OBITUARIES


Marilyn Smar Smar

January 6, 2017

Marilyn Smar, 72, of Old Forge, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday night at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 43 years, Richard “Richie” Smar, died in July of 2013. Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the la

Jean E. Murphy

December 26, 2016

Jean E. Murphy, 91, of Thornhurst, passed away Peacefully Monday evening while surrounded by family. She was the widow of Martin L. Murphy Jr. and the daughter of the late Archbald E. Hamilton and Anna Mae Hamilton Beebe. She is survived by two daugh

Jerome Shaw Shaw

December 12, 2016

Jerome Shaw, 57, of Scranton, died Monday, from injuries sustained in an auto versus pedestrian accident in North Scranton. Son of the late Cyril and Lillian Shaw, he is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Shaw, two grandchildren, two brothers, Robert

Thelma M. Vandermark

November 29, 2016

Thelma M. Vandermark, 63, of Scranton, died on Monday, at home. Her husband of 37 years is Ralph D. Vandermark. Born in Carbondale she attended Green Ridge Assembly of God Church. Also surviving are one son, John Haig, two daughters, Belinda Evans, M

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John “Jack” Watkins

November 21, 2016

John “Jack” Watkins, 89, of Jessup, formerly of West Scranton, died Thursday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jean McNichols Watkins and his second wife Maryanne Ager Watkins. Born in Scranton, he was the son

Marilyn Zadolnny Zadolnny

November 14, 2016

Marilyn Zadolnny, 93 of West Scranton, died Thursday in Scranton Regional Hospital. Her husband of 55 years, George Zadolnny, died in 2001. Born in Clarks Summit, she was the daughter of the late Lynn and Mary Foulkrod Mack. Educated in Lake Ariel sc

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Martin R. Napolitano

October 28, 2016

Martin R. Napolitano, 91, a resident of Scranton’s Bellevue Section, passed into Eternal Rest at the Green Ridge Health Care Center on Sunday, October 23.   He leaves his wife of 70 years, Rose M. Fiorani Napolitano.  They celebrated their 70th

Pani Tamara Kowal

April 23, 2016

Pani Tamara, wife of Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal, fell asleep in the Lord unexpectedly on Friday, April 15. Born in Wurzen, Germany on October 2, 1944, our Mom came to America in 1952 with her late parents, Ilya and Vera (Ivanova) Ty

Sophie Zelinski

March 29, 2016

Sophie Zelinski, 94, died Tuesday, in the Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice Unit. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Eva Sztubinski Zielinski. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she was a lifelong member of SS Peter an

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John J. Rogan Jr.

March 25, 2016

John J. Rogan Jr., of West Scranton, passed away Tuesday night surrounded by his loving family and friends, ending his 9 ½ year struggle with kidney disease. He and his wife Debbie Malos Rogan celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on March 21. B

Robert Petrikovicz Jr.

March 13, 2016

Robert Petrikovicz, 48, South Scranton, died Tuesday after being stricken ill. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Robert Petrikovicz Sr., Mayfield and Mary Jane Hricko, Scranton. Robert was a 1986 graduate of West Scranton High School and had worked

Marion C. Kowalski

January 19, 2016

Marion C. Kowalski, 88, a lifelong resident of the Lincoln Heights section of Taylor, died Saturday at Allied Skilled Nursing Center. Her husband of 52 years, Edmund J. Kowalski Sr., died August 5, 2005. Born in Taylor, she was the daughter of the la

Ann M. Klodnicki

January 11, 2016

Ann M. Klodnicki, 83, of Scranton, died Wednesday evening at the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/CMC. She was the widow of Edward C. Klodnicki, to whom she had been married to for 59 years. Born in Dupont, she was the youngest of 13 children of the lat

Carolyn D. Wojewodski

December 31, 2015

Carolyn D. Wojewodski, OCDS, 78, of South Scranton, died Monday at The Willowbrook, where she was a resident. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Raymond Wojewodski. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Martin J. and Elena Pilot

Rebecca Lynn Barrett

December 30, 2015

Rebecca Lynn Barrett, 43, of Taylor, died Saturday morning at home after a courageous struggle with breast cancer. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Kenneth M. and Ellie Mae Mlyczek Barrett of West Scranton. Rebecca was a 1990 graduate of West

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Joseph W. Samuels

December 28, 2015

Joseph W. Samuels, 77, of West Scranton, died Tuesday at home, after an extended illness. His wife Evelyn Patrick Samuels, died in September. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Lescowitch Samuel. Joe was a 1956 graduate of W

Mary A. Krul

December 22, 2015

Mary A “Dolly” Krul, 84, died Friday at home after an extended illness. She was the widow of Michael A. Krul, who died on November 6, 2000. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Carmella Malara Genovese. Mary was a 1949

Rose M. (Pietryka) Patrick

December 2, 2015

Rose M. (Pietryka) Patrick, 91, Rosalia Maria Jargiello, her given name, of Scranton, died Thursday at Abington Manor. She was the wife of 64 years to Peter J. Patrick (Pietryka), who died on April 12, 2012. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of

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Edward J. Clarke

November 28, 2015

Edward J. Clarke, 81 of West Scranton, died Monday in Scranton Regional Hospital. His wife of 58 years is Regina Malek Clarke. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Martha E. Sink Clarke. A 1951 graduate of West Scranton High Sch

Dorothy Frolich

November 17, 2015

Dorothy Frolich, 87, a resident of Holy Family Residence, died Friday at the residence. She was the widow of Harold Frolich. Born in Forest City, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marcella Slezinski Bilko. Educated in Kenilworth NJ Schools,

Marie Troy

November 16, 2015

Marie Troy, 68, of Exeter, died Thursday, at home after an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 49 years is William Troy. Born in Patterson, NJ, she is the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Sauter. Marie was a 1965 gr

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Robert J. Schultz

November 14, 2015

Robert J. Schultz, 85, of the plot section of the city, died Tuesday afternoon at home after being stricken ill. His wife is Mary Kay Pifcho Schultz. The couple would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on November 16. Born in Scranton, he

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Stephen Palahunich

November 12, 2015

Stephen Palahunich, 88, of Scranton, died Monday morning at Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice Unit. His wife is Bertha Sobuta Palahunich. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Michael and Agnes Smar Palahunich. Educated in Scranton Technical High Scho

Ann Marie Serkosky

November 4, 2015

Ann Marie Serkosky, 68, of Tripps Park section of Scranton, died on Friday after several years of battling cancer. Her husband of 25 years, Robert V. Serkosky died on March 18, 1993. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Anna

Mary Lukasiewicz

November 2, 2015

Mary Lukasiewicz passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Anna Malar and wife of the late John Lukasiewicz who passed away in June 1999. In keeping with Mary’s wishes her funeral was private, in care of

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