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Obituaries

December 2021

Mary Angela Schell~December 1, 2021

Mary Angela Schell, 66, of Hazleton, passed away Wednesday morning at Fritzingertown Senior Living. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Grace (Forte) Delazio and was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton. 
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James J. Tighe Jr.~November 28, 2021

Lt. Col. James J. Tighe Jr., 58, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning at his home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of James J. Tighe and Alice M. (McGough) Tighe, Scranton.
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Joseph D. Rough Jr.~November 26, 2021

Joseph D. Rough Jr., 92, of Pardeesville, passed away Friday at St. Luke Rehabilitation Center, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Winifred (Gavio) Rough and was a member of Good Shepherd Church, Drums.
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Carol A. Tarapchak~November 20, 2021

Carol Tarapchak, 81, of Hazleton passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Hazleton surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Grace (Reinmiller) Edwards.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hazleton.
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John A. Lettiere Jr~November 20, 2021

John A. Lettiere Jr., whom everyone knew as “Peaches”, 83, of Hazleton, passed away Saturday surrounded by his family at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Petrilla) Lettiere.
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June Lea Brill~November 14, 2021

June Lea Brill, 48, of Nescopeck, passed away Sunday morning at her home. Born in Danville, she was the daughter of the late James Wilkinson and Nancy Oster.
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Rose M. Mason~November 17, 2021

Rose M. Mason, 98, of Hazleton, passed away Wednesday at her home. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (O’Donnell) Johnson and was member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.
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Samuel Touch Sr.~November 17, 2021

Samuel “Sam” J. Touch Sr., 90, of Hazleton, passed away with his loving family by his side Wednesday at St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Louis and Carrie (Perry) Touch and was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Hazleton.
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John Obarra~November 10, 2021

John G. Obarra, Jr., 66, of Hazleton, passed away Wednesday at his home. Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Lizzy Roman) Obarra and John “Bottler” Obarra.
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Marie Joseph~November 5, 2021

Marie Joseph, 90, of Hazleton, passed away Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the George and Angeline (Belletieri) Joseph Sr., and was a member of Most Precious Blood Church, Hazleton.
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Paul Marsicano~November 6, 2021

Paul Joseph Marsicano, known for his bright personality and gentle spirit, passed away on Saturday, surrounded by family members at the Lehigh Valley Hospital. The youngest of nine children, Paul was born to Nicholas (Nicasio) and Antonia Marsicano, on April 30th, 1927 in Hazleton, and graduated from Hazleton High School in 1945. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown.
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Randolph W. Peiser~November 4, 2021

Randolph Peiser, 75, of Hazle Twp., passed away Thursday night at his home. Born in Jeansville, he was the son of the late Randolph Franklin and Christine (Fenkner) Peiser.
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