U. S. Army Veteran
Michael L. Kashuba, 73, Mountain Top, died April 20, 2014, at Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, where he had been a recent guest.
Born April 5, 1941, in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Kashuba.
Michael was an U. S. Army veteran, stationed in France from 1962 to 1965, serving as a specialist. He was a union carpenter by trade, and as an avid outdoorsman enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Surviving is his wife, the former Carol Wydick, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past February; daughters, Evette Desnoyers, Arlington, Va., and Michelle Motel, Mountain Top; grandsons, Richard and Hunter; sister, Joan Navin, Mountain Top; aunt, Sister Nievette Mileniewicz, Reading; nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Michael’s family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff of the PAC-Unit (5th floor) of Geisinger Hospital and Smith Health Care Ltd. for the excellent care he received over the past few weeks.
Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family by the Jendrzejewski Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre.
Anne Davis, 84, Mountain Top, died April 23, 2014, at her home.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre on July 1, 1929, a daughter of the late Wasil and Anna Petrock Slawich. She was a 1947 graduate of Coughlin High School and a graduate of the Wyoming Homeopathic Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1950.
She was employed as a registered nurse in Delaware and Maryland and retired after serving as a registered nurse at the White Haven State Center.
Anne was an active member of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Edwardsville.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Michael Slawich, and by her sisters, Mary Boris and Rose Chorney.
Anne is survived by her sister, Helen Szish, Whiting, N. J.; niece, Lisa Schultz and her husband, Gene, and their son, Noah, who were her caregivers; nieces, Susan Bonick and her husband, Joseph, Plains Township; and Joan Slawich, Laflin; along with many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre. Divine Liturgy followed at in St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p. m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vladimir’s Church Mortgage Fund, 70 Zerby Ave., Edwardsville, PA 18704.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Anne’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Irene Clark, 82, formerly of Mountain Top, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at HCR ManorCare, Kingston.
She was born in Larksville on Aug. 9, 1931, the daughter of the late John and Agnes Rish Gotcha.
She was a member of St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Harry Clark Jr., who died April 27, 2003; and sister, Agnes Barney.
Surviving are her sister, Catherine Hasiak, Edwardsville; and nephews, John, Robert and Richard Barney.
Funeral services with a Blessing service were held at George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, Glen Lyon.
Korean War Veteran
Ralph L. Killmer Jr., 84, Mountain Top, died April 25, 2014 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Mr. Killmer was born in West Conshohocken, a son of the late Ralph L. Killmer Sr. and Mary DeWees Killmer. He was a graduate of West Conshohocken High School and had been employed by Acme Markets for more than 40 years, retiring as an executive in 1985.
He was also a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U. S. Air Force as a staff sergeant. He received the Korean Service Medal, the U. N. Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He spent his early life in West
Conshohocken, later moving to Maryland in 1964. He came to this area in 1982 prior to his retirement in 1985. While a West Conshohocken resident, he had been a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Conshohocken, where he was a member of the vestry and Sunday school superintendent.
Since coming to this area, he was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, serving as a member of the vestry, senior warden, chalice bearer and was a past lay Eucharistic minister.
He was a member of Fritz Lodge 308, Free and Accepted Masons, Conshohocken, for more than 50 years. He was also a former member of the Fairview Township zoning board and also was a Little League coach and secretary of basketball and golf leagues.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters, Helen Risell and Anne Earl.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Alice Grain Killmer, at home; son, the Rev. Dr. J. Mark Killmer and his wife, Suzanne, Highland, Indiana; a daughter, Alice Daisley, Baltimore; grandchildren, Laurie Pechie and her husband, Danny; Denise Magoto and her husband, John; Stephanie Killmer, and Scott and Kurt Daisley; sisters, Mary Pearson and Wilhelmina Killmer; several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St.,Wilkes-Barre PA 18701.