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Tessie (Pasterchik) Dewitt

February 13, 2019

Tessie Dewitt, 97, formerly of Carbondale died Wednesday at the Forest City Nursing Center. Born in Simpson, on March 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Metro & Irene Kulick Pasterchik. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson.

Andrew J Zulick, Jr

February 10, 2019

  Andrew J. Zulick, Jr., 64, of Carbondale died Sunday at home. Born in Carbondale, he is the son of Lillian Griffin Zulick, Carbondale and the late Andrew Zulick. He was a 1973 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. Andy h

Laura A (Oswald) Mayer

January 22, 2019

  Laura A. (Oswald) Mayer, 51, of Greenfield Township died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Her husband of 13 years is Richard Mayer. Born in Carbondale, she is the daughter of Sophie T

Kimberly A Rupp

January 17, 2019

Kimberly A Rupp, 50, of Whites Crossing, died Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Stanley J. and Anna Mae Bedrin Rupp. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Carbondale and recei

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James P Bishop

January 15, 2019

James P. Bishop, 79, of Simpson died Tuesday at Moses Taylor hospital in Scranton. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Carol Philback. Born in Simpson, son of the late Phillip and Mary Lescinski Bishop. He was a graduate of Fell Hig

Anthony S. "Tony" Propeack

January 2, 2019

Anthony “Tony” Stephen Propeack, born February 4, 1961, left his family and friends too soon on January 2, 2019. A long-time resident of Simpson, Pa, he died of coronary arrest at the Regional Hospital of Scranton surrounded by people who love hi

Stephen Kowalsky

January 1, 2019

  Stephen Kowalsky  95, of Pleasant Mount fell asleep in the Lord Tuesday at home.   Born in beautiful Pleasant Mount, one of 10 children he was the son Joachim and Glafira Kowalsky, both immigrants from Austria to America through

Frank I Rusin

December 20, 2018

  Frank I. Rusin, 90, of Carbondale died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart. His wife the former Nancy Stancavage, died in 1992. Born in Whites Crossing, he was the son of the late Jacob and JoAnn Harenza Rusin.

Luke G Brown

December 13, 2018

Luke Brown, 52, of Simpson, PA reeled in his lines and moved to the best fishing waters on December 13, 2018.  Luke was under the competent and compassionate care of Geisinger Health at the time.  His wife and sometime fishing partner, Peggy Brown,

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Richard M Daniels

December 12, 2018

  Richard M. Daniels, 77, of Simpson died Wednesday at Allied Service hospice Unit, Scranton. His wife is the former Amelia Washeleski. Born in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Mark and Erna Margaret Comfort Daniels. Richard served in

Lorraine M Kolcun

December 11, 2018

  Lorraine M. Kolcun, 69, of Simpson died Tuesday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. Born in Carbondale on December 27th, 1948, she was daughter of the late John and Victoria Jackovitz Kolcun. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson a

Barbara A. (Gursky) Makariou

November 12, 2018

  Barbara A. Gursky Makariou, 72, of Scranton died Monday at home. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Adam V. and Bridget M. Krantz Gursky. She was a graduate of Forest City High School and Lackawanna Junior College. Barbara

Alan B Bianchi

November 11, 2018

Alan B. Bianchi, 69, of Simpson died Sunday at home. Born in Passaic, NJ, he is the son of Helen Peskosky Bianchi, Simpson and the late Peter Bianchi. Alan was a 1967 graduate of Pope Pius XII High School, Passaic. He was employed by Spojnia Manor

Victoria I Prybicien Karausky

November 9, 2018

Victoria I. Karausky, 90, of Vandling  died Friday at the Forest City Nursing Center.  She was the widow of Dave Karausky, who died in 1991. Born in Mayfield on Feb. 17, 1928, daughter of the late Frank and Anna Laskowski Prybicien, Victoria was

Elizabeth (Wengrin) Gerek

October 31, 2018

  Elizabeth “Betty” Gerek, 83, of Simpson died Wednesday at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the widow of Michael Gerek, who died in 1978. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Michael & Mary

Elizabeth (Wengrin) Gerek

October 31, 2018

  Elizabeth “Betty” Gerek, 83, of Simpson died Wednesday at home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was the widow of Michael Gerek, who died in 1978. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Michael & Mary

Gerard Michael Sheare

October 24, 2018

Gerard Michael Sheare, 51, of Thompson died Wednesday at Geisinger- CMC, Scranton. His wife is the former Beverly J. Walsh. He was born in Scranton, son of Particia Yarnes- Munley, Clarks Summit. He attended Lakeland High School. Gerard was the ow

Donald A Ogozaly

October 20, 2018

  Donald A. Ogozaly, 72 of Forest City and formerly of Simpson died Saturday at Geisinger-CMC from injuries after being struck with an automobile. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late John & Stella Shock Ogozaly Sr. He attended

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John J Borosky

October 16, 2018

Army Staff SGT. (Ret.) John J. Borosky, 80, of Simpson passed away Tuesday October 16th, 2018 at home.  By his side until the end were his wife of 59 years, Mary K. (Pender) and his family.  Born in Richmondale, John was the son of the late Edward

Veronica (Verib) Burko

October 11, 2018

  Veronica Burko, 89, of Carbondale, died Thursday at the Forest City Nursing Center. She was the widow of Joseph Burko who died November 23, 2005. They had been married for 55 years. Born on May 8, 1929, in Browndale, she was the daughter

Charlotte Price Halstead

September 26, 2018

Charlotte P. Halstead, 82, of Clifford Twp. died Wednesday evening at home. Her husband Paul F. Halstead died in 2014. Born September 14, 1936 in Union Dale, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Marguarite Foster Price. Charlotte and her hu

John A. Smith

September 25, 2018

  John A. Smith, 81, of Carbondale died Tuesday at home. His wife, the former Shirley Allen died in 2016. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late John and Julia Smith. He attended Benjamin Franklin High School and was employed in hi

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John "Jack" G. Daniels

September 22, 2018

John “ Jack” G. Daniels, 72, of Simpson died Saturday at the Forest City Nursing Center. His wife is the former Carol Lutchko. The couple would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on Friday. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the la

Kerri Ann Cooper

August 22, 2018

Kerri Ann Cooper, 47, of Shenandoah died Wednesday, August 22 nd from injuries sustained in an automobile crash in Columbia County. Born on May 11, 1971, in Jersey City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Gary G. and JoAnne Young Cooper.

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Thomas L. Golecki

August 20, 2018

  Thomas L. Golecki, 85, of Simpson passed into his Father’s Hands early Monday at the Carbondale Nursing Center. His wife is the former Mary Lou Petak. Born in Forest City and a graduate of Forest City High School Tom became a helicopte

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