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May 21, 2018

Lynda May Whipple Amos

Lynda May Whipple Amos

Scranton, PA

Lynda May Whipple Amos, Scranton, died Friday evening in Wilkes-Barre. She was married to William T. Amos in 2004. Born in Bryn Mawr, daughter of Judith Nesbitt White, Scranton, and the late Rev. Frederick Whipple, Lynda was a 1978 graduate of Dunmore High School. Surviving...

Michael Anthony "Bugsy" Belcastro Jr.

Michael Anthony "Bugsy" Belcastro Jr.

Old Forge, PA

Michael Anthony "Bugsy" Belcastro Jr., 71, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, died Saturday at Wilkes-Barre General's Post Acute Specialty Hospital after an illness. He is survived by his adoring wife, Lynn Celli Belcastro. The couple would have celebrated their 40th wedding...

Stanley Davailus

Stanley Davailus

Spring Brook Twp., PA

Stanley Davailus, 88, of Spring Brook Twp., died Friday evening at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore after an illness. He was the widower of Arlene (Kuha) Davailus, who died in 1977. Born Aug. 26, 1929, in Ledgedale, son of the late Adam and Pauline Durech Davailus,...

Harry A. Faux

Harry A. Faux

Vernon, PA

Harry A. Faux, Vernon, died Thursday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Franklin Twp., Luzerne County, on Jan. 17, 1933, son of the late Harry Faux and Mildred A. DuBoise Frantz, Harry was a 1951 graduate of Tunkhannock High School and a United States Marine...

Martin C. "Marty" Friedman

Martin C. "Marty" Friedman

Scranton, PA

Martin C. "Marty" Friedman, 74, of Scranton, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton. Born in Newport News, Va., he was the son of the late Charles and Thelma Kruger Friedman. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and...

George Gula

George Gula

Scranton, PA

George Gula, 91, formerly of the Bellevue section of West Scranton, died peacefully Thursday at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Jane Bayda Gula, who died in June 2014. Born in Taylor, son of the late Nicholas and Anna...

Mary Klenotich Pietrolaj

Mary Klenotich Pietrolaj

Dunmore, PA

Mary Klenotich Pietrolaj died Wednesday at Dunmore Health Care Center. She was married to the late Leonard, who died in 2017. Born in Binghamton, New York, daughter of the late Nello and Ann Simonetti, Mary was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Before retirement, she was...

May 20, 2018

Joseph K. Hynosky Sr.

Joseph K. Hynosky Sr.

Scranton, PA

Joseph K. Hynosky Sr., 74, of West Scranton, passed away peacefully at home Thursday. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Leo R. and Ann Hynosky. Educated in Scranton schools, he was a United States Army veteran, was of the Catholic faith, retired from the Scranton...

Philip J. Kinney Sr.

Philip J. Kinney Sr.

Oxford, PA

Philip J. Kinney Sr., 91, of Oxford, N.J., passed away peacefully on May 2, 2018, at Heath Village in Hackettstown, N.J. Phil was born on July 13, 1926, in Scranton, to the late James and Alice Kinney. He spent his childhood summers in Oxford with his grandparents. He was a...

Mary Margaret "Peggy" Mackrell

Mary Margaret "Peggy" Mackrell

Middletown, PA

Mary Margaret "Peggy" Mackrell, 80, of Middletown, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1938, in Scranton. She was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Mary (Reif) Young. She was preceded in death by her husband, James...

Margaret "Marge" Zini

Margaret "Marge" Zini

Peckville, PA

Margaret "Marge" Zini, 88, of Peckville, died May 18, 2018. She survived colon cancer, the death of her dear husband, Louis, in 1975, and her beloved daughter, Ann Zini Coffey, in 2010, but Lewey body disease and a fractured hip ultimately were too much for her to...

May 19, 2018

Roland R. Cianfichi

Roland R. Cianfichi

Moscow, PA

Roland R. Cianfichi, 84, of Moscow, died Thursday morning at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania after an illness. His wife of 55 years is the former Mae Gillette. Born Jan. 24, 1934, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Hugo and Josephine (Gambucci) Cianfichi. Roland...

Jennie K. Collins

Jennie K. Collins

Carbondale, PA

Jennie K. Collins, 102, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, moved on to life after death on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. She was the wife of the late Rexford C. Collins, who died Feb. 4, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge in France. Born Oct....

Ryan David Enslin

Ryan David Enslin

Lake Ariel, PA

Ryan David Enslin, 41, of Lake Ariel, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning at home, May 5, 2018. Born in Honesdale, son of Ivan and Beverly Chapman Enslin Jr., of Lake Ariel, he was a graduate of the Canaan Christian Academy class of 1994, and he attended Baptist...

Alice Ann Geiger

Alice Ann Geiger

Scranton, PA

Alice Ann Geiger, 88, a lifelong South Scranton resident, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, surrounded by her loving family, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. Her husband of 58 years is Joseph F. Geiger Sr. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter...

Joseph T. Liuzzo

Joseph T. Liuzzo

Carbondale, PA

Joseph T. Liuzzo, 89, a lifelong resident of Carbondale, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, surrounded by his family. His wife of 63 years is the former Theresa Fendrock. They were married Feb. 19, 1955. Born Sept. 12, 1928, in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Gaetano and...

Ronald C. Sands

Ronald C. Sands

Scranton, PA

Ronald C. Sands, of Scranton, died Thursday in Geisinger CMC from injuries from a fall at his home. He was born in Meshoppen on March 18, 1949, son of the late Ralph and Doris Squire Sands. Ron was a 1968 graduate of Tunkhannock High School, a United States Marine veteran and...

Raymond Schmidt

Raymond Schmidt

Dickson City, PA

Raymond Schmidt, 75, of Dickson City, died Saturday, May 12, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was the son of the late Raymond W. and Margaret McCarthy Schmidt. Ray was a retired sheet metal worker with Local 44, and he was an organ donor. He leaves behind his wife of 54...

Jeffrey Joseph Studenski

Jeffrey Joseph Studenski

Danville, PA

Jeffrey Joseph Studenski, 60, of Danville, died on Monday at home. Born in Scranton, on March 31, 1958, he was the son of Michael Studenski Sr., of South Scranton, and Maryann (Walsh) Studenski, of Moscow. After graduating high school, Jeff attended Penn State and Marywood...

Robert Lawrence Vail

Robert Lawrence Vail

Manning, PA

Robert Lawrence Vail, 75, formerly of Kingsley, husband of Helen Ann Whitney Vail, died Thursday at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. Born April 20, 1943, in Montdale, son of the late Lawrence Sumner Vail and the late Mildred Whitehead Vail, he was a United States...

May 18, 2018

RONALD BERGER

RONALD BERGER

Myrtle Beach, PA

BERGER, RONALD C. SR., Myrtle Beach, S.C., graveside ser­vice, Saturday, 10 a.m., Dun­more Cemetery, 400 Church St., by the Rev. Jeremy Mullen. Arrangements: Ferri & Gillette Funeral Services LLC, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge. Condolences: fune­ral home website. BROGAN, HARRY...

Christopher Christiano Sr.

Christopher Christiano Sr.

Scranton, PA

Christopher Christiano Sr., 48, of Scranton, died Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He and his wife, the former Barbara Werner, celebrated 22 years of marriage this past April 19. Born in Scranton, son of the late Nicholas and Mary Johnson Christiano, he...

Deborah A. Cotillis

Deborah A. Cotillis

Clarks Summit, PA

Deborah A. Cotillis, 63, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2018. Wife of Douglas Cotillis, born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Jan. 30, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Robert and Loretta Riccardo McDede. She is survived by her daughter, Daile Lynn Rung and husband,...

John W. Evarts Sr.

John W. Evarts Sr.

Salem Twp., PA

John W. Evarts Sr., 67, of Salem Twp., died Thursday morning at his home after an illness. His wife is the former Nancy Howard. The couple celebrated 45 years of marriage Nov. 3. Born Sept. 4, 1950, in South Canaan Twp., son of the late Laura Seely Evarts, John was a graduate...

Thomas C. Horlacher

Thomas C. Horlacher

Scranton, PA

Thomas C. Horlacher, 70, of Scranton, died Monday. Born April 22, 1948, in Carbondale, son of the late Dr. Harold O. and Florence MacMillan Horlacher, Tom was an Eagle Scout, a 1966 graduate of Wyoming Seminary and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State...

John Calvin Nelson

John Calvin Nelson

Scranton, PA

John Calvin "JC" Nelson, 73, of Scranton, died Friday at home. Born in Andalusia, Ala., son of the late Will and Nellie Johnson Nelson, he was a United States Marine who received the National Defense Service Medal, the RVN Campaign Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal with two...

Margaret M. Sutton (Marge)

Margaret M. Sutton (Marge)

Scranton, PA

Margaret M. (Marge) Sutton, 76, of South Scranton, died Tuesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth A. and Dorothy Faulkner Evans. A member of Elm Park United Methodist Church and a graduate of West Scranton High...

May 17, 2018

Harry E. Brogan

Harry E. Brogan

Syracuse, PA

Harry E. Brogan, 92, passed away Tuesday at home. Harry was born in Scranton on April 18, 1926, the son of the late Francis and Marie Naughton Brogan. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Harry retired from the United States Postal Service after 27 years. He was...

Nicholas A. Maro

Nicholas A. Maro

Dunmore, PA

Nicholas A. Maro, 81, of Dunmore, died at home Tuesday after being stricken. He had celebrated 55 years of marriage with the love of his life, the late former Mary Ann Rusinko. Born in Scranton, son of the late Sebastian and Carmella "Millie" Summa Maro, he was a graduate of...

Carlos Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz

Scranton, PA

Carlos Ortiz, 54, of Scranton, died Sunday. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, son of the late Domingo Sr. and Luz Maria Berrios Ortiz, he attended St. Mary's grade school and Dunmore public schools. He had a passion for cooking and was owner and chef at Chef Pig in South Side, a...

John M. Poplawski

John M. Poplawski

Scranton, PA

John M. Poplawski, 87, Scranton, died April 19 in Abington Manor, South Abington Twp. Born Jan. 28, 1931, in Scranton, son of the late Stanley Joseph and Clara Louise (Schreiber) Poplaw­ski, he was educated in Scranton schools and later attended Scranton Prep with an...

Susan Margaret Setta

Susan Margaret Setta

Natick, PA

Susan Margaret Setta, 69, of Winnemay Street, Natic, Mass., died Monday, May 14, 2018, in her home after a long illness. Susan was born on May 2, 1949, to the (late) Michael and Lillian (White) Setta in Scranton, Pa. Susan graduated with her bachelor's degree in religious...

May 16, 2018

Ronald C. Berger Sr.

Ronald C. Berger Sr.

Myrtle Beach, PA

By the time you read this I will have been with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, a few months. I would have left sooner, but my wife, Nancy, refused to let me go. Ronald C. Berger Sr., formerly of Scranton, died Jan. 26, 2018. Born May 7, 1927, in Scranton, son of the late...

Richard T. Gilpin

Richard T. Gilpin

Overfield Twp., PA

Richard T. Gilpin, Overfield Twp., died Monday at home. He was married to the former Ruth Goodrich since 1963. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Jabez and Mary Headley Gilpin. Before his retirement, he was a converting technician at Plainwell Tissue in Ransom. He...

Patricia A. Grieboski

Patricia A. Grieboski

Jessup, PA

Patricia A. Grieboski, 78, of Jessup, passed away early morning Saturday, May 12. Pat had been suffering from late-stage scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease. Born and reared in Eynon, Pat was the daughter of the late John Marsili and Blanche Wozniak Marsili. For 40 years,...

Marjorie A. Keller

Marjorie A. Keller

Scranton, PA

Marjorie A. Keller, 78, of Scranton, died Sunday evening after an illness. She was the wife of William F. Keller. The couple would have celebrated their 60th anniversary May 17. Born July 9, 1939, in Scranton, daughter of the late Russell and Marjorie Knott Fenton, Marjorie...

William J. Purcell

William J. Purcell

Carbondale, PA

William J. Purcell, 89, of Carbondale, passed away Monday, May 14, at Allied Services Rehab Hospital in Scranton. Bill was the son of Joseph P. Purcell and Madeline Cooper Purcell, who are both deceased. Bill grew up on the West Side of Carbondale, attended Woodrow Wilson...

Richard VanDeLinde Jr.

Richard VanDeLinde Jr.

Sterling, PA

Richard VanDeLinde Jr., Sterling, died early Monday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. His wife of 57 years is the former Nancy Goodrich. Born in Wyckoff, N.J., in 1937, son of the late Richard Sr. and Margaret Osinga VanDeLinde, he was a graduate of...

Edmund J. Yaskulski

Edmund J. Yaskulski

Dickson City, PA

Edmund J. Yaskulski, Dickson City, died Saturday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Zelinski Yaskulski. They celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 20. Born in Scranton, son of the late Edmund F. and Ann Paskert Yaskulski, he was a member...

May 15, 2018

Bruce M. Bicknell

Bruce M. Bicknell

Scranton, PA

Bruce M. Bicknell, 86, of Scranton, died May 10, 2018, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., son of the late Harrison C. and Harriet Metcalf Bicknell, he was a graduate of the Manlius School and Syracuse University, and also studied at the University of...

Stanley Joseph Gorleski

Stanley Joseph Gorleski

Taylor, PA

Stanley Joseph Gorleski of Taylor passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 62 years is the former Civita Lia. They were married on Oct. 22, 1955. Born in Moosic, Pa., on Oct....

Jacquie K. Megivern

Jacquie K. Megivern

Greenfield Twp., PA

Jacquie Karen Megivern, 67, of Greenfield Twp., died Sunday after a brief illness. She is survived by three children, James Megivern, Greenfield Twp.; Scott Megivern, Susquehanna; and Melanie Titus, New York; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. As per Jacquie's...

Marion Spilka Sosnowski

Marion Spilka Sosnowski

Scranton, PA

Funeral services have been scheduled for Marion Spilka Sosnowski, 87, of Scranton, who died late Wednesday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Family and friends are invited to attend Marion's funeral, which will begin Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from Semian Funeral Home,...

Dorothy C. Tarhanich

Dorothy C. Tarhanich

Simpson, PA

Dorothy C. Tarhanich, 83, of Simpson, died Monday at the Forest City Nursing Home. Born in Simpson, daughter of the late John B. and Anna Kovach Tarhanich, she was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson, and had been employed for 30 years by the First National Bank of...

Kathryn B. Turouski

Kathryn B. Turouski

Lake Ariel, PA

Kathryn B. Turouski, Lake Ariel, died Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mary and Ted Walker after an illness. She was the wife of John Turouski, who died in 1987. Born in Varden in 1928, daughter of the late Kenneth A. and Leora Frisbee Enslin, she was a graduate of...

Patricia Ann Ludovici Yankelitis

Patricia Ann Ludovici Yankelitis

Scranton, PA

Patricia Ann Ludovici Yankelitis, of Scranton, died early Sunday at home. She was preceded in death by her fiancé, Alex T. Harris, on May 6, 2015. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Rose Ludovici, she had been employed by the former Mercy Hospital before...

May 14, 2018

Giacinto "Gino" Cicco

Giacinto "Gino" Cicco

Scranton, PA

Funeral services have been scheduled for Giacinto "Gino" Cicco, Scranton, who died May 9. The funeral will be Tuesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy...

Joseph Francis Kiefer

Joseph Francis Kiefer

Dunmore, PA

Joseph Francis Kiefer, 69, formerly of Dunmore, died at Creekside Health & Rehabilitation Center in Carbondale on Thursday. Born on Oct. 21, 1948, in West Wyoming, he was the son of the late Cpl. Joseph Kiefer and Margaret Letchak Kiefer. Joseph is survived by sister, Carol...

Kevin Keith McCarty

Kevin Keith McCarty

Scranton, PA

Kevin Keith McCarty, 59, of Scranton, died Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. His wife of 37 years is Bessie L. Cousin. Born in Bronx, N.Y., son of the late Jessie and Bernice Robertson, he was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. Before his illness, he...

Margaret A. Roche

Margaret A. Roche

Scranton, PA

Margaret A. Roche, Scranton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. She was the wife of retired detective, Capt. Frank Roche. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late John and Mary Radzicki Korman, she graduated from Scranton...

Beverly A. Shotto

Beverly A. Shotto

Scranton, PA

Beverly A. Shotto, 76, a resident of Scranton, died Sunday morning in Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center. She and her husband, Charles J. Shotto, celebrated their 42nd anniversary on Valentine's Day. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Ralph G. Sr. and Edna A. Beadle...

Patricia A. Telesco

Patricia A. Telesco

Dunmore, PA

Patricia A. "Pat" Telesco, 78, Dunmore, died Friday at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Eugene Telesco. Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Romaine Golden Kays. She was a...

Joseph J. Tomaseski

Joseph J. Tomaseski

Blakeslee, PA

Joseph J. Tomaseski, 68, of Blakeslee, died Thursday morning, May 10, 2018, while under hospice care in his home. He was the husband of Barbara (Mason) Tomaseski, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born on Sept. 13, 1949, in Scranton, he was a son of the late John and...

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