Martha J. Navich Vender

January 26, 2019

Martha J. (Navich) Vender, R.N., age 94, of Moosic, passed away Saturday evening after a brief stay at Scranton Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Vender, on July 26, 1971. Born in Forest City on June 27, 1924, Mart

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Joseph Francis Salerno, Sr.

January 25, 2019

Joseph Francis Salerno, Sr., 100 years young and a lifetime Old Forge resident, passed away Friday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His beloved wife of 76 remarkable years, Lucy Festino Salerno, died January 6th at the age of 96. Born on July 21, 1

Phyllis Morgan Ferrel

January 24, 2019

Phyllis (Morgan) Ferrel, age 81, of Taylor, passed away Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, after an illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Robert Leland Ferrel, on July 19, 2007. Born in Pott

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Joseph J. Mullen

January 20, 2019

Joseph T. Mullen, 91, of West Scranton, died Sunday evening. Born in Scranton on March 5, 1927 and son of the late William, Sr. and Margaret (Mullin) Mullen, Joseph was educated at West Scranton High School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He prou

Barbara Kay Seymour Trovato

January 15, 2019

Barbara Kay Trovato, age 82, of Clarks Summit, passed away Tuesday morning at home. She is survived by her loving husband, caregiver and best friend, Carmelo "Junior" Trovato. The couple would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on April 3

Carol Scoda Spencer

January 14, 2019

Carol (Scoda) Spencer, age 84, of Haddonfield, New Jersey, and a Duryea native, passed away Monday at Genesis Marcella Center in Burlington, N.J. Born in Duryea on May 2, 1934, and daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Kalafut Scoda, Carol was a gra

Francis J. Walkley

January 14, 2019

Francis J. Walkley, age 56, of Jessup, died January 14th, after a tragic biking accident. Private arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., West Scranton. Visit the funeral home's website to leave a condolence.

Phyllis Saar Johnson

January 12, 2019

Phyllis Ann Johnson, age 80, of Scranton, passed away Saturday morning at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, after battling illness. Born in Taylor on July 17, 1938, daughter of the late Stanley and Romayne Rafferty Saar, Phyllis had an amaz

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Elmer Meckes

January 11, 2019

The man, the myth, the legend, Elmer Meckes, has passed away. He was a mere 65 years old. Upon illness, he resided at The Gardens at Wyoming Valley in Wilkes Barre. Born in Reeders on August 25, 1953, and son of the late Russell and Loyes Strausser

Richard A. James

January 10, 2019

Richard A. James, age 73, of Old Forge, passed away early Thursday morning at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton, after an illness. He is survived by his beloved wife, caregiver and best friend, Joann Mecca. The couple celebrated their 34th we

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Walter (Butch) Burdett

January 10, 2019

Walter "Butch" Burdett, age 84, a lifelong resident of Taylor, a staple of the community, and a proud U.S. Army Veteran, passed away Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born on May 6, 1934, Butch was the son of the late Willia

Lillian Sadowski

January 9, 2019

Services have been scheduled for Lillian Sadowski, 85, of West Scranton, who died January 8th at Allied Hospice Inpatient in Scranton. A 10:00AM Blessing Service is scheduled for Thursday at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Rundle Street, West Scranton,

Dorothy J. Leczynski DeMarco

January 9, 2019

Dorothy J. DeMarco, age 79, of Waymart and formerly of Moosic, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.

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Brian Thomas

January 6, 2019

Brian Thomas, 54, formerly of Duryea, died Sunday at The Gardens of Easton. Pending arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street in Old Forge.

Lucy Rose Festino Salerno

January 6, 2019

Lucy Rose Salerno, L.P.N., age 96, a lifelong Old Forge resident, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend, Joseph Salerno, Sr. They were wed on September 26, 1942; the c

Karen Frick

January 3, 2019

Karen Frick, 53, a New York, NY native and longtime Bellerose educator, passed away Thursday at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. A Mass is scheduled for Friday at 10:00AM at St. Gregory the Great Church, 242-20 88th Ave., Bellerose, NY,

Vernell Fisher Cole

January 3, 2019

Vernell Cole, age 83, of Scranton, passed away Thursday at home. Born on November 3, 1935, and daughter of the late Emerson and Elizabeth Jordon Fisher, she was employed 25 years for the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation of Bethpage, New York

Ruth Marturano Rohan

December 31, 2018

Ruth (Marturano) Rohan, age 77, of Throop, passed away New Year's Eve at Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, William A. Rohan, Jr., on October 2nd. Born in Dunmore on November 19, 1941 and daughter of the late An

Erma Elizabeth Kersten

December 30, 2018

Erma Elizabeth Kersten, 70, entered into rest on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born February 3, 1948, in Washington D.C., daughter of the late Henry Lyle and Mary (Maletti) Johnson. She grew up and attend

Helen Olof Kobesky

December 28, 2018

Helen Kobesky, age 91, a guest of St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home in Moscow, passed away Friday evening. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph S. Kobesky, on March 31, 1992. Born on April 4, 1927, and raised in the Minooka section o

Barbara Emerick

December 28, 2018

Barbara Emerick, 84, Taylor, died Friday morning at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor. Pending arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.

Jane Boyd Kavulich

December 27, 2018

Jane Kavulich, 87, of West Scranton, passed away peacefully Thursday morning at home. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Michael Kavulich Sr., on April 28th 1994. Born on November 13, 1931, Jane was the daughter of the lat

Eugene (Geno) Canfield

December 27, 2018

Eugene (Geno) Canfield, age 39, of Old Forge, passed away Thursday morning. He is survived by his children - his world, Eugene (Gene) Jacob and Ryann Noel Canfield. Born on April 16, 1979, Geno was the son of Jean Mikels Canfield of Old Forge and Ge

Mark Battaglia

December 27, 2018

Mark Battaglia, age 52, of West Scranton, passed away peacefully Thursday. Born in Scranton on November 2, 1966, Mark was the son of Fred Battaglia of West Scranton and companion Marial Loughney and the late Marjorie Whitbeck Battaglia who preceded

Ann Marie Bieniecki

December 26, 2018

Ann Marie Bieniecki, age 72, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away Wednesday at the Moses Taylor Hospital, after an illness. Born on October 10, 1946, she was raised by her father, Frank Pinko, and her grandmother, Sophie Pinko, upon her mot