Obituaries
Anthony Ungvarsky

Tradesman

Anthony James Ungvarsky, 39, East End section of Wilkes-Barre, died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, June 2, 2013, in his residence.

Born March 14, 1974, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the youngest of four sons to Mr. Carl and Mrs. Dorothy Quater Ungvarsky of Mountain Top.

Educated in the city schools, he was a member of the 1992 graduating class of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.

Anthony worked locally as a tradesman in the construction industry for several area companies.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, Carl and Dorothy, are his brothers, Matthew Ungvarsky and his wife, Marjon, Sugarloaf; Carl and Carol Ungvarsky and John Ungvarsky, all of Mountain Top; nieces and nephews, Lauren, Johnny, Autumn and Ronald; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were conducted with a Funeral Mass in St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Anthony’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Parish Building Fund, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707.

To send his parents and family online words of comfort, support and friendship, please visit our family’s website at www.JohnVMorrisFuneralHomes.com.

Carol Paolello

Enjoyed Family, Friends

Carol Paolello, 66, a Mountain Top resident since 1988, died June 8, 2013 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after managing several illnesses for 26 years.

Carol was born in Orange N. J., on Nov. 7, 1946 and attended West Orange High School. Carol was the daughter of the late Frederick and Charlotte Flood. She worked at St. Paul Insurance Company as a claims adjuster.

Carol enjoyed spending time with family and friends in North Dakota, New Jersey and NE Pennsylvania. Her pastimes included gardening, caring for her pets, following family and friends on Facebook and cross-stitching.

Survivors include her sons, Frank and Nick of Mountain Top and Michael of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Jared, Jesse and Shaylyn; and daughter-in-law Kelly.

A memorial service will be held from 5 to 7 p. m. Thursday at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are graciously directed to the SPCA of Luzerne County, (570) 825-4111 or 524 East Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Condolences can be made to www.eblakecollins.com.

Matthew Allen Rose

Adored His Son

Matthew Allen Rose, 32, formerly of Mountain Top, died June 7, 2013 at his residence in Wilkes-Barre.

Matthew was born Oct. 6, 1980, in Mountain Top. He was a 1998 graduate of Crestwood High School.

Surviving are his parents, “Momma” Anne and Fred Rose, Mountain Top; grandmother, Eleanor “Betty” Rose, Mountain Top; “bro” Fred Rose Jr., Mountain Top; “baby sis” Jackie Urbanovltch, also of Mountain Top; stepbrother, Jarrett Rose, Mountain Top; fiance, Adrienne Cauehi, and their son, Liam Rose, Wilkes-Barre; nephew, Kody “Kods” Urbanovitch, Mountain Top; “buddy” uncle Marty, Mountain Top, and other uncles, aunts and friends.

Matthew was preceded in death by grandparents Joseph and Doris Gaffney and Edwin Rose.

Matthew was full of life and loved being with his family especially his son, Liam. Matthew will always be in our hearts and we will miss him every day. There will never be a day that goes by without us thinking of him. He was a great brother, son, friend and father. He will “not fade away.”

Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Condolences may be expressed at www.desideriofh.com.

Steven Evangelisti

US Marine Corps Veteran

Steven Michael Shaun Evangelisti, 23, White Haven, died June 2, 2013.

He was born in Kingston on May 22, 1990, a son of Robert J. Gronski and Annette M. Evangelisti. He attended K. M. Smith Elementary School in Newport Township and graduated from Crestwood High School, Mountain Top, in 2008.

After high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. He received his CDL at age 21.

Steven was a hard worker from a very young age, and was never happier than when he did a hard day’s work. Steven was his mother’s son, his father’s best friend, the greatest brother and the family’s protector. He will be forever loved.

He is survived by brothers and sisters, Raquel, Matthew and Keith Evangelisti, and Amber, Falon and Colby Gronski; and maternal grandparents, John and Yvonne Evangelisti, Mildred, Pa.

Steven truly loved his family, his longtime girlfriend, Sarah Ashford, and his two dogs, Harz and Champy.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Michael L. Bilek

World War II Veteran

Michael L. Bilek, 86, Dorrance Township, died June 5, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Dorrance Township, he was a son of the late Alexander and Anna (Listwan) Bilek.

Michael served with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 12174, Dorrance. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance.

He worked as a welder for many years and retired from the Crestwood School District, where he worked as a custodian for 23 years. Michael was fond of and maintained a beautiful garden. He was a jack-of-all-trades and was a true craftsman who was extremely handy.

He will be greatly missed by his loving family.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brother, William; and his sisters, Mary, Nellie and Anna. He was the last remaining member of his immediate family.

Michael is survived by his wife, the former Josephine Mylet; his daughter, Brenda Welgosh, and her husband, John, Dorrance Township; grandchildren, John Welgosh Jr. and his wife, Jenn, Wilkes-Barre; Michael Welgosh, Minnesota; Jennifer Moreillon and her husband, Chad, Washington; Melissa Anderson and her husband, Rick, Berwick, and Christopher Welgosh, Dorrance Township; great-grandchildren, Austen and Xavier Moreillon; sisters-in-law, Joan Davenport, Dorrance Township, and Marie Mylet, Hobbie; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Raven.

Michael’s family offers their warmest thanks to the staff of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the care and compassion given.

The funeral was held from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance.

Bernhard Kahlau

Pittsburgh Penguins Fan

Bernhard Kahlau, 75, a Drums resident since 2004, died June 7, 2013 at his home.

His wife, Joyce (Weber), survives him. They were married for 49 years.

Bernhard was born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Germany on Sept. 21, 1937. He was the son of the late Ewald and Elfrieda (Baumgard) Kahlau and spent most of his childhood in Luneberg, Germany. He served in the German Merchant Marine, before moving to the United States in June 1960.

Bernhard moved to Lake Hiawatha, N. J., in 1966 and lived there for 37 years. He worked as a machinist for Westinghouse in Bloomfield, N. J., and Litton Industries in Morris Plains, N. J. After retirement, he received a patent for a steel fabricating machine; he designed and produced ornamental steel components. He moved to Beech Mountain Lakes, Drums, in 2004 and enjoyed his time with the many friends he and his wife made. He enjoyed going out to the lake, having get-togethers with their neighbors and attending events for his grandchildren. He was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan and rarely missed watching a game on TV.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Bernhard “Butch” and his wife, Susan, Mountain Top, and Glenn, Scranton; two sisters, Erika Rohde, Cologne, Germany, and Regina Kesenheimer and her husband, Ewald, Bloomingdale, N. J.; a brother, Manfred and his wife, Coleen, Orlando, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Tanner and Anna, Mountain Top.

Memorial donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice . Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.

His family would like to thanks Hazleton General Hospital, Dr. Paul Roda, Dr. Jim Martino, Dr. Anthony Falvello, Celtic Home Health and Hospice, and Visiting Angels for their care and compassion during Bernhard’s illness.