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Michael Marshalla

July 3, 1930 ~ January 2, 2018 (age 87)

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     Mr. Michael "Uncle Mike" Marshalla, 87, a resident of the North End section of the city, passed into Eternal Life unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon in the care of the Riverstreet Manor, where he recently resided.

     Born July 3, 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Vajda) Marshalla.  He was educated in the former Blakelee High School, and later graduated from the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre after the family’s move to the Wyoming Valley.

     Following his formal education, Mr. Marshalla proudly served our country during the Korean Conflict as a radio repairman with the United States Army overseas, earning the rank of corporal at the time of his Honorable Discharge from duties on May 10, 1952.

     He was a member of Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Wilkes-Barre.

     Previously, Mike was employed for the former Sikorsky Aircraft as well as the United States Postal Service, both in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area.  After his relocation to Wilkes-Barre, he cared for his aging mother and took employment with the former Muskin Pool Company, from where he would eventually retire.   

     Left to mourn his passing are his sister, Mrs. Mary Hricko of North Wilkes-Barre, brother Edward Marshalla and his wife Ellen of Pringle; His nieces and goddaughters, Nancy Divers and companion Tony Romanoski of Kingston, Mary Beth Soltis and her husband John of Drums, Mary Elizabeth Rajnik, her husband Mike of Mt. Airy, MD and Rebecca Kalmanowicz and her husband Jeff of New Freedom, PA;  several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

     The Marshalla and Hricko families would like to gratefully acknowledge the staffs of both Riverview Ridge and Riverstreet Manor for the care, compassion and friendship shown him during his stay the past four and a half years.  He would wish you all a “Blessed New Year”!

     Funeral services for Mr. Marshalla will be conducted on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 663 North Main Street. The Reverend Peter J. Haenftling, pastor, will serve as celebrant. 

     Private interment will follow next to his parents in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Midland Avenue, Dallas.

     The North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street is honored to care for Mr. Marshalla and his family at this time.

     Relatives and friends may join the Marshalla family for visitation and remembrances Sunday afternoon from 5:00p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the funeral home and Monday morning directly at church from 10:30 a.m. until service time.

     For those wishing to make a contribution in his memory, the family humbly asks you consider his beloved church, Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 663 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
663 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre PA 18705
Tel: 1-570-822-8233

 Service Information

January 7, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
North Wilkes-Barre Location
625 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1795

Gathering of Family and Friends
January 8, 2018

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
663 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

Funeral Service
January 8, 2018

11:00 AM
Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church
663 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705

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