Obituaries
Mildred Kruzel

Active in Legion Auxiliary

Mildred  Kruzel,  Mountain  Top,  died

 May  30,  2013  at  home.

The  daughter  of  the  late  John  and  Mildred  Rowlands  Devaney,  she  was  a  graduate  of  St.  Leo’s  High  School  and

 received  her  associate’s  degree  in  gerontology.  

Mildred  was  a  member  of  American  Legion  Auxiliary  Mountain  Top  Post  781,

 and  previously  was  employed  by

 the  American  Legion,  Ashley,  Kings  Restaurant,  Mountain  Top,  and  the  former  Dee’s,  Ashley.

Mildred  is  survived  by  her  companion,  Francis  (Fritz)  Hady,  Mountain

 Top;  sons,  Edward  Kruzel  Jr.

 and  his  wife,  Shiela,  Marietta,  Ga.,  Christopher  Kruzel  and  his  wife,  Jennifer,  Swoyersville,  Jay  Aigeldinger,

 Wright  Township;  brother,  John  Devaney  and  his  wife,

 Rita,  Hanover  Township;  two

 grandchildren  and  six  great-grandchildren.

Funeral  service  was  conducted  at  the

 Lehman  Family  Funeral  Service  Inc.,  Wilkes-Barre.  

Agnes M. Fornett

Loved Country Music

Agnes  M.  Fornett,  87,  Mountain  Top,

 died  May  31,  2013  at  Mountain  Top  Senior  Care,  surrounded  by  family.

Born  in  Dorrance  Township,  she  was

 a  daughter  of  the  late  Joshua  and

 Laura  (  Johnson  )  Stout.  Agnes  recently  retired  from  Crest  Cleaners,  Mountain  Top,  and  was  a  member  of

 Emmanuel  United  Church  of  Christ,  Dorrance  Township.  She  loved

 country  music  and  Kitzie,  her  cat,  and  she  will  always  be  loved  and

 sadly  missed  by  her  family  and  friends.

Agnes  was  preceded  in  death,  in

 addition  to  her  parents,  by  her  husband,  Frank;  her  grandson  Brent  Wilson,  of  North  Carolina;  her  four  sisters

 and  one  brother.  Agnes  was  the  last  surviving  member  of  her  immediate

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 family.

Agnes  is  survived  by  her  daughters,  Pat

 Ostrowski  and  her  husband,  Ben,  Mountain  Top,  and  Carole  Wilson  and  her

 husband,  Reggie,  North  Carolina;  grandchildren,  Belinda  Ostrowski,  Mountain

 Top,  and  Joshua,  Scott  and

 Crystal  Wilson,  North  Carolina;  great-grandchildren,  Tyler  Wilson  and

 his  mother,  Reena  Norris,  Indiana,  and  Christian  Wilson,  North  Carolina.

Family  and  friends  are  invited  to

 attend  a  memorial  service  for  Agnes  at  10  a.m.  on  Wednesday,  June  5  in  Emmanuel  United  Church  of

 Christ  located  at  the  intersection  of

 Alberdeen  Road  and  Blueridge  Terrace,  Dorrance  Township.  The  Rev.  Penny  Dollar  will  officiate.  

McCune  Funeral  Home,  Mountain  Top,  is  assisting  the  family  with  the  arrangements.

 The  family  of  Agnes  would  like  to  offer  their  most  sincere  thank  you  to  the  entire  staff  at  the  Mountain

 Top  Senior  Care  and  their  hospice  personal  for  their  help  and  special  care  given  to  Agnes.

Wesley E. Lamoreaux

Former Resident

Wesley  E.  Lamoreaux,  47,  of  Newtown  section  of  Hanover  Township,  died  May  25,  2013,  at  home.

Born  in  Wilkes-Barre,  he  was  the

 son  of  Robert  and  Lois  Keiper  Lamoreaux,  of  Mountain  Top,  and  was

 educated  in  the  Crestwood  School  District.  Wesley  was  employed

 most  recently  by  the  Wilkes-Barre  General  Hospital  as  a  nursing  assistant  and  previously  by  Carter

 Rubber  and  Dana  Perfume,  Mountain  Top.  Wes  was  a  member  of

 St.  Martin  by  the  Field  Church,  Nuangola,  and  a  social  member  of  St.  Conrad’s,

 Wilkes-Barre. He  is  survived,  in  addition  to  his

 parents,  by  his  loving  wife,  the  former  Sharon  Harris;  son,  Nicholas  Lamoreaux,  Newtown;  siblings,  brother,

 Martin  Saporito  and  his  wife,

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 Cathy,  Tunkhannock;  sister,  Robin  Teeple  and  her  husband,  Patrick,

 Carbondale;  brother,  Rodney  Lamoreaux  and  his  wife,  Diane,  Nuangola;

 brother,  Eric  Lamoreaux  and

 his  wife,  Cindy,  Shickshinny;  nieces  and  nephews. The  funeral  service  was  conducted  at  the  Lehman  Family  Funeral  Service  Inc.,

 Wilkes-Barre,  and  in  St.  Martin  in  the  Field  Church,  Mountain  Top.  Rev.

 Daniel  FitzSimmons  officiated.  Interment  followed  in  Maple  Hill  Cemetery,  Hanover  Township.  

Memorial  contributions  may  be  made  to  Erwine  Hospice,  270  Pierce  St.,

 Kingston,  PA  18704.

Eleanor Wodaski

Devoted To Family, Friends

Eleanor  Ann  Wodaski,  Mountain  Top,  died  Wednesday,  May  29,  2013.

Eleanor  was  born  Nov.  12,  1936,  in  Nanticoke,  and  was  the  daughter  of  Rose

 and  Andrew  Frankiewicz. She  is  survived  by  her  husband  of

 53  years,  Carl  J.  Wodaski;  her  daughter,  Carol  McEvoy;  her  son,  Doug  Wodaski;  her  daughter,  Melissa  Perkins;

 and  her  six  granchildren.  She

 is  also  survived  by  her  three  sisters,  Emily,  Laverne  and  Norma.

Eleanor  devoted  her  life  to  her  family  and  friends  as  a  gracious  and  supportive  wife,  a  fun  and  happy  sister,

 and  a  nurturing  and  caring  mother  and  grandmother.  She  was  a

 member  of  St.  Jude’s  Church  and  was

 thankful  for  all  the  wonderful  memories  she  created  with  her  family  and  friends.

Her  interests  included  Polish  picnics  and  dancing,  shopping  for  bargains

 with  her  daughters,  playing  games  with  her  grandchildren  and  entertaining

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 for  many  family  events.  We  will  miss  her  always.

A  Mass  of  Christian  Burial  was  celebrated  in  St.  Faustina  Church,  Nanticoke.

 

Arrangements  were  by  McCune  Funeral

 Home,  80  S.  Mountain  Blvd.,  Mountain  Top.

The  family  requests  that  donations  be  made  to  the  American  Heart  Association  .

Marion L. Shelhamer

Homemaker, Teacher

Marion  L.  Shelhamer,  94,  Drums,  died  May  24,  2013  at  Fritzingertown  Senior

 Living  Community,  Drums.

Born  Aug.  28,  1918  in  Slocum,  she  was  a  daughter  of  the  late  Charles  and  Ethel  (Myers)  Jones,  and  resided  in

 Drums  for  the  past  77  years  after  moving  from  Slocum.

Before  her  marriage,  she  worked  as  an  assistant  to  the  Garner  family  and

 worked  along  with  her  husband  Charles  as  a  bookkeeper  for  Shelhamer

 Garage  and  Bus  Co.

She  was  a  member  of  St.  Paul’s  United  Methodist  Church,  Drums,  and

 taught  Sunday  school  for  a  number  of  years.

She  was  also  a  4-H  leader  for  many

 years  and  worked  with  the  4-

H  Geology  Club  in  Drums.  Marion  was  a  member  of  the  Drums  Garden  Club.  She  loved  being  a  homemaker  and  teacher,  as  well  as  nature  and  the  history  of  the  Earth  and  how  it  was  formed.  She  was  active  in  the  Girl  Scouts  and  also  a  member  of  the  Red  Hat  Society,  Drums.

In  addition  to  her  parents,  she  was  preceded  in  death  by  her  husband,  Charles  W.  Shelhamer,  who  passed  away  Sept.  30,  1984;  brother,  Walter  Jones;  sisters,  Marjorie  Harrington,  Dorothy  Arnold  and  Shirley  Shelhamer.

Surviving  are  her  three  children,  Linda  M.  Lamont  and  her  husband,  Bernie,

 Millerstown,  Pa.,  Dale  C.  Shelhamer  and  his  wife,  Kathy,  Las

 Vegas,  Donna  Cassarella  and

 her  husband,  James,  Drums;  grandchildren,  Damian  Schell,  Kingston,  and  Dale  C.  Shelhamer  Jr.,

 Henderson,  Nev.;  brothers,  Robert

 Jones,  Drums,  and  CharlesJones  and  his  wife,  Loretta,  Slocum; sisters,  Mildred  Marchetti,  Drums, and  Dolores  Rinehimer,  Slocum;  andseveral  nieces  and  nephews.

Her  funeral  was  held  at  HarmanFuneral  Homes  and  Crematory  Inc. (East),  Drums.  Her  pastor,  the  Rev. Debra  Hebden,  officiated.  Burialfollowed  in  Drums  CommunityCemetery,  Drums.