Jacqueline A. Vandeberg

Fairview Twp. Resident

Jacqueline A. Vandeberg, 50, Fairview Township, died suddenly May 22, 2013 at her home.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre, May 8, 1963, a daughter of the late John and Ann Pstrak Carroll. She was a graduate of the Hanover Township High School and also was a graduate of Wilkes College with her MBA degree in marketing. She had been employed by Nabisco Inc. in Hanover Township.

Surviving are her husband of 21 years, Lynn C. Vandeberg; stepsons, Kevin Vandeberg, Madison, Ala., and Keith Vandeberg and his wife, Wendy, Hanover Township; two step-grandsons.

Funeral services were held at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre, Rev. Vincent Dang officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to Wildlife Rescue of Northeast Pennsylvania, P. O. Box 71, Friendsville, PA 18818.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Jacqueline’s obituary at

Richard deY. Manning


Richard deY. Manning, captain, 17th Army Airborne, retired, died May 20, 2013.

Born on Sept. 2, 1924, he was the beloved husband of Melanie; father of Jane Fraze, Allison Dowd, Blair Garrido and Joan Hagan, and nephew Fred McKenney; grandfather of 10.

As a graduate of the University of North Carolina and its law school, he practiced corporate law at Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York City before founding Manning, Carey, Redmond & Tully.

He was also a co-founder with his wife of the original El Humidor in Wilkes Barre. His integrity, wit and honesty and his love of his Boxer dogs, a good party and cigars will be fondly remembered.

Melanie will miss him and love him forever.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family through McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top.

Joseph S. Lukashewski

Hobbie Ambulance, Fire Co. Volunteer

Joseph S. Lukashewski, 86, Hobbie, died Sunday evening, May 19, 2013. He was the loving husband of 64 years to the former Mary Caesar.

Born in Nanticoke on March 23, 1927, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Nadwodny Lukashewski. He was a graduate of Hanover High School, Class of 1945.

He was a member of St. Mary’s, Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance, a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus St. Mary’s Council 12174, Dorrance, and a fourth-degree life member of the Bishop Hafey Council, Wilkes-Barre. He was a longtime member of the Hobbie Ambulance and Volunteer Fire Company, and a former supervisor of Hollenback Township for 16 years.

He was employed by the Pennsylvania and Central railroads as a conductor brakeman, retiring after 35 years of service.

Surviving are his sons, Joseph S. and wife, Irene, Pond Hill; and William and wife, Patricia, Hobbie; daughters, Maryann Smith, Hobbie; Helen, at home; and Theresa Whitmire and companion, Alfred Hippenstiel, Millville; a brother, Clarence, Nanticoke; and a sister, Anna Kamionka, Wyoming. Surviving grandchildren are Tammi, Joseph, Brian L., Irene, Brian S., Melissa, Kristina, Amy, Tiffany, Andrew and Jillian. Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward and Stanley, and a sister, Julia Helstowski.

Funeral services were held from Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s, Church, Dorrance. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Dorothy Moyer

Enjoyed Bingo, Cards

Dorothy Moyer, Hobbie, died Monday, May 20, 2013, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with her family by her side.

Born in Slocum, a daughter of the late Oscar and Dora Whitebread Balliet, she attended Newport schools.

She worked at Lady Ester, Weis

Markets, Boyers and Insalaco’s. She also assisted her late husband in the operation of the family farm.

Dorothy was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie.

She enjoyed playing bingo and cards, and doing jigsaw puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elwood Whitebread, in 1959; second husband, Carl O. Moyer, on Aug. 13, 2009; brothers and sisters, Henry Balliet, Mary Balliet Freeman, Roland Balliet, Carl Balliet, Elsie Balliet Smith, Gerald Balliet, James Balliet, Robert Balliet and George Balliet; and granddaughter, Jeannine Lewis.

Dorothy will be remembered by her children, Randy J. Moyer, Wapwallopen; Larry D. Moyer and wife, Kerry, Wapwallopen; Glenda Sterner and husband, Mark, rural Berwick; Sharon Buck and husband, Thomas, Wapwallopen; Leroy C. Moyer and life partner, Lisa Steber, Wapwallopen; Dennis E. Whitebread and wife, Robin, Wapwallopen; Donald L. Whitebread and wife, Sharon, Milton; and Robert E. Whitebread, Berwick; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Balliet; and sister, Florence Balliet Drum. “In our hearts a memory will always be kept of Dorothy.”

Arrangements were by Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, where Rev. Rachael C. Dietz, her pastor, presided at the service. She was laid to rest with her husbands in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Hobbie.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the memorial fund of St. James Lutheran Church, 827 E. County Road, Wapwallopen, PA 18660.