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Mary Ann (Chichura) Congdon

October 5, 2021

  Mary Ann Congdon, 83, of Dundaff died peacefully on Tuesday surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Richard Congdon, who died in 1969. Born in Scott Township, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Petrick Chichura. Ma

Teresa M (Bishop) Caffery

October 4, 2021

Teresa M. Caffery, 94, died Monday at Creekside Nursing Center, Carbondale. Her husband, Damian O. “Bud” Caffery died in 2000. Born in Poyntelle, she was the daughter of the late Walter Bishop and Katherine Lietinger Skvoretz and Frank Skvoret

Carrie Lynn (Gray) Prebich

October 3, 2021

  Carrie Lynn Prebich, 61, of Carbondale passed away Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband and best friend of 33 years is Robert J. Bendersky. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Sonia White Gray.

Theresa A. (Burns) Petrilak

September 29, 2021

Theresa Burns Petrilak, 82, of Carbondale died Wednesday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. Born in Carbondale and raised in Forest City she was the daughter of the late James & Ann Williams Burns. Theresa was a graduate of Forest City High Schoo

Gerald J. Krenitsky

September 28, 2021

Gerald J. Krenitsky, 61 of Simpson died Monday at home. Born in  Carbondale, he is the son of Rita Potson Krenitsky, Simpson and the late Michael  Krenitsky. Jerry was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School, Class of 1978 and obtained a de

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Thomas A. Dragwa

September 22, 2021

Thomas A. Dragwa, 82, of Carbondale passed September 22nd 2021. He and his wife, the former Patricia McGee were married for 57 amazing years. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Howanitz Dragwa. Thomas was a graduate of Fel

Joann D. Tarchuck

September 4, 2021

Joann D. Tarchuck, 80, of Simpson died Saturday at Creekside Nursing Home, Carbondale. Born in Whites Crossing, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Victoria Krishak Tarchuck. Joann was a graduate of Lakeland High School. She had been emplo

Diane M (McHugh) Descoteaux

August 23, 2021

  Diane M. Descoteaux, 72, of Carbondale died Monday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband, Leo Descoteaux, died in 2018. Born in Blakely, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine MacKarell McHugh. Diane was a graduate o

Patricia A. (Yarnes) Munley

August 23, 2021

Patricia A. Munley 77, of Clarks Summit died Monday at Geisinger CMC Scranton.   Born in Jamestown NY, raised and educated in Simpson PA. She was the daughter of the late Robert Yarnes and Catherine Fortuna Yarnes. Patricia was employed

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Patrick W. McAndrew

August 16, 2021

Patrick W. McAndrew, 81, formerly of McCabe Avenue, Carbondale died Monday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Francis and Mary Gursky McAndrew.  Patrick attended Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondal

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Andrew N. Bebla, Jr.

August 3, 2021

Andrew Bebla, Jr, 81, of Vandling died Tuesday morning at home. His wife, the former Emily Kost died in 2020. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Andrew (Shieky) and Julia Pavelchak Bebla. He was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and

Victoria (Herchik) Baker

July 16, 2021

  Victoria Baker, 72, of Greenfield Township died Friday morning at home. She was the widow of Frank Baker, who died in 2018. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Scepita Herchik. She was a graduate of Fe

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Richard R. "Dick" Kelly

July 16, 2021

  Richard “Dick” Kelly,90, of Archbald died Friday  at Scranton Regional Hospital after a sudden illness.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Florence Merrick Kelly. Born in Archbald, he was the son of the late Edwin and Teresa

Marilyn E (Ordnung) Lewis

July 12, 2021

Marilyn E. Lewis, 90, of South Scranton died Monday at Mountain View Nursing Center, Scranton. She was the widow of James J. Lewis, who died in 1996. Jim was the love of her life. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William C. and M

Gertrude (Tokarchick) Fedak

July 11, 2021

Gertrude Fedak, 95, of Carbondale died at home on Sunday surrounded by her family.  She was the widow of Basil Fedak who died in 2010. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Suchick Tokarchick. She was a graduate of

Mary (O'Neill) Lisowski

July 10, 2021

  Mary “Molly” Lisowski, 94, long-time Simpson resident, died peacefully in the presence of her family, of natural causes, on July 10, 2021. She was the widow of Peter Lisowski, Sr, who died in 2001. Born October 5, 1926, in Pleasant M

Gerald F. Corrigan, Jr

July 9, 2021

Gerald F. Corrigan, Jr., 56, of Carbondale died Friday evening at Regional Hospital, Scranton. Born in Scranton , he is the son of JoAnn Turano Corrigan, Carbondale and the late Gerald F. Corrigan, Sr. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High Sch

Melba (Clark) Collum

July 8, 2021

Melba Collum, 97, of Clifford Township died Thursday, July 8 at the Green Ridge Nursing Center, Scranton.  She was the widow of Mahlon  G. Collum, who died in 2005. The couple had been married for 57 years at the time of his death. Born July 20,

Margaret C. (Smith) Hartmann

June 18, 2021

  Margaret Craigmile Hartmann, 86, of Scranton died Friday at the home of her daughter. She was the widow of Rev. William C. Hartmann, who died in 2012. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Frank V. and Jeannie I. C

Ann C. Humphrey

June 13, 2021

  Ann C. Humphrey, 65 of Elk Lake, Waymart died Sunday at home. Born in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ardis Emmett Humphrey. Ann was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School, Carbondale.  She retired as a waitres

Elizabeth (Gardas) Hughes

June 3, 2021

Elizabeth “Betty” Gardas-Hughes, of Waymart went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 3rd. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She is survived by her son, Glenn, his wife Gift, and grandchildren Sierra and Bryce alon

Tyler Thomas Dancho

May 31, 2021

Tyler T. Dancho, 22 of Eynon died Monday. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Lori Ogozaly Dancho, with whom he resided and Raymond P. Dancho. Tyler was a 2017 graduate of Valley View High School, Archbald and was currently enrolled by Lynn Univer

Joseph M. Zrowka

May 28, 2021

Joseph M. Zrowka, 57, of Simpson died Friday at home. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Mary Smith Zrowka, Simpson and the late Myron Zrowka.  Joseph was a 1981 graduate of Carbondale Area High School and a 1985 graduate of Marywood Universit

Nancy A. (Proseus) Waite

May 19, 2021

Nancy A. Waite, 70, of Simpson died Wednesday at Allied Service Nursing Center, Scranton.  Her husband of 31 years is Lloyd Waite. Born in Rochester, NY., she was the daughter of the late Walter & Arlene Braund Proseus. Nancy was a graduate o

Valentine L. Wasnock

May 17, 2021

  Val passed away from a sudden and debilitating illness, surrounded by those that loved him in his final hours. Val was a lifelong resident of Carbondale and was born on Valentine’s Day.  He was a 1960 graduate of the former Fell High Sch

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