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Obituaries
Diane M. Michaels

Devoted To Family

Diane M. Michaels, 67, of Capitol Hill, Mountain Top passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, in the Inpatient Unit of Celtic Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, from complications of multiple myeloma.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 10, 1948, a daughter of Anna S. Sudal Dombroski of Wilkes-Barre and the late Stanley M. Dombroski. Diane was a 1965 graduate of GAR Memorial High School.

Prior to her retirement, she had been employed for 38 years at the RCA Corp., GE Corp., Harris Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor in Mountain Top. Diane was a member of St. Jude’s Church in Mountain Top.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Dombroski.

Diane was a loving and devoted wife and companion, daughter and sister.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Thomas L. Michaels, with whom she would have celebrated her 34th wedding anniversary in August; sisters, Rosalyn Wengrocki and her husband, Jacob, Mountain Top; and Mary Ann Moran and her husband, Edward, Mountain Top; nieces and nephews.

Diane’s family would like to thank all of the physicians and nurses at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and at Celtic Hospice for the loving care that they provided.

Arrangements were by Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Jude’s Church, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., (Route 309), Mountain Top.

Interment was in St. Mary’s Maternity Cemetery, West Wyoming.

Donations may be made in Diane’s memory to the Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Diane’s obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.

Jeanne Cavanaugh Brown

Former Resident

Jeanne Cavanaugh Brown, born Jeanne Marie Cavanaugh on June 26, 1959, died on May 23, 2015.

She is survived by her husband, Rick; two daughters, Michelle and Samantha; her mother, Helen Cavanaugh; half-brother, Rich Bunn; and sister, Karen Allsbrooks.

Her father, Thomas Cavanaugh, preceded her in death.

Originally from Mountain Top, Jeanne attended Bishop Hoban High School in Wilkes-Barre. She graduated from Penn State University and earned a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Virginia.

She worked at the Tayloe Murphy Center for Public Service where she calculated Virginia’s population estimates. She moved to ACAC Fitness & Wellness where she tended the nursery part time.

Her last job was with Charlottesville City Schools at Johnson Elementary School. There she worked as a teaching assistant in the kindergarten and in the preschool program.

Jeanne enjoyed preparing her preschool students for kindergarten, and they adored “”Miss Jeanne.””

Jeanne was a strong, loving and caring woman. More than 4 1/2 years ago, Jeanne started a battle with cancer; she won for 4 1/2 years. Jeanne’s last gift to us was to donate her body to MedCure for research.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society ; to the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, www.mjhfoundation.org;or to Hospice of the Piedmont.

Instead of a funeral, a memorial get-together will be announced.

Marian Dreitel Antellocy Enjoyed Bowling

Marian Dreitel Antellocy, 92, Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Mountain Top, died May 23, 2015, at her residence.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Eckert) Dreitel. Marian graduated from GAR Memorial in 1940 and then the Wilkes-Barre Business College. She was employed as a legal secretary by the law firm of Winkler, Danoff and Lubin until she retired in 1987.

Marian resided in Mountain Top for many years until she moved to her current residence. She was a member of the Guys and Dolls Bowling League, Stanton Lanes, for 30 years.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Andrew, in 1998; and her sister, Helen E. Kelley.

Marian is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice

David Jones

White Haven Resident

David Jones, 58, White Haven died May 12, 2015, suddenly at home.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Helena D. Jones. He is survived by siblings and step-siblings.

Private services by Lehman Family Funeral Service, White Haven.

Clark L. Keiper

World Traveler

Clark L. Keiper, 79, White Haven died at home surrounded by his family.

The son of the late Lottie (Heimbach) and Clemit L. Keiper, Clark was born, April 21, 1936, in White Haven,

Clark was employed as a General Contractor and owner of Keipers Discount Tires. He was a member of The White Haven United Methodist Church.

Clark enjoyed traveling, skiing, hunting, fishing, golfing, biking and was a master woodworker. He traveled extensively throughout the world doing what he enjoyed most. They spent their Winters in Florida and their Summers at White Lake, Ontario until 2011. He was a member of the White Haven Lions Club, and a past president. Served on the Weatherly Area School Board, and more than 20 years on the East Side Borough Council.

Preceding him in death in addition

to his parents were a son, Clark, Jr., in 1982. A brother, Gerald, and sisters Leafa Best and Lola Miller both of White Haven.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette

C. Keiper, to whom he was happily married for 58 years. He is also survived by a daughter, Karen

L. Grebousky and her husband Anthony of White Haven, and a son, Kurt J. Keiper. He also has three grandchildren, who are the love of his life: Haley Sarah Grebousky and Clemit James and Lillian Madison Keiper. Clark was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and “Pop.”

A memorial service was held in the White Haven United Methodist Church, White Haven.

Lois A. Snyder

White Haven Resident

Lois A. Snyder, White Haven, died May 15, 2015, at home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Snyder, in 2004. A memorial service was held in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, White Haven. Arrangements are by Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., White Haven.