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May 23, 2018

Mary Lou Geadrities

Mary Lou Geadrities

Rutherford, NJ

Mary Lou Geadrities, 83, of Rutherford, N.J., passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at her home. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Anna Slucinsky Salitis. She was a graduate of Duryea High School and Lackawanna Business College. Prior to her...

Mary "Midge" Gregory

Mary "Midge" Gregory

Swoyersville, PA

A celebration of life viewing for Mary "Midge" Gregory will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Gregory Funeral Home Inc., 281 Chapel St., Swoyersville. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Hughes Street, 116 Hughes St.,...

Genevieve Yvonne Mellas

Genevieve Yvonne Mellas

Mountain Top, PA

Genevieve Yvonne Mellas, 93, of Mountain Top, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018, at home with her family at her side. Born in Pittston on March 23, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Slovick. She attended Pittston High School and worked for Consolidated...

Rebecca "Becky" Taylor

Rebecca "Becky" Taylor

Dickson City, PA

Rebecca "Becky" Taylor of Dickson City, and a Taylor native, passed away Sunday morning, May 20, 2018. Scheduled services, under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, will be private. Visit the funeral home's website to leave a...

Erna Haubold Whitson

Erna Haubold Whitson

Allentown, PA

Erna Haubold Whitson, 98, of Forty Fort and Kingston, died peacefully Friday, April 13, 2018, at Cedarbrook Fountain Hill Nursing Home, Bethlehem. Daughter of the late Richard and Frieda Haubold, she was born May 16, 1919, in Falkenstein, Germany. She was preceded in death...

May 22, 2018

Leona Buikus "Lee" Cooper

Leona Buikus "Lee" Cooper

Scranton, PA

Leona "Lee" Buikus Cooper, 93, of Scranton, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, after a brief illness. Her husband was the late John Cooper, who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 2015. Born and educated in Wilkes-Barre, the daughter of the late Stanley and Eva Butkowskie Buikus, she...

Edward John Dolinish Sr.

Edward John Dolinish Sr.

Old Forge, PA

Edward John Dolinish Sr. of Old Forge died Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Alice Potas. Born in Old Forge, he was the son of the late John and Julia Ambrutis Dolinish. Ed was a graduate of Pittston...

Elizabeth Luella Dulsky

Elizabeth Luella Dulsky

Tunkhannock, PA

Elizabeth Luella Dulsky of Story Town Road, Tunkhannock, died at her home Monday, May 21, 2018.  She was born in Dallas, on Jan. 22, 1936, daughter of the late Lewis and Mildred Cook DeRemer. Luella worked in the cafeteria of Holy Rosary School in Passaic, N.J. She retired...

Robert J. "Moe" English

Robert J. "Moe" English

Wyoming, PA

Robert J. "Moe" English, 79, of West Wyoming, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Compassionate Care Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in West Wyoming, he was the son of the late John and Frances Charney English. He was graduate of the West Wyoming High School. He was employed...

Joseph L. McLaughlin

Joseph L. McLaughlin

Plymouth, PA

Joseph L. McLaughlin, 71, of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Surviving is his wife, the former Diane C. Klimchok McLaughlin. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main...

May 21, 2018

Michael Anthony "Bugsy" Belcastro Jr.

Michael Anthony "Bugsy" Belcastro Jr.

Old Forge, PA

Michael Anthony "Bugsy" Belcastro Jr., 71, a life resident of Old Forge, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General's Post Acute Specialty Hospital, after an illness. Private arrangements are under the care of Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main...

William D. "Bill" Lawrence M.D.

William D. "Bill" Lawrence M.D.

Forty Fort, PA

William "Bill" D. Lawrence, M.D., 69, of Williamsville, N.Y., died on Friday, May 18, 2018, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time.

Angela M. Mineo

Angela M. Mineo

Old Forge, PA

Angela M. Mineo, 85, of Old Forge, entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, Old Forge, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass in Prince of Peace Parish – St. Mary's...

Helen "Etty" Polansky

Helen "Etty" Polansky

Pittston, PA

Helen "Etty" Polansky, 94, formerly of Pittston, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Wesley Village, Pittston. Born in Duryea, Helen was the daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Grabosky Lasky. She was a graduate of Duryea High School. Prior to her retirement, she was...

Helen Sologovitch

Helen Sologovitch

Wilkes Barre, PA

Helen Sochko Sologovitch, 93, of Mountain Top Health Care Center, fell asleep in the Lord late Saturday evening, May 19, 2018. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with Panachida from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. Friends...

Theresa H. Szalamacha

Theresa H. Szalamacha

Wilkes Barre, PA

Theresa H. Szalamacha of Wilkes-Barre passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Arrangements are by Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Wilkes-Barre.

Mary Catherine VanEykeren

Mary Catherine VanEykeren

Pittston, PA

Mary Catherine VanEykeren, 80, of Pittston, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at home. Born in Pittston, on July 12, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Minegar Rowan. She attended Pittston schools and worked in the local garment industry. Mary...

May 20, 2018

Eleanor H. Brunner

Eleanor H. Brunner

Pittston, PA

Eleanor H. Brunner, 95, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Little Flower Manor, Darby. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jeanette Hite. She was self-employed for many years as a beautician and the owner of a 5 and 10 cent...

Nicholas Peter Gomba

Nicholas Peter Gomba

Plains, PA

Nicholas Peter Gomba, 90, of Mercer Street, Plains Twp., passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Celtic Hospice Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late George and Anna Kalinich Gomba, Nicholas was a graduate of Coughlin High School, and was...

Robert L. Langan

Robert L. Langan

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Robert L. Langan, 86, of Wilkes-Barre, and formerly of Mountain Top, passed away Thursday evening, May 17, 2018, at the inpatient unit of Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, with his family by his side. Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late William L. and...

Bernice Emaline Hughes Murphy

Bernice Emaline Hughes Murphy

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Bernice Emaline Hughes Murphy, 88, of Dallas, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Celtic Hospice at Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Richard Sr. and Jennie Hall Hughes. Bernice was a seamstress for many years in...

Mildred Lane Thorne

Mildred Lane Thorne

Scranton, PA

Mildred Lane Thorne, 89, of Scranton and formerly of Duryea, passed away Friday morning, May 18, 2018, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Funeral services by the Rev. Doug Hoeffner are at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge....

May 19, 2018

Sister Mariella Crowe RSM Obituary (Citizens Voice)
Sister Mariella Crowe RSM Obituary (Citizens Voice)

Sister Mariella Crowe RSM

Sister Mariella Crowe RSM

Dallas, PA

Sister Mariella Crowe, RSM, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, died peacefully at Mercy Center, Dallas, on Friday May 18, 2018, after a long and beautiful life. Sister was born Nov. 5, 1917, in Canton, Ohio, and was the daughter of Edmund and...

William "Bill" Davis

William "Bill" Davis

Wilkes-Barre, PA

William "Bill" Davis, 89, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Fritzingertown Senior Living Community, Drums. Born Nov. 25, 1928, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Arthur and Gertrude Pugh Davis. William graduated from Coughlin High...

Joseph G. Elias

Joseph G. Elias

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Joseph G. Elias, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at his home, with his loving wife, Margie, by his side. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 7, 1926, a son of the late Anthony and Celia Andary Elias. Joe was a 1946 graduate of Meyers High School. He was...

Edward J. Kauczka

Edward J. Kauczka

Kingston, PA

Edward J. Kauczka, 89, of Kingston, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit of Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 7, 1929, Edward was the son of the late Michael and Catherine Muchinsky Kauczka. Edward held several...

Henrietta M. Kellar

Henrietta M. Kellar

Nanticoke, PA

Henrietta M. Kellar, 85, of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Henrietta was born April 8, 1933, in Nanticoke, a daughter of the late John and Sophia (Wrona) Jachimczak. She married Henry Kellar on Oct. 30, 1954,...

Rose J. Maceiko

Rose J. Maceiko

Hanover Twp., PA

Rose J. Maceiko, 91, of Hanover Twp., passed away Friday, May 18, 2018. Born Oct, 13, 1926 in Hanover Twp., she was the daughter of the late William and Anastasia Magelnitski. Rose was a life member of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Church, Buttonwood, Hanover Twp. She had...

John Charles Murphy

John Charles Murphy

Kingston, PA

John Charles Murphy, 59, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at his home. He was born March 3, 1959, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Evelyn Bickert Murphy. He attended school in Johnstown and graduated from Nanticoke High School. John was...

May 18, 2018

Andrew P. Burden

Andrew P. Burden

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Andrew P. Burden, 34, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 13, 2018. He is the son of James M. Burden, wife Donna, and mother, Linda Rutkowski. Andrew was a 2002 graduate of GAR High School and Wilkes-Barre Vo-Tech, where he received a certification in auto...

Claude "Bear" Golightley III

Claude "Bear" Golightley III

Shavertown, PA

Claude "Bear" Golightley III, 70, of Shavertown passed away Monday, May 7, 2018, at Celtic Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born Dec. 19, 1947, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Marie Sankus Golightley and the late Claude Golightley II. Bear was a graduate of Larksville High...

Victor Habib Sr.

Victor Habib Sr.

Kingston, PA

Victor Habib Sr., 89, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Born Aug. 18, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Kameel and Victoria Habib. Victor resided in Kingston for the past 50 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Theresa Habib, and his infant...

Dorothy Jean McGraw

Dorothy Jean McGraw

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Dorothy Jean McGraw, 78, of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Seabers Schintz. Dorothy was a 1953 graduate of Holy Saviour...

May 17, 2018

Antoinette Amato Cheskiewicz

Antoinette Amato Cheskiewicz

Wyoming, PA

Our beloved mother, Antoinette Amato Cheskiewicz, entered into the arms of our Lord on Friday, May 11, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family. Antoinette devoted her life to loving and caring for the many children that she considered her own. She loved the Washington...

Julia S. DiStefano

Julia S. DiStefano

Pittston Twp., PA

Julia S. DiStefano, 94, of Pittston Twp., passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village, Pittston. Born March 2, 1924, in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Josephine Curcio Monteforte Surviving are her son, James J....

Andrew B. Durako Sr.

Andrew B. Durako Sr.

Mountain Top, PA

Andrew B. Durako Sr. of Mountain Top, and formerly of Ashley, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, in the Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born Aug. 6, 1929, in the year of the Great Depression, he lived a wonderful life centered on family and...

Thomas G. Fagula

Thomas G. Fagula

Plains Twp., PA

Thomas G. Fagula, 85, of the Hudson section of Plains Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke. Thomas was born in Plains Twp., the son of the late John and Helen Demonich Fagula. He was a graduate of Plains Memorial...

Joan M. Hovan Fannick

Joan M. Hovan Fannick

Dallas, PA

Joan M. Hovan Fannick, 88, passed away peacefully at Mercy Center, Dallas, on Monday, May 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Anthony Fannick; brothers, John Hovan, Andrew Hovan I, Andrew Hovan II, Joseph Hovan, Michael Hovan and Robert Hovan; and...

Henrietta M. Kellar

Henrietta M. Kellar

Nanticoke, PA

Henrietta M. Kellar, 85, wife of Henry Kellar of Nanticoke, passed away Wednesday morning, May 16, 2018, at Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Plans for a Sunday viewing and Monday funeral will be announced by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.

Charlotte E. Koepke

Charlotte E. Koepke

Nanticoke, PA

Charlotte E. Koepke, 92, of Nanticoke died early Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018, at ManorCare Hampton House, Hanover Twp., where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. Born Nov. 23, 1925, in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Elsie Poslock Borman....

Katherine M. Panzitta

Katherine M. Panzitta

Mountain Top, PA

Katherine M. Panzitta, 86, of Mountain Top, passed away peacefully in the arms of family on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, after a 10-month battle with kidney disease. She was predeceased by her parents, Adam and Stacia Urban, Mountain Top, and her husband, Joseph Kapral,...

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Policare

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Policare

Hunlock Creek, PA

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Policare died Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Hampton House Nursing Home, Hanover Twp. She was born Aug. 1, 1930, to John F. Vavrek and Alma Groner Vavrek. She attended Dallas Area High School, graduating in 1948. She also attended the Nesbitt School of...

Eleanor Saba

Eleanor Saba

Allentown, PA

Eleanor Saba, 94, a resident of Country Meadows in Allentown, formerly of Hanover Twp., passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. She was a daughter of the late Elias and Martha Najour Saba. During World War II, she was a secretary for the...

David M. Shybloski Sr.

David M. Shybloski Sr.

Edwardsville, PA

David M. Shybloski Sr., 55, of Edwardsville, died Sunday, May 13, 2018. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to the time of service at the funeral home.

Kittie Pope Stanislowski

Kittie Pope Stanislowski

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Kittie Pope Stanislowski, 59, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family while in the care of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp. Services are pending and in the care of Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Twp.

May 16, 2018

Harriet Mae Belles

Harriet Mae Belles

Shickshinny, PA

Harriet Mae Belles, 84, passed from this world Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Bonham's Nursing Center, where she had been a resident for the past two years. A graduate of Shickshinny High School, she was a life resident of the Shickshinny area. Born May 28, 1933, Harriet was the...

Mark N. Falandys

Mark N. Falandys

Plains Twp., PA

Mark N. Falandys, 56, of Plains Twp., passed away Monday afternoon, May 14, 2018, at his home after a courageous battle against cancer. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Helen Baker Falandys of Wilkes-Barre and the late Anthony J. Falandys Sr. Mark was a graduate of...

Dorothy Mae Lozinak Hayer RN

Dorothy Mae Lozinak Hayer RN

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Dorothy Mae Lozinak Hayer, RN, formerly from Eckley and Freeland, and until recently a resident of Wilkes-Barre, fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday morning, May 12, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, following a brief illness. Born July 11, 1937, in Hazleton, she was a...

Charlotte E. Koepke

Charlotte E. Koepke

Nanticoke, PA

Charlotte E. Koepke, 92, widow of William Koepke Sr., of Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018, at ManorCare Hampton House, Hanover Twp. Plans for a Friday viewing and Saturday funeral will be announced by Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.

Kathryn Prokopchak

Kathryn Prokopchak

Wyoming, PA

We honor the memory of our mother, Kathryn Prokopchak, who passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the age of 97. Her passing was peaceful, with her beloved daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy," by her side. Born in 1920 to Peter and Elizabeth Yakowec, Kathryn was the last...

James D. Rosser

James D. Rosser

Wilkes-Barre, PA

James D. Rosser, 57, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Jim was born in Wilkes-Barre, on Nov. 20, 1960, the son of the late John and Jeanne Sullivan Rosser. He attended Dallas area schools and was a life resident of the Wyoming...

Richard William "Trigger" Schooley Sr.

Richard William "Trigger" Schooley Sr.

Noxen, PA

Richard "Trigger" William Schooley Sr., 87, of Noxen, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., Pikes Creek. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Rita Jean Sellman

Rita Jean Sellman

Larksville, PA

Rita Jean Sellman, 71, of Larksville, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at her home. Born Jan. 23, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Charles Rutkowski and Julia Beauregard Rutkowski. In past years, she loved traveling, enjoyed entertaining her family...

David M. Shybloski Sr.

David M. Shybloski Sr.

Edwardsville, PA

David M. Shybloski Sr., 55, of Edwardsville, died Sunday, May 13, 2018. Arrangements are being finalized under the direction of Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Visit www.LehmanFuneralHome.com for information.

Bonnie Kay Bowman Svetz

Bonnie Kay Bowman Svetz

Mohnton, PA

Bonnie Kay Bowman Svetz, 67, of Mohnton, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of George D. Svetz. Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Edna Daron Bowman. Bonnie graduated from the Wyomissing Valley West High School in...

Norman D. Welsh

Norman D. Welsh

Mountain Top, PA

Norman D. Welsh, 60, of Mountain Top, entered into eternal rest Monday, May 14, 2018, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Born in Boston, Mass., he was a son of the late Philip and Edythe Davenport Welsh. Norman was an enthusiastic motorcyclist. He was an avid Boston...

Myron W. Yencha

Myron W. Yencha

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Myron W. Yencha of Wilkes-Barre passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1935, a son of the late John and Mary Stanko Yencha. A 1953 graduate of Coughlin High School, he also graduated from King's College with a bachelor's...

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