Vandals Target Community

Vandals Target Community

There are 103 comments on the WNEP story from Jun 22, 2009, titled Vandals Target Community. In it, WNEP reports that:

Over the past year there has been a big effort to fix up the streets of one community in Lackawanna County.

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who are you

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Aug 7, 2009
Evan Yuzalko suiucide wrote:
That is some funny stuff
those trees are snapped in half
that would not be easy to do so the perps must be big and strong.
Jermyn is a hole in the Earth, it will take a lot more than new trees to spruce it up.
Its so depressing up there that the teens are hanging themselves from the jungle gym and from trees in the own back yards.
Evan Yuzalko - died from suicide in 1995 by hanging, he hung himself from a tree in his back yard, his mom found his body the next morning.
Thomas Drury - died from suicide in 1995 by hanging, he hung himself from the jungle gym at the jermyn baseball field with a bandana, his mom found his body the next morning.
his name was Evan Uzialko. who are you and why are you bringing him and Tom Drury up? Something that happened 14 years ago and was tragic has nothing to do with trees getting vandalized in 2009. I knew Evan and Tom and had been friends with Evan since elementary school. Evan died the day before we graduated High School. That was enough for all of us to remember forever. Your screen name is offensive...just let him rest in peace.
take a guess

Hampstead, NC

#3 Aug 7, 2009
who are you wrote:
<quoted text>
his name was Evan Uzialko. who are you and why are you bringing him and Tom Drury up? Something that happened 14 years ago and was tragic has nothing to do with trees getting vandalized in 2009. I knew Evan and Tom and had been friends with Evan since elementary school. Evan died the day before we graduated High School. That was enough for all of us to remember forever. Your screen name is offensive...just let him rest in peace.
if you are smart then you should be able to figure out who i am

bringing up the past is the best way to deal with your demons, that is one of two reasons why i wrote what i wrote.

what i wrote obviously struck a chord with you and i have learned how to spell his last name correctly, for that i thank you.

i knew even and tom too

i still have three of toms music cds that i borrowed from him about a month before he died.

i still have the plastic carrot nose from a huge plastic snowman yard decoration that i stole out of someones yard in east jermyn the xmas of 94.
EVAN was the getaway driver.

why did they kill themselves?

this question brings me to my second reason for making this thread/post

vandalizing the trees does have something to do with it, the kids/teens act out in this manner because they are unhappy and there is nothing positive for them to do or believe in.

that whole area is bleak and hopeless at best,no jobs, no good schools etc, only drinking and drugs and teenage pregnancies.

as for leaving EVAN and TOM to rest in peace,
they have been doing that for the past 14 years
because they are dead, they cashed out their chips.

suicide is the most cowardly and selfish way out and only harms the people who loved you.

i do not expect someone who was born and raised and never left NEPA to understand the reasoning behind my post, but maybe someone will read this and it will help them or make them not move up there.

at any rate i can and will continue to post whatever i want, isnt the net a fun place?

I will say that if you guess who I am

then I will promise to never make another post about EVAN or TOM anywhere on the internet.

I do apologize for misspelling EVANs name,
it will not happen in my future postings.
take another guess

Hampstead, NC

#4 Aug 7, 2009
some more names

LEST WE FORGET

Phil Hudson
Keith Mills
Kathy Fairborn
Greg Grabowski
take another guess

Hampstead, NC

#5 Aug 7, 2009
DOVER PA guy,
you have helped me even

because i know how to spell his name correctly now

i found the following poem he wrote which is entitled

"Untitled"

Look into my soul,
A pit that's very deep.
All you'll see's a hole
And a youthful mindless creep.
Like the night and day,
It comes and goes.
One day I'll pay and you all will know
The way I feel on this worthless planet.
I'll whine and squeal
Like a dying rabbit.
The pain you all see
Is all because of me.
Accept my apology and set me free.
Free from life, free from hell.
You'll see me dine in the place I dwell.
I ask you this and nothing more,
Let me die,
For I am sore.
Evan Andrew Uzialko

[b.] September 11, 1977, Scranton, PA; [p.] Robert and Alice Uzialko;
[ed.] Lakeland High School Jermyn, PA; [memb.] Black Belt member of
Scranton Tang So Do Academy; [pers.] Evan completed suicide on June 8, 1995.
The day before his high school graduation. He fought so hard to put these
terrible feelings out of his mind. But nothing could help him.; [a.] Jermyn, PA
not even close

Wallace, NC

#6 Aug 8, 2009
from what I remember Evans parents were very controlling, they would not even let him wear black shoes.

they told him and I quote

"people who wear black shoes worship the devil"

it is that kind of insanity that comes from living in a place like Jermyn your whole life and never leaving.

I guess the same could be said about any small mountain town but NEPA is different.

NEPA also has the highest rate of cancer in the country and for the citizens convenience, a funeral parlor on nearly every street corner eagly awaiting to profit from all the death.

LEST WE FORGET
settle down psycho

Sewell, NJ

#7 Aug 10, 2009
wow ya i see you have some deep rooted issues that go waaay past NEPA hatred. the thing is I agree with you about how shitty NEPA is. I left after high school too. there is nothing up there and the area is on the decline. your not pointing out anything that hasnt been known for like the past 20 years. I did know Tom but Evan was my frined. it was the only reason your posting struck a chord with me. but the fact that you did not know how to spell is name AND you have the facts of his suicide wrong (mother DID NOT find him in the morning) i see you are just using his name for emphasis. i also did not know any of the other names you mentioned not to forget besides greg's and i didnt even know he was dead because again....i dont live in scranton area anymore. sounds to me like you were more toms friend than evans. so i will not guess who you are, dont care, and post whatever you want, because my memories and pictures of Evan are really all i need. just remember that his family was very large and they really dont need to hear or read anything like you have been writing. if you have kids you may understand that. i also dont live in Dover PA??? dont know why the computer did that. i dont even live in PA. have a nice life. maybe you'll end up like evan and tom. also that poem has been on the internet forever buddy. you should know that since you were such good friends with him.
Peter Seymour

Wallace, NC

#8 Aug 11, 2009
I am guessing your name is Peter Syemour but I am probably spelling your name wrong too.
You call me a pyscho but then you say this
"maybe you'll end up like evan and tom"
My post may have been harsh and blunt but I would never wish harm on anyone like you have.
Especially to wish that I end up killing myself like a selfish coward like Evan and Tom.

YOUR NAME IS Peter Seymour?
isnt the internet great

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 11, 2009
Peter Seymour wrote:
I am guessing your name is Peter Syemour but I am probably spelling your name wrong too.
You call me a pyscho but then you say this
"maybe you'll end up like evan and tom"
My post may have been harsh and blunt but I would never wish harm on anyone like you have.
Especially to wish that I end up killing myself like a selfish coward like Evan and Tom.
YOUR NAME IS Peter Seymour?
yes my name is peter seymour...or is it? as you said "isnt the internet wonderful!" your something else because one minute you are glamorizing his poetry about sqeauling like a rabbit and all his problems but the next you are calling him a coward?? anyway, i am not sure what you are reading because i see nothing about "wishing" death or harm or any of that to you. my comment is BLUNT just like yours. maybe you will end up like them means you'll end up dead right? wont we all? cashed in our chips as you so stated. this is ridiculous. you could have summed up your postings with a simple NEPA sucks. we all know that. you didnt need to bring any of this up. i didnt know that NC was the new place to be. hicks and sticks i thought. oh well to each there own. you will never get my point you just want to pick out the one crazy comment in my post. i havent seen or talked to peter seymour in 14 years but when i do see him i will let him know a crazy on the internet (wonderful place) is thinking of him. we are done. RIP Evan.
the psycho crazy person

Wallace, NC

#10 Aug 11, 2009
you guys are not fooling me

one posts from dover PA and the other from Cherry Hill PA

at least I am one person

NEPA sucks doesnt cover it man

the purpose of my post was to let anyone who is thinking of moving up there to reconsider

NC is not all hicks and sticks and I am not from here,

This will give away who I am but I live on a small island off the coast of NC, no hicks or sticks just waves and women in small bathing suits :)

I am able to devote so much time to these posts and the net in general because my job involves a computer and the internet and I dont even have to leave the island.

NEPA SUCKS

and I am far from being done
no one fools you

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Oct 1, 2009
hey hammer,
it is called a computer at home and one at work. not two different people. and yes saying you live on an island gave away who you are. the world is following your every move and is interested in what you and only you do. i cant believe your job involves the computer and the internet either! whatever do you do?? Must be some sort of new fangled technology gig!
Evan uzalko suicide

Hampstead, NC

#12 Oct 1, 2009
security is a "fangled technology gig"

it affords me many luxurious things,
so who am I to complain.

I am quite content that my comments have struck such chord with you that it would prompt you to post not only from work but from your home computer as well :)

NEPA sucks does not cover it and being from there, you would know that
latest guess

United States

#13 Nov 20, 2009
you dated becky selvenis in high school didnt you? you never got over it and ran off to NC.
Evan uzalko suicide

Hampstead, NC

#14 Nov 22, 2009
I do not even know who becky selvenis is

I went to lakeland HS from 1992 till 1995
latest guess

Bensalem, PA

#15 Nov 23, 2009
did you date angela horrocks in high school?
Evan uzalko suicide

Hampstead, NC

#16 Nov 23, 2009
I did not date Angela Horrocks but I know who she is, didnt some guy named Jamie date her in HS ?
he had curly blonde hair and a mullet cut?

I heard that Angela Horrocks died from skin cancer, is that true?

Evan uzalko suicide

Hampstead, NC

#17 Nov 23, 2009
Is becky selvenis that girl that used to walk around jermyn?

she was bow legged ?
did this ever happen to u

Bensalem, PA

#18 Nov 24, 2009
did you once get the living hell beat out of you by Mike Terpak and had to be escorted out of the school in a wheel chair??? you were friends with rich wharholic and jason rosar and evan?
and no that is not becky selvenis whoever you are thinking about.
and his name was

Bensalem, PA

#19 Nov 24, 2009
Uzialko. you love to point spelling errors of others. practice what you preach Brian.
Evan uzalko suicide

Hampstead, NC

#20 Nov 24, 2009
laughs

I am not Brian Huffpower but you are getting close

I remember that fight too, never pull a knife on someone unless you intent to use it.

Brian was only fooling around with the knife, he did not have any intention of harming anyone.

Its funny how Mike did not get into any trouble over that fight, even funnier how jocks were protected by the school administration.
agreed

Plainsboro, NJ

#21 Nov 24, 2009
i agree about the jocks. when the schools admin. has all of their sons playing sports, of course they will protect them and their friends. i remember mike terpak being a class A white trash kid. i dont think he played any sports. and i know that is not how you spell his last name. i think it is hoffpauier. what year did you graduate or would you have graduated? i graduated in '95. did you used to work at the windsor and have a nickname oger? I'm reaching here. And i am running out of options. I'm trying to think who else was in that click. I was always friends with Rosar and Evan since we were young kids, so i was usually cool with everyone in that group. i was Rosar's and Evan's go between for "recreational activities" between them and the jocks because they didnt want to seem to obvious when everyone knew they werent friends or would be talking to each other. no one would assume me except al chelik who called me down for some questions the second Rosar got busted. This is all getting pretty amusing actually. i just dont know why you have to use Evans name the way you are. i still dream about him. thats all. i will admit if you were using tom's name i would still think it was creepy but probably wouldnt be so offended. i'm not even really offended just dont understand because evan was my friend. but i assume he was yours too. i only ever talked to tom through evan and rememeber him being a very talented artist. but it was visable he had issues. i mean the only way i even cam across you was by doing an internet search for evans name. i would search it from time to time hoping to come across a picture in the scranton times like his parents used to post from time to time for his birthday and death. evan and my grandmother died on the same day. his death really affected me. or at least the way i view life. take one more guess at who i am and i will guess one more time at you. then i am done. i will just tell you who i am. by the way going by an earlier post from you. is gregg grabowski dead? he tried to kill himself at senior week on OCMD when we were there and it was always rumoured he tom and evan had a suicide pact.

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