CASTERLINE - Donald W., died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, where he had been a resident since 1983.
He was born in Kingston on May 18, 1928, graduated from Kingston Township High School in 1946 and moved to Tunkhannock in 1949. While in Tunkhannock, he was employed by the Tunkhannock Lumber Co., the R.O. Farr Lumber Co. and Turrell Motors. He also worked for Arey Lumber Co. in Wysox before being hired by Penelec in 1963.
In 1970, he was transferred by Penelec to Bradford, where he lived until 1981. Following an illness, he spent the better part of 30 years in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
He was involved with the Triton Hose Co., serving as fire chief, prior to his employment in Wysox. He was one of the founding fathers of the Tunkhannock Booster Club, serving as president in 1966. He coached the Turrell Motors Little League team and, in 1956, took a Roosevelt Trail All-Star team to the state finals in Williamsport. He played Sunday baseball for Bowman‚??s Creek in the Bi-County League. He was a 50-year member of Temple Lodge No. 248 F&AM of Tunkhannock, Coudersport Consistory and other Masonic organizations.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Grose Casterline, of Hinsdale, N.Y.; sons, Stew, of Naples, Fla.; and Donald, of Tunkhannock; stepdaughter, Tammy Balewski, of Tunkhannock; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
KEINER - Elsie Pearl, of Hunlock Creek, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, two days shy of her 99th birthday.
She was born July 19, 1912 in Slocum. Before moving to Hunlock Creek to live with her daughter, she resided in Pond Hill for over 70 years.
She retired from Luzerne Outerwear. She was the caretaker of Pond Hill Cemetery for several years, and was active in the Pond Hill Ambulance Association. She was an active member of St. Mark‚??s United Church of Christ, Pond Hill.
Surviving are brothers, Elwood, Glen Lyon; James, Vernon, N.Y.; daughters, Patricia Nickett and Debra Kernag, both of Hunlock Creek; son, James, Wapwallopen; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations to St. Mark‚??s United Church of Christ, 285 Pond Hill Mountain Rd., Wapwallopen, PA 18660.
QUACKENBUSH ‚?? Russell A., 60, Mountainside Manor, Dallas, died Friday, July 22, 2011.
He was born in Elmira, N.Y., on September 18, 1950, and worked for the United Rehabilitation Services of Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of St. John‚??s Lutheran Church, Espy and The Action Club, Wilkes-Barre.
Surviving are four brothers, Michael, Throop; Pat, Corning, N.Y.; Ernest, Franklindale; and Milton, address unknown; a sister, Betty Jackson, Troy.
REDINSKI - Marion R., R.N., 58, of Shavertown, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, after a lengthy illness.
She was born November 30, 1952, in Plains Township, was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School of Plains Township, Class of 1970, and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
She was an active member of Good Shepherd Polish National Catholic Church of Plymouth for many years and was an instructor of the School of Christian Living.
She was employed as a nurse for many years working at the Mercy Hospital - Pediatric Unit of Wilkes-Barre for 12 years; Mercy Hospital - Home Health Visiting Nurses of Wilkes-Barre and, most recently, Erwine‚??s Home Health and Hospice. She was involved with the Luzerne County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Program.
Surviving are her husband, Robert S. Redinski Sr., with whom she celebrated 24 years of marriage on June 20; two children, Robert ‚??Bobby‚?Ě Jr. and Nicole Lynn, both at home; brother, Donald Stark Jr., of Plains Township; sisters, Linda Hivish, of Trucksville; and Carol Salerno, of New Jersey; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
SPIVEY ‚?? Darren Wrye, 44, of Shavertown, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
He was born in Atlanta, Ga., and graduated from Dallas High School.
Surviving are his mother, Merry Wrye Hammer, Shavertown; a son, Luke, Kingston; brother, Cameron G., Purcellville, Va.; and sister, Deborah Martin, Shickshinny.
Memorial donations to the American Heart Association.