Obituaries

August 2016
Lauretta A. Phillips
Elizabeth "Betty" M. D'Angelo Noll
Josephine Violini
Eugene J. "Gino" Brozetti

July 2016
Delores Siock
Benedict Parenti
John J. Szydlowski

June 2016
Janet C. O'Connor
John F. Polster
Robert Joseph Donovan
Robert McTague

May 2016
Michele Elizabeth Connors

April 2016
Dominick J. Sylvester, Jr.
John A. Sabatini, Sr.
Dorothy Cruciani
Paul F. Meyers, Jr.
Joyce Hahn
Edward J. Reuther

March 2016
George J. Curran
Eleanor B. Petrucci
John Tovcimak, Jr.
Paul W. Albert
Jack Burke

February 2016
Randy Saar

January 2016
Alice L. DeMario
Thomas A. Groncki
Michael J. Smith
Mary Jean Kerrigan
Vienna Elizabeth Grotzinger

December 2015
John (Jack) C. Miller
William P. Simerson

November 2015
Robert E. McGoff, Jr.
Susanna Rossi
Joseph L. Merkel

October 2015
Anthony P. Pusateri, Sr.
Josephine Cimini Evans
Hugo J. Brozzetti
Marion Crowningshield
Mary Theresa Kinney
Loretta J. Kempinski

September 2015
Mary Moffitt
Cyril T. Byron
Alice M. O'Malley
Irene D. Doria
Daniel F. Connolly


 
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Lauretta A. Phillips

August 25, 2016

Lauretta A. Phillips, 104, died Thursday at St. Mary's Villa where she resided. She was the widow of John E. Philips, a former Scranton City Councilman, who died in 1972. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Lauretta Callahan. She was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closure. She was educated in Scranton and Philadelphia schools and she was formerly employed by the Globe Store and Scranton Tax Office. She was a member of the South Scranton After 50 Club and Nativity Golden Age. Surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be Monday with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call Monday at the church from 9 to 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Villa or to St. Paul Of The Cross Parish.

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Elizabeth "Betty" M. D'Angelo Noll

August 21, 2016

On August 21, 2016, at Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore, our beautiful mother was taken home peacefully surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William Noll, Sr., who died in 2005. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Leopaldo and Theresa Lamana D'Angelo. She was educated in Scranton public schools, and was a devoted member of St. Catherine Of Siena Parish, and was a longtime resident of Springbrook Twp. Betty was formerly employed in the local garment industry and was a member of ILGW. She then was employed until her retirement at Mendicino's. In the 1970s she was president of the Westside Missy League. At the age of 80, she was blessed to travel to Italy to fulfill a lifetime dream to visit her parent's home and her relatives. Betty loved going on various vacations around the country with her youngest daughter, Barbara. For several years while Betty struggled with Alzheimer's, her children were fortunate enough to care for her in their homes. Surviving are her son William Noll, Jr. and wife Kim, Springbrook Twp., daughters; Theresa Frable and husband Louis, Moscow, Cheryl Schneider and husband Patrick, Scranton, and Barbara Noll and partner Lois Ross, Covington Twp., grandchildren; Paul Houlihan and fiancée Ashley Sidarovich, William Houlihan and fiancee Becky Proctor, William Noll lll, Melissa Noll and companion Andrew Harner, Hailey Conrad, Jenna Frable, Elizabeth and Jeremy Carranza, Brittany Schneider and fiancee Ralph Woodyatt, great grandchildren; Damien, Jayden, Gianna, Jaxs, Paislee, Kennedy, and Ivianna. Also surviving are sisters; Mary Chiavarone, Trenton, NJ, Frances Lefchak and Angeline Vergnetti, both of Scranton, and a brother Leo D'Angelo and wife Rita, Scranton, a sister-in-law Barbara D'Angelo, Scranton, and her devoted pet, Chillie. She was also preceded in death by brothers; Patrick, Louis, Nicholas and Joseph D'Angelo, a grandson Patrick Schneider and a granddaughter Jennifer Noll. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9:15 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Catherine Of Sienna Church, Moscow, to be celebrated by Rev. Robert Simon, Pastor. Interment Fairview Memorial Park, Moscow. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association at www.Alz.org.

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Josephine Violini

August 3, 2016

Josephine Violini, a South Scranton resident, died Wednesday at home, just a few days shy of her 88th birthday. She was the widow of Oliver Violini who died in 2013 and the couple was married for 62 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Frances Laboranti Corti. She was a member of St. Paul of The Cross Parish and was a member of St. Francis Of Assisi Church until its closure. Josie attended Scranton public schools and was a retired employee of Capitol Records. She was a member of the 20th Ward Social and Athletic Club, the Young At Heart Club and formerly was a Girl Scout Leader in Southside. She loved cooking and catering and enjoyed dancing and singing on Saturday nights at Mt. Airy Lodge and all the get togethers with the gang. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank her caregivers; Denise McLaud, Vivian Hernandez, Helen Fowler and Rachel Ortiz. Surviving is a daughter Patricia Violini and partner Missy Orlando, Wyomissing, a brother Gino Corti, Scranton and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister Julie Angelis and a brother John Corti and her favorite furry friend Benji. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church at the above address.

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Eugene J. "Gino" Brozzetti

August 1, 2016

Eugene J. "Gino" Brozzetti, 72, an Old Forge resident, died Monday afternoon in Lehigh Valley Hospice from injuries suffered in a car accident in February. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, the former Carolyn L. Pilotti , who died in 2013. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Louis and Eleanor Wrobleski Brozzetti. He was a member of Prince Of Peace Parish, Old Forge, and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1962. Until his retirement, Gino was self -employed as a Master Plumber for 50 years. He was a past president of Master Plumber's Association, and proud of his Italian Heritage, he was a member of Sons Of Italy, Enrico Caruso Lodge 2770, Scranton. An antique car enthusiast, he also enjoyed, along with his late wife, casino trips, dinners out with friends and especially 50's music. Gino's quick wit and generous smile endeared him to everyone. Even in Hospice, his strength and courage inspired all who met him. Gino was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. Surviving are three daughters; Alisa Salerno and husband Eric, Carol Ann Brozzetti, his caretaker, and her fiancé Kenneth Gocek, and Gina Brozzetti, all of Clarks Summit, three grandchildren; Amanda, Eric, Jr, and Carina Salerno, a sister Mary Brozzetti Evans and companion Tom Shevlin, Gouldsboro, two nephews and cousins, and his much loved furry friend, Brandy. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and staff of Lehigh Valley Health System, especially TMICU, for all the care and compassion given to Gino. The funeral will be Friday at 9:15 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Prince Of Peace Parish, 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. August Ricciardi, Pastor. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12thSt., Suite 401, Allentown, Pa. 18103.

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Benedict Parenti

July 26, 2016

Benedict Parenti, 90, a South Scranton resident, died Tuesday morning in Brookdale Senior Living, Arlington, VA. He was the husband of Marie Domiano Parenti who died in 2015 and the couple was married for 63 years. Born in Mount San Giovanni, Italy, near Rome, he was the son of the late Sante and Maria Tomassi Parenti. He was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Temple University. He was a World War ll Army veteran and a long time employee of Tobyhanna Army Depot. Ben enjoyed volunteering at Lackawanna College and spending time with his family. The family wishes to thank the staff of Willowbrook, Abington Manor and Brookdale Senior Living for the care and compassion given to Ben. He is survived by a son Benedict J. Parenti and wife Carol, Garnet Valley; two daughters; Marie Parenti, Arlington, VA., and Sandra Parenti, Tiburon, CA., a granddaughter Anneliese Parenti and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Parenti, Scranton, and a sister Julia Lisi, Phoenix, AZ. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 PM.

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Delores Siock

July 25, 2016

Delores Siock, 85, a resident of Scranton, died Monday evening in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a courageas battle with cancer. She was the widow of Anthony Siock and Edward Baranski. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Helen Gaughan Robinson. She was loved by her family and will be greatly missed. Surviving are five children; Toni McAndrew, Pleasant Mount, Helene Johnson, Danville, Stacie Kriznoski and husband Jeff, Elizabeth, CO., Tammi Raabe and husband John, Danville and a son Jimmi Siock and wife Mary Ann, Moosic, several grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and her four legged loyal companion Zoey. Also surviving are a sister Mary Ellen Robinson and brothers Francis Robinson and Jack Robinson, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son Jeffery Siock, a son-in-law Dr. Patrick McAndrew and a granddaughter Stacy Siock Smales. The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18503.

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John J. Szydlowski

July 5, 2016

John J. Szydlowski, 69, a lifelong resident of East Mountain section of Scranton, died Tuesday at Geisinger CMC after being stricken ill at home. His wife is the former Paulette Castrogiovanni and the couple would have been married 48 years in August. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John J. Jr. and Margaret Schaffer Szydlowski. He was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a Eucharistic Minister there. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and received his Associate's Degree in Firefighting. John was a retired firefighter employed by the City Of Scranton for over 25 years and was a member of IAFF Local 60 and was Vice President of the Retirees Pension Board. John was a selfless man who would do anything for anyone. He loved his entire family and enjoyed watching TV, especially baseball, with his furry friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Philip Boccagno for all his care and compassion. Also surviving are four sons; John P. and wife Maria, Pittston, Steven J. and wife Amy, Moosic, Paul C. and wife Christina, Scranton, and Adam M. and wife Christina, Throop, a daughter Tammy Arnold, Scranton, grandchildren; Mya, Alexis, Indya, Jagger, Dylan, Cody, Cohl, Eli, Adam, Jr., Sage, Cain, and Avery, and two great grandchildren Bastian and Max. Also surviving are three sisters; Margaret Ingiaimo and husband Frank, Scranton, Marion Walton and husband Richard, Sr., Moscow, Debbie Grippo, Scranton and a brother Joseph and wife Norine, Scranton, his mother-in-law, Rose Castrogiovanni, Scranton, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a nephew Richard Walton, Jr. The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Twp. 18411, or to the Parish at the above address.

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Janet C. O'Connor

June 24, 2016

Janet C. O'Connor, 70, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Friday in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was the widow of Edward O'Connor who died in 2003. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Farrell Rorick. She was a member of the last class to graduate from St. Mary Of The Assumption High School. She was a member of the German American Federation Of Waldorf Park and prior to her retirement, she was employed by Aramark Uniform Services for 21 years. Mom enjoyed having dinner with friends, family and neighbors, and swimming in summertime. She loved to take her best companion, her furry friend and buddy, Riley, for walks, and they enjoyed watching TV together. She was a loving mother and friend who will be dearly missed. Surviving is a son Brian Bartnikiewicz, Scranton, a nephew Michael Phillips, Scranton, a niece Maureen Longfellow, Nebraska, a stepdaughter Karen O'Connor and a step granddaughter Liby Zeller, both of Ivyland, Pa. Also surviving is her former mother-in-law, Florence Bartnikiewicz, Scranton. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Joseph Bartnikiewicz, who died in 1980, and her sister Kathleen Phillips. The family wishes to thank The Gardens Of Green Ridge and Hospice Of The Sacred Heart for their gracious hospitality and compassion. The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp. 18411.

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John F. Polster

June 21, 2016

John F. Polster, 75, a South Scranton resident, died Tuesday at home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jane Lacata in 2005. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John F. and Gertrude E. Knecht Polster. He was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of St. Mary Of The Assumption High School. He was formerly employed by the Scranton Counseling Center for 25 years and was a Secular Franciscan. John was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are two brothers; Joseph Polster and wife Carol, Scranton and Robert Polster and wife Patricia, Clarks Summit, and a sister Gertrude (Trudy) Kolodzieski, Olyphant, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Evelyn Frederick. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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. Michael Litcheck. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Kitchen, 500 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18503.

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Robert Joseph Donovan

June 16, 2016

Robert J. Donovan of Clarks Summit died peacefully Thursday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with his wife at his side. Bob fought a year long battle with lung cancer. All who knew him were amazed at his courage and positive attitude in the face of such a grave diagnosis. He had a very strong will to live and never gave up on his chances for recovery. Even in the advanced stages of his illness, he insisted on going to work as often as he possibly could.

He was married to his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, the former Nancy Rotondaro, for the past 34 years. Born in Scranton on March 21, 1956, he was the son of the late William Donovan and Miriam McCarthy Donovan. Bob graduated from South Catholic High School in 1974. He then graduated from Brandywine Junior College, Wilmington, Delaware, in 1976 and went on to get his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University in 1978. Bob had been employed in the insurance industry for nearly his entire career. In 1998, he was hired by Erie Insurance Co. to open a franchise office representing Erie, a.k.a., Donovan Insurance Agency. This was a position he very proudly accepted and always felt so blessed that Erie entrusted him to begin a new insurance agency in Pittston, Pa. Bob poured his many years of experience in the insurance industry into his new business and, along with his dedicated team, hard work, and determination, built his agency into the success it is today. Bob's many customers respect and praise him for being the ethical and honest businessman that he was, always putting the customers' needs above anything else.

Bob lived life to the fullest and was known as a guy who could never sit still. He loved doing the many activities that brought him so much happiness which included traveling, gardening, playing golf and basketball, boating at Lake Wallenpaupack and, especially, his 40-year membership to the YMCA in Dunmore. Most of all, Bob treasured spending time with his loving family and many friends. He was a joy to anyone who spent time with him because of his happy-go-lucky disposition and love of life attitude. Bob leaves behind a devastated wife, family, and countless friends but he will live on forever in our hearts.

Bob was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Clarks Summit. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, William Donovan, Dunmore, mother-in-law Yolanda Rotondaro, sister-in-law Joan Rotondaro, sister-in-law Janet Williams and brother-in-law Michael Williams, all of Scranton, nephews Sean Donovan of Dunmore, Jason Williams of Scranton, nieces Samantha Williams and Sarah Wiliams of Scranton. He was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Fox, a niece Wemberly Fox, and a nephew Neil Donovan.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 22nd at 11:30 a.m. by Reverend Joseph Sica in Nativity of Our Lord Church, St. John Neuman Parish, 633 Orchard Street, Scranton. Inurnment Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Friends may call at the Church Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

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Robert E. McTague

June 16, 2016

Robert E. McTague, 79, a South Scranton resident, died Thursday afternoon at home. His wife of 53 years is the former Joan Miller. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John P. and Marie Roche McTague. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and attended St. Patrick's High School. He was a retired employee of the City Of Scranton, Department Of Public Works. He was a member of IAM 2305. Bob was a fan of boxing and shooting pool but he especially loved spending time with his family and friends and his furry friends Ginger and DJ. Also surviving are a son Eugene McTague, Scranton, and a daughter Diane McTague, Roaring brook Twp., grandchildren; Robert McTague, Scranton, Michele McTague, Tunkhannock, two great grandchildren; Robert E. McTague, Jr., Scranton, and Molly McTague, Tunkhannock, a sister JoAnn Gallagher, Scranton, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by brothers; John, Patrick, Jerome and Eugene, and a sister Helen O'Hearn. The family wishes to thank Hospice Of The Sacred Heart and Dr. Paul Remick and staff for all the compassion and care given to Bob. A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. by Rev. John Ruth, Associate Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 4 to 7 PM. Interment private at the convenience of the family.

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Michele Elizabeth Connors

May 6, 2016

Michele Elizabeth Connors, 31, died Friday morning in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore, after a brief illness. Born in Scranton, April 26, 1985, she was the daughter of Robert K. and Linda J. Evans Connors. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Jefferson Center. Michele was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph's Center where she lived her life smiling. She enjoyed many great times with family and friends over the years; being it going to school, the festival, Circus, or just hanging out with her friends at the Center. Michele's life was lived to the fullest. If she was not sleeping, she was smiling, which taught everyone she met that their life also should be lived to its fullest. Michele made the world a better place, she will always be our angel, forever missed, and now at peace. We all love you Baby Girl - run, dance and laugh like never before. A very special thanks to the amazing people at St. Joseph's Center who became family over the years. It takes very special people to take care of such a beautiful person and St. Joseph's Center gave Michele the best life she could have asked for. Thank you to the ICU staff of Moses Taylor Hospital, the Hospice Of The Sacred Heart staff, and all of the nurses and therapists from St. Joseph's, Regional and Moses Taylor as care from all these groups were second to none. Also surviving are three brothers; Robert E. Connors and fiancée Alexia Paciotti, Peckville, Andrew K. Connors, and Stephen M. Connors, both of Scranton, Aunts and Uncles; Edward and Nancy Connors, Clarks Summit, Debra Connors and Dave Evans, both of Scranton, cousins; Kim, Jaison, Brian, Cara, Ashley and Jessica, nieces and nephews; Emmalyn, Carter, Olivia, Justin and Cailan. She was preceded in death by her uncle Patrick Connors and maternal grandparents George and Janet Evans and paternal grandparents Edward and Mary Connors. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Mass Of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., with principal celebrant, Rev. Patrick Albert and concelebrant Rev. William Pickard. Interment private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, in Michele's honor, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center Foundation, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18509.

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Dominick J. Sylvester Jr.

April 28th, 2016

Dominick J. Sylvester Jr., 89, long time resident of South Scranton until September 2012, passed away Thursday, April 28th, 2016 in Freeburg, IL, near his home in Fairview Heights, IL. Born April 7th, 1927 in Scranton, he was son of the late Dominick and Catherine Lamanna Sylvester. Mr. Sylvester was a retired plasterer, local union 100. Being a World War II Navy veteran, he was a proud member of the American Legion Post 920, and the VFW Post 6528. He is survived by sister Angela Ross, and brother Joseph Sylvester, both of Scranton. Also surviving are 3 daughters; Frances Welch, along with Byron Miller, Mary Puzulu, & Robin Gillern, along with Terry Wayne Crawford, all of Scranton, and 4 sons; Dominick (Laura) Sylvester III, of Fairview Heights, IL, Michael (Debra) Daugherty, of South Berwick, ME, John Daugherty, of Sanford, ME, and Allen (Paulette) Daugherty, of Scranton; 13 grandchildren; Candice, James, & Jessica Welch, Ashley Mulhern, Thomas & Melissa Lewis, Jennifer, Britney, & Michael Putzulu, Jeffrey & Jillian Gillern, Dominick Sylvester IV, and Nicole Daugherty, as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three wives, the latest being Beth M. Sylvester, of West Scranton. Also passing before him were his beloved brothers and sisters, Frank, John, Mary, Antoinette, and Marion.

As a member of "The Greatest Generation", Dominick took pleasure in knowing of the history of the American military in World War II and he also enjoyed the history of the settling of the American Old West, as was evident in his love of War films and Westerns. He did his best to see the lighter side of life, even during trying times, as was apparent in his favorite TV show, "Hogan's Heroes." He enjoyed cooking, word puzzles, card games, and country music. Dominick had great reverence for his family that came before him, enjoyed all the time with his family while growing up and growing older with them, and loved touching the future through spending time with his children and their children. As a son, brother, father, husband, uncle, grandfather, great-uncle, great-grandfather, and friend, Dominick never left anyone unaffected. He will be forever missed by all fortunate enough to have known him.

The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent as a Mass offering to St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, Scranton.

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John A. Sabatini, Sr.

April 24, 2016

John A. Sabatini, Sr., 88, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday in Mountain View Care Center. His beloved wife of 61 years is the former Ann Manetti. Born in Scranton on June 22, 1927, he was the son of the late August and Assunta Stefani Sabatini. John was a faithful Roman Catholic and was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. He attended Scranton Technical High School. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War ll and in the US Army in the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 0665 and the Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 6528. Prior to his retirement he was employed in the trucking industry. As a proud teamster, member of Teamsters local, he worked for Werner Continental, Halls and Yellow Freight Lines. John's favorite hobbies were going to the Pro Fitness Club at the Birney Plaza in Moosic, talking to his friends, and reading military and political books were is favorite pastimes. Also surviving are his sons John A. Sabatini, Jr., Scranton, and Bruce Sabatini and wife Leah, Mountain Top, a grandson Tristen Sabatini, and sisters Gloria Perugini, Swoyersville, and Sandy Ferrario, Tyler Hill, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather Joseph Lubrani and a brother Joseph Lubrani, Jr. The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made to Mountain View Care Center, 2309 Stafford Ave., Scranton, Pa., 18505.

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Dorothy Cruciani

April 18, 2016

Dorothy Cruciani, 77, a South Scranton resident, died Monday, April 18, in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was the wife of the late Michael Cruciani who died in 2013, and the couple was married for 53 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Mario and Rose Longinotti Polizzi. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and was a graduate of South Scranton Catholic High School, Class of 56. She was formerly employed in retail sales and retired from Meals On Wheels. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She could be seen regularly outside doing yardwork and gardening. She was a loving wife, mother, and Nana who will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank the Drs. And staff of Geisinger CMC and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for all the care and compassion given to Dorothy. Surviving are two sons; Michael Cruciani and wife Liz, and Mark Cruciani and wife Betty and four grandchildren; Geno, Joseph, Rebecca and Roman Cruciani, all of Scranton, two sisters; Rosalie Miles, Pittston and Marlene Klovensky and husband Edward, Dalton, nieces and nephews. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 AM by Rev. Joseph Sica in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Ave. Entombment Cathedral Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN. 38101-9908.

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Paul F. Meyers, Jr.

April 11, 2016

Paul F. Meyers, Jr., 67, a South Scranton resident, died Monday at home after an illness. His wife of 31 years is the former Carol Lefchak. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Paul, Sr. and Elaine Jenkins Meyers. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and The University Of Scranton. He was a retired employee of Clinical Labs. Paul cherished his grandchildren and enjoyed the casinos and the lottery. Also surviving are children; Becky Meyers, Atlanta, GA., Ryan Meyers and wife Michele, and Devon Earles, all of Dunmore, grandchildren; Allie, Caden, Lyla, Mischa Meyers, all of Dunmore, two brothers; Larry and Patrick, Scranton, and four sisters; Judy and husband Dr. Stuart Olinski, Williamsport, Cathy Mills and husband Frank, Scranton, Elaine Meyers, NJ, and Ann Marie Renda and husband Fran, Scranton, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers George, John and Michael. A Blessing Service will be conducted on Friday at 7 PM by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish, in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. Scranton. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 PM. Interment, private, at the convenience of the family.

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Joyce Hahn

April 2, 2016

Joyce Hahn, 56, a South Scranton resident, died Saturday unexpectedly in Geisinger CMC. Her husband of 33 years is Bruce Hahn. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Betty McCauley Schipp, Scranton, and the late George Schipp. She was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Lackawanna College. She was employed by ACA Law and for the last 17 years she also worked for Tracey's Hallmark in the Steamtown Mall. Prior to her two year illness, Joyce enjoyed gardening, family get togethers, and all her coworkers and customers at Tracey's. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother and sister who will be deeply missed. Also surviving are a daughter Lindsay Hahn, Scranton, and a son Matthew Hahn, Phila., a sister Janet Granito and husband TJ, Springfield, VA., and a brother Brian Schipp and wife Tamee, Scranton, two sisters-in-law; Beverly Shotto and husband Charles, Scranton, and Rose Hahn, Moosic, and uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law Ralph Hahn. A Blessing Service will be conducted Thursday at 7 PM in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., by Deacon Al Giacometti. Interment private at convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.diabetes.org/donate.

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Edward J. Reuther

April 2, 2016

Edward J. Reuther, 80, a lifelong South Scranton resident, died Saturday morning in Geisinger Mountain View Care Center. His wife of 58 years is the former Margaret Sagona. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Fred T. and Margaret Foley Reuther. He was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of South Scranton Catholic High School and The University Of Scranton. During Ed's senior year in high school, he was honored as the Athlete Of The Week by the Times-Tribune newspaper. Ed was proud of his 35 year career with PennDOT, retiring as Director Of Municipal Services. He enjoyed his daily walks with friends around Lake Scranton. He was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Francis Of Assisi Church until its closure. Ed was a very loving and supportive husband and father. "He was our rock." The family wishes to thank the 8th floor staff of Geisinger CMC and the staff of Geisinger Mountain View Care Center for all the loving care given to Ed. Also surviving are a daughter Susan Harrity and husband William, and a son Mark, all of Scranton, a sister-in-law Marion Reuther, Scranton, and nieces and nephews including Jack Gallo and wife Joan, James Gallo and wife Livia, James Sagona and wife Sharon, Robert Reuther and wife Cindy, Greg and Alan Reuther, Shelia Fortese and husband Bruce, and many grand nieces and grand nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister Joan Quinn and a brother Robert J. Reuther. The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ed's church at the above address.

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George J. Curran

March 31, 2016

George J. Curran, a resident of Scranton, died peacefully Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Holy Family Residence, surrounded by family, friends, and The Little Sisters Of The Poor. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose Smith Curran. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish and was a daily communicant of St. Peter's Cathedral. He was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School and was a retired employee of Chamberlin Corp. Throughout most of his life, George remained close to his childhood friends. He remained active by playing basketball, and later in life, by his daily walks around Lake Scranton and Weston Field. He had a quick wit and dry sense of humor, and he enjoyed attending many family get togethers throughout the years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Surviving are two sisters, Marie O'Malley and Yvonne Rafferty, both of Scranton, nephews; Joseph O'Malley (Kathleen), George Curran (Susan), Frank Curran, Rev. James Rafferty, Michael Rafferty (Theresa), Paul Rafferty (Colleen), nieces; Maureen Petrucelli (Michael), Kathleen Taylor (Rick), Sister-in-law Marion Curran and a very dear friend Jemille Zaydon. He is also survived by many grand nieces and grand nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother Frank, brother-in-law James Rafferty, and infant niece Roseann Curran. The family wishes to thank The Little Sisters and staff of Holy Family Residence for the kindness and compassion shown to our brother the past few weeks. They are a true blessing. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Residence Chapel on Wednesday, April 6, at 10:30 AM by his nephew Rev. James Rafferty. Interment St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Tuesday, April 5, at Holy Family Residence, 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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Eleanor J. Petrucci

March 30, 2016

Eleanor B. Petrucci, 82, a resident of South Scranton, died Wednesday night after an illness in the Jewish Home Of Eastern Pa. She was the widow of Ivo Petrucci who died in 2001. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Orlando and Mary Vinciarelli Bisciaio. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. Until its closure, she was a very active member of St. Francis Of Assisi Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was deeply involved in many church activities such as the annual Pasta Dinner. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and formerly was employed by Bell Telephone and Capital Records before retiring after a lengthy career from Emery Air Freight. She was the Executive Director of Birthright Of Scranton for over 30 years. Eleanor was a loving wife and mother and a devoted grandmother. Her greatest pleasure was cooking and sharing her meals with others. Surviving are a daughter Anne Titler and husband Jeff, Harrisburg, and two sons; Peter Petrucci and wife Cindy, Scranton, and Louis Petrucci and wife Patti, Fallston, MD., grandchildren Jessica and Kaitlin Titler, Tommy Wheeler and wife Devon, Peter Petrucci, Krysty Adcroft and Husband Ryan, Cynthia, James and Julie Petrucci, Louis Petrucci, Jr., Nicole, Chelsea, and Jade Petrucci, and great grandchildren Jaymes, Thomas, Dane, Colton, Alessandra, Ryan and Andrew, and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a grandson Charlie Petrucci. 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 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 Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Catherine McAuley Center, 431 Pittston Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18505.

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John Tovcimak, Jr.

March 26, 2016

John Tovcimak, Jr., a resident of Moscow, died peacefully Saturday evening in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. Born December 2, 1939, in Scranton, he was the son of the late John, Sr. and Anna Yevic Tovcimak. John was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Upon his graduation, John enlisted in the US Coast Guard. After serving his country, John began his career with NCR and remained with the company until his retirement. He was a member of St. Catherine Of Siena Church in Moscow, the Tauras Club, American Legion Post 0579 and the South Side Bachelor's Club of Scranton. John was active in his community for many years. He volunteered as an adult leader with Boy Scout Troop 132 and coached North Pocono Junior Basketball for over 20 years. John lit up a room when he entered, with both his friendly smile and countless stories. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lucille Sabad Tovcimak, daughter Lucille A. Przywara and husband Bernard J., Moscow, son John F. Tovcimak III and fiancée Elizabeth O. West, Marysville, two grandsons; Nathanael Sabad Przywara and John Michael Tovcimak, two sisters; Mary Goonan, Scranton, and Barbara Tovcimak, Clarks Summit, a sister-in-law Lois Tovcimak, DE, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers; Michael and Joseph Tovcimak. The funeral will be Thursday at 9:15 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass Of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Catherine Of Siena Church, Moscow, to be celebrated by Rev. Robert Simon, Pastor. Interment St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Catherine Of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444.

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Paul W. Albert

March 25, 2016

Paul W. Albert of Scranton, died peacefully Friday at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife is Lolita Geiger Albert. Born on Sept. 29, 1942, he was the son of Fred (Butch) Albert and Carrie Rosar Albert. Paul graduated from St. Mary's High School, Scranton, in 1960. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Spec. 5th Class in just two years. He also attended the University of Scranton and Lackawanna College. His employment included Harper Collins Publishing for 30 years, followed by the former Emery Air Freight. After retirement, Paul assisted countless people while employed at PA CareerLink. Paul was a faithful, active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Scranton, before its closing, and is currently a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Scranton.

Paul devoted his life to his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. He was also very active in the community by being involved in St. Mary's Biddy Basketball League for 27 years, Scranton Junior Football League and several South Side baseball leagues. His selfless acts, too many to count, and caring nature will be remembered by all those lives he touched.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lolita; six children, Lolita (Joseph) Salmon, Paul Albert, Michael Albert, Dan Albert, Carrie (Glenn) Clark, all of Scranton; and Sandi (Rich) Yacovoni, Richland, Mich.; and nine grandchildren, Michael and Mollie Salmon, Erin, Rich, Amanda and Alex Yacovoni, Paul Albert, Kelly and Emily Clark. He is also survived by siblings, Donald (Carol) Albert, Raymond (Suzie) Albert, Carol (Dan) Grotzinger; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and loving sister-in-law, Kathy Geiger.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their gentle care and compassion during Paul's illness. Viewing for family and friends will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at August J. Haas Funeral Home, 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., South Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Scott Sterowski, pastor. Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Twp. Full Military Honors will be assisted by Dickson City Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18510 or St. Paul of the Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave, Scranton, PA 18505.

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Jack Burke

March 2, 2016

Jack Burke, 57, a resident of Scranton died unexpectedly Wednesday at home. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Lucille Coyne Burke. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Bishop Klonowski High School, Class of 1976. He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard for 18 years and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was recently employed by NEPA Auto Auctions. Jack truly enjoyed any time he spent with his nieces and nephews and was the go to guy for all family plumbing repairs. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Surviving are two brothers; Rob Burke and wife Patty, and Jerry Burke and wife Mary Joan. all of Scranton, and three sisters; Marilou Gallagher, Scranton, Ann Maros, Avoca, and Judy White and husband Bill, Scranton, 18 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and great nephews, an aunt, two uncles and many cousins. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St. by Rev. John Ruth, Assistant Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery Columbarium. Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 9:30 to Mass time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., Pa. 18411.

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Randy F. Saar

February 28, 2016

Randy F. Saar, 34, a North Scranton resident, died Sunday. He was the husband of the former Kelly Kearney. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Ronald and Rosemary Baas Saar, Scranton. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton High School. He attended Keystone College Culinary Arts Program. He was employed as a cook for The Stadium Club and Geisinger Hospital before becoming an independent contractor delivering bread for Bimbo Bakeries. Randy was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a fan of the Phillies and Eagles and NASCAR. Also surviving is a son Noah, at home, a sister Amy Engles and her son Tyler Saar, Scranton, paternal grandmother Clair Saar, Scranton, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and three other nephews, and his two best friends, Joseph Merrick and Gregory Boock. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Ralph Saar and maternal grandparents Matt and Kitty Corrigan Baas. The funeral will be Friday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Mass Of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. John Ruth, Assistant Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 PM.

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Alice L. DeMario

January 29, 2016

Alice L. DeMario, 80, an Old Forge resident, died Friday at Hospice Of The Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore. Her husband is Ralph DeMario and the couple was married for 60 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret Reif Young. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Mary's High School, Scranton. She worked for R.J. Walker Co. and was retired from Mariotti Building Products. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church, Old Forge. After retirement, Alice volunteered for Hospice Of The Sacred Heart until her illness. She loved to travel and work in her garden. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. The family extends their deepest appreciation to the Hospice Of The Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit nurses and staff for their compassion and care and to Dr. Thomas Minora, Dr. Kristin Liptock, and Dr. Christopher Peters. Also surviving are a son Ralph DeMario, MD, Moosic, Tina M. Belardi, PhD and husband Robert, Old Forge, Patti Breig and husband William, Old Forge, Theresa Plisko and husband George, Moosic, grandchildren Jennifer Belardi Christianson and husband Eric, Robert Belardi, Jr., Kaitlin Breig, Garret Breig, Kirsten Plisko, and great grandchildren Nicholas and Ava Christianson. She is also survived by sisters Shirley Hurst, Moosic, and Peggy Mackrell, The Villages, FL. She was also preceded in death by brothers John and George Young and sisters Bernita Young and Jean Ann Shiner. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, 123 W. Grace St., Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. August Ricciardi, Pastor. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 PM. Donations may be made in memory of Alice to benefit Hospice Of The Sacred Heart Impatient Unit, 100 William St., Dunmore, Pa. 18512.

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Thomas A. Groncki

January 27, 2016

Thomas A. Groncki, 83, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully Wednesday, January 27, 2016, surrounded by his family in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He was the husband of the former Dolores Crapelli and the couple was married for 57 years. Born at home in the Minooka Section of Scranton, he was the son of the late Alexander and Phyllis Ralicke Groncki. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church until its closure and presently was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral. He was a graduate of Minooka High School and completed two years at The University Of Scranton. He owned and operated the former Pittston Tobacco and until his retirement he owned and operated Montage Tobacco. He was formerly on the board of St. Joseph's Center and was a longtime member of Elmhurst Country Club. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served two years in Japan before being honorably discharged. Tom truly enjoyed golfing and spending time with family and friends. Singing and playing together with his grandson was one of his greatest joys. Also surviving is a daughter MaryAnn Groncki and husband Nicholas Naro, Philadelphia area, and a grandson Kai Alexander Groncki Naro, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister Mary Filipkowski and brothers Stanley Groncki and Atty. Edward Groncki. The funeral will be Saturday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Mass Of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Peter's Cathedral. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Edward T. Groncki Scholarship Fund, The University of Scranton, 800 Linden St., Scranton, Pa. 18510 or to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave. Scranton, 18509.

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Michael J. Smith

January 26, 2016

Michael J. Smith, 51, a resident of Nanticoke, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon in Lehigh Valley Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of the former Sandra Chempamos. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late William E. and Marie Dundon Smith. He was a graduate of Bishop Hannon High School and attended Lackawanna College. He was employed by Meier Supply, Wilkes Barre. Mike was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and was a Green Bay Packer Backer. One of his favorite moments was going to Lambeau Field and having his photo taken by the Vince Lombardi Statue. One of Mike's greatest joys was his custom made Scat Pack Super Bee Challenger. Mike lived his life his way every day. Also surviving are three children Gerilynn Smith, Ian Smith and Tristan Marie Chempamos, all at home and a brother Thomas John Smith and wife Carmela, Roaring Brook Twp., three sisters; Catherine Harrington and husband Bill, Dunmore, Maureen Smith, Allentown, and Sharon Ann Smith, Harrisburg, and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Sampson. According to Mike's wishes, he was cremated. Friends may call Saturday at the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, Pa. from 2 to 5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, Pa. 18612.

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Mary Jean Kerrigan

January 10, 2016

Mary Jean Kerrigan, 82, a Scranton resident, died Sunday morning in The Jewish Home Of Eastern Pa. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late James and Marjorie Kearney Kerrigan. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of South Catholic High School. She had a varied professional career including Ruben-Donnelly and the Scranton Times, in advertising, and working evenings at Hess's Department Store, and she retired from the Commonwealth Of Pa, after being employed in the Scranton State Office Building. She was a loving daughter, sister and aunt who was the caregiver to her late mother. She enjoyed traveling the world with her family. Mary Jean's dedication to and love of all her nieces and nephews made each one feel special. The family wishes to thank the staff of The Jewish Home for the outstanding care and compassion given to Mary Jean. Surviving are siblings; brothers Jack, Bob, and James Kerrigan, all of Scranton, Tom Kerrigan, Clarks Green, and sister Marjorie Mazaleski (Edward), Taylor. Also surviving are nieces and nephews; Mary Singleton (Dave), Joe Kerrigan, Julie Durand (Reed), Betty McGlynn (Don), Michele Sekol (Matt), Sharon Goldstein (Phil), Kathy Weiland (Don), Ed Mazaleski, and Thomas and Olivia Kerrigan, and 28 grandnieces and grandnephews. She was also preceded in death by a nephew James Kerrigan. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Vienna Elizabeth Grotzinger

January 6, 2016

Vienna Elizabeth Grotzinger, infant daughter of Matthew and Andrea Partyka Grotzinger, Scranton, died Wednesday evening in Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia. Vienna Elizabeth came into the world on January 3, 2016, a perfect little angel, into the arms of her parents, Andrea and Matthew. She left peacefully, all too soon, just three days later, a true angel. In her few short days, Vienna touched the lives of many, from her loving family and their many supportive friends, to the nurses and doctors who cared for her until her passing. Vienna was beautiful and gentle, and her loving heart was felt by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. She will live forever in the hearts of those who loved her. Also surviving are paternal grandparents, Daniel and Carol Grotzinger, Clarks Summit, and maternal grandparents Nancy Partyka, Dickson City, and John Partyka and stepmother Barbara Partyka, Scranton, and Art Thomas, Dickson City, maternal great grandmother, Dorothy Partyka, Scranton, aunts Nicole Partyka and Jaclyn Partyka, both of Scranton, and Kara and John Sakulich, Arvarada, CO., an uncle Mark and Kelly Grotzinger, Warwick, RI, and aunts Victoria and Katie Lance, Scranton, and cousins Cole Sakulich and Dylan Grotzinger. She was also preceded in death by paternal great grandparents and maternal great grandparents including Stanley Partyka and Mary Aten, husband and mother of Dorothy Partyka. The funeral will be Sunday with funeral services at 4 PM in Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, to be officiated by Rev. Scott Loomer, Pastor. Interment private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 1 to 4 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church or to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.

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John (Jack) C. Miller

December 27, 2015

John (Jack) C. Miller, 88, a Moscow resident, died Sunday evening in Moses Taylor Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Catherine White, in 1982. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Hilda Waller Miller. He was a member of St Thomas More, St. Mary Parish, Lake Ariel. He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Temple University, School Of Pharmacy. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in pharmacies in Scranton, Hamlin and Newfoundland. He was a veteran of the US Army and was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Jack was a fine gentleman who will be missed by family, friends and neighbors. Surviving Jack is his cousin Ann Kearney, her daughters; Jack's Goddaughter, Susan Kearney Shoener, and Barbara Kearney Kennedy, all of Scranton, and his nieces and nephews; William, Karen, Barbara, Patrick, Paul and Eileen Coyne and Mark, Michael, Daniel and Ellen Perry. Also surviving are his dear friends Jim and Mary Cannon, Philadelphia. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM in St. Mary's Church, 339 St. Mary's Church Road, Lake Ariel, Pa. 18436, to be celebrated by Rev. Steve Stavoy, Pastor. Interment St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at the church Saturday morning from 9 AM to Mass Time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN, 38101-9908.

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William P. Simerson

December 13, 2015

William P. Simerson, 92, a Scranton resident , died Sunday in Geisinger VNA Hospice. His wife of 62 years is the former Ann L. Campbell. Born in Scranton, he was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral and prior to that he was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closure. He was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School and was a Navy veteran of World War ll. He was a member of American Legion Post 948. He was formerly employed by Coca-Cola and retired from Tobyhanna Army Depot. Bill was a loving husband, brother and uncle who will be deeply missed. Also surviving is a sister Theresa Fracas, Allentown, and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by five sisters; Hildagarde Santora, Margaret Winwood, Mary Simerson, Ann Chiocco, and Helen McCarthy. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Mass Of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Peter's Cathedral to be celebrated by Msgr. Dale Rupert, Pastor. Interment St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Robert E. McGoff, Jr.

November 19, 2015

Robert E. McGoff, Jr., 67, a South Scranton resident, died peacefully at home Thursday evening surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the former Marita Nealon and the couple was married for 45 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Robert E., Sr. and Mary L. White McGoff. He was a member of Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish. He was a graduate of South Catholic High School and received his Bachelor Degree from Hofstra University and his Masters from The University Of Scranton. Bob was a retired teacher having been employed by the Scranton School District, Seaton Catholic, Mountain View High School and Pocono Mountain. He coached high school and college basketball and was currently an assistant coach at Kings College. He was also active in many organizations such as Friendly Sons, St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Scranton Tomorrow, and was inducted into the Northeast Chapter Pennsylvania Hall Of Fame. Bob was also very active in his church being a lector, Eucharistic Minister, Pre-Cana and the Pastoral Council. He was an avid runner and completed 10 marathons and was a 2 time Jeopardy champion. Currently, Bob was president of Scranton City Council. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed. Also surviving are a daughter Meghan McGoff, Scranton, and two sons; Michael McGoff and wife Allison, Scranton, and Patrick McGoff and wife Sabrina, Pittston, four grandchildren; Ryan, Savannah, Brynne and Jordan, and a brother Bert McGoff and wife Paula, Sunset Beach, NC, and two sisters; Evelyn Scheller and husband E. John, Scranton, and Gertrude Gillott and husband Bernard, Clarks Summit, a brother-in-law Joseph Nealon, Scranton, and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:45 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be concelebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor, and Rev. John Lapera. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 3 to 7 PM at Nativity Of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St. South Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Coaches VS Cancer, Bob McGoff Memorial Fund, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, Pa., 18517.

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Susanna Rossi

November 12, 2015

Susanna Rossi, 90, a South Scranton resident, died Thursday in Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. She was the widow of Quinto Rossi who died in 2012. Born in Elmhurst, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen Andrekoulich Siscohresko. She attended school in Elmhurst where she was Valedictorian of her eighth grade class before entering high school there. She was a member of St. Francis Of Assisi Church until its closure and was presently a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. She was employed by several local companies and retired from Snyder Cigar Company where she inspired fellow employees by her speed in packing cigars. Sue and her late husband were active in Prisoner Of War functions. She was an excellent baker and when she donated her baked goods at the 20th Ward Ladies Auxilliary, people lined up to buy hers first. She loved being with her family, especially at holidays, and doted on her great granddaughter, writing poetry to inspire her. Sue enjoyed planting flowers and being in her colorful yard. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. Surviving is her daughter Donna Crispino, Clarks Summit, with whom she resided the last two years, a granddaughter Margo Azzarelli and husband Dominic, and a great granddaughter Marnie Azzarelli. She was also preceded in death by five brothers; Frank, John, George, Michael and Charles Sisco and four sisters; Helen Tabarrini, Anna Jimmie, Julie Springstein and Mary Patrick and a son-in-law Thomas Crispino. The funeral will be private. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in Susanna's name to the donor's favorite charity.

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Joseph L. Merkel

November 7, 2015

Joseph L. Merkel, 97, a South Scranton resident, died Saturday at Gino J. Merli Veteran's Center. He was the husband of the former Rita Sullivan who died in 1984. Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Joseph and Genevieve Weniger Merkel. He was raised in Dunmore until entering the US Army and fighting in World War ll. After returning home, he resided in South Scranton until becoming a resident of the Gino J. Merli Center. He was a member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closure and was a graduate of St. Mary's High School. He presently was a member of St. John Neumann Parish. He was employed by Kelly Volkswagon as the parts manager for 37 years. He was a member of the former Post 948, American Legion and Council 11019, Knights Of Columbus. Joe was an avid bowler and enjoyed his summer trips to North Wildwood. He was the kindest, most terrific and wonderful man, always happy and smiling. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Surviving are a son Timothy Merkel, Sr. and wife Marie, and a daughter Elizabeth Lewis and husband John, all of Scranton, grandchildren; Melissa Misiura, Nicole Dvorshock and husband Nick, Jeffery Lannak, Joseph Merkel, Katy Merkel, and Timothy Merkel, Jr., great grandchildren; Abigail and Jordan Lannak, Noah Misiura, Payton and Connor Dvorshock, a sister Theresa Kocis, Dunmore, a brother Aloysius Merkel, Olyphant, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by sisters; Mary Kennedy, Margaret Rizzo, Elizabeth Merkel, Sr. Aloysius, SCC, and Sr. Frances De Sales, SCC. And brothers; Rev. Francis Merkel, John and Carl Merkel. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 with full military honors. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 PM.

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Anthony P. Pusateri, Sr.

October 29, 2015

Anthony P. Pusateri, Sr., 91, a South Scranton resident, died Thursday in Geisinger VNA. He and his wife, the former Lucretia Cesarini, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on October 25, 2015. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Severia Ragona Pusateri. He was a member of St. Francis Of Assisi Church until its closure. He presently is a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. Anthony was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and was a retired employee of The Globe Store. After graduation from high school, Tony enlisted in the US Army and served in World War ll as a Staff Sergeant, 775 Tank Battalion, in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the South Scranton American Legion, the South Scranton After 50 Club, where he was a past president, and was an avid bowler and golfer. He spent many happy hours with his son and grandsons at Little League and other high school sports. He also enjoyed music and traveling, but his greatest joy was spending time with family, especially on holidays. Tony was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed. Also surviving is a daughter Theresa Carpenetti and husband Edward, Scranton, and a son Anthony P. Pusateri, Jr., and wife Sharon, Mentor, Ohio, grandchildren; Gina Bennington and husband Barry, Scranton, Edward J. Carpenetti and wife Ann, Eldersburg, MD., Paul Carpenetti and husband Bryan Sorrentino, Columbia, MD., and Lori A. Pusateri, Hilo, HA., and great grandchildren; Natalie and Olivia Bennington, Sophia, Ethan and Madeline Carpenetti, a sister Josephine Marzolino, Dunmore, two brothers; Salvatore, Dunmore, and Robert, Scranton, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister Mary Coggins and a brother Joseph. The family wishes to thank the staff of Mountain View Care Center and the nurses of GVNA for their compassionate and loving care of Tony, and a special thank you to the VNA Hospice nurses at GCMC for their loving care to my him and all the his family. The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial 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. Full military services by AMVETS. Entombment, Italian-American cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice. 301 Delaware St., Olyphant, Pa. 18447 or to Traditional Home Health Care and Hospice, 113 W. Drinker St. Dunmore, Pa. 18512.

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Josephine Cimini Evans

October 21, 2015

Josephine Cimini Evans, 99, of South Scranton, passed away on October 21, 2015. Josephine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herschel, who she had shared her life with for 55 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Ferraioli Cimini. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church until its closure and is a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. For many years, Josephine was involved in the operation of the family owned business, Cimini's Bar and Restaurant, as a chef alongside her mother, Maria. Forever the hostess, Josephine continued to extend her hospitality to those close to her by welcoming them into her home, offering food and drink, serving up one of her famous Italian meals, pasta and meatballs, porketta and roast beef were among her specialties, along with chocolate cake, biscotti, or pizzelles and exchanging stories. "Mangia, Mangia!" was her mantra. Josephine was also employed as a Teacher's Aide for the Scranton School District. In addition to her passion for cooking, throughout her life, Josephine enjoyed going for rides through the country with Herschel, watching QVC, playing bingo, gaming at the casinos, maintain and decorating her home and playing with her dog, Benji. Josephine is survived by her son Joseph Evans and wife Barbara, Scranton, who have been her caretakers, three grandchildren: Barbara and husband Bruce, Joseph and wife Evelyn, and Mark and wife Tracey, seven great grandchildren: Mark, Jessica, Joseph, William, Alaina, Michael and Sophie, a brother, Frank A. Cimini, a sister-in-law, Irma Cimini, three nieces: Ann Marie Vorhees and husband David, Mary Francis Cimini and Barbara Blackledge, and a nephew Joseph Cimini. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers: Chester, Albert and Raymond. 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 Sacred Hearts Of Jesus And Mary Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave. Entombment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 301 Delaware St., Olyphant, Pa. 18447.

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Hugo J. Brozzetti

October 11, 2015

Hugo J. Brozzetti, 97, a South Scranton resident, died Sunday in Mountain View Care Center. He was the husband of the late Joanne M. Gillette Brozzetti who died in February, 2011. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Eugenio and Lodovica Bartinelli Brozzetti. He was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish. He and his late wife founded and operated Hugo's Vending and Hugo's Amusements. He was a veteran of the Army in World War ll and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a past president of UNICO and was their Man Of The Year in 1978. Hugo was a generous supporter of St. Francis Parish and the Boy's Club. He was famous for donating tickets to busloads of Boy's Club members so that they could attend St. Francis Church's Pasta Dinner. He was an avid New York Yankees fan. Hugo was devoted to St. Ann. The family wishes to thank the staff of Mountain View Care Center, Camelot Wing, for their kindness and care for Hugo. Surviving is a son Frank Brozzetti and wife Gloria, Dunmore, a daughter Louise Frye and husband James, Scranton, grandchildren; Frank Brozzetti, Jr., Dunmore, Michael Brozzetti and wife Lindsay, Moscow, Camille Frye, Scranton, Jamie Rea and husband David, Pittsburgh, and Jonathon Frye, Scranton, and a great grandson Luca Rea, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by four brothers; Fred, Joseph, Angelo and Louis Brozzetti and a sister Inez Mancia. The funeral will be Thursday 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. Entombment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa., 18509, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Marion Crowningshield

October 10, 2015

Marion Crowningshield, 93, a South Scranton resident, recently a resident of Golden Living Center, died Saturday in Regional Hospital.  Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Frances Schmidt Hickey. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was educated in Belle Ville High School, Belle Ville, NJ. After returning to Scranton, She was employed by Loose Luggage and Rodin Industries. She enjoyed playing bingo and attending Telespond. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed. Surviving are two daughters; Linda Biberman and husband Jerry, Las Vegas, NV., and Diane Crowningshield, with whom she resided, grandchildren; Jake Kolata ana wife Daria, Scranton, Kerrie Kolata, Hawley, and Stephanie Rumovitz and husband Rob, Las Vegas, great grandchildren Mia and Max Kolata, and step grandchildren Dorothy Biberman, Washington, DC., and Elizabeth Biberman, New York City. A Blessing Service will be conducted Tuesday at 6 PM by Rev. John Ruth in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. Interment private. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home from 4 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Mary Theresa Kinney

October 6, 2015

Mary Theresa Kinney, 70, a resident of Moosic, died Tuesday night in Lackawanna Health And Rehab Center, Olyphant. She was the widow of the late James Kinney who died in 2006. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mildred Jordan Schieber. She was a member of Queen Of The Apostles Parish, Avoca, and was a graduate of Marywood College. She was formerly employed by Scranton State Oral School. Mary Theresa was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed. Surviving is a grandson Damien Fox who resided with her, a sister Lois Tillberry and husband Ray, Moosic, and nieces and nephews including Jennifer Tillberry and fiancee Dillon Bitsko. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Theresa Fox. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM in St. Mary's Church, Queen Of The Apostles Parish, 715 Hawthorn St., Avoca, to be celebrated by Rev. Phillip Sladicka, Pastor. Interment at a later date in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 at the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, Pa. 18517.

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Loretta J. Kempinski

October 4, 2015

Loretta. J. Kempinski, 82, a resident of Scranton, died Sunday at Geisinger CMC due to injuries suffered in a pedestrian accident in Scranton. She was the widow of James Kempinski who died in 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen Reidy Finnegan. She was a devoted member of St. Peter's Cathedral. She and her family formerly resided in Hawley for many years where she was a member and employed by Queen Of Peace Parish. Formerly, she and her late husband owned and operated a 7-11 store in New York for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed. Surviving are five sons; James, Robert, Glen and wife Sheryl, Gregory and Kieth, and a daughter Dawn Kempinski, and two sisters; Irene and Beatrice, seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son Gary and a brother James. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 AM in St. Peter's Cathedral. Interment, private, at the convenience of the family, Queen Of Peace Cemetery, Hawley.

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Mary Moffitt

September 28, 2015

Mary Moffitt, 75, a resident of Scranton, died Monday evening, September 28, at home. She was the wife of Robert Moffitt, Sr., they would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late "Red" and Sophie Frycz Navrotsky. She was a certified nurse's aid at Adam's Manor Nursing Home prior to her retirement. She loved spending time with her family and pets. Also surviving is her daughter Donna Gilbride and fiancee Chris Carpenter, Scranton, grandchildren Matthew Gilbride and Samantha Senecal and fiancee Rich Kula, great granddaughter Autumn Kula and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a son Robert Moffitt Jr. The funeral will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

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Cyril T. Byron

September 28, 2015

Cyril T. Byron, 90, a South Scranton resident, died Monday morning at Scranton Health Care Center. He was the husband of the former Dolores Werner who died May 10, 2005. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Margaret Conway Byron. He was a faithful member of St. Mary Of The Assumption Parish until its closure. He was presently a member of St. John Neumann Parish. He was a World War ll veteran serving the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre. He was educated at St. John The Evangelist High School. He was employed as a sheet metal worker at Anemostat Products, Scranton. After retirement, he worked part time for Sheeley's Drug Store and William Edward Florist. He was a longtime member of St. Mary's Parish Club. Cyril was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother. He enjoyed his home improvement projects and was always willing to lend a hand to others. Affectionately known as "Mearsy" to his family, he especially enjoyed entertaining the children with his magic tricks. He will be deeply missed by all. The family wishes to thank the staff at Scranton Health Care Center and Traditional Hospice for their compassion and caregiving. He is survived by a son Richard Byron, Sr. and wife Sally, Scranton, a daughter Doreen "Reeney" Munley and husband Patrick, Archbald, four grandchildren; Kevin Munley and wife Angela, Peckville, Shannon Munley, New York City, Richard Jr., and Daniel Byron, Scranton, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother Eugene J. Byron and a sister Lois A. Mericle. The funeral will be Thursday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial 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 Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Alice M. O'Malley

September 21, 2015

Alice M. O'Malley, 95, a South Scranton resident, died Monday afternoon in Green Ridge Health Care Center. She was the widow of John (Jack) O'Malley who died in 2014 and the couple was married for 63 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Lena Grey Weis. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She was a retired employee of the former Oppenheim's Store. Alice was very active in Nativity Church's Altar and Rosary Society, enjoyed working the bingo and volunteering at the annual summer festival. She was also a member of the Morning Glory Quilting Club and she and her late husband volunteered for Meals On Wheels for over 20 years. She enjoyed travelling to Ireland and Canada. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank the staff of Green Ridge Health Care Center and Celtic Hospice for all the compassionate care given to Alice. Surviving are a daughter Mary Alice Nichols and husband Bob, South Seaville, NJ, three sons; Thomas and wife Debra, Dalton, Jerry and wife Joanie, Clarks Green, and Paul and wife Sherry, Dickson City., nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister Ellen Loftus and two brothers Jack and Jim Weis. The funeral will be Thursday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial 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 Today from 4 to 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.

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Irene D. Doria

September 3, 2015

Irene D. Doria, 100, of South Scranton, died Thursday at Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Taylor. She would have celebrated her 101st birthday on September 25. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, Angelo J. Doria on May 23, 2005. Born in Scranton, one of 12 children, Irene was the daughter of the late Vincent and Stella Caponi Ceccacci. She attended public schools and was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, St. Francis Of Assisi Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was dedicated to her faith, praying the rosary daily and attending St. Mary's Novena. She was also devoted to St. Jude and Padre Pio. Irene was a kind, caring and loving mother and great grandmother having devoted all her life to her family. An excellent cook and baker, her "Noni" cookies were loved by all of her grandchildren. She shared her cooking skills at St. Francis pasta dinners. Her wonderful recipes have been passed on for all the family to enjoy. Surviving are her three sons; Joseph and wife Virginia, Bethlehem; Vincent, Naples, FL, and Nicholas and wife Evelyn, Springbrook Twp.; eight grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and her niece Lucretcia Cesarini Pusateri, who was as dear to her as a daughter and other nieces, nephews and cousins. Irene was also preceded in death by her infant daughter, Stellan; five brothers, Sam, Paul, Edward, Ernest and Quinto, and six sisters; Mary Padeletti, Marianna Padeletti, Tessie Cesarini, Dina Mineo, Pia Mineo, Fortunata Calabrese LaPera and her nephew Joseph Cesarini. Known by the staff as "Bella" because she called everyone Bella or Bello with love. She enjoyed her 100th birthday party given in her honor which made Channel 16 news. The family is grateful to Dr. Thomas Minora and the staff at Riverside for the compassionate care given Irene, especially Barbara. Also a special thanks to Dana for all the love and comfort she gave Irene. The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:15 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, 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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Daniel F. Connolly

August 31, 2015

Daniel F. Connolly, 80, a South Scranton resident, died Monday evening at home after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. He is now reunited with his family and God. His wife of 58 years is the former Joan M. McHugh. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Bernard J. and Anna C. Millett Connolly. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and attended Scranton Schools. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was employed for 25 years by Millett and Lyons Institutional Foods and he retired from Haddon Craftsmen. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren and his pets and animals of all kinds. The family would like to thank the nurses of Hospice Of The Sacred Heart for all the care given to Daniel. Also surviving are three daughters; Maureen Kaub and Barbara Hopkins, both of Scranton, and Mary Ellen Thorpe, Waymart, two sons; Daniel T. Connolly and James R. Connolly, both of Scranton, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a son Thomas Daniel Connolly, in December of 2014, and a brother Bernard Connolly. A Blessing Service will be held Thursday at 7 PM with Deacon Joseph Donovan presiding, in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., Scranton. Interment private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 PM.

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Veronica Contardi Bisignani

August 31, 2015

Veronica Contardi Bisignani, 89, a South Scranton resident, died Monday evening in Regional Hospital after an illness. She was the widow of Rudy Bisignani who died May 7, 2002, and the couple was married for 47 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Nazareno and Rose Piazza Contardi. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, St. Francis Of Assisi Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. Also, she was a member of its choir for 76 years. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by W.B. Foundations and Penn Shadecrafters. She enjoyed cooking and carried on the traditional Italian Christmas dinner of pasta and fish. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed. Surviving are two sons; James Bisignani, with whom she resided, and Gary Bisignani, Milford, a grandson Gary Bisignani ll, Scranton, a step daughter, Judy Crisafulli and three step grandchildren, all of Scranton, a sister Mary Tachino, Scranton, and nieces and nephews, and brothers-in-law; William Bisignani, Syracuse, NY, Thomas Bisignani and Robert Bisignani and wife Grace, Scranton and a sister-in-law Kay Contardi, Scranton. She was also preceded in death by a brother Joseph Contardi and many cousins. The funeral will be Saturday 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, 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. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 1217 Prospect Ave., Scranton, 18505.

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Alice Buscarini

August 18, 2015

Alice Buscarini, 94, died Tuesday evening, surrounded by her family, in St. Mary's Villa, Elmhurst Twp., where she was a resident. She was the widow of Emil Buscarini who died in January 1982 and the couple was married for 43 years. Born September 17, 1920, in Chinchilla, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James T. and Sally Van Horn Hoover. She was of the Protestant faith. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the food service industry which included her work for Preno's Restaurant, Chick's Diner and Bistocchi's Restaurant Alice had a great personality. She was a vibrant, loving, caring and giving person, very generous and charitable to everyone, but especially to those less fortunate. One of Alice's greatest joys was being with and spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Alice was an accomplished cook and loved to entertain her family and friends. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and went on many cruises. They also loved dancing. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid reader. Alice was a wonderful loving mother and very special grandmother and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her family and by all who knew her. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Doctor Robert Kaville and the wonderful professional staff of St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home for their kind, compassionate and excellent care of Alice. Surviving are two daughters; Sally Ann Preate and husband Dr. Donald L. Preate, Dalton, and Pamela Belardi and husband, the Honorable former state representative Fred Belardi, Clarks Summit. Also surviving are grandchildren Alicen Borgia, Brett Siock, Atty. Jeffery Belardi, and Jennifer Belardi Nast and husband Atty. Jeffrey Scott Nast. Great grandchildren include Gregory and Matthew Borgia, Olivia, Maximus and Ava Nast, also step grandchildren Dr. Donald L. Preate, Jr. and wife Karen, Atty Christopher J. Preate and wife Shelly, Lauren A. Preate, and stepgreat grandchildren Sabrina and Jace Preate and Ava and Alexa Preate. She was also preceded in death by her siblings; William Hoover, Katherine Henehan, Charlotte Kennedy and James Hoover. The funeral will be Friday with a Blessing Service at 12 Noon, presided by Rev. Peter Menghini, in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. Friends may call Friday morning from 10 AM to time of Service. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Because of Alice's love of children, the family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to her favorite charity; St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or by phone at 800-805-5856. Also donations may be made to St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home, 516 St. Mary's Villa Rd. Elmhurst, 18444.

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Joan S. Houlihan

August 11, 2015

Joan S. Houlihan, 77, died Tuesday at Linwood Nursing And Rehabilitation Center where she was a resident. She was the widow of James Houlihan who died in 2003. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Nick and Mary Bakaysa Beadle. She was a member of St. Mary of The Assumption Church until its closure. She attended St. Mary's School. She was employed for 35 years by Adams Manor, presently Golden Living Center. She enjoyed camping with her grandchildren and loved her canine companion Shadow. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be sadly missed. The family wishes to thank Dr. James McKenna and the staff of Linwood for the care and compassion given to Joan. Surviving are two daughters; Donna Davis Conway and husband Jerry, and Barbara Snedeker and companion Robert Waznik, all of Scranton, Grandchildren; Christopher Davis and wife Colleen, Kelly Conway and companion Ken Norton, Billy Getrige and wife Megan, and great grandchildren; Quinn and Alisha Davis, Leah Norton, and Zariah Getrige. Also surviving are sisters; Lorraine Elias, Waymart, Carol Gifford and husband Larry, Elk Mountain, and Gloria Burke and husband Pat, Scranton, two brothers; Nicholas Beadle and wife Mary, Lake Ariel, and Jerry Beadle, Moosic, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister Madeline Salvatori and a brother Manuel Salvatori. A Blessing Service will be conducted on Thursday at 10:30 AM in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Deacon Joseph Donovan officiating. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday morning from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Twp. Pa. 18411.August 11, 2015.

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Mary J. Padeletti

August 10, 2015

Mary J. Padeletti, 90, a South Scranton resident, died Monday in Geisinger CMC. She was the widow of Alfred Padeletti who died in 2002 and the couple was married for 55 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Teresa Corti Lanuti. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and Beauty School. She fondly recalled her career as a hairdresser for Scranton's premier beauty salon, at that time, Hannah's Beauty Shop, where her customers said Mary was the best and most popular hairdresser there. Later she was employed by Verplex and retired from Kmart. Mary was famous for her homemade raviolis and meatballs. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Samir B. Pancholy and his staff for the many years of excellent care. Surviving are two daughters; Terri Purawic and husband Michael, Scranton, and Nancy Davis and husband Keith, Charlotte, NC, and a son Alfred J. Padeletti Jr., and wife Pat, Webster, NY., grandchildren; Angela Freeman, Anthony Padeletti, Trevor and Kyle Davis, Jessi and Sarah Purawic, three great grandchildren, a sister Irene Mela, Sunnyvale, CA, and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister Ann Gatano. The funeral will be Friday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 630 Genet St., to be celebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor. Entombment Italian-American cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702.

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Mary C. Gallagher

July 29, 2015

Mary C. Gallagher, 89, a resident of Scranton, died Wednesday evening in The Jewish Home Of Eastern PA. She was the widow of Lawrence J. Gallagher who died in 2009 and the couple was married for 59 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Francis A. and Mary Carroll Collins. She was a member of St. Paul's and St. Clare's Parish. Mary was a graduate of St. John's High School and Marywood College and was employed as a teacher by the Scranton School District and NEIU. She was a member of Moosic Lakes Women's Club. Surviving are two daughters; Joan Gavigan and husband Jim, Clarks Summit, and Atty. Eileen Wallace and husband Robert, Alexandria, VA., a son Lawrence F. Gallagher, DMD, and wife Jennifer, Scranton, grandchildren; Brendan, Patrick and Colleen Gavigan, Matthew and Ashlyn Wallace, and L.J., Elizabeth and Jack Gallagher, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by an infant son and a brother Jerry Collins. 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 Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. James Rafferty and concelebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be. Made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, 18509.

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Beatrice (Bea) Edith Marie Nardelli D'Andrea

July 22, 2015

Beatrice (Bea) Edith Marie Nardelli D'Andrea, 88, a South Scranton resident, died peacefully at home Wednesday, July 22, 2015 with her daughter, Maura Ann D'Andrea, at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Salvatore J. D'Andrea. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Mariano and Theresa (Tessie) Costanzi Nardelli. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of West Scranton High School. She was a retired employee of Goldstar Manufacturing Co. Bea's entire life was dedicated to the love and devotion of her two daughters, her husband, her family, friends and her parish family. She daily prayed the rosary and watched CTV Mass. Her motto was "God is a great guy." Surviving are two daughters; Maura Ann D'Andrea, with whom she resided, and Theresa Ann Kogan and husband Jeff, Philadelphia, a brother Raymond Nardelli and wife Evelyn, Southampton, and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister Gertrude Kopcho and a brother David Nardelli. The funeral will be Saturday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial 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 the donor's favorite charity.

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James P. Togher

July 13, 2015

James P. Togher, 80, a resident of the Nativity Section of South Scranton, died Monday in Hospice Of The Sacred Heart, Dunmore. His wife of 55 years is the former Maryann (Nancy) Ratchford. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Ellen Deane Togher. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School, Class of 1953. Jim retired in 1991 from his career as a case worker for the Pa. Department Of Public Welfare. He was a member of PASR. Jim loved to travel with his wife and was very active in Nativity Church's summer festival, the Friday night bingo, and many other church activities. He was a fan of theNew York Yankees. Jim was very proud of his Irish heritage and still claimed relatives in the Emerald Isle. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Of The Sacred Heart for all the care and compassion given to Jim. Also surviving is a daughter Mari Jerauld and husband Terry, Whitney Point, NY., two sons; James B. Togher and wife Dorrien, Scranton, and Daniel C. Togher, Grafton, West VA., and six grandchildren; Matthew, Kyle, Kristen and Kelsey Jerauld, and James D. and Drew Togher, and a brother John Togher and wife Barbara, Taylor, and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Friday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. John Ruth, Assistant Pastor. Interment Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Parish Memorial Fund at the above address.

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Yolanda (Yola) Passabi Chiaro

July 2, 2015

Yolanda (Yola) Passabi Chiaro, 93, a South Scranton resident passed away Thursday evening, July 2, 2015, at home where she resided with her niece Joanne Trapper, and husband Michael Trapper. Born in Scranton, she was the widow of the late Anthony Chiaro who passed away in 1992. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Ciampoli Passabi. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her nieces and nephews. Yola and her late husband shared many years together in the Minooka Section of Scranton. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish and attended Scranton public schools. Yolanda loved bowling and was a member of the Jet Set League for many years. She loved being with her family and baking. She also loved the penny slots at the casino. Yolanda enjoyed her weekly shopping and lunch trips with MaryAnn Donovan. Yola was a Yankees fan and very much enjoyed watching them on TV. The family would like to thank Dr. Michele Hazzouri for the wonderful care provided to Yola for the last 23 years. We would also like to thank the nurses from Hospice Of The Sacred Heart for their wonderful care and compassion. Surviving are nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sisters; Mafalda Cammerota, Ada Lipperini, Norma Fedorchak and Frances Passabi and a brother Vincent Passabi. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral, Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph's Church, Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 PM.

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Rose Manento

July 1, 2015

Rose Manento, 83, a South Scranton resident, died unexpectedly Wednesday in Giesinger Medical Center, Plains Twp., after being stricken ill. She was the widow of the late Vincent R. Manento, who died in 2012 and the couple was married for 56 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Gerardo and Annonziata Giacometti Sollavanti. She was a member of St. Paul Of The Cross Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. She was formerly employed by Metkote Laminations and was a member of the Young At Heart Club. Rose was a kind and gentle woman whose generosity knew no bounds. She valued her family above all. She was a valued employee of Metkote and enjoyed her job there so much that she worked there long after her retirement age. She especially enjoyed going to the casinos. Surviving is a son Robert Manento and wife Rachel, Scranton, a daughter Nancy Toscano, Highlands Ranch, CO., four grandchildren; Melanie and Alyssa Manento and Ryan and Nicole Toscano, nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Ceccacci and brothers Armondo and Italo Sallavanti. The funeral will be Monday at 10 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, St. Paul Of The Cross Parish, 630 Genet St., to be concelebrated by Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor, and Rev. David Cappelloni. Interment Italian-American Cemetery, Minooka Section. Calling hours, Sunday from 2 to 5 pm.

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Chester J. Harris, Jr.

June 27, 2015

Chester J. Harris, Jr., 60, a South Scranton resident, passed away Saturday at Giesinger Community Medical Center after a courageous battle with leukemia. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Chester J. Sr. and Elma Antonini Harris. He was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. He was formerly employed as a baker for Chiampi's Bakery. Butch enjoyed collecting model cars, fishing and bicycling and meeting his friend for coffee at McDonalds. The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Hematology and Oncology for the care and compassion given to Butch. Surviving are four sisters; Betty Ann Miller and husband William, Patricia Harris and Mary Lou Harris, all of Scranton, Cynthia Kimicata and husband John, Wexford, and a brother Joseph Harris, Dallas, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister Elma Marie Harris. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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 Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lymphoma and Leukemia Society at www.LLS.org.

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Rosalie M. Stefon

June 15, 2015

Rosalie M. Stefon, 93, a resident of South Scranton, died Monday in the Jewish Home Of Eastern PA. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Wenzel and Rose Knal Stefon. She was a member of St. John Neumann Parish and was a lifelong member of the former St. Mary Of The Assumption Church until its closure. She was also a graduate of St. Mary's High School and was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the South Scranton After 50 Club. She was employed by Williams Bakery until its closure and then by the dietary department of Scranton State Hospital. She was a beloved aunt who will be deeply missed. The family wishes to thank Drs. Kenneth Rudolf, Mahmad Baikada and Martin Hyzinski and the staff of the Jewish Home, especially the 2nd floor, for all the care and compassion given to Rosalie. The family also expresses thanks to Jeff and Beth Jones and a special thank you to Rosalie's caretakers Pat and Mariann Cadden. Surviving is a niece Rosemary Farichon, Springbrook Twp., and her loving caretakers Pat and Mariann Cadden. She was also preceded in death by three brothers; Joseph, Frederick and Russell Stefon and three sisters; Anna Stefon, Caroline Farichon and Pauline Stefon. The funeral will be Friday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial 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. Mary Of The Assumption Cemetery, South Scranton. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 PM.

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Robert J. Meinzer

June 15, 2015

Robert J. Meinzer, 54, a resident of Ransom Twp., died Monday in VNA Hospice at Geisinger Community Medical Center after an illness. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Laster and Grace Aprile Meinzer. He was a former member of Mary, Mother Of God Parish and attended Scranton public schools. He was self- employed as a truck driver. The family wishes to thank the Staff of VNA Hospice for all the care given to Bob. Surviving are two sons; Christopher Meinzer and wife Amber, Peckville, and Shaun Meinzer, West Haven, CT., a sister Ann Green and husband Barry, Scranton, a brother Edward Viccica, Scranton, three grandchildren and two nephews. A Blessing Service will be conducted Thursday at 11 AM by Rev. Stephen Krawontka, in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave, Scranton, 18505. Friends may call Thursday morning from 9 to 11 AM. Interment at the convenience of the family.

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Edward F. Duffy Jr.

June 9, 2015

Edward F. Duffy, Jr., 76, a former resident of Moscow, died Tuesday in Halifax Hospice, Daytona Beach, Florida. He was the husband of the former Grace Lucke and the couple was married for 39 years. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward F. Sr., and Regina Fahey Duffy. He was a graduate of South Catholic Central High School and was a member of our Lady Of Lourdes Parish in Daytona Beach. He was employed as a Police Officer for 25 years by the City of Scranton. He was a member of the FOP. The family wishes to thank the staff of Coastal Health And Rehab Center and Halifax Hospice for all the care and compassion given to Ed. Also surviving are daughters; Maureen Myrthal and husband Wade, Sterling, Patricia Stout and husband Darren, Madisonville, Mary Ann Savitsky and husband Michael, Dalton, Colleen Lynott and husband Steve, Patomic, MD, Kelly Ryan, Scranton, Kathy Robbins, Scranton, and Mary Lou Fanelli and husband Michael, Lenox, and two sons Edward J. Duffy and wife Janine, Scranton, and Thomas Duffy, Lake Carey, and a stepson Richard Capwell, Moscow. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, one great grandchild, a sister Ann Snyder, Stafford, VA, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers Paul J. Duffy and Joseph Duffy. The funeral will be Monday at 9:15 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass Of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Catherine Of Siena Church, Moscow, to be Concelebrated by Rev. Duane Gavitt and Rev. Robert J. Simon, Pastor. Entombment St. Catherine's Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine Of Siena Church, 220 Church St., Moscow, PA 18444.

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Jacob J. Susnosky

June 8, 2015

Jacob J. Susnosky, 96, an East Mountain resident, died Monday in the Gino Merli Veteran Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, the former Marion E. Berg Manley. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, the former Mary Sica. Born in Throop, he was the son of the late Charles and Pauline Karnosky Susnosky. He was a member of St. John Neumann parish and attended Archibald High School. He was employed by Crosswood Lampshade Factory as a spot welder for 28 years and then as a security guard for Krayer Detective Agency for 11 years. Jake was an Army veteran of World War ll and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, World War ll Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge lst Award, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWll, and Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar. He was a member of Chapter 11, Dickson City DAV and Post 3451 Scranton VFW. He was an avid fly fisherman and hunter and travelled extensively around the USA and Canada with his late wife. Jake was a resident of the Gino Merli Center for the last five months and the family would like to thank the staff there and also the staff of Ascercare Hospice for all the care and compassion given to Jake. Also the family would like to thank Jake's caregivers; James Evanits and Gerald Manley, Sr. for all their attention and care of Jake. Surviving is a daughter, Maria Adaszik, Bernville, stepson, Gerald Manley, Sr. and wife Cathy, Roaring Brook Twp., a stepdaughter; Marion Evanits and husband Julius, Scranton, two grandchildren Amy and Charles Adaszik, 15 stepgrandchildren and many stepgreatgrandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a stepson Cyril Manley, Jr., with whom he resided, and a sister Helen Piccilo and four brothers; John, Joseph, Peter and Andrew Susnosky. A Blessing Service and Committal will be held Thursday at 9:30 by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish, in the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. Interment, private in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore. Friends may call 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neumann Parish, 633 orchard. St., Scranton, 18505.

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Patrick M. O' Toole Sr.

May 29, 2015

Patrick M. O'Toole, Sr., 71, a West Scranton resident, died Friday in Regional Hospital after a brief illness. His wife of 49 years is the former Dorothy Croker. Born in Syracuse, NY, he was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Hannah Hughes O'Toole. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church and was a 1963 graduate of West Scranton High School. He was a retired bus driver employed by Greyhound Bus Co. and James Schirg School Bus Service. Also surviving is a son Patrick M. O'Toole, Jr., also with whom he resided, a brother Edward O'Toole, Jr. and wife Shirley, FL, two sisters Jane Becchetti and husband Robert, FL, and Geanne Hughes, Scranton, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by Daniel and Sarah Hughes who raised him after his mother's death, and a brother Robert Hughes and a sister Hannah Ward. 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 St. Patrick's Church. Following Mass, cremation will take place at Lake Region Crematory. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton, 18503.

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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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