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Bette Lou (Robinson) Burdick

January 11, 2018

  Bette Lou Burdick, 89, of Easton died January 11th at Easton Hospital. She was the widow of Donald W. Burdick who died October 17, 2017. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Lewis G and Nettie Corey Robinson. Bette was ra...

Raymond W Ledward, Jr.

December 30, 2017


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  Raymond ‘Ray’ W. Ledward, Jr., 74, of Union Dale and formerly of West Caldwell, New Jersey died Saturday at home. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna Dorer Ledward. He was a loving husband and proud father and grandfather that was a...

Donald J. Muta

December 19, 2017

  Donald J. Muta, 83, of Simpson died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife of 59 years is the former Martha Lee. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late John and Margaret Semonek Muta. He was a graduate of Fell High Schoo...

John Prebich

December 18, 2017


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  John Prebich, 96, of Mayfield died Monday at the Forest City Nursing home. His wife, the former Jennie Alampi died in 1999. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Andrew and Mary Brezichko Prebich. John was a member of St. Basil’s...

Patricia L. (Marcinkevich) McLaughlin-Frankovsky

December 15, 2017

  Patricia L. McLaughlin-Frankovsky, 73 of Vandling died Friday at home. She was predeceased by two husbands, Donald McLaughlin in 1981 and Joseph Frankovsky in 2009. Born in Kearney, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Peter and ...

Robert L Gerchman

December 14, 2017


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  Robert L. Gerchman, 85, formerly of Simpson died Thursday at the Green Ridge Nursing Center, Scranton. His wife, the former Carmella Cerminaro died in 2012. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late John and Mary Banko Gerchman. He was...

Kenneth A Pevec

December 11, 2017


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  Kenneth A. Pevec, 53, of Olyphant and formerly of Simpson died Monday at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. He was the son of Albert S. Pevec, Scott Township and the late Carolyn Twardzik Pevec. Ken was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School an...

Timothy Mark Tyson Jr.

November 29, 2017

Timothy “Timmy, Timbo” Mark Tyson Jr., 27 passed away suddenly on Wednesday in Florida. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Timothy M. and Michele Krenitsky Tyson of Browndale. Tim was a graduate of Forest City Regional High School in 2009. He...

Margaret A (Cook) Dorish

November 17, 2017

  Margaret A. “Peggy” Dorish, 86, of Simpson died Friday at the Carbondale Nursing Home.  She was preceded in death by two husbands, William J. Staron, 1962  and Andrew Dorish, 1981. Peggy was born in Carbondale and was a graduate of...

Phyllis A (Falbo) Leo

November 11, 2017

  Phyllis A. Leo, 94, of Forest City died at home Saturday. She was the widow of John J. Leo, who died in 2009. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Carmino and Mary Siranni Falbo. She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin Hi...

Joanne C (Hopey) Hoffman

November 8, 2017

  Joanne C. Hoffman, 74, of Dunmore died Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Edward Lisiewski and Nathan Hoffman. Joanne was born in Simpson, the daughter of the late John and Anna ...

Marjorie O. (Olver) Schofield

October 31, 2017

  Marjorie O. Schofield, 79, of Carbondale died Tuesday at her home at Elk Lake. She was the widow of Gerald Flood in 1966 and James Schofield in 1999. Born in Carbondale she was the daughter of the late Fred and Dorothy Lambert Olver. She...

Hedwig A (Molinski) Derwinski

October 23, 2017

  Hedwig Derwinski, 95, of Simpson died Monday at the Carbondale Nursing Home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Leo C. Derwinski, who died in 2004. Hedwig was born on February 11, 1922, in the family home on Morse Avenue in Si...

Donald W Burdick

October 17, 2017


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  Donald W. Burdick, 93, of Forks Township died Tuesday at home. His wife is the former Betty Lou Robinson. Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Irving & Della May (Fox) Burdick. He was a graduate of Carbondale High School ...

Michael J. Melnick

October 8, 2017


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Michael J. Melnick, 85, of Simpson died Sunday at the River Street Manor, Wilkes Barre. His wife is the former, Mary Ann Ruddy. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July. Born in Archbald, he was the son of the late Michael &...

Edward S Latwinski

October 5, 2017


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Edward S. Latwinski Jr., 82, of Clifford died Thursday at home. His wife and true love, the former Sonia Shachko who died in 2013. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward & Sadie Sydlosky Latwinski. Edward was an Army veteran servi...

Myrna L Burgos

October 2, 2017

October 2, 2017 Myrna L. Burgos, 71, of Carbondale died Monday. She is survived by a son, Joseph Damario, Lee Summit, MO., a sister, Aida Morales, Simpson and a brother, Edward Burgos, Carbondale, and grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daugh...

Leah D. Loomis

September 26, 2017

  Leah D. Loomis, 17 of Carbondale Township, Pa., was taken from us Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Newton Lake, Greenfield Township, Pa., enjoying the last days of summer. Born November 22, 1999 in Scranton, Pa, Leah was the daughter of Jose...

Zachary Christian Urda

September 11, 2017

Zachary Christian Urda, 19, of Whites Crossing, Carbondale Township died Monday at home. Zachary was the son of Timothy E. and Debra A Rosencrans Urda. He currently attended the NHS School for Autism and employed by Frank’s Place, Simpson. Za...

Robert G Tocki

August 20, 2017


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  Robert G. Tocki, 73, of Mayfield died Sunday at home. His wife of 47years is the former Barbara Evanyka. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late John & Anna Ostrowski Totski. He was a graduate of Lakeland School district/ Mayf...

Thomas "Pookus" Decknick

August 19, 2017

  Tom A.” Pookus” Decknick, 66, of Safety Harbor, FL and formerly of Simpson died peacefully Saturday after a brief illness. Born in Carbondale and raised in Simpson, he was the son of the late John & Sophie Tomcikowski Decknick. H...

Judge Dorothy A (Staudt) Robinson

August 16, 2017

  Judge Dorothy A. Robinson, 79, of Marietta, GA died after a short illness. Her husband is Judge Hugh Robinson. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Kutch Staudt. Judge Robinson retired in 2012 after serv...

Phoebe A. (Abrahamsen) Britt

August 14, 2017

  Phoebe Anne Britt, 81 of Benton township died Monday at Geisinger- CMC, Scranton. She follows her husband of 57 years, Thomas R. Britt, Sr. who passed on August 17, 2012. Born in Springbrook, Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late E...

Jennie (Bilotta) Czarnecki

August 10, 2017

  Jennie Czarnecki, 92, of Southhampton, New Jersey died Thursday. She was the widow of Stanley Czarnecki Sr., who died in 2009. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Serafine & Justine Bilotta. Jennie was a graduate of ...

Virginia A (Whitaker) Beesmer

August 6, 2017

Our Beloved Mother, Virginia Alice Whitaker Beesmer 81, of 150 Stone Road, West Hurley, New York, passed to her eternal reward on Sunday August 6, 2017, in the home of her oldest son and daughter-in-Law, Rev. Donald and Linda Snedeker, of 34 Snedeker...

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