Obituaries
Linda Lee Keenapple Burke

Devoted to Family

Linda Lee Keenapple Burke, 60, a life resident of White Haven, died May 10, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born Feb. 20, 1954, she was the daughter of the Gertrude Keiper Keenapple of White Haven and the late Charles Keenapple Jr.

She was a 1972 graduate of Crestwood High School, Mountain Top, and a retired residential service aide of the White Haven Center, where she loved her patients and coworkers.

Linda was known for her loving heart. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and daughter who always put everyone’s needs before her own. She loved her family, she loved decorating her home for every holiday, going to bingo and the casino. Linda was a lifelong animal lover and cherished her little Jack Russell terrier, “Dolly.” She touched many hearts.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her father, were her daughter, Christie Lynn Burke, and her sister, Susan Searfoss.

Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Thomas; son, Michael and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Nicole Burke, all of White Haven; sister, Peggy DeLorenzo and her husband, Charles, Mountain Top; granddaughters, Alyssia and Autumn Rose Burke, both of White Haven; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors by logging onto www.pawoundedwarriors.org,or to the local SPCA in Linda’s name.

Julia Jean Cooper

Former Resident

Julia Jean Cooper, 97, formerly of Glen Lyon and Lily Lake and presently a guest at St. Therese Residence, Wilkes-Barre, died May 14, 2014, at Celtic Health Care Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Jean was born in Lower Askam on Nov. 5, 1916. She was a daughter of the late Wasil and Anna Katchuryak Kopcho.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Lyon, and its ladies sodality. She was employed in the garment industry and was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.

Jean loved to give her time and her talent to others to share in. She loved to cook and bake for her loving family and friends. She truly loved to spend time with people, most especially her family, sharing in their joys.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, John Cooper; sisters Mary Sunder, Helen Lopatkevitch and Anna Warren; brother, John Kopcho.

Jean is survived by her sons, John Cooper and his wife, Susan; John Kopcho and his wife, Marianne; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Carrie, Kaylin, Kim and Karen; eight great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Caroline, Cooper, Nolan, Trey, Dominic, Joseph and Michael; sisters Susan Luzenski and Margaret Koflanovich; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday from the George

A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211

W. Main St., Glen Lyon. A Mass of Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a. m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church with the Rev. John Sinew officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Tuesday, April 20 and from 8:30 a. m. until the time of services Wednesday.

Contributions can be made in Jean’s memory to the American Heart Association .