Obituaries

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June M. Christina (Ammerman)

September 17, 2018

June M. Christina, Sterling, passed away Saturday morning at home after an illness.  She was the widow of Joseph J. Christina who passed away in 2016. Born 1945 in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Celia Lennon Ammerman....

Roger R. Reed


Veteran

September 22, 2018

Roger R. Reed, 98, Lake Ariel, died Saturday in the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center after an illness.  His first wife was the former Janet Benjamin who died in 1976 and his second wife was the former Marcelain Hemmler who died in 2004. Born 19...

John "Russy" Ritter

John “Russy” Ritter, 90 of Jefferson Twp, died Thursday morning at home following an illness. His wife was the former Marian I. Beavers who died in 2010. Born 1928 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mary Maikranz Ritter. Prior...

Steven A. Tibus

September 10, 2018

Steven A. Tibus, 66, of Lake Ariel, died Thursday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. His wife of 47 years is the former Linda Szabo. Born in Englewood, NJ, son of the late Arthur and Audrey Faulkner Tibus. He was an In...

Benjamin Kovaleski, Jr.


Veteran

Benjamin Kovaleski, Jr., 68, of Lake Ariel, died Wednesday evening at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following an illness. Born in Hamlin, son of the late Benjamin and Florence Long Kovaleski. Prior to retirement he was employed by Heads Up F...

Mark A. Pappas

September 5, 2018

Mark A. Pappas, 61, of Greentown, died Tuesday at home after a nearly six year battle with ALS. His devoted wife of 38 years is the former Teresa Walsh. Born in Dickson City, son of the former Theresa J. Janeczek Pappas of Lakeville and the late ...

Harry A. Moore


Veteran

August 31, 2018

Harry A. Moore, 81, of Hamlin, died on Sunday August 26, 2018 at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton following an illness. His wife of 60 years is the former Dorothy Stevens. He was born in Hamlin on July 30, 1937, son of the late Ivan and...

Jamie F. Park

August 22, 2018

Jamie F. Park, Jefferson Twp., died Saturday afternoon in the Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness.  His wife of 28 years is the former Kathy I. Harris. Born in Saltillo, PA in 1950, he was the son of Anna Rupert Park and the late Harold Park....

Patrick Andrew Luptak

August 24, 2018

Patrick Andrew Luptak, 17, of Jefferson Twp, died without suffering early Saturday morning. Born March 21, 2001 in Scranton, he was the son of David and Jacinta Vinhar Luptak of Jefferson Twp. As a member of North Pocono High School Class of 2019 ...

Katherine Swingle (Brink)

August 21, 2018

Katherine (Kate) Pearl Brink Swingle   Katherine was born January 20, 1925, daughter of the late Benjamin and Pearl Brown Brink born in Paupack, PA. She passed from this life aged 93 years on August 16, 2018 nearly 12 yrs after the passing of ...

Beryl Swingle (Hawk)

August 11, 2018

Beryl Swingle, Hamlin, died Monday night in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after an illness.  She was the widow of Lowell Swingle. Born 1937 in the Bidwell Hill section of Wayne County and was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Lois Daniel Hawk....

Mary Marcella Norvilas

August 7, 2018

Mary Marcella Norvilas, of Mt. Cobb, died Saturday at Scranton Healthcare Center following an illness. Her husband of 53 years is Joseph J. Norvilas.   Born April 10, 1945 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Zugorski Marge...

Russell W. Murphy

Russell W. “Rusty” Murphy, 64, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday evening at home. Born in Brooklyn, NY. son of the late James J. and Elaine Williams Murphy. He was a graduate of Western Wayne High School class of 1972. After his parent’s death, he ...

Dennis T. Barillo

August 12, 2018

Dennis Barillo of Lake Ariel passed away unexpectedly Saturday July 28, 2018 at home. Born in 1948 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Helen Maletsky Barillo, Lake Ariel, and the late Joseph A. Barillo. He was a devoted member of Hamlin Assembly ...

Benjamin C. Coleman


Veteran

August 1, 2018

Ben Coleman of Lake Ariel, PA, formerly of Monroe, NY, passed away at the age of 87 on July 27th with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Berninger Coleman. Ben was born in Monroe, NY, youngest son of Henry E. an...

Doris C. Morgan

July 29, 2018

Doris C. Morgan, 74, who has lived for the past 11 years in The Hideout in Lake Ariel, PA, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an ongoing battle with cancer.   Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, Doris was the daughter of the la...

Joanna Marie McCue

July 28, 2018

Joanna Marie McCue, 21, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday evening. Born in Suffren, NY she was the daughter of Sean McCue of Lake Ariel and Cara McCue of Stoney Point, NY. Also surviving are sisters Rachel McCue of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Lisa McCue ...

Carol Jean Wilcox

July 28, 2018

Carol Jean Wilcox, 75, of Dunmore, died Sunday evening at the Allied Services Hospice Center following an illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Viola Painter Wilcox. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School Class...

Alice T. Mead

July 28, 2018

Alice T. Mead of The Hideout, Lake Ariel died Thursday at Wayne Memorial Hospital following an illness. Her husband of 41 years is Paul Mead. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Angel L. and Doris C. Colon Rivera, she was a graduate o...

Patricia A. Fritz (Fetherman)

July 13, 2018

Patricia A. Fritz, 61, of Waymart died Monday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia following an illness. She was the widow of Donald Fritz who died in 2011. Born in East Stroudsburg, Pa she is the daughter of the former Viola Repsher – Fet...

Elaine Thomas Frey

Elaine Thomas Frey of the Hideout, Lake Ariel PA left her earthly body Friday July 6, 2018 at her beautiful home surrounded by family following her long battle with cancer. Her husband of 47 years is Gary Frey. Elaine was born in Manhattan, NY, da...

Leon Lee Royce


Veteran

Leon “Lee” Royce, Hamlin, died Thursday afternoon in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after an illness.  His wife is Joan Hineline Royce. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Leon and Ida May Evans Royce.  Lee worked as...

Regina Riecker (McMahon)

Regina Riecker, of Hawley, died Thursday morning at St. Mary’s Villa following an illness. She was the widow of William Riecker who died in 1999. Born in New York, NY she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Edna Clark McMahon. Prior to reti...

Beverly J. Snyder (Knickerbocker)

July 2, 2018

Beverly J. Snyder, of Union Dale and formerly of Coudersport, died Wednesday evening at Forest City Nursing & Rehab Center following an illness. She was the widow of Thomas Pekarski in 1979 and Donald Snyder in 1995. Born in Gold, Pa she was t...

Carrie Lyn Martini (Homeyer)

July 7, 2018

Carrie Lyn Martini, 45 of Hamlin, died Tuesday evening at her home. Born in La Mesa, CA she was the daughter of Carole Geary Homeyer  and the late Roger G. Homeyer. She was a 1991 graduate of Western Wayne High School and earned a...

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