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Richard MacAvoy

November 21, 2014

Richard “Dick” L. MacAvoy of The Hideout, Lake Ariel died Friday at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital. His wife is the former Mary Meaden. His first wife Joan died in 1972. Born in Newark, NJ, son of the late Louis A. and Alice Guidera...

Lavinia O Beers

November 20, 2014

Lavinia O. Beers, formerly of Barton, NY, died Thursday at the Eastern Star Home, Oriskany, NY. Her husband was the late Paul J. Beers who died in 1993. Born in S. Canaan, daughter of the late Royal O. and Hila Stinnard Brooks, she was a member of...

James Watt, Jr

November 15, 2014

James Watt, Jr. of Sterling died Saturday at home. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, son of James Watt of Lake Ariel and the late Carol Pickering Watt, he had worked at Binghamton Hardware. He was a NASCAR fan and a diehard fan of # 24 Jeff Gordon. He lo...

Gregory W Johnson

November 14, 2014

Gregory W. Johnson, 53, of Lake Ariel, died Friday evening at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a courageous battle with cancer. His wife of 31 years is the former Kellie Barrett. Born in Scranton, son of the late Victor ...

Walter Buehring

November 13, 2014

Walter Buehring of Hamlin died Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center following a brief illness. His wife of 33 years is the former Marlene Buttachio. Born in Scranton, son of Martha Drescher Buhring of Sterling and the late Eric Buhring, ...

Harris Hampton Brown

November 4, 2014

Harris Hampton Brown of Lake Ariel died Tuesday morning at Bethany Village following an illness. His wife was the former Thelma Mae Brown who passed away in 2011. Born in Florence, NJ, he was the son of the late Harry and Elizabeth Adams Brown. Ee...

Gordon Duane Kizer

November 4, 2014

Gordon Duane Kizer of Madison Twp., died Tuesday morning at home. Born in Scranton he was the son of Gordon J. Kizer of Jefferson Twp. and Eileen Kiernan Raynor of Madison Twp. He had previously worked at Seaman’s Airport in Factoryville as an a...

Patricia C Leamy

October 31, 2014

Patricia C Leamy died peacefully at home in Lake Ariel, PA on October 31, 2014. She was born on June 8, 1931, in Syracuse, NY, and was the daughter of the late Hilda H. and John Leamy. Ms Leamy grew up in Syracuse, NY, where she attended the Syrac...

Jeanette H Huckabee

October 29, 2014

Jeanette H. Huckabee of The Hideout, Lake Ariel, passed to the other side on October 29, 2014 to be with her daughter Candice, at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Her husband of 17 years is Henry R. Huckabee...

Harry E Gerstenmaier, Sr.

October 26, 2014

Harry E. Gerstenmaier, Sr. of the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Sunday at Temple Health Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia following an illness. His wife of 58 years is the former Betty Peterkin. Born in North Arlington, NJ, son of the late James and Louis...

Joan S Loscig

October 25, 2014

Joan S. Loscig, South Canaan, passed away early Saturday morning at home after an illness. Her husband of 54 years is Gerald R. Loscig. Born in South Canaan, she was the daughter of the late John and Leah Van Sickle Swingle. She was a graduate of ...

John P Edwards

October 22, 2014

John P. Edwards, Cortez, died Wednesday in the Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness. His wife of 47 years is the former Nancylee Swoyer. Born in Cortez, he was the son of the late Lawrence, Sr. and Florence Strackbien Edwards. He wa...

Dorothy Mills

October 20, 2014

Dorothy Mills, Hamlin, died Monday at the home of her sister and caregiver Faith Wharton after an illness. Born in Greentown, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ella Swingle Mills. Dorothy was a loving sister and aunt who will be dearly m...

Donald B Stevens, Jr.

October 15, 2014

Donald B. Stevens, Jr. of Ft. Pierce, FL and formerly of Lake Wallenpaupack died Wednesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a brief illness. His wife of 58 years is the former Ruth Schank. Born in Scranton, son of the late Donald B. and ...

Donald Chapman

October 13, 2014

Donald “Sam Chapman, lifelong resident of Lake Ariel, died Monday after an illness. His wife is the former Hilda Michl. The couple was married in 1959. Born in Hamlin, he was the son of the late Clifton and Dorothy Deming Chapman. He was a me...

Arthur Shelko

October 13, 2014

Arthur Shelko, The Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Monday in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after being stricken ill. His wife is the former Eleanor Stone. He was 76 years old, but if you knew him, you know that he had no idea that he wasn't in his twenties. ...

Lorraine Anthony

October 7, 2014

Lorraine Anthony of S. Canaan Twp. died October 7th at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following an illness. Born in Ridgewood, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Eleanor Hanson DePalma. Surviving are sons Thomas DePalma of S. C...

Frank J Imperato, Jr.

October 5, 2014

Frank J. Imperato, Jr. of Lake Ariel died Sunday at home. Born in Hackensack, NJ, son of the late Frank J. and Fay Massisca Imperato, Sr., he was a graduate of Lyndhurst High School Class of 1968 and he received a Bachelor of Art’s Degree from t...

Patrick Tufano

October 4, 2014

Patrick "Bud" Tufano, Wallenpaupack Lake Estates, died Saturday night in the Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. His wife is the former Dorothy Kenny. Born August 18, 1928, in Woodhaven, New York, the son of the late Charles and Philomena Mira...
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William J DeGroot, Jr.

October 1, 2014

William J. DeGroot, Jr. of Lake Ariel died October 1, 2014 at home. Born in Paterson, NJ he was the son of the late William J. and Lena DeGroot, Sr. He earned a B.A. from Montclair St. and had worked as a art teacher. Surviving are a son Willia...

John J Ruby

September 22, 2014

John J. Ruby, 79, of Lake Ariel, passed away Monday morning at home after an illness. His wife of 56 years is the former Dolores Marie Atcachunas. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late John and Bertha Tellish Ruby. He was a graduate of the Ol...

Arlene E Stevens

September 15, 2014

Arlene E. Stevens of Jefferson Twp., died Monday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. Her husband of 56 years is Glenn E Stevens. Born in Lake Ariel, daughter of the late Stewart Chapman and AnnaMae (Bartlow) Chapman, she was a member of the 19...

Joan G Weller

September 9, 2014

Joan G. Weller, Sterling, passed away Tuesday evening at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Irvin Weller. The couple had been married for 61 years. Born in East Patterson, New Jersey she was the daughter of the late Russel and Flor...

Jane Cecelia Modry

September 8, 2014

Jane Cecelia Modry passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday Sep. 8. Born Nov. 14, 1943 to the late Cecelia and Charles Modry in Flushing NY, she was a long time resident of Bayside NY before she retired to The Hideout in Lake Ariel PA. Jane w...

Benjamin A Franc

September 1, 2014

Benjamin A. Franc, Lake Ariel, died Monday in the Manor Care Nursing Home, Kingston. His wife is the former Lois J. Shaffer. Born in Lake Ariel, he was the son of the late Theodore and Helen Franc. He was a graduate of the Lake Consolidated School...

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