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Penny Burdge Rhodes Rosengrant

July 12, 2024

Penny Rosengrant, 77, Lake Ariel PA, left this world peacefully to dance with the angels on July 12, 2024, at the home of her daughter Wendy Kelly after a short battle with cancer. Her husband Ronald preceded her in death on October 14, 2023, and lov...
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Ronald "Pop" Butler

July 8, 2024

Ronald “Pop” Butler, Moscow, got his wings and met up with his love on July 8, 2024, one year after her death. His loving wife of 43 years, Carolyn “Granny” Hibbs – Butler passed away on July 8, 2023. Born in Lake Ariel, he was the son of ...
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Eugene MacDonald Forbes

June 22, 2024

Eugene MacDonald Forbes from Lake Ariel, PA. passed away after a lone battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and partner in life Carolyn Jarusik Forbes. The couple had been married 57 years. Eugene was born in Flushing Meadows, New York in...

Barbara A. Lucca

June 15, 2024

Barbara A. Lucca, 79, of Walden, NY, passed away Saturday evening following an illness. Her husband of 60 years, Raymond P. Lucca, Sr. passed away in 2015. Born in Cairo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Anna Gustavson – Cleveland. ...
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Georgina C. Rosengrant

June 11, 2024

Georgina C. Rosengrant, 98, Jefferson Twp., passed away Tuesday afternoon in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after being stricken ill.  She was the widow of Alfred R. Rosengrant who passed away in 2020.  At the time of his passing the couple...
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Sherry Ray De Souza (Kellogg)

June 9, 2024

Sherry Ray De Souza, 57 of Plant City, FL, formally of Scranton, PA passed away on June 9, 2024 at Advent Hospital Tampa in Tampa, FL after a courageous battle with triple negative breast cancer. Born in Monticello, NY, she is the daughter of Betty ...
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Patricia Krisovitch

June 4, 2024

Patricia Krisovitch of Hamlin, Pa, passed away Tuesday afternoon at her home with her family by her side.  Pat is survived by her loving companion of 30 years, Donald Mickel. Born 1953 in Scranton, Pat was the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary ...

John Joseph Higgins, Jr.

June 4, 2024

John J. Higgins, Jr., 63 of Scranton, passed away at home after a recurrence with cancer. Born and raised in Scranton, he was son of the late John Joseph Higgins, Sr. and the late former Susan A. Hutchins. John had a wide variety of work experi...
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Angelina P. Matacchiera

May 14, 2024

Angelina P. Matacchiera, 83 of Lake Ariel, passed away May 14 th at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following an illness. Her husband, Caesar Matacchiera, Sr. died in 2013. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Doroth...

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John Schmidt

May 13, 2024

John Schmidt May 13, 2024 John Schmidt, 93, of Waymart, passed away early Monday morning at home with his family by his side. His beloved wife of 62 years was the former Janet M. Wood who passed away in 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was son o...
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Martha Jean English

May 12, 2024

Martha Jean English of Scranton, PA, born June 3, 1941, passed away on May 12,2024 surrounded by loved ones. She was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Dunstone English. She attended West Scranton High School class of 1961. She was a lifelong m...
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Mary Fraser

May 12, 2024

Mary Fraser, 65, of White Mills, passed away Sunday, May 12th at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. Born in Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late William and Harriett Avery – Fraser. Prior to retirement, Mary was a bartender and cook at t...

Concetta Calderone

May 6, 2024

Concetta Calderone, 79, of Lake Ariel, formerly of Newburgh, NY passed away on May 6, 2024 after an illness.  Born February 6, 1945 in Palermo, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe Falletta and the late Concetta Falletta.  In 1967 she m...

Elizabeth A. Shaffer

April 30, 2024

Elizabeth A. Shaffer, 91 of Lake Ariel, passed away Tuesday morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital following an illness. Her loving husband of 54 years, Russell Shaffer passed away in 2022. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Chester an...
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Mary Lucy "Marylou" Mentz-Scott

April 29, 2024

Mary Lucy “Marylou” Mentz-Scott, 77, of Lake Ariel passed away on April 29, 2024 after an illness.  Born April 17, 1947 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Chester Phillip Szymanosky and the former Elizabeth Mae Heater and was a 1965 g...

Diane Marie Bridges

April 23, 2024

Diane Marie Bridges, Pittston, passed away early Tuesday morning at the home of her mother in Taylor. Born 1963 in Scranton, she was the daughter of Claire Murphy Reap and the late William Reap and was educated in Scranton schools, graduating from...

Clara A. McLain

April 21, 2024

Clara A. McLain, Sterling, passed away Sunday afternoon in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness. She was the widow of Richard A. McLain who died in 1995.They were married for 45years. Rich was her anchor. Born January 18 1...
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Louis J. Chimento

April 16, 2024

Louis J. Chimento, 79, of Lake Ariel, passed away Tuesday, April 16th at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, following an illness. His loving wife of 59 years is the former Carol Marie Andes. Born May 11, 1944 in Corona, NY, he was the s...

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Robert Hertzog

April 15, 2024

Robert Hertzog April 15, 2024 Robert Hertzog, 91, Scranton, passed away Monday evening in the Green Ridge Care Center.   His wife of 66 years is the former Regina Cieplinski. Born1933, in Laureldale, PA., he was the son of the late Lewis, Sr. ...
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E. Jean Felton

April 13, 2024

E. Jean Felton, 96, of Newfoundland and formerly of Hatfield, PA., died on Saturday, April 13 th in Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart, following an illness. Her husband, Charles “Bud” Felton passed away in 2006. Born in Norristown, PA., she was t...
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Richard C. Mentz

April 12, 2024

Richard C. Mentz, 79, of Berlin Township passed away on April 12, 2024 at home.  He and the former Colleen J. Swisher would have celebrated 58 years of marriage later this year.  Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of William A. Mentz and Josephi...
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Lloyd Skip Kramer

April 11, 2024

Lloyd Ralph ‘Skip’ Kramer April 11, 2024 Lloyd Ralph “Skip” Kramer, 82, of Jefferson Twp., passed away peacefully at home April 11, 2024, of advanced Alzheimer’s and cardiac complications. He was married to Karen S. (King) Kramer. They ...
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Irene B. Kostige

April 6, 2024

Irene B. Kostige, 96, of Wayne Woodlands Manor went into eternal life on Saturday morning at Wayne Woodlands. Her husband was the late Joseph Kostige who died in 2002. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Bohuski Pawloski, ...

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David J. O'Hare

April 2, 2024

David J. O’Hare - July 4, 1948 - April 2, 2024 Veteran Born July 4, 1948 in Medford, Massachusetts son of the late John P. O’Hare and Alison O’Hare (nee Black). Dave was a graduate of Malden High School and enlisted in the United States Army...

Nileshkumar Amin

March 30, 2024

Nileshkumar Amin, Scranton, died unexpectedly Saturday after being stricken ill.   His wife is Alka Amin. Born November 2, 1959, in Badarpur, Delhi, India, he was the son of the late Shantilal and Kapilaben Amin and he earned a Bachelor if Scien...

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