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

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


Name

Ronald J. Bennett


12/30/13

Ronald J. Bennett, 59, of Scranton died Monday evening at Regional Hospital following a long illness. His wife of 25 years is the former Judith A. Payne.

Born March 26, 1954 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Robert and Hilda (Haddock) Bennett. He attended Scranton schools, and prior to his illness was employed by the Scranton Lace Company for 23 years where he met his wife.

Ron was also employed by Meals on Wheels of Lackawanna County.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) sons: Ronald J. Bennett Jr. of Carbondale, PA, Ryan Bennett of Scranton; (4) daughters: Jennifer D'Esposito of Scranton, Jacqueline Cornell of Ashley, PA, Ashley Bennett of Scranton, and Faith Bennett of Scranton; (3) brothers: Robert Bennett of Jermyn, John Bennett of Scranton and David Bennett of Tunkhannock; (9) sisters: Joan Millan of Scranton, Linda Rizzino of Scranton, Bonnie Mecca of Dunmore, Becky Svetovich of Scranton, Donna Steen of Scranton, Susan Bennett of Scranton, Deborah Burton of Scranton, Barbara Locks of Scranton, and Sandra Dunio of Dunmore; (5) grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister Constance Naylor.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Thursday January 2nd , 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser as officiating clergy.

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

Memorial contributions can be made in care of the family c/o 512 Albion Street Scranton, PA 18508


Name

Marion A. Maney


12/22/2013

Marion A. Maney, 63, of Scranton of died December 22, 2013 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following an illness. Her husband is Richard J. Maney. The couple were married May 23rd, 1985.

Born August 18, 1950 in Munich, Germany, and raised in New York ,she relocated to Scranton in 2004. She was employed by Mansour's Markets of Scranton, PA.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Christine and Walter Sheehan of Scranton, PA, and Tinamarie and Michael DeRienzo of East Rockaway, NY; and (1) grandson: Kenneth Sheehan. She is also survived by Maney family members; Ed and Pat, Mary, Pat and Eileen and Flo.

She was beloved for her compassion, kindness and caring ways. Marion was filled with love and selflessness. These traits were continued to the end when she became an organ donor, to give life to someone in need. Her family and friends will always love and cherish her.

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


Name

Michael Fleck Jr.


12/25/2013

Michael Fleck Jr., 83 , a resident of St. Mary's Villa Campus Residence in Elmhurst Twp. and formerly of Scranton died Christmas night in Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following an illness. His wife Pauline Anne (Lazar) Fleck died June 3, 1991. Born February 15, 1930 in Scranton, he is the son of the late Michael and Veronica (Simko) Fleck.

Michael was an Air Force veteran serving with the 440th Air Base Group from 1948 till 1951. Prior to his retirement, he employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator by Linde Enterprises of Honesdale, PA. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, and the International Union of Operating Engineers, local # 542.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Carol R. Munley and husband James of Taylor, PA, and Judith A. Massetti and husband Jeff of Lake Ariel, PA; (1) son: John A. Fleck and wife Renee of Scranton; (2) grandchildren: Jeffrey Massetti of Baltimore, MD, and Danielle Massetti of Lake Ariel, PA; and (2) brothers: Victor and Richard Fleck - both of Scranton; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son: Michael Fleck in 2007; and (5) sisters: Anna Zymblosky, Catherine Prisluski, Mary Stumm, Elizabeth "Bonnie" Smulek and Rose Murphy; and (1) brother: John Fleck.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday at 10:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with a Mass to follow at 11:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert Simon, pastor as celebrant.

Interment with military honors:
St. Catherines Cemetery - Covington Twp. PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Wounded Warriors Foundation, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 or National Childhood Cancer Foundation at 440 E. Huntington Drive, PO Box 60012 Arcadia, CA 91066-6012


Name

Elizabeth M. Perez


12/21/2013

Elizabeth M. Perez, 69, of Long Pond, PA and formerly of Bayonne, NJ died Saturday morning in Celtic Health Care Hospice in Dunmore, PA following an illness. Born September 21, 1944 in Queens, NY, she is the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Westscott.

She is now rejoined with her granddaughter, Madison Rose.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years Frank Perez; and (3) daughters: Adeline Higgins , Deborah Zwarycz and Donna Reeder; (2) sons: Frank J. Perez, and Michael A. Perez and (5) grandchildren: Cassie, Caleb, Zachary, Jacob, and Olivia.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 2:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Friends and family may pay respects:
Monday 12:00 noon till 2:00 pm at the funeral home

Entombment:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia, 3925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Name

Aridia G. Kneisel


12/20/2013

Aridia G. Kneisel, 66, of Scranton died Friday morning in Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Her husband is John D.Kneisel. Born October 14, 1947 in the Dominican Republic, she is the daughter of the late Estaban and Sinencia (Taberez) Mercado.

Aridia was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Clarks Summit, PA.

Surviving in addition to her husband is her daughter: Valerie L. Kneisel of Scranton, PA; and her son Nelson Pineda of Rego Park, NY; and (4) brothers and (6) sisters.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Sunday December 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA


Name

Harry Acker


12/17/2013

Harry Acker, 100, of Virginia Beach, VA died December 17, 2013 at the Windemere Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia Beach, VA. Born April 13, 1913 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Harry and Carrie (Fellows) Acker.

Harry served as a Navy Seabee during World War II in the Pacific. He was a 1951 graduate of the University of Scranton, and was director of Athletics for the city of Scranton in the late 1940's. He was employed by the Department of the Army at Aberdeen, Maryland Proving Ground for 26 years retiring in 1983. He was an avid sports fan and played golf well into his 90's.

He is survived by his son Harry Acker and wife Kathy of Virginia Beach, VA; his son-In-law: Charles Craig of Easton, MD; a niece: Carol Craft of Warwick, RI; grandchildren: Thomas Acker and wife Kelli and Jack Craig and wife Julie; great-grandchildren: McKayla and Alex Acker.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Campion Acker and his daughter, Mary Ruth Craig; one brother; and three sisters.

Harry's family would like to thank the staff at Windemere Nursing Home for their fine care and concern.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Forest Hill Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

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

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


Name

Harold "Kip" Hagen, Jr.


12/14/2013

Harold "Kip" Hagen, Jr., 62, of Tafton, PA passed away early Saturday morning at home.

Kip was born November 15, 1951 in Scranton, PA to Harold "Bud" and Helen Buschmann Hagen. At that time, his family owned the Hagen Lumber Company in downtown Scranton. Kip graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia in 1973 and began a wonderful career with the National Park Service in 1976.

In 1997, he returned to the Scranton area to work at Steamtown National Historic Site and in 2002 became Superintendent. He cherished the National Park Service and his beloved colleagues at the Park.

An avid boater, fisherman, and snowmobiler, Kip and Donna enjoyed living on Lake Wallenpaupack and vacationing on the eastern shore of Virginia. When Kip wasn't renovating historic homes or restoring antique boats, their favorite memories were made spending time with family and friends - especially at Ehrhardt's Restaurant in Hawley.

Kip was a loving husband to his wife Donna, whom he married in 2002. Kip was also a devoted father to his son Jim (and wife Emily) of Baltimore MD; his daughter Sarah of Berkeley CA; and his step-daughter Ashley (and husband John) of Washington DC. Kip was a cherished brother to Nancy (and husband Keith) of Center Harbor NH. And most specially, Kip was "Pop Pop" to Peter, Isabel, and Grace, and Uncle Kip to many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Kathleen Robinson.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated:
Wednesday, December 18, at 10 am in St. Paul's Church, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton PA.

Friends may call:
Tuesday, December 17, from 5-8 pm at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Interment will be held privately at:
St. Catherine's Cemetery, Covington Twp. PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations in Kip's name to:
The Locomotive Restoration Fund, Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historic Society, P.O. Box 3452, Scranton PA 18505.
The Locomotive Restoration Fund will work with Steamtown National Historic Site to continue the restoration of the 3713 Boston & Maine Locomotive, a project Kip was very dedicated to.


Name

Regina Mislinski Pinto


12/12/2013

Regina Mislinski Pinto, 96, a resident of Roaring Brook Twp., died Thursday at St. Mary's Villa, Elmhurst. Her husband, Anthony R. Pinto, died Oct. 15, 1962.

Born in Scranton and raised in Spring Brook, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine Niebjiedowski Mislinski. Regina's family came first in everything she did. She lived for her children. Although widowed at a young age, she had a zeal for life with boundless energy. She was a strong advocate for education and made advanced learning a priority for her children. An avid traveler, she had a variety of hobbies and always had a great sense of humor. She was proud to be a volunteer at St Mary's Villa for many years.

Surviving are her five children, Annmarie and husband, Michael Margotta, Roaring Brook Twp.; Anthony and wife, Mary Pinto, Marco Island, Fla.; Virginia and husband, Paul Sosik, Dunmore; Pamela and husband, Dave Lach, New Tripoli, Pa.; and Jacqueline Knight, Gouldsboro; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a brother, Ernest Mislinski, Spring Brook; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, a son-in-law, five sisters and two brothers.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Martin Moran and the entire staff at St Mary's Villa for their attentive and loving care of our mother.

The funeral will be:
Tuesday with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Eulalia's Church, Roaring Brook Twp.

Interment:
St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.

Family and friends may call:
Tuesday, 10:30 to 11, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Mary's Villa Personal Care Home activities fund.

Arrangements by the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow.


Name

Paul D. "Pauly" Janiszewski


12/6/2013

Paul D. "Pauly" Janiszewski, 19, of Madison Township, died Friday morning at his home. Born February 16, 1994 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of Paul and Julie (Clayton) Janiszewski, and he and his sister are the light of their lives. He is a 2012 graduate of North Pocono High School and was a member of Fitness Quest.

Pauly was a loving son, brother, grandchild, nephew, cousin and friend. He cherished the time he spent with his little sister and his best friend Faith. He was quick to protect her and brag about her accomplishments. In addition to the love he felt for his family, his first and only love will forever be Casey Woehrle. Paul and his cousin Robbie were extremely close all of their lives and were more like brothers than cousins. Pauly's passion was his dirt bike abilities and the love that he had for performing stunts and riding. He had one other love in life and that was his rescued kitten, "Gizmo".

In addition to his parents and sister are his paternal grandmother Patricia Janiszewski , who loved him very much, paternal grandfather Levi Clayton, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death and unconditionally loved by his maternal grandmother Reba Clayton and his paternal grandfather Al Janiszewski.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Friends may call:
Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the funeral home

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517


Name

William J. "Bill" Trotz


12/10/2013

William J. "Bill" Trotz, 92, of Dickson City died Tuesday afternoon after an illness. His wife of 65 years is the former Phyllis Rowe. Born October 23, 1921 in Dickson City, PA, he is the son of the late John and Mary (Carvel) Trotz.

Bill was a 1939 graduate of Dickson City High School, and was an Army veteran serving in Europe during World War II. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a District Representative for the Aid Association for Lutherans.

Bill was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Scranton serving the church in many capacities. He was an active member of the Dickson City American Legion. Bill was an avid bowler and Philadelphia Phillies and "Red Barons" baseball fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (2) sisters: Eleanor Miller of Dickson City, PA, and Marlene White and husband William of Kennett Square, PA; and nephew Roger Gregory of Moraga, CA. Also surviving are two cherished friends Maxine Adams of Wilmington, NC, and Stephen Kowalchik of Newtown, PA

He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Carol L. Trotz on September 18, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his sister Ruth Ruggles and his brother: Walter Trotz who died in combat during the Battle of the Bulge in Europe in 1944; and his brother In law: Edward Ruggles.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Saturday at 9:00 am from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with services to follow at 10:00 am in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA

Interment with military honors:
Evergreen Cemetery, Bell Mountain,Dickson City, PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church "Matching Funds", 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA 18508


Name

Nicole L. Fiorani


12/5/2013

Nicole L. Fiorani, 27, a lifelong resident of the North Pocono area, died Thursday night at Moses Taylor Hospital along with her baby boy who was due in March.

Born Feb. 17, 1986, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Armand and Cindy Dombek Fiorani, Covington Twp. A graduate of North Pocono High School, she was a member of Thornhurst United Methodist Church.

Nicole was a loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. She enjoyed arts, crafts and animals. She loved her family and cherished every moment that she had with them. But nothing in this world could make Nicole happier than her daughter, Kalli, who was the light of her life and could make even her worst day bright. Nicole will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Also surviving are her beloved daughter, Kalli Fiorani; maternal grandmother, Carol Dombek; paternal grandparents, Armand and Bonnie Fiorani; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Lawrence Dombek.

A celebration of Nicole's life will be:
Saturday at 10 a.m. in Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 401 Church St., Moscow, with the Rev. Eric Lucsak, Pastor of Daleville and Maple Lake United Methodist Churches, officiating.

Interment:
Will follow at Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects:
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

The family has requested that contributions be made to:
The Kalli Fiorani Education Fund, c/o Pennstar Bank, 409 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.


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 in the spring.

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

Francis R. Ritter


11/25/2013

Francis R. Ritter, 96, of Scranton and formerly of Tuscaloosa, AL, died Monday evening at Golden Living Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA following a brief illness. Born June 10, 1917 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Frank J. and Bertha (Metz) Ritter. He was educated in the Scranton schools.

Francis was retired from the Army and obtained the rank of Master Sergeant and was a veteran of the European Theatre of War during World War II.

Surviving are his brother Manus E. Ritter of Scranton; his niece Marilyn Lukasiewicz and husband Paul of Scranton; his great nephew Paul Lukasiewicz and great niece Julie Lukasiewicz - both of Scranton.

He was prededed in death by his sister-In-law: Theresa A. Ritter in 2011.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday November 30, 2013 in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Interment was conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore, PA


Name

Stanley W. Jablonski


11/8/2013

Stanley W. Jablonski, 82, of Binghamton, NY and Dunmore, PA passed peacefully from this life Friday morning at VNA Hospice at Geisinger/ CMC in Scranton following an illness. He will be reunited with his wife, the former Ursula Geadrities, who preceded Stanley in 1991.

Born July 8, 1931, in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley and Anna (Pliska) Jablonski. He attended the Scranton public schools and was a graduate of Temple University. Stanley was an Air Force veteran serving as a military policeman.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed at IBM as an Automated Equipment Specialist. During his career he was employed by Singer Link and Sears. Stanley enjoyed fishing, camping and the great outdoors. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his son: Stanley D. Jablonski and wife Maureen of Shepherd, TX; his daughter: Jo Anne Potter and husband Gary of Conklin, NY; and his sister: Janice Jablonski of Scranton, PA. Also surviving are two granddaughters: Sarah Howell, her husband Mark and his son Graydon, along with Jo Elle and her significant other Vincent Lent.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by brothers: William, Joseph and Stephen Jablonski and his sister Lucille Kohl.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Tuesday at 11:00 am in St. Paul's Church, 1510 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA

Friends may call:
Tuesday 9:00 am until 10:30 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Military honors will be performed following the Mass.

Interment will be in the Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, NY.

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


Name

Einar Hadvorsen


10/31/2013

Einar Hadvorsen, 93, of Scranton, and formerly of Brooklyn, NY died Thursday evening at his home following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Aslaug (Tjersland) Hadvorsen. Born March 31, 1920 in Sandeford, Norway, he is the son of the late Halvor and Gunhil Hadvorsen.

Einar served in the Norweigan Navy and was a US Army veteran. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the construction Industry in Brooklyn, NY. He is of the Lutheran faith.

Surviving are his daughter: Doreen M. Enriquez of Scranton with whom he resided; and his granddaughter: Danielle H. Gardner of Scranton; and his brother: Ragnvald Hadvorsen of Sandeford, Norway and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Kristian Bjornstad as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Tuesday 4-6 pm at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice


Name

Richard T. Sant


10/19/2013

Richard T. Sant, 77, of Dickson City, PA died Saturday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a brief illness. His wife is the former Robin Ann Jenkins . Born January 23, 1936 in Nicholson Twp. PA , Wyoming County, he is the son of the late Willard T. and Dorothy E (Fletcher) Sant.

Richard was a US Army veteran obtaining the rank of private second class. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a painter and was previously employed by Allied Services of Scranton.

Richard was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Scranton, and was member of the St. David's Society of Lackawanna County.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (3) sons: Richard Sant of Virginia, Jamie Sant of Taylor, PA, and Thomas Sant of Long Island, NY; and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Friday at 1:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Friends may call:
Friday: 12:00 noon till time of service.

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


Name

Pasquale E. "Pat" DiLillo


10/19/2013

Pasquale E. "Pat" DiLillo, 56, of Spring Brook Twp. died Saturday morning at Mountain City Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hazle Twp. PA following an extended illness. Born February 12, 1957 in Brooklyn, NY, he is the son of Marie H. (Mack) DiLillo of Staten Island, NY and the late Rudolph DiLillo.

Pat attended St. Peter's High School and Tottenville High School in Staten Island, NY. Pat was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS Kalamazoo AOR-6 and the USS Wanamasa. He was a member of the Italian-American War Veterans of Scranton, PA, and the Disabled American Veterans of Camp Hill, PA. Pat was self employed and was involved with several non profit organizations helping children.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his aunt Dorothy Mack of Howard Beach, NY and his uncle Edward R. DiLillo of Toms River, NJ; and cousin Stephen Ciulla of Trumbull, CT and friends.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Disabled American Veterans, 516 Storrs St., Dickson City, PA 18519


Name

Joan M. Gregus


10/18/2013

Joan M. Gregus, of Great Bend, PA, died Friday morning in Geisinger/ Community Medical Center following an illness. Born January 7, 1940 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna E. (Swartz) Gregus.

Joan was a graduate of Blue Ridge High School. Prior to her retirement she was employed by the Social Security Administration. She is a former member of St. Joseph's Church in North Scranton. Joan was an avid quilter, baker, and photographer of family events. She also crocheted many afgans for family members.

Joan was single and is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Francis Gregus and Michael Gregus and her sister Evelyn Ofalt.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday at 10:00 am from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with a Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 am in Mary, Mother of God Parish, 316 William Street, Scranton, PA with Rev. Martin J. Gaiardo as celebrant.

Interment:
St. Catherines Cemetery,Covington Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Monday 6-8 pm at the funeral home

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Barnes-Kasson Hospital, 2872 Turnpike Street, Susquehanna, PA 18847


Name

Harold "Mac" McDonald


10/09/1983

Harold "Mac" McDonald, 73, of Mayfield died Wednesday evening at Regional Hospital in Scranton following a brief illness. Born February 2, 1940 in Pittston, PA, he is the son of the late John H. and Jane (Eustice) McDonald.

Prior to his retirement he was a career U.S. Marine Corps obtaining the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and served three tour of duty during the Vietnam War. He received the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Commendation. He was a member of the Avoca V.F.W. Post.

A special thank you to Dr. Joseph Leo for his wonderful care and compassion to Harold and his family.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Tina R. Vittone and husband Richard of San Clemente, CA, Shelley Brown and husband Steven of TN; (2) sons: Kurt McDonald and wife Melissa of Lexington, KY, and Shawn P. McDonald and wife Nicole of Olyphant, PA; (7) grandchildren: Jordan Brown, Shayla Vittone, Steven Brown Jr., Alyssa Shaw, Kaitlyn Vittone, Zoe McDonald and Mason McDonald; (2) sisters: Thelma J. Cunard and Dolores Cunard - both of Dickson City, PA; and (1) brother: Richard McDonald of Scranton, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters Mildred, Ethel, Jane and Shirley and a brother Robert.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Tuesday at 12:00 noon in the Green Ridge Assembly of God Church, 825 Green Ridge Street , Scranton, PA with Pastor David Twiss as officiating clergy.

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

Military honors will be conducted at 7:00 pm.

Interment:
Arlington National Cemetery, at a time to be announced.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the Green Ridge Assembly of God Church, 825 Green Ridge Street, Scranton, PA 18509


Name

Gloria Kelly


10/6/2013

Gloria Kelly, 73, of Moscow died Friday morning at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following an illness. Her husband is John A. "Jack" Kelly. The couple celebrated 52 years of marriage on August 12th.

Born December 19, 1939 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late J.C. and Helen (Zubrickas) Kveragas. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow, and was a member and supporter of the ASPCA and the National Humane Society.

Gloria would always put others before herself. Her greatest joy in life were her family, especially her grandchildren who affectionately called her Mammie. She also enjoyed spending time with her family at her summer cottage in the Thousand Islands - Ontario. Our memories will hold her in our hearts forever.

Surviving in addition to her husband are (3) daughters: Mary Lou Hessling and husband Joseph of Easton, PA, Patricia A. Scavo and husband Phil of Old Forge, PA, Laura A. Chindemi and husband Phil of Moscow, PA; (5) grandchildren: Philip Scavo and companion Ashley Salerno, Jessica Scavo, Maggie and Emily Hessling, and Sam Chindemi; (2) nieces: Valerie Spence and Kim Jordan; and (3) nephews: Jay Kveragas and PJ and Kevin Kelly; (1) aunt: Sylvia Zubrickas; (2 )sister in laws: Janice Kveragas and Kay Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her brother: Joseph L. Kveragas.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Tuesday at 11:00 am 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:
Tuesday 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Catherines Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 or the North Pocono Food Pantry.


Name

Kenneth R. Webber Sr.


10/6/2013

Kenneth R. Webber Sr., 69, of Scranton, PA died Friday morning in Commonwealth Inpatient Hospice Unit at Regional Hospital following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Emanuel Webber on July 24, 2013. Born May 30, 1944 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Richard and Bertha Webber.

Prior to his retirement, Kenn was employed as a truck driver for many years by D.W. Richards Inc. of Moosic, PA Ken was a member of Hope Church of Moosic, PA

Surviving are (4) sons: Kenneth R. Webber Jr. and wife Amy of Scranton, PA, William Webber and wife Stacey of Scranton, PA, John J. Webber of Scranton, PA, and James G. Webber and wife Bettyjean of Scranton, PA; (22) grandchildren; and (13) great-grandchildren; and several brother and sister In laws.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 7:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Stephen Wilson, pastor of Hope Church as officiating clergy.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Hope Church PCA , 4951 Birney Avenue, Moosic, PA 18517


Name

Wendell Morgan


09/16/2013

Wendell Morgan, 54, of Scranton, died Monday in Hospice Community Care in Dunmore.

Second child of the late Wendell and June Chapman Morgan, he is survived by his older sister Wendy Curcio and her husband John, Laguna Niguel, CA, three brothers, Mitch and wife Sondra Morgan with their children Paige and Luke, Clarks Summit PA, Tim Morgan and Fiancé Karen Kresge, Scranton PA and Jamie Morgan, Scranton PA.

Wendell's paternal grandparents were James and Hannah Morgan of Scranton, and his maternal grandparents were Norman and Lenore Chapman of Lake Ariel, PA.

Throughout his life, Wendell, or as family and friends sometimes called him Derek or Duke died of complications from cancer/liver failure. Derek was diagnosed with Leukemia at 10 years of age and given only 2 years to live. He fought a heroic battle with an outlook on life that compared with no other. He was thankful for everyday and let you know with that unmistakable, hearty, infectious, laugh of his. In his courageous battle he helped everyone he knew and was generous beyond compare.

He was always had time for everyone and many times played Santa and the Easter Bunny at John D, Wittier School in Scranton. Along with his family, children were the love of his life. His 13-year-old niece Paige and eight-year-old nephew Luke brought joy and love to Derek. He frequented their events, played with and spoiled them at every chance. He had love for Penn State football and the Washington Redskins, and looked forward to Sunday night bowling league. He worked at Triple A Manufacturing, was co-owner of Partek Inc., a Sub-contractor for Scranton Products, and owner of WDM Contractors. He always ended his phone calls with "Give everybody hugs for me" and "Aloha". He will be missed greatly by family and friends.

Funeral services will be:
Friday at 10 a.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, with the Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officating clergy.

Friends may call:
Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The American Cancer Society , Taylor, PA.


Name

William Cerato


09/11/2013

William Cerato, 88, a resident of Elizabeth Church Manor in Binghamton, NY died peacefully Wednesday morning following an illness. His wife, the former Kathleen Lauterburn, died in 1990. Born March 2, 1925, in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Michael and Artemis (Sargeant) Cerato. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a supervisor with Conrail.

Bill was a member of the Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, and was a greeter every Sunday. He was a member of the King Solomon Lodge, F&A Masons, and was an active member of the Order of Odd Fellows where he served as a District Deputy. Bill belonged to two senior choirs groups, and was a member of the Choral Society of Binghamton. He previously sang in several barbershop choral groups.

Bill spent his retirement helping others. He was very active at various nursing homes, entertaining them with singing and dancing.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Saturday September 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am at the Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church, 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY

Interment:
Forest Hill Cemetery - Dunmore, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Nimmonsburg United Methodist Church , 918 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905


Name

Ethel R. "Rae" Jones


09/08/2013

Ethel R. "Rae" Jones, 91, of Dickson City died early Sunday morning in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/Community Medical Center following a brief illness. She was the widow of Harold W. "Sam" Jones who died January 29, 1999. Born November 29, 1921 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Bell) Mitchinson.

Ethel was a 1939 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and later in her marriage worked in part time retail jobs. A former member of the Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church for over 50 years, she taught Sunday school for over 25 years. She was a woman of strong faith, and a devoted wife and mother who lived her life with the Lord in her heart. She was a caring and thoughtful person, and was an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan.

Rae was an excellent cook and baker known for her nutbreads that she gave to friends and neighbors. In her later years she enjoyed family times peeling potatos and apples while her family prepared dinner. She had a wonderful sense of humor and could recite poems and stories from her life at the drop of a hat.

Surviving are her daughter Martha Jones and son David Jones of Dickson City, both of whom had the privilege of sharing their lives with her and the distinct honor of caring for her. She is also survived by her son William of Virginia, numerous nieces and nephews and cousins who thought the world of her, and whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by her greyhound "Brittany".

She was preceded in death by three sisters Edith Hart, Leona Bennett and Trudy Seymour; and two brothers William and George Mitchinson.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Wednesday at 11:00 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 Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN


Name

Muriel A. LeCompte Devereaux


09/01/2013

Muriel A. LeCompte Devereaux, 90 ,a resident of Oakwood Terrace in Moosic and formerly of Scranton died Sunday in the Green Ridge Health Care Center in Scranton following a period of declining health. She is the widow of Raymond Devereaux who died July 26, 1999. Born February 10, 1923 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Wilber H. and Verna (Wilcox) LeCompte.

Muriel attended the Scranton Public schools, and prior to her retirement in 1985, was employed as a seamstress with Manhattan Shirt Company in Scranton. Muriel was a long time member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Scranton, and was a member of the church choir. She was an active volunteer with Mercy Hospice and Telespond.

Surviving are her step-daughter: Arlene Devereaux O'Hara of Scranton; step-sons: Charles Devereaux and wife Dianna of Scott Twp. PA , Raymond Devereaux of Camp Hill, PA, and Terrence Devereaux and wife Vicki of Lake Waynewood - Lake Ariel, PA; her cousins: Thomas Rowland and wife Daryl and Lynn Marie Rowland of Nokomis, FL.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Friday at 10:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home ,1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis, pastor of the Asbury United Methodist Church as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Madison Union Cemetery- Madison Twp. PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Asbury United Methodist Church, Delaware St. and Monsey Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 or the donor's choice.


Name

Sophie T. Matsick


8/29/2013

Sophie T. Matsick, 92, a resident of Attleboro Nursing and Rehab Center in Langhorne, PA and formerly of Hatboro, PA died Thursday evening following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Richard N. Matsick who died May 18, 1992.

Born August 29, 1921 in Old Forge, PA, she is the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Kowalczuk) Marhelski. Sophie was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Michael the ArcAngel Church in Levittown, PA.

Surviving are (1) son: Richard Matsick and wife Toni of Oak Ridge, NC; (3) daughters: Karen Whitt of Mt. Airy, NC, Deborah Halgash and husband John of Mt. Airy, NC and Michelle O'Donnell and husband Jerry of Malvern, PA; (3) grandsons: Brian, Sean and Alexander.

A blessing service will be conducted:
Tuesday at 11:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert Simon as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park - Elmhurst Twp. PA

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


Name

Joan R. Babb


08/28/2013

Joan R. Babb’s life journey began 69 years ago on January 31, 1944 in Kosciusko, MS. She graduated from Central High School in 1962. She was very blessed in her life by a husband of 51 amazing years, Kenneth W. Babb who loved and cherished Joan; he misses her dearly.

God has blessed her life with three precious daughters, Caroline Jackson of McComb, MS, Cheryl McNair of Fort Worth, TX and Kimberly Bunn of Florence, MS; two sisters, Donna Lee of Lumberton, MS and Vicki Dennison of Byram, MS. Joan also left behind eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

After a long battle with cancer, heaven has gained such a wonderful child of God.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 21, 2013 at Hickory Ridge Baptist Church in Florence, MS.


Name

Judy Kitzman


8/18/2013

Judy Kitzman, 67, of Scranton and New York City died August 18, 2013 in Regional Hospital in Scranton following an illness. Born August 16, 1946 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Marie (Spathelf) Kitzman.

Judy was a graduate of Penn State University obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Judy was employed as a free lance artist in Scranton and New York City and was a contributor and member of the AFA Gallery in Scranton.

In addition to cousins, Judy is survived by her very good friends Susan Bifano of Scranton, PA, Darcy Spitz of New York, NY and Carolyn Yohannes of New York, NY.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Friends may call:
Thursday 12:00 noon till time of service.

Interment:
Fairlawn Cemetery - Dalton, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice


Name

Lois E. Truitt


08/20/2013

Lois E. Truitt, a former resident of Scranton, died Tuesday at Clarks Summit Senior Living Center. She is the widow of Elwood M. Truitt, who died in 2004. Lois recently celebrated her 100th Birthday.

Born August 4, 1913 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Amanda Homan. She was a lifelong resident of Scranton, but enjoyed summers at Lake Winola. She and her husband were active members of the Canoe Club there and enjoyed many years of playing golf and socializing with friends.

She was educated at Central High School in Scranton and had been employed at the Revere Company in Scranton as a business secretary. She was actively involved in the Asbury United Methodist Church and it's Epworth Class. She was also a member of the Century Club and was a Girl Scout troop leader.

Lois was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who always had a smile on her face and a fun story to tell. She cared deeply for her family and friends and will be missed by all.

The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation for the staff of Clarks Summit Senior Living and AseraCare Hospice, especially her aides Brenda, Debbie and Jen, who watched over Lois daily with care and determination.

She is survived by a son, Wayne Truitt, and his wife Trude Truitt, Roaring Brook Township and a daughter Linda Truitt Yevitz and husband, Ronald, South Abington Township; grandson David Yevitz, Scranton and granddaughter Melissa Yevitz Rosiecki and husband Walter, Clarks Green.

Funeral services will be conducted privately with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

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


Name

Ronald J. Keiper


08/19/2013

Ronald J. Keiper, 74, of Jefferson Twp. died Monday morning in Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born February 3, 1939 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Susan (Rosky) Keiper.

Ron worked in the garment Industry for over 45 years. Ron took great pride in his home he helped to build. There was not a project or a problem he didn't attempt to solve. He loved to joke around and had a wonderful sense of humor that made people laugh. Ron will be greatly missed by his best friend Gregory Pasternak who was always there for him especially the last three years in which Ron had many health issues.

Surviving are (2) brothers: Patrick Mulherin and wife Mary Ann of Scranton, and Thomas Keiper of Scranton; (3) sisters: Ruth Barthhold and husband Edward of Dickson City, Beatrice Russup and husband John of Allentown, and Patricia Walenda and husband Wally of Florida; and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his good friend Theresa Sheridan and his second family Ruth Pasternak, Elaine McNulty and Sharon and Gary Greieshaber.

He was preceded in death by (6) brothers: George Keiper, Joseph Keiper, Joseph Keiper, Robert Keiper, Jack Keiper, William Keiper, and Eugene Keiper; and his sister Dorothy Godowsky.

Private services will be conducted at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Limbs for Life.org


Name

Mary Taylor


08/15/2013

Mary Taylor, 86, a resident of Mountain View Care Center in Scranton died Thursday morning following a lengthy illness. She is the widow of Rev. Earl Taylor who died in 2000.

Born February 5, 1927 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Sibeo) Zaffino. She was a devoted Christian who spent many years traveling with her husband during his ministry.

Mary's family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and staff at Mountain View Care Center, her adopted daughters at Geisinger Same Day Surgery and Traditional Care Hospice.

Surviving are (3) sons: Earl Taylor and wife Janet of Moscow, PA, Ralph Taylor of Scranton, PA, Raymond Taylor and wife Penny of Forest City, PA; (2) daughters: Elaine Vass of Taylor, PA and Linda K. Smith of Dunmore, PA; (1) brother: Frank Zaffino of Madison Twp. PA (19) grandchildren; (6) great-grandchildren; and (4) great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Mary and Patricia.

Chapel services and Interment will be conducted:
Friday at 12:30 pm at Fairview Memorial Park,Elmhurst Twp. PA with Rev. Robert Wall as officiating clergy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Our Father's House , 1820 Church Street , Scranton, PA 18508

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Name

Carol A. Promovitz


8/13/2013

Carol A. Promovitz, 59, of Madison Township died Tuesday evening at her home following a brief illness. Born June 3, 1954 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of Lorraine (Backer) Emick and the late Donald Emick.

Carol was a graduate of North Pocono High School, and was employed by Scranton Counseling Center in Scranton. Carol was affiliated with the Teamsters Union local # 229 of Scranton.

Surviving in addition to her mother is her daughter: Rebekah Promovitz and husband Brad of Madison Twp. PA; her two sons: Donald Promovitz of Scranton, PA, and Jeff Promovitz and wife Cheryl of Glen Lyon, PA; (1) sister: Linda Stenzhorn and husband Peter of Springbrook Twp. PA; (8) grandchildren; and (3) nieces and (1) nephew.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:
Friday 6-7 pm at the funeral home.

Interment will be conducted:
Privately at the convenience of the family Memorial contributions can be made to:
Scranton Counseling Center, 326 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503


Name

James W. Manley


8/12/2013

James W. Manley, 59, of South Abington Twp. PA died Monday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. His wife is Betsy A. Crass. The couple celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 30th. Born November 9, 1953 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Warren and Phyllis (Jones) Manley.

Jim was a graduate of Mansfield University and was employed as a financial advisor with PNC Investments. Jim was a board member of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, and a member of the Country Club of Scranton and the Waverly Club.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by two cousins.

Graveside services are being conducted:
Privately at Abington Hills Cemetery with Rev. Joseph Sica as officiating clergy.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The United Way of Lackawanna County, 615 Jefferson Avenue,PO Box 526, Scranton, PA 18501-0526

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


Name

Mary E. Orr


08/11/2013

Mary E. Orr, 73, of Thornhurst, PA and formerly of S. Abington Twp. died Sunday evening at the Green Ridge Health Care Center in Scranton following an illness. She is the widow of Walter R. Orr who died April 11, 2011 and James Buist in 1986.

Born August 15, 1939 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Zsimovan) Labdafsky. She was a 1957 graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and worked for 26 years at Manhattan Shirt Company. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home in Elmhurst Twp.

Mary was an avid traveler, who especially loved her trips to Europe. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Mary's family would like to extend thanks to the nurses and staff of Hospice Community Care and to the staff at the Green Ridge Health Care Center for their wonderful care during her illness.

Surviving are (3) sisters: Elizabeth Tarbrake of Columbia, SC, Anna Cicchillo and husband James of S. Abington Twp., and Helen Balashitis and husband Leonard of Dickson City, PA; (1) brother: Anthony P. Labdafsky Jr. of Scranton, PA; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sister Theresa Dutko.

Graveside funeral services were conducted private at Dunmore Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

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

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Name

George Yedinak


08/07/2013

George Yedinak, 66, owner and operator of the Yedinak Dairy Farm in Madison Township, died unexpectedly at his farm on August 7th. The son of Andrew and Mary (Simyan) Yedinak, he was an avid dairy farmer his entire life, working on the farm established in 1948 by his parents.

His herd consisted of over 100 registered award winning Holsteins, having received the DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) Progressive Genetics Herd Award, Herd Management Award and High Herd Award multiple times. George was also honored by the Countryside Conservancy Outreach Committee in the "Working Farm Category" for his excellence in preserving and improving land for generations to come and by the Lancaster Farming Publication as the owner of a Dairy of Distinction.

As a youth, he was involved in the Boy Scouts and in Little League Baseball, but his love of farming soon took precedence. He consistently enhanced farming techniques to increase butterfat content and quality of milk. He upgraded machinery and the milking process to improve productivity and efficiency.

George is survived by two sisters, Mary-Ann Houser and her husband William of Danbury, CT and Linda Yedinak-Meyers and her husband Kurt of Wayne, PA. He will be missed by his niece Karen Johnston and her family, husband Kevin and children Kurtis and Karli; his nephews Kevin Houser and his wife Sharon Shen, son August; Jeffry Houser and his wife Tammi; David Houser, Steven Meyers and Gregory Meyers, as well as a maternal aunt and many cousins. He credited his many neighbors for their help in his success and especially the Jason Canjar and Mark Nardella families who also grieve his loss.

The Office of Christian Burial will be conducted:
Monday at 10:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Robert Lozinski, Pastor of St. Michael's Byzantine Church as officiating clergy.

Interment:
St. Catherines Cemetery, Covington Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Sunday 6-9 pm at the funeral home

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Madisonville Fire Department, 3131 Madisonville Road, Madison Twp. PA 18444


Name

Donald J. "Pops" Bartlow


8/06/2013

Donald J. "Pops" Bartlow, 61, of Taylor died Tuesday morning at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. His wife is the former Vivian R. Black. The couple were married April 26, 1975. Born February 4, 1952 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of Clarence Bartlow(Lake Ariel, PA.) and Louise Healey of Taylor, PA.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver with Fred Karam & Sons Inc. He was an avid music lover and played in several local bands.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter: Alice Bartlow of Taylor, PA; and (2) sons: Shaun L. Bartlow and Stephen G. Bartlow both of Taylor, PA; his (2) granddaughters: Joanna and Marie, Step-mother Donna Bartlow and five step-sisters and one step-brother.

He was preceded in death by his Step-father Gerald Healey.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018


Name

Frank A. Tancredi


8/4/2013

Frank A. Tancredi, 75, of Elmhurst died Sunday evening at Geisinger-Community Medical Center following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Johanna Corrao Tancredi in February, 2013. Born April 20, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Jenny Tancredi.

Prior to his retirement in 1992, he was employed for over 35 years as a Warehouse Manager for Riviera Trading Company of Secaucus, NJ. He was a member of St. Eulalia's Church in Roaring Brook Twp. Frank was an avid Yankees fan and a devoted baseball enthusiast .

Surviving are his son: Frank R. Tancredi of Elmhurst Twp. PA, and his daughter Susan A. Azriel of Lake Ariel , PA; (5) grandchildren: Robert Azriel, Anthony Azriel, Brandye Bacon, Emma Tancredi and Trista Tancredi; (1) brother: James Tancredi.

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.

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park,Elmhurst Twp., PA

Friends may call:
Friday 6-9 pm at the funeral home


Name

Elizabeth Scheuer


07/27/2013

Elizabeth Scheuer, 94, died at Mountain View Care Center in Scranton on July 27, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, W. John Scheuer, in 1994.

Born in Scranton in 1919, the daughter of the late Frances Watkins Powell and Edgar Powell, she was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Powell School of Business and was employed by David Spruks Co. until her marriage in 1941.

She devoted her life to her family and serving the community. She was president of the Junior League of Scranton and received the Margaret L. Richards Award for her outstanding service to that organization and to the wider community.

She was highly involved in Elm Park Methodist Church, where she served on the Administrative Board, the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, the Elm Park Mid-Winter Institute Committee and as co-chair of the Elm Park Bazaar to benefit the missionary program. She also taught Sunday School for many years.

She was on the board of the Clarks Summit State Hospital, vice president of the board of the Lackawanna Mental Health Association, and was co-chair of volunteers for the Mental Health Association Friendship Club for former psychiatric patients. She was on the Scranton Day Nursery board, and co-chair of her Central High School 50th class reunion. She also served as a child care supervisor for the Scranton YWCA Women's World.

She was a loving, caring and supportive mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Miller and her partner, Walter vom Saal, Oneonta, N.Y.; her son, Jack Scheuer and his wife, Diane, Clarks Summit, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Marshall Miller and his partner, Dorian Solot, Albany, N.Y.; Kristian Scheuer, Philadelphia, Pa.; Brad Scheuer, Philadelphia, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren, Anya Solot Miller and Zora Solot Miller.

She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Ella Elizabeth Scheuer, in 2010.

There will be calling hours at:
The Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. with a Memorial Service to follow.

A Memorial Service will be held at:
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Elm Park United Methodist Church Safety Net supporting those in crisis and need at 712 Linden St., Scranton, PA 18510; or
The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Pennsylvania Scranton Chapter, 846 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.


Name

Mildred A. Muller


07/26/2013

Mildred A. Muller died peacefully on July 26, 2013, after a brief illness. Born June 3, 1913, Mildred had recently celebrated her 100th birthday and was able to live an active and fulfilling life. Her husband was Karl Muller whom she married in 1939. She was the daughter of the late Esther Herron Messersmith and Charles J. Messersmith.

Mildred graduated from Scranton Technical High School and was employed at the Scranton Trust Company until her marriage. For numerous years she was an active member of Myrtle Street United Methodist Church and the Century Club of Scranton.

She will be lovingly missed by her daughers, Judy Randolph and Barbara Muller; grandchildren Charles Herbert and wife Denise; Kristen Bockus and husband William and Frederick Johnston and wife Rebecca; great-grandchildren Joshua, Jordan, Benjamin, Mitchell, Samuel and Alexander; several nieces and nephews and two sister-in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her grandson Jeffrey and son-in-law Alexander Johnston.

Funeral Services will be conducted private.

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

Arrangements entrusted to Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, Pa.


Name

Archie W. Field


07/26/2013

Archie W. Field of Scranton died Friday afternoon in Commonwealth Hospice following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Gertrude Anderson in 2007. Born in Akron, OH, he was the son of the late Archie and Jennie (Paul) Field.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Community Central Energy Company of Scranton. He was a member of the Green Ridge Assembly of God Church in Scranton.

Surviving are (3) sons: David Field and Ann Marie of Dalton, Jack Field and wife Karen of Moosic, Mark Field and wife Ann Marie of Scranton; and (1) daughter: Eileen Kopa and husband Bill of Archbald; (3) sisters: Ruth Thompson and husband John of Candor, North Carolina, Mary Lee Harrell of North Carolina, and Faith Harrell of Dunmore, and (1) brother: Herman "Pete" Harrell of North Carolina; (10) grandchildren and (6) great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Archie W. Field.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Privately on Monday in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Interment:
Dunmore Cemetery,Dunmore, PA

Friends will be received:
Sunday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:
The donor's choice.


Name

Donna J. Carter


07/26/2013

Donna J. Carter, 51, of Scranton formerly of Melborne, Florida died Friday in Hospice Community care in Dunmore. She is the daughter of the late Donald and June (Yeomans) Carter.

Surviving are (3) sons; Joshua J. of Scranton, Brian F. of Scranton, and Keith P. of Scranton; (1) daughter; Crystal L. of Middletown, NY ; and (1) brother ; Steven Carter of Pine Bush, NY and (2) grandchildren.

Services will be conducted privately.

Arrangements are entrusted to Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home of Scranton, Pa.


Name

Stanley J. Pocius


7/24/2013

Stanley J. Pocius, 95, of Moscow, PA died Wednesday afternoon at Hospice Community Care in Dunmore following an illness. His wife is the former Helen Gudinas. Born April 29, 1918 in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late John and Veronica (Stancik) Pocius.

Stanley was a Marine Corps veteran serving during World War II in the South Pacific. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in the wholesale electronics business. Stanley was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Catherine of Siena Church of Moscow, PA.

Surviving are (2) sons: Dennis R. Pocius and wife Carol of Marietta, GA, and Joseph J. Pocius and wife Amy of Moscow, PA; (2) grandchildren: Kendel Arrowood and Emily Pocius; (3) great-grandchildren and (1) sister; Eleanor Merrill of Arnold, MD; nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his sister Viola Belauskas .

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

Interment with military honors will be conducted:
St. Catherines Cemetery, Covington Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Sunday 4-7 pm at the Funeral Home

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


Name

Theresa Webber


7/24/2013

Theresa Webber, 67, of Scranton died Wednesday morning in Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a long illness. Her husband is Kenneth Webber. Born July 19, 1946 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late William and Theresa (Baldoni) Emanuel.

Theresa was educated in the Scranton schools, and prior to her illness was employed in the hotel Industry. She was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church of Moosic.

Surviving in addition to her husband are (4) sons: Kenneth Webber and wife Amy of Scranton, William Webber and wife Stacey of Scranton, John J. Webber of Scranton, and James G. Webber and wife Bettyjean of Scranton; (4) brothers: William Emanuel Ronald Emanuel, Jerry Emanuel, and Melvin Emanuel; and (3) sisters: Marlene Smith, Mickey Bezek, and Maria Emanuel; (22) grandchildren and (13) great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister MonaLisa Conway.

Visitation and funeral services will be conducted:
Monday from 4-7 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Interment will be conducted:
Privately at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Olyphant, PA


Name

Joseph A. Powell Jr.


07/22/2013

Joseph A. Powell Jr., 91, of Madison Twp. died Monday evening at his home following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Margaret E. Gilpin in 1984. Born December 12, 1921 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Joseph A. and Winifred Powell.

Joseph attended Scranton schools and the University of Scranton. He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II achieving the rank of Pharmacist Mate First Class.

Joseph was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the construction industry in New Jersey. Upon returning to Pennsylvania he pursued a second career as a Realtor. He was very active with Little League and the Boy Scouts of America and an avid model railroad enthusiast. . He was a longtime active member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow.

Surviving are his son Gerard M. Powell and wife Sharon of State College, PA; (2) grandchildren: Ashleigh and Dylan; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph was preceded in death by an infant son Joseph A. Powell Jr. and two sisters: Dorothy Abel and Elizabeth Vandoricks; and his brother John Powell.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday at 10:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church Street, Moscow, PA

Interment with military honors will be conducted:
St. Catherines Cemetery, Covington Twp. PA

Friends will be received:
Thursday at St. Catherine of Siena Church from 9:00 am until time of Mass.

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


Name

Louann Donnini


07/16/2013

Louann Donnini, 51, of McClure, PA and formerly of Madison Twp. PA died Tuesday morning in Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Born August 21, 1961 in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late Howard G. and Darlene (Silfee) Sheerer.

Louann was a graduate of North Pocono High School and was previously employed at the Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Surviving are (2) sisters: Esther Sheerer of Dupont, PA, and Arlene Howell of Madison Twp. and (1) brother: Howard F. Sheerer of Madison Twp. PA and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother Joseph D. Sheerer on December 26, 2011.

Services and cremation will be conducted privately.

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

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Name

Rev. Dr. K. Frederick Mauger, Major General


07/12/2013

The Rev. Dr. K. Frederick Mauger, Major General on the retired list of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, died July 12, 2013. His wife of 55 years preceded him on March 2, 2006. They made their home in Spring Brook Twp., Lackawanna County, PA.

Father Mauger had a career in the public schools of Pennsylvania, retiring as Superintendent of Schools of the North Pocono School District in 1984. Prior to coming to North Pocono, he was superintendent of the Bellefonte Area Schools. Father Mauger entered the teaching profession in 1953 at the Milton Area School District, the same district from which he graduated in 1940.

Father Mauger was a military veteran of 5 years in WWII. Continuing his military career in the PA Army National Guard, he held most every grade from Private to Major General on the retired list. Military schooling consisted of Army Aviation, Command and General Staff School and a short term at the U.S. War College, Washington, D.C. During the Korean War, he served on active duty with the 28th Infantry Division and the Division Aviation Officer.

Father Mauger's civilian education included a B.S. in Education, a Master's Degree from Bucknell University and a Doctorate in Education from the Pennsylvania State University. He was a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, middle school principal, curriculum coordinator and Superintendent of Schools. He was appointed by Governor Raymond Shaffer to the State Board of Education for a 6 year term, served on a National Committee Evaluating Colleges and Universities of Education, Past President of two Rotary Clubs, Chairman of the Bellefonte Area Industrial Development Committee, elected for two terms as Mayor of the Borough of Milton, PA, Chairman of the Milton and Bellefonte Chapters of the American Red Cross, a 10 gallon plus Blood Donor, and served on the Board of Telespond Senior Services.

Following early retirement from the North Pocono School District, he attended the University of Scranton and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1984. Father Mauger served parishes in Hamlin, Honesdale, Indian Orchard, Wilkes Barre, Kingston and Scranton. He served as a Volunteer Chaplain at Community Medical Center for 7 years, and was currently serving as Director of Pastoral Care at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton.

Father Mauger is survived by their 3 children: Karen Ann Ebeling, Pennsylvania Furnance; F. Scott Mauger and his partner Michael Kelley, Bellefonte; Karl F. Mauger II and his wife Patricia, Throop. Seven grandchildren: Shawn Ebeling and wife Christine, Michael Mauger, Bethany Lucas and husband David, Wesley Mauger and wife Christina, Ian Mauger and wife Nikki, Trevor Mauger, Courtney Smargiassi and husband Julius, and great-grandchildren Jacob and Emma Lucas, Mackenzie and Alex Ebeling, Aiden Janowicz, Alex and Shane Mauger, Robert Mauger and Dante Smargiassi.

Father Mauger was a member of all Masonic orders.

After 38 and 1/2 years of military service, retiring in 1979, his numerous military awards included the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, The Europena Theatre of Operations with 5 battle stars, the PA Distinguished Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, The Good Conduct Medal, German Occupation Medal along with many Pennsylvania service awards.

In 1994 he received a medallion from the Mayor of LeMons, France, for assisting in the liberation of that city in 1944.

The Eucharist of the Resurrection will be celebrated:
11:00 am on Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, N. Washington and Electric Streets, Scranton, PA with the Right Reverend Paul V. Marshall, Bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem as celebrant.

Friends will be received at the church:
Thursday 3 pm to 9 pm

Interment with military honors will be conducted:
Milton Cemetery ,Milton, PA

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:
Church of the Good Shepherd, N. Washington Avenue and Electric St., Scranton, PA 18509 or
Telespond Senior Services, Inc. , 1200 Saginaw Street, Scranton, PA 18505 or
The Espiscopal Diocese of Bethlehem, 333 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Homes of Moscow and Scranton, PA


Name

Russel S. McCurdy


7/10/2013

Russel S. McCurdy, 83, of Otego, NY, formerly of Madison Twp, died Wednesday morning at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, NY, after an illness. He was born November 6, 1929 in Palmyra, PA; he is the son of the late Paul H. and Grace (Heck) McCurdy.

Russel was a graduate of the Milton Hershey High School and the Uniontown Baptist School. Russel was ordained in 1991 and served as pastor and missionary until he became ill. He formerly owned and operated Six Maple Florist and greenhouses in PA and was self- employed as a carpenter for many years.

Survived by his wife of 61 years, Letha Rose and his 3 children: Nancy McCurdy Of Williamsport, PA, Karen Stanton of Scranton, PA and Keith McCurdy and wife Rae(his favorite daughter-in-law) of Unadilla, NY; (3) sisters: Shirley Garber, Florence Davis and Elaine Kline; (8) grandchildren and (6) great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be:
Monday at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Baptist Lighthouse Church, 1062 Covered Bridge Road, Unadilla, NY

Friends will be received:
At the church on Monday from 9:30 am until time of service.

Interment:
Hollisterville Cemetery,Hollisterville, PA, time is approximately 3:00 or 3:30.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Fellowship Baptist Lighthouse Church, 1062 Covered Bridge Road, Unadilla, NY 13849 or
Catskill Hospice,542 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA


Name

Francis A. Seng Jr.


7/10/2013

Francis A. Seng Jr. of Madison Twp., died Wednesday at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton following an illness. His fiancee is Beverly J. Jantzi. Born March 3, 1953 in Allentown, PA, he is the son of Francis and Elvira "Sis" (McGuire) Seng Sr. of Daleville, PA.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over 35 years with Champion Ford as an automotive technician.

Surviving in addition to his fiancee are (5) daughters: Stephanie Seng, Shannon King, Sheenah Jantzi, Tiffany Jantzi and Ariel Jantzi; (2) sons: Francis L. Seng and Dan Jimmerson; and (3) sisters: Patty Seng, Jackie Held and Peggy Gianetto and (6) grandchildren.

A visitation and celebration of life will be conducted:
Saturday from 4-7 pm in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517


Name

Jack C. Davis


7/7/2013

Jack C. Davis, 87, of Scott Twp. died Sunday evening at Abington Manor Nursing Home in S. Abington Twp. where he was a guest. His wife of 59 years is the former Doris Collins. Born October 4, 1925 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late John and Alice (Williams) Davis. Prior to his retirement, Jack was employed at Scranton Dry Goods and was formerly employed at Leonard's Hardware in Scranton for many years.

Jack was an avid photographer and enjoyed nature very much. He spent many vacations traveling across the country visiting our National Parks. He enjoyed hiking our local parks and trails, returning home to paint the images he encountered or create carvings out of wood. Jack was a very creative and artistic person, and many of his artistic works are enjoyed in homes throughout our area. Jack was a long time member of United Baptist Church of Scranton.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his sister Lillian Shelp of Clarks Summit, PA; sister In law: Shirley Davis and husband Marshall of Harrisburg, PA; nephew: Brad Shelp and wife Donna of Greenfield Twp. and niece: Terri Golosky and husband Joseph of Greenfield Twp. PA; additional nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his niece Bonnie Rae Barnes.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Thursday at 11:00 am in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA with
Rev. Earl Cassel, Pastor of the United Baptist Church as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. PA

Friends may call:
Thursday 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411


Name

Elizabeth Rinker


7/5/2013

Elizabeth Rinker, 85, a resident of St. Mary’s Villa in Elmhurst died Friday evening following an illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville A. Rinker. Born August 29, 1927 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Evan and Frances (Atkinson) Jones.

Elizabeth was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She loved bowling, horseracing and baseball. She was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Gators Fan.

Surviving are a son: Thomas G. Rinker, Madison Twp; a daughter: Linda Fahnestock of Keystone Heights, Fl; a brother: Evan J. Jones, Moosic, Pa: (3) grandchildren: Nikki Taylor, Justin Rinker and Bryan Eberhardt; one Great Grandson: Nicklaus Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Drummatter.

A graveside service and interment will be conducted:
Wednesday, July 10th, at 11:00 am in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clark's Summit, PA 18411

Arrangements by Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home of Moscow, PA.


Name

Jeffery W. Graham


06/29/2013

Jeffery W. Graham, 95, of Crystal Lake,Clifford Twp. and Clarks Summit died Saturday evening in Hospice Community Care Inpatient unit in Dunmore following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Linen Graham on October 21, 2006. Born May 23, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Warren C. and Marion (Jones) Graham.

Mr. Graham was a 1937 graduate of the Hill School in Pottstown, PA, and a 1941 graduate of Cornell University where he was in the Sigma Phi fraternity and did graduate studies at Stonier School of Banking, Rutgers University. Prior to his retirement, he was a Senior Vice President with the mortgage department at PNC Bank and formerly Northeastern Bank. He founded Abington Abstract Co. in 1979 in Clarks Summit and was involved with the daily operation until 2008.

Mr. Graham was a board member of the Moses Taylor Hospital Foundation and was a 50 + year member of the Kiwanis Club of Scranton. Mr. Graham previously resided in West Chester and Paoli, Pennsylvania prior to moving to the Scranton area. He was the owner of International Harvester business in West Chester.

Surviving are (2) daughters: Jane Graham of Mendocino, CA, and Kathleen Congdon of Granite Bay, CA; step-children: Linda Sproul of Waverly, PA, John Connell of Waverly, PA and Richard Connell of Glastonbury, CT. and (5) grandchildren: Melissa Watson of Columbia, MO, Stephanie Cooke of Portland, ME, Emily Penrod of Florence, AZ, Blake Congdon of Washington, DC, and Drew Congdon of Lincoln, CA.

He was preceded in death by his son Jeffery W. Graham Jr. in 1981 and his sisters Joyce Wade and Jean Price; his brother John R. Graham and his first wife Dorothy (Shelmire) Graham-Collins.

Memorial services will be conducted:
Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 10:00 am in St. James Episcopal Church, Route 247, Dundaff, PA with Father Graham Cliff as officating clergy.

Friends will be received:
Friday, August 9th, 2013 in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA from 6-8 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Celtic Health Care , Attention: Linda Vera, 601 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704 or
The Kiwanis Club of Scranton, Attention: Randy Palko, 409 Kingsley Blvd., Peckville, PA 18452 or
St. James Episcopal Church, 398 Washington Avenue, Jermyn, PA 18433


Name

Wilford H. Dutcher


7/1/2013

Wilford H. Dutcher, 73, of Springbrook Twp. and formerly of Cortland, NY died Monday at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton, PA following an illness.Born February 2, 1940 in Hurleyville, NY, he was preceded in death by his wife Alice (Henry) Dutcher in 2005.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Murray Center and GSG of Cortland, NY. He was a member of the Northeast Fishing Club and the Northeast Hunting Club.

Surviving are (1) daughter: Beverly A. Dutcher and Fiancee Donald R. Stalker of Springbrook Twp. PA; and (1) son: Robert A. Dutcher of Cortland, NY; (4) grandchildren: Brandon, Alison, Alexis, and Iziah; (1) brother: Charles "Bob" Dutcher; and (4) sisters: Elnora "Pat" Hatch and husband Raymond, Martha Hinkley and husband Richard, Helen Dutcher, and Linda Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial gathering will be conducted:
Saturday at noon at 213 Hatfield Road, Cortland, NY

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The family c/o 810 SR 307, Springbrook Twp. PA 18444



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