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Rudolph J. Kunz

March 19, 2022

Rudolph J. (Rudy) Kunz, 86, of Endwell, NY and formerly of Dunmore, PA and Lake Sheridan, Nicholson, PA, passed away on Saturday at his home. He was born on June 22, 1935 in Scranton, PA to the late Rudolph and Beatrice (Harwood) Kunz. He was predece...
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Beau R. Swingle

March 19, 2022

Beau R. Swingle, 44, of Lake Ariel, passed away Saturday afternoon at home. He was born in Honesdale, and resided in Lake Ariel most of his life. He was the son of Becky A. Swingle – Strait of Hawley, and the late Gary Gregory of Conklin, NY. and ...

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Paul Adolfo Busillo

March 16, 2022

Paul Adolfo Busillo lost his battle to Alzheimer’s on March 16, 2022, while residing at Riverside Health Care Center in Taylor, PA.  Born in La Plata, Argentina, on September 27, 1935, he was the only son of the late Adolfo P. Busillo and Angela F...

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Joseph A. Breier

March 15, 2022

Joseph A. Breier, 74, the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Tuesday morning at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes – Barre following an illness. His wife of 2 years is the former Brenda Perenza. His first wife of 46 years, the former Nancy Boston passed away i...

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Ronald C. Nier

March 15, 2022

Ronald C. Nier, 91, of Greentown, PA quietly passed away on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 at home following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, the former Constance “Connie” Stefanski (Tellup). Ronald is survived by h...

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Richard L. Seeley

March 14, 2022

Richard L. Seeley, South Canaan, died Monday at Allied Services Hospice Center after an illness. His wife of 60 years, the former Joan Evans, passed away in 2017. Born in South Canaan in 1932, he was the son of the late Alexander L. and Eveia Enslin...

Janet M. Fendelander Nix

March 13, 2022

Janet Fendelander, 74 of Lake Ariel, died suddenly Sunday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital. Her husband of 54 years, Frank D. Fendelander, passed away in 2020. Born in Butler, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Marjorie In...

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Lawrence H. Ditty

March 10, 2022

Lawrence “Larry” H. Ditty, 78 of Lake Ariel, passed away Thursday morning at home surrounded by his loving wife of 27 years,  the former Terri Sledzinski, and his children. Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, he was the son of the late John H. an...

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James "Jim" I. McLain

March 5, 2022

James I. McLain (Jim), 71 of Moscow, passed away Saturday, March 5 at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes – Barre following an illness. His loving wife of 43 years is the former Vanessa Sinclair. Born in Scranton, Pa, he was the son of the late Harold...
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Ronald Merring

February 23, 2022

Ronald Merring, Lake Ariel, passed away Wednesday morning after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer at home surrounded by his family. His wife of 27 years is Jacqueline Marsteller Merring. Born 1956, in Scranton he was the son of the l...
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Timothy P. Recker

February 23, 2022

Timothy Patrick Recker, 71 of Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, passed away Wednesday at home. His wife of 49 years is the former Madeline Walsh. Born in Greenpoint, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur and Bridget Frances Clifford – Recker. He was a g...

Rosemary A. Worden Stout

February 21, 2022

Rosemary A. Worden, 81, of Honesdale passed away peacefully Monday February 21 2022, while surrounded by family. Her husband of 16 years, Robert J. Worden passed away in 1999. Born in Moscow, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Jerome and...
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Warren A. "Hoot" Van Leuven

February 13, 2022

Warren A. “Hoot” Van Leuven, 94 of Maplewood, passed away the evening of February 13th at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore, following an illness. His loving wife of 68 years is the former Mary Buckingham. Born in Maplewood, ...
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Richard R.B. Miller

February 9, 2022

Richard R.B. Miller, 70 of Beach Lake, passed away Wednesday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale following an illness. Born in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Clinton “Sonny” B. and Jane Blackmore – Miller. He was a graduate of...
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Ralph T. DeNinno

February 4, 2022

Ralph T. DeNinno February 4, 2022 Ralph T. DeNinno of the Hideout, Lake Ariel died Friday morning at home following a brief illness. His wife is Marjorie. Born in Blakely, son of the late Paul and Vivian Tinsley DeNinno, he was a graduate of...

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Allyn E Moore

February 3, 2022

Allyn E. Moore, Jefferson Twp and Edgewater, Florida, died Thursday at his home in Jefferson Twp.   His wife was the former MaryAnn K. Swoyer who died June 8, 2017.   Born in Scranton, Allyn was the son of the late Edward and Marjorie Memery M...
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Clifford Christiana

February 2, 2022

Clifford “Jim” Christiana, 67 of Lake Ariel, passed away Wednesday morning, with family by his side at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, following an illness. His late wife Theresa, was the love of his life, passed away before him in 20...
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Tammy Garcia

February 1, 2022

Tammy Lynn Garcia, Hamlin, died February 1st in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after an illness. Born April 1, 1970 in Hamlin and she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Martha Jean Very Garcia.   She was educated in Western Wayne Schools. Also...
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Helen Barillo Maletsky

January 30, 2022

Helen Maletsky Barillo, 104, Lake Ariel, passed away peacefully January 30th, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family.   She was the widow of Joseph A. Barillo. Born March 27, 1917 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Thomas a...
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Nancy F Davis

January 28, 2022

Nancy F. Davis, Jefferson Twp., formerly of Lakeville, passed away Friday morning at the home of her sister and caregiver, Cynthia Chumard. Born in Honesdale, Aug. 24, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Helen Barrick Davis. She was...
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Lois Ann Shaffer Miller

January 24, 2022

Lois Miller Shaffer, of South Canaan Township, died Monday, January 24, 2022 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, at the age of 91. Born in South Canaan on October 6, 1930, to Jesse and Mary Emery Miller, Lois graduated from Lake Ariel High School in 1948 an...
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Dorothy Hazen Laird

January 24, 2022

Dorothy Hazen, 95, of Maplewood, PA, departed this world for heaven on Monday, January 24, 2022 at the Wayne Woodlands Manor in Waymart, PA. She was the widow of Raymond Hazen, Jr who passed away in 2005.  They were happily married for 58 years....
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Romayne T. Vogel Pappas

January 24, 2022

Romayne T. Vogel, 88 of Lake Ariel, passed away Monday evening at home following an illness. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late James and Helen Patyk – Pappas. She was a graduate of Hawley High School Class of 1952. Prior to re...
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Herbert S. Levison, III.

January 22, 2022

Herbert S. Levison, III., 67 of Waymart, passed away Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Born in Freeport, NY, he was the son of Lois Ahrens – Levison of Waymart and the late Herbert S. Levison, Jr. Prior to retirement,...

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Russell L. Shaffer

January 20, 2022

Russell L. Shaffer, 89 of Lake Ariel, passed away Thursday morning at home following an illness. His loving wife of 54 years is the former Elizabeth Thomas – Shaffer. Born in South Canaan, he was the son of the late Loren and Rena Keil – Shaffer...

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