Obituaries
Christopher G. Schmidt

Strong Christian Faith

Christopher G. Schmidt, 26, Mountain Top, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at his residence.

Born in Spartanburg, S. C., he was the son of Gerard Schmidt of Mountain Top and the late Kathleen Farrell Schmidt.

Christopher possessed a strong Christian faith. He was a true people person who touched the lives and hearts of many and left people feeling better following visits with them. He was a member of SECA and was a race car driver and an outstanding drummer. Christopher was also a frequent Red Cross blood donor.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are his stepmother, Lisa Schmidt; his girlfriend, Mary Morrison; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top.

Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, Drums.

Arrangements were by at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.

Memorial donations may be made to either St. Jude’s Building Fund or the American Red Cross.

Mary A. Chiverella

Devoted To Family

Mary A. Chiverella, 90, Mountain Top, and formerly of Hazleton, died April 3, 2014, surrounded by her family at Celtic Health Care at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

She was born in Hazleton, a daughter of the late George and Veronica (Durishin) Swatch.

She was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church and the Parish of Ss. Cyril and Methodius at the Church of St. Joseph.

She was employed at Geissler Knitting Mill, RCA and retired from Chiverella Transportation Inc.

Mary loved being with her family and enjoyed her shopping, taking her cruises, doing her crocheting and being outdoors.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Carmen J. Chiverella, in 2006; her daughter, Marise Chiverella, in 1964, and brothers, William and Bonaventure Poprock.

She is survived by her children Ronald Chiverella and his wife, Sharon, Camp Hill; Carmen Marie Radtke and her husband, James, Mountain Top; Barry Chiverella, Wilkes-Barre, and David Chiverella and his wife, Carol, Mountain Top; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eileen M. Sotack

Gourmet Cook

Eileen M. Sotack, 62, Mountain Top, died peacefully at home, April 3, 2014, following a brief, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Labudis) Thomas, McAdoo.

Eileen was of the Roman Catholic faith.

She was a graduate of Hazleton High School, class of 1969, McCann’s School of Business and the Hartford School.

Eileen was married to her husband, Robert J. Sotack, for 41 years and during that time lived in North Carolina; Naples, Italy; Yorktown, Va.; Newport, R. I.; Fairfax, Va.; West Chester and Newtown, Pa. She was a gourmet cook and delighted in the simple pleasures of life.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a brother, William “Gusty” Thomas.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Bob; and nephews and nieces.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:30 a. m. Thursday in St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top. Interment will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The Damiano Funeral Home Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice .

Elizabeth Herriotts

Elizabeth Herriotts, 84, Mountain Top, died on April 6, 2014, at the Smith Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a recent guest.

At press time, arrangements were incomplete and are under the direction of the McCune Funeral Service Inc., Mountain Top.