BOGDON - Joseph S., 87, of Broadway Road, Hunlock Creek, died Saturday, September 3, 2011. He was a patient of Hospice Community Care, Kingston.
He was born and raised in Nanticoke, attended Nanticoke schools, was employed at the Duplan Silk Mill in Nanticoke and later retired from Eberhard Faber, Mountain Top, after 29 years of service.
He was a World War II veteran, serving 17 missions in the 8th U.S. Air Force in Italy.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Margaret Barnoski; son, Joseph P., Hunlock Creek; one grandson; brothers, John, Nanticoke; and Leon, Glen Lyon.
Memorial donations to the Sweet Valley Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 107, Sweet Valley, PA 18656.
CRAGLE - William L., 73, of Loyalville, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at home after a very long and courageous battle against metastatic prostate cancer.
He was born in Loyalville on November 24, 1937. He worked for over 40 years as a warp drawer at the former Native Textiles plant in Dallas. His final working years were spent as a maintenance worker at Frances Slocum State Park in Kingston Township, retiring in 2000.
He spent two years in the U.S. Army, 1961 to 1963, at Fort Jackson and Fort Bragg, S.C.
He was a member of Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Pikes Creek.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Carol (Natt) Cragle; sister, Lois Yockavitch, Ross Township; nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations to Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704, the Sweet Valley Ambulance Association, PO Box 207, Sweet Valley, PA 18656, or Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 5876 Main Rd., Hunlock Creek, PA 18621.
DISQUE - Katherine, 99, Dallas, died Friday, September 2, 2011, at Mercy Center, Dallas.
She was born in Meeker, Lehman Township, and was a graduate of Lehman High School, where she was a star basketball player.
In association with her late husband, Richard, she was actively involved in the operation of the Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Dallas. At one time, she was employed by Natona Mills, Dallas.
She was a member of the Dallas United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Richard H. II, Dallas; one granddaughter.
Memorial donations to the Dallas United Methodist Church or Mercy Center Nursing Unit.
NEWBERRY â?? Hannah May, 84, a native of Shavertown, died on Thursday, August 25, 2011, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Surviving are daughters, Bea Hall, Barbara Bigby, Hannah Hopkins, Stasia Gordon and Elnora Wood; sons, Carl and Kenneth; brother, Wilbur Shields.