Obituaries

Shirley A. Buchholz

October 19, 2020

Shirley A. Buchholz, 90, of Scranton, died Thursday night at the Allied Hospice Center. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Adeline Shotagat Buchholz. Shirley was educated in Scranton Schools and had been employed for many y...

William Joseph McDonald

October 15, 2020

William Joseph McDonald, 68, of West Scranton, passed peacefully late Saturday night at Geisinger/CMC after a brief battle with cancer. His loving wife Donna Lowe (Moser) McDonald never left his side. Affectionately known as “Frederick” by many, ...

Harold A. Bauman

October 12, 2020


Veteran
Harold A. Bauman, 91, born July 7, 1929, to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Laufer Bauman, died Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was a native of Scranton, formerly of 1020 Moosic Street, Scranton, PA. Harold was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption...

Bernice A. Marinchak

September 24, 2020

Bernice A. Marinchak, 87, of West Scranton, passed Sunday at Abington Manor. She was the widow of George E. Marinchak II, who died in 1988. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George and Theresa Lewicki Gallagher. Bernice was a graduat...

Joseph B. Occulto

September 23, 2020


Veteran
Joseph Benjamin Occulto, passed away peacefully on Saturday at Geisinger/CMC surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Joe was born in Scranton on August 3, 1941,...

Tara M. Pifcho Evans

September 19, 2020

Tara M. Pifcho Evans passed away Sunday, September 13. She is the daughter of Robert and Sally Pifcho of Scranton and the mother of Jamie Spindler, Aidan Spindler and Ava M. Evans who were the absolute loves of her life. Born in Scranton, Tara was a ...

Ellen M. Bresser

September 16, 2020

Ellen M. Bresser, 75, of West Scranton, passed on Sunday morning at her home. Her husband of 54 years is Arnold Bresser. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth Searfoss Reed. Ellen was a graduate of the former Scranton Tech...

Jeanne “Jeannie” Petcavage

September 14, 2020

Jeanne “Jeannie” Petcavage, 76, of Scranton, passed away Sunday at Regional Hospital in Scranton.  She was proceeded in death by her beloved husband, Gerald J. Petcavage in 2007.  The couple was married for 37 years. Born in Throop on Octobe...

Michelle Burke

September 14, 2020

Michelle Burke, 51 of Scranton, passed unexpectedly at home. Michelle is survived by her husband, Patrick T. Burke. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of James T. McAllister, Scranton. Michelle was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and ...

Joseph Buchma

September 12, 2020


Veteran
Joseph “Uncle Joe” Buchma, 100 years old, died at his home, early, Saturday morning. Born in Scranton, on November 26, 1919, he was the son of the late John and Parania Buchma.  He lived a long and wonderful life. He had a multitude of good frie...

Susan Ann Holland

September 11, 2020

Susan Holland, 57, died unexpectedly at her home in Scranton on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Susan is survived by her loving children; three daughters; Nicole Holland, Erin Baxter, and Kristi Holland; her son, Tom Holland III, and daughter-in-law; ...

Marion Andrejco Kupcho

September 3, 2020

Marion Andrejco Kupcho, 98, formerly of Fleetville, passed away peacefully on August 31st at Abington Manor in the care of Hospice. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Blasko Andrejco. She was also predeceased by her...

Robert “Big Bob” Woelkers Jr.

August 27, 2020

Robert “Big Bob” Woelkers Jr., died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 23, 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He and his wife Janalee (Jane) Newland Woelkers recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Born in South ...

Harry Romancho

August 25, 2020


Veteran
Harry Romancho, 90, of Newton Twp., passed away Friday evening at the Allied hospice Center, Scranton. His wife of 64 years is Doris Hafner Romancho. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Wasyl and Catherine Mackar Romancho. Harry was a gradua...

Thomas J. Mangan

August 16, 2020


Veteran
Thomas J. Mangan, 80. Of Scranton, passed away on Sunday. His wife of 57 years is JoAnn Sevensky Mangan. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas Sr. and Eileen Wallace Mangan. Tom was a United States Army veteran, having served with the 7...

William K. Smith

August 14, 2020

William K. Smith, 85 of Jefferson Township, went home to be with the Lord on Friday August 14, 2020. His late wife, of 57 years, Rose Bombar Smith, died October 2016. Born in Nicholson, he was the son of the late William and Mae Gibbs Smith. William ...

Mary Maruhnich

August 8, 2020

Mary Maruhnich, 93, passed on Thursday, at The Gardens at Stroud, Stroudsburg. Born in Elmhurst, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Maruhnich. Mary was a graduate of Lincoln College Preparatory School, a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox ...

William Velez

July 30, 2020

William Velez, 63, of Taylor, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, July 24, in the emergency room of Geisinger/CMC Hospital, Scranton, PA. He was the loving husband of Maria V. Piniero Velez. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son of the late San...

Marian Pearl Misiura-Banko

July 28, 2020

Marian P. Misiura-Banko of Scranton, formerly of Olyphant and East Orange, NJ, died Friday, July 24, after a brief illness. Born July 18, 1926 in Olyphant, PA, to the late Barbara Sendzik and Stanislaus Misiura. She resided in East Orange, N.J. unt...

Eleanor Pindzola Bello

July 21, 2020

Eleanor Pindzola Bello, 95, Florham Park, NJ, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at Brighton Gardens. She was the widow of the late Aristides Bello. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Laskanych Pindzola. Eleanor was a former ...

George G. Yanko

July 2, 2020


Veteran
George G. Yanko, 93, a former Bellevue resident and a resident of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, died on Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was the widower of the late Maria Van Helden Yanko. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Ge...

Rose M. Bolser

July 1, 2020

Rose M. Bolser, 94, of Jessup, died June 27, 2020, at St. Mary’s Villa Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center, Elmhurst Twp. The eldest child of the late John and Cecelia Malinosky Bolser, Rose was a lifelong resident of Jessup. She was an active pa...

Thomas P. Cogliser

June 16, 2020


Veteran
Thomas P. Cogliser, 76, of West Scranton, died on Saturday morning at Allied Hospice Center. His wife is Diane M. Kowalski Cogliser and the couple would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in August. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the...

Joseph Drumsta Sr.

June 16, 2020


Veteran
Joseph Drumsta Sr. 78, of West Scranton, died on Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was the husband of the late Judith Petcavage Drumsta. Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Stanley and Ann Drumsta. Joe attended St. Ann’s Bas...

Henrietta “Cookie” Matticks

June 13, 2020

Henrietta “Cookie” Matticks, 78 of West Scranton, passed Wednesday morning surrounded by family at home, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Matticks who died in 2013. The couple had been married 53 years at the time of h...