 and previously had been employed with his father as a painting contractor.

He was a member of Good Shephard Lutheran Church, Berwick.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, the former Ann M. Bednarski: two children, Frank Joshua and Melinda, both at home; a sister, Donna J. Milo, and a brother, Erwin Milo, both of Berwick.

Services will be held Saturday morning at 10 from the Jan Fabian Funeral Chapel, Berwick, with the Rev. Robert Sternat, his pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut St., Berwick."

Taken from the Berwick Enterprise

 

 

Maryann O'Dell

 

Maryann O'Dell

1999 in Florida

 

 

Ruth Pennypacker

 

Ruth Pennypacker
 

Dorothy Pifer (Drumheller)

 

Is Dorothy objecting to have her picture taken at the Birthday Party?

 

 

Oct. 22, 2016

"Dorothy M. Drumheller
Retired from Berwick Hospital Center

Dorothy M. Drumheller. age 66, 703-B Mountain Road, Shickshinny (Jonestown), died Saturday evening, Oct. 22, 2016, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she had been a patient.

Born in Berwick, March 6, 1950, she was the daughter of the late William and Maryann (Harmon) Pifer.  She resided in Fishingcreek Township, Columbia County for the past 36 years.

Dorothy was a 1968 graduate of Berwick High School.  She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and loved to read, having read the complete Bible several times.

She was employed by the Berwick Hospital Center in medical records department from 1992 until retiring in September of 2016. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, William Pifer.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Mark Drumheller, with whom she celebrated 36 years of marriage on June 28, 2016; a daughter, Di Morgan, Lafayette, CO.; a son, David J. Blackledge Jr. and his wife, Jacky, Bloomsburg; three granddaughters: Ryan Morgan, Harper Blackledge, and Kennedy Blackledge; and two sisters.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at the Nescopeck Township Fire Company, 510 Zenith Rd, Nescopeck, from 3 - 7 PM

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral and Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg."

 

Taken from the Press Enterprise.

 

 

 

Duayne A. Powell

 

February 28, 1991

"Duayne A. Powell

Berwick graduate was veteran of Vietnam

Duayne A Powell, 40 of 417 S Ninth. St., Quakertown, formerly of Berwick, died Thursday afternoon at the Veterans Administration Hospital and Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, following a brief illness.  He had been hospitalized for six weeks.

Born June 19, 1950, in Berwick, he was a son of Thomas H. Powell, with who he resided, and Ruth Marshall Powell, who died Dec. 15, 1974.  A brother, Alan R. Powell, died May 22, 1984.

He was last employed as a weld/machinist by Northwestern Industrial Maintenance Company, Mount Vernon, Wash.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, he had been a disabled veteran for three years.

He was a member of the Bower Memorial United Methodist Church, Berwick.

Mr. Powell was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Bethlehem YMCA.  He was a avid bow hunter and was a member of the Berwick Archery Club.

He had lived in Quakertown with his father for three years.  He lived previously in Denver, Colo., and the state of Washington.

He graduated from Berwick High School in 1968 and attended Williamsport Community College, where he majored in drafting.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are two daughters: Karen M Powell, Stanwood, Wash.; Kimberly L. Powell, New Haven, N.Y.; and a sister, Mrs. Miles (Sharyn L.) Peck, Stanwood, Wash.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 P.M. from the Kelchner-McMichael-Hindman Funeral Home, 119-121 E. Third St., Berwick, with the Rev. William L. Price, pastor emeritus of the Town Hill United Methodist Church, officiating."

Taken from the Press Enterprise.

 

 

Robert A  'Bob' Pursel

June 5, 2012

 

Robert A  'Bob' Pursel

Vietnam vet was industrial welder/pipe fitter

The family of Robert A. "Bob" Pursel, 62, sadly announce his passing on Sunday, June 5, 2012, in St. Louis, Mo.

Bob, the son of Atwood and Elaine Pursel, was raised in Nescopeck and graduated from Berwick High School in 1968. He immediately served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and returned home to begin his family in Berwick.

In the early 1980s, Bob relocated his family to Ocala, Fla., for employment and much warmer winters for nearly 15 years. He later moved to St. Louis with his girlfriend, Lori Adams, to complete his life's journey, but always considered the beauty of Pennsylvania as his "home."

Bob was a hardworking, dependable and dedicated industrial welder and sprinkler/pipe fitter by trade. He was more a devoted and caring family man with a heart of gold for us left to treasure. Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, nature walks, hiking and flying kites. He loved Stuccio's Pizza, racing his go-kart years ago and took much pride in his new tractor.

In addition to his parents and girlfriend, he is survived by three children: Michelle Welsh, rural Berwick; Tracy Byrd and husband Scott, Ocklawaha, Fla.; Kyle Pursel, Winter Park, Fla.; four grandchildren: Mollie Hamblen, Trevor Welsh, Logan Byrd and Justin Byrd; sister Rebecca Grasley and husband, Ed, New Jersey; brother David Pursel, Lake Lehman; niece Jennifer Heffner, Lehighton; and nephew Matthew Heffner, Hollywood, Calif.

"Always in our hearts."

He is entrusted to the care of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dean Walrath, pastor of Calvary St. Paul's United Methodist Churches, Berwick, presiding. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge. Call 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

 

 

Merlin E. Rinehimer

 

September 28, 1986

"Merlin E. Rinehimer

Former Berwick man killed in Texas crash

Austin, Texas - A former Berwick man was killed in a head-on collision near here early Sunday morning when his car was "apparently on the wrong side of the road," according to the Texas Highway Patrol.

Merlin E. Rinehimer, 36, of 116 Signal Hill, Leander, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene of head and internal injuries by a member of the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, according to a police spokesman.

The driver and two passengers in the second car were hospitalized, one in serious condition, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin after the 1:35 A.M. collision, he added.

Police said Rinehimer was traveling north on Ranch Road 620, just north of World of Tennis Boulevard on the outskirts of Austin, in his 1971 AMC Hornet.

They said he "was apparently on the wrong side of the road" when his vehicle collided head-on with the other driver's 1972 Mercedes-Benz.  Both vehicles were severely damaged.

A former Berwick R.D. 1 resident, he was born April 16, 1950, in Nanticoke, a son of Helen Rinehimer, Berwick R. D. 1, and Claude H. Rinehimer, who died in March.

He was self-employed in the real estate and construction business for several years in Austin.  Prior to that he had been employed at Austin Ford, where he was supervisor of the service department.

Before moving to Texas, where he had lived for six years, he had worked for his father as a mechanic at Rinehimer Farm Equipment, Berwick R.D. 1.

He graduated from Berwick High School in 1968 and was a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College.  He was a member of Stone United Methodist Church, Berwick, R. D. 1.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Wayne R. and Carl E. Rinehimer, both of Berwick R.D. 4; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edith Rinehimer, Dorrance; and paternal grandmother Mrs. Luther (Catherine) Rinehimer, Berwick R.D. 1; and three nieces.

Services will be announced by the Hinckley Funeral Home, Berwick."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

James Ross

 

October 6, 1974

"James Ross

Berwick

James Francis Ross, 24 of 1215 East Front Street, Berwick, died at Berwick Hospital on Sunday afternoon, shortly after being admitted.  Death followed an extended illness.

Born in Harrisburg on March 5, 1950, he was the son of Dr. Joseph V. M. Ross and Eleanor Horvath Ross.  He graduated from Kings College in 1972 and was a partner in Moondance, Inc., a retail record and tape store in Wilkes-Barre.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Berwick.

Surviving in addition to his parents is a sister, Mrs. Michael (Deborah) Andrewshetsko, Perth Amboy, N. J.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held from his church at 9 A.M. Wednesday with a cousin, the Rev. Fr. V. Leonard Casey, pastor of St. Columba Church, Bloomsburg, officiating.  Burial will be in the Parish cemetery."

Taken from the Berwick Enterprise

 

 

Sandra Schock Van Pelt Greenfield

 

 

April 29, 1998

"Sandra Lee Greenfield - Counselor at Clear Brook facility

Sand Lee (Van Pelt) Greenfield, 47, of 413 E 11th St Berwick, died Wednesday, April 29, 1998 at Hospice of VNA, Wilkes-Barre.

Born March 21, 1951, in State College, she was the daughter of Phyllis Bruck Schock, Berwick, and the late Earl Robert Schock in her early years she lived in Madison Conn. and moved back to Berwick at the age of 13.

She was a 1968 graduate of Berwick High School.

Greenfield was formerly employed as an executive secretary and field service manager  for the Acme Stores corporate headquarters, Phoenixville.  In 1994 she was transferred to the northeast section of Acme Stores and returned to Berwick.  After the northeast stores were sold, Greenfield returned to college to study for a degree in drug and alcohol counseling.  She then was employed as a counselor at Clear Brook Lodge facility for the treatment of teenage addiction.

Greenfield attended the First Baptist Church of Berwick.

She is survived by her husband of 16 months, Howard Greenfield, a son: Shawn Van Pelt, Berwick; a stepson: Stephen A. Greenfield; and three stepdaughters: Jillian Greenfield, Abby Greenfield, and Shelly Greenfield, all of Clarks Summit.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 P.M. at the first Baptist Church, 224 W. Front St., Berwick, with the Rev.  Craig Martin officiating.  Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut St., Berwick.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 110 Chestnut St., Berwick."

Taken from the Press Enterprise.

 

 

Bradley Shultz

 

October 21, 1981

"Bradley Shultz

Berwick - A 30 year old Bloomsburg man died early Thursday morning after the motorcycle he was operating crashed on Route 894, Fishingcreek Township near Jonestown Mountain Wednesday night.

The victim was identified by police as Bradley K. Shultz, 6960 Hillside Drive, Bloomsburg.

Troopers said Shultz was traveling south at about 11 P.M. Wednesday when his cycle went off the east berm as it rounded a curve.  The motorcycle struck a tree stump throwing Shultz to the ground.

The victim, police said, was taken to Berwick Hospital and emergency personnel at Geinsinger Medical Center were dispatched in the Life Flight helicopter.

Shultz, who suffered massive head and internal injuries, died in the emergency room at Berwick Hospital despite efforts by the GMC team and local medical staff.  He was pronounced dead at 2:10 A.M. by Dr. Leon Beeler, a GMS physician.

Troopers said the 1981 Suzuki motorcycle was moderately damaged in the accident.

Shultz was born in Berwick and graduated from Berwick High School in 1968.  He was a machinist at Multiplex Manufacturing Co., Berwick.  He was a member of the Hetlerville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lynne Gilbert Shultz; three daughters at home, Christy, Jennifer, and Beth Anne; his parents, Dale and Betty McMurtrie Shultz, Berwick; a brother, Randol Shultz, New Port Richey, Fla.; paternal grandmother Mrs. John Shultz, Bushnell Fla.

Funeral services will be held from the James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, Market Street, Berwick at 11 A.M. Monday with the Rev. Robert Basom, Hetlerville United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Larry Hummel, Shiloh Bible Church, Almedia, officiating.

Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.:

Taken from the Morning Press

 

 

Franklin Shaffer

 

July 28, 1969

"Franklin Shaffer

Franklin I. Shaffer, nineteen, 208 East Seventh Street, Berwick, died at 9:50 yesterday morning at Geisinger Medical Center.  He had been ill for a month and one half, and a patient at the hospital since July 17.

He was born in Berwick, Feb. 9, 1950, a son of Leroy J. and Shirley Wolfinger Shaffer, Jr.  A Graduate of Berwick Area High School this past June, he was employed part-time at the Baer Silk Mill, Berwick.  Prior to his illness, he was a member of the Berwick Forge and Fabricating team in the softball league.  He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Berwick.

Surviving are his parents: four sisters, Lynn Marie, Kelly Lee, Janet Lee, and Ruth Ann, all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Shaffer, Berwick; paternal great grandfather, Charles Smith and maternal grandfathers, Orval Wolfinger, both of Berwick.

Funeral services will be held at two P.M. Thursday from the Robert N. Hindman Funeral Home, Berwick, with Rev. Arthur Ohl, St. John's Lutheran Church, Mifflinville, officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Lawn cemetery, Berwick."

Taken from the Morning Press"

 

 

Darlene A. Slavich Knorr

 

Darlene A. Slavich Knorr

Feb. 7, 2007

 

Floyd H. 'Binzy' Slusser

 

Dec. 20, 2000

"Floyd H. 'Binzy' Slusser

Man enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening

Floyd H.  "Binzy" Slusser, 50, of 222 Hobbie Road, Nescopeck,died at 10:55 at the home of a daughter in Berwick.

Born Sept. 20, 1950, in Briggsville, he was a son of Floyd Slusser, Briggsville, and the late Margaret DeFrain Slusser, who died Jan. 7, 1992.

He graduated from Berwick High School in 1968.

Slusser was employed by Valley Seeding, Sugarloaf.

He was a former social member of the Nescopeck VFW Post and the Nescopeck Township Fire Co.

Slusser enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

A half-brother, Russell Konderchek , died June 19, 2000.

In addition to his father, he is survived by tow daughters: Rebecca Ridall, Berwick; and Amy Kathryn Slusser, Locust Gap; a son, Edward Michael Slusser St., Berwick R.R. 4; six grandchildren; his companion of nine years, Goldie Feather man, at home; a sister, Mrs. James (Patricia) Brown, and a brother, Franklin Slusser, both of Briggsville; and two half-brothers: Ralph Konderchek, Lime Ridge; and Robert Kondercheck, Quakertown.

Funeral Services will be 11 A.M. Saturday at the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, with the Rev. Wayne T. Lupole, Hospice St. John chaplain, officiating.  Burial will be in Schloyersville, Cemetery, Brisggsville."

Taken from the Press Enterprise.

 

 

Joan M. Smith (Shaffer)

 

 

 

 

5/10/2019

Joan M. Shaffer

Genealogy buff owned Cake and Candy Supply

Joan M. (Smith) Shaffer, 68, of Nescopeck, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at her home, with her loving family by her side.

Born in Berwick, on Nov. 26, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Janet M. (Schell) Smith. She was a graduate of Berwick High School, Class of 1968. For over 30 years, she was the proprietor of Shaffer’s Cake and Candy Supply, until its sale in 2018. She was dedicated to her business and formed many friendships with her customers over the years

Joan was an active member of Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nescopeck, where she sang in the choir and filled in as the organist when needed. She was a member of the Elks Lodge #1138 in Berwick. She was a genealogy buff and enjoyed putting together her family tree. She was devoted to her family and attended as many of her grandchildren’s sporting events as possible.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jason A. Shaffer, with whom she celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary this past August; daughters: Jodie Stradnick and husband “Jim”, Berwick; Jennifer Maczuga, Berwick; grandchildren: Anthony Ernst, Samantha Tyrrell, Nathan Maczuga, and Matthew Maczuga; brother, Carl Smith, and husband, Loren Artz, Berwick; brother-in-law, Jacob Shaffer, and wife, Jeanne; many cousins; nieces and nephews; and longest and dearest friend, Diane Kurapatskie.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Mark Maczuga; and grandson, Jason R. Shaffer.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 E. Third St., Nescopeck, with her pastor, the Rev. Jessica Kingsborough, officiating. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 801 E. Third St., Nescopeck, PA 18635.

Online messages of comfort may be sent to condolences@ hellerfuneral.com

 

 

 

Steve Smith

 

 

2012
 

Nancy J. Stiner (Heller)

Nancy J. (Stiner) Heller

Dedicated Church Member, GMC Med Tech

Nancy J. (Stiner) Heller, 64, of First Avenue, Berwick, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Berwick.

Born Sept. 16, 1950, in Berwick, she was the daughter of the late J. Wesley and M. Hope (Marshman) Stiner.  A graduate of Berwick High School, Class of 1968, she continued her education at Temple University, earning her degree as a Medical Technologist in 1972.

Mrs. Heller was employed at Bloomsburg Hospital for 29 years and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville for 12 years, retiring in March 2014 for health reasons.

She was a dedicated member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where she served as Authorized Lay Worship Leader in the Upper Susquehanna Synod.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 32 years, Richard C. Heller, who died Jan. 24, 2004.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Jeanne-Heller Wilson, and her husband, Richard, of Pittsburgh; her son, Douglas Wesley Heller, and his wife, April, of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren: Charles Dylan Heller; Ethan Richard Wilson; Nathaniel Paul Wilson; and Abigail Hope Wilson.

A visitation will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1600 Fowler Ave., Berwick, with the Rev. Martha Sue Moll, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Nancy’s memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., Berwick.

For additional information or to send online condolences, visit www.mayofh.com

 

 

Rachel A Stout Burkes

 

May 30, 2001

"Rachel A (Stout) Burkes

Employed by Bon Ton, Columbia Mall, six years

Rachel A. Berkes, 50, of 406 A Yost Hollow Road, Berwick, died early Wednesday morning, May 30, 2001 at her home.  She had been ill for 18 months.

Born Jan. 16, 1951, in the Bloomsburg Hospital, she was a daughter of the late Hurley C. Jr. and Bernice (Blaine) Stout.

A lifelong resident of Berwick, she was a graduate of Berwick High School in 1968, and had been active with her class reunion committee since graduation.

Berkes was employed by the Bon Ton, at Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg, for the past six years.

She was a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society.

Berkes was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Berwick, where she was a member of the choir.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph S. Berkes, to whom she was married Sept. 4, 1971; a son Nyle Berkes, Bloomsburg; two daughters: Kathryn Berkes, Round Rock, Texas; and Ann Berkes , at home; tow sisters: Mrs. Peter (Meliisa) Leggieri, New York City; and Mrs. Daniel (Rebecca) Stauffer, Lime Ridge.

Funeral Services will be Saturday at 1 P.M. from the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., Second and Chestnut Streets, Berwick, followed by a 1:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Berwick, with the Rev. Dennis G. Dalessandro, her pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Benjamin A Switzer

 

Benjamin A. Switzer, 66, of Berwick passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home, after a long illness.

Born in Berwick on January 20, 1950 he was the son of the late John E. and Selena M. (Kreischer) Switzer. He graduated from Berwick High School and worked at Consolidated Cigar for many years.

Ben loved dogs, especially his own, Oscar, Oreo and Heidi.

Surviving are his sisters and brothers: Barbara Farver, of Berwick; Robert Switzer and wife Kay, of Berwick; Donald Switzer, of Shickshinny; Linda Schnieder of NJ; Marian Bankes and husband Alan, Berwick; Judy Brown and husband Herb, Orangeville; Edward Switzer and companion Cheryl Galler, Berwick; Charles “Seymore” Switzer, Berwick; Cindy Milheim, Berwick; Laura Richards and husband Randy, Berwick; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are a brother, John E. Switzer, Jr. and a sister, Kathy Ridall.

A private burial was held in Elan Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ben’s name can be made to: SPCA, 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821.

 

Thank you, Mr. Taylor.

 

 

Frank M. Taylor

Longtime educator, former Berwick principal

Frank M. Taylor, aged 94, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 18, 2011, after an extended illness. He was predeceased in 2008 by Elda, his wife of 64 years.

Mr. Taylor is survived by two sons: Dr. Frank Taylor (and wife Joyce) of Tampa, Fla., and Dr. James Taylor (and wife Susan) of Fort Myers, Fla.; one brother, Mr. Richard Taylor (and wife Sandra) of Berwick; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A native of Berwick, Mr. Taylor was the son of the late Harold and Edna Duke Taylor. He was educated in the Berwick Area schools and was a 1943 business education graduate of Bloomsburg State Teachers College, from which he received the 1989 Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. He later (1949) earned a Master's Degree in secondary school administration from Bucknell University.

In his pre-collegiate years, Mr. Taylor trained as a boxer and participated in numerous competitive pugilistic events throughout northeastern Pennsylvania during the late 1930s.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps, training as a fighter pilot.

Mr. Taylor's professional career was in the field of secondary education. His teaching career began at Mifflin Township High School, where he taught and coached from 1946-1949. From 1949-1957, Mr. Taylor was an instructor in the commercial department of Berwick High School, during which time he helped to initiate the interscholastic wrestling program. Following a five-year stint as junior high school principal, Mr. Taylor became Berwick Area Senior High School principal in 1961, a position he held until his retirement in 1977. A highlight of his tenure as senior high school principal was the initial accreditation for the high school by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Mr. Taylor was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association and the Bloomsburg University Alumni Association. He had served on the official board and as elementary Sunday school superintendent of the Mifflinville Methodist Church.

Following his retirement and after several years of traveling, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor moved to Tampa, Fla., in 1983, where they resided until their deaths. Until their health failed, both had been active members of the Seminole Presbyterian Church of Tampa. In the early 1990s, as an indirect result of this involvement, Mr. Taylor was called out of retirement by the church to lend his experience and credentials in the project of adding grades 10 through 12 to the church's day-school. Notably, in answering this temporary call, he served as the first headmaster of the completed, K-through-12, Seminole Presbyterian (now Cambridge Christian) School of Tampa.

Although hampered by poor health in recent years, Mr. Taylor was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, having been a founding member of the Mifflinville Mountaineers Club. He will be remembered for his strength of personality, his love of God and country, and his unselfish devotion to family.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at the Mifflinville Methodist Church, located at Fourth and Market streets in Mifflinville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Cambridge Christian School of Tampa, Providence Christian School of Cape Coral (see Internet for mailing addresses), or any personally preferred charity.

 

 

Sam Trapane

August 16, 2008

" Samuel T. Trapane - Berwick Native known as sincere friend.

Samuel T. Trapane, 58, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 16, 2008, at his Fernandina Beach, Fla. residence.  He was a native of Berwick, and moved to Fernandina Beach in 1990 from Jacksonville, Fla.

He was of the Methodist faith.

Mr. Trapane graduated from Bloomsburg University, earned his mater's degree in psychology from Webster University and attended law school at Nova University.  He was a captain with the U.S. Air Force and served as navigator with flight crews.  After leaving the Air Force, he taught high school English for a while in Gainesville, Fla.  Mr. Trapane was also a computer networking expert and set up networking capabilities for many companies in the Jacksonville, Fla and Kings B ay, Ga.  He set up the computer networking for the Nassau County school district and assisted the Fernandina Beach Arts Academy with their computer needs.  He was an extremely intelligent man who also enjoyed simple thins, such as walks on the beach, going out to eat with his mother and friends, and riding with his friend, Glenn.  He commented that the part of his life he enjoyed the most was the time he spent traveling with the Air Force.  Above all it can be said that he was his own man, a sincere friend and a man who wanted the best for this children.

Mr. Trapane was predeceased by his three brothers: Thomas Trapane Jr., Philip Trapane and Richard Trapane; and by his sister, Phyllis Trapane.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony "Tony" and Vanessa Trapane, of San Antonio, Texas, a daughter, Lauren Trapane, of San Antonio, Texas; hi mother, Betty Jan Trapane of Mifflinville; a granddaughter, Grace Trapane of San Antonio, Texas and several close freinds: Glenn and Frankie Eckert of Summerville, S.C., Jeanette Nichlos of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; Dale and Darlene Jennings, also of Fernandina Beach.  Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1430 Prduential Drive, Jacksonville, FL. 32207.  Arrangements by Green Pine Funeral Home."

Taken from the Press Enterprise.

 

Irvin R. Thompson

July 9, 2012

Irvin F. (Butch) Thompson, Jr.

Army veteran was fan of rock 'n' roll

Irvin F. Thompson Jr., 62, of Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Berwick, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, on Feb. 4, 1950, he was the son of the late Irvin and Florence (Redenski) Thompson.

The family moved to Berwick in 1954. Irvin graduated from Berwick High School in 1968. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Vietnam.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Harless; and his nephews: Daniel Scott Harless and Timothy Petrusa.

He enjoyed caring for his houseplants and was fan of rock 'n' roll music.

He is survived by sisters: Carolyn Mele and her husband, Frank, Mifflinville; Florence Petrusa and her husband, Frank, Berwick; brother, Jeffrey Thompson, of Bloomsburg; brother-in-law, Dan Harless, Ohio; nephews: David Harless; Robert Harless; Chris Mele; Nick Mele; and niece, Lori Petrusa.

Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, is assisting the family with arrangements. Services will be private.

 

 

Kay L. Uram

 

March 15, 2012

Kay L Uram Thomas of Aurora, 61, passed away March 15, 2012.  She was born June 5,1950 in Berwick, PA., the daughter of Peter and Myrtle (Van Pelt) Uram.   Kay was a loving wife and mother and particularly enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.  She was also proud to care for the children at Campanelli Elementary School in Schaumburg in the lunch and after school programs.

Survivors include her husband, Morgan Thomas; sons, Peter (Kristin) Thomas and Andrew Thomas; daughter, Rachel (Linzie) Lamemayer; grandchilden, Joshua and Benjamin Lamemayer, and Isabelle and Owen Thomas.   She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sharon Mowery; and an infant brother at birth.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, from 5 to 9 at the Healy Chapel Sugar Grove Chapel.  Interment will be in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N Michigan Ave., Suite 2015, Chicago, IL. 60602 or to INFANT , Inc. 1108 Oak St., Winnetka, IL. 60093.  For further information, please call 630-466-1330 or visit www.healychape.com to leave condolence. 

 

Joanna M. Ursi

July 8, 2014

Joanna M Ursi of Orchard Way, Berwick, Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the home of her father, with whom she was residing in Berwick.

Born April 2, 1950, in Berwick, she was the daughter of Tony Ursi, Berwick, and the Late Marie "Mitzi"  (Green) Ursi.  A 1968 graduate of Berwick High Scholl, Joanna was employed for many years as a bookkeeper for Fine Line homes before retiring as a bookkeeper from Knorr Contracting.

Joanna was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Berwick.  She was also a former president and an active volunteer of Beyond Violence, Berwick, and a member of the Berwick High School Reunion Committee.

In addition to her father, Tony Ursi, Joanna is survived by her daughter, April, and husband, Jay O'Connor of Archbald, PA.; a son, Thomas Corona of Berwick: five grandchildren, Kateri, Kaitlyn, Leslie, Leahy, and Rockne O'Connor, Archbald; a sister, Marion, and husband, Jeff Meracle of Beach Haven; and a brother Anthony P. Ursi of Berwick.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie "Mitzi" (Green) Ursi, Berwick, and a son, Ronald J. Corona, Jr. Berwick.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Mayo Funeral Home, Inc.  110 Chestnut St., Berwick.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 1PM at St. Joseph's Church, 721 Monro St., Berwick, with the Rev. Dennis G. Dalessandro, her pastor, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Beyond Violence, 1612 Walnut St., Berwick, PA.  18603.

 

 

Eric M. White

Eric M. White
 

Daniel G. Whitenight

 

April 25, 1995

"Daniel G. Whitenight

Was an assistance manager of area stores

Services of Daniel G. Whitenight, 46,of 1157 Sixth Ave., Berwick will be Tuesday at 4 P.M. at the Berwick Christian Church, Fifth and Central Avenue, with Rev. Roy E. Row officiating.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

He died Friday evening, Aug. 25, 1996, at his home.  He was in failing health for several years.

Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Berwick, he was the son of Roger A. Whitenight, Port St. Lucie, Fla., and the late Eloise Fagles.

He graduated from Berwick High School in 1968.  He was district manager for Time Markets from 1989 to 1992 in the Berwick, Bloomsburg, and Milton areas.

He previously was a store manager for the Eagle Family Discount Store, Miami, Fla. During that time he was shot and seriously wounded in a robbery attempt in 1981.

 He was an assistant manager at the former Nichols Discount Store, Bloomsburg, and was an assistant manager at the Ames Store, Berwick.

During high school, he worked at the former American Auto Store, Berwick and also worked at the Will Run Golf Course.

He was a former active member of Berwick Christian Church, when his health permitted.  He was a member of Berwick Elks Lodge, and held various offices.  He was assistant coach of midget football in Berwick.

He was a former active member of the Berwick Athletic Association, and coached the Berwick High School bowling team for five years, just recently tendering his resignation.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, the former Mary C. 'Connie' Geary, with whom he would have celebrated a 20th. wedding anniversary on August 28th.; one son,  Greg Horne, Allentown; three daughters: Michelle Whitenight, at home; Sherri Horne and Susan Robison, both of Berwick; tow brothers: Terry A. Whitenight, Kissimmee, Fla.; Theodore 'Ted' Whitenight, San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Larry (Judith Ann) Schnerr, Berwick R.R. 4; one grandson; and his stepmother, the former Thelma Hildebrand.

A brother, Ronnie D. Whitenight, died September 1992.

Arrangements are under the direction of the James L. Hinckley, Jr. Funeral Home, Berwick."

Taken from the Press Enterprise

 

 

Fred R. Whitmire Jr.

 

September 3, 1981

"Fred R. Whitmire Jr.

Fred R. Whitmire Jr., 32, of 613 E. Fourth St., Nescopeck, died early Thursday morning at his home.

He was born in Berwick Hospital, August 30, 1949, the son of Frederick R. and Gladys Moser Whitmire Sr., Nescopeck.  He had lived in Nescopeck all his life.

He had been employed as a welder for Bechtel Corp., and prior to that, the Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Delaware.  He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Nescopeck, the Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Co., No. 1, Berwick Rod and Gun Club and a social member of the Nescopeck VFW.

In additions to his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Debra Turnack, to whom he was married five years; two daughters, Crystal Ann, 13 and Angela Lee, 11, both at home; and two sisters, Mrs. James (Janet) Krouse, Berwick, and Carol Ann Whitmire, Wilkes-Barre.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 P.M. from St. Mark's Lutheran Church Nescopeck, with Rev. Harold Hand Jr., his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

Arrangements are in the charge of Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck."

Taken from the Morning Press

 

 

 

Sandra L. Wolfe (Eddinger)

 

July 10, 2013

"Sandra Lee “Sandy” Eddinger, 63, of Pine Street, Berwick, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at her home.

Born on Aug. 22, 1949, in Berwick, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mildred (Creasy) Wolfe.

A graduate of Berwick High School’s Class of 1968, she was employed at Ames until 1985.

Mrs. Eddinger was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Among her interests were reading books, collecting Boyd’s Bears, Serafin Angels, and crystals. She cherished spending time with her family and her two dogs.

Sandy is a survived by her husband of 44 years, Kerry “Carp” Eddinger; her son: Matthew R. Eddinger and his wife Leslie of Berwick; and her sister: Sheila Shultz of Hudson, Fla.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 2 at the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 110 Chestnut St., Berwick, with the Rev. Robert Eddinger of Ridge Street United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

 

 

Steven D. Zelesnikar

 

 

April 23, 1972

"Steven D. Zelesnikar

Steven D. Zelesnikar, 23 of 1634 Franklin Street, Berwick, died Sunday night at 10:30 in the Geisinger Medical Center.  Surviving are his parents, a brother, and maternal grandparents.  Short prayer services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Fabian Funeral Chapel, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9:30 in St. Mary's R. C. Church with Msgr. Kark Stofko as celebrant.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 7 to 9.  The Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 8 P.M."

Taken from the Berwick Enterprise

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