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Margaret Falzone

Mar 18, 1935 - Nov 16, 2023

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Dallas, PA

Margaret H. Falzone, 88, Wilkes-Batte, passed away, Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Kupar Dzanko and was a graduate of Coughlin High School. She had worked with Newlife Home for many years as an office manager until her retirement. She had also been affiliated with The Board of Veteran’s Appeals for some time. Margaret was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro Cathedral, Wilkes-Ba...Read More

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Lillian V. Saba-McManus

Jan 21, 1934 - Jan 28, 2024

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Dallas, PA

Lillian V. Saba-McManus, 90 of Newberry Estates, Dallas, passed away, Sunday, January 28, 2024. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late William Saba and Marie Hawthorne Saba. Lillian was a graduate of Meyers High School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre where in her younger years she served as Church Secretary. After marriage to her husband John, she attended Bennett Presbyterian Church, Luzerne and later became a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Dallas. Lillian and her husband John owned and operated several business, Campus Pizza and McManus Bus Lines but were mostly known for their famous McManus Homemade Pasties. Lillian was very active in local organizations. While raising her family in Harveys Lake, she was a member of the Harveys Lake American Legion Auxiliary. She served many years in the Newberry Estates Women’s Golf League. She was awarded the Women’s Golf League Championship during that time. Lillian was also a proud member and secretary of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the Harveys Lake Women’s Club and the Back Mountain Library. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband John McManus of 63 years, Brothers, John and Robert Saba and sisters, Connie Voss and Margaret Malta. Surviving are her daughters, Kathy Moretti, Taryn and her husband Jim, Barrall. Jacqueline and her husband Bob Cook and Erin Yatsko. 5 Grandchildren; Olivia Barrall, Larry Moretti, Kyndra Lutz-Visco, Ana Lutz-Johnson of California and Jacob Yatsko. She had one great granddaughter, Molly Johnson of California. Surviving are sisters, Dorothy Obeid, Florida and Carol Hershey, North Carolina the last of the "Magnificent Seven" and many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held privately from The Richard Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612.On line condolences may be made at Disquefuneralhome.com Donations if desired may be made with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Richard Leo Holthaus

Sep 24, 1947 - Jan 29, 2024

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Dallas, PA

Richard Leo Holthaus, 76, Dallas, passed away Monday, January 29, 2024 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre. He was the son of the late John Leo Holthaus and Mary Mildred (Gannon) Holthaus and was a graduate of Coughlin High School and Penn State University in Architectual Engineering, and has been a registered licensed Architect since 1986. Richard was Vice President at Humford Equities and consulted as Richard L. Holthaus Architecture P.C. He began his career with Wassell and Pyros then Pyros and Sanderson Architects. He then moved on to architectural consulting with Sardoni Enterprise on major projects in NJ. Some of the projects he was associated with were, Wilkes-Barre Center Renovation for Commonwealth Telephone, Port Liberty Water Front Community Harbour, New Jersey, Country Club Shopping Center, Dallas, and Park City Shopping Center, Lancaster PA. Richard was an avid golfer and scored the first hole in one at Wilkes Barre Muni golf club prior to its official opening. He loved to travel with his wife, family, and friends. He was proudest of his family and supported them in all efforts and endeavors. Richard was preceded in death by brothers, John (Jack) and Michael Holthaus. Surviving is his wife of 56 years the former Ruth Marie Belak at home. Sons, Richard Holthaus and his wife Anne, Shavertown, Ryan Holthaus and his wife Susan, Daughters, Rachael Bunney, Iowa, Rebecca Heussman, Coopersburg, Pa. Dallas. 10 Grandchildren, Hollie and Zachary Holthaus, Michael, Matthew, Maxwell and Meghan Bunney, Timothy and Gavin Heussman, Jodi Faulkner and Kassandra Collado. 4 Great Grandchildren, Logan and Aiden Faulkner, Taniya and Julien Collado. Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 2:00 PM from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612. Friends may call from 12:00 PM until time of service. Online condolences may be made to Disquefuneralhome.com

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Janet E. Fritsky

Mar 26, 1939 - Feb 15, 2024

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Dallas, PA

Janet E. Fritsky, 84, Dallas, passed away, Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. Born in Dallas, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Ella Mosier Newberry and was a graduate of Dallas High School. Janet was in the accounting department of Commonwealth Telephone until her retirement. She was a member of Cross Creek Community Church and was very active with all the church activities. She was a mother figure to her 16 nieces and nephews and was the "Foundation of the Newberry Sisters". Janet was always the one to turn to when her sisters needed guidance. Janet was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Williams. Surviving is her husband of 49 years, Peter Fritsky, at home. Sisters, Judith Fitzgerald and Carol Kildoyle. Brother Willard Newberry. Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:00 AM from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. with The Rev. Joshua Coldren, pastor, Cross Creek Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 PM. On line condolences may be made at Disquefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Creek Community Church, c/o 370 Carverton Road, Trucksville, Pa. 18708.

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George W. Layaou

Aug 09, 1945 - Feb 16, 2024

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Dallas, PA

George W. Layaou, 78, Dallas, passed away peacefully February 16, 2024 at Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his wife and children. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Frye Layaou and was a graduate of Dallas High School, class of 1964. He is preceded in death by his brothers Donald, Edward and his sister Jane. Surviving is his sister, Carol. He was a skilled carpenter in both commercial and residential construction. Upon retirement because of his love for music, he became a well-known local DJ playing at venues for family and friends. George leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife and best friend of 48 years, the former Gloria Haczewski. His daughter Amy Layaou and her fiancé Michael Davis. His son George William Layaou II and his wife Jacqueline Layaou. Grandchildren, his pride and joy, Marlayna Belle Layaou and George William Layaou III. Funeral services will be held, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 8:00 PM from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 PM until time of service. Online condolences may be made at Disquefuneralhome.com.

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Frederick Harry London

Jul 04, 1936 - Feb 14, 2024

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Dallas, PA

Frederick "Pete" Harry London, age 87 of Noxen, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. He was born in Lehman Twp., on July 4, 1936, and was the son of the late Elijada D. and Mildred Crispell London. Pete attended Lehman Outlet School. He was a 32-year employee of Elston and Gould and later retired from Jack Williams in Dallas. Pete was a member of the Outlet Community Church, Lehman. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, Jennie Milbrodt, Hope London, Theodore London, Ethel Bielecki, Stephen London, Ernest London, Flora Milbrodt, Marion May and Richard London. Pete is survived by his loving wife, the former Iva May, who were married on November 9, 1963; son, Carl London and his wife Kathy; daughter, Janet Titus and her husband Larry; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:00 AM from the Outlet Community Church, 531 Lehman-Outlet Rd., Dallas, PA 18612 with Pastor Skye Rogers, officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, please keep in mind the needs of the family during this difficult time.

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John J. Brody

Dec 25, 1936 - Feb 05, 2024

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Dallas, PA

December 25, 1936 - February 5, 2024 February 10, 2024 Funeral Service will be Saturday February 10, 2024, at 11am from Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Pastor Kurt Seboe officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9am to 11am. Interment at Orcutt’s Grove Cemetery, Noxen. Memorial Contributions may be made to Donor’s favorite charity. John J. Brody, 87, of Monroe Twp. died Monday evening February 5, 2024, at Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallas. Born in Eaton Twp. on December 25, 1936; the son of the late Micheal and Jennie Baroody Brody. His wife of 65 years is the former Marilyn Harding. John belonged to the Tunkhannock Baptist and then Northmoreland Baptist Church where he served at each as treasurer. He served his country in the Army Reserves; worked as a cost estimator at Bendix for 30yrs; and as tax collector for Monroe Twp. for 20yrs. He enjoyed raising strawberries and cutting firewood to sell. As a youth he could always be found on a ball field. He played for Jenks at first base in the Tri County Baseball League and later played many years of softball. He coached little league baseball along with women’s softball and volleyball. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling and spending time with his family. John was preceded in death by two brothers Micheal Jr. and George; two sisters Alice Spencer and Louise Jadick. Besides his wife he is survived by his children Roy (Joan) of Tunkhannock, Linda (Joe) Lawler of Tunkhannock and Jeanne (George) Anderson of Monroe Twp.; brother, James Brody of Monroe Twp.; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be Saturday February 10, 2024, at 11am from Harding-Litwin Funeral Home 123 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock with Pastor Kurt Seboe officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9am to 11am. Interment at Orcutt’s Grove Cemetery, Noxen. Memorial Contributions may be made to Donor’s favorite charity. 33 Reynolds St. Factoryville, PA 18419 John F. Litwin FD 123 West Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657 Collin K. Lunger Supervisor

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Isabelle Hoyt

Jun 14, 1937 - Feb 06, 2024

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Dallas, PA

Isabelle Hoyt, 86, of Dallas, passed away on February 6, 2024 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. She was born on June 14, 1937 (on Flag Day, as we were always reminded) and was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma Snyder Coolbaugh. Isabelle, known as "Gram" these days, attended Lake Lehman schools, after which she married Cletas "Kate" Hoyt, and spent the rest of her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved being with family, who were her greatest joy. Isabelle was a natural born caregiver to all her kids, her husband, until his death in 2006, and anyone else who needed her. She enjoyed day trips with her family, her crossword puzzle books which were never far from reach, and was always with the phone in her hand for some good conversation with family and friends. Isabelle also loved her church and church family. She will be sorely missed. She resided in Dallas with her eldest daughter for the past 8 years, but home was Beaumont where she lived and raised her family for over 50 years. In addition to her parents and husband, Isabelle was preceded in death by sisters, Florence Miller, Marion Rishell, and Lois and Jenny Coolbaugh; brothers, George, Ralph, and Donald Coolbaugh; and great-granddaughter, Emma Jane Pensak. Surviving are her daughters, Cindy Hoyt, Brenda Hoover, Tammy (Andy) Simko; sons, Cletas, Jr. (Kathleen) Hoyt, William (Lillian) Hoyt, Wayne (Deborah) Hoyt); 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, William Coolbaugh; sister, Minnie Miller; sisters-in-law, who she loved as her own family, Iva Coolbaugh, Lois "Cappy" Ransom, and Joyce Chapin; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and let us not forget her little faithful companion, Dotty. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Rev. L. D. Reed, Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Harveys Lake, officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home before the service. Interment will be in the Idetown Cemetery, Lehman Twp. Memorial donations can be made to Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, 239 Church Road Harveys Lake, PA 18618 Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com

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Janet Marie Stokes

Nov 05, 1945 - Jan 29, 2024

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Dallas, PA

Janet Marie Stokes, age 78 of Lehman, passed away Monday, January 29, 2024 at Kadima Rehabilitation and Nursing, Dallas. She was born in Wilkes-Barre on November 5, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Homer and Lena Kocher Major. Janet graduated from Lake-Lehman High School and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed day trips with her husband, crafting, crocheting, and shopping on QVC. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, David S. Stokes in 2022; and three brothers Glenn, Warren, and Darrel. She is survived by sons, Davey Stokes and wife Kim Folk of West Wyoming; and Rick Stokes and wife Kim of Lehman; grandchildren, Jacob and Abbey Stokes; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 11:00 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek with her nephew, Rev. Lawrence Major, Brushton Pilgrim Holiness Church, officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am – 11:00 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Kocher Cemetery, Lake Twp. Memorial donations can be made to WRGN, 2457 State Route 118, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621 Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com

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Robert H. Thomas

Jun 01, 1931 - Jan 23, 2024

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Dallas, PA

Robert H.Thomas, age 92 of Dallas, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. He was born in New London, CT on June 1, 1931 and was the son of the late William H. and Clara Olsen Thomas. Robert served in the United States Air Force for 4 years and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He worked as a machinist/tool maker in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Robert was a man of great faith and served as President of Connecticut Federation of Adult Bible Classes. He also held many positions in several churches including Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Music Director, Choir Member and Lay Preacher. Robert was a current member of the Northmoreland Baptist Church, Tunkhannock. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan for 84 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, the former Mildred Ide; second wife of 24 years, the former Eva Martin; son, David Thomas; brother, William Thomas. Robert is survived by daughters, Joan Thomas and Carol Lawrence and her husband Gary; sister, Cora Walag; grandsons, John Richards, Jr., Mark Richards and his wife Rachel, and David Richards. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 26, 2024 at 10:00 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Associate Pastor James Howell of the Northmoreland Baptist Church, Tunkhannock, officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Loyalville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Northmoreland Baptist Church, 21 Ripplebrook Rd., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or Back Mountain Library, 96 Huntsville Rd., Dallas, PA 18612. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Nehal Aleemuddin and the staff of the Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center for their kind and compassionate care given to their father. Online condolences may be made to clswansonfuneralhome.com

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Virginia Hakim

Oct 20, 1940 - Dec 12, 2023

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Dallas, PA

Virginia Hakim , 83, of Plains Township, passed into the hands of the Lord Tuesday morning, December 12, 2023 with both daughters by her side. Born in Plymouth, she was the daughter of the late John and Lottie Kmush. Virginia was a graduate of Plymouth High School. She was employed by Social Security Administration before she started her family. She was a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth. Virginia will be remembered as a wonderful and loving mother who always put her family first. She enjoyed being a stay at home mom while her children were growing up . She enjoyed gardening, shopping with her daughters, and taking care of various stray animals. She was a friend to all animals. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Arthur Hakim, who passed away in August; and her brother John Kmush. Surviving are her daughters, Tracey Hakim and Kelly Hakim, both of Plains Township and her sister Nancy Rowlands, Plymouth. In accordance with Virginia’s wishes, funeral service will be private and held at the convenience of the family from the Richard H Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway Dallas. Burial will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. On line condolences may be made at Disquefuneralhome. com

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