April 2008    
Paul Wohkittel J., Jr.    
Barry Furneaux    
Kenneth W. Corby    
Everett Bryce Brown    
March 2008
Naomi Lee Davidson   Gertrude Mae Kuschel
Gary A. Story   Maurice Wayne Hunting D.D.S
Dorothy Ruth Zartman   Anthony D. Wisnosky

Paul Wohkittel J., Jr.
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On April 26, 2008 Paul J. Wohkittel, Jr., of La Plume, Pa., died peacefully after a battle with leukemia.

Paul was born in Scranton, Pa. on April 8, 1932 to Paul J. and Elise (Neuber) Wohkittel.  He graduated from Factoryville High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the Korean Conflict.  After positions with the Paterson Evening News where he met his wife Elaine, and Haddon Craftsman in Scranton, Pa., he worked for the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. while raising his family in Bowie, Md.  Upon retirement in 1993 he moved back to LaPlume with Elaine.  Paul was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather involved in all of his family’s interests and was an avid outdoorsman, as well as being active in local government and a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of the Abingtons Catholic Church. 

Paul is survived by his loving wife of over 51 years, Elaine A. (Smith) Wohkittel, brother William and his wife Donna (Hughes) Wohkittel, sons Paul and his wife Kathy, Richard and Caroline, Thomas and his wife Karen, daughter Susan Zittle and her husband Mike, and grandchildren Brittany, Matthew, Tyler, Lindsay, Richard, Ryan, Karl, Brett, and Trevor.

The family will receive friends in the Litwin Funeral Home at 33 Reynolds Street in Factoryville, Pa. on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Abingtons Catholic Church in Dalton, Pa. on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 10:00 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of the Abingtons Catholic Church.

Barry Furneaux
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Know as all of his friends and family as Barry, Lewis Basford Furneaux was born December 1, 1919 in Newport News Virginia. Barry was the son and only child of the late Lewis Agustus and Gertrude Basford Furneaux.

Barry was a graduate of Dallas High School. He moved to Factoryville with his parents soon after graduation. He served in the Army, in Italy and Germany, during WWII.

He returned to Factoryville, after the war, to work the family farm. In 1947, he married his wife of 60 years, Jean Alice Shupp. They resided, worked and raised his family in Factoryville/Clinton Township area. After a 20 year career in the poultry business, he forged a successful career as a Real Estate Broker. He started his own business in the late 70’s and successfully ran Endless Realty until his retirement in 2000.

Barry Furneaux was very proud of his family and work. He loved to travel, mow his lawn and have a good conversation. To his friends, he will be remembered as the “Chiken Plucker” and a fixture at the Bluebird Diner. A special group of friends will remember him as member of card-club. The community will remember him as an active member of the Factoryville Civics Club, The Greater Scranton Board of Realtors and an honest businessman.

He is survived in death by his Wife Jean Furneaux and his four children: Linda Brown and her husband Barry Brown, of Atlanta Georgia; Patricia Furneaux Brown and her husband Frank Brown of Tunkhannock; Judy Nast and her husband Robert Nast, of Factoryville; and Colin Furneaux and wife Peggy Furneaux of Factoryville. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren; J.R. Rosengrant, Kimberly Wenrich, Bill Miller, Stephanie Nast, Nick Brown, Amelia Furneaux, Aliza Furneaux, and Jacob Furneaux. Also 5 great-grandchildren: Chase, Connor, Christian, Gianna and Gage.

The Funeral Service will Saturday at 11 am at the Anthony P. Litwin Funeral Home

Reynolds and Capwell sts. Factoryville. Interment will be in the Evergreen Woodlawn Cemetery, Factoryville. Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8pm. Directions or On Line condolences at; aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Factoryville Fire Company, or the Wyoming County Historical Society.

Kenneth W. Corby
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Kenneth W. Corby, 61, of Centermoreland passed away at Ann’s Grove Personal Care on Friday morning 4/11/08. Kenneth was born in Wilkes Barre on 6/27/1946 the son of the late Clarence A. and Agnes Marie Clark Corby.

He belonged to the Center Moreland United Methodist Church. He had worked at the Lackawanna State Park in the Maintenance Department.He was graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School.

Surviving are a daughter Agnes Kudrako and husband Dave residing in Centermoreland. An Aunt Rachel Weaver of Centermoreland. A Brother Charles Corby of Lancaster. A nephew Charles also of Lancaster. A grandson David Kudrako Jr. at home.

Memorial Service will be Saturday 4/19/2008 at 2PM at the Center Moreland United Methodist Church with Rev. Drew Cottle officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Center Moreland United Methodist Church


Everett Bryce Brown
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Everett Bryce Brown 86, of Baylor Lake, Fleetville, died Wednesday after a short illness at Golden Living Health Care in Tunkhannock, where he was a resident for the past 16 months.

Born July 4, 1921 son of the late Ester and Delbert Brown, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II serving in the European Theater.

He was married to the late Irene R. Van Fleet Brown; together they ran a small farm at Baylor Lake for nearly 50 years. He was a long time member of the Dairymen’s League.

He is preceded in death by his wife Irene R. Brown and son Paul A. Rosiak; two brothers, Richard and Elwood Brown.

Surviving are a daughter, Sue A. Stacknick, Baylor Lake; two sons Carl J. Rosiak, Fleetville, and Charles B. Rosiak, Lake Carey; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family may call at the family farm at Baylor Lake on Saturday April 5, 2008 from 1-4pm. Interment East Benton Cemetery, East Benton. Friends may send a online condolence at aplitwinfuneralhomes.com



Anthony D. Wisnosky
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Anthony D. Wisnosky, 80 of Tunkhannock, died peacefully Sunday evening at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, with his family by his side.

He was born in Exeter, son of the late Anthony F. and Eleanor Anelunis Wisnosky. He was a graduate of Exeter High School, and served with the U.S. Navy during WWII, aboard the S.S. Helena.

He worked in the Mines in Exeter for over twenty years, was a carpenter for Charles Klimas Construction Company of Keelersburg, then he worked for Kingston Metal as a welder, and later retired from National Utilities Inc..

He was a former scoutmaster in Centermoreland. He loved the outdoors, chatting with his neighbors and visits from his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons; David and Daniel.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years the former Arlene Ratchford, children: Eileen and Gerald Eckenrode, Anthony and Jeanne Wisnosky, Michael and Kathleen Wisnosky, Jacqueline and John Greenley and Kathleen ‘Kelly’ and Jeff Ayers all of Tunkhannock, Brothers Robert of Manville, NJ and Jerome of Lancaster.

Grandchildren; Christopher, Kevin, Carrie Lynn and Keith Eckenrode, Jason and Tegan Wisnosky, Toni and Tedi Davis, Daniel, Nathan and Amelia Ayers and great grandchildren; Gabriel, Aiden, Gavin Michael, Emmersyn Delaney, Cadin Anthony Eckenrode, Cali Auna Wisnosky and Layla Mae Weaver.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7pm, at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Health and Hospice, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton.



Dorothy Ruth “Dottie” Zartman
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Dorothy Ruth “Dottie” Zartman of Naples, Fla. died March 10, 2008 one day shy of her 85th birthday.  Born in Wyoming County, PA daughter of Stanley and Tressa Tague, She went to Naples from Maryland in 1977. She had been employed as an administrator with the U.S Dept. of Commerce. Dottie was an active member of East Naples United Methodist Church and a former member of Lakewood Country Club. She is survived by her nephews, Neil Tague of Tunkhannock and Lyle Tague of Spencerport, NY.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross in 1993 and her brother Milton Tague in 2007.

Graveside Services will be Saturday 4/5/2008 at Sunnyside cemetery at 2pm with Pastor Linda Eckersley officiating.


Maurice Wayne Hunting D.D.S
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Maurice Wayne Hunting D.D.S., 76 of Tunkhannock died Saturday evening at Mercy Hospital, Scranton after an illness. He was born in Huntingville, Quebec, Canada, son of the late Roy and Louise Sarasin Hunting.

He was married for 50 years to the late Florence Louise Parry, who died in 2005.

He attended the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Ashville, NC, High School and a graduate of Wake Forest University, class of 1953 and received his Doctor of Dental surgery from the University of Pittsburg.  He served with the Navy and the Army during the Korean Conflict. He opened a dental practice in Meshoppen in 1965 and moved his practice to Tunkhannock in 1974 as Dental Health Care Center and retired Aug. 7, 2007.

He loved to camp on Hunting Island, S.C. with his family. His loves in life were his wife, his family and his dental Practice.

He was preceded in death by his brothers; Hubert and William and a sister Joyce.

Surviving are his three sons Maurice Wayne Jr., David Scott, Daniel Paul all of Tunkhannock.  One daughter Brenda Jean Hunting of Tunkhannock.  One brother Keith of North Carolina. Seven Grandchildren and four great Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday 4/2/2008 at 11am  from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St Tunkhannock with the Rev. Craig Gommer of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday 4-8 pm. Interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Home Health Hospice 746 Jefferson Ave. Scranton or Interfaith friends Dental Practice PO Box 535 Tunkhannock. 


Gary A. Story
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Gary A. Story, 68 of Centermoreland, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born in Johnson City, NY. He was the son of the late Charles and Helen Drake Story. He was raised from the age of five by his aunt and uncle, the late Marian and Richard Brunges of Centermoreland.

 He was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, class of 1958 and Penn State University, with a degree in Agriculture Engineering.

He was a member of the Centermoreland United Methodist Church. He was employed by Procter and Gamble, Mehoopany Plant for 27 years and owned and operated Imperial Amusements and Story Concessions for many years.

He was a charter member and life member of Northmoreland Twp. Volunteer Fire Company and has served as a Northmoreland Township Supervisor for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Mary Therese Fahey, and two sons Charles and Steven, both of Centermoreland and his beloved pet dog, Ahren.

The Funeral will be held on Monday at 11 am at the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Drew Cottle of Centermoreland United Methodist Church and the Rev. James R. Howell of the Northmoreland Baptist Church. Interment will be in Fitch Corners Cemetery, Centermoreland. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 7pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northmoreland Twp. Vol. Fire Co., c/o 305 Schoolhouse Rd., Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657.  

Gertrude Mae Kuschel
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Gertrude Mae Kuschel, 79, of Tunkhannock went to be with the Lord early Monday morning at Tyler Memorial Hospital.  Gertrude was born in Laflin on Feb, 23rd 1929 the daughter of the late Percy and Sarah Evans Robinson.  Her husband Harold J. Kuschel passed away November 26th 2002.  She also enjoyed the time she spent working and volunteering with Interfaith Friends in Tunkhannock.

She is survived by her son Harold J. Kuschel Jr. of Tunkhannock and a daughter Joan and (Bill) Reiner of Tunkhannock.  Two grandchildren Susan Kuschel of Tunkhannock and Josh Reiner who is serving in the U.S Navy at Gulfport Mississippi. Several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by Husband, Brother Thomas Robinson and her grandson Harold J. Kuschel III

Funeral Service will be on Friday at 2pm from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Pastor Joe Billingsley Sr. of the Mehoopany Baptist Church and Rev. Vivian Bennett of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be at Fern Knoll Burial Park Dallas. Friends may call at the Funeral Home an hour before service 1pm to 2pm



Naomi Lee Davidson
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Naomi Lee Davidson, 90 of Dalton died Wednesday at home after being stricken ill.  She was born in Trainor, Saskatchewan, Canada, daughter of the late Thomas and Tessie Quick Fletcher. She was the widow of George A. Davidson, who died in 2004. She was formerly employed at Lackawanna Trail Schools as a cafeteria worker. She was a member of the Dalton United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star; Juanita Chapter # 8, Clarks Summit.  She was a graduate of Thompson High School, attended Beauty School in Carbondale and formerly belonged to Dalton Women’s Club. She loved to travel to Masonic events with her late husband, George. She enjoyed doing needlework, playing Bingo and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Donna Davis, two brothers Norman and Thomas Fletcher.

She is survived by two daughters; Sandra Szymanski of Livonia, NY, Sally Donahue, Hallstead, Pa and a son; Tom and his wife Susan, of Dalton. 11 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren, one nephew, two nieces and cousins.

The Funeral will held on Saturday at 11 am at the Anthony P. Litwin Funeral Home, Reynolds and Capwell Sts., Factoryville. The Rev. Brian Lucas, Dalton United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7pm. OES Services Friday at 6:30pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to OES, Juanita Chapter #8, 1571 Newton Ranson Blvd., Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411.