Michael Petyo

World War II Veteran

Michael Petyo, 85, Mountain Top, died September 22, 2013 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on Oct. 31, 1927, a son of the late George and Helen Danko Petyo.

Michael attended Wilkes-Barre Township High School and served with the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he had been employed for many years as postmaster with the U. S. Postal Service in Nuangola. Mike was a member of St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church in Ashley, and he was a member of the Lithuanian Social Club in Wilkes-Barre Township.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and George Petyo, and by his sisters Mary Grula and Helen Domanski.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mary D. Kumor Petyo; children, Denise Jacono and her husband, Frank, Milford, Del.; Michael Petyo and his wife, Claudette, Allentown; Edmund Petyo and his wife, Corinne, Wilkes-Barre; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Ann McManamon and her husband, Thomas, Levittown; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Eleanor Langan Swartz


Eleanor Langan Swartz, 92, of Scranton and Mountain Top, died September 21, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Mountain Top.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Hudak Langan.

Eleanor was educated at St. John the Baptist School and was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Scranton, the Amalgamated Clothing Union and the ILGWU. In addition to being a homemaker, she was employed in the silk and garment industry as a seamstress.

Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Jule Ann Bolus, Mountain Top; grandchildren, attorney Debra Ann Bolus, Mountain Top; Robert Bolus, Bloomsburg; and Brian Bolus and his wife, Karen, Lewisburg; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brook, Nick, Dan and Preston; a brother, Thomas Langan, Arcadia, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Kennedy, Julia Williams and Verna Polishan, and brothers Edward C. and William Langan.

Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel was celebrated by Eleanor’s nephew the Rev. William J. P. Langan.