Obituaries Account
Luther G. Cragle

Vietnam Veteran

Luther G. Cragle, 62, Wapwallopen, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township.

Born in Slocum he was the son of the late George and Ruth (Turner) Cragle. Luther served in the U. S. Army and was stationed in Vietnam. He worked for Leo Smerski Trucking and Bridon America.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was his brother Arthur.

Surviving are his companion Cherie Savitski, his nephew Matthew, aunts; June Kriedler, Arlene Wolfe and Marion Cragle. Several cousins also survive.

Funeral services were held at the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Interment followed in the Stairville Cemetery.

Doris R. Eroh

Dorrance Twp. Resident

Doris R. Eroh, 85, Dorrance, died August 1, 2013 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

Born in Dorrance, a daughter of the late Stanley and Dora (Stein) Shortz, she was educated in Dorrance schools.

She worked for many years for several dress factories in the area until her retirement. She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’Union, St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie, and the Dorrance Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for more than 50 years.

Survivors, in addition to her loving husband of 66 years, Marvin, are sons, Marvin A. and Richard A., both of Dorrance; two grandchildren, Raymond and Brian; four great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.

Funeral was held from Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with church services in St. James Lutheran Church, Hobbie. The Rev. Rebecca Broyan, pastor, officiated. Interment followed at the parish cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dorrance Volunteer Fire Department.

Charles W. Kohl Jr. Loved Model Trains

Charles W. Kohl Jr., 60, Nanticoke, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at his residence.

He was born in Kingston, July 18, 1953, a son of Adele Grablesky Kohl and the late Charles W. Kohl Sr. Charles was a graduate of the Central Catholic High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lewis University in Illinois. He had been employed by Johnson & Johnson Company as a pharmaceutical technician in both California and Illinois.

He was a member of St. Mary Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance Corners in Wapwallopen. Charles was an avid model train enthusiast and enjoyed repairing and restoring model trains.

He has been preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Kohl, Sr. in 2012.

Surviving are his mother, Adele Grablesky Kohl, Wapwallopen; brother, Peter Kohl and his wife Jina, Mountain Top; sisters, Carol Wells and her husband Richard, Wyomissing and Christine Kohl, Wapwallopen; nieces and nephews, Sean Kohl, Annie Strasser, Rachael Kohl, Sydney Kohl and Rhiana Wells.

Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, August 7, in St. Mary Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance Corners, Wapwallopen, with the Rev. J. Duane Gavitt as celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 9:30 a. m. Wednesday at the church.

In memory of Charles, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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

Kent S. Brace

Button Oil Employee

Kent S. Brace, 54, Hunlock Creek, died Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Born Aug. 21, 1958, he was the son of S. Jeanne Brace and the late Sheldon G. Brace. He was a graduate of Northwest Area High School, Class of 1976. He worked for Button Oil Co., Mountain Top, for the past 27 years until his recent battle with pancreatic cancer.

His passions in life were No. 1 -his daughters, Jamie and Sara; his work; taking care of his home; mowing his lawn and meeting “the Boys” for what he called “church,” which was coffee at the local mini mart, and his occasional “bump and a beer” at Banko’s.

He is survived by his mother, S. Jeanne Brace, Hunlock Creek; daughters, Jamie Nichols and her partner, Emmy Motter, Hunlock Creek; Sara Brace and Billy DeCicco, Clarks Summit; brother, Alan Brace and Amy Hayhurst, Sweet Valley; sister, Shelley Hoeffner, Hunlock Creek; grandchildren, Alexander Nichols and Shania Motter; many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to the Pancreatic Action Network in memory of Kent S. Brace, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

His daughters would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Dr. John Carey and the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart and the family and employees of Button Oil Co.