Shirley Jean Whitebread, 90, Montrose and formerly of Hobbie, died at Endless Mountain Hospital, Montrose, on March 3, 2014.
Born in Dorrance Township on Jan. 24, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Casper George and Alta Eulalia (Good) Travelpiece. She graduated from Nescopeck High School in 1941. She was employed at Weis Markets, then later, the former WT Grant Store, which became Kmart, until her retirement 25 years ago.
Shirley was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Hobbie, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the adult Bible class and Good Will Circle. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, sewing, reading and word-search puzzles. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Raymond E. Whitebread; granddaughter, Jennifer Garber; son-in-law, Donald Fetterman Jr.; brother, Luther Travelpiece; and sister, Mildred Wolfe.
Shirley was the beloved mother of four children, Gwen Fetterman, Montrose; John Whitebread, Berwick; Craig Whitebread and his wife, Georgene, Hobbie, and Melanie Parrish and her husband, Aaron, Hobbie; four cherished grandchildren, Wendy Fetterman, Megan Oleniacz, Amber Krause and Shawn Whitebread; as well as nine precious great-grandchildren, Patrick, Lyssa and Kyle Garber, Jacob and Carson Oleniacz, Alec and Abigail Krause and Brandon and Justin Whitebread. She is also survived by a sister, Frances Hess, Berwick; sisters-in-law, Louise Eroh, Hobbie; Wilma Kleintop, Bethlehem; Phyllis Travelpiece, Hobbie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Hobbie. Interment followed in Silver Maple Cemetery. Arrangements were by Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s UCC Memorial Fund, 613 W. County Road, Wapwallopen, PA 18660.
Ricky Morgan, 50, Mountaintop, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Charlaine Gill Morgan of Mountain Top and the late Delbert Morgan. Ricky had worked for the N. E. Auto Bus Co.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his father, were sisters, Linda Ruckle and Tammy Roman.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his children, Bobbi Jo Morgan, Mountain Top; and Ricky Aaron Morgan and fiancee, Tiffany Clifford, Mountain Top; brothers and sisters, Del Morgan, C J Ross, Debbie Morgan, Judy Taylor, all of Mountain Top; Terry Morgan, Pittston; Tina Hildebrand, Slocum; Leanne Lemanski and Paul Morgan both of Mountain Top; grandchildren, Giovanni and Aaliyah. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Arrangements were by McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.
Charles Augustus Shea III, Dallas and Lake Nuangola, son of the late Charles A. Shea Jr. and Grace Kehoe Shea, died March 7, 2014, due to complications from multiple myeloma.
Charlie touched many lives with his quiet compassion and unyielding belief that everyone deserves respect and fair treatment. With his great sense of humor, Charlie brought joy and laughter to all who knew him.
A graduate of Brown University and Villanova Law School, he practiced law in the Wyoming Valley for 41 years, first with his father, the Honorable Charles A. Shea Jr., and his uncles, Neville and James Shea; and with his friend and brother-in-law, the Honorable A. Richard Caputo.
In addition to his professional life, Charlie also served in many volunteer roles. He was a past president of the Nuangola Lake Association and a past chairman of the Nuangola Sewer Authority.
His most important roles were as a beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 44 years and high school sweetheart, Sally Lowe Shea; his son, Matthew Neville Shea, Boston; his daughter, Molly Shea VanDerMeid, Chicago; his daughter-in-law, Jamie Shea, and son-in-law, Jeremy VanDerMeid; his six grandchildren, Kaitlin, Shea Elise, Hollis, Callie and Charles; and his sisters, Rosemary Caputo, Shavertown, and Sarah Mason, Exeter, N. H.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Charlie and Sally want to thank Dr. James Brady for his skill and compassion, the entire team at the Henry Cancer Center and the wonderful women from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
The Shea family will receive friends 3 to 6 p. m. Wednesday at the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown, PA 18708; or Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612.
White Haven Resident
Mary I. Dentler, 86, White Haven died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at home.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Edith Weber Lawson; first husband, Malcolm Schafer; second husband, Dale Dentler; son, Blair Schafer; brother, John Lawson; and sister, Gloria Anderson.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Penny Kaminski and her husband, Chester, White Haven; stepsons, Lewis Dentler, Florida; and Larry Dentler, Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at the convenience of the family from Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., White Haven. Interment was in Laurel Cemetery, White Haven.
White Haven Resident
Dianne M. Barrar, 61, White Haven, died February 27, 2014, at home.
Born in Glenolden, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy Hepfer Barrar and was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, White Haven. She was an avid supporter of White Haven baseball and active with the Girl Scouts. Dianne worked in the Health Care industry as a Dietary Cook.
Dianne was preceded in death by granddaughter Gianna Graves and brother, Edward Barrar.
She is survived by daughters, Paula Graves and her husband Bill, Penn Lake, Jennifer Thomas Nixon and her husband Jason, Southampton, NJ; Tricia Thomas, Tabernacle, NJ; Taylor Thomas, White Haven; grandchildren, James Graves, Savannah Thomas, Lillian Thomas, Brandon Nixon, Viveca Graves and three siblings, Thomas Barrar Jr., David Barrar and Sharon Arzillo.
Memorial service was held at the Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc., White Haven,
White Haven Resident
Judith H. George, 60, White Haven, died March 5, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
Judy is survived by her son, John Wasleko, Morrisville; daughters, Jessica Ann George, White Haven; Desiree Lynn George, Freeland; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; companion, Gary Orris, White Haven; three sisters, MaryLou Lempergel, Linda Meske, Virginia “Kathy” Williams; and brother Robert Felton, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p. m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Lehman Family Funeral Service, 403 Berwick St., White Haven, with the Rev. Erika Gerhard, pastor of White Haven Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Friends may call from 2 p. m. until time of service.