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:

Name

Barbara P. Davies


8/28/2014

Barbara P. Davies, 80, of Scranton died Thursday morning at the Lackawanna County Health Care Center following an illness. She is the widow of Lewis J. Davies who died in 2003.

Born November 5, 1933 in Dover, NJ, she is the daughter of the late Israel and Marietta (Veghte) Phillips. Barbara was a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, and was employed as a pre-school teacher. She was a member of the Dunmore Presbyterian Church and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her daughters: Virginia A. Brown and husband Kirby of Lancaster, PA, Patricia L. Davies of East Stroudsburg, PA and Cynthia Hall and husband Tim of Flemington, NJ; her son: Lewis J. "Jack" Davies Jr. of Scranton, PA; and (5) grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Kenneth Forbes as officiating clergy.

Interment and committal services will be conducted at:
Abington Hills Cemetery, S. Abington Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 137 Chestnut Street, Dunmore, PA 18512


Name

Mayra J. Martinez


8/27/2014

Mayra J. Martinez, 25, of Scranton died Wednesday at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born April 12, 1989 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, she is the daughter of Jose G. Benitez and Maria (Lopez) Gomez.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her companion Javier Amaya; her daughter Josselyn Amaya; (5) brothers: Jose Martinez, German Martinez, Omar Orellano and Adan Orellano; (3) sisters: Maria Martinez, Dunia Martinez and Paty Orellano; several cousins; nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Saturday at 9:30 am in Nativity Church of St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard Street, Scranton, PA

Interment:
Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, PA

Friends may call:
Friday 6 to 9 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA


Name

Annamae P. McHale


8/27/2014

Annamae P. (Konopka) McHale, 81, died surrounded by love at her home on Hemlock Drive on Wednesday evening, August 27, 2014.

Born October 28, 1932, in Tobyhanna, PA, she was the daughter of Alexander and Anna (Shimko) Konopka. She graduated from Coolbaugh School in 1950, as valedictorian, and she never stopped learning or setting a good example. She often gave of her last dime so others did not have to go without, she listened to and encouraged everyone, and she made time to polka dance. Spending time with family and friends was Annamae's foremost passion in life, but she had others, such as baking, preparing gourmet meals for her cat Neo, and watching Notre Dame football (including praying the rosary for victory). She was seldom seen on a drive around town without her three dogs: Sophie, Dakota, and Naki who provided unconditional love, comfort, and companionship.

Annamae was employed by the Pocono Mountain School District for the 41 years prior to her passing, serving countless children of all ages during a career that began as a school bus driver, and finishing it in the position of executive secretary at Clear Run Intermediate School.

She is survived by six children: Mary Ann McHale (Jeff Corson), Loganton, PA; Robert (Julie) McHale, Thornhurst, PA; Julia McHale, Tobyhanna, PA; John McHale (Anna Koepke), Ashley, PA; Eugene (Melissa) McHale, Hanover Township, PA; and David (Cheri McCrossin), Canadensis, PA. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her brother Alexander (Kris) Konopka Jr, Tannersville, PA, her uncle Mike Shimko, her aunt Helen Freach, a niece and nephew, as well as "adopted children" John Hay and June Bialczak.

Annamae was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Thomas A. McHale, and their oldest son, Thomas J. McHale.

The family wishes to thank the countless individuals who touched her life with their presence, prayers, love and friendship; you meant so much to her.

Annamae requested a private service and burial.


Name

John F. Hollister


8/25/2014

John F. Hollister, 69, of Covington Township died Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home in Elmhurst Twp. PA after an extended illness. His wife of 43 years is the former Doris Croom.

Born February 7, 1945 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Burkhouse) Hollister.

John was employed for over 30 years with International/ Akzo Nobel Salt Co. and was employed by Mid Valley Contracting, and prior to his illness, was employed by Covington Township in the Maintenance Department. Early in his working career, he worked for the Arthur Hughes Dodge Dealership in Daleville.

John was a devoted member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, and served as usher for many years. He was a life member of the Covington Township Fire Co. and Life member of the Moscow Fire Company. He served as Assistant Chief and Chief of the Covington Township Fire Department. John was a member of the Northeast PA Fireman's Federation, and the Keystone Fire Chief's Association. John also served on the Covington Township Planning Commission.

The family would like to thank everyone who helped care for Johnny, especially the nurses and staff of St. Mary's Villa and Dr. Brereton.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter Carrie Goul and husband Steven of Madison Twp. PA; his grandsons; Joseph John Goul, and Lucus James Goul; (1) brother: Charles Hollister and wife JoAnn of Dundalk, MD; (4) sisters: Ann Marie Baird of Baltimore, MD, Margaret "Peg" Schenk of Covington Twp. PA, Rosellen Verrastro and husband Thomas of Hazleton, PA, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Yeager and husband Brian of Covington Twp. PA; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother in laws John and Alma Croom; and his brother-in-laws Robert Schenk and Theodore Baird.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Friday at 10:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert J. Simon, pastor as celebrant.

Friends are asked to go directly to the church.

Interment with Fireman Honor Guard will be conducted at:
St. Catherines Cemetery, Covington Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Thursday 4-8 pm in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
The Covington Township Fire Company, 452 Daleville Highway, Covington Twp. PA 18444 c/o Marshall Peirce - Treasurer


Name

Mary Margaret Thorburn Snyder


08/25/2014

Mary Margaret Thorburn Snyder, of Scranton died peacefully on Monday afternoon following a lengthy illness. She is the widow of John J. Snyder who died in 1998.

Born in Scranton, PA she is the daughter of the late Catherine and William Thorburn. She graduated with honors from Scranton Technical High School. Mary worked for many years at the Third National Bank in Scranton, and also for the municipality of Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.

Mary's family would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Dodge for his dedication and compassion. Thank you also to the staff at Green Ridge Health Care Center and Celtic Hospice for their caring and kindness.

Mary was surrounded by her loving family on her serene journey.

Surviving are her twin sister Catherine Phillips and husband John of Rockaway, NJ; her brother William Thorburn and wife Maureen of Clarks Green, PA; nieces Kimberly Phillips, Carrie Simunov, Stacey McHale, and Heather McCormick; and nephew Brian Thorburn; and (7) great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be conducted:
Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Committal services will be conducted privately at Abington Hills Cemetery, S. Abington Township, PA


Name

Roberta J. Goodall


8/21/2014

Roberta J. Goodall, 77, of Scranton died Thursday evening at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation in Scranton following an illness.

Born December 13,1936 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Irving and Hilda (Thompson) Goodall. Roberta was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, and prior to her retirement was employed by Harper-Collins Publishing in Dunmore, PA.

Roberta is a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Scranton, PA

Surviving are (2) sisters: Nancy T. Gavern of Scranton, PA, and Betsy Lavelle of Throop, PA; (2) brothers: Irving Goodall of Warrensburg, MO, and Gary Goodall of Old Forge, PA; (8) nieces, and nephews; and (7) great-nephews; and (1) great-niece.

She was preceded in death by her brother Douglas W. Goodall in 2013.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 10:30 am in the Church of the Good Shepherd, N. Washington Avenue and Electric Street, Scranton, PA with Rev. Daniel Jones as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Sunday 4-7 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Church of the Good Shepherd . N. Washington Ave. & Electric Street, Scranton, PA 18509


Name

Joseph J. Severini


8/18/2014

Joseph J. Severini of Scranton went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday morning at Geisinger/CMC in Scranton following an illness. His wife of 47 years is the former Louise Genovese.

Born April 1, 1931, in Scranton, Pa., he is the son of the late Alfredo and Ausilia (Antonini) Severini. Joseph was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a 1958 graduate of the University of Scranton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. Joseph also pursued post graduate studies at the University of Virginia.

Joseph was a beloved husband, loving father and proud grandfather. The joys of his life were his children and his granddaughter, Ceilia. He loved God, his family, his country and his Italian heritage. He enjoyed visiting with his many friends at various locations in the area. Joseph was a true gentleman who made friends easily and everyone loved him. His smile lit up a room. Joseph also had a special place in heart for the dogs he had throughout his life, Beauty, Killian, Shannie, and he leaves behind his beloved canine companion, Amy.

Joseph enjoyed a 33-year career in banking with Northeastern/PNC Bank, retiring as a Group Vice President in 1992. He was member of Elm Park United Methodist Church, the Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the Armed Forces Day Committee, the United Nations Committee, the Mid Valley Rotary Club, the Scranton Kiwanis Club and the Downtown Scranton Business Association. He served on many boards throughout the area including the American Heart Association, Easter Seals, Meals on Wheels of Lackawanna County, United Cerebral Palsy and the Economic Development Council. He also served as president of the Scranton Neighborhood Housing Association and was a recipient of the Frank O’Hara Award given by the University of Scranton.

Joseph’s family would like to thank the Moses Taylor DaVita Dialysis unit, the Geisinger/CMC physicians, nurses and staff, and the many home health professionals who lovingly cared for him.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock and husband, Christopher of Clarks Summit, Pa.; and Faith J. Severini of Clarks Summit, Pa.; a granddaughter, Ceilia Severini; a sister-in-law, Angela Genovese of Dunmore, Pa.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Ann Genovese of Dunmore, Pa.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gray Bossi.

Funeral services will be conducted:
11:00 a.m. Friday at Elm Park United Methodist Church, Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street, Scranton, Pa. with
Rev. Howard Woodruff, pastor, as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Interment with military honors:
Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
The Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510
or
Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Scranton Chapter, 506 Broadway, Scranton, PA 18505.


Name

Richard John Matthews III


8/7/2014

Richard John Matthews III, born October 3, 1967 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, passed away on August 7, 2014 at his fiancée's home surrounded by family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Sally G. Matthews of Boca Raton, Florida; sister, Nanette Field and husband, Karl of Flemington, N.J.; sister, Pamela Otto and husband, Craig of Boca Raton, Fla.; and a brother, Wesley Matthews and wife, Nicole of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also surviving are six adoring nieces, Lindsay, Whitney, Alexandra, Morgan, Tiffany and Elizabeth; as well as two admiring nephews, Brandon and Matthew. He is also survived by his fiancée, Tammy Stafford and her sons, Max and Zach, of Palos Verdes, Calif.

He is predeceased by a brother, Todd; and father, Dr. Richard J. Matthews II.

Richard resided in Dalton, Pennsylvania and graduated from Abington Heights in 1986 in Clarks Summit, Pa. He attended Penn State University, where he studied biology. Richard moved to San Diego in 1988, where he attended San Diego State and worked for Scantibodies Laboratories in Santee, Calif. He founded Systems Carpet Cleaning in Del Mar, Calif., which he had run successfully since 1990.

In 2000, Richard founded Hooligan Racing Products, a custom motorcycle parts design and manufacturing business. Rich has a U.S. Patent pending on a motorcycle suspension adjustment tool for field use.

Rich fell in love with San Diego 26 years ago and had a fantastic life filled with warm friendships and heart-filled laughter. He could be found almost every morning on Dog Beach with his faithful sidekick, Pluto. Rich had the ability to light up any room with his presence, infectious smile and open arms. He will be deeply missed, but will live on forever in our memories.

A service will be held at:
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Avenue, Scranton, Pa., on Saturday, August 23 at 11 a.m.

Friends may call:
10 a.m. to service time.

Donations can be made in Richard's name to:
The Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., or the American Cancer Society .


Name

Irene Arlene (Lindner) Rybitski


8/2/2014

Irene Arlene (Lindner) Rybitski, 75, of Hammond, NY and formerly of North Pocono died Saturday at her home following a lengthy illness. She is the wife of George P. "Rocco" Rybitski.

Born November 1, 1938 in Cortez, PA, she is the daughter of the late William and Norma (Webster) Lindner. She was educated in the North Pocono schools, and prior to relocating to New York she was employed in real estate sales. She was previously employed in the security department at Big Bass Lake and had worked in the Garment Industry and at local restaurants.

Irene loved to fish and was very talented at crocheting. She will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are (2) daughters: Leilani Hutchins Raguckas of Taylor, PA, and Georgina Rybitski of Hammond, NY; her sister: Beverly Kopacz and husband John of Redwood, NY; and her brother: Charles "Bucky" Lindner of Covington Township, PA; (10) grandchildren: Douglas, Natasha, William, Duane, Ilene, Chisen, Tera, Kyra, Devante and Lashyla; her brother-In-laws: Robert Rybitski and Michael Rybitski and her sister-In-law: Marianne Bryant-Rybitski (11) great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Ilene Rybitski in 1993; and her sons: William Hutchins in 1980, and Douglas Hutchins Jr. in 2002 and her brother William Lindner.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Thursday at 3:00 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home 401 Church Street Moscow, PA

Friends may call:
Wednesday 7:00-9:00 pm, and Thursday 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the funeral home .

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The family c/o 868 Black Lake Hammond, NY 13646


Name

Henry Jarrel Terry


8/2/2014

Henry Jarrel Terry, 73, a resident of Seminole, FL and formerly of Moscow died Saturday evening at Sun Coast Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL following an illness. His wife is the former Frances "Fran" Kenosky.

Born December 17, 1940 in McGehee, AR, he is the son of the late Rev. Henry and Hazel (Bobbitt) Terry. He is a US Marine Corps veteran serving 1958-1962 with the 3rd Battalion - 8th Marines, achieving the rank of Lance Corporal, Rifle Expert and Squad Leader.

Prior to his retirement, Jarrel was employed in the trucking Industry with Penske Logistics. He was previously employed by McLean Trucking Company and Consolidated Freightways. He was a member of Teamsters Union locals # 135, # 886 and # 229. He was known as "Superman" over the citizens ban radio. He was raised in the Nazarene faith.

Jarrel loved gardening, visits to Jamaica, and traveling the Islands of the Caribbean. His generosity and smiling face will be dearly missed by many.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter Cynthia Freeman of Avon, IN; his son Jonathan Terry of Old Forge, PA; and grandson Mitchell Freeman; one sister: Sherry Conaway of Indiana; two brothers: John Terry of Huntsville, AL, and Thomas Julian Terry of Madison, AL; three brothers-In-law: Jerry Kenosky of Spring Brook Twp., and fiancee Deborah Hafler of Moscow, James Kenosky and wife Sandra of Spring Brook Twp. and William Kenosky of Hawaii; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his mother-In-law, Jean Kenosky of Moscow.

He was preceded in death by his brother-In-law John Kenosky

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

Friends may call:
Friday 5-7 pm at the funeral home

Entombment:
St. Catherine's Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA


Name

James H. Peters


7/23/2014

James H. Peters, of Roaring Brook Twp., Pa., passed away on July 23, 2014, surrounded by his family.

James, born in Athol, Mass., was the son of the late John R. and Helen C. (Dube) Peters.He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Patricia A. (Miller) Peters; along with four children, Jamie A. Peters, Gouldsboro, Pa.; James E. and wife, Andreia, Upper Pottsgrove, Pa.; Judi Peters and husband, John Svoboda, Slatington, Pa.; and Jennifer and husband, Matthew Cortazar, Carbondale, Pa.; six grandchildren, Courtney and husband, David Paden; Drew Scarantino and fiancée, Vivian Otero; Derek Peters, Sara Cortazar, Matthew Cortazar and Hannah Peters White; a great-grandchild, Drue Paden; a sibling, Robert Peters, Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

James enlisted in the Navy upon graduating high school in 1952. He served on the Fire Control Team aboard the USS Siboney. During his enlistment, he attended technical schools in both Philadelphia and Washington D.C. This led Jim to a 50-year career as an engineer in the cable television industry, where he touched many lives throughout New England and Pennsylvania and was celebrated as a pioneer in his field.

Jim’s greatest joy came from spending time with family on Cape Cod, along with fishing, woodworking and watching the Red Sox.

To celebrate Jim’s life, there will be a graveside service held July 31 at 11 a.m. at Fairview Memorial Cemetery.


Name

Nicole Nikki Searfoss Goudy


7/19/2014

Nicole Nikki Searfoss Goudy, passed away July 19 in Regional Hospital Scranton. She was the wife of Howard Goudy.

Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late James Earl Jefferson and Ann Marie Jenkins.

Surviving are two sons Lamont Ray and David, both of Pa; stepson Howard Alexander, Va.; one daughter Tina, Pa.; 4 brothers David and Norman, Pa, Tommy, Ca, and Tony, Fl; two sisters Marion and Debbie, Pa; and a niece Deborah Davis who held an extra special place in her heart.

She was preceded in death by her sister Tina.

Funeral Service:
Saturday from the Salvation Apostolic Temple Church, at a time to be announced, 223 North Main Avenue, Scranton.

Friends may call:
Friday from 5 to 8 PM in the Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, PA.

Interment:
Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton


Name

Joyce Ann Vest Soluri


7/19/2014/

Joyce Ann Vest Soluri, Scranton, died Saturday in Scranton. Her husband is Paul Soluri Jr.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of Thomas Vest and Carol Kahanic Beader, she attended Mid Valley High School. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Throop.

Also surviving are a daughter Gianna Nicole Soluri, Dunmore; a son, Damon James Pitoniak, Jessup; two sisters, Nicole Vest, Georgia; and Amber Beader, Dunmore; a brother, Kevin Vest and wife, Darlene, Scranton; stepmother, Sandra Vest; stepfather, Frank Beader; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., with the Rev. Ken Goodrich, pastor, Providence Presbyterian Church, Scranton, officiating.

Interment:
St. Michael's Byzantine Cemetery, Dunmore.

Friends may call:
Thursday, 5 p.m. until service time.

For contributions, visit http://www.gofundme.com/bwyrjc.


Name

Mary M. Kaczor


7/19/2014

Mary M. Kaczor, 87, of Jefferson Township, and formerly of Delray Beach, FL died Saturday at the Carbondale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following an illness.

Born August 28, 1926 in Mayfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Teleck) Zagarski. She was educated in the Honesdale schools, and earlier in her life resided in New York City and New Jersey. Mary was owner and operator of M & M Giant Submarine Shop in downtown Scranton for many years.

Mary was a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved dancing, and was an avid fan of horse racing. She was a wonderful cook and baker. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are (2) sons: Edmund D. Kaczor and wife Monica of Jefferson Township, PA, Kenneth J. Kaczor and wife Ana of Lake Worth, FL; (3) grandchildren: Christopher, Ashley, and Kenny Jr.; and (3) great-grandchildren: Zachary, Abigail and Owen.

Mary was preceded in death by her son John Zagarski, her sister Sophie Derrick and brother Paul Zagarski.

A Mass will be celebrated on:
Wednesday at 10:00 am in St. Eulalia's Church, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Twp. PA

Friends may call on:
Tuesday from 5-8 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Interment will be conducted privately at the family's convenience.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431


Name

Rita B. Levers


7/19/2014

Rita B. Levers, of Madison Township, PA died Saturday at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital following an illness. She is the wife of Fred Levers. The couple celebrated 52 years of marriage.

Born September 9, 1942 in Pittston, PA, she is the daughter of Helen (Baker) Budzak, and the late John Budzak. She was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Elizabeth, NJ. She is a graduate of Penn State University.

Rita had a twenty year career at Haddon-Craftsman in Scranton as a production Estimator. She enjoyed her present employment at James T. O'Hara, Inc. as office manager. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, PA.

Rita enjoyed gardening, cooking, Pittsburgh Steelers games on Sunday, visiting the beach and Harley rides with her husband. She will be dearly missed by her family.

Rita's family would like to extend thanks to Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Commonwealth Hospice for their kind and loving care to Rita.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are her daughter Christine Osborne and husband Thomas of Covington Twp. PA; her son Daniel Levers of Scranton, PA; and (2) brothers: John and David Budzak; (2) grandchildren: Marissa Maurer, and Matthew Maurer.

A blessing service will be conducted:
Wednesday at 8:00 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert J. Simon as officiating clergy.

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

Interment will be conducted privately, at the family's convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503


Name

Joppy M. Wauran


7/12/2014

Joppy M. Wauran, 58, of Scranton died Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville following an illness. His wife is Yetty D. Kainde Wauran. The couple were married for 34 years.

Born January 20, 1956 in Parepei, Indonesia, he is the son of the late Daan and Agustina Wauran.

Joppy was pastor of the Rochester Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Rochester, NH He loved to play guitar and sing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters Marlynn and Angeline; (4) sisters; and (2) brothers and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday July 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm in the Scranton Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1407 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA

Friends may call:
Saturday 2-4 pm at the church

Interment will be conducted:
Privately, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Scranton Seventh-Day Adventist Church 1407 Wyoming Avenue Scranton, PA 18509


Name

John J. Stevens


7/12/2014

John J. Stevens, of Scranton, died Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, the former Karen McCormick; daughter, Lindsey; and granddaughter, Myla Stevens; daughter, Molly Stevens and her fiancé, Matt Ruane; and stepchildren, Paul and Ashley McHale.

Born in North Scranton, son of the late William and Alice Clarke Stevens, he was a 1977 graduate of Scranton Technical High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served from 1977 to 1981 as a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the First Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve, and served as a construction supervisor, retiring at the rank of master sergeant. He spent most of his career as a supervisory manager for the 99th Army Reserve Command Center in Pittsburgh. Before his death, he worked at Simplex Industries in Scranton.

Johnny loved life, spending time with his family, an endless list of friends telling stories, singing and dancing. He was an avid golfer, and a devoted fan of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. His pride and joy in life were his two daughters, whom he fondly referred to as Munster and Mooch. He was proud to be “Papa Johnny” to granddaughter, Myla.

He is also survived by 10 brothers and sisters, Maryann Stevens, Bill Stevens, June Schofield, Joan Stevens, Alicemarie Keisling, Carol Zarcone, Linda Jenkins, Frank Stevens, Paul Stevens and Jim Stevens; his brothers and sisters-in law; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Gary M. Keisling.

A Mass of Christian Burial with military honors will be held :
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church on Penn Avenue in Scranton.

Friends and family attending are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call:
Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The United Way of Lackawanna County, 615 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510 or
The Lupus Foundation, 615 Jefferson Ave., Suite 102, Scranton, PA 18510, or
The charity of your choice.


Name

Donna Marie Hiller


7/7/2014

Donna Marie Hiller, 47, of Scranton, died Monday at home. She was the widow of Russell H. Hiller, who died in 2002.

Born June 22, 1967, in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph M. and MaryAnn (Nole) Woodbridge, Donna was employed by AAA Auto Parts before her illness. She previously worked as a nursing assistant and in the cosmetology field.

Donna was very skilled at crafting and decorating. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Dawn M. Kucharski and companion, Rafael Caban, Scranton; and Bridgette Jette, Avoca; a son, Brett H. Hiller, Scranton; a brother, Michael Woodbridge, Scranton; seven grandchildren; a niece and nephew; and her sister-in-law, Sharon Evans, Scranton.

Funeral services and interment will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.


Name

Charles L. Slaughter


7/10/2014

Charles L. Slaughter, 67, of Scranton, and formerly of Grenloch, NJ, died Thursday evening in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton following an illness. His wife is the former Karen (Miller) Pfefferkorn.

Born June 24, 1947 in Woodbury, NJ, he is the son of the late Samuel and Edith (Bachelor) Slaughter. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the Trucking Industry for 40 years, and was a Teamsters union member.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) daughters: Suzanne Bowser and husband James, and Diann Dare and husband Dallas - all of New Jersey; (12) grandchildren; and (2) step-sisters: Edith and Helen.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Slaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted privately, at the convenience of the family.

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


Name

Phillip R. Gowins


7/8/2014

Phillip R. Gowins, 69, of Scranton died Tuesday at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton after being stricken ill at home. His wife is the former Dawn Roberts. Born May 30, 1945 in Minnesota, he is the son of the late Edward R. and Barbara Gowins.

Phillip was raised and educated in Minnesota and Indiana, and has resided in Scranton the past seven years. Phillip and his wife Dawn were owners of Hyposis Horizons, Inc. of Scranton. He was also a custom cabinet maker and published author. He was a member of the National Guild of Hypotists, and the Sufi Order International.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Heather D. Lytle and husband Daron of Washington, DC, and Belinda Lee Brown and husband James of Jermyn, PA; (1) son: Christopher R. Gowins of Arizona; (1) brother: Donald Gowins of Delaware; and (4) grandchildren: Nicole, Nadia, Daniel and Isabella.

A memorial service will be conducted at a date and time to be announced.


Name

Louise L. Healey


7/06/2014

Louise L. Healey, 80, of Taylor, died Sunday morning at the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton following an illness. She is the widow of Gerald Healey, who died in 2011.

Born Dec. 15, 1933, in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late John and Lorraine (Meade) Osborne. Louise loved music and singing, and performed in a local band earlier in her life.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Vivian R. Bartlow, Taylor; her granddaughter, Alice Bartlow; grandsons, Shaun Bartlow and Stephen Bartlow; and two great-grandchildren, JoAnna and Marie; her sister-in-law, Donna Osborne, Scranton.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, John “Jack” Osborne; and her son, Donald J. Bartlow, on Aug. 6, 2013.

Funeral services and cremation will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA 18447 or the donor’s choice.


Name

James D. Benjamin


6/30/2014

James D. Benjamin, 79, of Taylor, PA died Monday in the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger/CMC in Scranton following an illness.

Born May 25, 1935 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Elmer L. and Matilda (Wheeler) Benjamin. He was a graduate of Marywood School of Nursing. He was a self employed contractor and handyman. He had a great love for music and dancing.

He is survived by his three daughters: Cecilia Wilde of Carbondale, PA, Brenda Benjamin of Forest City, PA, and Debra London of Taylor, PA; one son: Wayne Benjamin of Old Forge, PA; (6) grandchildren: Carina Sokolov, James London, John Jenisky Jr., Brianna Krzan, Paul Krzan Jr. and Brandon Eddy; and (4) great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his companion Ceil Smith, and his son James D. Benjamin Jr.; (3) brothers: Robert, Seymore and Charles; and (3) sisters: Helen, Hazel and Gertrude.

Graveside services will be conducted:
Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00 am at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.


Name

Joan A. Weiner


6/27/2014

Joan A. Weiner, 78, of Pocono Lake, PA, died Tuesday afternoon in the VNA Hospice House in East Stroudsburg, PA following an illness. She was the widow of James C. Weiner Sr. who died May 7, 2011.

Born December 23, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, she is the daughter of the late Stanley and Stephanie (Kona) Lechtanski. Prior to moving to the Pocono Lake in 1988, Joan was employed by the Vita Fish Company, and also the New York Daily News in the billing department.

Surviving are her sons: James C. Weiner Jr. and wife Roberta of Etters, PA, Thomas C. Weiner and wife Sharon of Central Islip, NY; (1) sister: Dorothy Francis and husband Thomas of Hudson, FL; and (6) grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her sons Michael Weiner and Edward Weiner.

A blessing service will be conducted:
Saturday at 10:30 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert Simon as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Friday 6-9 pm; and Saturday, 9:30 am till time of service.

Interment will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

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


Name

Herbert N. Koss


6/16/2014

Herbert N. Koss, 85 , a resident of Covington Twp. died Monday, June 16th at his home. He and his wife Betty Doran Koss would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on July 2nd.

Born in Madison Twp,.PA, he is the son of the late Nicholas and Lucina (Beavers) Koss. He was a graduate of Moscow High School, class of 1947. He was an Army veteran joining in 1948, and after being discharged in 1950, he was recalled in the Korean War after two months.

Herb worked with his father in the construction business. He was an accomplished mason and wood worker. He built three houses, including a log home, and finally settled in their brick home in Covington Township.

Herb loved the outdoors, especially hunting. He loved gardening, from planting seeds in the winter to picking and canning in the fall. He was a very good cook, and could bake a pie as good as his mother. Herb was an antique car enthusiast, and drove every year in the Covington Township Fire Company parade. He participated in many car shows.

Herb was a member of the Daleville United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) sisters: Clara Stubbs and husband William of Madison Twp.,PA Anna M. Algar of Reeders, PA; nieces: Lisa Raxter of Arizona, Carol Mikesic of Collegeville, PA; and a nephew David Stubbs of Madison Twp.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister Dorothy Koss; and grandparents Jacob & Mary Beavers, and John and Fannie Koss.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 11:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Eric Luczak as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Covington Township, PA

Friends may call:
Sunday 5-8 pm and Monday 10:00 am until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Daleville United Methodist Church, 423 Dorantown Road, Covington Township, PA 18444


Name

Gomer C. Edwards


6/18/2014

Gomer C. Edwards, 73, of Spring Brook Township, PA died Wednesday afternoon in St. Mary's Villa Nursing Center in Elmhurst Twp. after a long illness. His wife is the former Loretta T. Hines. The couple were married February 27th, 1960.

Born October 1, 1940 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of Florence Saxe and the late Gomer Edwards. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.

Prior to his retirement, He was owner and operator of Edwards TV.

Gomer was known for his wry sense of humor, and his gift for making people laugh. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter Theresa M. Gregorsky and husband Daniel of Spring Brook Twp.; (3) sons: Allen M. Edwards and wife Rachele of Scranton, PA, Gomer M. Edwards of Scranton, PA and Daniel W. Edwards and wife Michele A. of Dunmore, PA; (2) sisters: Carol Kivlin of Moscow, PA, and Florence Lyman of GA; and his brother Mark D. Edwards of Moscow, PA; (5) grandchildren: Karie T. Dennis, Walter D. James, Christopher A. Edwards, Emily H. Edwards, and Daniel W. Edwards Jr.; and (1) great-grandson Maurice Dennis III; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday June 21st at 11:30 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Friday June 20th, from 7-9 pm and Saturday June 21st from 10:30 am until time of service.

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


Name

Francis A. Seng Sr.


6/18/2014

Francis A. Seng Sr., 82, of Covington Twp. died Wednesday at Regional Hospital in Scranton. His wife of 61 years is Elvira "Sis" Seng.

He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed all aspects of fishing. He will be dearly missed by his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (3) daughters: Patti Seng, Jackie Held, and Peggy Giannetto and husband Tom; his daughter-In-law: Beverly Jantzi; (8) grandchildren; and (6) great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Francis Seng Jr., his sister Tina and brother Charles.

Private services will be conducted by his family.


Name

Elaine J. Neureuter


6/11/2014

Elaine J. Neureuter, 65, of Dalton died Wednesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton after a lengthy illness.

Born July 24, 1948, in Taylor, daughter of the late Edward and Sophie Maszeroski Maopolski, she was a graduate of Northeast High School and Luzerne County Community College. Before her retirement, she was employed by the Scranton School District as a vocational commercial art teacher. Elaine was an avid skier, and a member of the Elk Mountain Ski Patrol for many years.

Elaine’s family would like to extend thanks to her caregivers Patti Duguay and Jesse Seard and the late Dennis Van Fleet for their wonderful and loving care.

Surviving are her sister, Patricia P. Leppert and husband, Rodger, Falls Twp.; brother, Edward Maopolski, Duryea; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Paul D. Maopolski, on Feb. 11.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Saturday at noon in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, with Pastor Jim Corbin as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The donor’s choice.


Name

George Sholtis Jr.


6/12/2014

George Sholtis Jr., 60, of Mount Laurel, NJ, and formerly of Voorhees, NJ died Thursday at his home following a brief illness.

Born August 24, 1953 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of George Sholtis Sr. of Dalton, PA and the late Eleanor Sholtis.

George was raised in Elmhurst, PA, and was a 1971 graduate of Scranton Prep, and a 1975 graduate of the University of Scranton. He received a Masters in Business from the University of Utah.

George was a US army veteran serving active duty from October 1975 until October 1979 He obtained the rank of captain and served with the Army Reserves until 1989.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a systems Manager at Lockheed Martin for 27 years. He was previously employed as a systems specialist at Air Products of Allentown, PA.

George followed St. Ignatius of Loyola teachings with a kind heart and generous spirit. He was a loving son, brother, father and grandfather. His grandson Alexander was the apple of his eye. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his father are his daughter Jennifer Sholtis-Garfall and husband Dr. Alfred Garfall of Wallingford, PA; his sister Beverly Sheruda and husband Michael L. Sheruda of Dalton, PA; his grandson Alexander Luke Garfall; (3) nephews: Michael G. Sheruda, Matthew J. Sheruda, and Daniel R. Sheruda - all of Dalton, PA; (1) niece: Jessica M. Sheruda of Dalton, PA. He is also survived by his former wife Rose Mikolaichik of Harveys Lake, PA.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday at 10:00 am in St. Gregory's Church, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA

Friends are asked to go directly to the church.

Interment and military honors will be conducted at:
Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Wednesday 6-8 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Edward R. Leahy Jr. Foundation,c/o Development Office O’Hara Hall, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510-4615


Name

Elwood Korban


6/12/2014

Elwood Korban, 92, of Hop Bottom, PA died Thursday morning in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton after a brief illness. His wife is the former Edith Substenski.

Born February 20, 1922, in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Jacob and Katie (Schweitzer) Korban. Prior to his retirement, Elwood was a lifelong Diary Farmer in Hop Bottom. He was a dedicated member of Peace Lutheran Church in Scranton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Elwood was preceded in death by (3) sisters: Anna Herman, Catherine Tugend and Freda Phelps; and (6) brothers: John, Carl, Rudolph, Albert, Gus and William.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 11:00 am in Peace Lutheran Church, 2506 North Main Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Kristian Bjornstad as officiating clergy.

Friends and family may call:
Monday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Peace Lutheran Church, 2506 N. Main Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508


Name

Florence Housman


6/10/2013

Florence Housman, 86, of Lehigh Twp., Gouldsboro, and formerly of Perth Amboy, N.J., died Tuesday afternoon at Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital after an illness. She was the widow of Robert Housman.

Born April 25, 1928, in Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada; she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Wray. Florence was employed in retail sales for many years before retirement. She was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl J. Griffin, Gouldsboro; and Debra M. Trabalka and husband, Jason, Gouldsboro; a son, Robert C. Housman and wife, Patricia, Maple Glen, Pa.; a sister, Muriel Cameron, British Columbia, Canada; a brother, William Wray, British Columbia, Canada; four grandchildren, Richard, Marissa, Brenna and Brandon; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Samantha.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, Pa.

Interment will be conducted privately in:
Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, N.J.

Friends may call:
Friday - 2 p.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.


Name

Therese K. Denault


6/08/2014

Therese K. Denault, of Phoenixville, Pa., wife of Russell C. Erk, mother of Nicole T. Erk and Kimberly K. Aurand, died on Sunday, June 8, at Penn Rittenhouse Hospice of acute myeloid leukemia preceded by therapy-induced myelodysplastic syndrome.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Therese graduated from North Pocono High School in 1968. She attended East Stroudsburg State College as a biology major and went on to complete a program of Cytotechnology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. She then went on to graduate from Temple University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1978.

While studying at East Stroudsburg, Therese met Russ. Russ was on leave from his post as Airman First Class in the United States Air Force. The two met on a blind date and married in 1974. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon last week, on June 1, 2014, Therese and Russ celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at home with their family.

For Therese, family and friends were the cornerstones of her life. She will be remembered by those who knew her for her rare and extraordinary heart, her kindness, her strength, her optimism and her beautiful spirit. She enveloped those around her with her loving warmth. She had a deep zest for life and a passion for learning.

Therese started her career as a cytotechnologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. for one year prior to moving to the Philadelphia area. In the Philadelphia area, she continued her work for 41 years in the clinical laboratory setting. Therese thoroughly enjoyed her career in the clinical sciences.

Before retiring last year, Therese most recently served as Quality Assurance Manager for Quest Diagnostics Anatomic Pathology Department in Horsham, Pa, a position she held for many years.

Therese was preceded in death by her grandparents, Aiken and Blanche Denault of Cambridge, Mass. and Joseph and Anastasia Grab of Thornhurst, Pa.; her parents, Raymond and Lee Denault, of Thornhurst, Pa. and her brother, Christopher.

Therese is survived by her husband, Russell C. Erk; daughter, Nicole T. Erk; and daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly K. Aurand and Justin Aurand. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, Raymond Denault Jr. and wife, Linda of Clarks Summit, Pa. She is also survived by five sisters and their spouses, Patricia and Leonard Wincek of Thornhurst, Pa.; Pamela and Mark McCusker of Hanover, Pa.; Constance and John Sanko of Moscow, Pa.; Kimberly and Howard Kerrick of Blakeslee, Pa.; and Christine and Ken Carroll of Thornhurst, Pa. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Alice Erk, of Hawley, Pa.; her stepmother, Chyleen Denault; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and children of nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 at Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, Pa.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Friday at 11 a.m. in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, with the Rev. Eugene Gunning as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday morning from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Interment will be conducted privately in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Covington Twp., Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
breastcancer.org or to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.


Name

Helen Reilly
(Elena Fedak)


6/08/2014

A retrospective and celebration of the fascinating example of the Ethnic Immigrant, American Experience.

Helen Reilly (Elena Fedak), a former resident of Burgher Avenue, Staten Island was called to heaven on June 8th, after a peaceful respite and short illness in Brandywine Assisted Living in Howell, NJ.

Born in Warrior Run, PA a small Ukrainian/Russian speaking Orthodox Christian community in the mining country of Pennsylvania, a community reflective of the ethnic immigrant of the late 19th – early 20th century. Her early life was relatively prosperous for the family of ten, as her father, a Hungarian/Slovak was a mine-foreman who spoke English and held a responsible, position in the local mine. Unfortunately, comfort and financial security were short lived. He was killed in a mine, elevator collapse accident in 1929, when she was just 9 years old at the height of the depression. In 1929 there were no social safety nets, however, through hard work and community assistance, the family survived.

At the tender age of 15, she and her sister traveled to NYC to work as domestics while attending “continuation” school in the evening. By the beginning of WWII she had gained employment at Horn and Hardart Automat , a dining standard, that graced the city through the 1950’s. It is here that she met her husband, an Irish immigrant John Reilly, from County Fermanagh. They married in the early 40’s and raised their six daughters in Dongan Hills, which was a convenient commute for his job with the GSA of the US Government at the US Custom house, then located at Bowling Green in Manhattan. Helen also worked beside her husband, while they supplemented their income to support their large family by working at the landmark “Tavern on the Green” in New Dorp on weekends and holidays.

In the early 60’s, she went to work at the Bank of New York, in lower Manhattan, a position she held for over ten years until they moved to Moscow, Pennsylvania.

After the death of her beloved husband John, in 1982, she moved to Poughkeepsie, New York to be near her daughter Barbara. She lived in Poughkeepsie for 10 years before moving to Mt. Olive, New Jersey (near her daughter Maureen) and then to Howell, NJ.

She was also predeceased by her grand-son Philip Politio in 2001.

She is survived by her six daughters, Colleen Hartigan (Gilford, NH), Patricia Reilly (Whiting, NJ), Sheila Reilly Taylor (Sebastopol, CA), Maureen Lobello (Flanders, NJ), Cara Schwab (Staten Island, NY) and Barbara Reilly (Farmingdale, NJ), twelve grand-children and seven great grand-children.

A Funeral Mass will be held at:
St. Eulalia's Parish, 214 Blue Shutters Rd., Roaring Brook Township, PA 18444 US on Saturday, June 14th.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to:
The American Diabetes Association @ donations.diabetes.org/


Name

Robert Edward Whitford


6/2/2014

Robert Edward Whitford, of Spring Brook Twp. died Monday at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton following a lengthy illness. His wife is the former Barbara Gavin.

Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and Leona (Higgins) Whitford. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, Lackawanna College and the University of Scranton. He was an Army veteran, serving honorably in Germany during the Korean War.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over 30 years as a safety / loss control engineer with Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company.

He was past president of the Northeast section ASSE, director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a past president of the Exhausted Roosters and an avid golfer. Bob was a member of the Elmhurst Country Club, and the Fort Myers Beach Golf Club. He was a member of the Cabel Committee for Moscow Borough, and served on the variance committee for Spring Brook Township. He was a member of St. Eulalia's Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus council # 6050 of Moscow.

Surviviving in addition to his wife are his son, Joseph Whitford and wife Sandra of Baltimore, MD, and Bear, DE; (4) nephews: Eugene, Thomas, John, and Joseph Hallinan; and a niece Mary Hallinan.

He was preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Hallinan.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Friday at 11:00 am in St. Eulalia's Church, Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township, PA

Military honors will follow the Mass.

Friends will be received:
Friday 10:00 am until time of Mass at the church.

Interment:
Will be private at the convenience of the family in St. Patricks Cemetery - Olyphant, PA.


Name

Stephen E. Becker


6/01/2014

Stephen E. Becker, 61, of Clifton Twp. PA died Sunday evening at his home after a brief illness. Born November 7, 1952 in East Orange, NJ, he is the son of the late Edward and Mary (Connors) Becker.

Stephen was a graduate of Essex Catholic High School, and attended Rutgers University.

Stephen made his career as a musician. He traveled around the world as the drummer for Southside Johnny & The Jukes. He opened for such bands as The Rolling Stones, Journey, J. Geils Band, and Led Zeppelin. In addition to headlining venues, making numerous television and radio appearances, he also owned his own recording studio that catered to the likes of major artists of the 70’s and early 80’s. Stephen also had a professional career as a telecommunications engineer for Bell Atlantic and Comcast .

Surviving are his son Stephen N. Becker of Clifton Twp. PA; his brother Harold Becker of Riegelsville, PA; his niece Kimberly Becker-Miller; and great nieces Jordan and Avery; and many cousins.

Graveside services and Interment will be conducted:
Wednesday June 4th, 2014 at 1:00 pm in St. Catherines Cemetery 1247 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Township, PA with Father Robert Simon as officiating clergy.

In lieu of donations, please perform a random act of kindness in memory of Steve.


Name

Alice R. Lane


5/25/2014

Alice R. Lane, 93, a resident at Julia Ribaudo Nursing Home in Lake Ariel died Sunday morning at Regional Hospital in Scranton following an illness. She is the widow of Leon Lane who died May 16, 2001.

Born November 27, 1920 in Elmhurst, PA, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Sabaliauskas) Norvilas. She was educated in the Elmhurst schools. She was a former member of St. Eulalia's Church in Roaring Brook Township.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Kathy Batzel and husband Norman of Lake Ariel, PA, and Charlene Hofsommer and husband Brian of Ocala, FL; (3) sons: Joseph S. Mecca and wife Nancy of Lake Tranquility, NJ, Robert L. Mecca of Pocono Lake, PA, and Donald C. Mecca and wife Nancy of Scranton, PA; (4) grandchildren: Brian Mecca, Warren Batzel, Michael Hofsommer and Julie Beavers; (4) great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

A Blessing service will be conducted:
Thursday at 11:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Msgr. John Jordan as officiating clergy.

Entombment will be conducted at:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Thursday 9:00 am until 11:00 am at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The donor's choice


Name

Mabel Stout


05/23/2014

Mabel Stout, 80, of Clifton Twp. died Friday evening at the Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scranton following an illness. Her husband of 50 years is Robert Stout.

Born May 4, 1934 in Clifton Twp. PA, she is the daughter of the late George and Laura (Stout) Strausser. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the local garment Industry as a seamstress. Mabel was a member of the Gouldsboro United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter Sandra L. Muchisky and husband Philip of Covington Twp. PA; her son George R. Highhouse and wife Sharon of Scranton; (5) grandchildren: Philip Muchisky, Melissa Finegan and husband Bryan, Christina Highhouse, Georgia Bartosiewicz; and Megan Stauder and husband Joe; and (9) great-grandchildren (2) sisters: Shirley Knowles of Sterling Twp. and Helen Moore of Somerset, PA; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mabel was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:00 noon in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. James Maxwell as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Tuesday 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The American Diabetes Association , 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


Name

Sylvia M. Bendner


5/16/2014

Sylvia M. Bendner, 73, of Clifton Twp. PA died May 16, 2014 at her home. Born April 3, 1941 in Rariton, NJ, she is the daughter of the late Henry W. and Leona (Swingle) Eibes.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the local garment Industry for many years. Sylvia enjoyed camping very much, and had a great love for her daughter and grandchildren.

Her family would like to thank Claire Nidoh for her special friendship and visits to Sylvia.

Surviving are her daughter Christine A. Yurchak and husband George of Scranton, PA; her brother: Henry W. Eibes Jr. of Blakeslee, PA; (2) grandchildren: Virginia M. Shoener and husband Matthew of Moosic, PA, and George J. Yurchak IV of Old Forge, PA; and friends.

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

Cremation was performed at Sunlight Crematory - Hanover Twp. PA


Name

Irene Z. Plink


05/15/2014

Irene Zacharellis Plink, 91, of Elmhurst Twp. died Thursday evening after a brief illness. Her husband Michael Plink preceded her in death on March 19, 2008 after 61 years of marriage.

Born in Scranton, PA, daughter of Christ and Mersina Zacharellis, she lived in New Haven, Connecticut, and then returned to Pennsylvania. She was a graduate of Scranton Technicial High School, she devoted her life to raising her children.

Irene was a quiet, peaceful woman with a wonderful heart and smile for everyone. She was very active in her church performing in Greek plays and was one of the original founders of the Greek Food Festival associated with the Lackawanna Arts Council. She loved traveling, gardening, doing crossword puzzles, and was a lover of animals, with a special fondness for dogs. She was a member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre.

Surviving are her daughter Christine Plink, with whom she resided, her son Alexander Plink and wife Karen; and two grandchildren Michael of Philadelphia, and Alicia of Stroudsburg.

She was preceded in death by her brother Atty. William Zacharellis.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday at 10:00 am in Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Interment:
Forest Hill Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

Friends may call:
Monday 4-7 pm in Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Contributions for a memorial garden at Zacharellis Gardens may be sent to:
Zacharellis Contributions Gardens, 702 St. Mary's Villa Road , Elmhurst Twp. PA 18444


Name

Amelia Roth


05/16/2014

Amelia Bonitz Roth of Covington Township died Friday morning at home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Roth.

Born on January 1, 1915 on Elm Street in Scranton she was proud of the fact that she was a New Year's Day baby. Grandma, as she was affectionately referred to by so many, believed that being the first child born in a new year was a symbol of good fortune. The fact that she lived 99 years and left this earth with all of her facilities is a great testimony to the folklore.

"Grandma" was most comfortable when she was in her home tending to her family. She was particularly proud of the fact that her husband built their home on land that her parents gave to them; a tradition that has been passed down for two generations. She was a lifelong member of the Daleville United Methodist Church. Canning was one of her favorite hobbies, especially making and preparing our annual sauerkraut. She loved to knit and was an avid reader of Christian literature. Max Lucado was one of her favorite authors. When she was not reading she could usually be found searching the television stations for her beloved "Gaithers Family Gospel Hour". She truly enjoyed gospel music. She was keen to world events and willing to share her many years of knowledge with those who were interested.

She is also preceded in death by her sons Charles and Leonard Roth; sister, Wilhelmina Bonitz Ames; son in-laws, Lloyd McLain and Coy Adcock; daughter in-laws, Debbie and Kay Roth; and granddaughter, Christine Adcock. She is survived by daughters, Betty McLain, Renee Meade and Carol Adcock; grandchildren, Kipp Adcock, Todd McLain, Heather Martin, Timothy Meade, Kristy Jarrett, Dylan Jarrett, Tonya Klassner and Jason Roth. Great-grandchildren, Amanda Harlan; Krystal and Makayla McLain; Matthew and Marissa Maurer; William Fergusen; Zachary Zurcher; Steven and Madalyn Klassner and Jace Martinez. Also her beloved niece, Caroline Ames Fritz.

Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the folks at Sacred Heart Hospice. The nursing staff treated Grandma and our entire family with kindness, comfort, love and compassion. She enjoyed the time she had spent with the nurses and the many smiles that were bestowed upon her.

Honoring her wishes, an interment burial will be at the convenience of the family.

A memorial service will be held for friends and family:
Wednesday at the Daleville United Methodist Church at 12:00pm, with the Rev. Eric Luczak officiating.


Name

Reverend William K. Locker


5/14/2014

Rev. William Keith Locker, of Mobile, AL, and Stuart Fl, Lake Ariel, PA and formerly of Mohnton, PA died Wednesday at his home following an illness. His wife is the former Juanita (Jay) Fletcher. The couple were married July 19, 1958 by the Rev. George Goodwin.

Born April 30, 1935 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Elmer and Isa Vesta (Longaker) Locker. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and the Wesley Theological Seminary, and the University of Scranton.

Rev Locker served as a US Army veteran serving from 1957 to 1959. He worked in the food wholesale business for 20 years prior to his ministry. Prior to ordination, he served as a Lay Leader in the Reading District for the United Methodist Churches. Rev. Locker served several churches in the Wyoming conference including Lake Ariel charge, Myrtle Street United Methodist Church, Dana Street United Methodist Church, Wyoming United Methodist Church and Lake Winola United Methodist Church. He retired from full time ministry in 1999, but continued to serve as pastor to senior/adult ministries in Honesdale, PA, Stuart, FL and Jensen Beach, FL.

Rev. Locker was Secretary, President and District Governor in 14 P Lions International. While a member of the Mohnton Lions Club, he was instrumental in establishing a medical facility with physician services. Rev. Locker was a lifelong member of the Penn State Alumni Association holding season tickets at Penn State for 40 years.

He had three loves in his life - the church, his wife and Penn State football - and the order all depended on the season of the year.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) sons: Kevin and wife Valerie Locker, and Bill Locker and wife Brenda Beverly; and grandchildren: Jessica and Joseph Keegan, Christian and Kristie Spielhagen and Brianna Spielhagen; and Beverly and Will Locker; (1) brother: Paul Locker and wife Marlene; (2) sister-In-laws: Shirley Locker and Ethel Locker; brother-In-law Dennis Fletcher and wife Carol; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 10:00 am in the Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Maple Drive, Lake Winola, PA with Rev. Chuck Johns as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Sunday 3-8 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Entombment:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Rev. Locker's memory to:
Sky Lake Camp and Retreat, 501 William Law Road, Windsor, NY 13865


Name

Howard Soderstrom


5/14/2014

Howard M. Soderstrom, 88, a resident of the Dunmore Health Care Center; and formerly of Scranton Manor died Wednesday following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Calhan Soderstrom on August 16, 2010.

Born November 8, 1925 in Columbia, MO, he is the son of the late E.A. and Helen (Morse) Soderstrom.

Howard was a World War II Army veteran serving with the 69th Infantry Division, and was awarded two bronze star medals. He was later assigned to the Adjutant General Section Main Command in Berlin. He was a 1949 graduate of the University of Missouri; and later was employed as a credit manager with Wilson Sporting Goods and Texaco until his retirement in 1985. Howard was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity. Prior to moving to Scranton, he lived in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Surviving are two daughters and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Locustwood Cemetery - Cherry Hill, NJ


Name

Martha B."Marty" Jones


5/04/2014

Martha B."Marty" Jones, 61, of Dickson City, PA died early Sunday morning at the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/CMC in Scranton following a sudden illness comforted by a loving group of family and friends.

Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold W. "Sam" Jones and Ethel Rae (Mitchinson) Jones who died September 8, 2013. Martha was a 1970 graduate of Scranton Central High School, and a graduate of Bloomsburg University. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Harper Collins Publishers for over 30 years.

Martha was a woman of strong faith who kept Jesus in her heart. She attended Blakely Primitive Methodist Church. She was a loyal New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan. Martha cherished the times shared with family and friends, and was a loving caregiver to her mother. Marty was very creative and talented with a wonderful sense of humor. She had a heart of gold, and a very generous and caring spirit. She was willing to do anything for others, while asking nothing in return. She will be greatly missed, but our memories will always last. She was the best daughter any parents could ask for, the best friend and sister a brother could have, and the best companion any dog could have.

Surviving are her brothers; David R. Jones of Dickson City, PA and, William Jones of Virginia; many cousins and good friends; and her greyhound Brittany.

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

Interment:
Dunmore Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Rd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or the Blakely Primitive Methodist Church 313 First Street Blakely, PA 18447


Name

Lawrence W. Bloom


5/06/2014

Lawrence W. Bloom, 78, of Scranton died Tuesday evening in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/CMC following an illness. His wife is the Former Martha Palmiter. The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage in April.

Born February 21, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Harriett Bloom. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Chamberlain Manufacturing of Scranton as a machine operator. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - Holy Rosary Church of Scranton.

Lawrence was an avid fisherman and bowler and participated in several bowling leagues. He enjoyed camping with his wife and children; and trips to Atlantic City. He was known as a very hard worker and a tremendous "Man of Faith". He will be dearly missed by his loving family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (9) children: Patti L. Duguay and husband Doug of Waverly, PA, Lawrence Bloom III, and wife Lynn of Dunmore, PA, Michael Bloom and wife Katie of Scranton, Anne F. Taylor and husband John of Scranton, Emma L. Taylor and husband Greg of Scranton, George W. Bloom and wife Ann of Scranton, Kevin M. Bloom and wife Michelle of Scranton, Mark D. Bloom and wife Cindy of Scranton, and Tammy M. Bloom of Scranton; (3) brothers: John Bloom of Scranton, Edward Bloom of Texas, and Eugene Bloom of Ohio; (1) sister: Ruth Feinstein of New York; and several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by (2) brothers: Charles , Benjamin and his sister Alice.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated:
Friday at 9:30 am in Holy Rosary Church - Mary, Mother of God Parish, William Street, Scranton, PA with Rev. Martin Gaiardo as celebrant.

Interment:
Private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Mary, Mother of God Parish, William Street, Scranton, PA 18508



Name

Arlene D. O'Hara


05/02/2014

Arlene D. O'Hara, of Scranton died Friday evening following a brief illness. She is the widow of John F. O'Hara who died June 15, 2004. Born June 25, 1942 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Raymond and Catherine (Gaffney) Devereaux.

Arlene is a 1960 graduate of Scranton Central High School and 1964 graduate of Carnegie Tech University in Pittsburgh, PA. She received a Masters degree in Education from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a home economics teacher in the Coatesville Area School District.

Arlene was a board member of the Lackawanna County Historical Society and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. She is a past president of the Lake Waynewood Association and was a former member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Asbury United Methodist Church in Scranton. She was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Woman's Fraternity.

Arlene was a loving sister and a loyal friend who enjoyed monthly dinners out with her high school girlfriends. Her summers at the "lake" were times she treasured and she held her "lake" family close. She was well known for her script writing and costume design for the Sandy Beach shows at the lake.

Surviving are her (3) brothers: Raymond Devereaux of Camp Hill, PA, Charles Devereaux and wife Dianna of Scott Township, PA and Terrance Devereaux and wife Vicki of Lake Waynewood, PA; and nieces and nephews: Steven Devereaux and wife Meagan, Beth Jordan and husband William, Cinda Piacitelli and husband Thomas, Michele O'Malley, and Tammi Melassecca.

She was preceded in death by her nephew Todd Devereaux.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday at 10:00 in the Asbury United Methodist Church, Monsey Avenue and Delaware St., Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis, pastor as officiating clergy.

Friends are asked to go directly to the church.

Interment:
Dunmore Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

Friends may call:
Monday, May 5, 2014 from 4-8 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, PO Box 4525, Scranton, PA 18505 or the Lackawanna County Historical Society - Capital Campaign 232 Monroe Avenue Scranton, PA 18510


Name

Helen P. Marcinkevich


5/02/2014

Helen P. Marcinkevich, 71, of Gouldsboro died Friday at Geisinger/CMC in Scranton following a lengthy illness. She was the wife and life partner of Peter P. Marcinkevich . Born March 7, 1943 in Lakeville, PA, she is the daughter of the late William and Gladys (Cox) Loveless. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a cook in several area restaurants.

Helen was an avid gardener, and enjoyed crafting very much. She was a talented wood burner and is remembered for sending a "Princess Diana" rendering to Prince William on the occasion of his wedding. It was received by the Prince with an official thank you from Buckingham Palace. Helen enjoyed camping and was an official greeter at Promise Land State Park for 13 years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are (8) children: Richard C. Smoke of Gouldsboro, PA, Sherry L. Edwards of Gouldsboro, PA, Barbara J. Mills of Dunmore, PA, Donna M. Mills of Peckville, PA, David W. Smoke of Honesdale, PA, Tina L. Smoke of Scranton, PA, Kenneth L. Smoke of Scranton, PA, and Karen L. Cortese of Avoca, PA; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

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

Contributions can be made to:
The family c/o 42 Skyhawk Lane, Gouldsboro, PA 18424


Name

Helen D. Miller


04/24/2014

Helen D. Miller, 96, of Scranton died Wednesday morning at Allied Skilled Nursing in Scranton following an illness. She was the widow of William Miller who died February 5, 1970.

Born July 28, 1917 in Olyphant, PA, she is the daughter of the late George and Anna Klocek. She was educated in the Olyphant schools and was raised in the Roman Catholic faith.

Surviving are her son, William H. Miller of Scranton, PA; (2) grandchildren: Lori Ancherani of Scranton, PA, and William Zupon and wife Penny of Houston, TX; her son-In-law: Joseph Zupon and wife Karen of Scranton, PA; (1) sister: Elizabeth Cavanaugh of Bridgeport, CT; and (1) great-grandson: Michael Ancherani Jr. and nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Joan Zupon in 2000; and her sister Mary Owens; and (3) brothers: Casey Klocek, Stephen Klocek and John Klocek.

Funeral services will be conducted :
Monday at 9:30 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Sunday 4-7 pm at the funeral home Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 2000 L Street N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 or lupus.org/donate


Name

Ruth A. Trotz


April 19, 2014

Ruth A. Trotz, 99, a resident of Dunmore Health Care Center and formerly of Scranton died Saturday following an illness.

Born May 13, 1914 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late John and Anna (Bulda) Trotz.

Ruth was educated in the Scranton schools and was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Scranton. Ruth was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Society. Prior to her retirement, Ruth was employed by Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Company and had previously been employed by the Green Ridge Bakery of Scranton for many years.

Ruth was a talented cake and confection designer who was sought out by many for her special skills.

Surviving are her brother Edward E. Trotz of Towson, MD; a sister: Edna Kopka of Orlando, FL; and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Shreiber and Helen Peters; and a brother, John Trotz.

Funeral services will be conducted : Friday at 11:30 am in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA with Rev. Anthony B. Mandile III as officiating clergy. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery - Dickson City, PA

Friends may call: Thursday 4-8 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home,1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to: Immanuel Lutheran Church 238 Reese Street Scranton, PA 18508


James J. LaRose

James J. LaRose


April 21, 2014

James J. LaRose (Jimmy), 78, of Scranton, was taken to be with our Lord Monday evening, April 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, companion and best friend, Candice Evans.

Born October 2, 1935 in Newton PA, he is the son of the late Archie and Myrtle (Williams) LaRose.

He graduated from Scranton Technical High School in 1953, and served in the US Navy from 1954 to 1957. Prior to his retirement in 1988, Jimmy was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot as a Communications Equipment Operations Supervisor.

Jimmy enjoyed living life to the fullest and had an amazing capacity to connect with people. He enjoyed his neighbors and spent countless hours “porch hopping.” He also enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and telling jokes. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and had a great knowledge of sports stories and trivia. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (3) sons: Alan LaRose and wife Shawn of Seaford, DE; James J. LaRose Jr. and wife Dina of Tempe, AZ, and Raymond R. LaRose of Minooka, PA; step-son William Bonacci of Scranton, PA; and daughter, Donna Jefferys and husband Edward of Old Forge, PA; step-daughter Maria Deibert and husband Mark; (2) sisters: Carolyn LaRose of Scranton and Ellen Mae LaRose of Newton Twp and two grandchildren Sarah and Sidney.

A Service of Remembrance will be conducted today April 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser as officiating clergy. Calling will continue for friends and family after the service until 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Tribute. No. 358-64295 linked to James J. LaRose.


Name

Lois J. Salwin


4/15/2014

Lois J. Salwin, 86, a resident of Allied Skilled Nursing in Scranton died Tuesday afternoon following an illness. She is the widow of Alfred Salwin. Born September 3, 1927 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Whittaker) Phillips.

She was educated in the Scranton schools, and was of the Methodist faith.

Surviving are her daughter Diane L. O'Brien and husband William of Jefferson Twp. PA; (3) sons: James Sheridan of Arizona, Alan Sheridan of Scranton, PA, and Rod Salwin of Taylor, PA; (1) brother: Thomas Phillips Jr. of Scranton, PA; and (6) grandchildren and (5) great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother Alfred Phillips.

Funeral services will be conducted: Saturday 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: Forest Hills Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to: Traditional Home Health and Hospice, 113 West Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512


Name

Florence M. Shruba


4/7/2014

Florence M. Shruba of North Scranton died Monday afternoon in the Green Ridge Health Care center where she was a guest following an illness. She is the widow of Richard A. Shruba Sr. who died on November 1, 2001.

Born January 15, 1920 in Moosic, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Felicia (Androwski) Plocha. She is a graduate of Moosic High School. Florence was baptized and confirmed in the Polish National Church, and married her husband in 1955. She then joined her husband's church Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Ladies Aid Society, and the Pair and Spare Club.

During World War II, she was a Red Cross Volunteer at Scranton State Hospital and Moses Taylor Hospital. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Parker Textiles and Jaunty Textiles. She was a member of the West Side Seniors and The Roundwoods Social Club.

Surviving are her son Richard A. Shruba of Scranton, PA; her nephew Stephen Plocha of Moosic, who was always more a son than a nephew; her niece Barbara Burda; and several other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers Stephen and Edward Plocha, her sisters, Jean Plocha and Eleanor Comonie and her God Child Bonnie Comonie-Gallea.

A Memorial service will be conducted:
Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 10:00 am in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA with Rev. Anthony B. Mandile III, pastor as officiating clergy.

Following the service there will be a luncheon in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Hall.

Interment will be conducted at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery - Dickson City, PA.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Cemetery Chapel Fund 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA 18508 or the Lackawanna Blind Association, 228 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503


Name

Maryann White


4/8/2014

Maryann White, of Scranton, died Tuesday evening in Commonwealth Hospice in Scranton following an illness. Her husband is James W. White. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage on April 4th. Born November 16, 1938 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late James and Janet (Lee) Caswell.

Maryann was a member of the former Providence United Methodist Church and attended the Asbury United Methodist Church Scranton.

Surviving in addition to her husband are daughters: Joan A. Love and husband Randy of Fredericksburg, VA, Carol L. Rutter and husband Volkhard of Tunkhannock, PA; sons: James W. White III and wife Lynn of South Carolina, and Richard J. White of Scranton, PA. Grandchildren: Kailee Love, Christopher Mitchell Jr., Mara Mitchell, Courtney Hubbard, and Ashley Mitchell; Great-granddaughter: Aysia Lea Howey.

She was preceded in death by her sister Joan Caswell.

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:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Asbury United Methodist Church, 801 Delaware Street, Scranton, PA 18509.


Name

Charles J. Williams Sr.


4/07/2014

Charles J. Williams Sr., of Scranton, died Monday evening in Mountain View Care Center in Scranton following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Dorothy Hedglin on January 23, 2002. Born March 18, 1935 in Kingston, PA, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Carpenter) Williams.

He was a US Air Force veteran. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a welder with the Elliott Company of Scranton. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Charles was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving are his daughter Carrie Williams of Scranton, PA, his son: Charles J. Williams Jr. of Scranton, PA and his step-son: Timothy Hedglin of Scranton, PA ; Several grandchildren including Chelsea and Jordyn; a great-grandson: Jayce DiCicco and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by (2) sons: Michael Evans and Jeffrey Williams; (1) sister: Ann Marie Williams and (2) brothers: Paul and Robert Williams; and a great grandson Brian Kochis Jr.

Funeral servces will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105


Name

Catherine Sheridan Longo


4/06/2014

Catherine Sheridan Longo, lovingly known as Kitty entered this world on August 29th, 1944, the oldest child of the late John and Adele Sheridan, and was welcomed into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ unexpectedly early Sunday morning, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and graduated Catherine McCauley High School. Kitty lived much of her life in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn and later turned a stately Pennsylvania summer home into a permanent residence in the late 1980's. Along with her family, she lived in a landmark home in Honesdale for the remainder of her life. She called it "Her Mountain" . When her children were young she spent her time as an unpaid domestic engineer, famous neighborhood baker, and volunteered, teaching reading and special needs children at PS 193. Through the years she worked as a census taker, insurance inspector, secretary at the Bethany United Methodist Church as well as a very talented portrait studio photographer.

Kitty was a kind, strong-willed woman with a witty sense of humor and a giving heart. She enjoyed camping, traveling and baking as well as had a love for adventuring the ocean and bays on her beloved boat "The Berry Patch" and casting her reel out to catch sharks, blue gills, flounder and whatever else got tangled in her lines. She was an avid lover of all things train and railroad, a love which she passed on to her grandkids in a unique way- " chasing the train" through Honesdale when they were young. She loved cooking and baking- homemade was always best! Kitty's love of art, painting, sketching needlework and crafting was evident in every gift she gave was either handmade or a project or kitchen appliance. She had extensive collections of tins, geodes and rocks, Crayola memorabilia, and all things blue. An avid animal lover, she adopted many animals in need from the local shelter including her best buddies, Blue and Shadow . A game of Scrabble was a welcome event in her house and "Franklin" her word game was never far away. On many a summer night , Kitty could be seen enjoying live music at Central Park, her love of music was a lifelong passion. Her radio was always on and she looked forward to the warm weather and concerts in the park. Kitty loved volunteering and supporting youth programs and other causes she believed in, she would always help any person, child or animal in need.

The only thing Kitty loved more than being a mother was being a grandmother, her grandchildren brought her more joy than a heart could hold and they stayed by her side until her very last breath. She loved bragging about them and watching them play sports, participate in activities and tell them how smart and special they are. She enjoyed early morning snack raids and rides in the car with the kids, watching them play in the yard and drawing with chalk and bubbles. The best thing about Granny's house was always getting a treat and a kiss and standing at the wall to get measured. Many years of pencil lines measured the growth of a family and a life well lived. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by an Aunt Hazel Cangley, great nephew Anthony Rachun, and many aunts and uncles. Surviving is her adored companion Gene D. Bacorn of Green Ridge, Scranton , daughter -Misty Longo-Losavich and husband Kevin, their children Kevin II age 11 and Nicholas age 9, daughter Lacey Longo-Jannetti and fiancé Jason Pfister and their children Will age 15, Christopher age 15, Caitlyn Marie age 12, and Carmine age 11.A son Robert Giangrande and children Robert, Adelia and Mary and a son Joseph Giangrande and wife Tracy and their children John and Jenna. Also surviving are a brother John J. Sheridan Jr. and wife Iwona of Calgary, Alberta Canada , Sister Jane Sheridan-Auditore and husband John, of Long Island,NY, a sister Susan Sheridan-Czarnecki and husband George of Brooklyn ,NY,. Surviving also are many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and multiple generations of cousins. She will be missed by many friends from both near and far, all over the world. Kitty was considered a second mom by many and had much "adopted family", everywhere she went, Kitty was loved and recognized.

A Blessing service will be conducted:
Friday at 10:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Msgr. William Feldcamp as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Young Marine Unit 1199, Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431 or The American Cancer Society.


Name

Stephen Charles Newberry


03/29/2014

A funeral service celebrating the life of Stephen Charles Newberry, 25, of Palm Coast, FL will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 12pm at Green Ridge Assembly of God Church. The service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will take place at Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst, PA after the service.

Stephen passed away after a tragic accident on March 29, 2014. He was born on May 20, 1988 in Toms River, NJ. Stephen served in the Minnesota National Guard. He was a full-time student attending AWC International School of Ministry. He enjoyed baking, hanging out with his friends and was a talented artist who recently wrote a song. Stephen was a devout, loving and giving man who will always be remembered for his “Giant Bear Hugs”. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his beloved parents Ron and Dee Newberry of MN; sister, Alisha Newberry of Scranton, PA; maternal-grandparents, Ralph and Joann Decker of Scranton, PA; nephew, Gino Stephen Greco of Scranton, PA; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Donations in his memory may be made to AWC International, PO 351414, Palm Coast, FL 32135.


Name

Alexander Frantz


3/31/2014

Alexander Frantz, 81, of Gouldsboro, PA and formerly of Bordentown, NJ died Monday afternoon in Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital in Scranton following an illness. His wife of 56 years is the former Naomi Roberts.

Born July 4, 1932 in Trenton, NJ, he is the son of the late Anthony and Rose Frantzkiewicz. He was a US Air Force veteran, serving from 1951 till 1955 in active duty.

Mr. Frantz was an employee of the Trenton Pottery Company, and General Motors, prior to his 40 year career as a Driver and Salesman with the Wonder Bread Company. Mr. Frantz was an active member of the Gouldsboro United Methodist Church in Gouldsboro, PA.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) daughters: Lori Russell and husband Jeffrey; and Linda Montgomery and husband Tim; (5) grandchildren: Kyle and Christopher Russell; and Joshua, Matthew and Rebecca Montgomery.

Mr. Frantz considered his son-In-laws as his own sons, and his grandchildren gave him great pride and joy. He will be dearly missed by his loving family.

Visitation and services will be conducted:
Friday from 5-8 pm with services at 7:30 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. James Maxwell as officiating clergy.

Interment and military honors will be conducted:
Saturday in Bordentown Cemetery - Bordentown, NJ

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


Name

Marion Williams


3/29/2014

Marion Williams, 76, of Clifton Twp. died Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital in Scranton following an illness. She is the widow of Robert Williams who died in 2004.

Born September 22, 1937 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Hughes) Tassey. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Teachers Aid with Keystone Community Resources and the North Pocono School District.

Marion was a member of the Marine Corps League Woman's Auxiliary in Scranton.

Surviving are her son David M. Schyna Jr. and wife Tammy of Clifton Twp. PA; her daughter: Sharon M. Jones of Gouldsboro, PA; (1) sister: Terry Stout and husband David of Gouldsboro, PA; (1) brother: David Tassey and wife Ella of Scranton, PA; (3) grandchildren: Danielle, Joseph and Dyanna and her companion Rick Girello.

Marion was preceded in death by her first husband David Schyna and her son Alfred J. Schyna in 2005.

Funeral services will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road , Clarks Summit, PA 18411.


Name

Edward Olszewski


3/29/2014

Edward Olszewski, 98, of Gouldsboro and formerly of Sayreville, NJ died Saturday morning in St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home where he was a resident. His wife of 70 years, the former Julia Krolick died December 15, 2011. Born January 23, 1916 in Dickson City, PA, he is the son of the late Bronislaw and Mary (Szyonankiewicz) Olszewski.

Edward was an World War II Army veteran serving with the 302nd Engineer Battalion. He participated in the Central Pacific Theatre of War and received the Purple Heart Award while in combat and the American Legion Silver Star Citation for his service to our country.

Prior to moving to Gouldsboro in 2006, Edward was a resident of Sayreville, NJ where is was the Owner and operator of Olszewski Carpet & Siding for 60 years. He previously resided in Harrison, NJ prior to moving to Sayreville, NJ. He was a member of the VFW post of Sayreville, NJ and attended St. Rita's Church in Gouldsboro and St. Catherine of Siena Church of Moscow.

Surviving are (2) sons: Robert Olszewski and companion Edith Zurcher of White Haven, PA; Joseph Olszewski and wife Nancy of Gouldsboro, PA; (4) grandchildren: Robert Olszewski and wife Madeline, Lisa Grieco and husband Brian, Joy Dua and husband Nick, and Daniel Smith; and (1) great-grandson Michael Grieco.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday at 10:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert J. Simon, pastor as celebrant.

Military honors will be conducted following the Mass.

Friends are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call:
Wednesday 4-7 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home, 516 St. Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp. PA 18444


Name

Mary Barbiere


3/27/2014/H5>

Mary Barbiere, a resident of St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home in Elmhurst and formerly of Old Forge, died Thursday afternoon at St. Mary's Villa. She is the widow of Nicholas Barbiere who died November 23, 1992.

Born in Taylor, PA, she is the daughter of the late Harry and Susan (Sliviak) Markovitch. Mary was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church and Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge.

Mary's grandchildren and great-granchildren were the love of her life. She enjoyed spending time with them and hearing all about their lives.

Mary's family would like to thank the dedicated and caring nurses and aids at St. Mary's Villa for their excellent care. Mary will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her son Robert Barbiere of Duryea, PA; her daughter Marie Cherundolo and husband Charles of Moscow, PA; (4) grandchildren: Chuck Cherundolo, Maria Jarrell , Nick Barbiere, and Greg Cherundolo; (10) great-grandchildren: Mia, Nicky and Robbie Barbiere; Allison, Katie, Caroline, Jack, Hannah, Alec Cherundolo and Ellie Jarrell; (3) sisters: Ann Prokopovitch, Dorothy Foglietta and Marie Donovan.

Mary was preceded in death by her daughter-In-law: Henrietta Barbiere and (2) brothers: John and George Markovitch and (1) sister: Olga Estok.

A Mass will be celebrated: Tuesday at 11:00 am in St. Mary's Church of the Prince of Peace Parish, 123 Grace Street, Old Forge, PA with Rev. August A. Ricciardi, pastor as celebrant.

Friends may call: Tuesday 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the church

Interment: Old Forge Cemetery - Old Forge, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home, 516 St. Mary's Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp. PA 18444 or St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509

Arrangements by Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Name

Veronica Storm


2/23/2014

Veronica Storm, 83, of Dickson City, PA died Sunday morning in Mid Valley Hospital in Peckville after being stricken at her home. She is the widow of John F. Storm who died July 8, 2002.

Born May 13, 1930 in Slovakia, she is the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Sestak. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the local garment Industry as a seamstress . She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Scranton.

Surviving are her daughter: Jenny L. Scholl and husband Raymond of Mason, NH; her son: Mark J. Storm of Martinsburg, WV; (2) grandchildren: R. Foster Scholl and Lindsay Storm Scholl of Mason, NH.

She was preceded in death by her three sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Privately on Saturday in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, with Rev. Lester Stephenson as officiating clergy.

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

Interment:
Hope Cemetery - Kutztown, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
St. Matthews Lutheran Church 425 Jefferson Avenue Scranton, PA 18503


Name

Ann Edwards


3/13/2014

Ann Edwards, 85, of Moscow and formerly of Daytona Beach Florida died Thursday evening at her home following an illness. She was the widow of Paul Edwards who died in 1987.

Born July 11, 1928 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late David and Ann (Needham) Fox. Prior to her retirement Ann was employed by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates of Dunmore, PA. Ann was a member of the Moscow United Methodist Church.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Paulette Fotta and husband Thomas of Moscow, PA, Mary Tanfield and husband Thomas of Covington Twp. PA; (2) sons: Daniel Edwards and wife Pamela of Moscow, PA and Thomas Edwards and companion JoAnn Houpt of Winter Haven, FL; (11) grandchildren; and (14) great-grandchildren. Ann is also survived by her companion Joseph Kearney.

Ann was preceded in death by (2) sisters: Dorothy O'Hora and Elsie Shiffer; and (5) brothers: George, Robert , John, William and Carl Fox.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Tuesday at 10:00 am at Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Jeff Levy, Pastor of the Moscow United Methodist Church as officiating clergy.

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

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Moscow United Methodist Church, 126 Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444 or The Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org


Name

Vincent A. "Billy" Fornaszewski Jr.


3/09/2014

Vincent A. "Billy" Fornaszewski Jr., 77, of North Scranton died March 9th at the Villages Regional Hospital in Lady Lake, FL. Born April 1, 1936 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Vincent A. and Emelia (Kowalczyk) Fornaszewski . He was educated in the Scranton public schools and was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS Orion.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Scranton and the American Legion post of Troop, PA. Prior to his retirement Billy was employed by Sun Manufacturing Modular Homes.

Billy was an avid sports fan, and devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR fan. He was known for his quick wit and rapid one liners. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are (2) sisters: Irene Fornaszewski of Scranton, PA, and Frieda Hanselman and husband Robert of Jefferson Township; his nephew Randy Fornaszewski and wife Adirce of Scranton, PA and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother Edward Fornaszewski and his niece Lynn Laboranti.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Wednesday at 10:00 am from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home , 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton with services to follow at 11:00 am in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA.

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

Interment:
Evergreen Cemetery - Dickson City, PA

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA 18508.


Name

Maria G. Gulla


11/29/2013

Maria G. Gulla, 85, of Largo, Florida, formerly of Gouldsboro, passed away on Friday, November 29, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter in Spring Brook Twp. Her husband, Anthony S. Gulla died April 26, 1985. Born in Buchendorf, Germany on March 22, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Maria (Liesly) Geppert.

Maria was a woman of substance, with impeccable taste and an unmatched sense of style. She knew what she liked and was not afraid to speak her mind. She enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and the U.S. and was dearly fond of her Florida home and neighborhood. She loved the warm weather and could often be found enjoying it in her yard. Not only was she the heart of her family, she was a consummate survivor and provider. Maria especially enjoyed a good cup of very hot tea.

Surviving are five daughters, Irene Suhow, Pittston; Betty Evans Hudak (Ed), Stroudsburg; Catherine Dunnigan, Pocono Summit; Tony Maria Rollison (David), Spring Brook Twp; and Dolores "Dee" Winans (Joseph), Theodore, AL; grandchildren, Christian Evans, Jason Evans (Andrea), Michael Grugnale (Jackie), Zachary, Jacob and Sarah Rollison, Jennifer McGonagle and Andrew Winans; great grandchildren, Katelyn and Victoria Grugnale, Hallie, Jonathon and Ryan McGonagle, Zackary and Spencer Winans, and four-month-old Lucas D. Evans, in whom she found much joy and delight. Also surviving are her sister, Hedel Heidmeier, Stadthagen, Germany; sister-in-law, Gunda Geppert, Bad Nenndorf, Germany; Irmengard Horning, Munich, Germany; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Babilino, NJ; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins; her beloved friends including John and Lily Florendo, Nevada; John and Joan Flynn, NC; David and Shizuko Fragale, Florence Strossner, Helen Knowles and John Wickham, all of Florida, and many others.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerhard and Hans-Joachim Geppert; grandson, Richard Grugnale; son-in-law, James Dunnigan; and companion, Howard Treadwell.

The family would like to thank the nurses, aides and staff at Asera Care Hospice, Clarks Summit, for the loving care they gave our mother.

Memorial Services will be held:
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA.

Friends may call:
11: 00 - 12:00 noon

Interment:
St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA

Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org


Name

Iona Benjamin


3/04/2014

Scranton native, Iona M Benjamin (nee Townsend), died March 4, 2014 at her home in Lebanon, PA.

Mrs. Benjamin was born March 21, 1930 to Jennie Thelma Walter and Charles Townsend. She attended the John Adams School and North Scranton Junior High and at the age of 17 she married WWII veteran Seymour Benjamin to whom she was married for 49 years. She worked as a seamstress, was a member of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union. She and her family lived primarily in Scranton, eventually settling in Lebanon, PA where she resided for the last 28 years of her life.

Known as Gramma and later Nona, she was most recognized for being a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A steadfast homemaker, she greeted every guest with a vigilant hospitality. Refusal of her dotage was a futile endeavor, and nary a soul left her home hungry, nor spent a night without tightly tucked clean sheets and several pillows. She drew great joy in building crafts and hand-sewn clothing, which she gifted to her family and loved ones.

Iona is survived by her 3 daughters: Darlene Barrett, Iona “Peaches” Facciponti, and Valerie Ventre: 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters; Helen, Marilyn, and Carolyn and brothers; Norman, Charles, John and Eddie.

A Funeral Service will be held:
Monday, March 10 at 10 am at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, PA.

Friends may call:
Sunday March 9 from 4 to 8pm at the funeral home.

Internment will be:
Fairview Memorial Park in Elmhurst, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:
The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at www.michaeljfox.org by sending a donation e-card in her honor addressed to valeriebventre@gmail.com.


Name

Theodore W. "Doug" Kohn


3/03/2014

Theodore W. "Doug" Kohn, 93, of Gouldsboro, PA died Monday evening at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home in Elmhurst Twp. PA, where he was a guest, following an illness. His wife is the former Shirley Crooks. The couple celebrated 68 years of marriage on June 15th, 2013. Born August 16, 1920 in Gouldsboro, PA, he is the son of the late Douglas and Mary (Glockler) Kohn.

He was a graduate of Tobyhanna High School and was a US Army veteran serving during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a supervisor at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Tobyhanna, PA.

Doug was a member of the Gouldsboro United Methodist Church, Moscow Lodge # 504 of Moscow and the Gouldsboro Lions Club. He was an avid bowler and participated in bowling leagues at Country Lanes in Elmhust for many years.

Doug's family would like to extend thanks to St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home for their loving and exceptional care .

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter Sandra L.. Stanton and husband James of Roaring Brook Twp.; his son: James D. Kohn and wife Eileen of Gouldsboro, PA; (4) grandchildren: David Stanton and wife Mary Ann of Duryea, PA, Christine Owens and husband Bill of Elmhurst Twp. PA, Brian Kohn and wife Deirdre of Gouldsboro, PA, and Afton Kohn of Gouldsboro, PA; (2) great- grandchildren Madison Stanton and Fiona Kohn; and a cousin Robert Glockler.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Friday at 10:00 am in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Eric Wright, pastor of the Elmhurst Presbyterian Church as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Lehigh Cemetery - Gouldsboro, PA

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

A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
The Gouldsboro United Methodist Church, 495 Main Street, Gouldsboro, PA 18424.


Name

Sandra Reynolds


3/03/2014

Sandra Marie Bigness Reynolds, age 66, died at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Monday, March 3, 2014 of complications with renal disease.

Born November 7, 1947, in Malone, New York, she is the daughter of the late Howard and Hazel (Gardner) Bigness. She lived in Malone, New York until 1980 then moving to Quakertown, Pennsylvania before settling in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. She worked as a dental assistant and child care teacher’s aid in Quakertown before becoming disabled with Renal Disease. Sandra was of the Roman Catholic faith. She enjoyed crocheting, love of cats and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her longtime companion, John W. Gabel. Three children and a daughter-in-law; James A. & Jennifer L. Reynolds, of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Howard J. Reynolds of Monks Corner, South Carolina, and Tina M. Reynolds of Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. Four Grandchildren, Jacob A. Reynolds, Darryk G. Reynolds, Chyann S. Reynolds and Jeremy P. Kremer.

A Memorial services will be conducted:
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Sandra’s final act of giving was to the "Gift of Life Donor Program".

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Davita Dunmore Dialysis, 1212 O'Neill Highway, Dunmore, PA 18512.


Name

Marjorie K. Huber


2/25/2014

Marjorie K. Huber, a resident of Crosslands Community, Kennett Square and Lake Waynewood, formerly of Scranton, died Tuesday evening. She was married for 39 years to Dr. Richard L. Huber, who preceded her death in 1986. They had 5 children: Richard L. Huber, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, who preceded her death this January, Chris Anderson (Bob), Zebulon, NC, Jim Huber (Linda), Rilo Rico, AZ, Susan Bisignani (Bob), Moscow, PA, and Laura Liberty (Joe), Schwenksville, PA. She had 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her companion of 14 years, Dr. Richard C. Rushmore, Kennett Square, formerly of Scranton.

Born December 6, 1926 in Clarks Summit, daughter of Everett and Ruth Singer Keen, she was a graduate of Kingston High School and Moses Taylor School of Nursing. She was an RN at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton and Doctors Hospital, Philadelphia, as well as a private duty nurse. She worked many years in the offices of Drs. Huber and Rushmore. As a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church she served as a trustee and elder, filling roles including clerk of session and chair of personnel. She served on the Presbytery Committee on Ministry and was elected as a Commissioner to the General Assembly in Atlanta. She frequently attended Synod School at Wilson College. She was a member of the Century Club, Lackawanna County Medical Society Alliance, and Moses Taylor Nurses Alumni Association. She participated in the Harvard Medical School Nurses Study for over 30 years. She was fortunate to belong the Lake Waynewood Community for 57 years, where she enjoyed the company of friends and family, her daylily garden, and morning walks.

Memorial Services will be conducted on:
Saturday, March 29 at 1 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison Ave and Olive St Scranton by the Rev Scott Loomer.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Covenant Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 550 Madison Ave, Scranton PA 18510 or a charity of ones choice


Name

Verna (Mabel) Bentler Scott


2/26/2014

Verna (Mabel) Bentler Scott, 91, of Gouldsboro, PA died Wednesday morning in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger-CMC in Scranton. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Scott in 1967. Born April 9, 1922 in Gouldsboro, PA, she is the daughter of the late August and Anna M.( Christie) Bentler.

She was a member of the United Methodist Women's Group and attended the Gouldsboro United Methodist Church.

Surviving are (3) daughters: Marjorie Boruta of Gouldsboro, Lucille Wombacker of Scranton, PA, and Rachel Gress of Moscow, PA; (2) sons: Earl Scott and companion Judy Czachor of Madison Twp. PA and Thomas Scott and wife Kay of Gouldsboro, PA; (3) sisters: Agusta Silvi of Gouldsboro, PA, Ruth Barhight of Scranton and Delores Mullunix of Florida; (2) brothers: Larry Bentler and wife Cherie of Gouldsboro, PA and Gail Bentler and wife June of Cresco, PA; (8) grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and (1) great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Verna was preceded in death by (3) grandchildren; (3) sisters; and (6) brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday at 10:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Betty Reilly as officiating clergy.

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

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Gouldsboro United Methodist Church, 495 Main Street, Gouldsboro, PA 18424 or
VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County 301 Delaware Avenue Olyphant, PA 18447


Name

Ruth Wilde


02/23/2014

Ruth H. Wilde, 85, of Landisville, PA and formerly of Roaring Brook Twp. and Laurel Run borough died Sunday in Lancashire Hall in Lancaster, PA following a lengthy illness. Her husband is James J. Wilde. The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage on August 1, 2013. Born November 9, 1928 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she is the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (May) Evans.

Ruth is a 1947 graduate of Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre and prior to her marriage was employed by Acme Markets. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilkes-Barre. She was an active member of the Moscow Women's Club and the Welcome Wagon. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and playing bridge. Ruth worked directly with Congressman Daniel Flood during the Laurel Run Mine Fire Reclamation in the Mid1960's.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter Deborah L. Fesolovich and husband Joseph of Moscow, PA; (3) grandchildren: Brad J. Fesolovich and wife Jillian of Pennsburg, PA, Megan L. Fesolovich Gibbons and husband Ryan of Philadelphia, PA and Kara L. Fesolovich of Moscow, PA; and (2) sisters: Audrey Palsha of Dorrance, Twp. PA and Betty Henderson Bartels of York, PA.; and manynieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Thursday at 9:00 am from Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with a Mass to follow in St. Catherine of Siena Church 220 Church Street Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert J. Simon - pastor as celebrant.

Interment:
St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
St. Catherine of Siena Church Box 250 Moscow, PA 18444


Name

Magdy Ayad


2/23/2014

Magdy F. Ayad, 63, died Saturday evening in the Emergency Room at Geisinger- CMC in Scranton after beiing stricken ill at his home. His wife is Mervet Abdou.

Born September 23, 1950 in ElFayoum, Egypt, he is the son of the late Fawzy and Sania Ayad. He and his wife are the Owners and Operators of M & M Cleaning Co. of Scranton, PA.

Magdy was a member of St. Ann's Maronite Church in Scranton, PA.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) daughters: Jina Ayad of Scranton, PA, and Nermin Moses and husband Ray of Newfoundland, PA; (1) son: Rami Ayad of Scranton, PA ; (3) brothers Boshra Fawzy, Alfons Fawzy and Adel Fawzy; and (3) sisters: Nadia Fawzy, Arnest Fawzy and Meme Fawzy - all of Egypt.

Magdy was known for his kindness and devotion to his friends and especially his family. His journey to America included relocating several times, along with many hardships and sacrifices. His dream was fulfilled when he gained his American citizenship along with his family. He touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with. He was the best husband, father, uncle and friend anyone could possibly ask for. He will be deeply missed by his adoring family, friends and his dog Lucky.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Wednesday at 9:30 am at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 am in St. Ann's Maronite Church, 1320 Price Street Scranton, PA with the Very Rev. Francis J. Marini as celebrant.

Interment:
Cathedral Cemetery,Scranton, PA

Friends may call:
Tuesday 4-8 pm at the funeral home, an Incense service will be conducted at 5:00 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
St. Ann's Maronite Church, 1320 Price Street, Scranton, PA 18504


Name

George J. Archibald


2/22/2014

George J. Archibald, 90, of Scranton died Saturday morning at Geisinger/CMC following an illness. His wife was the former Agnes (Baransky) Archibald who died December 20, 2005. Born March 14, 1923 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Adolph and Mary (Munski) Archibald. He was a US Navy veteran serving during World War II.

He was a graduate of Johnson School of Technology, and attended Penn State University. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Trane Corporation as a Tool and Die Foreman.

George was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Scranton and served with the Braille workers of the church; and was a trustee with the church cemetery. He was a member of the Dickson City American Legion and a member of the Abington Senior Center.

George had many interests in life that included playing the acordian and the organ. He was an expert carpenter and took great pride in his gardening skills. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed hunting, and playing pool as well. George did crossword puzzles daily and cherished the fishing trips he took with his sons to Canada.

He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Surviving are his daughter: Arlene Taiariol and husband Joseph of Forest City, PA; (4) sons: Ronald Archibald and wife Cathy of Harford, PA, George Archibald Jr. and wife Ann of Justus, PA, Gary Archibald of Moscow, PA, and Robert Archibald and wife Debbie of Clarks Summit, PA; (6) grandchildren; and (9) great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by (3) brothers Victor, William and Edward Archibald; and (2) sisters Ruth Hogan and Betty Thomas.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Thursday at 11:00 am in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA with Rev. Anthony B. Mandile III - Pastor, as officiating clergy .

Friends may call:
Thursday at the Church, 10:30 am until the time of service.

Military honors will be bestowed following the service.

Interment:
Evergreen Cemetery, Dickson City, PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church Matching Fund or the Braille committee at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA 18508


Name

Beth A. Anderson


2/21/2014

Beth A. Anderson, 56, of Madison Twp. died Friday morning in Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA in Scranton following an illness. Her husband Kenneth A. Anderson died February 17, 2014.

Born November 12, 1957 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Saar) Krisovitch. Beth grew up in Hamlin, PA, and was a graduate of Western Wayne High School.

She was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at Tobyhanna State Park. She was a member of Light of Christ Church in Jefferson Twp. PA.

Surviving is her daughter Tina M. Chaffin and husband Kraig of Jessup, PA; (2) grandchildren: William J. Parry and Rylee P. Chaffin; (3) brothers: Joseph Krisovitch and wife Mary of Lake Ariel, PA, Peter Krisovitch and wife Nancy of Hollisterville, PA, and Michael Krisovitch of San Diego, CA and nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted:
March 8, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Light of Christ Church at the Hen's Nest, 241 Lake Spangenberg Road, Jefferson Twp. PA with Rev. Patricia Lee-Frey - Senior Pastor as officiating clergy.

Fellowship will follow with a dinner at 12:00 noon at the Hen's Nest Restaurant.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Light of Christ Church, 241 Lake Spangenberg Road, Jefferson Twp. PA 18436


Name

Ella L. Melvin


2/19/2014

Ella L. Melvin (Hines), 82, of Scranton and formerly of New York, NY; died Thursday evening in Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA in Scranton following an illness. She is the widow of the late Thedie Melvin who died on September 26, 1978.

Born in Elizabeth City, NC on June 18, 1931, she is the daughter of the late Charlie and Minnie Hines. She was a resident of New York City for over 50 years prior to moving to Pennsylvania. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the US Postal Service. She was a member of the Light of the World Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, NC.

Surviving is her son Andre L. Melvin and daughter-in-law Yvonne A. Melvin of Spotsylvania, VA; daughter, Rhonda Richardson and son-in-law Russell A. Richardson of Scranton, PA; (6) grandchildren: Andre Melvin, Jr., Anthony Melvin, Sr., Antoine Melvin, Russell A. Richardson, Jr., Brian M. Richardson, Ashley Melvin, Angel Melvin and Shaela Richardson; (7) great-grandchildren: Enos, Sanaa, Anthony Jr., Teyah, Andre III, Laila, and Brayden; (1) sister: Betty R. Reid of Scranton, PA; (3) brothers: Charlie Hines, Jr. of Detroit, MI, Walter Hines , Sr. of Detroit, MI, and George Hines (Ella-Mae) of Los Angeles, CA.

Ella was preceded in death by (6) sisters: Mable Hines-Goodman, Lillie-Mae Chew, Martha James, Mammie Melissa Hines, Minnie Lewis, and Shirley Jean Hines; and (6) brothers: Willie Manteo Hines, William Manchese Hines, Samuel Hines, Clifford Hines, Jesse Lee Hines and Johnny Hines.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday March 1st, 2014 at 3 p.m.in the New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church , 780 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA at 3:00PM with Bishop Wallace Smith as officiating clergy.

Family and friends may call:
Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 1:00PM at New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church.


Name

Kenneth A. Anderson


2/17/2014

Kenneth A. Anderson, 64, of Madison Twp. PA died Monday, February 17, 2014. His wife, the former Beth A. Krisovitch died February 21, 2014. Born August 21, 1949 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Archie and Mary (Rocella) Anderson.

He grew up in Madison Township and was a graduate of North Pocono High School. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Surviving is his daughter Tina M. Chaffin and husband Kraig of Jessup, PA; (2) grandchildren: William J. Parry and Rylee P. Chaffin and nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his sister Wanda Durkin, Sally Anderson and an infant baby girl.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted:
Saturday March 8, 2014 in the Light of Christ Church at the Hen's Nest , 241 Lake Spangenberg Road, Jefferson Twp. PA with Rev. Patricia Lee-Frey - Senior Pastor as officiating clergy.

Fellowship will follow with a luncheon at 12:00 noon at the Hen's Nest Restaurant.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Light of Christ Church, 241 Lake Spangenberg Road, Jefferson Twp. PA 18436


Name

Walter J. "Dutch" Gasper


2/05/2013

Walter J. "Dutch" Gasper, 61, of Scranton and Lake Winola died peacefully Wednesday in the VNA Hospice unit at Geisinger/CMC following an illness. His wife is the former Regina M. DeCrescenza.

Born April 20, 1952 in Scranton, PA , he is the son of the late Joseph and Ethel (Nimsbley) Gasper. He was a US Army veteran and served with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Dutch was a graduate of Lackawanna Junior College and was featured in "Who's Who" in 1982 for his academic achievements. Prior to his illness he was employed with McGregor Iron Works of Clarks Summit, PA. He was an avid pool player, and was a member of the Scranton pool league, winning several tournaments.

Dutch always looked on the bright side of life, and never dwelled on things he could change. His proudest moments were spent with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his son Adam Gasper and wife April; (3) daughters: Leila E. Roman and husband Nicholas of Scranton, Marie I. Burns and husband Billy of Carbondale, and Annie Z. Gasper and fiancee Michael Mitchell of Scranton; (2) brothers: Joseph Gasper and wife Debbie of Scranton, and Michael Gasper of California; and (6) grandchildren: Emily, Autumn, Corbin, Liliana, Alessia, and Savannah,; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother Donald Padden .

A Mass will be celebrated:
Monday at 9:30 am in St. Paul's Church, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Military honors will be conducted following the Mass.

Friends may call:
Sunday 3-6 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The donor's choice.


Name

Josephine Biefeldt


2/04/2014

Josephine Biefeldt, 88, of Nicholson and formerly of Moscow died Saturday morning at her home following an illness. She is the widow of Raymond H. Biefeldt who died November 15, 1995.

Born August 30, 1925 in Dunmore, PA, she is the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Beebe) Jackson. She was educated in the Dunmore schools and prior to her retirement was employed by Rita's Sportswear of Moscow, PA.

Josephine was an auxiliary member of American Legion post 579 in Moscow and was of the Protestant faith. Surviving are her daughter Linda S. Ames and companion Joseph Carnathan of Nicholson, PA; her granddaughter Christina Rosiak of Davenport, FL; and (2) great-grandchildren Christopher Lee Rosiak and Nikki Jean Rosiak and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by (2) sisters: Lillian Dwork and Rhoda Cherinka; and her son-In -laws, Buddy D. Manning and Floyd C. Ames.

A memorial service will be conducted at a time to be announced.

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park,Elmhurst Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Alzheimers Association of Northeast PA, 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or to
Heartland Hospice, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


Name

Robert H. (Bob) Davis


1/31/2014

Robert H. (Bob) Davis, 86, of Madison Township, PA, died Friday afternoon, January 31st, at Regional Hospital in Scranton following a lengthy illness. Born June 13, 1927 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Hosie and Mildred (Evans) Davis of Scranton/Elmhurst.

Bob was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and worked for US Textile and Protection Services Inc. of Scranton before retiring in 1993.

Bob was loved deeply by his family and many, many friends. He was quick witted and his joking manner always brought a smile to your face. He loved to play harmonica, sing, and tell jokes. He was a skilled carpenter and one of his hobbies was making intricate wood projects. He loved his grand-children and great-grand children dearly and always mentioned them in conversation.

The family would like to thank the 5th floor skilled nursing unit "Spirit of Mercy" for their loving care and compassion.

Surviving are his two sons Robert and wife Donna of Rowlett, Tx, and Ronald, of Springbrook, Pa. Grandchildren: Tonya Lewis and Jennifer Pritchard of Rowlett,Tx, Shannon Davis of Springbrook,PA, Tiffany Davis of Springbrook, PA, and Michelle Griffith of Equinunk,PA. and many great grand children. Brothers: Willard Davis and wife Janice, Owego NY , Rev. Arthur W. Davis, Mt.Cobb, Pa, Donald Davis, Sterling,Pa and Sisters: Romaine Ray, Scranton, Pa and Marion Bird and husband Emmett, Elmhurst, Pa; and nieces and nephews.

A private service for immediate family will be conducted:
Tuesday at Asbury Methodist Church in Scranton ,conducted by his brother Rev. Arthur W. Davis.

A celebration of life service will be held at a future date.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Asbury United Methodist Church, Monsey Avenue & Delaware St., Scranton, PA 18509


Name

Helen L. Fuller


1/30/2014

Helen L. Fuller, 45, of Scranton died Thursday morning in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/CMC in Scranton following an illness. Born November 16, 1968 in Liberty, NY, she is the daughter of Florence (Hoover) Fuller Vaivada of Scranton, PA.

She was educated in the Scranton schools, and prior to her illness was employed in local restaurants. She was also employed as a baker at My Mothers Delicacies in Scranton.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her companion William C. Nicholson of Scranton; (3) sons: John Fuller of Dunmore, Jamie Fuller of Kansas City, MO, and Sam Fuller of Scranton; (2) sisters: Joan Hulett of Horn Lake, MS, and Donna M. Fuller of Scranton; (1) brother: Robert K. Fuller of Scranton, nieces, nephews and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A blessing service will be conducted:
Sunday at 8:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. William Pickard as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Sunday 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm at the funeral home

Memorial contributions can be made to the donors choice.


Name

1/22/2014


Janet M. Seccolish Conlon

Janet M. Seccolish Conlon, 61, of Scranton died Wednesday morning in Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a lengthy illness. Born September 27, 1952 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Martin J. and Louise (Lynch) Secoolish.

Janet was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She was a former member of the Green Ridge Assembly of God and the Peckville Assembly of God.

Janet was a beautiful person inside and out. She was the most loving, sweet mother. She was a kind Christian woman with a very compassionate heart.

The family would like to thank the staff at Regional Hospital and Commonwealth Hospice for their loving care.

Surviving are her daughter Laura Anne Marx and husband Matthew of Scranton; her son Christopher Walton and companion Georganna of Scranton,; (1) sister: Judy Arthur and husband Chester of Jacksonville, FL; (3) grandchildren: Madalyn Louise Marx, Dylan Walton, and Emily Walton; (2) nephews: Jeff Arthur and wife Jayne Ann of Charleston, WV, and Scott Arthur and fiancee Tabitha of Jacksonville, FL; and great-niece Hailie.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday at 11:30 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Friends may call:
Saturday 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the funeral home.

Interment and committal prayers will be conducted:
Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. PA

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


Name

Henrietta E. Musgrave


1/19/2014

Henrietta E. Musgrave, 83, of Jefferson Twp., died Sunday morning at home, following an extended illness. She was the wife of William A. Musgrave. The couple married Nov. 28, 1953.

Born March 9, 1930, in Moscow, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Mecke) Bird, Henrietta was a longtime member of Hollisterville United Methodist Church.

Also surviving are a daughter, Beverly Domm and husband, John, Madison Twp.; two sons, Ronald H. Musgrave and wife, Millie, Madison Twp.; and Richard A. Musgrave and wife, Karen, Madison Twp.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, George Bird; and a son, William G. Musgrave, in 1998.

Funeral services will be:
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, by the Rev. Arthur W. Davis.

Friends may call:
Wednesday from 5 to 7.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Hollisterville United Methodist Church, Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444.


Name

John E. Kashetta


1/18/2014

John E. Kashetta, 75, of Lenoxville, died Saturday while a patient at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Helen Jean Huegel, formerly of Scranton, would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in August.

Born in Eynon, son of Edward and Delores Kashetta, he later resided in Scranton until retirement in 1997. He was educated in Scranton public schools until enlisting in the Army. He was employed in his early years at Ronson Metals, New Jersey, and later, for more than 43 years, with the state Department of Transportation, where he held many roles, including road foreman, a title he held until retirement.

John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, and a true friend in times of need. An avid woodworker, he built anything and everything, and took pride in all he did. He was a tireless worker, who instilled virtue in his children. His greatest joy was living out his retirement in Lenoxville, where he could enjoy the outdoors, countryside and wildlife that he befriended. He loved his property and took care of many deer herds that visited him daily, along with his chickens, of which he took great pride. His pets were his family, too. The cat, Bentley, and dog, Shyla, were always somewhere near.

The family would like to thank the staff and physicians at Geisinger CMC, who became like extended family, during his hospitalization. Gratitude also goes out to Drs. Stahl and Stivala for their tireless, dedicated and endless pursuit to his care until his passing.

Also surviving are two brothers, Michael and Joseph Kashetta, Scranton; a sister, Ruth Malinoski, Scranton; daughters, Patricia Longo, Dickson City; and Deborah Jean Kashetta, Clarks Summit; grandchildren, Courtney Lynn, Lenoxville; Brittany Rukse, Clarks Summit; Jaqueline, Longo, Dickson City; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Janet Derosier; and two infant children, Barbara Jean Kashetta and Edward John Kashetta.

Funeral services will be:
Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton.

Interment with military honors:
Friday, 10:30 a.m., Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Friends may call:
Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org.


Name

Suzanne Brown


1/17/2014

Suzanne Brown, 70, a resident of Allied Skilled Nursing in Scranton and formerly of Philadelphia died Friday evening at Allied Skilled Nursing following an illness. Born February 21, 1943 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late William C. Miles and Mary B. (Davis) Miles Scott.

Suzanne spent the last 35 years of her life at Rudolphy Home for the Blind in Philadelphia. She was a member and former secretary for the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind - Philadelphia chapter. Suzanne was also a member of the University Lutheran of the Incarnation Church in Philadelphia and attended Trinity Baptist Church in Scranton. She taught piano and sang with the Nevelairs Choral Society of Philadelphia for many years.

Surviving are (5) sisters: Joan L. Miles of Scranton, Eleanore L. Mizenko and husband Edward of Tunkhannock, Marilyn Jenkins of Scranton, Jacquelyn A. Hnatko and husband Theodore of Covington Twp. PA, and Judith R. Nordmark and husband Donald of Scranton; (2) brothers: William D. Miles and wife Mary Helen of Mt. Cobb, PA, and Bruce C. Miles and wife Kathy of Olyphant, PA; (19) nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her nephew Edward Mizenko in 2009.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 6:30 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Pastor Ginger Daubenhauser as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Monday 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions can be made to:
Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 555 Gettysburg Pike Suite A300, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Name

Charles M. Vishnesky


01/15/2014

Charles M. Vishnesky, 91, died Wednesday at home. He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Theresa Tripus Vishnesky.

Born Jan. 17, 1922, he was a World War II veteran. He served in the Navy, training on the USS Constellation, serving as a gunner on the USS Bingham and transporting troops to the Pacific.

Charles was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing and raising champion German short-haired pointers. He was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot for 32 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church and Council 6050, Knights of Columbus, Moscow. He was employed by St. Catherine's for 18 years.

He loved all sports, especially his team, the Phillies. He was also a regular at the "Downs" on Friday nights.

Also surviving are four daughters, Carol Edwards and husband George, Moscow; Charlene Fick and husband, Arthur, Spring Brook Twp.; Therese Greenfield, West Virginia; and Patricia Lenzer and husband, Robert, Schnecksville; seven grandchildren, George Edwards, Karen Fick Fixler, Arthur and Kacie Fick and Justin, Christiana and Angelina Lenzer; two great-granddaughters, Paisley and Isla Fixler; and two sisters, Helen Dechelle and Agnes Ognosky, both of Sandford, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Denise Lynn Edwards.

A Memorial Mass is scheduled for:
Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church Street, Moscow, Pa; with military honors to follow.

Visiting hours:
Monday from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church.

Donations may be made to:
St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444.


Name

Dorrance E. "Butchie" Field Jr.


01/09/2014

Dorrance E. "Butchie" Field Jr., 66, of Moscow died Thursday morning in Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA at Regional Hospital in Scranton following an illness.

Born February 7, 1947 in Scranton, he is the son of Kathryn (Van Brunt) Field of Moscow and the late Dorrance E. Field Sr. He was a member of the Moscow United Methodist Church in Moscow.

Butchie loved people very much, and was known for his laughter and love of life. He will be dearly missed by his loved ones.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his sister Mary Davis and husband Robert of Scranton.

He was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Field.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 11:00 am at Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Pastor Eric Luczak as officiating clergy.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Moscow United Methodist Church, 126 Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444


Name

Marjorie E. Loughman


01/1/2014

Marjorie E. Loughman, 68, of Dickson City and formerly of Scranton died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital in Scranton. Born August 15, 1945 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Arthur and Marion (Slack) Knauer.

Marjorie is a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and attended Philadelphia College of Bible. She was a life long member of Grace Bible Church of Dunmore. Marjorie was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant and performed private duty nursing.

Marjorie was a loving mother, grandmother sister,and friend. Her faith was drawn from the holy scripture, and provided strength and inspiration to fortify her life journey. The foundation of her journey is written in John: 3-3 "Truly, Truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."

Surviving are (3) daughters: Colleen Loughman of Scranton, PA, Tammy A. Robson of Dunmore PA, Stacey A. Pesaturo and husband Armando of Lighthouse Point, FL; (1) sister: Judith Armbruster and husband Albert of Dresher, PA; grandchildren, Kiersten and Shane Robson, Mckayla and Kaden Pesaturo; cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service will be conducted:
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 130 University Drive Dunmore, PA with Rev. Terrry Ribble, Pastor, as officiating clergy.

Marjorie's family will receive friends:
From 9:30 am until 11:00 am at Grace Bible Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
The Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265 or at www.komennepa.org



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