Gloria M. MacLaren

White Haven Resident

Gloria M. MacLaren, 71, White Haven died Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in White Haven, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Harriett Shive Davis and was a graduate of White Haven High School.

Gloria is survived by her husband, James, White Haven; aunts, Lillian (Henry) Keiper and Marion Shive; and cousins.

The funeral service was conducted at Lehman Family Funeral Service.

Ronald E. Fink Jr.

U. S. Navy Veteran

Ronald E. Fink Jr., 66, Mountaintop, died at Geisinger Hospital in Danville on January 8, 2014.

Ron was a gentle but strong loving husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend, and will be sadly missed by all.

Ron was a graduate of Dallas Senior High School, Dallas, PA, Class of 1965 and continued a technical education program at Williamsport Community College. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as an aircraft mechanic from 1965 to 1969. Ron loved all kinds of motor sports but his passion was dirt late model racing, of which he loved being involved with and had spent many of his precious years helping his friends with their race cars. Ron was employed as both General Manager and Retail Sales Associate during his 24 years with Jack Williams Tire Co., Inc. at the Moosic location, and more recently, the Berwick location.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Ronald E Fink, Sr. of Shavertown.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy (Worman) Fink, Mountain Top; his mother, Alice (Ertley) Fink, Shavertown; sister, Linda (Fink) Kroll and her husband Douglas, and their two daughters, Jessica and Kristine of Glenside; mother-in-law, Betty Worman, formerly of Mountain Top; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mary and Arthur Matash, Nescopeck; Betty and Charles Wark, Berwick,; John Worman, Jr., Nescopeck; nieces Brenda (Matash) Corrado, husband, Ronald, Carina Wark; and, nephew Matthew Matash, along with cousins and friends.

At this time, the family also wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all of the physicians, nurses and staff in the Adult Intensive Care Unit 4 West section of Geisinger, Danville for their loving and compassionate care of our beloved Ron.

Funeral was held from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc. 436 S. Mountain Blvd.. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church.

Memorial donations can be made to the Centennial Campaign Geisinger Foundation for Stroke Research, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822.

Gertrude Haydt

Former Resident

Gertrude Haydt, 87, died Friday, January 10, 2014, at Hampton House, where she had been a guest for the past 13 years.

Born in Slocum, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Kreller Reinbold.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday at Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in Slocum Cemetery, Slocum Township. Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a. m. until time of service.