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Deborah M. (Busalacchi) Busalacchi

April 10, 2021

Deborah M. Busalacchi, 42, of Carbondale entered into eternal rest on April 10th, 2021. Deborah M. Busalacchi, after a lifelong battle, has entered into eternal peace on April 10th with her mother who preceded her, Deborah L. Vandermark. Deborah w

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Joseph P Lehutsky

April 6, 2021

Joseph Peter Lehutsky, 83, of Waymart passed into the Arms of Jesus on Tuesday evening. He is survived by his wife, Marion, with whom he spent 60 years of marriage. April 15th would have marked the couple’s anniversary. Joe was born on January 4

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Stephen W. Gallick

March 29, 2021

  Stephen W. Gallick, 94, of Simpson died Monday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. His wife, the former Helen Scepita Gallick died in 2013. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Stephen J and Mary Gitch Gallick.  He was a gradu

Mary Louise (Dottle) Cure

March 25, 2021

Mary Louise Cure, 70, of Carbondale died Thursday at home. She is the widow of John D. Cure, Sr., who died in 2014. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Kanuik Dottle. She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High S

Gerald W "Jerry" Shaffer

March 23, 2021

Gerald “ Jerry” Shaffer, 59, of Whites Crossing died Tuesday at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton.  His wife of 31 years is the former Lorie Sarnoski. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank and Mae Reid Shaffer. He was

James Kellogg

March 9, 2021

James Kellogg, 48, of Carbondale passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 9th, at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton, as the result of a heart ailment. His loving wife, Michelle, was at his bedside. Born in Carbondale, he is the son of Harvey

Theodore Wengrin, Sr.

March 1, 2021

Theodore Wengrin , Sr. 78 of Simpson died Monday at Allied Service Hospice,  Scranton.  His wife, the former Jean R Viney died in December 2019.  The couple had been married for 56 years. Born in Simpson he was the son of the late Michael and M

James R Thomas

February 26, 2021

James R. Thomas, 53, of Jermyn died Friday, February 26th at home. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late James A. and Christine Ogozaly Thomas. Jim lived in Jermyn most of his life and had been employed by Scranton Wilbert Vault Co., Jess

Carol Ann {Kopoch} Alvaro

February 22, 2021

  Carol Ann Alvaro, 70, of Carbondale died peacefully Monday surrounded by her family at the home of her son Stephen and daughter-in-law Andrea, who was her caregiver.  She was the wife of Russell L. Alvaro, the couple had been married for 4

Lillian Mae (Peskura) Kulick

February 13, 2021

  Lillian Mae Kulick, 91, of Edgewater, MD, died peacefully at home on Saturday surrounded by her son and four daughters.  She was the widow of Harry Kulick, whom she married at St. John Byzantine Catholic Church in Forest City on the 10th o

Robert L Bronson

February 10, 2021

Robert “Bob” L. Bronson, 77, of Carbondale passed away peacefully at home with his wife Joan Viney Bronson at his side. The couple would have been married 60 years on November 11th. Bob was born in Buffalo, NY., son of the late Burton and Bert

Michael F Bucci

February 9, 2021

  Michael Francis Bucci passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021 at the age of 62. Michael is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Cynthia Bucci, his daughter Mary Bucci Parsons and his son-in-law Adam Parsons. He was preceded

Alberta B. (Venosh) Regal

January 31, 2021

  Alberta B. Regal (Berty), 88, of Simpson died Sunday at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton. She was the widow of Francis Regal, who died in 1968. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Bridget Dumback

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James T Maholchic

January 27, 2021

James Thomas Maholchic, 89, of Simpson died peacefully on Wednesday at Allied Services Nursing Center in Scranton. He will be joined with his wife, the former Mary Lou Kovalesky, who died in 2017. Born in Carbondale and raised in Childs, Jim was t

Thomas E Wargo

January 23, 2021

On Saturday, January 23rd, Thomas Wargo passed away suddenly at his home in Covington Township. This has been his home for nearly 20 years. Tommy was born on February 24, 1965, at St. Joseph’s Center, Scranton. Due to his disabilities, he remained

Amelia (Kondrat) Washeleski

January 22, 2021

Amelia Washeleski, 95 of Simpson died Friday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Born in Forest City, she was the daughter of the late John and Petronella Baublus Kondrat.  She attended Burdick School, Elkdale and in addition to being a homemaker

Carmella J (Falbo) Falbo

January 9, 2021

Carmella J. Falbo, 93, of  Forest City and formerly of Carbondale died Saturday at Allied Service Hospice, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, the daughter of the late Carmino and Mary Siranni Falbo. She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School

Leona "Lillian" (Petreshock) Fendrock

January 6, 2021

Leona “Lillian” Fendrock (Petreshock), formerly of Ridgewood NJ, died on January 6, 2021 in Bedford, MA.  She was 95 years old. Lillian was born in Simpson, PA. Lillian was the youngest child of George Petreshock and Mary (Potosne) Petreshock. 

Richard A Chaballa

December 31, 2020

Richard A. Chaballa, 81, of Carbondale died Thursday at Geisinger-CMC, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Kominak Chaballa. He was a graduate of St. Rose High School, Carbondale. Richard attended St. Ma

Robert J Zedlewski

December 25, 2020

Robert J. Zedlewski, 66, formerly of Simpson died on Christmas Day at the Riverside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Taylor. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Zurine Zedlewski. Robert was a 1972 graduate of Fe

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Joseph Pleska

December 18, 2020

Joseph “ Bandy” Pleska, 89, of Richmondale died Friday morning at home surrounded by his children.  His wife, the former Barbara Hull, died in 1994. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary Ann Ostrowski Pleska.  Joe was

Sophie K (Rusnak) Kernoschak

December 17, 2020

Sophie K. Kernoschak, 93 of Carbondale died Thursday at The Gardens at East Mountain, Wilkes Barre. She was the widow of Joseph Kernoschak, who died in 1981. The couple had celebrated 32 wonderful years of marriage at the time of his passing. Born

George M Sveda

December 17, 2020

  George M. Sveda, 79, of Vandling died Thursday at home. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, he was the son of the late George and Marie Sebeck Sveda. He was a graduate of Wallington High School, Wallington, NJ.  George had been employed for ma

Barbara A. (Gallick) Fischer

December 13, 2020

Barbara A. Fischer, 77, of Carbondale died Sunday at home. She was the widow of Ronald E. Fischer, who died in 1997. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Marie Palko Gallick. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simp

Patricia (Palko) Mikloiche

December 6, 2020

Yay! I’ve finally earned my wings. My soul is free to fly where it wants and to rest where it wants. –PJM Patricia Mikloiche, 72, of Carbondale, died Sunday evening at home. Her husband is Anthony M. Mikloiche, Carbondale. Born August 24, 1

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