Mountain Top Resident
Shirley E. Fenton, 84, Mountain Top, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Wandell) Knorr.
Shirley was a graduate of Myers High School, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mountain Top. She retired in 2012 from the Walmart Supercenter in Hazleton after 17 years. Prior to that she worked in McCory’s Department Store in the Wyoming Valley Mall. Shirley devoted her life to her family and especially to her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her brother, Joseph Knorr.
Shirley is survived by her son, Scott Fenton, Hanover Township; her daughter, Sue Henahan and her husband, Michael, Mountain Top; and her beloved grandchildren, Michael Jr. and Cara Henahan. The funeral service will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, May 14, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mountain Top, with the Rev. Michelle Kaufman, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, May 13, at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.
Shirley’s family would like to extend their most appreciated thank you to the entire medical staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley for their superb care giving to Shirley.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to one of the following, Dorrance Township Ambulance Association, 402 St. Johns Road, Wapwallopen, PA 18660, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, 18707, or the SPCA of Luzerne County, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Theresa A. Romanowski, 89, Mountain Top, died May 5, 2014, at her residence.
Born in Mountain Top, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Dalton Gurgick.
Theresa was a member of St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top. She cherished her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband, Frank, in 1999; her brothers, Dan and Gerard Gurgick; and her sister, Ann.
Theresa is survived by her son, Dion Romanowski and his wife, Judy; her daughter, Mollie Shinal and her husband, Gene; sisters, Beatrice Lennon and Geraldine Cooney; her four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Mountain Top Ambulance Association, Woodlawn Avenue, Mountain Top, PA 18707.
Marine Corps Veteran
Edward A. Uranowski Sr., 96, Hanover Township, died May 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Andrew and Catherine Bonarek Uranowski, a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and American Legion Post 132, Wilkes-Barre. He was a graduate of Holy Trinity School And Nanticoke High School.
He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Junior, and son-in-law, John M. Brody. Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of 67 years, the former Lillian Narsavage, are his children, Richard, Hanover Township; Christine and Mary Ann, Tampa, Fla.; and Ruth, Mountain Top; a daughter-in-law, Diane Joivell Uranowski, Drums; grandchildren, Valerie Brody, Alex and Abby Morris and Cody Krazia; brothers, Leo, Walter and Frank Narsavage; numerous nieces and nephews.
During the Great Depression, Edward joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, working in Tioga and Potter counties, and Mayer, Ariz. Ed felt strongly about his duty to his country and gave up a budding career in baseball to serve in the Marine Corps, serving from July 4, 1942, to 1944 in the Pacific Theater, on Florida Island, New Georgia and Guadalcanal.
After the war he worked as a house painter, drove truck and later retired from Certainteed St. Gobain, Mountain Top, in 1984. He enjoyed 30 years of retirement, where he and his loving wife traveled yearly to Florida, staying with their daughters.
World War II Veteran
Frank (Peck) Guerin, Dallas, formerly of Larksville, died on his 97th birthday, May 6, 2014.
He was born in Larksville, a son of the late Albert and Sarah (Sadie) Warman Guerin, and attended the Larksville schools.
Frank was known for his coal and general hauling business in Plymouth for many years.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and spent many hours at his summer home on the pond in Laceyville. He also had a love of riding motorcycles.
He served in the U. S. Army in World War II and received the Purple Heart.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, the former Lillian Cooper, who passed away Jan. 2 of this year.
He is survived by a daughter, Tara Lyn Lawson and her husband, Jeffery Sr., Sweet Valley; a son, Albert Frank Guerin, Larksville; three grandchildren, Jeffery Lawson Jr. and his wife, Toni, Mountain Top; Jacob Frank Lawson, Paris Island; and Lacy Lyn Lawson, Sweet Valley; and two great-grandchildren, Lukas and Logan, Mountain Top. He will be sadly missed by all.
A memorial service will be held in his honor at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be sent to Loyalville Methodist Church, c/o the Rev. Carol Folk, 1587 Eighth St., Wyoming, PA 18644.
Edward remained active and independent until his passing. He will be sorely missed.
Arrangements were entrusted to Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., Mountain Top and Wilkes-Barre.