Obituaries

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Pete "Petie" Sheerer

March 24, 2018

Pete “Petie” Sheerer” died early Friday morning in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after being stricken ill at home. Born 1951 in Scranton, he was the son of Carol Freeman Sheerer of Mt. Cobb and the late Peter F. Sheerer.  He was educate...

Harriet I. Lobley (Dowse)

March 19, 2018

Harriet I. Lobley of Hamlin died Thursday at home following an illness. Her husband of 58 years was Herbert Lobley who died in 2004. Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Allen and Isabel Dowse, and step-mother Anna Backus Dowse, in her early lif...

Amanda Elizabeth Schmitt

March 17, 2018

Amanda Schmitt, 31, Erie, went to be with the Lord on Thursday March 8, 2018 in her home. She was born in Altoona on April 20, 1986 to Thomas Schmitt and Denise Katz. Amanda was a 2004 graduate of Altoona Area High School. She went on to attend Slipp...

Arthur W. Toy, Jr.


Veteran

March 17, 2018

Arthur W. Toy Jr., 77, of Moscow died Thursday evening at St. Mary’s Villa, Elmhurst. His wife of over 53 years is Sandra Rohrbacker Toy. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Arthur W. Toy, Sr. and Hilda May O’Connor. He was a 1958 gra...

Ann C. Long (Tlucek)

March 12, 2018

Ann C. Long, 92, of Hamlin, died Wednesday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Her husband of 43 years Dale R. Long, Sr. died in 1984. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, daughter of the late Walter and Mary Tobias Tlucek. She was...

Barbara R. Carpenter (Lawton)

Barbara R. Carpenter, of Waymart, died Saturday at Julia Ribaudo Healthcare Center after an illness. Her husband of 58 years William E. Carpenter died in 2016. Born in Drexel Hill, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Julia Lawton.  Pri...

Judith Mae Bird (Bird)

March 2, 2018

Judith Mae Bird, 63, of Carbondale and formerly of Philadelphia and Colorado died Tuesday evening following an illness surrounded by her family. Her fiancé is Bob Dougherty. Born Aug 7, 1954 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Josep...

George E. Swingle

March 3, 2018

George E. Swingle, of Newfoundland, formerly of Lake Ariel, passed away early Monday morning at home.  His wife is the former Judith Dexter Ehler.   His first wife was the former Edna M. Brown who passed away in 2002. Born 1931 in Lake Ariel, h...

Janet M. Schmidt (Wood)

February 23, 2018

Janet Mary Schmidt, 83, died Tuesday morning following an illness. Her husband of 61 years is John R. Schmidt. Born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Arthur and Phyllis Lentino Wood, she was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Waymart. Also su...

Vera C. Lamberton (Krall)

March 10, 2018

Vera C. Lamberton February 20, 2018 Vera C. Lamberton of S. Canaan died suddenly Tuesday. Her husband was the late Frank Lamberton Sr. who died in 1997. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Vera Gershey Krall. ...

Alverna M. Silfee (Rake)

February 22, 2018

Alverna Mae Silfee of Lake Ariel died Sunday evening at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center. Her husband was the late Garnold E. Silfee. Born in Newfoundland, PA, daughter of the late Lewis E. and Lena Mae Rake, she attended Bethel Bible Church in ...

Marion L. Jeffreys (Brown)

Marion Jeffreys, 86, Lake Ariel, passed away Thursday afternoon in the Lutheran Community at Telford where she had resided.   She was the widow of Philip Jeffreys who passed away in May 2003. Born in Lake Ariel, she was the daughter of the late ...

Mary J. Malecki (Scarnegi)

Mary J. Malecki, of Lake Ariel, died Thursday at home surrounded by her two  children, Laura Davis and Jim Malecki. Her husband James Malecki died in 2002.  Born in Newark, NJ in December of 1934, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Floren...

Sarah (Sally) J. Barrett Venesky

February 19, 2018

Sally J. Barrett Venesky, Lake Ariel, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday with her daughter and son-in-law at her side after a lengthy battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She passed two days before her  80th birthday. She was preceded i...

Edward F. Wormuth


Veteran

February 15, 2018

Edward F. Wormuth, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday morning at Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center following an illness. His wife of 56 years is the former Marilyn Glossenger. Born in Carbondale, son of the late Howard and Elizabeth Connor Wormuth. Prior to ...

Winifred L. Maskarinetz, O.P. (Medalis)

February 17, 2018

Winifred L. Maskarinetz, O.P., of Newfoundland, formerly of Colonia, NJ passed Sunday surrounded by her children at the Carbondale Nursing Home following an illness. Her husband of 51 years Roy Maskarinetz passed in 2014. Born in 1936 in Lake Arie...

Roger G. Homeyer


Veteran

February 24, 2018

Roger G. Homeyer, born November 4, 1943, died at home on February 10, 2018 in the company of his family. He is survived by his wife Carole Homeyer, his daughters Carrie Martini and Diane Homeyer, and his granddaughter as well as his sister, Linda ...

Barbara C. Lagasse

February 10, 2018

Barbara C. Lagasse, 80, of the Hideout, died Monday at home after a brief Illness. She was the wife of Clifford Lagasse.   Born in Morristown, NJ daughter of the late Douglas and Lucille Conti Springer. Prior to living in Lake Ariel she ...

John Loveland

February 17, 2018

John “Max” Loveland, a resident of the Dunmore Healthcare Center, died late Tuesday after an illness.  His wife of 46 years is the former Kathleen Seifert. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late LeRoy and Marie Loveland.  He was a grad...

John H. Haase

John H. Haase of the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Thursday at home. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 17 years, Susan Klekota Haase. John was born in Palisades Park, NJ, to the late Henry and Grace Haase. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in socia...

Robert A. Duffey


Veteran

February 24, 2018

Robert A. Duffey of the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died February 1st while vacationing in Orlando, FL. His wife is the former Ronnie Silverman. Born in Southampton, NY, son of the late Andrew Zukiewicz and Mary (Vinski) Ziolkowski, he attended Southamp...

Brian R. Carey


Veteran

January 27, 2018

Brian R. Carey of The Hideout, Lake Ariel died Monday morning at home following a brief illness. His wife was the former Maureen LaFrance who died in 2008. Born in Woburn, MA, son of the late Leo S. and Marie Coakley Carey, he worked as a Correction...

James O. Rosengrant


Veteran

January 26, 2018

James O. Rosengrant, Cortez, passed away peacefully Saturday morning in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness.   He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 45 years, Jeannette “Jean” Carlyn Adley who died in 2002. Born 1...

Barbara Bonaventure (Pantiliano)

January 22, 2018

Barbara Bonaventure, of Lake Ariel and formerly of New Jersey, died Wednesday morning in Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center following an illness. Born 1942 in Hoboken, NJ daughter of the late Samuel and Angelina Occhipinti Pantiliano. She was of R...

Oscar F. Bidwell

January 27, 2018

Oscar F. Bidwell, Lake Ariel, died Tuesday morning in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after an illness.  His wife is former Marilyn Bjork. Born 1943 in Lake Ariel, he was the son of the late Norman and Margaret Smith Bidwell.   He was a membe...

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