Obituaries

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


Veteran
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) ...

Antoinette "Toni" Richards

November 13, 2017

Antoinette “Toni” Richards, passed away peacefully on November 9th at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore. Born in Strasbourg, France to Rosalie Schiffmacher and Jean Baptiste Saum, Antoinette came to America at age 19 on the arm of GI vet...

Mary Yvonne "Bonnie" Gavin

November 8, 2017

Mary Yvonne “Bonnie” Gavin, died Friday in the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. She was the wife of the late Eugene Gerard Gavin for over 50 years, who died on November 29, 2006. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Lorra...

Frances M. Rasieleski

November 3, 2017

Frances M. Rasieleski, 77, of Scranton, passed away Monday, at Geisinger CMC. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Dulay Bendzel. She was a member of the former Holy Cross Church in Bellevue and is a member of St. Patric...

Cecelia "Ceil" Michalik

October 30, 2017

Cecelia “Ceil” Michalik, 88, died Wednesday, at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton. Her husband of 60 years, Joseph F. Michalik, died on January 24, 2014. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Eliza Funtz Rodrigues. E...

Larry E. Gentry

October 28, 2017


Veteran
Larry Eugene Gentry, born on February 11, 1948, entered into eternity after a brief illness at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore on October 11, 2017. His wife of 12 years is Julie Macheska Gentry. Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of Katherin...

Dolores Laboranti

October 23, 2017

Dolores “Dolly” Laboranti, 83, of West Scranton, died Thursday October 19, at Riverside Nursing and Rehab Center, Taylor. Her husband of 50 years, John “Jack” Laboranti died July 8, 2012. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Geo...

Margaret M. Jasinski

October 16, 2017

Margaret M. Jasinski, 96, of the Bellevue section of Scranton, died Thursday morning after being stricken ill at home. Her husband is Stanley H. “Cappy” Jasinski and the couple would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on November 15th...

Karen Lynn Kowalski

September 30, 2017

Karen Lynn Kowalski, died Monday evening at the Hershey Medical Center. Her husband is Daniel P. Kowalski. Born in Scranton, Karen was the daughter of the late William J. and Alice E. Schultz. A 1984 graduate of West Scranton High School, she worked ...

Robert T. Ceccoli

September 27, 2017


Veteran
Robert T. Ceccoli, 75, of the Lincoln Heights section of Taylor, died Friday at Moses-Taylor Hospital. His wife of 38 years, Christine M. Ceccoli, died on January 30, 2004. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Irene Dobrydeney Cecc...

John J. Kalinich

September 23, 2017


Veteran
John J. Kalinich, 88, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Saturday at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton. His wife the former Mary Lou McGettrick, died on September 5, 1979. Born in Scranton on April 1, 1929, he was the son of the late John an...

Pauline C. Langan

September 18, 2017

Pauline C. Langan, 91, Elan Gardens, formerly of the Bellevue section of Scranton, died Wednesday at Abington Manor. Her husband Gerald Langan, died in 1995. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose Lipcavage. Educated in ...

Rose M. Napolitano

September 13, 2017

Rose M. Napolitano, 91, of the Bellevue section of Scranton, died Saturday at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Her husband of 70 years, Martin R. Napolitano, died on October 23, 2016. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Nichol...

Charles "Chuck" D. Miller

September 11, 2017


Veteran
Charles D. “Chuck” Miller, of North Scranton, died Tuesday. His wife of 44 years is Leanne Booth Miller. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Lucille Jenkins Miller. Chuck was a 1969 graduate of Scranton Technical High Scho...

Helen Sawka RN

September 9, 2017

Helen Sawka RN, 95, a resident of Keyser Valley, died Monday at home. Her husband John Sawka, died April 6, 1997. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George and Julia Malnick Koznowsky. A 1939 graduate of Scranton Technical High School...

Bernadette McConnell-Dollan

September 7, 2017

Bernadette McConnell-Dolan, 80, died Sunday at the River Street Manor, Wilkes-Barre. She was the widow of the late Robert J. McConnell Sr. and Vincent J. Dolan. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Helen Kreiger Ptaszynsk...

Elizabeth "Betty" Rohland

August 19, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” Rohland, 68, of West Scranton, died Tuesday night in the ICU of Moses-Taylor Hospital. Her husband of 19 years is Kenneth M. Rohland. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marie Neary Jordan. Betty was a ...