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BRACE - Kent S., 54, of Hunlock Creek, died Thursday, July 25, 2013.


He was born Aug. 21, 1958 and was a graduate of Northwest Area High School, Class of 1976. He worked for Button Oil Co., Mountain Top, for the past 27 years until his recent battle with pancreatic cancer.


Surviving are his mother, S. Jeanne Brace, Hunlock Creek; daughters, Jamie Nichols, Hunlock Creek; Sara Brace, Clarks Summit; brother, Alan, Sweet Valley; sister, Shelley Hoeffner, Hunlock Creek; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


Memorial donations to the Pancreatic Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.


DARROW - Harold Allen, 85, of Lake Township, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Fernwood Manor, Sweet Valley.


He was born in Luzerne on Sept. 26, 1927, graduated from Kingston Township High School in 1945 and received an associate’s degree in engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He was employed by RCA Corp., Lancaster and Mountain Top, for 32 years, retiring in 1988.


He was a member of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ Church and a former member of the Shavertown Fire Company.


Surviving are his brother, Robert, Ephrata; nieces and nephews.


DEVLIN - John Patrick, 31, of Shavertown, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, and was a graduate of Dallas High School, class of 2000, where he was a member of the Dallas Mountaineers football team. He was a graduate of Luzerne County Community College, where he studied fire science and earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice.


He was formerly employed by UPS and most recently worked at Lowe’s Distribution Warehouse, Avoca.


Surviving are his parents, John Charles Devlin, Benton; and Marilyn Lauer Olenick, Shavertown; a sister, Jacqueline Perry, Dallas; two nephews.


GROSEK - Helen C., 87, of Dallas and Marco Island, Fla., died July 20, 2013.


She was born in Sugar Notch and was a 1944 graduate of Ashley High School. She earned a degree as a registered nurse from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing.


Surviving are her sister, Rita M. Hayduk; children, Andrea Sordoni, Ellie Stein, Anthony III, Robert and David; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.


Memorial donations to the Ruth Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University, Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612.


KNORR - Honey L., 93, of Dallas, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Celtic Healthcare Inpatient Hospice Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.


She was born in Dunmore on Nov. 2, 1919, and lived in Dallas for the past 24 years.


She was a member of Shavertown United Methodist Church.


Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Charles N. Knorr; children, Charles M., Shavertown; Janet Dent, Dallas; George, Hadden Township, N.J.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.


KENIVY - Frank C. Jr., 62, of Tunkhannock, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.


He was born on July 1, 1951, in Baltimore, Md., and retired from Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany after 31 years in 2003.


He was a member and a past president of the Tunkhannock Youth Basketball Association for 13 years. He helped coach the Tunkhannock High School baseball team, coached senior Legion baseball for four years and started Tunkhannock’s first junior Legion baseball program. He also was a member of the Charlie Shaw Golf League.


Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Mary Pat (Jarosz) Lenivy; son, Christopher, of Tunkhannock; daughter, Andrea Fleming, of Harveys Lake; stepmother, Joan Lenivy, of Pasadena, Md.; stepbrothers, Alan Freed, of Abingdon, Md.; and Clayton Freed, of Rising Sun, Md.; and stepsister, Erin Peters, of Annapolis, Md.


Memorial donations to the Tunkhannock Little League, c/o Bob Barkley, 116 Wood Crest, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or the Tunkhannock Youth Basketball Association.


PARK - Yuna, 38, of New York City, formerly of the Back Mountain, died Friday, July 26, 2013.


She was born in South Korea, Sept. 1, 1974, and attended Lehman-Jackson Elementary School during the early 1980s. She later graduated from St. Francis Preparatory High School in New York City. She received her college degree, majoring in French, from James Madison University in Virginia. She was a foreign exchange student who studied French and fashion design in Paris, France, in the mid 1990s.


She was a highly sought-after manicurist. Some of her clients included Madonna, Uma Thurman and other famous fashion models and movie stars. She led a fairytale life, married to a French fashion model, Teddy Charles. She traveled the world, working mostly in Manhattan, N.Y.; Milan, Italy; London, England; and Paris, France.


Surviving are her parents, U.S. Army Maj. (Ret.) Roy W. Evans, of Dallas; and Yumi Evans, formerly of Seoul, South Korea, now residing in Flushing, N.Y.; her husband, Teddy Charles; two daughters, Talulah, 12, and Raphael, 10; brother, Chris Park, Jakarta, Indonesia; step-brother, Samuel Evans; and step-sister, Sarah Evans, both of Dallas; aunts, uncles and cousins.


SEBASTINAS - Edward “Sonny” J., 74, of Hunlock Creek, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 7, 1939, graduated from Sugar Notch High School and was employed by Canvas Specialties Inc., Hanover Township.


Surviving are his life partner, Scott Pardoe; sisters, Dorothy Kane, Jean Raniel, Joan Conklin; nieces and nephews.


SHORTZ - Winifred Schooley, formerly of Dallas and Kingston, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Pennwood Village Retirement Community, Newtown.


She was born in Wilkes-Barre, received her early education at the Wilkes-Barre Institute from 1927-1938 and finished her remaining two years at boarding school at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., graduating in 1940. She earned a B.A. degree in psychology from Smith College, Northampton, Mass., in 1944.


After graduating from college, she was the Head of Sales Promotion with New York’s former Blue Cross Plan, Associated Hospital Service, from 1944 until 1947.


She married Robert Edwin Shortz in 1947 and traveled with him to Germany, where she was a liaison between German and American women in Division Headquarters in Goppingen, Germany, during the occupation in the 1950s.


In 1957, she began her teaching career, starting as a substitute eighth-grade teacher at the Wyoming Seminary Day School. She went on to teach full-time, seventh-grade French, eighth-grade American history and seventh- and eighth-grade English classes. In addition, she served as a faculty advisor of the yearbook for five years; she was in charge of eighth-grade assembly speeches, supervised the testing program for grades one through eight and would eventually become head of the English department.


She retired in 1974 and at the time of her retirement was awarded faculty emeritus status.


She was the recipient of Wyoming Seminary’s Distinguished Service Award in 1997.


She served on the boards of Luzerne County SPCA, Home for Homeless Women, a life member of the advisory board of Wyoming Commemorative Association as well as chair of its annual commemorative service at the Wyoming Monument, July 4, 1984.


She also held life memberships with the Wyoming History and Geological Society, now called the Luzerne County Historical Society, the National Council of Teachers of English and Smith College Alumnae Association. She was a member of the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre, an associate member of the Westmoreland Club and a former member of Newberry Estate Country Club.


She was a former charter member of Valley Tennis and Swim Club and was a former member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre.


Surviving are her daughter, Winifred (Wendy), of Edwardsville; sons, Robert E. Jr., of Wilkes-Barre; and Frederick M., Esq, of Chester, Conn.; three grandchildren.


Memorial donations to the Luzerne County S.P.C.A., 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, the Luzerne County Historical Society, 49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or the Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, PA 18704.


WEAVER - Glen E., died Monday, July 22, 2013.


He was born on March 10, 1939, and was raised in Plymouth and Harveys Lake. After high school, he was an officer in the U.S. Army for four years. He then made his living in Michigan.


He was employed by General Motors for more than 40 years.


Surviving are nieces and nephews.


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