Obituaries

Mary Brown

November 21, 2020

Mary Brown, 61, of Jermyn, passed on early Saturday morning, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, with her husband of 24 years Danny Brown, at her side. Born in Scranton, Mary is the daughter of Madeline “Madge” Rosencrans Hudacko, Dunmore an...

Elizabeth "Beth" Ciuccio

November 17, 2020

Elizabeth “Beth” Ciuccio, 84, of Scranton, passed on Wednesday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of Louis A. Ciuccio Sr, who died on July 2, 1987. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late David and Blanche Slugg...

John Kostyk

November 14, 2020


Veteran
John Kostyk, 98, of Scranton, died on Thursday morning at home. He was the husband of 67 years to Ruth E. Kostyk, who died on October 2, 2012. Born in Scranton, John was a son of the late Frank and Mary Kostyk. A graduate of Scranton Central High Sch...

Helen D. Sporko

November 13, 2020

Helen D. Sporko, 95, of West Scranton, passed on Monday at St. Mary’s Villa and Rehab Center. Her husband is Edward P. Sporko and the couple recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Valen...

Dorene E. Morse

November 10, 2020

Dorene Morse, 64 of Scranton, died unexpectedly, Sunday, October 25, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Mary Rondomanski Morse. She was educated in Scranton schools and was of the Catholic...

Tyler M. Marcinkevich

October 30, 2020


Veteran
Tyler M. Marcinkevich, 26, of Throop, died on Friday night at home. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Jennifer Stein, Throop. Tyler was a 2013 graduate of Mid Valley High School, a member of St. Mary Visitation Church Parish, Dickson City and served...

Carmen Del Pilar Nuñez

October 27, 2020

Carmen Del Pilar Nuñez, 57, of Scranton, PA, passed on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she is the daughter of Esteban Castro and Awilda Nuñez. Carmen is survived by a son, Abel Soto, ...

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


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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...