Obituaries

May 2015
Linda L. Finn
Delores A. Colangelo
Marie A. Parenti

April 2015
Marion Schmidt
Frances Nervegna
Mary Alice Gallagher
Geraldine E. Keen
Frank P. Golden
Martha Eiden Patrick

March 2015
Ellen Marie Pricci
Mary Anne (Frable) Hetrick

February 2015
Vincent M. Carroll
Andrew Bernard Yaniga
Michael F. Remish

January 2015
Mary Regan
Anna Olechna Young
Fred J. Art
John Flynn
John F. Brazill

December 2014
Cyril T. Manley, Jr.
James D. McClymer
Rosalie Reif Steinmetz

November 2014
Fred (Fritzie) Scholz
Marie M. Maellaro
Delores M. Hines
Leonard G. DeStefano
Norma Buscarini Pendell
Anthony Piazza, Sr.
October 2014
Wemberly C. Fox
Edward J. Steinmetz, Sr.
Adeline W. (Dine) Pizer
Roberta E. Gordon

September 2014
Claire Mary Reidenbach
Malvina Cacciamani

   
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Linda L. Finn

May 18, 2015

Linda L. Finn, 68, a resident of Scranton, died Monday in Regional Hospital after an illness. Born in Honesdale, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Cecile E. Brown McElroy. She was a graduate of Honesdale High School and was employed as a nurse by Geisinger Community Medical Center. Linda was a loving and caring mother. The family wishes to thank Cindy Harrington, her "stepdaughter" for all the care and compassion shown to Linda. Surviving are a brother Robert L. McElroy and wife Bonnie, Pittsford, NY, and a sister Patricia McGinnis and husband Edward, MYLD. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Jennifer Catalano. The funeral and interment are private and held at the convenience of the family.

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Delores A. Colangelo

May 17, 2015

Delores A. Colangelo, 84, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday in Regional Hospital from complications due to open heart surgery. She was the widow of Joseph Colangelo who died in 2007 and the couple was married for 55 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Kathleen Norton Pilotti. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Surviving are two sisters; Elaine Miller and LaVerne DelPrete, both of Scranton and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by six sisters; Marlene Pilotti, Elizabeth Kochis, Catherine McArdle, Lillian Schnessel, Mabel Pilotti and Eleanor Reina and two brothers; Joseph and Charles Pilotti. As per Delores' request, her funeral and interment were private and held at the convenience of the family.

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Marie A. Parenti

May 15, 2015

Marie A. Parenti, 88, a South Scranton resident, died Friday in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was the wife of Benedict Parenti and the couple was married for 63 years. Born in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Pann Domiano. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a member of the former Altar and Rosary Society of St. Francis Of Assisi Church. She was a graduate of Old Forge High School. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. The family wishes to thank Dr. Joseph Greco and the staff of Allied Services and Moses Taylor ICU for all the care and compassion given to Marie. Also surviving is a son Benedict J. Parenti and wife Carol, Garnet Valley, PA, two daughters; Marie Parenti, Arlington, VA., and Sandra Parenti, Tiburon, CA., a granddaughter Anne Liese Parenti, a brother Anthony Domiano and wife Felicia, Eynon, and a sister Jeanne Castoral and husband William, Bedminster, NJ., and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four brothers; Joseph, Rocco, Louis and John Domiano, and four sisters; Carmella Schiappa, Josephine Pagnotti, Victoria Stachnik, and Margaret Ciliberto. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Mass Of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 630 Genet St., to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 PM.

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Marion Schmidt

April 26, 2015

Marion Schmidt, 76, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday in Moses Taylor Hospital after being stricken ill at home. She was preceded in death by her first husband Matthew Leidinger. Born in Scranton, She was the daughter of the late Gerard, Sr. and Helen Foy O'Hara. She was a graduate of St. Ann's High School and was a member of St. John Neumann Parish. She was formerly employed by Aramark. Surviving is a daughter Mary Ellen Riviello, with whom she resided, a brother John O'Hara and wife Mary Ann, Scranton, and a sister Teresa Donachie, NC., a daughter-in-law Maureen Leidinger, Scranton, and grandchildren Najir Nelson, Michaela Leidinger and Nikolas Stokes, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son Matthew Leidinger, Jr., and a brother Gerard O'Hara, Jr., and a sister Ursula Piazza. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. There will be no calling hours, all are invited to go directly to church Wednesday morning.

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Frances M. Nervegna

April 19, 2015

Francis M. Nervegna, 101, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday in Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Louis Nervegna who died in 1997 at age 92. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Tito Giusti and Crocetta Tiberio Giusti Bisignani. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Business College. She and her late husband co-owned Giusti's Market in South Scranton for many years after taking over from her parents. They enjoyed many long lasting friendships with their customers over the years. She was a member and volunteer at United Neighborhood Southside Senior Center for more than 30 years. Her Italian heritage was an important part of her life, and she cherished the memories of her travels to Italy in her youth. Surviving are a daughter-in-law Mary Nervegna, Archbald, and a grandson Louis Nervegna, Boston, MA. She was preceded in death by a son Gino Nervegna, Archbald, and a granddaughter Margaret Nervegna, Boston, MA. The funeral will be Thursday at 8:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St. to be celebrated by Rev. John Ruth. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southside Senior Center, 425 Alder St., Scranton, PA 18505.

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Mary Alice Gallagher

April 18, 2015

Mary Alice Gallagher, 78, a South Scranton resident, died Saturday at home. She was the widow of Michael R. Gallagher, Sr., who died in 1981. Born in Syracuse, NY., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Martin and Mary Alice Sweeney Reif. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of South Catholic High School. She was formerly employed in the office of Dr. Charles S. Deck. She was involved in many clubs and organizations but was most proud of being the first woman president of the Antique Automobile Club of Scranton. Surviving are two sons; Michael R. Gallagher Jr., with whom she resided, and Joseph Gallagher and a daughter Mary Frances Keller and husband Charles, all of Scranton, and four grandchildren. The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

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Geraldine E. Keen

April 6, 2015

Geraldine E. Keen, 89, a South Scranton resident, died Monday at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Francis W. Keen who died in 1975. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Emma Parli Reichle. She was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closure and presently was a member of St. John Neumann Parish. She was formerly employed by The University Of Scranton. One of her pleasures was to sit on her front porch. The family would like to thank the staff of Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the care given to Geraldine. Surviving are a daughter Linda Amos, Scranton, and two sons; Paul Keen and wife Brenda, Scranton, and Raymond, Philadelphia, five grandchildren; Jason Evans and wife Tara, Matthew Amos, Ashley, Eric and Sarah Keen, and a great granddaughter Skylar Autumn. Also surviving are a sister Charita Racz, Windsor Locks, CT., A sister-in-law Alice Helcoski and a brother-in-law Ed Keen, both of Scranton, and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brothers and their wives Wilfred and Leila Reichle, Edwin and Christine Reichle, Joseph and Claire Reichle and her sisters LaVerne and husband Alex Shary and Eleanor Reichle, and a brother-in-law Joseph Racz. The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. John Ruth. Interment private in St. Mary Of The Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 9 AM to 10:30 AM.

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Frank P. Golden

April 3, 2015

Frank P. Golden, a resident of Roaring Brook Township passed away on Good Friday, following a brief illness, recently diagnosed with lymphoma. He was the husband of Lucille Mitchell Golden and the couple celebrated 55 years of marriage this past October.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Anita Gruzenski Golden. He was a member of Saint Eulalia's parish. He was a graduate of South Catholic High School and attended the University of Scranton. He served his country in the United States Army. He was employed by A&P, prior to opening the firm of Frank Golden Real Estate. Frank was a state certified appraiser and proud Realtor for thirty three years. He was a very active and dedicated member of the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors and the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, having served on numerous committees, chairman of multi-list committee and 1991 president of Greater Scranton Board of Realtors. He was a District One Vice-President and board of director member of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors. In 2013, Frank Golden Real Estate joined with the firm of Lewith and Freeman Real Estate. Frank took pride in helping clients complete their dream of homeownership. Throughout the years, he volunteered for many Realtor, church and community causes. He also served as a past president of the North Pocono Minisink Lion and the North Pocono Pre-school. He was a Knights of Columbus member and was active in serving his faith on Saint Catherine's building committees, church picnics and volunteering where needed. A true devotee of Saint Ann, he attended Monday novenas at Saint Ann's Monastery with his life long friend Jack Kelly. Frank was quick with the Irish wit and the life of the party. He lived for and cherished time with his family and friends, especially the holiday traditions. Frank was very fond of traveling with his Lucy, especially to destinations surrounded by water including Hawaii, Ireland, New York City, Costa Rica, Puerto Rica and Canada. Years of enjoyment were spent on the family boat, "The Golden Get-Away" at Lake Wallenpaupak and Gananoque, Canada.

Surviving are three children, Patrick Golden, Springbrook Twp.; Maureen Golden-Edwards and husband Roger; Mary Golden, Roaring Brook Township. Six grandchildren: Colleen Cook, Eileen Golden, Roger Edwards, Edward, Christopher and Kathleen Isbitski. Sister-in law, Anna Mae Martin and husband Gene. Nephew, Kenneth Martin, wife Susan and children Kenneth Jr. and Patrick. Niece, Michele Martin Pagano, husband Brian and children Maya and Bryce. Also, numerous cousins that Frank was very fond of.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10:15 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Eulalia's Church, 214 Blue Shutters Rd., Roaring Brook Twp., to be celebrated by Msgr. John Jordan, Pastor. Interment St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Saint Ann's Monastery, 1250 St. Anne's St., Scranton, 18509, or to Saint Francis Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18509.

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Martha Eiden Patrick

April 4, 2015

Martha Eiden Patrick, 82, a South Scranton resident, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Geisinger Mountain View Care Center. She was the wife of Eugene Patrick, Sr., for 61 years.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Leo P. and Martha T. Dickert Eiden. She was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closure and presently was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School  and attended Anthracite Business School. She was employed by Scranton Plate Glass Co. Martha will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a loving, kind and caring person, but especially by her family for her selfless love, devotion and dedication as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Drs. Monahan and Kondash and the nurses and staff of Geisinger Mountain View Care Center.

Also surviving are a daughter Susan Patrick, Scranton, two sons; Keith Patrick and wife Constance, Fairfax, VA., and Eugene Patrick, Jr., Scranton, three grandchildren; Colleen Savage and husband George, Bristow, VA., Timothy Patrick, Fairfax, VA., and Angelica Patrick, Scranton, and a great granddaughter Claire Ann, one brother Edmund Eiden, Springfield, VA., and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sisters Anna Eiden and Marie Price, three brothers Francis, Leo and Paul Eiden.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 8:45 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sica. Interment private in St. Mary Of The Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Twp., PA 18411.

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Ellen Marie Pricci

March 27, 2015

Ellen Marie Pricci, a mother and grandmother who for nearly a century blessed her family with love and devotion, died peacefully Friday night at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, surrounded by family. She was 94. Her husband was the late Vincent Pricci, Sr., who died in 2002.

Ellen was born in Scranton on April 23, 1920. She was one of three children of the late Salvatore and Mary Gallagher Sabatini. She was a lifelong resident of South Side and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. She and her family owned Pricci's Market on Pittston Ave. in South Scranton for over 50 years. The business was her home away from home, always full of family and customers, many of whom were neighbors and friends.

Ellen leaves a long legacy of loyalty, compassion, and dedication to others. For many decades she cooked pasta every Thursday and Sunday for her four children and their families. She cooked from the heart and led by example. To know her was to know what it meant to be a dedicated wife, mother and true friend.

In her younger years, Ellen loved taking cruises with her husband, Vincent, the love of her life whom she adored. She had many interests including bowling and playing Pochino. She was a member of St. Francis Of Assisi Church and its Altar and Rosary Society, and cooked for their annual pasta fundraiser.

Her two favorite hobbies, until the end of her life, were bingo and going to the casino. She would always share her winnings.

Years ago, she would cook a full meal for you if you visited her home. In the nursing home, she would offer anything she had whether it was a box of candy or part of her dinner. She gave all who knew her the gift of unconditional generosity and kindness.

Ellen was also preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Pricci, Sr., her daughter Rosanne Pascuccci, her brother Frank Sabatini, and her sister Marie Machinski.

Ellen is survived by her son, Vincent Pricci and wife Josephine; her daughter Donna Damiano and husband Rocco; her daughter Grace Pricci; her seven grandchildren, her two step grandchildren and her four great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, March 30, at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 630 Genet St., to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call today from 3 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to Hospice Of The Sacred Heart.

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Mary Anne (Frable) Hetrick

March 15, 2015

Mary Anne Hetrick, 64, of Hudson, WI, formerly of South Scranton, died Sunday morning. She was the wife of Bruce Hetrick and the couple was married for 17 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and C. Ethel Fahey Frable. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She held many management positions with various retailers throughout her business career. Also surviving is a daughter Mary Ellen (Popovich) Benshoof and husband Kevin, A step-daughter Stacy Delwiche and husband Nick, a step-son Nathan Hetrick and wife Kelly, two brothers; Edwin Frable and wife Ellen, Clarks Summit, Tony Frable, Scranton, and a sister Cathy O'Malley and husband Bernie, Clarks Summit, three sister-in-laws: Shelia (Robert), Julie (Alan), Marcia (Phil), three brother-in-laws; Darryl ( Linda), Gary (Darlene), and Jeff, all of Wisconsin, and nine grandchildren; Brett, Vinnie, and Cole Delwiche, Shane and Devon Benshoof, and Carly, Katie, Corey and Caleb Hetrick, all of Wisconsin, an Aunt, Mary Bauer, Scranton, and many nieces, nephews, cousins. She was also preceded in death by a step-son, Corey. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St. with her cousin, Rev. Duane Gavitt as celebrant. Interment private at the  convenience of the family.

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Vincent M. Carroll

February 22, 2015

Vincent M. Carroll, 75, a lifelong West Scranton resident, died Sunday at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA. His wife is the former Margaret Schulte Carroll and the couple was married for 57 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Vincent J. and Annette Jones Carroll. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and was a graduate of West Scranton High School, Class of '57. He was a retired employee of Pennsylvania American Water. He was a Navy veteran and was retired Staff Sergeant serving with the 365th Engineers Battalion, US Army. Vincent was a member of NERMA Club, was former president of Lackawanna Little league, and Assistant Boy Scout Leader of Jackson St. Baptist Church. He loved hunting, camping and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather who adored his grandchildren. The family would like to thank Drs. Michael Montella and Michael Gilhooley, the ICU nurses and Hospice nurses for all the loving care given to Vince. Also surviving are three sons; Vincent T. Carroll and wife Donna, Scranton, Gary Carroll and wife Tara, Clarks Summit, and Matthew Carroll, Dickson City, Grandchildren Jessica Kovaleski and husband Eric, Alicia Maros and husband Joseph, Ashley Carroll, great grandchildren Natasha, Erik and Brandon Kovaleski. Also surviving are three brothers; John P. Carroll and wife Carolyn, Goldsboro, NC, Dr. Robert G. Carroll and wife Jeannette, Gainsville, FL., Thomas D. Carroll and wife Ann Marie, Scranton, and a sister Judy Dorohovech, Scranton, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church, 1403 Jackson St. Calling hours on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral Home. Interrment private at convenience of family. Full military honors provided by AMVETS, Post 189. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth hospice Of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.

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Andrew Bernard Yaniga

February 14, 2015

Andrew Bernard Yaniga, a Dunmore resident passed peacefully on Saturday. His beloved wife of 59 years, Mary Surace Yaniga died on October 30, 2004.

Born in Hazleton area, he was the son of Mary Sabol Yaniga and Joseph Yaniga, Sr. He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and graduated from Hazle Township High School and McCann School of Business.

A decorated World War II veteran, he served two tours of duty as a Staff Sergeant in the Fifth Air Force, Pacific Theater. He flew with the 89th Bombardier Squadron, the "Grim Reapers" A-20 Boston Attack Outfit, which was the oldest team in the Fifth Air Force.

When living in Hazleton area, he was a founding member of the Hazleton Philharmonic Society, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and on the board of "Can-Do Hazleton Business Initiative." He sang in the Philharmonic Chorus, played trombone in both a Marching Band and Jazz Quartet.

He began his career in management at Allen's Shoe Store and was recruited by Brown Shoe Company, St. Louis, Missouri to work at Deisroth's Department Store. Promotion led him to the Scranton area as a buyer for several stores on the East Coast and in management of Brown Shoe Company's lease shoe departments in the former Globe Store. He actualized an exemplary work ethic reflected in his motto, "Better Your Best."

After his career move, Andrew became a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish, Dunmore and participated in its Holy Name Society and Sacred Heart Club. He also served as Lector and Eucharistic Minister at many local Churches, including St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Ann's Basilica, All Saints Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and St. Casmir's Church. In addition, he devoted time to visit many senior homes as Eucharistic Minister.

Andrew was dedicated to civic service. He served as president of the Serra Club, President of ARC of Lackawanna County, Regional Chairperson of the Keystone Chapter of the American Heart Association and on the Executive Board of the Forest Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America. He achieved life time honorary board memberships with Lackawanna County ARC, the Deutsch Institute, Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services, Allied Rehabilitation Services, St. Frances of Assisi Kitchen, and the Lackawanna-Susquehanna Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program.

He was active in the Scranton Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Exhausted Roosters Club, UNICO, San Andrea Society, Father's Club of Bishop O'Hara High School, Parent Group of Marywood Seminary and as a patron of the Broadway Theater League of Scranton.

Andrew participated in fundraising for St. Ann's Basilica Memorial Walkway, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, Lackawanna United Fund, Lourdesmont's Annual Golf Tournament and Dream Vacation and capital campaigns for Marywood University and St. Mary of Mt. Carmel's Church.

Andrew's welcoming, warm smile, firm handshake and small acts of sharing, giving, caring, supportiveness and kindness will always be remembered. He lived and loved music, especially when relaxing on his front porch. He was a quick-witted, highly intelligent man, with a positive outlook and spiritual sense of being. He had a great zest for life and was committed to physical exercise and maintaining good health. An avid reader, black and white films, Big Band concerts, dancing, Musical Theater, air shows were among his preferred leisure activities. His family and home were his pride and joy.

He is survived by three daughters: Barbara M. Antognoli and husband John, Rosanne M. Yaniga and Bernadette Yaniga Coco, a son, Andrew J. Yaniga and wife Cecilia, and three grandchildren, Sara C. Antognoli, Colin A. Yaniga, and Colton J. Yaniga. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and two sisters-in-law: Theresa Yaniga and Irene Surace.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew Joseph Yaniga Jr., a daughter Candida J. Yaniga Kalwaytis, a granddaughter, Elisa Ann Kalwaytis, a sister Anna Yaniga Belletiere, brothers Stephen, George, and Joseph Jr. in-laws Bruno and Rosina Surace and brothers-in law Dominic Surace and Paul Surace.

The family expresses sincere gratitude, thanks and deep appreciation to Dr. Lori A. Williams, Janice and Tressa, Traditional Home Health Care, Geisinger CMC, Green Ridge Care Center, personal caregivers Patricia Barnes and Susan Clary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore, PA., 18512 and St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue, Scranton PA, 18509.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. John A. Doris at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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Michael F. Remish

February 14, 2015

Michael F. Remish, 68, a resident of South Scranton, died Saturday at Geisinger CMC after a brief illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Eleanor Hofmeister Remish, Scranton, and the late Michael Remish. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Penn State University. Mike was a well known sportscaster who was employed by several radio stations throughout his career. He was the voice of the University of Scranton Royals and covered games for many years of the Red Barons and the Scranton School District at Memorial Stadium. Being a sportscaster was Mike's life passion. He volunteered with Friends Of The Poor and Family To Family. Mike was a loving son, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed. Also surviving is a sister Aleta Sebastianelli and husband LeRoy, Scott Twp., and two brothers; Steve Remish, Quakertown, and Frank Remish, Scranton, several nieces and nephews and several great nieces and great nephews. The funeral will be Thursday with Mass at 9:30 AM in Holy Name Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 1414 East Elm St., to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment private in Forest Hills Cemetery, Dunmore. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to go directly to the church Thursday morning for the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Mary E. Regan

January 26, 2015

Mary E. Regan, 94, formerly of South Scranton and the Hill section, died Monday at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she resided. She was the widow of Thomas F. Regan who died in 2003. The couple was married for 56 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Nora Conway Brier. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and formerly was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closing. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. She formerly was employed by Wilson Beef Company and Marywood University. Surviving is a son Thomas Regan and wife Margaret Mary, Endwell, NY, and two daughters; Ellen Costello and husband Michael and Jane Devine and husband Martin, all of Scranton. Also surviving are grandchildren; Maura Regan, Katie Anne Heiman and husband Daniel, Thomas Regan, Colleen Regan and Caitlin Costello, and great grandchildren Erica and Allison Heiman, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four brothers; Joseph, Francis, John and James Brier. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 AM in Immaculate Conception Church to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sica. Interment private in St. Mary Of The Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 3 to 7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre. PA 18702, or to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Twp., PA 18411.

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Anna M. Olechna Young

January 22, 2015

Anna M. Olechna Young, a resident of Scranton, died Thursday at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late George Young who died in 2009. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Guziel Olechna. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and attended Sacred Heart School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Consolidated Moulded Products and Specialty Plastics. She was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily. She also enjoyed reading, going to casinos, and spending time with her grandchildren. Anna was a selfless woman who devoted most of her time helping her family members and friends. Surviving are three sons; Jeffrey Young and wife Theresa, Kevin Young and wife Lisa, and John Young and wife Anita, a daughter Mary Ann Garvey and husband Patrick, and 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four sisters; Helen Fritz, Mary Kusy, Wanda Lukiewski, and Dorothy Sierkierka and three brothers; Johnny, Frank and Edward Olechna. Also surviving is a sister Stella Olechna, and two brothers Richard Olechna and wife Maureen and Robert Olechna. The family wishes to thank Hospice Of The Sacred Heart for all the compassion and care given to Anna. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 AM in Sacred Hearts Of Jesus And Mary Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor. Interment Parish Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church at the above address or to Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Fred J. Art

January 21 ,2015

Fred J. Art, 90, died Wednesday at Gino Merli Veteran's Center where he resided. He was the husband of the former Mary Grace Volk who died in 2001. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Fritzen Art. He was a member of St. Clare's Parish and was a graduate of St. Mary Of The Assumption High School. He was a veteran of World War ll, serving in the Navy. He was formerly employed by Gilchrist Trucking and retired from Johnson Motor Lines. Fred lived life to the fullest, especially in loving his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are three sons Michael, Allentown, Timothy and wife Maria, Jermyn, and Christopher and wife Kimberly, Olyphant, and two daughters; Mary Ruth Art, Peckville, and Susan Wilson and husband Jack, Northampton, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a daughter Kathleen Doud and a brother Joseph Art. A Blessing Service will be held Friday at 11 AM in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., and interment will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9 to 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

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John J. Flynn

January 15, 2015

John J. (Jack) Flynn, 87, a South Scranton resident, died Thursday at Geisinger VNA Hospice. He was the husband of the former Mary Ann Graham Flynn who died August 8, 2000. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Anna Conway Flynn. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School. He was a WWll Navy veteran serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres of war. He was employed by the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. for over 40 years. After his retirement, he served as an usher at Lackawanna County Stadium and as a ranger at Pine Hills Country Club. Surviving is a daughter Karin Conway and husband Kevin, Scranton and two sons; Jake Flynn and wife Carlene, Scranton, and Gerard Flynn and wife Kim, New Port Richie, FL., nine grandchildren; Kristen and Rob Vencevich, Ryan and Nicole Flynn, Tara and Ryan Miller, Jonathan and Natalie Flynn, Jade and Jaden Volchoff, Rory Flynn, Kaleigh and Patrick Corbett, Shane Conway and Tyler Conway, and six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three sisters; Dorothy Dubiac, Mary White and Gertrude Otto, and an infant brother Paul. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish 633 Orchard St., by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Monday at the church from 9 AM to 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant, PA, 18447.

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John F. Brazill

January 4, 2015

John F. "Buddy" Brazill, 35, a resident of Scranton, died unexpectedly Sunday at home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Ann Marie Lafferty Brazill, Clarks Green, and the late Francis M. Brazill. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish, was a graduate of Scranton High School, and received his BA in History from East Stroudsburg University. He was employed in the sales industry where he utilized his charismatic personality and his gift of engaging people in conversation. John was truly everyone's buddy, always smiling. He was involved in the operation of the Special Olympics at Montage Mountain and was a member of the St. Patrick's Parade Association. For many years he worked the scoreboard at Memorial Stadium. John enjoyed history and long drives to Notre Dame games. He was dearly loved by all and he will be deeply missed. Also surviving are three brothers; Frank M., Patrick J., and Michael E., all of Scranton, and a sister Anne E. Hartshorn and husband Scott, Clarks Summit, two nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be missed also by his dog Shannon. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother John, paternal grandparents Frank and Ceil Brazil and maternal grandparents John and Ann Lafferty. The funeral will be Thursday with Mass at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment, private in Cathedral Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Cyril T. Manley, Jr.

December 16, 2014

Cyril T. Manley, Jr., died Tuesday at Scranton Regional Hospital. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Cyril T. Manley, Sr. and the late Marion Berg Manley Susnosky. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of St. Mary of The Assumption High School. Cy was formerly employed by Consolidated Moulded Products, Tobyhanna Army Depot and retired from Geisinger CMC as the Supervisor for Housekeeping Department. He was a member of the 109th Infantry and was a marksman. He made many friends on his daily walks around Lake Scranton. He was an avid musician, fisherman and gardener. Surviving are his twin sister Marion Evanits and husband Julius, Scranton, his brother and caregiver Gerald Manley and wife Cathy, Roaring Brook Twp., his other caregiver, a nephew, James Evanits, Scranton, his stepfather, Jake Susnosky, with whom he resided, and children; James P. Manley and wife Helen, Robert Manley, Mary Lou Stone and husband Frank, and Anne Marie Leonard, all of Scranton, and Cyril T. Manley lll, and wife Diane, Pittston, five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister Patricia Manley and a grandson David Wheeler and a granddaughter Jenny Manley. A Blessing Service will be conducted Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM, in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave.,by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish. Friends may call Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Interment, private in St. Mary Of The Assumption Cemetery.

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James D. McClymer

December 17, 2014

James D. McClymer, a resident of East Mountain, died Wednesday at Moses Taylor Hospital after an illness. He died just 11 days short of his 83rd birthday. His partner, friend and companion of 46 years is Anne Kerrigan McCloskey. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Daniel J. and Josephine Summa McClymer. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was educated all across the country as he travelled with his parents. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was first employed in Philadelphia shipyards as an apprentice boilermaker. He later became a certified journeyman boilermaker working in the construction field until his retirement in 1993. He then turned to his other interests of carpentry, cooking, modeling and painting. Jim was truly a Renaissance Man. He was extremely proud of his Scot and Celtic heritage, proudly wearing the Lamont family Tartan. Jim was a sweet, kind, generous and honest man whom everyone loved. He was our world. Also surviving are two sons; Dr. James P. McClymer and wife Kelly, Orono, Maine, and John McClymer, Sarasota, FL., three daughters; Anne Peirce, Ft. Worth, TX., Renee Oleski and husband Charles E, Sr., and Martina Straub and husband Kevin, all of Scranton, two granddaughters Kristen Seatavakan and husband Pete, Novato, CA., and Morgan Elizabeth Straub, Scranton, 10 grandsons; Andrew James McClymer, Novato, CA., Brendan James McClymer, Orono, Maine, Charles Edward Oleski, Jr., Jefferson Twp., Ryan Paul Oleski and Tyler John Oleski, Scranton, Nathaniel Sloan Peirce, Denton, TX., Spencer David Peirce, Ft. Worth, TX., and Connor James Peirce, Dallas, TX., Shane Andrew McCloskey and fiancee Colleen Morgan, Dunmore, and Rory James McCloskey, Scranton. Also surviving are two great grandsons Caleb Jeremiah Seatavakan, CA. and Mia Lynn Oleski, Scranton, a sister Elizabeth Williams, Scranton, and nieces and nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by a daughter Jacqueline McCloskey. The funeral will be Monday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18509. 

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Rosalie Reif Steinmetz

December 16, 2014

Rosalie Reif Steinmetz, 92, a resident of South Scranton passed away on December 16, 2014. Born in South Scranton on August 2, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Josephine Lutz Reif and Edmund H. Reif, the former Lackawanna County Commissioner. Rosalie was a graduate of St. Mary's Assumption Grade School and High School, Class of 1940 where she was active in musical and theatrical productions. She attended Marywood College where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Performance with a minor in elementary education as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with a Guidance certification. Following in the Reif family tradition she took to music and acting and was an expert viola player and vocalist. Prior to marriage she was an active performer at various local masses, concerts and musicals. In addition, she was a conductor for various musical productions and concerts presented by her college and later the St. Mary's Players. She starting her career teaching Kindergarten in the Noxen and Scranton public schools. After a break to give birth to 4 children, she spent the last fifteen years of her career teaching third grade at St. Mary's Assumption Grade School and leading the music program for the school and the CCD program for the parish. She was an active member of St. Mary's Parish until its closure and was a lector and Eucharistic Minister as well as a leader of the Catholic Woman's Guild, Altar and Rosary Society and After 50 club. She served these groups at various times as president, vice president or treasurer and thoroughly enjoyed being the toastmaster at various club events and holiday parties.

She loved her family and especially the love of her life, her husband, Edward Steinmetz, who passed away on October 30th, 2014. She missed him dearly and has now gone on to be with him again. They met through their beloved St. Mary's Church and were married for 60 years. In retirement, they traveled extensively, volunteered their time in numerous parish related activities and enjoyed being grandparents. She was an excellent mother and ensured her children worked hard at school and were active in a variety of activities. She passed on her leadership qualities, inquisitiveness and love of music and learning to her children and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by sisters Marcella Reif, Scranton and Sr. Edmund Joseph S.C.C., Mendham, NJ. She is also survived by daughter, Mary Jo Enkulenko and husband Tom, Roaring Brook Twp., and sons, Jim and wife Karen, Mountaintop, Ed and wife Barbara, Roaring Brook Twp., and Dave and wife Jeanie, Wyckoff, NJ. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Elizabeth Steinmetz Walsh and husband Jim, Roaring Brook Twp., Brian Enkulenko, Scranton, Jason Steinmetz, Scranton, David, Tim and Daniel Steinmetz, Wyckoff, NJ, Michele Steinmetz, Orlando FL, Eric Steinmetz, Roaring Brook Twp. and Will Enkulenko, Roaring Brook Twp.; as well as two great grandchildren, Jason and James Walsh, Roaring Brook Twp. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Cyril Reif and Edmund Reif and an infant grandson. The funeral will be December 20th at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St Eulalia's Church, Roaring Brook Twp., to be con-celebrated by the current pastor, Monsignor John Jordan, former pastor, Reverend John Kilpatrick and president of the University of Scranton, Kevin Quinn, S.J. Entombment at St. Mary's Assumption Cemetery, South Scranton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, December 19th from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edward J. and Rosalie Reif Steinmetz endowed scholarship fund at the University of Scranton. The scholarship is for a deserving Catholic High School student from Northeastern PA majoring in Early and Primary Education. Contributions can be made to the University of Scranton and mailed to the Treasurer's Office, 800 Linden St. Scranton PA 18510. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary's Villa and our cousin Dr. Ralph DeMario and the staff at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart in Dunmore for their compassionate and personal attention to our mother's needs.

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Fred ( Fritzie) Scholz

November 28, 2014

Fred (Fritzie) Scholz, 81, a South Scranton resident, died Friday in Geisinger VNA Hospice after a brief illness. His wife is the former Sarah ( Sally ) Quinn. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Margaret ( Peggy) Philbin in 1990. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Peter and Mary Sohns Scholz. He was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral and was a graduate of St. Mary Of The Assumption High School. He and his late father owned and operated Scholz's Garage in South Scranton until his dad's death, afterwards, Fritzie owned and operated the garage until 1990. He then was employed for 22 years by Morrell's Towing. He served during the Korean war in the US Army. He was an avid golfer and bowler. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and stepfather who will be deeply missed. Also surviving are three daughters; Diane Heim (Robert), Archbald, Margaret Bonno, Clarks Summit, Nancy Brown (Bobby), Factoryville, and two sons; Paul Scholz (June), Scranton, and John Scholz, DE., stepchildren: Nancy Zumchak (Greg), Jane Grzenda, Jacqueline Samsell (Joseph), Mari Cummings (Tom), Karen Lalley (Paul), and John Phillips, Jr. (Michele), 14 grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Scholz and a sister and brother-in-law Louise and Willie Snyder, a son-in-law Carl Bonno, and two step grandchildren Kaylee Phillips and Paul Samsell. The funeral will be Tuesday at 8:45 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 AM in St. Peter's Cathedral to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sica. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery, Minooka section. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 PM.

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Marie M. Maellaro

November 24, 2014

Marie M. Maellaro, 89, a resident of South Abington Twp., formerly of Scranton, died Friday in Geisinger VNA Hospice after an extended illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Josephine Cantone Maellaro. She was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Prior to her retirement, she was a master seamstress employed by the Globe Store, providing many a bride with a perfect fit. She was formerly a member of the Scranton Choral Society. She loved to travel, especially to visit her family in Bari, Italy. She enjoyed visiting casinos and attending plays in New York City. Surviving are cousins including James Cantone, Montrose, also her Godson, and her caretaker, Gloria Rizzo, Dickson City. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Jennie A. Troiani. The funeral will be Monday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 AM in St. Peter's Cathedral to be celebrated by Msgr. Dale Rupert, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 PM.

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Dolores M. Hines

November 24, 2014

Dolores M. Hines 84, a South Scranton resident, died Thursday at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband William J. Hines in 2009. Born in Throop, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sholkosky Slaboda. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish, South Scranton and was a graduate of Columbus School in Throop. Her primary occupation was as a homemaker, especially raising her two sons. In her younger years she was employed by Waite & Bond Co. The family wishes to thank The Hospice of The Sacred Heart for their compassion and care and special thanks to the Bella Bay staff of Geisinger Mountain View Care Center for years of loving care especially Cheri, Faith, Betty, & Michelle. While a resident of Mountain View Care Center, she enjoyed bingo, religious services, and live musical entertainment weekly.

Surviving are two sons, William P. Hines, caregiver, Scranton, Joseph K. Hines of Vallejo, CA, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Slaboda. The funeral will be Saturday, November 29, 2014 with Mass at 9:30 am in Nativity of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard Street, to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment will be private in Cathedral Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Friday from 4:00-6:00pm at the August J Haas Funeral Home Inc. 202 Pittston Avenue. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Geisinger Mountain View Care Center Auxiliary 2309 Stafford Avenue Scranton PA 18505.

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Leonard G. DeStefano

November 12, 2014

Leonard G. DeStefano, 86, a South Scranton resident, died Wednesday in The Jewish Home Of Eastern. Pa. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Ubaldo and Vincenza Fiore DeStefano. He was a member of St. John Neuman Parish and attended Scranton Technical High School. He was the owner and operator of Leonard's Deli in South Side and retired from the A&P. He was a member of the Nativity Social Club and the 606 Club and was an avid Notre Dame fan. He was a loving brother and uncle who will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank the staff of the 2nd floor at the Jewish Home and the staff of Commonwealth Hospice. Surviving are three sisters; Louise Gill, his caretaker and with whom he resided, Adeline Vullo, Scranton, and Edith Mussaro, Peckville, nieces and nephews including Carol Gill, also his caretaker and with whom he resided. He was also preceded in death by a sister Josephine Hanis, a brother James J. DeStefano, an infant brother Andrew DeStefano and a nephew Francis Mussaro. A Blessing Service will be conducted Monday at 9:30 AM in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to The Jewish Home Of Eastern Pa., 1101 Vine St., Scranton,18510 or Commonwealth Hospice, 746 Jefferson Ave. Scranton, 18510.

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Norma Buscarini Pendell

November 8, 2014

Norma Buscarini Pendell, 89, a resident of Pottstown, formerly of South Scranton, died Saturday at home. Her husband of 61 years is Donald Pendell. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Louise Cremense Buscarini. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was employed locally by Brooks Stock Market Exchange. After her marriage, she and her husband, a member of the US Navy, moved several times across the country due to his Naval career. The couple settled in Ridley Park, Pa., and resided there before moving to Pottstown last year. She was a devout member of St. Madeline's Church and she traveled extensively with St. Matthew's After 50 Club. Norma was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who dedicated her life to her entire family. She will be deeply missed. Norma and her sisters and extended family vacationed together yearly at the Jersey Shore. For the last year, she greatly enjoyed living next door to her grandchildren. Also surviving is a son John Pendell and wife Karen, Pottstown, and a daughter Donna Cericola and husband Ken, Bucks County, two grandsons; John Pendell, Jr. and Anthony Pendell, both of Pottstown, a sister Violet Ceccaci, Scranton, and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers; Ozzie and Fred Buscarini and three sisters; Yolanda Bucari, Madeline Golden and Lena Arnoni. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 630 Genet St., to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 PM.

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Wemberly C. Fox

October 30, 2014

Wemberly C. Fox, 41, a resident of Olyphant, died Thursday after being stricken ill. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Patricia Ann Donovan Fox. She was a graduate of Bishop Hannon High School, Allied Medical And Technical and Attended Penn State Worthington. Surviving are two uncles; William Donovan, Dunmore, and Robert Donovan and wife Nancy, Clarks Summit, two cousins; Sean and Neil Donovan, and her companion, Joseph Fergusen. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St. by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Private inurnment Cathedral Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18414.

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Anthony J. Piazza, Sr.

November 1, 2014

Anthony J. Piazza, Sr., a South Scranton resident, died Saturday evening in VNA Hospice, Geisinger CMC. He was preceded in death by his wife the former Shirley Wats in 2009. Born in Throop, he was the son of the late Charles and Concetta Arnone Piazza. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and attended The University Of Scranton. He was an army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 920. He and his late father owned and operated the American Trucking Co. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be deeply missed. Surviving are four sons; Anthony J. Piazza, Jr. and wife Sherri, with whom he resided, Thomas Piazza, Gouldsboro, Gary Matylewicz and wife Melanie and Steve Matylewicz, all of Scranton, A daughter Kristen Morgan, Stroudsburg, two sisters Laura Stancavage and husband Fritz, Old Forge, Jeannie Land, Elk Lake and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a daughter Nancy Piazza and two sisters Josephine Enwright and Ann Molenda. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gino Merli Veteran's Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18503.

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Edward J. Steinmetz, Sr.

October 30, 2014

Edward J. Steinmetz, Sr., 93, a resident of South Scranton passed away Thursday, October 30. Born in South Scranton, he was the oldest son and middle child of the late Anthony and Mary Hillerman Steinmetz. He was a graduate of St. Mary Of The Assumption Grade School and High School, Class of 1939 and attended St. Thomas College, now the University of Scranton. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish until its closure and was active in the Legion of Mary and After 50 clubs. He possessed a strong work ethic and followed his father into work as a boiler maker apprentice with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. He served in the Navy on the USS Luzon in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Upon returning home he started a long career as a non-union inspector at the Trane Company until his retirement in 1984. Never one to sit still, he loved to work around the house and tend to his vegetable garden and grape vine, harvesting fruits and vegetables and producing home made wine. He was a devout Catholic and staunchly Pro-Life. He always lent a hand to those in need and was a consistent volunteer at a variety of parish functions including serving as a lector, Eucharistic minister and curator of the parish cemetery. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching sports of all kinds but especially Notre Dame Football and the New York Yankees. He regularly volunteered for many of his children's activities. He was a master craftsman of pinewood derby cars helping his children regularly win this competition with his innovative designs and was an excellent baseball coach, having won Little League Championships in 4 of the 7 years he coached. He was also Treasurer of the South Catholic / Bishop Klonowski High School Father's Club.

He loved his family and especially the love of his life, Rosalie Reif, who he met through his beloved St. Mary's Church. In retirement, they traveled extensively and he assisted in her various volunteer activities throughout their married life. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, Rosalie, he is survived by daughter Mary Jo Enkulenko and husband Tom, Roaring Brook Twp., and sons, Jim and wife Karen, Mountaintop, Ed and wife Barbara, Roaring Brook Twp., and Dave and wife Jeanie, Wyckoff, NJ. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Elizabeth Steinmetz Walsh and husband Jim, Roaring Brook Twp., Brian Enkulenko, Dunmore, Jason Steinmetz, Scranton, David, Tim and Daniel Steinmetz, Wyckoff, NJ, Michele Steinmetz, Orlando FL, Eric Steinmetz, Roaring Brook Twp. and Will Enkulenko, Roaring Brook Twp.; as well as two great grandchildren, Jason and James Walsh, Roaring Brook Twp. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Bliss, brother Fritz Steinmetz and an infant grandson. The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 am from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St Eulalia's Church, Roaring Brook Twp., to be celebrated by Monsignor John Jordan, pastor. Internment will be at St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, South Scranton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the St Eulalia's Church, 214 Blue Shutters Rd, Roaring Brook Township, PA 18444. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home and the Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA for their compassionate and personal attention to our father's needs.

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Adeline W. (Dine) Pizer

October 21, 2014

Adeline W. (Dine) Pizer, 95, a resident of Holy Family Residence, died Tuesday at the residence. She was the widow of Sam Pizer who died in 1981. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Sarah Berberich Weber. She was a member of St Mary Of The Assumption Church and its Altar and Rosary Society until its closure. She was a retired employee of Jaunty Textile Co. and was a member of South Scranton After 50 Club. The family would like to thank The Little Sisters Of The Poor and their staff and Dr. Lori Williams for the compassion and care of Dine. Surviving are nieces and nephews including Rev. Joseph O. Weber, Scranton, Anthony Cognetti, Jr. and wife Beth, Scranton, Donna Archibald and husband John, Clarks Summit, and Michele Eboli and husband Danny, Dunmore, great nieces and great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews and a great great great nephew. She was also preceded in death by five brothers; Henry, William, Joseph, Otto and Harold Weber and five sisters; Helen Weber, Marion DePrimo, Margaret Longo, Dorothy Michinski and Ida Kalinich. The funeral will be Friday with Mass at 10:30 AM in Holy Family Residence Chapel to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph O. Weber and concelebrated by Rev. E. Francis Kelly, Chaplain. Interment Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call Thursday at The Maloney Lounge from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

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Roberta E. Gordon

October 6, 2014

Roberta E. Gordon, 85, a South Scranton resident, died Monday in Commonwealth Hospice Of NEPA. She was the widow of the late Arnold J. Gordon who died in 2001. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Wilhelmina Bohrer Englehardt. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She was a member of Trinity United Church Of Christ and she was formerly employed by the Globe Store and in the local banking industry.

Roberta enjoyed reading the paper, working crossword puzzles and loved playing cards with her "adopted grandchildren." Surviving is a niece Debbie Nowakowski and Roberta's caregiver and friend, Lisa Mann and her children Josh and Marina. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Ernest H. and David Englehardt.

The funeral will be held Monday at 10 AM in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Rev. Harrison Putnam, Pastor of Trinity United Church Of Christ, officiating. Friends may call Monday from 9 to 10 AM. Interment private in Abington Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

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Claire Mary Reidenbach

September 29, 2014

Claire Mary Reidenbach, 91, a South Scranton resident, died Monday in Regional Hospital with her loving daughter, Marian, at her side. She fought a courageous battle for the last 19 years and will enter the loving arms of her late husband, Fred, who died in 1998.

Born in Scranton, Claire was the daughter of the late Edward and Clara Mehl Killian. Claire was a loving and wonderful Mother and Grandmother and devout Catholic. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church and its Altar and Rosary Society until its closure. She regularly attended St Ann's Solemn Novena and had a great devotion to St Ann.

Claire was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and a member of the South Scranton After 50 Club. The family would like to thank Tammy and Dawn for the loving care given to Claire. Claire touched the lives of many people and will be missed greatly. God rest her soul.

Surviving is her daughter Marian Reidenbach, with whom she resided, three sons; Edward and wife Laura, San Jose, CA., Fred and wife Yoko, Tokyo, Japan, and Jerry, Scranton, six grandchildren; Blayne, Danny, Sean, Casey, Ellie and Tyler, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Clarence and Joseph Killian and a sister Marie McLaughlin.

The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM from the August J Haas Funeral Home, Inc., with Mass at 10 AM in Sacred Hearts Of Jesus and Mary Church, 1217 Prospect Ave., to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., Scranton, 18505, or to St. Ann's Basilica, 1250 St. Ann's St., Scranton, 18504.

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Malvina M. Cacciamani

September 9, 2014

Malvina M. Cacciamani, 87, of Scranton, died Tuesday in The Jewish Home Of Eastern Pennsylvania, following an illness. She was the widow of Julio P. Cacciamani, who died March 4, 2002.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Valentino Mastro, and was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. She was educated in Dunmore Public Schools and was a homemaker for much of her married life.

Malvina was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and loved nothing more than to laugh with and care for her grandchildren and great grandchild. Malvina was a great Italian cook, and her family always looked forward to Sunday afternoons when they would gather together around the dining room table to "break bread" and enjoy her homemade pasta dinners. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Surviving are her daughters; Barbara Boyd and husband Augie, Julie Kortawy and husband Joseph, and Carla Haas and husband Robert, all of Scranton; grandchildren Kelly Miller and husband Erik, Kimberly Boyd and fiance Pat Noone, Michael and Matthew Kortawy, Danielle Haas and fiance Al Karaffa, Nicole Haas, and great grandchild Max Benjamin Miller; and a sister Lillian Rose; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Julio Cacciamani, Jr., who died December 14, 1960; three sisters, Florence Liberty, Mary Miele, Edith Genovese; and one brother Patrick Mastro.

Malvina's family would like to thank the amazing nurses and aides of the 2nd floor staff at the Jewish Home Of Eastern Pennsylvania for their extraordinary care and compassion to Malvina and her family during this time. We are also grateful for the comforting care provided by Hospice Of The Sacred Heart.

The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Mass at 10 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 630 Genet St., to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, before the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made in Malvina's name to The Jewish Home Of Eastern Pennsylvania, 1101 Vine St. Scranton, PA 18510 or to St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18505.

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