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October 2010

Mary R Zurine - 2010-10-09

Josephine A Cimino - 2010-10-10

September 2010

Margaret A. Wilcox - 2010-09-15

August 2010

Lottie B Jurkowski - 2010-08-05

Dorothy Snedeker - 2010-08-09

Myron R Denney, Jr - 2010-08-13

Sherie D. Lewis - 2010-08-28

July 2010

Mario A Cisneros - 2010-07-02

Harold G Cooley - 2010-07-02

Anna Egnotovich - 2010-07-14

Veronica I. Madden - 2010-07-09

Helen C. Beal - 2010-07-26

Ann Marie Berish - 2010-07-28

Marie L. Dombroski - 2010-07-29

June 2010

Marie Ann Sveda - 2010-06-06

Edward C Cosklo, Sr - 2010-06-06

Helen M Gibney - 2010-06-10

Richard M. Bronson - 2010-06-18

May 2010

Merle N. Goodrich - 2010-05-10

Jeannette C. Kosakowski - 2010-05-15

Jerry T. Port, II - 2010-05-24

April 2010

Mary Kitik - 2010-04-16

Mary M. Gombita - 2010-04-23

Joseph E. Chisek - 2010-04-26

March 2010

Antoinette K. Finch - 2010-03-04

Basil Fedak - 2010-03-06

Walter P. Ogozaly - 2010-03-07

Darlia A. Waldsmith - 2010-03-25

Dorothy M. Golden - 2010-03-29

February 2010

Hilda G. Caines - 2010-02-01

Leslie D. Thomas - 2010-02-06

Mary Striefsky - 2010-02-10

Marie M. Norton - 2010-02-23

January 2010

Mildred J. Chubb - 2010-01-15

Irene Renie Hodorawis - 2010-01-21

 

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Josephine A Cimino
2010-10-10
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Josephine A. Cimino October 10, 2010 Josephine A. Cimino, 85, of Forest City died Sunday at the Forest City nursing Center. Born in Garfield, New Jersey; she was the daughter of the late John & Mary Daleo Cimino. She is survived by two sisters, Connie Snead, Poughkeepsie, NY; and Jennie Bausano, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday at 12 Noon in St. James Church, Pleasant Mount. Arrangements by the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc, Simpson.

Mary R Zurine
2010-10-09
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Mary Rose Zurine October 9, 2010 Mary Rose Zurine, 94, of Simpson died Saturday. In 1933, she married Joseph Zurine Together they had a family of four children. Joseph died in 1951. Born in Raritan, New Jersey; she was the daughter of the late Charles & Mary Sofka Kovach. The Kovach family moved to Simpson early in her childhood where she spent the rest of her life. Prior to retirement she was employed in the garment industry. She was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church, now St. Michael’s Parish, The Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild, and the Fell Township Golden Age Seniors, all of Simpson. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed. Mary is survived by a son, Joseph Zurine and wife Susanne, Endicott, NY; two daughters, Dolores and husband Gerard LeComte, Wharton, NJ; Rita Zurine, Berwyn, PA; a daughter in law Brenda Zurine, Hackettstown, NJ; 12 grandchildren, Joseph, Thomas, David, Marie, Maryanna, Susan, Gerard, Laurieann, Fredrick, Theresa, James Christopher and Anna; 10 great grandchildren, Christian, Molly, Joseph, Stephanie, Adam, Amy, Alexander, Gabriel, Xavier and Lillian, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her eldest son Daniel in 1998 and her great grandson Trevor in 2010, two brothers John and Joseph and two sisters, Anna Tarhanich and Elizabeth Kovach. The funeral will be Wednesday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main Street, Simpson with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson by the Rev. Joseph S. Sitko. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. The Golden Age Club will meet at 4:30 Pm. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Margaret A. Wilcox
2010-09-15
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Margaret A. Wilcox September 15, 2010 Margaret A. Wilcox, 64, of Jermyn died Wednesday night at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Thomas & Leona Jones Parry. She was attended Benjamin Franklin high School, Carbondale. She was a waitress and had been employed over the years at The Village Restraunt, Peckville; Skippy’s Restraunt, Archbald and Denney’s Restraunt, Dickson City. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be missed. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Philip Parry & Kimberly Peace-Parry, Madison Township; John McHale, Jermyn and Thomas & Katie Wilcox, Peckville; seven grandchildren: Eileen, Philip & Andrew Parry; Meghan & Brittany McHale; Ty and Cody Wilcox, nieces and nephews and her faithful dog “Bella”. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas. The funeral will be Saturday at 12 Noon in the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 62 North Main St., Carbondale with services by the Rev. Sharon Dietz, Pastor of the Peckville and Bradley United Methodist Churches. Interment following cremation in Jermyn Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 Am until the time of service. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com

Sherie D. Lewis
2010-08-28
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Sherie D. Lewis, 85, of Rochester, NY died Saturday, August 28th at Rochester General Hospital. She was the widow of Elwin Lewis, who died in 2001. Born in Chicago, IL.; she was the daughter of the late Manuel & Mary Kubic Enriguez. She had been employed as a ticketing agent for United Airlines. She is survived by a sister: Gloria, Texas and several nieces and nephews. A gravesite service will be held Saturday, September 4th at 11:00 AM in Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart. Arrangements by the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 62 N. Main St., Carbondale.

Myron R Denney, Jr
2010-08-13
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Myron R. Denney, Jr. August 13, 2010 Myron R. Denney, Jr, 71, formerly of Thompson(PA) died Friday evening at the Forest City Nursing Center. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Myron & Iola Lovelace Denney, Sr. He attended Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. He was a self employed auto mechanic and also had been by Wallis Furniture, Carbondale as a deliveryman. Myron was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed baking. He is survived by two children Myron R. Denney, III and wife Tammie, Susquehanna; Dawn Viola and husband Harry Walburn, Willseyville, NY; six brothers: Donald, Ballston Lake, NY; Gerald, Philippines; Larry, Carbondale; Charles, Ballston Spa NY; Jackie, Springville; James, Clifford; two sisters: Barbara Swingle, Schenevus, NY; Laurie Denney, Carbondale; five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry and a sister, Shirley Knise. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 PM in the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 62 North Main St., Carbondale, PA. Services will be by the Rev. Donald Posegate, Pastor of the Carbondale First United Methodist Church. Interment in Ararat Cemetery. Friends may call Monday 5 to 7 Pm and Tuesday from Noon until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest City Nursing Center, 915 Delaware St., Forest City 18421 or Diakon Hospice / St. John, 416 Main St., Honesdale, 18431. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com

Dorothy Snedeker
2010-08-09
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Dorothy Snedeker August 9, 2010 Dorothy Snedeker, 70, of Simpson died Monday at Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late John and Jeannie Havern Danko. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and various nursing courses and certifications through numerous programs including Marywood University. She had been employed as a licensed practical nurse for 15 years at Allied Services, Scranton and later at Birch Hills, Simpson and Osprey Ridge Healthcare Center, Carbondale. Dorothy loved lifting the spirits of others with her natural likeability, positive attitude and easy-going nature. Dorothy was an active member of the former Holy Trinity Church and St. Michael’s Parish, Simpson for her entire life and never missed a mass or holy service. Dorothy was a positive, energetic, youthful and vibrant soul who lit up a room with her presence. When not fully absorbed in her mother and grandmotherly duties, she enjoyed Square Dancing, Polka Dancing, short vacations, exercising and walking her dog Fluffly. The family wishes to thank the staff of CMC and Dr. Stephen Voyce for their exceptional skill and care of Dorothy. She is survived by Milo Snedeker, husband of over 30 years, three sons, Joseph Snedeker and wife Dawn, Scott Township; Gary, Simpson; Randy, Old Forge; a daughter Denise and husband Kenneth Bolcavage, Crystal Lake; seven grandchildren, Edward, Ashley, Brittany, Hayley, Joseph, Lucas and Aleah; A Mass of Christian Burial for close family and friends will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 Am in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson by the Rev. Joseph S Sitko. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN. Arrangements by Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. Simpson, Pa.

Lottie B Jurkowski
2010-08-05
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Lottie B. Jurkowski August 5, 2010 Lottie B. Jurkowski, 81, of Whites Crossing, Carbondale Township died Thursday at Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale. She was the widow of Vincent J. Jurkowski,who died in 2008. Born in Elizabeth, NJ; she was the daughter of the late Stanley & Mary Nogay Anton. She moved to Carbondale in 1968 and she and her husband owned and operated the Coral Reef Restaurant in Whites Crossing. Later, she was a cook at Gibney’s Restaurant in Waymart. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. She enjoyed helping raise the neighborhood children. The family would like to thank the staff of the Carbondale Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Lottie Surviving are two sons and their wives, Stanley and Virginia Jurkowski, Carbondale; Michael and Annette Jurkowski, Honesdale; a daughter Catherine Yoder, Whites Crossing; twin grandsons Carl and Timothy Jurkowski, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Adam, Charles and joseph Anton and a sister, Stella Bodzioch. The funeral will be Monday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main St., Simpson with Mass at 10:00 Am in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St, Simpson to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph S. Sitko, Pastor. Interment in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 Pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop #1, Honesdale; C/O 24 Blue Moon Lane, Honesdale, Pa 18431 For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Marie L. Dombroski
2010-07-29
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Marie L. Dombroski July 29, 2010 Marie L. Dombroski, 85, of Simpson died Thursday at the Jewish Home, Scranton. She was the widow of Ambrose Dombroski, who died in 2003. Born in Childs, she was the daughter of the late Andrew & Loretta Qualtiere Ledonne. She was a 1942 graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. She had been employed prior to retirement by Carbondale Products, Inc. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Simpson. She is survived by two sons: Anthony Dombroski, Hanover, MD and Ambrose Dombroski, Scranton; a brother Andrew Ledonne, Greentown; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Joseph and two sisters: Angelo Rose Scorvafava and Teresa Lee. The funeral will be Saturday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home,Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with Mass at 9:30 Am in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St Simpson to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph S Sitko. Entombment in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township. Friends may call Friday (today) 7-9 PM Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, Pa 18510. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Ann Marie Berish
2010-07-28
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Ann Marie (Salansky) Berish July 28, 2010 Ann Marie (Salansky) Berish, 87, of Simpson died Wednesday at home. She was the widow of Fred M. Berish, who died in 2005. Born in Union Dale, she was the daughter of the late William & Anna Slebodnick Salansky. Ann was a member of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Forest City. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and working in her garden. Her main joy in life was doing for others. She was the matriarch of our family, her spirit will continue to bind us together as now she has gone to be with our Lord. Her kindness and compassion could not be surpassed. Everyone who knew her loved her. Her memory will always be with us. May she rest in peace now from all her hard labors and sufferings. She is survived by two sons: Fred Berish and wife Gail, Wilmore, KY; Thomas Berish and wife Linda, Stafford, VA; a daughter Shirley Lewis, Simpson; a sister Helen Soltis, Albany, NY; a brother Thomas Salansky and wife Lois, Union Dale; nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Mary Stumpf, Emma O’hop, Evelyn “Sadie” Salansky, Eleanor Sholtis and four brothers: John, William, George and Joseph Salansky and a granddaughter, Terri Lewis. The funeral will be Monday at 9: 30 AM from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main St., Simpson with Office of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 306 Susquehanna St., Forest City by Monsignor John T. Sekellick, Pastor. Interment in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township. Friends may call Sunday 5 to 9 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, 300 Mulberry St., Suite 305, Scranton, Pa 18503. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome. Co

Helen C. Beal
2010-07-26
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Helen C. Beal July 26, 2010 Helen C. Beal, 85, of Simpson died Monday at Asera Care Hospice Unit at Mid Valley Hospital. She was the widow of Stanley Beal, who died in 1962. She is survived by a son: Stanley Beal, Simpson; a daughter Roseann and husband Jon Ostrander, Hickory, NC; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren, and two sisters, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson by the Rev. Joseph S. Sitko, Pastor. Friends and family will be received after the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asera Care Hospice 749 Northern Blvd., South Abington Township, PA 18411. Arrangements by Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc., Simpson. For Directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Anna Egnotovich
2010-07-14
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Anna “Baba” Egnotovich July 14, 2010 Anna Egnotovich, 90, of Simpson, entered into eternal rest Wednesday at home. She was the widow of Michael Egnotovich, who passed away December 14, 1993. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Theodore & Mary Kutch Orinick. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. She had been employed over the years by Gentex Corp, and several area dress factories. She and her husband owned and operated Mike’s Bar in Simpson for eight years. She was a communicant of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Simpson. She had been an active member of the church. She had served on the church committee and was a past committee secretary. She also cooked for several years at church dinners and banquets. On October 4, 1998, she was awarded the “Gramota Certificate” by Bishop Gabriel of the Arch Dioceses of Eastern Pennsylvania and New York, recognizing her goods works for the church. Anna was a righteous and religious woman who loved most and tolerated all- never one to hold a grudge. She was an avid quilter, loved crossword puzzles and reading Louis L’Amour Westerns. Anna loved all children and all children who knew Anna instinctively returned that love tenfold. Not only her grandchildren & great grandchildren call her “Baba”, but all children who came to know and love her called her Baba, also nieces and nephews affectionately called her “Tettie” (aunt). She is survived by two sons: Michael M.and wife Betty, Vienna, VA; Matthew and wife Sheri, Canal Fulton, Ohio and a daughter and caregiver Mary Ann with whom she resided; three grandchildren: Michael S and wife Claudia Link, Jonathan M. and wife Kelly and Alexa Ann; five great grandchildren: Sophie, Caroline, Juliet, Alexander and Anna, a sister in law Olga Orinik, Binghamton, NY; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Samuel and Michael and three sisters: Dorothy & Paraska Orinick and Mary Lutchko. The funeral will be Monday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with a Requiem Service at 10:00 AM in St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, 33 Midland St., Simpson by the Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko and the Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest John Sorochka. Interment in St. Basil’s Cemetery, Simpson. Friends may call Sunday 5 to 8 Pm, Parastas at 7:00 Pm. The family will supply all flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Basil’s R.O. Church or the donor’s favorite charity. However, the GREATEST tribute ANYONE Can pay to Anna and the faithful, humble life style she lead would be to perform a kindness for someone who will never be able to repay you. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhom

Veronica I. Madden
2010-07-09
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Veronica Irene Madden Veronica Irene Madden, 77, of Ithaca, NY; died Friday July 9th. She was the wife of James (Joe) Madden for 52 years. Born in Carbondale, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. & Mary Lopatofsky Plevyak. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson, PA and Kutztown University. She retired after 32 years of service with the Deposit Central School District, in Deposit, NY, where she was an elementary teacher. Veronica (Vera) was dearly loved by her immediate and extended family and many close friends. A long-time resident of Deposit, NY, she was a member of St. Joseph’s parish, and as a Kindergarten and First Grade teacher, she touched the lives of many of the village’s residents. Her love of children extended to her many nieces and nephews and most of all, her grandchildren. She enjoyed many trips during her retirement years with her husband, Joe, and often other family members. Vera loved the game of golf and enjoyed playing it with the same league partner for more than thirty years. Veronica died following a long and brave battle with cancer. During that time she touched the lives of many people who shared that journey with her and cared for her along the way. She is also survived by three children and their spouses, Mary Jo & Michael Shelton, Farmersville, TX; James J. Madden Jr., Ithaca, NY; Gina M. & Harry Telegadas, Crofton, MD; three brothers: Stanley Plevyak, Reading, PA; Edward Plevyak, Baltimore, MD; Paul Plevyak, Towson, MD; five sisters: Sophy Roman, Southampton, PA; Ann Gadbow, Whitesboro, NY; Helen Derrick, Waymart, PA; Regina Hoffman, Silver Spring, MD; Catherine Fisch, Walnut Creek, CA; five grandchildren Veronica Jo Berry, Michael and Micah Jo Shelton, Farmersville, TX and Joseph and Nicholas Telegadas, Crofton, MD, and more than fifty nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Joseph and John Plevyak and a sister: Mary Madges. The funeral will be Friday July 16th from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main St., Simpson, PA, with Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church St., Carbondale, PA, to be celebrated by the Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka. Interment in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA. Friends may call Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00, and Friday from 9:00-9:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Deposit Educational Endowment Program (DEEP), PO Box 22, Deposit, NY 13754. For Directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Mario A Cisneros
2010-07-02
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Mario A. Cisneros July 2, 2010 Mario A. Cisneros, 20, of Simpson died Friday from injuries in a A.T.V. accident Born in Simpson, he is the son of Mario G. and Sharon M. Venis Cisneros. He attended Carbondale Area School District. He was currently employed by Millennium Co., Carbondale. Mario enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and 4 wheeling. He was looking forward to playing Horseshoes in the 2011 League at Jake’s. He is also survived by two brothers: Ramon Cisneros, Simpson; Bobby Cisneros, Carbondale and a sister: Angela Cisneros, Simpson, uncles, aunts and cousins. The funeral will be Tuesday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main St., Simpson with Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph S. Sitko, Pastor. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson. Friends may call Tuesday 8AM-10:30 AM For Directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.co

Harold G Cooley
2010-07-02
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Harold G. Cooley July 2, 2010 Harold G. Cooley, 60, of Union Dale died Friday at Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, he is the son of George W. Belcher, Uniondale and the late Annabelle Davis Belcher. He served in the Navy. He had been self employed prior to his disabilityin the construction and landscape business. He enjoyed working outdoors and playing high school football in his younger years. He was a lay minister for a time at the Lake Idlewild Evangelical Wesleyan Church. He is also survived by two daughters: Viola and her husband Carlton Henning, Scranton and Sarah Cooley, Uniondale and her fiancée Thomas Edenfield; A sister: Betty Tsanos, Carbondale and a grandson William. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 Am in the Lake Idlewild Evangelical Wesleyan Church, Uniondale by the Rev. Donald D. Snedeker, Pastor of the State Line Evangelical Wesleyan Church. Interment in Welsh Hill Cemetery, Uniondale. Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 6 to 8 Pm and Wednesday From 9 Am until the time of service. Arrangements by the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home,Inc 62 North Main St., Carbondale, PA.

Richard M. Bronson
2010-06-18
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Richard M. Bronson June 18, 2010 Richard M. Bronson, 48, of Dickson City died Friday at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. Born in Carbondale, he is the son of Robert L. & Joan E. Viney Bronson, Carbondale. He was a graduate of Carbondale Area High School and was currently employed by Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Dickson City. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale. He was a social member of the American Legion and the D.A.V. of Dickson City and was a member of the Moxie Club, Carbondale. Richard was an avid fan of the Phillies, San Francisco 49er’s and Nascar’s Jimmy Johnson. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was known for his infectious smile and was the hot dog chef at his sister and brother in law’s many picnics and outings. He was a Dad above all others and a brother, none to compare. He is also survived by three daughters: Megan, Jessica and Haley, and his best friend Sheila Bronson, all of Jessup; a brother: Robert J. Bronson, Dickson City; A sister Debra Ann and her husband Christian Benjamin, Factoryville; A grandson: Ryder Richard Bronson, an uncle, nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 AM in the first United Methodist Church, 15 North Church St., Carbondale with services by the Rev. Keith Benjamin. Friends may call Monday 5 to 9 Pm at the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home Funeral Home, Inc 62 North Main St., Carbondale. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com

Helen M Gibney
2010-06-10
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Helen M. Gibney June 10, 2010 Helen M. Gibney, 47, of Waymart died unexpectedly Thursday. Born on December 3, 1962, in Carbondale, she is the daughter of Helen J. Lash Gibney, Waymart and the late Joseph P. Gibney. She was a graduate of Western Wayne High School and College Misercordia. She was currently a program analyst for TMG Health, Inc. Dunmore. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Waymart. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the APA 8 Ball League, Scranton and the captain of the Bigzy’s Billiard’s Team. Helen was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and niece who will be deeply missed. She is also survived by a brother: William Gibney and wife Karen, Honesdale; two sisters: Linda Gibney, Archbald and Mary and husband Joseph Costolnick, Roswell, GA; nine nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; four very special friends Marie Geiser ,Vicky Steiner, Sue Decker and Lynn Warshawski and her beloved golden retriever “Rudy”. The funeral will be Tuesday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Carbondale Road, Waymart to be celebrated by the Rev. John T. Albosta, Pastor. Interment in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Monday 5 to 8 Pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Dessin animal Shelter, Honesdale appreciated. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Marie Ann Sveda
2010-06-06
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Marie Ann Sveda June 6, 2010 Marie Ann Sveda, 96, of Carbondale died Sunday at Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale. She was the widow of George Sveda. Born in Passaic, NJ; she was the daughter of the late Andrew & Julia Panchuk Sveda. She was a graduate of Passaic High School and had been employed in retail sales before retirement. She is survived by two sons: George M. Sveda, Vandling; Kenneth Sveda, Dunnellon, Fl; five grandchildren, a sister: Irene Skowron, Fairlawn, NJ; nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Wednesday at 8:30 AM in Most Holy Name Church, Garfield , NJ. Interment in East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton, NJ. Arrangements by Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 M

Edward C Cosklo, Sr
2010-06-06
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Edward C. Cosklo, Sr. June 6, 2010 Edward C. Cosklo, Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of R.D. Carbondale passed away Sunday evening at Wayne Woodlands Manor, Waymart. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Helen Kohan Cosklo. Born on September 13, 1920 and raised in Carbondale, he was the last survivor of the late Andrew & Edith Dawe Cosklo. He was a retired dairy farmer. He attended the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale. The family would like to thank the staff of Wayne Woodlands Manor for the kind and compassionate care given to our Dad. Also surviving is a son Edward Cosklo, Jr and wife Diane, Clifford; a daughter Betty and her husband Paul Beahan, Carbondale; three grandchildren: Kevin and Michele Cosklo and Floyd Celli; six great grandchildren: Preston Cosklo, Emily, Floyd, Maggie, Jon and Shana Celli; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Sam and Fred Costello and Andrew Cosklo; two sisters: Mae Wallis and Beatrice Cowperwaite and a grandson John Celli who passed away on February 18, 2010. The funeral service will be Thursday at 10 Am in the First United Methodist Church, 15 North Church Street, Carbondale by the Rev. Keith Benjamin, Pastor. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson.

Jerry T. Port, II
2010-05-24
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Jerry T. Port, II May 24, 2010 Jerry T. Port II, 52, of Carbondale died Monday at home. His wife is the former Joan M . Cain. Born in Wilmington, DE; he is the son of Drue M. Maltman Port, Dunmore and the late Jerry T. Port. He was a graduate of Abington Heights High School and had been employed Viking Pest control, Allentown. He was an accomplished bass guitar player, playing in multiple area bands over the years including “ Hometown Boys”, “Alter Ego” and “Storm”. He also enjoyed golfing. He was a loving husband, father and son. He is also survived by three daughters: Courtney E. Port, Clarks Summit; Kathrine A. Port and Emily A. Port both of Carbondale; two brothers: Jon Derek Port and wife Linda, Millington, TN.; Jason Port and wife Sara, Boston, MA; nieces and nephews. There will be a Blessing Service Thursday at 8:00 Pm in the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 62 N. Main St., Carbondale by the Rev. Daniel Geeza. Friends may call Thursday 5 to 8 Pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW; Washington, DC 20004 or the Lackawanna Humane Society, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com

Jeannette C. Kosakowski
2010-05-15
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Jeannette C. Kosakowski May 15, 2010 Jeannette C. Kosakowski, 89, of West Scranton died Saturday. She was the widow of Anthony Kosakowski, Sr. who died in 1997. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Angelina Boria Mancuso. She is survived by a son: Anthony Jr., California; two grandsons: Andy & Anthony and her caregivers: Carole A., Carole T. and Bernie Compton, Scranton. Cremation arrangements by the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. Carbondale.

Merle N. Goodrich
2010-05-10
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Merle Nathaniel Goodrich May 10, 2010 Merle Nathaniel Goodrich, 86, of Greenfield Township passed away Monday morning at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore surrounded by his loving family. His wife, the former Vina “Blue” White Goodrich died in 2002. Born at Bethel Court, Carbondale on January 23, 1924 and raised at Hickory Ridge in Greenfield Township; he was the son of the late Ralph and Carrie Bell Goodrich. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII, making eleven voyages to European and Mediterranean war zones and one costal voyage. His last voyage was to Cape Town, South Africa. He was employed by M & G Rider Car Carrier until his retirement as a convoy driver. He was the past president of the Sandy Banks Cemetery Association; a life-time member of the Greenfield Historical Society and a past member of the Greenfield Township Fire Co. He was of the Baptist faith and has served as a trustee and deacon over the years. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands: Mary and Joseph Brown, Clifford; Judy and Raymond Short, Greenfield Township; four granddaughters: Jennifer Jelliff; Sarah Brown and companion Joseph Boutureira; Kristie Ludwig and husband Daniel; Melissa Mest and husband Jason; four great grandsons: Austin and Nathaniel Jelliff and Jackson and Blake Ludwig; a brother: Bert Goodrich, Dalton and a sister Jane Buck and husband Walter, Bellville, NJ; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother: Robert Goodrich. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 AM in the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 62 North Main St., Carbondale with services by the Rev. John McCarty, Pastor of the Clifford Baptist Church. Interment in Sandy Banks Cemetery, Greenfield Township. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 Pm Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Township Historical Society, Hickory Ridge Road, Greenfield Township, PA 18407 or Project Liberty Ship, P.O. Box 25846, Highlandtown Station, Baltimore, MD. 21224-0546. For Directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome. com

Joseph E. Chisek
2010-04-26
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Joseph E. Chisek April 26, 2010 Joseph E. Chisek, 88, of Browndale and formerly of Simpson died Monday at the Forest City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. His wife, the former Roberta K. Wright died in 2001. Born in Simpson, he was the son of the late Frank & Mary Kresock Chisek. He attended Fell Township Schools and retired from Farview State Hospital, Waymart. He was a member of St. Michael’s Parish, Simpson. He is survived by a son Joseph M. Chisek and wife Suzanne, Browndale; a grandson Joseph Chisek and wife Connie and two great grandsons: Austin & Zachary, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Stephen, John & Frank Chisek and two sisters: Sophie Sisko and Elizabeth Perry. The funeral will be Friday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main Street, Simpson with Mass at 9:30 in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph S. Sitko, Pastor. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 Pm For Directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Mary M. Gombita
2010-04-23
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Mary M. Gombita April 23, 2010 Mary M. “ Maya” Gombita, 85, formerly of Simpson died Friday at the Asera Care Hospice Unit in Mid Valley Hospital, Peckville. She was the widow of John A. Gombita, who died in 1987. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late John & Kathryn Stefanick Lescinsky. She attended Fell Township Schools and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael’s Parish, Simpson. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed polka music and playing bingo. The family would like to thank the staff of Lackawanna Health & Rehabilitation Center, Mid Valley Hospital and Asera Care Hospice for their care. She is survived by a daughter Margaret M. and husband John Yzkanin, Peckville; A brother Albert Leschinski, Matawan,New Jersey; two grandchildren: John R. Yzkanin and wife Rachel and Sandie and husband Ed Casey, two great grandchildren: Ashley Rose and Eddie, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Andrew and Stephen Lescinsky and two sisters: Kathryn Valitsky and Sophia Golzio. The funeral will be Thursday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with Mass at 10:30 Am in St. Michael’s Church, 46 Midland St., Simpson to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph S. Sitko, Pastor. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Simpson. Friends may call Thursday 9 – 10 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Mary Kitik
2010-04-16
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Mary Kitik April 16, 2010 Mary Kitik, 87, of Simpson died Friday morning at Osprey Ridge Healthcare Center, Carbondale. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Samuel & Amelia Wanko Kitik. She attended Fell High School, Simpson and had been employed PA. Children’s Dress Co. prior to retirement. She was a member of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson where she was an active member and was involved with housekeeping and decorating of the church. She is survived by four nieces and a nephew. Mary was preceded in death by two brothers: Samuel Kitti and Nicholas Kitik and a sister Rose Mushala. The funeral will be Wednesday from the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with a Requiem Service at 9:30 AM in St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, 33 Midland St., Simpson by the Very Reverend Mitred Archpriest David J. Hritcko. Interment in St. Tikhon’s Cemetery, South Canaan, Pa. Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 8 Pm; Parastas will be at 6:00 Pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Basil’s R.O. Church. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Dorothy M. Golden
2010-03-29
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Dorothy Marie Golden March 29, 2010 Dorothy Marie Golden peacefully died in her home during the early morning hours of Monday, March 29, 2010. She was the wife of John J. “Jack” Golden to whom she was married for more than 50 years; until his passing in September of 1998. Born in Scranton on May 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Michael & Delia Ratchford Lane. Dorothy was employed as an electronics worker at the former Weston Controls Corporation, Archbald, as well as having devoted a large portion of her time to the management of her home. Dorothy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that always loved to be surrounded by family. Dorothy was a strong and confident person that always provided direction for her family. Dorothy and her late husband were active members in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, and in addition, the couple supported many charitable organizations. She was also a member of the Altar & Rosary Society of St. Thomas Church, a member of the Archbald Activities Club and was a former Girl Scout Brownie leader. Dorothy enjoyed traveling as her favorite pastime that allowed her to experience places such as Ireland, Hawaii and Bermuda. Surviving is a son, Gary, Archbald; two daughters, Carolyn and her husband John J. Richards, Throop, and Suzanne and her husband Peter P. Verkitus, Archbald; a daughter in law, Frances Golden, Malvern; six grandchildren, John T. and Justyn M. Richards; Paul J. and Christopher M. Verkitus; Melissa and Kara Golden; two great grandchildren, Gavin and Mackenzie Richards, that she loved dearly, nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by a son, Dr. Gregory Golden; two brothers, Ambrose and Thomas Lane and two sisters, Evelyn Dewer and Alice Kelly. It is with mixed emotions of sorrow and joy that her family will take solace in the fact that Dorothy is now reunited with them in the kingdom of God. The funeral will be Wednesday from the Harrison Funeral Home 374 So. Main St., Archbald with Mass at 9:30 Am in St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Eynon to be celebrated by the Rev. Christopher S. Sahd. Interment in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Archbald. Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 9 PM.

Darlia A. Waldsmith
2010-03-25
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Darlia A. Waldsmith March 25, 2010 Darlia A. Waldsmith, 64, of Whites Crossing died Thursday morning at home. She is the wife of Thomas E. Waldsmith. Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. & Ruth King Nagle, Sr. She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. She had been employed by the Gentex Corp. for 14 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale. Prior to her disability, she was active in the Carbondale First United Methodist Church, Wednesday night bowling league and enjoyed taking care of her roses. The family would like to thank the staff of Mercy Hospice for their professional, compassionate and personal care. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother who will be deeply missed. She is also survived by two sons: Thomas J. Wladsmith and wife Yadira, Tucson, AZ.; Earl G. Waldsmith and wife Lynda, Lake Ariel; two daughters: Ruthann & husband John Griffiths Carbondale; Kimberly Bruce & fiancée Franklin Brooks at home; three brothers: Thomas Nagle, Barefoot bay, Fl; John & Henry Nagle, both of Carbondale; a sister: Edithann Mayne, Archbald, eight grandchildren: Alyssa, John & Jessica Bruce, E.J., Joey & Madison and Alison & Tommy Waldsmith, nieces & nephews. The funeral will be Sunday at 8 Pm in the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 62 N. Main St., Carbondale with services by the Rev. Sharon Dietz, pastor of the Peckville United Methodist Church and Rev. Keith Benjamin, Pastor of Carbondale First United Methodist Church. Interment following cremation in Valley View Memorial Park, Montdale. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 6 to 8 Pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 746 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com

Walter P. Ogozaly
2010-03-07
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Walter P. Ogozaly March 7, 2010 Walter P. Ogozaly, 76, of Simpson died Sunday night at Community Medical Center, Scranton. His wife is the former Mary Ann Shino. The couple had been married for 55 years. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Walter P. & Blanche Lasavage Ogozaly. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and then for over 20 years in the Navy Reserve. He owned and operated Ogozaly Trucking, Simpson. Walter enjoyed shopping and spending time with his grandchildren. He is also survived by two sons: Walter Ogozaly, Vandling; Mark Ogozaly and wife Mary Ann, Moscow; three daughters and their husbands: Carol and Vincent Barrese, Simpson; Laurie and Tom Ruddy, Carbondale; Melanie and Joe Milewski, Endicott, NY; A brother Robert, Carbondale; three sisters: Patricia Frisk, Athens, Ga; Marcia Renzi, Geer, S.C.; Sharon Sgobba, Vienna, Va.; six grandchildren: Heather and husband Brandon Loomis; Brianna & Ryan Ogozaly; Joey & Matthew Milewski; and Tommy Ruddy, a great grandson: Weston Loomis, nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 N. church St., Carbondale. Military honors and cremation will follow. Friends may call Wednesday 5 to 9 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Basil Fedak
2010-03-06
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Basil Fedak March 6, 2010 Basil “Fuzzy” Fedak, 87, of Carbondale died Saturday after a brief stay at the Forest City Nursing Home. His wife is the former, Gertrude Tokarchick. The couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Cohes, NY; he was the son of the late Samuel & Anna Pelech Fedak. He was a Graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and served in the Army Air Corp during WW II in New Guinea. In his earlier years, he operated the “Red Top Café” in Simpson and had been employed by several hotels in the Catskill Mountains of New York. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, Simpson and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4712, Simpson. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. Fuzzy enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of the Forest City Nursing for their professional and compassionate care. He is survived by a daughter Laura and husband Allan Gillow, Peckville; a son William Fedak and wife Catherine, Browndale; two brothers: Metro, Sebastian , Fl; Stephen, Vandling; a sister: Vera Ryan, Belvidere, NJ; seven grandchildren: Abby, Vicki, Beth, Julia and Max Gillow and Jake and Noah Fedak, nieces and nephews brothers in law and Sisters in law. He was preceded in death by four brothers: John, Joseph, Michael, Peter and four sisters: Rose Frizen, Mary Dutko, Eva Krenitsky, Olga “Peggy” Fedak and two infant sisters. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 AM with a Requiem Service in St. Basil’s Russian Orthodox Church, 33 Midland St., Simpson by the Very Rev. Mitred Archpriest David Hritcko. Interment with military honors in St. John’s Cemetery, Mayfield. Friends may call Monday 6-9 Pm at the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson. Parastas at 6:30 Pm and transferal to St. Basil’s Church at 9PM. For Directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Antoinette K. Finch
2010-03-04
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Antoinette K. Finch March 4, 2010 Antoinette K. Finch, 88, of RR#1 Union Dale (Elkdale), died Thursday at home. She was the widow of Wallace Finch, who died in 1972. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Michael & Anna Orinick Keklak. She was a graduate of Forest City High School. She resided in New Jersey prior to retirement and had been employed by the Curtiss-Wright Co., Woodridge, NJ. She was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, Simpson. She enjoyed cooking and reading. She is survived by a sister: Julia Keklak, with who she resided; a stepson Wallace Finch, Jr.; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Michael, Stephen & John and a sister: Mary Keklak. The funeral will be Monday from the Joseph W Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 Am in S.S. Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, Rittenhouse St. Simpson by the Rev. Edward Levandusky. Spring interment in Uniondale Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 Pm. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Marie M. Norton
2010-02-23
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Marie M. Norton February 23, 2010 Maire M. Norton, 81, of Carbondale died Tuesday at the Lackawanna County Healthcare Center, Sturgis. She was the widow of Robert Norton, who died in 1998. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Roderick & Catherine Arnold Murphy. She was a graduate of St. Rose high School, Carbondale. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. She had been employed in Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Postal Service and later by the United Mine Workers Union. Marie enjoyed reading, working puzzles and shopping. She is survived by a son: Michael Norton, Carbondale; a daughter Mary Catherine and husband Larry Klapka, Linphicum, MD; two sisters: Jean Pope, Carbondale and Elaine and husband Joseph Munley, Sparks, Nev.; two grandchildren: Shawn Robert Norton and Benjamin Michael Norton and his wife Abigail and a great granddaughter: Xzaya and nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by two sisters: Nan Neary and Betty Robinson. The funeral will be Friday with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 Am in St. Rose of Lima Church, 6 North Church St., Carbondale by the Rev. David L. Tressler, Pastor. Interment in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Friday morning 9-10 Am at the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 62 North Main St., Carbondale. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com .

Mary Striefsky
2010-02-10
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Mary Striefsky February 10, 2010 Mary Striefsky, 86, of Simpson died Wednesday at Hospice Community care, Dunmore. She was the widow of Stanley F. Striefsky, who died in 1995. Born in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Michael & Mary Kinney Mudrick. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson. She had been employed by the Concord Hotel, Kiameshia Lake, NY and later as a teacher’s aid for Northeastern Intermediate Unit # 19, Dunmore. She had memberships in S.S. Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Sodality, A former past president and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #4712; Golden Age Seniors and past president and member of Ladies Ideal Club all of Simpson. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and trips to the casinos. She was known for her perogies. She is survived by three children and their spouses: Stanley M. & Karen Striefsky, Jermyn; Joseph & Kym Striefsky, Riverdale, NJ; Marilyn & Joseph Thornton, Richmondale; a brother: Joseph Mudrick, Union, NJ; eight grandchildren: Dr. Joseph Thornton and wife Melissa; Jason & Justin Thornton; Vanessa & Colin Striefsky; Selby Newcombe; Sean & Nicki Striefsky; three great grandchildren: Nicole, Brendan & Jesse Louise, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers: Michael, Paul, Peter & George and a sister: Ann Hoiditch. The funeral will be Monday from the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc 621 Main St., Simpson with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM in SS Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church by the Rev. Edward Levandusky. Entombment in Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 Pm. The Golden Age Club will meet at 2:30 Pm. For Directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com

Leslie D. Thomas
2010-02-06
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Leslie D. Thomas February 6, 2010 Leslie D. Thomas, 64, of Carbondale died Saturday at home. His wife is the former Mary E. Coggins Thomas of Peckville. Born in Carbondale, he was the son of the late Edmund & Mary Barnicott Thomas. He was educated in the Lakeland School district and was a veteran of the Viet Nam Era. He retired in 1995 from the Farview State Hospital, Waymart after 26 years of service. He is also survived by a daughter: Mary L. Thomas, Peckville; A grandson: Jayden; a brother: Alfred Thomas, Florida; two sisters: Doris Thomas and Hannah White, both of Carbondale, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Edmund Jr. and David and a sister Mary Jane Eroh. Pre his request, he was cremated. Arrangements by the Oliver R Shifler Funeral Home, Inc 62 N. Main St., Carbondale.

Hilda G. Caines
2010-02-01
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Hilda G. Caines February 1, 2010 Hilda G. Caines, 93 of Carbondale died Monday at the Carbondale Nursing Home. She was the widow of John V. Caines, who died in 1980. Born in Chinchilla, she was the daughter of the late Melvin & Pauline Flick Swingle. She was a homemaker and had been employed for a time at Caesar’s Restaurant, Archbald. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Archbald. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, tatting and baking especially cookies and pies. She also looked forward to her trips to Atlantic City. She is survived by three sons and their wives: Paul and Carol Caines, Peabody, Ma; John V. Caines Jr, Jupiter, Fla; Lawrence J. and Tina Caines, Clarks Summit; three grandchildren: Paula and husband Robert Allison, Lawrence Caines Jr and wife Erin, Matthew Caines and partner Dr. Matthew Geromi; three great grandchildren: Bruce, Maura & Jack, a step great granddaughter: Karolena and a great great grandson: Casey. She was preceded in death by a brother: William Swingle and a sister: Mildred Jones and A daughter in law: Philomena Vadella. The funeral will be Friday from the Oliver R. Shifler Funeral Home, Inc. 62 N. Main St., Carbondale with services at 11:30 Am in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. C. Albert Wagaman, Pastor. Interment in Archbald Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 9-10: 30 AM at the funeral home. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.com

Irene Renie Hodorawis
2010-01-21
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Irene Renie Hodorawis, 79, Simpson, died Thursday morning at home after a brief illness. She was the widow of the late Frank Hodorawis, Jr. who passed away March 19, 1990. Born December 13, 1930, in Simpson, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Feddock Danchak. She was a graduate of Fell High School, a member of SS Peter & Paul Green Catholic Church, Simpson and its St. Ann's Sodality. Surviving are two daughters, Jean and husband Denny Holmes, Honesdale, and Peggy and husband Dave Mancuso, Carbondale, a son Joe Hodorawis and wife Mary,Boston, four grandchildren Danny, Kai, Lisa, and Emma. She was preceded in death by a brother Joseph Danchak and two sisters Ann Danchak and Marge Ligus. The funeral will be Monday from the Joseph W. Scotchlas Funeral Home, Inc. 621 Main St, Simpson, with Divine Liturgy at 10 am in SS Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church, Rittenhouse St, Simpson to be celebrated by Rev. Edward Levandusky. Interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 4-7pm. For directions visit: www.scotchlasfuneralhome.com.

Mildred J. Chubb
2010-01-15
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Mildred J. Chubb, 93, formerly of Carbondale died Friday at the Forest City Nursing Home. She was the widow of Ervin A. Chubb, who died in 1995. Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Lewis G. & Nettie Corey Robinson. She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Carbondale, the Moses Taylor Hospital School of Nursing, Scranton. She received additional training in maternity & obstetrics at Cornell Medical Center, New York City and pediatric instruction at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She was a nurse in the office of Dr. John W. Keyes, Carbondale for 25 years. She was a life member of the Berean Baptist Church, Carbondale; where she was a former Sunday School Teacher. Mildred was also a past president of the Carbondale Business & Professional Women's Club. The family would like to thank the staff of the Forest City Nursing Home for their compassionate and excellent care of Mildred. She is survived by a daughter Gail and husband Thomas Henry, Carbondale; a grandson Gary Henry, Carbondale and a great granddaughter: Elizabeth; two sisters: Janice M. Nooney Toms River, NJ; Bette Lou Burdick, Easton, PA. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Dean, Kenneth & Keith Robinson; a sister: Doris Collins. The funeral will be Monday at 10 AM in the Oliver R Shifler Funeral Home, Inc. 62 North Main St., Carbondale with services by the Rev. Dale E. Pepper, Pastor of the Berean Baptist Church. Interment in Glen Dybery Cemetery, Honesdale. Friends may call Sunday 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berean Baptist Church, Lincoln Ave., Carbondale. For directions visit: www.shiflerfuneralhome.

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