First Posted: 7/27/2008
Mrs. Cecelia E. Bechtold, 80, Pittston, died July 20, 2008 at her home.
Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Stella Abent Orleski. She attended Duryea schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Consolidated Cigar Co., West Pittston, and by Pope and Talbot, Ransom. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Hughestown. She resided in Pittston for the past 49 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bechtold, who passed away on February 25, 1983; and a son, Richard M. Bechtold Sr., who passed away July 3, 1996.
Surviving are daughter Dorothy Bartuska and her husband, David, of Duryea; grandchildren Angela C. Miller and her husband, Kenneth P. Miller Jr., of Duryea; David John Bartuska, of Duryea; Patricia Ann Bechtold, of Pittston; Richard Bechtold Jr., of Pittston; step-daughter Doris Jean Graves, of Arkansas; two step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; brothers John Orleski, of Taylor; Michael Orleski, of Harding; Edward Orleski, of West Pittston; Vincent Orleski, of Scranton; sisters Theresa Cebula, of Hughestown; Stella Miller and Virginia Holleran, both of Pittston Township; many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was July 23 from the Piontek Funeral Home, Duryea, with the Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Church, Hughestown. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Harding.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to the American Heart Association.