BULKLEY - Elizabeth L., 87, of Noxen, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Luzerne on September 14, 1921, she had resided in Noxen since 1951 and was employed by the former Native Textiles, Dallas, for 23 years.
Surviving are her children, Jack C. and Janice Boston, both of Noxen; Judy Polachek, Dallas; sister, Pearl Barber, Dallas; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
CRAKE - Margaret Y., 86, of Harveys Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School and Wyoming Seminary School of Business. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake, and its Altar and Rosary Society and Mercy Center Auxiliary.
Surviving are her children, Dr. Roger F., Berwick; Christina Urban, Harveys Lake; Matthew F., West Pittston; brother, Frank, Wilkes-Barre Township; and six grandchildren.
Memorial donations to the Daniel C. Roberts Fire and Ambulance Co. or Our Lady of Victory Church.
EVELAND - Charlotte, of Tunkhannock, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock.
Born in Tunkhannock on July 25, 1923, she was a member of the Osterhout Bible Church, Tunkhannock, and was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1941.
Surviving are her son, Gary; daughter, Ginger Cragle; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Gladys Montross, Tunkhannock; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or the American Heart Association, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
FRANTZ - James K., of Dark Hollow Road, Tunkhannock, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at home.
Born in Vernon, Wyoming County, on Janunary 22, 1939, he was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1957, and an Air Force veteran. He was employed as a boilermaker with Union Local 1 and retired in 1998 as a superintendent of construction for Aycock Construction.
Surviving is his wife of 41 years, Maria Kosten Frantz; sons, Stanley, Laramie, Wyo.; Michael, Shelby, N.C.; Tim, Tunkhannock; and Raymond, High Point, N.C.; brothers, Harry, Centermoreland; Clifford, Falls; and Edward “Bud,” Tunkhannock; sisters, Joan Frantz and Kathy Sands, both of Tunkhannock; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial donations to Heartland Hospice, 38 N. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640.
KARALUNAS - Mary M., 93, of Dallas, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at the Meadows Nursing Home, Dallas.
Born in Kingston, she was formerly employed in the local garment industry. She was a member of St. Mary’s Annunciation Church, Kingston.
Surviving are her daughter, Dorothy Krapf, North Wales; sons, Frank, St. Louis, Mo., and Joseph, Blakeslee; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph Klesh, Port Richey, Fla.; sisters, Helen Raishel, Staten Island, N.Y.; and Catherine Czajkowski, Allen Park, Mich.; nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
KLOTZ - Alma Mae, 70, of Hunlock Creek, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Lehman, she was a graduate of Lehman High School.
Surviving is her son, Harry Jr., Collingswood, N.J.; one granddaughter; and a sister, Elizabeth Wyda, Hunlock Creek.
KNEPP - Leonard A., 80, of Crown Drive, Wyoming, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at home.
Born in Decatur, Pa. on February 13, 1928, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Panama. He had resided in Carverton for the past 35 years. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a foreman at Owens Illinois in Pittston.
He was a member of Cross Creek Community Church, Trucksville, for several years.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Mary Ann Moore; daughters, Kathleen Confoy, Peru, N.Y.; Gloria Knepp, Exeter; Colleen Caine, Pittsfield, Mass.; Marilyn Denman, Kingston; and Barbara Knepp, at home; son, Phillip, Harveys Lake; brothers, Warren Knepp, Landisville; and James Klinger, McClure; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
KUNDRAT - Stella, 95, of Trucksville, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Swoyersville.
Surviving are her daughter, Irene Kundrat, Baltimore, Md.; son, Jerry Kane, Swoyersville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
RAGUGINI - Jerry J., 78, of Carverton Road, Trucksville, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at Allied Skilled Nursing Care, Scranton.
Born in Plains, he was educated in the Plains School. He was self-employed as a painting contractor and auctioneer.
Surviving are his wife, the former Brenda Kelly; children, Dino Ragugini, Gerald Ragugini, Gary Cavill and Lisa Cavill; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Angelo, Wyoming.
RIEHL - Zack Carl, 62, of Hemlock Drive, Dallas, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born January 29, 1946 in Kingston, he was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Class of 1963. He was a graduate of Mansfield University, Class of 1968, where he received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
Prior to his retirement, he had been an elementary teacher with the Lake-Lehman School District for 34 years. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association.
Surviving are his wife of 13 years, the former Gail De Rose; sister, Drena Casey, Dallas; and two nephews.
Memorial donations to The American Heart Association of NEPA, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18701
SINNOTT - Barbara A., 62, of Dallas, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Kingston, she graduated from Central Catholic High School and from nursing school as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She had resided in Dallas for most of her life and had been employed by Hospice St. John as an LPN.
She was a member of Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Surviving are her son, David M., Plymouth; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial donations to St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen.