Obituaries

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...

Joseph F. Ogden

June 8, 2020

Joseph F. Ogden Jr, 50 of West Scranton, died at Geisinger/CMC after being stricken ill at home. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa who loves him unconditionally and would do anything for him. Born in Rahway, NJ, he is the son of Patricia Ogden,...

Frances M. DiBileo Turcotte Small

June 7, 2020

Frances M. DiBileo Turcotte Small, 84, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Her husband, Elliott Small died on March 23, 2006. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Anthony and Concetta DiBileo. Frances was educated at West Scranton High ...

Dolores M. Zapotochny

June 3, 2020

Dolores M. Zapotochny, 71, of East Mountain, passed away on Saturday at the Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scranton. Her husband of 53 years is Alan Zapotochny. Born in Old Forge, she is the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Maleck...

Robert J. Kasperkoski

June 1, 2020


Veteran
Robert J. Kasperkoski, 76, of Taylor, passed away on Monday at home. Born in Old Forge, PA on August 27, 1943, he is the son of the late Benjamin and Frances Succolosky Kasperkoski. Bob was a graduate of Old Forge High School, and enlisted into the A...

Sylvia E. Rice

May 30, 2020


Veteran
Sylvia Rice (nee Leal), born on May 23, 1933, was raised in Mission, Texas. She passed away in Scranton, Pa., on May 30, 2020. On May 25, 1953, Sylvia married the love of her life, Walter, on a ranch in Texas and relocated to Scranton, Pa., where th...

Barbara Joyce Ferraro

May 28, 2020

Barbara Joyce Ferraro (Colburn), 81, died Thursday morning, May 28th at the Jewish Nursing Home of Eastern Pennsylvania located in Scranton. Born in Heiberger, Alabama, she was the loving wife of the late Donald J. Ferraro. Joyce was raised in Perr...

Shirley Collins

May 24, 2020

Shirley Collins, 73, formerly of Scranton and Peckville, passed away Sunday, May 24th at Allied Services Hospice Center after a long battle with cancer. Born in Scranton in 1946, she was the daughter of the late Edward J and Clara Sokoloski. A gradua...

Antonietta Kohut

May 23, 2020

Antonietta Kohut, 87, formerly of West Scranton, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Peter Kohut who died in September of 2000 and the couple had been married 43 years at the time of his death. Born in Latisana, Italy,...

Stanley A. Maros Sr.

May 22, 2020


Veteran
Stanley A. Maros Sr,, 82, of the Greenwood section of Scranton, passed away on Monday, May 18, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore after a long battle with Parkinson Disease. He was the husband of Carol (Shygelski) Maros and would have shared 6...

Edward A. Koziol

May 16, 2020


Veteran
Edward A. Koziol, 91, formerly on South Scranton, died Monday at St. Mary’s Villa, Elmhurst, from complications of Covid-19. His wife of 51 years, the Florence Korek Koziol died May 3, 2012. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Francis and ...

Deborah Ann Ogden

May 16, 2020

Deborah Ann Ogden, 57, of North Scranton, died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a fire at 1840 North Main Avenue, North Scranton. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Ann Juice Kulick, Dunmore and the late Walter J. Kulick. Debbie was a gra...

Kevin M. Shaughnessy

May 14, 2020

Kevin M. Shaughnessy, of West Scranton, passed away Saturday morning after being stricken ill at home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John “Jack” and Roseann Regan Shaughnessy. Kevin was a 1988 graduate of West Scranton High School ...

Joseph J. Barbuti

May 13, 2020

Joseph James Barbuti passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 9th 2020. Born December 16, 1942, Joe was a lifelong PROUD resident of West Scranton.   Growing up in the Bellevue section of West Scranton, he loved...

Ann Cosminski

April 28, 2020

Ann Cosminski, 99, formerly of Taylor, died Tuesday morning at the Forest City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Stephen Cosminski Sr. who died on April 1, 2000. The couple had been married 53 years at the time of Steve’s pass...

Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal

April 22, 2020

CHRIST IS RISEN!  INDEED HE IS RISEN!  It is with deep sorrow, yet with joy of the Holy Season of Pascha, that our "Dear Old Dad", Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal fell asleep in the Lord on Great Friday, April 17, 2020.  He leaves beh...

Esther Martinez

April 16, 2020

Esther Martinez, 62, of Scranton, passed away on 04/16/2020 at Dunmore Health Care Center. Esther was born in Ibague, Colombia, daughter of Jose and Sylvia Martinez. She studied Piano, Organ, and Spanish Literature. She enjoyed playing the Melodica....