Obituaries
Helen Hudock

Local Resident

Helen Hudock, formerly of Freeland, died Feb. 11, 2014, at the Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, Mountain Top.

Born in Freeland on Feb. 13, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Casper and Domicella Dzidzevich Dementavich.

Helen had been a machine operator in the garment industry of Hazleton.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland, and a member of the Freeland and the Hazleton Senior Citizens.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, George T. Hudock, who died in 1953; and a sister, Anna Dementavich.

Surviving are a son, George Hudock, Mountain Top; a daughter, Betty Tima, Hazleton; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from McHugh-Wilczek Funeral Home, Freeland.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Immaculate Conception Parish at St. Ann’s Church, Freeland. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Freeland.

Frank Rocco

World War II Veteran

Frank Rocco, 98, Mountaintop, formerly of Brooklyn, N. Y., died Feb. 13, 2014, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Manhattan, N. Y., on Jan. 11, 1916, he was the son of the late Vincenzo and Teresina Rocco. A World War II Army veteran, Frank was employed by the New York City water department, until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers.

Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, the former Rosalie Scognamiglio; a son, Alan, Albrightsville; and a daughter, Dolores and husband Thomas Galaskewicz, Mountain Top; one granddaughter, Christy and husband Matthew Kalmanowicz, Carlisle; two grandsons, Robin Galaskewicz and wife, Jill, Mountain Top; Frank Galaskewicz and wife, Danielle, Erie; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held from Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd, Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top. Interment followed in Indiantown National Cemetery, Annville.

Arline Ann Boyle Jeckell

Mountaintop Resident

Arline Ann Boyle Jeckell, 80, Mountaintop, died Feb. 14, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Born Sept. 29, 1933, daughter of the late John F. and Nellie (Gutowski) Boyle.

Arline was a graduate of Hanover Area High School class of 1951. After 40 years of service she retired from Bell Atlantic as an assistant manager in operator services in the Hazleton office. She was a member of St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top, and a member of its Altar and Rosary society. Arline was also a member of Bell Telephone’s Pioneers of America.

Arline was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her husband of 51 years, James P Jeckell; and brothers John L. and Michael J. Boyle.

She is survived by her son, Wayne P. Jeckell and his wife, Lynn, Nanticoke; daughter, Cynthia Jeckell; son, William J. Jeckell and his wife, Christina, Mountain Top; granddaughter, Brittnee June Jeckell and grandson, James Peter Jeckell III, both of Mountain Top.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22., at 10:30 a. m. in St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top. Interment will be in Albert Cemetery at at the convenience of the family. McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.