Obituaries

Joseph F. Ogden

June 8, 2020

Joseph F. Ogden Jr, 50 of West Scranton, died at Geisinger/CMC after being stricken ill at home. He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa who loves him unconditionally and would do anything for him. Born in Rahway, NJ, he is the son of Patricia Ogden,...

Frances M. DiBileo Turcotte Small

June 7, 2020

Frances M. DiBileo Turcotte Small, 84, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Her husband, Elliott Small died on March 23, 2006. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Anthony and Concetta DiBileo. Frances was educated at West Scranton High ...

Dolores M. Zapotochny

June 3, 2020

Dolores M. Zapotochny, 71, of East Mountain, passed away on Saturday at the Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scranton. Her husband of 53 years is Alan Zapotochny. Born in Old Forge, she is the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret Maleck...

Robert J. Kasperkoski

June 1, 2020


Veteran
Robert J. Kasperkoski, 76, of Taylor, passed away on Monday at home. Born in Old Forge, PA on August 27, 1943, he is the son of the late Benjamin and Frances Succolosky Kasperkoski. Bob was a graduate of Old Forge High School, and enlisted into the A...

Sylvia E. Rice

May 30, 2020


Veteran
Sylvia Rice (nee Leal), born on May 23, 1933, was raised in Mission, Texas. She passed away in Scranton, Pa., on May 30, 2020. On May 25, 1953, Sylvia married the love of her life, Walter, on a ranch in Texas and relocated to Scranton, Pa., where th...

Barbara Joyce Ferraro

May 28, 2020

Barbara Joyce Ferraro (Colburn), 81, died Thursday morning, May 28th at the Jewish Nursing Home of Eastern Pennsylvania located in Scranton. Born in Heiberger, Alabama, she was the loving wife of the late Donald J. Ferraro. Joyce was raised in Perr...

Shirley Collins

May 24, 2020

Shirley Collins, 73, formerly of Scranton and Peckville, passed away Sunday, May 24th at Allied Services Hospice Center after a long battle with cancer. Born in Scranton in 1946, she was the daughter of the late Edward J and Clara Sokoloski. A gradua...

Antonietta Kohut

May 23, 2020

Antonietta Kohut, 87, formerly of West Scranton, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Peter Kohut who died in September of 2000 and the couple had been married 43 years at the time of his death. Born in Latisana, Italy,...

Stanley A. Maros Sr.

May 22, 2020


Veteran
Stanley A. Maros Sr,, 82, of the Greenwood section of Scranton, passed away on Monday, May 18, at Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore after a long battle with Parkinson Disease. He was the husband of Carol (Shygelski) Maros and would have shared 6...

Edward A. Koziol

May 16, 2020


Veteran
Edward A. Koziol, 91, formerly on South Scranton, died Monday at St. Mary’s Villa, Elmhurst, from complications of Covid-19. His wife of 51 years, the Florence Korek Koziol died May 3, 2012. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Francis and ...

Deborah Ann Ogden

May 16, 2020

Deborah Ann Ogden, 57, of North Scranton, died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a fire at 1840 North Main Avenue, North Scranton. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Ann Juice Kulick, Dunmore and the late Walter J. Kulick. Debbie was a gra...

Kevin M. Shaughnessy

May 14, 2020

Kevin M. Shaughnessy, of West Scranton, passed away Saturday morning after being stricken ill at home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John “Jack” and Roseann Regan Shaughnessy. Kevin was a 1988 graduate of West Scranton High School ...

Joseph J. Barbuti

May 13, 2020

Joseph James Barbuti passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on May 9th 2020. Born December 16, 1942, Joe was a lifelong PROUD resident of West Scranton.   Growing up in the Bellevue section of West Scranton, he loved...

Ann Cosminski

April 28, 2020

Ann Cosminski, 99, formerly of Taylor, died Tuesday morning at the Forest City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Stephen Cosminski Sr. who died on April 1, 2000. The couple had been married 53 years at the time of Steve’s pass...

Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal

April 22, 2020

CHRIST IS RISEN!  INDEED HE IS RISEN!  It is with deep sorrow, yet with joy of the Holy Season of Pascha, that our "Dear Old Dad", Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal fell asleep in the Lord on Great Friday, April 17, 2020.  He leaves beh...

Esther Martinez

April 16, 2020

Esther Martinez, 62, of Scranton, passed away on 04/16/2020 at Dunmore Health Care Center. Esther was born in Ibague, Colombia, daughter of Jose and Sylvia Martinez. She studied Piano, Organ, and Spanish Literature. She enjoyed playing the Melodica....

Joseph Madus Sr.

April 14, 2020


Veteran
Joseph Madus Sr., 71, Newton Township, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife Elaine Sydor Madus and the couple would have celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in June. Born in West Scranton...

Theodore F. Rapaciewicz

April 5, 2020


Veteran
Theodore F. “Teddy” Rapaciewicz, 60, of West Scranton, died Sunday, April 5, at home. His wife, Shirley Ann Watral Rapaciewicz died on January 25, 2019. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Theodore and Evelyn Fezuk Rapaciewicz. Teddy was...

Theresa B. Stanek

March 30, 2020

Theresa B. Stanek, 79, of West Scranton, died on Thursday at the Green Ridge Health Care Center. Her husband of 58 years is Robert A. Stanek. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Theresa Grayeski. Theresa was educated in Sout...

Joseph J. Rama

March 18, 2020


Veteran
Joseph J. Rama, 95, formerly of Scranton, died on Saturday, in Catonsville, MD. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Adeline Gowarty Rama. Born in Scranton, Joe was the son of the late John and Stella Hermanowski Rama. Joe and Adeline were in the ...

Johanna Petranchak

March 17, 2020

Johanna Petranchak, 93, of West Scranton, died Saturday morning at the Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. She was the widow of John “Jack” Petranchak who died April 23, 1983. Born in Clarks Summit, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna B...

Cynthia Zimmerman

March 10, 2020

Cynthia Zimmerman, 58, Scranton, died Friday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart In-patient Unit, Dunmore. Her husband of 40 years is Donald A. Zimmerman. Born in Scranton she is the daughter of Janet Morris Maurer, Scranton and the late Harry Johnson. A ...

Sarah Steinbacher

March 5, 2020

Sarah Steinbacher, 71, died Thursday at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Mabel Cigna, Scranton and the late Samuel Cigna. Sarah was a 1966 graduate of South Scranton Central Catholic Hi...

Nancy M. Mark

February 26, 2020

Nancy M. Mark, 82, State College, formerly of Scranton, died Thursday at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Her husband is William D. Mark. Born in Scranton, Nancy is the daughter of the late Eugene and Marion Bartle McCarthy. Nancy was edu...

Patricia Ann Mitchell Coggins

February 19, 2020

Patricia Ann Mitchell Coggins, 87, of Scranton, died Friday, at Scranton Regional Hospital. She was the widow of John J. Coggins, who died on September 13, 2019, and the couple had been together for over 70 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daught...