ADAMS - John (Jack), 77, of Main Road, Hunlock Creek, died Thursday, May 6, 2010 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Born April 1, 1933 in Shickshinny, he was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth, and served as an usher. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 495, Shickshinny, and a life member of the VFW, Mocanaqua. He also was a member of the Northwest Traveling Dart League and a life member of the PA Fish Commission.
He was employed at Luzerne Outerwear for many years and also was employed by B.G. Coon Construction. He owned and operated the Village Tavern in Hunlock Creek.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Delores Lesinski; three grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Naunczek, Shickshinny; and Ruth Ann McCabe, Mocanaqua; brothers, Richard, New Jersey; Thomas, Berwick; and James, Berwick.
CARICHNER - Frances M., of Mile Road, Tunkhannock, died on Saturday May 8, 2010 at her home.
Born in Tunkhannock on September 15, 1967, she was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1985, and had been employed by The Trehab Learning Center in Tunkhannock as a career counselor.
Surviving are her mother, Geraldine Farr Madill, Tunkhannock; her husband of 25 years, Dean E. Carichner; sons, Joseph, Dana and Mathew Carichner, all of Tunkhannock; brothers, Thomas Madill, of New Orleans, La.; Todd Madill, of Lawton; sisters, Joette Elder, Franklin, Va.; Janine Jayne, Kandi Madill, both of Tunkhannock; Rose Harvey, of Harveys Lake; Elizabeth Dewolfe, of Forkston; a godchild, numerous nieces; nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
CASTERLINE - Clara J., 71, of Harveys Lake, died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Noxen Township on December 24, 1938, she graduated from Lake-Noxen High School in 1956 and worked as a private duty caregiver for the elderly for more than 10 years.
She was a member of the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Harveys Lake.
Surviving are her children, Sherry Smith, Shavertown; Terri Nelson, Beaumont; Carol, Beaumont; Dotie DePue, Sweet Valley; Michael, Noxen Township; brother, George Patton, Sweet Valley; sisters, Shirley Ayers, Beaumont; Helen Place, Jericho, Vt.; Patricia Marcin and Peggy Hill, both of Noxen Township; and nine grandchildren.
COOK - James, 80, of Lehman Township, died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Born in Orange on May 12, 1929, he owned and operated a farm in Lehman Township for 30 years and was also employed as a bus driver for the Lake-Lehman School District and Gate of Heaven School in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Jestie Schoonover; children, Kenneth, Kathy McDade, Karen Basar and Sharon Barto, all of Lehman Township; James, of Coatesville; and Deborah Prebola, of Noxen Township; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations to Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 12, Lehman, PA 18627, or the Lehman Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 89, Lehman, PA 18627.
DICK - James Dwight, 77, of Burlington, N.C., died Sunday, May 2, 2010 in the Hospice Care Center of Alamance, Burlington, N.C.
Born in Kingston, he was a graduate of Wyoming Seminary School of Business. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and was employed as a sales representative for Eugene Chermin.
A former resident of Trucksville and Jacobstown, N.J., he had resided in Burlington, N.C. for the past three years. He was a member of the American Legion and was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, of Elon, N.C.
Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn J. Everett; son, Dwight James, Cherry Hill, N.J.; daughter, Kimberly Smith, Burlington, N.C.; four grandchildren; sister, Dawn Riutta, Iron Mountain, Mich.; nieces and nephews.
DOUGHTON - Bronislau ‚??Bert‚?Ě (Dombroski), of Dallas, died on Saturday, May 8, 2010.
A resident of Dallas for 56 years, she was past president of the Dallas Elementary School PTA and a member of Gate of Heaven Church.
In her youth, she attended the Luzerne Borough School and worked as a manager for the J.S. Raub Shoe Store.
Surviving are her three children, Gail M. Szeliga, Apalachin, N.Y.; Thomas J. Jr., Dallas; and Linda L. Kroski, Moscow; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, John Dombroski, West Virginia; Thomas Dombroski, Trucksville; and sister, Edna McDonald, New Jersey; nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations to the Mercy Center Library, Dallas.
GREGSON - John Vernon, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Springfield Health and Rehab Center.
Born in Troy, N.Y. on May 27, 1925, he attended Dallas schools and graduated from Wyoming Seminary in 1943.
He joined the U.S. Navy V12 program and attended Princeton before OT school at Cornell, subsequently serving on a minesweeper, sweeping mines in the Sea of Japan. In 1946, on his 21st birthday, he became commander of his ship.
He entered the insurance industry in 1960 as an agent with Mass Mutual and, several years later, joined Alexander & Alexander Inc., where he was vice president and sales manager in the New York office. In partnership with John Alden, he founded the Alden Gregson Co., an all-purpose insurance agency operating statewide.
He was a member of The First Universalist Society of Hartland Four Corners and a trustee for several years. He was a loyal Rotarian both in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and in Woodstock, Vt. He also served aws president of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Abbie; son, George, daughters, Barbara Himmelien; Bonnie Coakley, and Phebe Miller; and eight grandchildren.
GREY - Rebecca Piatt, 92, died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at her home in Harveys Lake.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2, 1917, she began her career as a church school teacher in 1935 at the Trucksville United Methodist Church. In 1969, she joined the staff of the Trucksville Nursery School, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Lehman, and the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Harveys Lake.
Surviving are her four daughters, Maude Geary, Harveys Lake; Betty Lowery, Harveys Lake; Alma Husted, Forty Fort; and Sally Toney, Wilkes-Barre; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Memorial donations to the Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center, 40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, PA 18708.
HORNACK - Edward J., 74, of Dallas, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at his home.
Born August 24, 1935 in Pringle, he was a graduate of Larksville High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a Specialist (4) Airplane Mechanic and was decorated with the Marksman (Rifle) Award and the Good Conduct Medal.
He retired in 1996 from the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake and of the Daddow-Issacs Post 672, Dallas, American Legion Home Association.
Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Angela Turco Hornack; brothers Nicholas, Trucksville; and John; sisters, Margaret Christ, Prescott , Ariz.; and Betty Crahill, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations to St. Jude Children‚??s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
MONSEY - Madeline Ryan, 86, of Tunkhannock, died Thursday, May 6, 2010.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 7, 1923, she graduated high school in New York City.
During World War II, she worked as an assistant machinist at the Nordon Bombsight plant, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Surviving are her son, Kenneth C., of Tunkhannock; daughters, Patricia Zavislak, of Blakely; and Leah Case, of Dickson, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial donations to the Wyoming County Humane Society, 9 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
PALMER - Florence Elizabeth Kinsman, of Bowman‚??s Creek, died Sunday, May 2, 2010 at St. Joseph‚??s Hospice in Wayne, Pa.
Born Oct. 15, 1927 in Towanda, she received her education in the Towanda public school system and graduated from St. Agnes High School in 1946.
After graduating, she was the office clerk and circulation manager at the Daily Review. After moving to West Wyoming in 1966, she and her late husband started Palmer Laboratory.
She was active with ‚??Living A New Life,‚?Ě a widows and widowers support group, and helped open a group in Tunkhannock. She also served at the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Bureau of the Aging, Senior Center and volunteered for tax preparations assistance to the seniors through its center in Tunkhannock.
She was also an ecumenical minister for the Nativity Catholic Church, where she was a member for over 30 years and a member of Catholic Daughters. She also ran a Girl Scout troop and Brownie troop.
Surviving are her daughters, Dr. Susan Bargmann and Loretta Busch; and two grandchildren.
RUSHIN - Ronald W., 75, of Chase Road, Shavertown, died Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in Nanticoke on Dec. 7, 1934, he was a graduate of Newport Township High School, Temple University School of Pharmacy and Georgetown University Dental School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and attained the rank of captain.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan Yuschak; son, David; two grandchildren; sister, Marilyn Roszkowski; one niece; two great-nephews.