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John L. Dinelli, Funeral Director - Owner 

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570-735-5370
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Current Obituaries as of April 27, 2011.

 

 



Petrona D. Castellani

April 14, 2011

William J. Vincent
April 10, 2011

Louis V. Cionzynski
March 25, 2011

Frank J. Mesh
March 18, 2011

Edward W. Cooper Sr.
March 14, 2011

Victoria Bogdan
March 14, 2011

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 14, 2011

Petrona D. Castellani

Petrona D. Castellani, R.N., 97, of Railroad Avenue, Wanamie section of Newport Township, and former longtime resident of Plains and Pittston townships, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 14, 2011, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke. 

Born on June 1, 1913, in Wanamie, she was a daughter of the late Josuf and Magdalena Nemura Brukas, who emigrated from Lithuania. 

She was a graduate of the former Newport Township High School, class of 1932, and Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1935. 

Mrs. Castellani was employed as a Registered Nurse, and last serving as evening supervisor at the former Valley Crest Nursing Home, Plains Township, where she was employed from the time of its opening until her retirement in 1980. She previously worked at the former Retreat and Allentown State Hospitals, as well as several other extended care facilities in this valley. She also owned and operated Casty's Bar and Restaurant, Rt. 315, Pittston Township, with her late husband, William (Memmo) Castellani, for several years. 

Mrs. Castellani was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Pittston, and a life member of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. She especially enjoyed the companionship of her beloved cats, Peppy and Katrina. 

Her husband, William (Memmo) Castellani, passed away on the same day as Petrona 35 years ago, April 14, 1976. 

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Thomas; a stepson, Edmund Castellani, during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge; and two sisters in infancy, Anna and Mary. 

Surviving are a son, William F. Castellani, Raritan, N.J.; a daughter, Carolyn Phillips and her husband, Stephen E. Phillips, Wanamie; grandchildren, Craig Jones and his wife, Karen, Mary Lynn McCann and her husband, Michael, Carolyn Flora, Michelle Castellani, Edmund Castellani and his wife, Janice, and Michael Castellani and his wife, Pam; nine great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and two nephews. 

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. Monday from the Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 28 Memorial St., Exeter, with the Rev. Joseph Sibilano, O.S.J., a family friend, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. 

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Traditional Hospice and the Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 

If desired, in lieu of floral tributes, the family would like contributions be made to your favorite charity in Mrs. Castellani's memory. 

Online condolences can be sent through our website at www.Davis-DinelliFuneralHome.com.

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April 10, 2011

William J. Vincent

William J. Vincent , 90, of Nanticoke died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Kingston Commons. 

Born on Dec. 8, 1920, he was a son of the late George and Anna Pekarowski Wieczbolwoicz, and resided in Nanticoke his entire life.

A decorated veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. 

He was well known in Nanticoke and did lawn and hedge work for many people. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Vincent; sisters, Betty Hurst, Beatrice Dady, and Esther Raski. 

Surviving is a nephew, William M. Vincent, Nanticoke, and a niece, Monica Estwanick, Belleville, N.J.; as well as several great-nieces, great-nephews, and their families. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Wanamie. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Online condolences can be sent through our website at www.Davis-DinelliFuneralHome.com.

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March 25, 2011

Louis V. Cionzynski

Louis V. Cionzynski, 98, of Nanticoke, died Friday evening, March 25, 2011, at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

He was a resident of Smith Health Care, Mountain Top, for the past two years. 

Born on June 1, 1912, in Nanticoke, he was a son of the late Joseph and Victoria Sadowski Cionzynski. 

He attended the Nanticoke public schools, and resided in Nanticoke his entire life until entering the nursing home. 

After his marriage to Helen Makarczyk in 1936, together they owned and operated Cionzynski's Economy Store, Ridge and Market streets, Nanticoke, until 1959. They also operated a bingo business in Berwick and Nanticoke for many years, and later the Nanticoke Taxi Service. Mr. Cionzynski was later employed as a butcher at Park Market, and last as deli manager at the former Mr. Z's Supermarket, Nanticoke, until retiring in 1977. 

He was a life-long member of Holy Trinity Church, now St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, Nanticoke; member of Knights of Columbus council no. 913, Nanticoke; fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus, Bishop Hafey Assembly, Wilkes-Barre; and a longtime member of the Nanticoke Lions Club. Earlier in life he was an avid bowler and fly fisherman. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Helen Makarczyk Cionzynski, on February 8, 2011; brothers Charles Brown, Henry Cionzynski, and John Brown; and a sister, Helen Kwiatkowski. 

Surviving is his son, Louis J. Conn, and his wife, Barbara, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Louis J. Conn Jr. and his wife, Patricia, and Joseph Conn, all of Orlando, Fla., and Tara Taffera and her husband, Cory, Stafford, Va.; great-granddaughters, Andrea and Gabriela Conn, and Isabella, Sophia, and Gianna Taffera; brother Joseph Cionzynski; sister Theresa Lastowski, and her husband, Jerry; and sister-in-law, Margaret Cionzynski, all of Nanticoke; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with the Rev. James Nash, his pastor, and the Rev. John Albosta as celebrants. 

Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Sheatown. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

A Christian Wake Service will be conducted Thursday evening by Fr. Albosta, and the Bishop Hafey Assembly, Knights of Columbus will conduct a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

Online condolences can be sent through our website at www.Davis-DinelliFuneralHome.com.

 

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March 18, 2011

Frank J. Mesh

Frank J. Mesh, 53, of Alexander Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home following a lengthy illness.

Born on May 21, 1957, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Thaddeus and Bernadine Yarushefski Mesh. 

He graduated from Hanover Area High School, class of 1975, and resided in the Lyndwood section of Hanover Township for most of his life before moving to Wilkes-Barre in 2002. 

Frank had been employed by Smiths Aerospace Components, Plains Township, for 18 years, retiring in 2007 due to health issues. 

He was a social member of the Catholic War Vets Post, American Legion Post and The Fraternal Order of Police, all of Hanover Township, and will be remembered as an avid New York Yankees baseball and Dallas Cowboys football fan.

Surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Carey, with whom he celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on August 29; a son, Ryan Mesh, Nesquehoning, Pa.; and a daughter, Courtney Mesh, Wilkes-Barre; a stepson, Geoff Carey, Wilkes-Barre; step-granddaughters, Briana and Natalie Carey; his brother, Teddy Mesh, and his wife, Carole, Milton, Del.; and his sister, Rosanne Mesh-Klein, and her husband, Frank,

Lyndwood section of Hanover Township; as well as a nephew, Jeffrey Mesh. Private services will be at the convenience of the family. 

There will be no public visitation. 

Frank's family would like to thank the nurses of Hospice Community Care and also Dr. James Jiunta, his doctor, for the compassionate care given during his illness. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.

Online condolences can be sent through our website at www.Davis-DinelliFuneralHome.com.

 

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March 14, 2011

Edward W. Cooper Sr.

Edward W. Cooper Sr., 77, of Dorrance, passed away Monday afternoon, March 14, 2011, at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

He had been ill for the past seven years. Born on November 3, 1933, in Scranton, he was a son of the late Walter and Dora (Thompson) Cooper. 

He resided in Dorrance most of his life and attended the Newport Township schools. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. 

Mr. Cooper was employed by Wise Potato Chip Co., Berwick, where he worked in the New Construction Department and helped develop and held patent rights in the New York Deli Crunchers chips. He retired in 1998 after 47 years of service. 

He was a member of the American Legion Post, Mountain Top. 

He was preceded in death by a niece, Lynn Ann Hildebrand.

Surviving is his wife of 50 years, the former Edith Ruth; five children, Edward W. Cooper Jr., Nuangola; James Cooper and his fiancé, Chris, Beach Haven; Sheila Cooper, Nanticoke; Brian Cooper, Dorrance; and Melanie Rogan and her husband, Sean, Nuangola; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Lois Huntzinger, and her husband, Joe, Slocum; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will begin at 9:15 a.m. Friday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Dorrance, with the Rev. Gerald Shantillo as celebrant._vti_cnf

Interment will follow in Emmanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery, Dorrance. 

Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Contributions in Edward's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , Wyoming Valley Unit, 190 Welles St., Suite 118, Forty Fort, PA 18704, or the Luzerne County SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill Rd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Online condolences can be sent through our website at www.Davis-DinelliFuneralHome.com.

 

 

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March 14

Victoria Bogdan

Victoria Bogdan, of West Nanticoke died Monday, March 14, 2011, at Guardian Elder Care, Sheatown.

 Born in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of Anthony and Paulina Andruszkiewicz. 

Victoria was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Bogdan Sr.; brother, Joseph Andruszkiewicz, and sister, Lucille Basile. 

Surviving are sons, Edward Jr., and Eugene, both of West Nanticoke. 

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Faustina Parish / St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, 1030 S. Hanover St. Nanticoke. 

Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Contributions in Victoria's memory are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences can be sent through our website at www.Davis-DinelliFuneralHome.com.

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