Wilkes

The Online Edition

In Memoriam

1937

Elizabeth “Bideth” Yeager (Davies) McGown, Cooperstown, N.Y., died Jan. 12, 2014. She taught at Wyoming Seminary. 

1939

Joseph Gibbons, Inkerman, Pa, died Dec. 7, 2013. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. Gibbons worked at Continental Cigar Company.

1941

Harriet C. Seeherman, Boynton Beach, Fla., died May 28, 2013. She was a social worker with the Lackawanna County department of public assistance.

1948

Osea Galletta, Yardley, Pa., died Dec. 18, 2012.

1949

Claude Emory Keller, Vienna, Va., died March 5, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Keller worked as an electrical engineer for IBM.

1950

Cyril “Cye” A. Good, Dallas, Pa., died Jan. 18, 2014. Good served as a U.S. Army medic and was a veteran of World War II. He worked for Torcon Industries in New Jersey. 

Albert “Bud” E. Herbert, Forty Fort, Pa., died Jan. 9, 2014. Herbert was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a public accountant and owned and operated the Earle R. Herbert Co. 

1952

Cornelius “Con” F. Boyle Jr., Falls,Pa., died Nov. 27, 2013. Boyle served in the U.S. Army and worked in the insurance industry.

1954

Walter L. Cusma, Dallas, Pa., died Dec. 8, 2013. He was a veteran of World War II. Cusma worked as an engineer for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. 

Gerard G. Washco, Conyngham, Pa., died Dec. 23, 2013. He was inducted in the Wilkes Athletic Hall of Fame. Washco was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for Cooper Industries. 

1955

Melvin W. Farkas, Laflin, Pa., died Dec. 10, 2013. Farkas was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a certified public accountant.

1956

Ronald McCarty, Secretary, Md., died Dec. 26, 2013. He was a U.S. Marines veteran of the Korean War. McCarty worked as a sales manager for GTE.

1957

Robert B. Chase Jr., Stony Brook, N.Y., died Nov. 6, 2013. 

Helen M. Rutledge, Mill Valley, Calif., died Jan. 19, 2014. She was a registered nurse and served in the U.S. Army.

John J. Schultz, West Pittston, Pa., died Dec. 10, 2013. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for the Social Security Administration.

1958

Donald C. Domzalski, Sussex, N.J., died May 30, 2013. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Domzalski worked as a teacher and basketball referee at middle and high schools in Morris and Sussex counties.

1959

Stephen Joseph Echan, Saginaw, Mich., died Feb. 5, 2014. He was a  U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as equalization director for the County of Saginaw.

J. Rodger Lewis, Sebring, Fla., died Feb. 21, 2014. Lewis was superintendent of schools for Montrose Area School District.

George Morris, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, died Jan. 21, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an insurance executive. 

Michael Stanko, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died Oct. 13, 2013.

1962

Edith (Butts) Centrella, Plains Township, Pa., died Aug. 17, 2013. 

Joseph F. Drobnicki, Ledgedale, Pa., died Dec. 18, 2013. He taught biology at Wallenpaupack Area High School for 28 years. 

Warren Greenberg, Miami, Fla., died Nov. 4, 2013. He was a long-time employee of Merck & Co.

Albert Kishel, Bear Creek, Pa., died Nov. 24, 2013. He was a certified public accountant for five decades.

1965

James R. Ward, Jacksonville, Fla., died March 10, 2012. Ward was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a CPA for over 30 years.

1968

John W. Democko, Pittsford, N.Y., died Aug. 4, 2013. 

William Robert Kistler, Hampton, Pa., died Dec. 7, 2013. Kistler was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a manager of Schewel Furniture Company.

Lee A. Namey, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died March 3, 2014. Namey served for three terms on the Wilkes-Barre City Council and two terms as mayor before becoming an educator at Wyoming Valley West High School and West Side Career and Technology Center.

1969

George P. Andrews Jr., Harveys Lake, Pa., died Dec. 30, 2013. He worked for the Ostrander Steel Co. and was a licensed realtor.

Zigmund S. Koshinski, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died Feb. 8, 2014. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Dorothy A. Peiffer, Dallas, Pa., died March 11, 2014. She was a teacher at Dallas High School.

1970

Robert “Bobby” Solomon Aben, Dallas, Pa., died Feb. 2, 2014. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

H. Scott Lustig, Philadelphia, Pa., died Jan. 11, 2014.

1971

Della F. Schulz, Bear Creek Township, Pa., died Feb. 1, 2014. She worked at Eastern Penn Supply Co.

1972

Bryce Burgess, Chandler, Ariz., died Jan. 30, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a high school art teacher and football coach before pursuing a career in the trucking industry.

Robert “Bob” Cooney, Temple. Texas, died Oct. 1, 2013. He worked as the comptroller for King’s Daughters Clinic.

1973

Florence Matura Hozempa, Dallas, Pa., died Feb. 6, 2014. She was a reading specialist for the Wyoming Valley West School District and also taught at public schools in New Jersey and Illinois. 

Thomas “Tom” Dale Jerrytone, Nanticoke, Pa, died Feb. 26, 2014. He was the chief financial officer and controller at Bloomsburg Hospital.

Doris “Dorrie” E. Shapiro, Feasterville-Trevose, Pa., died Feb. 5, 2014. She was a registered nurse for the American Red Cross. 

1974

Alfred J. (Yusinskas) Bradley, Kingston, Pa., died Dec. 5, 2013. Bradley was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the U.S. Navy. For more than 35 years he was employed by the former Lewis and Duncan Sporting Goods Store. 

Craig Deacon, Chalfont, Pa., died March 3, 2014. He was a veteran wrestling coach for 36 years at Delaware Valley College, Central Bucks West and Central Bucks South.

William R. Sauers, Dallas, Pa., died Jan. 20, 2014. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the U.S. Army. Sauers worked as a school psychologist for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. 

Cathy Sellitto, Glendale, Calif., died Nov. 20, 2013. 

1975

Michael “Shoemaker” J. Gluhanick, Hanover, Pa., died Dec. 14, 2013. Shoemaker was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Shoemaker Tire in Wilkes-Barre.

Robert G. Sura, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., died Dec. 25, 2013. He was employed by Retreat State Hospital in Clarks Summit. 

1976

Susan Brimo-Cox, Ohiopyle, Pa., died Nov. 12, 2013. She served as the director of marketing and communications for Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. 

1980

Joseph J. Majewski, Hazleton, Pa., died Nov. 6, 2013. He worked for Washington Inventory Service.

Mary Kathryn Ross, West Scranton, Pa., died July 2, 2013. She worked as a registered nurse at Clarks Summit State Hospital.

1982

Susan “Sam” (Burke) Menendez, San Francisco, Calif., died Jan. 18, 2014. She worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. 

1983

Erin M. Callahan, Philadelphia, Pa., died Nov. 12, 2013. She worked for Campbell Soup Company. 

1984

Jeffrey Godeck, Moosic, Pa., died July 24, 2013.

1985

Gerald O’Neill, Jenkintown, Pa., died Nov. 23, 2012. 

Catherine Sheridan Piotroski, Harrisburg, Pa., died Jan. 24, 2014. She was an English teacher at Crestwood High School and served as postmaster for the Jermyn and Tunkhannock post offices.

1989

Terrence “Terry” A. Donovan, McKeesport, Pa., died Jan. 17, 2014. He was the chief financial officer for Ecker Enterprises in Rosemont, Ill.

Adam B. Sieminski, Mountain Top, Pa., died Nov. 17, 2013. He worked for UGI Corp. and Sallie Mae. 

1990

Neil Thomas Fisher Sr., Kingston, Pa., died Nov. 29, 2013. Fisher served in the U.S. Air Force and served veterans for four decades while working at the V.A. Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

1994

Camela P. Schwartz, Harrisburg, Pa., died Jan. 1, 2014. She was a U.S. Army veteran of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Schwartz also served as a civil servant for the federal government. 

2004

Jennifer Lynne (Tallman) Killam, Honesdale, Pa., died Jan. 7, 2012. She taught special education students and learning support at Wallenpaupack Area High School. 

Elizabeth “Beth” Jean Yoder, Belleville, Pa., died Aug. 14, 2011. She was a teacher for the Mifflin County School District.

Friends of Wilkes

John Nesbitt Conyngham III, Dallas, Pa., died Feb. 4, 2014. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked for IBM Corp. and Eastern Pennsylvania Supply Co. 

Alexandra C. Moravec, Dallas, Pa., died April 10, 2013. She was active with the Wilkes College Professors’ Wives Club and the Sordoni Art Gallery.

 

 

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