Adam B. Sieminski

Mountaintop Resident

Adam B. Sieminski, 54, Mountaintop, died on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, with his loving family at his side.

Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late Adam C. and Bernadine (Leandri) Sieminski and a member of St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top.

Adam graduated from Hazleton High School. He acquired his bachelor of arts degree in government from King’s College and his Master of Business Administration from Wilkes University.

Upon graduation, Adam worked for UGI Corp. in Bethlehem. He later joined Sallie Mae Servicing, where he served in operations management for the majority of his career. Adam was employed by Solid Cactus as an e-commerce consultant. He was an adjunct faculty member at Lackawanna College, where he taught statistics and economics. Prior to his death, he was employed by Bank of America as a fraud analyst.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his father-in-law, Elmer J. Klimchak; and brother-in-law, Joseph Yannuzzi.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 30 years, the former Carol Klimchak; sons, Adam and Michael; sister, Tracy (Sieminski) Yannuzzi; mother-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” (Sabol) Klimchak; brother and sisters-in-law, Charles and Nancy (Klimchak) Konarski, James and Sandy Klimchak and Gil and Joanne (Klimchak) Depew.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Jude Parish, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

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Harold J. Ehret Jr.

U. S. Navy Veteran

Harold J. Ehret Jr., Hanover Township, died Nov. 20, 2013, at his home.

Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Harold J. and Mary Hoeffner Ehret Sr.

Harold was a 1954 graduate of Hanover Township High School.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the


Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring in 1974, and was a four-time recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.

Upon returning to Wilkes-Barre, he purchased his family’s business, Butch’s Café, on Wood Street, Wilkes-Barre, and operated there until retiring in 1982. He then received an associate degree from Luzerne County Community College and was employed as a drug and alcohol counselor at Clear Brook Rehabilitation, retiring in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally, on Jan. 3, 2001; and brother-in-law, Thomas Engle.

Surviving are his sons, Thomas and his wife, Kathy, Chesapeake, Va.; and Harry Ehret, Mountain Top; daughter, Melissa Poremba and her husband, Gary, Valparaiso, Fla.; grandchildren, Lena, Joshua, Katrina, Sara, Michelle, Brenden and Morgan; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Annabelle and Annalyse; brothers, James Ehret and his wife, Maureen, Willow Street; and Thomas Ehret and his wife, Maureen, Johnson City, N. Y.; sister, Mary Katherine Engle, Ashley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military honors were held in the chapel at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Memorial Highway, Dallas.

Walter Goodstein

U. S. Army Veteran

Walter Goodstein, 85, Mountain Top died Nov. 20, 2013, at Mountain Top Senior Care.

Born in Manhattan, New York City, N. Y., he was a son of the late Charles and Anna Goodstein.

Walter was a veteran, having served with the U. S. Army in the Korean conflict, and attained the rank of corporal.

He worked for Keystone Building Products as a sales manager.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Arlene Whelan; his son, Paul; and brothers, Leo, Irving and Harry.

Walter is survived by his daughter, Donna Hollock and her husband, Ken; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companions, his dog, Willie, and his cat, Cindy.

McCune Funeral Home, Mountain Top, was charged with the arrangements.

Memorial donations be made to the Luzerne County SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18704.