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George Aloyisus Druckenbrod Jr

World War II Veteran

George Aloyisus Druckenbrod Jr., 90, Mountain Top and Chapman Lake, Pa., died on July 19, 2013 at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.

Born in Scranton he was the son of the late George A. and Helen (Melody) Druckenbrod Sr. George was a student at Holy Cross College before serving in the U. S. Army during World War II. He then returned to Holy Cross to complete his degree. Prior to his retirement, George worked as a claims adjuster for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. He was a member of the St. Jude’s Church in Mountain Top.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his brother Jack and his sister Shirley.

Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Bedell, daughters Marguerite (Peggy) Mannion and her husband, the Honorable Malachy Mannion, Chapman Lake, and Nanci Druckenbrod, Scranton; a son, Dr. Glenn Druckenbrod, and wife Renee, Fairfax Station, Va.; grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Jason and Cara Mannion, Alexander and Matthew Druckenbrod.

Friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a. m. on Wednesday, July 24, in St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. Interment will follow in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart would be appreciated. McCune Funeral Service Inc. is handling the arrangements.

Andrew J. Krysicki

Loved Fishing

Andrew J. Krysicki, 72, of Penn Lake and Wilkes-Barre, died July 14, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 1, 1940, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Guzik Krysicki.

Andrew was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1959, and he served with the U. S. Coast Guard.

Prior to his retirement, his was employed for many years as a corrections officer by the State Correctional Institution at Dallas.

He was a member of St. Andrew’s Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

Andy loved fishing and especially the tournaments at Meadow Run Lake; most of all he loved feeding his fish at Penn Lake.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary E. Cronauer Krysicki; son, Andrew J. Krysicki Jr. and his wife, Debra, Penn Lake; daughter, Lisa M. Skibinski, Wilkes-Barre, and her fiance, Brian Bly; grandchildren, A. J. Krysicki, Toni Marie Skibinski and Timothy Wielgopolski; sisters, Ann Marie Donnora and her husband, Raymond, Forty-Fort; and Catherine Shonk and her husband, Richard, Marlborough, Conn.; nieces, and nephews.

Loretta M. Bartnick

Devoted to Family

Loretta M. Bartnick, Mountain Top, died July 17, 2013, at her home.

Born Sept. 7, 1943, in Wilkes-Barre Township, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Lottie Sledziewski.

Loretta was 1961 graduate of Marymount High School, Wilkes-Barre. She was employed for many years at Orloski Gas Stations and also the East Mountain Manor Nursing Facility. She was a member of St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top.

Loretta was a woman with a good heart. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and going on the many fishing trips she took with her family.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Sledziewski.

Surviving is her husband of 50 years, Carl J. Bartnick; sons, Carl Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth, Mountain Top, and David, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Logan and Landon; sister, Adeline Orloski, and her husband, Frank, Mountain Top; brother, Louis Sledziewski, Mountain Top; and sister-in-law, Patricia Sledziewski, Mountain Top.

Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.

Jon “Jeff” Schuler

Avid Giants, Mets Fan

Jon “Jeff” Schuler, 65, Mountain Top, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, General Hospital.

Born in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 16, 1947, he was a son of the late Harold A. and Keturah (Ross) Schuler.

Jon was a member of the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church. He graduated from Coughlin High School in 1966 and attended Wilkes-Barre Business College. He was a state employee for more than 30 years at the White Haven Center.

He was an avid New York Giants football and New York Mets baseball fan and was an active participant and listener to sports talk radio and TV.

Jon was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his sister-in-law, Harriet Schuler.

He is survived by his brothers, Malcolm Schuler and his wife, Mae, Mountain Top, and Hulton Schuler, North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Sandra Wicks and her husband, Dana, Eric Schuler and his wife, Kelly, Dr. Brooke Sciuto and her husband, John, Norman Schuler and his wife, Wendy, Diane Costa and Patricia Kristjansen.

McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top, assisted the family with the arrangements.

The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Primitive Methodist School of Theology, in care of the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, 3835 Laurel Run Road, Laurel Run, PA 18706.

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