<![CDATA[Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home - Obituaries]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 06:35:41 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Eleanor Oakley]]>Sat, 20 May 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/may-22nd-2017Eleanor Oakley, 102, of Nicholson died Saturday at the Mountain View Care Center in Scranton.

Her husband, Norman, died in 2013.

Born in West Nicholson, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Eva Edwards Cairns.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson for 74 years, serving as an elder, trustee and Sunday school teacher. She was the leader of the Tuesday Craft Club for 28 years and attended the Blakely Schools and the Powell School of Business.

She was also predeceased by four brothers, Floyd, Kenneth, William and Edward and five sisters, Ida, Charlotte, Dorothy, Olive and Ruth.

Funeral services will be private.

Arrangements by the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.]]>
<![CDATA[Clyde Very]]>Mon, 08 May 2017 01:16:31 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/clyde-veryPicture
Clyde Very, age 69, of Nicholson died Sunday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore.

His wife is the former Eleanor Wulff. They would have been married 50 years on June 3.

Born in Dimock, he is the son of the late Clyde and Elva Snyder Very.

Clyde was a retired award winning Stockade building contractor. He also was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Nicholson Fire Company, Nicholson Masonic Lodge #438, National Frame Builders Association and the NRA.

Clyde is also survived by a daughter, Bonnie Very Reed of Nicholson; a son Danny Very of Nicholson; two sisters, Ann Marie Townsend and Linda Ross; a half brother Lyle Very; step brother Chuck Caitlyn; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Martha Jean Garcia.

A Funeral service by Rev. Richard Sperring will be Saturday at 11am in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State Street, Nicholson.

Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Lathrop Twp.

A viewing will be held on Friday from 4-8pm at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702.

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<![CDATA[Leland Sickler]]>Sun, 07 May 2017 01:08:34 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/leland-sticklerPicture
Leland Clarence Sickler of Nicholson died Saturday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Smith.

They would have celebrated 65 years of married life June 13.

Leland was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Eaton Twp., son of the late Clarence and Ethel Brown Sickler.

He was a member of the Green Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church, serving on the board and a Gideon member.

He also was a Nicholson Twp. supervisor and a lifetime farmer, overcoming a handicap and daily pain.

He died peacefully giving clear testimony of a loving relationship with his Lord, Jesus Christ.

Leland is also survived by two sons, Daniel and Dean; three daughters, Laurie Strong and Lynn and Gail Wilson; siblings, Elizabeth Sickler, Grace Rogers, Clara Traver, Carol Chisenhall and John; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by siblings, Doris Garinger, Carl, Joe and Pearl.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Green Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church, 2001 State Route 374, Nicholson.

 Interment will be in the South Eaton Cemetery.

A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.

Donations may be made to the Green Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church.

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<![CDATA[Richard G. Squier]]>Sat, 06 May 2017 23:24:30 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/richard-g-squierPicture
Richard G. Squier, age 82, of Nicholson, died Saturday at Geisinger Community Medical Centerin Scranton.

His wife is the former JoAnn Bartell. They had been married for 45 years.

Born in Nicholson, he was the son of the late Glen and Marjorie Luce Squier.

Before retirement, he was employed as a project engineer for Procter and Gamble.

He was amember of the Nicholson United Methodist Church and was a Navy veteran, having served on the U.S.S. Pine Island in the Pacific.

He also was a member of the Wyoming County Historical Society and the Nicholson Fire Company.

Richard is also survived by one son, Richard Jr.; a daughter, Karen Squier; two sisters, Jean Seamans and Leah Emmons; two half-sisters, Sue Sane and Chris Salsman; nieces and nephews; and his two cats, Chester and Matthew.

He was predeceased by a brother, Jake, and his stepmother, Betty Squier.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wyoming County Historical Society, P.O. Box 309,Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or the Nicholson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box J, Nicholson, PA18446.

Arrangements by the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.

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<![CDATA[Elizabeth "Betty" Boginski]]>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:05:03 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/elizabeth-betty-boginskiPicture
Elizabeth “Betty” Boginski, 91, of Nicholson, died peacefully Saturday, April 29.

Betty was born in Nicholson April 16, 1926, to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Moyer Eckert.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph, in 2010.

Betty was a passionate and dedicated mother and friend and she radiated with her gentle nature and infectious smile.

She was an avid walker and enjoyed activities such as line and tap dancing, golfing and playing cards and belonged to a Book Club, Lunch Bunch group and the Nicholson Woman’s Club. She delighted in spending time with her family laughing, playing games and sharing stories.

Betty was lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Divine Mercy prayer group.

She and her family owned the Palace theaters in Nicholson and Hallstead.She was a graduate of Lackawanna Business school, Scranton, and worked at Williams Bakery, Binghamton, N.Y., before she was married. She was a teacher’s aide at Nicholson and Factoryville elementary schools from 1972-1996.

Betty is survived by four daughters, Jean Knight and husband, Reggie; Debbie Smith; Lois Boginski; and Lisa Beller and husband, Robert; nine grandchildren, Sara Jordan, Travis Boginski, Ryan and Jason Smith, Blake Spanel, Casey and Lauren Noreika, Spencer and Claudia Beller, and 10 great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Karl, and two brothers, Harry and Karl.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the Rev. Arbogaste Satoun will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 205 Main St., Nicholson.

Interment will take place in the Nicholson Cemetery.

A viewing will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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<![CDATA[Lena Mae Croasdale]]>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:56:10 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/lena-mae-nobleLena Mae Croasdale passed away peacefully in the arms of her mother on April 28, 2017 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

She was born on April 1, 2017 and passed away gently into the arms of Jesus 27 days later.

Lena touched so many lives and was deeply loved by many. Her life was a brief gift to us, but she will live on in our hearts forever. Our precious little angel will not be forgotten.

Lena enjoyed being held by her family, backrubs from Papa, baths and cartoons. She was very strong and a fighter.

Lena Mae is the daughter of Kelly Lynn Croasdale and Ryan Noble of Springville, Pa.

Lena is survived by her brother, Jayden Noble and sister, Kandice Noble; her maternal grandparents, Verne and Kim Croasdale of Nicholson; paternal grandparents, Jeff and Cindy Noble of Springville; great grandparents, Jerry and Shirley Croasdale of Nicholson and Dolores Sparks of New Milford; aunts and uncles, Laura and Keith Beach of Susquehanna, Shelby Deats of Springville, Dakota Croasdale of Nicholson, Leonna and Chad Slody of Springville, Andrea and Cassie Noble of Springville; and countless other family members.

Lena is preceded in death by her grandmother, Beth Ann Croasdale of New Milford, great-grandparents, Louie and Irene Noble of Springville, and Louie Sparks of New Milford.

A Funeral service will be held by the Rev. John Shaffer Saturday at noon in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.

Following the service, close family and friends will proceed to the Lynn Cemetery for a private burial.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored to have you support the Ronald McDonald House in Lena’s name.]]>
<![CDATA[Darlene McKennas]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:12:58 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/darlene-mckennasDarlene Ann McKennas, age 58, of Tunkhannock died Wednesday evening at home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Darlene was born May 31, 1958 in Meshoppen, the daughter of Nancy Crispell McKennas and the late Anthony McKennas.

She was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1976. Also, she was a graduate of the Northeast Institute of Education.

She retired from the Commonwealth of PA, working for the State Police headquarters in Harrisburg.

The family would like to thank Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Dr. Joseph Drabick, Carol Mallon and team and Hospice of the Sacred Heart of Wilkes Barre.

Darlene also is survived by a brother, Anthony James McKennas and wife, Nancy of Laceyville; a nephew Anthony (A.J.) McKennas and wife, Bridgette of Montrose; two nieces, Christine Myers and husband Jared of Covington Twp, and Ariel McKennas and companion David Dudock of Laceyville; and great-nephews, Blake and Reid McKennas of Montrose.

At Darlene’s request, there will be no viewing and the funeral services will be private.

A public memorial service will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the East Lemon United Methodist Church by the Rev. Scott Ryan, pastor.

Memorial contributions may be sent to East Lemon United Methodist Church, 1174 E. Avery Station Road, Factoryville, PA 18419 and also the Penn State Hershey Medical Center ℅University Development & Alumni Relations, Attn: Penn State Cancer Institute, 1249 Cocoa Ave., Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033-0852

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<![CDATA[Dorothy Stephens Craddock Richards RN]]>Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:20:59 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/dorothy-richardsPicture
Dorothy Stephens Richards RN of Tunkhannock, “Starkville”, Pa. died Tuesday at The Gardens at Tunkhannock.

Her beloved husband, Joseph Richards, died December 18, 1983.

Born in Jan. 18, 1920 in Endicott, NY she is the daughter of the late Winton and Helen Notz Stephens.

She was a graduate of Nicholson High School, Class of 1937, and a graduate of the Scranton State Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. Dorothy was a Registered Nurse. She was in a movie theater in Washington, D.C. when they stopped the film. Over the loud speaker it was announced Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. She was working at that time in a hospital in Washington, D.C. She remembered during the war lights out at night to prevent any of the enemy bomber pilots from seeing the city.

On returning home to Nicholson, she was employed by Marlett Nursing Home and Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock. She was a member of the West Nicholson United Methodist Church and its Loyalty Society.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Raymond and William Stephens; and her daughter Yvonne Mayer.She is survived by Yvonne’s son, Chris Mayer and wife Amanda.

Also surviving are her stepson Robert F. and wife Diane Richards of Tunkhannock, Pa.; Stepson Joel and wife Linda of Lenexa, Kansas; a stepdaughter, Beryl Jo and husband Robert Clark of Factoryville, Pa.; and her daughter Karen and husband Carlos Salgueiro of New Brunswick, N.J.; and grandchildren Jasmene Nodarse, Nicole Nodarse, Shayla Jones, Robert F. Richards Jr., Holly Richards, Jamie Richards, Bill Clark, Mary Clark, Amy Richards, Kristen Rigdon, Kim Smith, Erin Long, Steve Richards, and Andrea Richards.

Dorothy wish's to thank Dr. Kondash and Dr. Auriemma for all the help they provided over the years.

The family thanks Dr. Gary Russell, Golden Living Center, The Gardens of Tunkhannock, and all the personnel for the care of our mother and especially Hospice.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 5 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson with services by the Rev. John Shaffer.

Interment will take place in the Nicholson Cemetery.

There will be a viewing Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Nicholson Methodist Church or the Nicholson Fire Company.

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<![CDATA[Robert J. Padula]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:11:11 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/robert-j-padulaPicture
Robert “Bob” Padula Sr. of Nicholson, Pennsylvania died April 20 at home.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine; daughter, Cathy Cawley (Kevin), of Abington, Pa.; daughter, Joann Ritter (Brian), of Nicholson; and grandchildren, Rachel, Patrick, Joseph, Ethan, Wyatt and Finn; and brother, Dominic.

Bob was predeceased by his sons, Angelo and Robert Jr.; along with his siblings, Sally, Samuel, Angelo, Anna, Carmella, Arsenio, Anthony and Philip.

Bob was born in Paterson, N.J. and was a veteran who served in the Army. He was a skilled heavy equipment operator who continued his family’s excavating company, Padula and Sons Excavating, when he moved to Pennsylvania.

Bob was an honest, fair, hardworking businessman who also took care of his neighbors and community. He served as a member of Wyoming County Democratic Committee for decades; he was Nicholson township supervisor for several years; a faithful parishioner at Saint Patrick’s Church of Nicholson; and drove bus #12 for Lackawanna Trail School District for over 35 years and always volunteered the bus to local sports teams and fans for travel.

Bob enjoyed collecting antique machinery and had a prized collection of steam engines. He was a member of the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association.

Bob had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready to help a friend in need. He was most proud of his family and enjoyed having his grandchildren and dogs with him wherever he went. He will be truly missed by his many nieces, nephews and extended family who cherished their time spent at Padula Farm.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Arbogaste Satoun will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. in the St. Patrick Church, 205 Main Street, Nicholson.

A viewing will be held Friday, April 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State Street, Nicholson.

The family will also receive friends Saturday, April 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to Mass.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Nicholson Athletic Association, P.O. Box 342 Nicholson, PA 18446; or to the charity of your choice.

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<![CDATA[Kenneth J. Babiarz]]>Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:30:15 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/kenneth-j-babiarzPicture
Kenneth J. Babiarz, 72, of Nicholson died Wednesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton.

His wife is Katherine Havrilak Babiarz, and they have been married for 32 years.

Born in Dalton, son of the late Andrew and Irene Rodney Babiarz, Kenneth was an Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War, and is a member of the Nicholson American Legion Post 953.

Before retiring, he was a self-employed truck driver.

Kenneth is survived by three daughters, Karen DePietro, Connie Hedrick and Kimberly Woodard; two stepsons, Robert Kerr and wife, Robin; and Eugene Kerr and wife, Michelle; two brothers, Edward and James; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosalie; and a brother, Robert.

A celebration of life will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson, by celebrant Flossie Jones with military honors by Nicholson American Legion Post 953.

The family will receive friends from 1 until service time.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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