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Paul J Sotak

November 1, 2020

Paul J. Sotak, 61, passed away Sunday at the Hampton House, Wilkes Barre, PA following a long illness.  He is predeceased by his parents Leo and Jean (Matistic) Sotak, several aunts and uncles.  Survived by his uncle, John “ Jack” Matistic, Nor

Dorothy Veronica Notchick

October 30, 2020

Dorothy Veronica Notchick, 96, a lifelong resident of Simpson, died Friday at the home of her niece, Dorothy Tornvall, Carbondale. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy Dubill Notchick. She was a graduate of Fell High

Peter Baysa, Jr.

October 27, 2020

Peter Baysa, Jr., 86, of Browndale died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart.  His wife of 63 years is the former Dorothy Tarchuck. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Peter and Dora (Nosal) Baysa,

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Andrew S. Pechusick

October 21, 2020

Andrew S. Pechusick, 85, of Carbondale died Wednesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife, the former Jacquline Cost died in 1976. Born in Mayfield, he was the son of the late Stephen and Eva Kolanage Pechusick. Andy was a graduate of Mayfi

Thomas White

October 16, 2020

Thomas White, 45, of Carbondale died Friday from injuries sustained in an automobile collision. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Kathleen Borosky White and Larry Thomas, Carbondale and Thomas and Kathleen White, Childs. He was a 1993 graduate

Austin Scott Evans

October 13, 2020

  Austin Scott  Evans, 18, of Union Dale died Tuesday at home. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Scott & Tamra Conrad Evans. Austin was a senior at Forest City Regional High School and attended Career Technology Center in welding.

Carol (Renczkowski) Kowalako

October 12, 2020

Carol Kowalako, 74, of Simpson died Monday at Allied Service Hospice, Scranton. She was the wife of Alex Kowalako. Born in Forest City, she was the daughter of the late Peter & Kathryn Wingreen Renczkowski.  Carol was a 1965 graduate of Fores

Donald B Evans

October 4, 2020

Donald B. Evans, Jr, 41, of Carbondale died Sunday at home. His wife is the former Tarah M. McHugh. The couple had been together for 23 years. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Donald B. and Marie Owen Evans, Sr.  He was a 1998 gradu

Dorothy Rose Gale Petrilak

September 30, 2020

Dorothy Rose Gale Petrilak, 82 of Forest City died suddenly on Wednesday. She is the wife of Joseph F. Petrilak. The couple had been married for 61 years. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Cecila Rodriguez Gale.  

Joan Marie (Malinowski) Hanchak

September 21, 2020

Joan Marie Hanchak, 85, of Simpson died Monday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. She was the widow of William B. Hanchak, who died in 2003. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Victor & Rose Dumback Malinowski. She was a 1952 gradua

Frances M. (Ciganek) Potter

August 17, 2020

  Frances M. Potter, 95, of Waymart died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. She was the widow of John W. Potter, who died in 2002. Born in Endicott, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Vlasek Ciganek. She was

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Rosendo Gautier-Ruiz

August 6, 2020

Rosendo Gautier-Ruiz, 59 of Simpson died Thursday at Geisinger-CMc, Scranton. His wife of 40 years is the former Sharon A. Blackmon. Born in Catalina, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Rosendo Gautier, Sr and Ann Luis Ruiz. He graduated scho

Steven A. Bucci

July 18, 2020

Steven Bucci passed away peacefully on Saturday in Scranton, PA at the age of 59. Steven is survived by his children Tony and Danielle, his brother Michael, sister-in-law Cynthia, and close friend Gail Nudelman. He is preceded in death

Joanne J. (Sliva) Gorel

July 9, 2020

Joanne J. Gorel, 66, of Simpson died Thursday at Allied Service Hospice, Scranton. Her husband, Stanley E. Gorel III, died in 2015. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Veronica A. Franchak Gorel. She was a graduate of

Joseph E. Malia

July 3, 2020

Joseph E. Malia, 82, of Greenfield Township died Friday at home. His wife of 58 years is the former Kathleen M. Hess. Born in Carbondale , he was the son of the late John and Julia Pelak Malia. He was educated in the Carbondale Public Schools. Jos

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Laurance A. Caffery

June 19, 2020

Laurance A. Caffery, 73, of William Penn Apartments, Forest City died Friday at home. Born in Buffalo, NY, he is the son of Teresa M. Bishop Caffery, Carbondale and the late Damian O. “Buddy” Caffery. He was a graduate of Ramsey N.J. High Scho

Barbara A. (McManamon) Langert

June 9, 2020

Barbara A. Langert, 69, formerly of Carbondale died Tuesday at the Gardens of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Merlin Van Orden and Henry Langert. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Joseph

Jeanne K (Selinsky) Wallace

June 4, 2020

    Jeanne K. Selinsky Wallace, 90, of Simpson, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Carbondale Nursing Home after an illness. She was preceded in death by two husbands; Henry Laurich in 1957, and Edward S. Wallace in 2005. Born in Fo

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Paul Bischak

May 30, 2020

Paul Bischak May 30, 2020 Paul Bischak, 82, of Simpson died Saturday at Geisinger-CMC hospital after recently being stricken ill at home. Born September 16, 1937 in Simpson, son the late Harry and Julia Sulich Bischak, he was a member of St.

David E. Mason

May 25, 2020

David E. Mason, 67, of Simpson died Monday at Allied Service Hospice Unit, Scranton. His wife, Rita White Mason, died in 2002. Born in Mehoopany, he was the son of the late Sidney E. and Lois Simpson Mason. Dave was educated in the Mt. View School

Marie (Glushko) Derkasch

May 24, 2020

Marie Derkasch, 93, formerly of Stroudsburg died Sunday at Oakwood Terrace Nursing Center, Moosic. Her husband, William Derkasch, died in 1994. Born on March 29, 1927 in Simpson, daughter of the late Wasil and Anna Potts Glushko, she was a graduat

Patricia A. (Wallace) Walton

May 24, 2020

Patricia A. Walton, 75, of Fleetville died Sunday at Allied Services Nursing Home, Scranton. Born in Carbondale , she was the daughter of the late Peter and Sophie Karausky Wallace. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. Prior to retirem

Anne Bischak

May 24, 2020

Anne Bischak, 99, of Simpson, died Sunday at home. She is survived by one brother, Paul Bischak, Simpson. Born November 2, 1920 in Simpson, daughter of the late Harry and Julia Sulich Bischak, she was a member of St. Basil’s R.O. Church, Simpson

Stephanie Bischak

May 24, 2020

Stephanie Bischak, 90, of Simpson, died Sunday at home. She is survived by one brother, Paul Bischak, Simpson. Born April 12, 1930 in Simpson, daughter of the late Harry and Julia Sulich Bischak, she was a member of St. Basil’s R.O. Church, Simp

Patricia A. (Wilk) Burnett

May 22, 2020

  Patricia A. Burnett, 83, of Eynon and formerly of Simpson died Friday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Her husband, Paul Burnett, died, May 2019. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen Voinski Wilk. Sh

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