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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

Thomas Maholchic

August 20, 2018

Thomas Maholchic, 44, of Simpson died Monday in New Jersey. Born in Newark, NJ, on August 27, 1973, he is the son of James T. Maholchic, Simpson and the late Mary Lou Kovalesky Maholchic. He resided in Fords New Jersey and was a graduate of Woodbr

Carol R Malinowski

August 6, 2018

Carol R. Malinowski, 73, of Eynon died Monday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Eynon, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Josephine Urbanowicz Malinowski. She was a 1962 graduate of Archbald High School and St. Joseph’s

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Robert "BO" Bilinsky

July 14, 2018

  Robert “BO” Bilinsky, 62, of Whites Crossing passed away peacefully while fishing at his favorite spot on Saturday afternoon. His devoted wife of 40 years is  Beverly C. Bilinsky Born in Bedford, PA., he is the son of Robert J

John F Ogozaly

July 8, 2018

  John F. Ogozaly, 59 of Mayfield died Sunday at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Carbondale, he is the son of Lois Lefevre , Sanford, FL and the late Joseph E. Ogozaly. He was a attended Carbondale AreaHigh School and had

Maria Proch

June 25, 2018

  Maria Proch, 56, of Scott Township died Monday at Geisinger –CMC, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, she is the daughter of Marie Kutch Proch, with who she resided and the late Walter Proch. She was a graduate of Lakeland High School, recei

Ronald S Barna

June 12, 2018

Ronald S. Barna, 73, formerly of Simpson died Tuesday at the Carbondale Nursing home. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Michael and Irene Gamble Barna. He was a graduate of the Fell High School, Class of 1962. He had been employed by

Alan P Puchalski

June 12, 2018

  Alan P. Puchalski, 56, of Roanoke, VA and formerly of Simpson died peacefully Tuesday morning at home. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of Dolores Kohut Puchalski and the late Peter Puchalski. He was a 1980 graduate of Carbondale Area

Adam J. Lutchko

May 27, 2018

  Adam J. Lutchko, 79, of Carbondale died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton following a long battle of illness. His wife of 54 years, the former Theresa V. Boland, died September 5, 2014. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late A

Dorothy C Tarhanich

May 14, 2018

  Dorothy C. Tarhanich, 83, of Simpson died Monday at the Forest City Nursing Home. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Anna Kovach Tarhanich. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and had been employed

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Harry J Buranich

April 20, 2018

Harry J. “Bart” Buranich, 75, of Scott Township died Friday. His wife is the former, Betty Jean Willis.  The couple had been married for 50 years. Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late Bogdon and Florence Oakley Buranich.  He was a g

Elaine J. (Szalonkiewicz) Malefsky

April 18, 2018

Elaine Malefsky, 78 of Dunmore died Wednesday, April 18, 2018. She joins the love of her life, John, who passed away in 2011. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, daughter of the late George and Katherine Szalonkiewiz. She raised her family with her l

Helen J. (Lash) Gibney

March 31, 2018

  Helen J. Gibney, 90, of Waymart died Saturday evening, surrounded by her family at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart. She was the widow of Joseph P. Gibney. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Adamczyk Lash.

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James R Fedorko

March 30, 2018

  James R. Fedorko, 81, of Clifford Township died Friday at home. His wife, the former Elizabeth M. Sistek died in 2009. Born in Wilpen, Pa; he was the son of the late John & Julia Stanko Fedorko. He served in the Army National Guard.

Mary G (Stanton) Lovito

March 5, 2018

Mary G. Lovito, 93, of Peckville died Monday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband, James L. Lovito died in 1995. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Russell W. and Marie Dougher Stanton. She was educated in Carbondale Pub

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Andrew L Zurine

March 4, 2018

  Andrew L. Zurine, 97, died Sunday at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. His wife, the former Cecelia Fendrock, died in 2008. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Risboskin) Zurine. He was educated in Fell Towns

Leo L Descoteaux

March 3, 2018

  Leo Lionel Descoteaux, 68, of Carbondale died Saturday at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. He was the husband of Diane McHugh Descoteaux. He was the son of Wilbrod and Leona Gagne Descoteaux. He was a graduate of Governor Baxter School for the D

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