Today our volunteers responded with our engine and tanker along with the Back Mountain Tanker Task Force, to assist Plymouth fire on a multiple dwelling, working structure fire. Units operated for approximately 4-1/2 hours and assisted in delivering nearly 100,000 gallons of water to the fire scene. Thanks to Jackson,Kunkle, Idetown, Mt.Zion, Noxen, Lake Silkworth, and Back Mountain Regional fire, for assisting with their tankers for the water supply operation, also thanks to Harvey’s Lake tanker for standing by at our station to cover any calls in our town. Many residents came out and brought water and Gatorade for the crews on scene which was much appreciated.Our Fire Police personnel also assisted in shutting down route 11 for the duration of the call. … See MoreSee Less
It was a cute thing. They were celebrating water week and I was asked to come and talk about where we get our water as a FD from. We pulled the trash line off and if the kids didn’t have the right answer we squirted them. Then if we couldn’t hear them respond loud enough we squirted them. We allowed every child to flow water and it was just darling to see the teachers and all of the kids in bathing suits getting into it. Educational but fun! ￼💕🧑🚒
Diane L Grimes, 69, of Lake Silkworth, passed away Tuesday June 21, 2022 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Plains Township, after a brief battle with cancer, with her sister and niece by her side.
Born July 1, 1952, in Wilkes Barre, Diane was the daughter of the late William and Fausta Patrick.
She was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School. Diane worked most of her life with the Pennsylvania Game Commission before retiring a few years ago. She was an avid volunteer of her church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Lake Silkworth. She was also a volunteer of the Lake Silkworth Fire Police. She was a lover of all animals and could never say no to helping care for any animal. She was very devoted to her cats.
Diane is preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Paul Grimes. In addition to her parents and husband, Diane was also preceded in death by godmother; Elaine Shutt; and nephew; Jeffery Grimes.
Survived by siblings Gary Patrick and Debbie Weksner; their spouses Suzanne Patrick and David Weksner. Three nieces; Dana Weksner and her husband Daniel Drain, Nicole Patrick, and Kristy Patrick. As well as two great nieces and several cousins.
Her family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and doctors on the oncology unit at Geisinger Wyoming Valley.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 27, 2022 from 8 am – 9:30 am at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am from the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 State Route 29, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621 with Rev. Brian Van Fossen, officiating and Rev. Joseph Pisaneschi as the principal homilist.
Private interment will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a gofundme fundraiser at gofund.me/deee4990