Obituaries

Gina DeStefano

April 5, 2017

Gina DeStefano, 40, of Old Forge, passed away on Thursday. Born in Scranton, She was the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth DeStefano, Old Forge. A 1995 graduate of West Scranton High School, she had formerly worked in document management for Diversif...

Catherine Ochwat

March 27, 2017

Catherine Ochwat, 84, of West Scranton, passed away Monday afternoon at home. Her husband of 40 years, the late Michael Ochwat died on August 22, 1998. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Kune` Kunda Serbin. Educated in Scrant...

Gary L. Cangemi

March 21, 2017

Gary L. Cangemi, 62, of Scranton, died Saturday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born on April 29, 1954 in Arlington, VA, to the late John and Ethel Cangemi. He graduated from Peary High School, Rockville, MD and earned his B.A. in 1976 from the Uni...

Joseph A. Patchoski

February 16, 2017


Veteran
Joseph A. Patchoski, 85, of West Scranton, died Thursday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 63 years is May Ballantyne Patchoski. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary Patchoski. Joe was an Army veteran havin...

Joan M. Hummel

February 13, 2017

Joan M. Hummel, 83, of Scranton, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Diane, after an extended illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Marie Bird. Fashouer. Joan was a graduate of Scranton Technical High Sc...

Karen Kuehner

February 4, 2017

Karen Kuehner, 38, of South Scranton, died Tuesday night in Hospice of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Joseph J. Kuehner Jr., Folkston, GA and Gloria Jean Kuehner, Scranton. Educated in West Scranton High School, s...

Joseph Youshock

January 27, 2017


Veteran
Joseph Youshock, 91, a resident of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, formerly of Jessup, passed away Sunday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife of 43 years, Victoria Ambrozevitch Youshock, died in 1995. Born on May 18, 1925 in Jessup, he...

Anna Wolensky Havrilla

January 27, 2017

Anna Havrilla Wolensky, 91, of Shavertown, fell asleep in the Lord early Tuesday morning at the Post Acute Medical Unit at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was the widow of Paul Wolensky who died in 1974. Surviving are her daughters, Joan Wolen...

Monroe M. Schadt

January 26, 2017

Monroe M. Schadt, 90, of Scranton, formerly of North Plainfield, NJ, died Sunday at Geisinger CMC. He was the widower of Janet M. MacKenzie who died in 1986. Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Milton H. and Ruth Meredith Schadt. He was a 1945...

Edward C. Evarts

January 17, 2017

Edward C. Evarts, 67 of Scranton, passed away on Tuesday. He was the son of the late David R. and Katherine Evarts. Before retirement, Ed worked as an auto mechanic for Chet’s Garage and Dick’s Sunoco. He is survived by five brothers, George, Ric...

Barbara E. Reid

January 14, 2017

Barbara E. Reid, 78 of Scranton, passed away on Sunday, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica, NY. Born in Brooklyn, NY she was the daughter of the late Beatrice Smith Bowman who died in 1993. She was the widow of Wallace I. Reid who died April 7, 1990. Ba...

Wendell A. A. Beppler Sr.

January 9, 2017


Veteran
Wendell A. Beppler Sr., 82, of Scranton, passed away surrounded by his family Tuesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife, Helen F. Beppler died on January 5, 2015. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Burson and Mabel Brittain ...

Marilyn Smar Smar

January 6, 2017

Marilyn Smar, 72, of Old Forge, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday night at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 43 years, Richard “Richie” Smar, died in July of 2013. Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the la...

Jean E. Murphy

December 26, 2016

Jean E. Murphy, 91, of Thornhurst, passed away Peacefully Monday evening while surrounded by family. She was the widow of Martin L. Murphy Jr. and the daughter of the late Archbald E. Hamilton and Anna Mae Hamilton Beebe. She is survived by two daugh...

Jerome Shaw Shaw

December 12, 2016

Jerome Shaw, 57, of Scranton, died Monday, from injuries sustained in an auto versus pedestrian accident in North Scranton. Son of the late Cyril and Lillian Shaw, he is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Shaw, two grandchildren, two brothers, Robert ...

Thelma M. Vandermark

November 29, 2016

Thelma M. Vandermark, 63, of Scranton, died on Monday, at home. Her husband of 37 years is Ralph D. Vandermark. Born in Carbondale she attended Green Ridge Assembly of God Church. Also surviving are one son, John Haig, two daughters, Belinda Evans, M...

John “Jack” Watkins

November 21, 2016


Veteran
John “Jack” Watkins, 89, of Jessup, formerly of West Scranton, died Thursday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jean McNichols Watkins and his second wife Maryanne Ager Watkins. Born in Scranton, he was the son ...

Marilyn Zadolnny Zadolnny

November 14, 2016

Marilyn Zadolnny, 93 of West Scranton, died Thursday in Scranton Regional Hospital. Her husband of 55 years, George Zadolnny, died in 2001. Born in Clarks Summit, she was the daughter of the late Lynn and Mary Foulkrod Mack. Educated in Lake Ariel sc...

Martin R. Napolitano

October 28, 2016


Veteran
Martin R. Napolitano, 91, a resident of Scranton’s Bellevue Section, passed into Eternal Rest at the Green Ridge Health Care Center on Sunday, October 23.   He leaves his wife of 70 years, Rose M. Fiorani Napolitano.  They celebrated their 70th ...

Pani Tamara Kowal

April 23, 2016

Pani Tamara, wife of Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal, fell asleep in the Lord unexpectedly on Friday, April 15. Born in Wurzen, Germany on October 2, 1944, our Mom came to America in 1952 with her late parents, Ilya and Vera (Ivanova) Ty...

Sophie Zelinski

March 29, 2016

Sophie Zelinski, 94, died Tuesday, in the Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice Unit. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Ignatius and Eva Sztubinski Zielinski. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she was a lifelong member of SS Peter an...

John J. Rogan Jr.

March 25, 2016


Veteran
John J. Rogan Jr., of West Scranton, passed away Tuesday night surrounded by his loving family and friends, ending his 9 ½ year struggle with kidney disease. He and his wife Debbie Malos Rogan celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on March 21. B...

Robert Petrikovicz Jr.

March 13, 2016

Robert Petrikovicz, 48, South Scranton, died Tuesday after being stricken ill. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Robert Petrikovicz Sr., Mayfield and Mary Jane Hricko, Scranton. Robert was a 1986 graduate of West Scranton High School and had worked ...

Marion C. Kowalski

January 19, 2016

Marion C. Kowalski, 88, a lifelong resident of the Lincoln Heights section of Taylor, died Saturday at Allied Skilled Nursing Center. Her husband of 52 years, Edmund J. Kowalski Sr., died August 5, 2005. Born in Taylor, she was the daughter of the la...

Ann M. Klodnicki

January 11, 2016

Ann M. Klodnicki, 83, of Scranton, died Wednesday evening at the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/CMC. She was the widow of Edward C. Klodnicki, to whom she had been married to for 59 years. Born in Dupont, she was the youngest of 13 children of the lat...