The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

September 13, 2013

Darlene (Marcheski) Del Vecchio, 66, Berwick

— BERWICK — Darlene (Marcheski) Del Vecchio, 66, of Berwick, died on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  

Darlene was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Shamokin.

Darlene was a graduate of Lourdes High School where she was a majorette with the marching band.

In Darlene’s earliest working days she served as a dental hygienist and later as a receptionist in her husband’s accounting office. Darlene recently retired from the admissions department of Geisinger HealthSouth. A consummate homemaker, Darlene was an excellent cook and lovingly prepared meals and planned gatherings for family and friends. Darlene enjoyed community service as a member of the Ladies of the Marine Corps League White Haven Detachment 1039 for which her husband, Lou, serves as Commandant. Darlene’s innocence and happy approach to life brought joy to those spending time in her presence.

Darlene was preceded in death by her father, formerly of Shamokin, William “Tom” Pasukinis. Darlene was widowed by her husband of 37 years, Edward Marcheski Jr., of Danville. She is survived by the children of that union: Edward R. Marcheski III and wife Becca, Jonathan Marcheski, Jane Marie Henicle and husband Chet, and Jenny Fetterolf and husband Dan. Darlene is survived by her loving husband, Louis Del Vecchio and her stepchildren, Annamarie Fyke and Rocky Del Vecchio and wife Brenda, as well as her sister, Sharon Laird and her mother, Phronie Bramhall Strickland.

Darlene’s grandchildren include Madison, Kylie and Hunter, children of Eddie and Becca Marcheski, as well as Eddie and Keith, sons of Annamarie Fyke. Her great-grandchildren are Aubrey, Kiersten and McKenzie.

The family would like to extend great appreciation for the compassionate and professional care received through the following organizations: the Intensive Care Unit and Oncology Departments of Geisinger Medical Center, Columbia-Montour Home Health and Hospice Care, and the staff of the Medicine Shoppe in Berwick.

Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, with a memorial service immediately following at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Mary B. Schmotzer officiating.

Burial will be private in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

The family will provide flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made in Darlene’s name to The Women’s Center of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania , 111 N. Market St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 (by mail) or by visiting


Text Only
Daily Item Obituaries
  • sandrawise.jpg Sandra L. Wise, 70, Milton

    MILTON — Sandra L. Wise, 70, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Watsontown Health & Rehabilitation Center.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • wagner.jpg Richard R. “Bimbo” Wagner, 74, Middleburg

    MIDDLEBURG — Richard R. “Bimbo” Wagner, 74, of Smalsh Barrick Road, passed away on Sunday evening, April 6, 2014, at Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, where he was taken after being stricken ill while on vacation.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Aleah M. Wetzel, infant, Millmont

    MILLMONT — Aleah Marie Wetzel, infant daughter of Bradley H. Wetzel, of Mifflinburg, and Heather A. Hause, of Millmont, was stillborn on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

    April 16, 2014

  • marthawhite.jpg Martha L. White, 78, West Milton

    WEST MILTON — Martha L. White, 78, of High Street, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Milton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen K. Hoffman, 66, Lewisburg

    LEWISBURG — Helen K. Hoffman, 66, of Timberhaven Drive, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

    April 15, 2014

  • Marguarite J. Ruth, 94, Montoursville

    MONTOURSVILLE — Marguarite J. (Johnson) Ruth, 94, of Montoursville, formerly of Milton, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville where she had resided for many years.

    April 15, 2014

  • Martha J. “Marty” Duncan, 83, Orangeville

    ORANGEVILLE — Martha J. “Marty” Duncan, 83, of Orangeville, formerly of Sunbury, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in the Orangeville Nursing Home.

    April 15, 2014

  • David Fendt, 52, Stansbury Park, Utah

    STANSBURY PARK, Utah — David Fendt, 52, of Stansbury Park, formerly of Sunbury, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Gonzales, La.

    April 15, 2014

  • Donald L. Gaugler, 77, Colorado Springs, Colo.

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Donald L. Gaugler, 77, of Colorado Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

    April 15, 2014

  • June K. Schroeder, 75, Mills

    MILLS — June K. Schroeder, 75, of Mills, formerly of Hebe, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in her home.

    April 14, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Funeral Arrangements
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    CRISSMAN, ARDELLA S., 90, of Shamokin Dam. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. today in St. Paul (Leininger’s) Lutheran Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, followed by funeral at 2. George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.

    HOFFMAN, HELEN K., 66, of Lewisburg. Funeral service at 1 p.m. today in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 255 S. Derr Drive, Lewisburg. Shaw Funeral Home, Milton.

    MILLS, HARRY F. JR., 81, of Danville. Visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, followed by celebration of life at 12:30.

    MONTAGUE, RUTH ANN, 82, of Danville. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, 215 E. Market St., Danville. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Danville. Visneski Funeral Home, Danville.

    RUTH, MARGUARITE J., 94, of Selinsgrove. Visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1125 Mahoning St., Milton, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Harmony Cemetery, Milton. Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, Milton.

    SCHROEDER, JUNE K., 75, of Mills. Visitation from noon to 1 p.m. today in David’s United Church of Christ, 1907 Klingerstown Road, Hebe/Herndon, followed by funeral at 1. Burial in David’s Church Cemetery, Hebe. Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ulysses.

    SMITH, PAUL, 74, of Pitman. Visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday in Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, Pitman, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in church cemetery. Stephen Rothermal Funeral Home, Klingerstown.

    WHITE, MARTHA L., 78, of West Milton. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Uniontown Cemetery, Allenwood.


    April 16, 2014