Obituaries

Owenina “Nina” M. Worozbyt

Owenina “Nina” M. Worozbyt, 94, formerly of the Bellevue section of West Scranton, died Saturday night at the Dunmore Health Care Center. Her husband of 60 years, Michael S. Worozbyt died on March 1, 2004. Born in St. Ninians, Scotland, U.K., she...

Helen Nidoh Zelinski

The Gardens of Heaven were blessed with another beautiful flower as Helen Nidoh Zelinski passed into eternity from the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore on June 28, 2016 with her family by her side. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the la...

Laura “Lori” Wojewodski

Laura “Lori” Wojewodski, 56, of South Scranton, died Wednesday night surrounded by her family at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a recent illness and a 35 year courageous battle with Lupus. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Ray...

Anne T. Wickkiser

Anne T. Wickkiser, 92, of West Scranton, died Saturday at home after an extended illness. Her husband of 34 years, George E. Wickkiser, died May 23, 1979. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late David and Anna Owens Thomas. Anne was a grad...

William P. Whalen


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William P. Whalen, 74, Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, died Sunday night at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife of 52 years is Naomi Jackett Whalen. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Patrick and Margaret Williams Whalen. Bill w...

Charlotte C. Surenko

Charlotte C. Surenko, 76 passed away peacefully, Saturday at home, after an extended illness. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Hazel Thompson Humphrey, Scranton, and the late Llewellyn Humphrey. A graduate of South Side High School, Newark, N...

Simon “Sammy” Stevensky Jr.

Simon “Sammy” Stevensky Jr., 82, died February 14, 2016 at his home in Clifton Township. Born in Peckville, he was the son of the late Simon and Nellie Popiwchak Stevensky. He was a graduate of Blakely High School. He was a retired truck driver a...

Michael Stanek

Michael Stanek, 43, of West Scranton, died Friday night in Geisinger/CMC after a long struggle with cancer. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Gerald “Jerry” Stanek of Scranton and the late Patricia McDonald Stanek who died on September 19, 2012....

John T. Sporko


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John T. Sporko, 100, of West Scranton, died Saturday, at the Green Ridge Health Care Center, His wife of 67 years, Stella M. Gutowski Sporko, died July 9, 2008. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Boleslaw and Sophie Niekiewicz Sporko. Educa...

George J. Smith

George J. Smith, 80 of Scranton, died Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. I am writing this myself, as I do not want a funeral service or calling hours. My wife is the former Marjorie Oleski. We are married 54 years. I have a daughter, Debbie...

Robert M. Sledzinski

Robert M. Sledzinski, 58, of West Scranton, died Friday at Moses-Taylor Hospital after a long battle with cancer. His wife of 26 years is Chris E. Matthews Sledzinski. Born in Hawthorne, CA, he is the son of Ann R. Sledzinski, Scranton, and the late ...

Betsy Ann Simmons

Betsy Ann Simmons, 50, of Carbondale, died Monday at The Hospice of Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Shirley, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late James P. Simmons Sr. and Patricia F. Mattice Simmons. Betsy was a graduate of North Pocono Hig...

Kathleen “Katie” Marie Shoener

Kathleen “Katie” Marie Shoener, 29, fought bi-polar disorder since 2005, but she finally lost the battle on Wednesday to suicide in Lewis Center, Ohio. Katie was born in Scranton and is the daughter of Deacon Edward R. and Ruth Shoener of Scranto...

Dana W. Preble


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Dana W. Preble, 70, of North Scranton, died Wednesday night in the Geisinger/CMC Intensive Care Unit surrounded by his family. His wife of 38 years, Margaret Moran Preble, died in 2004. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Stanley and Cat...

John Novoczynski

John Novoczynski, 63, of South Scranton, died in a fire at his home on Saturday, August 20. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Chester Novoczynski and Nell Lapashanski Novoczynski. John was a graduate of the former Scranton Central High Sch...

Ann F. McDonald

Ann F. McDonald, 50 of the Lincoln Heights section of Taylor, died Saturday morning at Moses-Taylor Hospital ER after being stricken ill at home. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Diane Dommes McDonald. She was a 1983 grad...

Robert “Bob” Lewis


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Robert “Bob” Lewis, 65, of Moscow, passed into Eternal Rest in the comfort of his home on Sunday, October 9th, following a lengthy illness. His wife of 41 years is Cathy Kornutiak Lewis who was Bob’s childhood friend. He was a former member of ...

Charles (Charley King) Kreglewicz


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Charles (Charley King) Kreglewicz, 93, formerly of South Scranton, passed away Wednesday in Moses-Taylor Hospital. His wife of 47 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Wieckowski Kreglewicz, passed away in 1994. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Vi...

Chester M. Kozlowski Jr


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Chester M. Kozlowski Jr., 69, of the East Mountain section of Scranton died Thursday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley surrounded by his loving family. His wife is Laura Kasenchak Kozlowski. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Chester and Florence...

Regina M. Joyce

Regina M. Joyce, L.P.N., 73, a resident of Linwood Nursing and Rehab Center, died Thursday evening at the center. Born in Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Regina Kelly Joyce. She was a graduate of St. John’s High School of Pitt...

Sofia “Baba" Holyk

Sofia “Baba" Holyk fell asleep with the Lord on Tuesday June 21 with her family at her side. She was a beautiful, loved 92.  Sofia was born in Skalat, Zarybynci Ukraine, on September 3, 1923 and immigrated to the United States in 1949.   ...

Delores Nadine Farrence

Delores Nadine Farrence, 65, passed away Wednesday, October 12, after being stricken ill at home. She was the daughter of the late Annie Pearl Taylor. She was also preceded in death by one son, Tony, and a brother Eddie Barnette. She worked as a bart...

Marion M. Durdan

Marion M. Durdan, 88, formerly of Elan Gardens, Clarks Summit, passed away peacefully at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Pendrak Durdan. Marion was a grad...

Loretta Dixon Samuel

Loretta Samuel Dixon, 75, of West Scranton, died Sunday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her husband of 45 years, William B. Dixon died April 4, 2004. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late A...

Elaine D. Borys

Elaine D. Krul Borys, 70, died Thursday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Eleanor Dargatis Krul. Educated in Scranton schools, she was of the Catholic Faith and retired as a hostes...