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History of Freeland, Pa.
Undertakers and funeral homes

What's on this page:
  • 20th-century undertakers and funeral homes from memory and ads
  • Stonecutters who made tombstones
  • Undertakers and funeral homes listed in directories, 1900-1940
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UNDERTAKERS AND FUNERAL PARLORS


Hugh Breslin - 16 Centre Street (Hugh M. Breslin, funeral director) (From Mary Jo Breslin: My grandfather was Daniel Joseph Breslin. ... His father, Hugh M. Breslin, also was undertaker in Freeland. So I am assuming the business was passed down. Daniel died in 1919 from the flu epidemic about 35 yrs. old. So his wife kept the license for the business not sure if she did the work [Teresa Ida Breslin]. She eventually moved to Wilkes Barre and planned to turn the business over to my father when he finished high school, but he said "no, thank you." Hugh came over from Ireland, but I don't know what is occupation was when he immigrated. [-- and in a later message from her:] Hugh M. Breslin, Sr. Was the head of the family and was an undertaker on 16 Centre Street. His sons Hugh, Jr, Cornelius and Daniel were also undertakers. Daniel married Teresa Shovlin and they lived on 402 Washington St and listed as undertakers. In 1920 census Hugh, Sr. Is not listed and assumed dead, but Hugh, Jr is listed as undertaker.)

F. K. Cotterall - Birkbeck St., near Front St.

John B. DiPronio Funeral Service - 712 Ridge St. (John B. DiPronio, funeral director) (Ed Merrick, '51 Minamek)

Jurica funeral home ad, 1927 Jurica funeral home, Centre Street John E. Jurica - 426 Centre St. (John E. Jurica, funeral director) (age 51 in 1940 Census, from Ed Merrick)(1927 ad from Ed Merrick; former Jurica funeral home on Centre Street.

McGraw undertaker, ambulance ad calendar, 1929 John L. McGraw - 444 Washington St. (John L. McGraw, funeral director (Ed Merrick, '51 Minamek)) - "Funeral director and ambulance service", 703 Main St. (from Billy Kuklis, 1932 FPD Ball program) - John L. McGraw, undertaker and ambulance, ad calendar 1929.

McHugh funeral home ad matchbook cover McHugh funeral home ad matchbook cover McHugh-Wilczek funeral home, Centre Street Michael J. McHugh - Freeland and White Haven (Michael J. McHugh, funeral director)

McHugh-Wilczek Funeral Home - 249 Centre St.

McNulty funeral home ad matchbook cover McNulty funeral home, Route 309 McNulty funeral home, Route 309 Robert J. McNulty and Son - Now on Rte. 309, but formerly and for a long time at 407 Centre St. (Ed Merrick, '54 Minamek) - Robert J. McNulty, Undertaker and embalmer, ambulance service, 405 Centre St. (from Billy Kuklis, 1932 FPD Ball program) - See also the 19th-century Undertakers page.


Jacob Nagel Centre St. Undertaker (mentioned in a 1925 newspaper personal notice)

Ray Nagel Funeral Service ad thermometer Raymond H. Nagel - 706 Birkbeck St. (Raymond H. Nagle, funeral director) (Ed Merrick, '54 Minamek)

James Petrilli - 706 Birkbeck St., and also at the Beltz Petrilli Funeral Home on 235 E. Broad St. in Hazleton. (son of Vince Petrilli)

Vince Petrilli - 249 Centre St. (this is now McHugh-Wilczek Funeral Home)

Henry L. Wackley - Centre St., between Luzerne & Carbon Streets (Henry L. Wackley, funeral directory)



STONECUTTERS FOR MAKING TOMBSTONES

Johnny Citro (tombstones)

George Kobelka's business card George Kobelka's business card George Kobelka - 940 North St., tombstones - "Memorial Art, Stones for All Purposes" ('54 Minamek) (Business card from Bob Celantano.) - Marble and granite monuments, 940 North St. (from Billy Kuklis, 1932 FPD Ball program)

John J. Meehan, Cemetery Memorials ad, 1926 John Meehan - Yard at corner of Centre and South Sts. - Marble and granite tombstones, markers, monuments, stone burial vaults (1924 and 1925 ads)










Undertakers and funeral homes listed in directories, 1900-1940

1900-1901 city directory
Undertakers in business listings:
Albert, F. H., furniture, carpets and undertaker, 48 Centre
Bachman, E. & Son, undertakers, 14 Front
Breslin, H. M., undertaker, Centre
McNulty, P. F., undertaker, 82 Centre

Joseph T. Kernan, undertaker, 1906 ad 1912 telephone directory
Undertakers in general listings:
McDonald F A, Undertaker 91-93 S Centre (is this the site that would later be occupied by McNulty's?)
Wackley Henry L, Undertaker 136 Centre

Joseph Kernan was operating out of the McDonald Building, which I am assuming was J. P. McDonald's furniture business at Centre and South. This 1906 ad comes from Ed Merrick.

1917 telephone directory
Undertakers in general listings:
Albert, Edgar, Undertaker and Furniture - 526 Centre
Jerica, John E., Undertaker - Fern
Wackley, Henry L., Undertaker - 343 Centre

1921-1922 city directory
Undertakers in business listings:
Bachman Bros. 802 Centre
Breslin, Hugh 428 Centre
Jurica, John E. 426 Centre
McNulty, Robert J. 707 Luzerne
Wackley, Henry L. 405 Centre

1928-1929 city directory
Undertakers in business listings:
Bachman Bros., 802 Centre
Jurica, John E., 426 Centre
McGraw, John L., 703 Main
McNulty, Robert J., 220 Washington
Wackley, Henry L., 407 Centre
Wackley, Sarah, Mrs., 407 Centre

1940 city directory
Undertakers in business listings:
Jurica, Jno. E. - 426 Centre
McGraw, Jno. L. - 446 Washington
McNulty, Robt. J. - 407 Centre
Nagel, Raymond H. - 706 Birkbeck



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