BELLES - Robert T., 62, of Kunkle, died Tuesday, August 31, 2010, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born in Elmira, N.Y. and attended the Kingston schools.
Surviving are his brothers, James Sutton, Kunkle; Irvin Belles, Cumberland, Va.; and Peter Flanagan, Kingston; sister, Gonia Soniak, Las Vegas, Nev.; nieces and nephews.
BLACK ‚?? Nancy I., 87, formerly of Manhattan Street, Ashley, and of Dallas, died on Friday, August 27, 2010, at Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Ashley on June 1, 1923 and was a member of the Ashley United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a niece, Jackie Eustice; great-nieces and nephews.
CARROLL - William J., 87, of Dallas, died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
He was born in Bellefonte and received his primary education in the Bellefonte area schools and Scranton Preparatory School. He graduated from Villanova University with a degree in engineering.
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He worked for Sordoni Construction Company for a number of years before starting his own business, The Luzerne Construction Company.
In his final years, he was an estimator working with his son, Tim, at his company, Carroll Construction.
He resided in Dallas most of his life and was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake.
Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Dorothy Teresinski Withey-Carroll; sons, Dr. William J., Lisle, Ill; Timothy J., mayor of Dallas Borough, Dallas; a stepdaughter, Deborah Ann Withey, Wales, U.K.; four grandchildren; a step-grandson; a sister, Margaret, Philadelphia.
Memorial donations to the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Rd., Dallas, PA 18612, or Our Lady of Victory Church, Pole 26, Harveys Lake, PA 18618.
HODAKOWSKI - Wanda, 91, of Orange, died Monday, August 30, 2010, at her home.
She was born July 13, 1919 in Hanover Township and was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church, Carverton.
Surviving are a nephew; a niece; great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews.
JOPLING - Bertha M., 80, of Fedor Road, Lehman Township, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
She was born in Shamokin and attended the Catawissa schools.
Before retiring, she was employed as a clerk at Children‚??s Bootery, Kingston. She was a member of Huntsville Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, John; sons, Joseph Nixon, Larksville; George Nixon, Reeders; and Edward Nixon, Erie; daughters, Debra Briggs, Alamogorda, N.M.; Jacquelyn Boltz, Dallas; five grandchildren; sisters, Alice Gervasi, Williamstown, N.J.; Anna Siso, Audobon; and Frances Kovilaritch, Danville.
KENNEDY - Peter M., 50, died on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, in Hampton, Va.
He was born in California and raised in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and earned a degree in engineering from Penn State Wilkes-Barre in Lehman Township.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he enlisted in 1978, earning the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding.
Surviving are his parents, Charles and Sally Kennedy, of Scranton; his wife, the former Annette Sichler; sons, Peter and Ian; brothers, Mark, of Newnan, Ga.; David, of Lake Winola; and John, of Washington; sister Kathleen Maier, of Nicholson; an aunt; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial donations to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or the Salvation Army.
METZ - Carol J., 88, of Carverton, died on Monday, August 30, 2010, at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born October 7, 1921, in Luzerne and was a member of the Bloomingdale United Methodist Church.
She was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels for many years.
Surviving are children, George, of Carverton; Penny O‚??Donnell, of Sweet Valley; and Terrie Maciejczak, of Shickshinny; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Zayatz, of Florida.
Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort, PA 18704.
RATCLIFFE - Thelma Weldin, 94, of Shavertown, died Sunday, August 29, 2010, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She graduated in 1932 from Camden, N.J. High School and was a member of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Dallas, where she served as parish secretary for 37 years.
She had previously served as church secretary at Forty Fort United Methodist Church for several years. At Prince of Peace, she had also served as parish treasurer and as accounting warden.
She was a Vestry member for many years and had been active in the Episcopal Church Women of the parish.
In the Diocese of Bethlehem, she was a member of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women, served on the Liturgical Commission, the Standing Committee, the Commission on Ministry, the Cathedral Commission and on District and Diocesan Council for some time.
She had also been a delegate to the National Triennial Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women.
In Province Three of the Church, she was a representative to the Provincial Conference Governing Board and served on the Planning Board of the Hood Conference.
Surviving are her children, Richard W. and David E.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations to Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 S. Main St., Dallas, PA 18612.
RODZINAK - Richard J., 58, of Shavertown, died Sunday, August 29, 2010, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on August 21, 2010, in Kingston Township.
He was born April 24, 1952, in Wilkes-Barre, graduated from G.A.R. High School and served in the U.S. Army for 17 years. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2009.
He was a member of the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church, Trucksville.
Surviving are his sisters, Pat Saracino, of Kingston; Tina Stella, of West Wyoming; Donna Comitz, of Dallas; brothers, Thomas, of Hunlock Creek; Robert, of Wilkes-Barre; Jerry, of Mountain Top; nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations to the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly Church, 340 Carverton Rd., Trucksville, PA 18708.
RYDZEWSKI - Bill, 74, of Dallas and formerly of Nanticoke, died Monday, August 30, 2010, at Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre.
He was born in Kingston and was a graduate of Kingston High School, Class of 1954.
After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea, eventually earning the rank of Sergeant.
He was a member of the American Legion Dallas Post 672 and Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Laura Carver; son, Richard, Plains Township; daughter, Patricia Morren, Allentown; five grandchildren; sister, Patricia Petrosky, Kingston.
SCUTT ‚?? Doris J., 85, of Laurel Hill Road, Tunkhannock, died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre, educated in the Wilkes-Barre Area Schools and was formerly employed at B. F. Goodrich and Franklin First Federal.
Surviving are her husband, Peter; daughters, Nancy Eaton, Tunkhannock; Patricia Dale, West Pittston; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Audrey Remchack and Aida Salida.
TEETSEL - Sherry L. Weaver, 46, of Lehman Township, died on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born on June 23, 1964 in Dr. Ben Groblewski‚??s office at Harveys Lake.
She worked several years at Back Mountain Bowl in Dallas and also worked for four years at Sallie Mae. The last 11 years she was employed by Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany.
She coached girls softball for 13-to-15-year-olds at Harveys Lake Little League.
Surviving are her mother, Frances Weaver, Lehman Township; her daughter, Samantha Teetsel Bach, of Meshoppen; son, Christopher Teetsel, of Lehman Township; sisters, Lois Wandel, of Lehman Township; Bette Weaver, of Noxen Township; Cindy Chocallo, of Lehman Township; and Tina Hall, of Noxen Township; brothers, David Weaver, of Lehman Township; Thomas Weaver, of Sweet Valley; Timothy Weaver, of Lehman Township; Todd Weaver, of Lehman Township; and Jeffrey Weaver, of Lehman Township; one granddaughter; nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial donations to the Prescription Assistance Fund, c/o Medical Oncology Associates, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704.
WEISS - Rodney E., of Tunkhannock, died Friday, September 3, 2010, in the Golden Living Care Center in Tunkhannock.
He was born in Franklin Township on October 30, 1945 and was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, class of 1963.
As a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he served as a Crew Chief on a helicopter. He was awarded a Bronze Star.
Prior to his retirement, he was the owner of Weiss‚?? Service Station in Sugar Hollow and Weiss‚?? Garage in Noxen Township, retiring from Encon in Dallas.
Surviving are his son, Rhoades, of Tunkhannock; his daughter, Stephanie, of Tunkhannock; a brother, David, of Noxen; Township; sisters, Patsy Dulsky and Geraldine Miner, both of Tunkhannock; Beatrice Dwyer, of Wyoming; and Rena Kyttle, of Sweet Valley; two grandsons.