Obituaries

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Eleanor Dennis (Bonitz)

July 25, 2016

Eleanor Dennis, Lake Ariel, died Friday morning in the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center after an illness.   She was the widow of John F. “Jack”Dennis, Jr. who died January 12, 2014. Born 1928 in Scranton, she was the daughter fo the late E...

James J. Masgula

July 22, 2016

James J. Masgula, 47, of Waymart died Thursday, July 7, 2016. His wife of 19 years Barbara Gryszel Masgula died in 2011 Born in Scranton, son of James Poncavage of Lake Ariel and the late Charlotte Detrick Poncavage, he was a member of the 1987 gr...

Kevin N. Rollison

Kevin N. Rollison, 49, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday at Geisinger Community Medical Center following an illness. Born in Peckville, he is the son of Verna Johnson Rollison, of Lake Ariel and the late Buddy E. Rollison. He was a graduate of Western W...

Dorothy Walton (Compton)

  Dorothy Walton, 96, a lifelong resident of Wimmers, died Saturday at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following an illness. She was the widow Ephraim Walton in died in 1998. At the time of his passing the couple had been married in 1960. ...

Mary C. Coleman

Mary C. Coleman, a resident of the Hideout in Lake Ariel, PA, for more than 20 years, died Thursday, June 30, at the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center in Lake Ariel, PA, after a relatively brief illness. She retired as a full professor of experim...

Kay Williams (O'Connor)

July 22, 2016

“Kay” Williams, The Hideout, Lake Ariel, died June 29th  in the St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home, Elmhurst Twp. after an illness.  She was the widow of Francis “Ron” Williams who died on October 22, 2015.   The couple had been married 62 y...

Virginia Liquori

June 30, 2016

Virginia Liquori of Jackson, NJ formerly of Lake Ariel, PA died Saturday at Bartley Healthcare Center, Jackson, NJ following an illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Vincent Liquori and Lucy Cecere Liquori, she was a graduate of Cath...

Carole A. Pollack (Schaefer)

June 29, 2016

Carole A. Pollack June 24, 2016 Carole A. Pollack of The Hideout, Lake Ariel died Friday morning at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit following an illness. Her husband of 54 years is Thomas Pollack. Born in the Bronx, NY. daughter o...

Regina M. Speranza (Chodakowsky)

June 25, 2016

Regina M. Speranza of the Hideout, Lake Ariel died Thursday morning at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit following an illness. Her husband was the late Frank J. Speranza who died in 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Walter...

Marvin H. Watson


Veteran

June 27, 2016

  Marvin H. Watson of White Mills, PA died Thursday morning at home surrounded by his entire family following an illness. His loving wife of 54 years is the former Gertrude “Gerty”Bartenbach. Born in Honesdale, Pa he was the youngest s...

Catherine Gallo (Caparco)

Catherine Gallo, a resident of Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, formerly of Brooklyn, died Monday afternoon in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after a long illness.   She was the widow of Sam Gallo who died in 1990. Born 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y....

Scott R. Catania

June 22, 2016

Scott R. Catania died Thursday morning. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Catania. Born in Honesdale, son of Charles and Suzanne Catania of Olyphant, was a graduate of Western Wayne High School and had been employed as a CDL-A driver by Swift Tr...

Beverly Agnes Allen (Piroh)

Beverly Agnes Allen, Lake Ariel, died Saturday morning in Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was widow of Ernest J. Allen, Sr. who died in 2007. Born in Bridgeport, Ct., daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Bizewski Piroh. Prior to retirement, she...

Jude E. DÁloisio


Veteran

June 14, 2016

Jude D’Aloisio June 9, 2016 Jude D’Aloisio of the Hideout, Lake Ariel died Thursday afternoon at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. His wife of 55 years is the former Joan Bazinet. Born in Paterson, NJ, son of the late N...

Kay Olivia DeCarvalho (Brown)

June 10, 2016

Kay Olivia DeCarvalho died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Her husband of 57 years is Decio DeCarvalho. Born in Scranton, PA, daughter of the late Jonathon and Marjorie Jaggars Brown, she was a graduate of the Lake Con...

Warren Whitfield Barnes

WARREN WHITFIELD BARNES, JR., 85, born December 28, 1930, in Hackensack, NJ passed away on June 5th at the home of his daughter in Blooming Grove, PA surrounded by his family. Mr. Barnes was an award-winning general contractor and developer in New...

Michele Lee Thomas

June 7, 2016

Michele Lee Thomas, 45, a lifelong resident of Madisonville, died Friday morning in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after a lifelong battle with Osler Weber Rendu Syndrome(also known as HHT). Born 1970 in Scranton, she was the daughter of Alan...

Derwin C. Brown


Veteran

June 7, 2016

Derwin C. Brown of Lake Ariel died Thursday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. His wife of 67 years is the former Lois Hafler. Born in Gravity, PA, son of the late Paul and Eleanor States Brown, he attended the Lake Con...

Marlene Casal (Kruchinski)

May 25, 2016

Marlene Casal, Lake Ariel, died Saturday at the home of her daughter Cathy.   She was the widow of Ettore “Etty” Casal who died in 2005. Born 1945 in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Kathryn Vonderhey Kruchinksi.   She...

David Blair Wilson


Veteran

May 22, 2016

David Blair Wilson May 18, 1926 to May 16, 2016 David passed away 2 days prior to his 90th birthday. David was born in Scranton, PA. He was predeceased by his parents, Lillian and Albert Wilson, all seven of his siblings, and his beloved wife, Ma...

Robert Vradenburgh


Veteran

May 21, 2016

Robert A. Vradenburgh, The Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Sunday at home following an injury.   His wife of  45 years is the former Dale Amos. Born 1939 in Plattsburgh, New York he was the son of the late Robert A. and Geraldine Van Wirt Vradenbur...

Matthew Diehl

May 18, 2016

Matthew Diehl of Waymart died Saturday at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following a battle with cancer.  His wife of 16 years is the former Brenda Brown. Born in 1980 in Scranton, he was the son of Doris Shaffer Mellan and her husband ...

Frank Barretta


Veteran

FRANK M. BARRETTA, Lake Ariel, PA, formerly of Manhasset, NY died 13th May after a long battle with cancer.  Son of the late Lawrence and Mary Barretta, brother to Mary Ann Koch-Betz, Rose B. Zosuls (Andris), Antoinette/Toni (James) Wheeler, Catheri...

Eva Fay Hall (Cole)

Eva Fay Hall May 8, 2016 Eva Fay Hall of Lake Ariel died Sunday evening at home following an illness. Her husband of 46 years is Edwin Hall. Born in Lake Ariel, daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Beavers Cole, she was a member of the Cen...

Douglas A. Mendini

Douglas A. Mendini, 62, of Lake Ariel and New York City, died Saturday at VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center following an illness. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, he was the son of the late T.F.  and Helen Jones Mendini. Mr. Mendini was...

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