OBITUARIES


Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal

April 22, 2020

CHRIST IS RISEN!  INDEED HE IS RISEN!  It is with deep sorrow, yet with joy of the Holy Season of Pascha, that our "Dear Old Dad", Very Reverend Protopresbyter Nestor S. Kowal fell asleep in the Lord on Great Friday, April 17, 2020.  He leaves beh...

Esther Martinez

April 16, 2020

Esther Martinez, 62, of Scranton, passed away on 04/16/2020 at Dunmore Health Care Center. Esther was born in Ibague, Colombia, daughter of Jose and Sylvia Martinez. She studied Piano, Organ, and Spanish Literature. She enjoyed playing the Melodica....

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Joseph Madus Sr.

April 14, 2020

Joseph Madus Sr., 71, Newton Township, died on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Regional Hospital of Scranton. He is survived by his wife Elaine Sydor Madus and the couple would have celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in June. Born in West Scranton...

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Theodore F. Rapaciewicz

April 5, 2020

Theodore F. “Teddy” Rapaciewicz, 60, of West Scranton, died Sunday, April 5, at home. His wife, Shirley Ann Watral Rapaciewicz died on January 25, 2019. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Theodore and Evelyn Fezuk Rapaciewicz. Teddy was...

Theresa B. Stanek

March 30, 2020

Theresa B. Stanek, 79, of West Scranton, died on Thursday at the Green Ridge Health Care Center. Her husband of 58 years is Robert A. Stanek. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Theresa Grayeski. Theresa was educated in Sout...

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Joseph J. Rama

March 18, 2020

Joseph J. Rama, 95, formerly of Scranton, died on Saturday, in Catonsville, MD. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Adeline Gowarty Rama. Born in Scranton, Joe was the son of the late John and Stella Hermanowski Rama. Joe and Adeline were in the ...

Johanna Petranchak

March 17, 2020

Johanna Petranchak, 93, of West Scranton, died Saturday morning at the Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. She was the widow of John “Jack” Petranchak who died April 23, 1983. Born in Clarks Summit, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna B...

Cynthia Zimmerman

March 10, 2020

Cynthia Zimmerman, 58, Scranton, died Friday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart In-patient Unit, Dunmore. Her husband of 40 years is Donald A. Zimmerman. Born in Scranton she is the daughter of Janet Morris Maurer, Scranton and the late Harry Johnson. A ...

Sarah Steinbacher

March 5, 2020

Sarah Steinbacher, 71, died Thursday at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Mabel Cigna, Scranton and the late Samuel Cigna. Sarah was a 1966 graduate of South Scranton Central Catholic Hi...

Nancy M. Mark

February 26, 2020

Nancy M. Mark, 82, State College, formerly of Scranton, died Thursday at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Her husband is William D. Mark. Born in Scranton, Nancy is the daughter of the late Eugene and Marion Bartle McCarthy. Nancy was edu...

Patricia Ann Mitchell Coggins

February 19, 2020

Patricia Ann Mitchell Coggins, 87, of Scranton, died Friday, at Scranton Regional Hospital. She was the widow of John J. Coggins, who died on September 13, 2019, and the couple had been together for over 70 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daught...

Diane M. Czyzyk

February 18, 2020

Diane M. Czyzyk, LPN, 57, of Scranton, died Friday at Hospice of The Sacred Heart Inpatient unit, Dunmore. Her husband of 38 years is Thomas Czyzyk Jr. Born in Scranton, Diane is the daughter of Josephine Gabriel Jordan, Scranton and the late Robert ...

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Louis Maroni

February 13, 2020

Louis Maroni, 83, formerly of West Scranton, died Sunday morning after an extended illness at the home of his son and caregiver, David. His wife, Mary, died in August of 2014. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Grace Maroni. L...

Barbara J. McAllister

January 21, 2020

Barbara Pifcho McAllister, 69 of Scranton, passed peacefully on Wednesday, surrounded by her family. Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, James T. McAllister, whom she spent 50 years with, happily married. Born July 2, 1950, she was the daught...

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Robert P. Kovach

January 15, 2020

Robert P. Kovach, 83, died Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Frances Kovach of Dunmore. Robert was born on July 4, 1936 and was the son of the late John and Helen (Kapacs) Kovach. He was educated in Scranton and entered the United States Marine Cor...

Raymond Cappello

January 2, 2020

Raymond Cappello, age 86, passed away on New Year’s Eve, 2019 following a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Ray and his wife Pat raised their family in Linden, NJ. He later moved to Ocean County, NJ. Ray was a NY newspaper pressman, star...

Peter J. Rafalko

December 19, 2019

Peter J. Rafalko, died from injuries sustained from a pedestrian/auto accident on Saturday. Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Zigmund and Angela Rafalko. Educated in West Scranton High School, Pete had worked in maintenance for a local priva...

Ronald K. Crisci

December 18, 2019

Ronald K. Crisci 83, of South Scranton, died on Saturday, at Linwood Nursing and Rehab Center, East Mountain. His beloved wife and best friend is Thelma (Jones) Crisci. The couple had celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past July. Born in ...

Agnes J. Carey

December 16, 2019

Agnes J. Carey, 89, of South Scranton, died Monday afternoon at Mountain View Care Center. Her husband is William L. Carey, South Scranton and the couple celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of...

James Joseph King III

November 22, 2019

James Joseph King III, 34, battled with addiction since 2007, but he succumbed to addiction Sunday night at Geisinger-CMC. James was born in Scranton and is the son of Claire King and the late James Joseph King Jr. who died in 2012. He was a 2003 gra...

Barbara A. Naumann

November 13, 2019

Barbara A. Naumann, 58, of Dunmore, passed away on Thursday. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Alvin J. and Mary L. Nooney Naumann. Barbara was a 1979 graduate of Bishop Hannan High School and was a devoted Catholic as a member of th...

Pauline Fiehl

November 7, 2019

Pauline M. Fiehl, 89 of Tripp Park, Scranton, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, November 02, 2019, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Walter K. Fiehl, who preceded her in death on January 29, 2006; a lov...

William C. Domnick

November 4, 2019

William C. Domnick, 69, of West Scranton, died Wednesday morning at the Wilkes-Barre Post-Acute Hospital. His wife is Donna King Domnick. Born in Dunmore, he is the son of the late William A. and Jean Kowalski Domnick. Bill was a graduate of Dunmore ...

Robert A. Angelo Jr.

November 2, 2019

Robert A. Angelo Jr., 43, passed away at home Sunday evening. Born in Livingston, NJ his is the son of Robert A. Angelo Sr. and wife Toni, Fairfield, NJ, and Lillian Angelo-Keddy and husband Charles, Dickson City, PA. He was a graduate of West Essex ...

Brandin J. Churmblo

October 30, 2019

Brandin J. Churmblo, 13, of North Scranton, died from injuries sustained in a devastating fire at his home on Thursday. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Brandi Churmblo of Scranton and Blair Meyers, of Lancaster and stepfather, Armando Holmes. B...

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