Michael Cunius Sr
Feb 12, 1952 - Nov 30, 2023
Margaret M. Fallon
Jul 24, 1927 - Feb 03, 2024
Margaret M. Fallon, 96, Dallas, passed away, Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Jay and Marguerite McKay Monahan and was a graduate of Luzerne High School and College Misericordia in Dallas, PA where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Margaret, more commonly known as Peggy, lived in the Back Mountain area for over 66 years. During her final years, she lived at The Village of Greenbriar on Memorial Highway in Dallas. In addition to being a member of the parish, Margaret was a teacher at Gate of Heaven School, Dallas for nearly 30 years. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the Parent Teachers Guild and was an associate member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Margaret was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and the New York Yankees, especially Reggie Jackson. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Fallon, her son, Robert J. Fallon, and her sister, Maureen M. Krasavage. Surviving is a daughter, Maureen F. Walsh, and her husband, William A. Walsh, Esquire, Lewes, Delaware, granddaughter, Erin E. Fallon, of Rhode Island, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 12, 2024, at 10:30 AM at Gate of Heaven Church, Machell Ave., Dallas, PA. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 9:30 AM until the time of service at Gate of Heaven Church. Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612. Online condolences may be submitted to Disquefuneralhome.com
Arthur F. Berton
Feb 11, 1939 - Feb 09, 2024
Arthur F. Berton, 84, Bear Creek, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024 at Allied Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Maspeth, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur and Martha Ruckel Berton and was a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, Ridgewood Queens, NY. Immediately after high school, Art enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country from 1957-1963 aboard the USS Hailey DD256. Art started working in the mailroom at CitiBank at the age of 20 and retired 40 years later as a Vice President. Art met Lorraine Edna Earl, the love of his life, at the tender age of 16 and they married 5 years later in the Middle Village Methodist Church on June 24, 1961. Art had a servant’s heart and served the Lord throughout his life. He was a Deacon and then an Elder at First Reformed Church of the Palisades in Fort Lee, NJ for many years. Art served in Pastoral Care at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck NJ and then at Geisinger Wyoming Valley for a total of 50 years. After he retired, he and his "bride" as he affectionately called his wife Lorraine, continued to serve the Lord. He volunteered with Hospice for over 20 years, giving hope and peace to terminally ill patients and their families. He was instrumental in starting the No One Dies Alone program at Geisinger, as well as REACH, a local mission. He served on the Trustee Board at Parsons PM Church where he was an active, much beloved member. Art was also President of the PM Preacher’s Pension Fund. In March of 2023, Art was diagnosed with and selflessly battled cancer with grace and courage, more concerned with his family than himself. He continued to praise the Lord and passed away peacefully on February 9th surrounded by his family. Art was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Anne. He is survived by Lorraine, his wife of 62 years, daughters, Kelly Berton of Emerson, NJ, Barbara Berton of Spring Brook Township, PA, Erin Baker of Pocono Summit, PA, 9 grandchildren and his brother Kenneth Berton of Leland, NC. Friends may call Monday February 12th from 6 to 8 PM at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa. 18612 where a Masonic Funeral Service will be held. Online condolences may be made to Disquefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Parsons PM Church. Due to the impending winter storm and our desire to keep everyone safe, please note the following changes:Wake: Tonight Monday, February 12, 2024 at The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA, from 6-8 PM. A Masonic Funeral Service will be held approximately from 7-7:15 PM. At 8 PM, a Celebration of Life service will be officiated by Rev. Andrew Jerome, all at the Funeral Home.Tomorrow: There will be NO SERVICES at the church and no luncheon due to the weather.Interment: Postponed to a later date. Further details will be provided
Mary M. Matello
Feb 28, 1947 - Feb 26, 2024
Mary M. Matello, 76, Monroe Twp., passed away, Monday, February 26, 2024 at Hampton House Nursing Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace Orr Romanowski and was a graduate of Pittston High School. Mary was a line man with Trion Industries until her retirement. She was affiliated with various dress factories in the valley as well as ENCON Industries. Some of her favorite pass times was tending to her garden. She very much loved music including Steve Perry. Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph S. Matello at home. Sons, Joseph Matello and his wife Erin, Edwardsville, Matthew Matello, Lake Twp. 3 Grandchildren, Samuel, Benjamin, and Gennevieve Matello. A Great Grand Daughter, Abigail Matello. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, PA 18612. Interment will be in Orcutts Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be made at Disquefuneralhome.com Mary’s family would like to thank the staff of Hampton House Nursing Center.
David J. Mikulka
Dec 29, 1943 - Feb 09, 2024
David J. Mikulka, 80, of Meshoppen passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosemary (Sherman) Mikulka.Born on December 29, 1943 in Kingston, he is the son of the late Joseph Mikulka and Dolores (Zenda) Root.David attended West Moreland High School before embarking on a remarkable career at Procter and Gamble. For an impressive span of 30 years, he dedicated himself to the company's pampers department as a Tech 6.David served his country with honor and distinction as a Sergeant in the United States Army. He valiantly served during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1967. Recognized for his bravery under fire, David was awarded the Bronze Star "V" for valor and a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat.David pursued various hobbies and interests that brought him great joy. He enthusiastically embraced the outdoor lifestyle; hunting and fishing were among his favorite pastimes. Additionally, David was known to be an avid golfer.Every Wednesday evening held a special place in David's heart as he eagerly anticipated gathering with friends at Charlie's house for their regular card games. He was a member of the Wyoming County Dart Club where he forged lifelong friendships while enjoying friendly darts competitions. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 154 Montrose and the Montrose VFW.In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Milissa Mikulka and husband Shane Yeust, Molly Brzezinski and husband Brian; son, David (DJ) J. Mikulka, Jr.; sister, Donna Brown; brother, Donald Root; aunt, Lorraine Cwalina; grandchildren, Mason, Haley, Logan Bullock, Christopher, Brendan, Lindsey, Andrew Brzezinski, Kaitlyn and Devon Mikulka; great-grandchildren, Amayah and Liam Bullock, Wynne Moore; his beloved kitty, LB.He is preceded in death by his stepfather, Donald Root, Sr.; brother, Joseph Mikulka.Family and friends are invited to attend David's funeral service which will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00AM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657 to be celebrated by Rev. Patrick Albert with full military honors. Interment will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.A visitation will be held from 10:00AM until the time of service on Friday.The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center and hospice for the care and compassion they have extended to David and his family during this time especially his favorite home health nurse, Amber and physical therapist, Lee along with his friends, Josh Hunsinger, Griffin Bunnell, and Dan Alberson.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in David's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Jun 07, 1947 - Feb 13, 2024
Stewart Phillips, 76, of Tunkhannock passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.Born on June 7, 1947 in Springville, he is the son of the late Donald and Frances (Chrisman) Phillips.He was a 1965 graduate of Elk Lake High School. Stewart also served his country with honor in the United States Airforce.Stewart dedicated many years of his life to working as a truck driver until his retirement. He was a proud member of AA for over 30 years.He found joy in hunting, appreciating the beauty and serenity of nature while participating in this beloved pastime. Additionally, he loved the sense of freedom that came with riding his motorcycle along open roads or cruising on a snowmobile across snowy landscapes.He is survived by daughter, Victoria Phillips; brother, Donald Phillips; sisters, Bonnie O'Neal, Barbara Mayers (Gerald).Family and friends are invited to attend Stewart’s celebration of life which will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 11:00AM from the Springville United Methodist Church, 12112 PA 3004, Springville, PA 18844.Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Anthony (Zitzer) Genello
Jun 11, 1926 - Feb 26, 2024
Anthony (Zitzer) Genello, 97 years old, died Feb. 26, 2024 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ann Marie. Born and raised in the Bunker Hill section of Scranton. He was the son of the late Louis and Mary Caprio Genello. He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and entered the service after graduation. He was a World War II veteran who served in the European Theater with the 75th Infantry Division. He was engaged in two campaigns. He received the Combat Infantry Badge and the recipient of the Bronze Star, Europe, Asia, Far East and Rhineland Victory medals.Anthony, along with his brother, Vito, founded East Scranton Lumber Company in 1956. For over 50 years, they constructed custom-built homes in Scranton and the surrounding area, taking great pride in their quality and craftsmanship. He was fortunate to live in the home that he built and loved until his death.He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by son, Dr. Louis and wife, Susan, Dunmore; grandchildren, Anthony (Anna), Andrea (David), Ashley (A.J.); great-grandson, Louis; daughter, Marisa Genello, Scranton; son, David and wife, Kathleen, Fleetville; grandchildren, Brianna, Bryce and Bradyn. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Anthony was a gentle and kind man who was loved by all who met him. He was devoted to his wife and children, incredibly proud of all of his grandchildren’s accomplishments and loved spending time at family gatherings.He was preceded in death by brother, Vito Gianello; and sister, Mary DePietro.The funeral will be conducted Saturday, March 2, from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rocco Church, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore. All attending the Mass are kindly asked to proceed directly to church. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore.Friends may call Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, 303 Smith St., Dunmore 18512.
Patricia Ann Musloski
Sep 09, 1937 - Feb 28, 2024
Patricia Ann Musloski, 86, formerly of Wyoming and a current resident of United Methodist Homes,Wesley Village Campus passed away peacefully Wednesday February 28, 2024 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born September 9, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Josephine Mullay Pineno. Living most of her life in Wyoming where she leaves behind many friends, family and fond memories. Patricia was a member of St. Barbara Parish in St. Anthony of Padua Church, where she was a long time member of the choir. Patricia lived her life to the fullest "She did it her way".... She loved her whole family around her and was happiest when everyone was eating and making noise. Preceding her in death were her husband and love of her life, John Buckman in 1986 (with whom she had 5 children) , an infant daughter, Jacqueline Buckman, brother, Francis Pineno, and second husband, Victor Musloski. Surviving are her children: Steven and his wife Lisa Buckman, Riverside, Ca., Richard and his wife Diane Buckman, Dallas, Pa., William and his wife Judith Buckman, Plains, Patricia and her husband Joseph Latona, Exeter. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, Neil, Matthew, Brittany, David, Marisa, Jaclyn, Nicole, Adam, Brian, Dillon, Lars, Hannah, and Nina, along with 4 great grandchildren, Stella, JJ, Robert, and Isla. "Thanks for the memories, you will be missed". Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation which will be held on Saturday March 2, 2024 from 9am until 10am in St. Anthony of Padua Church ( St. Barbara Parish) 224 Memorial St., Exeter. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:30am with the Monsignor John Sempa, as celebrant. Entombment will be in Denison Cemetery Mausoleum, Swoyersville. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, LLC, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. To send the family an expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com To to the family or in memory of Patricia Ann (Pineno) Musloski, please
Madeleine Garrett Brunson
Feb 06, 1935 - Feb 27, 2024
Madeleine (Garrett) Brunson, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be announced from Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, 465 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. To to the family or in memory of Madeleine Brunson, please
Jul 08, 1948 - Feb 25, 2024
Edith Aufiero, 75, of Shickshinny, died Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Allied Services Hospice Center, Wilkes-Barre.Born July 8, 1948 in Wilkes-barre, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Campbell) Rowles. On October 28, 1967, Edith married Ralph C. Aufiero Sr., together they celebrated 53 years of marriage before his death on April 13, 2020.Edith was a former member of the Bible Baptist Church, Shickshinny; and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.She owned and operated Five Mountain Graphics, Shickshinny for 25 years. Edith also worked as a CNA at the Berwick Nursing Home. She was a cheer advisor for the Jets mini football and the Northwest High School Rangers. Edith enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports.Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband are six brothers: Tommy, George, Bob, Kenneth, John and Joe; two sisters: Mazie and Alice and her beloved dog: Curtis.Surviving are two children: Ralph Aufiero Jr. and Stacie Lee of Shickshinny and April Evans and her husband Nathaniel of Wilkes-Barre; nine grandchildren: Derrek Aufiero of Shickshinny, Jonathon Evans of Wilkes-Barre, Anthony Evans of Wilkes-Barre, Nate Jr. and his wife Beth of Wilkes-Barre, Jaiden Evans and Jaxon Evans both of Wilkes-Barre and Jacob, Dylan and Caleb all of Shickshinny; six sisters: twin sister Edna, Joann, Laura, Hazel, Evelyn and Helen; niece: Emily and many more nieces and nephews.A Viewing will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 10 AM till Noon at the Mayo Funeral Home, Inc., 77 N. Main Street, Shickshinny where the funeral service will follow at Noon with Rev. Roger Noss of Mt. Moriah Fellowship Church, Nanticoke, officiating as Celebrant. Interment will be in the Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn.Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayo Funeral Home, Inc., ShickshinnyFor additional information or to send online condolences, please visit www.mayofh.com.
Peter Paul Bielecki Sr.
Jun 14, 1945 - Feb 24, 2024
Well known and respected city businessman, Mr. Peter Paul Bielecki Sr., passed into Eternal Life Saturday the evening of February 24th in the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, following a prolonged illness. Born on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, 1945 in Wilkes-Barre, he was 78 years of age. Mr. Bielecki was one of five children to the late Francis and Mary (Chupka) Bielecki; being raised on Andover Street in the Rolling Mill Hill section of Wilkes-Barre. Educated in the city schools, he attended the Palmer School and E.L. Meyers High School, both formerly of Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Bielecki was the owner and operator of his family's business, the Bielecki Scrap and Recycling Center, Inc. of North Wilkes-Barre for thirty-nine years; having established the company in 1985. He is remembered for his tireless work ethic; keeping late hours and always greeting his patrons with a welcoming smile or funny one-liner. This dedication to work began at a young age. In his youth, Peter would use his little red wagon to collect neighborhood recyclables and take them to local scrap yards for money. During that same time he also gained a paper route with the Times Leader newspaper. Later, Mr. Bielecki earned his commercial driver's license and drove trucks for the Union Paper & Supply Company; Friedman's Express and Native Textiles prior to starting his own scrap and recycling center. In his spare time, Pete enjoyed the outdoors and loved fishing, especially with his family. Mr. Bielecki was also a selfless individual who took pleasure in helping others; even if it was finding an obsolete item in his scrap yard for a friend. Once the prized item was located, he’d yell “Merry Christmas” in lieu of accepting any monetary compensation. The degree of his selflessness was realized one evening when he and his late son burst into a neighbor’s home which was ablaze. Fortunately, the duo were able to save a family from certain peril. For his bravery and heroism, Mr. Bielecki was awarded the “Key to the City of Wilkes-Barre” by then Mayor Thomas McGroarty; as well as a proclamation from former United States Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski. Above all else, family was the focus of his life. He is best remembered as being a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather to his adoring family. His presence will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing him in this life. Raised in the Catholic faith, he attended Saint Nicholas-Saint Mary Parish Community, downtown Wilkes-Barre. Fraternally, he held membership in the Teamsters Local #401 of Wilkes-Barre. He and his wife, the former Peggy C. Campbell, would have celebrated sixty-two years of married life together on April 8th of this year. Sadly, Mr. Bielecki was preceded in death by a son, Mr. Peter Paul Bielecki Jr. on April 3, 2015. Also preceding him were a sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Charneski and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Emery. Left to cherish the wonderful memories they keep of him in addition to his beloved wife Peggy at home are a son, James Bielecki of Dallas; Grandchildren, Peter Paul Bielecki III and Justine Paige Bielecki; Siblings, including Mr. Frank Bielecki and his wife Sylvia of Nanticoke; James Bielecki of Nevada; Theresa Bielecki, Nanticoke and Leon Charneski of Wilkes-Barre; Several nieces and nephews including Tara Cooley of Belton, South Carolina; Many former patrons and dear friends. Despite all the kind words and remembrances that could be shared about this wonderful man, perhaps the following thoughts entitled written by his granddaughter Justine Paige Bielecki could best sum up this gentleman by those who knew and loved him best. Mr. Bielecki’s family would like to gratefully acknowledge the staff of both Allied Services here in Wilkes-Barre and the Penn State/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; in particular his cardiologist, Dr. Edward Lankford for all of their unwavering care, professionalism and hope during Pete’s stay with them. Memorial funeral services with visitation for Mr. Bielecki will be announced this coming springtime with inurnment in Saint Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hanover Township. Currently, services are being held privately and at the convenience of the family from the John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. The Reverend Joseph D. Verespy, pastor of Saint Nicholas-Saint Mary Parish, Wilkes-Barre, will serve as celebrant by offering the Liturgy of the Word. In lieu of floral tributes, the family would be humbled if those contemplating a monetary donation in Pete’s memory, kindly give consideration to the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 or online at www.pennstatehealth.org/childrens/giving. Those wishing to share online words of comfort or a fond memory of Mr. Bielecki with his family are encouraged to do so by visiting his memorial page here on our family’s website. Thank You. To to the family or in memory of Peter Paul Bielecki Sr., please