Obituaries

Forest W. Reid

February 25, 2017

Forest W. Reid, 68 of Tunkhannock, died at his home on Feb. 21, 2017. He was the husband of the late former Shirley Rosengrant that passed in 2013. Born in Scranton on July 9, 1948, Forest was the son of the late Forest C. and Marian Anderson Reid. ...

Leo P. Conway

February 26, 2017

Leo P. Conway Jr., Archbald formerly of Factoryville, died peacefully at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore on February 20, 2017 after battling ALS.  His wife of 53 years was the late Mary Jane Walsh Conway, and preceded him in death in 2008. Born...

Jean E. Pliske-Newberry (Williams)

Jean Pliske Newberry, a resident of Dalton and recently of the former Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock now known as The Gardens at Tunkhannock, died Friday Feb. 3, 2017, one day after her 92nd birthday. Jean was born on Feb.2, 1925 in Scranton to...

Lillian A. Ball (Ball)

February 7, 2017

Lillian A. Ball, 86, of Tunkhannock, died Friday, February 3rd at The Gardens at Tunkhannock. Born in East Lemon on January 20, 1931; the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Yurksza Ball. Lil was employed at Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory, The Prince...

Steven C. Swift

February 3, 2017

Steven C. Swift, 43, of Factoryville, died unexpectedly at work Monday evening. Born Oct. 28, 1973 in Scranton. An avid hunter and wanna be “ice” fisherman, he graduated from Lackawanna Trail High School in 1993. He was employed with the Facto...

Elizabeth A. Rogers

Elizabeth A. Rogers, 80, of Tunkhannock passed away at her home Jan. 29, 2017 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Wanamie, Pa. on July 26, 1936and she was the daughter of the late Albert and Sophia Pointek Siperko.  She married Herbert A. Ro...

John S. O'Leary

Dr. John Scott O’Leary, 52, of Tunkhannock passed away Jan. 28, 2017.  He was born June 6, 1964 and he was the son of late Raymond O’Leary and the former Joan Melanie Doscher.  John was married to the former Yolande Fattal.   John was a grad...

Florence Kingston

January 27, 2017

Florence Kingston passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at The Golden Living Center , Tunkhannock. PA Born in Mehoopany on March 1, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William O and Pearl Smith Place. She was a 1937 graduate of Mehoopany H...

Leon J. Turner

Leon J. Turner, Jr., 86, formerly of Quicks Bend, PA died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, PA.  He was born August 25, 1930 in Quicks Bend, and he was the son of the late Leon, Sr. and the former Iona Brown. ...

Kathryn Dolechek

January 17, 2017

Kathryn A. Dolechek, 79, of Factoryville died Saturday morning at her son’s Carl’s house.  Born in Scranton on Sept. 21, 1937 the daughter of the late Joseph and Ann Herman Lynott.  Her late husband August J. Dolechek Jr. died March 5, 2009, th...

Dorothy Naylor (Smith)

January 21, 2017

Dorothy Naylor, 90, of Dalton passed away peacefully in her sleep after prolonged illness. Born in Scranton on April 22, 1926, daughter of the late Ralph and Gwladys Jones Smith. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ralph Naylor Jr; Dor...

Alice R. Thurston

Alice R. Thurston of Dunedin, FL formerly of Tunkhannock, Pa. passed away on Jan. 12, 2017.  She was born May 31 1913 and at 103 she was the matriarch of the family.  Her husband William E. Thurston preceded her in death. She is survived by chil...

Ruth June McGregor

Ruth June McGregor,89, of Factoryville died Tuesday morning Dec. 27, 2016 at her home with her family at her side.   Ruth was born in Scranton on March 21, 1927 and she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna Korban Herman.  Her husband James...

Richard O. Graham

December 28, 2016

Richard O. Graham Jr., 63, of Tunkhannock, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday at his home. He was born in Bermuda, Great Britain on Nov. 12, 1953. He was the son of the late Richard O. Graham Sr. and the former Carol Fry of Gallipolis, ...

Leslie C. Belles


Veteran

December 29, 2016

Leslie C. Belles, 83, of Baylor's  Lake, died Monday at his home. He was born in Scranton on Nov. 27, 1933; the son of the late John Lon and Sarah Elizabeth Brown Belles. He attended the Scranton school system. His wife of 56 years is the former Ann...

Wellington “Laverne" Barber

December 14, 2016

Wellington “Laverne” Barber, 96, of Fleetville, died Sunday morning December 11, 2016 after a brief stay at Abington Manor, Clarks Summit. Born in Lenoxville on May 2 1920; the son of the late Wellington and Letha Robinson Barber. His wife the fo...

Margaret Latsha Reid

November 26, 2016

Margaret Amelia Latsha Reid of Tunkhannock passed away November 21, 2016.   Born November 9, 1924, she spent her childhood years in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in 1945, a master’s degree in r...

Ruth Heitsman Lasco

Ruth Heitsman Lasco, 98, of Tunkhannock, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and Laura Kirk.  She was the wife of the late Stephen Lasco and they were married for 67 years. She was born on March 26, 1918 in Centermorel...

Verna Griffiths (Miller)

November 19, 2016

Verna Griffiths, 102, of Scott Twp., Formerly of Lake Sheridan died Tuesday Morning at home. Born in Scranton on June 23, 1914; the daughter of the late Frank and Lillian Neuls Miller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Factoryville a...

Josephine Bunnell Troster

Josephine Bunnell Troster passed away on Oct. 28, 2016 in Florida.  She was born in Meshoppen on April 12, 1918 the only child of the late Theodore and Jessie Maynard Bunnell. She attended Mansfield and earned a Masters in Music from Columbia Univer...

William Miner

October 30, 2016

William Miner, 58, of Mehoopany passed away at his home on Oct. 27, 2016.  He was born in Newark, NJ. on May 22, 1958. He was the son of the late Richard and Bernice Cook Miner.  He married Audrey Smith of Laceyville on April 11, 1977.  Will...

Patricia Ayers

Patricia D. Ayers, 72, of Tunkhannock passed away at the Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 26, 2016.  She was born in Tunkhannock on Sept. 4, 1944 and she was the daughter of the late Earl Lane and Helene Clark Walker.  She was ...

Dorothy J. Hobbs (Ross)

October 19, 2016

Dorothy Hobbs, 66, of Factoryville died Monday morning at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. The daughter of the late Wilbur and Louise Weber Ross; born in Wilkes-Barre on January 10, 1950. Her husband was the late William W. Hobbs who died March 29 20...

Nancy Ann Denney (Reimiller )

October 8, 2016

Nancy Ann Denney, 60, of Tunkhannock died Tuesday Oct. 4, 2016 at the Celtic Hospice, Wilkes-Barre. Born in Kingston on Dec. 5, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Paul Reimiller and the former Antoinette Shypulefski  of Tunkhannock.  She was...

Kellie A. Davis A. Davis

Kellie A. Davis Quick, 51, of Lake Winola passed away Friday morning Sept.30, 2016 at Allied Service Skilled Nursing Center, Scranton.  She was born in Scranton on May 6, 1965; the daughter of Eleanor Jones Quick of Lake Winola and Thomas ...

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