Obituaries

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Beryl Swingle (Hawk)

August 11, 2018

Beryl Swingle, Hamlin, died Monday night in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after an illness.  She was the widow of Lowell Swingle. Born 1937 in the Bidwell Hill section of Wayne County and was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Lois Daniel Hawk....

Mary Marcella Norvilas

August 7, 2018

Mary Marcella Norvilas, of Mt. Cobb, died Saturday at Scranton Healthcare Center following an illness. Her husband of 53 years is Joseph J. Norvilas.   Born April 10, 1945 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Zugorski Marge...

Russell W. Murphy

Russell W. “Rusty” Murphy, 64, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday evening at home. Born in Brooklyn, NY. son of the late James J. and Elaine Williams Murphy. He was a graduate of Western Wayne High School class of 1972. After his parent’s death, he ...

Dennis T. Barillo

August 12, 2018

Dennis Barillo of Lake Ariel passed away unexpectedly Saturday July 28, 2018 at home. Born in 1948 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Helen Maletsky Barillo, Lake Ariel, and the late Joseph A. Barillo. He was a devoted member of Hamlin Assembly ...

Benjamin C. Coleman


Veteran

August 1, 2018

Ben Coleman of Lake Ariel, PA, formerly of Monroe, NY, passed away at the age of 87 on July 27th with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Berninger Coleman. Ben was born in Monroe, NY, youngest son of Henry E. an...

Doris C. Morgan

July 29, 2018

Doris C. Morgan, 74, who has lived for the past 11 years in The Hideout in Lake Ariel, PA, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an ongoing battle with cancer.   Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, Doris was the daughter of the la...

Joanna Marie McCue

July 28, 2018

Joanna Marie McCue, 21, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday evening. Born in Suffren, NY she was the daughter of Sean McCue of Lake Ariel and Cara McCue of Stoney Point, NY. Also surviving are sisters Rachel McCue of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Lisa McCue ...

Carol Jean Wilcox

July 28, 2018

Carol Jean Wilcox, 75, of Dunmore, died Sunday evening at the Allied Services Hospice Center following an illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Viola Painter Wilcox. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class...

Alice T. Mead

July 28, 2018

Alice T. Mead of The Hideout, Lake Ariel died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital following an illness. Her husband of 41 years is Paul Mead. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Angel L. and Doris C. Colon Rivera, she was a graduate o...

Patricia A. Fritz (Fetherman)

July 13, 2018

Patricia A. Fritz, 61, of Waymart died Monday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia following an illness. She was the widow of Donald Fritz who died in 2011. Born in East Stroudsburg, Pa she is the daughter of the former Viola Repsher – Fet...

Elaine Thomas Frey

Elaine Thomas Frey of the Hideout, Lake Ariel PA left her earthly body Friday July 6, 2018 at her beautiful home surrounded by family following her long battle with cancer. Her husband of 47 years is Gary Frey. Elaine was born in Manhattan, NY, da...

Leon Lee Royce


Veteran

Leon “Lee” Royce, Hamlin, died Thursday afternoon in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.  His wife is Joan Hineline Royce. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Leon and Ida May Evans Royce.  Lee worked as...

Regina Riecker (McMahon)

Regina Riecker, of Hawley, died Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Villa following an illness. She was the widow of William Riecker who died in 1999. Born in New York, NY she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Edna Clark McMahon. Prior to reti...

Beverly J. Snyder (Knickerbocker)

July 2, 2018

Beverly J. Snyder, of Union Dale and formerly of Coudersport, died Wednesday evening at Forest City Nursing & Rehab Center following an illness. She was the widow of Thomas Pekarski in 1979 and Donald Snyder in 1995. Born in Gold, Pa she was t...

Carrie Lyn Martini (Homeyer)

July 7, 2018

Carrie Lyn Martini, 45 of Hamlin, died Tuesday evening at her home. Born in La Mesa, CA she was the daughter of Carole Geary Homeyer  and the late Roger G. Homeyer. She was a 1991 graduate of Western Wayne High School and earned a...

William Kevin Rowen

July 8, 2018

William Kevin Rowen, Lake Ariel, died Tuesday. Born in Nurenberg, Germany, he was the son of the late Walter G. Rowen and Dorothy Lyman Shaffer.  He was a graduate of Western Wayne High School and earned an Associate’s Degree in Specialized Tec...

Doris J. Soden (Burdick)

June 25, 2018

Doris Joanne Soden, 82, of Honesdale died Tuesday at the Allied Services Hospice Center following a brief illness. She was the widow of Lester E. Soden who died December 14, 2014. The couple had been married 63 years. Born January 22, 1936, she wa...

Timothy E. Gillow

June 15, 2018

Timothy E. Gillow, Hamlin, died early Tuesday morning at home after battling heart disease.  His wife is the former Regina Madden.  The couple would have been married 32 years on July 5th. Born 1961 in Scranton, he was the son of Daniel and Jo...

Joseph D. O'Neill


Veteran

June 19, 2018

  Joseph D. O’Neill, 80, of Lake Ariel died Monday at St. Anthony’s Hospital St. Petersburg, FL following an illness. His wife of 61 years is the former Annette D’Amelio. Born in Jersey City, NJ, son of the late Joseph V. and Maureen...

Henrietta B. Beaulieu (Abbott)

June 12, 2018

Henrietta B. Abbott Beaulieu, 97, Lake Ariel, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. She was the widow of Frances “ Frenchie” Beaulieu. Born in Throop, daughter of the late Henry and Annie Hodgson Abbott Beam....

Marianne Parmelee

June 9, 2018

Marianne Parmelee, Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, died late Tuesday in the WilkesBarre General Hospital after an illness.  She was the widow of Charles H. Parmelee who died March 1, 2017.  The couple had been married 57 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY ...

Roy Fuzzy Schaffer

June 9, 2018

Roy “Fuzzy” Schaffer, Sterling, died Sunday in the Allied SNC after an illness. Born 1954 in Scranton, he was the son of Charlotte Hollister Schaffer of Sterling and the late Eugene H. Schaffer and he attended the Jericho Independent Church. ...

Joseph E. Samson, Jr.

June 8, 2018

Joseph E. Samson, Jr. of Lake Ariel died Sunday at Riverside Rehab and Nursing Center following an illness. Born in Allentown, PA, son of the late Joseph E. and Hannah Burdett Samson, he had worked as a contractor. Joey, also known as Happy Jac...

Ronald Burrell Shaffer

June 3, 2018

Ronald Burrell “Buckshot” Shaffer, 92, of S. Canaan Township, died Wednesday at Regional Hospital Scranton following an illness. Ronald is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lois Miller Shaffer. Born in South Canaan on January 7, 1926, son of ...

Autum L. Leister

June 1, 2018

Autum L. Leister, 23, of Moscow, died suddenly Friday while bravely trying to assist her friend at the Nay Aug Gorge. Born in Cleveland, OH she was the daughter of the former Silvia Bonata Leister of Moscow. She attended Western Wayne High School ...

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