Obituaries

John J. Martinelli Jr.

March 1, 2019


Veteran
John J. Martinelli Jr., 85, died Monday morning at Geisinger/CMC ICU with his loving family at his side. His wife, Mary Trunzo Martinelli, died in April of 2011. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Antoinette Maffucchi Martinelli...

Donald W. Trager

February 28, 2019

Donald W. Trager, 80, of West Scranton, died Sunday night at home, with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife Judith Williams Trager and the couple would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Monday, February 25. Born in Scra...

Shirley Puchalski

February 22, 2019

Shirley Puchalski, 83, of West Scranton, died Monday morning at Geisinger/CMC where she was a patient. She was the widow of Anthony Puchalski, who passed in 1993. Born in Taylor, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Emma Bevan Nicholson. Shirl...

Stella Kowalski

February 12, 2019

Stella Kowalski, 96, Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, died at home Saturday morning after an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Edmund J. Kowalski who passed away on June 14, 2004. Born in Scranton, she was...

Marian Brazen Kovacs

February 10, 2019

Marian Brazen Kovacs, 83, of West Scranton, died Thursday, at the Green Ridge Health and Rehab Center. Her husband of 61 years is Julius Kovacs. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late John and Anna Tomich Brazen. Marian was a 1954 graduate...

William L. “Doc” Dougherty Sr.

February 8, 2019

William L. “Doc” Dougherty Sr., died Wednesday, surrounded by his loving family, at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His beloved wife is Diane Delonti Dougherty. Born in Dunmore, he is the son of the late Robert E. and Ann Lawrence Dough...

Walter J. Kulick

February 7, 2019


Veteran
Walter J. Kulick, 84, of Dunmore, died Saturday in the Moses-Taylor Hospital ER. His wife of 60 years is Ann Juice Kulick. Born in Dunmore, he is the son of the late Adam and Anna Bohenik Kulick. Walter was a Korean War Marine Veteran having served w...

Antoinette Methot

February 5, 2019

Antoinette Methot, 84, of West Mountain, Scranton, died Thursday at Allied Hospice Unit, Scranton. Her husband is Leon Methot Sr. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret LaRussa Passaniti. Antoinette was a 1952 graduate o...

Paul Juice

February 4, 2019

Paul Juice, 71, of Scranton, passed away on Tuesday at home. His wife is Rose Provinzano Juice. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John and Helen Fezuk Juice. Educated in Scranton Technical High School, he was a member of St. Mary of Mount C...

Helen Esmunicki

February 2, 2019

Helen Esmunicki, of West Scranton, died Saturday surrounded by her family at Abington Manor. Her husband was Samuel Esmunicki who died in 1994. Born in Laflin, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Pavlisko Guida. Helen was a 70 year member ...

Shirley A. Rapaciewicz

January 31, 2019

Shirley A. Rapaciewicz, 57, of West Scranton died Friday morning at Allied Hospice. Her husband of 27 years is Ted Rapaciewicz. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Michael and Lois Price Watral. Shirley was educated in Scranton Schools ...

Anthony Mark “ToeKnee” Caporelli

January 30, 2019


Veteran
Anthony Mark “ToeKnee” Caporelli, Orlando, FL, died peacefully at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on May 23rd, 1954, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Anthony and Matilda Cimino Caporelli. He grew up in North Scran...

Theresa Ann Grado

January 28, 2019

Theresa Ann Grado, 91, originally of West Scranton residing in Virginia Beach, passed away on January 22, 2019. Her husband was the late August B. Grado. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late John and Julia Perrone Caporelli. Theresa was ...

Isabel Gahwiler

January 26, 2019

Isabel Gahwiler, of Scranton, passed away on Sunday at Allied Services Hospice.  Last August she entered Allied Terrace for assisted living.  Before passing away, she was also a patient in Allied Rehab Hospital as well as Allied Skilled Nursing &am...

Barbara Anne Galenas

January 15, 2019

Barbara Anne Galenas, 91 of Avoca, passed away early Friday morning, January 11, 2019 at home with her loving daughters at her side. Born in Avoca on September 11, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Gacek Vermac. Barbara graduated...

Mary Lou Grushinski

January 10, 2019

Mary Lou Grushinski, of South Scranton, who would have been 64 years old on January 19th, died Sunday morning at home surrounded by her family. Her husband of 44 years is Richard D. Grushinski. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Thomas...

Doris R. Warrick

January 3, 2019

Doris R. Warrick, 70, died Thursday at Allied Skilled Nursing, Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Henry P. and Reva Abbott Soloski. Educated in Scranton Technical High School, she was a homemaker. She is survived by one daug...

Mary Androscizsko

December 29, 2018

Mary Androscizsko, 94, of West Scranton died Christmas morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 48 years, Joseph J. Androscizsko, died in 1996. Born in Dunmore, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Penyak Swadeba. Mary was a...

Albert J. Oconnor

December 21, 2018

Albert J. Oconnor, 34 of Scranton, died on Saturday. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Deborah Stawinsky Beavers and step-father Lee Beavers, and Albert Oconnor. Albert was educated in West Scranton High School, was of the Catholic Faith and worked ...

Ann Marie Cabets

December 14, 2018

Ann Marie Cabets, of Scranton, died on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Cabets. Ann Marie was of the Catholic Faith and enjoyed listening to music, particularly Elvis, Bob Dyl...

John F. Niemiec

December 14, 2018


Veteran
John F. Niemiec, 80, of the Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, died Tuesday morning at the Allied Hospice Center. His wife of 56 years is Dorothy Janicki Niemiec. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Julia Hodek Niemiec. John was a 1956 ...

Mary Bega Stuchlak

December 7, 2018

Mary Bega Stuchlak, 97, a former West Scranton resident, died Sunday at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Morohovich Bega. Mary’s husband, John Stuchlak, died in November 2003. She wa...

Gerald “Jerry” T. Sangiuliano

December 2, 2018

Gerald T. “Jerry” Sangiuliano, 73, of West Scranton, died on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the Allied Hospice Center, with his daughter at his side. Jerry was married to the late Dianne Caudullo Sangiuliano, who passed away in 2003. Born in Scr...

Robert J. Moschorak

November 26, 2018

Robert J. Moschorak, died on Monday, November 27, at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes Barre. in the presence of family.  His wife of 46 years, Helen M. Onofrey Moschorak, died on October 3, 2015. Born in Scranton, Bob was a 1959 graduate of W...

Dorothy V. Edwartoski

November 23, 2018

Dorothy V. Edwartoski, 91, of South Scranton, died Friday night at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Aloysius and Theophilia Lopatka Edwartoski. Dorothy was a lifelong member of Sacred Hearts of Jesus a...