<![CDATA[Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home - Obituaries]]>Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:32:13 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Audrey Smarkusky]]>Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/audrey-smarkusky
Audrey Smarkusky, age 75, of Nicholson died Sunday at home. Her husband is William Smarkusky. They have been married for 55 years.

Born in Pittston, she is the daughter of Willard and Virginia Morris Snyder Hilwig. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Nicholson and was a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School. Audrey and her husband operated a dairy farm together from 1961 until 1986. She also was the Nicholson Twp. tax collector for 40 years.

Audrey and Bill were married Nov. 25, 1961 in the Factoryville United Methodist Church with John Smarkusky as best man and Barb Bishop as maid of honor. They renewed their vows on Nov. 25, 1978 in the St. Patrick Church in Nicholson.

Audrey was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and was the glue of the family. She loved to cook and hold family celebrations and was a mother and mentor to many.

Audrey is also survived by a son, William and wife, Mary; two daughters, Danette Fuller; and Brenda Melycher and husband, Timothy; a sister, Barbara Bishop and husband, Ronald; a brother, Ronald Hilwig and wife, Kay; five grandchildren, Matthew Smarkusky and wife, Brittany; David Smarkusky and wife, Amanda; Rachel Smarkusky and Steven Rauschmeier, and Clark and Jonas Fuller; a great-granddaughter, Peyton Olivia Smarksusky; and many in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Brianna Rose Smarkusky.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 205 Main St., Nicholson, celebrated by Rev. Arbogaste Satoun and Rev. Gerard McGlone.

Private interment will be held in the St. Michaels Cemetery in Starkville.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson. A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.
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<![CDATA[Alice Jane Powers]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/alice-jane-powers
Alice Jane Powers, 86, of Nicholson died Friday at Geisinger Hospital in Scranton.

Born in Nicholson, she is the daughter of the late Robert and Leona Sherwood Powers.

Alice, affectionately known as Sally, was a 69-year member of the Nicholson United Methodist Church and formerly served as trustee. She received her master’s degree from the University of Houston and taught school in Humble, Texas, and in PA. She traveled the world teaching children of diplomats and Air Force personnel. She was a longtime member of the Nicholson Senior Citizens, attending regularly, including the day she went to the hospital.

Alice is survived by three sisters, Evelyn Hausold, Norma Richline and Patricia Hart; a brother, Alfred “Bud” Powers; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service by Pastor John Shaffer will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Nicholson United Methodist Church.

Interment of cremains will be held in Nicholson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Red Bird Mission, 54 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY 40913-9601, or UMCOR NO. 909440 for Harvey c/o The Nicholson United Methodist Church, 64 State St., Nicholson, PA 18446.
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<![CDATA[Anna Frisbie]]>Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/anna-frisbieAnna Frisbie, 47, of Nicholson, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband is Michael Myer.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Corey and Bernice Underhill Flynn, she was formerly employed as a kindergarten assistant and was a kindhearted, loving person willing to help anyone. She was a wonderful mother who will be greatly missed.

Surviving are a son, Daniel Myer; and a daughter, Jaidyn Myer, both at home; a sister, Christine Hegedty; two brothers, Jerry and Leon Flynn; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson, with services by the Rev. Douglas Piper. Interment will be held in the Valley View Cemetery, Montdale.

There will be a viewing Wednesday from 2to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Daniel and Jaidyn Myer Children Care Fund at the Peoples Neighborhood Bank, 42-48 State St., Nicholson, PA 18446.
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<![CDATA[David Raub]]>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/august-21st-2017David Raub, 86, of Kingsley died Monday at home.

His wife, the former Betty O’Fallon, died in 2007.

Born in Lenoxville, son of the late Sylvenus and Ruth Gamaer Raub, he was a machinist and toolmaker at Ideal Tool in Great Bend before retirement. He was a member of the Acre Lake Baptist Church and a member of the Hallstead American Legion Post 0375, having served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He also served in the Army and National Guard.

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy Pryor and Carol Ann Everitt; three sons, William, Charles and Christopher; four brothers, John, Boyd, Louis and Phil; two sisters, Beverly Raker and Ann Lippolis; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Acre Lake Baptist Church, with services by Pastor Sherman L. Skeens and Rev. Jonathan D. Pryor.

Interment will take place in the Tower Cemetery with military honors by Hallstead American Legion Post 0357.

A viewing will be held Friday one hour before service time.
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<![CDATA[Charles E. Dunning]]>Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/charles-e-dunningCharles E. Dunning, age 70 of Tunkhannock, died at home Saturday morning.

His wife is the former Susan Hartley.

Born in Philadelphia, he is the son of the late Roy R. Sr and Jennie Shiner Dunning.

He was formerly employed at Proctor and Gamble.

Charles is survived by one son, Charles Jr. and wife Megan; a daughter, Christina Dunning; three grandchildren, Stephanie Adams, Trevor Dunning, and Emily Dunning; and two great grandchildren, Madysen & John Fratrik.

He was predeceased by a grandson, John Ruch.

As per his request, there will be no services.
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<![CDATA[Ernest Wilbur]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/ernest-wilbur
Ernest Wilbur, 89, of Nicholson died Thursday at home.

His wife, the former Emma Smith, died in 2015.

Born in Gibson, he is the son of the late Ernest and Lillian Sweet Wilbur.

He was retired from PennDOT and a member of the First Universalist Church of Brooklyn.

He loved to hunt and fish and was a most loving and caring man.

Ernest is survived by a son, Jim Wilbur and wife, Wanda; a daughter, Stephanie Liparula and husband, Frank; and another son and two daughters, one sister, one brother, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by seven sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson, with services by Pastor Lucas Taylor.

Interment will be held in the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingsley.

There will be a viewing Sunday from 6-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the animal shelter of your choice. 
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<![CDATA[Sally Stanton]]>Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:46:16 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/sally-stantonSally Stanton, 87, of Roaring Brook Twp., died Friday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore.

Her husband, Earl, died June 9, 1980.

Born in Kingsley, she is the daughter of the late Clyde E. Sr. and Elizabeth Oakley Tiffany.

She was a member of the Amazing Grace Bible Baptist Church in Moscow and the Ladies Auxiliary Elk Mountain VFW Post 8488.

Surviving are four sons, James, Thomas, Gerald and Dennis; one daughter, Jane Drescher; a sister, Jenny Setzer; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held Monday in the Maplewood Cemetery in Kingsley.

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

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<![CDATA[Margaret Ann Stine]]>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/margaret-ann-stineMargaret Ann (Nanny) Stine, 74, of Hop Bottom died Monday at Geisinger CMC in Scranton.

Her husband, George Stine, died in 2006.

Born in Tompkinsville, she is the daughter of the late Richard Sr. and Dolores Walsh Edwards.
She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. She was a waitress for most of her life and loved being around people and having a good time. She also  loved her dogs, Sally, Bubba and Buster and working outdoors in her garden.

Margaret is survived by a daughter, Karen Taylor and husband, Pierre Paradise; two sons, Donnie Taylor and wife, Margaret; and Kevin Robinson and fiance, Tammy Telford; three brothers, John, Thomas and David Edwards; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by a son, David John Taylor, and a brother, Richard Edwards Jr.

A memorial service by celebrant Jay McCracken will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time.

Memorials may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.
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<![CDATA[Louise Williams]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:03:31 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/june-19th-2017
Louise Williams, age 89, went to be with the Lord on June 16. Her husband, Silas, passed away in 1998.

She was a lifelong resident of Nicholson, Pa. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson as well as an elder, moderator for Presbyterian Women and choir director.

Louise held numerous offices within the Nicholson Fire Company Auxiliary as well as being secretary for the Senior Citizens, a member of the Nicholson Cemetery Association, Secret Pals, and the Tuesday Afternoon Club.

She also enjoyed her Monday/Wednesday exercise classes, Friday night music in Lemon and playing cards with the ladies.

She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Elwood and Myrtle Snyder Oakley, and two brothers.

She is survived by two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service by Pastor Leslie Bullock will be held Tuesday, June 20, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson. Interment of cremains will be held in the Nicholson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Nicholson, P.O. Box 367, Nicholson, PA 18446.

Arrangements by the Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home, 91 State St., Nicholson
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<![CDATA[Evelyn Jerauld]]>Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:06:40 GMThttp://litwinfuneralhome.com/obituaries/evelyn-jerauld
Evelyn Jerauld, 76, of Nicholson died Wednesday, June 9 at home.

Her husband, James Jerauld, died in 2004.

Born October 28, 1940, in Norwalk CT, to Evelyn G. Wood (Readman) and Charles R. Wood, she spent much of her childhood in Connecticut, moving to Nicholson, PA in 1951.  She attended and graduated from Nicholson School in 1958. 

While at school, she met and later married, James D. Jerauld of Nicholson.  Nicholson became her home. 

Evelyn was a mom and is survived by her 4 children. She loved being a mom; she taxied her kids everywhere and went to every sporting event, team celebration, banquet and graduation.  She was always there for her children.

Evelyn is described by many as a lovely woman.  She believed, if you couldn’t say something nice, then you shouldn’t say anything at all.  She loved visiting family, her monthly card games, going to retreats, and earlier in life getting to know people by taking the Census, working the Voting booth, delivering Meals on Wheels, and volunteering with the Nicholson Women’s Club to help launch Bridge Days.    

She passed unexpectedly from a very aggressive Pancreatic Cancer; the doctors and nurses at The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital were wonderful. 

Contributions can be made in Evelyn’s memory to support the Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Fund at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Checks should be made payable to ‘Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania’ and indicate ‘Evelyn Jerauld’ on the check memo line or on note with gift. Please mail checks to: Penn Medicine Development, Attn: Liz Watkins, Pancreatic Cancer Research Center Fund, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA, 19104.

Evelyn is survived by a brother and the families of her three sons and daughter.  She will especially be missed by her loving grandchildren.

A memorial service will be Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2 pm at the United Methodist Church, 64 State St., Nicholson, with services by Pastor John Shaffer. Visitation will be at the church from 1 to 2 pm.

Interment will be held in the Shoemaker Cemetery, Dalton. 

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