Death Index for Dec. 1956 to Jun. 1957

WILKES-BARRE RECORD ALMANAC
Deaths in Luzerne County

This is not a complete list of all those that died. It is from the Wilkes Barre Record Almanac Yearbook.
Among men and women claimed by death from November 30, 1956 to November 30, 1957:

Year Month Day Last First Notes
1956 December       Page 72
1956 Dec 1 Roberts Owen, II local merchant
1956 Dec 1 Funke John, Dr. former Ashley resident
1956 Dec 2 Fee Thomas Pittston resident
1956 Dec 3 Feldman Joseph former Plains High School football coach
1956 Dec 3 Reese Leroy Forty Fort
1956 Dec 4 Riley John A. Democratic political leader
1956 Dec 5 Kraftician John (Rozy) former Edwardsville Councilman
1956 Dec 6 Mullen James Avoca, former major league baseball player
1956 Dec 6 Peterson O. Elmer sales manager for Decmer and Company, Wilkes-Barre
1956 Dec 7 Silverstein Jacob decorator
1956 Dec 7 McEnrue Mrs. Martin Pringle
1956 Dec 9 Davis William A. former Nanticoke councilman
1956 Dec 10 Harvey Eugene E. former Huntington Township school director
1956 Dec 11 Yeager Russell A. Albert
1956 Dec 12 Wagner Fred L. Plymouth druggist
1956 Dec 12 Robinson James B. insurance broker
1956 Dec 14 O'Neill John J. , Rev.  
1956 Dec 16 McGraw John T. Central Railroad of New Jersey foreman
1956 Dec 17 Prophet Mrs. Edgar secretary and librarian of Luzerne County Medical Society
1956 Dec 17 Stegmaier Frederick P.  
1956 Dec 20 Fisher Patrick Edwardsville
1956 Dec 20 Morgan Joseph D. Nanticoke druggist
1956 Dec 20 Allen John retired Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company printer
1956 Dec 21 Leo , RSM Sister M.  
1956 Dec 22 Johnson Emily S. West Pittston
1956 Dec 24 Wartella Mary, Mrs. Edwardsville
1956 Dec 24 Cadwalder Albert engineer
1956 Dec 24 Langdon James C. Commercial Gas Company office manager
1956 Dec 25 Houck George retired principal of Wilkes-Barre schools
1956 Dec 26 Martin Thomas M. former Kingston Coal Company official
1956 Dec 27 Rodriguez Abelino local chef
1956 Dec 28 Morgan Myrtle, Mrs. Kingston
1956 Dec 28 Richards Carl A. Coughlin High School teacher
1956 Dec 29 McNelis Paul Hazleton, exec. secretary of Anthracite Health and Welfare Fund
1956 Dec 30 Finnerty Martin J. former Pringle Borough official
1956 Dec 30 Fieseler John retired Wilkes-Barre policeman
1956 Dec 29 Esseff George St. Anthony's Maronite Church sexton
1957 January       Page 72, cont'd.
1957 Jan 1 Gottshall Wheeler retired hotel proprietor
1957 Jan 1 Edwards Dana, Mrs. Dallas
1957 Jan 2 Tomek John J. retired State Police captain
1957 Jan 2 Reynolds William N. Attorney
1957 Jan 3 Perugino Joseph F.  
1957 Jan 4 Zimmerman Russell safety supervisor for United Gas Improvement Company
1957 Jan 5 Walsh Richard J. former Kingston councilman
1957 Jan 5 Mackie David retired mine foreman
1957 Jan 6 Reutelhuber William A. former Lehigh Valley Coal Company superintendent
1957 Jan 6 Palmer Mrs. Louis former Forty Fort School teacher
1957 Jan 6 Helms Paul Hoy  
1957 Jan 7 Zeldenrust Lillian B., Mrs. Kingston
1957 Jan 7 Wisnewski Frank W. Edwardsville bakery founder
1957 Jan 10 Wallace William E. Avoca
1957 Jan 10 Shaver Clarence former boat captain at Harvey's Lake
1957 Jan 11 Connolly Mary L. retired Ashley school teacher
1957 Jan 11 Bauer Charles J. Delaware and Hudson Railroad conductor
1957 Jan 13 Elleni Enrico retired West Pittston merchant
1957 Jan 13 Kranson Hyman retired Wilkes-Barre merchant
1957 Jan 13 Schmitt Carl M. Kingston contractor
1957 Jan 13 Smalley Robert J.  
1957 Jan 13 Kuschke Arthur W. president of F. E. Parkhurst, Incorporated
1957 Jan 16 Kelley Charles E. Larksville, inventor
1957 Jan 16 Richardson Mary, Mrs. Pittston
1957 Jan 16 McNelis John T. railroad conductor
1957 Jan 17 Evan Michael Plymouth merchant
1957 Jan 17 Dunn John J. P. former administrator for WPA in Luzerne County
1957 Jan 17 Antinnes Antony merchant
1957 Jan 19 Baird Mrs. Arch W. Harding
1957 Jan 21 Koenig David B. chief clerk for Pennsylvania Power and Light Company
1957 Jan 22 Behee Oscar (Bud) retired operator of Behee Transfer Company
1957 Jan 23 Kameen John P., Rev. formerly of Wyoming
1957 Jan 23 Neary Joseph C., Rev. formerly of Pittston Township
1957 Jan 24 Lauer Fred O. former Kingston councilman
1957 Jan 24 Cronin Edward cartoonist, formerly of Kingston
1957 Jan 26 Wall J. William former vice president of Citizens Bank of Parsons
1957 Jan 27 Craig Nan, Mrs. West Pittston
1957 Jan 27 Kromelbein William J. former president of Central Labor Union
1957 Jan 28 James John L. Mount Zion
1957 Jan 28 Houser Edward F. retired yardmaster at Coxton
1957 Jan 30 Rosemary Sister M. Wilkes-Barre native
1957 Jan 30 Urban Sister M. Mountaintop native
1957 Jan 30 Neumuller Ernest J., Dr. Wilkes-Barre dentist
1957 Jan 31 Mary Sister Agnes native of Wilkes-Barre
1957 Jan 31 Ernst James Kingston, one of the original members of the State Police
1957 February       Page 73
1957 Feb 1 Gardzella John Plymouth
1957 Feb 2 Wazeter Leon former Polish newspaper editor and publisher
1957 Feb 2 Ashman Charles A. retired Pennsylvania Railroad conductor
1957 Feb 3 Find Edward E. Wilkes-Barre
1957 Feb 4 Delaney Edward A. Plains
1957 Feb 4 Andrews Mrs. Fred owner of Andrews Trucking Company, Nanticoke
1957 Feb 8 Lacey Raymond H. educator
1957 Feb 8 Curran Peter, Rev. Nanticoke native
1957 Feb 8 Keller Zack H. former Luzerne Borough school member
1957 Feb 8 Young Ruth M., Dr. formerly of Buttonwood
1957 Feb 8 Ayers George C. Hudson, preacher
1957 Feb 10 Vincent de Paul , RSM Sister Mary RSM
1957 Feb 11 Smith Gilbert C. former Benton school director
1957 Feb 12 Aerenson Harry father of Wilkes-Barre Councilman Mrs. Ethel Price
1957 Feb 13 Andruscavage Marcella , Mrs. 104 year-old woman, Plymouth
1957 Feb 15 Boland , Msgr Patrick J. Scranton, former pastor of St. John the Evangelist Ch., Pittston
1957 Feb 17 Cool Mary, Mrs. Lee Park
1957 Feb 17 Revitt Charles A. Wilkes-Barre Township constable
1957 Feb 18 Gorgold Philip M. Attorney
1957 Feb 20 Bohan Paul Reap Attorney, Pittston native
1957 Feb 21 Morris Albert former president Peoples Gas Company, Pittston
1957 Feb 21 O'Donoghue Michael E. associate professor of biology at King's College
1957 Feb 22 Harris Mary B., Dr. former superintendent of women's penal institutions
1957 Feb 23 Frankel Samuel former merchant
1957 Feb 24 Rubin Samuel tailor and furrier
1957 Feb 24 Jayne Samuel G. South Wilkes-Barre merchant
1957 Feb 25 Teitelbaum Joseph M. former Nanticoke merchant
1957 Feb 26 Stutz Frank former West Pittston Police officer
1957 Feb 27 Kilpatrick Charles J. retired funeral director
1957 Feb 27 Reinert William A. electrical engineer
1957 Feb 28 Johnson M. Clark, Dr. Kingston
1957 March       Page 73, cont'd.
1957 Mar 1 Laird Allan Avoca merchant and bank director
1957 Mar 1 Rosenbaum Sol Wilkes-Barre-Pittston district manager for Consolidated Cigar Co.
1957 Mar 2 Baldwin Frank E. Kingston electrical contractor
1957 Mar 3 Hannon James J. Hudson yardmaster of Delaware and Hudson Railroad
1957 Mar 3 McGinley Michael F. Lehigh Valley Coal Company purchasing agent
1957 Mar 3 Paduca Sister M. Pittson native
1957 Mar 5 Edwards Elmer E. former Wilkes-Barre school board member
1957 Mar 6 Pratt Rachel W. retired Nanticoke school teacher
1957 Mar 7 Conrad Joseph Lackawanna Co. Commissioner and former Scranton postmaster
1957 Mar 8 Barrett Walter S. former Pittston businessman and painting contractor
1957 Mar 9 Hancock William A. former Plains school teacher
1957 Mar 9 Edward Thomas J. West Pittston
1957 Mar 12 Price Fred C. Ashley optometrist
1957 Mar 13 Rekus George funeral director
1957 Mar 13 Swank Joseph retired Hanover Township school teacher
1957 Mar 14 Sutter John farmer
1957 Mar 18 Laux Jacob Back Mountain manufacturer
1957 Mar 18 O'Malley Anna Boland, Mrs. widow of Dr. A. W. O'Malley
1957 Mar 20 Martin John A. former Pittston councilman
1957 Mar 20 Caffrey Walter I. retired Kingston insurance agent
1957 Mar 22 McGroarty Mrs. William East End
1957 Mar 22 Courtright Mary Damon, Mrs. Kingston
1957 Mar 22 Maier Cora Hittinger White Haven
1957 Mar 23 Drelick Benedict C. General Hospital purchasing agent
1957 Mar 27 McGuigan Isabella, Miss retired Wilkes-Barre school teacher
1957 Mar 28 Hilarian Sister Mary social worker
1957 Mar 30 Miller William Pittston contractor
1957 Mar 30 Block Clemence insurance firm founder
1957 Mar 30 Ellsworth Grace, Mrs. Kingston
1957 Mar 31 Marko Michael North Wilkes-Barre tavern operator
1957 Mar 31 Hawkins Theresa S., Mrs. head nurse of the medical section at Veterans Admin. Hospital
1957 April       Page 73, cont'd.
1957 Apr 1 Kostenbauder Paul P. owner of Smith Engineering Company, Wilkes-Barre
1957 Apr 2 Biely John J. Swoyersville
1957 Apr 2 Sindaco Paul retired Plains coal operator
1957 Apr 2 Brunges Rita Wilkes-Barre Record correspondent at Tunkhannock
1957 Apr 2 Williams Eva J., Mrs. retired school teacher
1957 Apr 5 O'Haire Leo Pittston City chief assessor
1957 Apr 7 Bisbing Austin C. sexton at Kingston Methodist Church
1957 Apr 8 Davey William J. retired post office employee
1957 Apr 11 Nolan James F., Rev. former pastor of St. Charles Church, Sugar Notch
1957 Apr 11 Barbini August retired mail carrier
1957 Apr 12 Richmond Etta, Mrs. Ashley
1957 Apr 12 Goodwin G. Raymond retired Wiles-Barre Record newsman
1957 Apr 14 West, Sr. Howard L. vice president of B. G. Coon Construction Company
1957 Apr 16 Gryczka James E., Rev. pastor of St. Hedwig's Church, Kingston
1957 Apr 16 Bittenbender Glace E., Dr. native of Nescopeck
1957 Apr 16 Burke Paul M. Scranton theater manager, Wilkes-Barre native
1957 Apr 17 Conner Benjamin F. Wilkes-Barre
1957 Apr 18 Fine Franklin L., Dr.  
1957 Apr 18 Pasquini Dominick owner of cement block firm in Wilkes-Barre
1957 Apr 19 Young Walter New York, former director of Little Theatre
1957 Apr 19 Engel Jacob W. retired jeweler
1957 Apr 25 Lagosz Blazey Nanticoke hotel owner
1957 Apr 26 Lispi Joseph Plains Township coal operator
1957 Apr 27 Line John H. manager of Wilkes-Barre office of the Holland Furnace Company
1957 Apr 29 Metcalf Joseph retired Nanticoke businessman
1957 Apr 29 McAdams Edward Clinton former telegraph editor of Wilkes-Barre Record
1957 Apr 29 McGroarty William retired Wilkes-Barre City fireman
1957 Apr 30 Walser Henry Hazleton newspaper publisher
1957 Apr 30 Evans William former transit corporation superintendent
1957 Apr 30 Bowman Charles H. West Pittston
1957 May       Page 74, cont'd.
1957 May 1 Padagomas Lucy U., Miss Glen Lyon school teacher
1957 May 1 Sosnowski John J., Dr. Nanticoke native
1957 May 2 Fahey Joseph P. Inkerman pharmacist
1957 May 3 Davis Ellen, Mrs. Warrior Run
1957 May 3 Friel Annette K. Wilkes-Barre school teacher
1957 May 3 Sweeney B. Theresa, Miss retired Hanover Township school teacher
1957 May 4 Kroner Leo, Rev. Luzerne
1957 May 4 MacAdam John former Kingston councilman
1957 May 5 Diamond Louis Nanticoke businessman
1957 May 5 Herman Gregory former Wilkes-Barre school teacher
1957 May 6 Freeman May Boyes, Mrs. Plymouth
1957 May 7 McGinley Edward Kingston used car lot manager
1957 May 8 Rowe Charles former Plymouth Borough enginer
1957 May 10 George Joseph Wilkes-Barre funiture store owner
1957 May 11 Covert Walter former Kingston fire chief
1957 May 11 Sherwood Linn B. former Wyoming County treasurer
1957 May 12 King Winifred C. retired Avoca school teacher
1957 May 12 Mackiewicz Joseph West Nanticoke merchant
1957 May 12 Novroth Anna, Mrs. 104 year-old Nanticoke resident
1957 May 13 Whitesell Ida A., Mrs. Hunlock Creek
1957 May 14 Lavix Andrew retired Wilkes-Barre police sergeant
1957 May 15 Mather Joseph V. United States Bureau of Mines engineer
1957 May 16 Edwards Thomas O. Kingston
1957 May 17 Daubert Charles E. retired Miner Hillard Company miller
1957 May 21 Helfrich Mrs. Joseph former Ashley School teacher
1957 May 22 Moore Thomas Park Avenue merchant
1957 May 24 Keirle Thomas J. former Edwardsville police chief
1957 May 26 Nichols Jennie, Mrs. West Pittston
1957 May 26 Harrison Samuel J. Kingston
1957 May 27 Dunn Charles Swoyersville
1957 May 27 Miller Dean teacher, Pittston native
1957 May 27 Conroy B. Ann, Miss retired nurse, Nanticoke
1957 May 27 Grant Richard F. former pres. of Lehigh Valley Coal Co. & 1926 strike negotiator
1957 May 28 Hitchler Louis Oxford, Pa. newspaper publisher, formerly of Wilkes-Barre
1957 May 29 Wolk Samuel, Dr. former rabbi of Temple B'Nai B'Rith, Wilkes-Barre
1957 May 29 Nordstrom Charles Wilkes-Barre building contractor
1957 May 29 Mailander Herman retired Wilkes-Barre building contractor
1957 May 30 Kennedy John M. retired Newport Township school teacher
1957 May 30 Wentzel Besse. M., Miss retired Wilkes-Barre schools art supervisor
1957 May 31 Beennas, Jr. Anthony I. New York teacher, Wanamie native
1957 June       Page 74, cont'd.
1957 Jun 1 Lisman Jacob local funeral director
1957 Jun 2 Stonier Hubert A. Tunkhannock, Wyoming County treasurer
1957 Jun 4 Davis Elizabeth Ann West Nanticoke
1957 Jun 4 Besecker Frank J. Kingston
1957 Jun 4 Dennis Thomas A. retired Wilkes-Barre fire captain
1957 Jun 5 Phipps Dean H. retail stores chain founder and owner
1957 Jun 6 Williams George veteran newspaperman
1957 Jun 7 Speizman David S. former silk mill operator
1957 Jun 7 Wolfe Carrie M. former tobacco union president
1957 Jun 8 Bohn Carl G. North Wilkes-Barre
1957 Jun 9 Manchester Harold T. Wilkes-Barre food broker
1957 Jun 9 Jenkins William G. former principal and dean of Wilkes-Barre Business College
1957 Jun 10 McDonough Robert W. Wyoming Valley Red Cross Blood recruit director
1957 Jun 10 Lenahan Catherine, Mrs. West Ashley
1957 Jun 11 Williams, Sr. Owen Plymouth merchant
1957 Jun 12 Federowicz John J. , Msgr. pastor of St. Mary's Church, Nanticoke
1957 Jun 12 Cohen Benjamin Wilkes-Barre school district
1957 Jun 12 Allen Bertha, Mrs. retired Kingston High School teacher
1957 Jun 12 Brown Harry, Dr. Lehman
1957 Jun 14 Jones Robert E. vice pres. of Kingston Branch of Second Nat'l Bank of Wilkes-Barre
1957 Jun 14 Kondratick Theresa, Mrs. 100-year old Miners Mills resident
1957 Jun 15 Repella Anthony, Rev. pastor of St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Ch., Edwardsville
1957 Jun 16 Donnelly William J. assistant manager of Bond Stores
1957 Jun 16 Swetland Llewellyn G. former wholesale grocery office manager
1957 Jun 16 Morrissey , RSM Sister Mary Felicita RSM
1957 Jun 16 O'Donnell John former Duryea policeman
1957 Jun 17 Thomas Reese Courtdale school board president
1957 Jun 17 Miller Jesse retired Wilkes-Barre fireman
1957 Jun 18 West Mary E., Mrs. Ashley
1957 Jun 18 Aston Catherine L., Mrs. mother of Luzerne County District Attorney
1957 Jun 18 Delaney Kathryn retired Newport Township school teacher
1957 Jun 18 Finn Anna, Mrs. owner of Finn Bottling Company
1957 Jun 19 Mack Fred J. architect
1957 Jun 19 Martin Edward A., Rev. Methodist minister
1957 Jun 20 Merritt Frank G. Plains merchant
1957 Jun 22 Crisman Verncel R. Berwick bank president
1957 Jun 23 Hudson Arthur J. Plains merchant
1957 Jun 23 Rubel Max Wilkes-Barre merchant
1957 Jun 23 Madrak Barney former director of Duryea schools
1957 Jun 24 McMonagle Mrs. Patrick Hanover Township
1957 Jun 25 Dougherty Jane former Exeter Borough school teacher
1957 Jun 26 Thomas William J. Hanover Township
1957 Jun 27 Williams Milton Heights resident
1957 Jun 27 Nichols Samuel, Rev. retired Primitive Methodist minister
1957 Jun 28 Faduska Michael A. coal and ice dealer at Bear Creek
1957 Jun 29 Sadausdas Justin Pittston merchant
1957 Jun 29 Barber Stanley J. retired Ashley postal official
1957 Jun 29 Tubbs Frank former Nanticoke funeral director

These were typed by Carolyn Moering

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