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Norman W. Batzel

July 29, 2022

Norman W. Batzel of Lake Ariel died Friday night at Wayne Memorial Hospital following an illness. His wife of 54 years is the former Kathryn Mecca. Born in Avoca, PA, son of the late Warren P. and Alice Legg Batzel, he was a graduate of the Lake Con...

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Walter E. Johnson

July 27, 2022

Walter E. Johnson, 80 of Paupackan Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 27 following an illness. His loving wife of 41 years is the former Angelika Stickdorn. Born in Hoboken, NJ, he was the son of the late Romaine Micca. He earned a Bachelor’s and M...
8 Messages

Laurie O'Connor

July 22, 2022

Laurie O’Connor July 22, 2022 Laurie O’Connor of Sterling Twp. died unexpectedly Friday evening. Born in Islip, NY, daughter of Joseph and Claudia Morris. Laurie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are her husband ...
2 Messages

Delmar E. Weikel

July 21, 2022

  Delmar E. Weikel July 21, 2022 Delmar E. Weikel of Lake Ariel died Thursday July 21st after a brief illness. Born in Shamokin, PA, son of the late Delbert S. and Pearl E. Baily Weikel, he was a graduate of Phoenixville High School. Del en...
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Sylvia M. Agostini

July 17, 2022

Sylvia M. Agostini, 80, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at her home in Lake Ariel. She was married to her  loving husband, Victor Agostini for 60 years. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late David and Ursula Gonzalez...

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Lawrence F. Cross

July 11, 2022

Lawrence F. Cross July 11, 2022 Lawrence F. Cross, of Newton, NJ, died Monday at Newton Medical Center following a lengthy battle with heart disease. Born in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Dr. Albert J. and Carolyn Lansing Cross he was a graduate o...

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Clare Madden

July 10, 2022

Leroy Clare Madden July 10, 2022 Clare Madden, 90, went home to be with the Lord on July 10, 2022. Born in Hamlin, to the late Leroy A. and Inez Corrine (Shaffer) Madden. He was a graduate of Lake Consolidated, class of 1950. He went on to serve i...
7 Messages

Janis B. Orr

July 8, 2022

Janis B. Orr, 75, of Greentown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday morning July 8th 2022. She was the loving wife and partner of William E. Orr. Born on May 29, 1947 in Abington, Pa., she was the daughter of Frank and E...
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Alfred F. Locklin

July 5, 2022

Alfred F. Locklin Alfred F. Locklin, 80, born on June 28, 1942, son of the late Gerald and Margaret Henneforth Locklin, and a Hamlin, PA resident for his entire life, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 5, 2022. He is survived by his f...
2 Messages

Beverly Gregory

July 2, 2022

Beverly Gregory, 83, of Honesdale, died July 2 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. Her husband was the late Pete Gregory, Sr who died December 8, 1997. They were married November 3, 1956. Born in Bidwell Hill, she was the daughter of the late Ethe...

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John 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 McG...

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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...
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Judith M. Hipple

June 25, 2022

Judith M. Hipple, age 74 of Ft. Oglethorpe since 2009 and formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away on June 25, 2022. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Chickamauga and taught Elementary School in Florida, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. She was a l...

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, ...

Ann Marie Achey Konnick

May 21, 2022

Ann Marie Achey, Hamlin, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away May 21, 2022 in the Allied Skilled Nursing Facility due to natural causes.  She was the widow of Peter Elias Achey who passed away in 1984. Born January 2, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, she wa...
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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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