Obituaries

Mary Jane Gula

Mary Jane Gula, 88, of Scranton died Friday, June 27 at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. She was the loving wife of George Gula. Born in Scranton, Mary was the daughter of the late Paul and Kathryn Bilan Bayda. She was a graduate of Scranton Central Hi...

Elizabeth J. Fezuk

Elizabeth J. Fezuk, 69, of Scranton, died Friday evening the Commonwealth Hospice Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of the late Frank Fezuk who died in 2010. Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late George & Anna Le...

Kathleen M. Gutknecht

Kathleen M. Gutknecht, 89, of West Scranton, died Wednesday, at home after an illness. She was the widow of the late Francis Gutknecht who died in 1968. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence Goman Murray. A 1943 grad...

Lottie Karwaski

Lottie Karwaski, 97, a lifelong resident of South Scranton and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2014, surrounded by family members, in the home of Georgie D...

William B. Evans

William B. Evans, 77, of Green Ridge, died Saturday at home surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 54 years is Shirley Gleich Evans. The couple would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. Born in Scranton, he was the son of ...

Rita , Nercz (Neach) Grajcar

Rita Nercz (Neach) Grajcar, 82, was called home to the Lord at home on Tuesday morning, with her loving family at her side. Rita and her husband John Grajcar would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on September 8th. Born in Scranton, she...

Frank E. , Kishel Jr


Veteran
Frank E. Kishel Jr., 71, of Scranton, died Tuesday in the Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice unit. His wife of 47 years is Nancy Kansavage Kishel. Born in Taylor, he is the son of the late Frank and Agnes Gall Kishel. A graduate of North Pocono High School, h...

Leona M. , Ocwieja

Leona M. Ocwieja, 97, a resident of Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center, Taylor, died Saturday evening at the center. Her husband Frank I. Ocwieja died in 1988. Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary Nehr Kucy. Educated in Sc...

Ann Bradshaw

Ann Bradshaw, 29, of Taylor, died Friday evening in the ICU unit of Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Plains Twp, after an extended struggle with leukemia. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Harry Bradshaw, Scranton, and Kristen Weidow, Taylor. A 2001 ...

Theodore “Ted” Kempa

Theodore “Ted” Kempa, 83, of the Lincoln Heights section of Taylor died Thursday, at Geisinger/CMC, Scranton. His beloved wife of 58 years is Mary Grajcar Kempa. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Zygmont and Stella Etminsky Kempa. A 1949...

Leslie Herbster

Leslie Herbster, 70, of West Scranton, died Thursday morning in the Geisinger/CMC/VNA Hospice Unit. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Elmer and Stena J. Herbster. Leslie was a graduate of St. Mary of The Assumption High School and attended...

Joseph Maruhnich

Joseph Maruhnich, 79, of Bayonne, NJ, died Tuesday at Bayonne Medical Center. Born in Scranton on July 11, 1934, he was the son of the late George and Anna Swetz Maruhnich. Educated in Scranton and Dunmore schools, he was a 1953 graduate of Scranton ...

Beverly Jean Gordon

Beverly Jean Gordon, of Scranton, died Monday morning at Regional Hospital in Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Kuplinski Andrejewski. She was a 1963 Graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was a cer...

Stephen H. Petrewski

Stephen H. Petrewski, 66 of Dunmore, died Saturday, in Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Dorothy Cegelka Petrewski, Scranton and the late Harry Petrewski Sr. A 1966 graduate of West Scranton High School, he was an Air Forc...

Frank J. Pallien

Frank J. Pallien, 51, of Scranton, died Thursday after being stricken ill while running on the Lackawanna Heritage Trail. His wife of 31 years is Darlene Hawley Pallien. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank and Irene Sabatini Pallien. A...

Michael Stranko

Michael Stranko, 88, of Scranton, died Saturday, April 12, 2014. His wife Elizabeth “Betty” Moxen Stranko, died on October 16, 1993. Born in Scranton on April 13, 1925, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Wichkova Stranko. A graduate of Scr...

John P. Krupinski

John P. Krupinski, 83, of the Bellevue section of Scranton, died Tuesday morning at the Regional Hospital of Scranton E/R. Born in Scranton on April 4, 1930, he was a son of the late John and Catherine Havrilko Krupinski. He was a graduate of West Sc...

Robert A.”Bob” Shoener

Robert A.”Bob” Shoener of Scranton passed into eternal life on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. His wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Shoener, passed in October of 2000. His parents were Arthur B. and Helen Green Shoener. Bob formerly worked for the A&...

Camille Yacovelli Neto

Camille Yacovelli Neto, 73, of Asbury Park, NJ, died Friday night in the Scranton Health Care Center. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Michael and Jennie Micciche Yacovelli. A 1959 graduate of West Scranton High School, she lived and...

William J. Sibick Sr

William J. Sibick Sr., 64, Scranton, died March 17, at home. Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Laba Sibick. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, he was a former member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church and w...

Ronald W. Godfrey Sr


Veteran
Ronald W. Godfrey Sr., 82,of Avoca, died Friday night at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital ER. He is survived by his wife Delores Chimelewski Godfrey. Born in Brewster, NY, he was a son of the late Raymond and Gladys Smalley Godfrey. A graduate of Br...

Christopher A. Shoemaker

Christopher A. Shoemaker, 42 of Mt. Cobb, died Tuesday following a courageous battle from massive infections for more than 30 days in the ICU at Geisinger/CMC. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Marian Plasco and fiancé Ken Beerman, Reading and Will...

Edward J Hanis

Edward J Hanis, 33, formerly of West Scranton, died Monday at Geisinger/CMC. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Edward A. and Anne C. Wojewodski Hanis, of Scranton. Eddie was a 1999 graduate of West Scranton High School, a 2003 graduate of Keystone C...

Patricia M. Gillespie

Patricia M. Gillespie, 61, of North Scranton, died Saturday after being stricken ill at home. Her high school sweetheart and husband of 42 years, John “Jack” Gillespie, died March 21, 2013. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Josep...

Peter Paul Kobeski Jr

Peter Paul Kobeski Jr., 67 of Taylor, died Tuesday at Geisinger/CMC, after a long illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Peter and Ann Kuchka Kobeski. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was employed by SSH, Cincinn...