Obituaries

John Anthony Pizzo Jr.

July 30, 2015

John Anthony Pizzo Jr., 63, of Scranton died early Friday after a courageous 5-year battle with cancer. He was the son of John Anthony Sr. and Maria Angelina Pizzo. John’s greatest love was his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was a member of Grace...

Helen M. Herman Lalus

July 21, 2015

Helen M. Herman Lalus, 89, of Scranton, died Saturday after a long illness. She was the widow of her first husband John J. Herman Sr., and second husband Peter Lalus. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Leokadia Tubelewic...

Ann Boyko

July 17, 2015

Ann Boyko, 89, South Scranton, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 60 years, Joseph Boyko, died in 2006. Born in Taylor, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Eva Novak Wesnak. Educated in Taylor schools, she was a memb...

Frieda E. Bochon

July 14, 2015

Frieda E. Bochon, of West Scranton, died Friday at the home of her daughter Susan Meredick, Danville. Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late John and Jennie Wickizer. She was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Scranton, and had worke...

Mary Sabo

July 11, 2015

Mary Sabo, 95, of the Pinebrook section of Scranton, died Thursday at Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice Unit. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Milewski Sabo. Educated in Scranton schools, she was a lifelong member of St. Mary...

Charles “Charlie” R. Hepplewhite

July 10, 2015

Charles R. “Charlie” Hepplewhite, 51, formerly of Scranton, died Saturday July 4th at Health Park Medical Center, Fort Myers, FL. His wife is Emma Lee Bryndzia Hepplewhite, Fort Myers. Born in Couvron, France, he is the son of Robert and Gerlinde...

Edward J. Wolski Jr.

June 18, 2015


Veteran
Edward J. Wolski Jr., 71, retired Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Scranton, of West Scranton, died Saturday after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 47 years is Joann Sena Wolski. Born in Scranton on June 14, 1943, he was the son of the lat...

William Jude Reiss

June 17, 2015


Veteran
William Jude Reiss, 58, of South Scranton, died Tuesday. His loving wife of 17 years is Sally Moro Smith Reiss. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late William L. and Teresa D. Sereta Reiss. A 1975 graduate of GAR High School, he was an Army v...

Roy Phillips Jr.

June 16, 2015


Veteran
Roy Phillips Jr., 68, of West Scranton, died Friday at Geisinger/CMC VNA Hospice Unit. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Roy and Elizabeth Roseweir Phillips. A 1965 graduate of West Scranton High School, he was a member of Hyde Park Lodge ...

Barbara Samuel

June 16, 2015

Barbara Samuel, 67 of West Scranton, died Thursday in Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 47 years is Albert Samuel. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Nancy Carra Brink of Dunmore and the late Cecil Brink. A 1966 graduate of Dunmore ...

Anna Portanova

June 15, 2015

Anna Portanova, 92, of West Scranton, died Wednesday night at the Mountain View Care Center. Her husband of 38 years, Daniel J. Portanova, died in 1977. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Emilio and Marie Catrone Minicozzi. Educated i...

Patrick M. Clemens “Clemy”

June 12, 2015

Patrick M. Clemens “Clemy”, 51, of South Scranton, died Friday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in Indian Stream Twp., Maine. His wife of 25 years is Judi “Jude” Hughes Clemens. Born in Hughestown, he is the son of Robert and Dolore...

Elizabeth “Betty” Markanich

June 9, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” Markanich, 88, of the Pine Brook section of Scranton, died Friday at Geisinger/CMC. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George Sr. and Anna Kozak Markanich. A 1944 graduate of Scranton Technical High School, she r...

Annette “A” Scioscia Snyder

June 4, 2015

Annette “A” Scioscia Snyder 92, of South Scranton, slipped into eternity to join her husband John, son Gerald and grandson Joshua. She was surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 31, 1923, she was along with her husband John, a child of ...

Thomas Linko

May 31, 2015


Veteran
Thomas Linko, 68, of Jefferson Township, died Thursday, in Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 47 years is Lois Ann Lindsey Linko. Born in Scranton, he is the son of the late John and Anna Smereka Linko. A 1965 graduate of West Scranton...

Robert J. Smith

May 8, 2015


Veteran
Robert J. Smith, 64, of North Scranton, died Friday, May 8, 2015. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Evelyn Columbus Smith. Educated in Midland Park Schools, Bergen County, NJ, he was a Viet Nam Navy veteran serving as an e...

Mary Bohn

April 9, 2015

The Lord called Mary Bohn, 93, home on Monday after a brief illness. Born in Scranton, she was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church. She is survived by daughters Marilyn Merce...

Barbara A. Martini

April 4, 2015

Barbara A. Martini, 77, of South Scranton, died Friday, at Allied Skilled Nursing. She was the widow of Frank A. Martini, who died June 2, 1995. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Lepisko Blasko. A graduate of South Sc...

John P. Grajcar Sr.

March 30, 2015


Veteran
John P. Grajcar Sr., 84, of West Scranton, died peacefully on Wednesday in the VNA Hospice Unit at Geisinger/CMC surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 63 years, Rita Nercz (Neach) Grajcar, died June 10, 2014. Born in Scranton, he was the son o...

Alexander “Al” G. Bouton

March 24, 2015


Veteran
Alexander G. “Al” Bouton, 67, of Tripp Park, died peacefully Thursday evening at home, after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 46 years is Christine Hill Bouton. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late G...

Gary M. Kozlowski

March 22, 2015

Gary M. Kozlowski, 62, of South Scranton, died Wednesday, in Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife is Rosaleen Fitzell Kozlowski. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Chester and Florence Zamushinski Kozlowski. Educated in Scranton T...

James Rodeman

March 21, 2015


Veteran
James Rodeman, 62, died unexpectedly at home on January 24, 2015. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Fred and Anna Drost Rodeman. He was a 1970 graduate of West Scranton High School and received an Associate Degree from Lackawanna Junior Co...

Julian Henry Poniatowski

March 9, 2015

Julian Henry Poniatowski, 74, of the Keyser Valley section of West Scranton, died Wednesday at Moses-Taylor Hospital ER after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 52 years is Karen M. Williams Poniatowski. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the l...

Angelo (Blackie) M. Migliori

March 6, 2015


Veteran
Angelo M. (Blackie) Migliori, 87, of Tripp Park, died Tuesday at the Gino Merli Veterans Center. His wife is Mildred Maslar Bryndzia Migliori. His first wife Ann Rencavage Migliori died October 27, 1996. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late M...

William A. Stefanovich

February 20, 2015


Veteran
William A. Stefanovich, 82, Glenburn Twp., died Tuesday. He was the husband of the late Bernadine Ceklosky Stefanovich. Born in Plains, son of the late Anthony and Ann Langan Stefanovich, he was a Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from the M...