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    Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Happy Time Singers presented a holiday program for Greenbriar residents. The singing
group visits local nursing homes each month and leads singing sessions which the residents
always enjoy. From left, first row, Leona Huntz, Charlotte Marchakitis, Irene Meren, Eddie Marie
Bozetta, pianist. Second row, Betty Watkins, Marilyn Sorchick, Betty Doherty, Peggy Kleban,
Clarence J. Michael, Diana Marsh and Nikki La Venda
Celebrating with custom Nativity
St. Frances X. Cabrini Parish
celebrated the Christmas season
with a custom created and deco-
rated Nativity at the church, 585
Mount Olivet Road.
Father Vincent Dang is pastor
of St. Frances Cabrini Parish and
also ministers to the local Viet-
namese Community.
The Nativity is specially de-
signed each year by members of
the Vietnamese community. Fa-
ther Dang celebrates a Vietname-
se Mass once a month at 2 p.m.
on the third Sunday of the month
at St. Frances.
The Vietnamese Community
will celebrate Vietnamese New
Year, the Year of the snake on
with aMass at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10 at
the Franklin Township Fire Hall.
A reception will immediately
follow the Mass.
Celebrating the Christmas season at St. Frances X. Cabrini Parish
are, from left, Phuc Le, Hanh Le, Loc Le and Father Vincent Dang.
Senior Citizens Centers
sponsored by the Area
Agency on Aging for Lu-
zerne and Wyoming Coun-
ties offer hot noon meals
Monday through Friday to
people 60 years of age or ol-
der. Donations from partic-
ipants are gratefully accept-
ed and needed in order to
expand this program.
The following is the me-
nu for the week of Jan. 21:
MONDAY: Center closed
for Martin Luther King Jr.
TUESDAY: Meatloaf, gra-
vy, mashed potatoes, dilled
carrots, whole wheat din-
ner roll, cherry crisp, mar-
garine, milk and coffee.
pepper fish, broccoli/cauli-
flower au gratin, roasted
red skin potatoes, whole
wheat dinner roll, ketchup,
tartar sauce, ambrosia,
margarine, milk and coffee.
THURSDAY: Polish Fes-
tival special lunch - Kielba-
sa, haluski, beets, cabbage
soup, dinner roll, rice pud-
ding, margarine, milk and
FRIDAY: Swedish meat-
balls, sugar snap peas, but-
tered noodles, rye bread,
warm spiced pears, marga-
rine, milk and coffee.
COREY -Dr. Peter John, 83, of
- as, died Saturday, Jan. 12,
2013, at the VNA Hospice Unit
of St. Luke’s Village in Wilkes-
He was born in Wilkes-Barre
on Dec. 5, 1929, and was a grad-
uate of GAR High School. He re-
ceived his bachelor of science
degree from Wilkes College and
a medical degree from Hahne-
mann Medical College. He com-
pleted his internship at Chester
County Hospital, Westchester.
He completed his surgical resi-
dency at Lankeanau Hospital
and Jefferson Medical College,
Philadelphia, from 1959 to 1963.
He was certified by the Amer-
ican Board of Surgery and was a
fellow of the American College
of Surgeons and the American
College of Gastroenterology.
He was a lieutenant in the
medical corps U.S. Naval Re-
serve, with active duty from
1956 to 1958.
He spent his career at Wilkes-
Barre General Hospital. He was
chairman of the Department of
Surgery from 1975 to 1985. In
1980, he was the president of the
medical staff at Wilkes-Barre
General Hospital.
He published “The Use of Li-
brium in Surgical Patients” in
the PA Medical Journal in Au-
gust 1962. He performed the
first pacemaker insertion and
the first femoral popliteal bypass
surgical procedure in the Wyom-
ing Valley.
He was instrumental in the es-
tablishment of one of the first
intensive care units in the
Wyoming Valley. He was the
founder and administrator of the
Surgical Specialists of Wyoming
malley. He retired in 1991.
DP: was a member of St. An-
thony/St. George
Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Surviving are his wife of 41
years, Ann Matzoni Corey, Dal-
las; children, Terri Gorman, La-
flin; Jackie Chovanes, Macungie;
Joseph, Harveys Lake; Stephanie
Corey-Marks, Redwood City,
Calif.; 11 grandchildren.
Memorial donations to the
United Methodist Homes Resi-
dent Support Fund, 50 W. Tioga
St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
CUPINSKI - Marcella A., Dal-
las, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at
The Meadows Nursing Center,
Dallas, after a courageous battle
with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born in the Heights
section of Wilkes-Barre and was
a graduate of St. Nicholas
School, Wilkes-Barre.
She had worked at American
Cigar and Consolidated Cigar
companies and later with Encon
Jaa Dallas. She was a member of
| ite of Heaven Church, Dallas,
since 1970.
Surviving are her husband,
Stanley, with whom she cele-
brated 49 years of marriage; a
daughter, Donna, Dallas; a son,
Raymond, Plymouth; four neph-
Memorial donations to Gate
of Heaven Church, 40 Machell
Ave., Dallas, PA 18612, or the
Alzheimer’s Association at
DeROSE - Eugenia, 95, of Dal-
las, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013,
two days after her 95th birthday.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre,
Jan. 9, 1918, educated in Wilkes-
Barre schools and was a gradu-
ate of Coughlin High School,
class of 1936.
Her last place of employment
was with Town and Country Fur-
niture Store, Wilkes-Barre. She
volunteered as a “Pink Lady” at
General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre,
for many years and, in recent
years, volunteered at the Back
Mountain Library’s Slightly
Read Bookstore.
Surviving are her daughters,
Bonnie Flynn, The Woodlands,
Texas; Gail Riehl, Dallas; two
grandsons; two great-grandchil-
dren; a nephew.
Memorial donations to Back
Mountain Memorial Library, 96
Huntsville Road, Dallas, PA
18612 or to St. Therese’s Church,
64 Davis St., Shavertown, PA
FLANAGAN - Sister Terrence,
RSM, a member of the Institute
of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-At-
lantic Community, died on Fri-
day, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mercy Cen-
ter, Dallas.
The former Frances Mary Fla-
nagan, she was born June 12,
1921, in Columbia and graduated
from Columbia High School.
She earned a bachelor’s degree
in science from Misericordia
University and a master’s degree
from Villanova University in sec-
ondary school science.
She entered the Sisters of
Mercy in Dallas on Sept. 8, 1943,
and professed her vows on
March 12, 1946.
She was assistant administra-
tor at the former Mercycrest
Convent in Harrisburg. She min-
istered as a member of the Pro-
vincial Council and regional co-
ordinator of Harrisburg.
Surviving are a sister, Eleanor
Salzman, of Mount Joy; broth-
ers, Eugene, of Columbia; Te-
rence, of Camp Hill; the Sisters
of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic
Community; nieces and neph-
Memorial donations to Mercy
Center, PO Box 370, Dallas, PA
GRASSO - Angelo J., 79, of the
Carverton Heights section of
Kingston Township died
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Tho-
mas Jefferson University Hospi-
tal, Philadelphia.
He was born on Feb. 5, 1933,
in Forty Fort, raised in Forty
Fort and was a graduate of the
former Forty Fort High School
where he served as class presi-
dent during his sophomore year
and was a four-year varsity wres-
Following high school, he fur-
thered his education at Penn
State University, where, in 1955,
he acquired his bachelor of sci-
ence degree in business psychol-
ogy. While at Penn State, he was
a member of the Sigma Chi Fra-
ternity, Alpha Chapter, and
served as the fraternity’s treasur-
After college, he served two
years in the U.S. Navy and six
years in the Navy Reserves. Dur-
ing his time of service, he was
stationed in Newport, R.I. and
served aboard the U.S.S. Daly
Destroyer. Upon his honorable
discharge in 1957, he had at-
tained the rank of 2nd class pet-
ty officer yeoman.
Upon leaving the service, he
entered the family business,
United Pants Co. Inc., with fac-
tories in Swoyersville and Ply-
mouth, where he held the posi-
tions of human resources direc-
tor, production manager and
president until the company’s
closing in 1986.
He also taught courses in busi-
ness management at Wilkes Uni-
versity and was later employed
as general plant manager by
State Manufacturing Co., New
Philadelphia. Most recently, he
was employed by Clearbrook
Treatment Centers, where he
served as director of materials.
He was a member of Saint
Francis X. Cabrini Church, Carv-
erton Heights. He also participa-
ted in many civic organizations,
including the Hanover Township
Lions Club, the Wilkes-Barre
Chamber of Commerce and the
West Side Jaycees, where he
served as past president. He was
also a past member of the Board
of Trustees of the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers of America.
Surviving are three daughters,
Susan Whorley, of Virginia; Con-
nie Doyle, of Mountain Top; and
Molly Shane, of Philadelphia; six
grandchildren; a great-grandson;
a sister, Louise Stozenski; nieces
and nephews.
Memorial donations to Tho-
mas Jefferson University Hospi-
tal Liver or Kidney Transplant
Programs, 111 S. 11th St., Phila-
delphia, PA 19107.
LAMOREUX - Elizabeth K.,
89, of Dallas, died Saturday, Jan.
12, 2013, at Wilkes-Barre Gener-
al Hospital.
She was born in Kingston, was
a graduate of Larksville High
School and Wyoming Seminary
Dean School of Business.
She was an administrator with
the Dallas School District and a
member of Shavertown United
Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter,
Gail Kashulon, Raleigh, N.C.;
son, William, Harveys Lake; two
grandsons; brother, Claude Kell-
er, Vienna, Va.; nieces and neph-
Memorial contributions to the
Shavertown United Methodist
Church, North Pioneer Avenue,
Shavertown, PA 18708.
LASKY - Hope E., 83, of Dal-
las, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at
her home.
She was born in Berwick and
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School and the Nesbitt Memo-
rial Hospital School of Nursing.
A registered nurse, she began
her career with the Visiting
Nurse Association. She worked
at the former Nesbitt Memorial
Hospital, Kingston, and the for-
mer Retreat State Hospital, Hun-
lock Creek. She returned to the
Visiting Nurse Association,
where she remained until her re-
Former residences include
Philadelphia, Kingston and Ed-
wardsville. She lived in the Oak
Hill Development, Dallas, for
the past 10 years. She was a
member of Church of Christ
Uniting, Kingston.
Surviving are her husband,
Thomas S. Lasky, Dallas, with
whom she celebrated 60 years of
marriage on Jan. 3, 2013; sons,
Jeffrey S., Mountain Top; Mark
D., Dallas; daughter, Lisa L., Dal-
las; sister, Carol Hoeschle,
Meyerstown; brother, Loren
Samsel Jr., Ocala, Fla.; nieces
and nephews.
MATHERS - Gary R., 70, of
Trucksville, died Saturday, Dec.
22, 2012, at Hospice Community
Care, Inpatient Unit, Geisinger
South Wilkes-Barre.
He was born on June 3, 1942,
in Kingston, raised in Trucks-
ville, attended the former Gate
of Heaven School, Dallas, and
the former Westmoreland High
School, Trucksville.
After high school, he enlisted
in the U.S. Air Force, serving for
four years during peacetime.
During his time with the Air
Force, he was awarded the Air
Force Outstanding Unit Award
and the Good Conduct Medal.
Upon his honorable discharge,
he had attained the rank of Air-
man 3rd Class.
After discharge from the Air
Force, he went on to further his
education at Millersville Univer-
sity, where he earned his bache-
lor’s degree in industrial arts.
Later, he attended The Universi-
ty of Scranton, where he earned
his master’s degree in guidance.
He started his teaching career
at Tunkhannock Middle School,
where he was employed for 10
years as an industrial arts in-
structor. He also served as a
football coach there for some
time. After leaving Tunkhan-
nock Middle School, he was em-
ployed for 22 years as an indus-
trial arts instructor for Dallas
High School, retiring in 2002.
Throughout his teaching
years, he continued to serve his
country as an Army Reservist
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with the 322nd M.P. Det. (CI) in
Ashley. Within the detachment,
he served as special agent/crim-
inal investigator and was as-
signed as the operations officer.
In 1991, he was called back to
active duty during Operation
Desert Storm, serving with the
US. Army. In 2001, he retired
from the 322nd Criminal Investi-
gation Detachment, having at-
tained the rank of Chief Warrant
Officer 4.
He served on the Dallas
School Board for eight years
where he served as chairman of
property. In this capacity, he was
instrumental in overseeing the
construction of the new Dallas
High School, which opened in
September 2011. Additionally,
he served as chairman of the Pol-
icy Committee, which is respon-
sible for the revision of school
policy, and served on the Joint
Operating Committee, the over-
seeing body of the West Side Ca-
reer and Technology Center. He
also was an ardent supporter of
the Dallas High School wres-
tling program.
He was elected to the King-
ston Township Board of Super-
visors in 2012.
He held membership with the
Military Officers Association of
America and the American Le-
gion. He was a member of the
Civil War Round Table.
Surviving are his wife, Chris-
tine, with whom he celebrated
his 41st wedding anniversary on
Aug. 21, 2012; his children, Mi-
chael, at home; Nina Van Mater,
of Lansdale; two granddaught-
ers; brothers, William, of Littles-
town; Daniel, of Trucksville; Phi-
lip Mathers, of Trucksville; niec-
es and nephews.
Memorial donations to NAMI-
PA, Wilkes-Barre Office, 100 E.
Union St., Second Floor, Suite
#6, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; or to
Hospice Community Care, 601
Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA
NOYALIS - Ronald A., 64, of
Dallas, died Thursday, Jan. 10,
2013, as a result of injuries suf-
fered in a tree-cutting accident
in Dallas Township.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre
and was a graduate of GAR High
School, class of 1966.
After high school, he enlisted
in the Air Force, serving from
1966 to 1970. He was stationed
in various regions of Southeast
Asia and was awarded the Viet-
nam Service Medal.
Upon his return home, he at-
tended Wilkes College and
earned a bachelor of arts degree
in sociology in 1974. He worked
at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre,
as a social worker for a few years
then decided to pursue a master
of arts degree in social work
from Marywood College.
After earning his master’s de-
gree, he worked at the VA Med-
ical Center in Lebanon. He
transferred to the Scranton Vet-
erans Center, where he worked
as a readjustment counselor,
eventually becoming a licensed
certified social worker (LCSW)
and member of the National As-
sociation of Social Workers
(NASW). He remained at the
Scranton Center for 29 years, re-
tiring in January 2007.
Surviving are his wife, the for-
mer Christine Zupko; son, Marc;
brothers, Jack, Tucson, Ariz;
Anthony, Wilkes-Barre; Michael,
Williamsport; two nephews;
godmother, Aldona DeMichelle;
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial donations to the
Pro-Life Group at Gate of Heav-
en Church, 40. Machell Ave., Dal-
las, PA.18612.
PENXA - Helene D., 94, of
Harveys Lake, died Sunday, Jan.
6, 2013, at Hospice Community
Care, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Pembroke,
N.Y,, and was a graduate of Forty
Fort High School.
She was a member of the Al-
derson Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Jo-
seph, Harveys Lake, with whom
she celebrated her 75th wedding
anniversary in May 2012; sons,
Joseph L., Baltimore, Md., Ste-
phen, Harveys Lake; daughters,
Janice Hulse, Baltimore; Mary,
Knoxville, Md.; six grandchil-
dren; four great-grandchildren.
WHISPELL - Robert Thomas,
57, of Archbald, died Tuesday,
Jan. 8, 2013, at the Regional
Hospital of Scranton.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre
on Oct. 9, 1955, attended Dallas
High School and graduated from
trucking school in the 1980s. He
was employed as a driver for
American Asphalt Co., Shaver-
town. He retired as driver from
Wesley Village in Jenkins Town-
Surviving are a daughter,
Heather Hudak, Jessup; broth-
ers, Carl, Harveys Lake; and Ri-
chard, Vernon; sisters, Beverly
Sowers, N.C.; Joann Newell,
Tunkhannock; Edna Hoyt, Dal-
las; Marie Martin, Fla.; and Ma-
ry Havenstrite, Moscow; three
grandchildren; cousins, nieces,
nephews and canine companion,
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