John Oldziejewski

Founding Member Nuangola Fire Dept.

John Leon Oldziejewski, 80, Mountain Top, died at home Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Edmund and Julia Oldziejewski. The family moved to Mountain Top, where John attended Greenwood school in Dorrance and Stivers school in Rice Township. He graduated from Fairview Township High School. John served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict on several ships and at Naval Bases in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

He was the last surviving founder of the Nuangola Volunteer Fire Department. John was employed by Ruckno Construction Co., and retired in 2004. He loved polka music, was an avid dart shooter and enjoyed spending time with his pet Dachscund Gretchen.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his first wife, Doris Morgan Oldziejewski; and second wife, Dollie Wallace Oldziejewski; a brother Edmond Oldziejewski; and son-in-law, Gene Edwards.

Surviving are his children, Jo Marie Wallace, with whom he resided; Linda Pacewicz and husband, Stan, Bear Creek; Joann Lewis, Florida; Tammy Edwards, Blytheburn; and Earl Wallace and wife, Elaine, Blytheburn; grandchildren, Timothy Pacewicz, James and Kerry Lewis, Michelle Osowski and husband, Ray; Elizabeth Edwards, Justin Wallace and wife, Felicia; and Adam Wallace, great-grandchildren, Aidan, Owen and Luke; sisters, Irene Oldziejewski, Blytheburn; and Ellie Heck and husband Don, Allentown; brothers, Ted and wife, Midge and Marty and wife, Chong, all of Blytheburn.

Funeral services were held in the Christ United Methodist Church, Mountain Top. Interment followed in the Albert Cemetery.

McCune Funeral Service Inc. is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations to the Christ United Methodist Church would be appreciated.

Eleanor C. Perch

White Haven Resident

Eleanor C. Perch, of White Haven, died Monday, February 3, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton.

She is survived by her children; Eugene, with whom she lived; Bernard, husband of Joanne, of White Haven; Henry, of Birdsboro; Joanne, wife of David Fairchild, Weatherly; and Therese Graeff of Wyomissing; brother, Engelbert Mizdail, Wills Point, Texas; and grandchildren; Travis Fairchild, Lori Perch and Jennifer Perch.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, and sister, Sally; and infant siblings; Eugenia, Sylvester, Joseph and Geraldine; and son-in-law, Michael Graeff.

Arrangements were by Lehman Family Funeral Home, White Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, White Haven. Interment was in the parish cemetery.