Extracts from the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader- March 23,1936/ March 28, 1936


Deaths- Monday, March 23,1936


Andrew METRO, 28, Madison St. Brookside.

John KULKOWSKI, 28, St. James St. Plains

General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre

Mrs. Mary KERESTER, 42, 31 James St. Ashley, pneumonia

Mrs. Mildred FLETCHER, 26, 64 Chester St, city, pneumonia

Mr. John WILDONER, 70, 121 Second Ave. Kingston, complications from exposure

Mrs. Pearl BERWICK, 50, 24 Cottage Ave. Plains, complications from exposure

Mr. James F. GOODALL, 29, Barney St., city, complications from exposure

George Henry JONES, one day old, 26 Monroe St, city, pneumonia

Mrs. Rose WILKINSON, 72, 177 Lincoln St, city, heart attack following removal by boat from home.

Nesbitt Hospital, Kingston

Mr. John ZEBROWSKI, 42, North Landon Ave. Kingston, exposure

Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre

Mrs. Catherine BUCKLEY, 296 Bowman St. East End, exposure

Wyoming Valley Homeopathic Hospital, Wilkes-Barre

Mrs. Gladys PAYNE, 119 Dagobert St. city, complications from exposure

Death in flood zone or home.

Mrs. Mary DUDASCIK, 55, Rice St. Edwardsville, heart disease

Mrs. Frances KANORA, 60 W. Main St. Plymouth, heart disease

Mr. Andrew ANTOLICK, 36, 15 Davis St. Ashley, heart disease

Mr. Stanley KARBOSKI, 36, 2 Mary St. Plainsville, killed fixing flood wrecked pole.

Mrs. Myra PICKINS, 70, 319 Washingston St. W. Pittston suicide from sickness/worry.

Mr. Gary BOOP, 37, 71 Atherton Ave. Kingston, gas

Mrs. Gary BOOP, 36, 71 Atherton Ave. Kingston, gas

Jane BOOP, 10, 71 Atherton Ave. Kingston, gas

Mrs. Delia MULL, 60, Mrs. Boop’s mother, gas


Mr. Nicholas FISCH, 160 E. Grove St., Dunmore, was electrocuted by the third rail, then struck by a train near Connell’s Junction, Scranton on Saturday, March 21. Two daughters, two sons, two brothers and one sister survive him. A funeral mass from St Mary’s Church in Scranton with burial in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Lefie J. BROWN, a respected resident of Forty-Fort died at the home of her niece, Mrs. A.P. Starr, 28 Oak St. after a two weeks illness of complications. Surviving are the following nieces and nephews: H.W.Ruggles, Kingston, Dr. H.A. Brown, Lehman, Arthur Brown, Forty-Fort, Dr. Jennie E. Nesbitt, Carrie Lair Young, California, Mrs. George S. Connell, Waverly, N.Y. Mrs. J.B. Starr, Forty-Fort, Mrs. Stella M. Delp, South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Maud Patum, Washington D.C. Sister-in laws, Mrs. Henry Brown and Elizabeth Brown, nieces, Mary and Carrie Brown.

Funerals-Monday March 23, 1936

The funeral of Mrs. Catherine FLEMING was held this morning at 9 from her late home 40 Merritt St, Plains, with many in attendance. Rev. J.J. Mulholland celebrated a solemn High Mass in Sacred Heart Church. Pallbearers were Milit Butts, James Ash Sr., James Gibbons, Thomas McGuire, James McCole and Frank Burk. Interment was in St. Mary’s cemetery, Hanover Twp.


Deaths- Saturday, March 28,1936

Mr. Peter KNUBIS, 68, of 12 Mason Court, died on March 27 in Mercy Hospital following four weeks of complications. He was a well-known resident of the West Side for 35 years. Surviving is his daughter, Mrs. Pauline Buchonis, of 12 Mason St., 3 daughters in Lithuania and 12 grandchildren. Funeral will be from the family home with mass in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Kingston. Interment in St. Mary’s cemetery, Pringle.

Mr. Daniel COSTELLO, a one-time member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, died in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. A native of Jessup, in recent years he resided in St. Mary’s, Elk Co. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Costello. Jessup. His widow, 5 sisters and 2 brothers survive. Funeral will be held on Monday in St. Mary’s.

Mr. Delos B. SINK, 70, of 28 Yates St. Forty-Fort died on March 28 from a year of complications. He was a well-known horticulturist and a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church of W.Pittston. Surviving are his wife, and two children, George of Parsons and Mrs. Grace Shade of Detroit, Mich. Sister, Mrs. Martha Honeywell, Plains.

James B. SMITH, 79, died at his home in Scranton. He was born in Benton, Lackawanna Co. He was employed by the D.L. & W. railroad. A son, a daughter, two sisters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. Funeral from the family home, 1308 Oram St., Scranton. Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.

Mr. Jonathan LAVERICK, 53, of Miner Road, Parsons, died in General Hospital last night following an operation. He was admitted on March 15. Surviving are his wife Mary and children; Mark, Jonathan Jr. George, William and John of Wyoming. One sister, Mrs. David Koutes of Forty-Fort. He was an official of the Glen Alden Coal Co. and was a life long resident of this city. No services listed.

Sister LUCINE, of the Franciscan Order at Baltimore, died Thursday of pneumonia. She was the daughter of Mrs. Rose KLEMCHAK of Wilkes-Barre. Surviving are her sisters; Mrs. Joseph Myzick, Mrs. Louis Williams of this city, Sister Thefila stationed in Kingston, and a Sister stationed in Reading, both of the Bernardine Order, a brother Bernard Klemchak of Wilkes-Barre. Funeral on Monday with burial in Baltimore.

Rosemary BONAVIVA, 21 months, and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bonaviva of 183 Oliver St. Swoyersville died last night of pneumonia in Nesbitt Hospital.

Mr. Samuel WORKE, 49, of 13 Plains Ave. Ashley, died last night at Nanticoke State Hospital of complications. He was admitted there on February 13 for treatment.

Mr. George TURNER, 83, died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.R. Nicholson of 24 Oregon Street, city from general debility. He was the director of the Citizens Bank of Parsons for many years. Born in Danville on August 4,1853 he married the former Elizabeth Williams of Danville in 1873. He resided in Parsons for 30 years and lived with his daughter the last 15 years. Besides his daughter, surviving are sons, Edward J of Los Angeles, Calif. and John of Oakland Calif., one grandson, John E. Nicholson. Funeral from the family home with Rev. W. Herbert Sugden officiating. Burial was in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown.

Mrs. Mary HARRISON, wife of Joseph and mother of Rev. Howard R Harrison died on March 27 at the family home, 32 East Main St. Plymouth of complications. Born in England 67 years ago she came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reynolds at an early age. She was a member of First Methodist Episcopal Church. Also surviving are her daughters: Mrs. George Long, Phila, and Mrs. Adolph Mayer, Harveys Lake, sons, Rev. Howard of Binghamton, N.Y. and Ralph of Plymouth. The following sisters, Mrs. John J. Jones, Mrs. Harry Perkins, Mrs. George H. Harrison, Mrs. Thomas Nelson, Plymouth and Mrs. Ellis D. Walton, Kingston, a brother, Harold H. Reynolds. 11 grandchildren. Burial was in Shawnee cemetery, Plymouth. She was the niece of Mrs. Simon Reynolds who died on Thursday and is listed below.

Mrs. Anthony DOUGHERTY, wife of Professor Anthony Dougherty, a member of the faculty of the Mining and Mechanical Institute, died at her home on S. Centre St. Freeland yesterday. She was taken ill on Sunday and died of pneumonia. A native of Nadick, Mass. she was a graduate of the University of Vermont, class of 1926. She taught school at North Bennington, Vt. After her marriage she located to McAdoo and lived in Freeland the last six years. She took a prominent part in charitable work and was active in the Catholic Women’s Club. Besides her husband surviving are daughters: Mary Theresa, Martha and Ann Louise, her father, six brothers and a sister who reside in England. Funeral arrangements await the arrival of her relatives but will likely take place on Monday.






Funerals Saturday, March 28,1936

The funeral of Mr. Arthur BELTON, 285 McLean St., city, was held from the family home. Services were also held from the Second Welsh Congregational Church. Floral carriers and bearers were: Howard Jones, Joseph McArdle, Alex Gittens, Harry Hughes, Ernest Evans, Joseph Benech, Ralph Williams, Richard Williams, William Davis, Wilson Davis, Thomas Parry, and Thomas Bona. Burial in Maple Hill cemetery, Hanover Twp.

The funeral of Mr. Frank WEAVER, 366 Wright Ave. Kingston was held from the family home with services from the M.E. Church, Wilkes-Barre. Pallbearers were, Fred and Edward Weaver (his brothers), Edward Weaver Jr., Ralph Weaver, Warren Weaver, and Harold Andrews all nephews. Burial in Hollenback cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.

The funeral of Mr. Anthony JONES, 79 Washington St. Edwardsville foreman for Kingston Coal Co. was held from the family home and Edwards Memorial Congregational Church. Floral, Honorary, and pallbearers were: T.H. Williams, Rees S. Davies, William G. Jenkins, W.E. Morris, D.J. Edwards, Shadrach Dodd, Dr. V.P. Edwards, Edmund Thomas, Gyrnne Whitby, Oswald Jones, Clarence Miles, Clarence Edwards, Evan Whitby, William Pugh, Reese S. Jones, John E. Morris, Jr., David Walters, David Jenkins, David S. Jones, David Morris, William Davis, Joseph Morris and John Thomas. Burial was in the Forty-Fort cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Antonia BRAZINSKAS, 638 E, Northampton St. city, was held with a mass in Holy Trinity Lithuanian Church. Floral tributes were carried by, Charles, Desmond, and Thomas Warzel, Joseph and Sterling Brazinskas all grandchildren. Pallbearers were: William Pacakonis, John Stuckus, John J. Stuckus, William Szarksnas, Barney Stuckus and John Valaka. Burial was in the parish cemetery in Georgetown.

The funeral of Mr. Robert B. TREIBLE, 162 S. Grant St. Wilkes-Barre who was the former principal of Custer St. school was held. The Rev. Annich of Grant St. Presbyterian Church was in charge of services. Honorary Pallbearers and pallbearers were Edward Morgan, Sterling Gruver, DeHaven Connor, Leroy Coates, Evan Howe, Culver Wood, John Davis, Edward Saums, and Fred Wills. Burial was in Mt. Greenwood cemetery, Shavertown.

Mr. Joszeph ZAVATSKI, 50 Pulaski St. Kingston was buried from St. Hedwig’s Church due to damage in St. Mary’s Lithuanian Church. Pallbearers were Stanley Labatch, Lucien Czechowski, Stanley Marchinowski, Joseph Agurkis, Alolph Markalonis and Joseph Petrosky. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery.

The funeral of Mr. Thomas YABLONSKI, (TUCKER) of Avoca was held from SS.Peter and Paul church. Pallbearers were Felix Stanczak, Charles Wanalista, Stanley Gregorski, John Kleparlo, John Wolch and Charles Pulkosnik. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. John GARING, 219 Main St. Avoca was held from St. Mary’s Church in Avoca with burial in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were John Donovan, Edward Piaski, Ike Jones, John Jones, John Hislop and John Schooley.

Mrs. Richard WEAR, of Harrisburg and formerly of Beaver Meadows died. She was connected at one time with the Beaver store conducted by W.T. Carter and Co. Surviving is a sister, Miss Beatrice Curtiss of the Y.M.C.A. No arrangements listed.

Mrs. Joseph JORDAN, 44, Garfield St. Hazleton died in the State Hospital where she was a patient for three days. The former Laura Bove she lived all her life in the city and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church. Surviving beside her husband are the following children: John, Leonard, Michael, Anthony and Mary, city. An aged father and the following sisters and brothers: Frank, Anthony, John, James and Salvatore Bove, Mrs. D. Ross and Mrs. P. Manganelli, all of Hazleton, Mrs. Daniel Prete of Merchantville, N.J. Arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Harry JENKINS, 283 Vandermark St. Wanamie was buried on March 28. Services were from the Wanamie Methodist Church. Flower carriers and pallbearers were Jean Griefmer, Leona Rice, Eleanor Rice, Dorothy Bartuski, Robert Blackburn, Evan Williams, Victor Rice, Alfred Kapavage, Bert Hooper and Harry Kroft. Burial was in Newport Center cemetery.

The funeral of Marilyn NITZ, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Nitz of 145 East Broad St. Nanticoke was held from the family home. Rev Peter R. Scholes of the Primitive Methodist Church held services. Burial was in Nanticoke cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Beulah CLOTHIER of Hanover was held from the home of her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Clothier 918 Kosciuszko St. Nanticoke. Services were from St. George’s Episcopal Church. Pallbearers were Emmin Wolfe, Raymond Wolfe, William Fritz, Arthur Jenkins, Charlie Kirby and Charle Brown. Burial was in Millville cemetery, Columbia, Co.

The funeral of Evan EVANS, 136 W. Noble St. Nanticoke was held from the home of

Mrs. Thomas Titus 8 Loomis Park. Services were from the First English Baptist Church. Pallbearers were Carl Bellas, Percy Bellas, William Jones, Richard Jones, George Price and Guy Thompson. Burial was in Nanticoke cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Simon REYNOLDS who resided with her son, Stuart, at 97 Oak Street Wilkes-Barre will be held on Monday at the home of her son, Fuller, 40 Academy St. Plymouth. Services will be held in Franklin St. P.M. Church. Burial will be in the Shawnee cemetery, Plymouth.

The funeral of Mrs. Etefania KUC, R.D. 1 Box 28, Shickshinny, will take place on Monday from the family home in Muhlenburg. A mass will be held in St. Mary’s Church in Mocanaqua with burial in the parish cemetery.

Coming Funerals-Saturday, March 28,1936

SEGEAR, Mrs. Emma of 24 Railroad St. Hudson on Monday. Burial will be in Mt. Greenwood cemetery, Trucksville.

ARNOUT, William, from Sutton Home, on Sunday with Rev. Thomas G. Swales from the Derr Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Stark Hill, N.Y. Monday.

SADICK, Mrs. Mary, 150 Park Ave. Wilkes-Barre on Monday with a mass in St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Hanover Twp.

BINGHAM, Mrs. Sarah, from Kniffen Funeral Home. 465 S. Main St. Wilkes-Barre. Burial on Monday in Hanover Green cemetery, Hanover Twp.

News Briefs Saturday March 28,1936

Local Boys enlist in Navy,

Martin BRENNAN, Jr. 15 E. Ross St. Wilkes-Barre

Harold W. PRICE, 154 Scott St. Wilkes-Barre

Arthur C. JENKINS, 43 Short St. Edwardsville

Harold F. DOUGHERTY, 1230 Wyoming Ave. Exeter

Stanley BIDUCK, 19 Ambrose St. Port Griffith

Estate Settled

The estate of Catherine BRADISH, late of Eckley, Pa. was granted to George Bradish, and Thomas Bradish executors. Atty.Daniel S.J.Buckley. Freeland.

Bridal Shower

Mrs. Walter SHIPTOSKI held a shower for her daughter Mildred at her home in Glen Lyon.


A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph KEISER 135 N. Main St. Shickshinny yesterday at Nanticoke State Hospital.

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