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Julia Mikulak

September 12, 2016

  Julia Harris Mikulak, 106, peacefully passed to her next life on Monday at the Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart. She was the widow of Michael J. Mikulak, who died in 2006 at the age of 100. They had been married for 77 years. Born in Simps...

Arthur W. Batten

August 25, 2016

  Arthur W. Batten, of Palm Coast, Florida and formerly of Scranton and Hamlin died Thursday, August 25th.. His wife, the former Kay Burschel died in November 6, 2009. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John & Gwladys Jones B...

Peter Willchock

August 18, 2016


Veteran
Peter Willchock, 96, of Peckville died Thursday at Abington Manor Nursing Home.  His wife, the former Sue Aldine died in 2003. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Alex and Ann Sosenko Willchock. He attended school in Fell Township and ser...

Ervin G Popish

August 12, 2016


Veteran
  Ervin G. Popish passed away on August 12, 2016 , at his home in Hawley. He was born June 3, 1937. He is survived by his wife, Christine Popish, a son Steven, and a daughter, Laura.  He was an Army veteran serving in Korean War. A private m...

Michael G. Burney

August 1, 2016


Veteran
  Michael G. Burney, 59, formerly of Carbondale, was called home to God on Monday night, August 1st., surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 6, 1957, in Duluth, Minnesota, he was the son to Domenica Maida Gillette, of Carbondale,...

Peggy (Salak) Smith

July 27, 2016

Marguerite “Peggy” Salak Smith, 80, of Waymart, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. Her husband Leo R. Smith died June 2, 1991. Born December 20, 1935 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Bochnak Sa...

Johanna E. (Horton) Flynn

July 26, 2016

Johanna Horton Flynn, 83, of Vandling, died Tuesday at Home. Her husband of 24 years, William Edward Flynn died in 2000. Born August 22, 1932 in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late William J Horton and J. Pauline Prudish. She graduated fr...

Eugene R Smugeresky

July 16, 2016

  Eugene R. Smugeresky, 80, of Vandling died Saturday at the Forest City Nursing Center. His wife, Janet Werts Cavna, died in 2012. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Stanley & Mary Costolnick Smugeresky, Sr. He was a graduate...

Melissa L Stevens White

July 16, 2016

  Melissa White, 48, of Forest City, died Saturday at Wayne Memorial Hospital after an illness. Her companion is Mark Swingle, Forest City. Born September 20, 1967 in Newton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Louis Rockwell and Joan Anne Ka...

Catherine Joan Welch Ksenich

July 13, 2016

Catherine Joan Ksenich of Pleasant Mount died Wednesday. She is survived by a husband, Charles and daughter, Karen, both of Pleasant Mount. Private funeral services by the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc  Carbondale....

Scott Anthony Lesak

June 28, 2016


Veteran
  Scott Anthony  Lesak, 33, of Waymart died unexpectedly on Tuesday. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Richard & Regina (Booths) Lesak of Waymart. Scott attended Western Wayne Schools and later graduated from Scranton Preparatory Hi...

John E Ogozaly

June 22, 2016

  John E. Ogozaly, 78, of Simpson died Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late John & Stella Shock Ogozaly. He was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. John...

Josephine Lepkoski Rushen

June 20, 2016

  Josephine Rushen, a resident of the Forest City Nursing Home and formerly of Whites Crossing died Monday. She was the wife of the late John Rushen. They were married for 63 years before his death in 2004. Born in Simpson, on December 4, ...

Robert G Wagner

June 13, 2016


Veteran
  Robert G. Wagner, 77, of Simpson died Monday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife, the former Estelle Curyk died in 2001. Born in Waymart, he was the son of the late Carol Wagner and was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High ...

Carol A Verkitus Verkitus

June 3, 2016

  Carol A. Verkitus, 64, of Jermyn died Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Peter & Veronica Muschal Verkitus, Sr. She was a graduate of Archbald High School and ...

William Suchniak

May 18, 2016

  William Suchniak, 53, of Carbondale died Wednesday at home. His wife, the former Lisa A Plevyak died in 2014. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Irene (Selemba) Suchniak, Carbondale and the late Metro Suchniak. He was a graduate of Ca...

Miriam H Holden Heath

May 10, 2016

Miriam H. Heath, 86, of Carbondale died Tuesday in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. She was the widow of Neil Heath, who died in 2009. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late James S. and Pearl R. Clift Holden. She was...

Michael Krenitsky

April 17, 2016


Veteran
Michael Krenitsky, 91, of Simpson died Sunday at the VNA Hospice Unit of Geisinger CMC, Scranton. His wife of 61 years, is the former Rita Potson. Born in Jermyn, he was the son of the late Basil & Anna Krisa Krenitsky. He attended Archbald Hi...

George A. Timko

April 15, 2016


Veteran
George A. Timko Jr., 37, of Simpson died Friday. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of George Timko Sr, Gilbert, AZ and Gina Vergari Natichak, Simpson. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School and served in the United State Air Force.  ...

Walter H Falkoff

March 27, 2016

  Walter H. Falkoff, 66, of Starrucca died Sunday at the Lackawanna Health & Rehabilitation Center, Sturges. His wife of 15 years is the former Lisa M. Keagy. Born in New Haven, CT, he was the son of the late Harry & Anne Lawlor Fa...

Deborah A Rutledge Kordish

March 22, 2016

  Deborah A. Kordish, 55, of Mayfield died Tuesday, March 22nd at home. Born in Carbondale, she is the daughter of Rosanne Evans Rutledge-Taylor and the late Joseph Rutledge. She is survived by three children, Stacey, Kristin and Richard K...

Shirley L Allen Smith

March 17, 2016

  Shirley L.  Smith, 76, of Carbondale died Thursday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband for 57 years is John A. Smith. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd & Mae Burnett Allen. She was a graduate of Be...

Vito Burgio

March 5, 2016


Veteran
  Vito Burgio, 96, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL died Saturday at home. His wife, the former Sophie Drob died in 1984. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Vincenzo & Dorathea DiRosa Burgio. He was educated in Carbondale Public schoo...

Rita I Michalak Deamon

February 19, 2016

  Rita I. Deamon, 85, of Carbondale died Friday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. She was the widow of Peter Deamon, who died in 2007. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Leo & Stephana Roskoski Michalak. She attended Fell ...

William L. Kirk

February 8, 2016

  William L. Kirk, 53, of Jermyn died Monday at home. His wife is the former Jacquelyn Kurilla. The couple was married February 14, 2004. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Irene Ogozaly Kirk, Vernon, CT and the late William L. Kirk Jr....

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