Obituaries

Brenda Davenport

July 5, 2019

Brenda Lee Davenport, 53, of West Scranton, passed away on Friday, July 5, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Her husband is Daryl Davenport and the couple were married 35 years.  Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late David G. and Caroli

Florence Grabowski

June 26, 2019

Florence Grabowski, 93, of West Scranton, formerly of Jessup, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Allied Hospice Center, Morgan Highway, Scranton. She was the widow of William Grabowski, a WW II United States Army V

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Michael Pehanick

June 19, 2019

Michael Pehanick, 92, of Roaring Brook Twp., passed away Saturday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 72 years is Ann Gillick Pehanick. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late Andrew and Mary Kraik Pehanick, Educated in West Scra

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Charles Bogdon

May 27, 2019

Charles Bogdon, 96, a resident of Gino Merli Veterans Center, died Monday at Allied Hospice Center. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Wasil and Anna Bogdon. Educated in Scranton Technical High School, he was a veteran of WW II with the Arm

Caroline Gillern

May 22, 2019

Caroline Gillern, 76, of Old Forge, died peacefully on Monday at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton, while surrounded by her loving children. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, John J. Gillern on April 28, 2011. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, she

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Thomas Snyder

April 18, 2019

Thomas Snyder, 70, of Dunmore passed into eternal life on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Geisinger/CMC. Born on November 9, 1948, he was the son of the late John and Annette Scioscia Snyder. Tom was a graduate of South Catholic High School. After high sch

Juliann Marie Nidoh

April 5, 2019

Juliann Marie Nidoh, 53, Clarks Summit, passed away peacefully Friday morning at her home. Born in Scranton, on July 13, 1965, she is the daughter of Mary Kapacs Nidoh, Clarks Summit and the late Paul Nidoh. Juliann was a 1983 graduate of Abington He

Clare L. Stefko

April 2, 2019

Clare L. Stefko, 86, of Scranton, died on Thursday evening at the Mercy Center, Dallas. She was the wife of 54 years, of the late Daniel Stefko who passed on May 13, 2009. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Hafich Langwi

Ann Marie Radocesky

March 23, 2019

Ann Marie Radocesky, 72, of West Scranton, died on Saturday at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Kossage Radocesky. Ann Marie was a graduate of West Scranton High School and retired

Na’Lani Kai’ Meixner

March 16, 2019

Na’Lani Kai’ Meixner, received her wings on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, where she had been a patient. She is the daughter of Katheryn Taylor Meixner. Na’Lani was born in Scranton on December 29, 2018. Na

Jerry "Irish Dr." Foley

March 14, 2019

Jerry Foley, aka Irish Dr. Jerry Foley, 65, of the Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, passed away on Friday, March 8 at his home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Jeremiah and Anne Margaret Fuller Foley. Jerry was a heavyweight amate

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Joseph J. Staskiel

March 7, 2019

Joseph J. Staskiel, 80, of West Scranton, died Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton, after being stricken ill at home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Maryann O’Malley Staskiel. Born on December 11, 1938

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John J. Martinelli Jr.

March 1, 2019

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

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Walter J. Kulick

February 7, 2019

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

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Anthony Mark “ToeKnee” Caporelli

January 30, 2019

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