Obituaries
Luther J. Golla

Retired Bus Driver

Luther J. Golla, 82, Mountain Top, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in West Easton, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary Bailey Golla.

Prior to his retirement, Luther worked for Martz Trailways for 26 years and then Auto Bus.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his stepmother, Edith Golla; a twin brother, Lawrence; a sister, Lois Miller; a son-in-law, Steve Douglas; and his little Dolly.

Surviving are his wife, the former Marian Thomas; children, Linda Marsh and husband, Tom, George Thomas and wife, Cheryl, Colleen Douglas, Mary Harrison and husband, Jeff, and Michael Schmidt; and grandchildren, Jenny, Jason, Bryan, Jeffery, Justin, Ashley and Melissa. Four great-grandchildren also survive, along with his furry friend, Holly.

Funeral services were held from McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment followed in Albert Cemetery.

Eugene P. Delong

U. S. Army Veteran

Eugene P. Delong, 70, Mountain Top, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Slocum Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Helen (Fine) Delong. Prior to his retirement, Eugene worked for the Dana Perfume Corp. in Mountain Top. He served in the U. S. Army and the Army Reserves and was a member of the American Legion Post 781.

Eugene was an active member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mountain Top, where he also served as an usher. He was a dedicated son, husband, brother and uncle, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his sister, Judie Maher.

Surviving are his wife, the former Linda Kishbaugh; sister, Louise Jenkins Catalogna, Wilkes-Barre; brothers-in-law, Paul Maher, Wilkes-Barre, Donald Kishbaugh, Orlando, and Gary Kishbaugh and his wife, Teresa, Bear, Del.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were held at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mountain Top. Pastor Michele Kaufman officiated. Interment followed in the Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg.

Arrangements were by McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top

Memorial donations to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be appreciated.

Leon ‘Bud’ H. Whitaker

Avid Golfer

Leon “Bud” H. Whitaker, 89, Mountain Top, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Hospice Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Leon and Evelyn (Andres) Whitaker. Bud was a 1941 graduate of South Whitehall High School. He then served in the U. S. Army Air Corps.

Bud was an avid golfer and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mountain Top, the Masons and the Shriners, as well as the White Haven Laurel Lodge 467 F&AM. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Ford Motor Co.’s parts division as a zone manager.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Maryann Skerlak; and his brother, Dale Whitaker.

Surviving are his daughters, Leeann Whitaker, Mountain Top, and Merilee Wisler and husband, Robert, Albrightsville; sister, Gladys Rohrbach, Lansdale; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family thanks Celtic Hospice and Home Health Organization for their good care and help.

Funeral services were held in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mountain Top. Pastor Michele Kaufman officiated. Interment followed in the Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Northampton.

McCune Funeral Service Inc., Mountain Top, handled the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Raymond O. Myers

U. S. Army Veteran

Raymond O. Myers, 82, Dorrance, died April 20, 2013 at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Mountain Top, he was the son of the late John and Laura ( Coleman ) Myers. Raymond served in the U. S. Army and worked as a carpenter prior to his retirement.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his sisters and brothers Mae Krapf, Lucy Barry, Lydia Morgan, Edward, John, Samuel, Calvin and Adam Myers.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Margaret Bender; the following children: Bonnie Sword and husband Al, New York; Raymond and wife Mary Ellen, Mountain Top; John and wife Naomi, Wapwallopen; Margaret Bieski and husband Gary, Dorrance; Jason, New York; Laura Roushey and husband William, Mountain Top; Trudy Murphy and husband William, Slocum; William, New Jersey; Rae Ann Adams and husband Daniel, Orangeville, Pa., and Beth Ann Harris and husband Jay, Halifax, Pa.; his sister Martha Coleman, Mountain Top; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a. m. from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment will follow in the Albert Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p. m. at the