Obituaries

Helen Yatzun

July 13, 2018

Helen Yatzun, of Scranton, died Friday, July 6, at the age of 104. She was the daughter of immigrant parents, Michael and Mary Plishka Yatzun. A lifelong member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, where she served in many different roles, r...

Brian C. Evans

July 13, 2018

Brian C. Evans, 54, of Scranton, died on Sunday at Geisinger CMC. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Shirley Ann Evans, Scranton, and the late William B. Evans. Educated in Scranton Technical High School he graduated from Scranton VoTech with a mason...

Richard D. Heier Sr.

July 9, 2018


Veteran
Richard D. Heier Sr., 76, of Scranton, died Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 42 years is Deborah “Debbie” Kelesky Heier. Born in Scranton he is the son of Mary Lavelle Heier, Scranton and the late Alfred Heier. A gra...

Mary Bloschock

July 7, 2018

Mary Bloschock, 73, of Carbondale and Orange, NJ, passed away on Sunday, July 1, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 54 years is George Bloschock. Born in Orange, NJ. Mary was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Louise Quatrone Sas...

Anya S. Galarza

June 30, 2018

Anya S. Galarza became our little angel in heaven on June 24, 2018. Anya was born in Scranton on February 4, 2016 to Luis and Kimberly McGraw Galarza.   To her family, Anya was perfect. She was adventurous and curious. She spent her days d...

Benjamin W. Topar

June 27, 2018


Veteran
Benjamin W. Topar, 86, of Gouldsboro, died Saturday evening at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton after a long struggle from Parkinson’s disease. His wife of 57 years is Mary P. Mrowca Topar. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Alexa...

Robert Golden

June 25, 2018


Veteran
Robert “Fritz” Golden, passed away peacefully Wednesday, at Allied Hospice Facility. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Francis T. Golden, Scranton Police Detective Ret., and Stella Fisher Golden. Fritz was a 1968 graduate of Scranton T...

Danielle Sofchak

June 21, 2018

Danielle Sofchak, 42, of Scranton, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Born in Scranton she is the daughter of Deborah Wagner Evans and step-daughter of John Evans, West Scranton. Danielle was a 1993 graduate of West Scranton High School, of the ...

Frances K. Jordan

May 27, 2018

Frances K. Jordan, 66, of Taylor, passed away peacefully Wednesday at Allied Services Hospice, Scranton. Her husband of 31 years is Thomas “Malcolm” Jordan. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Catherine Peterson. Frances...

Addisen Nikole Spindler

May 26, 2018

Our precious baby girl Addisen Nikole Spindler, born November 23, 2017, went home to our heavenly father, unexpectedly on Sunday, May 20, 2018, just a few days shy of being six months old. She has shown us a new meaning of love and will be imbedded i...

George Gula

May 24, 2018


Veteran
George Gula, 91, formerly of the Bellevue section of West Scranton, died peacefully on Thursday at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg. He was the loving husband of the late Mary Jane Bayda Gula who passed away in June of 2014. Born in Taylor,...

Joseph K. Hynosky Sr.

May 23, 2018


Veteran
Joseph K. Hynosky Sr., 74 of West Scranton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday. Born in Dunmore, he is the son of the late Leo R. and Ann Hynosky. Educated in Scranton schools, he was a United States Army Veteran, was of the Catholic Faith, r...

Stephen “Sonny” Stafursky Jr.

May 10, 2018


Veteran
Stephen “Sonny” Stafursky Jr., 80, of the Tripp Park section of Scranton, passed away peacefully on Thursday at home after an illness. His wife of 53 years is Patricia Scochin Stafursky. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Stephen and Ma...

Mary E. Lees

May 6, 2018

Mary E. Lees, 62 of Scranton, passed away Thursday after a brief illness in the Sacred Heart Hospice, Dunmore. Her husband of 43 years is James Lees. Born in Scranton, Mary was the daughter of the late Ronald W. and Elizabeth M. Lesavage Godfrey. A g...

Larry B. Frable

May 3, 2018

Larry B. Frable, 67, of the Austin Heights section of Old Forge, passed away Friday morning after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 46 years is Mary Ann Cipriano Frable. Born in Old Forge, he is the son of Stanley W. Frable, Old Forge and the l...

John Laboranti

April 14, 2018

John Laboranti, 60, of Scranton, died Saturday, March 31, at Moses-Taylor Hospital, ICU after an illness. Born in La Plata, MD., he was the son of the late John “Jack” and Dolores “Dolly” Laboranti. Educated in Scranton Technical High School,...

Theresa Maruhnich

April 14, 2018

Theresa Maruhnich, 87 formerly of Dupont, died Monday, April 9, at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Scranton, she was the wife of the late George Maruhnich who died in May of 2012 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret ...

Linda Cabets

April 13, 2018

Linda M. Cabets, 67, peacefully passed away April 8, 2018 at her home in Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the dear daughter of the late Harold and Ruth Tomasofsky.  She was a 1968 graduate of West Scranton High School.  She had recently retir...

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


Veteran
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


Veteran
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...