Obituaries

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Bernice Valtos Chorba

Bernice Valtos Chorba, 76, of Severn, Maryland, and formerly of Dickson City, passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2018.  She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Chorba Sr., and they would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on...

John N. Gershey Sr.


Veteran
John N. Gershey Sr., 88, of Dickson City, died on Saturday June 16, 2018 at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife, the former, Gloria Fawcett.  They would have celebrated 69 years of marriage in September. Born i...

Robert J. Boyko


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Robert Boyko, of Dickson City, died Thursday June 7, 2018 at home.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the former Bernice Faltynowicz Boyko.  She died August 28, 2015. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Peter and Amelia ...

Edward R. Fryzel

Edward R. Fryzel, 62, of Scott Twp., and formerly of Lawrenceville, NJ died at home on Saturday June 2, 2018. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Kiballa Fryzel, and he was of the Catholic faith.  He was a graduate of Cen...

Ceil Castellano

Ceil Castellano, 83, of Dickson City, died Friday morning, June 1, 2018 at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton.  She is survived by her husband, James Castellano, with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage. Born in Dickson City, she was ...

Michael M. Mazur


Veteran
Michael M. Mazur, 90, of Scott Twp., died Friday evening May 25, 2018 at the Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton under the care of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Rose Marie Bonda. Born in Pec...

Edmund J. Yaskulski


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Edmund J. Yaskulski, of Dickson City, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Wilkes Barre General Hospital, Wilkes Barre.  He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Zelinski Yaskulski.  They celebrated 50 years of marriage on April 20th. Born in Scranton, he ...

Patricia A. Grieboski

Patricia A. Grieboski, 78, of Jessup passed away early morning on Saturday, May 12. Pat had been suffering from late-stage scleroderma, a rare auto-immune disease. Born and reared in Eynon, Pat was the daughter of the late John Marsili and Blanche...

Ruth M. Krisler

Ruth M. Krisler, 69, of Scott Twp., died Monday morning May 7, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore.  She is survived by her husband, Edward Krisler. Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late Millerd and Louis...

Martin J. Padden


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Martin J. “Marty” Padden, 85, of Olyphant, died Thursday morning May 3, 2018 at Regional Hospital, Scranton shortly after arrival.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Dolores Valonis. Born in Peckville, he was the son of the l...

Louisa Rutkowski Celmer

Louisa Rutkowski Celmer, 95, a resident of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa, and formerly of Dickson City, died Friday morning April 27, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, S...

John Michael Vitvitsky

John Michael Vitvitsky, 64 of. Dickson City, was called to be with the Lord  on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Elizabeth Rock Vitvitsky, Dickson City and...

Joseph P. Malinowski

Joseph P. "Huns" Malinowski, 58, a resident of the Bell Mountain section of Dickson City, died Monday evening April 16, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, surrounded by his loving family.  He is survived by his wife, the former Linda ...

Anna "Babe" Rutkowski

Anna “Babe” Leggon Rutkowski, age 91 of Dickson City peacefully past away on Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 at Clark’s Summit Senior Living Facility. She was the wife of the late George Adam Rutkowski who died on May 27, 2003. They were marr...

Eleanor A Krzan

Eleanor A. Krzan, 85, of Scott Twp, died Friday evening at home. She is survived by her husband, of 61 years, Anthony E. Krzan Jr. Born in Peckville, she was the daughter of the late George and Veronica Killiany Brenzel, and was a member of St. Jo...

Arthur V. Manuel

  Arthur V. Manuel, 54, died Saturday at the home he shared with his fiancé Karen Williams and her three children, who he loved dearly. Born in Scranton, he was the son of Arthur and JoAnn Amico Manuel of Peckville.  A resident of Peckvi...

Margaret Mary Gaffney

Margaret Mary Gaffney, 87, of Dickson City, died peacefully in her sleep at home Friday morning, March 23, 2018.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Gaffney.  He died July 28, 1998. Born in Olyphant, she was the daughter of the la...

Wayne Osborn

Wayne Osborn, 60, of Throop, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife, Joan Goldovich Osborn. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late John and Sally Webb Osborn and step son of Donna Osbor...

Irene T. Czarnecki

Irene T. Czarnecki, 88, of Dickson City, died on Tuesday morning March 13, 2018 at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Aloysius Czarnecki.  He died May 27, 2016, and they had been married for 30 year...

Josephine M. Pociask

Josephine M. Pociask, 79, of Dickson City, died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Pociask.  He died July 9, 2006. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late...

Walter Anuszewski

Walter “Herbie” Anuszewski, 88, of Dickson City, died Saturday evening March 10, 2018 at the Regional Hospital, Scranton.  He is survived by his wife the former Alice Grochowski.  They had been married 57 years. Born in Dickson City, he was ...

Michelle B. Bell

Michelle B. Bell, 64, of Dickson City, died Wednesday March 7, 2018 at Hershey Medical Center.  She is survived by her husband, Frank W. Bell.  They had been married 48 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Pearl B...

Howard Aubuchon


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Howard Aubuchon, 88, of Dickson City, died Tuesday, February 28, 2018 at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility, Scranton.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Barbara Hanley. Born in Highland Park, Michigan, he was the son of the late Feli...

David Batman #56 Promovitz

David Brian Promovitz,  20, “Batman #56”, of Dickson City, died Wednesday February 21, 2018 at Regional Hospital, Scranton. Born in Scranton, he was the son of David Michael and Cindy Ann Wolo Promovitz, Dickson City.  He was a former member...

Chester P. Bednarek


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Chester P. Bednarek, 81, of Eynon, died Saturday morning, February 17, 2018 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes Barre.  He is survived by his wife the former, Jean Virbitsky.  They had been married 59 years. Born in Dickson City, he was the son ...