Obituaries

Jennie J. Gillott

March 31, 2019

Jennie J. Gillott March 31, 2019 Jennie J. Gillott, 91, Carbondale, died Sunday at Carbondale Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late John and Madeline Ricci Villano, Jennie was a seamstress for more

Loretta Smith

March 26, 2019

Loretta Smith March 26, 2019 Loretta A. Smith, 98, Carbondale, died Tuesday at home. Born in Brooklyn NY, she was the daughter of the late Michael P. and Mary Wheeler McCarthy. Before retirement, Loretta spent many years as a bookkeeper.

Kathryn Swingle

March 25, 2019

Kathryn Swingle March 25, 2019 Kathryn Swingle, 89, Lake Ariel, died Monday night at Regional Hospital, Scranton. Born in Long Pond, the daughter of the late Russell and Bessie Miller Altemose, she grew up enjoying the outdoors, hunting and

Lawrence J. Laurynas

March 19, 2019

Lawrence J. Laurynas March 19, 2019 Lawrence J. Laurynas, 79, Fell Twp., died Tuesday at home. His wife is Karen Solt Laurynas. Born in Scranton, son of the late Benedict and Anna Yadouga Laurynas, he was a psychologist and served in the N

Joseph J. Caporali

March 4, 2019

Joseph James Caporali March 4, 2019   Joseph James Caporali, 84, “the Hair” of Carbondale, passed away Monday at home surrounded by his loving family.   Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Frank (Jake) and Jose

Frances N. Falvo

March 3, 2019

Frances N. Falvo March 3, 2019   Frances N. Falvo, Carbondale, died Sunday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Her husband is John J. Falvo. Born in Carbondale, Frances was the daughter of the late Dominick and Anna Vadala Trich

Edward T. Russick

February 25, 2019

Edward T. Russick, 93, of Denville, formerly of Vandling, PA, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by loving family members on Monday, February 25, 2019.   Born and raised in Forest City, PA to the late John & J

Helen (Dolly) J. Houdershieldt

January 23, 2019

Helen J. Houdershieldt January 23, 2019 Helen J. “Dolly”  Houdershieldt, 45, Carbondale, died Wednesday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, daughter of Helen Marie Martin, Helen is survived by:

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Joseph F. Greco

January 18, 2019

Joseph F. Greco January 18, 2019 Joseph F. Greco, 100, of Carbondale, died Friday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. His wife is Rosemary Falbo Greco. Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Grace Gentile Greco, he served in the Un

Eugene Staschak

January 12, 2019

Eugene Staschak January 12, 2019 Eugene Staschak, 89, of Carbondale, passed away peacefully on Saturday.  His wife of 68 years is Mary Villano Staschak. Born in Olyphant, son of the late Demko and Anna Kowtko Staschak, he was a beloved hu

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David A. Purvis

January 9, 2019

David A. Purvis January 9, 2019   David A. Purvis, 70, Carbondale, died Wednesday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife is the former Rosemary Trichilo. Born in Carbondale, son of the late William George and Marjorie Ensl

Lois A. Leonard

December 30, 2018

Lois A. Leonard December 30, 2018 Lois A. Leonard, 75, Carbondale, died Sunday at home. Her husband is Francis Leonard. They would have been married 50 years on Jan. 26. Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Carmine and Mary Taugher Pin

Carol Datto

December 25, 2018

Carol Datto December 25, 2018 Carol Datto, 77, Crystal Lake, Carbondale, died on Tuesday at Allied Services Hospice. Her husband was the late Ralph J. Datto. Born in Carbondale, Carol was the daughter of the late Bruno and Germaine Figliomen

Lela A. Dolph

December 17, 2018

Lela A. Dolph December 17, 2018 Lela A. Dolph, 73, of Waymart, died Monday at Allied Hospice. Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Robert and Lela France Tregaskis, she was a nurse’s aide and homemaker. Lela enjoyed playing bingo.

Angela Miller

November 30, 2018

Angela Miller November 30, 2018 Angela Miller, 95, formerly of Childs, passed away peacefully on Friday at Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. Her husband of 73 years is Floyd Miller. Born in Exeter on April 20, 1923, she was the daughter of

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Joseph A. Martines

October 26, 2018

Joseph A. Martines Sr. October 26, 2018 Joseph A. Martines Sr., 91, Carbondale, passed away peacefully Friday at Creekside Health and Rehabilitation Center. His wife of 69 years is the former Veronica Gorel. Born in Carbondale, son of the la

Cecelia Sirianni

October 17, 2018

Cecelia Sirianni October 17, 2018 Cecelia Sirianni, 74, Carbondale, died Wednesday at Geisinger CMC. Her husband was the late Peter Sirianni. Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Domonick and Philamena Luparella Ruggiero, Cecelia’s life

Vincent A. Barrese

October 15, 2018

Vincent A. Barrese October 15, 2018 Vincent A. Barrese, 85, of Mount Carmel, formerly of Carbondale, died Monday at Mount Carmel Senior Living Community. His wife is Loretta Barrese. Born in Carbondale, son of the late Joseph and Bessie Sa

Marie Fives

September 28, 2018

Marie Margaret Fives September 28, 2018 Marie Margaret Fives, age 75, of Archbald, formerly of Carbondale, died unexpectedtly Friday evening, Sept. 28. She was the wife of Gerard Joseph Fives Sr. Born Dec. 6, 1942, in Carbondale, Pa., Marie

Lillian L. Doyle

September 23, 2018

Lillian L. Doyle September 23, 2018 Lillian L. Doyle, 81, Waymart, died Sunday at Geisinger CMC, Scranton. Her husband was the late James Doyle. Born in Carbondale, daughter of the late Samuel and Rebecca Russell Germano, Lillian loved life

Justin J. Poklemba

September 17, 2018

Justin J. “Pokey” Poklemba, 32, Carbondale, died Monday at Geisinger Community Medical Center from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Sept. 9. Born in Throop, the son of Andrew and Darlene Dellia Poklemba, he enjoyed being

Mary Louise Gilia

September 8, 2018

Mary Louise Gilia September 8, 2018 Mary Louise Gilia, 68, of Carbondale, passed away early Saturday morning after a courageous battle against cancer. Surrounded by family and friends, she passed gracefully and peacefully. She is surviv

Ann M. Simoncic

August 22, 2018

Ann M. Simoncic August 22, 2018 Ann M. Simoncic, 93, of Forest City, died Wednesday at Forest City Nursing Home.  Her husband was the late Bernard D. Simoncic. Born in Vandling, daughter of the late Frank and Frances Kepic Kerzic, Ann wor

Carolyn Faye Shaw Crane

August 12, 2018

Carolyn Faye Crane Shaw August 12, 2018 Carolyn “Bootsie” Faye Crane Shaw, 85, passed peacefully into eternity Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2018, in the comfort of her home on St. Simons Island, Ga. She was a majorette and 1951 graduate of Ben

Antoinette "Nina" Sticker Agolia

August 1, 2018

Antoinette ‘Nina’ Sticker Agolia August 1, 2018 Nina Sticker Agolia, formerly of Pleasant Mount, passed away on Aug. 1, 2018, after a lengthy illness. Born to Gaspar and Josephine Giuliano on March 15, 1936, Nina grew up in Tarrytown, N.Y.