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SALLY A. McGRATH

Sally A. McGrath, 77, of Pocono Summit, died Monday, September 3, 2018 in Bethlehem. She was the loving wife of Walter McGrath.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Amelia (Lee) Cushing.
A proud military wife, Sally traveled the country with her husband until moving to Pocono Summit in December of 1980. She was a devoted homemaker and volunteered with many organizations She was of the Catholic faith and attended Most Holy Trinity Parish. Sally organized the thrift shop at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and was instrumental in organizing a foster care agency in Tobyhanna.
Sally is also survived by sons Charles Hobart and his wife, Becky of Blandon, Patrick McGrath and his wife, Aris of Alexandria, Virginia, Michael McGrath and his wife, Jennifer of New Freedom, and William McGrath of Stroudsburg; daughters Linda Kerr and her husband, John of Tobyhanna, and Lisa Hobart and her companion, Steve of Pocono Lake; 15 grandchildren; and one niece and nephew.
There will be a viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 6 at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco. The Reverend Father Michael Kloton will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, September 7 at St. Ann’s Church, Main Street, Tobyhanna. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, September 10 at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Indiantown Gap Road, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The American Cancer Society, 2158 W. Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. cancer.org
 

EDWARD J. O'SHAUGHNESSY

Edward J. O’ Shaughnessy, 86, of Tobyhanna, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Gluco Lodge Personal Care Home in Stroudsburg.
Born in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Edward and Romayne (Henn) O’ Shaughnessy. He was the loving husband of Jean (Brown) O’ Shaughnessy with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
For many years, Edward worked for General Motors/AC Delco as a receiving clerk before retiring to the Poconos. He was very active in his church, St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Pocono. Edward was a proud veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War and a member of the VFW Post 3448. He was an avid bowler, winning many trophies and awards. Edward was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the New York Mets.
In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by nieces: Joann Fogerty and her husband, Matthew; Kelly Brown-Sanchez and her husband, Benjamin Sanchez; nephew and godson: James Brown Jr., and his wife, Jennifer; in-laws: James Brown, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth; many grand nieces and grand nephews.
The Reverend Father Gregory Loughney will celebrate a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at the Villa of Our Lady, 245 Meadowside Road, Mt. Pocono, PA.  There will be a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Villa of Our Lady. Interment will follow at St Mary’s Cemetery, 1594 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706.
 
 
 
 

KENNETH W. DONAHUE

Kenneth W. Donahue, 71, of Pocono Lake, died on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Born in the Bronx, New York he was the son of Al and Lina (Pacente) Donahue. Ken was a resident of Pocono Lake for the past 10 years and prior to that he resided in the Bronx, N.Y.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in New York for many years. Ken was of the Catholic faith and he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his close friend Joseph Albanese of Hartsdale, NY, and two nephews, Jason Kadlec and Matthew Baris of Yonkers, NY.

JAMES T. ARNOLD, III

James T. Arnold, III, of Tobyhanna, died Friday, August 24, 2018 in Bartonsville.
Born in Easton, he was a son of James Arnold II of Tobyhanna and Stephanie (Devine) Arnold and her fiancé, Salvatore Troia of Tobyhanna.
James was a member of Community Church in Tobyhanna. He was always the “class clown” never wanting to see people sad and wanting to make everyone laugh. He was an extremely loving father and uncle. James loved to learn about and work on cars.
In addition to his parents, James is survived by his daughter, Aeva Lynn Zearfoss; sisters Jordan, Airianna, and Kayla Arnold: and brother, Kevin Kitchen: grandparents Bonnie Devine, Anthony Marzigliano, Virginia Ebright: nieces Evalynn Arnold, Ellianna Morales, Aaliyah James Randis: nephew Thomas Randis: and his girlfriend Angella Starr.
Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco was in charge of arrangements. A service was held August 29 by Pastor Andre Vanderlinden at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 65 East Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018. www.diabetes.org
Private cremation is entrusted to Bolock Funeral Home Crematory.

WILLARD C. MORGAN, JR.

Willard C. Morgan, Jr. of East Side Borough, White Haven, died Thursday, August 23, 2018, in the Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehab, Mountain Top.
Born on March 29, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre, Willard was the son of the late Willard C. Morgan, Sr. and Louise Fox Esser Morgan. He lived most of his life in the White Haven area.
Willard served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was the recipient of various medals, including the Korean Service Medal with One Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Willard was a postman, providing 33 years of service to the United States Postal Service prior to retirement. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and golf in community leagues and was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his son Edward W. Morgan and his brother, Frank B. Morgan, Sr.
Willard is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Timko of Audubon, her husband Tim and two grandchildren, Erik and Nicole.
Graveside service with Military Honors will be conducted on Friday, August 31, at 11 a.m. in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven with the Rev. Michele Kaufman officiating.
Arrangements are by Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. White Haven. Visit www.lehmanfuneralhome.com for additional information.

ELIZABETH J. HERTEL

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Hertel , 89 of South Lehigh Gorge Drive, Weatherlydied Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Weatherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Weatherly.
Widow of Andrew Hertel, she is survived by son, Andy Hertel and his wife Daisy of Nesquehoning; daughter, Donna Kolznak, wife of George of Kunkletown; grandchildren Ottis and Amanda Chasey; two great-grandchildren; siblings Sunny, Charlotte, Barbara and Sue.
Born Saturday, March 2, 1929 in Downingtown, she was the daughter of the late William and Ada (Waterson) Scott.
Betty was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C.C. of Weatherly.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation services of Weatherly.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

MAUREEN MENDOZA

Maureen Mendoza, 76, died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Manor Care in Kingston. She was the loving wife of the late Jose V. Mendoza.
Born in Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Taheny of County Sligo, Ireland and Della B. (Quinn) Taheny of County Mayo, Ireland.
She was a Registered Nurse for much of her life and practiced in New York City for over 30 years. Maureen loved going to Irish Festivals and listening to Irish music and was very proud of her Irish heritage. She was a devout Catholic who loved her family very much. Her family was the most important thing to her in life.
She is survived by her eight children: Cookie Reda Wall (Kenny), Joseph F. Reda (Dolores DiRe), Della A. Reda, Joani Reda-Hernandez (Ruben), Joy Castro (Jimmy), Joshua G. Mendoza (Karen Bradley), Sarai E. Neff (Jason), and Deborah J. Mendoza; and 16 grandchildren, Jennifer, Justin, Cody, Ryan, Amanda, Diandra, Jacqueline, Victoria, Peri, Dean, Reece, Nina, Franco, Isabella, Jacob, and Symphony; and one great-grandchild, Ariya.
Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco, was in charge of arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 23 at St. Ann’s Church, Tobyhanna. Burial followed at Pocono Lake Cemetery, Pocono Pines.

 

POLLY MOORE

Polly Moore 81, of Mt. Pocono, Pa. died on Wednesday Aug. 15, 2018. She was the widow of Cleveland A. Moore Sr. Born in Laurinburg, N.C. she was the daughter of Roosevelt and Alissa (Ellison) Dockery.
Polly was a resident of the Mt. Pocono area for the past 13 years and prior to that she resided in the Brooklyn, N.Y. area. She worked as a computer analysis for many years before retiring. She was of the Christian faith.
She is survived by a daughter, Pastor Sharon Purvis and her husband Bernard of Tobyhanna, Pa. and 2 sons: Cleveland Moore Jr. of Tobyhanna and James Vance Jr. of Lawrence, S.C. and other siblings, grandchildren and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday Aug. 25, 2018 at 2:00pm from St. Luke AME Zion Church 91 Main St. Maysville, N.C. with burial to follow the services at the White Oaks Cemetery Mayville, N.C.
The Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home Inc. 23 N. 9th.St.Stroudsburg, Pa. is in charge of the arrangements.
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JACQUETTE CARROLL

Jacquette Carroll, 87 of Orangeville died on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Orangeville Nursing Home in Orangeville.
Born Thursday, October 9, 1930 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy (Sicher) Conrad. She was predeceased by sons Stephen and Michael Valkos, and Stewart Walton.
Surviving are a son, Robert Waltman of Wilmington, DE; daughter, Dorothy McKendry of Weatherly; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation services of Weatherly.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

FLORETTA MAE STAUFFER

Floretta Mae Stauffer, 89 of Quakake Road, Weatherly, died suddenly on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at home.
Widow of Clifford J. Stauffer, who died September 9, 2014, she is survived by a son, Elmer L. Stauffer and his wife Ann Marie of Nesquehoning; grandchildren, Sarah, Kelly, and Michael; and great-grandchildren, Haliley and Gabriel.
A graduate of Rock Glenn High School, Floretta was a member of Zions Lutheran Church of Weatherly. She enjoyed doing puzzles, crocheting, making rag carpets and knitting. Floretta was an excellent baker and liked to garden. In Floretta's younger days she enjoyed fishing.
She was born Friday, April 5, 1929 in Black Creek, Luzerne County, the daughter of the late Lester Foose and the late Anna (Homernick) Foose.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Weatherly.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 21, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home, the Rev. Robert VonFrisch to officiate.
Friends will be received on Monday, August 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and on the day of services from 10 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Zion Grove.
Memorials in her name to: Tamaqua / Carbon American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

DEBRA LYNN ONEY

Debra Lynn Oney, 56, of Pocono Summit, died Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Born in East Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Mildred Ann (Collins) Oney.
Debra was of the Christian faith and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, whom she loved as her own. She worked as a registered nurse for Geisinger Health System, and during her time there, served as a teacher, counselor, and mentor to many young women.
She is survived by her siblings: Gerald Oney, Jr. of Port Jervis, New York, Brenda Carey of Newfoundland, Gregory Oney of Pocono Summit, John S. Oney of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no services at this time; private cremation is entrusted to Bolock Funeral Home Crematory.
Memorial donations may be made to AWSOM, Animal Welfare Society of Monroe, PO Box 13, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

RONALD I. MACE

Ronald I. Mace, 77, of South Street, Tamaqua, died Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.
Surviving are son, Ronald T. Mace and his wife Jeanette of Tamaqua; daughter, Kimberly A. Focht of Tamaqua; sisters, Debra Hill, wife of Cal of Tamaqua, Barbara Hamm of Weatherly; grandchildren Nicole, Brandon, Carissa, Arion, Davin, Mark and Tia; and great-grandson, Clayton.
Ron and his late wife Lois owned and operated many textile cutting rooms throughout the region. They also operated R.I.M. Beverage in Tamaqua for many years. Ron retired from the Tamaqua School District, having worked in maintenance; however he immediately went back to work for the school district part time until this year.
Ron was a member of Masonic Lodge F.& A.M. #238 Tamaqua, and enjoyed the companionship of his dogs Mac and Scotter. He was an avid outdoorsman who liked to hunt and fish. His family fondly remembers yearly trips to Canada.
Born Wednesday, January 29, 1941 in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Henry and Beatrice (Barrington) Mace. Ron was also predeceased by wife, Lois (Love) Mace in 2012; and son, Mark James Mace in 1984.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. from the funeral home on Friday August 10. Friends may call on Thursday, August 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Masonic Services will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m.Interment will be in Sky View Memorial Park, Tamaqua.
Memorials in his name to:
Hillside S.P.C.A.
51 S.P.C.A. Road
Pottsville, PA 17901
or
Tamaqua Area HS Athletics
138 West Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

ALBERT AKUS

Albert Akus, 81, of Pocono Lake, died Friday, August 3, 2018, at French Creek Marina in Clayton, NY where he and his wife have spent summers for the past 30 years. He was the a devoted husband of Theresa (Davis) Akus, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.
Born on August 31, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late Albert and Sophie (Piniak) Akus and lived in Monroe County for the past 50 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was the owner of Al Akus Painting and Spraying Company.
Albert was a parishioner of the former Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Blakeslee.
Also surviving are four children, Albert Akus and wife Linda of Stroudsburg, Cheryl Silfee and husband Paul of Georgia, Adele Hineline and husband Tim of Stroudsburg, and Laura Longyhore and husband William Thomas, Jr. of Jim Thorpe; seven grandchildren, Kristie Silfee of Ocala FL, Brenda Hutton and husband Keith of Floyds Knob, IN, Shaun Hineline and wife Joyce of Long Pond, Charles Longyhore Jr. of Portland, Jason Seese of Budd Lake, NJ, Jessica and Amy; seven beautiful great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Tyler sons of Shaun and Joyce Hineline, Kimber and Kaitlyn daughters of Brenda and Keith Hutton, Noah, Symeon and Kyah, children of Kristie Silfee, two sisters, Karen Akus of Easton and Virginia Wuest of Bronx, NY; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two children, Linda Kern and Andrew Akus; a brother, Andrew Akus; and a sister, Adele Akus.
A prayer service was held August 10 in Stroudsburg, with the Rev. Sean G. Carpenter officiating. Burial followed at Laurelwood Cemetery in Stroudsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (National Headquarters), 6520 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132.

EUGENE J. JORDAN

Eugene J. Jordan, 77, of 1500 Evergreen Ave, Weatherly, died peacefully on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Mt. Top Senior Living in Mountain Top.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Blanche M. “Bea” (Leipert) Jordan; daughters, Patricia Everett of Gulfport, MS and Debra Baehr, wife of Joseph of Jim Thorpe; daughter-in-law, Traci Duffield, wife of his late son Robert C. Duffiled who died on Jan. 13, 2018; and granddaughter, Amy Lee Kratz.
He was born Tuesday, March 11, 1941 in Hazleton, the son of the late Samuel and Genevieve (McClean) Jordan. He was also predeceased by a grandson, Dale Kratz; sisters Geraldine M. Petrulsky, and Genevieve Buchman; brothers Vincent Gregory, Robert Gregory, James Jordan, Harry Jordan, Daniel Jordan, and Samuel Jordan, Jr.
Eugene worked for Pocono Resorts in White Haven as a steward, and served honorably in the United States Army. Eugene was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Weatherly.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery Weatherly.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

ALICE ANN DANEHOWER

Alice Ann Danenhower, of Weatherly, formerly of White Haven, died Friday, August 3, 2018.
Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice Kuchar Jarick Sr. Alice was employed as a secretary at Hazleton General Hospital prior to retiring, and was a member of St. Patrick's Church, White Haven. She loved going to the movies, gardening and spending time with her grand kids.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Madeline Danenhower; brothers, Edward and George Jarick, Jr. and sister, Mary Elizabeth Wasilewski.
Alice is survived by her son, James B. Danenhower and his wife, Susan, Weatherly; daughters, Cheryl Danenhower, Weatherly, and Debra D'Angola and her husband, Vincent, White Haven; brothers, Thomas and James Jarick, White Haven; three grandchildren, Alexandra, Vincent and Elijah; nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 411 Allegheny Street, White Haven with the Reverend Michael Kloton officiating. Interment will follow in parish cemetery.
Friends may visit from 8:30 a.m. until time of Mass at the church.
Arrangements are by Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. 403 Berwick St. White Haven.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Visit www.LehmanFuneralHome.com for additional information

NICHOLAS D’ANGELO

Nicholas J. D’Angelo, 68, of Pocono Pines, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Pocono, in East Stroudsburg. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Roman) D’Angelo, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage.
Born in Manhattan, New York, he was a son of the late Sal and Sadie (Lardizzone) D’Angelo.
Nicholas worked as an entrepreneur in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
He is also survived by his daughters, Nicole Mazzie and her husband, John, of Cresco, and Tiffany D’Angelo and her companion, Brian Korodan of Pocono Pines; brother, Anthony D’Angelo of Mount Pocono; grandchildren Giavanna and Nico Mazzie.
A memorial blessing service was held August 5, at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco.

TOBY TYLER SCOTT

Toby Tyler Scott (Tobster) died July 15, 2018 in Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven Connecticut.
He is suvived by his wife, Katrina Scott-Radjavitch; daughters Amber and Cassidy Scott, and grandson Tyler, White Haven; brother Gary Scott Jr., and wife Brenda Scott, White Haven; and nephews Gary Scott III and James Siene.
He was born February 3, 1972, in Middletown, Connecticut., the son of Gary Robert Scott Sr., and Cheryl Darlene Scott, Clinton, CT.
Toby was a handyman who loved cars, fishing, and time with his family.
Arrangements are private.