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Margaret Hynosky

October 26, 2008

Margaret Hynosky, 82, formerly of West Scranton, died Sunday morning in Allied Skilled Nursing. Her husband Robert J. Hynosky died August 16. 1987.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the later Michael and Anna Dubish Yanko. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she had been a seamstress in the local garment industry until she became a full time homemaker.

Margie was a member of the St. Patrick’s Church, and she cherished Sunday family dinners, playing penny poker, and excursions to the Atlantic City shore, and was a very avid Phillies and Mets fan.

She is survived by her son, Robert M. and wife Margaret F., a granddaughter, Galacia, all of Scranton, a brother, Joseph Yanko and wife Sylvia, Scranton, an aunt, Catherine Rosenthal, Livingston, NY, and her life long friend, Sophie Stasuckevitz, Scranton, nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be on Thursday at 8:45 AM from the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home, 254-268 Railroad Avenue, West Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Patrick’s Church 1403 Jackson Street, West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Cyril Edwards. Internment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday 4 till 8 PM in the Funeral Home. A heartfelt thank you is extended to the nurses, CNA’s and staff at Allied Skilled Nursing, 4 south, for exceptional care given to Marge.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in Margaret’s name to, Maryknoll Fathers, PO BOX 304, Maryknoll, NY 10545.

Paul G. Bedwick

October 25, 2008

Paul G. Bedwick, 73, of Hanover Twp., died Saturday.

His wife of more than 50 years is the former Anne Shiner.Born in Wilkes-Barre on March 21, 1935, son of the late George and Viola Tabit Bedwick, he was a 1954 graduate of G.A.R. High School and served in the Air Force.

Paul worked for 43 years with Acme Markets Inc., serving in many positions with the organization and retiring as a district manager. He was a well-respected member of the community. Paul’s passions were his family, faith and friends.

He was a lifelong member of St. George’s Maronite Church, Wilkes-Barre. Paul lovingly and willingly assisted countless people in finding employment throughout the Wyoming Valley.

He served on many boards of directors, including Wilkes-Barre Parks and Recreation, Luzerne County Community College Board of Governors, and St. George’s Maronite Church. He was a member of the National Apostolate of Maronites, St. Sharbel Society and Holy Name Society, among others. He passed away surrounded by his loving family.

Also surviving are four children, Michelle Mann and husband, Pat, Ellicott City, Md.; Allan Bedwick and wife, Akiko, Tokyo, Japan; Jennifer Bedwick, Philadelphia; and Leslie Caffrey and husband, Anthony, Plymouth Meeting; five grandchildren, Jacob and Harrison Mann, Alyse and Emily Caffrey and Rex Bedwick; three sisters, Cele Kasmark, Anna Yablonski and Mary Jacobs, all of Wilkes-Barre; two brothers, Raymond Bedwick, Edwardsville; and John Bedwick, Wilkes-Barre; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Paul Jr.; four brothers Joseph, William, Peter and Anthony; and a sister, Sadie Ellis.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Home, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. George’s Maronite Church, 79 Loomis St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; or the St. Theresa Grotto Fund at St. George’s Maronite Church.

Robert P. Cabets

October 25, 2008

Robert P. Cabets, 64, of Throop, died Saturday afternoon in Mercy Hospital after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 40 years is Christine Tobias Cabets.

Born Jan. 19, 1944, in Throop, son of the late Joseph and Rose Gobin Cabets, he attended Throop schools and served in the Army in Germany during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Local Bricklayers Union 5 and was a 26-year member of the Mid Valley School Board, where he served many years as president. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Throop.

Bob very much loved his home and family, especially his grandchildren. He was recently a van driver for the Mid Valley School District, a job he enjoyed tremendously.

Also surviving are two daughters, Christine Caljean, Archbald; and Theresa and husband, Dino Sciullo, Pittsburgh; a sister, Joan Tanana, Throop; a brother, Joseph and wife, Renee Cabets, Throop; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Yontas, who died Feb. 27.The funeral will be Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the John F. Glinsky Funeral Home, 445 Sanderson St., Throop, with Mass at 9 in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment, parish cemetery.

Freda Betty “Aunt Bett” Fisher

October 26, 2008

Freda Betty “Aunt Betty” Fisher, 83, of Harford Twp., died Saturday at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Raymond Fisher, in 1996. Betty was a dedicated member of the South New Milford Baptist Church. She and Ray worked faithfully at the Harford Fair.

Surviving are six children, Barbara and husband, James Stevens; Rae Belle and husband, Gerald Albeck; Robert Fisher; Timothy and wife, Cindy Fisher; Sally F. Morgan; and Doreen "Dolly" Fisher; three grandchildren, Bradley, Dale and Miranda Fisher; a brother, Bruce Conklin; three sisters, Georgia Jennings, Shirley Carey and Carol Hardic; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Fisher; and a son, Charles Fisher.

A funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the South New Milford Baptist Church.

Interment, New Milford Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the church. Arrangements by the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead. Donations may be made to the South New Milford Baptist Church Building Fund, RR 1, Box 164A, New Milford, 18834.

Mary A. Holman

October 26, 2008

Mary A. Holman, 81, a longtime resident of Covington Twp., died Saturday in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.

Her husband of 56 years was the late Walter S. Holman. Born in Dunmore, daughter of the late Ernest and Sophia Kraft McCarthy, she was a graduate of Marywood Seminary and was a member of Moscow United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Kenosky and husband, James, Spring Brook Twp.; and Robin Holman, Florida; a brother, Bud McCarthy, Clarks Summit; three grandchildren, Natasia, Joline and Paul; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, William McCarthy.

A private graveside service will be held at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst, at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Lackawanna County, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, 18411.

Robert K. “Gater” McIlwee

October 26, 2008

Robert K. "Gater" McIlwee, 55, of West Scranton, died Sunday morning in the VNA Hospice Unit at Community Medical Center.

His wife of 30 years, Nona Bryndza McIlwee, died July 12. Born in Scranton, son of Helen Tross McIlwee, Scranton, and the late Roy McIlwee, he was a 1971 graduate of West Scranton High School.

Gater and his wife resided in the western United States for roughly 11 years before returning to Scranton. He was employed as an inspector for Sandvik Materials Technology.

Surviving are a daughter, Holly Alice McIlwee, at home, and her boyfriend, Tom Golecki; a sister, Charlotte Ravaioli and husband, Albert, Dalton; three brothers, Roy McIlwee and wife, Monica, Scranton; David McIlwee and wife, Sue, Scranton; and Donald McIlwee, Taylor; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Richard McIlwee.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Davies and Jones Funeral Chapel Inc., 135 S. Main Ave., Scranton.

Albert Shiner

October 25, 2008

Albert Shiner, 89, of Peckville and formerly of Waymart, died Saturday in the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ann Dzwonchuk, in 1985. His companion for more than 23 years is Viola Kausmeyer, Peckville.Born in Nanticoke, son of the late John and Helen Leyman (Szajna) Shiner, he was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and was a four-year Army veteran during World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific theater of operations.

After the war, he was employed for a short time for Planters Peanuts in Wilkes-Barre and later became the manager of computer operations at the administrative division of Emery Air Freight for more than 23 years until his retirement.

He resided in Wilkes-Barre until the Agnes flood destroyed his home. He then relocated to Waymart, where he lived for most of his life. He was a former member of Most Holy Trinity Church, Nanticoke, and the Nanticoke American Legion.

He was a kind and caring companion who loved his adopted family like his own. He enjoyed traveling. He will be dearly missed.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses at VNA Hospice, especially Andrea Yerke, for their kindness and compassion.

Also surviving are two nieces, Sue Kuklevsky, Wantagh, N.Y.; and Helen Anselmo, Levittown, N.Y.; his adopted family, Edward Kausmeyer and wife, Donna, Moscow; Patricia Morcom and husband, William, Milford; and Gary Kausmeyer and wife, Cindy, Peckville; and several adopted grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Shatz, Ceil Buczkowski and Theresa Shiner; and a brother, Clem Shiner.

The funeral with full military rites will be Wednesday from the James M. Margotta Funeral Home, 1019 Main St., Peckville, with Mass at 9 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Peckville. Interment, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Anyone attending the funeral is asked to go directly to church.

Friends may call Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, 18447.

Catherin Yates Britch

October 25, 2008

Catherine Yates Britch, 84, of Wilkes-Barre, died Saturday in Hospice of the VNA at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 11, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Catherine Dorang Yates. She attended St. Leo’s Elementary School and was a graduate of Hanover Township Memorial High School. Prior to retiring, she was employed by Teleradio, Wilkes-Barre Township. Catherine was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, its Altar and Rosary Society and the bazaar committee. She helped in every way she could at her parish.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, John Britch; sister Charlotte Eddy; and godson Arthur Eddy.

Surviving are a brother, Charles, and his wife, Florence, Kensington, Md.; nieces and nephews; cousins.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Leo P. Lehman Funeral Home, 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Hanover Township.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

Magdalen M. Wilkas

October 23, 2008

Magdalen M. Wilkas of Scranton died Thursday in the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Anthony and Agnes Spudis Wilkas, she had been employed by the A & P Co. in the bakery department and by Roden Industries before retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, North Scranton.

Surviving is a sister, Jean Alisauskas, Scranton.She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Wilkas and Francis Alisauskas; and a sister, Mary Alisauskas.

The funeral will be Tuesday with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, North Main Avenue, Scranton. Interment, parish cemetery, Throop.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Arrangements by the Joseph C. Noreika Funeral Home, 1740 N. Main Ave., Scranton.

Ann Marie Yencho

October 24, 2008

Ann Marie Yencho of Peckville died Friday in Mid-Valley Hospital, Peckville. She was the wife of John Yencho. The couple was married for 48 years.

Born in Peckville on Nov. 13, 1934, daughter of the late Michael and Helen Witko Patrick, she was a graduate of Blakely High School. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church, Peckville, and its Altar and Rosary Society.

She was a devout Catholic whose faith was never ending. She worked most of her life in the garment industry and retired from Haband in 2000. She was known for her cooking and baking and she loved everyone.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

Also surviving are a daughter, Michele Schmidt and husband, Augie, Kenosha, Wis.; a sister, Monica Altier, Archbald; a granddaughter, Chelsea Schmidt; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday from the Michael P. Glinsky Funeral Home Inc., 129 Grant St., Olyphant, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Interment, Union Cemetery, Peckville.

Stella V. Bortz

October 25, 2008

Stella V. Bortz, 98, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Oct. 25, 2008.

Born in Baldwinsville, Mass., on Feb. 14, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Mislak.

She was married to Chester Bortz for almost 70 years before he passed away in 1998. She was a long-time resident of Edwardsville and Kingston. Since 1999, she was a guest at the Laurels Assisted Living Facility and later at the Laurels Health and Rehab in Kingston.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Mislak, in 2007.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheta Malvizzi, and her husband, Mario, Laflin. She was a loving grandmother to grandson, Marc; his wife, Debbie; and grandson, John. She also leaves five great-grandchildren, Brian, Christopher, Nina, Drew and Marc, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on today at 11 a.m. at Saint Maria Goretti Church, Laflin Road, Laflin, with the Rev. Michael Kirwin officiating. Friends and family may call at the church beginning at 10:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Plymouth.

Arrangements are by the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth.

Ruth Flynn

October 25, 2008

Ruth Flynn, 86, of Washington Square Apartments in Wilkes-Barre died unexpectedly Saturday morning of “old age.”

Born Aug. 20, 1922, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Florence Keating Oliver.

Ruth was a member of the Class of 1940 of Saint Mary’s High School.

Prior to retiring, Ruth was employed by Little Flower Manor and previously worked for A. Rifkin Company for several years.

Ruth greatly enjoyed her apartment and carefully decorated with her JFK collection, Philadelphia Eagles memorabilia, original artwork by Jim Heston and many mature house plants.

Ruth touched the lives of many children in the Wilkes-Barre area volunteering as a foster grandmother for the past 15 years.

Her greatest pleasure was working with children at Kistler Elementary School, Luzerne County Head Start and presently at Dodson Elementary School.

Her husband, Thomas “Red” Flynn, preceded her in death.

Surviving are daughters Patricia Flynn, Kingston, and Erin and her husband, Steve Gilroy, Wilkes-Barre; grandsons Tom Gilroy, Wilkes-Barre, and Steve and his wife, Deanne Gilroy, Swoyersville.

Funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. from McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Stanislaus Kostka Church.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m.

Florence Kishbaugh

October 26, 2008

Florence Kishbaugh, 90, of Dallas, passed away Sunday at Manor Care, Kingston.

Born in Centermoreland, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Elizabeth Swoyer Kelley.

She was a graduate of Dallas Borough High School. Before retiring, she was employed as a clerk in Bergman’s Department Store, Edwardsville. Florence had resided in Forty Fort and Shavertown before moving to Dallas. She was member of Wyoming Avenue Christian Church, Kingston.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William K. Disque; second husband Charles F. Kishbaugh; son William Disque; brothers Wilbur, Brisbin, Howard and Glenn Kelly; sisters Bernice Ellsworth and Thelma DeRemer.

Surviving are daughter Jeanne Yetter and husband Robert, Dallas; grandchildren Darcie Gudger and husband John, Denver, Colo.; Tammie Rao and husband Shon, Wallingford; great-grandchildren Kyle Gudger and Daniel Rao.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11a.m. from the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 672 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Roland Preisler officiating.

Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton.

Annette Friedberg

October 24, 2008

Annette Friedberg, 70, of Camp Hill, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, in the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home, Carlisle, Pa.

Born March 3, 1938, in Trenton, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Morris and Rebekah Rentschler Friedberg.

Annette was preceded in death by her companion, John Charest; and her two daughters, Becky and Amy Friedberg.

Surviving are her nine cousins and her two dear friends, Mary Cain and Diane Rebar, both of the Kingston area.

Arrangements are being handled by the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle.

John E. James

October 24, 2008

John E. James, 45, of Avoca, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at home. Mr. James was born in Wilkes-Barre, May 23, 1963, and was a son of Paul G. James Sr., of Fairmount Township, and the late Shirley MacLaney James.

He graduated from Bishop Hoban High School in 1981 and was employed by Golden Technologies, Avoca.

Surviving in addition to his father, are a daughter; Sarah James, Wilkes-Barre; companion Nora Breitenstein, Avoca; brothers Paul G. James Jr., Wilkes-Barre, and Mark James, Nanticoke.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of Routes 29 & 118, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Dennis Gray, pastor of the Huntsville Christian Church.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.

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