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John "Jack" McGoldrick

July 1, 2022

  JOHN “JACK” McGOLDRICK John “Jack” McGoldrick, 77, of Great Bend, PA passed away on July 1, 2022 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, PA after a short illness. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John and Margie White...

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Dr. David A. Crothamel

June 29, 2022

Dr. David Allen Crothamel, 91, of Lake Ariel, passed away Wednesday morning at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, Lake Ariel. Born in Scranton on March 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Allen and Sarah Williams – Crothamel. He earned his Doctor...

Dianne Elizabeth Cooper-Madden

June 27, 2022

Dianne Elizabeth Cooper-Madden, age 79, left this world on Monday June 27th, 2022. Dianne was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. She led a life deeply rooted in her catholic faith and valued learning. Dianne earned a Master’s degree in educati...

Sylvia P. Shaffer Parks

June 18, 2022

  Sylvia P. Shaffer, of Varden, Wayne County, PA passed away Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at the Ellen Memorial Health Center after a long illness due to Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was the widow of David F. Shaffer who passed away in 2010.  Sylvia ...
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John Rellis

June 15, 2022

John “Jack” Rellis, South Canaan, passed away early Wednesday morning at his home with his family by his side.   His wife of 32 years is the former Grace Nagengast. Born 1945 in Mineola, New York, he was the son of the late John and Anna Mae...

Paulette Mott

June 13, 2022

Paulette Mott, Jefferson Township, passed away early Monday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. She was the wife of Carl Mott. The couple would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in July. Born in Scranton, she was ...

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Esther Olver Racht

June 4, 2022

Esther Racht of Lake Ariel passed away Saturday at the Guthrie Robert Packard hospital located in Sayre, PA.   Esther was born June 7th, 1931, in Beach Lake to the late Aldace and Henrietta Olver.   She passed three days shy of her ninet...

Elizabeth “Betty” Dutko

June 1, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Dutko, on June 1, 2022 after being stricken ill. Daughter of the late John and Mary Slevich Dutko, who immigrated from the Ukraine, she was born and raised in...

Barbara B. Wertz

May 28, 2022

Barbara B. Wertz Barbara B. Wertz of Hamlin, died May 28 at Wayne Woodlands Manor following an illness.  Her husband was the late Larry A. Wertz, who died in 2019.  Larry and Barbara resided in Bloomsbury, NJ, before retiring to the Poconos. Bo...
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Thomas J. McHugh, Sr.

May 23, 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...
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Lois Levison Ahrens

May 21, 2022

Lois Levison, Waymart, passed away Saturday afternoon at her home.   She was the widow of the late Herbert S. Levison, Jr. Born in East Rockaway, New York, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Angela Zeilinski Ahrens. Lois had a big heart, ...
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Bruce I Brooks, Jr.

May 19, 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...

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David A. Strong

May 6, 2022

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 ...

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Earle H. Fairclough

May 4, 2022

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...

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Harvey F. Peterson

April 28, 2022

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 23, 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...
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Joan A Knickerbocker Radonis

April 22, 2022

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...
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Tillie Van Slooten

April 20, 2022

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 ...

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Earl K. Davis

April 20, 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...
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Joann Zelenski

April 18, 2022

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

April 17, 2022

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...
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Pietro "Pete" Dramisino

April 14, 2022

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 ...

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Thomas A Batchelor

April 12, 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...

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Albert P. Ullner

March 26, 2022

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...
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Henrietta M. Lutz Van Wyckhouse

March 21, 2022

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 ...

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