Obituaries

Grace Vago

October 25, 2019

Grace Vago, 97, of Tunkhannock passed away peacefully October 8 at Tyler Hospital with her daughters at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, John Vago who passed away on July 18, 2018 Born in Mill City on August 23...

Richard H. Driscole

September 29, 2019

Richard Hayden Driscole Jr., 58, of Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Allied Services Hospice Center after his long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born September 10, 1961 to the late Richard and Mary (Wilver...

Robert Edwin Brown

September 19, 2019

Robert Edwin Brown passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, September 15, 2019 surrounded by his entire family. Bob was born in 1936 to Albert and Lurrene Brown, grew up in Fair Lawn, NJ, and moved his family to Hop Bottom, PA in 1970. Later in life B...

Evelyn Doris Sands (Shellhamer )

September 6, 2019

Evelyn Doris Shellhamer Sands Aug 31, 2019 Evey Sands, 94, passed away at Allied Services Hospice Center late Saturday afternoon, Aug 31st surrounded by family. She was born on April 5, 1925 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. A neighbor in ...

Michael Dziak Jr.


Veteran

September 4, 2019

Michael Dziak Jr., 92, of Falls died at the Regional Hospital of Scranton on Friday Aug. 30. He was born in Falls on Jan. 7, 1927; the son of the late Michael and Pauline Franko Dziak Sr. He was a 1945 graduate of Falls-Overfield High School, gradua...

Thomas Orval Ward


Veteran

August 22, 2019

Thomas Orval Ward, Sr.,73, , of Tunkhannock passed away at his home Saturday evening. He was born in Springville on March 8, 1946, and he was the son of the late Clifford and Ruth Foot Ward. He was married to the late former Helen Smith for 47 year...

Helen Correll (Arnold)

Helen Correll, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 10th at the Gardens of Tunkhannock. Born in Tamaqua on July 11, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Bertram Arnold and Elsie (Arnold) Miller. Helen graduated Tamaqua High School in...

Michael H. Brown Sr.


Veteran

August 24, 2019

Michael H. Brown Sr. (The Bull), 60, of Scranton died Saturday morning at Geisinger C.M.C, Scranton. Born in Elizabeth, NJ on Dec. 23, 1958; the son of the late Ronald M. and Dorothy A. Venskytis Brown. He was a 1977 graduate of Lackawanna Trail H...

Catherine M. Mitchell

July 30, 2019

Catherine M. Mitchell, 81, of Tunkhannock died Friday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Born in Meshoppen on May 29, 1938, the daughter of the late William and Helen Fallett Mitchell. Catherine is a graduate of Tunkhannock High School an...

Mary Irene Schubert (Geis )

July 27, 2019

Mary Irene Geis Schubert, 79, passed away on July 18, 2019 at Gino J. Merli's Veterans Center in Scranton, PA after a five year courageous struggle of the after effects of three strokes she endured. She shared 51 years of marriage with her late husba...

Albert “A.J.” J. Chuck Jr.

July 17, 2019

Albert J. “A.J.” Chuck Jr., 57, of Factoryville died Saturday morning at Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia from his battle with Leukemia. Born in Scranton on Dec. 24, 1961; the son of Albert and Nancy Rosmanek Chuck Sr. of Kingsley. A.J. has been mar...

David Sechrist, Sr.

July 19, 2019

David Philip Sechrist Sr., 85, of Tunkhannock, died Saturday morning at the Abington Manor. He was born in Fleetville on March 10, 1934. He was the son of the late David Lauren and Ruth Owens Sechrist. David was a graduate of the 1952 class of the...

Leah Ann Marie Wilsey

July 17, 2019

Leah Ann Marie Wilsey, 32, of Tunkhannock passed away peacefully at her home on July 12, 2019 surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. Leah was born September 19, 1986 in Tunkhannock; the daughter of ...

John “Jack” R. Bartuska

John “Jack” Bartuska, formerly of Pittston, passed away peacefully at his home in Factoryville on July 9, 2019. Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late John Bartuska & the late Eleanor Kurtinitis-Bartuska. He was graduate of Pittston Ar...

Leah Theresa Clements

August 11, 2019

Leah Theresa Clements, 85, passed away Sunday July 7, 2019 at the Wilkes Barre General Hospital. Leah was born November 11, 1933 in Noxen, PA. Leah was the daughter of the late Robert Hackling and the former Gladys Palmer. Leah graduated from Sou...

Sharon L. Karp (Siglin)

June 29, 2019

Sharon L. Karp, 73, of Factoryville passed away at her home on June 21, 2019.  Sharon was born in Kingston, Pa on June 1, 1946 and she was the daughter of the late William and Jean Siglin.  Sharon and Stanley celebrated their 45th wedding anniversa...

William F. Hogan

June 22, 2019

William Francis Hogan, 62, of Factoryville died at Geisinger Wyoming Valley on June 18, 2019. Born in Staten Island on Nov. 19, 1956; the son of the late William Francis Hogan and Marylou Beyar Dingle Hogan. His domestic partner of 25 years is Darlen...

Loren K. Dixon

June 26, 2019

Loren Keith Dixon (Slug), age 85, passed peacefully on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at The Gardens in Tunkhannock. Born to Cecil A. and Hazel (Aten) Dixon in 1934, predeceased by his wife Jane (McAvaney), he will be missed by his brothers Reese and Dale,...

Roberta R. Dickson (Allen)

June 8, 2019

Roberta R. Dickson, 83, of Factoryville, PA passed away peacefully on May 30, 2019, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on May 5, 1936, in La Crosse, WI to the late Robert and Edna (Berzinski) Allen. Roberta was a 1954 graduate of ...

Arlene M. Corby (Taylor)

May 31, 2019

Arlene M. Corby, 87, of Factoryville, died with family by her side on Monday May 27, 2019, at her home. Her husband is the late Mervin Corby, who died in 2008. Born in Scranton on April 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Gladys Poeh...

Bette Davitt (Avery)

May 31, 2019

Bette Jane Davitt, 90, of Lake Winola passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday May 27, at the Gardens of Tunkhannock. Born in West Abington Township May 11, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Albert and Cora (Finch) Avery. She was married to the...

Kenneth Cameron Matalavy

Kenneth Cameron Matalavy, 24, of Lake Winola passed peacefully at home Friday. He was the loving son of Kenneth Matalavy Sr. at home and Gaylene Giannetti of Mill City. Cameron attended Tunkhannock Area School district. He loved the outdoors and b...

Brandon William Burleson

May 30, 2019

Brandon William Burleson, 32, formerly of Tunkhannock passed away at his residence in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Born in Scranton, Pa. on March 27, 1987, he was the son of Hal and Lisa Wynd Burleson of Tunkhannock. Brandon gradu...

Philip B. Evans


Veteran

May 11, 2019

Philip B. Evans Sr., 85, of Nicholson, passed away peacefully Saturday May 4, 2019 at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. Born in Newton Ransom Feb. 23, 1934, he was the son of the late Stanley and Zeida (Winters) Evans. His wife of 57 years is the form...

Gerald R. Ross

May 26, 2019

Gerald R Ross, 84, of Tunkhannock passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones Monday morning. Gerald was born in Tunkhannock on November 24, 1934. He was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Matthews Ross.   Jerry at...

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