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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

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

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