This morning at two o'clock death took away one of the oldest and best known residents of Yatesville, Anthony Loftus. The end was rather sudden, Mr. Loftus having been ill only one week with paralysis. He was employed about the mines for many years and had a wide acguaintance among the older people of the community, who regarded him as a most industrious and honorable man. His wife passed away several years ago, but the following children survive: Michael, John, Mrs. Julia Roach, Anthony, Catherine, Martin, Nellie and Thomas.
Funeral services at 10 o'clock Friday morning in St. John's church. Interment in Market street cemetery.
Pittston Gazette - April 6, 1904
A large concourse of people followed the remains of Anthony Loftus, of Yatesville, to their last resting place in Market street cemetery this morning. The funeral services were held in St. John's R. C. church, where Rev. Father Jordan sang a mass of requiem. The pall bearers were the following nephews of the deceased: Michael Gilroy, Martin Gilroy, John Gilroy, Patrick Gilroy, James Gilroy and William Gilroy.
Pittston Gazette - April 8, 1904