Obituaries

Geraldine O'Rose

April 7, 2018

Geraldine O’Rose, 85, of Silver Spring, MD, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on October 23, 2017.   Geraldine was born and raised in Scranton, PA, daughter of the late John and Helen Kapacs Orose, the eldest of 3 siblings, and later moved to ...

Herbert R. Kresge

March 24, 2018


Veteran
Herbert R. Kresge Jr., 79, of the Lincoln Heights section of Taylor, died on Saturday, after being stricken ill at home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Herbert R. and Mary Reap Kresge. Educated in Duncannon schools, he was a United Stat...

Patrick J. Jordan

March 15, 2018


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Patrick J. Jordan 78, formerly of Olyphant, died Saturday at Abington Manor. Born in Scranton to the late Walter and Marie Neary Jordan, he was a graduate of the Scranton School District, earned an associate degree, served as a Staff Sergeant in the ...

John “Jack” “Papa” Michael Korgeski

March 14, 2018


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John “Jack” “Papa” Michael Korgeski, 84, of Taylor, passed away on March 9, 2018, at Moses Taylor Hospital. His wife of 58 years is Catherine (Deininger) Korgeski.   Born in the “Flats section” of Scranton, he was the son of th...

Helene Motsay Brown

March 11, 2018

Helene E. Motsay Brown, 94, a former resident of Mayfield, Carbondale and Mount Pocono, died Tuesday at Creekside Health Care and Rehab Center, Carbondale. She was the widow of Raymond Motsay, and Robert Brown. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughte...

Wayne J. Malachowski

March 10, 2018

Wayne J. Malachowski, 57, of Sturges, passed away on Monday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Norma Vargas. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edmund and Emelyn Malachowski. Educated in Scranton Sch...

Adeline R. Vullo

March 7, 2018

Adeline R. Vullo, 96, formerly of River St., South Scranton, passed away Friday at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. She was the widow of Philip T. Vullo, who died May 5, 1981. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Ubaldo and Vincenza DeSte...

Thomas Charles Jaworski

March 5, 2018

Thomas Charles Jaworski, 56 of Ransom, passed unexpectedly Wednesday at home. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Christine Jaworski, whom he loved dearly. Born in West Scranton, to the late Thomas and Romayne Jaworski, he was a 1979 ...

Stella Fialkowsky

February 22, 2018

Stella Fialkowsky, 96, a resident of Oakwood Terrace, Moosic, died Tuesday Morning. Her husband Edward Fialkowsky, died in 2003. Nieces and nephews survive. Graveside Services were held on Thursday, in St Vladimir’s Cemetery, Minooka, by Rev Myron ...

Victor Fleck

February 19, 2018


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Victor Fleck, 85, of West Scranton, died Friday at Geisinger/CMC. His wife of 63 years is Dorothy Karsnak Fleck. Born in Scranton, he is a son of the late Michael and Mamie Adamczyk Fleck. Victor was a lifetime member of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Cathol...

Warren M. Schadt

February 6, 2018

Warren M. Schadt, 86, Minooka, formerly of West Scranton, died Friday at home after a lengthy illness. His wife of 55 years, Julia Drost Schadt, died on July 22, 2011. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Milton H. and Ruth Meredith Schadt. W...

Kathleen McGahern Larkin

January 29, 2018

Kathleen McGahern Larkin, 88, passed at home surrounded by loved ones on Jan. 26 in Lake Ariel, Pa. Born and raised in New York City, she was a country girl at heart. In 1957 she left her position as a technician with RCA to move to West Milford, N....

Anthony "Tony" J. Zanghi

January 27, 2018


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Anthony J. “Tony” Zanghi of Scranton, died Monday in Geisinger CMC ER after being suddenly stricken ill while serving as an acolyte during Mass. His wife is M. Janet Serrian Zanghi and the couple would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversa...

Regina Clarke

January 26, 2018

Regina Clarke, 82, of West Scranton, died Monday in the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 58 years, Edward J. Clarke died on November 23, 2015. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Stella Bonczek Malek. Reggie wa...

James M. Poncavage

January 20, 2018


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James M. Poncavage, 71 of East Scranton, died Monday after being stricken ill at home. His wife the former Charlotte Detrick Poncavage, died in 1991. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Ann Habuda Poncavage. James received his secon...

Denise M. Wasilko

January 15, 2018

Denise M. Wasilko, 60, of North Scranton, died on Thursday at the ER of Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband is Harry J. Wasilko Jr, Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Michael “Sonny” and Lois Hughes Watral. A graduate of Scr...

Michael S. Oconnor

January 8, 2018

Michael S. Oconnor, 37, of Scranton, died Monday at home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Deborah Beavers, step-father Lee Beavers and Albert Oconnor. He was a 2000 graduate of West Scranton Senior High School. Michael would volunteer his grass c...

Paul L. Lowe Jr.

January 5, 2018

Paul L. Lowe Jr., 65 died on Sunday, surrounded by his family at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife of 45 years is Patricia L. June Lowe. Born in Scranton, He is the son of the late Paul L. Sr. and Dorothy Hughes Lowe. Paul was a 1970 graduate o...

Margaret Holubosky

January 4, 2018

Margaret Holubosky, 85 of Moosic, died Thursday evening at home. She was the widow of Walter Holubosky who died in 1992. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Anne Garich Durkot. Educated in Scranton schools, she was a former me...

Captain Richard D. Heier Jr

January 3, 2018


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Captain Richard D. Heier Jr., 31 died Tuesday. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Richard D. Sr. and Deborah “Debbie” Kelesky Heier of Scranton and the fiancé of Kara Dolinish. Richard was a graduate of Bishop Hannon High School, received a Bach...

Catherine Marie Gattens

January 1, 2018

Catherine Marie Gattens, 91 of Scranton, died Monday morning at the Lackawanna Health Care & Rehab Center. She was the widow of Edward A. Gattens who died in 2007. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary O’Hora McCormic...

Stanley J. Mach

December 29, 2017


Veteran
Stanley J. Mach, 75, Old Forge formerly of Scranton, died Christmas Day at Geisinger Wyoming Valley where he was a patient. His wife of 49 years is Sharon Ashman Mach. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Mary Malanko Mach. A graduat...

Edward Harold Harris Jr

December 21, 2017

Edward Harold Harris Jr, at the age of 72, succumbed to a stroke on Sunday, December 17th, 2017. He was the youngest son of Helen and Edward Harris, and was part owner of Harris’s Bar in Keyser Valley. Edward proudly defined himself as a family man...

Sarah A. Johnson

December 6, 2017

Sarah A. Johnson, 61, of the Adams Ave. High Rise, died November 30. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9:30 am in the Cathedral of St. Peter. Interment, Holy Family Cemetery, Throop. Arrangements: Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home, West ...

Harry Krewsun

November 25, 2017

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, my dear Harry, 55 passed peacefully after prolonged illnesses which included myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, thymoma and complications due to immuno-suppression which affected his breathing. He was born Hryhory (Harry) ...