Death Notices

First Posted: 1/7/2014


WILKES-BARRE — Thomas Paul McHugh, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away suddenly on Jan. 2, 2014, just three days before his 50th birthday. He was born in Frackville. Calling hours with prayer service were held Jan. 8 at E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre.


VERNON — Anna Balavage, 82, of Vernon, passed into eternity with the Lord at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, on Jan. 6, 2014. She had family in Tunkhannock. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 11 in the Church of the Nativity BVM in Tunkhannock.


TUNKHANNOCK — Donald T. Sherry, of Tunkhannock, died Jan. 8, 2014, in Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.


CAMBRA — Mahlon Thomas Hartman, 82, of Cambra, died Jan. 11th, 2014, at Grandview Health Homes Inc., Danville, where he had been a resident since April 2012. He had family in Clarks Summit. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton, with the Rev. Bethany Wood, his pastor, officiating. A viewing will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.


FALLS — Sandra Jean Petersen, of Falls, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2014, after an illness. Friends are invited to share in the celebration of Sandy’s life 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26, 2014, at McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre.

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