Francis ‘Frank’ A. Kastreva

Enjoyed Hunting, Fishing

Francis “Frank” A. Kastreva, 64, of Alberdeen Road, Mountain Top, died March 5, 2013, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Kingston, a son of Genevieve Krapcha Kastreva, Ashley and Harveys Lake, and the late Francis A. Kastreva, he was a graduate of Ashley/Sugar Notch High School and Wilkes-Barre Technical School. Frank was employed as a core driller for Sprague Henwood and Jersey Boring and Drilling prior to retiring. He was a member of St. Mary’s, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Dorrance; a social member of both the American Legion, Ashley, and the Catholic War Veterans, Ashley.

Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout various parts of the country, including fishing in the Great Lakes and spending summers at Lake Moc-A-Tek in the Poconos. He cherished spending time with his grandsons, Jacob and Justin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Kastreva.

In addition to his mother, Frank is survived by his loving wife, the former Sharryl Evans; son, Frank W. Kastreva and his wife, Patricia, Ashley; daughter, Bree Ann Garringer and her husband, Timothy, Mountain Top; grandsons, Jacob and Justin; brother, Edward Kastreva and his wife, Linda, Harveys Lake; and nephew, Edward Kastreva Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Mary’s Church, 3529 St. Mary’s Road, Wapwallopen. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

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Antoinette F. Konn

Mountaintop Resident

Antoinette F. Konn, 79, Mountaintop, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Smith Health Care Center, where she had been a recent guest.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Zakliewicz) Konn. Antoinette worked for the Eberhard-Faber Co. for 25 years. She also worked for First Eastern Bank in the Operations Center and then retired from the Social Security Administration.

Surviving are her sisters and brother, Genevieve Petroski and husband Leo; Roberta Malone and husband John; and Mary Dopp and husband, all of Mountain Top, and Anthony and wife Anne, Stroudsburg. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral was held from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Jude Church. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Building Fund.

Lori M. Searfoss

White Haven Resident

Lori M. Searfoss, 43, White Haven, died March 3, 2013, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of Molly Jackson of White Haven and Ronald Schott and his wife, Gloria of Freeland. Lori attended White Haven schools and was previous employed in the Health Care Industry by White Haven Center as a Residential Aid.

Lori was preceded in death by her son, Brendan in 1997.

She is survived, in addition to her parents and step mother, by sons, Joshua Searfoss, White Haven; Dylon, St. Clair, Cody, St. Clair; sisters, Lisa Rapach, Tresckow, PA; Sheri Simmons, Kirksville, MS; grandson, Brendan, Searfoss, nieces and nephews.

Phyllis M. Bafunno

Devoted To Family

Phyllis M. Bafunno, 78, Mountain Top, died March 4, 2013 at the Wilkes-

Barre General Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter

of the late John and Freda ( Smith) Homnick. Phyllis worked at

the Berwick Knitwear Corp. and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and left them with many good memories.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her daughter, Nancy

Klingler; sister Jean Brennan and brothers Dale Homnick and John Homnick


Surviving are her husband, Joseph, with

whom she would have been married for 60 years on March 26, 2013;

children, Patricia Pelton, Sumter, S.C.; Joseph Jr., Berwick; Kathleen

Morris, Warrior Run, and Phillip, Wilkes-Barre; sisters and brothers

Ruth Yermal, White Haven; Leo and Michael Croughn and Mary

Russel, all of Wilkes-Barre; eight grandchildren; five great-

grandchildren; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of McCune Funeral