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James Hadvance

September 17, 1947 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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James Hadvance Obituary

     Mr. James Hadvance, 76, a resident of Kingston, fell asleep in the Lord Friday, the evening of January 5th, as a patient in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Plains Township.

     Born on Wednesday, September 17, 1947 in Wilkes-Barre, he was one of fifteen children to the late George and Mary (Mikula) Hadvance.  Educated in the city schools, Mr. Hadvance was a 1965 graduate of the former Grand Army of the Republic Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre.

     Following his formal education, Mr. Hadvance proudly served our country with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, being honorably discharged from military duties on April 11, 1969 with the rank of Airman First Class.

     Jim began his career being employed by as a production manager for Deluxe Homes of Berwick and later for Fire Protection Industries of Hanover Township for fifteen years.  He then worked with Manchester Industries, also of Hanover Township for another five years.  Prior to his retirement, he served as manager of the Kingston branch for McCarthy Car Wash for over a year.

     Fraternally, he held membership in the American Legion, Post #395 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Anthracite Post #283, both of Kingston.

     He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jonelle D. (Davis) Hadvance on March 14th, 2003.  Also preceding him were brothers George, John and Richard Hadvance along with Sisters; Beverly Kowatch, Dorothy Ann Martinelli, Nancy Roche, Patricia Bottger, Evelyn Pisano and infant Georgine Hadvance.

     Left to cherish his memory are brothers Robert and Daniel Hadvance, both of Wilkes-Barre; Sisters, Lynn Hadvance, Linda Woods, both of Wilkes-Barre and Denise Weismann of Mobile, Alabama; Several generations of nieces and nephews including his caregiver, his nephew, Anthony Martinelli and his family of South Abington Township.

     Funeral services for Mr. Hadvance will be conducted on Wednesday at 10:30 from the John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, followed by the Office of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, 695 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.  The Reverend Michael Kerestes, pastor, will serve as celebrant and homilist and Professor Raymond Mastroberte will serve as cantor.

     Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in the parish cemetery, Lake Street, Dallas where military honors will be accorded by members of the United States Air Force.

     Relatives and friends may join the Hadvance family for visitation and shared remembrances Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 10, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
John V. Morris Family Funeral Home, Inc.
625 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1795

Funeral Service
January 10, 2024

10:30 AM
John V. Morris Family Funeral Home, Inc.
625 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1795

Divine Liturgy
January 10, 2024

11:00 AM
10:00 AM A.M. in Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church

Military Honors
January 10, 2024

12:30 PM
Holy Assumption of Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Cemetery (Lake Street, Dallas)


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