Obituaries

Helen M. Sporko

February 17, 2015

Helen M. Sporko, 87, of Scranton, passed away on Friday at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Helen was the widow of the late Joseph P. Sporko who died in 1990. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Anna Kosek Manka. She...

Antoinette Cipriano

February 17, 2015

Antoinette Cipriano, 91, of Taylor, died Friday at Geisinger/CMC. Her husband of 65 years, Anthony “Cubby” Cipriano, died March 9, 2013. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Peti Antoinelli. She was a graduate of Scran...

Frank M. O'Connor

February 1, 2015

Frank M. O’Connor, whom was also known as Kewpie, 81, of Taylor, died Wednesday, surrounded by his loving family at Geisinger/CMC. His wife of 48 years is Carol A. McCarthy O'Connor. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward and Catherine...

John H. Barletta

January 30, 2015


Veteran
John H. Barletta, 71, died Tuesday at Allied Skilled Nursing Home. Born in Pittston, he was a son of the late Nicholas S. and Mildred McDonald Barletta. A graduate of Pittston High School, he was employed in the local trucking industry as an over the...

M. Juleann Sillner

January 23, 2015

M. Juleann Sillner, 80, of Roaring Brook Township, died Tuesday, after being stricken ill at home. Her husband of 47 years, Ralph P. Sillner, died October 20, 2003. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Julia Cosminski Karabin...

Betty J. Skorec

January 22, 2015

Betty J. Skorec, 78, of West Scranton, passed into Eternal Life on Friday at Geisinger/CMC surrounded by her loving sons.. Her husband of 47 years, Joseph Skorec Sr., died July 10, 2002. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late James and El...

Joseph M. Taylor

January 14, 2015

Joseph M. Taylor, 75, of Scott Township, died Thursday evening at Commonwealth Hospice at Scranton Regional Hospital. His wife is Margaret “Peggy” Slawski Taylor, and the couple would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on January 23rd...

Helen F. Beppler

January 8, 2015

Helen F. Beppler, 78, of the Petersburg section of Scranton, died Monday night at home surrounded by her loving family. Her husband of 58 years is Wendell A. Beppler Sr. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of the late Frank D. and Ruth M. Simcox Ba...

Christine E. Rozaieski

January 6, 2015

Christine E. Rozaieski, 40, of Minooka, died Wednesday. Born in Scranton, she is the daughter of Frances C. Kowalski Rozaieski, Scranton, and Francis Rozaieski, Old Forge. A 1992 graduate of Scranton High School and Mansfield University where she rec...

Karen Flannigan

December 15, 2014

Karen Flannigan, 57, of West Scranton, died Thursday in the Golden Living Nursing Home, Scranton, after an extended illness. Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth E. and Louise Ida Carpenter Flannigan. Karen was a 1975 graduate of ...

Timothy Burke

Timothy Burke, 51, of Scranton, died Tuesday in Commonwealth Hospice, Scranton, from a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Stella Zackowski Burke. Tim was educated in the Scranton Schools, ...

Stan Narsavage


Veteran
Stan Narsavage, 87, of Clarks Summit, formerly of Tripp Park, died Monday after being stricken ill at home. His wife of 59 years, Lorraine Gross Narsavage, died June 13, 2007. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Stanley and Sophie Golob Nars...

Leonard John Zupon

Leonard John Zupon, age 12, was granted his angel wings on Sunday, August 31, 2014, following a tragic automobile accident in Old Forge, leaving his father critically injured. Born on February 15, 2002, in Scranton, to Leonard Joseph and Mary Jane Ba...

Richard J. “PopPop” Chadwick

Richard J. “PopPop” Chadwick, 60, of West Scranton, died Wednesday in the Commonwealth Hospice Unit at Scranton Regional Hospital. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Clayton and Josephine Yanac Chadwick. Educated in West Scranton High S...

Emery F. Nagy

Emery F. Nagy, 94, formerly of Bryn Mawr Street, West Scranton, died Monday, August 11, at the Mountain View Care Center. His wife, the former Catherine Cegelka Nagy, died in 1982. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Ignatz and Helen Chontos ...

Jill A. Donovan

Jill A. Donovan, of Moosic, died Tuesday at home after an extended illness. Her husband is David J. Donovan, and the couple celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on April 28. Born on August 6th, 1975, she is the daughter of Frank J. and Carol Wit...

Wilbur H. Gross


Veteran
Wilbur H. Gross, 83. A resident of the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, died Wednesday morning at the center. Born in Itaska, NY, he was the son of the late Fred and Mae Eggleston Gross. Educated in Chenango Forks, NY schools, he was an Army Vet...

Eleanor Yatzun

Eleanor Yatzun, 92, of the Bellevue section of Scranton, died Sunday, at the VNA Hospice at Geisinger/CMC. Her husband of 47 years, Joseph Yatzun died on October 23, 1993. Born in Scranton on July 13, 1922, she was the daughter of the late John J. Sr...

Louis A. Ciuccio

Louis A. Ciuccio, Jr., 56, of North Scranton, died Saturday at home after a long illness. His wife is Deborah Murphy Ciuccio, and the couple would have celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on October 29th. Born in Scranton, he is the son of Eliz...

Emma , Gayle Feduik

Emma Gayle Feduik, 87, Exeter, and formerly of Blue Shutters Road, Elmhurst, died Tuesday in Regional Hospital of Scranton E/R. Her husband is Frank R. Feduik, and the couple would have celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on August 3. Born in H...

David F. Perry

David F. Perry, 66, of North Scranton, died Monday, while fishing in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County. His wife is Anita Scovazzo Perry and the couple would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on September 19. Born in Scranton, he was the ...

Mary Jane Gula

Mary Jane Gula, 88, of Scranton died Friday, June 27 at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. She was the loving wife of George Gula. Born in Scranton, Mary was the daughter of the late Paul and Kathryn Bilan Bayda. She was a graduate of Scranton Central Hi...

Elizabeth J. Fezuk

Elizabeth J. Fezuk, 69, of Scranton, died Friday evening the Commonwealth Hospice Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the wife of the late Frank Fezuk who died in 2010. Born in Scranton she was the daughter of the late George & Anna Le...

Kathleen M. Gutknecht

Kathleen M. Gutknecht, 89, of West Scranton, died Wednesday, at home after an illness. She was the widow of the late Francis Gutknecht who died in 1968. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence Goman Murray. A 1943 grad...

Lottie Karwaski

Lottie Karwaski, 97, a lifelong resident of South Scranton and a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2014, surrounded by family members, in the home of Georgie D...