March 2014    
Patricia Ann Rorick    
MARY E. GALLAGHER   ANGELO D. SELLANO
John J. O’Malley   LOUIS J. D'ANGELO
PATRICK J. CONNORS   LEANDRA SCHREIBER CLAFLIN
     
     
February 2014    
ELIZABETH L. TADDONIO   JOHN P.  McDONOUGH ll
     
January 2014    
LAWRENCE  A. SCHREIBER    
LUCY S. MAYER   ANTONETTE TALLO
KATHLEEN TALERICO   FRANK P. LABORANTI, SR.
     
     
     
     
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Patricia Ann Rorick

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

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

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

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

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

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

The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave. with Mass at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be celebrated by Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor.  Interment Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.  Friends may call Monday from 3 to 7 PM.

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

 

ANGELO D. SELLANO

MARCH 15,2014

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

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

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

MARY E. GALLAGHER

MARCH 14, 2014

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

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

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

LOUIS J. D'ANGELO

MARCH 13,2014

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

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

He was also preceded in death by three brothers; Patrick, Joseph and Nicholas D'Angelo.  The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 10 AM in St. Francis Of Assisi Church, 630 Genet St., to be celebrated by
Rev. Scott Sterowski, Pastor.  Entombment Cathedral Cemetery. 

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

 

John J. O’Malley
March 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LEANDRA SCHREIBER CLAFLIN

MARCH 8, 2014

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

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

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

There will be no calling hours. 

PATRICK J. CONNORS

March 2, 2014

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

JOHN P.  McDONOUGH ll

February 21, 2014

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

 

ELIZABETH L. TADDONIO
FEBRUARY 4, 2014

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

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

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

LAWRENCE  A. SCHREIBER

JANUARY 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

ANTONETTE TALLO
JANUARY 27, 2014

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

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

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

All are invited to go directly to church Wednesday. 

LUCY S. MAYER,
JANUARY 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Also surviving are two sons;
Frank P. Laboranti, Jr. and wife Patricia, Dunmore, and Paul Laboranti and
longtime companion Linda, Scranton, a daughter Anne T  Laboranti,  Dunmore,
a sister-in-law Louise Brown, Scranton and nieces and nephews.  He was also
preceded in death by a son Mark R. Laboranti, a brother Jack and an infant
brother John. The funeral will be Monday at 9AM from the August J. Haas
Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of
Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, to be celebrated byRev. Michael
Bryant, Pastor.  Interment Cathedral Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from
1 to 3 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, Northeast Pa. Chapter, 1541 Alta Dr., Suite 204, Whitehall,Pa.
18052. 

KATHLEEN TALERICO

JANUARY 3, 2014

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

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

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

The funeral will be Thursday at 9 AM from the August J. Haas Funeral Home, Inc., 202 Pittston Ave., with Mass at 9:30 AM in Nativity Of Our Lord Church, St. John Neumann Parish, 633 Orchard St., to be
celebrated byRev. Michael Bryant, Pastor.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. 

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