Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Homes

Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home
1810 Sanderson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Phone:  (570) 343-0712

Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home
401 Church Street
Moscow, PA 18444

Phone:  (570) 842-8501

 

 

 

Obituaries Archive May 2012 through October 2012:

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Leslie S. Allen

10/31/2012

Leslie S. Allen, 71, a resident of Julia Ribaudo Nursing Center in Lake Ariel and formerly of Moscow died Wednesday following an extended illness. Born May 31, 1941 in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Christine (Funsch) Allen.

She was educated in New York and prior to her retirement was employed as a bookkeeper for many years. Leslie loved to garden and adored nature. She was a wonderful friend and a loving caretaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Gregg Allen in 2010.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Earl Trygar rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church as officiating clergy.

Interment: Moscow Cemetery - Moscow, PA

Friends may call: 10:00 am till time of service


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Ruth D. Lowndes

10/26/2012

Ruth D. Lowndes, 96, of Scranton died Friday morning in the Green Ridge Health Care Center following an illness. She is the widow of Earle S. Lowndes who died in 1979. Born March 29, 1916 in Dunmore, PA, she is the daughter of the late Walter J. and Myrtle (Green) Devereaux.

Ruth was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and the Powell School of Business. She also attended Keystone Junior College. Ruth was previously employed by Aetna Insurance Company.

Ruth was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Scranton, PA and a former member of the Century Club of Scranton.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Roberta D. Kennedy-Kryvor and husband Peter of Dunmore, PA, and Suzanne L. Chimel and husband Robert of Clarks Summit, PA; (1) son: Jeffrey S. Lowndes of Scranton, PA; (3) grandchildren: Jason Kennedy, Steven Chimel and William Chimel. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Walter Devereaux, Raymond Devereaux and John Devereaux.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

Friends may call: Monday 9:30 am till 10:30 am at the funeral home


Indy

Indiana "Indy" Robinson

10/21/2012

Indiana "Indy" Robinson, 18, of Roaring Brook Twp., died Sunday afternoon in Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia following complications of Bone Marrow Induction surgery. Born February 7, 1994 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of William E. and Elizabeth "Beth" Robinson of Roaring Brook Twp. Indy is a 2012 graduate of North Pocono High School and had a passion for poker and video games and Kung Fu martial arts.

Surviving in addition to his parents are (2) brothers: Jeffrey Robinson and wife Sarah of Deltona, FL, and Christopher M. "Chris" Robinson of Roaring Brook Twp.; maternal grandmother: Ruth Girtain of Roaring Brook Twp. and his paternal grandparents: Herman and Carol Robinson of Jefferson Twp.; (1) aunt , uncles and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: James Bevan

A celebration of Indy's life will be conducted Thursday at 7:00 pm at Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Friends may call: 4-7 pm at the funeral home

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice.


Marion E. McLaughlin

Marion E. McLaughlin

10/17/2012

Marion E. McLaughlin, 64, of Scranton died Wednesday morning at Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton following a long illness. She is the widow of James J. McLaughlin who died in 2006. Born July 9, 1948 in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late George H. and Marie (Scavazzo) Birtel.

Marion attended South Scranton Catholic High School and was a member of St. Paul's Church in Scranton. She was employed by Thomson Consumer Electronics (formerly RCA) for over 30 years.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Donna L. McLaughlin of Dunmore, and Deborah A. Harte of Throop, PA; (4) grandchildren: Michele M. Schultheis, Amber E. Clifford, Melissa M. Carson, and Madison M. Harte; (1) great-granddaughter: Molly J. Schultheis; (2) sisters: Marie J. Rippon of Williamsport, and Carol A. Emerick of Williamsport; (3) brothers: George H. Birtel Jr. of Scranton, Francis E. Birtel of Scranton, and David P.Birtel Sr. of Scranton.

Marion was preceded in death by her daughter Denise M. McLaughlin in 2010.

Graveside services will be conducted in private at Cathedral Cemetery - Scranton, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to: Commonwealth Hospice, 746 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, PA


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John H. Kiernan

10/12/2012

John H. Kiernan, 91 a resident of St. Mary's Villa Nursing Center and formerly of Sterling Twp. died Friday morning after an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Norma J. Hornbaker in 2008. Born April 22, 1921 in Scranton, PA, he was educated in the Scranton schools and was a US Marines corps veteran serving during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by McKinney Products of Scranton, PA. He was a member of Madisonville Christian Church.

John was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.

Surviving are (3) daughters: Faye M. Butiewicz and husband Frank of Moscow, PA, Eileen M. Raynor and husband Robert of Madisonville, PA, and Lois Swingle and husband Roger of Hollisterville, PA; (7) grandchildren; and (12) great- grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be conducted on Saturday October 20th, 2012 at 12:30 pm in the Madisonville Christian Church 2565 Madisonville Road Madison Twp. PA with Rev. William Graham, pastor as officiating clergy.

Interment with military honors will be private at Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to the Madisonville Christian Church, 2565 Madisonville Road, Madison Twp. PA 18444

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Alfred M. Huey

Alfred M. Huey

10/11/2012

Alfred M. Huey, 84 of Gouldsboro, PA - Lehigh Twp., died Thursday evening at his home. His wife, the former Arlene H. Marshall, died in 1979. Born October 12, 1927 in Tobyhanna, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Martha (Kohn) Huey.

Alfred was a US Army veteran serving in the Airborne Infantry during World War II and was a Naval Reservist for many years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Gouldsboro, and was formerly a Scout Master in Tobyhanna and Gouldsboro. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Surviving are his daughter : Kristen D. Cunningham of Gouldsboro, PA; (2) grandchildren: Alyssa Cunningham of Gouldsboro, and Kellen Cunningham of Gouldsboro, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by (3) sisters: Evelyn Fratchey, Dorothy Dower and Ruth Atkins; and (3) brothers: Clarence Huey, Arthur Huey and Robert Huey.

Services will be private.

Interment will be held in Swiftwater Cemetery - Paradise Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Main Street Gouldsboro, PA 18424

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Jane Shulenberger

Jane Shulenberger

10/09/2012

Jane Shulenberger, 91 of Scranton died Tuesday afternoon at Allied Skilled Nursing Center following an illness. She is the widow of Robert H. Shulenberger who died March 22, 2001. Born May 6, 1921 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter W. and Freda (Jones) Davenhall. She was a 1939 graduate of Scranton Central High School and a graduate of Lackawanna Business College. Prior to her retirement in 1984, she was employed by International Salt Company (AKZO).

Jane was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and a former member of Green Ridge Presbyterian Church and the Century Club of Scranton. She was active in Girl Scouting for many years and was an active volunteer with the Everhart Museum, the Lackawanna Audubon Society, the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Lackawanna Sanctuary and the Lackawanna Historical Society. Jane received the "Golden Eagle" award for her Audubon service, and volunteer of the year for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and was a "Northeast Woman" of the Scranton Times.

Jane was much loved by her family and friends. Known as "Honey" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was an avid birder and bridge player and loved to travel. She lived her life fully and with great enthusiasm and curiosity, aged gracefully and gave back much to her community.

Surviving are her daughter: Linda Shulenberger Kollett of Norton, MA; her son: David Shulenberger of Scranton, PA; (2) grandchildren: Christopher Kollett and wife Laura of Boston, MA, Kathryn Kollett and husband John Skrabutenas of Chicago, IL; (2) great-grandchildren: Eliza and Audrey Kollett. She was preceded in death by her son-In-law: Francis Kollett.

A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 1:00 pm in the sanctuary of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Avenue, Scranton, PA

Entombment: Private in Dunmore Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Lackawanna Audubon Society, The Anthracite Museum, RD 1, McDade Park Bald Mountain Rd. Scranton, PA 18504 or Covenant Presbyterian Church 550 Madison Avenue Scranton, PA 18510

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, PA


Helen Morris

Helen Morris

10/03/2012

Helen Morris, 98, of Springbrook Township, died peacefully in her home on October 3, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born in Old Forge, PA, on November 5,1913, to Joseph Kenosky and Francis (Ezdebski), she moved to Springbrook at an early age where she spent most of her life on the farm and raising a loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Morris.

Her greatest joy in life was being with her "gals" and enjoyed taking many trips to the ocean, to Philadelphia to visit her granddaughters, and going to the casinos. She recently enjoyed a trip to Boston where she "caught" a homerun at Fenway Park at the age of 96. She spent her summers at Lake Wallenpaupack camping and boating, and loved working outdoors in her garden. She was a wonderful story teller and was eager to share memories of growing up on the farm and about her early education in a one room schoolhouse in Springbrook. She always kept her heritage alive by making traditional Polish food and speaking to her family in Polish. Most recently, she was blessed with two more girls when her beautiful twin great-granddaughters were born.

She taught her family many things, but above all, about loving unconditionally and the importance of family. She was always most comfortable having her family near, and would constantly worry about them when they were not. She had a long and fruitful life, and will be missed by everyone who was touched by her witty attitude and loving charm.

Helen is survived by her daughter Helen Spoonhower and son-in-law Gary Spoonhower, her son Daniel Morris and daughter-in-law Algia Morris, grandchildren Daniel Morris, Danielle Alba and husband Michael Alba, Noel Boehm and husband Robert Boehm, Heather Spoonhower, and great-grandchildren Reagan and Graycen Alba. Also surviving are sisters Josephine Monchelli and Jenny Fritz. She was preceded in death by three brothers, and two grandchildren James and Michelle Morris.

The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their kindness and compassion to "Grandma" over the past years and most especially this past week.

Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday at 9 am at Saint Catherine's of Sienna Church, 250 Church St., Moscow, Pa

Interment: St. Catherine's Cemetery, Covington Township, PA

Friends may call Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, PA


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Flora B. Found

10/01/2012

Flora B. Found, 88 a resident of Elan Gardens in Clarks Summit, PA, and formerly of Scranton, PA died Monday morning at her residence following an illness. She was the widow of William S. Found who died October 31, 1984. Born February 24, 1924 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Annah (Williams) Bowser.

Flora was a 1942 graduate of Scranton Central High School and prior to her retirement was employed by the former Green Ridge Bank and PNC Bank in Scranton. Flora was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Scranton, PA and a member of the D.A.R. - John Hand Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII.

Surviving are her daughter Leslie Ann Gregory and husband Harry of Tunkhannock, PA; (2) granddaughters: Samantha Millard and husband Ronald of Tunkhannock, PA and Sara Gregory of Tunkhannock, PA; (2) nephews: James and Jeffrey Rodgers of FL, her cousin: Leslie Martin and wife Grecthen of Peckville, PA; (3) great-granddaughters: Haylie and Aleaha Gregory, and Teirannie Millard.

She was preceded in death by a sister: Elizabeth Knutson in 2007.

Graveside services and Interment will be conducted private on Saturday in Hickory Grove Cemetery - Waverly, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Memorial contributions can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church Monsey Avenue and Delaware Street Scranton, PA 18509


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Therisa M. Schlesser

09/30/2012

Therisa M. Schlesser, 92 of Lake Winola, formerly of Scranton died Sunday morning at her home after an illness. She is the widow of Edward C. Schlesser who died January 25, 1984. Born in Newton Twp. she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Sandburg) Walters.

Therisa was educated in the Scranton schools, and was a member of Elm Park Church in Scranton. She was a former Sunday school teacher and treasurer of the United Methodist Women of the church. She was a former member of the Scranton Club, Century Club and Bridge Club, and a member of the Lake Winola Cottagers Association since 1955.

Surviving are her son: Edward G. Schlesser and wife Maryann of Lake Winola, her caregivers; a son-In-law: William Miller of Dalton, PA; (2) nieces: Janice Sterling of Scranton, PA, and Vera Keenapple and husband Russ of Odenton, MD, (1) nephew: David Schlesser and wife Mary Lou of Clarks Summit, PA; (8) grandchildren; and (17) great-grandchildren.

Therisa was preceded in death by a daughter Linda Miller, a brother: George Walters and her sister: Gertrude Jenkins.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday at 11:00 am in the chapel at Elm Park Church 712 Linden Street Scranton, PA with Rev. Howard Woodruff, pastor as officiating clergy.

Interment: private in Abington Hills Cemetery - S. Abington Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to Elm Park United Methodist Church 712 Linden Street Scranton, PA 18510

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, PA


Rodman Brown

Rodman Brown

09/25/2012

Rodman Brown of the Green Ridge section of Scranton died on Tuesday, September 25, at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, surrounded by his family and friends. He was the husband of the former Ann Sarno. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert and Evelyn Miller Brown.

Rodman was educated in Scranton public schools and was a graduate or Technical High School. He served as a member of the United States Air Force for four years. He was a member of St. Paul's/St. Clare's Church. Rodman, accompanied by his wife, enjoyed many trips to Europe, the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Bermuda, and many of the 50 States. An avid golfer, he was always on the lookout for different courses on his many travels. He was a true fan of Penn State football and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before his retirement, he was employed in the printing industry at the Eureka Printing and Art Print companies. He was a member of the Graphic Communications Union and Lithographers and Photo Engravers International.

Rodman is also survived by a son, Rod, his wife Deborah, and his grandson, R. J.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law-Ralph and Mary Sarno-all of whom were very special to him.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all his friends and neighbors, especially Bob Bonevitch, who made his recent years happy and comfortable. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Joseph Philbin, Cardiologist Dr. Sridhar Kumar and their staffs for their exceptional care and support.

A funeral Mass celebrating Rodman's life will be conducted on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Clare's Church, 2235 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Interment: Cathedral Cemetery

Friends and family will be received at St. Clare's Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by the Howard J.Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA


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Margaret A. Podest

09/23/2012

Margaret A. Podest, 81, of Moscow, PA died peacefully at her home on Sunday. She is the widow of Rudolph A. Podest who died December 19, 2003. The couple celebrated 52 years of marriage. Born November 18, 1930 in Endicott, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Adamick) Wahila.

Marge was a graduate of Union Endicott High School. She pursued a career in nursing and trained at the former State Hospital in Scranton. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Adams Manor in Scranton. She was a longtime member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow.

Marge was truly an exceptional person and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and her husband Rudolph were the best parents you could ask for.

Surviving are (3) sons: Mark P. Podest, Rudy D. Podest and wife Marilyn , and John Podest; (3) daughters: Margery L. Schultheis and husband Louis , Michelle K. Podest, and Debra J. Mauger; (1) sister: Anne Kelemecz and husband Frank of Endwell, NY; (10) grandchildren; and (12) great-grandchildren. Marge was preceded in death by (4) brothers: Michael, John, George and Andrew Wahila and her sister Mary Parotte .

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the NEPA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 300 Mulberry Street, Suite 305, Scranton, PA 18503

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


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Alex T. Burnside

09/19/2012

Alex T. Burnside, 88 of Clifton Twp. PA died Wednesday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is the former Betty Jane Correll. The couple celebrated 66 years of marriage on January 15th, 2012. Born May 14, 1924 in Duryea, PA, he was the son of the late John and Jemima (Thompson) Burnside.

He was a graduate of Moosic High School, and was a Navy veteran serving during World War II in the South Pacific on the USS San Diego for 4 years. Prior to his retirement he was employed by Roy Stauffer Chevrolet and Tom Hesser Chevrolet in Scranton. He was a 50 year member of the Moosic Lodge and was a member of the Gouldsboro United Methodist Church in Gouldsboro, PA, serving on the board of trustees and was a member of the men's group of the church.

Surviving are a daughter Betty (Becky) Stout and husband Ted of Clifton Twp. PA; a son: John Burnside and wife Marge of High Point, NC; (5) grandchildren: Doug Stout and wife Linda, Alex Stout and wife Stacey, Heather Loomis and husband David, Shawn Burnside and Megan Ellison; (2) great-grandchildren: Ava and Ruby Stout.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 am in the Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home 401 Church Street Moscow, PA with Rev. Ron Onder as officiating clergy.

Interment: Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst, PA

Friends may call: Sunday 2-5 pm at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gouldsboro United Methodist Church 495 Main Street Gouldsboro, PA or to the American Heart Association.


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Lisa L. Sheltra

09/17/2012

Lisa L. Sheltra, 50 of Montrose died Monday morning at Commonwealth of NEPA in Scranton, PA following an illness. Born January 7, 1962 in Oswego, NY, she is the daughter of the late Robert and Arlene (Hotaling) Sheltra. She was educated in the Oswego schools and was employed for many years in the construction Industry.

Lisa enjoyed many things involving fishing, camping, cleaning, and most of all having a great time with family and friends. She was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are (2) sons: Corey A. Inman and wife Svitlana of Loris, SC, and Robby L. Sheltra and companion Megan of Friendsville, PA; (3) grandchildren: Alik, Ella, and Zofia; (1) sister: Robin Clonan of Binghamton, NY; (2) brothers: Leslie Hotaling of Lacyville, PA and Robert Sheltra of Liverpool, NY; and step-brother: Richard McMillen of Lake City, FL. She is also survived by her step-father: Gary McMillen of FL.

She was preceded in death by her sister Linde Newhall

Private services and Interment will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.


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Mary L. Symancek

09/16/2011

Mary L. Symancek, 83 of Clarks Summit, PA died Sunday in Commonwealth Hospice following an illness. She is the widow of Ralph A. Symancek who died January 8, 1986. Born September 11, 1929 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Raab) Durkot.

Mary was a 1947 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and a graduate of Lackawanna Business College. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Voluntary Action Center and was coordinator of the R.S.V.P. Tax program. Mary was previously employed by Elm Park United Methodist Church in Scranton, Scranton Pants Manufacturing, Inc. and Sugarman's Eynon Drug . She was a member of Our Lady of Snows Church in Clarks Summit and the YMCA in Dunmore where she participated in the Aquasize classes. Mary was Junior Girl Scout Leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was an avid skier and was a member of the Saints and Aints Square Dance Club and participated in many Red Cross Blood Drives. Mary enjoyed Friday morning bible study at Our Lady of Snows church.

Surviving are her daughter: Donna L. Symancek of Clarks Summit, PA; her son: Mark R. Symancek and wife Dolores Ann Symancek of Broadheadsville, PA; a grandson: Ryan M. Symancek .

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 8:45 am from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with a Mass to follow at 10:00am in St. Benedict's Church 1845 Newton-Ransom Blvd. Newton-Ransom Twp.

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery - Bell Mountain - Dickson City, PA

Friends may call: Friday: 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Road Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Paul J. Wasko

Paul J. Wasko

09/04/2012

Paul J. Wasko, 62, of Moscow, died expectedly Tuesday, September 4th. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John Anthony and Rose Marie Marsala Wasko.

A graduate of North Pocono High School, he was currently employed by Pyne Motor Lines, Taylor. He had previously been employed by Yellow Freight Company, Maybrook, NY and the Former JR Butler, Dunmore. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow.

Paul was a gentleman who liked to be on his own and do things his way. He enjoyed traveling, and the highway was his home.

Surviving are: A brother, John Wasko and wife Kathy, Moscow; five nephews, John, Ryan, Christopher, Kyle, and Joel; A great niece, Norah and two great nephews, Benjamin and Miles

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald.

A graveside service for family and close friends will be held Saturday at 10 AM in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow with Deacon John Franceschelli officiating.

There will be no public calling hours.

Arrangements by the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow,PA


William W.

William W. "Scotty" Scott

09/02/2012

William W. "Scotty" Scott, 79 passed away Sunday at home in Clermont, Florida following a brief illness. Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Charles Scott and Marian Scott Halstead. Mr. Scott was preceeded in death by his wife Marilyn Wiltshire Scott on September 12, 1997.

He is survived by his son: William, Mechanicsburg, PA and daughter Nancy Ripka, Syracuse, NY, as well as their spouses Diane Gellak Scott and Robert Ripka. Also surviving is a sister, Clara Jane Post of Scranton, three grandsons, Eric Ripka, Brian Scott and Marc Ripka as well as three nephews.

Mr. Scott was a US Navy veteran. He was a long time employee of Phillips and Maier Automotive and retired from the Lackawanna County Vo Tech School where he taught automotive shop. He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge in both Clermont, FL and Tunkhannock, PA. He was also active in Scouting, having been the Scoutmaster of Troop 19, Petersburg Presbeterian Church.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Betty Reilly as officiating clergy.

Friends may call: Friday 4-8 pm at the funeral home

Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moosehart Charities at www.moosecharities.org


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Eugene Buckingham

09/01/2012

Eugene Buckingham, 82, of Covington Twp. PA died Saturday evening in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton. His wife of 53 years is the former Carolyn Wall. He was born in Jefferson Twp. PA and was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Prior to his retirement he was employed for over 50 years at United Gilsonite Labs of Dunmore, PA.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) daughters: Karen and Donna and husband Bill; (7) grandchildren and (1) great grandchild.

Gene's greatest sorrow in life was the death of his son Kevin in 1975. He was also preceded in death by his brother: Herbert and his sister: Doris

Private graveside services with military honors will be conducted Friday at Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst, PA

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Nicholas D. Spatz

Nicholas D. Spatz

09/01/2012

Nicholas D. Spatz, 97, a resident at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton for seven years, and formerly of Covington Twp. PA died Saturday afternoon following a brief illness. Born April 27, 1915 in Edwardsville, PA, he was the son of the late Conrad and Annastasia Spatz.

Nick was a US Army veteran serving during World War II with the 53rd Field Artillery Battalion. He fought in New Guinea and Luzon and recieved the Philippines Liberation award and three bronze stars. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years at Oppenheimer's Department Store in Scranton as a tailor. Nick was of the Roman Catholic faith. He was an avid outdoorsman, a great lover of nature and animals, a decorated Eagle Scout Master and led numerous troops. He was a multi-talented man, a true handyman and he will be sorely missed by his extended family.

Surviving is a niece Carol Dolotosky of Newark, DE. He is also survived by dear friends Ann Zelinski and family of Covington Twp. And Dorene and Ed Reilly and family of N. Charleston, SC. He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters.

A blessing service will be conducted Thursday at 11:30 am in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA.

Interment with military honors: Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst, PA

Friends may call: Thursday - 11 am

Memorial contributions can be made to ASPCA.


Blanche V. Baran,

Blanche V. Baran,

08/25/2012

Blanche V. Baran, 92 , a resident of St. Mary's Villa Nursing Center in Elmhurst Twp. died Saturday morning in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton following an illness. She was the widow of Stephen Baran who died September 17th, 1969. Born in Dickson City, PA, she is the daughter of the late Adam and Sophie Vesneski.

She was educated in the Dickson City schools and was a member of St. Mary's Visitation Church in Dickson City. Prior to her retirement she was employed in the garment industry.

Surviving are her daughter Blanche Hope of Cazenovia, NY; and (1) grandson: J. S. Hope and wife Dr. Leigh Hope of Hamilton, NY; and (2) great- grandchildren.

Private graveside services will be conducted at St. Joseph's Cemetery - Justus, PA with Rev. George Jeffrey officiating.

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, PA


Samuel S. Davis

Samuel S. Davis
08/21/2012

Samuel S. Davis, 79 of Scranton died Tuesday morning in Commonwealth Hospice following an illness. His wife is the former Carol J. Detrick. The couple celebrated 54 years of marriage on August 16th. Born April 23, 1933 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Glyndwr and Elizabeth (Shively) Davis. Sam was a graduate of West Scranton High and School and was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict.

Prior to his retirement he was owner and operator of Sam Davis Tires, Inc. He attended Trinity Baptist Church in Scranton, PA

Sam was an avid car enthusiast and loved restoring cars, and was involved with stock car racing for many years. He was well known and well liked by many people, but his greatest passion was his family which was evident in their Sunday dinner gatherings. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) daughters: Karen L. Williams and husband Craig of Trucksville, PA, and Lynn A. Magnotta and husband Robert of Trucksville, PA; (1) sister: Elizabeth Roczniak and husband Paul of Scranton, PA; (4) grandchildren: Kelly Cook and husband Kevin, Ryan S. Williams, Rachel A. Magnotta and Matthew R.Magnotta; and a niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Davis and (2) sisters: Annette Lobo and Susan Joy.

Funeral service will be conducted Friday at 7:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser as officiating clergy.

Friends may call: Friday 3-7 pm at the funeral home

A service will be conducted at a time to be announced in Trinity Baptist Church in Scranton, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Baptist Church 1546 Monsey Avenue Scranton, PA 18509


Mary L. Klem,

Mary L. Klem

08/15/2012

Mary L. Klem, 90 of North Scranton died Wednesday afternoon following an illness. She is the widow of Michael J. Klem who died May 8, 1999. Born February 22, 1922 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Sylvester and Mary (Kivlin) Clarke. She was educated in the Scranton schools and was employed in the Garment Industry in Scranton for many years. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - Holy Rosary Church in Scranton.

Mary loved shopping, traveling and dining with her God daughter and best friend Mary Ann Stevens. Special thanks to her caregivers, nieces, Carol Zarcone and Alicemarie Keisling for their love and wonderful care throughout the years.

Surviving are her son: Michael J. Klem Jr. and wife Cindy of Eynon, PA; (1) granddaughter: Melissa A. Klem; and (1) sister: JoAnn Stead of Scranton, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by (1) brother: Edward Clarke; and (2) sisters: Grace Clarke and Alice Stevens.

A Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 am in Mary - Mother of God Parish - Holy Rosary Church William Street Scranton, PA.

Friends are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call: Friday 4-8 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor


Roger E. Evans

Roger E. Evans

08/15/2012

Roger E. Evans, 68 of Spring Brook Township died Wednesday morning at his home following a lengthy illness. His wife of 49 years is the former Jacqueline Raniella. Born May 23, 1944 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late General and Elsie (Tooley) Evans.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Global Logistics in Scranton.

Roger's family would like to thank the staff of Traditional Hospice for the care and love they showed to our husband, father and grandfather during his time of need. The respect and care received was greatly appreciated. Roger will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (1) daughter: Michele Featherman and husband Sam of Spring Brook Twp; (2) sons: David R. Evans and wife Debbie of Spring Brook Twp. and Mark R. Evans and companion Sherry Neary of Spring Brook Twp; (1) brother: Robert Evans and wife Beverly of Dunmore, PA; (7) grandchildren: Alexis Featherman, Emily Evans, Alysa Evans, Kristy Evans, Holly Hrywnak, Michael Hughes, and James Hughes; and (2) great-grandchildren: Hunter and James. Roger is also survived by his faithful Cocker Spaniel "Benji Bear".

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 am in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home 401 Church Street Moscow, PA with Rev. Fred Snyder as officiating clergy.

Interment: Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst, PA

Friends may call: Thursday - 4-8 pm at the funeral home


Ethel McLaughlin

Ethel McLaughlin

08/09/2012

Ethel McLaughlin, 89 of Scranton, PA, died Thursday afternoon in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton following an illness. She was the widow of Robert McLaughlin who died in 1959. Born June 11, 1923 in Liverpool, England - UK, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Mary (Howard) Wroe.

She was educated in England and served in the Royal Army during World War II. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Triple A Trouser Manufacturing in Scranton, PA. Ethel was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Scranton, and formerly a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Surviving are (1) daughter: Linda A. Marx and husband Frank of Scranton with whom she resided; (1) son: Robert McLaughlin and wife Lorraine of Scranton; (5) grandsons: Matthew Marx and wife Laura, William Marx, and wife Karen, Robert McLaughlin and wife Cleide, Joseph McLaughlin and wife Melissa and Ryan McLaughlin; (8) great-grandchildren: Madalyn, Mason, Gavin, Shawn, Sarah, Joey, Maura and Emily.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser as officiating clergy.

Interment: Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst, PA

Friends may call: Saturday 9:30 am till 11:00 am at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Commonwealth Hospice 746 Jefferson Avenue Scranton, PA 18510


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Donald C. "Don" Labolt

08/04/2012

Donald C. "Don" Labolt, 69, of Jefferson Twp., died Saturday at home following an illness. His wife is the former Iline Spangenburg. Born Dec. 5, 1942, in Middletown, N.Y., he was the son of the late George and Cecilia Labolt.

Before his retirement, he was employed by the Sullivan West School District in Jeffersonville, N.Y.

Also surviving are three daughters, Angie Labolt, Middletown; Iline Labolt, Jeffersonville; and Lisa Labolt, Middletown; a son, Donald Labolt, Waymart; five stepsons, Leo Kratz, Harpursville, N.Y.; Willis Kratz, Belford, N.J.; Charles Kratz, Apollo Beach, Fla.; and Frank Kratz, Cochecton, N.Y.; and several grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Interment, Sunlight Crematory, Hanover Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice .

Arrangements by Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow


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The Rev. Dr. Ronald Bell

08/05/2012

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Bell, 75, of Moscow, and formerly of Sussex, England, died early Sunday after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. His wife of 38 years is Jean Parkinson Bell. Born Feb. 4, 1937, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, son of the late John and Minnie Mae Wright Bell, he was educated in Scotland and received a bachelor's degree in history and political science in London, and a Ph.D. in divinity in England, with further studies in the United States.

Dr. Bell was a member of Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and served churches in Broken Bow, Okla., San Antonio, Decatur, Ala., and Pennsylvania. He was pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Dickson City.

Dr. Bell was an animal lover, especially the many dogs he and his wife adopted throughout the years.

A memorial service will be conducted at Faith Presbyterian Church in Dickson City at a later date.

Interment and committal will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church, 106 Lincoln Ave., Dickson City, PA 18519.

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow


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J. Edward Conrad

08/03/2012

J. Edward Conrad, 87, a resident of the Green Ridge Health Care Center in Scranton, and formerly of Clarks Green, died Friday evening following an illness. His wife, Mildred Waring Conrad, died Jan. 10, 2008.

Born Nov. 23, 1924, in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Rhoda Carr Conrad, he was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. Before his retirement in 1982, he was employed at Farview State Hospital in the maintenance and security department. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton, and a member of Peter Williamson Lodge 323, Scranton, where he served as lodge master in 1957. The family would like to thank Green Ridge Health Care Center for the loving care and the family atmosphere provided to Edward.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis E. Parker and husband, Paul, Greensboro, N.C.; and Wendy C. Belaski and husband, Vincent, Clarks Summit; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Michael and Jonathan Parker, and Benjamin Belaski. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles G. Conrad.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Schautz Memorial Chapel at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, with the Rev. Barbara Muntzel as officiating clergy. Interment, Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly, at the convenience of the family.

Friends will be received from 10 until time of service in the Covenant Room at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church Music Fund, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, PA 18510; or the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton.


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Thomas A. Parfrey

07/25/2012

Thomas A. Parfrey, 72, of Clarks Summit, died Wednesday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton following a brief illness. His wife is the former, Dorothy Rosar. The couple celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 9. Born Oct. 9, 1939, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Romayne Shotto Parfrey.

He was a 1957 graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and an Army veteran serving with the 7th Army Signal Corps in Germany. Before his retirement, he was an inventory control manager with Harper Collins Publishers of Dunmore. His was a member of Our Lady of Snows Church in Clarks Summit. Tom was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved traveling and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons, Joshua and Noah. Tom was an avid baseball and football fan and was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns. Tom loved all animals, especially his dog, Tasha. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Also surviving are three sons, Thomas A. Parfrey and wife, Stephanie, of Waverly; Mark J. Parfrey of San Diego; and David C. Parfrey of Clarks Summit; two grandsons, Joshua and Noah Parfrey; two sisters, Jane Lowry of Minnesota; and Marilyn Felix of Stratford, Conn.; and nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Theodore "Ted" Parfrey; and his sister, Marjorie Sherbourne.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, with Mass to follow at 11:30 in St. Benedict's Church, Newton-Ransom Boulevard, Newton Twp. Interment with military honors, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton.


Elsie J. Bentler Campbell

Elsie J. Bentler Campbell

07/22/2012

Elsie J. Bentler Campbell, 68 of Scranton and formerly of Michigan died Sunday morning in Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following a year long illness. Born March 16, 1944 in Gouldsboro, PA, she is the daughter of the late August F. and Anna M. (Christie) Bentler.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Jabil Electronics of Auburn Hills, Michigan as a Quality Control Inspector.

Surviving are (1) son: John Michael Morrison of Oxford, MI; (4) sisters: Augusta Silvi of Gouldsboro, PA, Mable Scott of Gouldsboro, PA, Ruth Barhight of Scranton, PA and Delores Mollinix of Titusville, FL; (2) brothers: Larry Bentler of Covington Twp. and Gail Bentler of Cresco, PA; (3) grandsons: Charles Morrison of New Baltimore, MI, Brandon Morrison of Clarkston, MI and Giancarlo Rivera of Oxford, MI; (1) great-grandson: Jackson Morrison of Springfield, MO and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandson: Jon Morrison; and (2) sisters: Ethel Morris, and Helen Zavoski; and (6) brothers: Ned Bentler, Edward Bentler, Robert Bentler, Charles Bentler, Ernest Bentler and John "Jay" Bentler on June 28th 2012.

Services will be conducted private at the convenience of the family.


Peter J. Ferriero

Peter J. Ferriero

07/06/2012

Peter J. Ferriero, 80, of Gouldsboro, PA, and formerly of Harrison, NJ, died Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton shortly after admission. His wife of 58 years is the former Joyce Livolsi. Born October 8, 1931 in Harrison, NJ, he was the son of the late Peter and Bridget (Polo) Ferriero.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Scranton Plumbing, Inc. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, PA. He was also a member of the Father Barrett Knights of Columbus Council 6050 of Moscow, PA.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (3) sons: Peter J. Ferriero of Bellville, NJ, Steven C. Ferriero of Smithville, NJ, and Joseph W. Ferriero of Colonia, NJ; (2) daughters: Karen Williams and husband David of Galloway, NJ, and Theresa Bradley and husband James of Galloway, NJ; (2) brothers: George Ferriero of North Arlington, NJ, and Joseph Ferriero of Clifton, NJ; (2) sisters: Marie Mondaro of Harrison, NJ, and Dorothy Rigg of Bricktown, NJ; (13) grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Ferriero, and his sister, Frances DeRosa on January 27, 2012 and his granddaughter, Ashlyn Ferriero.

A blessing service will be conducted Monday at 1:00 pm in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA, with Rev. Robert Simon as officiating clergy.

Interment: St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA

Friends may call: Monday - 11:00 am till 1:00 pm at the funeral home.


Joseph A. Bocan

Joseph A. Bocan

07/06/2012
Joseph A. Bocan, 72 of Scranton, died Friday at his home following a brief illness. He is wife is the former Felicia San Roman. The couple celebrated 49 years of marriage on January 17, 2012. Born August 4, 1939 in Jessup, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Beaulieu) Bocan.

He was a US Army veteran serving in Europe and obtaining sharp shooter status. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at RCA-Thomson Consumer Electronics of Dunmore, PA. Joe was an avid bowler and golfer and had multiple 300 games as a bowler. He was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) sons: Jeffrey J. Bocan of Old Forge, PA, and John A. Bocan of Scranton, PA; (1) brother: Michael Bocan of New Brunswick, NJ; and a granddaughter: Devin Bocan.

A blessing service will be conducted Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

Friends may call: Monday - 6-8 pm

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice.


William A. “Bill” Garrison

William A. “Bill” Garrison

06/12/2012

William A. “Bill” Garrison, 84, a resident of Spring Brook township, died Tuesday evening at the VNA Hospice inpatient Unit at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife of 36 years is the former Emma M. Scott. Born in Springville, he was the son of the late Bela and Louise Mack Garrison.

Educated in Springville schools, he served in the US Army during World War II. Bill did construction and drove truck in his earlier days. He then was employed with Thomas A. Gerrity Moving and Storage, where he and Tom were known as “Wag” and “Tag”. He then went on to work for the American Red Cross until his retirement in 1988. The day after his retirement, he began working for the Spring Brook Township road crew. Until recently, he ran the storage facility for the Gerrity family on SR 502. Bill was a very active member of Spring Brook Congregational Church for 36 years. He was in charge of maintenance, was very instrumental in the success of its dinners, where he was famous for the creamy mashed potatoes and helped make the cookies, and he and his wife, Emma, received a plaque on May 30, 2004 in Appreciation and Recognition for Faithful Ministry in Preparing the Mothers’ Day Breakfast for 28 years. He was a member of the Moosic American Legion, Post #0604, and a 60-year member of AAA. Bill was a loving husband, dad, and poppy who had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone, anytime, anywhere. He always said, “If I don’t help them, who will?” He loved to meet his buddies for coffee and conversation at Bill’s Café in Daleville. He was a very loving and caring man who was very well loved and respected in the community who will be deeply missed by all who knew, loved, and were blessed to have called him friend. Bill’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful doctors, nurses, aides, and staff of the VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County. The care and concern you gave Bill was superb, and the warmth and compassion you gave us will never be forgotten.

Surviving are: Four children, Tim Scott, and wife, Laurie, Spring Brook Township Wendy Scott-Ford, and husband, Jack, Pittsboro, NC Debbie Ross, Nicholson William Scott, Scranton Two sisters, Doris Ward, Nicholson, and Beatrice Cox, Florida A brother, Douglas Garrison, Beavertown, PA Grandchildren, Corisa Ford, Jackie Ford, and wife, Tina, Taylor Scott, Greg Rhodes, Matthew Ross, Sarah Brander, and husband, John, Morgan Scott, Nicole Lampman, and husband, Tucker Great Grandchildren, Thomas and William Ford, Lincoln, Chase, and Sawyer Brander, Alenna, Ryana, and Dylan Lampman Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by sisters, Bonnie Tewksbury and Ruby Johnson, and brothers, Lawrence, Donald, Benton, Bruce, Lewis, and Lee Garrison.

The funeral service, with Military Honors, will be held on Saturday at 2:00 PM in the Spring Brook Congregational Church, 209 Beech Road, Spring Brook Township with Rev. Doug Littleton, pastor, officiating.

Friends may call on Saturday from 11 AM until the time of service in the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Brook Congregational Church Scholarship Fund, 209 Beech Road, Spring Brook Township, PA 18444. Arrangements by Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow.


Lois Caroline Snyder

Lois Caroline Snyder

06/02/2012

Lois Caroline Snyder , 84, a lifelong resident of Madison Twp., died Saturday evening at VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. She and her husband, Edward C. Snyder Sr., would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Madison Twp., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ida Firestine Smith.

She was a graduate of Moscow High School, class of 1946. Before her retirement in 1987, she was employed by the North Pocono School District as a librarian assistant and later as the head of audio-visual. A life member of Moscow United Methodist Church, she previously taught Sunday school, the released-time classes and vacation Bible school. She was a past district deputy of the Daughters of America, past president of North Pocono High School PTSA, she served as the Lackawanna area PTA president and was a former member of the North Pocono School Board Association. In her earlier years, she was a Cub Scout den mother, a Brownie leader, a Girl Scout leader and president of the first organized Miss-E softball league in North Pocono.

She was a gentle lady with a heart of gold. Her life revolved around her husband and children. She cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were an endless source of joy in her life. She loved her entire family unconditionally and had a significant influence on each one of their lives. She will always be remembered for her compassionate and caring ways. Her smile lit up a room, and everyone she met was touched by her warm and loving personality. She will be greatly missed by her family and will live forever in their hearts.

Also surviving are two daughters, Beverly Snyder, Olyphant; and Teri Ann Snyder, Madison Twp.; two grandsons, Gary Snyder II (Christine); and Greg Snyder (Raychel)?; four reat-grandchildren, Isabella, Gary III "Max," Samantha and Timmy; two daughters-in-law, Judith and Diane Snyder; and three nieces.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Edward Jr.,and Gary Snyder Sr.; and four brothers, Lewis, Frederick, Ralph and Robert Smith.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, with services at 11 in Moscow United Methodist Church, 126 Church St., Moscow, by the Rev. Jeffrey Levy, pastor. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30.


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Mary Cummings

05/19/2012

Mary Cummings, 81 of Scranton died Saturday evening in Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following an illness. Her husband is Michael Cummings, the couple celebrated 55 years of marriage on May 18th. Born April 2, 1931 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Mary Finnerty.

She was educated in the Scranton schools and had been employed as a Residential Advisor with Keystone Community Resources. Mary had previously resided at the Genova House in Scranton. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, PA. Mary was an avid reader and will be dearly missed by her friends and family.

Surviving are (3) daughters: Kathleen Lewis and husband John of Lake Ariel, PA, Patricia A. Cummings of Moscow, PA, and Eileen Blizzard and husband T. J. of Marlboro, MA; (1) son: Seamus Cummings and wife Shannon of New Orleans, LA; (6) grandchildren: Jennifer, Karen, Meghan, Melissa, Olivia and Robbie; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Church Street, Moscow, PA

Friends may call: Wednesday 9:00 am till 10:45 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Interment: St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Township, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 or to the donor's choice


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Helen S. Hagen

05/15/2012

Helen S. Hagen, 86, a resident at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Center in Elmhurst died Tuesday evening following an illness. She is the widow of Harold "Bud" Hagen who died April 4, 2004. Born May 1, 1926 in Westfield, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Johanna Buschmann.

Helen was a graduate of East Stroudsburg State Teachers College, and was employed as a school teacher in Scotch Plains, NJ, and Elkridge, MD. Prior to returning to our area, she and her husband resided in Greenbackville, Virginia. She was a member of St. Paul's Church in Scranton, PA, and was a member of the Three C's Women's Christian Organization while living in Virginia.

Surviving are her son: Harold "Kip" Hagen and wife Donna of Tafton, PA; her daughter: Nancy Sapack and husband Keith of Center Harbor, NH; (1) sister: Jean Rosenburg of Maine; and (7) grandchildren: James, Sarah, Ashley, Kaitlin, Emily, Nick, and Mary; (1) great-grandson: Peter. She was preceded in death by her daughter Kathleen Robinson, and her brother: Karl Buschmann .

A Private Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday in St. Paul's Church Scranton, PA

Interment: St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home 516 St. Mary's Villa Road Elmhurst Twp., PA 18444

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, PA


Lily B. Petch

Lily B. Petch

05/14/2012

Lily B. Petch, 90 of Scott Township died Monday in Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following an illness. She is the widow of Walter Petch who died July 20,1995. Born January 1, 1922 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Edgar M. and Lily (Knott) Brink and Florence (Reseigh) Brink.

She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She was employed as a floral designer throughout her life, including her father's floral business, E.M. Brink Florist, Patio Flower Shop and Buchner's Flower & Gift - all of Scranton. She was an active and life long member of the Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church of Scranton, PA

Lily's family wishes to thank the staff at Hospice Community Care for their exceptional kindness, care and compassion.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Bonnie Kvaka and husband David, Greenfield Township and Lori Cavanaugh and husband Kevin of Olyphant, PA; (3) grandchildren: Courtney Kvaka, and Ryan and Cody Cavanaugh, (1) great grandson: Aiden Hunt; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister: Elizabeth Petch and cousin, Mildred Conniff. She was preceded in death by her sister: Erma Petch.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9:45 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Charles Beth as officiating clergy.

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

Friends may call: Friday 5-8 pm at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church Memorial Fund 410 E. Market Street Scranton, PA 18509


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Eileen R. Agens

05/13/2012

Eileen R. Agens of Scranton died Sunday afternoon in Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Born October 28, 1942 in Montclair, NJ, she is the daughter of the late John and Theora (Lytle) Mooney. She was a member of Full Gospel Tabernacle Church of Scranton.

Surviving are (4) daughters: Andrea Caruso and husband Michael of Rahway, NJ, Christine M. San Juan of Scranton, PA, Deborah J. Agens of Williamsport, PA, and Jennifer A. Green of Scranton,PA; (1) son: Hugh Agens of San Diego, CA; (3) sisters: Carolyn Smith, Virginia Brill and Betty Mooney; (1) brother: Edward Mooney; (13) grandchildren; and (3) great-grandchildren . She was preceded in by her daughter Bonnie Agens and her sister Barbara Mooney.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Chris Moore as officiating clergy

Friends may call: Thursday 12:00 noon till 2:00 pm

Interment: private at the family's convenience


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John R."Reggie" Shaw Sr.

05/09/2012

John R."Reggie" Shaw Sr. 78 of Scranton died Wednesday after a fall at his home. His wife is the former Shirley Fletcher. The couple would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on July 8th, 2012. Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Reginald and Mary Jane (Willcock) Shaw.

John was educated in the Scranton School District and was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS Midway. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Pipe-fitter with local 524. He was a member of Union Lodge 291 and a member of the Green Ridge Sportsman Club. He attended the Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church in Scranton. He was also a member of VFW post 7069 of Clarks Summit, PA.

He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan . He enjoyed traveling with Stanky and the Coal Miners on several cruises and International trips. John's family would like to send gratitude and appreciation to the nursing staff in the ICU at CMC - Geisinger for their compassion and care . John was an organ donor.

Surviving in addition to his wife are. a daughter Cathi Redding and husband John; son: John R. Shaw Jr. And wife Ann; a brother William Shaw and wife Charlene; 5 grandchildren; (1) great grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Leann and brother Robert.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home. 1810 Sanderson Avenue. Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Interment: Forest Hill Cemetery - Dunmore,PA

Friends may call: Sunday 3 to 7 pm

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph's Center 2300 Adams Avenue Scranton, PA 18509 or donors choice.


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Robert L. Hemphill

04-22-2012

Robert L. Hemphill, 69, of Covington Township, died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at his home. His wife of 32 years is the former Carol Ann Martini. Born January 26,1943 in Montezuma, GA, he is the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Mae (Greer) Hemphill.

Bob grew up in Decatur, Georgia and was a 1961 graduate of Decatur High School. He was a 1964 graduate of the University of Georgia receiving a degree in Political Science and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC.) He was a 1973 graduate of John Hopkins University receiving a Master’s Degree in International Relations.

His Army career spanned 25 years as an Infantry Officer and Foreign Area Specialist. He served two tours in combat, the first being as a company commander Bravo Company, 2-22 Infantry and the second as an Advisor to an RVN (Republic of Vietnam) battalion during the Vietnam War. Bob retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. His decorations included the Silver Star for gallantry, five bronze stars with Valor, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Purple Heart and the Legion of Merit. During his career, he served over six years in Europe (Including four years on a NATO staff) as well as numerous posts across the country. He also served five years on the Army general staff in the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

Bob wrote a book, PLATOON: BRAVO COMPANY -- a non-fictional account of his time as a company commander during the Tet Offensive. He served as Oliver Stone's company commander, and was portrayed in the movie "Platoon" by Dale Dye.

Bob was a wondrous husband, father, brother, brother - in law, uncle, great uncle, and friend. His passing has left a sadness in the hearts of all who knew him. He was brilliant, caring, talented, brave and funny. He was a great storyteller and trivia master. He enjoyed many hobbies: writing, history, leatherwork, stamp collecting and mostly riding his motorcycle. Bob also was an accomplished equestrian and earned the silver spur with the French military in Berlin, a qualification which required him to walk, trot, canter and jump one meter. Everything he did, he did well – “cream always rises to the top”. He loved to travel and study other cultures. His soothing Southern accent belied the way he settled in as a native here in Northeastern PA.

He was a member of the Moscow Lodge 504, The Rotary Club of North Pocono, and served in many leadership roles with Rotary District 7410, and was slated to serve a district governor in the 2013/2014 year. Bob served as the District Group Study Exchange Chairman to India and Nepal. Bob was a Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Rotary Paul Harris Society. Bob was a member of the John J. Michaels Memorial Post VFW - 5207 in Daleville where he served as post commander and VFW District 10 (PA) encompassing Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. He was also a member of the Wall-Sebring American Legion Post 274 of Gouldsboro, PA.

Bob also was very active with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Tobyhanna Army Depot Chapter. He was a member of The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and The Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his son: Robert Hemphill and wife Amy of Alpharetta, GA; a grandson, Matthew; and a sister Betty Jo Tomlin of Colorado; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated Friday May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm in St. Eulalia's Church, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook, PA

Visitation: 9-12 and 1-5 Friday 5/11/2012 at St. Eulalia's Church

Military Honors: Immediately following the Mass

Memorial contributuions can be made to The Carol Hemphill Benefit Fund, Penn Star Bank, Elmhurst Office, 409 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

Services entrusted to Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Homes, 401 Church St., Moscow, PA


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Edwin Nashotka

05/08/2012

Edwin Nashotka, 74 of Madison Township died Tuesday afternoon in Geisinger - CMC following an illness. Born July 10, 1937 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Edwin and Lillian B. (Szulecki) Nashotka. He was educated in the Scranton schools and prior to his retirement in 2008 was employed by Red Line Towing Inc. of Dickson City, PA He was of the Catholic faith. Edwin was an avid outdoorsman and will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Surviving are nieces and nephews; and his dear friends Michael and Stacey Koch of Madison Twp. PA. He was preceded in death by two brothers.

A blessing service will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 am in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home 401 Church Street Moscow, PA with Deacon John Franceschelli as officiating clergy.

Interment: St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA

Friends may call: Friday 7-9 pm at the Funeral Home

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice


Dr. Anthony J.Gentile

Dr. Anthony J.Gentile

05/06/2012

Dr. Anthony J.Gentile, 89 of Dunmore, PA died Sunday afternoon in Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital in Scranton after an illness. His wife is the former Gwendolyn Mullins. The couple would celebrated 63 years of marriage on June 22nd. Born June 6, 1922 in Throop, PA, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Catherine Gentile.

He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Scranton. He attended the University of Mississippi and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennesee. He was Board Certified to practice in both Pennsylvania and Tennesee. He started his private practice in the Medical Arts Building in Scranton and later moved to the Physician's Building at Moses Taylor Hospital. He specialized in Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Gentile was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Dunmore and served many years as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the American Medical Association and the Lackawanna County Medical Association where he was honored for over 50 years of service. He was a long time member of the Scranton Country Club and served on the Parent Board of the ARC of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He was also a member of Serra International.

He was a devoted husband and father with an unquestionable faith. He was a kind hearted and generous man who was beloved by family and patients. He had a charming personality combined with a strong moral fiiber.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (4) daughters: Pamela Gentile of San Francisco, CA, Mary C. Gentile - Bull and husband Stirling of Waldorf, MD, Angela Gentile of Dunmore, and Lisa M. Beckage and husband Thomas of Dunmore, PA; (1) son: Joseph Gentile and wife Cindy of Dunmore, PA; (1) sister: Frances Gentile of Throop, PA; (1) brother: Fred Gentile and wife Simone of Mt. Cobb; (7) grandchildren: Thomas, Tara, Nicole and Jessica Beckage, Matthew and Robert Gentile and Lilly Jean Bull; and (2) great-grandchildren: Gia and Gabriella Goff. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Toni Ann Beckage in 2005.

A Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish 322 Chestnut Street Dunmore, PA. Friends are asked to go directly to the church

Interment: St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA

Friends may call: Wednesday 5-8 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to the ARC of Northeastern Pennsylvania 115 Meadow Avenue Scranton, PA 18505


Cynthia E. McGuire

Cynthia E. McGuire

05/02/2012

Cynthia E. McGuire, 60 of Clarks Summit died Wednesday afternoon in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton following a lengthy illness. Her husband is Edward J. McGuire Jr. Born January 9, 1952 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. and Olwyn (Beddoe) Evans.

She was a 1969 graduate of Abington Heights High School. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton and prior to her illness was employed as a receptionist at Sanderson Place Salon in Scranton for over 25 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are (1) son: Edward J. McGuire III of Philadelphia, PA; (1) sister: Christine Wagner and husband Richard of Factoryville, PA; (1) brother: Robert J. Evans Jr. of York, PA; and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday May 12, 2012 at 11:00 am in Covenant Presbyterian Church 550 Madison Avenue Scranton, PA.

Interment: Private, at the convenience of the family

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society 712 S. Keyser Avenue Taylor, PA 18517 or donor's choice

Arrangements by the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, PA


Elizabeth O. Miles

Elizabeth O. Miles

05/02/2012

Elizabeth O. Miles, 96, a resident of the Green Ridge Nursing Center in Scranton died Tuesday afternoon at the facility. She is the widow of Harold W. Miles who died July 18, 2000. Born August 19, 1915 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jeanne (Simpson) Oliver.

She was educated in the Scranton schools and prior to her retirement was employed as a Lithographer with Scranton Lithograph Company. She attended the Clarks Summit Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are (2) nephews: Dr. Richard Cook of Belair, MD, and Donald Cook of Scranton, PA; her niece: Gladys A. Cook of Scranton, PA; her step-grandson: Mark Marzolino of Dalton, PA; and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy

Interment: Clarks Green Cemetery - Clarks Green, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice.



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