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Frances V. Gardas (Borowski)

Frances V. Gardas, 98, of Waymart, died Sunday afternoon at the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center in Lake Ariel. She was the wife of the late Stanley J. Gardas, who died in 1997. Born in Whites Crossing, she was the daughter of the late Stanley...

Martha Auguste Buhring

April 24, 2018

Martha Auguste Buhring, Sterling, passed away Friday at home surrounded by her family.   She was the widow of Eric Buhring who passed away in 1997.  The couple had been married 46 years. Born 1925 in Gudlaukis, Lithuania, she was the daughter o...

David G. Walker

April 19, 2018

David Gerald Walker, 50, Moscow, died Saturday surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Born in Scranton, he was the son of David and Karen Walker of Hollisterville and Patricia Emerick of Moscow.   He was a 1986 ...

Ralph C. Bidwell

April 21, 2018

Ralph C. Bidwell April 13, 2018   Ralph C. Bidwell, Jefferson Twp., formerly of Sterling, died Friday afternoon suddenly while out for one of his many walks in Mt. Cobb. Born in Salem Twp. in 1951 he was the son of the late Norman ...

Patrick J. Rooney

April 12, 2018

Patrick J. Rooney of the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died suddenly Sunday morning. His wife of 37 years is the former Dorothy Drexler. Born in Orange, NJ, son of the late Joseph and Helen Koehler Rooney, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Montc...

Clementine C. Pontosky (Romanauskas)

April 7, 2018

Clementine C. “Clemy” Pontosky, 94, of Hollisterville, died Wednesday morning at Mountain View Care Center following an Illness. Her husband of 43 years was Chester Pontosky who died in 1986. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late ...

Donna Lee Chamberlain

March 28, 2018

Donna Lee Chamberlain of Cortez passed away peacefully surrounded by family and her long time love Kenneth Anderson Friday afternoon at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit after a courageous battle against ovarian cancer. Born in Scranton, ...

Jacqueline G. Miller - Vogel (Riolo)

March 24, 2018

Jacqueline G. Miller – Vogel, of Lake Ariel, died Sunday evening at Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center. Her husband is George A. Vogel. Her first husband, James Miller Sr. died in 2004. Born 1942 in Stamford, CT, she was the daughter of the late C...

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 ...

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