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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.
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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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, 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,
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.
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
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, 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.