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William P. Lazowski


Veteran

William P. Lazowski, of Lake Ariel, died Saturday evening at Allied Services Hospice Center following a brief illness. Born April 7, 1943 in Newark, NJ he was the son of the late Walter and Sophie Romanski Lazowski. He was a graduate of Lake Consoli...

George E. Olson


Veteran

December 28, 2018

George E. Olson, of Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, Lake Ariel PA passed away on Friday December 21, 2018 after a long illness. His daughters and wife Grace of 64 years were by his side. He was 86 years old. Born in Queens, NY, he was the son of late ...

David E. Christopher

David E. Christopher, of Greentown, died Thursday at home. His wife of 10 years is the former JoAnn Boby. Born in Corpus Christi, Tx, he is the son of Patricia Racht Christopher of Honesdale and the late Stanley Christopher. He was a graduate of W...

John Butch Wittenbrader


Veteran

December 22, 2018

John H. “Butch” Wittenbrader December 17, 2018 John “Butch” Wittenbrader, Lake Ariel, died early Monday morning in the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center after an illness.  His wife was the former Wilma Black. Born 1930 in Lake Ariel, he ...

James A. Stark

James A. Stark, of Lake Ariel and formerly of Secaucus, NJ, died Tuesday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton following an illness. His wife is the former Joyce Clement. Born in Jersey City, NJ son of the late James and Dorothy Kempf Stark. ...

Florence Holevinski (Ognoski)

December 6, 2018

December 3, 2018 Florence “Bobbi” Holevinski of Jefferson Twp., passed away early Monday morning at the Good Shepard Rehabilitation Unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Born January 30, 1931 in Jefferson Twp., daughter of the late Adam and Mary...

Marilyn K. Wargo (Chamberlain)

Marilyn K. Wargo, of Cortez, died Saturday evening at home, with family by her side. Her husband of 59 years is Edward Wargo. Born in Cortez, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Florence Lindner Chamberlain. She was a member of Canaan Bi...

Gail Schuit (Roadknight)

December 7, 2018

Gail Schuit, 64, of Jefferson Twp, passed into God’s Presence on November 30, 2018. Her husband of 38 years is Donald Schuit. Born in Toronto, Canada, she is the daughter of Joyce and the former Al Roadknight of Pickering, Ontario. For 42 years ...

Andrew J. Mihok

December 15, 2018

Andrew J. Mihok, 88, of The Hideout in Lake Ariel, Pa died Sunday evening at home after a long illness with family by his side.  Born in Mahwah, NJ he was the son of the late Andrew J. and Margaret “Jean” Petrosky Mihok. He was a member of IB...

Michael A. Tomasetti


Veteran

November 21, 2018

Michael “Anthony” Tomasetti Senior, born April 9, 1970 at Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, NY to Peter and Donna Tomasetti of Lake Ariel PA. He is survived by his 6 sons Christopher, Anthony, Joseph, Michael, Nicolas, and Vincent. His siblings ...

Mary Bernice Rockman (Barton)

November 18, 2018

Mary Bernice (Barton) Rockman, 89, of Lake Ariel, PA, passed away Wednesday at home surrounded by her children. Her husband of 61 years was John N. Rockman who died in January 2018. Bernice was born on September 20, 1929, in Sprott, AL, and, daughte...

Beverly G. Knecht (Muir)

Beverly G. Knecht, Beach Lake, died Wednesday evening at home after an illness. Her husband of 47 years Robert Knecht died in 2013. Born in the Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Leah Black Muir. She was a graduate of Lake Consoli...

Patricia Lawlor (Devaney)

November 15, 2018

Patricia Lawlor, The Hideout, passed peacefully surrounded by her husband of 61 years Charles, her daughters, and grandchildren. Her last days were testament to her spirited life always celebrating her family with laughter and a knowing smile. Pat’...

Gerald Captain 29 Dennis (Jerry)


Veteran

November 2, 2018

Gerald “Jerry” Dennis, Captain 29, 74, Lake Ariel, died Monday afternoon at home following a terminal illness.  His wife of 49 years is the former Dorothy Shay. Born August 6, 1944, in Jermyn to the late Hope Dennis Verduce and Joseph Verduce...

Alice Bischoff

November 3, 2018

Alice Bischoff, of Hawley, PA, passed away unexpectedly October 27th at Wayne Memorial Hospital due to complications from a fall. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Hedwig & Ferdinand Stelter.  In 1955, Alice and her family imm...

Beatrice (Bea) Ann McDonald (Minzak)

Mrs. Beatrice (Bea) Ann (Minzak) McDonald, born on December 24, 1947 in Moosic, Pennsylvania, to Mabel (Decker) Minzak and William Minzak, passed away at age 70 on October 20, 2018 in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania.   Beatrice was the beloved wi...

Bennyray S. Lowman


Veteran

November 23, 2018

Bennyray S. Lowman (“Buddy”), of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, formerly of Babylon, New York, died Friday evening at the VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre following an Illness. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Roy and Ouida...

Doreen Yanoski Swingle

Doreen Yankoski Swingle, 57, of Lake Ariel, died Wednesday at Cornell Medical Hospital in New York after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Robert Yankoski, Scranton and the late Eileen Bogda...

Robert E. Jones


Veteran

Robert Jones, a lifelong resident of Northeast Pennsylvania, died Monday October 15, 2018. Prior to retirement he was employed by Pennsylvania Power and Light Company for many years. He also served two years in the United States Navy. Private ...

Bruce R. Burke


Veteran

October 13, 2018

Bruce R. Burke, 91, of Honesdale, died Wednesday evening at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 69 years is the former Doris Penwarden. Born in Nutley, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Joseph and El...

Charles P. Murdoch, Sr.


Veteran

Charles P. Murdoch, Jr., 89, of Moscow, died Wednesday afternoon at Allied Services Hospice Center following an illness. His wife of 62 years was the former Lorraine Haldane who proceeded him in death in 2013. Born in Lansdale, Pa, he was the son...

Alberta L. Davailus (Fritz)

October 4, 2018

Alberta L. Davailus, Lake Ariel, died Sunday at home after an illness.  Her husband of 36 years is George Davailus. Born August 12, 1931 in Gouldsboro, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice Keiper-Fritz who were the parents of seven c...

Hannelore E. Degis (Dier)

October 21, 2018

Hannelore Degis, Lake Ariel, passed away September 29th in the Julia Ribaudo Senior Care Center after an illness.   She was the widow of her loving husband of 58 years, Igor Degis Hannelore was born in Germany in 1930 immigrated to USA in 1958 (...

Betty E. Bunting (Van Leuvan)

October 5, 2018

Betty E. Bunting, Waymart, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the widow of Kenneth Bunting who passed away on September 26, 1996.   The couple was married for 54 years. Born in Maplewood, she was the daughter of the l...

Virginia Ginger McLain (Lukeski)

October 1, 2018

Virginia “Ginger” McLain, 64, of Jefferson Twp., died in the company of her husband of 40 years, Robert C. Silfee, Sr., daughter Bobbi Ann Silfee and brother Michael A. Lukeski on Wednesday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a cou...

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