Obituaries

Barbara Samuel

June 16, 2015

Barbara Samuel, 67 of West Scranton, died Thursday in Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 47 years is Albert Samuel. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Nancy Carra Brink of Dunmore and the late Cecil Brink. A 1966 graduate of Dunmore

Anna Portanova

June 15, 2015

Anna Portanova, 92, of West Scranton, died Wednesday night at the Mountain View Care Center. Her husband of 38 years, Daniel J. Portanova, died in 1977. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Emilio and Marie Catrone Minicozzi. Educated i

Patrick M. Clemens “Clemy”

June 12, 2015

Patrick M. Clemens “Clemy”, 51, of South Scranton, died Friday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in Indian Stream Twp., Maine. His wife of 25 years is Judi “Jude” Hughes Clemens. Born in Hughestown, he is the son of Robert and Dolore

Elizabeth “Betty” Markanich

June 9, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” Markanich, 88, of the Pine Brook section of Scranton, died Friday at Geisinger/CMC. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George Sr. and Anna Kozak Markanich. A 1944 graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she r

Annette “A” Scioscia Snyder

June 4, 2015

Annette “A” Scioscia Snyder 92, of South Scranton, slipped into eternity to join her husband John, son Gerald and grandson Joshua. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 31, 1923, she was along with her husband John, a child of

Veteran

Thomas Linko

May 31, 2015

Thomas Linko, 68, of Jefferson Township, died Thursday, in Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 47 years is Lois Ann Lindsey Linko. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John and Anna Smereka Linko. A 1965 graduate of West Scranton

Veteran

Robert J. Smith

May 8, 2015

Robert J. Smith, 64, of North Scranton, died Friday, May 8, 2015. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Evelyn Columbus Smith. Educated in Midland Park Schools, Bergen County, NJ, he was a Viet Nam Navy veteran serving as an e

Mary Bohn

April 9, 2015

The Lord called Mary Bohn, 93, home on Monday after a brief illness. Born in Scranton, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. She is survived by daughters Marilyn Merce

Barbara A. Martini

April 4, 2015

Barbara A. Martini, 77, of South Scranton, died Friday, at Allied Skilled Nursing. She was the widow of Frank A. Martini, who died June 2, 1995. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lepisko Blasko. A graduate of South Sc

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John P. Grajcar Sr.

March 30, 2015

John P. Grajcar Sr., 84, of West Scranton, died peacefully on Wednesday in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/CMC surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 63 years, Rita Nercz (Neach) Grajcar, died June 10, 2014. Born in Scranton, he was the son o

Veteran

Alexander “Al” G. Bouton

March 24, 2015

Alexander G. “Al” Bouton, 67, of Tripp Park, died peacefully Thursday evening at home, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 46 years is Christine Hill Bouton. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late G

Gary M. Kozlowski

March 22, 2015

Gary M. Kozlowski, 62, of South Scranton, died Wednesday, in Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife is Rosaleen Fitzell Kozlowski. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Chester and Florence Zamushinski Kozlowski. Educated in Scranton T

Veteran

James Rodeman

March 21, 2015

James Rodeman, 62, died unexpectedly at home on January 24, 2015. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Fred and Anna Drost Rodeman. He was a 1970 graduate of West Scranton High School and received an Associate Degree from Lackawanna Junior Co

Julian Henry Poniatowski

March 9, 2015

Julian Henry Poniatowski, 74, of the Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, died Wednesday at Moses-Taylor Hospital ER after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 52 years is Karen M. Williams Poniatowski. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the l

Veteran

Angelo (Blackie) M. Migliori

March 6, 2015

Angelo M. (Blackie) Migliori, 87, of Tripp Park, died Tuesday at the Gino Merli Veterans Center. His wife is Mildred Maslar Bryndzia Migliori. His first wife Ann Rencavage Migliori died October 27, 1996. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late M

Veteran

William A. Stefanovich

February 20, 2015

William A. Stefanovich, 82, Glenburn Twp., died Tuesday. He was the husband of the late Bernadine Ceklosky Stefanovich. Born in Plains, son of the late Anthony and Ann Langan Stefanovich, he was a Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from the M

Helen M. Sporko

February 17, 2015

Helen M. Sporko, 87, of Scranton, passed away on Friday at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Helen was the widow of the late Joseph P. Sporko who died in 1990. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Anna Kosek Manka. She

Antoinette Cipriano

February 17, 2015

Antoinette Cipriano, 91, of Taylor, died Friday at Geisinger/CMC. Her husband of 65 years, Anthony “Cubby” Cipriano, died March 9, 2013. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Peti Antoinelli. She was a graduate of Scran

Frank M. O'Connor

February 1, 2015

Frank M. O’Connor, whom was also known as Kewpie, 81, of Taylor, died Wednesday, surrounded by his loving family at Geisinger/CMC. His wife of 48 years is Carol A. McCarthy O'Connor. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward and Catherine

Veteran

John H. Barletta

January 30, 2015

John H. Barletta, 71, died Tuesday at Allied Skilled Nursing Home. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Nicholas S. and Mildred McDonald Barletta. A graduate of Pittston High School, he was employed in the local trucking industry as an over the

M. Juleann Sillner

January 23, 2015

M. Juleann Sillner, 80, of Roaring Brook Township, died Tuesday, after being stricken ill at home. Her husband of 47 years, Ralph P. Sillner, died October 20, 2003. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Julia Cosminski Karabin

Betty J. Skorec

January 22, 2015

Betty J. Skorec, 78, of West Scranton, passed into Eternal Life on Friday at Geisinger/CMC surrounded by her loving sons.. Her husband of 47 years, Joseph Skorec Sr., died July 10, 2002. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late James and El

Joseph M. Taylor

January 14, 2015

Joseph M. Taylor, 75, of Scott Township, died Thursday evening at Commonwealth Hospice at Scranton Regional Hospital. His wife is Margaret “Peggy” Slawski Taylor, and the couple would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on January 23rd

Helen F. Beppler

January 8, 2015

Helen F. Beppler, 78, of the Petersburg section of Scranton, died Monday night at home surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 58 years is Wendell A. Beppler Sr. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Frank D. and Ruth M. Simcox Ba

Christine E. Rozaieski

January 6, 2015

Christine E. Rozaieski, 40, of Minooka, died Wednesday. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Frances C. Kowalski Rozaieski, Scranton, and Francis Rozaieski, Old Forge. A 1992 graduate of Scranton High School and Mansfield University where she rec