Obituaries

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...

Regina A. Lavetsky

Regina A. Lavetsky, 90, died Friday in the Abington Manor. Her husband of 44 years, Bernard Lavetsky, died October 26, 1990. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Evelyn Hoinski Zuchlewski,. A graduate of Scranton Technica...

Helen “Nell” Kozubal

Helen “Nell” Kozubal, 81, of West Scranton, died Friday at Moses-Taylor Hospital. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late James and Emma McDonald Size. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she held an Associate Degree in Mecha...

Eugene Kurey

Eugene Kurey, 82, of Ransom Twp., formerly of Scranton, died Sunday at Geisinger/Wyoming Valley. His wife is Margaret “Marge” Berry Kurey. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Michael and Theresa Seneshin Kurey. Educated in West Scranton Hi...

Joseph F. Michalik


Veteran
Joseph F. Michalik, 86, of South Scranton, died Friday afternoon at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. His wife of 60 years is Cecelia “Ceil” Rodrigues Michalik. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Pauline Pici...

Rose Marie Karwaski

Rose Marie Karwaski, 78, of South Scranton, died Monday morning in the Geisinger/CMC ER. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Claire Belardi Renaldi. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she retired as a phone specia...

William A. Yevich

William A. Yevich, 85, formerly of North Scranton, died Monday night at Allied Skilled Nursing Center, Scranton. Born in Scranton, he had worked in the local dry cleaning/laundry industry. He has no survivors. A graveside service will be held on Mond...

Edward L. Wyshock


Veteran
Edward L. Wyshock, 85, of West Scranton, died Monday in Commonwealth Hospice at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife of 50 years, Eleanor Agnes Rasieleski Wyshock died December 6, 2003. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Isabe...

Eva , Warholak Husanita

Eva Warholak Husanita, 95, of West Scranton, formerly of Bridgeport, CT, died Monday in Allied Services Skilled Nursing. Her husband Stephen Husanita died in 1983. Born in Wyola-Smithmills, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Suchic...

Charles J. Drazdauskas


Veteran
Charles J. Drazdauskas, 88, of West Scranton, died Wednesday evening at home. His wife of 47 years, Dolores M. Bonetski Drazdauskas, died on July 29, 2006. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Tekla Savitskas Drazdauskas. A 1943 gr...