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Thomas J. McHugh, Sr.

May 26, 2022

Thomas J. McHugh, Sr., of Pocono Summit and formerly of Lake Ariel, passed away Monday, May 23rd at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono. His wife of 37 ½ years, the former Barbara Rickley passed away in 2008. Born in Morristown, NJ, he was the son of t...

Bruce I Brooks, Jr.

May 25, 2022

Bruce Brooks, Jr. son of the late Bruce and Gloria Santiso Brooks and a lifelong resident of Lake Ariel passed away Thursday evening at the age of 67 with his wife of 38 years Deborah Holevinski Brooks lovingly by his side. Bruce had a long career...

David A. Strong


Veteran

David A. Strong, 68 of Simpson, passed away Friday afternoon following an illness. Born in Harpursville, NY, he was the son of the late Alton and Vivian Houck – Strong. He was a graduate of Harpursville High School. Prior to his illness, he was a ...

Earle H. Fairclough


Veteran

Earle H. Fairclough, Jr., 72 of Cortez, passed away on Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Born in Pittston, Pa, he was the son of the late Earle H. Fairclough, Sr. and Frieda Kline – Fairclough. Prior to retirement, he...

Harvey F. Peterson


Veteran

Harvey F. Peterson, 84, of South Canaan, passed away on Thursday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. His loving wife, the former Gail Kropilak, passed away in 1990. Born in Hackensack, NJ, he was the son of the late Harvey Fra...

Eleanor C Letteri (Gerlach)

April 30, 2022

Eleanor C. Letteri, 92, of Lake Ariel, passed away early Saturday morning in the Aventura at Terrace View Nursing facility after an illness.   She was the widow of Joseph P. Letteri who passed away in 1996. Born in Brooklyn in 1930, she was the da...

Joan A Knickerbocker (Radonis)

Joan Knickerbocker, 91, Lake Ariel, passed away Friday morning in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.  She was the widow of Donald L. Knickerbocker. Born in New York, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Stella...

Tillie Van Slooten

Tillie Van Slooten, 100, recently passed away in Julia Ribaudo Care Center. She was predeceased by her husband Garret Van Slooten, in 1984. Born in North Haledon, NJ, Tillie was the daughter of the late Herman and Tillie (Vreeland) Van Schaik. She ...

Earl K. Davis


Veteran

May 7, 2022

Earl K. Davis, 81, of Hamlin, passed away on the evening of April 20, 2022 at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. His wife of 57 years the former Ann L. Conrad passed away in 2017. Born in Scranton, Pa, he was the son of the late Wil...

Joann Zelenski

Joann Zelenski, 53, of Hawley, passed away Monday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center following an illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Johanna Piraino Zelenski. She was educated in the Dunmore School Distri...

Bruce A. Richie

Bruce A. Richie, 73 of Greentown, Pa, died Sunday evening at Mid Valley Healthcare Center following an illness. His loving wife of 27 years is the former Elizabeth “Betty” Ortwein. Born in Hazleton, Pa, he was the son of the late Robert and Albe...

Pietro "Pete" Dramisino

Pietro “Pete” Dramisino, 89 of Lake Ariel, passed away Thursday at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following an illness. His wife, Letizia “Tina” Dramisino passed away in 2009. Born in Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Angela ...

Thomas A Batchelor


Veteran

April 18, 2022

Thomas A Batchelor, Ledgedale, passed away unexpectedly at home after being stricken ill. Born 1950 in Scranton he was the son of the late David and Mabel Frisbie Batchelor and was a 1968 graduate of the Lake Consolidated School, Lake Ariel. Upon gr...

Albert P. Ullner


Veteran

Albert P. Ullner, 82, of Lake Ariel, passed away Saturday evening at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following an illness. His wife of 45 years, the former Elaine Dougherty, passed away in 2015. Born in Queens, NY, he was the son of Albert J. a...

Henrietta M. Lutz (Van Wyckhouse)

Henrietta M. Lutz, 79, of Hawley, passed away Monday evening at Allied Services Hospice Center following a brief illness. Her husband of 39 years, Paul Lutz passed away in 2020. Born in Wayne, NJ, she was the daughter of the late James and Hermina ...

Rudolph J. Kunz


Veteran

March 25, 2022

Rudolph J. (Rudy) Kunz, 86, of Endwell, NY and formerly of Dunmore, PA and Lake Sheridan, Nicholson, PA, passed away on Saturday at his home. He was born on June 22, 1935 in Scranton, PA to the late Rudolph and Beatrice (Harwood) Kunz. He was predece...

Beau R. Swingle

Beau R. Swingle, 44, of Lake Ariel, passed away Saturday afternoon at home. He was born in Honesdale, and resided in Lake Ariel most of his life. He was the son of Becky A. Swingle – Strait of Hawley, and the late Gary Gregory of Conklin, NY. and ...

Paul Adolfo Busillo


Veteran

April 10, 2022

Paul Adolfo Busillo lost his battle to Alzheimer’s on March 16, 2022, while residing at Riverside Health Care Center in Taylor, PA.  Born in La Plata, Argentina, on September 27, 1935, he was the only son of the late Adolfo P. Busillo and Angela F...

Joseph A. Breier


Veteran

March 22, 2022

Joseph A. Breier, 74, the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Tuesday morning at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes – Barre following an illness. His wife of 2 years is the former Brenda Perenza. His first wife of 46 years, the former Nancy Boston passed away i...

Ronald C. Nier


Veteran

April 23, 2022

Ronald C. Nier, 91, of Greentown, PA quietly passed away on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 at home following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, the former Constance “Connie” Stefanski (Tellup). Ronald is survived by h...

Richard L. Seeley


Veteran

March 18, 2022

Richard L. Seeley, South Canaan, died Monday at Allied Services Hospice Center after an illness. His wife of 60 years, the former Joan Evans, passed away in 2017. Born in South Canaan in 1932, he was the son of the late Alexander L. and Eveia Enslin...

Janet M. Fendelander (Nix)

Janet Fendelander, 74 of Lake Ariel, died suddenly Sunday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. Her husband of 54 years, Frank D. Fendelander, passed away in 2020. Born in Butler, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Marjorie In...

Lawrence H. Ditty


Veteran

March 19, 2022

Lawrence “Larry” H. Ditty, 78 of Lake Ariel, passed away Thursday morning at home surrounded by his loving wife of 27 years,  the former Terri Sledzinski, and his children. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, he was the son of the late John H. an...

James "Jim" I. McLain


Veteran

March 19, 2022

James I. McLain (Jim), 71 of Moscow, passed away Saturday, March 5 at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes – Barre following an illness. His loving wife of 43 years is the former Vanessa Sinclair. Born in Scranton, Pa, he was the son of the late Harold...

Ronald Merring

March 5, 2022

Ronald Merring, Lake Ariel, passed away Wednesday morning after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer at home surrounded by his family. His wife of 27 years is Jacqueline Marsteller Merring. Born 1956, in Scranton he was the son of the l...

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