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David J Butler

October 1, 2019


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  David J. Butler,95, formerly of Vandling died Tuesday at the Gardens of Green Ridge, Scranton. His wife of 67 years is the former Anna Glushko. Born in Vandling, he was the son of the late David and Mercy Cox Butler. He was a graduate of...

Philip V. Wilczynski

September 29, 2019


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  Philip V. Wilczynski, 79, of Forest City died Sunday at the Forest City Nursing Home. Born in Forest City, he was the son of the late John and Victoria Sapudar Wilczynski. He was a graduate of Forest City High School and served in the Ar...

Dennis Somple

September 24, 2019


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Born in the tiny coal town of Simpson, Pennsylvania, Dennis would recollect, "we didn't know any different; everyone was poor." Since his high school burned down, his typical day was half a day of school; the rest was spent shoveling coal and making ...

Patrick W. Marold

September 19, 2019

Patrick W. Marold, 46, died Saturday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. Patrick moved to St. Joseph’s Center within his first year of life, before finding his true home and family at the Dalton CLA. Patrick was very grateful toward the s...

Dolores M. (Sisko) Sarnoski

September 19, 2019

Dolores M. Sarnoski, 84, of Whites Crossing died Thursday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was the widow of Thaddeus Sarnoski, who died in 2015. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late John A. & Sophie Chisek Sisko. She w...

Thomas J. O'Reilly

September 14, 2019

  Thomas J. O’Reilly, 55, of Union Dale, died Saturday at home. Born in Astoria, Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Thomas V. and Marie O’Reilly.  He attended Carmel High School in NY and earned an Associates degree at Johnson Colleg...

Jeffrey John Fedak

September 13, 2019


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Jeffrey John Fedak, age 58, died on September 13th, 2019 after a short illness  at CMC Geisenger Scranton, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Carbondale, PA. September 6th, 1961, the son of Jean (Skasko) Fedak and the late John ...

Frank J. Fifer

September 4, 2019


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  Frank J. Fifer, 93 of Simpson died Wednesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Hilary and Juila Herbut Fifer. He was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and served in the Navy during WWII. ...

Stephen M. Pevec

September 4, 2019


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Stephen M. Pevec, 57, of Simpson, died Wednesday, following a brief illness, surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Albert Pevec, Scott Township and the late Carolyn Twardzik. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High ...

Donald L. Fives

August 28, 2019


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Donald L. Fives, 95, of Vandling, passed away Wednesday at Carbondale Nursing Center. His wife, the former Rosalie Herbert Fives died on August 15th. Born in Forest City, he was the son of the late William and Bridget Kearney Fives. He was a 1940 ...

Jerry Slick

August 25, 2019

Jerry Slick, 51, of Simpson, died Sunday at home. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Janet Obzud Slick, Simpson and the late Jerome Slick. He was a 1986 graduate of Carbondale Area School District and was currently employed by PA American Water...

Keith M. Garbera

August 25, 2019

Keith M. Garbera, 47, of Simpson died Sunday at home. Born in Carbondale, he is the son of Mary Theresa Gallas Garbera and the late Michael Garbera. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School, Penn State University and received a master’s ...

Rosalie (Herbert) Fives

August 15, 2019

Rosalie H Fives, 95, of Vandling passed away Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of Donald L Fives. Born in Simpson, daughter of the late Peter J. and Rose Hitchko Herbert. She was a 1942 graduate of Fell High School. She w...

Joseph Petak

July 31, 2019

Joseph Petak, 82, of Simpson died Wednesday at home surrounded by his wife and five children. His wife is the former Sonja Dorish. The couple had been married for 62 years. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Joseph & Mary Cherinchak P...

Gladys M (Ransom) White

July 29, 2019

Gladys M. White, 96, of Carbondale died Monday. She was the widow of Milton R. White, who died in 2000. The couple had been married for 55 years when he passed. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Harry & Margaret Daniels Rans...

Mary Ann (Krehel) Gardus

July 21, 2019

Mary Ann Gardus, 83, of Whites Crossing died Sunday at home. She was the wife of John D. Gardus. The couple had been married for 60 years. Born in Jermyn, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Petrulak Krehel. She was a graduate of Jermy...

William T. Chew

July 13, 2019


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William T. Chew, 83, of Thompson, died Saturday at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna. His wife is the former Florence H. Vacca. Born in East Orange, NJ, he was the son of the late Merritt & Myrtle Lear Chew. He attended school in East Orange...

Margaret (Mikulak) Fetchkosky

July 9, 2019

Margaret ( Feckowsky) Fetchkosky, 95, formerly of Greenfield Townsip died Tuesday at the Forest City nursing Home. She was the widow of Anthony Fetchkosky, who died in 2011. The couple was married on July 31, 1961. Born on October 26, 1923, in Car...

Rev. George W Mall

June 24, 2019

  George W. Mall entered into eternity on June 24th, 2019. For over fifty years he served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a minister and elder, both in Pakistan and Carbondale, Pennsylvania. George is survived by two brothers, ...

Mary (Simoncic) Risboskin

June 21, 2019

Mary Simoncic Risboskin, 98, of Forest City died Friday at the Forest City Nursing Center. She was the widow of William M. Risboskin, who died in 1995. Born on May 23, 1921, in Tribolija, Slovenija, she was the daughter of the late Anton and Marij...

Helen S. (Zielenskie) Lupyak

June 13, 2019

Helen S. Lupyak, 100, of Simpson, died Thursday morning at home. Her husband George Lupyak died in 1957. Born January 16, 1919, in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Nellie Zielenskie. She was member of St. Michaels Church and t...

Christine M. (Marcavage) Kresock

June 12, 2019

Christine M. Kresock, 87, Vandling, and formerly of Simpson, died peacefully Wednesday morning at home. Her husband, William F. Kresock, died in 2008. Born Aug. 29, 1931, in Carbondale, the daughter of the late Anthony and Cassie Stungis Marcavage...

Rosemarie A. (Graytock) Bintliff

June 12, 2019

Two ends met on Wednesday morning completing the circle of Rosemarie A. Graytock Bintliff’s life here with us, at the age of 78. Our whole lives we knew you as not just “Rose” but as a delicate flower. Today, just how delicate, was revealed. We...

Mary Lou (Petak) Golecki

June 11, 2019

Mary Lou Golecki, 84, of Simpson, quietly and peacefully departed this life on Tuesday, June 11th, at the Carbondale Nursing Center. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Thomas. Born November 2, 1934 in Simpson, daughter of the la...

Douglas Butcher

June 5, 2019


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Douglas L. Butcher, 73, of Forest City died Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.His wife of 38 years is Marsha Hammel Born in Ft. Pierce, FL; he was the son of the late Carlos Kline and Beatrice Frances Bradeen Butcher. Douglas serve...

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