OBITUARIES


Esther Rose Linko

October 28, 2021

Esther Rose Linko, 86 and a lifelong resident of the Bellevue section, died Friday peacefully at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. She was the wife of Joseph Linko, who passed away in August 2002. Their 66th wedding anniversary would have b...

Patrick E. Benedict

October 19, 2021

Patrick E. Benedict, 68, of Scranton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Geisinger CMC. He was the husband of Daria Benedict, the couple was married for 38 years. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Edward and Rosemary ...

Anna Kalinich

October 16, 2021

Anna M. Kalinich passed peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Marywood Heights Nursing Center where she had been a resident since December 2020. Prior to moving to Marywood Heights, Anna had resided at Mulberry Towers, Scranton. Born in Scranto...

Rose M. Bandru

September 29, 2021

Rose M. Bandru, 93, passed on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Dunmore Health Care Center. Her loving and devoted husband of 67 years is Edward Bandru. Born in Wetzlar, Germany she is the daughter of the late Jacob and Andrea Uhl. Educated in Wetz...

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Tracy G. Rice

September 21, 2021

Tracy G. Rice, 79, of West Scranton, passed on Thursday. Born in Dalton, he is the son of the late Theodore and Belle Walker Rice. Tracy was educated in Scranton Public Schools and retired from MTL Technologies. Tracy proudly served in the United ...

Walter W. Kowanick

September 7, 2021

Walter W. Kowanick, 70, of West Scranton, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 30, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was the widow of his best friend and loving wife, Patricia A. Kowanick, ...

Thomas Williams

September 6, 2021

 Thomas Williams, 80, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully on Monday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. His wife of 59 years is the former Verona Hollister. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Sylvester and Margaret Williams. Thom...

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Clark E. Rosengrant

September 3, 2021

Clark E. Rosengrant, 81, of West Scranton, passed on Monday, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is Elizabeth “Betty” Rosengrant. Born in Springville, he is the son of the late Harry and Grace Rosengrant. Educated in Springville schools, h...

David J. Maroni

August 27, 2021

David J. Maroni, 44, of Duryea, passed Sunday night at Geisinger/CMC. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Louis E. and Mary S. Christiano Maroni. Educated in Riverside High School, he was employed as a forklift operator for the Home Depot war...

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Alva R. Willis

August 18, 2021

Alva R. “Al” Willis, 70, of Old Forge, passed at home with his wife Ann Marie Petroziello Willis at his side Sunday morning. Born in Philadelphia, he is the son of the late Alexander and Miriam Willis. Al was a graduate of Philadelphia School Dis...

Enrico P. Monacelli

August 2, 2021

Enrico “Rico” P. Monacelli, 63, of the Hill Section of Scranton passed away on Sunday, July 25, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was unable to survive complications from a dissecting thoracic aortic aneurism. He is survived by his belove...

Ruth Snyder

July 31, 2021

Ruth Snyder, 96, Scranton, formerly of Dalton, passed on Saturday night at home. Her husband, of 58 years, Rev. Richard A. Snyder, passed in 2002. Ruth was born in Newburg, Oregon to the late Edward and Martha Asmus. A graduate of Fort Collins High S...

Hazel C. Humphrey

July 29, 2021

Hazel C. Humphrey, 104 years young, passed at the home of her granddaughter Denise in West Scranton. She was the wife of the late Llewellyn Humphrey. Born in Nanticoke, PA, she is the daughter of the late James and Dinah Harvey Thompson. Educated in ...

Gloria Drost

July 27, 2021

Gloria G. Drost, 76, of Olyphant, passed on Friday, July 23 at Hospice of The Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. Her husband of 54 years, Frank Drost, passed on April 18, 2021. Born in Wayne County, she is the daughter of the late Anthony and Stel...

Alice E. Wardach

July 21, 2021

Alice E. Wardach, 91, of South Abington Twp, passed on Thursday, July 15 at home with her family at her side. Thanks to the loving care of her daughter Carol with whom she resided and her youngest granddaughters whom she referred to as her “angels...

Sue Ann Sniegowski

July 16, 2021

Sue Ann Sniegowski, 80, of Scranton died Wednesday morning, July 7th, at Oakwood Terrace assisted living center in Moosic. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Sniegowski Sr. who died in 2018. Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late Jo...

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Joan M. Pinnell

July 12, 2021

Joan M. Pinnell, 85, a resident at Thurston Woods Nursing Home Sturgis MI, died Wednesday, July 7, 2021. She was born in New York City January 4, 1936, to Arthur Leslie and Hilda Maude (James) James. Joan married Donald L. Pinnell in 1959. She lived ...

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Chester Edward Nezelkewicz

June 26, 2021

Chester Edward Nezelkewicz, 83, Minooka section of Scranton, passed Sunday morning at Mountain View Care Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Sharon Nezelkewicz, after which he raised their daughters as a single parent. Born in Scranton, he was th...

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Michael M. Kuchwara

June 23, 2021

Michael M. Kuchwara, 69, of Dickson City, passed on Tuesday, June 15 at Allied Skilled Nursing after a lengthy illness. His loving wife of 20 years is Sandi Widdick Kuchwara. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John and Rose Kelly Kuchwara. M...

Lisa Arthur Yurchak

June 14, 2021

Lisa Yurchak Arthur, 56, of Dickson City, passed Monday morning, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Her husband of 37 years is Glen J. Arthur. Lisa was born in Scranton and is the daughter of Ann Marie Yurchak, Olyphant, and the late Robert W. ...

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John S. Zak Sr.

June 10, 2021

John (Jack) Zak Sr., passed away on Thursday evening at the Allied Hospice Center, Scranton, and was surrounded by his wife, children and grandsons by his side.  Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John S. Zak and Stella Paszkowski.  A grad...

Nadia Biloskirka

June 9, 2021

Nadia Biloskirka, 97, of Scranton, PA passed on June 3, 2021. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Biloskirka for 57 years, who was the former Cantor for 47 years at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church. Born in Pohrebysche, Ukraine on February 24...

Julia Jaworski

June 4, 2021

Julia Jaworski, 94, of the Bellevue section of West Scranton, passed on Sunday evening after an extended illness. She was the widow of the late Charles M. Jaworski who passed on November 23, 1982. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Har...

Julie A. Gentry

May 23, 2021

Julie A. Gentry, 72, of Scranton, passed peacefully Sunday, May 23, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer. Julie is the widow of the late Larry E. Gentry, who passed on October 11, 2017. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Mi...

Barbara A. Pushinaitis

May 15, 2021

Barbara Pushinaitis, 78 of Fell Township, passed from health complications on April 28, 2021. Barbara was the daughter of the late Lois and Earl Cottell. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her...

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