Obituaries

Jane Rafter Rusinko

October 5, 2019

Jane Rafter Rusinko, wife of Paul A. Rusinko Sr, Clarks Green, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, after an extended stay in a Dunmore Nursing Home as a result of a major stroke. Jane is survived by her husband and long-term soulmate, Paul A....

William P. White

September 29, 2019


Veteran
William P. White, 47, of Scranton, died on September 28, at home from complications of mesothelioma. His wife is Caroline Burke White. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Ruthie N. White. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. ...

Jane Towle

September 20, 2019


Veteran
Jane Towle, 69, passed away on Tuesday, at Geisinger/CMC surrounded by her loving fiancée, William “Bill” Gilpin and family. Born in Somerset, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mona Mitzkewich Towle and step-father, the late Peter M...

John J. Coggins

September 17, 2019


Veteran
John J. Coggins. 87, of Scranton, passed away Friday morning at Allied Services Hospice Center. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John G. and Caroline Graff Coggins. John attended St. Mary of the Assumption High School, and was a member of...

Dayna Kane Cogliser

September 13, 2019

Dayna Kane Cogliser, 45, died in Orange Park, FL, from injuries in a hit and run accident while riding her moped on August 17. Her husband, Thomas Cogliser Jr., died April 4, 2004. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of James Kane, and the late Pri...

Paul Gillick Jr.

September 10, 2019

Paul Gillick Jr., 83, of West Scranton, passed away unexpectedly at home in his sleep early Thursday morning. His wife of 64 years is Barbara Stolin Gillick. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Paul Sr. and Julia Durkot Gillick. Paul was a g...

Francis “Frank” M. Ottone Jr.

September 7, 2019

Francis “Frank” M. Ottone Jr., 65 of West Scranton, died peacefully with his family at his side on Monday night. His wife of 41 years is Cindy Wirth Ottone. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Francis M. Sr. and Santina Ludovici Ottone. F...

Maria Casale

September 3, 2019

Maria Casale, 67, of West Scranton, was found dead at home on Monday, August 19, of natural causes. Born in Natal, Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil, she was the daughter of Olegario Belchior da Silva and Maria deLourdes Aguiar da Silva. One of 16 child...

Mary Rudis

August 29, 2019

Mary Rudis, 93, Dover, DE, formerly of Scranton, died Monday morning at Brookdale Senior Living, Dover. Her husband of 52 years, Benjamin A. Rudis died on June 17, 2000. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine Ponas. ...

Joseph J. Regan Sr.

August 19, 2019

Joseph J. Regan Sr., 70, of West Scranton, died Wednesday at Allied Hospice Center. His wife of 49 years is Sharon Fuhrman Regan. Born in Scranton to the late John J. and Elizabeth Regan. Educated in West Scranton High School, he retired from the Scr...

Constantina Veneris

August 3, 2019

Constantina Veneris, 85, of Peckville, died on Wednesday, July 31 at the Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center, Taylor. She was the widow of the late Lazarus Veneris. Born in Egypt, her family immigrated to Pittsburgh, where she had worked as a housekee...

Lawrence Paul Caporelli

July 18, 2019

Lawrence Paul Caporelli, Orlando, FL, died peacefully at home on June 10, 2019. Larry was born on October 2, 1957, the son of the late Anthony and Matilda Cimino Caporelli in Scranton, PA. He attended Scranton Public Schools and earned his Bachelor...

Jane Bulger

July 12, 2019

Jane Bulger, 68, of the Hideout, passed away on Tuesday evening at Geisinger/CMC, Scranton. Her husband of 39 years is Nicholas Butovich. Born on August 29, 1950, she is the daughter of the late George and Louise Bulger. Jane was a 1968 graduate of E...

Brenda Davenport

July 5, 2019

Brenda Lee Davenport, 53, of West Scranton, passed away on Friday, July 5, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her husband is Daryl Davenport and the couple were married 35 years.  Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late David G. and Caroli...

Florence Grabowski

June 26, 2019

Florence Grabowski, 93, of West Scranton, formerly of Jessup, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Allied Hospice Center, Morgan Highway, Scranton. She was the widow of William Grabowski, a WW II United States Army V...

Michael Pehanick

June 19, 2019


Veteran
Michael Pehanick, 92, of Roaring Brook Twp., passed away Saturday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 72 years is Ann Gillick Pehanick. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Andrew and Mary Kraik Pehanick, Educated in West Scra...

Charles Bogdon

May 27, 2019


Veteran
Charles Bogdon, 96, a resident of Gino Merli Veterans Center, died Monday at Allied Hospice Center. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Wasil and Anna Bogdon. Educated in Scranton Technical High School, he was a veteran of WW II with the Arm...

Caroline Gillern

May 22, 2019

Caroline Gillern, 76, of Old Forge, died peacefully on Monday at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton, while surrounded by her loving children. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, John J. Gillern on April 28, 2011. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, she...

Thomas Snyder

April 18, 2019


Veteran
Thomas Snyder, 70, of Dunmore passed into eternal life on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Geisinger/CMC. Born on November 9, 1948, he was the son of the late John and Annette Scioscia Snyder. Tom was a graduate of South Catholic High School. After high sch...

Juliann Marie Nidoh

April 5, 2019

Juliann Marie Nidoh, 53, Clarks Summit, passed away peacefully Friday morning at her home. Born in Scranton, on July 13, 1965, she is the daughter of Mary Kapacs Nidoh, Clarks Summit and the late Paul Nidoh. Juliann was a 1983 graduate of Abington He...

Clare L. Stefko

April 2, 2019

Clare L. Stefko, 86, of Scranton, died on Thursday evening at the Mercy Center, Dallas. She was the wife of 54 years, of the late Daniel Stefko who passed on May 13, 2009. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Hafich Langwi...

Ann Marie Radocesky

March 23, 2019

Ann Marie Radocesky, 72, of West Scranton, died on Saturday at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Kossage Radocesky. Ann Marie was a graduate of West Scranton High School and retired ...

Na’Lani Kai’ Meixner

March 16, 2019

Na’Lani Kai’ Meixner, received her wings on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, where she had been a patient. She is the daughter of Katheryn Taylor Meixner. Na’Lani was born in Scranton on December 29, 2018. Na...

Jerry "Irish Dr." Foley

March 14, 2019

Jerry Foley, aka Irish Dr. Jerry Foley, 65, of the Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, passed away on Friday, March 8 at his home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Anne Margaret Fuller Foley. Jerry was a heavyweight amate...

Joseph J. Staskiel

March 7, 2019


Veteran
Joseph J. Staskiel, 80, of West Scranton, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton, after being stricken ill at home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Maryann O’Malley Staskiel. Born on December 11, 1938 ...