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Ann Marie Kovitch Corti August 2014
Joseph Ritter
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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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Joseph Ritter

August 28, 2014

Joseph Ritter, Scranton, died August 28th at the age of 95 1/2, having dedicated his long and joyful life to the loving care of his friends and family, service of his country, and commitment to his faith. He leaves behind many loved ones who have been uplifted and inspired by the exemplary life he lived, and is reunited with many more blessed by his love, especially his cherished wife, Marita, and daughter, Roberta. Among his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, he was an inspiration in wisdom, patience, kindness and faith. His calm and insightful presence was the perfect complement to the charisma and zeal of his beloved Marita, and all who met them were inspired by the joy they found in each other. The loving family that they raised together will always admire their example of a deeply devoted couple, generous to all in all things. Joseph will be profoundly missed by all who knew him, but the joy his life inspired will live with them forever.

Joseph was employed by the Laurel Line, DL&W and Erie Lackawanna railroads and retired from RCA as a Utilities Sytems Analyst.

Joseph is survived by daughters, Marita Howell, Evelyn Fontanella, Anne Kayes, Marlene Evanko and Mary Kay Maldonato; niece, Bernadette Gnudi; nephew, Bernard Kiesnoski; sisters, Margaret Donovan and Rose Marie Kennedy, as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents, Regina Foiw and Jacob Ritter; siblings, Regina, Alberta, Gerard and Robert.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the August J. Haas Funeral Home Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 a.m. 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 private in St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to woundedwarrior.org or lackawannablind.org.

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Robert J. Kolata

August 19, 2014

Robert J. Kolata, 58, a South Scranton resident, died Tuesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William and Mary Reisser Kolata. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He was an avid fisherman, teaching his entire family how to fish. He was a collector and collected music and videos of his favorite movies. He also enjoyed playing pool and cards. Surviving are a son Jake Kolata and wife Daria, Scranton, and a daughter Stephanie Kolata- Rumovitz and husband Rob, Las Vegas, NV., a granddaughter Mia Kolata, two sisters; Ruth Sutton, Clarks Summit, and Janice Biagioli and husband John, Scranton, two brothers; John Kolata and wife Mary Beth, Minooka, and William Kolata and wife, Gail, Olyphant, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and his best friend, Yogi. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Melissa Rohlic Kolata. A Blessing Service will be conducted Friday evening at 7 PM at the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor St. John Neumann Parish officiating. Interment private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home, on Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1525 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA. 18017.

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Mary M. Conway

August 12, 2014

Mary M. Conway, 79, a resident of Scranton, died Tuesday at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center. She was the wife of Thomas Conway and the couple was married for 57 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Imeidopf Hayes. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed. Also surviving is a daughter Patricia Joyce and husband Parnell, Parkland, FL, two sons; Kevin Conway and wife Karen, Scranton, Thomas Conway and wife Melissa, Bethlehem, PA, grandchildren; Keary, Breanne and Conor Joyce, Kayleigh Corbett and husband Patrick, Shane and Tyler Conway and Fikire Conway, a brother Jerry Hayes, Chicago, IL, and she was also preceded in death by a sister Jean McNally. The family wishes to thank the medical Doctors of Regional Hospital and the staff of Geisinger Mountain View Care Center for all care and compassion given to Mary. The funeral will be Friday at 10 AM in Divine Mercy Parish, St. Joseph's Church, 312 Davis St., to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Friday morning at the church from 8:30 to 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., 18509.

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Christine Parente

August 8, 2014

Christine Parente, 84, a South Scranton resident, died last Friday while at Mountain View Care Center, joining her beloved guardian angels. She was the wife of the late Rocco Parente. Born in Scranton, Christine was the daughter of the deceased Benedetto and Josephine Aldolino Crisafulli. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of Cabrini School and West Scranton High School. Christine worked as a Title Searcher for several years, during which time she was employed by various local attorneys. She was a member of The Catholic Daughters, Keyser Valley Community Center and the South Side Senior Center. Christine loved children and was a member of Mother's Helpers. She delighted in entertaining foster children during the Christmas Holidays. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her children and grandchildren. Christine will be missed by all her family, and will also be missed by her neighbors - especially Maria, Tony, and young Michael Francis. Surviving are two children, Joseph Parente and wife Alice, Sacramento, CA. and Carolyn Parente Conetta and husband Douglas, Ridgewood, NJ.; four grandchildren, Christopher Conetta and wife Catherine, Aimee Conetta Bereczky and husband Attila, Matthew Conetta and Gianina Parente Quiming and husband Markis; two sisters, Carmella Orlevitch, Throop and Anna Kolinovsky and husband Clem, Scranton, plus several nieces and nephews. Christine was also preceded in death by a sister Antoinette Mansueti and two brothers, Joseph and Patsy Crisafulli, and an infant sister, Christina Crisafulli. The funeral will be held Saturday, August 16, at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Sacred Hearts Of Jesus And Mary Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave. - to be con-celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor and Monsignor David L. Tressler. Interment will be at Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, August 15, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made in Christine's name to Arabella's Heart, c/o Morton Community Bank, 721 W. Jackson St., Morton, IL 61550, All Saints Academy Student Fund, c/o Michael Francis McKeel, 1425 Jackson Street, Scranton, PA 18504.

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Mary Terbovich

August 10, 2014

Mary Terbovich, 94, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the widow of Michael Terbovich who died in 1971. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Serban Rostoski. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish. The family would like to thank the staff of Allied Services for their loving care of Mary. Surviving are a son Ronald and wife Janet, Mt. Pocono, and a daughter Sharon Chambers and husband, Terry, Herndon, VA. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all who lovingly referred to her as "Nana". She was also preceded in death by two sons Brian and Michael and eight siblings. The funeral will be Thursday 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 Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 969 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

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Jaqueline J. McCloskey

August 6, 2014

Jacqueline J. McCloskey, 50, a Scranton resident, died Wednesday in Regional Hospital after an illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Anne Kerrigan McCloskey, Scranton, and the late Donald McCloskey. She was also the beloved daughter of James McClymer, Scranton. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish, was a graduate of Scranton Public schools and Marywood University. She was employed by Lackawanna County Housing Authority. She was formerly employed by Children, Youth and Families and Friendship House. She always gave enormous amounts of her skill and compassion to those whom she provided services. She cherished her son and deeply loved being a member of a strong Irish family. She was a loving daughter, mom and sister who will be deeply missed. Also surviving is a son Rory McCloskey, Scranton, three sisters; Anne Peirce, Ft. Worth, TX., Renee Oleski, and husband Charles, Sr., and Martina Straub and husband Kevin, all of Scranton, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her Godmother Patricia Whalen Williams, Scranton, her Godfather Jude Kerrigan, Dunmore, her Goddaughter Morghan Elizabeth Straub and her Godson Tyler John Oleski, both of Scranton. She was also preceded in death by an infant brother Arthur Christian McCloskey. The funeral will be Saturday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass and Committal 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 at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18509.

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Robert R. Grecco

July 23, 2014

Robert R. Grecco, 66, a resident of the Gino Merli Veteran's Center, died Wednesday at the Center. Born in Moosic, he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Irene Grabowski Grecco. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1965 and was formerly employed by Moses Taylor Hospital. He was an army veteran of the Vietnam war. He was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. He was an avid Yankees and New York Giants Football fan. He was a loving son, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of both the Gino Merli Veteran's Center and Hospice Of The Sacred Heart for all the care and compassion shown to Robert. Surviving are a brother Joseph Grecco, Jr., and a sister Barbara Bogaski and husband Robert, all of Scranton, an uncle Anthony Grecco, Carbondale, nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. 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 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, Minooka Section. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gino Merli Veteran's Center, 401 Penn Ave, Scranton, 18503 or to Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702.

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Ray Carvalho

July 18, 2014

Raymond Carvalho, 86, a resident of East Mountain section, died Friday evening at home. His wife of 59 years is Claire Boland Carvalho. Born in Fall River, MA., he was the son of the late Jose and Maria Baroa Carvalho. He attended Durfee High School, MA, and was employed for 36 years as a food inspector by the United States Department Of Agriculture. He was a founder and president of local 2935, AFGE. He was an army veteran of World War ll and was a member of Holy Name Of Jesus Church, St. John Neumann Parish. He was a hard worker and dedicated tireless hours to the union and its’ members. He was a very generous man who donated to many organizations. He enjoyed baseball especially the Boston Red Sox. In his younger years, he tried out as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Above all, Ray was a devoted family man. He was a loving husband, dad and grandfather who will be deeply missed. He loved his late dog Megan. Also surviving are a daughter Chris Tansits and husband Thomas, and a son Kevin Carvalho, all of Scranton, two grandchildren Nicole Dubiac and Kaylee Gibbs, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother George. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 11 AM in Holy Name Of Jesus Church, East Mountain, to be celebrated by Rev. John Ruth. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House at www.covenanthouse.org, or to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411.

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Benjamin T. Leo

July 17, 2014

Benjamin T. Leo, 77, of South Scranton and recently of Gino Merli Veteran's Center, died Thursday evening in Moses Taylor Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Mary Catherine Stolten Leo, his wife of 47 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Benjamin P. and Margaret Kulick Leo. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, Class of 1955, and of Lackawanna College. He was a veteran of the US Air Force during which time he had lived in France for a short period, which he always spoke very fondly of. Prior to his retirement in 1998, he had a successful career as an Investigator/Counselor for the US Postal Service for over 30 years. Ben was a lifelong and passionate NY Yankees, Duke Basketball and Notre Dame football fan. He was involved with the Scranton Eagles semi professional football organization. He coached his children's baseball and basketball leagues and was active in Boy Scout Troop 42. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church where he served as an usher until its closure, and then joined St. Patrick's Church in West Scranton. He loved dancing and worked as an instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Music was always part of Ben's spirit and he especially enjoyed listening to his father, Benjamin Sr.'s jazz performances, as he was a professional jazz musician. Ben was always full of spirit around Christmas time, and would annually volunteer by dressing as Santa Claus at many local children's holiday events. He was well known and respected amongst his professional colleagues and personal associates and throughout the city. He was a loving and proud husband, father, brother and grandpa whose good nature and smile will be greatly missed. Also surviving are a daughter, Kathy Leo Tumavitch and husband Nick, Clarks Summit, two sons; Michael and wife Tracy Jarolimek Leo, Clermont, FL., and Stephen and fiancee Kelly Penaranda, Miami, FL., four grandchildren; Madeline and Christina Leo and Matthew and Jonathon Tumavitch, a sister Diane Leo Kosar and husband Andrew, Clarks Summit, two aunts; Madeline D. Leo, Scranton, and Joanne Foley, San Jose, CA., nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also preceded in death by a brother Robert Leo and his wife Terry Leo. 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. Patrick's Church. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Suite 204, 1541 Alta Drive, Whitehall,PA 18052.

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Andrew Woytas

July 2, 2014

Andrew Woytas, 81, a resident of Scranton, passed away at home Tuesday, July 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Annamae Stolten Woytas, who died on June 17, 2014. Born in Taylor, he was the son of the late Anna Vigilante Woytas. He attended Taylor public schools before entering the army. He served two tours of duty in Korea where he earned the Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars. While in Korea, he enlisted in the newly formed Air Force as a reservist holding the rank of master sergeant. He later attended Johnson School and became a machinist. He was employed by Maxon Plant in Old Forge where he met his wife to be. He later sold cars for various dealerships including Eartley Motors, BradleyLawless Pontiac, and Burne Cadillac Olds. He was a devout Catholic serving as an usher at St. Mary Of The Assumption Parish and volunteered at various church functions. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church. He loved golf, baseball, hunting, fishing and most of all football. He was active with the Lackawanna County Scranton Eagles Semi Pro Football Team. He started with the team in public relations in 1972 and worked his way up to manager, general manager and executive manager, assisting the team for 20 years and three semipro super bowl victories. He was an outgoing person who was willing to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed. Surviving are two sons; Christopher Woytas, Scranton, and Jody Woytas and wife Mary Kay, and their daughter Kira, Huntington Beach, CA., brother William Vigilante and family, Scranton, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory. A funeral Mass and committal service will take place Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in St. Patrick's Church, Jackson St., West Scranton. Interment, private in St. Mary Of The Assumption Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702.

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Robert G. Schieber

July 2, 2014

Robert G. Schieber, 88, a resident of Springbrook Twp., died Wednesday in Commonwealth Hospice Of NEPA in Regional Hospital. He was three weeks short of his 89th birthday. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Jesso Schieber and the couple was married almost 40 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Jacob and Jessie Schumacher Schieber. He attended St. Mary Of The Assumption School and was a member of St. Catherine Of Sienna Church, Moscow. He was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot, and was appointed tax collector for 20 years by the state Governor. He enjoyed being a skilled craftsman. He was a proud army veteran of World War ll, serving as a sergeant in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with two bronze stars and the Victory Medal. Bob's family would like to thank our sister-in-law, Mildred Schieber, who was instrumental in his overall healthcare. We also would like to thank the staff of Moses Taylor Hospital and especially the staff at Regional Hospital for their kind and compassionate care. Bob was loved by his family and will be deeply missed. Surviving are a daughter Anne E. Schieber and companion James Lindemuth, Alexandria, VA., three sons; Robert J. Schieber and wife Janet, Mt. Cobb, John C. Schieber and wife Mildred and Jay P. Schieber and wife Kim, all of Springbrook Twp., grandchildren Shawn Amber, Elizabeth and Gabrielle Schieber and a sister-in-law Dolores Eiden, Vienna, VA., nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Helen Sroehlich and Eleanor Nye. The funeral will be Monday at 9:15 from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 AM in St Catherine Of Sienna Church, Moscow, to be celebrated by Rev. Robert Simon, Pastor. Interment St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth Hospice Of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA. 18510.

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AnnaMae Woytas

June 17, 2014

AnnaMae Woytas, 79, a Scranton resident passed away at home Tuesday, June 17, after a brief illness. Her husband of 53 years is Andrew Woytas. Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Ernst Stolten (seth Germany) and Mary Katsala, Scranton. She was a graduate of St. Mary Of The Assumption High School, Class of 1951. She was the Salutatorian of her graduating class missing out as the Valtictoiste by one tenth of a point, after having the highest grade point average through four years. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish until it's closure. She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish. She was employed by Mercy Hospital as the secretary to the office administration. She later worked for Maxon Corp. of Old Forge as head secretary of Engineering, where she met her future husband. Prior to retirement she was employed by Boscov's for 20 years. She was active in many volunteer organizations including St. Mary's and St. Francis Of Assisi Kitchen. She was a devout Catholic and a professed Third Order Franciscan (Secular), and was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, where she held all offices including president, and was a life member of the board of directors. She was a loving and caring person who loved people and would do anything she could to help them. She loved her family and was staunchly Pro-Life. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her husband, Andrew, she is also survived by sons Christopher, Scranton and Jody and Mary Kay and their daughter Kira, Huntington Beach, CA., a brother Ernest Stolten and family, Scranton, a sister Mary Catherine Leo and family, Scranton and brother Frank Stolten and family, Orangevale, CA., and other nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory. A Funeral Mass and Committal will take place Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in St. Patrick's Church. Internment private in St. Mary Of The Assumption Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to greet the family at St. Patrick's Church from 9:30 To 10:30 before the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters Of The Poor, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18509, or St. Francis Of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18503, or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Suite 204, 1541 Alta Dr., Whitehall, PA.

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Dr. Joseph N. Marino

June 25, 2014

Dr. Joseph N. Marino, 98, a resident of Scranton, died Wednesday at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jeanne M. Leo, in 1989. The couple was married for over 48 years. Born in Scranton on June 7, 1916, he was the son of the late Ralph and Frances Noto Marino. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and was a graduate of The University Of Scranton in 1938 and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1942. He was also a member of the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Lackawanna County Medical Association. He was an Army Veteran of World War ll, enlisting in 1944. He served as a battalion surgeon with Patton's Third Army as it moved through France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia. After leaving the European Theatre, he served with the Army of Occupation in Japan until his discharge as a captain in 1946. As with most men of that era, he did not speak of his wartime experiences but quietly took up his life where he had left off. Dr. Marino provided medical care and comfort to Scranton residents for over half a century. He inherited from his parents a strong work ethic and an equally strong Catholic faith. He married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne, in 1941. They first met when she was 13 and he was 15. The faith and values they shared were passed on to their family of six children. They are now reunited for all eternity as their faith promised. Immediately upon his discharge from the army, Dr. Marino began his medical practice, at first in a small office and then, in 1947, from his home. For over 50 years he treated patients there, never turning anyone away and charging only what the patient could afford-- frequently, charging nothing. When he wasn't in his office, he was making house calls at all hours or doing hospital rounds. He was a constant shining example to his children of compassion and dedication. Although for a time Dr. Marion took up bowling, and in later years enjoyed occasional trips with his wife and family, he was never comfortable for long away from his patients. His passion for healing was so inspiring that both a son and a grandson followed in his footsteps at Jefferson Medical College, to his delight and satisfaction. Surviving are six children; Joseph Marino and wife Katie, New Castle, Pa., Sandra Alunni and husband Al, Moscow, Robert Marino and wife Laura, Brooklyn, NY, Marilynn Monger and husband Jim, Durango, CO., Dr. Ralph Marino and wife Cindy, Philadelphia, and Jeanne Marie Marino, Coral Springs, FL. Hi is also survived by eight grandchildren; Jennifer Mack Cullings and husband Eric, Elizabeth Panagoplos and husband Andrew, Amy Alunni, Dr. Michael Alunni, Sam Bshero and wife Amanda, and Francesca, Alexander and Dante Marino; and four great grandchildren; Brandon and Ryan Panagoplos, Nathan Cullings and Molly Bshero. His brother Emil, Scranton, and his sister-in-laws Mary Marino and Madeleine Leo, Scranton, Doris Marino, Lewisburg and JoAnn Foley, San Jose CA., also survive. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Angelo, Dr. Thomas, Ralph Jr. and John and a sister Vincentina. 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 Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Ave., to be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Sica. Entombment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, East Region, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA, 18517.

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John W. Gaudenzi, Sr.

June 24, 2014

John W. Gaudenzi, Sr., 93, a Scranton resident, died Tuesday evening in the Gino Merli Veteran's Center. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Cabagnaro Gaudenzi. He was a member of St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and The University Of Scranton. He was employed by the Scranton School District and was a teacher at West Scranton High School and was a football coach at Scranton Tech and West Scranton High School. He was an Army veteran of World War ll, serving is the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the Dante Literary Society and the American Legion, Post 807, Hamlin. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Surviving is a son John W. Gaudenzi, Jr., and wife Cheryl, Waymart, a grandson Andrew,(AJ) Gaudenzi and a great granddaughter Adrianna Gaudenzi, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife Edie McMurray, Boyton Beach, Fl. He was also preceded in death by a sister Clementine Perugini and two brothers Jerome and Frank Gaudenzi. The funeral will be Saturday with Mass at 10 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, 630 Genet St. All are asked to go directly to church Saturday morning. Internment in Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Friday at the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Griffon Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffon Pond Rd., Clarks Summit, Pa.

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Ann Marie Kovitch Corti

June 17, 2014

Ann Marie Kovitch Corti, 81, a resident of Ransom Township, died Tuesday at home after an illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Bertha Klevinskas Kovitch. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was a member of Our Lady Of Snows Parish. She formerly was employed by Scranton Tobacco. She was the social director of the 20th Ward Social and Athletic Club. During her daughters childhood, she was active in Brownies and Girl Scouts. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. Surviving are a daughter, Jo Ann Corti, with whom she resided, and a son Scott Corti, Scranton, grandchildren Scott Corti, Jr., Derek, Reygan and Mecallen Hartzell, and a sister Dolores Pulsinella, Arizona, and her former husband, Gino Corti, Scranton, and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two daughters; Robin Corti and Gina Jo Hartzell. The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions may be made to Humane Association Of Lackawanna County, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA. 18414.

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John B. (Jack) O'Malley

May 18, 2014

John B. (Jack) O'Malley, 94, a resident of the Nativity Section of Scranton, died Sunday in Green Ridge Health Care Center. His wife of 63 years is the former Alice Marie Wies O'Malley. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Dorothy Breen O'Malley. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of St. John The Evangelist High School. He was a retired employee of Samuel J. Aronshon Co. He was a World War ll veteran serving with the Army Air Corps. Along with his wife, John volunteered for meals On Wheels for 20 years and was known for his sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Also Surviving are three sons; Thomas and wife Debra, Dalton, Jerry and wife Joanie, Clarks Green and Paul and wife Sherry, Dickson City, and a daughter Mary Alice Nichols and husband Robert, S. Seaville, NJ, along with 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister Anne Donegan and a brother Joseph.

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 St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Robert E. McGoff, Sr.

May 10, 2014

Robert E. McGoff, Sr., 93, a South Scranton resident, died Saturday morning in Commonwealth Hospice Of Northeastern Pa.

He was the husband of the late Mary L. White McGoff and the couple was married for 50 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Evelyn C. Lynett McGoff. He was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closure and is presently a member of St. John Neumann Parish.

He was a graduate of Central High School and attended The University Of Scranton.

He was employed by the Social Security Administration as a claims representative for 42 years until his retirement. He was a past president of both the South Scranton Little league and South Catholic Father's Club. He was a World War ll veteran serving in the Army Air Corps. He flew 30 missions including D-Day and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the European African Middle Eastern Medal with three Battle Stars. He was a member of American Legion Post 948 until its closure. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Surviving are two sons; Robert E. McGoff, Jr., and wife Marita, Scranton, and Bert McGoff and wife Paula, Sunset Beach, NC, and two daughters; Evelyn Scheller and husband E. John, with whom he resided, and Gertrude Gillott and husband Bernard, Clarks Summit, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a grandson Timothy Hopkins.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 11 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 Monday from 4 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., 18509.

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Patricia Ann Rorick

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Patricia Ann Rorick 75, of South Scranton, died Friday afternoon at Moses Taylor Hospital of Scranton.  She was the wife of Robert Rorick.  The couple had been married 53 years.  She was a ten-year breast cancer survivor.

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Ruth Thomas and Augustine Grippo, she attended West Scranton High School.  She was a proud Navy Seabee Wife, Navy and Army Mother, and Navy Grandmother.  She had various employment at Williams Bakery, Buckner’s Flowers and Gifts, Tom and Jerry’s Restaurant, Hill’s, and the 606 Club.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend.  She was everyone’s Mom who made everyone, no matter who they were or what they did, feel like they were important.  She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.  She really enjoyed the water and loved to swim.  She was a member of the 606 Club in South Scranton and was secretary of the 606 Club Dart League for many years.  She was always very involved in her children’s youth sports leagues and their school activities and PTA’s.  She was an avid Penn State sports fan and a die-hard member of the Oakland Raiders Nation.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family would like to thank Dr. Stephen Opsasnick and the attending physicians and staff at Moses Taylor Hospital for their exceptional care and support.

Also surviving are three sons, Robert Rorick and wife, Cricket, Bullock, NC; David Rorick and wife, Cyndi, Lillington, NC; and Michael Rorick, Scranton; two daughters, Donna Kurek and husband Mark, Quinton, VA; and Michelle Price and husband Brandon, Charleston, SC; four sisters, Phyllis Koval, Moscow; Eileen Crimi and husband Larry, Jefferson Township; Barbara Breithaupt and husband Ron, Taylor; and Linda Frable and husband Ivan, Scranton; and one brother, Augustine “Rocky” Grippo, Jr. and wife Lucille, Nottingham, NH; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 9 nephews; 7 nieces; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, and in-laws.

She was also preceded in death by Baby Rorick, and a brother-in-law, Andrew Koval.

The funeral will be Tuesday 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 Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.  Friends may call Monday from 3 to 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northeast PA affiliates of the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, or Susan G. Komen to cure breast cancer.

 

ANGELO D. SELLANO

MARCH 15,2014

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Angelo D. Sellano, 85, a resident of Clarks Summit, passed away peacefully at Regional Hospital after a long-term battle with heart disease.  He was married for 61 years to the former  Ann Marie (" Nancy") Fiorini.  Angelo was born in Scranton in 1929, a son of the late Domenic and Anna Cardoni Sellano.  He graduated from both Scranton Central High School and The University of Scranton.  He remained an active member of the University's Alumni Association his entire life.  After growing up in South Scranton, Angelo moved to Clarks Summit where he lived for 50 years.  During that time, Angelo has been a faithful member of St. Gregory's Parish, Clarks Green. 

Also surviving is a
son Richard Sellano, Philadelphia and a sister Victoria Graham, Oneota,
NY.

The funeral was private and held at the convenience of the family.  Entombment Glenwood Mausoleum.  Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 71 North
Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701 or online at www.americanheart.org

MARY E. GALLAGHER

MARCH 14, 2014

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Mary E. Gallagher, 102, a former South Scranton resident,  died March 14, in Abington Manor.  Born July 22, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Collins Barrett.  She
was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.  Until her retirement, she was employed by the Medical Records Dept. at Mercy Hospital.  In past years she was very active in the Nativity Church Summer Festival. 

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Abington Manor and  Dr. Boccagno and his staff for the care given to Mary.  Mary's kindness and love will always be remembered by her sons and extended family. Surviving are two sons; Robert F. Gallagher, Clarks Summit, and Joseph T. Gallagher and wife Jane, Horsehead, NY., four grandchildren; Timothy Gallagher and wife Carolyn, Erin Donaldson and husband Thomas, Mara Sears and husband James and Matthew Gallagher, eight greatgrandchildren and several nephews.  She was also preceded in death by three brothers; Francis, Joseph and Thomas Barrett and two sisters Alice Clark and Rita Rosar. 

The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.

LOUIS J. D'ANGELO

MARCH 13,2014

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Louis J. D'Angelo, 76, a South Scranton resident, died Thursday in VNA Hospice at Geisinger CMC.  He was married for 57 years to his wife, the former Barbara Jones.  Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Leo, Sr. and Theresa Lamanna D'Angelo.  He was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of Johnson School.  He was a retired employee of Modern Machine Shop and was a member of the 109th Infantry Reserves.  He was a past  8 year member of City Of Scranton Civil
Service Commission. 

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed.  He enjoyed attending all his grandchildren's sporting events and activities.  Also surviving is a son Louis D'Angelo, at home, a daughter Theresa Pfleckl and husband Robert  and two grandchildren Robert and Elena Pfleckl, all of Scranton, a brother Leo Jr. and wife Rita D'Angelo, Scranton, four sisters; Angeline Vergnetti and Frances Lefchak, both of Scranton, Mary Chiavarone, Trenton, NJ, and Elizabeth Noll, Moscow, nieces and nephews. 

He was also preceded in death by three brothers; Patrick, Joseph and Nicholas D'Angelo.  The funeral will be Monday 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, 630 Genet St., to be celebrated by
Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor.  Entombment Cathedral Cemetery. 

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul
Of The Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18505. 

 

John J. O’Malley
March 6, 2014

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John Joseph O’Malley, 84, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Scranton and Peckville, died peacefully on March 6, 2014. 

Born in Scranton on January 26, 1930, he was the son of the late John and Genevieve O’Malley. He was a 1949 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and a member of Pipefitters Local #524, Scranton. He retired to Florida several years ago.   Deeply devoted to his Catholic faith, Jack was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Candler, FL. He was also a veteran of the US Army Reserve and a member of the Elks Lodge of Belleview, FL. 

Jack was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother who delighted in spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed when his family would make visits to his home in Florida. Jack was a music lover, an excellent dancer, a sports enthusiast, and an ambitious man who was continuously working on a seemingly endless list of projects which were always completed to perfection. He had a terrific sense of humor and brought much joy to his family and friends with his bright smile and witty remarks. A man of great wisdom and timeless advice, Jack taught his family to enjoy life and make the most of every day. His children and grandchildren will be forever inspired by his ever kind and gentle ways and his cheerful spirit.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ila Ann O’Malley; his four children, Deborah Pulman and her husband, Joseph, Jefferson Twp.; John O’Malley, Peckville; Shawn O’Malley, Dunmore; and Erin Fortuner and her husband, William, Litchfield, CT; two brothers, Joseph O’Malley, Alabama; and Frank O’Malley, Scranton; two sisters, Joann Butler, North Carolina; and Jacqueline Pizzo, Dunmore; 9 grandchildren, Joseph, Jonathan, and Justin Pulman; Michael, Nancy, and Shawna O’Malley; Brendan, Colin, and Liam Fortuner; and 3 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie McHugh and Ann Knott. 

The funeral will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 with Mass at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Gregory, 330 North Abington Road, Clarks Green, to be celebrated by the Rev. John M. Lapera, pastor. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.   

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509. Arrangements by the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc.  

 

LEANDRA SCHREIBER CLAFLIN

MARCH 8, 2014

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Leandra Schreiber Claflin, 67, died Saturday in Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Scranton, She was the daughter of the late Lawrence A. Sr. and Lucille Guarini Schreiber.  She formerly was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church and was a graduate of Marywood  University.  She was employed by the Scranton School District and the by the Department Of Public Assistance.

Surviving are two nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her brother Lawrence A, Schreiber, Jr. Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family. 

There will be no calling hours. 

PATRICK J. CONNORS

March 2, 2014

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Patrick J. Connors, 52, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday after an illness at home.  Born in Scranton, he was
the son of the late Edward J., Sr. and Mary T. Reimer Connors.  He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.  Prior to his illness, he was employed by the Clarion Hotel.
He enjoyed mechanical work and loved motorcycles.  He was a loving father, grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed.  Surviving are two daughters; Jessica Connors and Ashley Doty and husband Jeff, all of Scranton,  one sister Deborah Connors, Scranton, two brothers; Edward J.
Connors, Sr. and wife Nancy, Clarks Summit, and Robert Connors and wife Linda, Scranton, a grandson Cameron Doty and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church at St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard. St.
18505.  Inurnment will be private.  Friends may call at the church Thursday from 8:30 Am to 9:30 AM.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18509.

JOHN P.  McDONOUGH ll

February 21, 2014

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John P. McDonough ll, 61, a South
Scranton resident, died Friday  in Commonwealth Hospice Of NEPA Inpatient Unit in Regional Hospital.  He was married to the love of his life, the former Patrice Karpinski , for over 20 years.    Born in Scranton, he is the son of Erylene Greene McDonough, Scranton, and the late John P. McDonough l. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish.  He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and Johnson School Of Technology where he was awarded his Associates degree in Specialized Technology and his degree in Building Construction Technology.   John was a self- employed contractor.  He was a member of  Friendly Senior Citizens  and the Knights Of Columbus, Scranton Council 280, where he served two terms as Grand Knight.  John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was a loving husband,
father, son, uncle and Godfather  who will be deeply missed.  The family
extends their  deepest thanks to  Drs. Barry Minora and Alexander Talos, the
GI nurses at Regional Hospital and the staff and nurses of Commonwealth
Hospice for all the care and compassion offered to John.    Also surviving
is John's cherished son John P. McDonough lll, at home, an Aunt, Grace
Ponicsan, Harrisburg,  his Goddaughter who he loved dearly, Erylene Cooke,
Scranton, his brother-in-law, Edward Cooke, Scranton,  nieces, nephews and
cousins.  He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earl
and Mary McGavin Greene, his paternal grandparents, James and Mary Langan
McDonough,  and  a sister Mary Grace Cooke.  The funeral will be Monday at
10 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with
Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph's Church at Divine Mercy Parish to be
celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor.  Interment St. Joseph's
Cemetery, Minooka Section.  Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 PM.  In lieu
of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, 312
Davis St., Scranton, Pa. 18505.

 

ELIZABETH L. TADDONIO
FEBRUARY 4, 2014

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Elizabeth L. Taddonio, 95, a resident of  the Dutch Hollow section of  South Scranton, died Tuesday at
Linwood Nursing Home.  She was the widow of Dominick Taddonio who died in 1979. 

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel Swift Lockner.  She was a member of  St. John Neuman Parish and was a lifelong member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Parish until it's closure. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be
deeply missed. 

Surviving  are a daughter Joan Ewaskiw and husband Robert, with whom she resided, a son Thomas Taddonio and wife Marilyn, Scranton, a brother Walter Lockner, Scranton, three grandchildren; Lynn Gorden and husband Robert, Laurie Taddonio and Kenneth Taddonio, two great
grandchildren; Emily Gorden and Chase Taddonio and nieces and nephews.   She
was also preceded in death by two sisters; Christine Reichle and Mary Corcoran.   The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.

LAWRENCE  A. SCHREIBER

JANUARY 8, 2014

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Lawrence A. Schreiber, 70,  a resident of Moscow and Scranton, died  January 8, 2014, at home in Scranton.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Lucille Guarini Schreiber.  He was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until it's closure.  He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, Class of 1961, The University of Scranton, Class of 1971, and Marywood University, Class of 1973.  He served in the US Air Force from 1963 to 1967 which included tours in Japan, Phillipines and Viet Nam.  He was an original founder of the South Scranton Neighborhood Association and served on the board of the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services of Lackawanna County,  both as a member and board
president.  He was also responsible for forming the Veteran's Club at The University Of Scranton. 

Surviving are two sons; Michael Schreiber, New York City, and Robert Schreiber, San Diego, CA., a sister Leandra Claflin, Luzerne County, and his former wife Judy Schreiber. 

Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may
be made to MS Association. Org.

ANTONETTE TALLO
JANUARY 27, 2014

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 Antonette Tallo, 88, a resident of the Jewish Home, died Monday at the residence.  She was the widow of the late Matteo Tallo who died August 10, 2009.  The couple would have been married 66 years on January 24, 2014. 

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Anna Galiano Copertino.  She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and  was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School.  She had been employed by Albert Manufacturing for over 45 years.  Surviving are two daughters, Marie Tallo Brier and husband, Gerard, West Palm Beach, Fl., and Ann Tallo and longtime companion Tommy Collingwood, Scranton, two sons, Joseph Tallo and wife Barbara, Jessup, and Matthew Tallo and wife Joan, West Pittston, 8 grandchildren, Trina Bohenek, Traci Muracco, Leanne Lawson, Mindy and Jody Tallo, Donnie Frazier , and Jennifer and Gerry Brier, 8 great grandchildren , a brother John Copertino and wife Kay, and nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Copertino,  Pauline Bauman, Rose Skoda and Jean Bauman. 

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 1 PM at Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor.  Entombment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.  There will be no calling hours. 

All are invited to go directly to church Wednesday. 

LUCY S. MAYER,
JANUARY 9, 2014

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Lucy S. Mayer, 86, a resident of Golden Living Center, formerly of South Scranton, died Thursday at Regional Hospital.  She was married to the late John C. Mayer for 25 years. 

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Antoinette Covello.She attended Scranton Technical High School and formerly was employed by the original Krispe Kreme Doughnut Shop on Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton. He was a member of the Green Ridge Assembly Of God.  Surviving is a son John Mayer, Scranton, a brother Joseph Covello, Clarks Summit, two sisters; Carmine Castanzo, Scranton, and Connie Flaherty, Tampa, FL., a granddaughter Samantha  Bucari, Seattle, WA., a greatgrandson Anthony Bucari, and nieces and nephews.  Cremation will take place on Thursday, inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 at the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton.

FRANK P. LABORANTI, SR.,
JANUARY 9,2014. 

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Frank P. Laboranti, Sr., 82, a Dunmore resident, died Thursday at Regional Hospital after being stricken ill at home.  His wife of 59 years is Adele Walker Laboranti. 

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Emil ( Mike ) and Jennie Zlatahoski Laboranti  Fueshko.  He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish.  Frank was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and attended The University Of
Scranton.  He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  Frank was the founder and owner of LaSalle Oil Co.  He loved his family and enjoyed his trips to Florida and working in his yard. 

Also surviving are two sons;
Frank P. Laboranti, Jr. and wife Patricia, Dunmore, and Paul Laboranti and
longtime companion Linda, Scranton, a daughter Anne T  Laboranti,  Dunmore,
a sister-in-law Louise Brown, Scranton and nieces and nephews.  He was also
preceded in death by a son Mark R. Laboranti, a brother Jack and an infant
brother John. The funeral will be Monday at 9AM 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, to be celebrated byRev. Michael
Bryant, Pastor.  Interment Cathedral Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from
1 to 3 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, Northeast Pa. Chapter, 1541 Alta Dr., Suite 204, Whitehall,Pa.
18052. 

KATHLEEN TALERICO

JANUARY 3, 2014

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Kathleen Talerico, 45, a South Scranton resident, died Friday at home.  She was married to Donald Talerico for 11 years. 

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Marion Brazill Cavanaugh.  She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and the University Of Scranton.  She was a member of the swim team in high school and college and
was a PIAA Official and coached the Abington Age group swimmers.  She was employed by Lackawanna County Domestic Relations Office.  Kathleen lived life to the fullest, enjoying travelling  and sports at the JCC. 

Also surviving is a sister Karen Cavanaugh and  her aunt and uncle and Godparents Frederick and Patricia Leibold, all of Scranton, and other aunts, uncles and cousins.  Also surviving is her mother-in-law Marilyn Talerico, Moosic, and nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Frank and Ceil Brazill and her paternal grandparents William and Mary  Cavanaugh. 

The funeral will be Thursday 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 byRev. Michael Bryant, Pastor.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Women's Resource Center, PO Box 975, Scranton, Pa. 18501 or to PCA Network, 1500 Rosencrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA., 90266-3721.