Joan Morelli, LPN

May 20, 2021

Joan Morelli (88), formerly of West Scranton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 19th at St. Martha’s Center in Downingtown, PA after an illness. She was the wife of Anthony Morelli, formerly of Dunmore, who preceded her in death in 2007. ...

Rhonda L. Smith Carden

May 20, 2021

Rhonda (Smith) Carden, age 64, of Scranton, passed away Thursday evening under the care of Allied Skilled Nursing Center, after an illness. Born on July 7, 1956, the oldest of eight children born to the late Robert and Ruth (Sacchetti) Smith, Rhonda...

Sally Talerico

May 19, 2021

Sally (Sabach) Talerico, 70, of Taylor and formerly of Old Forge, passed away Wednesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Gerald Talerico. Born in Moosic on Aug. 19, 1950, daughter...

Emmanuel Arias

May 15, 2021

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Rosemarie McNulty Hedman

May 10, 2021

Rosemarie (McNulty) Hedman, age 75, a five-year guest at Abington Manor and formerly of Dunmore, passed away Monday morning at Allied Hospice after an illness. Born on October 24, 1945 and raised in South Scranton, Rosemarie was the daughter of the ...

Alberta Silfee Klebon

May 10, 2021

Alberta L. (Silfee) Klebon, age 65 and a lifelong resident of the Rocky Glen section of Avoca, passed away Monday evening at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, after a longtime illness. Born in Scranton on July 10, 1955, and beloved daughter of Hazel (Decke...

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Emil J. Siwak

May 7, 2021

Emil J. Siwak, 77, of Old Forge, passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon. Emil was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Elaine (Carol) Krypel, in 2011. Born in Wilkes Barre on November 13, 1943, son of the late Emil E. Siwak and M...

Mu Jin Gao

May 6, 2021

Mu Jin Gao, 78, a resident of Scranton, died Thursday evening in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Yun Lin Zheng. Born in China, she was the daughter of Ha Jin Yang, of China, and t...

James S. Johnson

May 5, 2021

James S. Johnson, age 77, a resident of Abington Manor in Clarks Summit, passed away Wednesday afternoon after an illness. Pending arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton....

Gary Biel, Sr.

May 3, 2021

Gary Biel, Sr., age 64, of the Tripps Park section of West Scranton, passed away Monday at home. He is survived by his best friend and beloved wife whom he loved more than anything, Susan Ann (Goonan) Biel. Wed on February 27, 1982, the couple recent...

Celeste Smith

May 3, 2021

Celeste Smith, age 37, of Old Forge, passed away Monday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center after a longtime illness. Born in Scranton on September 8, 1983, and daughter of David Smith of Old Forge and the late Cynthia (Kemler) Smith, Cele...

Evelyn O'Connor Joyce

April 28, 2021

Evelyn (O'Connor) Joyce, 96 years young and a lifelong resident of West Scranton, passed away Wednesday morning at Allied Hospice, Scranton, after an illness. She was preceded in death on November 15, 2003, by her beloved husband of 53 years, William...

Marilyn Van Deusen

April 28, 2021

Marilyn “MeMe” Van Deusen, 86, and a lifelong resident of West Scranton, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2021 at her lifelong home. Born in Scranton on Dec. 6, 1934, and daughter of the late Leo and Anna (Burns) Van Deusen, Marilyn was educated...

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Peter J. Osmolia

April 27, 2021

Peter J. Osmolia, 79, died April 26, 2021, surrounded by his family at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Pete “The Big O” Osmolia was born July 26, 1941, in Old Forge to Stella and Peter Osmolia. Pete was an extremely hard...

Ann Marie Frost Smith

April 26, 2021

Ann Marie (Frost) Smith, LPN, age 85, of Falls Twp. And formerly of West Scranton, passed away Monday at home. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Marshall G. Smith Jr., on August 16, 2010. A Scranton native, Ann Marie wa...

Charles (Charles) Prendergast

April 25, 2021

Charles (Chuck) Prendergast, age 59, of Old Forge, passed away Sunday afternoon at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, after a courageous battle with cancer. Surviving is his best friend, caregiver and loving companion of 19 years, Thomas Possinger. Bor...

Alice Ann Gavich Klotz

April 20, 2021

Alice Ann (Gavich) Klotz, age 79, formerly of Taylor and Old Forge, passed away Tuesday morning at the Kingston Manor. Pending arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge....

Bonita (Bonnie) Whalen Wydra

April 20, 2021

Bonita "Bonnie" (Whalen) Wydra, age 73, of Scranton's East Mountain section, passed away Tuesday at Allied Hospice Inpatient in Scranton, after an illness. Raised in Kulpmont and born on August 15, 1947, Bonnie was the daughter of the late Rita and ...

Leonardo David Michael Westover-Gooshaw

April 19, 2021

Leonardo David Michael Westover-Gooshaw, infant son of parents, Mindy Westover and Isaac Godshaw, passed away at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Forever their guardian angel, he’ll forever be loved by his entire family, especially ...

LeRoy Culleny

April 18, 2021

Services are set for LeRoy Culleny, age 73 and a recent guest of Timber Ridge Health Care Center in Wilkes Barre, who passed away Sunday morning after an illness. A private service will be from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Mai...

Robert F. Roland

April 18, 2021

Robert F. Roland, born on August 8, 1934, died on April 18, 2021 in Port Orange, Florida. Son of Frank and Marguerite Schmidt Roland, he was married to the love of his life Mary (Seechock) Roland for 64 years. Graduated from West Scranton High Scho...

Georgette Hudak

April 17, 2021

Georgette Hudak, age 65, of Taylor, formerly of Peckville, passed away Saturday morning under the care of the staff at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Born on January 4, 1956, and daughter of the late George H. and Veronica (Fetcho) H...

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Frederick (Fred) Ross, Jr.

April 14, 2021

Frederick (Fred) Ross, Jr., age 85, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away Wednesday at Gino Merli Veteran Center in Scranton, after an illness. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Barbara L. (Mainwaring) Ross on January 1...

Diane L. Lawrence Ferguson

April 8, 2021

Diane L. (Lawrence) Ferguson, R.N., age 78, a guest at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton, passed away Thursday afternoon, after an illness. Private funeral services will be from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street...

Joseph J. Sabo, Jr.

April 8, 2021

Joseph J. Sabo, Jr., age 63, a lifelong Scranton resident and a well-known Elvis Presley Tribute Artist, has passed away Thursday at home, after an illness. He is survived by his wife of 19 years and loving caregiver, Kimberly Sabo. Born on June 15...