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Walker, Dr. Gregory C. - Archbald  
Dr. Gregory C. Walker, 69, Archbald, died Monday at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, Scranton. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann (Nolan) Walker, to whom he was happily married for 46 years. Gregory was born in Jermyn on Dec. 26, 1945, the son of the late Charles Walker and Catherine (Farrell) Walker. Gregory received his doctorate in education from Temple University, and took great pride in being an educator. Gregory was kind, thoughtful and known to all as a gentleman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons. Gregory is survived by a daughter, Shanna Walker Williamson, Esq., and her husband, Patrick, Scranton; and his four grandsons, Nolan, Flynn, Shamus and Brenden; two brothers, Jerry Walker and wife, Janice, California; and Paul Walker and wife, Valerie, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Harrison Funeral Home, 374 N. Main St., Archbald, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home.
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 25, 2015
Weinberger, Gilbert - Waverly Twp.  
Gilbert Weinberger, 93, of Waverly Twp., died Saturday evening. His wife is the former Caryl Schlossman Picker. Born in Old Forge, he was a son of the late Gus and Lena Klein Weinberger. He was a graduate of Old Forge High School, attended Carleton College, was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and received an MBA from Harvard University. He served as a captain in the Army during WWII in Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a prominent businessman and real estate developer with offices in Clarks Summit. Gilbert was the major influence in the sculpting career of his wife, who went under the professional name of Caryl Picker. He was a life member and a past president of the Bichor Cholem Congregation, Old Forge, he was a member of the board of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa. and served on other business, civic and religious boards in addition to his many philanthropic endeavors. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Acacia Lodge F&AM, Taylor, and was a member of Kiwanis International for more than 50 years. Also surviving are a son, Peter Weinberger, Oregon; two stepdaughters, Caryn Anne Picker, Florida; and Pamela Lee Picker, Vermont and son, Asher Picker Schonfeld, who he adored as a grandson; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Louis, attorney Julius, Harold and Murray Weinberger. The funeral will be Tuesday at noon in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Benny Rapoport. Interment in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Shiva will be observed at the family residence, 1352 N. Abington Road, Waverly Twp., 18471, on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gus and Lena Weinberger Scholarship Fund, c/o 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510; or to Chabad of the Abingtons, 216 Miller Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. To offer an online condolence, please visit www.ScrantonJewishFunerals.com
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 31, 2015
Wintermantel, Robert - Scranton  
Robert "Bobby" Winter-mantel, 58, a lifelong resident of the East Mountain section of Scranton, died Monday. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the Robert M. Wintermantel and the late Ruth Anne Wykosky Wintermantel. A graduate of Scranton Central High School, class of 1975, he was previously employed by the Scranton School District. Bobby was a social member of the German-American Federation at Waldorf Park, and was an avid Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees fan. Also surviving are a son, Jesse; sister, Lois Wintermantel; uncles, John, James and Martin Wintermantel; and aunt, Ruth Ann Patterson, all of Scranton; and several cousins. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Name of Jesus Church, 1414 Elm St. Interment will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., PA 18411. Visit the funeral home website for information or to send an online condolence.
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 27, 2015
Wisneski, Stanley J. - Jessup  
Stanley J. Wisneski, 97, of Jessup, died Monday at Allied Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of Josephine Kolosinsky Wisneski, who died in 2010. They had been married for 67 years. Born in Dickson City, son of the late Joseph and Veronica Pietrusewski Wisneski, he attended Dickson City schools. He was employed as a housepainter before his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. He will be remembered for his sweet disposition, quick wit and beautiful blue eyes. He lived a long happy life and will be dearly missed by family and friends. Stanley's family would like to thank the staff at Allied for their kindness and compassionate care. Surviving are a son, Stanley E. and his wife, Regina, Blakely; four grandchildren, Deborah Thier and husband, Jerry, Dalton; attorney David Wisneski, Mechanicsburg; Jennifer Peacock and husband, David, Hong Kong; and Michael Wisneski, Scranton; four great-grandchildren, Alexander and Sarah Wisneski, and Grace and Jack Peacock; a sister, Helen Scheller, Moscow; many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Chester and Edward Wisneski; three sisters, Pearl Wierzbicki, Eleanor Zelenski and Genevieve "Jean" Kupst; and a granddaughter-in-law, Stephanie Wisneski. The funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church St., Jessup, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. Interment, parish cemetery, Dickson City. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 26, 2015
Woodyatt, Edward - Scranton  
Edward Woodyatt, 70, Scranton, died peacefully Aug. 23 at home. Born April 7, 1945, in Scranton, Ed was the son of the late Thomas Woodyatt and Lulu Groesbeck Woodyatt-Hughes. A 1963 graduate of Abington Heights High School, he excelled in math and accounting and applied his skills at Emery and as a supervisor at Haband. Ed was known for his friendly nature, quick wit and his great sense of humor. He enjoyed traveling and was a beloved member of the community. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton, where he served as Eucharistic minister and as a member of the social action committee. Surviving are a son, Mark Woodyatt, Scranton; a daughter, Heather Finnerty; a sister, Lois J. Dettore and husband, Philip Jr., Clarks Summit; nephews, Philip J. III and Thomas J. Dettore, and Joe Libratore; granddaughter, Victoria Finnerty; and Ed's companion Theresa Snyder. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Thomas J. Hughes. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. To send an online condolence, visit www.jenningscalvey.com
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Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 30, 2015
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