Obituaries

Roseann Shaughnessy

November 10, 2018

Roseann Shaughnessy, 76, of West Scranton, died suddenly on Tuesday after being stricken ill at home. She was the widow of John F. “Jack” Shaughnessy who died on January 26, 1999. Born in Scranton on July 10, 1941, she is the daughter of the late...

Anna T. Dukauskas

November 7, 2018

Anna T. Dukauskas, 95, formerly of West Scranton, died on Sunday, November 04, at The Gardens of Scranton. Her husband of 66 years Joseph J. Dukauskas, died on June 21, 2013. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Elizabeth Plat...

Ann Fezuk Drozdick

October 12, 2018

Ann Drozdick Fezuk, 84 of Scranton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 8, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. Ann was the widow of Stephen Fezuk who died on September 13, 2001. Born in Gibson, she was the daughter of the lat...

Kathryn “Kathy” Hughes

October 5, 2018

Kathryn “Kathy” Hughes, 62, of Scranton, died Friday, at Hospice of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Her husband of 35 years is Eugene Hughes. Born in La Plata, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Gre...

Robert J. Sniegowski

October 2, 2018


Veteran
Robert J. Sniegowski, 82 of Scranton, died on Thursday at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. His wife of 56 years is Sue Dubish Sniegowski. Born In Fenton, NY, he is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Sniegowski. Bob was a graduate of Scranto...

PFC Willard "Bud" Jenkins

September 26, 2018


Veteran
PFC Willard “Bud” Jenkins was Killed in Action during WW II, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper, assigned as an engineer on September 20, 1944. Bud was repatriated to his home town, Scranton, PA, 74 years to the day of his d...

Eugene “Louie” M. Loureiro

September 25, 2018


Veteran
Eugene M. “Louie” Loureiro, 78, of West Scranton, died on Friday at Allied Hospice Unit. His wife is Annette Agliata Loureiro and the couple would have celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary in November. Born in Scranton, Louie was the son of ...

Mary Jane Judge

September 7, 2018

Mary Jane Judge, 68, of Orlando, FL, formerly of West Scranton, died July 15, 2018 in Florida after a long bout with cancer. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Judge and Julia Griguts Judge Mitchell. Mary Jane attended St. Mich...

Marge Tomachick

August 23, 2018

Marge Tomachick, 91, formerly of South Scranton, died August 23, at Allied Skilled Nursing. She was the widow of Peter Tomachick, who died in 1991. Daughter of the late John and Josephine Sczepaniak, she retired from Atlas industries. She is survived...

Joseph F. Shifton Sr.

August 10, 2018


Veteran
Joseph F. Shifton Sr., formerly of South Dewey Avenue, West Scranton, a resident of Gino Merli Veterans Center, died Saturday, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife of 55 years, Rosetta “Rose” Shifton, died May 25, 2005. Born in Scranton, he...

Raymond C. Wojewodski

August 3, 2018

Raymond C. Wojewodski, 86, of South Scranton died Monday at the Jewish Home where he had been a resident for the past 5 years.  His beloved wife of 60 years, Carolyn D. Piepoli, preceded him in death on December 28, 2015. Born in Scranton, he was...

Clarence "Ted" Prisco

July 26, 2018


Veteran
Clarence “Ted” Prisco, 85, of West Scranton, died Sunday morning at the Gino Merli Veterans Center. His wife of 61 years is Elizabeth “Betty” Boyko Prisco. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Alfonso and Ruth Marie Prisco. Ted was a ...

David W. Martin

July 17, 2018

David W. Martin, 75, of Taylor, died on Sunday, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 48 years is Gloria Vullo Martin. Born in Edwardsville, he was the son of the late David J. and Melvera Martin. Dave was a 1960 graduate of Dickson Ci...

Samuel “Sam” Edward Toman

July 14, 2018

Samuel “Sam” Edward Toman, 90, of East Mountain, died Thursday night at home after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Maureen Toman. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Samuel and Anastasia Toman. A graduate of West Scranton Hig...

Helen Yatzun

July 13, 2018

Helen Yatzun, of Scranton, died Friday, July 6, at the age of 104. She was the daughter of immigrant parents, Michael and Mary Plishka Yatzun. A lifelong member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she served in many different roles, r...

Brian C. Evans

July 13, 2018

Brian C. Evans, 54, of Scranton, died on Sunday at Geisinger CMC. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Shirley Ann Evans, Scranton, and the late William B. Evans. Educated in Scranton Technical High School he graduated from Scranton VoTech with a mason...

Richard D. Heier Sr.

July 9, 2018


Veteran
Richard D. Heier Sr., 76, of Scranton, died Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 42 years is Deborah “Debbie” Kelesky Heier. Born in Scranton he is the son of Mary Lavelle Heier, Scranton and the late Alfred Heier. A gra...

Mary Bloschock

July 7, 2018

Mary Bloschock, 73, of Carbondale and Orange, NJ, passed away on Sunday, July 1, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 54 years is George Bloschock. Born in Orange, NJ. Mary was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Louise Quatrone Sas...

Anya S. Galarza

June 30, 2018

Anya S. Galarza became our little angel in heaven on June 24, 2018. Anya was born in Scranton on February 4, 2016 to Luis and Kimberly McGraw Galarza.   To her family, Anya was perfect. She was adventurous and curious. She spent her days d...

Benjamin W. Topar

June 27, 2018


Veteran
Benjamin W. Topar, 86, of Gouldsboro, died Saturday evening at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton after a long struggle from Parkinson’s disease. His wife of 57 years is Mary P. Mrowca Topar. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Alexa...

Robert Golden

June 25, 2018


Veteran
Robert “Fritz” Golden, passed away peacefully Wednesday, at Allied Hospice Facility. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Francis T. Golden, Scranton Police Detective Ret., and Stella Fisher Golden. Fritz was a 1968 graduate of Scranton T...

Danielle Sofchak

June 21, 2018

Danielle Sofchak, 42, of Scranton, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born in Scranton she is the daughter of Deborah Wagner Evans and step-daughter of John Evans, West Scranton. Danielle was a 1993 graduate of West Scranton High School, of the ...

Frances K. Jordan

May 27, 2018

Frances K. Jordan, 66, of Taylor, passed away peacefully Wednesday at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton. Her husband of 31 years is Thomas “Malcolm” Jordan. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Catherine Peterson. Frances...

Addisen Nikole Spindler

May 26, 2018

Our precious baby girl Addisen Nikole Spindler, born November 23, 2017, went home to our heavenly father, unexpectedly on Sunday, May 20, 2018, just a few days shy of being six months old. She has shown us a new meaning of love and will be imbedded i...

George Gula

May 24, 2018


Veteran
George Gula, 91, formerly of the Bellevue section of West Scranton, died peacefully on Thursday at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Jane Bayda Gula who passed away in June of 2014. Born in Taylor,...