OBITUARIES


Walter W. Kowanick

September 7, 2021

Walter W. Kowanick, 70, of West Scranton, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 30, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was the widow of his best friend and loving wife, Patricia A. Kowanick,

Thomas Williams

September 6, 2021

 Thomas Williams, 80, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully on Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. His wife of 59 years is the former Verona Hollister. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Sylvester and Margaret Williams. Thom

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Clark E. Rosengrant

September 3, 2021

Clark E. Rosengrant, 81, of West Scranton, passed on Monday, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is Elizabeth “Betty” Rosengrant. Born in Springville, he is the son of the late Harry and Grace Rosengrant. Educated in Springville schools, h

David J. Maroni

August 27, 2021

David J. Maroni, 44, of Duryea, passed Sunday night at Geisinger/CMC. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Louis E. and Mary S. Christiano Maroni. Educated in Riverside High School, he was employed as a forklift operator for the Home Depot war

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Alva R. Willis

August 18, 2021

Alva R. “Al” Willis, 70, of Old Forge, passed at home with his wife Ann Marie Petroziello Willis at his side Sunday morning. Born in Philadelphia, he is the son of the late Alexander and Miriam Willis. Al was a graduate of Philadelphia School Dis

Enrico P. Monacelli

August 2, 2021

Enrico “Rico” P. Monacelli, 63, of the Hill Section of Scranton passed away on Sunday, July 25, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was unable to survive complications from a dissecting thoracic aortic aneurism. He is survived by his belove

Ruth Snyder

July 31, 2021

Ruth Snyder, 96, Scranton, formerly of Dalton, passed on Saturday night at home. Her husband, of 58 years, Rev. Richard A. Snyder, passed in 2002. Ruth was born in Newburg, Oregon to the late Edward and Martha Asmus. A graduate of Fort Collins High S

Hazel C. Humphrey

July 29, 2021

Hazel C. Humphrey, 104 years young, passed at the home of her granddaughter Denise in West Scranton. She was the wife of the late Llewellyn Humphrey. Born in Nanticoke, PA, she is the daughter of the late James and Dinah Harvey Thompson. Educated in

Gloria Drost

July 27, 2021

Gloria G. Drost, 76, of Olyphant, passed on Friday, July 23 at Hospice of The Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. Her husband of 54 years, Frank Drost, passed on April 18, 2021. Born in Wayne County, she is the daughter of the late Anthony and Stel

Alice E. Wardach

July 21, 2021

Alice E. Wardach, 91, of South Abington Twp, passed on Thursday, July 15 at home with her family at her side. Thanks to the loving care of her daughter Carol with whom she resided and her youngest granddaughters whom she referred to as her “angels

Sue Ann Sniegowski

July 16, 2021

Sue Ann Sniegowski, 80, of Scranton died Wednesday morning, July 7th, at Oakwood Terrace assisted living center in Moosic. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Sniegowski Sr. who died in 2018. Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Jo

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Joan M. Pinnell

July 12, 2021

Joan M. Pinnell, 85, a resident at Thurston Woods Nursing Home Sturgis MI, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was born in New York City January 4, 1936, to Arthur Leslie and Hilda Maude (James) James. Joan married Donald L. Pinnell in 1959. She lived

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Chester Edward Nezelkewicz

June 26, 2021

Chester Edward Nezelkewicz, 83, Minooka section of Scranton, passed Sunday morning at Mountain View Care Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Sharon Nezelkewicz, after which he raised their daughters as a single parent. Born in Scranton, he was th

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Michael M. Kuchwara

June 23, 2021

Michael M. Kuchwara, 69, of Dickson City, passed on Tuesday, June 15 at Allied Skilled Nursing after a lengthy illness. His loving wife of 20 years is Sandi Widdick Kuchwara. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John and Rose Kelly Kuchwara. M

Lisa Arthur Yurchak

June 14, 2021

Lisa Yurchak Arthur, 56, of Dickson City, passed Monday morning, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Her husband of 37 years is Glen J. Arthur. Lisa was born in Scranton and is the daughter of Ann Marie Yurchak, Olyphant, and the late Robert W.

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John S. Zak Sr.

June 10, 2021

John (Jack) Zak Sr., passed away on Thursday evening at the Allied Hospice Center, Scranton, and was surrounded by his wife, children and grandsons by his side.  Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John S. Zak and Stella Paszkowski.  A grad

Nadia Biloskirka

June 9, 2021

Nadia Biloskirka, 97, of Scranton, PA passed on June 3, 2021. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Biloskirka for 57 years, who was the former Cantor for 47 years at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born in Pohrebysche, Ukraine on February 24

Julia Jaworski

June 4, 2021

Julia Jaworski, 94, of the Bellevue section of West Scranton, passed on Sunday evening after an extended illness. She was the widow of the late Charles M. Jaworski who passed on November 23, 1982. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Har

Julie A. Gentry

May 23, 2021

Julie A. Gentry, 72, of Scranton, passed peacefully Sunday, May 23, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer. Julie is the widow of the late Larry E. Gentry, who passed on October 11, 2017. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Mi

Barbara A. Pushinaitis

May 15, 2021

Barbara Pushinaitis, 78 of Fell Township, passed from health complications on April 28, 2021. Barbara was the daughter of the late Lois and Earl Cottell. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her

Kristopher P. Bernavage

May 15, 2021

Kristopher Paul Bernavage, 43, of South Scranton, passed away on May 8, 2021, at Regional Hospital. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Patricia Stanley, and the late William Bernavage.  Kris was an avid sports fan, especially the Yankees, Raiders a

Thomas P. Balko

May 15, 2021

Thomas P. Balko, 68, of South Scranton, passed on Friday evening, May 14, 2021, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. PA. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Sarah Ostromecki Balko. A graduate of the former Scranton Technical

James Habeeb

May 11, 2021

James G. Habeeb, 50 of West Scranton, passed on Wednesday night from injuries sustained in an industrial accident at work. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Anne E. Drugatz of West Scranton. Educated in Abington Heights High School, he was of the Ca

Stefan Tutka

May 10, 2021

Stefan Tutka, 96 years young, passed on Sunday, May 2, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife of 54 years, Paraskevia “Peg” Tutka, died in December of 2008. Born in Perlivitsi, Ukraine, he was educated in the Ukraine and was the son of the la

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Gerald "Jerry" Stanek

May 5, 2021

Gerald “Jerry” Stanek, 78, of West Scranton, passed on Thursday, April 29, at Geisinger/CMC after being stricken ill very suddenly. His wife of 46 years, Patricia Stanek, passed on September 19, 2012. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late A

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