Obituaries

01/2015 - 04/2015

 

 

Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501



Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home

401 Church Street Moscow, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-8501



Howard J Snowdon Funeral Home

1810 Sanderson Avenue Scranton, PA 18509 Phone: (570) 343-0712



Moscow 570-842-8501 and Scranton 570-343-0712
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Obituaries   Jan/2015 – Jun/2015

 


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Helen L. Sacchetti

June 30, 2015

Helen L. Sacchetti, 87, a guest at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA in Scranton died Tuesday morning following an illness.

Born January 7, 1928 in Scranton, she was the daughter of late John and Anna Blaha. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Scranton.

Helen was one in a million to her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very sensitive to the needs of others, whether it be a hug, a laugh, or a friend. She loved cooking and baking for everyone, and excelled at both! She enjoyed gardening and reading, and caring for any animal that needed love or a home. The kindest heart will be sadly missed!

Helen’s family would like to express with great gratitude the kindness and loving care she received at the Jewish Home of Scranton.

Surviving are her daughters Joan Gongliewski of Throop, PA, and Helen Martina “Tina” Williams of Scranton; her son Dino Sacchetti of Dickson City, and (5) grandchildren: Dominick Sacchetti, James Kresky, Nicholas Kresky, Nico Sacchetti and Gianna Sacchetti; (4) great-grandchildren: Dominick, Dylan, Rosalea and Daisy.

She was preceded in death by her son Henry Sacchetti; (2) brothers Mickey Blaha and John Blaha, and her sister Elizabeth Blaha; and her husbands Robert Williams and Henry Sacchetti Sr.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Friday at 8:30 am from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with a Mass to follow at 9:30 am in Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Avenue Scranton, PA.

Interment:
Cathedral Cemetery – Scranton, PA

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18510


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Matthys “Matt” Abas

June 24, 2015

Matthys “Matt” Abas, 83, of Spring Brook Twp. died Wednesday, June 24th in the VNA Hospice Inpatient unit at Geisinger/CMC in Scranton following an illness. His wife is Barbara Payne Abas.

Born May 19, 1932 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, he is the son of the late Mauritus and Henderica Abas. Matthys was a veteran of the Dutch Royal Army, and was a naturalized American citizen.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a textile designer with Burlington Mills and United Merchants. After retirement, Matt was employed at Bill’s Shoprite where fellow employees and shoppers enjoyed his wonderful smile for 14 years. He was a member of the Moscow United Methodist Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his step children Raymond D. Dekle and wife Karen of Sterling Township, and Linda Martini and husband Paul of Madison Township.; his brother Soloman Abas of Cincinnati, OH; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Friday July 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Moscow United Methodist Church. Spring Garden Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Jeff Levy, pastor as officiating clergy.


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Rose Anne M. Antidormi

June 26, 2015

Rose Anne M. Antidormi, 72, of Madison Twp. died Friday morning at her home after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas R. Antidormi.

Born May 2, 1943, in Daleville, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Mary Wahl. Prior to retirement, she was employed by North Pocono School District in the food service department. Rose Anne previously had been employed for many years as a seamstress in the local garment industry.

Rose Anne was comforted by the love and support of her immediate family during her illness.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lisa M. Greboniski and husband, Michael, Plains Twp., and Leslie N. West and fiance, Michael Drutarovsky, Madison Twp.; a sister, Lynn Provizano and husband, Angelo, Covington Twp.; three grandchildren, Nicholas D. West and fiancee, Moriah Minich; Michael Greboniski and Natasha R. Walton; four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Jr., Nevaeh, Nichole Lynn and Noah J. West; and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

The Funeral Mass will be:
Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, by the Rev. Robert Simon, pastor.

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.

Friends may call:
Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The American Cancer Society


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Lillian A. Wheeler

June 24, 2015

Lillian A. Wheeler, 83, of Scranton entered into eternal life on Wednesday evening at VNA Hospice at Geisinger/CMC in Scranton. She is the widow of Carl Wheeler who died in 1986.

Born October 26, 1931 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Elsie (Klee) Schweitzer. She was a 1950 graduate of Scranton Central High School. Lillian was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church, and was a member of the church choir, and served as secretary of the ladies guild. She was member of Association of Lutheran Friends.

Lillian’s family would like to thank the staff at Gardens of Green Ridge and the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger/ CMC for their wonderful care.

Surviving are (4) sisters: Carolyn Brzowsky of Dundalk, MD, Elsie Schweitzer of Scranton, PA, Lorraine Pensak of Factoryville, PA and Grace Morris of Mt. Bethel, PA; (1) brother: Harold Schweitzer of Yuma, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister Ruth Schweitzer and her cousin Evelyn Jean Schweitzer and her first husband Gus Kopatz in 1972.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Monday at 10:00 am in Peace Lutheran Church 60 E. Parker Street, Scranton, PA with Rev. Naveen Nischell as officiating clergy, in absence of the church’s pastor.

Interment:
Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore, PA

Friends may call:
Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue,Scranton, PA; and
Monday 9:30 am until time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Peace Lutheran Church 60 E. Parker Street Scranton, PA 18508, or
The VNA Hospice of Lackawanna County, 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant, PA 18447, or
Gardens of Green Ridge, 2751 Boulevard Avenue Scranton, PA 18509


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Joann G. Walsh

June 24, 2015

Joann G. Walsh, 73, of Scranton died Wednesday at her home following a brief illness. He husband of 55 years is Richard P. Walsh Sr.

Born June 19, 1942 in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Phillip and Marie (Duffy) Lesher. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the local garment industry as a seamstress. Joann attended Covenant Presbyterian Church of Scranton.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters: Lori L. Walsh of Scranton, and Renee L. Walsh of Sterling Township; (1) sister: Dorothy Jenkins of Spring Brook Twp. ; and (5) grandchildren: Richard Walsh, Robert Burns, Eric Hanstein, Stephanie Walsh, and Amber Hanstein; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Richard P. Walsh Jr. on December 4, 2010 and her sisters Lillian Supatosky and Marie Johnson.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org


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Irving A. Spalding Jr.

June 19, 2015

Irving A. “Ace” Spalding Jr., 98, of Washington, D.C. and formerly of Scranton, died Friday morning at Casey House Hospice in Bethesda, Md. His wife, Dolly (van’t Haaff) Spalding, died May 14, 2009. He was the son of the late Irving A. and Meta (Gee) Spalding.Mr. Spalding was a graduate of Keystone College and American University in Washington, D.C. Before his retirement, Mr. Spalding was vice president of University Development at American University. He was of the Episcopal faith.

Surviving are his daughter, Ruth Wescott Simcox and husband, Don; and his son, William Spalding and wife, Jackie; grandson, Justin Simcox; sister, Florence Glover; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, with the Rev. Earl Trygar as officiating clergy.

Interment will be conducted at:
Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp.

Friends may call:
Tuesday, 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Keystone College Athletic Dept., P.O. Box 50, One College Green, LaPlume, PA 18440-0200.


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Anita L. D’Angelo

June 14, 2015

Anita L. D’Angelo, 85, of Tobyhanna died Sunday morning at Golden Living Center in East Stroudsburg where she was a guest. She was the widow of Louis J. D’Angelo who died May 2, 1988.

Born August 2, 1929 in Ridgewood, NJ,  she was the daughter of the late William and Louise (Kearney) Perry.

Anita was a graduate of Barnard College in New York City; receiving a degree in Education. She enjoyed traveling, especially her trips to Spain and Portugal. She was of the Roman Catholic faith.

Surviving are her son Perry D’Angelo of Tobyhanna, PA; her daughter Marybeth Pipeling of Clarks Summit, PA; (2) grandchildren: Marilouise Pipeling, and Robert Pipeling; and her great-grandson Liam.

She was preceded in death by her brother Stuart Kearney.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Wednesday at 11 am in St. Ritas Church, Main Street, Gouldsboro, PA.

Friends may call:
Tuesday 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 Stroke Center at Pocono Medical Center, 206 E. Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301


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Austin M. Bumbarger

June 11, 2015

Austin M. Bumbarger, 15, of Peckville died Thursday morning following injuries sustained from an automobile accident on Wednesday in Jessup.Born Jan. 6, 2000, in Scranton, Pa., he is the son of Travis A. Bumbarger of Peckville and the late Amy (Mueller) Bumbarger. He was a freshman at Valley View High School.

It is often said the brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others. Austin was a fun-loving, silly kid who put a smile on the faces of all who knew him. He was the type of person who would help anyone. The love he had for his family was obvious to all. He adored his friends and their families, and loved spending time with them. Austin especially loved his little brother, Patrick, and his niece, Lily. He was excited to teach Patrick all about cars and fishing. He was looking forward to taking both Patrick and Lily camping.

Austin loved being outdoors, camping, fishing, bonfires, skateboarding or just hanging with his friends. Austin was an avid San Francisco 49ers football fan. Cars were his passion. Austin and his father would go every Father’s Day to the Nay Aug car show where he took dozens of photos of his favorite cars. Last August, Austin attended his first ever live race at Pocono Raceway. Pursing his passion and dreams, Austin was accepted into CTC for auto repair for the next school year with the goal of working in a NASCAR garage some day.

Surviving in addition to his father are his stepmother, Lauren (Kelly) Bumbarger; his sister, Krystin M. Bumbarger; and brother, Patrick A. Bumbarger; paternal grandparents, Leo and Margaret Holzman, Elmhurst Twp.; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth “Beth” Connors, Washington, Maine; and John Mueller, Moosic, Pa.; stepgrandparents, James and Dorothy Kelly, Greentown, Pa.; aunts, Jennifer Krzan and husband, Kevin; Danielle C. Frey and husband, Christopher; uncles, James Bailor and wife, Mary; Michael Bailor and fiancée, Michelle; and Corey Gordon and Brian Kelly; his niece, Lily Walsh; and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Peckville Assembly of God Church, 3364 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Blakely, Pa.

Friends will be received:
Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to a memorial fund in Austin’s memory to be announced.


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Michael R. Cummings

06/11/2015

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Michael R. Cummings, 86, a resident of Gino Merli Veteran Center and formerly of Moscow died Thursday morning following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary H. (Finnerty) Cummings on May 19, 2012.

Born May 24, 1929 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Hannah (Ruane) Cummings. Michael served in the US Navy from 1949 until 1971 obtaining the rank of Master Chief. Prior to his retirement he was employed by RCA Electronics of Dunmore, PA.

Michael was a member of St. Catherines Church of Moscow, PA, and the Knights of Columbus council# 6050 of Moscow, the American Legion post # 579 and the John J. Michaels VFW post 5207. He served as president of the North Pocono school board, and as a board member of NEIU.

Surviving are his daughters, Kathleen Lewis and husband John of Lake Ariel, PA, Patricia A. Cummings of Moscow, PA, and Eileen M. Blizzard and husband T.J. of Marlboro, MA; (1) son: James Cummings and wife Shannon of New Orleans, LA; (6) grandchildren: Dr. Jennifer Lewis, Karen Lewis, Meghan Cummings, Melissa Balser,Olivia Blizzard, and Robbie Blizzard; (1) sister: Ann Brazil and husband Paul of Scranton.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Kelly and Mary McDonald; and his brother Joseph Cummings and nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated on:
Monday at 10:30 am in St. Eulalia’s Church, 214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Twp. PA.

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

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
St. Joseph’s Center, 2500 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509


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Madeline M. Chase

June 5, 2015

Madeline M. Chase, 89, of Elmhurst Twp. died Friday morning at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home where she was a guest. Her husband of 68 years, Elmer P. Chase Jr. died October 12, 2009.

Born in Elmhurst, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Foster) Sprandel. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Madeline was a member of the Elmhurst First Presbyterian Church; and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons: Elmer P. Chase III of Olyphant, PA, and Barry A. Chase and wife Donna of Elmhurst Twp.; (2) sisters: Helen Couts of Paupack, PA, and Henrietta Sprandel of Elmhurst Twp. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by (5) brothers and (3) sisters.

Services and Interment will be conducted privately at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
St. Mary’s Villa, 516 St. Mary’s Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp. PA 18444.


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Donald H. Schultheis

June 4, 2015

 

 

Donald H. Schultheis, 78, of Scranton died Thursday morning at his home following an illness. His wife of 53 years is the former Janice Ann Thomas.

Born March 22, 1937 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Harold and Freda (Kapmeyer) Schultheis. He was a graduate of Technical High School, and was a US Army veteran.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Eureka Printing and Panel Prints, Inc. of Scranton for many years.

Donald was an avid gardener; growing up in green houses, and continuing his love of gardening throughout his life. Donald was a member of the Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church of Scranton.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter Beth Schultheis of Upper Darby, PA; his son: Mark D. Schultheis and wife Maurene of Bethlehem, PA; (3) grandchildren: Sarafina, Miles, Vincent Schultheis.

“Loved what he did, loved who he did it with, and loved who he did it for.”

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

Interment with military honors:
Willow View Cemetery, Clifford, PA

Friends may call:
Monday 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the funeral home


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Robert Stout

May 28, 2015

Robert Stout, 79, of Clifton Twp. died Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. His wife, Mabel Stout, died May 23, 2014.

Born Jan. 7, 1936, in Gouldsboro, he was the son of the late Clarence and Bernice (Keiper) Stout. Before his retirement, Robert was employed by Anderson Peet Company. He was a member of the Gouldsboro United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Ruth A. Scott, Clifton Twp.; and Joyce E. Koskovich, Clifton Twp.; nieces, nephews and stepchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.

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


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Walter S. Jaditz

May 27, 2015

Walter S. Jaditz, 96, of Clarks Summit died Wednesday morning at Abington Manor Nursing Home after an illness. His wife is the former Frieda A. Klimach. The couple celebrated 72 years of marriage on Jan. 30.

Born May 30, 1918, in Scranton, son of the late Stanley and Teckla Adams Jaditz, he was a graduate and valedictorian of Newton High School class of 1936. Mr. Jaditz was a successful farmer in Newton Township. He specialized in diary farming and a wide variety of wholesale vegetables and farm goods.

He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Scranton, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

Also surviving are his daughter, Joan M. Jaditz, Mount Pocono; son, Robert W. Jaditz, New Holland, Pa.; his sister, Helen Prezkop, Clarks Summit; and nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Josephine Lantry, Bertha Green and Mary Degilio; and his brother, Theodore Jaditz.

The funeral will be:
Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, with services at
10 a.m. in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese St., Scranton, with the Rev. Kristian Bjornstad as officiating clergy.

Interment:
Evergreen Cemetery, Dickson City.

Friends may call:
Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church Improvement Fund, 238 Reese St., Scranton, PA 18508; or Evergreen Cemetery at the same address.


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Rose Mary Nichols

May 26, 2015

Rose Mary Nichols, 92, of Scranton died Tuesday evening at Hospice of the

Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore following an illness. She is the widow of
George W. Nichols.

Born January 29, 1923 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, she was the daughter of the late
Edward B. and Hilda (Becker) Rehill. She was a graduate of St. Ann’s Academy in
Wilkes-Barre; and prior to her retirement was employed in Medical Social Work with
Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, FL.

Surviving are her daughters: Patricia A. Martin and husband Donald of Scranton,
and Mary Rose (Moran) of Scranton; (9) grandchildren: Timothy and Jeremy McGuire,
Sam, Jacob, Benjamin and Hannah Martin, Patrick Mangan, Elizabeth Moran, and
Amanda Gardner-Boltz; and (10) great-grandchildren; (1) brother: John Rehill of Germany;
and (1) sister: Hilda O’Hara of Ocala, FL; step-children George and David Nichols;
step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Robert James McGuire in 2004; and her sister
Elizabeth Cox and brother Edward Rehill; and her former husband Robert J. McGuire Sr.

Graveside services and Interment will be conducted at a time to be announced at St. Mary’s Cemetery
Hanover Twp. PA.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen 500 Penn Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503 or to the Friends of the Poor 400 Olive Street Scranton, PA 18510


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Laura M. Horne

 

May 26, 2015

 

 

 

Laura M. Horne, 89, a resident of St. Mary’s Villa Assisted Living Center, and formerly of Gouldsboro entered into eternal rest on Monday morning at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home following an illness. She is the widow of Thomas W. Horne who died July 11, 1997.

Born in Goliad, TX, she is the daughter of the late Chester and Florence (Goldson) Davis. Prior to her retirement Laura was employed at the PX at the Tobyhanna Army Depot. She was a member of St. Rita’s Church in Gouldsboro, PA.

Surviving are her sons: Thomas W. Horne Jr. and wife Frances of Magnolia, DE, James R. Horne and wife Alice of Covington Twp. PA, Joseph M. Horne and wife Martha of Honolulu, HI, and Alan B. Horne of Pine Bush, NY; her grandson James J. Horne and wife Cari of Needles, CA; and her great-grandson Kyle Patrick Horne.

She was preceded in death by her son Patrick Horne in 1994, and her sisters Doris Crowe and
Audrey Bailey; and her brothers Frank, Robert, Patrick and Gail Davis.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Friday at 9:00 am at the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home,401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with a Mass to
follow at 10:00 am in St. Rita’s Church, Main Street, Gouldsboro, PA.

Interment: St. Catherines Cemetery – Covington Twp. PA.

Friends may call: At the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 8 pm.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home, 516 St. Mary’s Villa Rd., Elmhurst Twp. PA 18444 or
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., S. Abington Twp. PA 18411


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Ruth Bishop Jones

May 25, 2015

Ruth Bishop Jones, 97, of Marietta, Ga., and Waymart, Pa. died Sunday. She was the wife of Willard W. Jones, who died in 2001.

Born in Lake Ariel, daughter of the late Harley and Helen Bishop, she was a graduate of Lake Ariel High School and Bloomsburg University. Ruth taught school in the Waymart and Western Wayne school districts for 32 years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Waymart, and was a past matron of Laurel Chapter 67 of the Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her son, Craig Bishop Jones and wife, Joyce, Mitchell, S.D.; daughter, Suzanne Jones Decker and husband, Brett, Marietta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Wade Jones; Libby Jones Larson and husband, Matt; Seth Decker and wife, Leah; and Brynn Decker Redmond and husband, Judd; sister-in-law, Norma Jones Gabriel; four great-grandchildren; six nieces; and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Earle T. Bishop.

A service of remembrance will be conducted in July at a time to be announced.


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Mildred Sharon Lutz Holsomback

May 8, 2015

Mildred Sharon Lutz Holsomback, 66, died Friday morning surrounded by family at VNA Hospice in Scranton, PA following a difficult battle with cancer. She and her husband Archie Holsomback Jr. of Diboll, Texas were married on November 26, 1966 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Scranton. They celebrated over forty-eight years of friendship and marriage.

Born May 31, 1948, in Scranton, daughter of the late Frank Lutz and Laura Burkel Lutz both of Scranton.
She was a 1966 graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Mildred and her family traveled the world residing in MA, PA, TX, NV, AZ, NC, and Germany. She loved traveling and seeing new places. Her family was blessed with many fond memories of their travels and experiences together.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. “Millie’s” life was truly family centered. Millie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well as a devoted wife. She will be remembered for her selflessness and unwavering love for her family.

Surviving are three children, Heather Klien and husband, Robert of Clarks Summit; Archie Holsomback III and wife Melody of Orangeville, PA; Frank Richard Holsomback and wife Sue of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren, Chantel Brandon, Audrey Holsomback, Jacob Weston Harris, Suzanne Schultz, Sonja Holsomback, Archie Holsomback IV, Emily Klien, five great grandchildren, one brother, George Lutz of Justus, PA; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Eric and Robert Holsomback, sisters, Martha Capwell and Alberta Wright, and brother, Frank Lutz.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Michael Kondash and staff; the staff of Mountain View Care Center; and the staff of VNA Hospice for their kindness, support and care.

A Memorial service will be held at:
Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 West Grove Street, Clarks Summit, PA on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Pastor George J. Mathews officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Millie’s memory to:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Donations may be made on-line at www.StJude.org or by mail to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.


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Doris Eileen Havenstrite Price

May 3, 2015

Doris Eileen Havenstrite Price passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on May 3rd, 2015 at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, where she has resided for the past four years.

Born in Scranton, Doris was the oldest daughter of Hubert and Cora Williams Pfahler. Her first husband and father of her three children was William H. Havenstrite Jr., who died in 1979. They were married for 33 years. Her second husband, Robert G. Price, died in 2012 after 29 years of marriage.

She graduated from Scranton Technical High School and was working as a secretary at the Murray Plant in Scranton when World War II ended. She often spoke of the excitement when they received word the War had ended and so looked forward to the soldiers returning home. Her husband, William, served in the U.S. Army, husband, Robert, served in the U.S. Navy, and her brother, Hubert Pfahler, served as a U.S. Marine.

Doris came to Covington Township in 1946 as a “city girl” before marrying her first husband, William, who was a farmer, but she learned the ways of country living and never looked back. She lived in New Jersey for a couple of years with her second husband, Robert, but she had grown to love the country and when Robert retired they moved back to Covington. In the 1970’s she was the tax collector for the township.

She was a member of the Daleville United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She taught Bible School, Release Time Classes, held several church offices and was Sunday School secretary for 25 years. She was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class and was active in many of their endeavors through the years.

Doris was a beautiful, prayerful woman of quiet strength and amazing faith, which saw her through many difficult times over the years. As a 30 year plus breast cancer survivor, she has given many women hope. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her most precious memories were those spent with her family and she was very proud of their accomplishments.

She is survived by daughters, Mary Ann Smith; Betty Jane Kakareka and husband, Walter J., and a son, William H. Havenstrite, III, and wife Barbara, all residents of Covington Township.

Grandchildren: Geoffrey W. Smith and wife, Celia of Potomac, MD; Scott D. Smith, Covington Township; Bradley J. Smith and wife, Stephanie of Warrington, PA; Walter J. Kakareka III and wife, Jennifer, Powder Springs, GA; Stephanie Kakareka, Jessup; Susan McLain and husband David, Springbrook Twp; William H. Havenstrite IV and wife, Kimberly, Springbrook Twp; John Havenstrite and wife, Laura, Madison Twp, PA; Thomas Havenstrite and wife, Carina, Covington Twp; Jennie Chmielewski and husband, Mark, Covington Twp.

Great Grandchildren: Tyler Smith, Covington Twp; Adam, Drew, Abigail and Emily Smith, Warrington, PA; Madeline and Hannah Kakareka, Powder Springs, GA; David, Eric, Elizabeth McLain, Springbrook Twp.; William, Abigail, Ryan Havenstrite, Springbrook Twp.; Anna, Emma, Nora, Madison Twp.; Joseph and Mark Chmielewski, Covington Twp.

Much thanks, love and gratitude to her caregivers at the Jewish Home, who lovingly called her “D”. The excellent care and kindness she received as a resident will never be forgotten. Deepest gratitude to Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli and Dr. Robert Yager, Jr.

Funeral Services will be conducted:
Friday at 11 am in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, PA .

Friends may call:
9:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
The Daleville United Methodist Church, 423 Dorantown Rd., Covington Twp., PA 18424 or to
The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510


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  Sally  Griffith Matthews

April 25,2015

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Sally Matthews of Boca Raton, Florida passed away peacefully on April 25, 2015. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 31, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Cornelia Griffith of Scranton. Sally graduated from Scranton Central High School in 1947. She then pursued a merchandising degree at LaSalle Junior College in Massachusetts.

Sally stayed in the Scranton area where she was employed as a designer for the Scranton Lace Company. She and her husband Richard John Matthews II were married on August 8, 1953 and after living in Michigan and New Jersey settled in Dalton to raise their five children. Sally was active in the Women’s Junior League, a founding Den Mother of Cub Scout Troop 156, was involved with various community volunteer activities, an active member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, and many activities with her children, whom she adored. Her legacy includes the Richard and Sally Matthews Endowment for Faculty Research and Scholarship at Penn State University, Worthington Campus. She and her husband loved the game of golf and were both long standing members of the Country Club of Scranton.

Sally and her husband retired to Delray Beach, FL after 30 years in Dalton. Mrs. Matthews then moved to Boca Raton, FL after the passing of her husband in 2013. She is predeceased by sons Todd Winton and Richard John Matthews III.

Sally always had exquisite taste and keen eye for fine arts, a passion she has passed down to her daughters and granddaughters. Often seen in the color purple, Sally was the epitome of class and style. Her famous blueberry and apple pies made an appearance at every family gathering. Sally was a voracious reader her whole life and loved playing cards with her “sugarplum” grandchildren. Her strength and resilience through personal trial and tribulations made Sally an exceptional role model for her entire family.

Surviving is daughter Nanette Field and husband Karl of Flemington, NJ, their children Lindsay and Brandon Sloane of Springfield, VA and Whitney Field of Arlington, VA. Also daughter Pamela Otto and husband Craig of Boca Raton, FL and their children, Matthew, Alexandra and Morgan. She is also survived by a son Wesley Matthews and wife Nicole of Salt Lake City, UT and their children Tiffany and Elizabeth.

Sally is also survived by her Brother Richard (Dick) Griffith and wife Kay of McKinney, TX and Sister Suzanne (Suzie) Knorr of Cumming, GA., as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at:
The Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Avenue, Scranton, PA on May 9, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Calling hours:
10:00-11:30 AM prior to the service at the Church

The burial will be at:
Hickory Grove Cemetery in Waverly, PA immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to:
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Avenue, Scranton, PA or
The American Cancer Society.


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Jimi D. Kizer

May 5, 2015

Jimi D. Kizer of Scranton died Sunday morning at his home. Born August 26, 1978 in Scranton, he is the son of Robert and Sharen (London) Kizer of Scranton. Jimi was employed by Penguin Publishing Inc.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his sons: Cyrus J. Kizer of Scranton, and Caleb R. Kizer of Duryea, PA; his sister Erena L. Kizer of Jessup, PA; his brother: Jason R. Kizer of S. Abington Twp. PA; nieces, nephews,aunts and uncles.

A blessing services will be conducted:
Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA with Msgr. John Sekellick as officiating clergy.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Sharon Kizer c/o R 1329 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509


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Edward D. Thomas

April 28, 2015

Edward D. Thomas of Gouldsboro, PA died Tuesday April 28th, 2015 at
home of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor in 2010
and his granddaughter Erica Helms.

Edward is survived by his children Eleanor Helms of Littleton, CO, Evelyn Stahl
and husband Raymond of Winston-Salem, NC; Edward Thomas and wife Susan of
Middlesex, NJ and Earl Thomas and wife Debbie of Raritan, NJ; grandchildren:
Jimmy Helms, Stephanie Everhart, Jennifer Kekic, Rebecca Thomas, Samantha Thomas,
Tyler Thomas, Nicole Thomas; (1) great grandchild: McKenzie Underhill-Helms.

Services will be conducted privately.


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Ethel Mae Reed

April 23, 2015

Ethel Mae Reed, 56, of Mocanaqua, died Thursday.

Born May 31, 1958, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Hutchins Reed.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer, Jacquelyn and Ronald; siblings, Charles, Ronald, Sharon and Katie; grandchildren, John, Alexis, Kyle, Chloe and Natasha; and her fiancé, Richard.

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


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Emmett “Cy” Bird

4/17/2015

Emmett “Cy” Bird, 84, of Elmhurst Twp. died Friday evening in the company of his family at Geisinger-CMC in Scranton following a brief illness.

He leaves his loving wife of 64 years, Marion (Davis) Bird; his three children: Jim Bird (Jill) of Rochester, NY; Cindy Coleman of Elmhurst Twp. and Sherry Carey (John)  of Elmhurst Twp.; (7) grandchildren:  Tara Arceneaux (Mike), Emmy Kinsey (Rich), T’annah Shaffer (Shawn), Jeffrey Bird (Amy), Jamie Mozzone (Mike), Alicia Carey (Ryan), and Shayne Carey; (15) great-grandchildren and brother Mike Hreha (Patti).

Cy was born August 9, 1930 in Scranton, PA, to the late Emmett and Mildred (Bird) Hreha.   He served in the Army 11th Airborne Division.  He was preceded in death by his grandson John Carey and sisters:  Dorothy Stevens, Jennie Clausson, Louise Daubenhauser, and Etta Musgrave.

Prior to his retirement, Cy was employed by United Gilsonite Labs of Dunmore, PA. He was a Supervisor for Elmhurst Township, and served as Roadmaster for 10 years.  He also served as a Deputy with the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 27 years.  Cy had a passion for fishing, hunting, gardening, politics and humor, not necessarily in that order.  Most of all he enjoyed family time as “Bampa” or “Cy” with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Thursday at 6:00 pm in Asbury United Methodist, Church Delaware Street and Monsey Avenue Scranton, PA with Rev. Arthur W. Davis, Pastor and brother-In-law of Emmett as officiating clergy.

Military honors will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Hollisterville United Methodist Church, Pond Road, Hollisterville, PA 18444
or
Asbury United Methodist Church, 720 Delaware Street, Scranton, PA 18509


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Rosemarie Ann Murphy

4/15/2015

Rosemarie Ann Murphy of Mount Pocono passed away on April 15, 2015.

Born on Nov. 5, 1949 in Shannon, Ireland, she was the proud daughter of George and Caroline (Romanowicz) Murphy and grew up in Westbury, N.Y. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, including Pat Shanley and John DelVecchio, and her multiple extended families, the Kaspers, the Winkelmans and the Romanowiczs.

Her career includes 10 years as an income development specialist for the American Cancer Society working with Relay for Life. She had recently been elected as the incoming president of the Manhattan Rose Society and was a member of the ARS National Marketing Committee and Convention Planning Committee for the ARS Fall 2105 National Convention. She was also past president and member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Executive Women International.

Funeral services will be conducted:
9:30 a.m. Monday in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow,
with a Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. in
St. Rita’s Church, Main Street, Gouldsboro.

Interment will be conducted:
St. Catherines Cemetery, Covington Township.

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


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Donald A. Stevens,Sr.

04/16/2015

Donald A. Stevens,Sr., 81, a resident of the Eastern Star Home of Oriskany, NY, died Thursday, April 16, 2015 following an illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Selina (Powell) Stevens, on March 22, 2015. The couple celebrated 59 years of marriage on October 8, 2014.

Born June 27, 1933 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Nelson A & Beulah (Pelham) Stevens. Donald was raised in Moscow, PA and was a graduate of Moscow High School. He is a former resident of Eden, NY and Caneadea, NY. He is a retiree from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Lackawanna, NY. He was Past Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Louisiana near the Grand Chapter of New York, Order of the Eastern Star, Past Patron of the Bartlett Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Belfast, NY; and a member of Campus Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Oriskany, NY. Donald was a life member of the Eden Fire Department, and a Charter member of the Eden Emergency Squad, both of Eden, NY. He is also a past member of the Moscow PA Fire Department.

Survived by daughters Selina (Carl) Guendel and Frances (Anthony) Leonard, and son Donald A. Stevens, Jr.; Brother-in-Law of Frances (William) Dubransky; Grandfather of: Anthony Leonard, Jr., Rory (Rebekah) Bialecki, Elizabeth Leonard, Johnathon (Pamela) Leonard, Rebecca (Chad) Dziamski, Arthur Leonard, Daniel Stevens, Helen Stevens, and Selina E. Guendel. Seven great-grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services for Donald and his wife, Selina, will be held at:
Noon on June 13, 2015, at the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to:
The Eastern Star Home, PO Box 959, Oriskany, NY 13424, or to
The Eden Emergency Squad, PO Box 111, Eden, NY 14057.


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James A. Simms

4/7/2015

A Mass of the Resurrection for James A. Simms who died April 7th, 2015 will be celebrated Saturday April 18th at 1:00 pm in St. John’s Episcopal Church 564 Easton Turnpike Hamlin, PA.

A concert of Brahms Requiem is projected for September 19, 2015 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Avenue, Scranton, PA.

To support this effort, memorial contributions can be made to:
The James Simms Memorial Concert Fund, c/o St. John’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 118, Hamlin, PA 18427


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Willard James Davis Sr.

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Willard James Davis Sr. of Owego, NY, died peacefully at Riverside Manor on Sunday January 4, 2015. Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Hosie and Mildred (Evans) Davis.

Will was a Navy veteran serving during World War II. He was employed by US Textiles in Scranton, and relocated to Owego, NY where he was employed by IBM for 28 years, retiring in 1982. Will was a member of the Owego United Methodist Church, and VFW post # 1371, and American Legion Post # 401. Will loved music and was an excellent dancer. He was an avid New York Yankees fan, and had an amazing baseball card collection.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years Janice, a son Willard J. Davis Jr., a daughter Sandra Cardone and husband Donald; sisters: Romaine Ray, Marion Bird and husband Cy; brothers: Rev. Arthur W. Davis and Donald Davis; step-children: Lon Depew and wife Joann and Donna Miller and husband Bob, Wendy Partelow and husband Wayne; (9) grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Davis; a granddaughter Leanne Cardone; and step-sons Daryl and Warren Depew.

A memorial service will be conducted:
Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 am in Asbury United Methodist Church, 720 Delaware Street, Scranton, PA.

A meal will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.


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Delores L. Sabia

04/14/2015

Delores L. Sabia, 64 of S. Abington twp. died Tuesday evening in Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Her husband is John D. Sabia. The couple celebrated 33 years of marriage on May 9, 2014.

Born October 9, 1950 in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Fritch) Dalykas. Delores is a graduate of Scranton Central High School and attended Marywood University. She was employed as a Pharmaist Technician for Rite Aid Corporation in Scranton, and was a member of the Pharmacy Association.

Delores was a member of Providence of God National Catholic Church of Scranton. She loved to dance, and had a fondness for musics from the 50’s and 60’s. And avid reader of books, paperback novels and crosswords puzzles. She always prefer the literary work over film version, re-reading Tolkien and Rowling series many times over. Her son and best friend held a special placed in her heart.

Surviving in addition to her husband is her son John G. Sabia and fiancee Christine Evans of Scranton.

A Blessing service will be conducted:
Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA ,with Rev. Walter Placek, Pastor of Providence of God National Catholic Church of Scranton.

Friends may call:
Sunday 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm


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Erik L. Salvatore

04/11/2015

Erik L. Salvatore (Sal, as many of his friends called him), 24, of Covington Twp., died Saturday morning in a motor vehicle accident in Sterling Twp., Wayne County.

Born Nov. 19, 1990, in Scranton, he was the beloved only son of Patrick “Rick” Salvatore and Marianne (Cronin) Salvatore of Covington Twp, both originally from New Jersey. Erik was a 2009 graduate of North Pocono High School and was employed as a sales associate at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his maternal grandmother, Kathleen M. (O’Donohue) Cronin of Lacey, N.J.; his paternal grandparents, Don and Joan Salvatore of Brick, N.J.; aunts, uncles and cousins, one being his dear friend, Kevin Salvatore.

He was preceded in death by his loving uncle, Doug Salvatore.

Erik loved his family and friends, quad riding, movies, UFC, wearing hoodies and WWE wrestling, which he attended with his cousins, Kevin and Michelle Cronin, as well as other friends.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444.

Interment will be conducted at a later date in Lake George, N.Y.

Flowers can be sent to Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA 18444.


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Maryann Stevens

04/11/2015

Maryann Stevens, of North Scranton, died Saturday surrounded by her family in Commonwealth Hospice of Northeastern Pennsylvania after a brief illness.

She was the daughter of the late William and Alice Clarke Stevens and was a 1968 graduate of Scranton Technical High School. After graduation, she was employed by Specialty Records in Olyphant.

Maryann loved spending time with family, especially on Sunday where she would be the lifeguard for all her nieces and nephews at the family pool. She celebrated her Irish heritage by attending the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day parade every year. She was active in her parish volunteering at bingo and the annual block party. She was the Majority Inspector for the voting poll at Bangor Heights.

She is survived by nine brothers and sisters, Bill Stevens, June Schofield, Joan Stevens, Alice Marie Keisling, Carol Zarcone, Linda Jenkins, and Frank, Paul, and Jim Stevens; her brothers and sisters-in law, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and an aunt.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John Stevens; her aunt, Mary Klem; and her brother-in-law, Gary Keisling.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated:
Wednesday, at a time to be announced, in Mary Mother of God Church, William Street, Scranton.

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

Interment will be at Cathedral Cemetery.

Friends may call:
Tuesday, from 4 to 8 PM, at Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave, 18510;
or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South AbingtonTwp, 18411.


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Shirley J. Moore

4/1/2015

Shirley J. Moore, 80, of Scranton died Wednesday at Geisinger – CMC following an illness. She is the widow of Warren K. Moore who died October 21, 1985.

Born June 12, 1934 in Scranton, she is the daughter of Chester and Evelyn (Stangline) Ludwikowski. She was educated in the Scranton schools and prior to her retirement was employed by Hope Manufacturing, the Jermyn Hotel and Days Inn of Dunmore.

Shirley was a former member of Providence United Methodist Church in Scranton, and was involved with the Geisinger Life program.

Surviving are (5) daughters: Faith C. VanLuvender of Taylor, PA, Sandra J. Moore of Scranton,  Mary Elizabeth Weiss of Scranton, Patricia Ann Shelp and husband Douglas of Waymart, and Kimberly Brigido and husband Leonard of Warren, OH; (1) sister: Marilyn Valenzano and husband Vito of Scranton; (7) grandchildren: Paul VanLuvender III, Tracy VanLuvender-Kelley, Theodore Weiss, Amanda Weiss, and Michele Weiss, Douglas J. Shelp Jr., and Alyssa J. Shelp; (4) great-grandchildren: Madyson, Eli, Elynn and Noah; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Warren K. Moore Jr. and her brother Chester Ludwikowski.

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

Friends may call:
Saturday 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Life Geisinger, 2300 Adams Avenue,Scranton, PA 18509


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Dorothy Dickey

03/29/2015

Dorothy Dickey, 94, a resident of St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Center, Elmhurst Twp., died Sunday afternoon after an illness. She is the widow of John Dickey, who died Nov. 19, 1996.

Born Oct. 26, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late Louis and Mary Augustine Sinkovic, Dorothy was a former resident of Madison Twp., where she and her husband owned and operated a tree farm, specializing in Colorado Blue Spruce. She was also a resident of Naples, Fla. for 15 years, relocating to Pennsylvania after her husband’s death.  Dorothy was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Moscow.

Surviving are her sons, John Dickey Jr. and wife, Clovia, Lancaster; and Dennis Dickey and wife, Lynn, Gouldsboro; grandsons, Brian, C.J. and Michael Dickey; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Peter Dickey and wife, Josephine; George Dickey and wife, Nancy; and Joseph Dickey and wife, Patricia; sisters in-law, Helen Sheppard and Dolores Janowicz; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass will be celebrated:
Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, with the Rev. Robert Simon, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment:
St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Covington Twp.

Friends may call:
Tuesday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow.

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


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Selina P. Stevens

3/22/2015

Selina P. Stevens, 78 , a resident of the Eastern Star Home of Oriskany,

NY died Sunday March 22, 2015 following an illness. Her husband is Donald A. Stevens Sr. The couple celebrated 59 years of marriage on October 8, 2014.

Born June 8, 1936 in Taylor, PA, she is the daughter of the late Erve J. and Selina (Nancarrow) Powell. Selina was raised in Moscow, PA and was a graduate of Moscow High School. She is a former resident of Eden, NY and Caneadea, NY.

Prior to retirement, she was employed by the US Postal Service. She was
Past Matron of the Barlett Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Belfast, NY; and
a member of the Campus Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Oriskany, NY.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughters; Selina Guendel and
husband Carl, and Frances Leonard and husband Anthony; her son Donald A. Stevens, Jr.;and her sister Frances Dubransky and husband William; grandchildren: Anthony Leonard Jr., Rory Bialecki, Elizabeth Leonard, Johnathon Leonard and wife Pamela, Rebecca Dziamski and husband Chad, Arthur Leonard, Daniel Stevens, Helen Stevens and Selina E. Guendel and seven great grandchildren.

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

Interment: Milwaukee Cemetery – Newton-Ransom Twp. PA

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
The Eastern Star Home, P.O. Box 959, 8290 State Route 69,Oriskany, NY 13424 or
The Eden Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 111, Eden, NY 14057


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Barbara E. Ferguson

03/24/2015

Barbara E. Ferguson, 83, of Dunmore died Tuesday morning at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient unit in Dunmore following an illness. She is the widow of Roy J. Ferguson who died in 1991. The couple were married 40 years at the time of his death.

Born in Scranton, PA, she is the daughter of the late George and Marian (Ray)Rennie. Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Scranton Technical High School; and in 1980 completed courses at Lackawanna County Vo-Tech as a Health Assistant. She was employed as a Medical Secretary for Dr. O.Y. Piczon and Dr. Ferdinand Manahan.

Barbara was a lifelong member of the Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church in Scranton where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, Church Clerk, Ladies Aid member and Missionary Society member, and secretary of the Joy Sunday School Class. She also served as a delegate to the Primitive Methodist Annual Conferences.

Barbara was an accomplished seamstress, and took great pleasure in doing things for others. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting and many crafts. Her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Surviving are daughters Carol Ferguson of Perry Hall, MD, and Cathy Merli and husband Chet of Peckville and sons Robert Ferguson and wife Karen of Jessup, and Lee Ferguson and wife Michelle of Dunmore. A brother Wade Rennie and wife Phyllis and a sister-In-law Patricia Rennie, grandchildren: Roy Ferguson and wife Cindy, Jessica Dassau and husband Kevin, Nicole Mayne and husband David, Robert and Steven Ferguson, Maura, Marissa, and Mark Merli; Miranda Ferguson and Ian Boni. Great-grandchildren: Alexa, Shayla, Madelyn, David, Morgan, Jacob and Baylee and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Roy J. Ferguson Jr., a brother Gary Rennie, and beloved granddaughter Cheralyn Ferguson in 2011.

Barbara’s family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Ferdinand Manahan and the 2nd floor nurses and staff at the Moses Taylor Hospital for their exceptional care.

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

Interment:
Fairview Memorial Park – Elmhurst Twp. PA

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The Green Ridge Primitive Methodist Church, 408 E. Market Street, Scranton, PA 18509


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Cleon R. “Bud” Schultz

 

March 21, 2015

 

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Cleon R. “Bud” Schultz, 87, of Roaring Brook Twp. died Saturday
in the Emergency Department of Geisinger – CMC in Scranton. His wife
is the former Kathleen L. Johnson. The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage
on August 25th, 2014.

Born March 26, 1927 in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Raymond
and Alice (Sanders) Schultz. He was a Army World War II veteran serving with
the 3rd Armored Artillery Battalion in Germany.

Bud was the Owner and Founder of Bud Schultz Garden Center in Dunmore. He
built the business from a modest beginning to a thriving horticultural center providing
quality products for many loyal customers.

He was a member of Moscow Lodge # 504 and attended St. Eulalia’s Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter Michele A. Slavinsky of
Jefferson Twp. PA; (3) sons: Edward R. Schultz of Covington Twp. PA, Darryl J. Schultz
of Covington Twp. and Kevin L. Schultz and wife Lynn of Lakeville, PA; his sister
Gail Lewis of Covington Twp.PA; and (3) grandchildren,
Kali A. Slavinsky, Jacob Schultz, and Emily Schultz; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Wednesday at 11:00 am in St. Eulalia’s Church,
214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Twp. PA

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

Friends may call:
Wednesday at the Church from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.


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Cyreanis H. McPhee, Jr.

 

03/21/2015

 

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Cyreanis H. McPhee, Jr. of Scranton and formerly of Midlothian, VA died
Sunday morning at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville following an illness.

Born March 5, 1935 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Cyreanis H.
and Emma A. (Kline) McPhee. He was a 1953 graduate of Scranton Technical High School.

Serving in the US Army from 1957-59, he was a member of the 16th Field Artillery 4th Armored Division stationed in West Germany for over a year. Cyreanis was a self employed business owner in Midlothian, VA for over 30 years. He was an avid bowler and had a love for being on the road, meeting new people everywhere he went. He found a place of comfort with his family after relocating back to Scranton in 2010. He was known not only to his family as Uncle Cy, but to many that crossed his path. He enjoyed spending time with his family sharing stories of his life. The children loved his presence as he brought great joy to them. Cyreanis was a child of God through baptism and known by name by his savior, Jesus Christ and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Scranton.

Surviving are his nephews and nieces: Charles K. Mercer Jr. and wife Marilyn of
South Abington Twp. PA, Richard H. Mercer and wife Diane of Tucson, AZ, Debra L. Price
and husband George of Camden, DE, John P. Mercer of Dalton, PA. Emy Mercer of
Old Forge, PA, Daniel E. Mercer and wife Denise of Scranton, PA, and Judythe I. Newhart and husband Dale of South Abington Twp. PA; and many great and great- great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister Eleanor R. Mercer in 2009 and his
brother In law, Charles K. “Ken” Mercer in 2006.

Funeral services will be conducted:
Thursday at 10:00 am in Peace Lutheran Church, 2506 North Main Ave., Scranton, PA
with Rev. Kristian Bjornstad, pastor as officiating clergy.

Military honors will be conducted following the church service.

Friends may call:
Wednesday 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home,
1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Peace Lutheran Church 60 E. Parker Street, Scranton, PA 18509

 


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Kathleen M. Mapps

 

03/20/2015

 

Kathleen M. Mapps, 69 of Thornhurst, PA, died Sunday evening at
Geisinger – Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre following a brief illness. Her husband is
Norman E. Mapps, the couple celebrated 45 years of marriage on October 24, 2014.

Born November 2, 1945 in Hainesport, NJ, she is the daughter of the late Edward and
Dorothy (Bendig) Meehan. She was employed as an accounts payable clerk for many
years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughters Patricia Mapps of
Philadelphia, PA, and Susan Pohle and husband Christopher of Cape May
Courthouse, NJ; her son: Michael S. Mapps of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; (2) sisters:
Dorothy McAnnally of Philadelphia, PA, Joan Pryzanski of Collegeville, PA;
and (1) brother: Joseph Meehan of Philadelphia, PA; (3) grandchildren:
Marissa Pohle, Riley Mulligan, and Bridgid Mulligan; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Friday at 12:00 noon at St. Mark’s Church, Bear Lake Road, Thornhurst, PA.

Friends will be received at:
The church from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon.

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

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The American Lung Association 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601

 


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Helen Shotton Ruhle

 

03/15/2015

 

Helen Shotton Ruhle, 93, of Scranton died Sunday at Mountain View Care Center,
where she was a guest. Born in Underwood Village, Olyphant, PA, she was the
daughter of the late John and Rose (Jackson) Shotton. She was a 1938 graduate of
Olyphant High School.

Helen was employed by Eureka Specialty Printers for 21 years and Specialty Printers
for 12 years. She also worked for the Scranton Public Library, and the Lackawanna
County Courthouse. Helen was a faithful volunteer at Allied Services and “Meals on
Wheels”.

Surviving is her granddaughter and caregiver Sherri R. Passaniti and husband Mike of
Olyphant; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death in 2005 by her beloved son John R. “Jack” Ruhle, the light of
her life, whom she missed every day; and her brothers Jackson Shotton, Robert Shotton,
Donald Shotton and her sister Thelma Evankavitch .

Friends may call:
Thursday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the
Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA

Interment will be conducted at:
Union Cemetery, Peckville, PA


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Dorothy Konitsky

 

03/14/2015

 

Dorothy Konitsky, 75, of Sterling Twp., Moscow, died Saturday at Regional Hospital, Scranton, after a brief illness. Her husband is Frank Konitsky. The couple celebrated 54 years of marriage on April 29, 2014.

Born Aug. 14, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Thomas and Stephanie Malinowski Flanders, she was educated in the New York City schools. Dorothy was a dedicated member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow.

Also surviving are her daughter, Stephanie K. Foster and fiancée, Eddie Babbino, Patchogue, N.Y.; son, Frank E. Konitsky and wife, Marjorie, Hawley; a sister, Lorraine Cassidy, Florida; four grandchildren, Kevin T. Foster, Randy T. Konitsky, Dorothy L. Konitsky and Christopher J. Konitsky; nieces and nephews.

A Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, with the Rev. Robert Simon, pastor, as celebrant.Interment will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call:
Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Myasthenia Gravis Disease Foundation at www.myasthenia.org;
or St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444.


Name

Harry S. Travis Sr.

 

03/03/2015

 

Harry S. Travis Sr., 97 of Grafton, West Virginia, and formerly of Scranton died Tuesday morning at the Sundale Nursing Home in Morgantown, WV following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy M. (Kulp) Travis who died in 1999.

Born January 6, 1918 in Olyphant, PA, he is the son of the late Joseph and Alice (Snyder) Travis. He was a US Army World War II veteran serving in the Pacific theatre of war.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Arthur Ovens Motor Freight for 45 years. Harry was a long time member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Scranton and was very active in the Lutheran Synod of Northeast PA. He loved gardening and sending greeting cards, sending over 150 Christmas cards last year.

Surviving are his son Harry S. Travis Jr. and wife Chris of Grafton, WV; his daughter Susan M. Daniels and husband Paul of Harrisburg, PA; (1) sister: Irene McGurrin of Hatboro, PA; (5) grandchildren: Laura Schmidt and husband Robert, Harry S. Travis, III and wife Lani, Sarah Rushton and husband David, Paul J. Daniels, wife Rachel and Erin Daniels; (5) great-grandchildren: Levi, Rylan, Isaac, Asher and Carolyn.

He was preceded in death by three brothers Ellsworth, Earl and Benjamin Travis; and his sister Alice Black.

Funeral services will be conducted:

Saturday at 11:30 am in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Taylor Avenue, Scranton, PA with Rev. David Searing, pastor as officiating clergy.

Friends may call:

Saturday 10:00 am until 11:30 am at the church.

Interment will be conducted at:

Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Taylor Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510 or Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, 798 Hausman Road, Suite 300, Allentown, PA 18104-9108


Name

Jean L. Mecca

 

2/27/2015

 

Jean L. Mecca, 83, of Moscow, died Friday morning at her home following an illness. She is the widow of Joseph J. Mecca Sr. who died in 1993.

Born December 17, 1931 in Moscow, she is the daughter of the late Hazel (Haut) Henderson. She was a member of the Moscow United Methodist Church.

Jean was a dedicated homemaker, mother, and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by her family. She also had wonderful companionship and love from her dogs, Lily and Bear.

Surviving are her son Mark T. Mecca and wife Kimberly, with whom she resided; her daughter Pamela Mecca of Gouldsboro; and (3) grandchildren: Michele Saita, Josh Carey and Christian Mecca; (4) great-grandchildren: Connor and Zoe Carey, and Destiny and Jesse Saita.

She was preceded in death by her son Joseph J. Mecca Jr. in 2001 and her brother Frank Henderson.

Funeral services will be conducted privately by her family.


Name

Waverly R. Johns

 

2/15/2015

 

Waverly R. Johns, 58, of Scranton died Feb. 15 at Regional Hospital of Scranton following an illness. Born Aug. 27, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Harvey S. and Bessie (Myers) Johns.

Waverly is a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He was employed by Pine Freight for more than a decade, served as a crossing guard for the Scranton School District and more recently was employed as a bartender for the 20th Ward Social Club.

Waverly loved riding his motorcycles and spending time with family and friends. Anyone who knew Waverly knew how much he enjoyed his morning coffee at Turkey Hill.

Surviving are his daughter, Glynis M. Johns, Scranton; his son, Garrett M. Johns, Scranton; a sister, Thais G. Bennett, Baltimore, Md.; his brothers, Darnell P. Johns, Scranton; and William S. Johns, Tracy, Calif.; and nieces, Sierra Johns, Nicole Johns, Renee Johns and Jaelynn Bennett; nephews, Maurice Johns, Rashad Bennett, Philip Johns, Tyrell Johns and Darren Johns; his aunt, Ella Demby, Baltimore; and many loving cousins and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marrissia L. Johns, on Aug. 30, 2011; and a baby sister, Sandra Johns.

Services will be conducted:

Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton, PA.

Interment will be conducted:

Privately at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp.

Friends may call:

Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave., Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made at:

www.gofundme.com/mumu6g.


Name

John Gearing

 

02/14/2015

 

John Gearing, 90, of Moscow passed away peacefully Saturday at home surrounded by his family and loving wife of 56 years, Janet DeYoung Gearing.

Born Oct. 27, 1924, in Maywood, N.J., John was the son of the late George and Emilie Gearing. He was a graduate of Bogota High School, and was an employee of the United States Postal Service for more than 30 years. Upon moving to the Hideout, he enjoyed his time working as a security guard. He was an Army veteran and a 50-year member of the American Legion.

John was a dedicated volunteer, donating his time to the Maywood Ambulance Corps, Hackensack Hospital Emergency Room, Hamlin Senior Center and the Roamingwood Sewer and Water Authority.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, sons, Barry Gearing and William Gearing; a daughter, Sharyn Gilmartin and husband, Richard; three grandchildren, Robert Gilmartin and wife, Barbara; Katherine Palazzo and husband, Robert; and Kelley McConnell and husband, AJ; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Gilmartin.

A blessing service will be held:

Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Duffy and Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, Pa.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m.

Military honors will be rendered following the blessing service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Name

Carolyn M. Besket

 

2/12/2014

 

Carolyn M. Besket, 81, of Roaring Brook Twp. died Thursday evening at the VNA Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger/CMC following an illness. She is the wife of Peter Besket. The couple celebrated 61 years of marriage on June 20, 2014.

Born August 13, 1933 in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Carl and Sarah (Fortuna) Mattern. She is a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.

Prior to her retirement, Carolyn was employed as an Administrative Assistant by the North Pocono School District. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Scranton.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her daughter Laurie A. Holland and husband Tim of Madison Twp.; her sons: Thomas P. Besket and wife Michaelyn of Madison Twp. and James A. Besket and wife Denise of Roaring Brook Twp.; (3) grandchildren: Ryan Besket and wife Brooke, Sarah Besket and Nicole Rogers; and a great-granddaughter Willow Grace and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Carl “Sam” Mattern; and her sisters Elizabeth Walters and Marie Mattern.

Carolyn’s family would like to thank Dr. John Diakiw and the nurses and staff of VNA Hospice for their compassionate care.

Funeral services will be conducted:

Tuesday at 11:00 am in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church Street, Moscow, PA with Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser as officiating clergy.

Interment will be conducted:

Privately at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. PA

Friends may call:

Monday 4-7 pm at the funeral home

A Memorial Fund has been set up in Carolyn’s memory:

c/o NBT Bank (Elmhurst Branch), 409 Lackawanna Avenue, Suite 201, Scranton, PA 18503.


Name

Dorothy J. Hook

 

1/23/215

 

Dorothy J. Hook, 53, of Scranton died January 23, 2015 at Commonwealth Hospice. She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Perry and son-In-law Michael Perry of Scranton.

Dorothy was loved by many, and will be dearly missed by her family.

A celebration of her life will be conducted:

Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Jermyn Apartments Community Room, 326 Spruce Street, Scranton, PA


Name

James J. Clauss

 

1/29/2015

 

James J. Clauss was born on August 9, 1926 in Lake Ariel PA to Harvey and Alice (Fadden) Clauss, the fourth of five children (Harvey Jr, Thomas, Gretchen and Peter, all of whom preceded him in death).

>In 1948, he married his beloved, Marion Lynch, with whom he had five children-Mary Alice, Sister Kathryn IHM, Mari Acculto (John Acculto), Jim Jr. (Louise Betti), and Becki Wick (David Wick)-and last year celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary. Jim is the proud grandfather of eleven grandchildren: Katie Beckage, Rebecca Kratz, John Acculto Jr., Jamie McNerney, Chris Acculto, Jerry Clauss, Michael Clauss, Lizzie Clauss, Graham Wick, James Wick, and Marion Clare Wick; five great-grandchildren: Olivia and Ian Beckage, Anna Acculto, Patrick and John McNerney; 35 nieces and nephews; and well over 100 grandnieces and -nephews, with more and more great-grandnieces and nephews on the way.

Jim grew up in Olyphant where he was co-captain of the football team, served as president of the senior class and graduated from Olyphant High School in 1943. After service in the US Army Air Force in World War II, he completed a BA degree in Philosophy at the University of Scranton in 1947; in the years ahead he received an MA in Religious Studies from Marywood University. After college, he worked for the Harleyville Insurance Company in Philadelphia, after which he served as branch manager for Prudential Insurance Company in Honesdale and then formed the Clauss Insurance Agency in the 1950s, which has been located in Olyphant ever since. In addition to the Insurance Agency, Jim founded Northeastern Fire Insurance Company in the 1960s and was proprietor of the Castle Restaurant from 1972-79, among other successful business ventures.

Among his many activities, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus (fourth degree, Olyphant), the Scranton Country Club, the Jewish Community Center of Scranton, the Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Serra Club, Rotary Club, Pennsylvanians for Human Life, and Sts. Clare and Paul Parishes. Among his honors, he received the Lion of Judah Peace Award from the State of Israel, for which then-mayor James McNulty proclaimed May 23, 1982 as “James Clauss Day,” the Phidias Award through the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Scranton, and the Frank O’Hara Award from the University of Scranton for public service; he was also honored by the Jewish Home of Pennsylvania for his many services. Jim served on numerous boards and councils, including Director of the United Way of Lackawanna County, President of the Scranton Neighbors, Chairman of the Mayor’s Conservation Committee, Board of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Co-Chairman of the University of Scranton Presidents Club Fund Drive, Director of the North Scranton Bank and Trust Co., Board of Directors of Marywood University, President of Birth Right, and also in various capacities he worked on behalf of the United Jewish Campaign, St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen, Red Cross, Scranton YMCA, and Tissue Bank. Jim is also the author of two books: The Civil Justice System: Neither Civil nor Just and I believe that I May Know, I Know that I May Believe.

Jim Clauss will be best remembered for his remarkable generosity of time and resources to numerous individuals, institutions and social and religious causes, dedicated service to local communities, faithful commitment to the Roman Catholic Church yet loving outreach to peoples of other faiths, and devotion to his immediate and extended family. While those who know him will miss his dynamic presence, his family embraces the hope that he will live on in the model he challenges us all to imitate: generosity, service, faith, commitment, outreach and devotion.

A Mass will be celebrated:

Monday at 11:00 AM in St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Avenue Scranton, PA
vFriends and family may call:

Sunday from 2-8 PM and Monday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Church.

Interment with military honors thereafter at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Covington Twp. PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Sisters of I.H.M. Retirement Fund, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509


Name

Arthur L. Lord

 

1/17/2015

 

Arthur L. Lord, 88 of Scranton died Saturday morning at his home after an illness.

>Born March 21, 1926 in Scranton, he is the son of the late Lavern and Mabel (Brink) Lord. His wife, of 68 years, is the Former Hazel Gammond.

Arthur was a US Army veteran serving with the 694th Motor Ambulance Company in the Western Pacific campaign of World War II. He attended the University of Scranton. Prior to his retirement, he was a salesman with the W.H. Coon Company of Scranton, and was also employed by Brockway Motor Trucks. He was a member of the Masonic Union Lodge of Scranton; and VFW Post 7069 of Clarks Summit, PA and the American Legion # 908 of Scranton. He was a bartender at the Tauras Club of Scranton for several years and an avid golfer and Washington Redskins fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife are (3) daughters: Karen Jacoby and husband Robert of Clarks Summit, PA, Lynn McMillen and husband Gary of Crystal River, FL, and Barbara Gataveskas and husband John of Jefferson Twp. PA; (3) sons: Larry Lord and wife Rose of Scranton, Arthur J. Lord of Scranton and James M. Lord of Scranton; (6) grandchildren and (7) great-grandchildren and (2) great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and military honors will be conducted privately on Tuesday at Fairview Memorial Park.


Name

Wilma A. Thomas

 

1/14/2015

 

Wilma A. Thomas, 63, of Dunmore died Wednesday at Moses Taylor Hospital following a brief illness. She is the widow of John P. Thomas who died in 2000.

Born January 16, 1951 in Burlington, VT, she is the daughter of the late David and Corrine (Richards) Bergeron.

Wilma was employed at many local restaurants as a waitress and cook. She was known for her generous and helpful spirit. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.

Surviving are her sons: Richard A. Martin and companion Jodi of Dunmore, Leslie L. “Les” Martin and wife Donna of Orlando, FL; (2) sisters: Davine Tougas and husband Lou of San Antonio, TX, and Lucky Carpenter and companion Earl of Throop, PA; (1) brother: David Bergeron Jr. and wife Megan of VT; son-In-law: Billy Bonavoglia and wife Christine; (3) grandchildren: Marie A. Martin, Sean Michael Martin, and Cameron Martin; and nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Dawn Marie Bonavoglia in September , 2000 and her sister Linda Bergeron and brother Arthur Bergeron.

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

Friends are asked to go directly to the church.

Friends may call: Monday 7-9 pm in the Howard J. Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA.

Memorial contrubutions can be made to: The Susan G. Komen Northeast PA Affiliate, 125 N. Washington Avenue, Suiute260, Scranton, PA 18503-1811


Name

Mary A. Horvath Transue

 

1/12/2015

 

Mary A. Horvath Transue, 90, of Scranton, formerly of Simpson, died Monday evening at Carbondale Nursing & Rehab Center after an illness. She was the widow of George H. Transue, who died Nov. 14, 2003.

Born Jan. 2, 1925, in Forest City, daughter of the late Andrew and Mary E. Scerbak Horvath, she was employed by Grove Textiles as a machine operator before retirement. Mary was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Scranton and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Polish Progressive Club of Scranton and a former member of the Waldorf Club and the Scranton Liederkrantz.

Surviving are her nephews, Joseph Purdy and wife, Mary Fran, Carbondale; Edward Purdy, Harding; two great-nephews, Jared and Marcus Purdy; a stepson; and step grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Ann Purdy, in 2012.

Mass will be celebrated:
Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton.

Interment:
Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.


Name

Adolph G. “Al” Eberhardt

 

1/10/2014

 

Adolph G. “Al” Eberhardt, 97 of Scranton died Saturday morning in Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient unit in Dunmore following an illness.

Born May 4, 1917, in Scranton, PA, he is the son of the late Adolph and Kamilla (Tessarek ) Eberhardt.

Al attended Scranton Technical High School and Johnson School. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an Electronics Technician in New Jersey. He returned to Scranton to be near his family and worked as a custodian at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Scranton; and was a volunteer Braille Worker at the church for 14 years. He was a great lover of music, animals and birds; and had a pet Parrot for 35 years.

Al’s family is thankful for all the prayers and cards sent to him by his many friends.

Surviving are his sister Anne Pencek of Scranton; and his brother Arthur Eberhardt and wife Caroline of Clarks Summit; and his sister-In-law Helen Eberhardt of Scranton; nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister Helen Kopicky; and his brother Victor Eberhardt; and brothers-In-law Edward Kopicky and Adolph Pencek.

A memorial service will be conducted:
February 28th, 2015 at 1:00 pm in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA

Interment:
Evergreen Cemetery – Dickson City, PA

Memorial contributions can be made to:
Immanuel Lutheran Church Braille Workers, 238 Reese Street, Scranton, PA 18508


Name

Gregory S. Zarse

 

1/2/2015

 

Gregory S. Zarse, 67, of Greentown died Jan. 2. Gregory was a Vietnam War veteran, serving two tours in the Marine Corps. His loving wife, Anita Zarse, was also considered his best friend and confidant. He was a proud father of two sons, Karl and Erik Zarse; and a loving brother to Laura A. Bell. He strongly believed in dignity, honor, respect and integrity. He was loved by many, and will be incredibly missed by those who kept him close to their hearts.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be conducted:
Jan. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Light of Christ Church, 241 Lake Spangenburg Road, Mount Cobb.

Memorial contributions can be made to:
The family, c/o 104 Simons Road, Greentown, PA 18426.


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