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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

Lillian A. (Griffin) Zulick

May 19, 2020

  Lillian A. Zulick, 89, of Carbondale died Tuesday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. She was the widow of Andrew Zulick, Sr., who died in 1994. Born in Pleasant Mount, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Beatrice Myers Griffin. Lillian

Anna E. (Kresock) Gardus

May 19, 2020

Anna E. Gardus, 95, formerly of Whhites Crossing died Tuesday night at the Carbondale Nursing Home. Her husband, Anthony S. Gardus, died in 2014. Born in Whites Crossing, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Palko Kresock. Anna was a

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Edward W. Wisniewski

May 15, 2020

Edward Wisniewski, 96, of Waymart died Friday at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart. His wife, the former, Margaret Bellas , died in 2017. Born in Simpson, he was the son the late William and Magdalen Petyk Wisniewski. He attended Fell Township Schools

John P. "Jack" Wormuth

May 9, 2020

  John P. “Jack” Wormuth, 78 of Childs died Saturday at home. His companion for 28 year is Catherine Felber. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mildred Barnicott Wormuth. Jack was a retired self employed truck dr

Ann Marie (Scalese) Rogowski

May 9, 2020

  Ann Marie Rogowski, 73, of Honesdale died Saturday at home. She was the widow of John R. Rogowski, who died in 2007. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Santo and Margaret Bradley Scalese. She was a graduate of Fell High

Helen A. (Shipshinski) Cavanagh

May 8, 2020

Helen Cavanagh died peacefully on May 8th at the age of 100. She was a resident of Forest City Nursing home.  She was preceded in death by her husband, 1st LT Joseph Cavanagh in 1945. Joseph died in action in World War II.    She was born in Fore

June M (McLain) Lown

May 3, 2020

June M. Lown, 81, of Jefferson Township, died Sunday at Geisinger Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. She was the wife of Loren “Skip” Lown.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter Maurer and Edward “Jim” Borosky. Born in Madisonville, she

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John J. Fendrock

May 3, 2020

John J. Fendrock, formerly of Ridgewood NJ, died on May 3, 2020 in Burlington MA. He was 96 years old. John was born in Simpson, PA. John was the oldest son of John J. Fendrock and Cecilia (Stefanides) Fendrock, husband to his beloved wife, Lillian a

John M Shipsky

April 23, 2020

John M. Shipsky, 68, of Doylestown died April 23rd in Doylestown Hospital. Born in Carbondale he was the son of the late John and Anne Catherine Sullivan Shipsky. John grew up in the Levittown area and later was employed by the steel mills in Morr

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