Celebrity Obituaries

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Margaret Coolbaugh

October 15, 1918 - November 4, 2013

Margaret (Peg) Coolbaugh, age 95, of Moosic, died Monday morning at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, John Coolbaugh, on June 11, 2008. Born on Ray Street in Old Forge on October 15, 1918, and daughter of the late William and Jane Wilde Ray, her family moved to the Georgetown section of Wilkes Barre where she attended St....
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Ethel M. Ball

November 16, 1923 - November 4, 2013

Ethel M. Ball, age 89, a lifelong resident of Duryea, died Monday morning peacefully at home. She was preceded in death on February 11, 1991, by her beloved husband of 48 years, William J. Ball. Born on November 16, 1923, daughter of the late George and Lillie Horseman Kemler, Ethel was a graduate of the former Duryea High School, Class of 1941. The first American woman ever hired at Schott Glass...
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Norman McLean

July 20, 1950 - November 1, 2013

Norman McLean, age 63, of Scranton, died Friday morning at home after an illness. He is survived by his beloved wife, Bertha Radcliffe McLean. Together for over 42 years, the couple married on July 8, 1986. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on July 20, 1950, son of the late Harold and Oneta Spain McLean, Norman was a lifelong contractor. A painter by trade and a former member of the District Council 9...
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Diane M. Taylor

September 29, 1950 - October 29, 2013

Diane M. Ferguson Taylor, age 63, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Tuesday at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, James Taylor, in 2006. Born on September 29, 1950, daughter of the late William and Carmella Borzellino Ferguson, Diane attended West Scranton High School. Prior to her illness, she worked as a nurse's aide for Taylor Nursing...
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Mary Grace Scott

October 1, 1955 - October 27, 2013

Mary Grace Alexander Shea Scott, age 58, of Taylor, died Sunday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton after an illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Jeffrey Scott. Celebrating her 58th birthday on October 1st, she was the daughter of the late Silvio and Theresa Alexander. Educated in Scranton parochial and public schools, prior to her illness she was employed by The...
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Gerald M. Moran

November 24, 1947 - October 27, 2013

Gerald (Jerry) M. Moran, age 65, of Nicholson, died Sunday under the care of Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret O'Connor Moran. Married on November 17, 1978, the couple were to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary next month. Born on Christmas Eve, 1947, son of the late John and Geraldine Baggott Moran, Jerry graduated...
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Nancy Jopling

August 13, 1937 - October 26, 2013

Nancy Jopling, age 76, of Moosic, died Saturday at Highland Manor in Carbondale. Born on August 13, 1937, daughter of the late Francis and Violet Beck Jopling, prior to her retirement Nancy worked as a book keeper for the former Globe Department Store in Scranton. She is survived by her sister, Janice Jopling of Carbondale. Graveside services to be conducted by Rev. Francis L. Pauselli are...
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Robert Emmett O'Neill, Sr.

June 14, 1935 - October 25, 2013

Robert Emmett O'Neill, Sr., age 78, of West Scranton, died Friday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara Harrity O'Neill. Married on September 14, 1962, the couple recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Born in Scranton on June 14, 1935, son of the late Patrick and Clare Hogan O'Neill, Robert graduated from the former Scranton...
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Mae M. Frankowski

November 2, 1942 - October 25, 2013

Mae M. Royce Frankowski, age 70, of West Scranton, died Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She is survived by her beloved husband, Gerard Frankowski. Married on October 17, 1981, the couple recently celebrated their 32rd wedding anniversary. Born in Scranton on November 2, 1942, daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Griffiths Royce, Mae attended West Scranton High School...
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Donna J. Murphy

February 22, 1957 - October 24, 2013

Donna J. Murphy, LPN, age 56, of Pittston, died Thursday at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor. Born in Philadelphia on February 22, 1957, daughter of the late Edwin (Mick) and Estelle Zigwart McDade, Donna worked as a licensed practical nurse prior to her illness. A true fashionista, she had a memorable sense of style. Noted for her sweet tooth, she loved her desserts. A loving...
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Frank A. Biancardi

April 8, 1948 - October 21, 2013

Frank A. (Duke) Biancardi, Sr., age 65, of Old Forge, died unexpectedly Monday evening. He is survived by his wife, the former Anita Stefon. Wed on September 1, 1973, the couple recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Born in Taylor on April 8, 1948, son of the late Frank and Nellie Sincavage Biancardi, Frank graduated from Old Forge High School, Class of 1966. After being honorably...
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Judith Ann Thornton

November 16, 1956 - October 19, 2013

Judith Ann Thornton, age 56, of Scranton, died Saturday evening at home. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Michael Thornton. Born on November 16, 1956, raised in Dunmore, and daughter of the late Ralph and Sylvia Belles Decker, Judy was a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1975. She worked as a Veterinary Technician for Dr. Lopotosky of Meshoppen before raising her family. She...
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Gabriel King

January 21, 1997 - October 15, 2013

Gabriel (Gabe) King, age 16, of Hamlin and formerly of Peckville, died Tuesday evening unexpectedly. Born in Scranton on January 21, 1997, son of Christine Moran King of Scranton and Shawn and Holly King of Exeter, Gabe was currently a sophomore at Western Wayne High School. He enjoyed longboarding, bike riding and camping. An extraordinary artist and bassist, he enjoyed listening to music,...
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Romayne A. Reese

November 11, 1922 - October 15, 2013

Romayne A. (Williams) Reese, age 90, of Belin Village, Moosic, passed away Tuesday morning at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Williams, and more recently, David Wynne Reese. Born in Newton-Ransom on November 11, 1922, daughter of the late Hubert and Genevieve Thomas Sweet, Romayne was a graduate of the former Moosic...
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Theodore James Summa, Jr.

August 15, 1967 - October 8, 2013

Theodore (Ted) James Summa, Jr., age 46, of Clarks Summit, died Tuesday evening at Regional Hospital in Scranton. Born in Scranton on August 15, 1967, son of Barbara Schmitt Summa of Dunmore and the late Theodore James Summa, Sr., Ted was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Class of 1985. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army National Guard, he owned and operated several local businesses...
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Herman Walter Strein

December 3, 1921 - October 5, 2013

Herman Walter Strein, age 91, of Avoca, died Saturday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley Tisdel Strein. Wed on August 24, 1946, the couple were married for 67 years. Born in Taylor on December 3, 1921, son of the late Frederick and Wilda Ace Strein, Herman attended the former Taylor High School before joining the Army during WWII....
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Elizabeth H. Robbins

April 26, 1926 - October 5, 2013

Elizabeth H. Robbins, age 87, of Old Forge, died Saturday morning at Wesley Village in Jenkins Twp. She was preceded in death in 1993 by her beloved husband of 44 years, Edward Francis Robbins. Born in Pittston on April 26, 1926, daughter of the late William A. and Helen Brandenburg Walsh, Elizabeth was a graduate of the former Duryea High School. After working numerous years at both Leventhal...
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Thomas E. Rider

October 27, 1950 - October 1, 2013

Tom Rider of Scranton passed away October 1, 2013. He was born October 27, 1950 in Peoria Illinois. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He lived most of his life on the road, doing various jobs, including a stint in the late 1990s taking care of elephants for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He became a passionate and well-known advocate for circus elephants. For over a...
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Adele Fiorentini Paul

December 16, 1925 - September 29, 2013

Adele Fiorentini Paul, age 87, of Cleveland, Ohio, and formerly of Old Forge, died Sunday morning at Parkside Villa in Middleburg Heights. She was the beloved wife of the late Ignatius Zacosky and Albert Paul and the wonderful companion of Roy Moses. Born in Old Forge on December 16, 1925, daughter of the late Pio and Maria Vacciani Fiorentini, Adele began a career in law enforcement by becoming...
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Sarah Brigham

November 12, 1921 - September 29, 2013

Sarah Brigham, age 91, a resident of Highland Manor Nursing and Convalescent Home in Exeter, died on Sunday. She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband, Ernest James Brigham. Born in West Wyoming on November 12, 1921, daughter of the late Harry and Mary Bubble Perrins, Sarah worked as a convalescent home aide and housekeeper before becoming a homemaker and raising her family. A longtime...
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Helen Gnazzo

August 11, 1918 - September 25, 2013

Helen Gnazzo, age 95, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, died Wednesday at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Taylor. She was preceded in death in 1967 by her husband, Vito "Zinger" Gnazzo. Born on August 11, 1918, daughter of the late John and Illona Lukacs Zahorsky, Helen worked at both Butler's Silk Mill and Parodi Cigar Factory prior to her retirement. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was...
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Stephen John Barnic

August 27, 1924 - September 23, 2013

Stephen "Steve" John Barnic, 89, passed away suddenly on September 23, 2013 in his home in Old Forge, PA where he resided with his loving wife of 68 years, Leona "Lee" Barnic. He was born on August 27, 1924, to the parents of Stephen Barnic and Sophie Douglas Barnic in West Scranton, PA. Steve and Lee were married on May 5, 1945 shortly after returning home from Iceland where he proudly served...
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Kenneth G. Rogers

June 17, 1964 - September 8, 2013

Kenneth G. Rogers, 49, died Sunday morning at home. He was the loving husband of Linda Galacci-Rogers for 16 years. Born in Scranton on June 17, 1964, Ken was the son of the late Joseph J. and Ann M. Barber Rogers. He was a member of Shiloh American Legion Post #791 and an avid Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Viking Fan as well as all Dover High School Athletics. In addition to his wife, Ken is...
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Christopher David Clark

June 18, 1964 - September 4, 2013

Christopher David Clark, age 49, of Scranton, died Wednesday at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 18, 1964, Christoper worked as a carpenter for construction companies. Surviving are his parents, David J. Clark of Lakeland, FL., and Elizabeth (Betty) A. Clark of Malvern; and his sister, Elizabeth Muir of Malvern. Private arrangements are under the care of the...
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Albert C. Wagner

February 14, 1941 - September 2, 2013

Albert C. Wagner, age 72, of Old Forge, died on Monday afternoon in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife, Claire Schmidt Wagner. Wed on June 16, 1962, the couple were married for 51 years. Born in Alford on Valentine's Day, 1941, son of the late Albert M. and Helen Symons Wagner, Albert attended Lackawanna Trail High...
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Patricia Stull

July 25, 1944 - September 1, 2013

Patricia Stull, age 69, of Moosic, passed away on Sunday surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her beloved husband, Willard Stull, Sr. On August 21st the couple celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. Born in Scranton on July 25, 1944, daughter of the late James, Sr., and Alice McCarthy Ashton, Patricia was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1962. She...
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Brian J. Budzak

December 8, 1966 - August 31, 2013

Brian J. Budzak, age 46 of Old Forge, passed away Saturday evening at home surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife of twenty years and the love of his life, Margie Williams Budzak, along with his two adoring daughters, Briannan and Emily. Born in Scranton on December 8, 1966, son of John Budzak of Beaumont and Rose Mary Cappellini Chapasko of Taylor, Brian was a graduate of Old...
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Michelle Hudacko

April 27, 2013 - August 27, 2013

Michelle Hudacko, age 48, of West Scranton, died Monday morning at home after a two year battle with Cancer. She is survived by her longtime boyfriend and caretaker, Donald LaGabed. A graduate of West Scranton High School, she was of Roman Catholic faith and attended St. Ann's Basilica. Private arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, West...
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Fred J. Antimus

August 19, 1937 - August 21, 2013

Fred J. Antimus, age 76, of South Sterling, died Wednesday evening at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Mina Manoloukas Antimus. Born in Cairo, Egypt, on August 19, 1937, son of the late Emanuel and Despina Antimus, Fred worked as an accountant in various banks before retiring in South Sterling. He was a member of the Hellenic Greek Orthodox...
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Daniel W. Saranchuk

October 10, 1932 - August 13, 2013

Daniel W. Saranchuk, age 80, of the Greenwood section of Moosic, passed away Tuesday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains. He is survived by his beloved wife, Stella Sompel Saranchuk. Wed on January 30, 1952, the couple were married for 61 years. A lifelong resident of Moosic and son of the late Daniel B. and Margaret Hailstone Saranchuk, Daniel attended both the former...
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Joseph John Arcadipane

November 26, 1943 - August 12, 2013

Joseph John Arcadipane, age 69, of Moscow, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Born in Easton, son of the late Joseph and Rose Arcadipane, Joseph was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School. Upon earning his Bachelors Degree from Moravian College, he obtained an MBA from the University of New Haven. An Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, he...
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Robert James Plonski

March 15, 1963 - August 8, 2013

Robert James Plonski, age 50, of Harrisburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday at Harrisburg Hospital. Born in Scranton on March 15, 1963, son of Sophia Donna Farro of Scranton, Robert was a graduate of the former Scranton Central High School, Class of 1982. Working as a financial advisor, he owned and operator Plonski Consultants, Inc., of Harrisburg. An outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and...
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Carmen Shea Deininger

December 6, 1972 - August 5, 2013

Carmen Shea Deininger, age 40, of Old Forge, died unexpectedly on Monday. She is survived by her beloved husband, William Deininger, and her mother and best friend, Carolyn Gimmler and step-father, David Gimmler. Caring, giving and selfless, she loved her country music and her family was the focal point of her life. Carmen will be dearly missed by all of those who loved her. She is survived by 5...
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Richard J. Gilgallon

March 9, 1928 - July 27, 2013

Richard J. 'Gil' Gilgallon, 85 years old, of Framingham, Massachusetts, died Saturday. He was the husband of Alice Jean (Mayer) Gilgallon who died in 1992. Son of the late James J. Gilgallon and Helen T. (Burkhart) Gilgallon, Gil was born in Scranton and graduated from West Side High School. He was a memorable athlete playing both offense and defense in football and was a brilliant baseball...
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Daniel Francis Donovan

December 3, 1934 - July 27, 2013

Daniel "Dan" Francis Donovan, 78, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2013 while surrounded by his loving family in the Hospice Unit of Regional Hospital in Scranton, PA following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 3, 1934 to the parents of Daniel Donovan and Catherine Dolan Donovan in "West" Avoca, PA. Daniel was a triplet and the youngest of 5 boys. 55 years...
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Shirley Chapla

January 4, 1938 - July 25, 2013

Shirley Chapla, C.N.A., age 75, of Old Forge died Thursday morning, July 25, 2013, under the care of the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She is survived by her loving husband, Walter Chapla. Married on January 29, 1966, the couple were married for 47 years. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, daughter of the late George and Isabell Houser Weikel, Shirley...
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Helen Christiano

March 3, 1924 - July 21, 2013

Helen Christiano, age 89, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Sunday. She was preceded in death in 1991 by her husband, Peter Christiano. Born on March 24, 1924, daughter of the late Taras Doohaluk and Helen Witkowski Doohaluk Zuro and educated in Old Forge Schools, she owned and operated numerous restaurants throughout her life. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a longtime member of...
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Emily Ponas

September 15, 1932 - July 20, 2013

Emily Ponas, age 80, of Taylor, passed away Saturday evening at home. She was preceded in death in 1987 by her beloved husband, Charles Ponas. Born in Taylor on September 15, 1932, daughter of the late Stephen and Emma Schultz Hydeck, Emily was a graduate of the former Taylor High School. She returned to Taylor after traveling with her husband as he served in the U.S. Navy. For twenty five years...
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Jamie Lee DeJohn

February 23, 1983 - July 19, 2013

Jamie Lee "Sweet Pea" DeJohn, age 30, of Tunkhannock, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. She is survived by her fiance, Scott Grasso, of Wilkes Barre. Born on February 23, 1983, daughter of James and Luann Kane DeJohn, Jamie attended Wyoming Area High School before working at Wesley Village, Pittston Campus. She will be forever missed by all of those who...
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Mary E. Burns

July 21, 1925 - July 15, 2013

Mary E. Burns, age 87, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away Monday evening under the care of the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She was preceded in death in 1985 by her husband, Robert Burns. Born on July 21 1925, daughter of the late John and Helen Kapacs, Mary was educated in Scranton schools. For over twenty years prior to her retirement,...
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Eleanor A. Gallagher

August 24, 1921 - July 14, 2013

Eleanor A. Gallagher, age 91, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died Sunday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Gallagher, on April 30, 1976. Born on August 24, 1921, daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Walsh Davies, Eleanor was a graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of 1939. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a secretary...
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Robert Dymond, Jr.

September 5, 1947 - July 13, 2013

Robert Dymond, Jr., age 65, of West Scranton, died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Mary Krupski Dymond. Wed on September 11, 1971, the couple were married for 41 years. Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, on September 5, 1947, son of the late Robert, Sr., and Grace King Dymond, Bob was a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School, Class...
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John G. Miles

September 5, 1928 - July 13, 2013

John G. Miles, age 85, a resident of Lackawanna Apartments and formerly of West Scranton, died Saturday at Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center in Olyphant. Pending arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.
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Barbara Ann Casella

October 21, 1962 - July 10, 2013

Barbara Ann Casella, age 50, of Springbrook Twp. and formerly of Old Forge, died tragically Wednesday evening in an automobile accident on Route 380 in Moscow. She is survived by her husband, Harley Patterson. Wed on June 27, 1998, the couple were married for 15 years. Born on October 21, 1962 and raised in Old Forge, Barbara was the daughter of the late Vicent and Mary Zenobi Casella. A graduate...
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Henry R. Lahr

November 20, 1939 - July 10, 2013

Henry R. Lahr, age 73, of Blakely, passed away Wednesday morning at Lackawanna County Health Care Center. He is survived by his beloved wife, the former Ruthann Brigham. Wed on May 5, 1962, the couple celebrated 51 years of marriage together. Born in Old Forge on November 20, 1939, son of the late Henry C. and Ethel Finkley Lahr, Henry was educated in Old Forge Schools. A tremendous worker...
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Joan Gorecki

April 16, 1985 - July 9, 2013

Joan Gorecki, age 81, of Pocomoke City, Maryland, and formerly of Taylor, passed away Tuesday evening at Hartley Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter John Gorecki, on April 16, 1985. Born in Scranton on March 11, 1932, daughter of the late Nicholas and Jennie Patachnick, Joan was educated in West Scranton Schools. Prior to her retirement, she...
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Phyllis E. Colborn

December 6, 1924 - July 2, 2013

Phyllis Walter Colborn, age 88, of Clarks Summit, passed away Tuesday evening surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Colborn, on June 19, 1990. Born in Scranton on December 6, 1924, daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Barclay Walter, Phyllis was a graduate of the former Central Scranton High School. A member of the Class of 1943, she celebrated...
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Suzanne E. Redzinski

July 29, 1913 - July 1, 2013

Suzanne E. Kreder Casciano Redzinski, age 48, of West Scranton, passed away Monday morning at home. Born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, on July 29, 1964, daughter of Karl and Pauline Sumski Kreder of Lake Ariel, Suzanne is also survived by her children, Jessica and Nicholas Casciano; seven siblings; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13th, in Bloomfield,...
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George French

June 29, 2013 - June 29, 2013

G. Denny French, 73, of Newfoundland, PA, died June 28, 2013. He is survived by his son Stephen Lewis French & daughter –in-law Lillian Garcia French of Wantage, NJ; daughter Laura French Spada & son-in-law Mark Spada of Glen Rock, NJ; grandchildren Elizabeth, Jonathan and Eric Spada & Harrison and Landis French, brothers Uri S. (Tony) French III & sister-in-law Linda, Michael Bryan French...
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Madelyn Melisky

April 15, 1927 - June 25, 2013

Madelyn Melisky, age 86, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away Tuesday in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger Community Medical Center. Born on April 15, 1927, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Murrin Mandichak, Madelyn was educated in Scranton Schools. A former member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Madelyn was also a strong advocate for the Pro-Life movement. A loving...
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Kathy Musheno Carbaugh

July 29, 1950 - June 22, 2013

Kathy (Musheno) Carbaugh, age 62, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born on July 29, 1950, daughter of Alice Merrick Musheno of Scranton and the late Joseph Musheno, Kathy was a member of the last graduating class of St. Patrick's High School, Class of 1968, before earning her Associates Degree from Keystone Junior College...
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David Mark Dando, Jr.

March 2, 1985 - June 20, 2013

David Mark Dando, Jr., age 28, of Old Forge, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 20th, at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Private arrangements were under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.
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Dianne Sheehan

April 30, 1946 - June 19, 2013

Dianne Sheehan, 67, of Scranton, died Wednesday at Geisinger C.M.C. She is survived by her beloved husband and companion, Eugene Sheehan. Born in Worcester, MA., on April 30, 1946, Dianne was the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Donelly Efthimiou. Her favorite hobby was collecting antiques and prior to her retirement, she worked for the Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Resources. She...
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Michael Rynak

January 21, 1922 - June 15, 2013

Michael Rynak, age 91, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, died Saturday at Mountain View Care Center in Scranton. Born on January 21, 1922, son of the late Andrew and Mary Mihok Rajnak, Michael attended Old Forge High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army during WWII. Honorably discharged in 1946, he earned the Good Conduct; American Theater Service; Victory; and European-African-Middle Eastern...
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Betty Spohr

April 1, 1927 - June 10, 2013

Betty Spohr, age 86, of Pittston, died on Monday at Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Daughter of the late Philip and Nelda Evans and raised in Harwood, Betty worked as a private duty housekeeper throughout her life. She is survived by her brother, Thomas and wife Bernice of Hazleton. Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old...
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Marjorie K. LaRusso, R.N.

December 23, 1931 - June 10, 2013

Marjorie K. LaRusso, R.N., age 81, of Moosic, passed away Monday morningat Mountain View Care Center in Scranton. She is survived by her beloved husband, Anthony LaRusso, Sr. The couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 24th. Born in Avoca on December 23, 1931, daughter of the late Harry and Evelyn Torr Knecht, Marjorie graduated from the former Moosic High School...
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Alice Marie Maguire

December 14, 1943 - June 1, 2013

Alice Marie Maguire, R.N., age 69, of South Scranton, died Saturday evening at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael Maguire. The couple were married for 47 years. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Dominic, Sr., and Anne Gaffney Toraldo, Alice was a graduate of the former Holy Rosary High School, Class of 1961. After earning her...
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Arlene Pugh

November 29, 1919 - June 1, 2013

Arlene Pugh, age 93, of Old Forge and formerly of West Scranton, died Saturday morning at the home of her son, Benjamin of 375 Little Keen Road, Waymart, where she has resided for the last few months. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Idris Pugh, on December 27, 2004. Born in Old Forge on November 29, 1919, daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Phillips Morris. ...
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Herman Holtzman, Jr.

January 20, 1927 - May 31, 2013

Herman Holtzman, Jr., age 86, of the Austin Heights section of Old Forge, died early Friday morning at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. He is survived by his beloved wife, Regina Nispon Holtzman. Wed on June 20, 1969, the couple were married for 43 years. Born in Scranton on January 20, 1927, after attending Scranton Schools, Herman enlisted in the United States Navy where he honorably served...
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Lenore Pappas

May 22, 1922 - May 30, 2013

Lenore Burke Pappas, 91, of Scranton, died Thursday at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor. Born in Scranton on May 22, 1922, daughter of the late Casper and Irene Lucas Burke, Lenore worked in a U.S. government defense plant prior to her retirement. A devoted member of the Trinity United Church of Christ of South Scranton, she was also active as a member of the church choir. She...
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Rita Fritzen Ryan, R.N.

November 25, 1917 - May 22, 2013

Rita Fritzen Ryan, RN, age 95 and a resident of Scranton, died Wednesday, May 22nd, in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, after a brief illness. Born November 25, 1917, in Scranton, Rita was the second daughter of the late Joseph T. and Clara Kloss Fritzen. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and the Hahnemann Hospital School of...
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Kathleen Romano

July 3, 1949 - May 22, 2013

Kathleen (Kathy) Romano, age 63, of Ransom, died unexpectedly Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. She is survived by her beloved husband, Patrick Romano. Wed on July 3, 1970, the couple were married for 42 years. Born in West Scranton, after attending West Scranton High School, Kathy worked for 47 years as supervisor and plant manager for Triple-A Trouser Mfg.; Mayflower; and most...
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Robert E. Cook

March 24, 1947 - May 10, 2013

Robert E. Cook, 66, a resident of Golden Living Center, Scranton, died Friday evening at the center after an illness. Private graveside services will take place on Monday at the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue in Scranton, 18504.
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Mary A. Bienick

April 2, 1916 - May 9, 2013

Mary A. Bienick, 97, formerly of Old Forge, died Wednesday in Holy Family Residence, Scranton, where she had been a resident for a few years. Born in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late John and Magdalene Skiba Bienick. Educated in Old Forge Schools, she was employed by Stouffer's Restaurant, New York, prior to her retirement. She was a longtime member of Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. ...
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Betty L. Sanders

October 12, 1941 - May 7, 2013

Betty Sanders, age 71, of Scranton, passed away Tuesday morning at home. Born in Manhattan, New York, on October 12, 1941, daughter of the late Alice and William Spann, Betty earned her Bachelors Degree from New York Institute of Technology before continuing her education with the Blood Banks Association of New York. Prior to her retirement she worked as a lab technician for both the Jewish and...
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Constance E. Dochinsky

March 27, 1919 - May 6, 2013

Constance (Connie) E. Dochinsky, age 94, a lifelong of Old Forge, died Monday at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton. Born on March 27, 1919, daughter of the late Victoria Gillis and Michael Dochinsky, Constance had a career in the garment industry prior to her retirement. She was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption, Prince of Peace Parish, in Old Forge. Surviving are nieces...
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Francis A. Selwocki

March 29, 1932 - May 6, 2013

Francis A. Selwocki, age 81, of the Austin Heights section of Old Forge, passed away Monday morning at the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa Baczkowski Selwocki. Wed on May 10, 1958, the couple would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. Born in Old Forge on March 29, 1932, he was the son...
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Viola Williams

February 16, 1929 - May 1, 2013

Viola (Loraine) Williams, age 84, of Duryea, passed away Wednesday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard N. Williams. Born in Rockaway, New Jersey, on February 16, 1929, daughter of the late Daniel and Sophie Bender Schaufler, Viola was educated in Taylor Schools. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a cleaner for the Contemporary Inn of...
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Joseph Roy Aversa

May 28, 1925 - May 1, 2013

Joseph (Beansy) Aversa, age 87, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Wednesday morning after a three-week stay at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Rybitski Aversa. Wed on September 25, 1954, the couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary next year. Born on May 28, 1925, son of the late Anthony and Theresa Gentile...
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Sally S. Saunders

August 6, 1923 - April 30, 2013

Sally S. Saunders, age 89, of West Scranton, passed away Tuesday at Riverside Rehabilitation Center in Taylor. Graveside services by Rev. Scott Ryan have been scheduled for Monday at noon in Shady Lane Cemetery, Chinchilla. Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sally's name to...
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Florence J. Petrosky

July 31, 1929 - April 27, 2013

Florence J. Petrosky, age 83, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Saturday morning, April 27th, 2013, at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Born on July 31, 1929, daughter of the late Alexander and Catherine Michniewicz, Florence graduated from Old Forge High School, class of 1947. Florence Worked at Julia's Old Forge Hotel & Restaurant; International Correspondents School...
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Harold Hedrick

September 26, 1939 - April 26, 2013

Harold (Butch) Hedrick, age 73, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died unexpectedly Friday evening while on a ten-day Caribbean cruise with his beloved wife, Frances (Raymond). The two were married May 5, 1962 and celebrated 50 memorable years last May. Born September 26, 1939, son of the late Harold G. and Helen L. Loveland Hedrick, Harold was a graduate of West Scranton High School, Class...
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Sophie M. Squirlock

June 14, 1931 - April 17, 2013

Sophie M. Squirlock, age 81, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Wednesday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. She is survived by her beloved husband, Servie. The couple was married for 58 years. Born on June 14, 1931, daughter of the late Michael and Agatha Lew Welc, Sophie attended Sibley Schools. Prior to starting a family, she was a seamstress for Brooks Manufacturing. Of...
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John W. Daquino

February 5, 1927 - April 16, 2013

John W. Daquino, age 86, of Scranton, died Tuesday at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center in Scranton where he had resided for the past three and a half years. He is survived by his loving and loyal wife, Anne Marie Casey Daquino, who never left his side despite his illness. Wed on June 16, 1973, the couple were married for 40 years. Born on February 5, 1927, son of the late John Joseph and...
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Lorraine A. Walsh Nossal

May 25, 1947 - April 12, 2013

Lorraine A. Walsh Nossal, age 65, of Old Forge, died Thursday evening at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore after a courageous two-year battle against Breast Cancer. Born on May 25, 1947, daughter of the late Kenneth N. and Freda Race Grimm, Lorraine was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1965. For eleven years prior to her retirement, she worked as a Resident...
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Arthur F. Grogan

February 21, 1967 - April 9, 2013

Arthur F. Grogan, age 46 of Duryea, died at home Tuesday morning surrounded by his family after a three-year courageous battle with Cancer. He is survived by is loving wife, Jill DeCandis Grogan. Wed on August 17, 1996, the couple were married for 16 years. Born in Scranton on February 21, 1967, son of Faith Grogan of Clarks Summit and the late Arthur J. Grogan, Arthur graduated from North Pocono...
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Otis R. Cruise

July 8, 1938 - April 9, 2013

Otis R. Cruise, age 74, of Scranton, died Tuesday at Golden Living Center in Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Catherine McHugh Cruise, on April 30, 2008. Born on July 8, 1938, son of the late Troy and Zella Crawford Cruise, Otis retired as a carpet installer for GIANT Floor and Wall Co. He will always enjoyed being around his family and friends. He is survived by his...
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William F. Hazlett

April 29, 1929 - April 8, 2013

William F. Hazlett, age 83, of Scranton, died Monday morning at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A cook by trade, his favorite pastime was fishing. A humble man, William will never be forgotten. A graveside blessing service by Rev. Stephen Krawontka, Associate Pastor of St. Patrick's Parish, is scheduled for Monday at noon in the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Arrangements are under...
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Margaret Keihn

June 27, 1919 - April 7, 2013

Margaret Keihn, age 93 of Scranton, died Sunday at Allied Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she had recently resided. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Keihn, on November 23, 2000. Born in Rummerford, daughter of the late Frank and Irene Hogan Moon, Margaret retired from the former Globe Store in Scranton after over twenty years of service as a sales clerk. Of Roman...
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James W. Montanye

June 13, 1960 - April 6, 2013

James W. Montanye, 52, of South Scranton, died Saturday evening at home. Prior to his illness, he served as line chef for The Barrel Restaurant in Moscow. A faithful Christian, he was active with the Salvation Army. He is survived by his mother, Edie; sisters, Wendy and Kelly; and brothers, Randy and Kevin. Private arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main...
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John J. Martin, Jr.

December 17, 1939 - April 6, 2013

John Martin, Jr., 73 and a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died Saturday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Graveside blessing services by Rev. Martin M. Boylan are scheduled for Tuesday, April 9th, at 1:00PM in the Cathedral Cemetery. Interment will follow. Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Visit www.KearneyFuneralHome...
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Cornelius R. Mulherin

April 4, 2013

Cornelius R. "Connie" Mulherin, 86, of Titusville, FL, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Parrish Medical Center, Titusville, FL. Mr. Mulherin was born in Scranton, PA and was the son of the late William and Mary (Durkin) Mulherin. He is survived by his wife, Johanna O'Neil Mulherin, of Titusville, Florida; his daughters, Kathleen Scott and Ann Smith Crow, both of Harrisburg, PA, Eileen Mulherin of...
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Patricia Helen Bergamino Smith

March 17, 1943 - April 4, 2013

Patricia Helen Bergamino Smith, age 70, of Taylor, died Thursday morning at VNA Hospice at Geisinger CMC in Scranton. Born in Scranton on March 17, 1943, daughter of the late Frank and Helen Levandowski Bergamino, Patricia was educated in Old Forge Schools. Prior to retirement, she invested over twenty years of service with Vermont Clothing. Of Roman Catholic faith, she was a member of the former...
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Ronald J. Fredericks, Jr.

November 29, 1958 - April 1, 2013

Ronald J. Fredericks, Jr., age 54, of Scranton, died Monday at VNA Hospice at Geisinger CMC in Scranton. He is survived by his beloved best friend and companion of 31 years, Pamela Young, with whom he resided. Born in Dover, New Jersey, son of the late Eleanor Burdge and Ronald Fredericks, Sr., Ronald moved to Scranton in 1985. A handyman prior to his illness, his specialty was roofing. An...
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Joan M. Edmondson

October 4, 1930 - March 25, 2013

Joan M. Edmondson, age 82, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died Monday morning under Commonwealth Hospice care at Regional Hospital in Scranton. Born on October 4, 1930, daughter of Anna Campbell Gilbert, 101 years young and a resident of Scranton, and the late William Gilbert, Joan graduated from West Scranton High School before beginning a career at the former Mercy Hospital in Scranton....
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Christopher McNichols

May 29, 1962 - March 24, 2013

Christopher McNichols, age 50, of Taylor, died early Sunday morning under the care of the NEPA Hospice Unit at Regional Hospital in Scranton. Born in Hunnington, New York, on May 29, 1962, son of James McNichols of Clarks Summit and the late Jan Meyers - McNichols. Locally, he was a talented drywaller who was a member of the Local 645 Carpenters' Union he loved the challenges of his work. A...
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Sarah Moore

November 11, 1922 - March 22, 2013

Services have been scheduled for Sarah Moore, age 90, of Scranton, who died Friday at Lackawanna County Health Care Center in Olyphant. Graveside services to be conducted by Rev. David Twiss, Pastor of the Green Ridge Assembly of God, will be on Monday at 1:00PM in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., West Scranton...
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Wilbur Cox

March 16, 2013


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Otis Nelson

November 14, 1962 - March 14, 2013

Otis (Barry) Nelson, Jr., age 50, of Old Forge, passed away Thursday morning after a lengthy illness. Born in Taylor on November 14, 1962, son of the late Otis Nelson, Sr., and Shirley Herron Nelson of Moosic, Barry attended Old Forge High School before working as a supervisor for Dempsey's Uniform and Linen Supply Co. in Dunmore. A member of the Old Forge VFW Post 4954, he excelled at fishing...
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Stanley Pepsin, Jr.

May 1, 1968 - March 14, 2013

Stanley Pepsin, Jr., age 44 and a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Thursday evening at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Nocera Pepsin. Wed on Christmas Eve, 1992, the couple had just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Born on May 1, 1968, son of the late Stanley Pepsin, Sr., and Marilyn Wickizer Pepsin of Moosic, Stanley was a...
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Joan M. Bidwell

February 7, 1992 - March 14, 2013

Joan M. Bidwell, age 71, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, passed away Thursday morning at St. Mary's Villa of Elmhurst Twp. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 26 years, Ronald Robert Bidwell, on February 7, 1992. Born on February 11, 1942, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Beck, Joan was a graduate of West Scranton High School. Prior to raising her family, she worked as a...
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Doris Duvall

March 30, 1952 - March 11, 2013

Doris Duvall, age 60, of Stoneville, N.C., died Monday at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C. She is survived by her husband, James Curran. Born on March 30, 1952, daughter of the late Norman and Stella Sirk Duvall, prior to moving to North Carolina, Doris worked for Aramark Services of Scranton for over twenty years. She was a member of the Summerfield Baptist Temple,...
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Mary A. Malachowski

January 5, 1918 - March 7, 2013

Mary A. Malachowski, age 95 and formerly of West Scranton, died Thursday morning at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home where she had resided for three years. Her husband, Anthony Malachowski, preceded her in death on December 27, 1972. Born in Scranton on January 5, 1918, daughter of the late Michael and Rose Annick Castellano, Mary was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School. A very...
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Dennis Owens, Jr.

August 3, 1973 - February 23, 2013

Dennis Owens, Jr., 39, a lifelong resident of Taylor, died Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Kim Rosencrance Owens and two adoring children, Madyson Elizabeth and Mason Jeffery Owens. Son of Dennis, Sr., and Donna Kalinich Owens of Taylor, Dennis was a 1991 graduate of Riverside Junior Senior High School. He was employed by the Abington Heights...
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Susan Smith

March 11, 1955 - February 21, 2013

Susan Smith, age 57, of Tunkhannock, passed away Thursday at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor. Born on March 11, 1955, daughter of Margaret and Herbert Smith, she was a graduate of Crestwood High School. She worked for Republic Electronics and the U.S. Census Bureau before retiring as a mail sorter for the U.S. Postal Service. She is survived by her beloved husband and best...
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Jerome William Skrutski

September 24, 1958 - February 20, 2013

Jerome William Skrutski, age 54 and a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died Wednesday at the Wilkes Barre V.A. Medical Center. Born on September 24, 1958, son of the late William and Catherine Skrutski, Jerome was a graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of 1976. A proud United States Veteran, he honorably served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by three siblings, his two brothers,...
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Florence Moore

June 26, 1954 - February 19, 2013

Florence (Sissy) Moore, L.P.N., age 58, of Old Forge, died Sunday afternoon at home. Born in Newark, New Jersey, and the daughter of the late Arlington and Barbara McGregor Roxby, as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Sissy most recently worked as a Phlebotomist. She is survived by her daughters, Janice and Jennifer; and many siblings, especially her adoring brother, Franklin Roxby of Moosic. Private...
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Shirley Neishell

October 18, 1934 - February 18, 2013

Shirley J. Neishell, age 78, of Clarks Summit, died Monday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Anthony L. Neishell, on April 3, 2009. Born in Scranton on October 18, 1934, daughter of the late Joseph and Fannie Owen Pilchesky, Shirley was educated at the former Scranton Technical High School before last working...
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Edward Wolczak, Jr.

February 25, 1939 - February 18, 2013

Edward Wolczak, Jr., age 73, of Pittston, died Monday under the care of Celtic Healthcare Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes Barre. Born in Old Forge on February 25, 1939, son of the late Edward, Sr., and Mary Wysocki Wolczak, Edward was a graduate of Old Forge High School. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a forklift operator for Mia Products in Moosic. A social member of both the Dupont...
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