Obituaries

Stephen Jonathan Bell

June 16, 2021

Stephen Jonathan Bell, 73, of Tunkhannock, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, and is now in the loving arms of his Lord Jesus. He was born September 26, 1947 to the Dr. Harold A. Bell and Dr. Elizabeth A. Green Bell in Allentown, ...

William F. Sill


Veteran

June 9, 2021

William F. Sill, born July 8, 1934 in Canton, Bradford County PA, was the eldest son of Clyde and Freda Ameigh Sill. The Sill family traces their roots to England with earliest immigrants coming first to Connecticut around 1610, about 1769 to the Wyo...

Lisa Ann Huffsmith

June 20, 2021

  Lisa Ann Huffsmith, 65, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones on May 31, 2021 after a long and courageous fight with cancer.   Lisa was born in Scranton on April ...

Thomas Michael Pirrello


Veteran

  Thomas Michael Pirrello 06/22/1936 – 05/18/2021 Thomas “Tom” Michael Pirrello, 84, of Kingston, PA (formerly of Congers, NY) passed away suddenly on May 18, 2021 following major cardiac arrest. Tom was born June 22, 1936 to G...

Donald M. Goida


Veteran

June 21, 2021

Donald M. Goida, 72, of Factoryville died Tuesday morning at Allied Services Hospice Center, Scranton. Born in Dunmore, PA on Oct. 26, 1948; the son of the late Andrew and Ann Goida.  Donald was preceded in death by his wife the former Maureen Winn ...

Stanley A. Vasky

On May 13, 2021 Stanley Albert Vasky III at the age of 67 entered the Kingdom of Heaven.  Born on July 11th, 1953 in the Township of West Abington. Like a true born West Abington he loved to hunt, fish and spin tall tales about them both. What he...

Harold “Butch” Jacob Kuschel, Jr.


Veteran

Harold “Butch” Jacob Kuschel, Jr., 73, died after a short illness at the Regional Hospital of Scranton on May 11, 2021.  Harold was born April 25, 1948 in Pittston, Pa.  He was the son of the late Harold Jacob Kuschel, Sr. and the former Gertru...

Daniel Robert Search

Daniel Robert Search, 27, of Tunkhannock passed away from complication of surgery on May 11, 2021 at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was born in Tunkhannock, on July 15, 1993. He is survived by his mother Cheryl Search, Tun...

Kathleen "Kitt" Ostrowsky-Bowman

Kathleen “Kitt” Mary Ostrowsky-Bowman, 60, passed away at her house May 10, 2021.  She was born on Aug. 31, 1960 and she was the daughter of George and Mary Bell Ostrowsky.  Kitt was married to Jaimie A. Bowman for 36 years. Kathleen was a...

Joyce M. Wilbur (Parker)

May 12, 2021

Joyce M. Wilbur, 78 of Benton Twp. died Thursday May 6, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born in Elizabeth NJ on July 10, 1942: the daughter of the late George and Helen (Wilbur) Parker. Her husband is Jeffrey N. Wilbur Sr. Joyce p...

Ronald Alan VanDeMark

Ronald Alan VanDeMark, 65, of Tunkhannock passed away at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital on May 4, 2021.  He was born in Meshoppen on Jan. 9, 1956 and he was the son of the late (Sam) Ronald and Isabelle Sheffler VanDeMark. Ronald was a gr...

Lee T. Ditchey

Lee T. Ditchey, 73, of West Abington Twp. died Friday April 30, 2021 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.  Born in Pottsville on Feb. 11, 1948; the son of the late Leo T. and Doris Shadel Ditchey. Lee graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School in...

Kelly J Harvey

Kelly Joe Harvey, 46, of Falls passed away at his residence on April 18, 2021.  He was born in Tunkhannock on Jan. 11, 1975 and he was the son of the late Lindbergh Belcher and Alberta Harvey. After graduating from Tunkhannock High School in 1993...

Kimberly L. Duffy (Eggleston)

April 1, 2021

Kimberly Lynn Duffy, 46, of Factoryville, died Saturday morning March 27, 2021, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Her husband is George J. Duffy. She was born in Tunkhannock on July 16, 1974 the daughter of the late William C. Eggleston Jr. who ...

Mary L Dodge (Szerafinski)

March 29, 2021

Mary Louise Dodge, 78, of Lake Winola died at Allied Services Hospice Center, Scranton on Thursday evening March 25,2021 with her family by her side. She was born in Lake Winola on Nov. 26, 1942; daughter of the late Walter and Ruth Szerafinski. She ...

Edward P. Laytos Sr.

Edward Laytos Sr. passed away Monday March 15, 2021 at his home after bravely battling many health issues over the past several years. Born in Scranton on June 9th, 1938, he was the son of the late Peter Laytos and Sophie Lubeck. He was married to ...

Arthur William Gable

Arthur William Gable, 86, of Tunkhannock passed away at the Residential Hospice Wilkes-Barre, on Mar. 12, 2021.  He was born in Tunkhannock on Nov. 27, 1934 and he was the son the of late Albert and Margaret Law Gable.  He was married to the former...

Matthew C, Schur

Matthew Carl Schur, 45, of Dalton died at Regional Hospital of Scranton on March 9, 2021. Born in Dover Delaware on Sept. 16, 1975; the son of Daniel Schur of Dover, DE and Teresa and Scott Singley of Lititz, PA. Matt grew up in Delaware and was an ...

Jacqueline Theresa Leary

Jacqueline Theresa Leary, 82, of the Susquehanna Apartments in Tunkhannock passed away surrounded by her family on Mar. 5, 2021.  She was born in Oxford, MA on Feb. 20, 1939 and she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Delina Gallant Paul. Jack...

Georgette “Gigi” Garrison

March 15, 2021

Georgette “Gigi” Garrison was born on March 18, 1960, in Greenwich, CT to George and Viola Lawko. On March 4, 2021, Gigi passed on to her Lord peacefully at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. She lived in Tunkhannock, Pa where she worked at...

Richard C. Mayo

Richard C. Mayo, 77, of Factoryville passed away at his home on Monday Feb 22nd.  He was born in Chinchilla on March 31, 1943 and he was the son of the late Alvin and Dorothy Melville Mayo.  Richard was married to the former Carolyn Menichiello for...

Michael Ian Callahan

February 25, 2021

Michael Ian Callahan, 28, of Mehoopany, formerly of Tabernacle NJ, passed away from a logging accident on Feb. 19, 2021. He was born on Sept. 11, 1992, Voorhees, NJ. Michael was the son of Gerry and Joann Pickard Callahan of Tabernacle, NJ. Mi...

Ralph Rodney Carrier, Jr.

Ralph Rodney Carrier, Jr. 65, of Meshoppen passed away at the Regional Hospital on Feb. 16, 2021.  He was born on May 31, 1955 in Lorain Ohio, and he was the son of the late Ralph Rodney Carrier, Sr., and the former Mary Smith.  He was married to t...

Francois Geerts

February 12, 2021

Francois “Frank” Geerts, a resident of Lake Sheridan, Pennsylvania, formerly of Antwerp, Belgium, died peacefully at home on Monday, February 8th, with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer and other health issues. Currentl...

Kimberly A. Shafer (Kern)

Kimberly Anne Kern Shafer, beloved wife, daughter, and sister, passed peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on February 7, 2021. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Patricia Kern, Factoryville, and David Huw Kern, Clarks Summit. A graduate...

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